Part 2–Independent Thinking: THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY/LATRINE NEEDS THE TY-D-BOL MAN

Editor’s Note: This is Part 2 of our thoughts on “Independent thinking.”  Part 1: Partisan No More by kenosha Marge appeared yesterday. Part 3 by Grail Guardian is scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday.

The Democratic Party/Latrine Needs the Ty-D-Bol Man

~~Posted by InsightAnalytical-GRL

While cleaning the toilet the other day, the Democratic Party came to mind…I’m not kidding!

Now, you have to understand, I REALLY keep my toilet clean.  I use the big blue tablet in the tank, dump toilet cleaner into the bowl and disinfect, and because we have really hard water and get a calcium ring, I even have a pumice stone devoted specifically to scrubbing out the scale.

On the day in question, I knelt down to pick up something on the floor and lo and behold!  I saw stuff I hadn’t noticed before, stuff I thought I was getting cleaned when I scrubbed the bowl.  But NO!  I had missed the buildup around the thin line of little round holes at the very top of the bowl, hidden under the rim…. I HAD MISSED THE HIDDEN CRUD!

Shock! Horror!  I quickly fiddled around with the brush and finally got the right angle to get up in this nether region and got it really clean!  From now on, I will be on the alert to this “hidden danger.”

And how does this tale relate to the Democratic Party?  Well, the entire episode suddenly reminded me of how we’ve been waking up to what’s under the facade that is the Democratic Party, how we’re seeing “under the rim.”  Taking impeachment off the table, the failure to take on the Medicare Part D prescription gift to Big Pharma, the primary caucus system, the intimidation, the misogyny, Florida, Michigan, the secret fix that was engineered and the disgraceful actions of the Rules and Bylaws Committee, the unqualified candidate who getst away with playing the race card to the point of turning Bill Clinton into a “racist,” the hatred of BOTH Clintons, the money thrown without oversight to “community groups,” the ties to ACORN and the mortgage mess, the current corruption of the voting process by the same group and Obama’s ties to the group, the whole idea of being OK with the likes of William Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, and Tony Rezko,..

Then there’s the intimidation and final sellout of the likes of Rep. John Lewis.  Still have faith in John Conyers, the guy who was was supposed to working on impeaching Bush?  I sure don’t, when I consider how he CANCELLED a scheduled meeting of the Judiciary Committee in early September that was supposed to be about voting preparations for this November’s election.  But now, do you blame me for wondering if the REAL preparations involve the actions of ACORN?

Hey, let’s remember that Nancy Pelosi pushed Obama instead of staying neutral and also let the chance of getting Karl Rove to answer a subpeona to testify about the “attorney-firing scandal.”  Yeah, Pelosi shrugged off the pleadings of Fmr. Alabama governor Don Siegelman during the Democratic Convention to allow a full House vote so Rove would be forced to testify. (See Another Reason to be a “Disaffected Democrat”: Pelosi Letting KARL ROVE off the Hook as Time Runs Out on This Congressional Session (Add This to “Impeachment off the Table”) for details on the Conyers cancellation and the Siegelman case.)

And this is the Democratic Party that we’re supposed to keep following blindly? I don’t think so…like the scum hiding in my supposedly clean toilet, the crud of the Democratic Party has been exposed and I’ve decided to flush the Democratic leadership down the toilet, where they all belong.

Frankly, we are now left with a situation that calls for the Ty-D-Bowl man.  Remember him? He’s still keeping America’s toilets clean, so why not sic him on the Democratic Party???

You can check out this 1971 commercial…by this time, the Ty-D-Bol man had moved up to a speedboat!

Let me tell you about the character of the TY-D-Bol man…HE WAS COURAGEOUS! From Yahoo Answers:

The Ty-D-Bowl Company had a very strange nautical spokesperson to advertise the merits of their toilet bowl cleaning product. Precariously balanced in a small boat floating inside a toilet water basin, the Ty-D-Bowl man (wearing a Captain’s hat, blazer and turtleneck) greeted a TV housewife when she lifted the basin lid and proceeded to sell her and the viewing audience on the advantages of his product. This has got to be the worst location any commercial spokesman ever had to live.

But, you might not know that the Ty-D-Bol man was also a very CONCERNED CITIZEN and involved in politics!  Read on…

Recently, we’ve had a Rasmussen poll which found that 59% of Americans would like to throw out the entire Congress.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Congress was front and center in the national news last week and the American people were far from impressed. If they could vote to keep or replace the entire Congress, 59% of voters would like to throw them all out and start over again. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 17% would vote to keep the current legislators in office.

