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Thursday, May 21, 2009

I TRIED TO BE OBJECTIVE....

...but sometimes that becomes nearly impossible. I listened to Pres. Obama's speech this morning, and as usual I agree with him at least 98% of the time if not totally. The electorate voted for "change" in November, and that is what we expect to be forthcoming. There is no doubt in my mind that Obama has found some of his promises may be very hard to keep - face it, there is always going to be opposition - unfortunately he is facing an opponent with NO BRAIN. That would be the rethugs and their new pseudo leader Dickless Cheney.

What an amazing coincidence that Cheney at his local think tank, decided to make his speech directly after Pres. Obama's. No matter...from the "git-go" Cheney appeared to me, to give such vivid retrospect to past events (9/11 and such), and also the impression that he and Dubya were the saviors of our country. And of course, lest we forget, Americans are safer today because of the "enhanced interrogation" techniques employed - and take Dick's word for it - it WAS NOT TORTURE. But he ignores the masses of those who dare to differ. His explanation at one point was something like..."with thousands of lives in the balance, it didn't make sense to let high value detainees answer questions in their own good time." All righty then, and in seven years since 9/11 - there were only 3 prosecutions out of how many hundred? If the waterboarding worked so well, there should have been volumes of indictable and prosecutable charges. Nope, I haven't heard of any either.

Why would/should Dick Cheney be afforded any credence - when he, as someone so eloquently stated, "wrapped himself in the American flag, with the Constitution in shreds at his feet." The man is a neo-con, war-mongering asshole. He's going to stick to his guns - even if it means someone gets shot in the face.

There were parts of this speech that had him imploring to the masses that even considering criminal charges against Dubya's administration would be tantamount to opening the door to another attack.

And another thing...I cannot remember the last VP who did not just go quietly into the background and lay low, at least for a minimum amount of time - like two years for Gore. It was two years before Gore gave even one opinion regarding anything political. Cheney's job is to go away - forever. Call me Dick, I will spell it out for you in terms you may understand, got that, yes, call me!!!

I will be in Columbus most of the day tomorrow, so I won't get around to posting till evening. I know you are broken hearted but please try and hold it together.

Later..............



12 comments:

The Immortal Woman said...

The war made Dick very wealthy,
as he made his deals stealthly,
Now he is no longer in the VP seat,
Poor guy has to give up his cuban retreat!!

yellowdog granny said...

too late for him to start covering his ass...he's trying to keep them from prosecuting him for war crimes...and i love obabma, but i wish he would grow some.

Utah Savage said...

The Immortal Woman said it poetically. Very cool Immortal Woman.

Great Post Mom. Cheney makes me shout obscenities at my TV.

PENolan said...

The Cheneybot makes me shout at the TV too - that's why I much prefer getting the news from folks like you, Mom.

Peruby said...

I stumbled across this blog and it reminded me a wee bit of yours.

http://kalimao.blogspot.com/

Annette said...

I thought Pres. Obama was spot on. He said what needed to be said, and even said we had the court system set up to try and convict the criminals.

That's all I needed to hear. I really didn't listen to Cheney.. I can't stand him.

Grandpa Eddie said...

I really think he's still trying to convince the American public that what they did wasn't wrong.
He wants everyone to believe that what they did actually saved America.
The old Rethuglican Fascist standard...tell a lie lomg enough and often enough and people will believe it.

ThePoliticalCat said...

Peruby sent me to you. Hey,Grandpa Eddie, how ya doin? Nice to meetcha Mom, I'll put you on my blogroll if you'll put me on yours.

Woody (Tokin Librul/Rogue Scholar/ Helluvafella!) said...

Cheney's purpose is to "sponsor" the Big Lie, to give it legs.

Guess what: It's working.

It's as if the current mediated realities were constructed for the sole purpose of abetting the "Big Lie."

The thing about this kind of propaganda ("internal Agit-prop," according to Ellul, the guy who wrote the book on propagandas): It's OUT THERE! And once it's out there, there's no bringing it back, especially with the able, eager assistance of the SCUM (SoCalledUnbiasedMedia), ever ready to repeat any hint of controversy or to hype some "official" disagreement.

So Cheney's assertions will not diminish in stature or interest. They'll continue to b e flagged and flogged by the SCUM.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Hi PC! I'm fine! Hows you?

themom said...

Welcome newcomers. Everyone is more than welcome. I will be adding ThePoliticalCat and Peruby to my blogroll. Thanx for coming.

ThePoliticalCat said...

Doin' fine despite a gimpy leg, Grandpa Eddie. Good to see you here, since we mostly meet at Maru's. Hiya, Mom! Nice to meetcha, and thanks Peruby!