You've read my rants on the topic of how we are no safer now than we were before all the happy horseshit that Dubya and his cronies have implemented (i.e., the oxymoronic "Patriot Act", the flouting of international laws with regards to human rights and treatment of prisoners, the invasion of Iraq). So I am not terribly surprised by this latest report from national security analysts. You mean our actions have actually galvanized our enemies? You mean our words and deeds have made us even more of a target? You mean our Command in Chief has his head lodged so far up his ass he's a human Moebius Strip? Fucking DUH!!
I'm not sure what makes me more disgusted: the fact that so many of the sheep in this country blindly follow that retard in the White House, or the fact that they're so goddamned belligerent to anyone who dares to suggest that the U S of A has actually taken a wrong-headed course of action. If you're so cocksure about this, take your ass down to the local Armed Services recruiting station and sign up to take the place of some poor soldier who has spent enough time risking their life for you assholes. Christ on a crutch, what is it going to take to get through to you fucking morons?
Breathe in. Breathe out. Calm down.
Thank Ghod I don't run into too many of those sheep. I'm in a foul enough mood these days to probably get my ass kicked but good by some dumbass redneck fundie who believes that we hve a Ghod-given right to invade another sovereign nation with suspect intelligence data. Fucktards.
A-n-y-way. I took that nap, and am on track to be up all night working on the house. ravynmaniac and vandaluna apparently had a good time with Miz Malena today, and are off to some "Tolkien-esque" restaurant at Malena's recommendation. ravynmaniac appears to be having laptop issues, so she may be off to the Apple Store while she is out there in LA. Dinner tonight was lamb in the form of an organic arm steak, with a red potato... a little later I will have some salad, and later still I will have some fruit. I opened up a bottle of Fiore (a local Maryland winery) Chambourcin, but methinks perhaps that it was skunked... crud around the inside of the cork and a very bitter taste. The bottle of 2002 Yellow Tail Shiraz was much better.
Enough screwing around... I need to get back to dishes, laundry and my office... another floor unit and a wall-mount folding table to put in, along with making room for clearing the rest of my stuff out of my old office/ravynmaniac's new sewing/craft/art studio. TTFN...
Of course, the Dems need to hold up their end of the deal if they want the White House and Congress in 2008:
- Agree on a clear, unambiguous party platform. There was no real message in 2004, and it hurt the Dems badly IMNSHO.
- Make sure that the platform does not involve gun control in any way, shape or form. It is a losing proposition, and I think there are enough damn laws on the books that people should just enforce them.*
- Put forth a presedential candidate from the South (not Edwards), preferrably some who goes to church, has been an avid hunter all his life, and did an unremarkable [in any way] turn in the military, who speaks plainly about the party platform and the issues facing the nation. Yep, that rules out Hillary folks... she's not even an option, unless the Dems are truly interested in losing their shorts in the election.
*I would be curious to see some studies done on gun-related crime rates (preferrably by someone other than the National Rifle Association, even though I am a member) with concealed carry laws now on the books in so many states, taking into account how long the laws have been on the books and how many permits were issued in a given state. Of course, statistics is the third cannonical form of a lie, so the numbers could be tortured until they said what the researcher wanted.