Wednesday, February 08, 2006

**WARNING** Political Rant Ahead **WARNING**

I've worked hard at minimizing my ranting on this blog regarding the mindless twit currently residing in the White House, but I can't hold it in anymore.

This past week we have seen news stories with the following:

-In the White House budget for the fiscal year ending in October 2007, Pentagon funding would increase by nearly 7 percent and, for the first time in Bush's presidency, claim more than half the government's expenditure on discretionary programs, those that get set each year. The $439.3 billion that the plan devotes to the military is 45 percent greater than the Pentagon budget when Bush took office five years ago. (from another article..."the budget includes a $3.5 billion cut in spending for education")


-Shortcomings in aid from the U.S. government are making New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin look to other nations for help in rebuilding his hurricane-damaged city.

What the heck is going on here???? We have massive amounts of people without homes, food and jobs within our borders and this president has the audacity to pump up the pentagon! How embarrassing, the "greatest superpower on Earth" has to look elsewhere for money to lift up those most in need.

Being an American abroad gives one a unique perspective on world events. Folks outside of the US all too often shake their heads in wonderment when discussing American policies. At times I feel like I have to apologize for the actions of the current administration...what a shame.

How rotten is this administration? Check out the news stories about Coretta Scott-King's funeral. The folks eulogizing the great woman couldn't help but chastise Bush as part of their presentation. Also, when Jimmy Carter is out there trashing you with such language, you know you're way off track. Carter may not have been the greatest president we've ever had, but you gotta know he is a great man making a big difference and I have the utmost respect for him.

Here is a quote I found that seems oh so fitting at this time:

"In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." - Napolean Bonaparte

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