There Is No Cat

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Monday, June 23, 2003

Go to the window, open it, stick your head out and yell

Another reason I don't write about politics here is that when I discuss the matter any more, I tend to get shrill and incoherent because I'm just so freaking furious about what the Republicons are doing to my country. I will never, ever, ever, ever forgive the Republicon party for impeaching and trying Bill Clinton for getting blowjobs. For eight years, the shrieking voices of the wingnuts on talk radio stoked a fire that nearly toppled the government in a coup, all because they never recognized Clinton as the legitimate President of the country. Then they proved that they didn't recognize that a Democrat had any right to be elected by stealing the election in 2000. They sent Congressional staffers to Florida to riot to prevent votes from being counted. Then once the usurper had been installed in office, he's proceeded to destroy everything that makes America unique. He's bankrupting the government so that all those horrible programs like Social Security and Medicare will have to be axed because we can't afford them any more. Poor people get their measly share of tax relief cut so that the rich can half a fraction of a percentage more of their handout. Inequality increases, and the poor are left to die while the rich build walls around their communities to keep out the rabble. Our allies are told that they alliances work one way, our way, or they can be frozen out forever. Goodbye, Gerhard. People, even American citizens, are declared "foreign combatants" and held with no rights on the decision of one man. We did away with that King shit 200 years ago, but now we've got Mad King George making all the decisions, and it just makes me so angry I could spit. I try to write coherently about it, and all that comes out is grrrrrrrr arggghhhhh frazzzbottt frinking blojglobs!

So I don't write about politics.

Which is why I admire someone like Adam Felber, who can channel his outrage into humor. I wish I could do that. There was a time when I could crack wise about politics. Now I think I'd rather crack heads.

I think Howard Dean, who announced today that he's running for President, is the only candidate who understands just how angry rank-and-file Democrats are. Or, as another Howard once put it, we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it any more.

Posted at 10:21 PM

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