Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Chicken Soup for AIDS

It will be very interesting to see how quickly they can develop a vaccine for the possible Bird Flu pandemic. A lot of money is already being spent on the mere possibility that it could happen. Meanwhile, AIDS continues to kill thousands of people every day. These viruses cannot be that different - except for the fact that the Bird Flu threatens white heterosexuals as much as those "other" people.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Screw the Poor, Old and Sick

As if in an immediate response to my entry yesterday, The Senate approved a budget today that cuts 36 billion in spending. Surely they cut some frivolous spending on minor programs - right?

Of course not. Here is what they cut according to USA Today On-line:

"The bill, passed by a 52-47 vote, makes mild cuts to the health care programs for the elderly, poor and disabled, but leaves the food stamp program untouched. "

That is incredibly revolting.

Power to the Man

Power was finally restored to my house today - 11 days after Hurricane Wilma. What a blessing!

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A Billion Here - A Billion There

Spend, Spend, Spend - The Bush administration seems to be very good at it. Got an endless war? Throw 80 Billion a year at it. Earthquake overseas - throw some billions there (we should of course). A possible bird flu pandemic - it's ok - we got billions! Spending is easy - but where is this money coming from? Certainly not from increased taxes - perish the thought! There is an easier way - just borrow it!

I wonder what would happen if I quit my job and just charged everything? That's basically what the Bush administration is doing to this country.

Ask anyone who is trying to recover from serious credit card debt how their life is - they will tell you they are miserable. No one will give you any new credit and you pay outrageous fees on all the debt you do have. You can't get ahead because every time you try to buy something - you have to pay such a high interest rate. Plus things start to break and can't be fixed. It's not fun at all.

This country is in the same situation and will be for many years to come. America needs to get a better job! Either that or win the lottery. But that never worked for me.

A very big THANK YOU

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who is helping out down here in South Florida trying to get us back to a functioning city(s). It is a tremendous task and I see a lot of people working long hours in all parts of the effort.

Your work has not gone unnoticed!

Hard Habits

Ten days without power following hurricane Wilma and I'm still hitting that bathroom light switch every time.