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You Get What You Pay For

July 18, 2009

We are not paying for peace or democracy.  We are not in Depression 09′ because of bad mortgages.  You did not lose your job because a Mexican took it.

You’re getting exactly what you paid for.

You get

What you pay for.

The Red Cross, Amnesty International and even the complicit Pentagon, are aware of how many children we tortured in Iraq, Afghanistan, Cuba and beyond.

We get what we paid for.

“You have the power to hold your leaders accountable.” – President Obama, Ghana, July 14, 2009

” I also have a belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards…My orientation is going to be moving forward.”-President Obama, on This Week, Jan 2009.

We can look forward as opposed to backwards, but we still get…

exactly what we paid for.

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  1. barman permalink
    July 19, 2009 14:43

    Thanks, lens. We did pay for it, we did earn it. Every last one.

    We’ve now an entire generation for whom atrocities are commonplace: American secret police, secret prisons hosting folks snatched from some street and held against their will without charge for decades, laser guided death from invisible planes. It only took a generation to adopt impersonal destruction and personal disengagement as our national policy.

    But man can they twitter.

    Sic semper tyrannus.


    • lens1 permalink*
      July 19, 2009 15:26

      Maybe we’re a nation of little tyrants who just can’t see the forest for the twitter.

      Thanks barman.


  2. July 19, 2009 15:46

    But we can cheer up right now.

    Federal officials have granted us a a free weekend at our National Parks- public lands we have already paid for- just like the war in Iraq.

    On the way back home, your sense of security may be enhanced should you glance over and see the US Border Patrol questioning bus passengers who have done nothing wrong and are not crossing the border:


    • lens1 permalink*
      July 19, 2009 15:59

      A free weekend? Good lord whats next…some sort of communist run health care bill? Run by Canadians for the illegal Mexicans that left the Olympic Peninsula a year ago?

      We should indeed thank our lucky stars the Border Patrol is on the job.

      I just wish they’d start boarding buses in Seattle, Wenatchee and maybe set up a terrorist/Mexican hunting checkpoint anywhere on I-5.

      Back up I-5 for a couple of days and bam! We’d never see a BP agent more than 50 yards away from the border…ever again.

      Thanks Alex.


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