Daily Show takes on “Armadebtdon 2011”

Humor has no bias, and the best humor is that which shares essential truths. With that in mind I tip my tricorner to The Daily Show for this hilarious segment on the Debt Ceiling “Debate”:

In response to Obama’s worried, televised plea for people to call their Congressman, Stewart responded “Did the president just quit? You’re the president and you’re calling on us to call Congress?!”

Yes, call them and tell them to go ahead and impeach that idiot if they can’t work with him. Both sides of the aisle need to stop playing political games over neither side’s ability to wean the corporatocracy off the the government teat.

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  1. The Bush-Obama perpetual war on terror is now the longest and second
    most expensive war in US history, exceeded only in cost by WWII, even if
    one removes the effects of inflation from the comparison.

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    continuation of the onerous Patriot Act. Some critics believe perpetual
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    I believe perpetual war is primarily the issue of a deadly mutation of
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  2. The Bush-Obama perpetual war on terror is now the longest and second most expensive war in US history, exceeded only in cost by WWII, even if one removes the effects of inflation from the comparison.

    Today, the United States is locked in a throes of perpetual war, and our politics are dominated by its political handmaiden, perpetual fear. If  you doubt this, just think about the recent expansion of drone assaults to Libya and Somalia or your next invasive pat down in an airport or the continuation of the onerous Patriot Act. Some critics believe perpetual war is driven primarily by the lust for empire. No doubt, empire lusting is a factor, but for the reasons I explained in The Domestic Roots of Perpetual War, I believe perpetual war is primarily the issue of a deadly mutation of domestic politics, particularly the imperative to prop up a sclerotic Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex (MICC) — a political-economic faction that lost its raison d’être when the Cold War ended, and now needs the perpetual threat of war, to pump money through it, if it is to survive and flourish on its own terms, at the expense of others.

    http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2011/07/06/why-the-war-machine-keeps-on-running/