Random Thoughts at Year's End
by W. David Jenkins III
Well, as the song goes, "What a long strange trip it's been."
This time of year seems to cause many people to reflect upon
the recent past. We look at where we've been and where we
might be heading. Many people wonder what they might do to
in order to effect positive change in their corner of the
world while others roll their eyes and think, "I can't believe
this is happening." I tend to identify with the latter group
as much as I would prefer to be a member of the former.
This last year has been indescribable. Chaos is the closest
word I can use in reference to the nightmare that was 2001.
Between the Supreme Court's selection of George W. to the
events of September, the country has become a place few of
us recognize. The folks who promised to "restore honor and
dignity to the White House" have failed miserably. Problem
is, not enough people know about it. And, of course, the "liberal
media" sure as Trent Lott's fake hair isn't going to say anything
about it. Besides, they have their hands full just keeping
everybody paranoid about Tom Ridge's latest "alert" and convincing
the lemmings that Dubya really HAS grown into a leader!
Well, with all due respect, I don't see it. The media has
a better chance of selling me beachfront property in Kansas
then convincing me that Sheriff Bunnypants is presidential.
I promise, in the spirit of the season, to keep this as light
hearted as I can, but some things have been going through
my head that won't go away. Which brings me to...
Random Thought #1
A few weeks ago, a member of an anti-Bush web site stated
that they received a "little visit" from the Black Sedan Brigade
after calling Bush Lite "Crusader Bunnypants" in a chat room.
While most people might disregard this claim, the fact remains
that people have been visited by folks representing the government
for not being good little robots since January. There was
the gentleman from a southern state who had too many anti
Bush bumper stickers on his pick up truck. Then there was
Wheaton, Maryland, resident Mike Hershdorfer who ran a web
site called www.bushoccupation.com.
Two Secret Service agents according to the LA Weekly visited
him back in January. These and other incidents took place
long before September 11th. Why? It seemed perfectly fine
to ridicule Clinton for 8 years. And if anybody deserves to
be ridiculed, the current embarrassment in the White House
fits the bill. Somebody please tell Letterman to stop kissing
butt and get back to business!
Random Thought #2
The "smoking gun video" of bin Laden. Why is the first video,
complete with discrepancies concerning interpretation, a smoking
gun while the second video is nothing more than "propaganda?"
And another thing. Bush and the media robots made a big deal
out of bin Laden laughing over the deaths of Americans. That
he would do this helped make him that much more "evil." Okay,
fair enough. Now, would somebody explain to me how Bush's
mocking of Carla Faye Tucker is any less "evil?" Seems to
me Bush and bin Laden have more in common than just the Carlyle
Random Thought #3
Pity John Lennon. Some of you may have noticed a commercial
for one of those "Kids Songs" CD's. It's called "Patriotic
Songs for Kids" or something along those lines. Along with
"God Bless America," "The National Anthem" and "America the
Beautiful" these vermin have included John Lennon's "Imagine"
in the package! And you know they've changed the lyrics to
benefit this propaganda. Please don't try to convince me that
after singing "God Bless America" that these children as propaganda
puppets are going to sing, "Imagine there's no Heaven - it's
easy if you try" And while we're at it, what the heck does
the "Yellow Rose of Texas" have to do with any of this? Maybe
if they rewrote it as, "The Yellow Belly of Texas" then you'd
Random Thought #4
I'm sure you've heard that bit about how animals and small
children can sense things about people adults can't. You've
seen how your cat or baby just doesn't like certain people.
I happen to be one of those people who feel there's a lot
of truth to this theory. Well, that's another strike for the
Resident in Chief. We've all witnessed that animals don't
like him. Remember Liberty, the turkey? Bushie pardons the
bird from getting his head lopped off and the bird goes ballistic
on the Thief's family jewels. Hilarious to be sure - but telling.
Then there was that butt-kiss fest masquerading as an "interview"with
Barbara Walters. During the softball question session, Shrub
summons one of his dogs - who promptly runs from him. Kind
of makes any animal lover go "hmmm" doesn't it?
Random Thought #5
Hey, Georgie! Do you think you might get your Economic Stimulus
Package through the Senate if it didn't include giving millions
away to corporations like Enron? I mean, haven't they pretty
much proven that they can't handle money? I know you and Trent
have been blasting Tom Daschle for not caring about the unemployed.
But you know and we know that's not true. By the way, Georgie,
what did Ken Lay get you for Christmas?
Random Thought #6
I keep hearing people in charge saying that we are under
attack because of our freedom. I mean, we're under attack
because of what we have, so they say. All I've ever heard
is the terrorists referring to America as the "head of the
snake." You mean if we give them HBO they'll stop? No? Okay,
so that's why Ashcroft is trying to take our freedom away.
So we won't be attacked, right?
Random Thought #7
Could we please stop blaming 9/11 for everything from the
economy to psoriasis? Yes, it was a horrific event that changed
the lives of all of us. But the Republicans are using it as
an excuse to ram through legislation that was unpopular prior
to the attacks. And it's still unpopular, it's just that fewer
people are paying attention because they're too busy buying
up copies of "Patriotic Songs for Kids." Yes, the attacks
didn't help the economy any (except for defense industries
and Ashcroft's crusade against civil liberties) but the recession
started back in March according to experts. Bush and Cheney
were bad mouthing the economy a month before the Supreme Court
gave them a job and anybody in the market will tell you that
the investment business is 75% psychology. If a big shot tells
you the market's in trouble - well, look what happened. Besides,
Bush Inc. needed the economy to tank in order to put through
"Thank You Legislation" to their supporters in big business
disguised as "economic stimulus."
I saw something awhile ago that really seems to sum up how
9/11 didn't change everything.
Bush still stole the election.
The Scalia Five still stole our vote.
The Globe is still warming.
Cheney is still an oil company whore.
Ashcroft is still a fanatic.
The rich are still getting richer.
Ari is still a smarmy liar.
"Star Wars" is still a stupid idea.
The surplus is still gone.
Houston, we have a problem. Please won't you take it back
to Texas. It's only been a year and just look at this mess!
Happy New Year?
Sure - whatever.