9.11.2008

BEFORE I FORGET...

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Today was the day that the towers fell. Hope you spent it in reverence of the fallen heroes who never meant to be eulogized when they left their homes for work on this day seven years ago. If only GWB would have listened to the advice of Condoleeza Rice. We wouldn't have lost two giants of the Manhattan skyline and thousands of great women and men on a day that has become a Republikkkan reminder of the fear that we should have as Americans. Remember, "they hate freedom." Translation: Nobody's safe as long as a Republikkkan is in office.

Let me chill and take a moment to show some respect. I hope that as you do the same, you'll take a moment to understand that it never had to happen. And then, take a moment to decide what you're going to do about it, as opposed to what some people would like you to think are your options in this situation. Are you voting in November? Are you encouraging others? Are you afraid of change? Shouldn't you be afraid of the status quo? You decide.

R.I.P. to the unknown true amount of deceased human beings who died unnecessarily because of a president's failure to secure our skies.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Im back bitch! I never got the opportunity to respond to you last time we chatted...but its clear you want nothing other then an Obama supporter reading this blog. I, as an undecided voter, am choosing to read this without taking it to literal.

I cant really agree with the platform thats been presented by either party at this point. I don't believe in the "change" motto...its just the most current fad....I did come across an email the other day (pasted below) and want to get your take on it....


WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT TO TURN ON THE TV AND HEAR ANY U.S. PRESIDENT, DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN GIVE THE FOLLOWING SPEECH?




'My Fellow Americans: As you all know, the defeat of the Iraq regime has been completed.

Since congress does not want to spend any more money on this war, our mission in Iraq is complete.

This morning I gave the order for a complete removal of all American forces from Iraq . This action will be complete within 30 days. It is now time to begin the reckoning.

Before me, I have two l ists. One list contains the names of countries which have stood by our side during the Iraq conflict. This list is short . The United Kingdom , Spain , Bulgaria , Australia , and Poland are some of the countries listed there.

The other list contains every one not on the first list. Most of the world's nations are on that list. My press secretary will be distributing copies of both lists later this evening.

Let me start by saying that effective immediately, foreign aid to those nations on List 2 ceases immediately and indefinitely. The money saved during the first year
alone will pretty much pay for the costs of the Iraqi war. THEN EVERY YEAR THERE AFTER IT'll GO TO OUR SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM SO IT WONT GO BROKE IN 20 YEARS.

The American people are no longer going to pour money into third world Hell holes and watch those government leaders grow fat on corruption.

Need help with a famine? Wrestling with an epidemic? Call France .

In the future, together with Congress, I will work to redirect this money toward solving the vexing social problems we still have at home. On that note, a word to terrorist organizations. Screw with us and we will hunt you down
and eliminate you and all your friends from the face of the earth.

Thirsting for a gutsy country to terrorize? Try France or maybe China .

I am orderin g the immediate severing of diplomatic relations with France , Germany , and Russia . Thanks for all your help, comrades. We are retiring from NATO as well. Bonne
chance, mezamies.

I have instructed the Mayor of New York City to begin towing the many UN diplomatic vehicles located in Manhattan with more than two unpaid parking tickets to sites where those vehicles will be stripped, shredded and crushed. I don't care about whatever treaty
pertains t o this. You creeps have tens of thousands of unpaid tickets. Pay those tickets tomorrow or watch your precious Benzes, Beamers and limos be turned over to some of the finest chop shops in the world. I love New York

A special note to our neighbors. Canada is on List 2. Since we are likely to be seeing a lot more of each other, you folks might want to try not pissing us off for a change.

Mexico is also on List 2 its president and h is entire corrupt government really need an attitude adjustment. I will have a couple extra
thousand tanks and infantry divisions sitting around. Guess where I am going to put'em? Yep, border security.

Oh, by the way, the United States is abrogating the NAFTA treaty - starting now.

We are tired of the one-way highway. Immediately, we'll be drilling for oil in Alaska- which will take care of this country's oil needs for decade s to come. If you're an environmentalist who opposes this decision, I refer you to List 2 above: pick a country and move there.

It is time for America to focus on its own welfare and its own citizens. Some will accuse us of isolationism. I answer them by saying, 'darn tootin'.

Nearly a century of trying to help folks live a decent life around the world has only earned us the undying enmity of just about everyone on the planet. It is time to eliminate hunger in America . It is time to eliminate homelessness in America . To the nations on List 1, a final thought. Thank you guys. We owe you and we won't forget.

To the nations on List 2, a final thought: You might want to learn to speak
Arabic.

God bless America .. Thank you and good night.

If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you are reading it in English, thank a soldier.

THE UNDERWRITER said...

Jesus...

That's the one and only time I'll publish any comment that long here, homie. But I'll give you your response as requested.

For the record, you're wrong as usual. I want anybody who wants to read my blog to read it. I'd love it if every McCain supporter read it, because it would cause a seismic shift in the way that GOP-lovers feel about their candidate. Just because I'm biased on this topic doesn't mean that I hate all Republikkkans; I just think that they are misguided souls.

If you need further proof, you should read that last T.O.C. post I did. Since you aren't a fan of Obama, you should agree that he's being weak on the GOP right now, and I think that it's a mistake. And I don't mind saying publicly that he needs to get his shit together or he'll lose this race.

As far as my thoughts on that pasted email you posted above, it's absolute stupidity. We wouldn't need a president to say anything like that if we could have just kept our asses out of Iraq in the first place. No deficit, no recession, no joblessness, no oil price spikeage.

And to be honest, it sounds like something a totalitarian military ruler would say, not a democratically-elected president. I bet you think it's cool. I'd leave this country and move to France or maybe another one of those on "List 2" in a heartbeat. America does not have the ultimate right-of-way when it comes to declaring and prosecuting international wars. Especially ones that we start under false pretenses, such as WMDs.

Oh, and if you're still "anonymous", how do I know that you're really "back?" You could be anybody.

But thanks again for commenting. As you can see, those who oppose my viewpoints are not automatically my enemies; they're just beneath my cleats.

Anonymous said...

I am anonymous because I do not feel like signing up...

I agree that the email is odd...but I do think we could allocate or money and resources to better benefit american issues rather then worrying about the rest of the world

I also agree the Iraq war sucks...but I am not sure i disagree with why we went there (assuming the WMD and other implicated reasons...which later came to be fabricated....were truly believed by the information netwroks in this country) did not make it justified. IMO, we need to develop a plan to retreat without looking like bitches....perception can go along way in terms of international respect...would you agree?

THE UNDERWRITER said...

We look like bitches anyway because our economy is suffering while we play "Cowboys & Arab Terrorists" on the world stage, engaging in more wars than we can win at a time.

We are going to look bad one way or another when we leave. Iraq is going to go into civil war, and we can't stop it unless we stay there for generations like Cheney and McCain want. And in that case, we're likely to kill more people than we could have ever liberated.

We just need to leave in an orderly fashion. A straight line will do just fine. As you know, most of the country does not support the Iraq war, it is not making us safer and does not make life any sweeter for Iraqi children. We could have killed Saddam for way less of a cost to our interests and others. But we had to be Team America, and now we don't know what to do.

This was the fatal flaw in the war. We never had a plan to follow up the invasion. Colin Powell said this, but because of his party loyalty he was put in a position to lie about yellow cake and kickstart the machinery of combat. So anything else he's said to date has been given the "side-eye", as the homie Fresh would say.