US Government Declares War on Christmas
No, really. During the holiday travel season, WaPo reports that the Fed is plastering airports with posters of wanted/suspected terrorists in the hopes that you aren’t already scared shitless enough.
Get those visions of dancing sugarplums out of your head and focus on the “Faces of Global Terrorism” posters. Each poster shows mug shots of “26 known terrorists with reward offers of up to $25 million” for some of them.
If they’d done this in October, I bet the Repubs would have kept both houses.
Now They’ll Have Three More Days Per Week to do Nothing
…Or maybe just corrupt America into a terrorist-coddling, gay-loving, baby-killing, stem-cell-research-doing nightmare of liberal hell. Well, more than before.
Congress’s new workweek, starting January 4th, will allegedly be all of five days long. Just listen to this whiny pisspot’s response…
“Keeping us up here eats away at families,” said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.), who typically flies home on Thursdays and returns to Washington on Tuesdays. “Marriages suffer. The Democrats could care less about families — that’s what this says.”
Right. The Dems’ expecting you to work for your paycheck, like, oh, I dont know, all the rest of the goddamned world, is equal to the destruction of the American family. What a fucktard.
[Representative Steny] Hoyer and other Democratic leaders say they are trying to repair the image of Congress, which was so anemic this year it could not meet a basic duty: to approve spending bills that fund government. By the time the gavel comes down on the 109th Congress on Friday, members will have worked a total of 103 days. That’s seven days fewer than the infamous “Do-Nothing Congress” of 1948.
…But still, it’s 93 days more than Bush worked. I suppose we should count ourselves fortunate for that much, at least.
Isn’t Re-Assembling them Cheating?
Back in March of 2001, the Taliban in Afghanistan blew up two ancient Buddha statues, to the general horror and consternation of the world; now there’s serious talk being made about rebuilding them.
Five years after the Taliban were ousted from power, Bamiyan’s Buddhist relics are once again the focus of debate: Is it possible to restore the great Buddhas? And, if so, can the extraordinary investment that would be required be justified in a country crippled by poverty and a continued Taliban insurgency in the south and that is, after all, overwhelmingly Muslim?
In case you’re wondering, odds are pretty good that most Buddhists wouldn’t want the statues rebuilt. It’s essentially against the religion/philosophy to cling or become attached to things … such as hundred-foot-tall stone icons.
It would have been better had they not been blown up; it would have been better still, really, to not have made them in the first place.
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