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State of the Union

January 26, 2011

Just a few quick thoughts since I’m fighting some sort of throat thing:

1.  I wish I got congratulated at my job for sitting next to people I don’t like.

2.  It takes serious balls to wear John Boehner’s tie.  Seriously.  Does he refer to his two testicles as the senate and the house, because that’s how big they would need to be to pull off that tie.

3.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:  The problem with Republicans is they never do what they say they’re going to do.  The problem with Democrats is they always do what they say they’re going to do.

4.  Obama punked out on the deficit session.  I got all excited when he started talking about the need to address the major sources of spending and not focus on the piddly stuff.  Then he got stuck in that rhetorical swamp of a simile when he started talking about how you don’t remove the engine of a plane in order to make it lighter.  Hey, Obama speech writers – here’s a free one for next year:  If you’re a family trying to balance your budget, you start with the big ticket items like your mortgage and car payments, you don’t focus on how much you spend on cat food or toilet paper.

5.  Republican’s are full of crap.  I know this because in their ‘Pledge to America’ they said that all discretionary spending would be eligible to be cut.  Now they’re claiming that defense spending is, as usual, sacrosanct.  I hate to break it to you, but defense spending falls under the category of discretionary spending.  You want to save 100 billion dollars?  No problem – cancel the 2nd engine for the JSF, DDG 1000, EFV, and FCS, and you’ve easily got your savings.  Instead, they hone in on piddly little line items like the NEA or housing assistance, things that all put together don’t even begin to equal one useless defense project that, because it’s built in someone’s district, is suddenly off limits.  Like I said, full of crap.

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One comment

  1. Imagine how much money we’d save if we stopped invading other countries altogether…



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