Well, let me clue you in on something. The Ty-D-Bol man was onto this idea a long time ago!!!  Back in 1992, THE MAN did this:

The 1992 “Ty-D-Bol Spring Cleaning Report” asked 1,006 American adults what they would choose if they “had the power to throw out what exists and start all over again.” The winner, picked by 49 percent, was the U.S. Congress.

I don’t know who conducted the actual polling, but it seems that Congress was on the brink even then.  But we’re up 10% on that number now, so I think it’s definitely time to unleash the power of Ty-D-Bol NOW on the every Democrat and Republican sitting in Washington, D.C.  But this year, I think it’s the Democrats who need a double-dose of the “blue stuff”…and I’m not talking about going “blue” due to massive voter fraud.

If you’re out there…WE NEED YOU, TY-D-BOL MAN!

Note: Buy it by the case, here!

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Ty-D-Bol man biography, courtesy Yahoo.

Ty-D-Bowl Man – The Ty-D-Bowl Company had a very strange nautical spokesperson to advertise the merits of their toilet bowl cleaning product. Precariously balanced in a small boat floating inside a toilet water basin, the Ty-D-Bowl man (wearing a Captain’s hat, blazer and turtleneck) greeted a TV housewife when she lifted the basin lid and proceeded to sell her and the viewing audience on the advantages of his product. This has got to be the worst location any commercial spokesman ever had to live. Comedian George Carlin once commented on one of his comedy albums “They’re approving some pretty weird things, man. Like the guy in the toilet is pretty strange. Originally, it’s a row boat. Then he got a speedboat. Then he was on a raft with two calypso guy musicians and two bushels of lemons [singing] “We put the lemon in the Ty-D-Bol for you.” Actors who portrayed the role of the Ty-D-Bol Man included Fred Miltonberg, Larry Sprinkle and Mark Matheisen. TRIVIA NOTE: In 1958 Harry O’Hare Sr. developed Ty-D-Bol, a liquid cleanser/disinfectant for the toilet bowl that is still sold today by Sara Lee Corporation. He also helped pioneer the use of chlorinators to clean swimming pools. O’Hare sold Ty-D-Bol Chemical in 1960 for less than $100,000. In 1988 at the age of 67 O’Hare developed a new product called the Watergizer, an electro-chemical process that cleans and softens a household’s water supply far better than other systems on the market. It was developed by HOH Water Technology Corp, a Newbury Park firm organized by O’Hare in 1979. In 1991 color consultant James Mandle changed the color of Ty-D-Bol’s toilet bowl cleanser bottle from light blue and green to stark white letters on a dark background. In an 18 month period following the change of color, sales of Ty-D-Bol jumped 40%. The 1992 “Ty-D-Bol Spring Cleaning Report” asked 1,006 American adults what they would choose if they “had the power to throw out what exists and start all over again.” The winner, picked by 49 percent, was the U.S. Congress. In 1994 Ty-D-Bol Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner -the Blue liquid in a Sanitizing Formula – was promoted as being “the only automatic bowl cleaner so powerful, it goes beyond clean to kill 99.9% of toilet bowl germs with every flush. And it’s the only automatic you can buy that’s registered with the United States E.P.A.” See also PROPS – TOILETS: “Toilets”
Vanguard of commode sanitation has resigned.  February 11, 1998 San Diego CA. After almost 25 years of keeping toilets spotless, Chester Marfield, better known as the Tidy Bowl Man has quit his job.

IS THE TIDE TURNING? 10 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP

~~By Grail Guardian

Something strange has been happening since the Vice Presidential Debate last Thursday. I first noticed it as I watched the debate with my Dad. He follows what’s going on (like most people his age) but gets most of his news from the MSM (thankfully, he watches Fox a lot, so he gets some reality). Not a dyed-in-the-wool political junkie at all, he’s learned most of what he knows about Obama from me. So I was a bit surprised as we watched and he began to call Biden out on his BS. In my head I was yelling “Way to go, Dad!” In real time, I agreed with him and began to call out a few things he missed. I left afterwards feeling pretty good about the debate since a non-political guy like my father had seen through the crap.

On Friday and Saturday, I began to notice that people I spoke with fell into 1 of 2 categories: they felt that Palin had won the debate and the media was wrong in deriding her victory OR they were repeating the MSM line about why Palin hadn’t really done that well. But there are 2 important things of note here. Just about everyone I spoke with had actually watched the debate in its entirety (including my 92 year old great aunt), and those that fell into category 2 (regurgitating the MSM bull) were very easily convinced that Palin really did well. It took almost no effort on my part to get them to agree that her performance was actually better than Biden’s; obviously they had felt that way when they watched it, but were simply spitting back what they’d heard afterwards so they wouldn’t appear uninformed. Once they knew someone agreed with them, they abandoned the groupthink stance practically at once and praised Palin’s performance.

