Things for you to ponder

I ponder things like this while I drive all over Western North Carolina, now you can too!

1. While I know that health care costs have gone up a lot, it seems that all the money GM made from the efforts of workers over the years should still be around. I bet retired GM executives are not worried about their health care. Where did the money go?

2. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has decided to send a "fact finding mission" to Iraq. While that is funny enough in a war based on lies, it seems to me a casual Google search on American military contractors and atrocities should do just fine. I mean, I don't have to go to Iraq to see videos of Blackwater thugs shooting at random cars and pedestrians. If I know this, how come Mr. Gates does not?

3. Evo Morales is a very cool dude. Check out this interview if you don't believe me.

4. Do you suppose Bush could not pronounce Myanmar, and that is why he said Burma? Or does he think it is a shave cream?

5. Sure Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a nutjob, but how nutty is he when he makes sense? Is his apparent insanity helped out by the US media? I mean, are we misquoting him or something? I mean Washington seems so worried about Iran even thinking about a bomb... meanwhile the real nuts in Pakistan HAVE a bomb, and the guy who stole it for them was pardoned! And they refuse to allow investigators to question him.


Great minds

I've had the same thoughts, but not quite so clearly.


on the driving around WNC. It's in the 90s here again. Sigh.
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And one more... which keeps me awake...

Why is it the banks who made the "bad loans" in the sub-prime market, and all their investors are getting assistance from governments while the people who are struggling are not?

You sure don't hear republicans crying foul about...

"Socialized Banking" do you?

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it. - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.

"Socialized banking" that's great

I just read an ad in the "Petroleum News" (a freebie Mr. DQ picked up in Alaska) that read "Are you getting tired of industry always taking the blame?"

Yeah. I get tired of that. It's so unfair. Imagine. The petroleum industry getting "blamed" for oil spills they won't pay for . . . gee, life is so unfair.

Banking profiteers and oil executives and investors who want their profits with no deductions for their mistakes . . . if only the Democratic Party would be represent these underappreciated people, then maybe the media would like us . . .
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it's brilliant.

that's taking back the language! Go Robert - or whoever came up with it. I like it.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

A "fact finding mission"

to foreign countries by government officials in most cases amounts to either a "good news finding mission" or a survey to locate potentially corrupt counterparts to help steal taxpayer's money.

Frankly, the phrase itself is an insult to the hundreds of journalists who have died researching and reporting the facts of this neocon clusterfuck. There are more heroes in the so-called "liberal media" than there are in the (current) administration or PNAC, but that thought doesn't even register in the minds of conservatives.