Tuesday, August 24, 2004

$134,480,645,161 And Counting

Salon's War Room brings us news of Project Billboard:
When Republicans arrive in Manhattan for their convention next week, they'll be greeted by a giant billboard reminding them how much the Iraq war is costing the country. Modeled after the Times Square national debt ticker, the Cost of War billboard debuts Wednesday on the corner of 47th and Broadway. It's opening LED display puts the price America is paying for Iraq's occupation at $134,480,645,161, a figure that will increase by $122,820 a minute.

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"The point is this is a conflict with a real cost, in terms of sacrifice by our troops but also in terms of a significant amount of money that could have been spent in ways more directly related to al-Qaida and the homeland security programs that would have a more tangible effect on the threat we actually face," says P.J. Crowley, a senior fellow at the Center.

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Even if Project Billboard didn't have the RNC in mind when it decided to takes its message to Times Square, there's a special savor in knowing that the people responsible for the war will be confronted with its escalating cost as they tour the city. "New York is such a heavily Democratic city," says Rappaport. "I'm really happy so many Republicans will be there to see it."

Me too.

9 Comments:

At 3:44 PM, Blogger closed blog said...

Hello,
Read some of your blog-site, 24-08-04, and then your profile. Our similarites the most of the samefavorite movies, infact I will be updating my file soon, but politically we are in completly different camps. Well almost, I agree G.W. is not the best, but it's because he won't grow a spine and get the job done. While I call my self "conservative", the term "nationalist" may be more fitting. I will stop now, I will return to read you site again, and leave comment when I have something to say. take care and keep it going.

 
At 7:15 PM, Blogger Capitola said...

Hi Prisoner #6--

While our politics are definitely Red State Blue State and a bit of wackery thrown in for good measure -- we are talking politics, after all! -- I appreciate your stopping by and saying howdy. Your "Saved Kitties For Kerry" makes for um, huh, well...interesting reading :-) We're taking over the world, dontcha know.

A big Take Care to You, too; see you on the boards.

Now watch this drive...

 
At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

George Bush is the biggest pussy we've ever had as President. He's never made a single dollar on his own. He's a sick twisted drunken cokehead limpwrist loser. And all of your Republicans are as well--constantly blaming Clinton for everything, rather than taking responsibility for your own lives. What a bunch of pathetic failures your Republicans are.

Now get the fuck out of here, Hillary Village, before I have to do something to you that hurts you so much you'll have to join GWB on the bathroom floor, sobbing and vomiting all night. You do not have anything in common with the girl who writes this blog, and if you pursue this, you will pay like all of the other weak-willed weak-minded Republican pussy failures.

You will have to deal with me. I am Death.

--armtorn

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger Drunken Proletariat said...

Whoooooaaa! Arm-torn! Step back! Pris.#6 calls his-self a socialist-hatin' NATIONALIST! But I think he is a NATIONAL SOCIALIST! I reckon he must be one'o them there Digital Brownshirts! He is only a prisoner of his own ignorance, and ultimately of his own choosing. Don't let him drag you down to his level...

 
At 3:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Prisoner #6 is trying to put his dick somewhere it doesn't belong. He's going to get it chopped off.

 
At 8:30 AM, Blogger Capitola said...

Hey now fellas--

Armtorn, you bad boy. This is the Free Speech Zone. All voices welcome. Even those from "the dark side." It is our responsibility, indeed our patriotic duty, to enlighten these sad, misguided folks...even if it takes verbal abuse to do so.

Back to our regularly scheduled programming.

 
At 2:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republicans are PUSSWISSES. You want to talk about flipflopping? REPUSSICANS have a new "plan" in Iraq every single week! They have twisted little cunts instead of faces.

I saw a pusswiss Repussican driving today. She had Bush/Cheney stickers all over the back of her boring Ford Taurus. And as I passed her I saw that her face looked like a shriveled up ole gray CUNT!

 
At 9:06 PM, Blogger Capitola said...

Yay! Henceforth, on Capitol Banter yours will be: Armtorn's Comments Drinking Game: "Pussy" (or its derivative; because we care).

We drink so you don't have to :-)

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger Drunken Proletariat said...

I'll drink to that...

 

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