Fast forward to this afternoon when, driving on a local expressway, I spotted something unusual. It was one of those hand-lettered sheet signs hanging from an overpass. I don’t normally see a lot of the homemade variety here (the City hangs their official festival announcements and reminders to change the batteries in your smoke alarms, but not many protest signs), and I was rather surprised to see that the sign was demanding that there be “No Bailout.” I noted it, and the fact that at least 1 person was riled up enough about the “Rescue” bill to create and hang a sign (there was some artwork on it that was rather well done) on a busy overpass. There must have been some serious anger involved, as this is not an easy task and the sign was well anchored and not fluttering in the wind.

This was all kind of rolling around aimlessly in my brain for a day or so before I spotted this piece at Not Your Sweetie about calling Obama on his bs on the new $ trillion bailout. In it, she quotes a post called Obama Betrays the Middle Class: Votes for “Bail out the Rich Act” from one of the folks over at Fire Dog Lake, one of the progressive blogs that drank the Kool Aid early on. I’ll let you check out the links for all the details, but here’s a quote from author Ian Welsh I couldn’t resist:

I assume he’s [Obama] willing to give up the 700 billion for the near dictatorial power over the US economy which is still embedded in the bill, power which he will wield through his Treasury Secretary. Or maybe, encouraged by his economic advisers, almost all of whom were amongst the architects and cheerleaders of the policies which made this crisis occur, he really believes that bailing out the rich with middle class money is how the country has to operate. After all, some people are important and some people aren’t, and since the middle class can vote for him or for a man who has made himself into a national joke with Sarah Palin as the punch line, what are they going to do?

As if that wasn’t juicy enough, the comments aren’t much more optimistic. For instance, poster MsAnnaNOLA said:

He will get what he deserves. If Paulson and gang are stealing this money, and all indications are that they are:

This could be the nail in the Dems coffin.

I am talking 3rd party all the way.

What will the Dems have to offer us after this? Seriously?

Answer: Nothing.

Read next this piece by Jake Tapper who seems to think that the October dogs are about to bite Obama’s backside with the story of his shady associates like Rezko and Ayers, then this one by Uppity Woman which supports that the MSM is starting to talk about Ayers. Add to these the plethora of links to ACORN problems on You Tube and across the Blogosphere (here and here and here and here and so on) and this excellent article Understanding Obama: The Making of a Fuehrer on Obama’s mental state and massive Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and pretty soon you can’t ignore it all.

So I started to ponder, and all these random events started to come together. If America is starting to see through the MSM’s crazy con job (all they need is a little encouragement and they’re practically PUMAs), and they are pissed off enough about this feeding frenzy known as the Wall Street bailout (even those that seem resigned to it being a necessary evil are still mad, and the adding of pork to get Republican votes was like poking a hornet’s nest), and they are blaming Obama for the bill (I think he’ll be regretting taking credit for someone else’s work this time – be sure you read the post from Fire Dog Lake about how Obama owns this bill) then you really need to wonder: Is it possible that Obama’s house of cards is starting to implode?

That’s when it hit me: We are about to break through. The brass ring (America) is ours for the taking (or keeping) if we’re just willing to do a few things:

1. Talk to anyone and everyone about the shoddy and unacceptable state of the media in this country. This seems to be something everyone is starting to agree on, and needs to be reinforced in peoples’ minds as frequently as possible. Talk about CNN and MSNBC being so over the top that you can’t believe anything they say anymore, even if it’s not about the election. After they lied about an election as important as this, who knows what else they lie about?

2. Express how you can’t understand why they’re saying Palin didn’t win the debate. If they watched (and I’ll bet they did) they know what happened. They saw it first-hand and unedited. Talk up how the Charlie Gibson and Katie Couric interviews were edited to make Palin look bad, but obviously when she had the eyes of the world upon her and every network rolling tape she stood up to the incredible scrutiny quite well and didn’t have to lie outright 14 times like Biden did.

3. Relate the moment you personally felt Palin won the debate. Many say it was when she asked Ifill if they could go back to talk about Afghanistan, but for me it was when she said to Biden that she wasn’t going to answer the way he wanted her to or the way the moderator wanted her to, but she was going to speak directly to the American people; game, set, match for me.

4. Redirect the attention back from Palin to Obama, especially on the experience issue. The Obama campaign has actually managed to divert America’s attention away from the fact that he hasn’t done anything prior to running for POTUS.

