Friday, May 13, 2005

Brother, Can You Spare $50 Billion?

I'm hoping to have a really fun weekend, so to help me bankroll my good time I ask you for $50 right now. Then I seen you out a bit later tonight and want to have an even better time so hit you up for more money for my weekend fun.

Doesn't seem right, does it?

OK, now go through the first paragraph scenario and replace "fun weekend" with "unnecessary, seemingly endless war." Replace "$50" with "$82 billion." And replace "more money" with "$50 billion."

Congrats, you're America and you've just be mugged for billions more mere days after you coughed up billions. The good news is there's such a sound exit strategy in Iraq. Otherwise this situation just wouldn't make sense.


Blogger Lori said...

This is my favorite part of the article...

"The House Armed Services Committee next week will consider an amendment to bar women from serving in Army combat support and combat service support units...[California Republican Duncan] Hunter defended the proposed ban as needed to prevent women from being placed in the front battle lines, which he said could happen soon unless Congress intervened.

"The American people have never wanted to have women in combat and this reaffirms that policy," Hunter said in a statement."

Wow. Pass the Virginia Slims.

Perhaps the military would do better to use the solution currently employed by the civilian workforce -- they could allow women to participate in combat situations, but just give them lower pay and screw their families on the death benefits.

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