Tuesday, December 10, 2002

"I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had of followed our lead we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."—Trent Lott at Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday party, as reported Dec. 6 in ABC News' political Weblog, The Note.

"I want to tell you, ladies and gentleman, that there's not enough troops in the army to force the southern people to break down segregation and admit the Nigra race into our theaters, into our swimming pools, into our homes, and into our churches."—Strom Thurmond, then-governor of South Carolina, in a speech from his 1948 "Dixiecrat" presidential campaign.

Saturday, December 07, 2002

Puke on Bush

So, I took a long break to contemplate the fact that outspending democrats 2 to 1 gets Repblicans a small gain. The lesson they will learn from this is that the need to take in even more money, outspend democrats 3 to 1 or more next time, and get even bigger gains, while becoming more beholden to the special interests that give them the money. Luckily for the GOP, most of those special interests share the James Wattian view that it's OK to destroy the environment, because Jesus is returning soon.

Meanwhile, Bush cronies throughout the government get nice fat bonuses, while civil servants don't get their raises, the unemployed don't get extensions, nobody gets condomns, more people get aids, and Bush's Texas oil buddies get sweet contracts to drill for oil in countries with dictators and horrible human rights records, like Equatorial Guinea (today's LA Times). Maybe we should invade that little country first, while the inspectors are looking for weapons in Iraq. Someone said, well, Equatorial Guinea doesn't have any weapons of mass destruction. I said sure they do, they have machetes and they've killed tens of thousands of people with them....

The Bush hypocrasy makes me sick. I'd throw up on the asshole if I could get within two feet of him. I'm sure the Japanese would consider it payback for Pappa puking on them.

Finally, today, with the two new vacancies in the Bush Junta, we're in a recession without a chief economic advisor, a Treasury Secretary, or an SEC Chief. Wow. These guys really are clueless. I'm sure another trickle down replacement is in the wings waiting right now, like all those scabs waiting for your union jobs. Remember, when it comes to the rich, the only thing that trickles down is the shit down their legs.