Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Meltdown

Six years ago early this morning I had a student tell me planes had flown into the World Trade Center buildings, both of them. I didn't believe him and held class anyway.

Witnessing a train wreck is painful. For the record, few people know less about Britney Spears than your humble blogger. I have not heard one song of hers from start to finish and have no interest. I won't link because it's everywhere. Of course, the next morning we had the Patraeus show, and that's also everywhere. It says, guess what, stay the course, shocking everyone. We're making progress.

Haven't heard that before.

Today marks the publication of John Dean's Broken Government which will add journalistic rigor and detail to your humble blogger's assertion that the GOP has sold its soul to Lord Cheney and his corporate barons.

We have history repeating itself on many fronts led by inept self-centered goons thinking their actions have no consequences and that they command reality. Wrong.

On the corporate side, we return to the late 1800s with powerful trusts bilking the country out of everything. Regarding the balance of power, we have Nixonian deja vu's of a presidential meltdown with a newly added flavor, that of a 2000-2006 whore congress with its lips wrapped around Lord Dick in the White House.

Now we hear allegations of Democratic cynicism smelling serious blood by giving the Dick, his moron, and his whores what they want, continued incompetence and insanity until the 2008 election. Let another few thousand kids die for nothing and kick red ass next year.

If the Democrats are smart (not a done deal) they will craft conversations recalling the initial deception. They will create solid sound bites articulating the corruption, the suspension of habeas corpus, the late night race to the hospital to visit a drugged attorney general, the resignation of a disgraced attorney general, the deficit, the growing gap between rich and poor, the pathetic decay of national infrastructure, the suppression and distortion of scientific research particularly with respect to energy and global warming, the breach of church/state separation through "faith based" government giveaways to various churches and the funding of ineffective abstinence programs, obscene pharmaceutical legislation crafted by drug lobbyists and pushed through the house floor with the filthiest tactics perhaps in the history of the country (but perhaps not), unprecedented escalation of CEO salaries in the face of stagnating if not declining middle class wealth, the collapse of loyalty between employer and employee and the betrayal of promised pensions, the burgeoning population of individuals without health insurance, and the economy?

Wait six months. You think this economy is strong?

You think our military is okay? You think our education system is effectively competing? You think our borders are secure? We think we have national unity? Do you even think we have the freedom on which our constitution is based? Sure?

Britney's in meltdown.
Bush is in meltdown.
The GOP is in meltdown.

The United States of America?

United?

Really?

About what?

3 Comments:

Blogger AZW88 said...

Not United indeed.
Hell, we can't even agree that Brittany's decision to perform in her underwear was a bad idea! :)

On a more serious note, this morning I actually got to watch some of the 'real time' news coverage of the attacks for the first time. It is chilling to watch the reports knowing what we know now. Even more chilling when you think about what George Bush THINKS HE KNOWS now, which we all know to be false.

9/11/2007 9:11 AM  
Blogger Liza said...

Good post. This is a very interesting sentence:

"On the corporate side, we return to the late 1800s with powerful trusts bilking the country out of everything. Regarding the balance of power, we have Nixonian deja vu's of a presidential meltdown with a newly added flavor, that of a 2000-2006 whore congress with its lips wrapped around Lord Dick in the White House."

I'm wondering why whore and blow job metaphors are so common in political opinions these days.

Well, as for all the meltdowns you mention, Ms. Spears has the strongest likelihood of recovery. Give the girl a year or two, therapy, meds, and she'll have a huge comeback. Worst case, she can switch to country music.

9/11/2007 9:56 AM  
Blogger Eli Blake said...

As a matter of fact, Bush has fulfilled his pledge to become a 'uniter, not a divider.'

Look at how united the large majority of Americans, plus the large majority of the population of the world are, in opposing Bush's war in Iraq.

It would take George W. Bush from going from having almost unanimous support from both the American people and the rest of the world just six years ago to having almost unanimous opposition today.

I have to admit that on my more sanguine days I've often wondered whether the less ideologically rigid Supreme Court justices c. 2000 who voted to stop the recount (specifically O'Connor and Kennedy) ever look at the mess that Bush has created and secretly regret that vote.

9/12/2007 9:14 AM  

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