Today's Note From a Madman

Tuesday, February 8, 2005



How do you like this thought:

"Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God".
Matthew 5:9.

I think
George W. Bush missed this line when studying the works of his "favorite political philosopher."

-Eddie Konczal

Just Another Creep

Rep. Harold Ford (D-TN) pretty much went nuclear on the White House OMB creep Bolton (Office of Management and Budget Director, Joshua Bolton) over increased costs to low income veterans. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) was so angry that she made an opening statement and refused to ask him (the creep) a question.

The discussion on
Medicaid was equally infuriating. It is true that Medicaid spending has escalated but it's not due to the compassion of the Mandated One ("G"lobal "W"arming Bush).


The increased spending reflects:
1) More people going into poverty who are using
Medicaid as health care of last resort - poverty has significantly increased during the reign of King George
2) Increased health care costs due to price gouging.

I think there won't be too many happy campers if this budget gets enacted - except of course, the wealthy, the military-industrial complex, and the loons that think we need to go to Mars. The poor people of this country are going to suffer. One
Democratic representative asked Bolton what sacrifice are we asking of people in the top income brackets. After a lot of yada, yada, doo, the answer is quite simply NONE. They get all of the breaks on the theory that they benevolently create jobs (yeah right!).

-Robert Scardapane


Part of the thinking that has gotten the
Democratic Party where it is today, is being afraid of the other side. Instead of standing up for what they believe in, and stretching their arguments, they have done the "safe" thing. If they move to the "middle", the Republicans will call them "Liberal"; if they move to the left, the neo-cons will call them "obstructionist". They must become an opposition party. It's time to fight, Yes they might lose, but they have lost if they do nothing.

It is time to stop being afraid as to what the other side is planning. Why are we spending our energy on fear of what will happen when
Dean becomes chair instead of making Melman (Ken Melman, RNC Chairman) look like the ass he is. When hit, hit back and don't look for a band-aid. With the establishment in power today, the Democrats might not live to fight another day.

-Mitch Weiss


Bush likes to say that raising taxes will hurt small businesses. But that is a lie His tax cuts weren't geared to help small business. They help large multi-national corporations and multi-millionaires (his voting base!). His voting base of multi-national corporations and multi-millionaires wouldn't get him elected dog catcher in a medium sized city. There just aren't that many of them.

Unfortunately his voting base is of course those people, lots of wanna bees, and people who have succumbed to the fear of terrorism and whose "religion" causes them to hate and fear gays. And some really stupid people who think they'd rather have a beer with him than
John Kerry. And some other stupid people who think he's just an ordinary guy, busy cutting brush on his ranch (he didn't actually move to his ranch house until he was elected -- true fact).

-Jack Kashinsky


"It is time to open a new chapter in our relationship and a new chapter in our alliance,"

-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on relations with France at the Paris' Institute of Political Studies as she defended the Bush administration's foreign policy.

Translation: Yeah, we used your country (France) for political Fodder in order to get re-elected; Yeah, we made fun of your language in order to make our citizens hate and distrust our political opponent, John Kerry; Yeah, we even changed the name of one of our favorite foods from "French Fries" to Freedom Fries", but we promise never to do it again... Really... We mean it... REALLY!


-Noah Greenberg

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-Noah Greenberg