Tuesday, April 6, 2010

That Cra-Zay Ike!

A friend sent a quote to me recently, reminding me why the current crop of conservatives (PSST:  They aren't really conservatives--they just play them on TV.  Totally.Welcome!) leave me in a swearing, lathered heap every time they open their gaping hate-holes.

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

This world in arms is not spending money alone.

It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.

The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities.

It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population.

It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals.

It is some 50 miles of concrete highway.

We pay for a single fighter with a half million bushels of wheat.We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.

This, I repeat, is the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking.This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron."

--> Crazy socialist and renowned hippie, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

(Psst to the asshats: he was a Republican. ;))

Someone forward this to Sarah "Got Putin?" p*lin and her frothing minions ASAP.  Ike was a pragmatic conservative and had the mentality of a grown-up.