Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Fuzzy Dice

There are 2 types of people in this country...

Those who hang Fuzzy Dice from their rear view mirrors.

And those who don't.

In my family, we were taught that if you gamble and lose, it's no one's fault but yours.

Of course, some gambling was encouraged:

Investing in the best education family money could pay for was a worthwhile bet.

Buying all forms of insurance, because you might need it someday, was a worthwhile bet.

Wasting all of your State Fair spending money on carnival games of chance, thereby learning that the house always wins, was a worthwhile bet.

Learning at an early age that 12 Records (CD's) for 1¢ was a colossal rip off was a worthwhile bet.

Discovering the universal truth of the statement, If it looks too good to be true, it most assuredly is too good to be true was a worthwhile bet.

Let's face it, folks.

Most young people are experienced gamblers by the time they reach their majority.

Some are hardcore poker playing, big money On & Off Track loving, and weekly Sportsball gamblers.

Some are the 12 For 1¢ wishful thinkers.

But all of them, in some form or fashion, are experienced losers.

Which is why I've been flabbergasted by the BushCo attempt to sell those damned Social Security private personal accounts to the young and stupid.

Here's a clue, BushCo!

Just because your stats show that young people gamble, it doesn't mean that they're ALL so stupid that they never learn that the odds are against them.

The ones who trusted your WMD SCAM have learned that you can't be trusted.

The ones who considered joining your military have since changed their minds...

in droves.

And the ones who can't find a job don't speak highly of you and yours these days, either.

They're not as stupid as you would like them to be, are they?

BushCo has been betting that young people are the key to selling those Social Security private personal accounts, but it doesn't seem to be working...

Social Security Vote May Be Delayed

Critics Could Force Proposal to Change

By Mike Allen and Charles Babington
Washington Post Staff Writers
Wednesday, March 2, 2005; Page A01

The Senate's top Republican said yesterday that President Bush's bid to restructure Social Security may have to wait until next year and might not involve the individual accounts the White House has been pushing hard.

The comments of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), made as GOP lawmakers returned from a week of trying to sell the plan to voters, underscored the challenge facing the White House, especially in light of unbroken Democratic opposition.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says public forums show that "the president's message is not selling."

"In terms of whether it will be a week, a month, six months or a year, as to when we bring something to the floor, it's just too early," Frist said.

Frist is reluctant to put off a vote until 2006, when lawmakers will be focused on midterm congressional elections and the atmosphere will be more politically charged, aides said. But with polls showing widespread skepticism of Bush's proposal and some Republicans opposed to the approach, GOP leaders signaled yesterday that they may have no choice but to put off action. LINK

I hear that Senator Frist plans to leave the senate after his second term and devote his life to finding a cure for AIDS.

This is no joke.

The man who says he has "no idea if tears or sweat can spread AIDS" thinks he can find the cure...

It's a pretty safe bet that his future failures will be just as colossal as his current ones!

Heavy sigh.


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