September 9, 2004

Kill Da Wabbit

I was going to put up a post about the soon to expire assault weapon ban, but already said all that needs to be said. Mike also has the funniest headline on the subject, so let's just throw up a link...

Bambi's Mom Is In For A World Of Hurt

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Bush Hearts Kerry

I said, 'Don, I have something to tell you. Something powerful. Something true. Iím madly, hopelessly, soul-quiveringly in love with John Kerry.' He stared at me. Had I made a terrible mistake?

She called out to the twins, 'Jenna! Barbara! Get in here! Your dad's in love with Kerry!' 'Duh,' said Barbara. 'Double duh,' echoed Jenna. 'Should we call him Uncle John, or just Other Dad?'

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September 8, 2004

What A Dick!

Rolling Stones on How Cheney Came to Power.

Dick Cheney's Blog (ok, not really)

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Just Ignore My Math

Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office released it's forecast for the current and future U.S. deficits. So let's take a look at what they said...

  • 2004 Budget Deficit: $422 Billion (A new record!)
  • Average Budget Deficit over the next 10 years: $440 Billion (If Bush's tax cuts are made permanent)
  • Total increase in The Federal Debt: $4.4 Trillion Dollars(If Bush's tax cuts are made permanent)
Hmmm... those numbers seem kinda large to me. But wait, let's break it down a bit more. You see, our current national debt is around $7.5 Trillion already! So by 2014, we'll owe almost $12 Trillion. Toss on the current consumer debt of the american public (just a tad over $2 Trillion), and we're up to a $14,000,000,000,000 debt. With approximately 100 Million U.S. households, that works out to be $140,000 each (hmmm... that's roughly the equivalent of putting our children through college!).

Want to dig deeper? Need more pain? Glad I can help! You see, the estimated budget deficit doesn't factor in the U.S. government's yearly "borrowing" of $150 Billion from social security. The same social security that the baby boomers will start sucking dry in 10 years (shhhh... we don't like to mention the social security program Bush promised to fix in his 2000 campaign). Factor in any unknown costs related to the "war on terror", plus the fact tat the estimates are based on the continued expansion of the U.S. economy, and there's a decent chance these numbers are conservatively small.

Still looking for even more hurt? We gotcha covered! With Bush's tax cuts shifting the tax burden away from investment earnings and onto payroll taxes, it's going to be the middle class that pays it back. So all though this may appear invisible to you now, don't be surprised when we start hearing about mandatory, scheduled tax increases in a few years.

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September 7, 2004

Cheney Warns Against Vote for Kerry. Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday warned Americans about voting for Democratic Sen. John Kerry, saying that if the nation makes the wrong choice on Election Day it faces the threat of another terrorist attack.

vote for me or die

[Update by Crash] Maybe I'm reading that wrong, but it sure sounds like Cheney is threatening to orchestrate a terrorist attack if he loses... [End Update]

Register to vote now (win $100,000) and defeat the moronic duo of Bush and Cheney.

Films to see before you vote.

Young Republican Kicks Female Protester.

Consumer Report Part 1: Look at this -- the Diebold GEMS central tabulator contains a stunning security hole. Cali to sue Diebold.
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September 3, 2004

More Political Games

Earlier this (election) year, President Reagan passed away. This resulted in the entire country looking back on his two terms with rose colored glasses, rallying around the republicans, and adding a third theme to the GOP (the first being 9/11, the second being the flip-flops). Very convenient timing, if you ask me.

Now, not to be out done, the Democrats want in on the action. Taking the cue from the republicans, they've set out to kill off one of their own, but which one? Today we have the answer. President Clinton has suffered a "heart attack" (NYTimes have taken down this headline) and needs "immediate bypass surgery". Do the democrats really believe we'll fall for this trick twice? I mean, c'mon, how stupid do you think we are?

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Great Japanese Site

This site is great. American girl in Japan documents all of the crazy shit she sees there.