Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Yes, "Calamity John"

Wiccan dancer celebrating
good fortune accidentally
thrusts sword through her foot.

Seventy-seven year-old sleazeball Robert Novak hits pedestrian with his black corvette convertible and claims he didn’t know it (even though the pedestrian was said by an eyewitness to be splayed on the front of the car).

Barack Obama continues his whirlwind and highly successful tour of the Middle East. He’ll make a speech in Berlin tomorrow where he will probably have a huge crowd. So much adulation may not be the best thing for him. He says he will be an honest broker between the Palestinians and Israelis. I give him the benefit of the doubt and will wait and see. I think he is terribly wrong to commit more troops to Afghanistan and continue the doomed-to-fail “war” there. I think you cannot win a war against terrorism or terrorists because terrorism is a strategy and terrorists can multiply like rabbits. You can only try to prevent it and deal with it as it occurs. Anyway, more fighting in Afghanistan is a mistake. Obama will just go from one disastrous “war” to another, thus keeping alive the neocons dream of eternal war (and profits). Perhaps he will come to his senses.

John McCain (somebody recently referred to him as “Calamity John,” which I think is quite fitting) has now accused Obama of wanting to lose a war for political reasons. He also has accused him of being indifferent to genocide. These seem to me to be unprecedented and slanderous claims and far worse than anything I’ve ever seen before in a campaign. I wonder if it is possible to go downhill from here. McCain is obviously frustrated and desperate, but that is no excise for sinking this low.

Calamity John’s close friend and advisor, Lieberman, has now compared whats-his-face Magee to Moses. McCain still listens to Phil Gramm on economics. I am beginning to wonder if these people are actually sane. If it is true that Obama is leading McCain by only 6% in the national polls I am beginning to wonder if anyone is sane. I am not the only one predicting a landslide Obama victory in November. How can he be leading by only 6%? Somehow this doesn’t pass the smell test.

Beware of Wiccan dancers with swords, and old men with sporty convertibles.

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.
H. L. Mencken

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