Saturday, February 19, 2005

The News & The Ignorant Masses...

The day is a generally depressing one. Even though it’s the weekend I am still not resting as I should; I always seem to be behind on something. And the news is really starting to get under my skin, not so much the news per-se the subject matter. There was a piece on last night about the Evolution debate in the public schools that really pissed me off. Why are we still having this debate? I get so fed up with the Christians and their zeal to make everyone as ignorant as they are. Live your live and let me live mine. If you want to teach your children Creationism do it at home on in Church not in the Public School, where it has no place! The bible is not a text book from which all public school children can or should be taught. Leave it alone already.

To me the sense and sensibility behind the doctrine of separation of church and state is so clear, that any moron could figure it out, but I suppose I am wrong in this regard. Most people are not students of history; most Americans are not students of their own nation’s history, let alone that of the world. Ignorance will spell the end of this Republic, and it is so frustrating, because we have such promise. I only hop I am not there to see the end of it all.

Monday, February 14, 2005

The Budget Numbers Just Don't Add Up

Is any one else waking up in a cold sweat night after night just thinking of the budget deficits our President is proposing despite his pledge to cut the ballooning budget deficit in half by the time he leaves office? I have to wonder, does Bush really think we are all as dense as he is? Probably so. The numbers just don’t add up, despite the rosy rhetoric from the White House.

After Bush Leaves Office, His Budget's Costs Balloon

I am left with so many questions and very few answers other then the fact that our President is a dullard who lacks common sense, vision, and the wisdom to occupy the Oval Office. Why is Bush so intent on pushing through a tax cut in a time of war? Why is Bush pursuing a redesign of Social Security despite not having the funds to pay for it; where will the estimated 2 trillion dollars com from Mr. Bush? Why has Bush stated that he would veto any attempt to redesign the Medicare Reform Act in an effort to lower the ballooning costs, costs his administration hid from Congress?

One last question: How, given the continued cost of the twin wars, the redesign of Social Security, the newly discovered addition costs of the Medicare Reform Act—none of which is part of your recent budget Mr. Bush—and more tax cuts are you, Mr. Bush going to keep your pledge to cut the budget deficit in half by 2009? What is the plan Mr. Bush?