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Noted author John LeCarre on what he affectionately terms 'The Bush Junta'.

Pity it ran in a UK newspaper.
Pity it's so goddamned true.

The most telling part of the article, to me?

Last Friday a friend of mine in California drove to his local supermarket with a sticker on his car saying: “Peace is also Patriotic”. It was gone by the time he’d finished shopping.

This is disgusting to me. This is utterly, and completely, disgusting.
  • thanks for the link to lecarre's piece which i've now managed to spam to almost everyone on my entire mailing list -- a small blow for open public discourse in the darkness that is press coverage in the united states (and also, for that matter, here in italy).

    and yes, dear boy, disgusting is the word. disgusting and frightening.
    • What he said.

      Gods, I really wish I could afford to move to Australia.
      • Re: What he said.

        At this point, I'm considering seriously where I might move, should our standing Thug-In-Chief cheat his way into the White House for a second term. It is possible I could polish my rather choppy Japanese up to a high enough luster that I could move to the company's Tokyo office...
        • Re: Moving is no longer on my list...

          I used to think about the possibility of moving out of the US since dubbya's mob started acting up. Until somebody (could it have been cr0wgrrl?) mentioned the fact that if everyone who thought about moving away just because Bush & Co. are acting up, NOBODY WOULD BE AROUND TO STOP THEM.

          We have to have people here to fight against the machine, and to help clean up our image afterward and restore our name(such as it is). I don't relish the idea of putting up arms against my own government, but if not us, then who else?

          Contesting our appointed leaders, whether we in fact voted for or against them, is not only our right, it's our responsibility. And if we allow this one to proceed unchecked, while we think about moving to some other place (that may never have the freedoms our country was founded on AND WILL FIGHT TO KEEP, no matter what Bush & Co. say), we're just giving Dubbya the freedom and the will to push for less freedoms, less will.

          Somebody reminded me of a line that the good Pres. once said (when he thought the mics weren't on) that things would be much easier if he were dictator instead of president. Well, if we keep thinking of moving elsewhere, and don't challenge the decisions of our (so-called) leaders, that's exactly what we'll have.

          Let's not let another maddaS loose upon the world, please? We're barely keeping this one in check.

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          I used to think about the possibility of moving out of the US since dubbya's mob started acting up. Until somebody (could it have been <lj user="cr0wgrrl">?) mentioned the fact that if everyone who thought about moving away just because Bush & Co. are acting up, NOBODY WOULD BE AROUND TO STOP THEM.

          We have to have people here to fight against the machine, and to help clean up our image afterward and restore our name(such as it is). I don't relish the idea of putting up arms against my own government, but if not us, then who else?

          Contesting our appointed leaders, whether we in fact voted for or against them, is not only our right, it's our responsibility. And if we allow this one to proceed unchecked, while we think about moving to some other place (that may never have the freedoms our country was founded on AND WILL FIGHT TO KEEP, no matter what Bush & Co. say), we're just giving Dubbya the freedom and the will to push for less freedoms, less will.

          Somebody reminded me of a line that the good Pres. once said (when he thought the mics weren't on) that things would be much easier if he were dictator instead of president. Well, if we keep thinking of moving elsewhere, and don't challenge the decisions of our (so-called) leaders, that's exactly what we'll have.

          Let's not let another maddaS loose upon the world, please? We're barely keeping this one in check.

          <the above statement was the belief and humble opinion of one small fanboy hoping the world will blink and not cross the threshold into war. while unlikely, this fanboy holds out hope of a brighter tomorrow. if we work now.>
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            • Re: Humph.

              Then this country would be called the United Wild States.

              Or the Unites States of Paletz.

              ...United Wild States of Paletz?

              ...or Paletzland?

              ...Susannahberg?

              ...Wildland?
  • I still wonder who the heck they call for their polls. I would guess it's a short list of people who will say what the pollsters want to hear, then one or two people at random just so it doesn't sound too fixed.
  • Overheard yesterday in a shop in downtown Sacramento: "The only bush I trust is my own!"

    My mom and I almost fell over laughing.
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