I am all for people staging protests. In fact, it’s actually kind of cute when these people are mostly folks who’ve decided what their reality is, generally don’t have solutions to current problems and specifically didn’t have much to say when the basis of our current havoc starting floating around many years ago. It’s almost starting to get cliche - our politics. Democrats/Liberals/all around non rich people who have a certain entitlement issue about them are usually pummeled for voicing their opinions about trickle down theories, budget favors for major corporations, going to war when we’re broke over reasons that aren’t transparent. I mean the list could go on but I’d really sound like Michael from Archie Bunker. Nobody ever won that argument. It just ended in offensive yuk yuks. Hey, wait. I think we have something here. Maybe that’s what the tea parties are. Offensive yuk yuks. Me and every other person who feels like our current President is really trying to make a difference here (what happened to all those conservatives who didn’t criticize George Bush because they were taught to respect their current President - was that hogwash?) have wondered when the solutions instead of the “nos” from the other sides will come in. Is tea going to help the economy? I wasn’t a genius in high school but I do remember some Econ 101 (with my orange crazy curly haired Magnum PI wannabe teacher). The money has got to come from somewhere or else that lovely “super power” title that we all hold so dear is going to get crowned to some other country. How would you like them apples? Like Obama said, “no money, no customers, no customers, no business.” Instead of pouring tea in the water, why don’t you go buy some more tea? And cake. And a vacation. And a car. And a house or something. Pull that dough out of your mattress and give it to a local sign maker instead of being cheap and putting your magic markers to poster board and holding it up at Veteran sites (see Kansas Vet Memorial sites).
Here’s a little ditty pulled from the Cato Institute:
President Bush has presided over the largest overall increase in inflation-adjusted federal spending since Lyndon B. Johnson. Even after excluding spending on defense and homeland security, Bush is still the biggest-spending president in 30 years. His 2006 budget doesn’t cut enough spending to change his place in history, either.
Total government spending grew by 33 percent during Bush’s first term. The federal budget as a share of the economy grew from 18.5 percent of GDP on Clinton’s last day in office to 20.3 percent by the end of Bush’s first term.
The Republican Congress has enthusiastically assisted the budget bloat. Inflation-adjusted spending on the combined budgets of the 101 largest programs they vowed to eliminate in 1995 has grown by 27 percent.
Wait, I thought you Republicans wanted less government. How did your boy get to grow it more? Confused? Me too. Here’s a listing of the past 8 years of debt from the Bureau of Public Debt (we have some folks tracking this stuff, kids):
What exactly is your protest about? Is it about keeping your business as usual at a time when there is no such thing as usual or are you throwing party tantrums? If it’s party thing, drink your tea and buy some cake so you can stimulate the economy and stop running your mouth about stuff you don’t want to understand.
I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a Capricorn (if you believe in that) or if it’s because I was raised a certain way but I make no bones about holding money a little close to the heart. So just as I was adding up all the money I’ve spent in former relationships and literally about to kick myself in the ass, I read this story about Whitney from Bossip.com. It straight doesn’t make me feel that much better though. One one hand, I could’ve lost a lot more change but on the other hand, am I comparing myself with a crack head?
WHITNEY HOUSTON allegedly paid a $400,000 (£270,920) ransom to kidnappers who were threatening to kill her ex-husband BOBBY BROWN, according to a sensational new book.
Houston and Brown divorced in 2007 after nearly 15 years of marriage and their union was plagued with rumours of drug problems. In his autobiography, Preacher of the Streets, former gang member David Collins claims Brown was snatched over a $25,000 (£17,000) debt to a drug dealer, and held bound and gagged at gunpoint by members of a New York street gang known as the Preacher Crew.
Collins alleges the fearsome group decided to extort more money than was owed, and Brown was allowed to call Houston who delivered $400,000 (£270,920) in exchange for the safe return of her husband.
Collins writes, “They came to an agreement. She was personally going to bring $400,000 to get her man back. The next day, she did just that. She was wearing a wig.”
The alleged event took place in April 1993 - at the peak of Houston’s fame.
The kidnapping was never reported to the police, and representatives for both Houston and Brown have refused to discuss the claims.
More reasons to annihilate Paris Hilton
There’s really no original idea to my disdain for this person who really should not be famous. Because of her, a whole gate load of uninteresting bitches with money think they need to come out from their daddy’s trust fund and show their asses and lack of real fashion sense have come out and bored me with their presence.
BUT now, I have a slightly famous comrade in Tina Fey. She was on the Stern’s radio show and ranted about UWG (Ugly White Girl). The folks at City Rag caught it all:
She said Paris had “the hair of a fraggle“, and left “nasty wads of Barbie hair on the floor” from her “cheap weave”!
Tina caught Paris’s giant man hands and said they were as long as her forearm.
More zingers below!…
Paris actually takes herself seriously and “embraces her stupidity”.
She asked them to write a skit so she could play Jessica Simpson “because I hate her” “she’s fat”.
Paris was so uninterested in anyone else the staff had a bet to see if she would ask anyone something personal (like “how are you”).
She did at one point ask someone “is Maya Rudolph Italian?” (she’s half Black, half Jewish)
Tis a pity. I love Fraggle Rock.