I'll type that out again:
WE SPEND MORE ON WEAPONS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA THAN THE NEXT FIFTEEN MILITARY POWERS IN THE WORLD COMBINED.
I'm not a huge fan of Bill Maher, finding him obnoxious and too profane, but occasionally I want to jump in his lap and give him a big old smooch. I saw this video posted on Facebook and thought it the perfect rejoinder to the Teabagger Movement. I just don't understand why the fact that we're still fighting two wars with no end in sight, the enormous costs of those wars and the chilling thought of all those tens of thousands of soldiers with serious physical and mental injuries that we are responsible, morally, for treating for the rest of their lives is never mentioned in the constant talk of the economy, economic catastrophe, budget deficits, etc. I know nothing about economics (I got a C in Econ 101 and sat slumped in my chair in an enormous auditorium, bored out of my mind as the lecturer droned on for an hour and a half to the five hundred or so students in the room), have definitely lived beyond my means for at least a portion of my life, but am getting it together at this point, and I do know where to CUT. In any case, I appreciated this video and certainly enjoyed the laugh.
Here's another thought: what if the Tea Partiers were black? Check out this most interesting blog post HERE.
Tell me what you think!