Saturday, October 6, 2007

Is This How We Support The Troops?

You gotta hand it to the Pentagon and this evil, corrupt administration. They sure do know how to cover their bases.

Over 1,100 members of the Minnesota National Guard who have been deployed to Iraq for 22 months, longer than any other unit currently serving, are being denied education benefits because their orders were written for 729 days - one day short of qualifying for extra tuition to pay for school.

1st Lt. Jon Anderson said he never expected to come home to this... "It's pretty much a slap in the face," Anderson said. "I think it was a scheme to save money, personally. I think it was a leadership failure by the senior Washington leadership... once again failing the soldiers."

And yet another failure chalked up for the "fourth branch of government", who failed to report this news nationally. I bring this up once again: the "General Petraeus or General Betray Us?" ad gets non-stop coverage on major news outlets, but this sickening story of our government screwing yet again the very troops they claim to support is only reported on an NBC affiliate in Portland, Maine.

Read the entire article here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Screw The Kids

Mr. Compassionate Conservative has vetoed the S-CHIP bill.

The bill was approved by Congress with unusual bipartisan support, as many Republicans who side with the president on almost everything else voted to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, or Schip, from its current enrollment of about 6.6 million children to more than 10 million...

Gov. Jon Corzine of New Jersey said: “Once again, President Bush has missed an opportunity to display compassionate leadership. Instead, he has resorted to political and ideological gamesmanship rather than seek a bipartisan solution that would protect this nation’s most vulnerable children.”

Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, said: “We have no choice but to try to override his veto. The Senate already has the votes to do it, so it is now up to the holdouts in the House to decide whether to vote their conscience or join the president in putting ideology above kids.”

The Senate voted with a veto-proof majority, 67-29. The House is a couple of dozen votes short of the two-thirds needed to override Raisinbrain's veto. Now we'll see what the Republicans are made of. Are they going to do what's best for their constituents or are they following the Pied Piper of Pissants down the road to unelectability?

And can we please stop saying that this bill is a step towards the "evil" of socialized medicine? If socialized medicine is so evil, then I defy any Republican elected official to stop using it. Let Bush go somewhere else to get his pre-cancerous polyps removed from is ass. Let Darth Cheney go to the local hospital to recharge his pacemaker batteries instead of going to Bethesda Naval Hospital. If this bill can help an extra 3.5 million children to receive health care, what's the problem? Do we seriously believe that a family of four pulling in about $50,000 a year before taxes can actually afford health insurance at a cost of $500-700 a month? If you do, do the math and stop kidding yourself.

Monday, October 1, 2007

WMD Lie Just Doesn't Stop

Des Moines Register: Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson said today he was certain former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction prior to the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, a point of contention in the 4.5 years since the war began.

"We can't forget the fact that although at a particular point in time we never found any WMD down there, he clearly had had WMD. He clearly had had the beginnings of a nuclear program."

It's incredible that this is still an issue. Although when pressed further, Thompson did say he also still believed that Anna Nicole married for love. His wife Jeri had no comment.