Presidents Day

Happy Presidents Day! (I'm assuming that there wasn't anything in the Democrats' stimulus bill changing the name of the holiday to Il Duce's Day.)

Well, it's been a couple of days since the Democrats in Congress passed their $787 billion stimulus bill, which none of them had actually read all of the way through. It would have been impossible for them to actually read it, since it was over 1100 pages long and only was completed late Thursday night; there wasn't sufficient time for ANYONE to actually read it. But no, they had to vote on it immediately, so that Nancy Pelosi could catch her plane to Italy for her vacation trip. The Founding Fathers must be spinning in their graves at such irresponsibility by Congress.

And Italy is a very, very appropriate destination for Pelosi, considering the path that our nation is on now. It is, after all, the original home of fascism, and as our government continues to bail out and buy out banks and businesses, it looks more and more fascistic all the time. If you haven't read Jonah Goldberg's Liberal Fascism yet, now might be a good time to do so. Well, actually, it would have been better if everyone had read it before November 4th, but that's water under the bridge.

Despite the Democrats in Congress ramming the bill through so quickly, President Obama wasn't around to sign the bill; he'll sign it on Tuesday when he returns from his weekend trip to Chicago. This tells you exactly how urgent the bill was, if it could wait three days to be signed, after there was less than a day for Congress to go over the pork-stuffed monstrosity. It wasn't a stimulus package with some pork in it, it was a pork package with some stimulus in it. Most of the money being spent won't create jobs; it's going for every Democrat wish list program under the sun.

What's in the bill? We don't know yet. There are bound to be any number of nasty surprises in it for those who are not feeding at the Democrat trough, things that will funnel money to questionable and partisan purposes, things that will advance the growth of the power of the federal government over the lives of the American people. They, after all, are wiser than you: Why shouldn't they take more of your money and decide how it should be spent? You'd just waste it, after all, and spend it irresponsibly pursuing happiness. Congress and government bureacrats, however, will be fully accountable for how they spend your...

Sorry, I just couldn't keep a straight face any longer. You have to laugh or else you'd cry.

We're all liberal fascists now. God Save the United States of America.