January 17, 2005

Okay, I've had it.

I'm sick to death of hearing the moaning and bellyaching about the inauguration and all the extravagence and pomp and conspicuous pagentry when there are soooo many people suffering in *fill in third wold country of choice* from the disasterous *fill in catastrophy of choice* and we should be spending the government's money theeeeeere instead of on King George.


Since when did Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Thailand become territories of the United States, entitled to protection and guarantees of assistance from the taxpayers of this country and this country damned near alone? Japan is the only other nation pledging an equivalent sum. The rest of the world with relatively few exceptions are like a booth full of mooching relatives who insist on doing their own math when splitting up a large check and conveniently "forget" to include their share of the appetizers or to leave a tip, sticking someone else with making up the difference.

And since when was it required that the United States give up so that the citizens of the EU would not have to make any sort of sacrifice? Do you believe for one sane second that a European head of state would postpone or curtail his or her inaugural plans for anything that occured outside of the borders of their own little fiefdom? Think again.

Also, since when did the taxpayers take over paying for the many inaugural events? Like, never? The various balls and events are being thrown by private citizens and corporations, funding them with their own money or by selling tickets to persons wealthy enough to be able to afford the glitzy formalwear and the multi-thousand dollar check for rubber chicken and frozen cheesecake. If these are the parties that are being thrown by cheating the taxpayers, it must be because according to some malcontents' logic these dollars from the evil rich who should have been paid as taxes so these same eeevil rich wouldn't have the resources to attend an inaugural party, much less throw one in the first place. Give that designer gown to Steam-grate Betty down on E Street so she'll be the bell of the bus stop when she hangs out in there to pick up dropped change or intimidate teenagers out of their lunches.

All of the thuggery and name calling has no more to do with the Tsunami than Colonel Sanders had with Sputnik. It has nothing to do with conscience and everything to do with Sour Grapes.

Posted by Mamamontezz at January 17, 2005 10:38 PM

If it were a tree hugger, a minority or any other Democrat it would be OK to spend any amount on the inauguration, but since it is the President that kicked the Dems ass worse than any other in history it is all bad, shame on us, blah blah blah.

SlagleRock Out!

Posted by: SlagleRock at January 18, 2005 12:18 AM

I don't see these pathetic whiners boarding the rescue planes to go help out. Maybe because they're afraid we caught wise, and it would be a one-way trip.

As for Mr. Bush, the more pomp, the more circumstance, the more celebration the better. Kerry did not win. America is in safe hands.

Posted by: weaselteeth at January 18, 2005 03:18 AM

Be careful, Mama. I said the same thing to another blogger and he got his feelings all hurt and went into Maximum Pout Mode.

My personal opinion? We don't owe the tsunami victims a got-dam thing. If our generosity doesn't impress them, fuck 'em.

We'll just stage a really good Super Bowl halftime show.

Posted by: Acidman at January 18, 2005 07:00 AM

I never heard a fooking peep out of anyone about the Clinton Library and massage
parlor party costing a pile,nor at his election.
At least it rained they couldnt pay God off ...
Washington is such a toilet outside the Capital area that I am sure all the woking people the Dems claim to represent will be making money and quite happy its going on. ember Its all Bushs fault and we are all ignorant hicks who do not know any better.
Piss on them .
Pissed off cheers from Tampa Bay

Posted by: NEilV at January 18, 2005 09:55 AM

Wow! Welcome back! You've been missed!!!

Posted by: WarWagon at January 18, 2005 11:14 AM

Let's see if that pontificating asshole from Massachussettes digs deep into the folds of his pockets for charity instead of extorting from the common people. Whazzat? Which asshole? Pick one they're interchangeable. Kennedy or Kerry. They spend as much on a private party as is spent on an inauguration yet it isn't one of their elitists thats being honored so they have to crap on everbody else's parade. Acidman has the right attitude, I feel no obligation to the Tsunami victims, charity should be voluntary.If we can afford to give away $350 Million we can afford an inauguration. Imagine the U.S. aiding Japan and Germany in January of 1942, those people that give aid and comfort to the terrorists of this world should be grateful that the American people are so forgiving and charitable.

Posted by: Jack at January 18, 2005 04:41 PM

Ritalin works, man.

Posted by: Merck at January 18, 2005 06:18 PM

Just to put things in perspective:

The inauguration on 2000 cost just about exactly.......wait_for_it...............................40million.

Posted by: Jeremy at January 19, 2005 02:58 AM
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