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Mainly the Quotes of the Morning, with occasional Other Crap.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Quotes of the Morning: All About the Love

"I feel strongly that there needs to be voluntary personal savings accounts as a part of the Social Security system. I mean, it's got to be a part of a comprehensive package."
-George ‘Dubya’ Bush, April 28, 2005

"President George W. Bush on Thursday acknowledged that Social Security could be shored up without private accounts in another sign of flexibility about his plan that faces stiff opposition in Congress. 'You can solve the solvency issue without personal accounts,' Bush said in an interview with the Radio-Television News Directors Association."
-Reuters, June 2, 2005

“Let it never be said that Bush can’t change. Shucks, he said that voluntary personal saving accounts just had to be part of the plan, and now he’s saying they don’t. With anyone else I’d call this flip flopping, but with Bush I think that this is just another sign of how much our Glorious Leader is willing to give in order to try to make the world a better place.”

“President Bush granted pardons to seven people Wednesday [...] Those granted pardons Wednesday were […] James Edward Reed, Kaufman, Texas, conspiracy to possess marijuana with intent to distribute, sentenced January 1975 to 18 months in prison and two years special parole.”
-Associated Press, June 8, 2005

You see.. Bush is turning over a new leaf (so to speak). He’s being more forgiving towards those who distribute drugs. I mean heck, he forgave one guy for dealing pot in the 70s (back in Dubya’s party years in Texas), and then this..”

“Federal prosecutors, wrapping up a drawn-out lawsuit against the tobacco industry, are demanding only a fraction of the $130 billion that the government initially envisioned cigarette makers would have to spend on smoking cessation programs. […] Federal prosecutors said they were willing, instead, to accept a penalty of only about $10 billion, for a five-year program to help people kick the habit.”
-Associated Press, June 8, 2005

“See? All about forgiveness and love. Some cynics might think that this is just payback for the $41 million dollars given to Republican Party candidates between 1990 and 2004 by the tobacco companies, or the $7 million dollars given to Republican candidates between 1997 and 2005 by the Tobacco PAC, or the $6.3 million in soft dollars given by the tobacco industry to the RNC between 1997 to 2002, or the $1.5 million given by the tobacco companies to the 2000 Bush-Cheney inauguration, or even the $113 million that the tobacco industry spent on lobbying the government between 1999 and June of 2004, but they’d be wrong. It’s all about the forgiveness and love that Dear Leader shows us every day.”


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