Thursday, February 02, 2006

alQaeda Calling?

The other night, in his State of the Union address, President George W (W stands for wash out) Bush called on Congress to act in " a spirit of goodwill and respect for one another-and I will do my part". Of course now, after the cameras are put away and a great number of Americans are stocking up on beer for the Super Bowl, Bush is refusing to release it's classified legal opinions on President Bush's domestic spying program, prefering instead to follow "the road of isolationism and protectionism" which "may seem broad and inviting-yet it ends in danger". Danger for the Constitution.
Today, I received a phone call, a wrong number from someone speaking a language I was unfamiliar with. Then I began to wonder: what if it was alQaeda calling, and got me by mistake? I mean suppose some Islamo-fascist has fat fingers and hits a seven instead of a six, and you wind up on the Bush administration's wire tap list? This is the thought that has me crouching behind my computer desk right now, watching the door for the jackbooted thugs of the US government to kick my door in and haul me away and detain me and torture me. (That would make it the second worst birthday I ever had).
I suppose it would be unfair of me to hold Bush to everything he stated the other night. After all, he didn't write it and he didn't mean it. It was all just election year posturing, with Bush breaking his previous record of going against his words by having Cindy Sheehan hauled off before he even got the chance to utter the words "Democracies...respect the rights of their citizens".
Which is a clear indication of #2 on this list

7 comments:

kissfan said...

"a spirit of goodwill and respect for one another" is Bush-speak for "Do things my way and I won't sick Karl on you."

Honestly, bipartisanship? Coming from the most partisan White House in history, I'd say that's pretty (bleeping) funny.

Lew Scannon said...

Bush's idea of biparisanship is "You are with me, or you are with our enemies"

Adorable Girlfriend said...

It's not even that we are enemies. He doesn't care. Remember, he's GWB, son of a former president. He doesn't care what Congress, the UN or anyone else has to say. It goes with the smug smile I want to smack off his face.

Lily said...

He's the son of a former President? Which one?


I get weird foreign calls all the time, and I try to talk to them... ask them what they're wearing...etc.

Lew Scannon said...

I always ask them what he weather's like, but this was not some foreign person named Brandon trying to sell me something, this was somebody who was not even speaking english at all.

Neil Shakespeare said...

"...he didn't write it and he didn't mean it..." And I think he also issued a 'signing statement' beforehand to that effect. And he IS doing his part, alright. He's playing Iago, right?

Oh, and Happy Birthday! I assume the jackbooted thugs didn't break down your door. I'd be interested in what would be WORSE than that, however...

lily said...

Yeah, what worse than a rough-n-tumble with the feds on your birthday?
Oh. I know. Chuck E Cheeses.