Saturday, September 17, 2005

The grand neo-con experiment

DLC Chairman Gov. Tom Vilsack turns a nice phrase on the failure of the grand neo-con experiment we find ourselves in:
We are learning every day that there really is something worse than a big, debt-ridden government that tries to do too much and fails. It's a big, debt-ridden government that tries to do too little, and succeeds.

The neo-cons don't even have good intentions, and probably never did. Just personal enrichment.

No more Death Tax!

We need a new name for what the Ruling Party calls the "death tax".

How about the "Paris Hilton" tax?

That sorta puts it in perspective as to who really benefits from repeal.

Where will the money come from?

Ok, recovering from Katrina is going to cost a bundle. Tom Delay says there's nothing more to cut in the budget. Pat Toomey, head of the conservative Club for Growth disagrees:
"There has never been a time where there is more total spending and more wasteful spending in Washington than we have today... There is ample opportunity to find the offsets we need so that this does not have to be a fiscal disaster as well as a natural disaster."

Maybe a good place to "offset" would be that $223 million bridge to nowhere in Alaska.

Update 9/19/05: I'm not the only one thinking this way. It's actually two bridges, for nearly half a billion dollars.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Bill Maher on the President's next move

Bill thinks Bush should just cash it in:
Now, I kid, but seriously, Mr. President, this job can't be fun for you anymore. There's no more money to spend. You used up all of that. You can't start another war because you also used up the army. And now, darn the luck, the rest of your term has become the Bush family nightmare: helping poor people.

Yeah, listen to your mom. The cupboard's bare, the credit card's maxed out, and no one is speaking to you: mission accomplished! Now it's time to do what you've always done best: lose interest and walk away. Like you did with your military service. And the oil company. And the baseball team. It's time. Time to move on and try the next fantasy job. How about cowboy or spaceman?!

But Bill, then look who would be in charge!

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

March of the Idiots

So conservatives like March of the Penguins because it "promotes monogamy" and makes "a strong case for Intelligent Design."

Sure penguins are monogamous. For a season. Then they leave their young behind and go their separate ways. And find a new mate the next season. Like some conservatives we know.

And how is it "intelligent design" that penquins have to march back and forth to the sea to survive as a species? Sounds kinda not too well thought-out to me.

I thought March of the Penguins was charming, by the way.