Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Child hunger rose 50% in 2007 and overall 36.2 million adults and children experienced difficulty in obtaining enough basic sustenance, or as the current term in vogue puts it, suffered food insecurity. Of those some 11.9 million suffered hunger, meaning they didn't have any food at all. I feel certain we can expect the 2008 figures to be even more dismal. Yet all these 'family values' groups spent millions on promoting initiatives to discriminate against "teh gay menace." If these good Christians had a gram of real Christian charity in their souls they would have been donating to food banks instead.

On a related note, via mikevotes, I see the welfare recipients of social conservative think tanks are joining with their insider cronies in the Pentagon to launch a pre-emptive assault on social spending. The plan appears to be to build a phony narrative on the need to increase military spending for their pet projects, most of which fund advanced weapons designed to fight foes that no longer exist, in order to sabotage any fiscal reforms President-elect Obama might have for the agency and to set him up for later partisan political assaults on his policies. Essentially, they're spending billions on a plan to bleed the treasury in order to force the shredding of the social safety net and protect their own payola.

If that's not against the law, it should be. It certainly violates the rules of human decency.

[Graphic via Empty Bowls 2008.]

[More posts daily at The Newshoggers and The Detroit News.]

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Human decency and American conservatism. So hard to connect these two things without drowning in an ocean of negatives.

Sometimes I see this huge and growing divide in evolutionary terms - as though we're seeing the separation of Homo Sapiens into two species.

10:34:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Maybe that's what the Two Americas really means...

11:36:00 AM  
Blogger rockync said...

Fogg, once again I am reminded of the 60s movie The Time Machine with the Morlocks and the Eloi. Classic compararison even if the movie was kind of campy.

I'm not sure what alternate universe some of these people occupy, but in my world, the layoffs are coming on a daily basis on top of all the layoffs and closings over the last 2-3 years. There are a lot of hungry, homeless faces out there; people I pass in the street every day.

Hell, yea I want to feed them and keep them warm. If that is what passes for a flaming socialist liberal, fine, call me Comrade!

Business has not been great this year, but we are making it so we will dig deep this year to make as large donation as we can to our local food bank.

12:34:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

We will do the same, Tovarich.

Those who want to honor Jesus the Communist should do as Comrade Joshua taught: give it all up and give it to the poor. Sell all you have and share whatever comes your way with the poor, the helpless, the sick. Pay your taxes gladly.

Don't set yourself up as above anyone else, don't judge people and don't look to get even - how much more farleftliberalpinkomarxist can you get than Jesus?

2:03:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I love you comrades. You give me hope for humanity.

3:07:00 PM  

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