as some of ya'll know, I follow politics a bit, just to keep 'informed' at the very least. I'll admit to not being 'involved' in any way, other than the occassional letter to my congressman. no activist volunteering working phone lines or GOTV type efforts. just reading and keeping current and making sure to vote, cuz if you don't vote, then you can't complain. I like to vote, I enjoy the process, makes me feel like my voice is heard one way or the other. but watching things lately, I can honestly say that I'm ashamed of what this country has become, and we have no one to blame but ourselves. we're a lazy people, look at us collectively as a nation, look at the numbers for energy consumption/household/capita vs healthcare cost due to general unhealthiness vs obesity vs % of population imprisoned vs education worldwide rankings vs what where we've been and the trends and unfortunately, there are many many uninformed sheeple who do react to and make decisions based on the propaganda. (but is an amazing thing to watch, the marketing and slogans used and how they react and how folks are so easily manipulated.....it's all about image and perception, the message, keep it simple, cuz thinking is hard, "it's hard work.")

and with this bullshit of voting in favor of recommending Muckasey for confirmation, when that despicable piece of shit can't fucking say for certain that waterboarding, a lovely gift from the Spanish Inquisition btw, is fucking TORTURE. won't fucking say it because it's 'hypothetical'.....simulated drowning isn't torture, can't wait to see what this guy has to say.

well, what the fuck does that say about the state of this country? it's truely a sad fucking day for America that 12 out of 20 of our most noble Senators said that they're ok with having this guy be the cheif enforcer of our laws, even though he's not quite sure about whether or not waterboarding is torture.

what a disgrace, I wonder if we'll even have elections in another year. simple enough, put on your tinfoil cap......oooops, a terror attack, secure the area and I guess we'll need to declare a state of emergency, but only until there's no more threat....we're at war don't ya know, fear FEAR FEARRRR!!!!!

elections suspended.

fuck 'em, what's it gonna take? found this in the comments for this editorial type thing on Huffington Post, in reference to sending the Kucinich resolution to impeach Cheney into Committee, where it's essentially dead. That slimey piece of shit excuse for a human being has an approval rating of 11%, wtf are they afraid of? debate that shit on the record and do the work of the will of the people. I thought you assholes were supposed to represent us, the people? I guess everything I learned in civics class was bullshit, eh? anyway, what will it take?

Where do we go from here? Vote the Repugs back in? Or like the Demorats just bend over and take it up the wahzoo? Or stand up like free Americans and rebel? I don't suggest an armed rebellion at least not yet although as a last resort that's why the framers of our Constitution put in the 2nd amendment. But I do suggest something other than writing to a castrated indifferent congress who have no real power but desperately cling to the lush perks that job still lavishes on these spineless scum. General strikes across the country and a tax rebellion in April of people fed up with their hard-earned money ending up in mercenaries' pockets and granting the Veep's old company with multi-billion dollar no bid contracts while not funding one dime to their hypercritical No Child Left Behind policy and balking at insuring poor kids. They're not going to just give our country back to us we have to have the balls and backbone to take it back. Chances are this blog won't even see the light of day,when comes down to majority of Americans are as gutless as their leaders.

so, yeah, when push comes to shove, are you ready?
where's my copy of Civil Disobedience?

in other lines of thought....

new rear shock for the Salsa should
be here tomorrow, fresh bits for the
Reba already arrived, just need to pick
it all up. And while I'm at it, awefully
tempting to strip her down all sexy
single again....

Good ride on Sunday shook off some
funk, found the fixy flow often, even though
quite empty at the end. Ritchey reminded
how sweet an old 7sp thumbie and a retro-ish
600 road derailleur setup can be....maybe
tinker with a 1x8???? Merv has a full Miche
cog board, custom 1x7?...hmmmm,
old man Withers could be onto something

ps: wonder how rants like this affect the pursuit of spancership? short term vs generational gains.....some thiings are more important than others, think of the children. fuck George Bush.


joey, mandi, jonesy, and karl lee said...

i have to say i like this current rant. i have always wondered if there were any other mtbers out there that give shit about what is going on in this country. fuck the sponsors, speak your mind and heart. i do: http://thinkalotwv.blogspot.com/

peace. joey.

Jason said...

Dammmmn THAT is a rant. Agree with much of it. I admit I am BLISSFULLY ignorant. I tried for a few years. Politics in American can just such a joke.

I also have "fears" of the 1984/Police State/No Election next year. I just DO not see this lot giving it up. The Pres is bad enough but Dicky C. is just PURE evil!