Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Your Government at Work

It's always something.

  • I'm not sure who thought it was a good idea to send Air Force One, accompanied by a military escort, on a low fly-by of lower Manhattan. But it wasn't a good idea. Unsurprisingly, New Yorkers are a just a little bit skittish about that sort of thing.

  • I wasn't aware of this until yesterday, but it's good to know. Apparently the Centers for Disease Control and pretty much all other public health efforts in this country have no money at all to battle the swine flu. No really, it's true. Apparently, if these agencies didn't get money from the stimulus bill, the researchers are forced to use specimen jars as tin cups and beg for money. Mostly because of Susan Collins and Karl Rove. I just can see Collins now, twirling her Snidely Whiplash mustache. I guess the only reasonable conclusion is that Republicans are just heartless bastards.

  • Speaking of heartless bastards, House Minority Leader John Boehner has called for release of CIA documents detailing what Congress knew about the programs that some are now calling torture, especially the efficacy of the programs. Good. If we're gonna have a witch hunt, let's make sure we get all the witches.


W.B. Picklesworth said...

Right, so by liberal logic, if we had spent money on the problem then it wouldn't have become a problem? Anyone care to start a list of problems the government hasn't solved by throwing money around?

I heard someone on the radio last night trying to stir up anger at Governor Pawlenty and panic in the populace (nice band name) because he is threatening to veto funding that might possibly go to hospitals. Got that? A FUTURE veto has rendered Minnesota hospitals unable to handle the Pig Flu Pandemic. It kind of reminds me of that bridge he destroyed with his veto pen.

Mark Heuring said...

liberal logicA cat puts its kittens in the oven
Biscuits go into the oven
Kittens are biscuits

my name is Amanda said...

I like my kittens smothered in sausage gravy.

Mark Heuring said...

I like my kittens smothered in sausage gravy.Who doesn't, Amanda?