Friday, August 12, 2005
Top 10 reasons the Bush daughters wont join the Army.
9: All that sacrifice talk is great, as long as its just Karen Hughes talking.
8: Have you ever tried to down a shot in the middle of a sandstorm? Blech!!
7: Everybody they have ever known except for grandpa avoided combat. Why should they be any different?
6: Join the Army? What could possibly be more patriotic than playing quarters while wearing a flag pin?
5: If one of them questioned policy while in uniform Rove would "out" their entire unit.
4: They really want to join up but desert sand khakis just don't match their hair.
3: They'll enlist just as soon as god tells daddy they should.
2: How do you spell city jail in Arabic? Abu Graib.
1: It would be very uncomfortable for daddy if one of them died and Laura wanted to talk about it.
What I have found so far is hatred of Bush and the "right-wing". I like the title of your blog and great tag line, but the first post I saw was a personal attack on the president's daughters. I did not see much fact.
I would really like to know how you would define the liberal view?(honestly no sarcasm)
PS: I think the "bird" in the KJV was just referring to flying things, not our current definition of animal classifications.
I do hope the humorous entries in my endeavors are not taken for some type of factual type commentary. I mean Scott McClellan obviously has never interviewed Baghdad Bob, who as I understand is currently living in Syria. The humor is an attempt to point out certain hypocricies from the right as I see them without making everything so serious.
The liberal view as I would define it would consist of the application of facts to politics. On a case by case basis this normally leads me to side with the liberal side of a given argument. I'm not blindly liberal on all issues because I believe what is considered the liberal side is occasionally not supported by the evidence. The example that pops to mind would be the use of ethnic nicknames by sporting teams. It seems to me if the nickname is such that it gives a positive light to the ethnicity involved and they dont seem upset by it, that would be ok. The Fl. St. Seminoles seem to have the backing of the tribe in this matter and I would support their right to have this name. I believe the clasically conservative viewpoint in the war on drugs is to have the govt. not involved in running a persons affairs and for legalizing drugs. I would support that, and certainly not because I'm a drug user, but because the facts as I see them support the futility in the war on drugs.
The reason I come across as so hostile to the right and the current administration is that I believe they go forth and administrate based upon a blind reading of idealism. The facts be damned, we will create our own reality. Thats fine I suppose until actual reality inserts its ugly visage and then its time to pay the piper. Blindly cutting taxes on the wealthy has never led to balancing the budget. When we invade other nations we will not be greeted as liberators unless we ourselves are ousting an invader and intend to leave that country forthwith. Thats just common sense and to controvert those truths based on idealism is to invite disaster.
I really do appreciate you for being the 1st to post and will check your site out after posting this response. :)
This is interesting, because I think all parties should start with facts(though even facts can be debated). The first major differentiation is found in analysis. The greatest divisions are found in conclusion. (One of the best level headed arguments I've observed are between Brooks and Shields on Jim Lehrer)
Honored to be your first poster. My wife and I thought your comment about discussing politics with your girlfriend was hilarious. We agree on most things, but she still does not like to discuss politics with me.
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