Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Catch o' the Day

To the moon, Alice! TO THE MOON!!! 2004-11-30 12:54:16
With the passage of the debt ceiling increase, the government's borrowing limit has climbed by $2.23 trillion since President Bush took office: by $450 billion in 2002, by a record $984 billion in 2003 and by $800 billion this year. Just the increase in the debt ceiling over the past three years is nearly 2 1/2 times the entire federal debt accumulated between 1776 and 1980.


But analysts noted that the (U.S. trade) deficit has remained at record levels for much of this year, exceeding $50 billion in each of the past four months. It is on track to approach $600 billion for the full year, easily topping the previous record of $496 billion reached in 2003. The trend isn't expected to reverse soon.


[chi] Politics - World (context)
WRONG! Guess again.
2004-11-30 12:07:53

If your war hero can't beat the most inarticulate boob to occupy the Oval Office in living memory with the worst combined foreign & domestic record in living memory then you can't beat anyone.

Read the writing on the wall ...


How many brave American boys will be killed 2004-11-30 11:48:56
because of treasonous anti-war protesters undermining our resolve and providing aid & comfort to our enemies?

... There, I've said it -- now it won't be such a shock when the bastards try to pin the whole debacle on you.

Now that the shoe is firmly on the other foot,
2004-11-30 11:37:15

GOP Rule 1: kick the hell outta the suckers while they're down...

" In scuttling major intelligence legislation that he, the president and most lawmakers supported, Speaker J. Dennis Hastert last week enunciated a policy in which Congress will pass bills only if most House Republicans back them, regardless of how many Democrats favor them.

In contrast to the present day Republicans:

... in 1993, when most House Democrats opposed the North American Free Trade Agreement. President Bill Clinton backed NAFTA, and leaders of the Democratic-controlled House allowed it to come to a vote. The trade pact passed because of heavy GOP support, with 102 Democrats voting for it and 156 voting against. Newt Gingrich of Georgia, the House GOP leader at the time, declared: "This is a vote for history, larger than politics . . . larger than personal ego."


... well, that was then, this is now.

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