Thursday, January 31, 2008

Dissident Voice : One Bush Left Behind

Dissident Voice : One Bush Left Behind: "Here’s your question, class:

In his State of the Union, the President asked Congress for $300 million for poor kids in the inner city. As there are, officially, 15 million children in America living in poverty, how much is that per child? Correct! $20.

Here’s your second question. The President also demanded that Congress extend his tax cuts. The cost: $4.3 trillion over ten years. The big recipients are millionaires. And the number of millionaires happens, not coincidentally, to equal the number of poor kids, roughly 15 million of them. OK class: what is the cost of the tax cut per millionaire? That’s right, Richie, $287,000 apiece.

Mr. Bush said, “In neighborhoods across our country, there are boys and girls with dreams. And a decent education is their only hope of achieving them.”

So how much educational dreaming will $20 buy?"

Friday, January 25, 2008

Western Civilization Has No Morality

In reply to a reporter's question "What do you think of Western Civilization?", he said "I think it would be a good idea!"

Mohandas Gandhi

Western Civilization Has No Morality:

"Unable to impose its will on countries it has invaded with conventional arms, the West's military leaders are now prepared to force compliance with the moral world's will by threatening to nuke those who resist. You see, since the West has the monopoly on morality, truth, and justice, those in the outside world are obviously evil, wicked and brutal."

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Pictures of the bobcat|Lynx rufus facts

Pictures of the bobcat|Lynx rufus facts: "A bobcat group is called a 'clowder, clutter, pounce, kindle (young), embarrassment (young),'."

Just a bit of info from skippin' around on sheanc's blog

"I just stumbled into an embarrassment of Bobcats"

Friday, January 11, 2008

Joe Bageant: Coffee, Consciousness and Revolution

Joe Bageant: Coffee, Consciousness and Revolution:

"Of course corporations and the state understand that you win by not going along with the program, but by exploiting those who do. Thus, wherever there is unquestioned obedience to mass behavior, there is power for the state over individual freedom and profits to be made by the few who understand the value of public obedience. Consequently, the natural cooperative social nature of ordinary people guarantees that there will always be despots, authoritarian states and the few exploiting the many."