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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Sunday, December 30, 2012


This has long been a lament for us Northeasterners.  We pay more in taxes than we get in services. Part of that is because we have a lot of the nation's money.  Another part is that we don't have military bases, although we do have Groton, Electric Boat and Sikorsky.  And yet another part is we don't require disaster aid.

At least we used to not need it, before global warming started screwing with the weather.

It's unlikely that the weather is going to unscrew itself, so we are going to need more disaster aid all over the country.  Cleaning up the mess from climate change-induced megastorms is about to become a major part of our budgetary process.

Once again, the GOP takes the "F you, I got mine" approach to our commonwealth.  Once again, they overturn the Christian principle of treat others as you wish to be treated.

Once again... assholes.

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