Why Now?
Saturday, October 01, 2005
  It's October Day!
It's the first day of October, the beginning of the Federal fiscal year when we celebrate the fact that the Republican President and Republican Congress can't get their act together and produce a budget, so we have another "continuing resolution". Running the government like a business indeed! All these MBAs, CEOs, and corporate attorneys and they don't seem to be able to plan anything, so everything is done by "emergency bills" to hide the huge deficit they are running while looting the pension funds - just like their corporate sponsors.

My local K-Mart is advertising Flu shots for $25, free to Medicare participants. It's probably a national plan and a good deal. I don't normally get one, but this year I'm going to give it a go because the price is right and the location is convenient.

Some dogs in Florida kennels have come down with a form of influenza that is normally found in horses, and there is a danger of the bird flu mutating into something worse. With some many people coming in from other places, it can't hurt. [Okay, it does hurt, but not for long.]

I hear that Tom DeLay's attorney is applying for a change of venue to a different space/time continuum because everyone in this universe knows he's guilty which will prevent Mr. DeLay from getting a fair trail before they execute him. Normally he'd only get a couple of years in prison, but there's an election year coming up and everyone has to get tough on crime. The current governor is way behind on executions, so I'm sure the Bug Man will understand.

In a slight change of wording the Securities & Exchange Commission is no longer "looking at" Bill Frist's stock sale, they are now "investigating" it. They have stopped "asking for" and started "subpoenaing" records.

Let's see, top aides to both the President and Vice President are "people of interest" in the Plame investigation. The majority leaders of both the House and Senate have legal problems. The head of contract oversight at OMB has been arrested. Obviously we have a slightly different definition of "integrity" with Republicans in charge. They are so bush league.

I wonder if the Shrubbery will push for tax breaks for convicted felons?

Currently Tropical Depression 19 doesn't look like it will amount to much, but Tropical Depression 20 seems ready to become hurricane Stan in the Bay of Campeche after passing over the Yucatan Peninsula. It looks to be headed for Veracruz state in Mexico, but you can't trust them.

Oh, well there are only two months left in the season.


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