It's the people stupid! - by
11/09/04 "ICH" -- In
the 1992 presidential campaign, James Carville,
Bill Clintons campaign advisor, rallied
his supporters with the slogan, "It's the
economy, stupid." In 2004, the rallying
cry for the Republicans should have been, "It's
the American people, stupid. "
And stupid we are!
Faced with issues that will affect
this country for a generation or more (if we're
lucky enough to survive), millions of Americans
voted based on whom they would like to have
over for a barbeque and who shares their moral
Bush and moral values is an oxymoron.
And Bush and the millions of Americans who voted
for him because he shares their moral values
are just plain morons.
What moral vales? Killing tens
of thousands of Iraqis? Executing 152 prisoners
while governor of Texas (including women and
illiterates)? Supporting and protecting corrupt
corporations like Enron and Halliburton? Making
a fraction of the population enormously wealthy,
while the working poor were squeezed bloody
white? If these are moral values, then please
reserve me a room in hell.
MORE OFFENSIVE TO YOU?
Better to concern ourselves with
a handful of "fags" getting married
while we bully our way around the planet, sowing
hatred, violence and destruction everywhere
These good Americans
are repulsed by a couple of gays holding hands
in public, but not by the severed limbs and
destruction of a poor and impoverished people
in an illegal and immoral attack on a country
that was never a threat to the fiercest military
machine in the history of the planet Earth.
At least Saddams despotism
was pure. He made no pretenses of morality,
or claims of divine intervention for his treachery.
What hubris, what hypocrisy by Bush and company.
And millions of Americans swallowed the bait,
hook and all.
Now here is a brief commercial
showing the President of moral values
saluting his flock . http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1033.htm
If you think this one-finger
victory salute was a benign prank, just
ask yourself the following question: Could you
imagine a true believer and man of values, like
President Carter, acting in such a manner?
What else could you expect from
a nation that wants its news spoon-fed to it,
like an infant with a flag as a bib? The so-called
news in America comes from five corporations:
AOL, Disney, GE, Viacom and the fair and
balanced network of Australian-born Rupert
Murdoch's World News Corporation (a.k.a. Fox
Yes, Rupert Murdochs Fox
News: the working mans voice for moral
values. Fair and balanced reporting of the news,
interspersed among the broadcast of the most
disgusting, idiotic and depraved shows in the
vast wasteland of television. Fox News, whose
star, Bill O'Reilly, the last angry man, likes
to boast about his prowess and engage in phone
sex with women young enough to be his daughter.
Meanwhile, back in the red states,
the bible-thumping, flag-waving, proud
to be American crowd, after praying and
thanking God for their freedom at Sunday services,
exercise that freedom by displaying confederate
flags on the back of their pickup trucks. They
go back to their homes and contribute mightily
to making pornography a booming, 12-billion-dollar
industry. The highest divorce and out-of-wedlock
birth rates come from those red states,
where they wear religion on their sleeves as
camouflage against their hypocrisy. Where have
you gone, Jimmy Swaggart?
Folks, you aint seen nothin
yet! Fasten your seat belts, for we are in for
some severe turbulence. With 90% of the worlds
opinion against our President and his corrupt,
bloodthirsty cadre of neocons and conmen, we
are in for four more years of fear, war, deficits
and violent payback, which is inevitable. To
those of you with moral values far exceeding
mine, please allow me a bit of piety: We
will reap what we have sown. We have sown the
seeds of hypocrisy and we will reap the harvest
Get ready, boys and girls, because
your vote for morality will be paying dividends
real soon. A fascist White House, Republican-dominated
Congress and a Supreme Court packed with hanging
judges will cleanse our once-great nation
of sin and immorality. Abortion will only be
for rich white women, like George Bushs
sexy, frisky daughters, one of whom has been
nicknamed, appropriately, Jenna and Tonic.
Gays will be returned to the closets
where they belong except, of course,
for Dick Cheney's daughter who, because of her
privileged status (see Bushs daughters,
above), will be free to embark on a lifestyle
of her choosing. Military service will be saved
for the poor who cannot afford higher education;
thus a military career (or draft) will be the
There is a sense of anger in this
essay, but a sense of amusement as well.
In an Orwellian Animal Farm
country coming soon to a neighborhood near you,
Conservative Catholics, Jehovah's Witnesses,
Mormons and Evangelicals will ultimately peck
each other to death in their quest for righteous
Watch Catholics oppose birth control
and in vitro fertilization for the Evangelicals;
Jehovah's Witnesses oppose blood transfusions
for Catholics; Mormons oppose wine at Catholic
Mass, and so on and so on.
Go ahead, Catholic Conservatives:
shove the Pope down the throats of the Jehovah's
Witnesses and the Evangelicals, and watch the
Oh, and we mustnt forget
the Jews, who voted for Bush to get security
for Israel good job! You may want to
consider emigrating there when the US constitution
is amended to allow the Austrian-born, Nazi
apologist Arnold the terminator
Schwarzenegger to run for President in 2008.
Maybe Mel Gibson could be his running mate?
Bush received a mandate not based
on a platform of rational thought and sound
fiscal reasoning, but one of fears and
queers. Welcome to the new American dream.
Don't worry, you won't see Janet Jackson's boob
again, nor will you have to be disgusted by
Howard Stern's revolting penis jokes. No, brought
to you in living color, those body parts will
be replaced with decapitated heads, broken bones,
severed limbs and rivers of red blood, paid
for with red ink right here in the
good ol USA.
Signing off now and packing my
bags for Gitmo.
Oh, sorry, I almost forgot
God bless America
Copyright: Jerry Ghinelli firstname.lastname@example.org