The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, February 24, 2006

Your Tax Dollars at War

Crooks & Liars has a video clip from The Daily Show all about the cost of war in Iraq. From the good ol' days of being reassured that it wouldn't cost the US any more than $1.7 billion to the $300 billion disaster it's become. And in a moment so disturbing it'll make the flesh crawl right off of your bones, Jon Stewart points out that that breaks down to $2,083 for every taxpayer. Just subtract it from your $300 tax rebate from 2001.

BONUS CLIP: C&L has also just put up a truly bizarre clip of Rita Crosby, she of the voice like honey poured over gravel, accusing Democrats of recruiting convicted felons in their vote drives. Chrs Matthews and Joe Scarborough are clearly taken aback at this mystifying proclamation, but what no one seems to notice is that A) she sees 'hoodlum' as synonymous with 'black' in her tirade, and B) she seems to be confusing efforts to ensure that people are granted their constitutional rights with a strange cabal to woo underworld figures. It's incredible that stupefying drivel of this sort qualifies as informed political analysis on today's cable news channels.