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October 2, 2005 by dabe
Yearly US Budget Deficit or Surplis
1961-2004 (in $Billions)

Note that is is constructed using data from the Congressional Budget Office's own website. Very teling visual about how voodoo economics, ie or aka Trickledown, ie or aka Reaganomics, is a proven failure. What's missing here is a visual showing where the money went. That is, based on the voodoo economics of tax cuts to "strengthen" the economy, we would like to know how much of this borrowed money went to whom, and for what? C...
October 1, 2005 by dabe
I found this exchange kind of interesting. I'm sure you all will, also. This pretty much speaks for itself. Needless to say, particular personal stuff was removed.

A letter from Rich:

FYI - Like the bumpersticker says, "If you're not angry, you're not paying
attention."

David Serota article Link

My reply to him:

As always, great hearing from you. I just want you to know that I actually have, really, that bumper sticker on my car right now.

I've read about that issue. ...
September 30, 2005 by dabe
Randolph T. Holhut: 'The myth of competence in the Bush White House'
Posted on Thursday, September 29 @ 10:17:38 EDT

DUMMERSTON, Vt. - Do you remember how, right after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, we heard all the pundits talk about how great it was that we finally had grownups in charge of our government in a time of crisis?

Does anyone still believe that nonsense now? Who would, especially when one considers the breathtaking incompetence of the Bush administration, as well as the cronyi...
September 29, 2005 by dabe
September 29, 2005 by dabe
Because DeLay was indicted with an offense, he had to step down from his leadership position in Congress. What a flinking shame............................................ NOT.
September 29, 2005 by dabe
Things are really going well in Iraq. We're making so much progress. Repukes should be so furking (JU acceptable swear word) proud. An excerpt from today's CNN article:


Thursday's blasts were the most deadly single-day string of bombings since September 14, when more than 100 people were killed in Baghdad in strikes claimed by Al Qaeda in Iraq, the group led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Earlier, the U.S. Marine Corps reported that five U.S. Army soldiers were killed Wednesday in Ramadi by...
September 28, 2005 by dabe
Are the reports true that the dubya dummy has gone back to the bottle? He's a drunk and a druggie who was reportedly sober for a number of years. Is he hittin' the booze again? I wouldn't be the least bit surprised.

Some people say that any president who takes a drink now and again is not a problem. I agree. EXCEPT dumbya. A sober drunk cannot take one drink. Regardless, he's out of control, anyway. I am not the least bit surprised. He's got blood on his hands, and blood money in t...
September 25, 2005 by dabe
Saddam's trial begins on October 19, 2005. It's going to get very interesting, because in order for him to put on any kind of appropriate defence, he will have to bring up some things that our government likely wishes would not be brought up. But, the defence team, if they are going to provide a vigorous defense, must insist upon some historical facts. Of course, none of these thing will actually serve to condone the atrocities committed by Saddam, but he will drag down some significant Ameri...
September 24, 2005 by dabe
I was thinking about writing an article about why I think conservatives are conservatives, why republicans are republicans and why in hell they cannot, or refuse to put together the facts that would make the sanest of people go hmmmmmmm.........................

In other words, it seems to me that republicans refuse to accept facts, but instead rely solely on some kind of preconceived notion of morality, that being their definition of morality, in spite of and regardless of facts that would ...
September 22, 2005 by dabe
Some GRAPHIC images, so be warned

Us And ThemLink
September 21, 2005 by dabe
#10 Superman was not available to reverse time



#9 Government Officials debated too long about who is responsible for what



#8 Nearby military bases had to first overcome their own problems before assistance operations could commence



#8 - #1 please visit the link below
September 20, 2005 by dabe
I thought about putting this in the Humor category (for about 1/10th of a second), but decided it belongs in Politics.


Three Texas surgeons were playing golf together and
discussing surgeries they had performed. The first said, "I'm
the best surgeon in Texas. A concert pianist lost 7 fingers in an
accident. I reattached them and 8 months later he performed a
private concert for the Queen of England."

The second said, "That's nothing. A young man lost both arms
and legs in an accide...
September 20, 2005 by dabe
"Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel." - Samuel Johnson

"Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains." - Thomas Jefferson

"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes strong than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling...
September 17, 2005 by dabe
This is no joke. We get horsie idiots for FEMA, doggie doctors for Womens Health, and f*cktards in the white wash, I mean house.

Planned Parenthood Federation of America Interim President Karen Pearl issued these comments on the appointment:

"The appointment of Dr. Norris Alderson, a man who has spent the majority of his career in the office of veterinary medicine, to the position of acting director of the FDA's Office of Women's Health speaks volumes about the priority the Bush admin...
September 17, 2005 by dabe
It astounds me when dubya proclaims, rather pointedly, and in the hopes that people will like him better than the less than 40% who like him today, that in spite of the huge federal spending program that will occur to clean up after Hurricane Katrina, he's not going to raise taxes. Huh????? How can this be, you ask? Well, it can not be. He is a liar. It's typical dubya speak, pulling his speeches out of his ass (Rovian style) to dupe people. But, people are beginning to resent getting dupe...