Notes on Political Venality, Pomposity and Associated Stupidity.

Friday, November 04, 2005

The Oil Sucking Zombie Congress

Somehow, in the back of our minds, we knew it would happen eventually...and so it has. The Senate voted 51-48 to begin the rape of the Artic National Wildlife Refuge. They are nothing if not persistent pricks.

Ted Stevens, Alaska's "King of Pork," actually had the termidity to say that the oil they'll get is "crucial to the nation's attempt to achieve energy independence." I guess the fact that there is perhaps enough oil to power our SUVs for a year or so hasn't quite gotten through his permafrost skull. Yea, that'll show those Saudis a thing or two! Damn straight, Ted!

You see, here's the problem I have with the current state of the Union. Even though Bush is "under seige" and has lower ratings than reruns of "Cop Rock," he's still the guy in charge, and as long as he is, we can count on more right wing zingers like the carpet bombing of the caribou which is about to begin.