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17 May 2003 @ 10:45 am
Still can't watch the news or read the paper  
Because it makes my head explode!!

- Gee, after how many months they still haven't found any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. But our nation, buncha sheep that most citizens are, meekly accepted the lies fed to us (it's not about the oil, really!) and paid for the privilege ($20 billion? No problem at all! Would you like that in twenties?) of watching our elected leader (okay, so the elected part is a whole 'nother rant) prove his manhood (*snort*) to the rest of the planet. Guys, couldn't all y'all have just gone to Switzerland and written your names in the snow or something?

- A few of *have* actually noticed that we are on our way to the largest federal deficit spending year in history. But we've been assured by 'Da Man' that $300 billion really isn't a big deal. Noooo problemo. To make us all feel better about the whole thing, he's willing to throw in a tax cut for the rich folks. It'll really help the economy - you'll see...

- Apparently out illustrious leader (*snort*) also thinks we all need a little more religion in our lives. But only his flavor of religion will do. He's a vanilla man, so all you folks out there who prefer Chocolate Chip or Rocky Road need to get a grip and toe the line. Not to mention his desire to allow federal funding for organizations even if their decision making is in part based upon purely religious reasoning. Just as long as you only eat vanilla, we'll hire ya.

And people wonder why I would jump at the chance to move to Europe for a couple of years. No, it's not just because I might be able to get a date there...

Our leader is a fuckwit. We have only ourselves to blame...

-the redhead-

Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country. - Hermann Goering
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dirtstar on May 17th, 2003 11:44 am (UTC)
It ain't much better over there.

In fact, despite agreeing with everything you said I kiss the ground whenever I return to the states...
Musings from the CZ unitcz_unit on May 19th, 2003 06:37 am (UTC)
Hm.

It's quite possible that we could make back the $20 billion. Sell some oil, prop up prices (to help our friends in the domestic oil business), that sort of thing. Not to mention the profits Bechtel and other companies will pick up from "rebuilding" the local infrastructure.

In a way it was a stroke of genius: Starve a country with embargos for a decade, then declare "war" and lock the other players out of the resulting markets.

Clever. But hey: We made a net profit on Gulf War I; we can do it again.

As for the tax cut & religion: Simply think "Bread and Circuses" and you'll have the general gist. Don't knock it; the Roman empire lasted for a couple of hundred years on this sort of logic. Sure the bill came due, but the guys who thought of the idea didn't have to pay it.

300 years of prosperity, 1,000 years of dark ages. Sounds about right...

As for Europe: Been there; forget it. US might not be perfect, but if you think things are better in Britian (cameras *everywhere*, no rights), France (the food :-), or Czech then you might want to reconsider. I for one don't like having my shoulder tapped with a submachine gun; a shotgun is more than enough thankyouverymuch.

CZ

CZ
Musings from the CZ unitcz_unit on May 20th, 2003 06:37 am (UTC)
On a slightly related note, it looks like Bush is cashing in again on 8 years of fiscal responsibility. Say bye bye to a dollar that is worth anything; say hello to a dollar that is paper money again. All thanks to the latest Bush moron: Snow.

*sigh* Ah well, Gold is up another $10 an ounce. Gee, I wonder why it was so low during that evil previous administration and now is so much higher....

CZ