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On A Vote Of 396-31

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And the little weasel still balks! What balls this guy has, the House votes, and the Decider decides, where did Democracy fail? I know he defied the popular vote in getting to the White House, but at some point the overwhelming voice of the people takes precedence, right?

The House passed a Defense Bill of $512.9 billion dollars on Thursday, and the Great Whiners of Pennsylvania Avenue want to say nay? I think the people have spoken your honor, please tell the defendant to sit down and quit disrupting the procedings! The bill includes a 2.7% pay raise that Poor George the 2nd says is too steep, a raise that probably won’t even keep abreast of this administration’s ever rising price of gas.

Another frivolous expenditure is the keeping of our fleet of 12 aircraft carriers, you know, the ones we never see on CNN everytime Georgy Boy throws a temper tantrum at some ‘evil-doer’ who threatens to take his toys and go home. Lord knows we can certainly do without them right now with the only potential new rift we have being in Iran. Heck, we can just nuke those bastards, who needs carriers?

Oh, and my ‘fav’ is the threat to veto the bill if the Pentagon suppliers are called upon to buy American! That certainly makes sense, why depend upon quality, safe and secure American defense products, when we are cheating ourselves out of perfectly good French components, we all know how well they have always shown their best capabilities of defending themselves from, well, er, uh, droughts in the vinyards? There is also seemingly a vast amount of used Russian products out there for cheap, ask Iran.

And Lord knows that the House called for “jamming devices” to act as counter measures to the ever popular roadside bombs in Iraq, are well, downright wasteful. Have these folks got a freaking clue? I really don’t know quite how to respond to this. 396-31 you omnipotent exalted bastard! Game, Set, Match. Over. You lose! America wins, don’t you get it, or do you even try anymore, Dear Mr. President.

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  • Where did you get the idea that the ‘overwhelming voice of the people’ was for increased spending and escalating the war in Iraq? Polls certainly don’t agree with you.

    If anything Bush’s efforts to cut the budget and limit unnecessary overhead – by doing things like buying from the lowest priced supplier – are a welcome change from his past profligacy. It’s a pity that Congress doesn’t see the wisdom that he seems to have gained at this late date.


  • Maurice


    are you proposing we amend the constitution and do away with the veto?

  • I thought Bush had already gotten rid of the veto.


  • Monsieur Jordan, this is a weak piece of writing. OK, you hate W, we get it- but why should we care?

    You’re saying exactly one thing at all informative- that Bush is threatening to veto a defense appropriations bill that he apparently thinks is wasting money. I would tend to think that’s a good sign, as EVERYONE is crappy about the damned Republicans going through money like drunken sailors.

    Standing up to apparently an overwhelming majority in Congress sounds like an act of political courage. Hey, if an overwhelming majority of Congress is in favor of something, that’s prima facie a good reason to be skeptical.

  • Blue Meanie

    Big difference between cutting pork, and slapping a veto on defense spending.

    I’m all for cutting the waste, but don’t you thin karicraft carriers, and some counter measures to the Iraqi IAD’s might be some of the things we want to spend money on?

  • A vote of 396 to 31 for Pete’s sake, that is the bipartisan voice of the people folks, you voted these guys in, do you not want their vote to count??

  • RedTard

    Spare the bullshit. The military is bloated, inefficient and should be cut down. I was in the service for eight years and from the inside can tell you how much money was spent on frivolous shit. One of the things I admire about some Democrats is the ability to face down the military industrial complex.

  • Can you not figure out that by 396-31, the Dem’s are for this? Or are you a redtard?

  • Paul, it’s bipartisan but I’m no longer confident that it’s the voice of the people. There seems to be a huge disconnect between what our elected representatives do in our behalf and what we actually believe in as a nation.


  • Dave,

    While I can’t disagree with your assesment of the current political scheme, it is imperative that we as a nation support this war until we are no longer in it. I am an outspoken opponent of this BS war, yet while we are there, and we are there, we have to give our 110% to those soldiers who are obeying this President’s command

  • I’m certainly with you on that, Paul. I support the current objectives of the war and I support the people of Iraq and their desire to be free and safe even if I didn’t support the original idea of going to war there in the first place.