I'm a liberal pagan living in West, Texas. Yes. That West, Texas.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


The U.S. will give an estimated $26 billion in foreign aid in 2008-70% more than when President George W. Bush took office(the figure doesn't include funds related to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan). More than 150 countries get financial assistance from the U. S. Here are the 6 that received the most this year.
Israel gets $2.4 billion. Virtually all of this money is used to buy weapons(up to75% made in the U.S.) Beginning in 2009, the U.S. plans to give $30 billion over 10 years.
Egypt gets $1.7 billion. $1.3 billion to buy weapons:$103 million for education:$74 million for health care(what the fuck?...we're giving the fucking Egyptians $74 million for health care and we don't have jack shit?....fuckme I'll never smile again); $45 million to promote civic participation and human rights.(mean time part of our population don't have the same rights as the other part of the country...not counting what we're doing to the Indians)
Pakistan gets $798 million. 330 million for security efforts, including military-equipment upgrades and border security;(mean while everyone in Mexico trapes across our borders, willy nilly.)$20 million for infrastructure.
Jordan gets $688 million. 4326 million to fight terrorism and promote regional stability through equipment upgrades and training:$163 million cash payment to the Jordanian government.(basically a payoff to keep them from allowing terrorists to set up training camps.....yeah, how's that working for us?)
Kenya gets $586 million. $501 to fight HIV/AIDs through drug treatment and abstinence education and to combat malaria:(yeah, just say no when that gorilla fighter and his army of 6,000 run through town raping and pillaging.); $15 million fr agricultural development;(will that buy rain?) $5.4 million for programs that promote government accountability.(This made me laugh so hard I sit cough syrup on the monitor.)

South Africa gets $574 million. $557 million to fight TB and HIV/AIDS;(more of that just say no shit.) and $3million for education.
We don't have a pot to piss in nor a window to throw it out of and we're loaning money to country's that hate us and wouldn't piss on us if we were on fire...fuckity fuck fuck fuck!
I say cut 'em off, all of them...what's in it for us?...Nada, zip, zilch, zero, nil, not a fucking thing..Good thing I don't drink any more...This is enough to make me belly up to the bar, shout "Set me up with some whiskey and a Lone Star and keep 'em coming."...
Speaking of whiskey...I missed work today...Went to the Dr. and had x rays taken. I googled all sorts of shit on webmd.com and got information to ask for when I saw Dr. E. Babs drove me as I haven't had but 3 1/2 hours sleep in 2 nights.coughing my ass off..to the tune of a loss of 4 more lbs.
I got a intranasal cortisone that I take 2 snorts of in each nostril once a day. Plus I got another steroid shot.Ouch ouch ouch.
Plus a 16 oz. bottle of CODAL-DM syrup. Take 2 teaspoons every 4-6 hours as needed for cough..Will get the x-ray results tomorrow...Hope to find out something. But the discouraging part is..while googling I found that a chronic cough can last longer than 2 years..No fucking way. I'll step in front of the garbage truck tomorrow morning before I keep coughing every night for 5 hours for the next 2 years..I do know I'm growing quite fond of the cough syrup. Good thing I'm not worried about taking this and getting hooked..I haven't the strength to go to rehab for this shit..
It's 20 till 8P.M. and I have to at least stay awake till news..then I'll take another teaspoon(took one earlier) and go read and sleep...hopefully like a coma victim...Let you know what the x rays say.night night y'all.


Robin said...

One of the suckiest, most ridiculous parts of our "foreign aid" is that we are "borrowing" money from Japan to loan it. Anyone but me see a problem with this? And we let our govt. buy out banks...and own them?! Geesh...yeah, hook me up with a whiskey.

I hate that your ill darlin'! Didn't you have a bad cough last year? You go get your durn self better.....we can't live without your regular presence here...the Goddess will zap the blog and it shall be no more if you retire from it.

I'm sure of it.

Heidi said...

