Sunday, May 13, 2018

Almost A Decade Already

The blogs posted here on Heftyinfo over the past nine years have been many, ranging from sports to political views and stories, along with some fun features and photo montages.
It's hard to believe it's been nine years (May 13, 2009) since I first posted "Shut Up" which was a scolding for former Vice President Dick Cheney as he continually criticized former U.S. President Barack Obama.
Cheney had a lot of nerve (and still does as he has been popping up lately with remarks regarding torture and water boarding techniques) to even show his face in public following his abominations as the vice president from 2001-2008 along with George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. President.
A lot has happened since that first post, including "Obamacare," which allowed people who previously had no health insurance coverage, to get it without hassles from providers.
The republicans regained control of the U.S. House of Representatives (in 2010) and the U.S. Senate as well in 2014, which paved the way for Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell to do something unspeakable as well as never heard of before, as he would not allow hearings for Obama's selection to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Incredibly, McConnell and his republican cohorts conspired to keep Merrick Garland from a hearing to lead to the eventual voting process for the vacated seat caused when Antonin Scalia died in 2016. The shit they put Obama through once they gained control of Congress in the third year of Obama's presidency is disgraceful.
Hopefully, things will change this November in the Congressional elections.
Remember, people across America were fed up with G.W. Bush and company when they controlled both the executive and legislative branches between 2002-2006 and voted the bums out as the Democrats regained control of both the House and Senate in the "Blue Wave" of 2006.
Elections are strange things sometimes, as evidenced by the mess we have now in the White House following 2016, which smelled fishy from the get go.
As 2018 rolls along, there will be more posts regarding politics and sports and who knows, maybe the Chicago Cubs can win the World Series again. That also happened for the first time in 108 years when the Cubbies won  it all in 2016, beating the Cleveland Indians in seven games.
Currently, not much needs to be said regarding the disgrace of our politicians in D.C. but Heftyinfo attempts to give a daily reminder (Day 479 of America Held Hostage) in the sidebar located upper right hand corner.
Oh, and one more thing as far as Dick Cheney and many others are concerned . . . Shut Up!