Buds 10 January 2011Posted by marisacat in DC Politics, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, WAR!.
Obama walks to the Oval Office alongside former US presidents Bill Clinton, right, and George W Bush, left, after speaking about relief efforts following the earthquake in Haiti, during a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House on 16 January [Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images]
Oh I am so not into all the reverential bullshit they want to force on us. Never have been …
Buds? How about spuds? I say let’s have Mr Potato Head kits for all the pretzels. It can hardly be more tragic – or more dangerous! – then the living reality that is forced on us.
Instead we are making, have made, “regime change” in foreign lands our god-given right. “Targeted kills”, extra-judicial killing by the State is our publicly stated policy.
What does the fool American public think “mopping up actions” are in war? It is killing what is left on the ground.
We are at the start of a week or more of utterly ridiculous drool over an assassination attempt and the death of several others.
I have yet to hear anything that was not phony.
The wanna-be pulpiteer that is the titular head of government is in the midst of the “moment of silence”, it’s Monday morning….
On a lighter note, here, from the same gallery at the Guardian (a year of Ob) is a photo op that would have been better missed.
Who plans this junk anyway?
Some drivel from poor Ezra. Oh get over yourself Ezra and this drum beat that is calling retail politics some passionate cry for freedom and democracy. Most pols, both sides, want highly restricted access and would prefer to retreat to whatever cocoon can be labeled for their “safety” and sold to us as the ”public safety” as well….
via the Mike Allen email:
IF YOU READ ONLY ONE THING — EZRA KLEIN, “What the shooting shouldn’t change”:
“I’ve heard some talk on cable news of giving congressmen security details and using rope lines and so forth at events. I hope we don’t end up going there … I don’t want to minimize the awful tragedy in Tucson. But the reality is that violent attacks on legislators are very rare. … There’s going to be a desire to do something in the coming days, to respond somehow. And we need to take care to make sure our response pushes us in the right direction. A simple principle, I think, is that whatever we do should emphasize our commitment to the sort of everyday democracy that Rep. Giffords and her constituents were practicing. … I think one way to pay tribute to those who died or were harmed in the shooting is to do as they did and attend your congressperson’s next community meeting. Conversely, making community meetings more difficult and politicians more physically distant from their constituents would be giving something important away, and it’s not clear that we’d gain any real safety or security in return.” http://wapo.st/eg4Odc