Tuesday, August 28, 2007

An Open Letter to Alaska's Senators Murkowski & Stevens

Dear Senators:

Any horse will eventually wear out and no longer be of use - becoming an actual hindrance rather than an asset. Sometimes a horse just plain can’t go anymore and lays down and dies. In fact, there is an infamous place in Alaska known as ‘Dead Horse Canyon’ where hundreds - perhaps thousands of horses died when their owners failed to acknowledge the obvious, and stubbornly drove them long after they were capable of doing so.

But, a wise and truly conservative person will recognize reality. They will not keep "BEATING A DEAD HORSE”. There is no value in that at all. They will know when to take the load off that weak horse and put it on another more suited to the task.

Today, some Americans calling themselves ‘Conservative Republicans’ will not recognize the obvious. They keep beating that poor old horse. It is obvious to anyone the horse can’t go any further. But, stubbornly the Conservative Republicans deny the indisputable truth and say, “Oh just have some faith. Give this horse another chance - it will all work out. This horse is making it! Wait and see!”

This, as the poor horse is obviously now tottering and stumbling weakly to his knees - bringing his country down with him.

This horse has already had a six-year chance now, and has become an embarrassment to his owners who desperately want him put out to pasture. Still, this horse’s supporters will not admit the obvious, and just keep pushing for that which now will never be.

While they may perceive the obvious, they lack the required courage to admit it. Rather, they deny reality for partisan reasons than admit the truth to themselves, or heaven forbid, to the public. But Sir, I say to you now, “It is time”:



Saturday, August 25, 2007

Let's Say You Have Two Cows . . .

* Say you have two cows;

* One is a 'right hand cow' and one is a 'left hand cow' - that's because they pasture on a mountainside and depending on the way they were facing when they started grazing, their legs are shorter on one side than the other. The right hand cow has longer legs on the right side, and the left hand cow on the left;

* Neither cow can stand up on the level without help;

* In the past, the cows were able to stand up by leaning together towards the middle, one supporting the other;

* You sell your cows to a mega-corporate, multi-national 'for profit' diary;

* The right hand cow becomes a Fascist and is nicknamed 'Ann Coulter'. Ann hates all other cows and says so and everyone believes her;

* The left hand cow becomes a Liberal and is nicknamed 'Hillary Clinton'; Hillary loves all other cows and says so, but few really believe her;

* The cows no longer help each other, and fall down without huge piles of money to support them when on the level;

* Hillary has her own bull named "Willie";

* Ann doesn't have a bull, but if she did, he'd be called either "Rush Limbaugh" or "Dubya";

* Ann secretly wishes she were a bull herself, and many people think she actually is one;

* Both cows dislike the old, worn out Libertarian bull Ron Paul, but Ann, really, really hates him for 'selling out';

* While Ann is incensed, Hillary is secretly pleased that Ron Paul calls himself a 'Republican';

* Whenever Ann & Hillary meet during grazing (about once a year as they circle their mountain), they curse one another roundly. About once in every two meetings they actually fight. It's always one hell of a fight and always produces a copious supply of 'milk shake';

* The milk shake is collected and sold at an exorbitant profit by the dairy which owns and controls the cows;

* The diary cares for both cows so they each prosper and keep producing the milk shakes;

* Sometimes the diary slips in a black or a brown cow to create chocolate milk or mocha. The black cow is nicknamed 'Oprah', the brown cow 'Obama';

* The diary is managed by secret 'managers' who have always managed such dairies, and prosper by playing one cow off against another, no matter what or who's 'on top' at the moment;

* No one really knows who these 'managers' are or where they came from - just that they've always been 'around';

* When the cows aren't fighting they produce only sour milk, which is nonetheless hyped and sold at an enormous profit to the public. The public doesn't need the sour milk, nor like the taste of the sour milk, and can't stand the smell, but they have been convinced they must have it to exist, so they buy it anyway;

* The dairy managers laugh all the way to the bank every day;

* The cows' managers insure the cows will exist forever to maintain the American status quo, and keep their owners in the latest model Lear jets and Armani suits;

* You, as a simple citizen are flabbergasted and amazed at what has become of your cows!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind, and Out In Space Somewhere!

I, for one have never claimed 'George W. Bush' as 'my president'. Early on I knew this person could never be 'my president'. He might be president for 'some of the people' - those who helped and enabled him to steal the office in the first place, but he will never be 'my president'. Never, no time, thank you very much.

And, he is widely recognized today as the worst thing to happen to our country in history.

Oddly enough, George W. Bush seems to know this. And oddly, it seems to be about the only thing he 'knows' that is factual, or in the realm of reality. Everything else he says he 'knows' turns out to be exactly wrong. But, George W. Bush knows this, and the people around him know this.

Therefore, it is necessary to shield him. From reality that is. If there's one thing this person can't tolerate, it's reality. (I am very loath to call him a 'man', since there is very little 'manly' about him) And, that's why George W. Bush et al, must be protected from facts. That's why his handlers do that for him. There's even a policy manual for it! It's called the "PRESIDENT ADVANCE MANUAL" and is designed to protect George W. Bush from dissenters and dissenting views - facts if you will.

If he doesn't see or hear it, ipso, facto, it doesn't exist! Simple as that!

And so, in the disconnected fantasy world of George W. Bush - and his Neocon supporters we witness our government touting the wonderous achievements of our national nightmare. Whoever said propaganda based on the Nazi method had ever gone out of style?


(and, this not incidentally paid for by the US Taxpayer!)

So far, it has proven to be very effective! Meanwhile, the nightmare continues . . . . .

Saturday, August 11, 2007

The Ten Commandments

This is priceless - and a very great demonstration of the cynical use of religion for political purposes.

The reporter questions Lynn Westmoreland, the Republican Georgia politician on his introduction of his bill requiring the display of the 'Ten Commandments' in the House and Senate. The reporter, acting friendly and supportive, draws him out, then sucker punches him verbally. Westmoreland is shown to be the cynical fool he really is.

Eyes rolling Heavenward, Westmoreland is forced to admit he doesn't even know what the Ten Commandments are! Priceless!

Oh, how cynical politicians can be when they are after those votes! Here this idiot is playing to his redneck constituency, and it jumps up and bites him right in the old ass!

Why can't most people see through this hypocrisy?