Tuesday, April 26, 2005


Jesus Christ on a pogo stick–so it comes out today that not only were there never WMD in Iraq when we were being told that failure to invade Iraq and slaughter hundreds of thousands of people and spend over $300 BILLION on our war machine would result in American cities being nuked, but Iraq never surreptitiously tried to send the nonexistent WMD to Syria or anywhere else.

Do you know why they couldn’t send the WMD to Syria or anywhere else?

Because they never had them to begin with! It was all a lie perpetrated by George “Killer” Bush’s corporate-ocracy!

If I had a child fighting in this illegal war right now, I would be so fucking pissed! That whole WMD thing was a snow job and now people’s kids, husbands, wives, etc. are being killed and/or wounded every day. For what? FOR GEORGE BUSH’S LIES!

And by the way, Clinton lied too, as have lots of other politicians. But Clinton got his dick sucked. George Bush is sending our sons and daughters to their deaths and squandering our money on a war that is illegal, immoral, ill-advised, and now, apparently by his government’s own admission, completely for naught...

The Wising Up Part

But lo, what doth I see? New polls showing that a majority of Americans are catching on the the fact that George W. Bush is a rapacious, psychopathic pinhead and the most dangerous person in the world. Here’s the skinny from the Washington Post:

The survey found that Bush's overall job approval rating stood at 47 percent, matching his all-time low in Post-ABC News polls. Half disapproved of the job he is doing as president.

On several other key measures of performance, Bush's standing with the public was at or near new lows, with less than half the public supporting the way the president is handling the economy, energy policy and Iraq. Four in 10 approved of Bush's handling of the economy, down six points since the start of the year [This strikes me as not the best way to phrase this statistic--the setup in the preceding paragraph leads us to believe we're going to hear about the public's disapproval, but these disapproving statistics are phrased in terms of the public approving]. Slightly more than a third of the public approved of Bush's energy policies, and Americans were more inclined to blame the president rather than oil companies or other countries for soaring gasoline prices.

Just over four in 10 -- 42 percent -- endorsed the way the president
is dealing with the situation in Iraq, a slight increase from the all-time low
in March of 39 percent. Almost six in 10 (58 percent) said the United States has
gotten bogged down there, and 39 percent said they are confident Iraq will have
a stable, democratic government in a year [More with this confusing phrasing--wouldn't the point of all this be clearer if the text read thusly: "58 dislike the way the president is dealing with the situation in Iraq...etc."]

Bush continues to get strong marks on his handling of the campaign against terrorism, with 56 percent supporting his actions, down five points since January. But the survey also found that the sluggish economy has eclipsed terrorism on the public's list of top priorities, fueling Bush's drop in the polls.

A third of those interviewed (32 percent) said the economy should be the highest priority for the administration and Congress, up five points in the past month, followed by Iraq (22 percent) and health care (15 percent). Only 12 percent cited terrorism as the top issue, down five points since March.

Of course this is all great, but it’s too little too late–Bush is in for a second term. So what are we gonna do about it?

Friday, April 22, 2005


Wages haven’t kept up with inflation for the past two months. Jane Bryant Quinn’s column in the 4/25/05 issue of Newsweek has this to say:
Bush wants to make his tax cuts permanent, at a long-term cost to the budget that’s triple the cost of making Social Security solvent again...So we’re talking priorities, not money: tax cuts versus the safety net.

So what are the Bush crime family’s priorities?

Moral Bankruptcy act, signed into law this week. Eighty-one billion more dollars for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. An energy bill that is a giveaway to corporations.

And if you support the wars we’re fighting, remember–Osama bin Laden is on the loose, and there were no WMD in Iraq. Does that sound like these motherfuckers are doing a good job? Hell, no. And for God’s sake, this is serious business. The latest $81 billion brings the total spent on these useless wars to $300 billion +...why is it that the Senate can agree 99-zip on money for war but money for education or healthcare or anything useful is oh so divisive and "political" and oh well, let them eat war...

This town is a soldier's town

And every time I go to Wal-Mart (I know, I know...), or anywhere in town at night, I see military guys being bussed in from Camp Shelby, I’m assuming. I keep wanting to say something to them, but I always think better of it...I don’t really even know what I’d say. I want to see if they support the war or not, but I’m fairly certain they kinda have to put up the bulldog front...

But this town is crawling with military types and what do they see everywhere? Fucking yellow ribbon magnets on most cars...the most egregious ones now have crosses where the loop is. So what these stupid magnets say to these guys is “We don’t want to try to stop the war so you won’t get killed, we just want to show all our shallow friends that we know how to go along with the marketing schemes foisted on us by our corporate-ocracy, so we have to have gas-guzzling SUV with the magnet so we can look sincere but really those two things just cancel each other out...”

And oil prices are still high, which means the price of everything is still high...what the fuck is going on? Please let’s wake up and do something about it, together. Watch “The Corporation.” You’ll probably have to either buy it online or rent it online if you live in a red state like I do. It is so eye-opening. Here’s a teaser–in the 30s, corporate leaders wanted to take down FDR and install a fascist dictatorship...is that what you hear in the history books written about the “greatest country in the world”?

Oh, we are all so fucked...

Wednesday, April 06, 2005


Hey, just curious—did you hear the pope died?
Did you hear that Tom DeLay’s hold on power is getting looser and looser?
Did you hear that Iraq declared a new president?
Did you hear about the helicopter crash in Afghanistan today that killed 18 American soldiers?

Well, even if you didn’t hear about that other stuff, at least you heard about the Pope. I mean, wow…it was so sudden and unexpected…

Songs Of ‘05

The new Of Montreal album “The Sunlandic Twins” is really cool. The melodic and lyrical invention is worth the price, and the funky bass just makes you glad you decided to pay attention.

Also, the new John Prine album “Fair & Square” is surprisingly enjoyable. I’m surprised because I would’ve thought he’d be washed up and out of ideas by now. But he’s still got some “zazz,” if you know what I mean. He even takes a swipe at Bush, so that kicks ass off course.

Amy Ray’s new album “Prom” is also nice. I’m glad she’s getting to rock and talk about gay issues in a very open way.