Wednesday, August 10, 2005

All Roads Lead To 'Bridge To Nowhere'

You probably think I always say the current President Bush says ONLY dumb things or tells lies only. Not true. For once, he IS right (not just too Far Right). We DO need more (or at least better) roads. OK, STOP. That is as far as I can Yield to his point of view, which is too driven by extreme agendas, instead of middle-of-the-road policies. And, yes, enough with the bad traffic puns. Let's get back on course. (Sorry, can't resist!).

This latest highway bill will probably do some useful road building, some repairs, some new stuff, but does it matter how great a road is if it goes to Nowhere, or as in this case, to the $231 MILLION Dollar bridge to nowhere that will be built in Alaska?

What road are we on? As a nation. With Bush, it's "My Way Or The Highway" except, in this case, the highway our nation is on, is going his way, the wrong way --- and there's no two ways about it.

I know we do not have job security, or even security in the subway. Many of us have no medical insurance (health security) nor do we have financial security. Even he says social security is a mess and security around the world is even worse for us Americans.

So, the only hope we have is to make a brighter future for kids here. A road for smart, hardworking people to reach an environment in which high-tech, high-quality, high-paying jobs ensure our economic well being, and standards of living.

Bush says this bill will create jobs of the future.

THAT has me worried. Really worried.

We put man on the moon (forget Bush's now totally MIA plans to visit Mars). We built F16s, Stealth bombers, nuclear weapons, microprocessors, laser surgery, microsurgery, software, operating systems, artificial intelligence, speech recognition, telephones, the Internet and all the jobs Bush can promise are road building crew or bulldozer assembly plant jobs?

Should we allow our nation to stay on this road? To Nowhere?

I say, No. Let's take the next exit behind the Bush.

2 comments:

helynn heels said...

Hey Imran,
I just want to tell you about that f'n bridge to nowhere. I happen to live here where they want that bridge. It's actually TWO bridges, but it doesn't matter; we here in town voted "NO" resouondingly to studies, more studies, and to the bridges themselves. We Said NO! Of course, they're going to try to do it anyway.....

We wouldn't mind at all having a nice bridge (1) on the back of the island to connect us to the MAINLAND, but of course THAT won't even be considered. The bridge is for the SOLE purpose of enriching landowners on the other islands. Only a FEW landowners. They bought the land KNOWING there was no road access, but hoped for the future.

**sigh** I DO like your blog. Will be around more often. Thanks for listening.

Imran Anwar said...

Hello again, Helynn,

Hmmm... you say, "f'n bridge".... I am sure you mean FUN bridge, after all, what fun is a bridge that actually has traffic on it? Or, maybe the bridge will be built in the shape of a FIN, maybe to honor some fish that we don't care about, that oughta be extinct anyway and will be if we start drilling in Alaska. Perhaps you mean FAN, in that the bridge will make lots of fans for the pork politicians when they hand out the contracts.

As far as your saying No, remember how politicians think. If they say Yes, they mean Maybe. If they say Maybe, they mean No. if they say No, they're not politicians. Similarly, politicians also believe, before they screw the public, if she says No, she means Maybe..... and so on.... So, welcome to the world where NO means YES.

Thanks for the kind words about the blog. Good luck with a Bridge that actually lets you go somewhere... Please do tell your friends about the blog!

Imran
http://imran.com