Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pissed Off

John and I have a pretty set morning routine. We get Hannah up and make her a snack for school, then once she's caught the bus, we drink coffee and watch CNN International until it is time to hop in the shower and gear up for the day.

Today, they had part of an interview with Sarah Palin. For once, she didn't sound like a complete moron, but that doesn't mean that the words coming out of her mouth were any more accurate. What finally pissed me off enough to say something political on here--which I generally avoid--was her assertion that the Democrats were tax-and-spend. How in the hell are we supposed to fund our government, if not with taxes? And as for those "fiscal conservatives", I think this comic by Steve Greenberg at the Ventura County Star says it all.



I mean, the fucking National Debt Clock RAN OUT OF SPACES. There are too many digits in our national debt to fit on the clock. It is now 10 TRILLION dollars and climbing. Who was the majority in Congress for over 10 years from 1995 to 2007? Not the tax-and-spend Democrats.

ETA:
There is a fantastic blog called War or Car that suggests other ways the 3 trillion dollars(!) that is the estimated total cost of the Iraq war could have been spent.

4 comments:

Yoda said...

Can we get an "Amen!"???

Preach on, friend. :)

*smooches*

Anonymous said...

Look what I just saw on Flickr - is this for real?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tedsherarts/2968532448/


erik
flickr.com/eti-eti

Nee S. said...

Hey, Erik. I haven't seen this in person, since they don't send political mailings overseas, but I wouldn't doubt this is real. It fits a pattern of campaigning in America that has just gotten more and more extreme in the last few election cycles. At the beginning of the year, a book by Allen Raymond came out, “How to Rig an Election: Confessions of a Republican Operative.” There was a review of it in the New York Times at the time, if you are interested in looking into the mindset of the people who perpetrate these types of dirty tricks.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/01/opinion/01tue3.html?_r=2&th&emc=th&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

Nee S. said...

Oh, yes, I almost forgot. *This* was definitely real and really stirred up a shit-storm.

http://www.pe.com/imagesdaily/2008/10-16/racist16_400.jpg

More about it here:
http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2008/10/23/fedele/index.html?source=newsletter