Boy’s arm recovered from
belly of alligator,
When Calamity John McCain starts inserting the phrase “my friends” after every third or fourth sentence, be prepared for the barrage of lies that is certain to follow. I guess it’s a phrase he picked up from Huey Long and thinks that people will be dazzled into thinking he is really their friend. McCain is the only person I’ve ever heard to make “my friends” sound like something dirty, like he’s inviting you to join him in a Dempsey dumpster or something. McCain has apparently decided to follow the Bush/Cheney strategy of constantly lying. And like Bush/Cheney he doesn’t even bother to tell lies that might actually be taken seriously. Obama is responsible for high gasoline prices, for example. Or Obama doesn’t respect our troops. Or Obama doesn’t care if we lose the “war” if it will get him elected, and so on ad nauseam. This is the John McCain formerly of the “straight-talk express.” The John McCain who vowed he would not run a negative campaign. He is trying desperately to make this a question of Obama’s lack of experience and understanding, his recent appearance in politics, and the fact that this makes him a “risky” choice to be President. A risky choice? What could possibly be more risky in a President than a man with a known bad temper, quick to anger and bear grudges, with a hair trigger finger, whose immediate response to most everything is military action, and who wants to kick Russia out of the G8 and attack Iran? At the rate he is currently going, his attempt to make this election about Obama is more likely to make it an election about himself, and his unfitness for office. He and his backers are trying to characterize Obama as arrogant. Could anyone be more arrogant than McCain? Even his friends are turning against him, or at least against his negative campaigning.
Will anything ever come of anything? That is, as Rove has been charged with contempt of Congress by the House Judicial Committee, will the majority of the House agree? Don’t bet on it. Senator Stevens of Alaska has been indicted on 7 charges of accepting illegal gifts from an oil company. Will he go to jail? Don’t bet on it. John Conyers has held a session to discuss possible impeachment charges against Bush, but at the same time has made it clear this is not really about impeachment. Apparently it’s just a game like charades meant more to amuse than anything else. Monica Goodling has been accused of basic idiocy as well as illegal acts within the Department of Justice. Will she be held accountable? Don’t bet on it. Alberto Gonzales has been accused of gross amnesia, as well as improper management of the Justice Department. Will anything happen to him? Don’t bet on it. This should become a national mantra with respect to both the House and Senate: Don’t Bet On It! Apparently they are either themselves so involved in improprieties they don’t dare act, or they are just simply pussies. If it weren’t for Kucinich and Wexler we wouldn’t have heard a word about any of this. Now here is talk of Bush granting a blanket pardon for himself, Cheney, and all the rest of his gangster cronies. Do you think the Supreme Court will say he can’t do it? Don’t bet on it.
The great animal conspiracy against humans continues. Now the alligators have joined in. Two young boys have lost arms to alligators within the last few days. Not only that, raccoons are threatening to take over Germany and beavers are threatening to take over Patagonia and parts of Chile. I tell you, the animals are sick of humans and beginning to organize. This is going to make the French Revolution look like child’s play before it’s over. I guess the only thing to do is label all animals as terrorists and start a war against them. Ridiculous you say? No more ridiculous than our present war on terrorists, and most certainly no more ridiculous than the war on poverty, the war on drugs, or the war on fat. Speaking of this latter, what do you think happens to all those millions of pounds of fat we are told are being lost through Jennie Craig and the myriad other weight loss programs that almost single-handedly must be supporting the advertising industry? Do they end up in fat heaven? No, as they are bad, I suppose they end up in hell where they just melt. Beats me.
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.