Friday, February 17, 2006

I just got sick of seeing the ode to my friends everytime I looked at my blog. So I am posting this as a way to not feel like a girl everytime I log onto it. I might include a few motherfuckers just to get some manhood back. I have been putting off continuing the unexplained list because the next topic is GOD. Not sure best to explain this one so I might just skip it. So what to talk about? No ideas, so...I will try and think of a funny story real quick.

Not a funny story, just a rant...

This Cheney thing. I am neither Democrat or Republican but I would say I am more liberal than conservative. But, the democrats display regarding this whole Cheney shooting accident is making me fucking sick. IF I was Vice President and I just accidently shot my best friend in the face, I would call a press conference, and say "I just shot my best friend, I don't have to explain shit to any of you." I seriously heard the quote "Cheneys shoot first and ask questions second is symbolical of our approach in Iraq." Give me a break. At what point does this not get embarrassing for Democrats. One of the White house press women asked if shooting his friend has made him think harder of what the soldiers deal with in Iraq. Is this seriously the type of shit our country has come to. That this story can remain the top story in the news for even a day. I think we should all just quit watching any local or National News. I am anyway. The only downfall is that when it storms I might not remember to not immediately go out and grab downed powerlines. I think it is NPR and BBC for me from now on. And you might see my fat hairy ass streaking across the set of NBC Nightly News.

14 Comments:

Blogger fooiemcgoo said...

you said it man. i have sworn off 24 hour news and network news. i mostly get my (global) news from newsweek and NPR (I secretly want to make love to diane Reems.)

I am too getting sick of this fucking story (I am allowed to cuss on your blog). Are we still talking about this? They are really blowing it out of proportion.

on the other hand, I think there might be something small to be said about Cheny's (and this adminstrations) arrogance. As the second most powerful man in the world (or the first *snicker*) you have to live your life in a fishbowl and that is the way it is. Cheny has been called arrogant on more than one occuation from doing things like wearing ludicrous fuzzy collared parkas at a somber event, being coy about public speaking, "imperialistic politics", and even claiming that the Iraq Insurancy was "in it's final throws". which i thought was pretty darn bold.

So I can kinda see a tad where they get it from.

Ultimatly i agree with you though. It is totally petty mudslinging.

12:59 PM  
Blogger Bean said...

I seriously heard the quote "Cheneys shoot first and ask questions second is symbolical of our approach in Iraq." Give me a break. At what point does this not get embarrassing for Democrats.

I think those three sentences sum up my feelings on the matter more precisely than I would have ever been able to articulate. PS - I heard, or rather saw that quote too.

1:48 PM  
Blogger tschy said...

I am a proud Republican and think that the Democrat response to the incident was quite predictable. I also think that it even more clearly displays the fact that the national democratic party, along with their PR wing (mainstream media) have a primary patform: We hate Bush. Everything he does, we are opposed to. Luckily just over 50% of the population doent's see this as a very good platform. unfortunatly, for thoughful liberals - who could actually at least articulate a reasonable position, there is no good choice to go with. It would actually make things more interesting if the Democrats would just take a position that was an actual idea and not just the opposite of whatever position Bush has. You know for sure if they had an idea it would get plenty of free air time from their PR wing.

1:20 PM  
Anonymous baltimore said...

we are doomed, the two party syste is flawed, with each side clambering to appease their constituents. it doesnt matter who is prez, dem or rep, the same problems are always there.
that being said- politics and religion are things that should not be discussed among friends, unless cool heads prevail and reason is spoken

7:32 PM  
Blogger Sassmouth said...

I'm pretty much a bush hater, but agree that this news story should be old news by now. I don't think it was a big deal that Cheney waited a day to make a statement. I almost feel it is so unimportant that a press conference wasn't necessary, but that's how it goes when you're an important person.

11:54 AM  
Blogger fooiemcgoo said...

I guess the other issue that I didn't mention is that the white house was/is being accused of purposly trying to cover up the story, which draws into question some of their other practices...

I am just presenting the facts, i still think it is overblown...

tschy: I find it interesting that you tie the dem's response to the Cheney episode to their message: "we hate Bush" when Bush was not involved. also, is this typical of democrats, or of politicians? I remember the response of the republicans to be quite overblown in regards to the monica Luienski scandal.

And as far as 50% of the population supporting Bush (which I believe is what you are saying), are you basing that off of his current (or recent, post-katrina) polls, which I believe were sub 30%? or the fact that he was merely elected president again?

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Bigwillis said...

"And as far as 50% of the population supporting Bush (which I believe is what you are saying), are you basing that off of his current (or recent, post-katrina) polls, which I believe were sub 30%? or the fact that he was merely elected president again?"

