Step Right Up: The Vermin Media Circus!

From where I sit, the mass media in America are a sad collection of voyeurs, gossips and stenographers. Even as they decry the decline in political civility, they cover nutcase candidates and their publicity stunts like cub reporters on a high school newspaper. That's what we can expect from coverage of the Vermin Robinson Three Ring Circus. Today, the Winston Salem Journal warms up the crowd.

Republicans Against Children, Right Out of the Gate

The Republicans have come out showing their true colors in this short session of the NC Legislature. The first bill on the calendar for today, the first full day in session?

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT TO REPEAL THE GOVERNOR'S VISION CARE PROGRAM AND THE REQUIREMENT FOR A COMPREHENSIVE EYE EXAMINATION ENACTED UNDER THE GOVERNOR'S VISION CARE PROGRAM, AND TO PROVIDE THAT FUNDS APPROPRIATED TO THE RESERVE FOR THE GOVERNOR'S VISION CARE PROGRAM SHALL REVERT TO THE GENERAL FUND.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1. Section 10.59F of S.L. 2005‑276 is repealed.

SECTION 2. Funds in the Reserve for the Governor's Vision Care Program shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2006.

What is the Governor's Vision Care Program and why should we repeal it? Well, we're spending too much money in North Carolina and collecting too many taxes. Just look, we have a $2 Billion surplus. So, what do Republicans suggest we do? Cut programs for children.

And They're Off!

Today marks the beginning of the 2006 Short Session in the NC General Assembly. Yesterday marked the beginning of ostrich mating season (yes, seriously). We'll just have to wait and see whether the two are in any way connected.

In addition to a bill that would prevent illegal immigrants from winning the lottery (yes, seriously), there are some big issues up for discussion: ethics reform, the gas tax, the minimum wage, and reforms to health care.

A Republican Congress Spending Spree

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That was the sound of your wallet getting lighter.

The Republican led Congress is contemplating raising the debt ceiling again after raising it only two months ago. These monkeys never met a budget they could stick to. The stenographers at The Washington Post are calling it a "bump" as the debt ceiling nears $10 trillion.

More budget news on the flip side...

Nathan Tabor: Without A Prayer

If there's a god, she's reserving a special place in hell for @$$holes like Nathan Tabor, who's just the latest theocrat to find himself with a bit role in Art Pope's Puppetshow.

To hear liberals tell it, George W. Bush doesn’t have a prayer of succeeding. What with the war in Iraq, soaring gasoline prices, and the high cost of medical care, the President’s critics dismiss him on good days as ineffectual…on bad days as a dunce. Yet, the President, with his cockeyed optimism and can-do American spirit, seems to believe he can and will succeed. And he believes that much of the credit can be attributed to prayer.

APATHY!!!!!

I brought this over from my Vet's blog and re-worded it to work here. Dan Why do active Democrats drop out completely or become inactive members of the Party?? What happens is a dirty 6 letter word - APATHY. APATHY means a lack of emotion, a lack of interest, i.e. "I don't care, I'm not interested, I really don't give a !@#$%^&*%." We have all heard the excuses: * "I do not know any one old enough to go to try & register, so I'm not interested. " * "I only care about baseball. " * "I have no children at home; I don't care to work with children and youth." * "I don't like to voluenteer! I don't care about the serving on a Committee." * "I don't like to work outside; I won't help with the fund raiser." * "I'm still mad about (something) that happened (sometime ago) caused by (some current or past member of this Party or some other District) so I'm not going to do anything! APATHY spreads likes a cancer, and is what kills a party.

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