‘Grumpy Gramps’ comes from having been around the walks of life now for a good long time and those who know me, know that I have my thoughts and opinions which seem to spew out once in a while much to the chagrin of my wife and a few of my grandkids. When it does happen the grandkids sometimes say oh Gramps is getting grumpy – so the name ‘Grumpy Gramps’.
One nice about living in the center of this grand country in the ‘Land of Oz’ or as you may know it, Kansas, is that I know that everyone has heard of us because we have a numbskull for a Governor and several fellows serving in Washington who are nothing more than lapdogs for folks like the NRA.
But today I was reintroduced to the world of Tim Huelskamp, our dishonorable U.S. Representative from the 1st Congressional District which included the wonderful community for which I live.
Yep, you read that right – I used the word dishonorable, which most should know means “showing lack of honor or integrity; ignoble; base; disgraceful; shameful” according to dictionary.com.
Is that a good reference to Huelskamp, (and yes I did not call him Mr. for I do not feel he has deserved that respect at this point) I surely think so for all the things he did not get done or try to get done in Washington the past several years.
For one we live in a part of the country where the economy relies a lot on the industry of agriculture and this fellow Huelskamp gets kicked off the agricultural committee – that my friends in this part of the country is very shameful.
If you are a woman, you must know that Huelskamp has been a leader in destroying Planned Parenthood which has helped millions of women, adults and children over the years, all because once in a while they do abortions. He wants Planned Parenthood defunded, when the reason he gives – the abortion thing – is number one legal and number two is not funded by any of the government money they may receive.
My biggest gripe, irritation, dislike for Huelskamp comes from his lack of integrity when trying to get re-elected. Immediately he comes out with a misleading run of ads against his opponent Dr. Marshall, like Huelskamp is so darn perfect (well maybe in his own mind) and has never done something stupid or wrong. Instead of talking his stand on issues he attacks like a bulldog protecting his squeeze toy, or like Donald Trump when you speak to him the truth.
Health insurance, another one of Huelskamp’s prized irritations as he continues to say cut the whole ‘Affordable Care Act’ instead of realizing the amazing benefits it does offer and having the willingness to tweak those aspects of it which still needs to be fixed. Don’t know about you, but I think all citizens have the right to have access to health care and not at the expense of the profit line of big pharmaceutical and medical companies.
I said reintroduced because this afternoon two fine young men came by my home today with a Huelskamp flier, I got to the door as they were getting back in the car so as one of them came to the door I handed him the cardboard trash he left in my door as I politely suggested to him that he should consider voting for somebody more honorable. He asked me if I would be voting on August 2 in our state primary and of course I said yes, but number one I am a democrat so I can not vote for either Huelskamp or Marshall and number two I would never vote for a person who openly worked at doing nothing but shutting down the government because he didn’t get his way (kind of like my grade school grandkids).
Huelskamp is one of them right-wing republicans who demand that we become a full Christian nation (which is against the reasons behind our immigrants coming on the Mayflower, freedom of faith) and has backed all the big business lobbiest like NRA, Right to Life and other ultra-conservative groups while continuing his efforts in stopping any and all things that might offer a slimmer of support from President Obama.
There you have it, another ‘Grumpy Gramps’ and while many may be spewing about things they don’t like or see has being wrong – many times it will be just ‘getting it off my chest’ type of sharing. So enjoy, think about it and if you feel the need or want – send me a comment or two and ‘Grumpy Gramps’ promises to get back to you.
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