Well, that doesn't surprise me at all. Didn't you know we're the richest country in the world? Our money supply is never ending...we'll just keep borrowing from China or where-ever so we can give aid to all the "poor" countries. They'll never call the loans in, right? We'll never go broke, right? HA!

Hope that cough goes away. I worry about you.

rainywalker said...

Cut them all off and use the money here, thats two votes. Sorry about the sickness, but I know where to come if I need some medicine. "Yellow Dawg Grannie's Snake Oil Works"

Elizabeth said...

All I can say is January 20th can't come soon enough!

And I'm sorry this cough is still dogging you. Hope you get some sleep. xo

Galt-in-Da-Box said...

Robin, I got a partial 5th of Jim Beam I'd send ya, but Der Schtaat frowns on using the mail to transport "hazardous chemicals".
Buying friendship with enemies is like promoting celibacy by fucking...Ain't gonna work, folks. Uncle Sam's got a lot more great ideas like foreign aid, trouble is, they all suck just as hard.
I had a cold just like that earlier this fall, YG. Tried just about every medicine known, then finally broke down and got some Vitamin C, garlic and Vitamin E tablets. Three days of continual bombardment later, the enemy finally surrendered & I was healthy again.
All the best!

Nit Wit said...

It's a pretty good scam. Give a country billions that will never be paid back and then let them buy weapons from your buddies in the U.S. weapons industry. Then give the companies tax breaks and watch them outsource the manufacturing of the weapons to places like Korea China and Japan.
You better watch that cough syrup. I had a case of chronic Bronchitis in 79 and got it from the hospital in quart bottles for 3 months. Sure was fun quitting that stuff.

Wendy said...

Am I the only one who thinks that because we are about to go into a depression equivalent to the 30's that we should be canceling foreign aid for a year or two?

billy pilgrim said...

do you think the weapons manufacturers lobby for foreign aid to israel etal?

cherry cough drops. they don't work very well but they taste real nice!

Anonymous said...

I think we should cut them off. Why are we subsidizing Egyptian healthcare when our country does not have universal heath care?

I hope you feel better soon.

sageweb said...

I need to become my own nation so I can get some money.

Maybe you should go on a trip to Egypt to have your cough looked at..they got a good medical program over there.

Jan said...

I have a plan for California to become a separate nation, declare war on the US and live on foreign aid for...ever.

Nan said...

Sorry to hear that cough does not want to go away.

yellowdoggranny said...

hoooboy do i love this cough syrup.took my 2 snorts of the nasal spray and 2 tsps of cough syrup and by 9:30 I was zipping right along..I'ts like of like speed laced with some sort of wonderful downer..ha..
I answered the phone at work:"Happy holidays, Family Dollar, this is Jackie, how may I help you." (this is how we're supposed to answer the phone) thom said "what the fuck are you on?" I was so fucking cherpy..I said "cough syrup, want some?"
I was sans cough until about 11am and where normally i have to take the key and go to the bath room and have my coughing fit, i was able to stay up front and gently cough...so it is helping..and since i have a 16 oz bottle with a refil, I figure I'm good to go..
I called and spoke to mrs. Doctor this am about the xrays. I said what did they say? she said they said you are normal..I said would you like to rephrase that?...she said of course...your xrays are normal...you? not so much..ha
so I think I may have this on the way to being whipped...its messing with my blood sugar and blood pressure, but I can work with it..
so no need to go off and by black suits..Im not gonna croak..

Raspootin said...

I agree with you 100% Cut them off!!! Of course then we might have to bail out our weapons manufactures...

I hope your x rays come back with nothing wrong. I have a friend that has suffered with the cough for about as long as you have; creepy crawly crude.

Josh said...

If that money was going to some more humane or noble purpose, it wouldn't be as bad... but we're basically giving them all that money so they can fucking kill each other. What a waste.

Then again, maybe it's cheaper to let them kill themselves than to try to feed them for the next few decades... I'm sure someone in DC has crunched the numbers.

Rox said...

I sure hope you are feeling better soon Jackie!

I finally got all caught up on your posts. I feel like bawling with this one though, that financial shit is depressing.