$500 Billion For Defense And The Shoes Still Come Off
The New Yorker notes that US military spending... Is now half a trillion dollars; 40% higher than it was in 2001; Comprising 50% of all discretionary US spending; And more than all other nations spend...combined!
And while we're spending all that money on defense, TSA has made passing our shoes through airport scanners mandatory again--despite the fact that those machines can't detect explosives. Now I ask you, dear readers. Is this news to anyone? DUH!
And while we're on the subject of dumb... Guess which country has the second highest percentage of adults who doubt evolution. You're right! The good old U S of A! Second only to Turkey. Turkey, for pete's sake!
but hey! a new poll shows that Christians have a serious porn addiction. Somehow, when people hate science, hate history, hate actual facts, it is not shocking that they would become addicted to one of THE most fake things in the world: PORN.
Funny, but I don't recall the Bible giving porn a thumb's up. But then again, as a Catholic we don't use The King James Bible, so I can't say for sure whether or not their version of the Bible gives porn a thumb's up.
I think that remark gets it right. we're not talking about the smartest people here. As mencken said, nobody ever went to the poorhouse underestimating the intelligence of the American people. Which is what Rove, Mehlman et al. are counting on in every election cycle.
Tina, addicted to porn huh. Well...you know, everybody needs something in these difficult times.
Mary, which part? But I tell you what is really depressing...Sumo put in her comment at 1:27 AM. Doesn't that woman ever sleep? (Sumo...I Kid! I KID!)
Rb-E, 42% believe in demonic possession? Outstanding! Rove? Addington? Demons? Sure, why not.
But the US? For such a smart country there are sure a lot of dumbasses.
( hmmm....about what Tina said...great morons hooked on porn, but who don't know the Constitution....no wonder other countries hate us- cause we are stupid...or some of us are....ahem...no one here of course...)
E4E, just goes to show...never read Blognonymous in the morning. Save up all my bile for a single shot at the end of the day. (It's sucks being a West Coast blogger anyway. Too hard to be creative for the East Coast crowd late at night.)
Diva, the Frogette says that the right lipstick can change your life. Maybe it can also convince you that you don't need clothes.
Julien, how about frogs who blink sideways?