Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Dissent is patriotic
Forget politics. I will accept minority status for the Democratic Party for a generation if necessary. I reject that the Dems are to blame for the sunsetting of the so-called Patriot Act. The president's arrogance and stubbornness are to blame; the Dems wanted to continue the law as is for a short while, to then revisit again after the first of the year, which is reasonable; King George would hear nothing of it.
This is beyond outrageous. It's the stuff revolutions used to be made of. Nowadays, I will settle for the shutdown of the Senate, or a walk-out.
Texas Democratic senators fled to Oklahoma to shut down the Statehouse, but also partly to bring wider attention to U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay's highjacking of the state process of apportionment and manipulative robbery of minority representation in that state.
U.S. Senators of both parties who cherish the rule of law above expediency, the balance of powers over a presidency out of control, and the legitimate role of the judiciary and legislative process -- even in time of "war" -- should go to Puerto Rico, outside the United States but a territory OF the United States, to take a stand and make the same point.
And U.S. Rep. John Lewis should file his bill of impeachment.
Shame is a social condition and a form of social control consisting of an emotional state and a set of behaviors, caused by the awareness of having acted inappropriately.
Shame for this President is something someone else does. He is beyond shame or even its lesser cousin embarassment. When he stumbles across and shame he immediately sends it off to live somewhere else, like the Democrats, or Congress, or the Press, or Cindy Sheehan....
You can never say, "Shame on you Mr. President." There is no hook on his soul onto which you can hang shame. He will never know it.
George is the Great Demeaner, and that is his legacy.
your wish has been granted. I won't trouble you any more.
Not my wish. You left me no real choice, with your intolerance for views other than your own, and your damn garden-variety meanness, masquerading as concern for others.
Sometimes, all you can di is step over the shit, and that's what I'm doing.
ER, Timothy repsected your wishes enough to leave you in peace, not pieces. I ask you now to do the same. He deleted your comments and his as well out of respect to your former "friendship." He is not taking you apart and cussing you. I ask you now to do the same.
Your taking him apart, especially in light of the fact that you know that even his site is now gone, is deplorable. If any respect for me exists in you, please refrain from continuing to slander and hurt Timothy in your revenge. If you two have anything else to say to each other, there is email. I encourage reconcilaition. You both have said hurtful things to each other.
So until that day, I ask you to please stop degrading Timothy.
It does nothing to encourage the effort to eradicate terrorism and only serves to embolden the enemy and demoralize the troops.
But I will say this, in defense of the Democratic leadership. I have decided that I don't really think Dean, Kerry, Durbin, and company want to aid and comfort the enemy, but in their efforts to wrest the control of the House and Senate away from the Republicans, they are.
They are so intent in winning elections that they are endangering the country. Perhaps they don't even notice they are doing that. I have seem arrogance like that on both sides of the ailse.
1. This does not involve you.
2. Unless you read the hateful things Tim said to me, before he deleted them, then you have no idea how hateful they really were.
3. I mentioned it above because I was asked to explain it. I did not "take him apart."
4. This is all I have to say about it.
That, or he really does not have a damn clue what the NSA is doing in his name.
I just can't decide.
Mark, have you made a decision? I mean, the evidence that one or the other is true -- he's a liar or he's clueless -- is getting embarrassing.
His own party is on the verge of bolting away from him! Now that's funny. I don't care who ya are.
What is NOT funny -- and here you will see thoughtful libs in sharp contrast to the Repub coyotes who were out for Clinton's blood -- is all the serious, somber talk of impeachment, in hushed tones.
Not a damn thing to celebrate in that. Nothing. Not with Clinton. Not with Bush.
Y'all BETTER clean up in the '06 elections.