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.
Monday, October 04, 2010

We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
Benjamin Franklin

Pretty funny stuff. 
I've always liked Bill Maher though I don't always agree with him. His show is the main reason I have HBO since George Carlin Died.

In this case I do agree with him though a lot of people seem to think it's over the line calling the Republicans the enemy. I say call a turd a turd.

It seems to me that most people forget what happened during the Bush march to destruction. From the very beginning of Republican majority there was a constant attack on anything that was good for anyone other than the richest 10 percent of Americans or multinational corporations. Not to mention the U.S. Companies who pretend to be international by having a mail drop in the Cayman Islands or one of the other countries that make it nice for their money.

We got attacked and need a crusade against the terrorists who did it. So were going to attack Afghanistan
because they camp out there and spend the Saudi money that finances them. Besides look at all that copper gold and other raw materials just laying around for someone to pick up.

You want to file bankruptcy? Hold on their,are you an individual? Sorry, if you were a big company there would be no problem. You have a large pension fund for employees? Forget about it we'll take care of that you just take your money and disappear it into your magic bookkeeping.

Gee, that last war went to quick so were going to attack Iraq. I'm sure there's something bad their doing there and we have all these bombs and tanks and the US defense industry wants to make more money.
Besides look at all that Oil just laying there for someone to pick up.

You want to save money on drugs from Canada? Nope, can't do it even though their made here and shipped there. We're also going to fix the Medicare drug plan so it costs you and the government a lot more. We gotta take care of those pharmaceutical companies after all.

You have one credit card you were late on a payment on. Don't worry we'll just raise the rates on all your cards. Oh you'll find out about it a couple of months after it happens.

Hey! What do you mean your going to take that poor woman's feeding tube out. You can't we just called two members back and passed a resolution that says you can't. The President even took time away from his vacation to sign it.

OK guys go ahead and lay off all those workers and set up your factories where slave labor is legal. It'll save a bundle and you can go buy that 5th house and private lake.

Wow! Bush just got elected to his second term by maybe a 180,000 votes if we don't have a recount. That gives him a mandate to Privatize Social Security. It says so right in the game rules.

Well that seems like it was the straw that broke the Democratic paralysis. 
It's one thing that didn't happen. 
That would have been really neat when the stock market crashed.

The Republicans steamrolled almost everything they wanted until 2006 while the Democrats caved.
Then the Democrats won control of the house back and nothing much happened.

Now I see two types of Democrats running for office. There are the ones who pretend they don't even know who President Obama is and then there are the ones, Congressmen and Senators who brag about how much water they have carried for the president and how they deserve to keep their jobs. The only trouble with that is, yes there were great things done in the last two years but it seems like for every bucket of water delivered there is a half a bucket slopped on the floor for no reason.

Bipartisanship doesn't seem to make much sense if it's one sided.

Now we have the Tea Party, If there was ever a reason for Progressives to get out and vote this movement is it. Also people should remember that besides the Tea Party the same old gang of George Bush Republicans are still out there and many of them are still in office.

Enemy. Damn straight. I don't think there is any doubt. We're in a war of the rich and the poor and like all other wars the casualties are the middle class (if there is such a thing anymore) and the poor.

But as usual I could be full of shit.
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