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Friday, February 24, 2006

Daily Show, Colbert Report, Boomer Greed

This morning I watched last night’s Daily Show http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_daily_show/index.jhtml and Colbert Report
http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_colbert_report/index.jhtml.

Jon Stewart did a piece on the cost of the war in Iraq. In 2003, before the bombing began, the Bush Administration told us it would only cost $1.5 billion to bomb the people of a country that they knew posed no threat to the United States. To date, more than $250 billion have gone into that project, and Bush just asked for another $60 billion or so. The Daily Show divided that out to say that it’s about $2,083 per American citizen. But we’re not to worry about “our” tax dollars being burned up by incendiary devices, because it’s all being financed through deficits – loans from foreign investors and governments. Instead, the bill will come to $200,000 per grandchild of today’s taxpayers, who will have to pay it all back with interest.

Stephen Colbert did a piece on the Medicare prescription drug plan that’s screwing so many people. It was a satirical PR video by the pharmaceutical industry, showing that if pharmaceuticals didn’t continue to make obscene profits from selling drugs for arthritis, anxiety, ADHD and obsessive compulsive disorder, little old ladies would be stuck in their beds, being burned to death after arsonists set their homes on fire, while the President would be compelled to press the red button and blow up the whole planet. “If not for pharmaceuticals, you’d all be dead.” Then Colbert interviewed David Brooks from the New York Times, who spoke, characteristically, like an idiot, and took more than five minutes to admit that Bush’s Dubai port project makes no sense politically, even if there’s no fact-based reason to find it any less safe than the ports already are.

I am tired of the Boomers, and their shameless pursuit of profit at the expense of the well-being of all living things, now and yet to be born.

1 Comments:

  • so if i had taken that 300 bucks, and invested it in armaments... i'd be all set for the coming collapse of civilization!

    but that leaves 1700 bucks unaccounted for. can i pay for that with one of those cool "no principle" loans?

    keep up the good work katherine.

    By Anonymous ryan scofield, At 8:23 PM  

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