Thursday, December 30, 2004

Not One Damn Dime

Here's the thought:

Since our religious leaders will not speak out against the war in Iraq, since our political leaders don't have the moral courage to oppose it, Inauguration Day, Thursday, January 20th, 2005 is "Not One Damn Dime Day" in America.

On "Not One Damn Dime Day" those who oppose what is happening in our name in Iraq can speak up with a 24-hour national boycott of all forms of consumer spending.

During "Not One Damn Dime Day" please don't spend money, and don't use your credit card. Not one damn dime for gasoline. Not one damn dime for necessities or for impulse purchases. Nor toll/cab/bus or train ride money exchanges. Not one damn dime for anything for 24 hours.

Put it all on Red, George

My god, is the Bush Administration just plain lucky?

So while Iraq is a complete disaster, and Rumsfeld's screwing up massively, and finally even Republicans are turning against the administration, what happens?

Tsunami. Horrendous, unimaginable tragedy.

So on top of Bush being too busy at the ranch still opening his Christmas presents to properly represent we Americans by showing his sympathetic face to the world, the Administration pledges at first $15 million dollars?! FIFTEEN MILLION?! And then in response to criticism, they up it to $35 million. THIRTY FIVE MILLION?! His stupid inauguration party is costing FORTY!

It's screw up after screw up -- but where are the Democrats on national television, holding the administration's feet to the fire? Taking advantage of this moment to show true leadership? To affect actual change in this terrible situation? To hopefully improve the American image abroad and expose conservatives for how self-interested they are?
On vacation. It's the holidays.

As they say in comedy... timing is everything.
By the way, we're back. Hope everybody had a lovely holiday. See you this Tuesday night.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

He Said It, Not Me

Conspiracy theorists, unite!

For those of you who missed it, here's my "Quote of the Week," courtesy of Dandy Don Rumsfeld, who took time out of his very busy, world domination-schedule last week to visit the troops in Iraq;
"I think all of us have a sense...if we imagine the kind of world we would face if the people who bombed the mess hall in Mosul, or the people who did the bombing in Spain, or the people who attacked the United States in New York, SHOT DOWN THE PLANE OVER PENNSYLVANIA, and attacked the Pentagon, the people who cut off peoples' heads on television to intimidate, to frighten – indeed the word 'terrorized' is just that. Its purpose is to terrorize, to alter behavior, to make people be something other than that which they want to be."
Hey hey!

The Pentagon is insisting that Flight 93...which crashed in PA shortly after the passengers decided to take on the hi-jackers. Or something like that.


BTW - the "wreckage" from Flight 93 covered an area over 8 MILES LONG.