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Friday, March 18, 2005

Death Knell For Conservatism  

For any of my right-wing readers, I'm wondering whether the actions this week by our right-wing government have once and for all shone a light on the fact that the the number one principle of conservatism, i.e. the government stays out of the public's business, is once and for all dead. I won't get into (or even link to) the purely evil Bankruptcy Bill, or the morally corrupt comments on torture being spouted, or even the big fuck you to the world by the Wolfowitz and Bolton nominations. If you can look at even one of those acts by the right find understanding, then there's truly no hope for you.

No, I'm talking about the two big "actions" that Washington has taken this week: juicers and vegetables.

How is it the government's business at all whether or not a baseball player has taken steroids? How is the country benefiting from our taxes being used to not only persecute people currently in the league, but also those who retired years ago? How is this upholding the conservative stance of "little government interference"?

I thought this was going to be the ultimate lowpoint from Washington this week, seeing McGuire invoke the 5th... but oh no, then they had to go and act like total snot-nosed punks, and stick there nose where they had abso-fucking-lutely no right of going.

Aside from the the photo opportunities, and the ammunition that they think they'll be able to use come re-election time, how does the right have the balls big enough to subpoena a woman whose been a vegetable for 15 years, to stave off her having a tube removed so she can die in peace?

I admit, euthanasia is a touchy subject. It's not one that can be debated in a stupid journal, there's no easy answers, and it would most likely devolve into "culture of life" shouting match. However, can it be any clearer that this is NOT a job for government representatives? This is NOT WHAT WE PAY YOU FOR!!!!

So we come full circle... conservatives have officially become the biggest hypocrites in the world. They have officially become proponents of Big Government. What they say. When they say. "When we say jump, the only thing we want coming out of your mouths is 'off what building?'".

...and no, this wasn't supposed to have a point, this was simple ranting.

posted by Holz | 3:56 PM | Rant & Rave, Bitches! (5)


I'll be the first moderate Republican to agree with you. I have been following the Terri Shiavo case for awhile. I think it is absurd that conservatives want the tube left in so that maybe there will be some medical breakthrough that can save her from her vegetative state...and these are the same people against stem cell research. That is hypocricy at the worst it could be. As for baseball, I stopped caring awhile ago. It was coke in the 80's, and it is steroids now. Pro athletes are not role models and are just rich self destructive people for the most part. If they aren't doing drugs, raping, pillaging, or making terrible rap videos, then it's something else.

By Blogger Lushy, at 3/18/2005 5:11 PM  

Moderate Republicans like Lushy need to realise that the Bush Administration is not "Conservative" or even "Republican" in the strictest sense. There's a reason they go by the "neo-con" handle.

And Holz, the one constant you will find as you analyse the actions of the Bush admin is this :
Say one thing, do another.
It's that lesson, over and over again. Say we're for little Government. Create huge agencies. Say we're having a Clean Skies bill. The bill allows for more pollution. Say we don't want a war. Plan the war long in advance and do whatever it takes to start one. Say we want peace in the Middle East and support Israeli atrocities. Say we want to "reform" bankruptcy laws and protect Big Business while shafting the little guy. Say Social Security is in peril, and undermine it and kill it. Say to the Russians that a free country demands a free press, but allow hookers like Gannon access to the White House and leave the Valerie Plame story alone. Oh, and prepackage illegal taxpayer funded propaganda disguised as news stories and tell the GAO/Congress to fuck themselves. Say we are fighting terrorism, and export more terrorism than any other country in history.

In my experience, the more you learn about the Bush Administration, the more disgusted you get.

Say one thing. Do another.

By Blogger Manchild, at 3/19/2005 7:05 AM  

Aren't we going to send some people to Mars? How is that idea working out?


By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/19/2005 3:08 PM  

I believe that was "Say we're going to Mars. Then cut funding to Nasa and even allow the Hubble telescope to fall into disrepair and out of orbit, and be destroyed."

By Blogger Manchild, at 3/19/2005 6:02 PM  

I'd be laughing right now if this all wasn't so terribly sad (everything, not just the Schiavo case).

By Blogger Kate, at 3/21/2005 7:13 AM  

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