Sunday, November 05, 2006

More reasons to get out and vote Tuesday . . .

I wish Molly Ivins was in my family.

"With pundits in Washington, who just a few weeks ago were claiming the Democrats would likely take the house by a razor-thin margin, now victoriously claiming they all along knew it would be a wipeout, I just feel that overconfidence juice starting to kick in. "Maybe 20 seats, maybe 40 seats" ... yeah. People could think: "So that's settled. I don't even really have to vote." Folks, step up and make sure there's some control on this regime.

May I remind you what this election is about? Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, unprecedented presidential powers, unmatched incompetence, unparalleled corruption, unwarranted eavesdropping, Katrina, Enron, Halliburton, global warming, Cheney's secret energy task force, record oil company profits, $3 gasoline, FEMA, the Supreme Court, Diebold, Florida in 2000, Ohio in 2004, Terri Schiavo, stem cell research, golden parachutes, shrunken pensions, unavailable and expensive health care, habeas corpus, no weapons of mass destruction, sacrificed soldiers and Iraqi civilians, wasted billions, Taliban resurgence, expiration of the assault weapons ban, North Korea, Iran, intelligent design, swift boat hit squads, and on and on.

This election is about that, but much more -- it's about honor, dignity and comity in this country. It's about the Constitution, which gives us this great nation. Bush ran on a pledge of "restoring honor and integrity" to the White House. Instead, he brought us Tom DeLay, Roy Blunt, Katherine Harris, John Doolittle, Jerry Lewis, Richard Pombo, Mark Foley, Dennis Hastert, David Safavian, Jack Abramoff, Ralph Reed, Karl Rove and an illegal and immoral war in Iraq. People, it's up to you."


Blogger ziggi said...

and that Bush he's ugly to boot!

2:17 PM  
Blogger jromer said...

you and molly are probably related...that's what i say whenever i find somone like minded and brilliant.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, you know and I know that King George will simply declare, after signing a "paper", that the upcoming Democratic victorys will actually have been an Al-Quida plot, the votes rigged by terrorist cells infiltrated into the polling places, and that as our protector and decider he will have to void the elections and install his own personal chioces in order to restore order. There's a reason he looked into Putin's eyes and saw some one he liked..........

4:55 PM  
Anonymous raincoaster said...


Cheney's got a gun!

5:17 PM  
Blogger Homo Escapeons said...

This IS one of those pivotal moments in American History where the rest of the world is either going to say
A.OK we'll give you another chance
or have got to be f**ing kidding!

Reread Fronty's is hard to believe that it ever came to this...what a disaster.

I'll be up here watching with my fingers crossed. Good Luck.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...

That's Molly's list - God love her, and God save the union.

10:19 PM  
Blogger Bibi said... Molly Ivins. Thanks for the reminder!!

6:12 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

How could anyone sum it up any better? Anyone with anything but concrete for brains couldn't deny she's right.

Like HE said, we're crossing our fingers and all other appendages, organs, etc., and hoping for a Dem landslide.

11:44 PM  
Blogger Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Someone on the BBC said this morning that America is like a huge dog in a very small room - everytime it wags its tail it knocks something over. Votez utile, guys!

7:20 PM  
Blogger Within Without said...

I think CNN said it was still very close in Virginia, Fronty, and I'm sure you're going crazy right now, but I hear Democratic victory speeches right now as I write this.

Looks like America the Beautiful has spoken. And it is, and you guys are, Beautiful.

12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Molly's right.So's Ziggi.Headlines here have switched from Dubya to Our Very Own Brave Leader (finally) conceding that we've stuffed the Murray-Darling system.
Wonder what JH will do when Duya has to go home to his ranch...

12:22 AM  

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