Random ramblings from my beer soaked melon about politics, religion, sex, stupidities, nature, and any other subject that penetrates the haze. Sometimes crude and not for the faint of heart or people with normal intelligence, or an abundance of common sense.
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Monkey Madness





Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage.
H. L. Mencken



The Bush administration gets an “F” for original thinking in my book. In 2002 they got rid of U.S. Attorney Black as prosecutor in Guam just before he was going to indict Abramoff for buying influence. Charges were never filed.

On January 27th after working a deal to appoint Judge Susan Wingenton as a Federal Judge, In exchange for approval from two Democratic Senators from New Jersey of the appointment of Noel Hillman to become a federal judge. Noel Hillman was the prosecutor for the current Abramoff investigation until he took Bush’s job offer. This allowed Bush to pick his own man to carry on the investigation. Gee, I wonder how many elected officials will be indicted now. Must be a good deal for two democratic Senators to go along with it. Hell, the press barely even reported on it.

Speaking of judges we now have Supreme Court Justice Alito after he took the oath on January 31st. On the same day 5 states proposed sweeping anti abortion laws. I haven’t seen a list of them yet.

The economy must be doing well. Exxon in 2005 posted a clear profit of $36 billion on sales of $371 billion, not only topping all other years. In fact it appears to be the greatest profit in U. S. history. They beat all the profit forecasts by a wide margin.

The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights issued a statement claiming Exxon Mobil unfairly profited from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. I don’t expect to see anything done about it. I read something the other day about oil to go over $90 a barrel for some reason. Bush seems to want to put an additional $2.00 tax on a gallon of oil to make us conserve. I think it needs to be charged to the oil companies. They will keep going till a gallon of gas is $5 or $6.

Cindy Sheehan was arrested in her seat in the house gallery before Bush showed up because she was wearing a T-shirt with an anti-war statement on it. She was charged with demonstrating in the Capitol building. What better place to protest something. Especially when it’s just writing on a shirt. Did you know that was a law?
Funny, after they got to the station and the press started trying to find out what was going on they changed the charges to unlawful conduct. That sure doesn’t sound like a charge to me. Gee, Bush must not want to be in the same room with her.

The commerce Department reports that saving is at the lowest it’s been at since the Great Depression. It’s actually a negative amount. We are spending 0.5% more than we are earning. They are claiming that the gross domestic product grew 3.5%.
The price gauge that the government watches only rose by 0.1%. Of course this no longer includes figures for food and energy costs.

Another record is being set. The treasury is borrowing another approximately $188 billion in the first quarter the old record was $146 billion set two years ago. They are about to go over the current debt ceiling of $8,184 trillion but, will use bookkeeping maneuvers to keep borrowing. They must have hired some of Enron’s old bookkeepers to help them out.

I’m not even going to go into any more of the state of the union according to Bush. It just raises my blood pressure and I pay a lot of money for the pills I use to keep it low enough to avoid blowing a gasket in my melon.

That’s about all the monkey shines I can stand for one night.
 
posted by Nit Wit at 4:13 AM | Permalink |


3 Comments:


  • At 4:56 PM, Blogger leo myshkin

    i watched zero of his speech and read zero in the paper about it. i'm satisfied in my own mind that he's full of shit and am convinced political speeches should be outlawed in favor of a standard set of statistics.

    when pro wrestling became less phoney than politics, a light went on in my head.

     
  • At 5:12 PM, Blogger Nit Wit

    You mean Pro wrestling is fake.
    Who knew

     
  • At 9:03 PM, Blogger yellowdog granny

    i didnt watch it either..knew i would have a big daddy stroke and not one of them wimpy mini strokes i have...so played game on computer.i did catch part of the speech made by the governor of virginia...asskissing buttwipe..