Today's Note from a Madman


Wednesday, December 8, 2004


Stop Messing with our Social security NOW

By Bruno Corry


I read a letter in the Home News Tribune in which the writer declared Social Security is in trouble and must be fixed. Obviously no one told him Social Security will be O.K. for the next 50 years.


The Bush Administration is constantly throwing out the misinformation that Social needs fixing and the media supports him without investigative analysis.


What does Global Warming Bush really want? Is it possible that the President wants to help make his Wall Street fat cat friends even fatter?


Imagine this: A 50 percent loss that occurred in the 2001 stock market crash and what would’ve happened to the social security trust fund if G.W. got his way back then. There will be a lot of homeless old people out on the streets.


Bush visits Canada

By Pat Thompson


For all of us who are  considering moving north of the border, or who hold that possibility as a comforting last resort as this right wing takeover of our government continues, the President's recent trip to Canada -- the first he has made in the four years since his "selection" as President, was a real shocker.


While 68% of Canadians are strongly opposed to the Bush administration, and the war in Iraq, he thanked those who showed hospitality as he passed through by "waving with all five fingers."  I assume there were quite a few who waved to him with only one middle finger.


His mission was to induce the Canadians to join in the Star-wars anti-missile defense boondoggle.   The Prime Minister was polite, but not enthusiastic about “weaponizing” outer space. I’m sure there were thinly veiled threats against the Canadians if they didn't go along with this plan (Go along with the plan, eh?).


If you recall, after the Canadians refused to go along with the current debacle in Iraq, there was a lone mad cow found that was born and imported from Canada. The Canadian beef/ cattle industry still hasn't recovered from that one. And while there was no widespread SARS outbreak here, the cases in Canada were widely reported, ruining their tourist industry for quite a while.  I may see the Bush administration behind every bush, so to speak, and manipulating events to "punish" those who aren't for them -- remember, “if you aren't with us, you are against us.”


Canada has real qualms about how much they would have to pay toward this star-wars program/ You see, our neighbors north of the border use their funds for crazy things like universal health care, and a wonderful educational system. They have avoided a lot of the wars we we ended up fighting, such as: A Revolutionary War against Great Britain -- they have their freedom anyway;  a Civil War -- when Quebec tried twice to secede -- they talked it out with Quebec. 


During Vietnam, Canada welcomed Americans that opposed the war, or were simply afraid to go. As a “youthful” Global Warming Bush said to the Houston Chronicle in 1990 "I was not prepared to shoot my eardrum out with a shotgun to get a deferment. Nor was I willing to go to Canada."


You finally went to Canada Mr. Bush – too bad it was 30 years too late.


Stupid Quotes of the Day


"You can have all the armor in the world on a tank and a tank can (still) be blown up"

-Donald Rumsfeld as part of his response to Spc. Thomas Wilson who informed the Defense Secretary, "We do not have proper armored vehicles to carry with us north."


Spc. Thomas Wilson also asked Secretary Rumsfeld, "Why do we soldiers have to dig through local landfills for pieces of scrap metal and compromised ballistic glass to up-armor our vehicles?"

In response, Rumsfeld said something like "I dunno."


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