Empire Building

 Posted by at 15:40  Politics
Mar 302003

If this isn’t empire building, I honestly do not know what is.

When is America going to wake up and see through this charade that is the Bush cartel? If I’m able to see it, isolated as I am here in my own little world, what is wrong with the rest of you? Wake up, America!

(The latest MSNBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Dubya with an approval rating of 66%. What is wrong with you people?)

Presidential Powers

 Posted by at 00:58  Politics
Mar 282003

A few days back I left a comment on somebody else’s website in which I inferred that George W. Bush may be a dictator. I was chastised for doing so. However, after reading this, I am not too sure that I wasn’t very far from the truth. This is getting scary. (link via PK)

Insane world

 Posted by at 22:17  General
Mar 272003

Read this somewhere today:

“How you know world is going insane. The best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, France accuses the U.S. of being arrogant, and Germany doesn’t want a war.”

I do not know that the world is going insane, but I do know it is sure changing. Change is good, right? Right?!

I stayed home from the office again today. I probably could have gone in, provided I took my box of tissues with me. But I did not. I’ll go in tomorrow, so tomorrow I will be back to my usual grumpy, depressed self.

How I wish I would have done something with my life. I would have loved to have made a difference. Even a small one.

In other news

 Posted by at 09:01  General
Mar 272003

Have you noticed that George’s War seems to have taken over the news lately? There is still a lot of other stuff going on. If you’d like to catch up on some of it, Conservatives Gone Wild is a good place to start.

One example: if the airlines are in such dire straits and losing money hand over fist as they claim, how is it that the executives at Delta Airlines received cash bonuses totaling $17.3 million last year?

Ours is bigger!

 Posted by at 22:38  General
Mar 262003

I have never attended a war rally in my life, either for or against. Heaven knows I’ve had lots of opportunities. There have been quite a few wars in my life time. Seems like my country is always fighting somebody. It’s like we have the biggest gun, and a mighty itchy trigger finger. We know that our form of government is the best there is and that our way of life is a whole lot better than yours, and we’re going to prove it to you even if we have have to bomb the hell out of your country and kill the lot of you to do it.

Wow, did I get off on a tangent or what? What was I talking about? Oh, yeah, war rallies. I don’t understand them. A bunch of people walking around shouting and waving signs. Nobody listens, except maybe the television networks. God knows the politicians aren’t listening, and George Bush sure doesn’t give a damn what you think, so what’s the point?

I’m sorry all these young people have to die in Iraq, on both sides. As far as I’m concerned, Bush and Hussein are both assholes. (Is assholes one word or two? Ass holes?) Neither of them has the sense or the decency that God gave a coffee table. If I offend, I apologize, but that is the way I feel. I’m angry, you see. I’m angry that this grudge match between the Bushes and the Husseins has gone this far. I say let’s send them out into the battlefields, then we’ll see how long this war lasts. It’s real easy to carry on a war, so long as you are not the one doing the fighting and the dying.

All this talk about “rules of war.” Rules of war?! The only rule of war is that I have to kill you before you kill me.

I’d best stop before I really say what I’m thinking, huh? I don’t even want to get started on George’s speech in Florida this morning. (He’s a mighty proud man, isn’t he?)

Wow. Three entries in one day. I should call in sick more often.


 Posted by at 09:05  General
Mar 262003

You know how people in Texas always make fun of people in Oklahoma? You don’t? Well, they do. Whatever. I happened upon this on things that make you go hmmm…

Mr. Grazinski of Oklahoma City purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On his first trip home, having driven onto the freeway, he set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back and make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly, the R.V. left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Mr. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising him in the owner’s manual that he couldn’t actually do this. The jury awarded him $1,750,000 plus a new motor home. The company actually changed their manuals on the basis of this suit, just in case there were any other complete morons buying their recreation vehicles.

Once again proving that there is indeed big money in blithering idiocy.

Not going to the office today. Still feel kinda crappy.

War is expensive!

 Posted by at 00:10  General
Mar 262003

Nearly a week after he declared war on Iraq, George Bush has gone to Congress asking for $75 billion to fund his war. The war has already started. People are already dying. What’re they going to say, no?

Last I heard, Bill Gates was worth something in the neighborhood of $60 billion. Finally, something Bill Gates cannot afford!

I’m still feeling sick as the proverbial dog. If there is no improvement by morning, I will not be going in to work. The very least that place owes me is a day (or maybe two) of sick leave. (I did go get the recommended Zicam, btw.)

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 Posted by at 12:46  General
Mar 252003

LBJ said it, and GWB needs to start rehearsing it: “I do not seek, nor will I accept, the nomination of my party to serve another term as your president.”

A fine mess George and his buddies have gotten us into, huh? Right now, it’s called “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” It doesn’t take much of a stretch of the imagination to see it escalating into “World War III.”

I habba code. Translation: I have a cold. Woke up with it Sunday morning. Can’t breathe, sinuses feel like they’re on fire. I spent yesterday pretty much zonked on Benadryl, and will probably do the same today. This is very weird because I usually get my colds in October, not March.

Yesterday evening, as we were preparing to settle in to watch the evening “news”, I went into the kitchen and poured myself a glass of juice. I walked into the living room with it and set it on the table. I then turned around, went back into the kitchen, poured another glass of juice, returned to the living room and wondered why there was a glass of juice already on the table.

Anyway, now that I have proven beyond any reasonable doubt that I am capable of making no sense whatsoever, I’ll return you to whatever you were doing before you stumbled in here.


 Posted by at 20:55  Politics
Mar 222003

I wish I could agree with Cranky. I really, really do. There is one thing on which we both will agree. We both hope this war ends well. If it does, though, I do not think it will be because of anything that George W. Bush has done.

She writes that a lot of people are going to owe President Bush an apology after this war is over, but that few will be big enough to give it.

This war is not the only thing for which I am angry with Mr. Bush. It is at the end of a very long list; a list that started when he was governor of my state. He screwed up a lot of things then, and he is screwing up a lot of things now. It is going to take a long, long time to repair the damage that he and his right-wing tutors have done to this country. Our children and grandchildren will still be paying for it long after we are gone.

I do not believe that we are seeing the whole story of this war on our Republican controlled television news networks. We are seeing what we are meant to see. Heck, the pictures I’ve seen look a lot like the pictures taken during George’s daddy’s war back in ’91. For all I know, they could be the same pictures.

Please don’t misunderstand me. I am not attacking Cranky in any way, shape or form. She is as much entitled to my opinion as you are. I have been reading and enjoying Cranky’s writings from way back before she even became Cranky. I guess that what she wrote today just kind of touched a nerve. We’ll just agree to disagree on this one topic. That being said… Cheers, Cranky!

And I really long for the “good old days” when SNL was actually funny.

Safe trip home

 Posted by at 01:07  General
Mar 222003

My heart goes out to the men and women who are fighting this war. Though I do not support the administration that sent them there, I do support those who are there. I wish them a speedy and safe trip home.

I also hope that their mission can be accomplished with minimal loss of life, on both sides.

I left the office two hours ago, at 11:00 p.m., and must be back in six hours, at 7:00 a.m. The smart thing for me to do would be to go to bed and try to get a few hours of much needed sleep. I believe I may try to do just that.