Friday, September 30, 2005

Push Bush to Obsolescence

I can only hope that Democrats force Bush to veto the next defense bill as threatened. They should point out that it's because he is trying to cover up the abuses in Guantanimo, Iraq and Afghanistan. They should point to the fact that we're spending cash like we're Condolezza Rice in a shoe store. Or how about the millions being spent on missile defense when all it took to perpetrate the worst attack on US soil was a few $4 box cutters and a fucking plane ticket. Somehow our spending 400+ Billion isn't gonna do it.

The best thing that could happen though is if moderates like McCain can get enough Republican support to override the veto. House Repubs are ducking for cover now and are looking for ways to distance themselves from the administration. Who knows? But a blow that severe would finish this administration and then the democrats could look to make headway in '06. Dare I dream?

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

YES!!

DeLie steps down!

Happy Dance.

Now let's get this dog pile and I'd say we're turning a corner.

How to pay for everything Pt. 2

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

It's time to play the blame game

Is anyone surprised that an investigative panel made entirely of Republicans are letting "Drownie" point the finger squarely at local and state officials, specifically the Democratic governor and mayor of New Orleans?

In the end "Drownie" claims that FEMA is getting a bum rap. Excerpt from CNN:
[Brown said: "Those are not FEMA roles. FEMA doesn't evacuate communities. FEMA does not do law enforcement. FEMA does not do communications."]

No? What does FEMA actually fucking do then? Lets see...

1) Award money to churches

2) Huge no bid contracts to... Halliburton

3) Play the blame game


I've got a finger I'd like to point at them.

Monday, September 26, 2005

The Steaming Turd that is the BCS

The ranking system in NCAA Div. 1 football is the biggest joke in all of sports. What about the Temple Owls you say? Not even close. Football is supposed to be a sport. Not a popularity contest. Yet teams are ranked not by there abilities and victories, but rather by the whims of sports writers, fans and coaches. I can't understand why it isn't better for the sport to have teams play in a championship round robin until only one is left standing. You simply take the top 2 or three teams in each conference, ranked by WINS, seed the top versus the bottom through a random draw and watch the frey. That would always give us a true champion and a shit load of bowl games which would now be a championship series. The fans would get a better product. Bowl stadiums, TV and teams would still get the cash.

No more subjective bullshit. LET THEM PLAY!

...Oh, and Joe Paterno is a God. GO PENN STATE!

Friday, September 23, 2005

A little quiz I found on about.com

The Republican Loyalty Quiz
10 Questions to Test Your Allegiance to the GOP

My results-

Your score is 0 on a scale of 1 to 10. You are a pure, unabashed, die-hard Democratic loyalist. You are appalled by the way Republicans are transforming America into a theocratic, corpo-fascist police state, and you'd walk through a furnace in a gasoline suit if it meant casting a deciding vote for a Democratic president. In your view, there is no higher form of patriotism than defending America against the Republican Party and every intolerant, puritanical, imperialistic greed-mongering, Constitution-shredding ideal for which it stands.

....sounds about right.

terrorists or right wing extremists?


saw this fox news clip on crooks and liars and thought the "news alert" strange. Are they sure they didn't mean the Bush Administration, or their religious zealot overlords?

Thursday, September 22, 2005

How to pay for everything.

How will we pay for the War on Terror, Iraq, the National Debt., Katrina, Rita, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security? LEGALIZE DRUGS!! Let's look at some statistics shall we?

Value of confiscated drugs in FY 1998= 20.9 billion (year for prices given)
Law enforcement budget for the war on drugs FY 2000= 17.7 billion

This is only an example of what we know. Some estimates place the value of the illicit drug trade in the US at $400 billion That's Katrina and Iraq. Covered.

If the US government was to legalize the importation of these substances, it would cut out one of the major supplies of funding for terrorists as well as provide a reliable source of income for farmers in Columbia, Mexico, Afghanistan and others. It would also allow for the realocation of forces, both law and military, into fighting actual terrorism at home and abroad. It would also allow for the cutting or realocation of funds being spent in these countries for fighting the drug trade. Instead they would become a source of revenue from the new taxes on importation.

It would also cut the legs out from under every major gang in the country. No more Crips, Bloods or Kings. The money saved from fighting urban gangs could be respent in shoring up education in blighted cities. Give these kids a chance to make a real life for themselves and a future and I think they'll take it.

"What about the problems of drug users?" you ask. We already have a huge problem with drug users. The millions we currently spend incarcerating non-violent offenders could easily be spent in education & rehabilitation.

Instead we are pissing away billions upon billions of dollars for a war on drugs that is unwinable.
Puritan ethics. You can fucking have 'em. I'll take real freedom any day.

Oh, and here's what the Republicans in the House think we should do to pay for everything.
Raw Story

Enter the Stashman








Shouting into the emptiness.