Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Cut it Off!
Some might think I speak of chimpy's organ and while the "Lorena Bobbit" approach has a certain appeal, what I really mean is funding for the war.
Nancy Pelosi (my congressperson, BTW) has said "cutting off the funding for Iraq is off the table." Apparently, impeachment is off the table as well. So, do tell Nancy, what is on the table? Did you not get the memo? The American people want our troops OUT NOW. We already know that chimpy doesn't care what the people want, what about you Nancy? Do you care what the people want?
Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) says the Democrats have only one way to end the war: vote against the $130 billion Iraq war supplemental spending bill that will be on the House floor in the spring. I couldn't agree more. There is reserve that will fund the troops for the next six months and that is enough time to get them out.
Know how much a 130 billion is? Just for some perspective, here's a bit of trivia:
“What is a billion??? The next time you hear a politician use the word “billion” in a casual manner, think about whether you want the “politicians” spending your tax money. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases.
A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were living in the Stone Age.
D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and 20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.
Now mutipy that by 130 and tell me how you feel. The comments are open.
H/T to Meta for the trivial pursuit.