All Quiet on the Western Front…But Not For Long

CALM BEFORE THE STORM

If you’ve noticed things are a bit quieter than usual on this blog lately, you’re right. It’s the usual everybodys-on-summer-vacation-campaign- season-lull-just-before-the-convention thing…or the calm before the storm, if you will.

Of course, we hope the Democrats have a very pleasant gathering next week out west, and that everything goes off without a hitch. But with all the talk of Denver police threatening demonstrators with arrest and rumors of provocateurs attempting to disrupt the proceedings, things could turn stormy at any moment.

Probably good then, that RFK Jr. will be rested and ready before he rolls into Denver. As some of you may already know, Bobby is presently enjoying his annual August holiday with the family and some much-deserved time off. (Which is why there hasn’t been much news to report here this month, and explains why he’s been MIA from his weekly blog at Huffington Post and the Ring of Fire radio show, in case you’ve been wondering.)

Of course, our wonderful and dedicated volunteer staff also needs some summertime fun, too. So we’ve been making the most of a “slow news month,” recharging our collective battery, and getting all geared up for what promises to be an interesting finale’ to the longest presidential campaign season in history.

Damn, we’ll be glad when it’s finally over.

Hang in there just a few more months, kids…King George II will soon leave the building. Or more likely, flee the USA to seek refuge in some quiet South American country with pristine, tranquil beaches and no extradition treaty.

Unlike Pakistan’s President/General-In-Chief/Dictator Musharraf, who generously agreed to resign today rather than face impeachment. Or an angry mob in the streets.

Hmmm…and to think…if only our  Congress had voted years ago in the same swift and decisive manner that Pakistan’s Parliament just did to oust a dictator, we wouldn’t still be lugging this sack o’ woe that just keeps getting heavier every day. The world might stop hating the USA and actually cheer our courage for a change. To roughly paraphrase Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant, “does anybody remember courage?

And in our happiest fantasies of What Might Have Been, Bush and Cheney would be cellmates at Gitmo. As for which one gets to be the “bitch,” we’ll leave that up to your imagination.

On that note, pleasant dreams, America. We’ll see you on the barricades next week in Denver, fired up and ready to roll!

 

 

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3 responses to “All Quiet on the Western Front…But Not For Long

  1. Jack Mosel

    Of course ‘provocatuers’ will be present at the DNC! Infiltrators of our Fascist regime’s best no doubt… Real Republican / Patriots… I’d like to know why all the preperation for jailing Democrats is underway? Why not for the RNC as well? Could there be a Rovian conspiracy here? coincedence? hardly not I think. I’ll bet Hidalgo Reviera and Bill OrWelly as well as Hamnity and Combovers and now of course Stossel or shall I say (Stoschshell) will be sharpening their teeth for the ‘melee’ they anticipate… The one fact they’ll not accomplish to hit home is the purest fact of all.. We are pissed, dissatisfied, tired and savvy to their schemes and unpatriotic / treacherous and treasonous acts. Watch out for the ‘no spin’ zone… It’s the work of real Fascists and expert Nazi’s..

    Where’s Osama?

    Why Isn’t Rove in Jail awaiting his Presidential Pardon?

    Where’s the WMD?!!! McCain!, that’s what we went to war for… RIGHT?!

    Where’s the reparations from Iraq in terms of Oil Profits?

    What is Congress going to do about allegations (in print / on record) for crimes against our Constitution?!!! Impeach, Hell… Prosecute!!!

    Got Dry Powder?

  2. Jack Mosel

    BTW… In the ‘downtime’ check out this Virginia newscast on a story which highlighted the efforts of a local man who spent $80.00 on parts and $95.00 on a manual which nets him double his gas mileage from on-demand hydrogen generation… Water 4 fuel… Yes it works and yes it’s readily available!!!

    http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?rn=4226712&cl=9340929&src=news

    Why do we have to utilize guerilla marketing and access unknown or little known websites of real patriots to get to the truth about something so freeing that the entire world’s war can be diminished in an instant??? Why isn’t there ONE politician that even mentions this information? Why do we have to smoke everything “they” tell us to smoke?!!!

    Dammit! isn’t there one honest man or woman in our government?!!!

    Call me crazy, call me whatever you want, I know what I see and it smells to high heaven like we are being played by real scum and we pay the admission price for these bums entrance fees time and time again…

    Where’s Osama?
    Where’s the WMD?
    Where’s the repairations for nation building?!

    “Victory?!” My Ass….

    What if water was a fuel???

    Pop Quiz… IT IS!!!

  3. Jack Mosel

    Here’s a twist!!!

    Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
    “Caroline: Pull a Cheney!” An Open Letter to Caroline Kennedy (head of the Obama VP search team) from Michael Moore

    Dear Caroline,

    We’ve never met, so I hope you don’t find this letter too presumptuous or inappropriate. As its contents involve the public’s business, I am sending this to you via the public on the Internet. I knew your brother John. He was a great guy, and I know he would’ve had a ball during this thrilling and historic election year. We all miss him dearly.

    Barack Obama selected you to head up his search for a vice presidential candidate. It appears we may be just days (hours?) away from learning who that choice will be.

    The media is reporting that Senator Obama has narrowed his alternatives to three men: Joe Biden, Evan Bayh and Tim Kaine. They’re all decent fellows, but they are far from the core of what the Obama campaign has been about: Change. Real change. Out with the old. And don’t invade countries that pose no threat to us.

    Senators Biden and Bayh voted for that invasion and that war, the war Barack ran against, the war Barack reminded us was the big difference between him and Senator Clinton because she voted for the war and he spoke out against it while running for Senate (a brave and bold thing to do back in 2002).

    For Obama to place either of these senators on the ticket would be a huge blow to the millions that chose him in the primaries over Hillary. He will undercut one of the strongest advantages he has over the Hundred-Year War senator, Mr. McCain. By anointing a VP who did what McCain did in throwing us into this war, Mr. Obama will lose the moral high ground in the debates.

    As for Governor Kaine of Virginia, his big problem is, well, Obama’s big problem — who is he? The toughest thing Barack has had to overcome — and it will continue to be his biggest obstacle — is that too many of the voters simply don’t know him well enough to vote for him. The fact that Obama is new to the scene is both one of his most attractive qualities AND his biggest drawback. Too many Americans, who on the surface seem to like Barack Obama, just don’t feel comfortable voting for someone who hasn’t been on the national scene very long. It’s a comfort level thing, and it may be just what keeps Obama from winning in November (“I’d rather vote for the devil I know than the devil I don’t know”).

    What Obama needs is a vice presidential candidate who is NOT a professional politician, but someone who is well-known and beloved by people across the political spectrum; someone who, like Obama, spoke out against the war; someone who has a good and generous heart, who will be cheered by the rest of the world; someone whom we’ve known and loved and admired all our lives and who has dedicated her life to public service and to the greater good for all.

    That person, Caroline, is you.

    I cannot think of a more winning ticket than one that reads: “OBAMA-KENNEDY.”

    Caroline, I know that nominating yourself is the furthest idea from your mind and not consistent with who you are, but there would be some poetic justice to such an action. Just think, eight years after the last head of a vice presidential search team looked far and wide for a VP — and then picked himself (a move topped only by his hubris to then lead the country to near ruin while in office) — along comes Caroline Kennedy to return the favor with far different results, a vice president who helps restore America to its goodness and greatness.

    Caroline, you are one of the most beloved and respected women in this country, and you have been so admired throughout your life. You chose a life outside of politics, to work for charities and schools, to write and lecture, to raise a wonderful family. But you did not choose to lead a private life. You have traveled the world and met with its leaders, giving you much experience on the world stage, a stage you have been on since you were a little girl.

    The nation has, remarkably (considering our fascination with celebrity), left you alone and let you live your life in peace. (It’s like, long ago, we all collectively agreed that, with her father tragically gone, a man who died because he wanted to serve his country, we would look out for her, we would wish for her to be happy and well, and we would have her back. But we would let her be.)

    Now, I am breaking this unwritten code and asking you to come forward and help us in our hour of need. So many families are hurting, losing their homes, going bankrupt with health care bills, seeing their public schools in shambles and living with this war without end. This is a historic year for women, from Hillary’s candidacy to the numerous women running for the House and Senate. This is the year that a woman should be on the Democratic ticket. This is the year that both names on that ticket should be people OUTSIDE the party machine. This is the year millions of independents and, yes, millions of Republicans are looking for something new and fresh and bold (and you are the Kennedy Republicans would vote for!).

    This is the moment, Caroline. Seize it! And Barack, if you’re reading this, you probably know that she is far too humble and decent to nominate herself. So step up and surprise us again. Step up and be different than every politician we have witnessed in our lifetime. Keep the passion burning amongst the young people and others who have been energized by your unexpected, unpredicted, against-all-odds candidacy that has ignited and inspired a nation. Do it for all those reasons. Make Caroline Kennedy your VP. “Obama-Kennedy.” Wow, does that sound so cool.

    Caroline, thanks for letting me intrude on your life. How wonderful it will be to have a vice president who will respect the Constitution, who will support (instead of control) her president, who will never let her staff out a CIA agent, and who will never tell her country that she is “currently residing in an undisclosed location.”

    Say it one more time: “OBAMA-KENNEDY.” A move like that might send a message to the country that the Democrats would actually like to win an election for once.

    Yours,
    Michael Moore
    MMFlint@aol.com
    MichaelMoore.com

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