Monday, September 27, 2004

Weekend Roundup

Whoo, it was a busy weekend-- lots of movin' and shakin' going on, and not just in the trailer parks of Florida.

Some of you may remember that our fearless leader had earmarked more than $1bn to pay for insuring uninsured children. He may have earmarked it, but it seems he didn't actually dedicate it. Guess he's trying to make up for budget shortfalls. It's almost like the government revenues from corporate and upper class taxes disappeared and that the tax revenues from the overburdened middle class got spent on something else.

Prez hopeful Kerry uses a sport metaphor that doesn't involve windsurfing to describe Dubya's handling of the war on terror.

The House seems poised to castrate the new 'spy post.' This would be the intellegence supervisor that was recommended by the 9/11 commission. Because clearly the old way of doing things is so effective, right?

It appears that poverty is increasing, and has been on the rise since 'welfare reform.' (Oh Bubba, you were so much more diminished in our estimation for this policy atrocity than you ever were for the blue dress from the Gap.) Well. That's a frickin' surpise.

Apparently the folks going to watch the Scariest. Veep. Evah. have dropped a couple of cards in the comment box saying they'd like to see more "kitchen table issues." You know, the economy, outsourcing, social security, health care. In short, they'd really like it if he talked more like John Kerry and stopped being so scary. He's makin' the babies cry. One audience member pondered thusly: "In Missouri, Mr. Rau said he was unhappy with Mr. Cheney's brief discussion of the economy in his stump speech. "No, he didn't talk about it as much as I would like," he said. "As a whole, I was not satisfied." Nonetheless, neither he nor any of the other supporters interviewed said they might vote for Mr. Kerry." Which makes us think, if on the whole you aren't satisfied but you're still voting for him, what the hell would have to happen before you'd change your mind? Would he have to smack your grandmother around or something? Sheesh. We feel the need here to point out that repeating the same action over and over and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity.

By the way, if you are wondering about all those ads by 'citizens united' (what citizens? we're citizens and we're not united with you twats!) and where they get their money, well, keep wondering. They don't hafta tell ya.

And finally, if you thought that the whole Maggie-Thatcher's-son-all-caught-up-in-a-plot-to-
overthrow-an-obscure-African-country thing was all rather sketchy, you'll be delighted to know that your tax dollars may have been at work in the whole dodgy debacle.

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