Yes. I am furiously clicking together the heels of my ruby red slippers (okay… green, badly worn, Crocs – but you get the point.) We need to figure someway out of this parallel, bizzaro world that we find ourselves in and desperate times require desperate measures.
The heretofore unfathomable, unconscionable and unbelievable directive coming down from on high that has my panties all up in a wad is here. To steal a page from F*** You Penguin, Ho. Lee. SHIT!
Wambdi Wicasa, a Benedictine Father who co-founded The Blue Cloud Abbey in Marvin, South Dakota wrote:
A CONTRACT is an agreement made in suspicion. The parties do not trust each other, and they set “limits” to their own responsibility. A COVENANT is an agreement made in trust. The parties love each other and put no limits on their own responsibility.
Historically, the agreement with our service men and women has been one made in trust. We have loved the persons who have boldly stood up and answered the call to defend our nation and consequently we have put no limits on our responsibility to taking care of them when they are unfortunate enough to need it. The very notion that the men and women who have been injured on the field of battle, defending this country and our liberties are now not worthy of the finest, cost-free medical care that we can provide, is not only counterintuitive to our COVENANT, it is frankly immoral and should be intollerable. However, instead of taking the junior level bureacrat that came up with this horrific little gem out back and beating the ever living crap out of them for even giving voice to such an idea, the White House responded, “Hey! Now that sounds like an idea we can get behind!”
Oh, did I forget to mention that this is all in the works as a means to save a whopping $500M a year? “What are we going to do with the money?” you ask. Excellent question! The bottom line is we need the cash. Even though is seems like a small amount in relation to things like the $170 BILLLLLLLION we have already chucked into the raging bonfire formerly known as AIG, we have pressing needs that need to be met. In fact, that $500M will knock out over half of the $900M that we pledged to the Palestinian Authority to rebuild the West Bank after they received the ass-beating that was due to them for lobbing rockets into Jerusalem.
Wait a second! Couldn’t the money we are taking from our veterans go to support Hamas, the reigning terrorist group party in control of the West Bank? NO! Definitely not:
…The official added that the aid would not go to Hamas. The U.S. recognizes the West Bank-based government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and has no formal contacts with the Islamic militant group Hamas, which runs a separate Palestinian administration in the Gaza Strip. Money often is funneled into Gaza through international organizations such as the United Nations, or through Abbas’ government, which deposits it directly into Gazans’ bank accounts.
Whew! That was close!
On Tuesday, Abbas said a new national unity government that includes rival Hamas must be in place and internationally recognized as part of managing humanitarian aid for Gaza and elsewhere. Reconciliation talks are scheduled to begin in Egypt on Wednesday between Hamas and Abbas’ Fatah movement.
Ho. Lee. Shit., indeed.
Excellent stuff on this abounds around the Web, however one that is particularly striking is here. Thanks AoSHQ.
John “How are you holding up (Senators Kerry and Obama)?“ Stewart thinks this is a crock of shit too:
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Kabuki Backpedal Theater…
Scene opens on a flustered Robert Gibbs in the White House Press Briefing Room in mid response: “…Uh, did we say, ‘…make them pay for their benefits?’ What we meant to say was, ‘make them ‘gay’ for their benefits!’ I mean they are going to love their FREE benefits soooo much, they will be gay for them. Shame on you for misunderstanding us.”