Monday, July 21, 2008

Happy Mugday, uh, Monday

Today's extremely brief post includes the following:

* postal workers' garment options,


* my new favorite blog.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Today's News from Planet Crazy

Okay, so, let me see if I understand life on Planet Crazy with President Crazy of the United States of Crazy.

We, the taxpayer, can pay to bail out a partially-government funded entity from which we borrowed (and are paying back) money to buy a house.

We, the taxpayer, can pay for a loan to JP Morgan Chase to buy Bear Stearns with mortgage-backed securities as collateral. (See above on borrowing money we funded with our taxes in the first place.)

We, the taxpayer, can fund our own debt with a tax rebate.

We cannot however, be fiscally irresponsible by letting Medicare recipients get care. After all, who cares that doctors will no longer accept Medicare patients because they simply cannot afford to? Those silly doctors. All they care about is the hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical school debt and malpractice insurance they owe.

Perhaps doctors should start working with hedge fund managers to use mortgage-backed securities as payment to the Medicare system. That way, whenever a home-owning Medicare patient arrives for treatment, the government will get paid with the money it originally loaned to the Medicare recipient to buy his/her house which came out of his or her taxes anyway.

Well kids, that's another episode of Life on Planet Crazy with President Crazy here in the United States of Crazy.

Tomorrow: Lifting offshore oil bans so that we can use mortgage-backed securities to buy homes for oil-soaked harbor seals in Iraq!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

From Watergate to 2008

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

The seminal political moment of my youth was the Watergate scandal. I remember with relative clarity the shock, dismay, and sadness my parents expressed that the freely elected President of the United States had illegally wiretapped the DNC headquarters. That like some organized crime thug, he just decided that it was okay to break the law to get what he wanted.

And now, the Congress is actually going to vote into law the ability to spy on anyone, anywhere, without any legal review.

If you're reading this, I suggest you do your part to stop this. For a better sense of just how far we've fallen, read this from today's issue of The Washington Post.

Are we that worried about our mortgages and gas prices? Why in heaven's name aren't we worrying about our freedom?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy Birthday, America...Have a Stiff Drink. You Need It.

So, no post tomorrow, just these for today.

If you haven't ever read 'em, do it. They're good documents. Pretty short as these things go.

The are our Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

I am moved to tears of sorrow and anger as I read these, knowing just how many of these precious safeguards have been gutted by our current King George.

So, Happy Birthday America. You had good people to help you back then. I hope you have more like them soon.