Right now there is a bit of noise by some of the members of the Preznit's own party about the NSA flap, and about the response to Hurricane Katrina, but you can bet that in the end it will all turn out to be nothing but smoke and bluster. He'll skate. They'll all skate. There will be some concerned tut-tutting, a few very stern harrumphs, and then it'll be business as usual again. Keep moving, people, nothing to see here.
As for Deadeye Dick, he can shoot a guy, not report the incident for a day, clam up about it when questioned and then ultimately shrug his shoulders and say, "What?" The press and the law and the American people will all reply, "Uh... nothing." And that will be that.
(And now the Designated Decoy has suffered a heart attack -- hearing that, the Veep just grinned and said, "Laugh it off, pal, that's how I handle 'em." Maybe if Chickenhawk Cheney had ever served in the military, he'd know how to handle a gun... just a thought.)
It gets so frustrating seeing these guys blatantly breaking the law and getting away with it. My personal outrage meter has been running in the red for so long I don't know what just plain old anger feels like. The hubris, the arrogance, the impunity with which they operate is staggering; and the fact that so many millions of Americans aren't upset by their actions -- defend them, even! -- is the most frustrating of all.
If George Bush were to attack and rape an elderly nun on the steps of the Capitol building, in full view of Congress, the press and the public, there would be a huge outcry among these people, and it would sound like this: "What is that horrible woman doing to our beloved president?!?"
OK, then Kvatch didn't take the bait.
In all seriousness, I enjoy listening to everyone here, and other blogs, rant and rave about what is going on in our government.
It tickles me silly to realize, although once a voting & proud republican, I feel much closer to home with you and other blogs;nice folks-the active liberal left.
At least there is a modicum of humanity left in America, that is not blinded by biblical mandates or blind patriotic loyalty.
The reason that Rex Kramer, Dude and others are so damn funny to me is because they are keenly aware of what is going on and with the total absurdity in it. I marvel at their talent to put something this serious in terms we can smile about.
That said, I really have to wonder how many of you really
know the seriousness of the times. I hear talk all day long about the, shall we say, "integrity"
of our government and the actions they permit, or withhold.
In all seriousness, I ask you: Have the facts in the Kean Commission Report been addressed to your satisfaction?
If they have, then you have a few surprises in store.
If they haven't then you & I are on the same page. The same page as Perkin, Ruppert and Chalmers Johnson.
If it is true that 911 was orchestrated, or even if the danger was only ignored-the ramifications of that truth are shocking and horrendous.
These boys have been playing to win, now they are playing for keeps.
If they can kill over 3000 of our countrymen&women then lie about it-what do you suppose would stop them from something else?
There is a point of "No Return", and that point has been reached.
Worried about the deficit? Trying to vote a good Democrat in office in hopes to change the world?
I do not see many leaders in Congress or the Senate today, when it matters most, raising their voices in condemnation of the actions and omissions of those in power. Why not? Have they been "compromised"? Blackmailed? Or perhaps they are just afraid, because they KNOW what is going on, and know people who have tried to stop it have woke up dead. There seems to be quite a few of those lately.
The stakes are high, and 'they' are calling in all their chips.
They were truthful in one respect however: This will be a long, long war, and it could be brought home again to our homeland.
It seems as if they are preparing for this with the rise in prisons currently being constructed all throughout America-land of the brave-home of the free.
And there is NOTHING you or I can do about it.They know this and are laughing in your face. Can't you hear them?
Except pray to whatever Gods you have. And hope.
the last part should have been:
Nest thing you know you will want to convince me that he would try to undermine the democratic process if he did not like the outcome of an election like lets say if Hamas would have won in the Palestinian elections. Huh, our leader has more scrupples than than, he cherishes the democratic process and democratic institutions. Heck, after realizing that the Iraqis had neither democratic processes nor democratic institutions our great leader set forth a campaign to remedy the situation. For most other leaders they would have waited for some more legitimate and substantial reason for invading another country. But not our fearless leader. He knew from the get go how important democracy and democratic institutions really were and he went about purusing those ends no matter what the cost. So let us not insinuate things that can not be supported.
It's exhausting being sane.
Well...Clinton used the budget surplusses generated during his administration to pay down the national debt...twice. So, it can be done--it's more than just a hope.
Of course, you need the economy on your side as well, and Bu$hCo/Congressional bungling in that area pretty much precludes our seeing a surplus any time soon.
Actually AJ, I was out for a valentine's dinner. My response to your challenge is in the Big Oil post.
Prepare thyself oh blustery driver of oversized machinery.
I will claim your SUV, and then I will display its broken hull in the center of Babylon by the Bay. It will inspire us leftest, tree-hugging kooks for generations.
(Extra kudos if you can tell me where I filched that last sentence from.)
"...I will display its broken hull in the center of Babylon by the Bay.."
Dick Chenney cerca 2002 when he said we would be greated with flowers and laughter.
My SUV, in all its glory will, I assure you,remain parked lovingly in my driveway.See past post comment.