Friday, September 29, 2006

I'm not ashamed of my country, but I'm ashamed of . . .

what was done - supposedly in its name - last night.

Congress finally let the Presidency take this country into a dark, evil abyss. Now he gets to decide what is torture. Look at the last five and a half years and then ask me why my faith in his ability to make such decisions is nonexistent.


Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

He has already been TORTURING average people for years.
Dark days indeed and I fear that the worst is yet to come..hey this horse left the barn a while back.

I still don't know how he ever got the job?
Fool me once (OK even that was a cheat)
Fool me twice???

Losing the moral 'high' ground is an Artform for this administration.

1:46 PM  
Blogger The Michael said...

I don't get it. John F. Kennedy was assinated. George Bush is going to get a big government pension, be called "Mr. President" till he dies, and eventually will be given the same make-over that Ronald Reagon got. He'll get an aircraft carrier named after him. They will open up a presidential library stocked with Dick and Jane Primers. And there will be two periods of history noted in this country; Pre-Dubya America, and Post-Dubya decline of the greatest nation on Earth. We have only ourselves to blame, the one half for making it happen, and the other half for not bitch-slapping them for doing it.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Metro said...

@The Michael:
Please don't be too hard on your countypersons.

"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passion and intensity."
--The Second Coming
WB Yeats

Finally Dubya gets to do, to anyone he chooses, what he's been doing to the truth, the press, and the English language for years.

My personal consolation is this: The strength of the United States has always been her people. And more than half of those people don't support him anymore.

The lights may be flickering, but they are not yet fully extinguished.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

Just know, you 'Mericans, that WE know up here what great people you are, Bush or no Bush.

His day will pass.

Still don't know how he was voted in not once, but TWICE, and the damage has been predictable.

Fronty and the Michael, I sympathize. But I think metro's right, your strength is your people.

You guys will come back. We know it.

5:15 PM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

Thanks, with, but what scares me is this time the stupidity comes with Messrs Bush et al picking a dangerous fight with a whole bunch of factions in a dangerous part of the world.

We're becoming like Athens and the old Roman republic - we're losing sight of what made us great and perverting that greatness. I hope our people can wake up, get a grip and step back from this abyss, but history isn't exactly in our favor.

7:41 PM  
Blogger Miss Cellania said...

So this is how democracy dies, not with a bang, but with a whimper.

9:46 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

Can a Canajun offer a bit more from the outside looking in?

Being a left-leaner, I have no problem telling you that I think all the great U.S. pres's of modern times have been Democrats.

There's this right-wing thing going on at the moment.

And while what Bush has done is outlandish and dangerous to the world and dishonest and almost certainly not what any American would have wanted, this was predictable, I figure.

In any event, it's what you've got. And what we've all got.

I still think once he's gone and Iraq and Afghanistan are left alone, and some more middle of the road approach in a team-oriented way is adopted by the U.S., things will be fine.

1:27 AM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

Not even a whimper, Miss C. Just a bunch of family-values, flag-wavin', praise-God, pray-for-our-President folks supporting a bunch of congressmen and senators concerned more with their political bread-and-butter and rolling over for a nasty little political machine with delusions of grandeur and a Pennsylvania Avenue address. Hardly a statesman among the bunch. Rat bastards.

And I'm not sure who to despise most - the people who voted for him once or both times; th epeople who didn't bother to vote either or both times; the Supreme Court for worrying more about public stability rather than the stability of the Republic; the right-wing politicized Christian element worried so much about 'family values' that they stuck their nose in politics and got led down the path while thinkng they were doing the leading; and the list goes on.

Middle of the road? Yep, we'll be middle of the road - walking down the middle of the road because our world neighbors on either side of the street will either have their doors and windows shuttered against us or open their doors and windows to throw rocks and garbage and empty chamberpots at us.

Guess what my column's going to be on for next week's paper. I hope every damn pseudo-patriot and 'family values' lover in our circulation area feels as slimy as they should.

Better to get this out of my system now before I start writing it.

8:33 AM  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

Did WW just say that he was a left weiner?

10:42 PM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

Sorry to disappoint you HE, but I ain't checkin which way his weiner leans

11:55 PM  

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