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Monday, August 23, 2004 :::

I rant because I can.

I don't care if George Bush used his upperclass priveleges to slack out of combat duty. I don't care how superficial Kerry's Vietnam wounds really were. I don't care if Bush had a coke habit, or a drinking problem, or a mistress. I don't care if Kerry got Botox. All the lame mudslinging about the past and the half-assed attempts at character defamation seem completely pointless when considering the reality of the current president:

Bush lied to go to war. [and here]
Bush and his cronies profited from the war.
Bush has blurred the lines between church and state. [which is bad]
Bush is committed to restricting civil liberties.
Over 10,000 innocent Iraqi civilians are dead.
Cheney is a snarl-mouthed devil with no consience.
The world is a lot less safe than it ever was before.
The economy still sucks for the majority of Americans.
Bush totally hosed Afghanistan.
The Bush Administration has destroyed our international reputation.

What's scary is that everybody already knows all this stuff. Nothing new here.

Even if he seriously has the best, most selfless of intentions for America (which I think is pretty unrealistic, but if you want to be an idealist, fine), he still has failed at every single task. When I think back on all the stupid reasons I or people I've known have been fired over the years, and then I watch while people actually consider giving this guy ANOTHER CHANCE at actually doing his job after having failed so miserably, well frankly it seems pretty fucking unbelievable. And I don't even like to curse on my blog. How much denial must you be in to even consider a vote for Bush? Does he have some incriminating dirt on half of America or something?

::: posted by dan at 2:40 PM :: [ link ] :: (11) comments Social Bookmark Button

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By Blogger Colleen, at 4:29 PM  

Right on, sister!

By Blogger dan, at 5:17 PM  

If I have to listen to another 4 years of his stupid Texass drawl I will make a trek to the whitehouse to vomit on his shoes.

By Blogger Colleen, at 7:21 PM  

I'll go with you! I can't guarantee I'll vomit, but I'll hold your hair back while you do.

By Blogger Kristina, at 11:11 PM  

I'll guarantee a vomit. I'll just bring a sloppy joe, some special edition crunch berries, and that crocheted girl face mask. One of them is bound to induce.

By Blogger dan, at 12:34 AM  

I want to go vomit too. Hopefully we wont have to.

I couldn't agree more with what you are saying though.

By Blogger Trekgeekscott, at 7:21 AM  

You should check out today's New York Times Editorial page article by Paul Krugman.

Really articulates the truth of Bush.

By Blogger Trekgeekscott, at 11:24 AM  

I don't have the desire to expend the energy it would require to vomit on his shoes. I choose not to give him even that much of me.

By Blogger hot babe, at 4:09 PM  

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By Blogger dan, at 9:47 AM  

I think the world is safer with hostile regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq gone, the terrorist training camps broken up, and bad guys being killed over there instead of plotting over here. Beyond that, we are working to drain the swamps by helping the locals establish accountable governments, a radically positive approach. You linked to the retraction for correction of the State Department's "Patterns of Global Terrorism 2003" report, commenting that you think the world is "a lot less safe than it ever was before."

Here is the link to news conference upon release of the corrected report:

Bottom line of this issue:

2002 report: 198 terrorist incidents
2003 report (retracted): 190 incidents
2003 reprot (corrected): 208 incidents

(from your CNN link, the 190 number was apparently the lowest since 1969, which means these numbers have moved in a narrow range for a long time)

I don't think these ticks in the numbers support your sweeping statement of "a lot less safe than it ever was before."

I am happy that we are killing bad guys over there -- heard on the radio this a.m. driving in that the bad guy body count in Fallujah is over 100 from yesterday's fighting. Better bad guys than school kids.

By Blogger Steve Barton, at 10:01 AM  

Four more years!!!! Kerry is going down and fast. He is and always has been a loser. Viet Nam hero? What a joke. Bush has done a damn good job and will continue.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:38 PM  

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