Heartless Greed, Made In The U.S.A.
Tom DeLay is a disgusting human being, totally devoid of any sense of decency. He is a walking example of why the Libertarian pipe dream of an 'open and free market' will never work as long as there are greedy, secretive, lying, plutocratic shitbags like him walking the earth. If people could open their eyes past the price tag at WalMart and Old Navy and actually realized what a horrible piece of human garbage this guy is, he'd have been strung up and left to rot in the town square a long time ago.
But you probably knew that already.
While America continues to focus its ridiculous amount of media on important issues like Michael Jackson's busy hands and some blonde redneck girl that did body shots off some trustafarians and walked into the ocean in Aruba, evil men with tiny dicks like Tom DeLay continue to get away with shit that actually fucks up thousands of people's lives.
Over the last 20 years or so, American companies (WalMart, The Gap) have run what are essentially forced labor camps in the Northern Marianas islands. Chinese and Philipino women are charged 5 or 6 thousand dollars and told that they are going to go work in America. They are then shipped off to these islands, kept behind barbed wire, forced to have an abortion if they become pregnant, and usually end up having to become prostitutes to pay off their debt because they're only paid about a buck an hour. The greatest thing about this whole scam is that since this is a U.S. territory, clothing made here can proudly display the 'Made in the U.S.A.' label on them.
Heavily involved in this project for at least the last 7 or 8 years, you would think that DeLay would have been totally exposed as the morally bankrupt, money-hungry asshole that he is. Unsurprisingly, however, the Oily Fuckwad spent the last 8 years actually BEING PROUD of this program, referring to it as his "perfect petri dish of capitalism. Like my Galapagos Island.". He's successfully blocked every Congressional attempt to regulate it, and this awful bait-and-switch program continues to this very day.
This kind of shit should serve as a wake up call for every poor-as-fuck churchgoing hick that only votes republican because they'll keep those dang homos from gettin' married and making God mad. Can't you get it through your skulls that these people are using you and your beliefs to get really, really rich? And despite what they've told you, they're never going to give any of it to you. Big businesses don't just wake up one day and decide they've got enough money and they can stop now. For fucksakes Christian right, What part of FORCED ABORTIONS do you agree with? If DeLay is willing to do this in an American territory, what's to stop people like him from doing it in Alabama or West Virginia?
So what is on the front pages today? Doonesbury dropped from some midwestern papers for using Bush's nickname for Karl Rove, we've a got some real 'breaking news' that could be titled Gosh it's hot, and, oh goody, more about the poor girl who'd have trouble making the PennySaver announcements section if she was anything but blonde and white.
Good job, America, good job.