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No bucks, no Buck Rogers.

Posted by Toe Tag | June 19, 2008 12:44 PM

Step 1: Admit you have a problem

Step 2: Draft the neocons and have them serve in Iraq while our troops come home

Step 3: Leave them there.

Problem solved!

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 19, 2008 12:49 PM

That reminds me of that 30 Rock episode where Jack goes to work in D.C.

Posted by keshmeshi | June 19, 2008 12:55 PM

Except that it's not funny and people died.

Posted by keshmeshi | June 19, 2008 12:57 PM

yay! republicans as underpants gnomes. Perfect

Posted by vooodooo84 | June 19, 2008 12:58 PM

@5 Yes, perfect. Now we just need a song.

Posted by Mike of Renton | June 19, 2008 1:05 PM

Just watch out for the woodland creatures ... they have glowsticks.

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 19, 2008 1:18 PM


Posted by TacomaRoma | June 19, 2008 1:19 PM

how does she get the disconnect that scientists don't need money to conduct research?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 19, 2008 1:22 PM

keshmeshi --


What floors me is Margaret Heckler actually believes this. Not just then. Now. After the millions infected and dying. She believes her logic to this day. She believes.

I have trouble accepting that she and I are the same species.

As much as I disliked the Clintons, at least they were calculating when fucking over all of us. They obviously knew "welfare reform" meant the working poor were going to be fucked. Less money, less services, more hungry people. The "end of big government" line was just too good, and they had an election to win. At least they understood the concequences of the decision.

Maggie believes that spending less gets you more. I'm going slowly insane, rolling this in my brain. She believes.... she believes....

Posted by Jonathan Golob | June 19, 2008 1:25 PM

Not just that she believes. She was put in charge because she believes.

Posted by Greg | June 19, 2008 1:27 PM


I don't think she believes that.

She's just regurgitating the weird political doublespeak that was scripted for her.

At this point, wouldn't you?

Posted by Toby | June 19, 2008 1:46 PM

@11 for the win!

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 19, 2008 2:08 PM


I thought this too, when reading the quote. Watching the video changed my mind.

I'd like to think I'd be the guy stealing equipment to get things done. Hell, I am the guy who scrounges equipment, just in W's America.


So sad, and so true. I hear we'll be greeted as liberators in Iraq!

Posted by Jonathan Golob | June 19, 2008 2:15 PM

Conservatives on funding education: "You can't solve the problem by throwing money at it!"

Conservatives on funding scientific research: "You can't solve the problem by throwing money at it!"

Conservatives on funding the military: "Budget cuts will cripple our defenses. No one but traitors and cowards would ever want to cut funding to the military!"

Posted by Kevbar | June 19, 2008 2:25 PM

Don Francis made a bundle off insider trading before the public announcement that his vaccine had been a failure. I doubt that I'd give any credibility to what he says now or has said in the past.

Posted by Rich | June 19, 2008 2:31 PM

@15: important amendment to the education rule:

"If we're talking about most schools. If we're talking about the one MY children go to, public or private, well, it's actually quite well-funded, yep."

And remember, we can't do anything to the health care system, or we might have to start denying care to people (which isn't going on now) or some people might start using it too much (you know... them.)

Yes, Underwear Gnome Rule must end!

Posted by CP | June 19, 2008 5:49 PM

A propos of all the sexism/misogyny discussions as of late... This is an example of someone disagreeing with a women's opinions and actions without being even one iota sexist or misogynistic. If this was some of the regular Slog commentors talking about this topic, I'm sure the words "bitch" or "cunt-face" would have been thrown around in the analysis of her comments.

Posted by Julie | June 19, 2008 7:56 PM

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