Friday, May 02, 2008

You know, it's time to laugh...

There's a four way intersection, and 75 feet down each road stands a different figure.

On one road, we have the Easter Bunny.

On one road, we have Santa Claus

On one road, we have an idiot who thinks George W. Bush was a decent President.

On the final road, we have a person of good mind, heart, and spirit who still thinks George W. Bush was a decent President.

In the intersection, there's a sack of gold. Who gets it?

The idiot, of course. None of the other three exist!

It's become clear that statement of the obvious isn't going to work, right? It's become clear that cogent arguments won't sway the people who are supposed to be in charge, right?

Well, maybe it's time to laugh.

Maybe it's time to stop trying to be serious.

Maybe it's time to simply point out the obvious with mockery.

Dick Cheney is reportedly appalled by reports that his old company, Haliburton, might have had soldiers drinking and bathing in unclean water. He got on the phone right away, and insisted that only he and George W. are allowed to put our armed forces up shit creek!

This one's a verbal joke, because you gotta say it just right to get the full effect.

A southern working class couple named Awlin wanted to start a small business, and settled on a plant nursery. Alas, they were in a flood plain. This was good for the soil - lots of rich nutrients get dropped on the soil during a flood - but not so good for the plants. Every time the river rose, they lost a bunch of their stock. They finally got it fixed, though, and started selling woody perennials. After all, everyone knows... When-Awlin's floods, Bush don't do nothing!

Yeah, I'm no comedian; I don't think anyone's questioning that now. But gads.

Think about it, folks. A good many people have spent over seven years fighting the good fight, and by now, it's clear that the Congress isn't going to do anything, and there's going to be bozos on TV, on the radio, and in print who will defend the bozos in control.

Maybe it's time to loosen up a bit, and look at the humorous side.

No, it's no laughing matter. The US has tortured prisoners, beaten some to death, and there are no proper investigations, no meaningful prosecutions. We find out that Bush's top advisers met to discuss their policy on torture, with his knowledge, and no one cares.

George W. has ordered our military to go to war, causing the deaths of probably hundreds of thousands of folks. The costs are astounding, both in lives and in money, to say nothing of military preparedness, and opportunity costs (i.e.: our troops couldn't track down bin Ladin because, duh they're tied up in Iraq).

Bush has admitted breaking the law, figuring that since he did it in secret, no one could prove anything until he'd had a chance to hide all the evidence.

Hey: how is George W. Bush breaking the law in secret like an alcoholic with a keg of beer? Neither one of them knows when to stop!

It's not funny, but sometimes... sometimes the only thing you can do in the face of tragedy is laugh.

Maybe it's time we tried. Just a bit.

I'd say "the Emperor has no clothes," but the thought of anyone in the Bush administration naked is just ... ewwww.
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