*UK High Court declares Christianity a disease, progressive multi-culturalism the cure.
*So called mandatory spending now exceeds federal revenue, 50 years ahead of schedule.
“We have now gotten to the point — as I noted yesterday — where if national defense, interstate highways, national parks, homeland security, and all other discretionary programs somehow became absolutely free, we’d still have a budget deficit.”
And yet, our leaders are quibbling over a paltry $60 billion in cuts.
2010 Deficit: $1,600,000,000,000
Proposed Cuts: $6,000,000,000
That’s less than one percent, and the Democrats call it draconian, and weep for the poor cowboy poets. We’re talking about complete socio-economic collapse, and we’re two months into debates on cutting less than one percent of DEFICIT SPENDING. There are no words for how absolutely and totally fucked we are.
*Niro had his fiddle, Obama has his…soccer ball?
*Heh: Pigeons, Rats, and Democrats, by Don Melquist.
“There is a direct relationship between those birds and animals that are freeloading parasites and those parts of the country that overwhelmingly vote Democrat.”
*Who’s up for some cheeriness from Victor Davis Hanson?
“Debt is now the father of us all. In some sense, every cruise missile fired, every Social Security check cashed, ever NPR show aired is done so in part with borrowed money. In response, the president saw the impending doom of insolvency, appointed a bipartisan commission to draft a solution, and then ignored his own appointees’ recommendations. So far the excuse is largely that George Bush ran up debt as well, although last month Obama’s red-ink exceeded the entire 2007 budget deficit under Bush — 30 days of Obama trumping 365 of Bush.”
“It’s clear to me that we as a people have become sunk in a kind of magical thinking: that because we have lived in the most prosperous and wealthy society in the history of the world for so long, that we deserve to do so, and will continue to do so…forever.”
I’m going to start posting every one of Monty’s doom threads, because people need to understand just how boned we are.
*Time to End the Fed?