Sunday, September 21, 2008

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

Something that pisses me off:
Wealthy company executives got richer on sub-prime mortgages. Example: Lehman Brothers gave out 6 billion dollars in bonuses last year. None of those executives have to account for that now that the company is bankrupt.

Something that scares me:
Now we have more huge companies ready to go under because Americans can't pay house loans and are leaving their house keys in mailboxes ("bailing out" on their home loan).  So what is happening? The government is swooping in to bail out bad loans and bankrupt companies (buying those companies in the process). Not only is this socialism, but it creates a scary situation.

Flash forward 1-2 years into the future, the U.S. taxpayers have absorbed so much debt that McCain says we have to cut spending to get out of this crisis. He won't raise taxes so he privatizes social security, he eliminates social welfare programs, he cuts investments in green initiatives. Then maybe we get unlucky and he dies. Next we reverse Roe vs. Wade, claiming it should be a states issue (we'll see how long that lasts ... and what about all of those poor kids that live in red states). Along with that we ban books in schools, teach creationism, and do god knows what else crazy fucking religious people do.

Well, at least these cold war relic religious conservatives (who are not really conservatives) are going to die soon right? Wrong, our education system is so bad that, for the first time in American history, our kids are going to be dumber than their parents. Mate that with the fact that they are growing up in a society where creationism pulls as much weight in the education system as evolution, and we are doubly fucked!

Get to the point:
The deadline for registering to vote is less than two weeks away. We are at a point in American history where we young folks have to shit or get off the pot. If you haven't registered all you have to do is Google your local elections board and find out where you can register in person.