Thursday, May 15, 2008

Same old same old.

John McCain, like most, if not all of his fellow Republican nominees before him, has announced that he is opposed to "partisanship." Hurrah! And an inflation debased dime will get you a thousand points of the following reconstituted turd, "The United States has had several years of marvelous growth." Well, Senator, if one counts the tumorous growth of instruments of financial destruction such as MBSs, CDOs, CDSs, and the like, then yes, absolutely! And if one subscribes to utterly fictitious government numbers like the ones released yesterday that asserted that fuel prices dropped in April, then no doubt, we have almost certainly had robust economic activity of a sort. We've certainly had a lot of growth in housing foreclosures over the last several years. Was that the sort of growth you had in mind, Senator?

Here are some more inspiring gems from the presumptive Republican nominee:

"A League of Democracies will supplant a failed United Nations." (Paraphrased)

Hmm. Given that the U.S. spends most of its time thwarting the work of the U.N., what point is there to forming another organization dedicated to preserving peace and assisting less fortunate nations. Then again, as the U.S. isn't much of a democracy anymore, except nominally, perhaps a League of Democracies might have a decent shot at fulfilling its purpose if the U.S. and it's tottering kleptocracy were left out of the proceedings. And finally, I can't resist taking a swipe at the stunning lack of originality in the name, League of Democracies, what with its deafening echoes of Woodrow Wilson's failed League of Nations.

But wait, there's more:

"The Taliban threat in Afghanistan has been greatly reduced."

Perhaps, but it's a fact that the poppy fields are producing like they haven't in years. But that's good, right, since therein lies a lot of untaxed profits that will bolster the depleted coffers of our kleptocratic empire.

Mark his words:

"There is a time to campaign, and a time to govern. If I'm elected president, the era of the permanent campaign will end; the era of problem solving will begin."

Are you planning to take money out of politics? Your fund raising during the most recent campaign make one skeptical of your commitment to such an eradication, Then again, as long as you got yours in time to snatch the Presidency, that's all that matters, right?

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