I forgot that God stole this nation from indigenous people, rebelled against an empire, and framed a government that would require no religious test:
As a token of our appreciation we the people will be providing henry paulson a new vehicle and a lifetime position driving it.
….ongoing increases in the defense budget.
As Henley, who is not a mean old man, says: this is not change we can believe in.
The dems do more for bush and the police state than the repubs:
I’d like to underscore the fact that in 2006, when the Congress was controlled by Bill Frist and Denny Hastert, the administration tried to get a bill passed legalizing warrantless eavesdropping and telecom amnesty, but was unable. They had to wait until the Congress was controlled by Steny Hoyer, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid to accomplish that.
In short form, the house just passed legislation (to call it law completely demeans the concept of law) that says that even if it is illegal if the president says it was ok it’s, well, not illegal. So why do we have a congress and judicial system….?
Unfortunately, the legislation is even worse…read the above link and, heck, even the Washington Post for more nauseous details.
Blue Girl suggests that there was some big lever used on the dems:
But there is one thing no one knows–and that is, how bad was the thing that was used to threaten the Democratic Party to roll over on this issue? How bad was the thing they were threatening to use against anyone who opposed them? Was it the fact that there are archives on every Democratic politician kept sealed away–archives of their personal conversations, archives of their monetary dealings, details of their sex lives?
Nah, this is just the way these folks are. dems and repubs alike continue to cravenly build executive power, line the wallets of their corporate masters and shred the constitution.
Some day all you folks that wear your donkey and elephant pins will realize that these parties and their hacks are not interested in you but only in the power that they wield.
Hat tip to Steve for the original abomination sighting.
There are a lot of things one could pick at in Froma Harrop’s recent column comparing proposals for private social security accounts to problems with some subprime mortgages. However, this in particular caught my eye:
If the folks now approaching retirement saw their private Social Security accounts suddenly lose 10 percent of their value — as have many conservative stock portfolios — we’d be hearing demands for a Social Security bailout on top of a mortgage bailout.
Well, their government managed “trust fund” has incurred a 10% loss over the past couple years. Froma, perhaps you should lead the bailout demands.
Oh, the us government is over 9 trillion dollars in debt and still spending so there is no money available for a bailout.