Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Time, Time For Some Action

It happened once, and that was bullshit. But now it's twice, and this is an outrage. Since two marks the beginning of a trend, how many more conservative columnists took hard-earned taxpayer money to promote the president's fucked agenda?

"In 2002, syndicated columnist Maggie Gallagher repeatedly defended President Bush's push for a $300 million initiative encouraging marriage as a way of strengthening families. But Gallagher failed to mention that she had a $21,500 contract with the Department of Health and Human Services to help promote the president's proposal..." [Click here for more]

Isn't it funny when people perform unethical acts to promote their moral agenda?! Yeah, you all have such high values...thanks for using my money to get the word out about the government's Yenta the Matchmaker business. Republicans are for smaller government I'm told, but they can tell poor women who to marry (and homosexuals that they can't marry at all)? Marriage incentives are just silly, and paying someone to promote this half-baked plan, much like the No Child Left Behind fiasco a few weeks back, constitutes a ridiculous abuse of power.

I hope the liberal media doesn't (Bill) cower in the face of this growing scandal, beause we sure as shit know that FOX News would be all over this story if the Clinton administration were paying so-called journalists to propagate its questionable policies. This is a fucking joke and hopefully some heads will roll. Roll away, the heads.


At 10:22 AM, Blogger hoobs said...

the democratic party will defintely do very little about this scandal, as that is what the democratic party does. i agree with you, ace, about the unrepublican big-government attitude that bush takes on marriage and other policies. i liked john mccain's refusal to vote for a marriage ammendment last year because it was anti-republican to take rights away from the states. just shows how social ideologies have taken the place of political ones.

At 11:21 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Well said, Hoobs, preach on brotha...from where I sit though, I couldn't care less about the Democratic Party's stance on this -- I want the media to pick up on it and run with it the way they do with all these little scandals (TO/Housewives, Janet's nip, etc).

But I haven't seen this anywhere really, and I doubt we'll hear a big deal made of it. And that just makes me wanna choke the hell out of innocent strangers.

At 11:40 AM, Blogger Phiul said...

How did the media not go fucking crazy over the Armstrong Williams thing? This underminds the foundation of democracy (controlling the press?!) and frankly scares the shit out of me.

I lean liberal, but I'm not saying this because I want the government to get bigger (fuckers) - shouldn't we have some kind of regulation for this? Shouldn't you have to disclose that you're being paid by these scumbags before you speak on their behalf (i.e. the guy about to come on our show is part of a Republican Special Advertising Section)?!

Just because the Democrats do it too doesn't make it OK. They need to be punched in the balls just as quickly on this shit.

At 12:50 PM, Blogger ethan said...

is that a cypress hill reference in your title? because really the line that follows that:

"i got the clearance to run the interference"

is just a perfect statement about this issue. and to be honest, i wouldn't be opposed to hearing some calls for impeachment over this. bribery from the white house is much worse in my mind than getting head from an intern.

At 1:09 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Titsy, I'm not sure the Dems have done anything like this...if they have, cockpunches for all. This is not about hating the Bushies, this is about independence of the media and unadulterated bribery.

Ethan, yes, the title was a reference to that song...I wanted to put in a couple more "Time"s in there, but that woulda been too long.

I don't know about impeachment, as the president is probably very well-shielded from all of this (the Cabinet secretaries appear to be doing the dirty work). But I agree, I'd much rather have a horny president than one whose cronies are paying "independent" media folks to trump up their enormously stupid proposals...

At 1:47 AM, Blogger Dave#6 said...

If the Dems had done ANYTHING, anything like, this, and g-d forbid a Clinton, or anyone who might have ever spoken a Clintons' name had done it, the BCMW (big corporate medial whores, some call the mainstream media), would have been on this like a wookie on a miracle. And I'm sure the headline would still be prominently displayed in 64 point type on the Sludge Report too.

The woman who would have had reponsibility for hiring Armstrong at the Education Dept just got promoted by the way. Fits the pattern.


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