Merely elected president again? Yeah just a small fact that Mr. Bush won the presidential election. Twice. I know this hasn't sank into the heads of many Democrats, but he is President.

To many Katrina victims: This is what happens when you and your family depend on the government for everything in your life (money, housing, food). The government is too big to manage these types of things effectively. Please attempt to make yourself and your family self supportive.
-the rest of the country

Back to Cheney.

I was listening to AM 840, which I know is a conservative station, and they played a montage of Democrat powerhouses (Carville, Hillary, Bill, Carter, Schumer, Pelosi ) using the same phrase over and over to their constituents "This administrations penchant for secrecy." Pretty ballsy of Clinton, since he actually lied to a grand jury.

8:45 PM  
Blogger tschy said...

Fooie – the “We hate Bush” reference should also include anyone in the Bush administration.

I don’t think there is any basis to claim that there was any attempt to cover anything up. I think that is absurd – not even worth discussing.

I concur with the whole Monica thing. That made the Republican’s look pretty stupid. I’m not proud of it, but I actually supported MoveOn.org at the time. That’s where they got started. They should have moved on. I wish that organization had died quietly. Then again, Clinton did lie to a Grand Jury. Clinton was pretty much a slime ball when it comes to being a decent human being. As a President, he certainly could have been a lot worse (like Carter) – he had the good fortune of a booming economy that was unfortunately booming on an unrealistic bubble. The fact of the matter is that a good portion of the success of a President has to do with the policies & legislation of the prior administration.

I didn’t say that 50% of the country supports Bush. However, I do think that at least 50% of the country (maybe not much more), think the Democratic platform of “Anyone but Bush” and “Anything other than what Bush wants to do” is crap. And I believe that the Republicans have a pretty good election streak going. I think we won two presidential elections, picked up congressional seats during the off-cycle election.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Bean said...

Sassmouth - "politics and religion are things that should not be discussed among friends" - surely you are kidding? Didn't you read B-Rad's last post - we are gonna solve this shit.

Friends and family are my favorite people to argue with!

8:40 AM  
Blogger fooiemcgoo said...

tschy:
one word: agreed

"Fooie – the “We hate Bush” reference should also include anyone in the Bush administration."

~gotcha

"I don’t think there is any basis to claim that there was any attempt to cover anything up. I think that is absurd – not even worth discussing."

~I agree with you, i was just playing devil's advocate and stating that the dems are accusing the white house of being secretive and aloof, not for the act itself.

again, i am not defending them.

" didn’t say that 50% of the country supports Bush. However, I do think that at least 50% of the country (maybe not much more), think the Democratic platform of “Anyone but Bush” and “Anything other than what Bush wants to do” is crap. And I believe that the Republicans have a pretty good election streak going. I think we won two presidential elections, picked up congressional seats during the off-cycle election.
"

~I appricate you qualifying some of your statements. I follow both parties and i agree that the dems don't have a unified message or a strong contender.

bigwillis:

quoting myself:
"or the fact that he was merely elected president again?"

~I meant this statment as an appeal for tschy to elbaborate.

"Yeah just a small fact that Mr. Bush won the presidential election. Twice."

we are all very proud of Bush. I don't know if this statement is you boasting about a republican victory or you trying to educate us about our current president.

"I know this hasn't sank into the heads of many Democrats, but he is President."

what is this supposted to mean?

I hope this isn't directed at me. Not only am i not a democrat, I am aware of the president.

for the record, I hope none of you label me as unpatriotic or a bleeding-heart libral because I give Bush such a hard time. I believe in holding politicans accountable for their policies and (in)actions regardless of their party. I would be doing the same for Kerry if he were elected.

I think this is an important function in a (working) democracy and not enough people do it.

okay, I'm getting off my soapbox.

sassmouth:
"politics and religion are things that should not be discussed among friends"

did you mean to say that that way? i thought the "not" was a typo.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Bleach n Sheets said...

I think people are missing the "unless...." that follows Baltimores statement.

2:20 PM  
Blogger fooiemcgoo said...

hopefully people are missing my horrible spelling:

"elbaborate" ? what?

2:55 PM  
Anonymous baltimore said...

thanks for backin me up bradley, i have seen too many people become way too irrational over this stuff. i am glad to see that everyone is on the same page, i agree with the last post, we can figure this shit out. that being said, i am a registered independant, i do not agree with any of the platforms that are out there in office. its has reached the point where people have to choose the lesser of two evils- and when it gets there, its time to re-evaluate the system that is in place.

12:04 AM  
Blogger Sassmouth said...

I've been misquoted twice. Also, remember that Gore won the popular vote in the first election so Bush didn't have more than 50% support even though he somehow won.

12:48 PM  

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