Sunday, November 25, 2007

Fixing Iraq

OK, so I've been thinking and I've decided that if I were elected president, here's what I would do to fix Iraq and begin damage control on our severely obliterated foreign policy and image.

Oh yeah, but they way, it is spelled foriegn policy, not foreign police.

So first off, we apologize to the world; "Sorry that we've been money-grubbing dicks. We apologize for all of the nasty shady and destructive crap that we've done." Next, we need to pony up to Iraq, "Sorry about that, we went there for oil and didn't know what we were doing and now we realy don't know what we are doing. It's a mess and we don't know how to fix it."

We then announce that we are beginning to pull out all of our troops in Iraq and they will all be gone within six months. Turn to the UN and say, "OK, sorry we were Dicks and just do what we want. How do we fix Iraq? We need your help and this needs to get done in six months.

All right, cool, now let's stop being one of the most in-debt countries in the world and get our deficit gone. Yep, there's theories about how that could harm us. Go and eat it. When has in-debtedness been good?

Sweet, now let's get social security and health care under control. Before I got married, my wife worked for Target and their regular family practice visit copay was $45. That's balls-out wrong.

Here's another interesting point I found out. An extremely conservative estimate of the cost of the War in Iraq is 1.5 trillion as of last month. That number doesn't include any of the hidden factors that really are currently being incurred and will continue to incurr which would actually balloon that figure.

If we had spent that 1.5 trillion on renewable energy research, we could just wave at the oil companies lots of middle east politics and say, "It's not been fun, but we've kicked our addiction." While 1.5 trillion would fix our problem, it would really have gotten us at the very least pretty damn close.

So, there's that to consider anyway.


More Politics

I don't consider myself a democrat. I would generally consider myself a liberal, though I do have some conservative views as well. I would also like to point out that the republicans threw up a good candidate (they won't, but it is possible that they could) that I would consider voting for him/her. I'm partial to democrats right now because they appear to be less insane. I will vote for the candidate who appears to be least insane, regardless of party lines.


Monday, November 19, 2007

My Political Rantings

So, here's an interesting fact, folks. Did you know that credit card company MBNA was the number one contributer to Bush's campaign? Did you know that MBNA WROTE!!!! the new Bankruptcy legistlation? Does that sound like a conflict of interest?

Is it interesting that we are currently sitting at by far the highest amount of national debt that we've ever had? Guess what? Dick and Bush don't have to worry about figuring out how to pay back this ridiculous debt accrued because they can't be in the white house anymore (I guess technically Dick could be, but let's not even consider that).

So...they created a massive maniacal mess and get to walk right out. Oh, by the way, if you're against the war, you're with the terrorists. At one point in time, Bin Laden was an ally that we armed against the Russians in Afghanistan. Our government has basically employed an arm and abandon policy in the Middle East for decades. Hmmm...I wonder why they hate us so much?

OK, I will absolutley give you that most of the leaders in the Middle East are just as crazy as Dick and Bush. Just as amoral. Just as tyrannical. Just as terroristic.

So, anyway, they get to walk away from that incredible mess....and then guess what? All those corporations that they have been feeding--oil companies are currently posting the highest earnings in history and the government still furnishes them with incredible subsidies. What?

OK, I keep losing track of my main point because I'm writing myself into further rages.
So, Dick, Bush and the rest of their appendages get to walk away from this mess (oh, this is good, too, let me add that Dick is currently hard at work trying to set up another sweet war with Iran) and, hmmm, would you be surprised if suddenly Dick was back at Haliburton--reparing these countries that we have blasted to hell?? I wonder what other teats Dick and Bush will be suckling upon once they're done in the White House?

I apoligize for the sensational writing. I will point out, however that everything up there is factual except for the future ponderings. I would never normally pay attention to a writer that is sensational because their views are probably very skewed. I don't expect you to listen to me either, but I would like to point out that this is a rant. Very cathartic I might add, though the frustration will probably not leave me for years.

Thanks for listening. We all need to unload from time to time.