George Bush is a huge fucking asshole. Seriously. Fuck him. He deserves to be tried and impeached and imprisoned.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13561796/

Sen. John McCain thought he had a deal when President Bush, faced with a veto-proof margin in Congress, agreed to sign a bill banning the torture of detainees.

Not quite.

While Bush signed the new law, he also quietly approved another document: a signing statement reserving his right to ignore the law.

If the president can’t obey the law, then why should I have to slow down in a school zone, or stop for a school bus that is unloading or loading kids. Bush has side stepped laws since he was elected, I mean selected in 2000. He has fucked the working poor, the middle class and soldiers, all while making people believe that if they went against him, they were supporting terrorists.

The man needs to be tried in the house of representatives, and then impeached in the senate. Then Dick Cheney, Condi Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, and all of his cronies he has polluting our government. Then the people of America need to stop being zombies at the election booth and put in effective representatives that will effectively govern, not just pander to their base on single issues.

Bid to increase minimum wage nixed

CNN.com – Bid to increase minimum wage nixed

How odd, don’t you think?  They got a nice raise not too long ago….

What will it take for all the supply siders to realize that if people can’t afford to buy anything, the economy will end up in the shitter?  They trot out the fact that many jobs pay more than minimum wage, but not every single job does.  Many untrained and unskilled workers can’t get a better job that pays more than minimum wage, so they have no chance of raising their standard of living beyond subsistance living, with every penny of every check being spent before they get it.  And in many parts of the country employers keep wages low, and the people suffer because of it.  My hometown is like that, with a few jobs paying very well, but the majority make minimum wage or a few cents an hour more.  The companies all say that they need to be able to compete against China and India, but the bosses all have massive houses, drive nice imported cars and their wives go shopping in Dallas, New York and Los Angeles at least once a month.  Of course, they scream that they are going broke all the time, and give out 3 cent an hour raises once a year to the employees that work for them.

I say we overthrow this current government, strip the mega rich of the money they will never spend or use and give it to the people who need the money the most.  The single mothers working 2 jobs to keep food and clothes in her house. The parents that need to get their kids braces but their insurance won’t cover it.

I am not saying that everyone should just sit there with a hand out, but those who are willing to work should see some rewards for their efforts.

Iraq war, ala Zark

Iraqi Invasion: A Text Misadventure
Revision 88 / Serial number 54892

Oval Office
You are standing inside a White House, having just been elected to the presidency of the United States. You knew Scalia would pull through for you.

There is a large desk here, along with a few chairs and couches. The presidential seal is in the middle of the room and there is a full-length mirror upon the wall.

What do you want to do now?

> INVADE IRAQ
You are not able to do that, yet.

> LOOK MIRROR
Self-reflection is not your strong suit.

> PET SEAL
It’s not that kind of seal.

> EXAMINE CHAIRS
They are two several chairs arranged around the center of the room, along with two couches. Under one couch you find Clinton’s shoes.

> FILL SHOES
You are unable to fill Clinton’s shoes.

> EXAMINE DESK
It is a large, oak desk, with several drawers.

In one drawer you find a bag of pretzels.

> EAT PRETZEL.
I don’t think the pretzel would agree with you.

> INVADE IRAQ
You are not able to do that, yet.

> INVADE IRAQ
You are not able to do that, yet.

> GO RIGHT
Far-Right
You are on the far right of the political spectrum.
Jesse Helms is here.
John Ashcroft is here.

> GO RIGHT
Radical Right
You are on the extreme right of the political spectrum.
Dick Cheney is here.
Pat Robertson is here.

> INVADE IRAQ
You are not able to do that, yet.

> TAKE VACATION
Taken.

> INVADE IRAQ
You are not able to do that, yet.

> SCORE
Your favorablity rating is 58% out of a possible 100%.

> GO PHOTOOP
Photo Op
You are at a the Emma T. Booker Elementary School, along with a gaggle of obsequious members of the mainstream media.
There is a book here.
There are some children here.

> READ BOOK
You read “My Pet Goat.”

In the distance, terrorists attack the United States.

> READ BOOK
You continue to read “My Pet Goat.”

> READ BOOK
You continue to read “My Pet Goat.”

> READ BOOK
You continue to read “My Pet Goat.”

> GO HOME
You fly around aimlessly for a while, then return to the White House.

Oval Office

> GIVE SPEECH
Who do you want to give the speech to?

> AMERICAN PEOPLE
You give the speech to the American people.

> DIAGNOSIS
Your favorablity rating is 84% out of a possible 100%.

> INVADE IRAQ
You are not able to do that, yet.

> INVADE AFGHANISTAN
Afghanistan
You have invaded the nation of Afghanistan, bombing the Taliban nearly out of existence.

Osama Bin Laden, mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, is here.

> INVADE IRAQ
(Leaving Afghanistan first.)
You are not able to do that, yet.

> INVADE IRAQ
You are not able to do that, yet.

> FUCK
Such language in a high-class establishment like this!

> HYPE THREAT
“The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.”

