Saturday, August 25, 2007

Carlin: "They Gotcha by the Balls!"

Politicians hide behind three things: The Flag. The Bible. And education!
"I'll tell you what they don't want. The owners of this country don't want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking - they’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests.

--George Carlin

And now they're coming for your Social Security. "It's a big club. And you ain't in it". That brings up America's number one export: bullshit!

Carlin poses the question: how long does it take you to spot someone who is full o'shit?

George Carlin is perhaps the last American to tell the unvarnished truth. And the unvarnished truth is that nothing you've been taught is true. It's all bullshit. "They've" gotcha by the balls. And the "owners of this country" like it like that. That's why they are called "conservatives". It is, after all, "their" country. They bought and paid for it with your money.

An update:

How Bush Allowed an Army of For-Profit Contractors to Invade the U.S. Treasury

How is it done? How do you screw the taxpayer for millions, get away with it and then ride off into the sunset with one middle finger extended, the other wrapped around a chilled martini? Ask Earnest O. Robbins -- he knows all about being a successful contractor in Iraq.

You start off as a well-connected bureaucrat: in this case, as an Air Force civil engineer, a post from which Robbins was responsible for overseeing 70,000 servicemen and contractors, with an annual budget of $8 billion. You serve with distinction for thirty-four years, becoming such a military all-star that the Air Force frequently sends you to the Hill to testify before Congress -- until one day in the summer of 2003, when you retire to take a job as an executive for Parsons, a private construction company looking to do work in Iraq.

Now you can finally move out of your dull government housing on Bolling Air Force Base and get your wife that dream home you've been promising her all these years. The place on Park Street in Dunn Loring, Virginia, looks pretty good -- four bedrooms, fireplace, garage, 2,900 square feet, a nice starter home in a high-end neighborhood full of spooks, think-tankers and ex-apparatchiks moved on to the nest-egg phase of their faceless careers. On October 20th, 2003, you close the deal for $775,000 and start living that private-sector good life. ...

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