Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Sorry State of the Union

Last night I went to a State of the Union watching party at the CodePink house. And I would not want to have been watching it anywhere else. I think if I were at home by myself I would have listened to it while doing something else or not paid attention at all, but the lively crowd with which I shared the fulfillment of my very low expectations was a blast! At one point it even devolved into throwing cheetos at the screen.

While the speech had no surprises and nothing to redeem itself even on its rhetorical merits, there was on line that caught my attention: “Over the past seven years, we have increased funding for veterans by more than 95 percent.” That sounds great. But think about for a second: How many veterans were we making seven years ago? How many vets with PTSD? TBI? DU poisoning? Missing limbs? I think those numbers may have increased by over a thousand-fold. Unless able to spin it in this context, the proponents of the war will do everything to hide its costs.

His view of what he and Congress would be able to achieve in terms of economic stimulation was disturbingly optimistic. I think we’ve been in a recession for some time now and thanks to the absurd spin this administration has put on every piece of bad economic news, we’ve been in denial about it. You can only be in denial of a recession for so long before it becomes a full-blown depression. But these days, those are referred to as the “r word” and the “d word.” All this not to mention the impending currency collapse. So here are some funny cartoons to distract you from the fact that our beloved America is going down the toilet.


lightbringer said...

Jeez, how could you waist your time watching that tired ass shit!
"Puppets in Primetime"
If Clinton was Caligula then Bush most certainly is Nero: the nation burns as he fiddles around with madam Pelosi...
Imagine, what awaits us all, election 2008.

JD said...

Well, I guess at least you watched. I could not bring myself to endure another bushit speech.

Anonymous said...

I hope u had a Happy Birthday, Adam. Next year let's celebrate it together. ;)


Anonymous said...

I was catching the night shift. Supermarket Superbowl Mania Aftermath.

In other news, drop me an e-mail at regarding the house.


Marc T

Anonymous said...

Hey Adam, sounds like another gr8 D.C. party I missed! ;) You sound happy, that's cool. xxoo.