> MONGER FEAR
“Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof — the smoking gun — that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud …”

> MUDDY WATER
“We know that Iraq and the al Qaeda terrorist network share a common enemy — the United States of America. We know that Iraq and al Qaeda have had high-level contacts that go back a decade. And we know that after September the 11th, Saddam Hussein’s regime gleefully celebrated the terrorist attacks on America …”

> PUNISH CRITICS
“Wilson never worked for the CIA, but his wife, Valerie Plame, is an Agency operative on weapons of mass destruction … ”

> RAILROAD CONGRESS
You schedule a vote on the Iraq invasion for just before the 2002 midterm elections. As usual, spineless democrats roll over like an SUV taking a sharp corner.

Your plan to invade Iraq now has the backing of the American people and Congress.

> INVADE IRAQ
Baghdad
You enter the Iraqi capital of Bagdad, having toppled the government and captured the nation’s key cities in only 21 days. You can’t seem to find the promised throngs of citizens greeting you as liberators, but the footage of the Saddam statue being pulled down looks great on Fox!

> GIVE CONTRACTS
Who do you want to give the contracts to?

> HALLIBURTON
What kind of contracts do you wish to give to Halliburton?

> NO-BID
You give the no-bid contracts to Halliburton.

> STAY COURSE
The situation in Iraq remains unchanged.

> STAY COURSE
The situation in Iraq remains unchanged.

> WEAR FLIGHTSUIT
You put on the flightsuit.

> SAY “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”
“Mission accomplished.”

> EXAMINE MISSION
The mission is not accomplished.

> STAY COURSE
The situation in Iraq remains unchanged.

Some insurgents arrive.

> STAY COURSE
The situation in Iraq deteriorates.

> STAY COURSE
The situation in Iraq deteriorates.

Some insurgents arrive.
There is a small number of insurgents here.

> STAY COURSE
The situation in Iraq deteriorates.

> STAY COURSE
The situation in Iraq deteriorates.

Some insurgents arrive.
There is a medium number of insurgents here.

> STAY COURSE
The situation in Iraq deteriorates.

An election year arrives.

> GO LEFT
Far-Right
Pat Buchanan is here.
Sean Hannity is here.

> GO LEFT
Compassionate Conservativism
You are right-of-center on the political spectrum.
John McCain is here.
Joseph Leiberman is here.

> GET REELECTED
You get reelected.

> GO RIGHT
Far-Right
Tom DeLay is here.
Michelle Malkin is here.

> GO RIGHT
Radical Right
Rick Santorum is here.
Ann Coulter is here.

> STAY COURSE
The situation in Iraq deteriorates.

Some insurgents arrive.
There is a large number of insurgents here.

> STAY COURSE
The situation in Iraq deteriorates.

> STAY COURSE
The situation in Iraq deteriorates.

Some insurgents arrive.
There is a huge number of insurgents here.

> STAY COURSE
The situation in Iraq deteriorates.

> STAY COURSE
The situation in Iraq deteriorates.

Some insurgents arrive.
There is an overwhelming number of insurgents here.

> SCORE
Your favorablity rating is 47% out of a possible 100%.

> ADMIT MISTAKES
You are unable to admit mistakes.

> ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY
You are unable to accept responsibility.

> DECLARE VICTORY
I do not know what you mean by “victory.”

> QUIT
Oh, how we wish you would

Congress once again says FUCK YOU to the people of America

House Accepts $3,300 Raise

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Published: June 13, 2006

Filed at 9:52 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite record low approval ratings, House lawmakers Tuesday embraced a $3,300 pay raise that will increase their salaries to $168,500.

The 2 percent cost-of-living raise would be the seventh straight for members of the House and Senate.

Lawmakers easily squelched a bid by Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah, to get a direct vote to block the COLA, which is automatically awarded unless lawmakers vote to block it.

In the early days of GOP control of Congress, lawmakers routinely denied themselves the annual COLA. Last year, the Senate voted 92-6 to deny the raise but quietly surrendered the position in House-Senate talks.

As part of an ethics reform bill in 1989, Congress gave up their ability to accept pay for speeches and made annual cost-of-living pay increases automatic unless the lawmakers voted otherwise.

The pay issue has been linked to the annual Transportation and Treasury Department spending bill because that measure stipulates that civil servants get raises of 2.7 percent, the same as military personnel will receive. Under a complicated formula, the increase translates to 2 percent for members of Congress.

Like last year, Matheson led a quixotic drive to block the raise. He was the only member to speak on the topic.

”I do not think that it is appropriate to let this bill go through without an up or down vote on whether or not Congress should have an increase in its own pay,” Matheson said.

But by a 249-167 vote, the House rejected Matheson’s procedural attempt to get a direct vote on the pay raise.

The pay raise would also apply to the vice president — who is president of the Senate — congressional leaders and Supreme Court justices.

This year, Vice President Dick Cheney, House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Chief Justice John Roberts receive $212,100. Associate justices receive $203,000. House and Senate party leaders get $183,500.

President Bush’s salary of $400,000 is unaffected by the legislation.

What a bunch of pricks…kick them all out, the whole lot of them.