Monday, July 02, 2007

evening plans

Having just read this, I'm going to go home and turn on the television, cook a nice TV dinner. There might still be a TV tray stuck up in the garage from when I moved in. I'm going to get it down and just give in to the American way of life. I can watch E! while I eat, learn about the important stuff happening in Hollywood. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to find an in-depth program about Paris's latest manicure and what she ate for dinner the day she got out from her wrong, wrong, wrong incarceration. Hoping, hoping there will be one of those great celebrity sports/dancing/bug-eating shows on or something. Because really, I just think it's time to quit worrying about all of these world problems and just kick back and accept that I, that we, are fucked. We are thoroughly, completely fucked.

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Blogger Willym said...

Bleeding feet of my savoir Christ - and we are surprised why?

July 02, 2007 6:32 PM  
Blogger eric3000 said...

Yeah, I just read about this. I guess the president's vast experience of owning a baseball team and watching several episodes of Law and Order qualifies him to decide if a criminal sentence is too harsh.

July 02, 2007 7:06 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Sigh...that's all I've got. Sigh.

July 02, 2007 7:44 PM  
Blogger Antonio said...

This is both sad and completely predictable.

July 02, 2007 8:13 PM  
Blogger LSL said...

Just reading this makes me feel sane. I know, it's all crazy, but I appreciate you spelling it out.

July 02, 2007 8:20 PM  
Blogger Dusty said...

It sucks, its arrogant but it should not be a surprize. Scooter had exhausted all his legal options and god forbid one of the loyal Bushies do some time.

July 02, 2007 8:37 PM  
Anonymous tater said...

You crack me up, Belle! I bet if you really, really, try, I'm sure you can find some entertainment value from watching news flashes about Paris Hilton and Branjolina. I am as exasperated as you are, but I'm still not giving up hope. There are plenty of CEO's high fiving each other right now, and probably a few misguided Christers doing the same thing. I also know that Bush will pardon Libby about five minutes before his term is up. It's how these immoral, cynical, thieves and liars opperate. I believe that they are creating the downfall that their ilk so richly deserve. This should pump up the impeachment drive, and should pull the scales from the eyes of the most dense Americans. It pretty much makes a Democratic President a shoe in. I will fight for it with everything I have anyway. The karma these good ole boys are creating will definitely come back to roost.

Libby knew too much to do time. Cheney was afraid he would flip.

July 02, 2007 9:04 PM  
Blogger David said...

I'm wondering if this was done to avoid having Scooter start "singing" as soon as he could. I mean, really, Libby was a fall-guy and nothing more. The real culprits are still safe and sound and they don't want that to change. They had to throw him a bone before 2 1/2 years had him ready to call the Washington Post and spill his guts.

July 02, 2007 11:19 PM  
Anonymous GRRSteve said...

While not surprised either, my smoldering anger's just grown more intense, Miss Lynette.

I will that I, too, could just throw off my cares and dumb myself down enough to sit through Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition and MTV and sit down with a venti Starbucks and look at the pictures in all those issues of US and People and Celebrity Living, and find the time to wander aimlessly up and down the aisles for days at Wal-Mart and Target and Kohl's and Macy's and fill my carts with colorful crap I inexplicably crave but don't really need, and whine indignantly about high gas prices as I fill up my hideously inefficient vehicle on the way to pick up double-cheese stuffed, meat-lovers, super-sized fast food -- with a two-liter of Diet Coke.

But I'm just not like that. What I do instead is read to try and understand, and write to find and encourage others who share the outrageousness of living in what passes for America right now.

I'm holding out. But for how much longer, I don't know.

July 03, 2007 7:14 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

So Paris Hilton ends up serving more jail time than Scooter Libby. The biggest tragedy is that we're not surprised.

Do you think we could find one state willing to seceed from the Union or do we have to all go to Canada?

July 03, 2007 9:04 AM  
Blogger BigAssBelle said...

i am reading gore's Assault on Reason, started it last night. amazing book, folks, he really needs to be our next president. thoughtful, brilliant, educated, insightful. the book is superb in that he not only talks about what is wrong, but discusses why. i am not to the point of "what to do about it," but i am hoping and expecting he's got an intelligent plan. should be mandatory reading for every citizen of this country.

July 03, 2007 10:27 AM  
Anonymous Joe / Kusala said...

I guess it's their country (and their Federal Law Code to follow or disregard as they wish). We just live in it.


July 03, 2007 1:44 PM  
Anonymous GRRSteve said...

Check out what Olbermann said last night:

"...I accuse you, Mr. Bush, of lying this country into war.

I accuse you of fabricating in the minds of your own people, a false implied link between Saddam Hussein and 9/11.

I accuse you of firing the generals who told you that the plans for Iraq were disastrously insufficient.

I accuse you of causing in Iraq the needless deaths of 3,586 of our brothers and sons, and sisters and daughters, and friends and neighbors.

I accuse you of subverting the Constitution, not in some misguided but sincerely-motivated struggle to combat terrorists, but to stifle dissent.

I accuse you of fomenting fear among your own people, of creating the very terror you claim to have fought.

I accuse you of exploiting that unreasoning fear, the natural fear of your own people who just want to live their lives in peace, as a political tool to slander your critics and libel your opponents.

I accuse you of handing part of this Republic over to a Vice President who is without conscience, and letting him run roughshod over it.

And I accuse you now, Mr. Bush, of giving, through that Vice President, carte blanche to Mr. Libby, to help defame Ambassador Joseph Wilson by any means necessary, to lie to Grand Juries and Special Counsel and before a court, in order to protect the mechanisms and particulars of that defamation, with your guarantee that Libby would never see prison, and, in so doing, as Ambassador Wilson himself phrased it here last night, of becoming an accessory to the obstruction of justice...

... It is nearly July 4th, Mr. Bush, the commemoration of the moment we Americans decided that rather than live under a King who made up the laws, or erased them, or ignored them - or commuted the sentences of those rightly convicted under them - we would force our independence, and regain our sacred freedoms.

We of this time - and our leaders in Congress, of both parties - must now live up to those standards which echo through our history: Pressure, negotiate, impeach - get you, Mr. Bush, and Mr. Cheney, two men who are now perilous to our Democracy, away from its helm.

For you, Mr. Bush, and for Mr. Cheney, there is a lesser task. You need merely achieve a very low threshold indeed. Display just that iota of patriotism which Richard Nixon showed, on August 9th, 1974.


Right on.

July 04, 2007 12:47 PM  

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