“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Saturday, November 27, 2004

Our Republican Gifts

In the Saturday Globe-News (11/27) there are several articles telling us about all the wonderful things we are getting from our conservative friends both nationally and in Texas. First, on the front page, we learn that our fantastic Republican controlled Texas legislature has spent all the money from the Toward Excellence Access and Success (TEXAS) program that has been promised our needy college students PLUS our president and national congress are going to toss 100,000 Pell Grant recipients off the rolls! (Page 1 "College grants get cut"). Then on page 3A our esteemed paper tells us "Audit: Halliburton lost property" to the tune of $18 million dollars! That's our V.P.'s company! And, on page 7A ("Massive Spending legislation becomes a habit for Congress") We see that our nation's congress, without being able to read the more than 3,000 page bill voted to spend $388 billion, on a bill loaded with pork, to keep our country running - and already over $400 billion in debt!

But at least one right-winger was very gracious. David Watson from Pampa (on page 11A in his opinion column), at the end of a convoluted discourse about Tony Tackitt I'm still trying to figure out, quoted one of our most revered liberal Democrats, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Thank you David, for your recognition of one of our country's outstanding LIBERAL presidents!

The Liberalator