I went on a tour bus with a bunch of senior citizens.
This trip was a pivotal point in my political
education! All I did was mention...that I thought
George Bush had stolen the 2000 election and...Holy
cow! Sixteen irate little old ladies immediately
attacked me with umbrellas! Were it not for my
daughter Ashley's quick thinking, I would not
even be here to tell the tale.
just seem to LOVE getting sucker-punched by George
Bush. Cite unemployment statistics to them? Line
up facts about Bush's close alliances with, say,
the bin Ladin family or Enron? THEY ARE NOT INTERESTED!
double-dog dare you to drive across Texas with
a bumper sticker that says "Bush lied, our soldiers
died." At the very least, you would get your tires
into almost any church in America and casually
mention that perhaps Christ actually believed
all that nonsense about "Thou shalt not kill"
and/or that Bush might be exhibiting a tad too
much blood-lust to be a good Christian and Boy
howdy. You will be in Deep Dog Dookie.
go to any unemployment office in the nation and
attempt to tell the poor jobless souls there that
Bush's outsourcing policies have cost American
workers over three million jobs in the last three
years. Not a good idea!
try telling your Great Uncle Henry that Bush might
have blown it on 9-11 by not scrambling our air
defenses until over TWO HOURS after the first
jet was hijacked. Your Great Uncle Henry will
not only stop speaking to you forever, HE WILL
WRITE YOU OUT OF HIS WILL!
go to a PTA meeting in California's central valley
and mention that educational funding has been
cut so drastically that EVERY child has been left
behind. You'll be sitting in the corner with a
dunce cap on before you can even recite the Pledge
check out one of those spit-shined, buzz-cut American
military men who fought the Vietnam war from an
armchair in front of his TV set. With this guy,
if you so much as even HINT that idealistic young
American soldiers are dying in Iraq because Bush
told 237 documented lies, John Wayne, Jr. here
will pull out his1967 Army-issue side arm and
shoot you. "You don't like it here then go move
to Cuba you unpatriotic bitch!" he will crow over
your bleeding corpse.
try explaining to Captain America here that all
you were trying to do was protect our valiant
enlisted men and women from Bush's motley crew
of con-artists, hustlers and pimps. Nope. Forget
it. Bush is God.
is it that whenever I point out to people that
Bush does NOT have America's interests at heart,
they look at me like I'm some nasty little bug?
"America is NOT a superpower," I tell them. "The
only superpower in the world today is George Bush.
True Americans like you and me are just being
used -- systematically hooked and gutted like
trout on a fish farm. Do you think that Bush controls
our freedom, our education, our jobs, our personal
life and our oil because he LIKES us?" Then, after
finishing this cute little speech, I run like
telling Americans that corporations are not persons
-- and even if they were, they need to stop playing
Lex Luther and act morally like everybody else.
Go ahead. Just tell that to your average dot-commer
whose job is now in New Delhi. You will NEVER
get asked to the prom.
do Americans just LOVE getting sucker-punched
by George Bush? George Bush just keeps hitting
us again and again -- right where we live: In
our homes, in our hearts and in our pocketbooks.
Yet Americans still keep passionately lining up
to get hit again. Over and over and over again
-- like so many bowling pins.
anyone can figure out this phenomenon, PLEASE
let me know! Americans need to stop playing Queen
of Denial. It's time for us all to stop letting
Bush and his billionaire friends destroy the country
Posted: March 22, 2004