"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
-- Wm. Shakespeare, Hamlet (I, v, 166-167)
You know, once in a while, I think I've seen it all. That there
is nothing in this whole wide world that can make me wonder at the
strangeness that is the human race.
Then, someone points me at something like
Hats of Meat, and I realize that I am SOOOOOOO wrong.
So terribly, terribly wrong.
So - is anyone other than Dubya surprised that some of his picks for
Cabinet appointments are being seriously challenged? When was the
last time ANY president's Cabinet picks were all quietly given the
key to the executive washroom? Lincoln?
And in the current state of partisan politics, it's going to take
a lot more than Dubya swearing that all Democrats will really,
really like him for them lie down quietly and have his way.
In all the furor over John Ashcroft's nomination, has anyone else
wondered why? I mean, this guy has been in Missouri politics for
a long time. He was a senator from that very conservative state.
He was an attorney general. Yet, he couldn't muster up enough
support to beat a dead man. Yes, a corpse managed to beat
Ashcroft out for the office of Governor. Doesn't that fill you
with respect for the man?
Well, Dubya (or your puppetmasters, I haven't quite decided
whether you're a bald-faced liar or merely a puppet controlled
by people who figure if they make you say it, THEY aren't really lying),
I will pay attention to your abortion argument ("we must ban all
abortions because all human life is sacred and must be protected")
as soon as you abolish capital punishment. Doesn't matter which
way you go, but you can't say that human life is sacred and
must be protected if you're our strapping people down for
lethal injections. That's called "hypocrisy". Look it up, they
should have dictionaries all over the White House for you. A
hypocritical argument is not worth listening to.
I just finally watched Fight Club (yeah, I know, I get
way behind on my movies). Wow. I can almost respect Brad Pitt
now. Ed Norton, no question. But I might actually have to go
see Snatch before it leaves the theatre.
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