Let’s hear it for Lt. General Mattis of the United States Marine Corps, a man who doesn’t mince words. Killing people can be fun. I wonder what that will do for enlistments? I guess to become a general in the Marine Corps you don’t have to have even a semblance of either compassion or intelligence. He certainly fits right in with the current administration. Rumsfeld says the general was chastised for his loose lips. Loose lips don’t sink ships in the current situation, they just give away secrets.
Let’s also hear it for Jeff Gannon, the Rove plant in the White House Press Corps. He has resigned from the Press Corps even though he was never officially part of it in the first place. His questions were so outrageously partisan that even the rest of that obsequious bunch couldn’t take it any longer. Of course Gannon might not even be his name, and being a reporter was pretty clearly not his game. He can take his place along with the rest of the Republican shills that have been paid to promote the White House policies under the guise of news. I doubt that we will ever learn just how much of this illegal and immoral behavior has occurred. You have to give this administration credit, they have made honesty, ethics, morality, and decency into just dim memories of the past.
Whatever happened to Barbara Boxer? You certainly don’t see much mention of her in the mainstream media anymore. You don’t see much about any of the dozens of scandals surrounding this administration either. Things like the pre-9/11 failures, the Plame case, Enron, the secret energy meetings with Cheney, the lies that led to the “war” with Iraq, Abu Ghraib, etc., etc., etc. Now that Iraq has had an election presumably the Bush/Cheney disaster is just a thing of the past. Never mind that they started an illegal, unconstitutional, immoral, and totally unnecessary “war” that has resulted in thousands upon thousands of innocent people being slaughtered and billions of dollars being wasted that could have been used for much needed improvements in the lives of everyone.
And what’s with the Social Security nonsense? Bush/Cheney/Rove must be aware that trying to fix a system that isn’t really broken is almost surely a lost cause. So why are they devoting so much energy and time to trying to convince everyone that white is black? Granted that Republicans would like nothing better than to destroy Social Security, this fixation on it at the moment has to be just a distraction from other more monumental problems. Medicare and Medicaid for example. The disastrous national debt. The war profiteering. The lies that brought about the situation in the first place. The numerous scandals that would have brought down any other administration in history, and should bring this one down, except for the connivance of the major media, bought and paid for by the Republican/Corporate Fascists. We are a nation being led by war criminals. And half the population seems to think it is fine.
The other day I heard on the radio an exchange between Wyoming’s Simpson and Bill Maher. Simpson said something to the effect that if Maher continues to make fun of religion the democrats would never win another election. Then he also said, although it didn’t make much sense to me, that people moved to America to escape religious persecution. He seems to be totally unaware of the fact that we are being persecuted right now by religious conservatives who are determined to inflict their absolutely absurd ideas on the rest of us. This administration is attempting to return us to the Middle Ages and, unfortunately, they seem to be succeeding at the moment. Our glorious country is being turned into an international laughingstock. But I always forget, when the Rapture comes it won’t matter.