Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Response to the State of the Onion Speech

I have just one question for Comandante KooKoo Bananas - "Would it fuckin' kill you to say "DemocratIC"? That might be one way to show a true commitment to bipartisanship. How about vowing to stop with the "Signing Statements?" Talk about advancing laws that nobody has voted on (in case he doesn't remember, a majority of Americans didn't vote for him!). I gotta go back to bed, my head is killing me...

“Most Americans believe that escalation will not bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end, and that's why I've proposed not just a troop cap, but a phased redeployment that will start bringing our troops home,”
Senator Barack Obama (D - IL)

“It will be clear to us whether he’s ready to work cooperatively to do that or if he’s saying, ‘I’m the decider,”’
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D - CA)

"When one looks at the health of our economy, it's almost as if we are living in two different countries. Some say that things have never been better. The stock market is at an all-time high, and so are corporate profits. But these benefits are not being fairly shared. When I graduated from college, the average corporate CEO made 20 times what the average worker did; today, it's nearly 400 times. In other words, it takes the average worker more than a year to make the money that his or her boss makes in one day."
Senator Jim Webb (D - VA)

"In the early days of our republic, President Andrew Jackson established an important principle of American-style democracy ­ that we should measure the health of our society not at its apex, but at its base. Not with the numbers that come out of Wall Street, but with the living conditions that exist on Main Street. We must recapture that spirit today."
Senator Jim Webb (D - VA)

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