Tuesday, March 25, 2008


“Make it 100. We've been in South Korea ... we’ve been in Japan for 60 years. We’ve been in South Korea for 50 years or so. That would be fine with me. As long as Americans are not being injured or harmed or wounded or killed, that’s fine with me. I hope that would be fine with you, if we maintain a presence in a very volatile part of the world where Al Qaeda is training, recruiting and equipping and motivating people every single day."

- John McCain's actual statement, that Democrats are now spinning into "100 years of war", as reported by David Paul Kuhn in the Los Angeles Times

It's shameful how the Democrats, on the one hand, will complain of partisanship tearing the country apart - and swear they want to end it - while continually plotting ways to keep it going, no matter what. This is a perfect example of what they've been doing for 8 years, and plan to keep doing for 8 more: they have no shame.

But, after watching Barack throw his own grandmother under the train (with approval from the party and the press) no decent person should be surprised by anything Democrats do anymore.


  1. “Make it 100. We've been in South Korea ... we’ve been in Japan for 60 years. We’ve been in South Korea for 50 years or so. That would be fine with me.

    where in the constitution is the govt directed to maintain permanent military bases in 140 countries?

    Economists estimate the cost of the Iraq war so far at about $2 trillion. The dollar is crashing, the housing bubble popped, the feds just loaned $$$ to JP Morgan to buy out bear stearns. And you want to spend even more time and money on maintaining a global empire that is bleeding the economy dry?

    People who own homes and pay taxes understand that this money doesn't come from nowhere, it comes from my pocket - $43,000 a year that I earn and but never get to see much less use to buy food, electricity, health care or pay for classes to improve my career

    instead its poured straight down some god-forsaken rathole on the other side of the planet, to build roads, libraries and hosptals for people who'd just as soon behead me as look at me, in the middle of a civil war we lit the fuse on for no goddamn good reason

    People who are unemployed or rent dont get this - the idea that our own govt is borrowing billions of $ a day from China to smash up the middle east like a bull in a china shop sounds just fine to them. After all, its not their money, right? They dont understand the long term impact because they have no stake in this country and so have nothing to lose.

    But if you do own a home, or stocks, or pay taxes, then you might want to rethink this equation. Its not about emotions, its about cost > benefit to you as a citizen.

  2. You're funny:

    You're talking to a black man, living in relative comfort, with two jobs - who's thinking about getting a third for "even more money" - while he listens to others whine. I've traveled (safely I might add) and been able to do a good side-by-side comparison with the citizens of other countries and found we're doing quite well, thank you.

    Have you ever considered the problem might be you? Your obsession with what things cost, as compared to what they're actually worth, is a tip-off that you may be missing something. I mean, you're discussing this with me on a computer: what did it cost - and what's it worth to you? You feel me?

    I think, if you "own a home, or stocks, or pay taxes", you're waaay ahead of the game, my friend, and should probably spend your time counting your blessings - not knocking the country (or the party) that works so hard to make that possible. People are dying for this. Stop crying and give their sacrifice the dignity it deserves.

    I'm a veteran, but you probably could guess that:

    "This ain't no party/this ain't no disco/this ain't no foolin' around,..."

    Thanks for writing, you little jerk.