LEAVE IT TO PEEVER

 

We’re about to have a fish fry

 

-Bumper sticker of the week: May the God of your choice bless you.

 

-Quotes of the week: “War, at first, is the hope that one will be better off; next, the expectation that the other fellow will be worse off; then, the satisfaction that he isn’t any better off; and finally, the surprise at everyone’s being worse off.”  Karl Kraus

 

“Everything in war is barbaric....But the worst barbarity of war is that it forces men collectively to commit acts against which individually they would revolt with their whole being.”  Ellen Key

 

-Somethins’ wrong with The Peever:

     * He’s too liberal: Well, I don’t mean to be, but everything else is too boring.

     * He’s against war: I never thought that killing people was a good way to get them to like you. When I look into the eyes of those who return from war, I can tell how much war they’ve seen. It’s never the same. If violence is natural to us, why do we have to train soldiers to kill?

     * He believes gay people should be allowed to get married: Why should heterosexual couples be the only one’s miserable?

     * He seems skeptical about God: I was skeptical about Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and look what happened.

     * He makes fun of the leadership in Galesburg: You surely can’t argue about that?

     * The Peever is too negative: I call this “positive doubt”. I never do get too giddy over repeated failure.

     * If the Peever doesn’t like this country, and constantly bad-mouths it, why don’t he move:

Your prayers have been answered. We bought a home in Arkansas.

 

-Obama secures the Democratic nomination: History has been made, and I won a dinner. Now for the real thing. Watch the swift boat sailors go into action. If they can make a war hero look like a traitor, they’ll be really inspired with a black man getting the nomination. And you’ll see John McCain go right along with it. You heard it here first: America will turn away from politics as usual, with Obama winning by at least 8-10% points.

 

-To paraphrase Mark Twain, we don’t vote because we believe that would only encourage them: Voter apathy. It unfortunately works to the advantage of a two party system. They prefer a low voter turnout with as few candidates on the ballot as possible. Almost in every state, it is next to impossible, and unaffordable, to get on the ballot as a third party candidate. So it’s Democrat or Republican, which are beginning to look more and more like the same creatures. Bought and sold by big business. The winners get a majority of 28% of the total voter turnout. And we, well, we just get it. They immediately part company with the electorate and join “the company”.  One, they need money to run their next campaigns, which we aren’t about to give them. But the more relevant reason for their turn-around is the fact that most of them are attorneys. Have you ever heard an attorney say the same thing twice in a row? They’re very adaptable. Something similar to a chameleon. Or a slimy salamander. Seeing they can’t make an honest living lawyering, they make a dishonest one being a politician. Those are the best explanations that I can come up with for what happens to our public servants. The lobbyists, PAC’s, and big business catch up to them as they are slipping and sliding their way out of the primordial ooze, and bam, you end up with a politician, the lowest creature on the evolutionary ladder, in clear opposition to intelligent design.

 

-Bush, and by umbilical cord extension, McCain, don’t want to talk to the enemy: They see it as a weakness. Why negotiate with the enemy when you can imprison, torture, and kill him. (Outsourcing torture to mercenaries. Now there’s a novel idea). This shows men with evil intent and limited intellect. They are not worthy of being commander-in-chief. Any warrior will tell you that in order to defeat the enemy, he must be understood. Killing him is not conducive to that end. In fact, killing him is inducive to our end, helping to bring ignorance and terrorism to the forefront and show people that we are willing to kill and plunder for ideology and religion, the same as our enemy. Bush and McBush don’t get that. They have taken the terrorists bait hook, line, and sinker. And the enemy is dancing them around like fish on a stringer. Woo to those who do not respect and try to understand their enemies. They are lucky to see the sun rise.