Dec. 4th, 2011


Dec. 4th, 2011 08:34 pm
So I've been having this long distance email debate with one of my less than favorite uncles and his entire mailing list because he sent out this kind of fatuous, yet actually sensible in its own way, email with the subject line "Aux Armes, Citoyen" about Senate Bill 1867. Then, he sent another that was naturally appalled at the fact that a) it had passed and b) it had passed with only seven votes against.

The whole thing reminded me of the fact that even people who found Hitler a lunatic really didn't believe that he meant to do what he said to do.

Especially the part when, despite legal opinions which state otherwise, people say, "But it will never happen to an American citizen". Keep on dreamin'.

But seriously, the whole thing makes me feel so nostalgic for the sixties and seventies and, horribly, the Vietnam war. Vietnam didn't have any oil, so once we finally got ourselves out, we didn't find our president adventuring around Southeast Asia. Wait, let me rephrase that: we didn't find our president openly adventuring around Southeast Asia.

Maybe that's what Obama means about transparency in government. He's not going to change anything about his military adventures, but at least he's doing it right out in the open.

Wait, is that a good thing or a bad thing?

This is the danger of having an intelligent president. If he's going to be lying liar, he does it ever so well on his own. Dubya needed Rove and Cheney.

You know, if a person didn't laugh, I'm afraid they'd never stop crying.



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