5. Focus on the bailout bill and how Obama owns it, but we’re going to be stuck paying for it. Point out that it’s been the Democrats that forced this mess down our throats after people like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd and Jimmy Carter were responsible for creating it and ignoring it until it exploded. And be sure to let them know that it’s the Democrats that are supporting George W. Bush! Things aren’t right in Oz once the Wicked Witch becomes the heroine and the Wizard becomes the bad guy.

6. Remind people that we sent the Democrats to Congress with a majority and a mandate in 2006, and they haven’t done a damned thing! They refused to impeach Bush, haven’t done anything to end the war in Iraq, and pretended nothing was wrong on Wall Street so we’d all continue to invest our life savings into GSE’s like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac while their former chairs walked away with tens of millions of dollars and left us with no savings and the 700 billion dollar check. Point out that when House Republicans voted against the bill, the Dems added plenty of pork in order to entice the naysayers to the taxpayer funded trough.

7. Point out that Obama is now using the Wall Street Crisis to back out of any campaign promises he may have made (or “put them on hold” as the campaign calls it). He’s using the massive feeding of the political pigs at the trough to say no to Universal Healthcare, Education reforms, Alternative Energy, and just about anything else he vowed to do. Where’s the change in that?

8. Discuss ACORN and all the instances of voter fraud being reported across the country. Be liberal with the You Tube videos, and point out that ACORN was included in Obama’s original bailout bill (earmarked to get 20% of any profits, even if the taxpayers were still paying). Bring up ACORN’s ties to Saul Alinsky and Cloward-Piven and how the far left wants America to become a Socialist state, and this bailout is just one more step in that direction.

9. Stress that a McCain presidency will last only 4 years. He will not be re-elected, and he does not wish to run for a second term. America can handle 4 years of a moderate McCain Administration with Congress as a counter-balance. No laws get passed without Congress, no Supreme Court judges get appointed without the Senate’s approval, and as Senator Obama is so fond of pointing out – no wars get started without Congress’ say so. We can all tread water for 4 years as long as Bush is out and the country is safe.

10. Discuss how many Centrist Democrats that may have been thinking about voting for Cynthia McKinney or Ralph Nader as a protest vote against both of the major parties are now saying they just cannot afford to waste their votes; this election is too important to America and the world.

If we can keep letting friends and neighbors know that there’s no shame in seeing the light now, as long as they’ve seen it before it’s too late, we can help them to accept that this election is no longer about Hope or Change or ending the Bush regime. It’s about saving America, and we must all put our country above politics and parties. It’s OK to be a Republican for a day (or even for 5 minutes inside the voting booth). Americans need to know that they are not alone; we’ve all been hoodwinked and bamboozled. By the media, by George W. Bush, by the Democratic and Republican Parties, by Wall Street, and by our own unwillingness to take a long hard look at ourselves and what we’ve allowed our political process to become.

This is a time for change, but not some empty slogan or political promise. Change must be what we the people deliver to the electoral system of the United States. That is our only Hope.

The Past Week: Recaps & Random Thoughts, September 28-October 4 (Treasury “Bill”; Sec. of Defense Robert Gates & Obama?; Sir Nigel Analyzes; Pimiento Power)

New U.S. Treasury Bill

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You know, I hardly watch TV, but I’ve caught a glimpse at that ad with Obama talking to the camera…the first thing out of his mouth is about “Change,” “so people don’t get ripped off” …when I think of the crap the Democratic Party and their “leader” Obama tried to push through with a huge chunk of the bailout money supposed to be funneled to ACORN…it makes me want to throw something at the TV, right at his grinning mug.  And what’s up with the “HOPE for Homeowners: section of the plan, where they’ve changed a few punctuation marks from the National Housing Act that was passed on July 30th?  Anytime I see the word “HOPE” in caps these days, I really have to wonder what really is going on??? Are we really rid of largesse to ACORN or similar groups? (For a brief rundown on the bailout, see Texas Hill Country’s post.)

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Joe Biden stood in for Obama in the swimsuit contest debate this week with Sarah Palin…and Sarah took home the title!  But then again, she has has spent her entire adult life in beauty pageants…Snark…

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Buried in the pre-debate hype, another example of Obama’s plans to bring “Change” to Washington …Is Secretary of Defense Robert Gates a possible holdover?  According to this USA Today story, this may be the case:

Obama adviser suggests Gates as possible holdover

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior adviser to Sen. Barack Obama said Thursday that the Democrat might see Defense Secretary Robert Gates as a candidate to remain at the Pentagon if Obama wins the White House.

Without explicitly endorsing Gates for the job or predicting Obama’s selection, Richard Danzig told reporters that Gates has exhibited leadership qualities that an Obama administration would value.

