Monday, September 19, 2005

Overheard and underreported

Stuff that mightn't have made your personal radar until now, but definitely keepers:

""Between 2001 and 2004, 4.1 million more Americans slipped into poverty while the upper 2% of the the country’s richest became 55% wealthier. So, say what you will about Bush’s policies. They’re working." (12.7 percent of America lives in poverty now, btw)

"The good news is, closed circuit videos in and around New Orleans have allowed us to identify the looters: Chevron, Shell, and ExxonMobil."

"Senator Rick Santorum thinks there should be tougher penalties on people who decide to ride Hurricanes out. I guess he means worse than drowning."

From national treasure Kurt Vonnegut, who happens to be nearly as old as my dad. In fact, they'd be twins if dad had graduated high school and wrote down some of his more snarky thoughts:

Kurt Vonnegut's List


* Give us this day our daily bread.

Oh sure.

* Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

Nobody better trespass against me. I'll tell you that.

* Blessed are the meek.

* Blessed are the merciful.

You mean we can't use torture?

* Blessed are the peacemakers.

Jane Fonda?

* Love your enemies


* Ye cannot serve God and Mammon.

The hell I can't! Look at the Reverand Pat Robertson. And He is as happy as a pig in s**t.

Just a little levity for a nasty grey day. I got my first dirty look today, brought about by this:

All profits from this and other stickers go to Katrina victims.
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