Monday, August 27, 2007

i want vengeance

Vengeance isn't what I was brought up with. I was taught a turn-the-other-cheek ethic at First Lutheran Elementary School. But my heart is filled with a white hot hate I fear will not abate until Alberto Gonzalez is disbarred and arrested.

I want Karl Rove to get his comeuppance too, and a hard kick in the ass to go with it. The good citizen in me cannot accept that these thugs and criminals will escape unscathed. It is intolerable. Unbearable.

I am sickened by the sound of George Bush's voice chastising the American people and the Democratic congress, small and persistent voices demanding accountability from these thugs. These unprincipled men have chipped away at our Constitution and the Bill of Rights; they have turned this country into something unrecognizable.

I want vengeance, but it's not personal. This nation should avenge these misdeeds to send a message to the world that these people are not us. They are of a tyrant and dictator class arising out of, but separate from, the rest of us.

I don't recognize my country anymore and I want these bastards punished. We have become mean, petty and alienated, isolated from one another as we point fingers of accusation, Republican to Democrat and the other way around. While we fight among ourselves, these criminals destroy the fabric of our democracy. I hate them and I want revenge.



Blogger mensch71 said...


August 27, 2007 5:10 PM  
Blogger Dusty said...

damn, I was raised a Lutheran too.

Our country has slowly been turning for decades, since Nixon actually. We finally had it thrown in our faces when BushCo took the Presidency. His friends, the Theocrats, all came out of the woodwork too.

Its like I tell my husband..It took me years to put on weight..I won't lose it in a month..same goes for all the Rethugs and their constitution-killing bs.

August 27, 2007 5:11 PM  
Anonymous grrsteve said...

... And a recovering Missouri Synod Lutheran here, as well.

I wish I could offer a word of encouragement, something along the lines of "don't worry, people are getting plenty fed up", or something like that. But I can't think of any.

Indeed, I think things may just keep deteriorating until the ugliness gets deep enough and widespread enough and PERSONAL enough. When the apathetic, non-reader, celebrity-obsessed, obey/conform/consume population of those whose greatest hope is for an even BETTER upcoming season of "American Idol" finally realizes that ghastly things can and will befall them -- then, and likely only then, will they start to give a damn.

Hope it's not too late by then.

August 27, 2007 5:22 PM  
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August 27, 2007 8:09 PM  
Blogger Ms. Place said...

Lynette, know this: History will judge Rove harshly. He bent the intent of our forefathers and twisted their meaning for Democracy into a criminal interpretation of the Constitution. He will be held up as the ASSHOLE who accused the opposing parties of unpatriotism simply for exercising their constitutional rights.

Rove will be held up as an example of a Republican creep out of control. Rove's out. Aufe'd. Fired. Cut. Disemboweled. Disinherited. And ridiculed as an example of evil medieval machinations.

May this manipulative bastard meet St. Peter at the Gate only to be condemned to an eternity of changing diapers on poopy babies and imbeciles like George Bush and his seriously mentally disturbed ilk.

August 27, 2007 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Big Fella said...

Sure you want vengence, but I think we just need to be happy that the crooked AG finally saw the writing on the wall. History will record his bad record, a bad record that his children and grandchildren will have to live with.

We are better than these, "Rethuglicans" as you so graphically call them. They all seem to subscribe to a "kill or be killed" way of life. Well they can have all that bad karma to themselves.

Let's just try and find some honest people with a backbone, a good moral compass and an understanding of the constitution and ethical behavior to carry on as our public servants.

August 27, 2007 9:03 PM  
Anonymous grrsteve said...

Okay. Maybe there's one semi-encouraging thing to say.

"The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones."

I'll tweak Shakespeare slightly to imply that maybe the deeds of Rove, Gonzalez, and the rest of the gang will not be forgotten -- maybe what little good, if any, will be buried and turned to dust in comparison to the eternal neon cautionary tales recalled by history.

August 27, 2007 9:58 PM  
Anonymous TedBear said...

I believe Bush is of the school of thought that says, "If you say it enough times it will be true."

Bush says, "Good job Brownie!" While New Orleans suffers, and continues to suffer.

Bush says, "Good job Alberto, you were prosecuted by politicians and the media." While the constitution is gutted. Did Jesus torture anyone, President Bush? How does that reconcile with your Methodist Book of Common Prayer, President Bush?

Bush says, "History will look back on my record in 50 years, and judge me a good president." Keep dreaming, Dubya.

1.20.2009 is going to be such a party. Bush's lies are going to follow him as the biggest failure in presidential history.

August 28, 2007 12:03 AM  
Anonymous Mark H said...

I DO SO WISH my mind could instruct my fingers to write with the brilliant talent you have! You have expressed exactly WHAT I'm feeling about Bushy, Rovey, & Senor G perfectly. I do SO want an impeachment trial for Bush, Cheney. I want a public trial and public humiliation for Rove and G, and then the Catholic Mafia we now have ruling the Supremes Court. It is truly frightening that they are supporters of the Federalist Society. There are enough of them in power now that this democracy is almost gone.

August 28, 2007 9:08 PM  
Blogger David said...

I want a pony!

August 29, 2007 9:23 AM  
Blogger RG said...

I would have no problem, none what so ever, seeing the whole lot of them, in orange prison jumpsuits, handcuffed and shackled, doing a frog march into a federal court, to be tried for treason. Or, the International Criminal Court in the Hague to be tried for crimes against humanity.

I would throw a party if that ever happens.

August 29, 2007 11:53 AM  

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