The Afghan conflict is really just a drug war nowadays with NATO fighting for CIA opium producers against the Taliban and their opium producers. Neither side care how many children die as long as the drugs flow.
|What the war is about.|
|What the war is about.|
|Even Mario Mendoza (.215) didn't hit below the Mendoza Line.|
Three generations of imbeciles are enough. ~ Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell HolmesFirst Lyndon Johnson (Vietnam War), then George Bush the elder and George Bush the child. When will we learn that Texans, each and every one without exception, make absolutely horrible presidents?
The most important event of President Grant's second term in office was the severe financial depression by which it was marked. (Source)The 1873 Panic marked the beginning of the Long Depression which lasted 23 years. Like now, it was a time of extreme excess by the extremely wealthy, the Gilded Age, and a time of high unemployment and outright warfare against working Americans. As in the current depression, the richest of the rich found they could profit from depression by corrupting government.
Three or four million heads of households don't turn into tramps and cheats overnight, nor do they lose the habits and standards of a lifetime.... An eighth or a tenth of the earning population does not change its character which has been generations in the molding, or, if such a change actually occurs, we can scarcely charge it up to personal sin. ~ FDR adviser Harry HopkinsThe stock market bubble of the late 1920's burst with great effect when the market crashed in October 1929. As in the current depression, a major cause was the rapid collapse of a debt bubble exacerbated by Republican demands that the burden of recover be carried entirely by the unemployed. The Great Depression was short, only eleven years, because of World War II.
|Eric Cantor R-VA|
Oh, please don’t ask why,
no one quite knows the reason.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
Or maybe his head wasn’t screwed on just right.
But I think that the best reason of all may have been
that his heart was two sizes too small.
|Beloved of God.|
|Jesus is quite the all-rounder|
A boy asks his father to explain politics to him for a class civics assignment.
"Son, the best way I can describe politics is with an analogy. Let's say that I'm a capitalist because I'm the breadwinner. Your mother will be the government because she controls everything, our maid will be the working class because she works for us, you will be the people because you answer to us, and your baby brother will be the future. Do you understand?"
The boy looked at his father quizzically and replied, "I don't know, let me sleep on it."
During the night the boy was awaken by his baby brother's crying. He went into the baby's room and found his brother's diaper was full. He then went into his parents room. His father wasn't there and, try as he might, he couldn't awaken his mother. The boy then went into the maid's room where he found his father having sex with the maid. They boy then just gave up and went back to bed.
Next morning at breakfast the boy told his father that he understood politics now.
"I learned that capitalism is screwing the working class, government is sound asleep ignoring the people, and the future's full of crap."
|The Arizona Wall will make them forget the Berlin Wall|
The wide world is all about you; you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out. ~ J. R. R. TolkienArizona Republicans are continuing their hatred of brown skinned/brown eyed Americans with a plan to raise private funds to build their own border fence.
Fear is the highest fence. ~ Dudley NicholsThey proudly plan to save money by using chain gangs (prison labor) at 50 cents an hour ignoring the fact that slaves need plenty of overseers with dogs and shotguns (running up the cost considerably) or your labor force will skedaddle at the first chance.
There's only one thing I never did and wish I had done: climbed over a fence. ~ Mary, Queen Consort to George VThen there is the question of a quality fence. You can't just string up a chain link fence and expect to keep out much of anything. They will need the skilled labor they can only find cheaply outside to Home Depot parking lot.
Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends. ~ Czech proverbWhich means, if they want to build that fence right they should hire the same brown skinned/brown eyed workers that they are trying to keep out. Of course, that means growing up and not acting like petulant children trying to keep the neighbors from playing in your sand box.
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it. ~ John Locke
|So not a SEAL.|
|At least Osama didn't have cable.|
|From Glenn Beck can't spell.|