Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Legacy Numbers

4,000 dead in Iraq. (And that's just the Americans).

405,000 home forclosures.

36.5 million Americans living in poverty.

8.7 million children without health insurance.

300 days left in the worst presidency in United States history.



Blogger sageweb opined...

More like HORRIBLE numbers.
Except we are on the down slope with the Bush.

March 25, 2008 10:07 AM  
Blogger sageweb opined...

Oh my gosh I was just wishing about being first and you made my wish come true.

March 25, 2008 10:08 AM  
Blogger jp opined...

Here's another number: 315. That's how many pennies it just took me to buy a gallon of gas.

March 25, 2008 10:30 AM  
Blogger Anne opined...

what were they 8 years ago?

March 25, 2008 10:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous opined...

Ba Ha Ha Ha (Note no W)

Even McCain would be a breath of fresh air.

Do those firures include the missing in action, the contract (mercenaries), the suicides, the increased accidents or those who had heat stroke or other diseases?
Dont think so.



March 25, 2008 10:44 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Pie for Sage!

JP, totally forgot that one.

Lower, Anne. Every one of 'em. Not to mention that 8 years ago there weren't ANY dead American soldiers in Iraq.

Anonyba, it's the truth. Although, eeww. And of course that number doesn't include all the other casualties of this war, including the thousands upon thousands of Iraqi casualties.

March 25, 2008 1:10 PM  
Blogger rosemary opined...

Seriously, God save us....He is the only one left that can do it if the voters can't.

March 25, 2008 1:42 PM  
Blogger Maine Gay opined...

These numbers are tres depressing. Sometimes I think that we're watching our country fall apart right before our eyes, and we can't do anything to stop it.

March 25, 2008 2:47 PM  
Blogger TWISI opined...

315.... I haven't seen anything that low in months!

300 days and the idiot will be back on the farm.....

another reason for HALLELUJAH!

March 25, 2008 4:26 PM  
Blogger kingba opined...

4, 000 is the number of killed American military personnel. Add those with horrible injuries (lifetime), that would have been killed in any previous war (4, 000 now = 10, 000 ? say, in Vietnam's days), add the psychological scarrting (might be lifetime, too), and that does not include all contractors, civilian or other, journalists, medical, suppliers, workers of all sorts, goodwill/church/social/
humanitarian workers, etc etc.
Add the Brits, the Poles, the Italians, the Australians, and other allies...and that still is ONLY this side of the "coalition".
And the total cost not only in hard currency of money that went to Iraq, but also all the infrastructure, medical aid/costs/ support we are not getting for our country now, educarion, infrastructure, national guard not able to help with floods, etc etc.
And then of course, no one knows for sure how many Iraqi civilians, police, army personnel (tens of thousands, maybe six digits)...
And we still have to PAY for all this and the current recession (just starting, folks, inflation is at 11%), 20 years to recover minimum, if ever. Goodbye to part of your retirement, folks...
Goodbye, American Century...

March 25, 2008 5:06 PM  
Blogger Kimberly Ann opined...

I knew there was a reason I woke up in a funk today. Wow, here's to 2009 and an end to this era of horribleness.

March 25, 2008 5:14 PM  
Blogger Citymouse opined...

well put

March 25, 2008 7:27 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Rosie, yep.

Sorry, MG. Didn't mean to depress. Just, you know, remind. Not that you needed it. Not that any of us needed it. Actually, I don't know what I was thinking.

Twisi, right? It's nearly 400 pennies where I am. And that's nothing to the 600-800 pennies it is in Europe.

Kingba, oh, I know it. I was just going for a short and to the point sorta thing. The truth is, the price of this war, in human terms, is incalculable.

Sorry, pumpkin. Pie?

Yeah, Mouse, but it sux.

March 25, 2008 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Syd opined...

What I don't understand is how the current misadministration still has a 30% or so approval rating. That many people STILL think Dubya's doing a good job?

Whatever mind-altering substance they're on, they need to bring enough for the rest of the class....

March 25, 2008 9:21 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Ain't that the truth, Syd. That has got to be some seriously good shit.

(I said "shit").

March 25, 2008 9:46 PM  
Blogger HORIZON opined...

Hubby and l were talking about the numbers of U.S. killed the other day- not good, nor a recession for that matter!!.
The rest of the world is watching because if you do have a massive recession it will affect us all.

" Watch out for the housing slowdown; high oil prices; and higher interest rates. The US consumer, already burdened with high debt and falling real wages, will be hard hit by these shocks."

I just read the wee bit above and l believe it to be true. Not to mention how fed up most Americans are with the death toll situation- always the same- old men sending young men to die- buggers!

March 26, 2008 4:17 AM  
Blogger Doralong opined...

One wonders what type of correlation there is in rising substance abuse..

March 26, 2008 6:17 AM  
Blogger Red Seven opined...

Lordy, these numbers ought to convince anyone with a brain that we need a Democrat in '08. And a Democratic Senate. And a Democratic House of Representatives. Oh, and while we're at it, how about some voting rights for the residents of DC? (Okay, now I'm reaching.)

March 26, 2008 6:45 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

That's the truth, Horizon. On behalf of the American people, I'm really sorry. I just wish that made it all better. Wish us luck!

Cuz, ya think? Who needs a cocktail?

Not to mention, Red, that none of those numbers see party. A bad economy and a misbegotton war take out red voters, too. You do have to wonder, as Syd mentioned, who that 30% are that haven't yet connected the lousy situation we're in with who's at the helm.

And I think you should vote. If that's any consolation. (I never have understood that).

March 26, 2008 7:45 AM  
Blogger booda baby opined...

It didn't make it even a little bit better, but Bill Maher's show,'The Decider' is good for articulating what sometimes we can't articulate. Not that we COULDN'T articulate it, but then there'd be all that hyperventilating and threat of heart attack stuff.

March 26, 2008 5:30 PM  
Blogger hello, my name is danny. opined...

300 hundred days too long still!

i wish we could still get a gallon of gas for 315 pennies.

March 26, 2008 6:58 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Plus, Booda, that whole flushed face/high pitched voice thing really isn't very attractive on most of us.

Agreed, Danny. When I think how much trouble he could still get us into...no, let's not think about it...yes, yes, we must. We have to be vigilant. These frakkers are capable of anything.

March 26, 2008 7:23 PM  
Blogger Sling opined...

So,there are about 1,000 more dead people thanks to the war on terror,than the terrorists killed on 9-11..
That'll teach 'em.

March 26, 2008 8:50 PM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

Yep, Sling. We done schooled those terrorists but good. Plus, we got Osama Bin Laden. Wait...

March 26, 2008 9:20 PM  
Blogger more cowbell opined...


Weapons of Mass Destruction: 0

March 28, 2008 1:57 PM  
Blogger Iwanski opined...

See why I still get mad when I think about Florida and hanging chads?

March 29, 2008 9:20 AM  
Blogger Lorraine opined...

CB: Yep. That's another good one.

Iwanski: (hangs head and weeps silently for what could have/should have been)

March 31, 2008 7:29 AM  

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