Thursday, November 17, 2005

Crumbling Conservatives?

While the mind-numbing CIA case about Valerie and Scooter now includes the Washington Post and Bob Woodward, there are some keen observations about the Conservative stance in the current administration and in Congress from columnist George Will. (WaPo reg. required)

Part of his opinion piece focuses on that fact that voters in PA booted the school board members who abandoned Science in favor of the utterly mis-named "Intelligent Design" approach. That board opted for the teaching of the "supernatural" and deleted from the definition of science the phrase "a search for natural explanations of observable science." Ummmm -- that IS science isn't it??

And he also notes that spending under the Republicans is an out-of-control machine, where "pork spending" in 1991 was numbered at 546 projects for a total of $3.1 billion, and in 2005 the pork projects number 13,997 at a price of $27.3 billion.

What's a voter to do? Is any political party addressing real issues? Dissent is Evil, says the V.P., and now I suppose Dissent is yet another arm of the Axis of Evil.

And whatever "agreements" are made in Congress regarding the provisions of the mis-named "Patriot Act", I defy anyone to name a single reason to by-pass explicit Constitutional Laws about ammending our Constitution or at best why on earth we would need to deem these fundamental changes as Permanent ones.

Tiny factions of active and loud fanatics have seized the policymakers by their endless Fundraising Balls.

6 comments:

MnMnM said...

Fundraising balls or should we say baseballs.
Grand Jury testimony of longtime Washington Post editor Bob Woodward, leaked by Rove-ing reporter (humor).

It is posted at: Bob Woodward Tells Grand Jury Who Leaked First

Bobbing and weaving, a tangled web we do.

Please keep my identity a secret. Double super Secret.
Middle-aged, Middle-of-the-road, Mid-Westerner

Joe Powell said...

heh heh. double sooooper secret it is.

all these leaks -- we need a giant pair of Depends to preserve us!!!

MnMnM said...

Depends don't work too well when we're taking a bath.

At least the Times finally fired Miller. Maybe WaPo will change the name of it's name web site from Washingtonpost.com to Washington.compost

Julie said...

huh huh, he said balls, huh huh

(she lapses into beavis)

The patriot act is a terrible travesty to american civil liberties, and no doubt was in the works long before 9/11, a document that HUGE couldn't have been drafted in 45 days. I was very proud of the many cities that made themselves 'civil liberty free zones' and had county/city commisions/boards that would refuse to enforce the codes - blount county being one of them - and it was done by ONE individual -and Knoxvegas not being one of them, unfortunately. I'm not sure it even went to the city council b/c I think the action group spent so long working it - w/ to many chefs, so to speak, that they just finally lost muster, but don't 'quote' me on that.

But seems like most americans only car about the price of Gas anyway. If they were arrested b/c they were checking out books at the library that made them a domestic terroist, they might realize how far things have gotten pretty screwy and scarey.

but still yet,, you said 'balls', tee hee

Julie said...

opps, notice freudian slip above 'most americans only 'car' instead of 'care' about the price of gas.

Tennessee Jed said...

I drive around Knoxville many hours a day, every day. It is getting harder and harder to spot a Bush/Cheney sticker on a car.

That makes me so happy! And happiness is getting harder to find with our country at a useless war, health care cost unreachable, jobs going to China, cost of everything over the top with sur charges, libetry on the decline, poverty on the rise, help for thoes who need it going or gone, shameless graft and greed in every corner of American business, federal spending up 900 percent, more tax cuts pending for the rich, etc. and we impeached Clinton for a dirty cigar and a blow-job! That stain will wash out of Monica's dress and I pray that stain will wash out of George's soul because I want to ask him a few questions when we meet in heaven.

If I had the sack full of balls to vote for Bush I would still have the balls have that dang sticker on my car.