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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-05 09:22 PM
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Republicans....Like a weird ant farm.
I got to thinking today...about the similarity between one of those plastic ant farms and most any Republican-led activity. I know Bush frequently mentions the "hard work" part, but what gets my attention is their constant movement and the way they all seem to pile up at the same location. It wouldn`t bug me if I could chock it up to some natural instinct, but that`s not the case. It`s as though a mad scientist has intervened in the regular order of things and fitted Republicans with a homing device hell-bent on finding the nearest handy photo op.

Republicans just form a line when Karl pushes the "Get Active" button and dutifully carry salt for Democratic wounds or sugar to sweeten up their party`s latest policy disaster. Sometimes they carry tons of sand to cover up things that shouldn`t be exposed to daylight: outing of the CIA agent, Tom DeLay, torture scandals, self-regulating polluters, no WMDs, Bush`s military records. They`re all carrying something. Just when I think Republican "X" can`t possibly go along with policy "Y"...the line forms again and everyone`s present and accounted for. It`s like staring at an opened box of toothpicks. All lined up, all looking the same.

It`s the motley crew in us Democrats that makes me realize that winning at all cost isn`t the most important thing.



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Mr. Flibble Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-05 09:23 PM
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1. But winning is the only safety. Right now we're not winning. Worse,
I feel we're about to lose. :-(
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-05 11:22 PM
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5. Are you kidding? Things are going great! The GOP is being exposed
big time. I feel better than I have for a long time.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 08:27 AM
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12. Respectfully...
...a lot of the recent victories still feel like two steps foward, three steps back to me. The war is more opposed than ever, but continues. Social Security gets snagged, but liability caps, the bankruptcy bill, and the Anwar destruction plans all get the go-ahead. Now, Bolton might go, but I fear the nuclear option still has a shot. Yes, the Terri Schiavo insanity hurt the Republicans more than it helped them, but it still happened. Tom Delay is being exposed as a fraud, but he's still there. Ack. I remain very frustrated (and terrified).
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knowbody0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-05 09:24 PM
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2. excellent analogy
motley crew with integrity
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ragin_acadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-05 10:05 PM
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3. great point, excellent metaphor. thank you.
the republican herders and their corporate masters are doing pretty well with the drones right now because of two issues: jesus and penis.

the jesus issue is pretty self explanatory. waiting for the "sky taxi" - nuff said.

the penis issue is the interesting part: the need to consume, the need to own the biggest SUV in the neighborhood, more, more, more, me, me, me, and more me. "we're america, let's do whatever we want"

so, how do we shake up the ant farm?

that is the question.



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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 02:09 AM
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6. We need either
a magnifying glass (and direct sunlight) or some uncooked dry grits. Either one would be fantasitic at this point. If we roast them alive, it'll be fun to watch them skirmish through the laser ridden maze. If we feed them the uncooked grits and just sit back, we can wait until they hit the trough again and explode. Either option would please me greatly. And I would think someone was cruel if they used the magnifying glass on real ants. Repugs though, they are a different animal altogether. Think of them as the warrior ants from the planet Fuckus. If we don't find a way to exterminate them soon, they'll continue to fuck us until we can never recover.
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ragin_acadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-13-05 08:09 PM
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13. good news, bad news.
good news: these red state idiots like grits. i'm not sure if they eat them dry, or cooked. personally, i wouldn't grout a floor with that tasteless kitchy southern corn byproduct crap. if they explode post digestion.....cool.

bad news: as for the magnifying glass, i don't know if i would want to magnify the psychosis ridden, encased in closet, drone-pone that fills out the majority of the positions in the republican ant army from planet fuckus. i may become infected.

but i respect your position, and am interested in your theorem. i am also willing to contribute to your research foundation, but i seem to have lost the name.....

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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-05 10:29 PM
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4. That anlalogy is brilliant.
I'm a both laughing hysterically and agreeing emphatically with you.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 02:12 AM
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7. I'm glad you posted this.
Edited on Tue Apr-12-05 02:13 AM by Jamastiene
I have my magnifier in hand and will get the grits if we need them. And you are so right about winning. If I just did what at least one person I know who voted for Bush (and I haven't spoken to him since) did, I'd hate myself. He voted for Bush because, in his words, "At least I'll know what I am getting with Bush. I know nothing about Kerry." The sorry fucker didn't even try to find out the truth and just voted with his repug buddies from work. I can't forgive him for that. If you see him, please alert me and give me the clearest path of sunlight.
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KakistocracyHater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 02:53 AM
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8. get out the can of Raid
There are some things Dems & others can do, know what to focus on, don't splinter over HOW to get things done, focus on your goals. Start thinking on a larger scale. Paved roads, food security, clean water, clean air, good paying jobs; the real challenge is getting people together who feel better off fighting only for their own interests. We need a leader who can connect diverse groups of people & make them both feel & be stronger. We also need milestones along the way, so people don't feel they've accomplished nothing & get burned out. Working on a dual scale, aiming for the long term goals while gaining other victories along the way.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 03:45 AM
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10. Hah! n/t
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Vektor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 02:55 AM
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9. Kick, and great imagery! n/t
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-12-05 08:06 AM
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11. LOL
so many cover-ups in the corners of the ant farm. Where's that geeky kid who's gonna poke the tunnels with a stick and make em start ALL over.....

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