Friday, February 23, 2007

It’s Better To Fight Them There Than Here?

The asinine argument that it is better to fight Al Qaida in Iraq because if we don’t they will follow us back to the United States and kill us in our beds is the height of stupidity. It is roughly the equivalent of postulating that it is better to go out into the woods and fields to find and kill every mouse that might eventually find its way into our house, eat the grass seed and cheese while spreading hanta virus in the cupboards.

Doesn’t it make sense, rather, to protect our houses’ perimeters and set some mousetraps?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Be Very Afraid

“Now about those ghosts. I'm sure they're here and I'm not half so alarmed at meeting up with any of them as I am at having to meet the live nuts I have to see every day.” —Bess Truman

Nope. George isn’t a ghost. He’s what you would call a live nut. However the extent to which he would have us all living in fear and believe only he can save us borders on the ridiculous.

So remain afraid. It's the only hope he has of maintaining power. Sleep well. The Ministry of Fear is awake ...and under your bed.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Even the newly elected congress can do nothing about the war. Send the commander-in-chief a message. That's about it. And it took a week or two at that. Their stupid asses could have walked down the hill and blew him a raspberry in about a half-an-hour and accomplished more.

Time’s up for show-boaters. Get on with the work. At least George is trying. If you can't trip him up, show him up. Don't act like idiots. I used to be a Republican. Now I have no idea of what I am except human. This is all a waste of humanity’s time. We should be doing better work after all these years.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

“There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were. —Dwight D. Eisenhower

What’s worse is when that child is a young man in his prime, sacrificed on the altar of a war that should never have been begun. As they used to say in Nam. “He was wasted.” And if a waste is the same as dying in vain, then there are a few thousand that have died in vain in Iraq. The conservative stomach has no place for dying in vain. If you die for a cause, it must be worthwhile regardless of who ordered you into the meat grinder. No one would ever do that, would they?

And of course, all conservatives are pro-life—when it comes to their own. But when it’s our troops who will be blown up in senseless slaughter, the conservatives all seem to be abortionists.

Until young people arrive at the conclusion that they are not immortal, that it’s always the other guy who dies, they will continue to fall for the “Attaboys!” of the zealots who will not do their own fighting.

Monday, February 12, 2007

“It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own. —Herbert Hoover

President Hoover never accomplished much as he presided over the beginning of the great depression. He may have been aware of a young Austrian who later rose to power in Germany. How could he know that free speech could be such an expensive commodity? I'm really not sure it exists anymore in America. I suppose it does. I hear Rush and Sean constantly railing about the democrats wanting to shut them up; to take away their right to speak. Now THERE are a couple of paranoiacs. And they think their feet don't fit in their mouths.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Eternal Vigilance

“The price of eternal vigilance is liberty.” —I said that.
I'm not sure I want to cough it up. After all, that’s a pretty steep price to pay to have George taping our phones, looking at our e-mail, examining bank records, arresting you as an enemy combatant, depriving you of habeus corpus and putting you in jail for as long as he wants.

Sleep well, America. George is awake... and peeking in your bedroom window.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Drive The New Ford Exhibition!

“Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.” —Thomas A. Edison

How much is enough? How much enough is too much? If you can afford it, you’re entitled to do anything you want within the law. No one would dare legislate against avarice, greed or conspicuous consumption. After all, it is our inalienable right to pursue happiness and it it makes you happy, then do it. After all, like Rush says, what kind of God who gave us the brains to manipulate our environment to our benefit would deny us the right to do as we see fit. To be capitalists, to rape the environment to enrich ourselves. After all, we're living in the greatest country in the world! Only we're using it up faster than Rush pops Viagra™.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Neo-Con Pimp

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war. —Ann Coulter

The only thing she's ever said that is more stupid is her wish that Timothy McVeigh had bombed the New York Times building instead of the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City. Reminds me of the joke about the pope and the bishop doing a crossword puzzle. The pope asks the bishop if he knows a word for "woman" ending in U-N-T? The bishop says immediately, "Yes, your holiness. AUNT. The pope says. “Hey, thatsa good one. Ya got an eraser?”

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. —Mark Twain

It would be pleasant if we could send old men to fight young men’s wars. But wait; young men generally don't start wars. They have fights which are usually settled with a minimum of bloodshed. It's the greedy, conniving old men on ego-trips who start the wars and sacrifice the youth of their countries as testament to their good motives, faith in God and to save their own selfish asses. The fat, middle aged propagandists like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity support them whole-heartedly because they have much to gain economically with no risk to their own skins.

Send the young men what they need. Some relief in the form of the commander in chief and his partners in crime.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Orson Wells Lives!

Orson Wells has been seen reincarnated in Sadr City. Dressed as Othello, the moor, Wells was making some TV spots for the local militia, promoting their skills as rabble-rousing nincompoops with the inability to think for themselves. An inarticulate Wells, babbled in pidgin-Arabic oblivious of the fact that his audience appeared to understand and hang on every word while the cameras rolled.

Waving Iraqi flags and carrying field tools the mob took to the streets overturning cars and setting shops on fire.

Condoleezza Rice put in a cameo, cross-dressed as Iago, while Vice President Cheney in a sporting mood, donned a blonde wig to portray Desdemona. A good time was held by all.