Monday, December 11, 2006

Robert "no-facts" Novak saves the day

With just a few minutes before Monday becomes Tuesday, Robert "no-facts" Novak saves the day for me. Novak is the Simon Bar Sinister look-a-like "glad to do it" outer of CIA undercover operative Valerie Plame. (In fact, Plame was a NOC or non-official cover agent which means she traveled on a citizen's blue U.S. passport and had no diplomatic immunity if caught spying. Novak of course could care less.) Novak is the lifelong curmudgeon who makes me look like the Good Humor Man by comparison. In any event, the Dark Prince has once again written a slimy pack of lies and gets paid handsomely for it.

Under the column title, "Democrats can smell the Pork" Novak describes greedy, big-spending, pork-loving Republicans who can't resist trying to spend your money on pet projects called "earmarks." The column goes into great detail about Republican Sen. Ted Stevens having another hissy fit about two freshmen senators trying to block earmarks and thus stop the pork spending. Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison also has an insatiable taste for all things swine and fights attempts to stop the spending. Why not? There are four ways to spend money Nobel Prize winning economist Milton Freidman said - you can spend your money on yourself; your money on someone else; someone else's money on yourself; or someone else's money on someone else. Gee, guess which one these "fiscally responsible" conservative Republicans like to do? They love to spend someone else's money on someone else. The first "someone else" is of course foreigner's money, like the Chinese. We borrow over a billion dollars a day from overseas to buy things we don't need like bridges to nowhere or toilet museums to bribe voters (the latter "someone else") with these pork projects. So how does this add up to Democrats smelling the pork as Novak claims? If you can figure it out let me know.

Maybe Novak should take a few moments away from cranking out another rag of a column to read a real reporter's story about all this entitled, "Dems to Wipe Out Pet Projects in Bill." It's a simple story based on facts and on the record quotes but those are as alien to Novak as a hairbrush and a kind word. My favorite quote in the story is, "There will be no congressional earmarks." That came from Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., and Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., from a statement Moonday, "announcing their plans, which were quickly endorsed by incoming Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D- Nev." The earmarks the Democrats are talking about getting rid of have exploded under the Republicans who say they are for smaller government and lower spending - they are lying. "There were more earmarks in 2005 than from 1991 to 1999 combined. Although the number of earmarks went down in 2006, their cost increased $6 billion in one year - from $23 billion in 2005 to $29 billion in 2006." Don't take my word for it, that's from the Heritage Foundation a unimpeachable conservative organization. In Novak's world Democrats announcing they intend to end earmarks turns into they can't wait to pass earmarks. Go figure.

So the moral of the story is Novak lies about Democrats and outs CIA operatives and I do not. Read me and not him.


Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Asking one of the Rabid Right to read you instead of that hack Novak is like asking a Gay man to read Hustler or a straight guy to read gay porn. It's not too likely to happen.

The paranoid base will read anything that feeds their hate, prejudice and faith and so it shall ever be. They don't care if he breaks the law, they don't care if he harms innocent people - he hates like they hate and that's enough.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Reign of Reason said...

I really hope they do it... I'm tried of this government spending MY money like it was going out of style.

3:36 PM  

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