Sunday, February 20, 2011

Your elected officials...

"In a nation ruled by swine, all pigs are upwardly mobile -- and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely. We owe that to ourselves and our crippled self-image as something better than a nation of panicked sheep." 
- Hunter S.Thompson
I'm not sure about how you feel, but NOAA is a pretty important government agency as far as this sailor is concerned...

Ya think?

So just what have our elected officials in Congress been up to this weekend?

Let's see...
  • They voted to continue giving $53 billion in oil subsidies...
  • Voted to strip funding from just about every EPA project, including air quality, emissions, and water pollution monitoring.
  • Stripped funds to administer the Affordable Care Act.
  • Eliminated funds for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Stripped federal workers of their salaries in positions within agencies targeted for defunding.
  • Defunded Planned Parenthood.
  • Defunded NOAA 
So give 53 billion to the oil industry and defund NOAA... Dudes/Dudettes we are so seriously screwed!

Not doing the happy dance...