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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Politics - Anything Left Unbroken?


The destruction of New Orleans. The devastating National Debt. The war in Iraq. The war in Afghanistan. The attack on the Twin Towers. The Army, broken almost beyond repair. The National Guard, shipped to the Iraq meatgrinder instead of being allowed to do their jobs right here, to help the citizens cope with disasters. The prisons, privatized into a profitable industry at the expense of the permanent underclass of poor and minority people. The immigration scandals. Imprisoning little children who are U.S. citizens under the current definitions of law, because their parents came here illegally. ICE, sweeping neighbourhoods with guns and arresting whoever they can find, separating nursing mothers from babies, leaving schoolchildren stranded and uncertain of their parents' location. Practically giving North Korea improved nuclear weapons capability because Stoopie McPoopyhead was too obsessed with Iraq to keep his eye on the foreign policy ball. Appointing a rabid idiot like John Bolton as our Ambassador to the U.N., where he showed off his expertise in making enemies and arrogant bullying. Appointing entitlement whore Paul Wolfowitz to the World Bank, where he promptly mired the Bank in the most heinous example of corporate corruption, then proceeded to blame everyone but himself for the outcome. Diebold. Purging voter rolls. Alberto Gonzales and the midnight raid on John Ashcroft's hospital bed to implement an illegal warrantless wiretapping program. Nominating Harriet Miers as a potential supreme court justice. Nominating PlasticRobot Roberts and lying weasel Alito to the Supremes. Airdropping billions of dollars in taxpayer money into a war zone. Which money is now being channeled to Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. How Osama bin Laden must be laughing his ass off. Is there anything these sons of whores in the Bush misadministration can't turn to shit with just one touch of their fingers? I mean, this isn't even the whole list of their misdeeds. The lying, the corruption, the scandals, the coverups. Outing a CIA agent. Jack Abramoff. Duke Cunningham.

And now, this. From the McClatchy bureau, a report on the disastrous overhaul of the Coast Guard's equipment.
The 13-foot section added to lengthen the ships ended up causing the hull to buckle under the stress of rough waters. In addition, whistleblowers alerted congressional investigators that small search-and-rescue boats that the 123-foot vessel carried had radios that were not waterproof - a finding an incredulous Taylor said was "bizarre."

However, the company vigorously defends its performance.

"Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, along with more than 600 suppliers from over 41 states and many best-of-breed manufacturers from around the world, form the industry team that is committed to supporting the Coast Guard's Deepwater program," Margaret Mitchell-Jones, ICGS communications director, said in a statement.

"ICGS and its suppliers are meeting the terms contracted by the Coast Guard. While costs and capabilities have expanded due to post 9/11 requirements, these are not cost overruns to the baseline contract, but rather reflect changes necessitated by new mission requirements." The program, she said, "has achieved significant progress."
Where they find these mealy-mouthed motherfuckers is just beyond me. " ... meeting the terms contracted by the Coast Guard"? You lying sacks of shit, you're putting radios on those boats that are NOT WATERPROOF!!!

Jesus Christ, I'm about to have a fucking aneurysm. These people are nothing but swindlers, liars, and profiteers, and if they do not go to jail, it will be a sad day indeed. Incidentally, they got the job in a no-bid contract. What the fuck is it with the Bushies and their no-bid contracts?

I swear to deity, it's nothing short of a miracle that the entire population is not on a strict regimen of nausea-combating drugs as well as reality-altering drugs. Where's the wine, goddammit?

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2 Comments:

At 11:04 PM, Blogger McBlogget said...

"I am the deciderer" should be "I am the disasterer."

 
At 8:52 AM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

No kidding! What a mess this mental midget leaves behind!

 

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