Monday, August 29, 2005

No, stop! You're killing me!

And just in case you don't have enough irony in your life yet, there's this, from back in February:

The Bush administration's fiscal year 2006 budget proposal slashes total federal spending on the environment and natural resource conservation by more than 10 percent.

The greatest single cuts ($700 million) are to federal payments to a joint state-federal fund that underwrites projects to improve water quality and helps poor communities build waste-water treatment plans and other water projects.

It also proposes cuts to the discretionary budget of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by 5.6 percent ($500 million cut); a $750 million cut to the Land and Water Conservation Fund and a $333 million decline in spending for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Hmmmm ... oceans ... the atmosphere ... you know, the people who do stuff like, say, tracking hurricanes.

But that's cool, since I'm assuming that all those soon-to-be homeless, impoverished, uninsured residents of the Gulf Coast can take solace in the fact that, no matter how bad off they are, gays still can't get married.

It's all good, then.


Anonymous said...

C'mon cynic you know those hurricane tracking "scientists" are a useless waste of money. God makes hurricanes and there's no stoppin'em

Anonymous said...

There's no stoppin' them, but they can be moved through prayer.

Of course it was only through God's will.