Exposing the Foggy Bottom from the Third Rail
Is "Sacrifice" Restricted to Baseball?
All Seems Plentiful on the Homefront
Phoenix, AZ As the Pentagon builds up its war machine in the Persian Gulf, some questions are being raised at the homefront, even among those who support the struggle against OPEC.
The detainees were threatened with deportation to the administration's terrorist holding facility
in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba if they continued their desecration
of the Bush administration's new economic "stimulus" plan. "Stimulus,
Schwimulus, "one of the arrestees yelled out. "When I was a
young kid, we had to walk five miles in the snow to sign up for a rationed
rubber band. We had to stretch out one roll of toilet aper for the entire
course of the war
whenever someone in the family caught a fever
- we bunched up close to feel the heat."
Another member of the veterans group herded off said the
sacrifices the homefront endured during World War II made them better
Americans. "We all learned that life was not about daddy opening
doors for you to get into college, or to avoid war service by having your
daddy get you a National Guard commission where service was optional,"
he said. "Sacrifice meant sometimes having to declare responsibility
for what you've done."
While some seniors appreciated the concept of not having
to pay taxes on dividends, most said it wouldn't do them any good. "I
remember when I was still living back in Houston, then-governor Bush kept
showing us how wise an investment Enron was, an elderly man recalled.
"I bought lots of Enron stock so I could live on the dividends
I don't have to care about taxes on my dividends anymore anyway
Most of the seniors noted that the baby boom generation doesn't even know what sacrifice is. "I once tried to get my son-in-law to trust me with the remote control," one woman remembered," I would have had an easier time getting Yasir Arafat to speak at a B'nai B'rith fundraiser.
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