It's all a distraction. Did anyone notice that our senate just passed a NON BINDING resolution about a f*cking newspaper ad? Did anyone notice that George Bush just said that Nelson Mandela is dead? We've elected a retard who's managed to intimidate and bully our other elected retards to the point of absurdity and THIS is the national discourse we get? Un-f'ing-believable. When are you going to do a piece on how much the contractors are raping my country? When are you going to do a peace about Bush saying he's upset that we're not afraid of our own military? When are you going to do a piece about the democrats being the worldâ€™s biggest pussies?
When are you going to do a piece that pisses me off with its substance, the way this stupid debate pisses me of with its lack thereof? These pathetic debates are a joke. A red herring. I want to know why my friend has to go through an unending amount of bulls**t from the VA just to get care from the country he was supposedly fighting for in the first place. Now THAT pisses me off way more than some Iranian douchebag visiting ground zero. It's like people need to be taught how to care about stuff that actually matters.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 21.09.2007 @ 16:59
I'm saying no such thing. I'm saying that there is NO way to leave Iraq. Period. The democrats are gigantic pussies. The republicans are so corrupt and inept at leadership that it makes me cringe. What's an ordinary independent citizen supposed to do?
Look, here's the thing... The US is a mega super power. This, I understand. I love it, in fact because I live here. Now, as such, the US needs to do some of the most horrible sh!t imaginable in order to stay a super power. You can either be blissfully unaware of this, or you can grudgingly accept that thatâ€™s the way things are.
My problem with this nightmare is this; I want George Bush to stop pretending that heâ€™s â€œleadingâ€ a country full of retards. Stop talking down to me like I canâ€™t possibly comprehend the enormity of â€˜the planâ€™, whatever the f*ck that is. Ok?
So, we are in Iraq for one of two reasons, and I canâ€™t quite figure out which one it is. Maybe you can help.
1) Weâ€™re there because some day Jesus will return to the Earth and magically whisk away all the evangelicals while the rest of us burn in hell for all eternity. Thus, we need to protect Israel at all costs because the Bible saysâ€¦ blah blah blah.
2) The US is a mega super power and as such we do not want to become anything less. Thus, we must control enough of the worlds energy supply to continue being awesome. Energy = power, and energy, in this case, happens to be in the form of oil. If it were in the form of ice, weâ€™d be fighting for Greenland right now.
#2 is something I can accept. I like being on the wining team, in this case despite the teams methods. In order to be number one and continue commerce and the flow of cash, bad things have to happen. Third world countries have to be turned into banana plantations. Thatâ€™s life. That, I can grudgingly deal with. My issue is with #1. Thatâ€™s the one that scares the crap out of me.
If my tax dollars go towards #2, then fine. I can deal with that. But, if Iâ€™m paying for the Ted Haggards and the George Bushâ€™s of the world to play out their idiotic fantasies with the BLOOD OF MY FRIENDS and MY TAX DOLLARS, then those people can go f*ck themselves. Theyâ€™ll never get my support or vote or donation and my only defense at this point has been cynicism. Sorry.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 19.09.2007 @ 12:09
Right on. We must never surrender. Victory (however it is defined this week) must be achieved. Not until every last one of MY tax dollars is in the hands of a defense contractor. Not until every last drop of MY oil has been pumped from beneath their sand will we have achieved victory.
I can't wait to vacation in Iraq 25 years from now. I'll sit on the beach eating McDonalds fries and sipping Coca-Cola while I watch the majestic oil tankers chug past. Sounds like utopia. Smells like victory!Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 19.09.2007 @ 09:22
The people doing the actual protesting are doing it for the sake of he lower class. Once more of the upper classes are forced to get involved in this war, you can bet that the protesters will shut this country down. It's pathetic, but until kids of the upper class start getting blown up, the lower class young men are nothing more than fuel for the machines of the war profiteers. This war is a business, and business is very very good right now.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 16.09.2007 @ 14:30
Thank you.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 14.09.2007 @ 02:21
It boggles my mind how scared you are of Hillary. Even on the extremely remote chance that she gets elected, she and her slimy ilk will be business as usual just like the rest. I know this is your blog and all, Rick, but some of us are eager to read your opinions about stuff that actually matters and ads value to the public discourse. This post is as effective as complaining that "Brownie" really wasn't doing a heck-uva-job after all.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 13.09.2007 @ 09:35
Giuliani can't win. He uses the same lame fear mongering crap over and over again and he's been slapped down and exposed so much that people don't buy into his lies anymore.
Mitt Romney? If there is one thing I'm sure of, it's that this country will NEVER elect a mormon as president. Most base evangelicals would rather stay home than cast their vote for a Mormon. Those guys are like Christianities answer to Scientology.
Fred Thompson? He's probably got a shot, but not because he's so great. According to my research, he'd make a crappy president. HOWEVER, his wife is smokin' hot. That will make a big difference.
The only guy I've seen from the republicans that I'd vote for is probably Ron Paul. He's the only republican who's actually a true republican conservative. This is probably why most republicans are scared of his words. Plus, he's very intelligent and speaks the truth, not to mention he's a F'ing doctor.
Most of the republican field are just US-lapel-flag wearing monkeys trying to get elected based on fear alone.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 11.09.2007 @ 10:01
Well framed, Rick. You really nailed him when you said he and the terrorists were partners. It made me hate him even more.
PS. Could you please do a post on the billions of US tax payer dollars that the contracting corporations have used to rebuild Iraq? I scan the news weekly for pictures of these multi-million dollar facilities that are being constructed (schools, hospitals, etc.) but I haven't seen any yet.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 10.09.2007 @ 22:30
Rick Moran Said: "Is the situation likely to turn around in 6 months? A year? No one, including Moveon and their smear machine can say."
Since I have the benefit of being an independent, I'm going to go out on a limb here and say: NO. No, there is no way in hell that the situation is likely to turn around in 6 months, or even a year.
What will happen though, is that the contracting organizations will make mind-boggling amounts of what I'd call FREE MONEY. Good for them, because they figured out the secret. They earned it... well, not literally, but you know what I mean.
It's all about the flow of massive amounts of zero accountability tax payer cash. I dare you to tell me that it's something else.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 10.09.2007 @ 15:27
Despite how horrible I think she is, I'm smart enough to realize that a massively polarized audience results in lots of dollars in her bank account. Full disclosure or not, you bringing even more attention to this just brings more dollars. Being a stooge for her just seems more wrong to me than being stooge for anyone else. It doesn't seem to bother you though, Rick, so keep up the good work. I'm sure Michelle really appreciates you.Comment Posted By tHePeOPle On 7.09.2007 @ 11:44