03 October 2009

Your government at work

Sen. Thomas Carper (D.-Del.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, told CNSNews.com that he does not “expect” to read the actual legislative language of the committee’s health care bill because it is “confusing” and that anyone who claims they are going to read it and understand it is fooling people.

“I don’t expect to actually read the legislative language because reading the legislative language is among the more confusing things I’ve ever read in my life,” Carper told CNSNews.com.
While lamenting the fact that the bill is gibberish, Carper compares the text to that of your credit card full disclosure statement and brags that Congress passed a law that mandates the credit card companies use "plain English" rather than legal gibberish.

However, I find it entertaining that there is no such movement afoot in Congress today to have them live by the rules they force others to follow.

01 October 2009

File this one

under the "you've got to be shitting me" section.
In her speech in Copenhagen today, First Lady Michelle Obama said her trip to Denmark, along with the travel of her "dear friend" and "chit-chat buddy" Oprah Winfrey, as well as tomorrow's visit by President Obama, is a "sacrifice" on behalf of the children of Chicago and the United States. "As much of a sacrifice as people say this is for me or Oprah or the president to come for these few days," the first lady told a crowd of people involved in the Chicago project, "so many of you in this room have been working for years to bring this bid home."
Let's see... you fly to Europe on the taxpayer's dollar. I'm sure she's not staying in the Motel 6. I'm sure she's not eating at the usual "affordable" locations. (at least affordable for those of us normal people) You get to hang out with all the "in" crowd in Copenhagen. And that's some sort of..... sacrifice? spit spit spit.

Jesus Christ these people have no shame.

29 September 2009

C'est la vie

You know it's bad when the French are upset with the lack of resolve from an American president.
President Sarkozy .... had been "frustrated" for months about Mr. Obama's reluctance to confront Iran, a senior French government official told us, and saw an opportunity to change momentum. [at the United Nations] But the Administration told the French that it didn't want to "spoil the image of success" for Mr. Obama's debut at the U.N. and his homily calling for a world without nuclear weapons, according to the Paris daily Le Monde. So the Iran bombshell was pushed back a day to Pittsburgh, where the G-20 were meeting to discuss economic policy.
Ahhhh. The image of success. We're not about actual success, and are more concerned with the image. Nice.

Once again, there's not a day that goes by that in some way I wonder just what the hell has happened to my country.