Poor Haitians resort to eating dirt
By JONATHAN M. KATZ, Associated Press Writer
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - It was lunchtime in one of Haiti's worst slums, and Charlene Dumas was eating mud. With food prices rising, Haiti's poorest can't afford even a daily plate of rice, and some take desperate measures to fill their bellies. Charlene, 16 with a 1-month-old son, has come to rely on a traditional Haitian remedy for hunger pangs: cookies made of dried yellow dirt from the country's central plateau.
Think about that when you consider how many hundreds of billions of dollars we've spent destroying Iraq or when you're spending your "free money" that the politician whores are going to send you.
And speaking of those whores. . .
House approves economic recovery plan
AP WASHINGTON - The House voted Tuesday to rush rebates of $600-$1,200 to most taxpayers, but a partisan battle brewed in the Senate over Democrats' efforts to add jobless aid and help for the poor to the economic stimulus package.
I just can't let this go. We've got over a $15 trillion dollar economy. Yep, that's over 15,000 billion dollars being slung around on a yearly basis.
The congress and the administration want to borrow another 150 billion dollars and hand it out to the proles and the mega rich. They a telling us that by giving away 150 billion dollars of borrowed money, that's less than 1% of the total economy. THAT'S what is going to stimulate our economy into a recovery? Do you believe it? I've yet to hear a single economist come out in favor of this boondoggle. In fact, one economist I heard said that every "economic stimulus plan" he has ever seen has taken so long to be implimented that it doesn't come about until the economy is naturally rebounding and even if they did come along soon enough would be ineffective. It's like strapping a 90hp Honda outboard to an aircraft carrier and trying to nudge it in one direction or another. Aint gonna happen. Of course the politicians claim that their economic stimulus plan" is what recovered the economy. This same economist then predicted that around June, when the "economic stimulus plan" would be taking effect, the economy would be recovering naturally.
The politicians are relying on you, the ignorant proles, to swallow another big one here. . . go ahead, get on your knees, take one in the face for your favorite politician whore.
And speaking of dumb ignorant moronmonkeyproles. . .
I believe it was Neitzche who said something to the effect that what goes on inside the individual reflects what is going on inside the whole of the society within which it lives. The micro reflects the macro.
Now, with this information most people might ponder that which is occuring within themselves or other individuals they might know to reflect upon the society as a whole. I prefer to do the opposite.
We have a society that continues to elect lying cheating corporate whores to office. We can see it in every layer of administration and legislature. These recreant bastard get out there and make a big pitch to all the emotional issues that they think the voters will respond to. The really successful ones (I consider the successful ones to be the ones who have no fucking right or credential to be in their elected office, but regardless, talk their way into it. MoronMonkeyBoy Bush the Chimp is a prime example) use a combination of scare tactics and passification. They come out and terrorize the masses with great tales of gloom and doom, but then they passify them with wonderous lies of how they will protect them against such horrors and only THEY can keep you safe and sound.
Man, do the individuals have a need for a patriarch or what?! Still looking for that be all, end all daddy. I'm sure there's a technical name used by psychiatrist to describe that condition. Have fathers in America become so fucking lame that Americans are prone to the patriarchal lies of politicians? Yes.
We live in a pitifully unfullfilled society of individuals who, instead of seizing the moment and and saying "why not?" they simple retreat inside their protective shell and say "protect me daddy."
It makes me wonder, what chance does a woman or an African-American have to become president of these United States? When given the choice, who will they pick to be their leader? A white man war hero who projects a patriarchal facade or a woman who has been demonized for the past 16 years in America? Watch how the republicans define Hillary if she becomes the candidate. They will turn her into a malicious mother figure. How about a black man? Will the individual be able to put their patriarchal needs into the hands of a black man? The opposition will address his lack of experience in a way that will cater to bigotry in America and the general feeling of white superiority among the masses.
I think we all know the result we'll see in Nov. And once again, our country will be led down a path of blunder and buffoonery or at best, mediocrity while our foundations crumble and another opportunity for greatness is missed in the name of patriarchal need.