Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

The Neos are up to something…

To paraphrase an over quoted scene from a movie: “Proof? I ain’t got no proof. I don’t need no stinkin proof.”

One of Bill Clinton’s last acts, if I remember the timing right, was to redesign our money. George Bush; with his “I can do everything better than the Clintons and my father did,” fetish: his desire to erase everything done by Bill and outdo his father, redesigned them again… poorly. The day after they were redesigned a warehouse of new, counterfeit, bills were discovered. They just got the color slightly wrong: proving that securing our currency by redesign is probably best left to an occasional effort at best. Of course “securing our currency” is most likely not the goal of the Neo Cons whose mentor: Grover Norquist, has sought to find any possible way to drown the government our forefather’s fought and died for in a bathtub.

And how much tax money was ripped out of our pockets for this useless endeavor?

Dumping the large quantity of new bills that money machines deliver: like the self serve teller machines at grocery stores, would tank the economy very fast if something wasn’t done to quickly dispose of the vast amount of old bills out there. Blaming Bill Clinton, or the Dems, for making the 30’s look more like the 20s in that case would fly about as well as a mafia hit tossed off a bridge, wearing cement shoes. So something has to be done with the old bills, right?

Back then I thought redesigning the bills again was just one more stupid display of childishness by someone who; deep down, seems to believe he can do no wrong, and everyone who doesn’t do things the way he wants them done is worse than wrong: they’re evil. I thought they’d dispose them like we have destroyed currency in the past. Then I heard about the huge pallets of cash that “magically” appeared in Afghanistan and then Iraq. We’ll probably never know the nature of these bills since they were handed out without any bookkeeping to the easily bribed, the greedy and those seeking secret funding. In other words; in the same order, already rich venders like KBR/Halliburton and, through somewhat indirect means, their stockholders like Cheney… Iraqis… and those who need to find a way to fund killing Americans with IEDS.

And last time they redesigned our money all hell broke loose. Perhaps IEDS should be embossed with the slogan, “Brought to you, American soldier, through a generous donation given by the Bush Administration?”

What other sources of income did they have now that all those museum pieces graciously left unprotected had been stolen and sold? So the Neo Cons in control of this fiasco decided to give them all a big wet, and green, kiss: probably including members of al Qaeda in Iraq and Afghanistan. After all: there’s not the slightest indication they even attempted to control who grabbed fistfuls of cash from those pallets.

I’ve read of all kinds of metaphorical barometers for figuring out when the next really big scheme is going to be born out of that Neo Con: Reagan-esk (and Regan-esk) corrupt womb that’s big and white; and whose DC address 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. I really haven’t been all that impressed with most of them. This is mine: and it seems to work well.

Anyone else think that these pallets of money: or however they are handing them out now, are all old bills?

Anyone else wonder, now that the ugliest five dollar bills in the history of our country have been released, that they’re up to something really big again?

I do.


Inspection is a column that has been written by Ken Carman for over thirty years. Inspection is dedicated to looking at odd angles, under all the rocks and into the unseen cracks and crevasses that constitute the issues and philosophical constructs of our day: places few think, or even dare, to venture.

By Ken Carman

Retired entertainer, provider of educational services, columnist, homebrewer, collie lover, writer of songs, poetry and prose... humorist, mediocre motorcyclist, very bad carpenter, horrid handyman and quirky eccentric deluxe.

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