Today's Note From a Madman
Monday, January 24, 2005
Does anyone else remember when being having religion or practicing a faith wasn't a question of being right or wrong?
Can anyone remember when "Love thy Neighbor" didn't come with a caveat?
What is COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATISM?
Is it compassion or conservatism that takes money meant to help family farmers and give it to corporately owned farms?
Is it compassion or conservatism that takes away social programs meant to help the poor and indigent and give the richest one percent a fat tax break?
Is it compassion or conservatism that takes a surplus of half a trillion dollars and makes it a deficit of 7 trillion dollars?
Is it compassion or conservatism that takes 280 billion dollars out of the Social Security Lock Box and then plan on never paying it back?
Is it compassion or conservatism that gives big, no-bid contracts to corporate giants like Halliburton and lets the loss of 8 billion dollars of Iraqi oil money fall through the cracks?
How can I become a Compassionate Conservative? I could use the money.
Dick "Go F*ck Yourself" Cheney admitted on "Imus in the Morning" on Coronation/ Inauguration Day that he made some "miscalculations" regarding how long American troops will be in Iraq and how long it will take to train Iraqi police to take their place.
That's like saying the Iraqi people would greet us with "flowers" and as "liberators" while our soldiers are being pelted with rocks and chants of go home.
Heard on Michael Medved’s show:
A female caller phoned in from Washington State saying she was in favor of Gay Marriage. And here I thought I was the only progressive who listened to Right wing radio. Medved stated that gay marriages weren’t “significant” because they “can’t produce children”, Diane, the caller, asked if her and her husband’s marriage “was not significant because she was infertile and couldn’t produce children?”
Medved’s answer was “yes”. Her marriage was not significant.
I’m sure all of the good people that adopt children, and all of those adopted children feel good knowing that they aren’t “significant” in Michael Medved’s mind.
Rush Lambaugh called the New Deal “Rampant Liberalism.”
If FDR were alive today, he might have said, “Thank you, Rush.”
What then is “Rampant Conservatism”? Is it taking from the poor and giving to the rich? Is it increasing carcinogens in the air? Is it increasing the “acceptable amount” of cyanide in our drinking water?
What is the “Rampant Conservative’s Legacy” going to be, Rush?
Sean Hannity calls his WABC-AM show "The best news and information show."
Then what's the worst?
Hannity was taking calls on Coronation/ Inauguration night when a pre-med college student called up stating that he "can't get through a night's worth of studying without prayer."
I can just assume this was said to make all of us heathens feel unworthy.
My question is when he finally becomes a doctor, and he's sitting there praying to do a good job on his next patient in the operating room, what happens if his prayers aren't answered and you're on the table?
Who is 'SHE'?
Sean Hannity said "'SHE' is coming and we all know who 'SHE' is. 'SHE' is planning now as WE speak. 'SHE'is conniving. 'SHE' has begun the 'Great Manipulation Campaign' of all time. 'SHE' is going to try and convince 'YOU', the weak-minded among 'US' that 'SHE' is actually a conservative. 'SHE' has begun her work, Enjoy the festivities. Watch Hannity and Colmes."
Michael Savage, on his show, “Savage Nation” said that in “his country” people wouldn’t be allowed to “speak their mind.”
Here are other” laws” for” ratification” in Mike Savage’s Country:
Fascist Leader for life: Mike Savage
Segregation of those who disagree
No Freedom of Speech
No Freedom of the Press
No Freedom of religion
Bear in mind that this is the guy who said he wants to “regulate” what Muslims can say in their Mosques.
Mike Savage said that in the United States “you have the freedom to kill yourself,” I thought suicide was against the law? Maybe not in Mike Savage’s country.
Doesn’t Mike Savage’s country sounds a lot like Alolf Hitler’s Country, Nazi Germany?
HEART & SOUL
President "G"lobal "W"arming Bush said he is “going to put his heart and soul into it (the next four years).”
Too bad he isn’t going to put his “brain” into it as well.
Maybe that’s a good thing.
A whole 6 percent of those polled in Turkey said that they liked and respected America and Americans because of the policies of “G”lobal “W”arming Bush. The significance of this isn’t that a Muslim country hates the United States. The significance is that they are the ONLY Democratic Muslim Nation in the Middle East. The significance is that they are the ONLY Democratic Muslim nation in the WORLD.
94 percent of our most loyal Muslim friends hate us. Mr. President. Is that cause for concern?
President "G"lobal "W"arming Bush said he wants to make this an "Equal Society".
With that in mind, I bring to you these numbers compiled by Robert Scardapane
2000: 11.3% or 31.6 million Americans
2003: 12.5% or 35.9 million Americans
Dow Jones Industrial Average
Value of the Dollar
1/19/01: 1 Dollar = 1.06 Euros
1/19/05: 1 Dollar = 0.77 Euros
2000 budget surplus $236.4 billion
2004 budget deficit $412.6 billion
That's a shift of $649 billion and doesn't include the cost of the
Cost of the war in Iraq
American Casualties in Iraq
End of 2000: $5.7 trillion
Today: $7.6 trillion
That's a 4-year increase of 33%
TODAY'S STUPID QUOTE
"They're personal accounts, not private accounts. No one is advocating privatizing Social Security."
-House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) said last week when a reporter asked about "private" accounts.
I don't give a darn if they call them personal accounts or private accounts. The concept is the same - instead of one fund it would be busted into millions of accounts. Each account stands on it's own. There is no more shared responsibility once that is done.
This is an example of what we are in for the next couple of months. The Republicans are planning to spend 100 million of our hard-earned taxpayer dollars to ADVERTISE their PLAN to PRIVATIZE.
by Robert Scardapane
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