We’re screwed

– Bumper sticker of the week: I’ll bet you ten bucks Kerry loses.

– Quote of the week: "Take Reagan. He’s perhaps the worst President until now we’ve had, a man who knocked the hell out of everything, the New Deal that saved his ass and that gave his father a job on the WPA. When he was president of the Screen Actors Guild, he was informing regularly to the FBI on his own members, considering them un-American and subversive. He was a Fink." Studs Terkel

– Imagine: Nothing to kill or die for.

– Iraq Veterans Against The War, a newly formed group, is rapidly growing in number. I didn’t see any mention of this in the mainline press. They don’t consider such things newsworthy anymore. The resistance is also growing. It is estimated over 5,000 soldiers have refused to show up or have deserted. The military is not doing anything cause they don’t want anyone to know how many there are. Many are going to Canada, seeking refugee status. Here we go again.

– The mainline press can no longer be trusted. They swallow every government propaganda line they are fed. They are for the most part strongly bias towards the establishment. That we have a liberal, left wing press is one of the great lies of the right-wing establishment.

– Tom Delay, House majority leader, should be sent to Iraq to negotiate the peace. That would really be fun to watch.

– Ford Motor Company has had the worst overall fuel efficiency rating of any of the major auto companies 20 out of the last 30 years. Ford’s fleet today gets fewer miles per gallon on average than the Model T did. Americans are paying the ultimate price for this gas consuming obsession. Ford could easily improve efficiency to 50mpg, if they wanted to or had incentive to do so. So let’s help them. Boycott Ford until they lose their number one ranking.

– The New York Times did a front page story on Galesburg: The topic was none other than economic incentive programs to attract businesses. I thought it was a fairly good article, but a little wishy-washy. Giving taxpayer dollars to businesses is a stupid idea, wrought with Chamber of Commerce greed and flawed by a misguided concept of capitalism. It hasn’t worked for Galesburg in twenty years, and won’t for the next twenty. Maytag stated that a 120 million dollar payroll is well worth a 4.5 million dollar taxpayer investment. I say that’s a typical slight-of-hand trick used by corporate America today. That $120 million was earned with blood, sweat, and tears. The handouts you extort from us has nothing to do with it. You don’t want to pay us a decent wage, than good riddance. You think you’re better off in Mexico or China? Just you wait. You’ll be history in ten years, maybe less. Cause we ain’t buying.

– Besides losing about five bets, I’m sick. I can’t believe the American people support such an idiot. Bush will destroy us in the next four years. It will take us fifty years to undo what is about to happen, if we can ever undo it at all. Bush believes in the apocalypse, and is putting it into motion. He’s a war monger and supports the use of nuclear weapons. What a great combo for an apocalyptic maniac. I couldn’t be more discouraged and down. Mainly, I’m disappointed in us. I can’t believe it. We’re screwed. If you voted for Bush, I hope you don’t tell your kids, cause they’ll be cursing you for the next two generations. And you’ll deserve it.