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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:07 PM
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Cindy Sheehan: The Cold, Cold Steel Of Handcuffs
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The Cold, Cold Steel of Handcuffs
Bush Administration | George W. Bush | Iraq | War
by Cindy Sheehan | March 13, 2008 - 6:55am

With the unbelievable 5th anniversary of "shock and awe" looming before us like a dark cancer that is out of control, the Buffoon in Chief, George W. Bush, once again tormented the nation with another obscene display of idiocy. This time at the Gridiron Club. Singing to the tune of "Green, Green Grass of Home" he warbles about the major scandals of his administration: Valerie Plame; Katrina; cronyism; Harriet Miers and Brownie; Dick Cheney and the fatal attraction (for our troops and innocent people in the Middle East) that they all have for the Saudi Royal Family, etc.

The worst thing about the performance, besides that anyone would think that almost 8 years of unpunished high crimes and misdemeanors is anywhere near approaching funny, the stellar-in-their-own-minds, Washington "Elite" and some of the press corps were laughing uproariously and gave the traitor wearing a tuxedo and a cowboy hat a standing ovation.

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On a par with his other wickedly "hilarious" bit about looking for WMD at the Correspondent's Dinner in 2004 right before his lies killed my son, Casey, whenever I see George tap-dancing, smirking, snickering, singing, or generally acting very undignified and un-presidential; I just want to scream: "What's so freaking funny?" I have found many opportunities for laughter and joy over the past four years, but I still lie awake at night mourning my son who wouldn't be in an early grave if his commander-in-chief was not such an unrepentant murderer.

I am not the only one who has been sent into a lifelong paradigm of grief and longing during the years of BushCo. There are literally millions of people in Iraq and Afghanistan whose lives have been torn asunder by Mr. Vaudeville. Thousands of our own citizens in the Gulf States are still displaced from their homes by Katrina and the incompetence of the "Brownie" that George parodies in his song. Many of us have lost our jobs, our homes, our health insurance, our retirement safety net and pine for any semblance of financial security while George just wants to shake the dust of DC off his feet and head back to his pig farm in Crawford and live a life filled with "clearing brush." I hope he's been saving his money, because gas has just about tripled since his reign of terror began almost 8 years ago.

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George and Dick think that they are getting off scott-free from their crimes against humanity probably because they are confident that the reich-wing, reactionary Supreme Court will support their crimes after Congress approves them.

We need to join the world community and communities like Brattleboro. Vt. in relentlessly pressing for war crimes tribunals against George and Dick, et al...

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I was thinking what would be an appropriate gift for BushCo on the fifth anniversary of their greatest crime against humanity and I researched what would be a socially acceptable fifth anniversary gift for them. Wood is the traditional choice, and being a peace activist who is opposed to the death penalty, an electric chair did not even cross my mind (wellit did for just a second.) The modern gift on the fifth anniversary is "silverware." I would chip in for silver-plated handcuffs that they can stylishly wear to prison.

Anyone else?

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stimbox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:11 PM
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1. A perfect match for their silver spoons!
Thanks CS!
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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 12:27 PM
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2. It needs to happen
Needs to but won't. Groups like Center for Constitutional rights are preparing international cases so if Bush & Company travel overseas they will be arrested. And William Schulz the head of the US branch of Amnesty international says Bush & Co. need to be arrested to maintain any credibility of the US.

Personally I doubt it'll happen. It needs to to maintain any sense of constitutional credibility or seriousness about democracy and human rights, but it won't happen. To have a president who arguably stole both elections fraudulently, then commits an endless series of lies and crimes just get off sets a horrible precident. BUt I have my doubts as to his accountability. The Bush admin probably planned ahead a long time ago to find ways to avoid accountability.
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housewolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 01:05 PM
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3. I'm with ya, Cindy...
There was nothing even remotely funny about GWB's exhibition on stage at the Gridiron Club dinner last week.

I like the idea of "silver-plated" 'cuffs - denying them the status of sterling so as to correctly represent their doings as "fake".

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zorahopkins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 01:10 PM
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4. They Don't Have To Be Silver-Plated
The hand-cuffs don't even have to be silver-plated.

I would get some regular hand-cuffs, but not the silver-plated kind.

I would use the money save by not buying silver-plated hand-cuffs to purchase food for kids in Iraq.

And I would let Bush/Cheney know that I had fed -- instead of bombed -- kids in Iraq.
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-13-08 01:19 PM
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5. Listen to Cindy........
We need to join the world community and communities like Brattleboro. Vt. in relentlessly pressing for war crimes tribunals against George and Dick, et al...
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