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"Today we submit a budget to the United States Congress that shows we can balance the budget in five years without raising taxes ... Our priority is to protect the American people. And our priority is to make sure our troops have what it takes to do their jobs."

Right. The priority is to protect American people. As long as they are young and able to FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT! ONWARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS~~~

But if you're poor? Well, with $66 billion cut from Medicare over the next five years, you're gonna HAVE to join the military, you dumb fuck! And if you're old? What's taking you so long to die!? Maximum age to join the service is 44 years old; after that, you're useless! So kiss $12 billion in aid to Medicaid goodbye, gramps! Why not save us the time and get yourself a rope? Put it on your charge card, so we can chase your family down for the money you owe for it! And if your costs have made them poor... well, we've made it nearly impossible to even think of declaring bankruptcy nowadays, so they'll pay us somehow!

I realise I could flesh this out and put it on Superbusnet, but you know what? I have maybe 20 readers there. You people are GOING to read this shit, and hopefully, get angry enough to do something about it.

And I realise that this is all going towards the war effort. We should have never been in the war in the first place, but now, my fellow troops are being used as political pawns; if the Democrats - and moderate Republicans, come to think of it - block this, here comes Cheney and Bush, saying "you just took away ammo and guns and body armour from our soldiers! Like John Doe, son of Jane and Jim Doe, in Moooseshit, North Dakota. Your son played baseball with him! Because of you, he's going to die! How do you feel killing Jane and Jim's son? Murderer!" Meanwhile, George "Decider" Bush continues to play with his toys in the sand. Play-fighting was much more humourous when Lord Helmet was doing it in Spaceballs. Why? Because he was using DOLLS!

And don't get me started how a gazillion dollar raise for the Pentagon is going to eliminate the federal defecit without raising taxes. I'm not a tax-and-spend kind of guy like Roberts, but even I realise that we have to do SOMETHING about this, and take some pressure off the middle class. At this point, if I were to get married in five years, our honeymoon would have to be at a Burger King drive-thru; we wouldn't be able to afford anything else. Not even KFC. :(

Oh, and let's forget the fact that all the vehicles that are over in Iraq and everywhere else have increased greenhouse gases to the point where we're possibly looking at a nearly 5 degree celcius increase in the Earth's temperature over the next 100 years. Well, we're not supposed to know that... Bush demanded that "politically inconveinient" information be removed from any and all reports, and now the oil industry - run by Bush and Cheney - are basically bribing scientists to write dissenting reports discrediting the reports that have come out saying Global Warming is worse than we even thought possible.

This one's public. I'm going to shove this shit down your throats until you learn through fucking OSMOSIS. Though I might take this draft and turn it into something for SBNet (as I've had writers' block lately, as proven by two unfinished drafts sitting in my que).


Feb. 6th, 2007 04:25 pm (UTC)
You people are GOING to read this shit, and hopefully, get angry enough to do something about it.





...Global Warming is worse than we even thought possible.

Oh noes! The Earth is changing! We're all going to die. The Earth has never changed in the 20 gazillion years its existed... (Well, except for, like, six major ice ages and untold warm periods). Therefore it must be our fault. Yes. Awesome logic, men. Keep hacking away at that so we can defeat those evil oil companies that keep stealing away our children in the night and sacrificing them to their great oil gods.
Feb. 6th, 2007 07:07 pm (UTC)
Yes, it IS our fault! Have you not read any of these reports? Any of them? They all basically say the same thing!
Feb. 6th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD! WE'RE KILLING THE ENVIROMENT! Yes, I've read the reports, and the majority of them are bullhonky. I find it laughable that despite the so-called "scientific quorum" on the matter, among the meteorological community--you know, the field actually related to, you know, weather--there is no such agreement. In fact, most of those in that field tend to be opposed to it. And we're not just talking about Ken Nobody down at channel whathoositeen in the north-east corner of Kansas.

Saying something is the truth just because a lot of eggheads agree on it doesn't make it so. "But Dale, the only people who disagree are idiots or being paid by big business." That argument's so old and beaten it needs to be retired. Honestly, that's the whole problem I have with about 80% of modern science. One minute they're rambling on about how important it is to be skeptical and objective, and the next they're ridiculing you for thinking different. You disagree? You must be a blitering moron with some fat cat paying you royalties.

Back when a fringe group of palentologists, starting around the turn of the century and well into the late 70s, suggested that dinosaurs may have evolved feathers, they were largely ignored. Now it's basically accepted as gospel. To laugh off science is idiocy, I'm not an advocat of such nonsense. However, to jump on whatever bandwagon is popular at the moment is just as foolhardy.

And let's say it is our fault. What are we going to do about it? Stop driving our cars, shut down all the chemical plants in the world, and walk thirty miles to work and back each day? Pfft. Greenhouse gases don't just disappear overnight. You can't throw money at a problem and make it go away. The world doesn't work like that. We can't just turn off the oil taps and expect to switch to cars that run on lollipops and roses overnight. Heck, people were using horses to get around well into the 1950s.

Global warming is yet another topic that the world, especially Europe, likes to have around so they can blame it on the United States. Of course, last I checked, Europe was still driving gasoline cars. Heck, the US has done more to switch to hybrids than any other country last I checked. Really, the only country that has any right to ridicule ANYONE over it is Iceland, which continues to take major leaps towards getting hydrogen mainstream. Of course, they've got money riding on it with their vast hydrogen resources, so it's not like they're saints either.
Feb. 6th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
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Looks like LJ ate my post again. I'm going to kill something now. Probably you.
Feb. 6th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, there it goes. Yeah, NOW it shows up.
Feb. 6th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
Actually, no, I got it just fine.
Feb. 6th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, but LJ didn't want to admit it. >:(