Only The Good Die Young…After Taking Some People With Them Of Course:
Jacob “Jekyll” Robida, the teenage suspect in the slashing and shooting of two Gay men in a Massachusetts bar, died as a result of injuries sustained in a shootout with an Arkansas State Police officer who stopped him for speeding in that state. The Officer and a 33 year old woman passenger in Robida’s car were also killed, both apparently by the suspect. Praised by his friends as a really kind hearted neo-Nazi racist and homo-phobe who always helped his mother, at least when he wasn’t too busy plotting hate crimes, Mr. Robida, an 18 year old high school dropout, was also described by those who knew him best ( and a crowd who I sincerely hope I never run across at a party) as ” a good guy, but he stuck to his beliefs” which apparently were intolerance and violence, and expressed comfort in the fact that “he died with the love of his life” presumably meaning the woman he shot, not the Arkansas Cop who was unlucky enough to come in contact with this whacko. The love of Mr. Robida’s life was unavailable to comment on the joys of being the recipient of his affections, being dead and all.
This May Make You Sick, But Don’t Try To Go To The Doctors:
United States President George W. Bush has unveiled his fiscal 2007 budget to wild GOP acclimation. The new spending proposals, 2.7 trillion dollars in all, would involve massive cuts of 14.5 billion to non-vital programs such as Medicare, education and train service as well as 137 other domestic programs. By the way, the total downsizing of the nations Medicare program over the next five years would amount to 36 billion dollars. On the other hand, Mr. Bush would like to celebrate those savings by giving the military 39.3 billion dollars and Homeland Security a tad over 32 billion dollars. This of course doesn’t include the additional 120 billion outside the budget that Mr. Bush needs to keep the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan rolling along. Explaining that old and sick people don’t vote, or least they won’t for much longer, and that you have to spend money to make money, the White House is also calling for 4.6 billion in tax cuts to the energy industry and of course wants to make the temporary tax breaks to the wealthiest 2% of Americans permanent. There’s a joke here, and it’s on you.
Maybe She Should Smile More:
The head of the GOP, Ken Mehlman, told ABC’s “This Week” program on Sunday that New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton “seems to have a lot of anger” and that American voters, most of whom are getting by on Xanax and Wellbutrin, don’t usually send angry candidates to the White House. This reporter agrees wholeheartedly: after all, what would a woman who’s watched George Bush fritter away her husbands 237 billion dollar surplus, turning it into a 521 billion dollar deficit (a total of 758 billion dollars in four and a half years