Yuppie liberals, beware!

– Bumper sticker of the week: Are you willing to die for Exxon?

– Quote of the week: "When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?" Eleanor Roosevelt

– bin who?

– I’d have my cable unhooked, but all I could get then would be the right-winged corporate channels. I’m trapped. All so I can watch The Simpsons.

– Public opinion polls have become a laughing stock: Like most of today’s corporate owned media, opinion polls stink worse than a 5,000 head hog farm. I haven’t talked to anyone who believes Bush has handled anything since he was appointed President, much less handled it well. I have his approval rating at about 10%. All the right-winged polls have him at about 70%. Where and who are these people that they talk to? They must all be relatives in Texas, although I didn’t know jackasses could talk. The polls are about as reliable as those funding them. And TV! All these corporate stations should get Oscars for "Best fictitious coverage of a war." Add up how many Americans were killed. Subtract those killed by civilians who don’t want us in their country, accidents, and friendly fire, and you come to the conclusion Iraq didn’t have much of an army. This is the second time we’ve woped a defenseless Iraq. Leave it up to a Bush. The whole thing is choreographed and was likely made up by some marketing genius at the Pentagon. Probably in the Exxon-Mobil wing. If you’re falling for most of what you’re seeing, I’d recommend a brain scan.

– Today, most war correspondents might just as well be on the Pentagon payroll.

– Fledgling liberals: There are a lot of people who would like to think of themselves as liberal, but aren’t very good at it. They end up coming off more like moderate Republicans. They hate to say anything against capitalism, someone might call them a socialist. They advocate for peace, and are firmly against Bush, but hey, I don’t want anyone to think I don’t support the troops. Somehow suggesting that the troops come home and we settle these things peaceably is determined to be anti-American, and I wouldn’t want anyone to think I’m a commie. Liberalism has descended to about the same level as yuppism. Both become useless aphorisms for a group of people bent on toying around with mediocrity. Liberalism is not for the faint of heart. The right-winged warriors are no different than McCarthy. They want liberals to look anti-American, anti-USA, anti-flag, anti-patriotic, anti-Christian. They stir this concoction up into a fanatical frenzy that they call democracy, and top it off with a good dose of flag waving hysteria. Like McCarthy, they think everyone is with them. Like McCarthy. they’re going to go down because their hope lies in all of us being as stupid as they are, and I continue to trust we’re not.

– Even if I were rich, I wouldn’t hang out with rich people. They’re obnoxious.

– Is it possible Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld can’t read? I wouldn’t put this guy on TV on a million dollar bet.

– Where is Colin Powell? I bet he’s busy packing up some weapons of mass destruction. Destination: Iraq. I wouldn’t doubt they find the original atom bomb over there.

– War is terrorism. I thought we were against that?

– For the Dixie Chicks: I’m deeply ashamed I’m from the same world that Bush is from.