Thursday, October 26, 2006

WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?

Just a brief update on the state of the nation, as Referendum Day, aka Election Day, approaches:
The median price of a new home dropped last month by nearly 10%, the largest dip since 1970.

96 American troops have died in Iraq so far this month, the largest death toll in a year.

But it's all cool! Stay the course! Exxon-Mobil posted a $10.4 billion profit in the third quarter! And Bush signed a bill authorizing a 700 mile fence along the border with Mexico! Everything's gonna be great! Rich oil men, no more Mexicans, what else could an American want?
Unless you're a CEO, a real estate agent who specializes in selling, a business owner who prefers to pay $1.25/hour only to Americans, or a government-contracted fence & coffin maker, there's really not much of a choice next month, is there?

4 Comments:

Blogger Josh said...

Finally.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

This wasn't enough for you?

Tough crowd.

1:49 PM  
Anonymous waitingforthealiens said...

Kind of amazing how the poll numbers two weeks prior to the mid-terms have pried open the Reality Window on Iraq when all the casualty figures have failed to do so.

I hate to say I can’t think of a Democrat in the House or Senate that actually deserves to keep his job, but if the Republicans get kicked out of the majority in both, I may miss work Wednesday with a hangover. Oops, one exception: Arlen Specter, who doesn’t run this year; by today’s standards, a truly courageous man.

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

I hate to say I can’t think of a Democrat in the House or Senate that actually deserves to keep his job, but if the Republicans get kicked out of the majority in both, I may miss work Wednesday with a hangover.

That's a pretty neat distillation of how I feel about it. The Dems are flawed at so many levels, but the gang in power right now is so disastrous, so depraved in some respects, they have to go.

2:38 PM  

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