Our soldiers are disposable. Rumsfeld, Bush’s Secretary of Defense, said, “You go to war with the army you have—not the army you might want or wish to have at a later time.” Well, the army we have sucks. Not the soldiers on the line, but all the ones at the top have to go. We had a scandal back in 2007 when we discovered that Bush et al forgot to budget for the soldiers they broke while they were busy playing “war.”
It seems that we have traded that scandal for a different one. Instead of simply not treating the broken toys and giving them the run around, we are now mistreating them and giving them the run around. I am not sure, but I think their solution is even more reprehensible than the original problem, if such a thing is even possible.
And Stupid, you want stupid? The polls are showing that the electorate is ready to put the obstructionist Republicans back in power to solve our problems—you know, the ones who created the problems in the first place.
In 1929 we had a “Great Depression” because the stock market allowed everyone to purchase with a ridiculous “margin requirement.” Move ahead 80 years and we have the same fraqing thing, but now we call it leverage and the banks are even doing it. We gave the banks billions of taxpayer dollars and all they did was have big parties, shove the money in their pockets, and then said, “Fraq you.” When the taxpayers went to them for help the banks simply took their homes without even so much as an apology.
There are some financial reforms that might actually work and all the Republicans are voting against them. These are the people who are going to solve our problems? These are the ones who want to destroy Social Security and Medicare. They are the ones who started the two wars that are bleeding us dry. Gimme a fraqing break.
This country is disintegrating before our eyes and no one is even mad. We have congress(wo)men telling us we have to cut services even more and no one is looking to cut the cancer out that is crippling this country— the Military-Industrial Complex. I am too old to fight this revolution, be it soft or hard and it is too painful to watch what is happening without trying to do something about it. I had hoped I could stir some of you younger folks to action, but you are not bright enough to see what is going on around you. If you did, there would be national strikes by now. Me, I am checking out. It is just too painful to watch. Thank you and Good by. Enjoy your tea.