Thursday, May 08, 2008

God bless America. Land that I love...

So let me see if I have this right. At this point the US:
1. Has no habeas corpus.

2. Does have rendition.

3. Doesn't guarantee trial by jury of one's peers.

4. Will incarcerate people without charging them.

5. Has a Congress with influence over the executive branch equal to mine.

6. Will kidnap American citizens.

7. Can declare martial law at the discretion of the executive.

8. Spies on Americans.

9. Can "legally" obtain bank account, medical and internet info.

10. May obtain DNA info to determine proclivities for medical problems.

11. Decides who and who can not fly on airplanes.

12. Is free to torture people.

13. Doesn't give a damn about its crumbling infrastructure.

14. Owes money it will take generations to pay off.

15. Has the respect of almost no other countries.

16. Might search your home without a court order.

17. Will possibly tap your phone even if you aren't suspected of criminal activity.

18. Offloads jobs to many countries.

19. Can't employee its own people.

20. Is losing market share in automobile sales.

21. Manufactures very little.

22. Raises food crops to produce biofuels.

23. Can't restore NOLA.

24. Sells more military hardware than any other country.

25. Believes pre-emptive military strikes are a good thing.

26. Kills thousands of innocent people.

27. Can't collect enough data on its citizens fast enough.

28. Is trying to tax the middle class into poverty while favoring the wealthy.

29. Listens to the neocon idiots.

30. Can't feed all its people.

31. Couldn't care less if you can get medical care.

32. Doesn't take care of its veterans.

33. Ignores opinions of scientists.

I could go on, but have made my point.

Yeah, this is the US I've grown to know and love.



Blogger Ted Compton said...

Pretty grim.

5/08/2008 03:58:00 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

A mighty sad list. (Great minds must think alike: Ranger had just given me his own list a couple of days ago, and I'm soon to post it.)

5/08/2008 08:27:00 AM  
Blogger SPIIDERWEB™ said...

Should my list include any items Ranger hadn't remembered (highly unlikely), feel free to purloin them.

5/08/2008 04:23:00 PM  

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