Thursday, February 02, 2006


From the Rude One:

The only thing significant in the entire evening was the treatment of two mothers who lost children in the Iraq War. Bush recognized the parents and widow of Sergeant Dan Clay, killed in Fallujah last month (didn't we secure Fallujah by leveling it?), who stood to applause and cheers from the slavering politicians. Meanwhile, Cindy Sheehan was arrested and led out of the gallery for revealing a t-shirt that read, "2245 Dead. How many more?" She didn't even get to hear Bush promise to kill more soldiers like Dan and Casey, as well as more Iraqi civilians, in order to honor them. He may as well have dug up their corpses and made them dance, dance, grotesquely, horribly, in celebration.

1 comment:

zelda1 said...

I watched on TV as they arrested her and hauled her off to jail. What the fuck were they thinking? A T-shirt for gods' sakes. I mean, that's a real threat. Which reminds me of a conversation we had in our enlightenment class about choice and all of the other things that revolve around philosophy. One guy said it wouldn't bother him to have his phones taped for the security of our country. I about flipped out right there. I told him that if they can tap your phone, they can take pictures of you in your house and if they can do that, they can pick what you read, where you go, and if and when you are of the right class to even be here, at this university. He didn't agree but then he wears a tie.