[More dueling snark below.]
I defy you to get through this piece of neo-con swill without hurling.
JUST BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT. It's not like you need to invest any time disemboweling the utter rubbish in the article above but, what the fuck, let's pick on a single claim and tear it a new orifice, shall we? How about this one:
Moreover, President Bush’s five-year $15 billion commitment under the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief is the largest commitment by a single nation toward an international health initiative - ever - working in over 100 (mostly African) countries.
And then there's the reality.
Honestly, every time you think you've met the absolutely dumbest right-wing wank imaginable, it turns out you have to re-calibrate your wank-o-meter. It never fails, does it?
OH NO ... AH BEEN DISSED. Awwwwww ... isn't that adorable? Over at his blog, Xavier's first comment is ... Xavier, commenting on my comment on his original commentary.
Tell you what, X -- if you can put that devilishly-clever snark back in its holster for just a minute, what say you address the issue I raised about how the U.S.'s vaunted $15 billion commitment to African AIDS is a pile of crap? Or does that run perilously close to doing actual research on your part?
We wouldn't want you to strain yourself intellectually.
BY THE WAY, XAVIER, I love your idea of the U.S. going all isolationist on everyone to teach them a lesson. So how exactly would you suggest they address this issue?
The United States imports 58 percent of the oil it consumes. Federal officials project that by 2025, the country will have to import 68 percent of its oil to meet demand. At best, analysts say, the energy legislation would slightly slow that rate of growth of dependence.
Yeah, X -- the U.S. is a net importer of oil, and in a major way. How do you figure they're suddenly going to make up for a 58 percent shortfall in oil?
Or had you not thought that far ahead?