Thursday, May 18, 2006


Apparently deciding that he hasn't blown the nation's future into oblivion quite as much as he'd hoped, President Bush finally heaved the Hail Mary Pass we all knew he had in the playbook. Combining profligate spending, election year politics, and a red-herring issue no one really seems to care much about, this could well be his finest hour.


Blogger Mr Furious said...

$1.9 BILLION!?!

WTF? Are those thousand new border agents NBA players? That's $1 million dollars an agent with $900 million left over for fences and six helicopters.

It would probably be cheaper just to hand out thousand dollar bills at the border and send the Mexicans home.

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

When times get tough, Bush throws money.

And don't expect the tough Democrats to do much more than grumble, sabre-rattle . . . and then vote yea so's not to appear weak on, ummm, uh, whatever they think they need to look tough on.

8:57 PM  
Blogger Mr Furious said...

How about this?

"For five and half years, President Bush has done nothing about border security. Nothing. Not even after this country was attacked on 9/11. Now in this midterm eelection year, the Republicans have decided to use Immigration as its pet issue.

As part of that process, President Bush has decided to throw money at this "sudden crisis" by the billions. Enough is enough. The President and his fiscally irresponsible cohorts in Congress have more than maxed out this country's credit card. .It's time to cut them up."

12:15 AM  
Blogger Mr Furious said...

By the way, that took me as long to make up as it did to type. Where can I apply for my consultant's gig?

12:17 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Right here! Your first assignment? Draw up a draft of Articles of Impeachment.

Second assignment? Draw a "down arrow" on the bellies of the Democrats . . . to point them to their balls.

For Hil & Barbara B and others of their sort, find an analogous arrow.

6:24 AM  
Blogger Weaseldog said...

The US Government borrows over $5 billion a day, just to live on. That money is never repaid, so it stays in circulation and is added to the M3 number that they no longer report.

$1.9 billion spread out over months isn't a huge increase.

That camel can carry another bundle of straw.

1:01 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

M3. Yeah, I heard about that once. My old grandpappy was tellin me about the dodo bird, American manufacturing, kids playing outdoors, and something called a record player. Then he mentioned this here M3 thing.

Let's just go for broke. Build a $25 trillion, 100 foot wall completely around our Southern border, including the shores of the Gulf of Mexico (if it's got the word "Mexico" in it, must be bad). That way we can keep the illegals out . . . *and* prevent flooding and other storm damage from any Cat 4+ hurricanes that strike.

1:07 PM  

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