Sunday, April 21, 2013

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

While the country tries to process the tragedies in Boston and Texas, the U.S. Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel is in Israel so he can broker a $10 million arms deal for Raytheon.
 General Dynamics, (they make the Fighting Falcons)  and Boeing's Osprey's and it's Stratotanker.
I am no authority on economics, but it seems to me we have lived in a war driven economy for a long time, long enough for us to have learned a lesson, but it seems not. We are arming a country that brought us the 9-11 terrorists. Now why are we doing that? Because they have oil.
Just a thought.
Instead of saying that, we are instead saying "we're sending a clear signal to Iran". How creative. Lets not forget these companies lobbies contributed heavily to President Obama's campaign and Romney's. (just in case)
These are the "job creators" our leaders are willing to invest in.
You would think after destabilizing the Middle East, we would have learned our lesson.

What I think is really telling when it comes to the money our government spends, that politicians are always crying about how we are broke and Social Security is our big problem, just look at the money we spend on defense, but you don't hear anyone crying about that.
Our country can't agree on gun control except that we can still act like we are living in  the wild west so lets just spread more violence world wide.
I can't wrap my head around the fact that we can't create a peace time jobs program for the unemployed in our own country. When are we going to invest in our own country other than making weapons?
 Can we agree that there are enough weapons of mass destruction all over the world?
Does Prince Bandar need more war toys to play with? Remember, this was one of "W"'s besties.
The Boston Marathon bombers we have found out, are from a war torn country called Chechnya. I wonder how much of what they witnessed in that country contributed to the violence they inflicted on Boston?
When are we going to understand the that violence and war should not be a way of life?
Maybe when we get the money out of politics?
Here's some Forrest Gump for you.


  1. We've turned the planet into Dodge City.

  2. I was amazed to learn that in places like Dodge, you had to check your guns as you entered town. (Paste this url in your browser, scroll down to the tintype, and marvel):

    No resident of Dodge ever pulled out a firearm and mowed down a bunch of peaceful citizens willy-nilly. But there might have been one hell of a good public hanging had he tried.

    Very crankily yours,
    The New York Crank

  3. Um, then let me just say we've turned the planet into the HOLLYWOOD version of Dodge City (as well as Tombstone, Deadwood, etc.)

    UNFORGIVEN, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood (hardly a liberal, as the empty chair can verify) has a scene with visitors checking their guns before entering town. It's the only Hollywood western I can think of where that happens.