Leading Indicators of Broken Government from the Past Week
I never watch television news—I catch the news on the radio and I read through a weekly news magazine: The Week.
I have to say, I can't even stomach the weekly news magazine lately, because it's filled with articles that simply document what I've been saying: our federal government is broken beyond all normal means of repair (i.e., the next—or any—election).
Listen to this pathetic list of supposed news from Washington:
The Election in Iraq . . .
"At a cost of 4,200 American lives, 30,000 wounded, and perhaps 100,000 or more Iraqi dead . . . [it's hoped that] if Allawi becomes prime minister [it will be good] news, because he's more secular [than Iraq's current leader is], with a history of good relationships with Sunnis. Better yet, he's very wary of Iran." (The Week, March 19, 2010; p. 5)
Uh, yeah . . . this Allawi guys sounds . . . oh, I don't know . . . JUST LIKE SADDAM FUCKING HUSSEIN?!
The Economy and Deficit Spending . . .
"Look at it this way: The government and the banks are the only two entities with the power to create something out of nothing . . . " (The Week, March 19, 2010; p. 38)
Oh, okay . . . this is brilliant . . . simply brilliant. So you mean to tell me that EVEN MORE WORTHLESS FIAT CURRENCY IS THE WAY TO FIX AMERICA'S ECONOMIC COLLAPSE?!
The Trial of 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed et al . . .
"The Justice Department has decided to try confessed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four other defendants in a military court—a sharp reversal from the administration's earlier insistence on trying Mohammed in a civilian court in New York City." (The Week, March 19, 2010; p. 7)
No shit. Do you mean to tell me that someone in Washington actually figured out that CONFESSIONS EXTRACTED BY MEANS OF TORTURE ARE INADMISSIBLE IN U. S. FEDERAL COURT?!
U. S. – Israel Relations . . .
"Vice President Joe Biden this week . . . assured Israel that the U. S. would stand with them against Iran." (The Week, March 19, 2010; p. 9)
No kidding . . . THE U. S. WILL CONTINUE TO STAND WITH ISRAEL AGAINST THE PALESTINIANS AND WILL CONTINUE TO TAKE US RIGHT ON INTO WORLD WAR FUCKING THREE TOO—AGAINST IRAN, RUSSIA, AND CHINA—IF WE LET THEM!!!
Federal Government Employee's Salaries . . .
"Federal employees earn higher average salaries than private-sector workers in more than 80% of occupations that exist in both sectors . . . federal workers earned an average salary of $67,691 . . . compared with $60, 046 in the private sector . . . [meanwhile, in Iraq . . . ] Iraqis elected to parliament are paid $112,000 a year—about 30 times the salary of a mid-level Iraqi civil servant." (The Week, March 19, 2010; p. 18)
So . . . what, exactly, are we doing here . . . TAKING THIS BULLSHIT FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE SALARY/TAXPAYER FUNDED RIP-OFF SCHEME ON THE FUCKING ROAD NOW?!
Our Corrupt Federal Government in Washington . . .
"Corruption scandals turn off independent voters, who are already in a sour mood because of the economy and thus may be open to the argument that 'the folks running the government are malevolent and corrupt.'" (The Week, March 19, 2010; p. 18)
Please . . . say it ain't so. DO YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS ACTUALLY RUN BY A WORTHLESS BROOD OF CORRUPT, CRIMINAL VIPERS WHO NEED TO BE TARRED, FEATHERED, AND RUN OUT OF WASHINGTON D. C. ON A FUCKING RAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE?! NO SHIT!!
This is why I can't even read the news weekly magazines anymore: what I read just makes me even more furious and disgusted than I already am. And I'm already ready to throw those crooks out of there now as it is.