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Nobodies Opinion Apr 2013


By Billy “Kneecap” Braddock

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. April starts off with Fools Day but Washington, D.C. thinks that every day is Fools Day. We’ve been hearing a lot about the Sequester. The politicians claim that cutting the budget by 2% would be devastating. First of all, this is not a cut. It is a reduction in the growth of spending. That would be like saying that I usually drink 100 beers, but I had intended to increase that to 107 beers. However, because of finances, I will only be able to increase my beers to 105. Now, that is devastating. The government is dealing with a $1.5 trillion deficit this year, and 17 trillion in debt, and they can’t reduce future spending by 2%? Every working person in this country has had a tax increase since the first of the year. I haven’t heard of anybody jumping from tall buildings.

After talking to a lot of bikers this Bike Week, they said that they were cutting back and not spending as much because they did not have it. Why can’t the government follow the example of its citizens? They canceled the White House tours, but still pay for haircuts, shaves, and shoe shines for Congressman. The tours cost less than $74,000 a week, but we spent $10 million for Pakistani Sesame Street, $700,000 to bring television to Vietnamese villages that don’t even have electricity and $120 million in retirement and disability benefits to federal employees who have died. Plus, we give $250 million (money we have to borrow) to Egypt that burns our flag and chants death to America. We have spent millions paying researchers to play video games, to study the effects of cocaine on Japanese quail, to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam, to find out why gay men in Argentina have risky sex when drunk, and of course to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly.

The waste in government spending is mind-boggling. We borrow billions a day to pay for these and the most stupid things imaginable. If I was to list all the wasted billions I would need to write a book, not a column. Even though the Congress has only a 9% approval rating, we still vote them back into office. I guess we are FOOLS.

While the country is going bankrupt, what is the Congress discussing? The hoax of global warming, the indiscriminate use of armed drones, and of course, gun control. Gun control laws adversely affect only law-abiding citizens. It is not about controlling guns but controlling the populace. 64 million legal firearm owners didn’t kill anybody yesterday. Washington DC has one of the strictest gun control laws in the country. To quote Mayor Marion Barry “Outside of the killings, Washington, has one of the lowest crime rates in the country” Duh!!!

Computers are considered to be artificial intelligence, and in my hands it becomes artificial ignorance. I just signed up for Twitter, so now I can tweet until I’m a twit.

If you’re looking for a new friend, find a homeless man. They are the best. They never ask you to help them move.

See you on the shiny side of tomorrow…


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