Thursday, June 26, 2008


Congress passed today an $257.5bn emergency spending bill. Of that, $162bn is for the excellent adventures in Iraq and Afghanistan, Feckless Leader had asked for a mere $106bn.

The bill passed in the Senate by a vote of 92 to 6, in the House by 416 to 12. That is approaching Soviet style unanimity about funding wars that are going down nowhere fast. A great part of that money will go to fund the kleptocracy and the money machine that brings it back to the politicians. Let's face facts here, there is no appreciable difference between the two parties or the presidential candidates about the war, the torture, the thievery, the furtherance of the national agenda to a state of perpetual war both foreign and domestic, or the looting of the country. They're all in on it.

They great thing is, the country cannot afford it anymore, much as they deny this simple fact. General Motors has now $7bn dollars in equity on the stock exchange, half that of Avon. The only manufacturing area in the US that is ahead of everyone else is armaments, and they're mostly bought by the taxpayer, one way or another.

Watch a sporting event, half the advertising is for military recruiting. Look at the web sites of the major newspapers, many of the ads are bought by government funding 'NGOs' like the drug prevention idiots.

It's a gigantic clusterfuck, Repubs and Dems spinning hand in hand down the toilet with the rest of the country. And that's excluding the environmental disasters on the near horizon. Denial of basic facts by the media mean that you don't have think about it, but it's there all the same.


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