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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Delousing the White House

There has been a fair amount of rather dispiriting news over he last several weeks. Among other items, the nearly three week rampage by the zionists in Gaza, leaving destruction, death and hundreds or thousands of newly minted jihadists for Hamas and Al Queada to use as willing tools. There has also been a disturbing trend on the part of the democratic leadership in congress to say that now is not the time to investigate Bushco's eight year abuse of the powers of the presidency or to seek out and punish those guilty of crimes in that regard. Despite these and other items I remain hopeful that today's inauguration of President Barack Obama will signal the beginning of a return to something like sane foreign and domestic policy in this nation. One can only hope.

11 comments:

Fran said...

You and me both, demo. I do NOT want Bush & Co. to slide on their crimes. At all.

Bukko_in_Australia said...

I too am feeling oddly optimistic, a sensation I haven't had much in the past seven years, except for Nov. 5, 2008. (That's what day it was here when the polls closed.) But the unaccustomed emotion will fade as the drumbeat of bad economic news and the inevitable disappointments come.

The Mrs. and I set the alarms for 3:30 a.m. so we could watch it live. Aussie TV carries all sorts of American programming -- they even air the CBS morning happytalk show in real time, which is the wee hours here, not that I'm usually up to watch it. We popped the cork on a bottle of Aussie champagne and had Chicago-style hot dogs with home-made chili, cheese, chopped onion and French's yellow mustard, in honour of O. But my main reason for getting up then was so I could take part in the (hopefully) worldwide effort to give a fitting salute to the Commanderguy as he stepped on the helicopter to get outta town. Me, all alone in the hot darkness of my street, saluting toward the far, far distance in the northeast...

democommie said...

Fran:

Yes!

Bukko in Australia:

Yes, I did the same thing in my friends LR and was hoping that the massed million or so on the mall would, as well. If they did, I did not see it on the teevee.

You should pop by Dave von Ebers' place and help out his troll on the thread about Johnny Cash.

BTW, the way you type "hot darkness" makes me all quivery in a manly and heterosortaway.

democommie

lottakatz said...

Great selections and downright physic with "Everybody Knows". I've had a couple of songs in my head the last several days and one of them was "Everybody Knows" cause I'm a cynic by nature and nurture but the other one, "Do It", it just burbles to the surface and drives me nuts with it's resigned optimism.

Srsly, this last election has made me crazy and all 'yin-y/yang-y'. I enjoy your comments on Jesus' General and followed your link (in a totally non-threatening and chaste way) to see what else you wrote and I was blown away by your link to the Cohen song.

I think you might like this old Jesse Winchester song. It's not on YouTube that I can find but the link takes you to a song list and all you need to do is click on #8 "Do It". (I have to tell it to ignore my pop-up blocker but it seems to be a safe site.)

http://www.rhapsody.com/jesse-winchester/the-best-of-jesse-winchester

No Blood for Hubris said...

Just dropped in to say, hi.

Fingers crossed for full accountability for bushist fascists . . .

democommie said...

lottakatz:

I loves me some Leonard Cohen. "Suzanne" was the first tune I ever learned (incorrectly) and to this day it's probably my favorite. I have about half a dozen of his tunes (including "Everbody Knows") on my "Lullaby" compilation.

No Blood For Hubris:

I enjoy your work, I just wish more of your readers would get involved. I've noticed a serious drop-off of comments on a lot of blogs. I hope folks don't think that the "culture wars" are over, just because we've won one battle. I see getting the dirt that is Bushco into a court of law as a tough, but far from undoable, task. Many have said that the Obama administration can't afford the distraction or diversion of resources to invest in such an enterprise. What a load of horsepuckey. If we can afford several (and counting) trillions to prosecute an illegal war and bail out a gaggle of Wall Street and Main Street thieves and fools, we can certainly spend a few hundreds of millions, if necessary, to get to the bottom of the dung heap that the Bush misadministration told us had a pony under it.

Wow, my word verification was "ovallier"--my fartype device knowed I was writin' about Bush!

democommie said...

lottakatz:

Thanks for the link!

Dave von Ebers said...

Hey, Demo!

I share your optimism. I think we’d all agree that the current administration isn’t as liberal as you or I would like; and we’d all agree that it’s a helluva lot better than the last administration.

That said, next time somebody says that Democrats and Republicans are “all the same,” ask them this: If Al Gore had been elected in 2000, would the U.S. have invaded Iraq? The answer, I think, is a resounding “no.” So, when people say that Democrats and Republicans are the same, I say tell that to the million or so dead Iraqis.

Oh, and thanks for helpin’ out with the troll hunt over by my place.

Cheers!

Anne Johnson said...

I'll bet President Obama and his wife don't even use the same bedroom George and Laura used, for fear that they'll catch stupidity from breathing the air.

democommie said...

Anne Johnson:

Did George and Laura use the same bedroom? What would Jeff Gannon have thought?

No Blood for Hubris said...

Jeff Gannon. Wow. That sure brings back Memmmmmorieeees.

I don't know why people don't comment much on my blog. They don't come by much, either. Glad that you do. ; )