03 September 2011

Welcome to "Htrae"

When the American people vote in a bunch of reactionary extremists into the houses of Congress, based on the bogey man in the White House...(it's not called the Black House, after all)...what do we expect? He's been called everything from a Kenyan anti-colonialist (hey, weren't the founding fathers all anti-colonialists?)...to a socialist, fascist, communist, anti-American...blah, blah, blah...keep the inane banter going and nothing will get done except more division, stagnation, recession...possibly a depression...and maybe even a civil war, there's so many looney-tunes out there. Rick Perry, a secessionist, is polling the highest of the crazies for the Republican nomination. Talk about not loving America. Yikes. This is Bizarro World.

In the Bizarro world of "Htrae" ("Earth" spelled backwards), society is ruled by the Bizarro Code which states "Us do opposite of all Earthly things! Us hate beauty! Us love ugliness! Is big crime to make anything perfect on Bizarro World!". In one episode, for example, a salesman is doing a brisk trade selling Bizarro bonds: "Guaranteed to lose money for you". Later, the mayor appoints Bizarro No. 1 to investigate a crime, "Because you are stupider than the entire Bizarro police force put together". This is intended and taken as a great compliment.

Welcome to the New Republican Party.

Let's get something straight...12 trillions of dollars of debt began with Reagan, who never submitted a balanced budget and robbed from the SS trust fund he created by doubling payroll taxes, through Bush I...then a Democrat named Clinton finally submitted a couple of balanced budgets...with surpluses (which were owed to the SS trust fund)...and then came GW Bush with his unfunded wars, Medicare part D...and huge tax cuts for the wealthy to "return the surplus to the taxpayers"...and made speeches about how mortgages and credit needed to be loosened up so that every one could own a home, regardless of their credit rating...which was a disaster, combined with sliced and diced derivatives created by the big banks...which GW then bailed out. Crashed the world's economy...not just ours. Left a huge shitpile for the next President to clean up. Unfortunately, he's black and hated. Certainly not a liberal or progressive man...a middle of the roader...a compromiser. But...he's got the middle name Hussein. And did I mention he's black? And a Democrat. Hell, the Republicans dogged Clinton (who actually cut welfare and balanced the budget)...all through his terms in office. Face it, he did what no mouthy Republican President did in recent history. He submitted a balanced budget...with a surplus. Had we stayed on that track, we'd have no national debt now. None...no interest to pay on the debt...zero. Right now we pay 412 billion dollars in interest on the debt...a total waste. That money could be getting this country on track. We've lost our power, because of lies and lying liars...The New Republican Party.

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