Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Why is this even a question?

I am not a good American...I prefer to form my own opinions" - George Carlin

"It's difficult to remember one came to drain the swamp when one is up to one's ass in alligators" - Barack Obama (not really...but it should have been).

Er...DUH...YES.

15 comments:

intelliwench said...

I'd love to trade the military corps for a new civilian conservation corps, and start fixing up our bridges and roads here instead of blowing 'em up in other countries. But nobody's asking me....

jadedj said...

intell---Well there within lies the problemo, eh? They ain't asking anybody with an ounce of sense. Besides, how dare you introduce logic into the equation. Jeez.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, it seems like a rhetorical question. Too bad it isn't, at least to some people.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

duh fucking duh!

Harlequin said...

perfect image; duh... what more needs saying?? who knew it would be this tough to make the obvious obvious.

jadedj said...

DSWS---It would seem the "controllers" don't want to talk about it...might cost them a dime or two.

YD G---Now why didn't I think of that?

Harlequin---Indeed.

Kulkuri said...

Doh, I don't know. As long as the lazy unemployed don't get any money, because that would make Baby Heyzeus cry!!

Tom Harper said...

"Scaling back wars???" The world is full of evil Muslims who want to kill us. Socialism is rearing its commie head everywhere, and Socialism has never worked! And some of those communists are trying to infiltrate and undermine our great nation. America needs us like she's never needed us before.

We need MORE wars to keep us safe. Think of the children.

Punch said...

I have never been able to understand the hubris of my countrymen.
We are less than .5% of the earth's population.
The problem is, sarcasm is lost on the chilren. (sic)
The chilren (sic) will follow guys like Tom Harper to their death.
Not realizing he was putting them on.
Or is he?

jadedj said...

Kulkiri---Yeah man, popping them babies out like Carter's Little Liver Pills, sucking up the free bucks.
Baby Heyzeus loves you, long as you ain't on the dole...according to Dole, et al.

Tom---I think we should "Go For Broke", we've just surpassed the Soviet's occupation of Afghanistan of 9 years, with exactly the same results...ZERO. I say, double that number to 18. That way, kids who were born in 2001 (the year we INVADED Afghanistan) can participate. There's nothing like passing the carnage on...not to mention the debt.

Punch---Meet Tom Harper...one of the good guys...PECKERWOOD!

Punch said...

I will see you.
And I will raise you
He is chump change.
(sic)

Mr. Charleston said...

The problem with taking a poll to decide whether or not to go to war is... after 9/11 the answer would have been a resounding YES!

Then again, it's all in how you ask the question. Do you want us to go kill them ragheads who blowed up our buildings? YES! Would you give me your sons so we can send them to some god-forsaken wasteland to get their arms and legs blown off by roadside bombs and give them back to you forever crippled? NO!

Chimp said...

War is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable.

It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

When Vietnam ended, the "war industry" went looking for new enemies.

They created our new Middle Eastern enemies: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen and soon Iran and of course Muslims and the "toilet" Al-Qaeda.

We need to make more fighter jets, tanks, bombs, bullets, electronics, uniforms, and even caskets.

jadedj said...

So here I go again...no email notification of comments on my blog. Sorry.

Punch---Are you referring to the person who left the anonymous comment which I deleted?

Mr. C---After 9/11 it WAS a resoundingly yes...as I recall. My point here is, we love war as opposed to solving social problems. We like boom boom, and shoot 'em up and killing brown types. Not to mention good for business. It shouldn't even be a question as to whether the war machine should be one of the first to be cut back to help reduce the deficit. Hell IT IS the damned deficit. Unfortunately not only is it a question, it ain't even on the fucking table.

Chimp---True words, and Dwight Eisenhower told us this FIFTY FUCKING YEARS AGO. We have the attention span of a slug. If it requires remembering much beyond a 30 second TV ad, forget it.

Chimp said...

And of course, our buddy George Carlin told it best in "We Like War":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDkhzHQO7jY