Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Check's (and Balances) In the Mail

Recently I got a letter from Senate majority leader Bill Frist, that vile, unprincipled lying sack of weasel shit, and in it was a survey that he wanted me to fill out. Me! He wanted ME to fill out a survey marked "An Official Project of the National Republican Senatorial Committee". Am I blessed, or what?

The survey contains such leading questions as "Do you support federal funding for research on a limited number of embryonic stem cell lines?" (not an unlimited number, of course... and I would expect that most respondents vote "no" anyway) and "Should Congress continue to pursue a Constitutional amendment to protect marriage as the union of a man and a woman?" The choices are yes, no and undecided. Maybe I'll just fill out all the questions as "undecided" and return it that way. Riiiiight.

Some other choice questions in the survey (try not to gag while reading them):

"Do you believe the federal government should strengthen the Patriot Act?"

"Should the United States do everything in its power to stop the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, Ballistic Missiles, and related materials?"

"Should we make the tax cuts that have helped fuel our economic recovery permanent?"

"Should we reduce spending for programs like farm price supports, Veteran's benefits, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, etc. to balance the federal budget?"

"Do you believe class action lawsuits drive up the cost of consumer products?"

"Should we renegotiate the Kyoto Treaty?"

"Do you favor allowing individuals to voluntarily invest part of their Social Security payroll tax into private investment accounts?"

"Do you believe the $70 billion the federal government currently spends on education is enough?"

"Do you agree that strengthening our Republican Majority in the U.S. Senate is critical to passing President Bush's agenda and fighting for America's future?"

"Do you believe that the Republican Party's investment at the grassroots level is key to strengthening our Senate Majority from Democratic filibustering?"

"Will you support the NRSC's efforts to help President Bush move his agenda forward for a freer, safer, and more prosperous future for America?"

Of course it concludes with a plea for money. Like I'm going to send one goddamned dime to the party of theocratic fascists actively trying to shred the Constitution and turn America into a one-religion police state. Think again, Dr. Bill, you fucking cat-killer.

No, my only dilemma now is whether or not to answer the survey as best I can and send it back or to see just how many printed pages of Get Your War On I can stuff into the return envelope.
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