Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Sharp as a Sack of Wet Leather

Well, at least the Democrats in congress have got their priorities in order. They won't fund troops in the field unless they get to run the war, a notion unique in U.S. history and directly contrary to the U.S. Constitution, and they'd rather spend intelligence money on global warming research than on stupid stuff like, say, gathering intelligence on terrorists and other enemies.
From the Washington Times:

The House next week will consider the Democrat-crafted Intelligence Authorization bill, which includes a provision directing an assessment of the effects that climate change has on national security.
"Our job is to steal secrets," said Rep. Peter Hoekstra of Michigan, the ranking Republican on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
"There are all kinds of people analyzing global warming, the Democrats even have a special committee on this," he told The Washington Times. "There's no value added by the intelligence community here; they have no special expertise, and this takes money and resources away from other threats."
Democrats, who outnumber Republicans on the committee, blocked the minority from stripping the warming language from the bill. Intelligence panel Chairman Silvestre Reyes, Texas Democrat, said the climate-change study is one of several shifts his party has made to intelligence policy.
"We're concerned that global warming might impact our ability to maintain national security," he told The Times, describing the idea as "cutting edge."

"Cutting edge." Yeah. There's a Warner Brothers cartoon where Foghorn Leghorn describes somebody as being "about as sharp as a sack of wet leather." Shifting intelligence policy from gathering intelligence to studying global warming. Yep. About as sharp as a sack of wet leather.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

"Skyrocketing" Deficit Still Plummeting Like a Stone

From Babblefest, a tongue-in-cheek look at the actual state of the economy, one of this country's best kept secrets, entitled "That Darned Incompetent President Bush":

The Bush administration just can't do anything right.

First, all numbers have demonstrated that his "tax cuts for the rich" in fact resulted in the rich paying more taxes, the middle class paying less taxes, and millions of lower-income workers being dropped from the tax rolls completely. Of course, that's what the administration said they were trying to accomplish, but you know whatever they say is a lie, and they really meant to cut taxes for the rich.

Now come more numbers that show that Bush's plan to cut the deficit in half by the end of his second term, which, of course, we all know was a lie to cover up the
"skyrocketing" deficit, is also a bust. In fact, Bush's "skyrocketing" deficit
has dropped from $455 billion in April 2004 to $145 billion. And without raising
taxes! In fact, unless someone intervenes - and quickly - to slow economic
growth by, say, raising taxes, at this rate the deficit will disappear entirely by 2009. Clearly, this administration is completely incompetent, if not criminal, in their handling of the economy.

Check the whole thing. Lots of numbers, courtesy of a private investment resource.