There are some really good diaries on DailyKos and Hoffmania that get into all the stuff that’s going on in much greater detail than I could and I urge you to take a look at them (even if just to read the first parts of them). I’ve included snippets of the posts for your reading edification.
Read on, McDuff!
1. Coup: The issues of the day bear heavily on my heart, this concern that something I once wrote in jest is in truth the game plan of a president who well and truly would be king, and the sad reality that there are about 100 million of people who we call, sometimes, our fellow Americans who would be happy to see him on the throne, rather than suffer sharing power with the other 200 million of us.
Today I offer a shout through the countryside: We are far closer to a coup than we know, unless we via our elected Congress do something about it.
2. Warning: A real dictatorship is coming: Even as I write these words I feel like a wild-eyed nutcase. If it were not for the OH SO REAL danger this country faces in the next 15 months or so as the people in power see their own doom and are determined to prevent their expulsion from power by suspending next year’s elections and declaring martial law WHEN the next 9/11 comes or events that can be construed as a national emergency to “justify” such actions, I would be holding my tongue and crossing my fingers.
3. Oh the pain: During a speech, President Bush commented on a meeting with a veteran who had lost both legs in Iraq. Citing his conversation with the veteran, Bush said “he’s a good man, we’re gonna get him some new legs…”.
Well, okee dokee! That’ll erase the pain and trauma, you betcha! And as soon as he gets them new legs, he’ll owe us BIG time. And we’ll throw him back! Yes indeedee!
Ya know what, Mr Bush? We’re a good country. We’re gonna get it some new leaders. Have a nice day.
(sigh) How many days ’til we’re outta this mess?