...a brand new post! The Carnival of the Liberals has left town, and it's just me again, baby. Time to clean up all the empty pint glasses and spent condoms. Liberal carnies are quite a wild bunch, you see. Smell like cabbage. Small hands.
In case you didn't know, I actually published a few really great posts on my secondary blog, Fragmentia 13, during the carnival. Do yourself a favor and check them out!
The first was about some people doing time.
The second is about some people make sexy time. It's nice!
And now, to catch up on what's been going on in the world...
It seems that a whopping 25% of American children have no healthcare. Are there no workhouses? No prisons? Why don't these lazy bums just get jobs so they can afford a doctor? Ah, the salad days of the Industrial Revolution.
On May 1 (May Day), a largely Hispanic group of 25,000 held an immigration rally in Los Angeles. Things got out of hand and police went after the crowd with rubber bullets and batons. Police beating Hispanic immigrants, some likely illegal - yes, it was a consternative's wet dream. (The videos are available online for personal gratification purposes, you guys.)
The melee allegedly started when police were trying to clear protesters out of the street, so that traffic could continue to flow. So where are these jackbooted thugs when I'm sitting in traffic because some rubberneckers are fascinated by a car on the shoulder with a flat tire? Beat those people senseless, with my blessing. I am getting hard already.
Democrats put up a large "Mission Accomplished" banner at the House on the same day, the fourth anniversary of President Bush's notorious photo op, to remind America that the war in Iraq is ongoing. When asked about the incident, deputy White House press secretary Dana Perino responded, “It’s a trumped-up political stunt.” It’s not clear whether Perino was talking about the Dems’ banner, or her boss’.
Also on the same day (yup, it was a busy one!), a consternative writer for National Review Online suggested that a coup might be what could save America from its downfall at the hands of liberals. Isn't that, like, treasonous and highly illegal? Where's the consterno outrage? Better yet, where are the charges? That still draws the death penalty, I believe.
Last week, Condi Rice shamelessly met with her Syrian counterpart in Egypt. Why would she appease our avowed enemies like that? Doesn't she remember that America-hater Nancy Pelosi and some of her Republicant colleagues met with Syrian leaders about a month ago, much to the consternation of the White House? (Truth be told, they were only mad about Nancy's visit; they were mum on her companions.) Incidentally, the site of the talks, Sharm El-Sheik (pronounced "Sharmel Shake"), should be be considered as a new flavor of frozen treat at McDonald's. Kind of a hybrid carmel/Shamrock Shake, I'm thinking. No?
Showing once again his very limited grasp of the concept of respect for human life, President Bush has stated that he will veto any proposal that weakens current federal abortion guidelines, as he will not "allow taxpayer dollars to be used for the destruction of human life." Are you certain about that, Mr. President? I understand you see a difference between the unborn and, say, Iraqi civilians, but you really ought to think more before you open your maw. American taxpayers are funding a deadly conflict right now, and you won't do a thing to change that.
And finally, as of press time, Paul Wolfowitz is still hanging on by a thread over at the World Bank, despite the fact that they have found him guilty of a conflict of interest ethics violation. As you may recall, Wolfie used his influence to get his gal-pal an exorbitant salary that tops that of many of this country’s upper echelon officials. An aide of his has already resigned because the resultant scandal made it impossible for him to do his job.
The word on the street is that Wolfie is holding out for an expected bonus of $400,000 before he's willing to step down. Honestly, why don't they just fire the crooked fucker?
This situation reminds me of all the consternatives who deride the Average Working Joe for expecting a pension and other "entitlements" from their employers. Too much gimme gimme gimme, they say. Yet CEOs and public officials who break the rules/laws still garner up to multimillion dollar severance packages. If you're losing your job because you’ve done something bad, there should be no profiting and no deals. Just get the fuck out.
Hey, that sounds like a good idea. See you Friday!