|The Nossiter Net
The net that shall enmesh them all
Edited, Written, and Published by Josh Nossiter
|The Genius of the GOP
Friday, April 3rd, 2009
|The Nossiter Net is cast to snare some of the riper rascalities of the day. Comments? Send a letter to the editor.|
|"It's not a stimulus but a spending bill," complain the sages of the GOP, not quite grasping that government spending is by definition stimulative. Instead they propose deregulation, tax cuts, and a bigger budget for the Pentagon, not perhaps realizing that that formula, rigorously applied during eight years of the Bush administration, has brought the world economy to its knees.
The Republicans worry that diplomatic overtures to so-called enemies such as Iran and Syria make the US look weak, not understanding that eight years of threats and saber-rattling have made us in fact weaker. They scorn this president for being liked and admired everywhere he goes, failing to remember that for eight years the world scorned us because the former president was universally disliked and despised.
The GOP objects to a statistician being appointed to head the Census Bureau, possibly not knowing that the Census Bureau exists to collect and analyze statistical data. They seem equally uncertain about the role of the departments of Justice and Health and Human Services, rejecting officials who are sworn to uphold justice and pursue better standards of health and human services.
Their most influential mouthpieces call for this president to fail, insist that his policies jeopardize our security, denounce him for being partisan. They are apparently unaware that if he fails we all fail, that their two wars have done more to compromise our security than anything our most implacable foes could have done, and that their uniform and reflexive rejection of all Obama policies is itself mindlessly partisan.
The Republicans don't grasp, realize, understand, remember, know. They are unaware and uncertain. They are dangerously ignorant and destructively stupid, so why the devil does anyone pay any attention to them?
©Joshua C. Nossiter, 2009
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A NOTE TO READERS ***Update***
Another three week plus hiatus, from April 30th until May 23rd, again due to Yahoo Geocities dismal service.
There was nothing new at The Nossiter Net between March 3rd and April 26th, 2007, nearly eight weeks. The reason: tech sabotage. Yahoo Geocities, the host for this site, denied access for the entire period. At one point, they even managed to lose all the files. In many discussions with Yahoo staff, no clear explanation was forthcoming. No one seemed able to fix the problem. Ruling out the possibility of Dubbya’s revenge, I finally wrote to Mr. Terry Semel, Chairman and CEO of Yahoo! Inc and described the ordeal the page had undergone since the beginning of March. A week later, a helpful Yahooo engineer named Jason called. He had my letter before him. Though he couldn’t do the repairs on on the spot, he promised a fix by the next day. That was April 26th, nearly two months after shutting me down in the first place.
The Nossiter Net apologizes, which is more than I can say for Yahoo Geocities.
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