Barack Obama has suggested a plan for eliminating all nuclear arms. Predictably, the RNC jumped all over him. Then it was announced that the plan had actually been created by Henry Kissinger and another high level Republican. Not that it makes any difference, the U.S. will never agree to give up their weapons of mass destruction, nor, most probably, will any other nuclear power. They are all too busy trying to maintain their monopoly on such weapons and, of course, no one trusts anyone else anymore, thanks to Bush/Cheney. It's a great plan, though, and it would probably work if seriously pursued, but, alas, just another pipe dream.
The Senate voted 92 to 3 to provide 150 billion more of our taxpayer dollars for further "war" in Iraq. Got that? Ninety two to three! I have no idea who the only three intelligent Senators are but as they say in Australia, "good on ya." Democrats who voted for this excuse themselves by vowing to do something "next time." You know, like the 97 pound weakling when he gets the sand kicked in his face. Just wait until next time. For Democrats the phrase "next time" has taken on a new meaning, NEVER.
Three Democrats have suggested an income tax surcharge to pay for the "war." I guess the idea is to not run up the national debt any further (if, indeed, they are actually serious about this). So what's the difference if we pay now or pay later? In either case it's the American taxpayer that's getting screwed to pay for Bush/Cheney's unpleasant hobby (collecting other people's oil). Perhaps they thought that by merely suggesting a surcharge they might get someone, anyone, to actually think about the cost of this disastrous fiasco. They might if Britney hadn't lost her children and if there wasn't a rumor of a new sex tape featuring her. Oh, yeah, there is also the on-going saga of the death of Princess Di. That poor lady is never going to be allowed to rest in peace. Then there is the virtually non-stop football to think about, as well as the playoffs for the World Series. Who has time to waste on thinking about a lously 2% surcharge, especially when you know that the wealthy will never allow a surcharge in the first place. I tell you, all this thinking is not good for those of us with small, smooth brains.
Hillary bested Obama in fund raising the the last quarter, 27 million to his (paltry) 20 million. But will she win Iowa? Some people think this is important. I don't. The Presidency is not going to be determined just in Iowa. If Hillary should lose it will not be by much and she's got plenty of funding to keep going and going just like the energizer bunny (which she increasingly reminds me of). Did you know there actually is such a word as evitable? There is. Is Hillary evitable? I doubt it.
"The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment."
Robert Maynard Hutchins