Feb 23, 2007

Rightard-O-pedia ?

As if your day wasn't full of enough laughs already, now you have this wonderful resource to search for guffaws on at any time of day. Yes the Conservo- wingnuts have decided to try and make their own Conservapedia in their never ending quest to rewrite all of history so that it looks proper to the Bill O'Reilly baboons that cover such a vast expanse of our lil' village nowadays... a salute to this hilarious Encyclopedia by of and for Knuckledraggers.

You should start with this thread which mentions many insane quotes from the CP wiki....
Making Light: And at the other end of the galaxy, Second Conservapedia
and then go to the main and forage around for your own laugh-a-minute entries.

Heres one gutbuster i stumbled upon for Guy Fawkes :

" He was interrogated through torture. Normally torture would have been forbidden, but James I decided that the country was at war and therefore torture was OK .....
He died on January 31, 1606, by having his guts slowly pulled out. Although this form of death may seem unpleasant, it the only way to deal with those who question the rule of the Leader. "

Maybe they just call it " Bush-o-pedia" since it seems every entry will do it;s best to make history comply and affirm any insane move the little chimpboy has done in his tenure.

Feb 5, 2007

BY,OF & FOR the Contractors

U.S. contractors becoming a fourth branch of government - International Herald Tribune

U.S. contractors becoming a fourth branch of government

WASHINGTON: In June, short of people to process cases of incompetence and fraud by federal contractors, officials at the General Services Administration responded with what has become the government's reflexive answer to almost every problem.

They hired another contractor.

It did not matter that the company they chose, CACI International, had itself recently avoided a suspension from federal contracting; or that the work, delving into investigative files on other contractors, appeared to pose a conflict of interest; or that each person supplied by the company would cost taxpayers $104 an hour. Six CACI workers soon joined hundreds of other private-sector workers at the G.S.A., the government's management agency.

Without a public debate or formal policy decision, contractors have become a virtual fourth branch of government. On the rise for decades, spending on federal contracts has soared during the Bush administration, to about $400 billion last year from $207 billion in 2000, fueled by the war in Iraq, domestic security and Hurricane Katrina, but also by a philosophy that encourages outsourcing almost everything government does.

Contractors still build ships and satellites, but they also collect income taxes and work up agency budgets, fly pilotless spy aircraft and take the minutes at policy meetings on the war. They sit next to federal employees at nearly every agency; far more people work under contracts than are directly employed by the government. Even the government's online database for tracking contracts, the Federal Procurement Data System, has been outsourced (and is famously difficult to use).

fewer than half of all "contract actions" — new contracts and payments against existing contracts — are now subject to full and open competition. Just 48 percent were competitive in 2005, down from 79 percent in 2001.

The top 20 service contractors have spent nearly $300 million since 2000 on lobbying and have donated $23 million to political campaigns.

Read it !