Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Hey Hey Hey Good Bye

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Tom DeLay, the corrupt Republican Congressman from Texas, has resigned after his recent scandals and indictments. Of course, this is all liberal Democrats fault for using the system of checks and balances which don't allow Congressmen to do as they please.

What kind of country do we live in where the people in power are held accountable by the same rules as everyone else? I guess this proves that just because the Republicans say something is true, that doesn't necessarily make it so. It kind of reminds me of that whole WMD thing.



P.S.

Oh, and sign this to increase the minimum wage:
http://www.democrats.org/page/petition/fairwage/fugdty

16 comments:

Nölff said...

I like how he blamed it on "liberals" for not coming back. That's all he ever did was blame lierals

Mike V. said...

Good ol' DeLay.

Note, now that he has stepped down and will not be going for re-election, he can use his money left over in his "account" for his legal defense.

Toad734 said...

He has plenty. This guy has been laundering money longer than I have been laundering my own clothes.

NewsBlog 5000 said...

As my ultra-conservative friend would say, "Why would they want to deceive the American people?"

Unitari said...

what happened to Karl Rove? He just has this way of disappearing into thin air... is anybody pursuing his case anymore?

Toad734 said...

I think someone stuck a pin in him and he just popped.

Mike V. said...

Rove is still in Fitzgerald's radar, don't you doubt it.
But the corporate media has backed off that story because there ain't too much to tell right now.

erinberry said...

Signed!

Sandi said...

Sniff, this just breaks my heart. To see a good thief brought so low.

SondraK said...

THE trial hasn't even started yet and there have been no charges brought against him.

Now y'all go wipe yourselves, you're a mess.

Toad734 said...

Sondra,

Thats funny I don't remember you saying that about Clinton. I also recall hearing Kennedy and dead girl jokes on your blog.

Cole said...

Raise the minimum wage? Classic short-sighted, liberal knee-jerk, vote-buying reaction. If Wal-Mart, the epitome of Capitalism so angrily despised by liberals, is forced to raise the MW, all consumers will see it in WM's shelf prices. So, if you want Joe Employee to get more money, why not just give it to him? Why enact legislation that ends up costing ME more money?

I can't believe liberals who can't see that conservatives also want poor people to be taken care of, but just believe there are better charities than the government. Take away Capitalism (with stupid things like minimum-wage hikes) and it all comes crashing down. You'll see.

Toad734 said...

Cole:

How would raiding minumum wage cost you money?

Walmart, by the way, has already petetioned the Federal government to raise the minimum wage. They wanted congress to raise minimum wage so poor people, who shop at walmart, would be able to spend more at Walmart. Walmart already pays over minimum wage, they just refuse to give people full time hours and benefits. They also put ma and pa shops out of business and put American manufacturers out of business with their pricing demands; that is why we hate walmart. Well, we also hate walmart because its a shitty store filled with hillbillies and all their shit is made in china and fall apart 2 weeks after you buy it.

I think what you are getting at here is that if poor people have more money that money would be worth less. Essentially that, raising the minimum wage, raises inflation. I don't know how that idea is always justified. Why is it that Republicans only think poor people getting more money causes inflation? Wouldn't the rich getting richer have the same effect? Giving rich people tax breaks puts more money in their pockets and allows them to buy more things, with these things in higher demand the costs go up; thus inflation.

What really drives inflation is shit like gasoline and heating fuel prices, not poor people making an extra $.25 per hour, in fact that combats inflation as their purchasing power increases with the higher costs of consumer goods such as fuel.

The DogGrrrrl said...

It's uncanny how fear and 'Oh, Fuck' can look so much like laughing sometimes...

Cole said...

Let's look at your arguments one by one:

1. Wal Mart refuses to give full-time employees benefits.

Wrong. They just work their employees 39 hours so they don't have to pay benefits. These employees don't have to work there--they can work wherever they want. The fact that so many do work there attests to the demand for such workers. That's good business.

2. Wal Mart contains Hillbillies.

Interesting that you quickly resort to name calling. Wal Mart in Vermont contains no such persons, I'll bet.

3. Wal Mart puts ma and pa shops out of business.

True, but neutral. The best product/service at the best price wins. That's free enterprise.

That's all for now.

Toad734 said...

No, those people can’t get jobs elsewhere because the TV factory, the shoe factory, the clothing manufacturer and the toy maker that these people used to work for all closed down because Wal-Mart put all other retailers out of business and refuses to buy American goods resulting in these people resorting to working at Wal-Mart.

2 How many Wal-Marts do you really think they have in Vermont? So, if not hillbillies then white trash.

3 As I said, they don't give their employees benefits and instruct them how to get federal assistance to make up for it which we all pay for.

Please tell me you have something better than that.