Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Into the time machine of doom...

Check out this article. The most darling part is this:

Some caravan members called the anti-war protesters communists and said they were "aiding and abetting the enemy."

Oh...my...goodness. Communists?!? Are these people for real? Are we back in the 1950's, with good ol' Joe McCarthy and the House UnAmerican Activities Committee? It's been said that conservatives lost their political footing when the Soviet Union collapsed, and had to come up with a new "other" to ensure their relevance, and this little tidbit made me believe it. Apparently, some conservatives still think that communists are the other...them and anti-war protesters.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Madam George and Roses

Yup, I am off to sunny England for fun-filled time. England's not normally very sunny, although the weather forecast predicts no rain for the next five days, which is eerie since the last time I was there no rain fell either.

This will be an educational trip as well, since the English weather forecasts tell temperature in Celsius. That means I get to spend two minutes each morning multiplying by 1.8 and adding 32 to figure out if I need to wear jeans or shorts that day.

I also scored some drugs for the plane, to help ensure I am wrapped snugly in the arms of the Sandman whilst British Airways whisks me across the Atlantic. I got them from my mom, of all people, who is this weird intersection of liberal and conservative viewpoints. It's only Ambien, but still...my mom.

One more thing: With this post, I secure the coveted position of Movie Night Person Who Blogs Slightly More Often Than Tim. Woo-hoo!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

At risk of sounding insensitive...

Given the most recent slew of US casualties in Iraq, I've been hearing on the radio, in newspapers, etc., an increasing discomfort with our engagement in Iraq. Today, a guy called into "Talk of the Nation" to say that he initially supported the invasion, but considering all of the deaths amongst our servicepeople, he thinks we need to pack it in.

Dummy! When His Fraudulency George W. Bush talked about invading a sovereign nation, what did he think the soldiers were going to do? Throw beanbags at each other? Of course soldiers are dying; that's what happens when armies fight. This chowderhead backed the invasion, but now he wants take-backs simply because people are dying. Fuck him. Maybe this man should have considered the possibility of casualties before he decided to applaud an ill-considered and poorly executed invasion.

Speaking of dummies, an Ohio woman who distantly knew one of the dead was burbling about how this man died so that she and her daughter could live free. Hmm. That statement proves two things: 1) the awesome power of the Republican spin machine; and 2) that man is definitely descended from the apes. The dumbest apes.

This brings me to another point. Bush's approval ratings are in the toilet, and the polls I've seen indicate that a majority of Americans are displeased with his handling of just about every national issue except perhaps the burning debate over squeezing the Charmin. This majority of necessity includes a good many of the same people who voted for Bush back in November, but now they want to complain? Sorry, but in my opinion that falls into the category of drinking from the cup your poured for yourself. Don't blame more sensible voters if you don't like the taste.