Thursday, December 21, 2006

The flaw in our fight

Evaluating the mistakes of the Bush administration is a lot like shoveling snow in a blizzard. It is difficult to make visible progress against such an onslaught.

Scrape. Toss.

There has been no more excruciating mistake than to fight al Qaeda in Iraq, rather than Afghanistan.

Scrape. Toss.

It seems that the harm to American interests of this Cheneyan blunder keeps blowing across our paths with the frequency of a Nor'Easter on the Maine coast.

Scrape. Toss.

For instance, Newsweek writes about a group of terrorists plotting against western nations in an article entitled:

The Regathering Storm

Scrape. Toss.

It seems the job we outsourced in Afghanistan was left unfinished.

Scrape. Toss.

Even though Osama killed thousands of Americans.

Scrape. Toss.

We had other priorities.

Scrape. Toss.

Meanwhile, terrorists there which weren't smoked out have regrouped and are setting their offensive sights on England and the US.

Scrape. Toss.

Yep, that sure was a bad decision to get tangled up in Iraq like that.

Scrape. Toss.

But, thank goodness the president came to his senses after the American people swept the democratic party into power.

Scrape. Toss.

And, thank goodness the democrats recognize the sacredness of this trust and are intent on changing the course.

Scrape. Toss.

What's that?

Surge the Course. Are you sure?

Scrape. Toss.

You are.
I see.

Scrape. Toss.

And democrats are mostly quiet in spite of their mandate for change?

Scrape. Toss.

Well, it looks like there is more shoveling to do.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Surge the course

As president Bush embarks on a new campaign which I refer to as operation, "Surge the Course", I am starting to get pissed off at democrats for their thumb-twiddling, naval staring, responsibility evading, ways.


The president is a jack-ass. Don't listen to him.

The longer we stay in Iraq the more we lose.

You have been given a mandate by the American people to end this thing.

You have the power of impeachment and the power of the purse.

Where is your sense of urgency?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


A bubble in a breeze goes
Bump. Bump. Bump.
Bump. Bump. Bump.
Bump. Bump. Bump.

A bubble in a breeze goes
Bump. Bump. Bump.
Swish. Swish. Pop!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

What's the opposite of a gravy train?

If George W. Bush were a traitor and a foreign spy he would rightly be considered one of the most able men in history.

That is because it takes some doing to inherit a country at-peace and going out of debt and turn that into a country at war and accumulating debt so fast foreign currency traders are now abandoning dollars:

China to dump a trillion US dollars

Yes sir if he were a traitor and a spy you'd really have to give the man a lot of credit and admiration for his fiscal destructiveness alone.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Faith-based mêlée?

Is Iraq in the midst of a civil war?

Is it instead a faith-based mêlée?

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and John Olliver tackle the complicated semantic conundrum:

By any other name...

I sometimes unconventionally wonder if the ongoing civil war in Iraq is one intentionally stirred up by the US, and if we are actually desperate to stay so we can keep it going. With its' roving death squads, John Negroponte's involvement, and well-armed militias, it looks an awful lot like US foreign policy executed towards South America sometimes.

Ain't I a stinker for even thinking such a thing?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

A mental exercise

Imagine going into a restaurant for a cup of tea.

Imagine that while you wait for your tea that every few moments a waitress comes over and says the price of that tea has just risen.

Imagine that after a while of this you poke your head in the kitchen...

Imagine a kettle of water on a stove. Imagine that it is boiling rapidly.

Imagine Henry Kissinger and George Bush looking at it.

Imaging Henry saying that, "If we remove the kettle from the fire, then the water is going to spill out of the kettle and burn us."

Imagine a cup with a few dry leaves at the bottom near the stove.

Imagine George Bush saying that the thing to do is neither move the kettle, nor increase the fire, nor decrease the fire, but rather to keep the water level the same.

Imagine the waitress finding you again and telling you the price for the tea is going up again.

Should you go for your wallet or the door?

Foot Quotes

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge"

Charles Darwin