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Saturday, December 23, 2006

News 'n Blues

We begin with the usual look at the sordid world of politics in the U.S.A.

Time was when I pretty much ignored politics. Oh, I read political news, and political treatises. I engaged in political discourse. I had strong political opinions. But politics was a small part of my life. Reading, writing, work, cats, I had plenty of other interests.

Over the past five years, however, politics has become an obsession - and not just for me, either. It seems as if the world around us has turned dangerous in an "unknown unknown" way, as the grinning totenkopf Rummy might put it.

Of course, the world has always been a dangerous place. There have always been "terrorists," at times more "terrorists" than there are now. Remember the 60s and the Baader-Meinhof gang, piracy on the high seas, the hijackings of aircraft that seemed so commonplace they became comedy skit fodder.

Today's dangers seem different, though. It seems as if a small cabal of very - I'm sorry, there is no other word - evil people have come into power and they are manipulating the remaining 6+ billion of us in ways that cause the more paranoid among us to begin spouting conspiracy theories.

Not that there's any need for theorizing. There's plenty of shit going on all around us, who needs to make this stuff up? Here, for your entertainment, I present:

Cars stolen in US used in suicide attacks
By Bryan Bender in Washington
October 4, 2005

Just lovely, eh? Are war profiteers, uh, independent contractors working for, say, Corporation H, selling their vehicles in the knowledge that they'll be replaced on the U.S. taxpayer's dime? Details available here.

And why the hell is Chimpy McStoopit trying to keep us from finding out that Iran has been making peace overtures to the U.S. for the past three years?

North Carolina Nutbag-du-Semaine, Robin "Birdbrain" Hayes, has the solution for the Mess That Is Iraq: just convert those Dayumn Moose-lims to Christianity! The festering godbag goes on to opine:
“Stability in Iraq ultimately depends on spreading the message of Jesus Christ, the message of peace on earth, good will towards men. Everything depends on everyone learning about the birth of the Savior.”
Someone should tell the idiot that Muslims know plenty about the birth of his saviour - the fella preceded their own saviour by some 600-odd years. Where do they find these idiots? Is there a special Stupid Factory churning them out? I'm sure he only opens his mouth to change feet.

Meanwhile, fellow godbag Virgil NotSoGoode wants to kkkeep out of America "people not from European countries" because some of them might be Muslim, or something, and might want to take their Oath of Office on the Quran. He should tell the Jews, atheists, Hindus, Buddhists, Wiccans, Jains, et cetera, who might also be Americans, that they need to dump their sacred tracts and take up his particular Book o' Godnuttery instead.
In further foot-in-mouthment, Mr. NotSoGoode goes on to say that he wishes his fellow Americans would stand up for the principles on which this country was founded - forgetting, in his brain-damage-induced amnesia, that those principles would happen to include freedom of religion. Can't someone toss a large pile of hay over this twit and leave him to compost peacefully? He would certainly be more useful in that state.

So, uh, not to be nosey or anything, but how's the old blood pressure? Eh? Need a couple more points? Read this. No, really. Go on. Just don't put any salt in your food for the next three days.

And if that didn't get you up and about, try this.

No? Still feeling a bit sluggish? Surely this will send the blood coursing through your veins?

Okay, now you're just playing hard-to-ignite. I guarantee this will give you the leaping fantods.

Now, then. You've earned your light relief.

Okay, which would you rather have? A drunk driver, or a blind driver?

You want to be careful with making excuses for avoiding work. Nothing too far-fetched, you know.

Okay, I'm not against alternative medicine as such, but one really does need to proceed, er, carefully. In case one gets mistaken for an idiot or something. I'm just glad the beastie is unharmed.

Is it legal? Or just stupid?

Check back in next week, y'all. I'm back to regular blogging, at least till the next work or home or health fucking crisis.

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