Wednesday, July 04, 2007

On this July 4th, I can say proudly...
This is truly a GREAT COUNTRY...

Because, I have the right to post stuff like this: I basically have lost all respect for that person in Washington, D.C. who pretends to be Prezzident of this great country, a country that is still great IN SPITE of him. Obviously I am no member of the George W. Bush fan club, but today's newspaper finally sent me over the edge, to where I'm all of a sudden sounding like some extremist nut, usually the kind of people that I'll cross the street to avoid. "Everything in moderation", I've always been told. Well, in most things, I agree. But this time around I am totally disgusted; much more disgusted than I am underwhelmed at this poor excuse of a Presidential administration.

Okay, now to the particulars of my raving rant: On opposite sides of the little town newspaper today, there were two articles pertaining to the Bush Administration. The headline on the left read, "BUSH NOT RULING OUT A PARDON FOR LIBBY". Our Prezzident has already commuted Scooter Libby's sentence so he doesn't have to serve jail time, in spite of the fact that, according to our legal system, he (Libby) did a whole bunch of stuff wrong. People in the know, as well as people who aren't, were and are disgusted by this commutation. Now, on top of this, Bush evidently is gonna wipe any and all of Libby's offense(s) from the criminal record. THIS IS THE SAME GEORGE W. BUSH WHO STOOD BY AS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS WHILE DEATH ROW INMATES WERE KILLED LEFT AND RIGHT, AND THE SAME GEORGE W. BUSH WHO GOT US INTO THIS USELESS IRAQ WAR THAT HAS KILLED MANY OF OUR FINEST YOUNG PEOPLE, and I am HOPPING MAD ABOUT THIS, AND I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BE! He can stand by while people DIE, but his former administration flunkie is given a little teensy-weensy slap on the wrist, and is told, "Libby, go and sin no more". I get heartburn just thinking about this...

Gosh, if I get much more extreme than that, I'm gonna hafta start crossing the street to avoid MYSELF. Now, look: I am NOT an anti-death penalty person. I feel that in certain cases, this penalty is NEEDED. Some say that "it's not a deterrent", but it IS: The executed person will never kill again. At the same time, if I were a juror in a death-penalty case, I would have a hard time with having to sentence someone to death. The crime would have to be patently horrifying, so bad that I'd have nightmares thinking about it. Of course, I'd probably also have nightmares if I had to sentence someone to death. Nobody wins, really. The best deterrent to the death penalty is, "DON'T COMMIT A DEATH-PENALTY CRIME", f'cryin' out loud! Back to Bush: I used to say the Pledge of Allegiance in School. I can still recite it. I was taught to respect the Presidency and what our nation stands for. I just don't know if I do anymore. Even NIXON looks angelic compared to Mr. Bush. At least NIXON had some CHARACTER! I feel just awful about the fact that for me, it has come to this. George W. Bush has finally totally, absolutely, disillusioned me beyond belief and repair. So I dedicate this brand-new postage stamp to our Prezzident; I think he's earned it...!



And, as far as that second headline in today's paper, IT read thusly: "POLL RATINGS DROP AGAIN FOR BUSH, CONGRESS", well, all I can say is "DUHHHHH!"; decisions like what have been made in this administration will ALWAYS lead to low performance ratings. Look, I am not a heavily political person. 24-hour news coverage just plain-old burns me OUT. But finally, Finally, FINALLY, looking at the headline juxtaposition in today's paper...I am ASHAMED of this President. Disgusted and ASHAMED. As for the rest of congress...maybe I should be paying more attention to them ALL? And if I did, would I write more posts like this one?
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The 4th of July on the Coast: Nope, I didn't go to the parade. If I were to get up early enough for that, well, I couldn't stay up late typing stuff like this. Sacrifices have to be made, after all. But I did go and see the fireworks. I have never SHIVERED on the 4th of July before; temps at fireworks time were maybe 60 degrees, with a brisk wind. And, this little town really did itself proud, firework-wise. BOOM!!! Nothing delicate or prissy about these fireworks; they were right IN MY FACE! BOOM!!! A firework ain't a firework unless the volume can be physically FELT! Once again: BOOM!!! Oh, by the way, I thot I'd at long last gotten away from them, but this town has 'em too: BICYCLE COPS. Making sure we're all safe on the 4th. Rah rah.
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You've heard of 'the gift that keeps on giving'...well, welcome to "The Fish That Keeps On Biting"...a guy in North Carolina caught a fish today; I suppose as he was reeling it in, he was thinking, "dinnerrrrr....." but he put the brakes on that decision right away: he opened the fish's mouth with his knife, and the fish bit BACK and dented the blade. He'd caught a 20 ounce PIRANHA! (There's no truth to the rumor that he thot about putting it in his mother-in-law's bathtub, ha ha...) Authorities think that someone who kept the toothy fish as a pet didn't want it anymore and dumped it in the river where it was snagged. That's a no-no. And at last count, the fisherman, who had fished in that spot all his life, will probably think twice from now about wading in there with a fishing pole. Let's just be glad that no one's crossed piranhas with seagulls, or we'd all be dive-bombed by man-eating birds. Ack.
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Because this post began ultra-ponderously, I felt that I needed to put a humorous little thing in here to close things out, with the understanding that "humor is in the eye of the beholder"...


With the advent of this defaced foto, I can only hope the folks at www.spokesmanreview.com/blogs/hbo don't thrash me too hard.

5 Comments:

Blogger Dogwalkmusings said...

Wow. When I return from a trip and start reading I don't know where to begin to comment!

I leave it at this. The Presidency. Respect the office. There hasn't been a man in it that deserves the same for years!

1:11 PM  
Blogger Nathan S. Empsall said...

You'll probably enjoy Keith Olbermann's special comment on Dubya and Libby.

http://waywardepiscopalian.blogspot.com/2007/07/happy-fourth.html

It is his take on Bush's view that he is above the law, and John Wayne's quote about JFK, "I didn't vote for him, but he is my President, and I hope he does a good job." One of Keith's best moments.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Idaho Escapee said...

Hi, Ms. Dogwalker; when I looked at that newspaper, I felt a rage I hadn't experienced in quite a while. And I do respect the office. And Being Prezzident and having respect are indeed two different things. That said, this Prezzident is the worst of the worst!

Mr. Nate: Thanks for stopping by. I am not a reactionary, nor an anarchist, nor a Nazi, nor a bleeding-heart liberal, nor a hell-bent conservative. I just realized beyond a shadow of a doubt how damn PHONY this Prezzident is. Is he a criminal? Well, not if he is above the law, I guess.

7:25 PM  
Anonymous Steve Reiser said...

It is time for America to violently (not peacefully, but with force) overthrow our own government and here is the reasoning right from the US Declaration of Independence: "whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

7:30 AM  
Blogger Idaho Escapee said...

Wow, Steve, powerful stuff indeed. Maybe I'm doing my part here in the blog...and I am not alone in my sentiments. While I am not one to advocate overthrow, this administration does have a lot of people asking questions. Why is Bush still in office? Either the 'right' people aren't asking the questions, or he just doesn't feel he's answerable at all to the people. Dick Cheney is probably running the country, anyway. And Bush's favorite song? "I'm Your Puppet".

3:28 AM  

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