Thursday, August 31, 2006

More on softwood lumber...

This just gets weirder and weirder... apparently one of the provisos of the softwood deal is that $450 million gets redirected to the Bush White House for use in *whatever the fuck he wants* - likely a giant slush fund for the November mid-terms. Think of the entire Republican propaganda machine war chest - this will nearly triple it. The Toronto Star has the article (along with The Tyee - an excellent BC online newspaper).

I hope this news gets to all the major papers on both sides of the border and blows both right-wing administrations right out of the water. None of this is above board. This is not what democracy is supposed to be.

1 comment:

Laura said...

i don't know mark, are you really all that surprised, in a world in which democracy has been put on the sacrificial stump to give room for capitalism - greed - corporation. democracy is what the politicians try to feed us while in the background, they do what they do to make themselves richer. its maybe not what it should be, but thanks the bushes and his like, its what it is.