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Karn Evil 2003 [Oct. 3rd, 2003|11:28 am]
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Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends
We're so glad you could attend!
Come inside, come inside

Lions and Christians got nothing on the newest entertainment: the Republican Party is eating itself!

I can't decide which is more entertaining, Ah-nold's apologies for being a sexist pig, or his denial that he once considered Hitler the poster boy for ambition. But the fun doesn't stop there, and neither do the menu choices! We have the White House leaking the names of CIA operatives and then insisting on investigating itself. Then there's Dick Cheney's continuing belief that the Iraqis were behind September 11, and the Bush administration's public corrections of his insanity. Not that the Shrub is having an easy time of it himself. His popularity is slipping, and he could actually lose the next election. Time to invade another Middle Eastern country. It would be far too dangerous to challenge North Korea - they actually have weapons.

And then there's Rush. He added to the entertainment by betraying his racism on "NFL Sunday Countdown" - a gaffe leading to his resignation from the show. What better to follow that act than the revelation that America's self-proclaimed Voice for the Right is a pill-popping junkie? The Left couldn't have scripted this better if they'd tried.

The show's just getting started, folks. Pull up a seat.

See the show!

[User Picture]From: shawnj
2003-10-03 08:36 am (UTC)

It's all a conspiracy. A vast, left-wing conspiracy being purpotrated from the highest levels of government. Or at least, I'm anxiously awaiting when it will be called that.

One thing's for sure, this is damn entertaining.
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[User Picture]From: ysabel
2003-10-03 08:54 am (UTC)
Next upon a stool
we've a sight to make you drool
seven virgins and a mule!

Keep it cool, keep it cool...

(Sorry, I had to.)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-10-03 09:00 am (UTC)
Oh believe me, it's totally stuck in my head now. [g]
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[User Picture]From: kibbles
2003-10-03 09:20 am (UTC)
Yeah but will people CARE? That's what worries me.

To think, a blowjob just about brought down a presidency, but people are still blowing all this off. . .
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[User Picture]From: moominmuppet
2003-10-03 09:40 am (UTC)
Yeah but will people CARE? That's what worries me.


But I'm still enjoying the show...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-10-03 11:37 am (UTC)
Is the Halliburton contract all that different from Whitewater???
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[User Picture]From: darthfox
2003-10-03 09:27 am (UTC)
... and i'm planning to move back to washington.

heh. heh. heh.

[making popcorn]

[silencing the voice that says 'but it won't matter how much the right self-destructs, if the left can't get its shit together ...]
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-10-03 11:38 am (UTC)
Yes, the Left has a phenominally abysmal record at turning advantage....
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[User Picture]From: xinamarie
2003-10-03 11:39 am (UTC)
Re: leaking names of CIA operatives, a similar thing happened in Britain. The man, once named, was hung out to dry by the government, and ended up killing himself. Allegedly. It's still under investigation. Scary to see the same thing happening in the US!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-10-03 05:04 pm (UTC)

Re: Yay!

If I didn't have so much on my plate, I'd go and volunteer to help out on that losing cause. Alas, there is no time.
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2003-10-03 05:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Yay!


Dean or Clark?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-10-03 05:15 pm (UTC)

Re: Yay!

I think the party machinery will throw itself behind Clark. My gut tells me that this is a mistake.
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[User Picture]From: rakafkaven
2003-10-03 04:36 pm (UTC)
Sad. I want to defend Schwartzenegger from both current criticisms (pending further info on the harassment allegations); out-of-context decades-past activity isn't usually fair game to me.

The CIA leaks might actually help people see the filth in the White House, but I fear this insistence on investigation might actually make it all play to their advantage. "We have a sacrificial goat to offer up as the guilty party! Look at our integrity and respect for justice! Aren't we better than Clinton!" Remember, those of us who are paying attention already know they're scum, and those who know God Is With George aren't about to change their minds either; it's that big woozy middle segment of the population that can still be swayed in the media wind.

Cheney works much the same way-- a frighteningly large segment believes what he's saying, and the White House's milquetoast "Well, it might not be a direct connection." just makes them that much more reasonable to the Bell Curve Bump Bunch.

Rush? Okay, that I'll celebrate in gleeful schadenfreude.

I'm not a bad liberal, really I'm not! I really, really want to be wrong.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-10-03 05:03 pm (UTC)
Arnold is a famous philanderer and harrasser of women. Maria Shriver succeeded only in making him be a bit more suave about it. Forgiving Arnie for that cannot be done without simply shrugging it off and saying, "Yeah, he did, but we want to forgive him." And that's fine. I'm not one for hanging people for acts committed in a different era when they were engaged in completely different activities - he was a meatheaded bodybuilder with tremendous business sense who grew some political savvy later. In my humble opinion, it's okay to be fine with that.

And as for the Hitler remark, he may well have made it, but that doesn't mean he supported or admired Hitler. Context is everything. I have said that the September 11th attack was brilliant, and elegant, and a work of genius. Does that mean I admire it? Certainly not. But taken out of context, it could be read that way. I would have to know more about the interview - the entire interview, not just what got printed - before deigning to pass judgment.

I wish Arnold no ill will, he just happened to be part of the Circus Republicus of the week.
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[User Picture]From: tygher
2003-10-03 11:37 pm (UTC)
What delightful fun! I'm a new reader .. and already I love you.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-10-04 06:23 am (UTC)
Wow, thank you! It's nice to have a forum for thoughts and ideas; it's a terrific bonus to have people enjoy reading it!
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[User Picture]From: correspondguy
2003-10-05 12:44 am (UTC)

Hey, I just remembered

The Germans (it had to be the Germans, only the Germans would do this) have a word for what we're all feeling: Schaudenfreude (I think that's how it's spelled).

It's that gleeful/uncomfortable feeling you get when something bad happens to someone you don't like.

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