Today's Note From a Madman & a Madwoman

Tuesday, January 25, 2005



by Robert Scardapane


Get out the violins for the poor Repubs. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) is “upset” that the Democrats have "politicized" Condoleezza Rice's nomination.


He is so deeply wounded that the DSCC (Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee) is talking about Dr. Rice. So upset that the Democrats are asking tough questions that must be asked. The questions that the Repubs should ask Dr. Rice themselves if they were truly doing their job!


No one doubts Dr. Rice's intelligence, just her philosophy and judgment. These must be challenged, but, not in Bush-World where absolute submission is demanded.




Those Poor-Poor Republicans

by Robert Scardapane


How dare the Democrats make them work late. Their dinners must be getting cold - truly an American tragedy.

Blue State/ Red State

by Pat Thompson


With the Blue States in hand, the Democrats have firm  control of 80% of the country's fresh water, over 90% of our pineapple and lettuce, 92% of all fresh fruit production, 93% of the artichoke production, 95% of America's export-quality wines, 90% of all cheese production, 90% of the high tech industry, most of the US low-sulfur coal, all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy League and Seven Sister schools, plus Amherst, Stanford, Berkeley, CalTech and MIT. We can live simply but well.

Red States, on the other hand, now have to cope with 88% of all obese Americans (and their projected health care cost spike), 92% of all US mosquitoes, 100% of all tornadoes, 90% of all hurricanes, 100% of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh and Bob Jones University.

A high price to pay for controlling the Presidency.

"G"lobal "W"arming Bush and More Hypocrisy

by Robert Scardapane


Could (G)lobal (W)arming Bush be fueling the perception that United States Treasury bonds are worthless thus devaluating the dollar? The Bushies have recklessly claimed that the Social Security trust fund is a worthless pile of IOU's. By that line of reasoning, all government bonds are worthless. Bush should stop signaling the market that he has no faith in our nation's financial obligations.


by Robert Scardapane


I must be a glutton for punishment. I actually watched the Senate Repubs discuss their reactionary agenda for 2005. The worst was Rick Santorum. Guess what, he has yet another "Marriage Protection Act". He is also the lead actor in that farce called Social Security Privatization. 


Later, I proceeded to watch Scarborough Country; ouch! Katrina Vander Heuvel, from the magazine "The Nation", was on. She had to endure a full court press from Right-Winger Joe and Monica Crowley. The idiocy of these people was astounding. They focused on a cartoon of dubious taste concerning Condoleeza Rice. The question is not about cartoons; it is Dr. Rice's stand on important issues such as warping the Geneva Convention.

In response to Madman, January 24, 2005, “94 percent of Turkish Citizens hate the US thanks to “G”lobal “W”arming Bush, Robert Scardapane writes:


So, (G)lobal (W)arming Bush, explain to us again how "spreading Democracy" to the Middle East will reduce the hatred against the United States? It's not the ideology but our policies that result in resentment.

In response to Madman, January 24, 2005, (Michael Medved says that married couples who are incapable of having children are “insignificant”), Robert Scardapane wrote:


Did Ronald Reagan consider Michael Reagan, an adopted son, to be insignificant? This guy Medved is yet another right wing fool.




"Even though the President [George W. Bush] has not yet put a full plan on the table [to privatize Social Security], the loud, partisan opposition from the National Organization of Women, AARP, NAACP, AFL-CIO and the mainstream media serves to convince me that, by offending the champions of a welfare state, the President is on the right track. Only by changing the current system will our children be given the safety net that Social Security was originally supposed to provide."

-Tony Perkins of the conservative religious organization Family Research Council (FRC)


Well, I didn't know that NOW, NAACP, AARP and AFL-CIO represent the welfare state. I thought they represented women, African Americans, elderly people and workers - you know, people that are concerned about retirement security and paid considerable money into this system. Silly me, I do need to consult "enlightened" groups such as FRC more often.


-Robert Scardapane

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