Danzig, who served as Navy secretary in the Clinton administration and is a senior national security adviser to the Obama campaign, cited Gates’ pragmatic approach and his advocacy for closing the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects. He said Gates has been a good defense secretary.

Gosh, I don’t think I’ll be able to stand the pace of all that change, can you?

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So, now we see what the British ambassador to the U.S., Sir Nigel Sheinwald, thinks about Obama.  Among his thoughts–that Obama “was finding his feet, and then got diverted by his presidential ambitions.”  Seems that Obama has found is feet in the meantime and is stomping all over anyone in his path.

The Ambassador, writing in a letter to PM Gordon Brown just before Obama’s visit to Britain in late July, adds:

Mr Obama “can seem to sit on the fence, assiduously balancing pros and cons”, Sir Nigel wrote, and “does betray a highly educated and upper middle class mindset”. Charges of elitism “are not entirely unfair” and he is “maybe aloof, insensitive” at times.

“He can talk too dispassionately for a national campaign about issues which touch people personally, eg his notorious San Francisco comments [in April] about small-town Pennsylvanians ‘clinging’ to guns and religion.”

Spot on, I’d say. On foreign policy, Sir Nigel says an Obama policy on Iraq would “gel” with Britains’ views but:

Sir Nigel detects a potential clash between Downing Street and an Obama administration over Iran.

“If Obama wins, we will need to consider with him the articulation between (a) his desire for ‘unconditional’ dialogue with Iran and (b) our and the [United Nations Security Council]’s requirement of prior suspension of enrichment before the nuclear negotiations proper can begin.

Yeah, I guess there will be a lot to “consider”…

And what happened when Obama actually met Gordon Brown?  According to the British press, Obama looked “shaken” after the meeting…see British Commentators: The Chosen One Looked “Shattered” After Meeting Brown….and Did Cameron/Obama Discuss “Conservative Means” to Achieve “Progressive Goals”? for more details.

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On to more pleasant pastimes…this week in the garden.  I finally pulled out all my pepper plants, including the wonderful pimiento, which had many huge, ripe peppers still on it.  All the peppers went into the freezer, joining the lima beans and green chile!  Next year I will plant pimientos in place of the usual sweet green peppers because here in Southern NM, green bell peppers don’t seem to do well in my garden.  Their shape seems to discourage rotting from any water left on their surface, since they are are heart-shaped and lack the “shoulders” of other varieties; water doesn’t seem to stay very long on their surface.

The wildlife have really taken a hit since the city plowed under most of the trees and shurbs in the arroyo for flood control purposes.  The bird population is noticeably down…far fewer are visiting my feeders.  Only a few hummingbirds are still around, and they’ll be leaving soon. Meanwhile, I had an other toad rescue…I don’t know if it was the same little guy I had rescued several times a couple of months ago…if it is, he’s now a BIG guy and I”m surprised to see him still active.  Anyway, he was paddling in the water bowl and I had to fish him out. I think he actually lives under the water bowl these days. There are loads of hopping insects all over the place…not crickets, but I’m not sure what they are.  As I walk the dogs, several of them seem to flit around with every step we take.

The collards and broccoli transplants are in now and I planted mustard and lettuce this week.  Once I clear the tomatoes, I’m going to try some arugula for the first time.  I was planning to try turnips, but it’s too late in the season, I think. They’d grow over the winter, but would have to stay in the ground too long once spring comes.  Things for summer have to be planted well before the heat sets in here…or else, they fry if they’re too small.  Who would ever think that string beans go into the ground in March?

THIS WEEK’S POSTS

*By kenosha Marge

**By Grail Guardian

Race, O.J., and Politics–The Potential for an October Meltdown UPDATE–SIMPSON GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS

*Thinkin’ Green–The Reckless Life of a Fervent Composter

*From The Folks That Gave You GWB and the War In Iraq, Here’s Obama!

**Parts 1 & 2–The Lineup: A Who’s Who of The Associates of Barack Obama

Gwen Ifill’s Impeccable Journalistic Credentials Will be Tested on This Specific Question…(Update 1X, Post-Debate)

Obama’s Very Own Cultural Revolution (Update 3X–Another Video Surfaces…This Time, Military Fatigues??)

Local Candidates–Out There on Their Own, Unaware of PUMA Power

The Past Week: Recaps & Random Thoughts, September 21-27 (Obama Goon Squads; Mortgage Mess; “Girl Power!” on CNN; Lynette Long on the Record; “Presents” in TX; Obama Strikes Gold; Rezko [Updated 1X]; “Racism” Now in O.J. Trial; For Democratic Reform)