November 17, 2005

America and the Honest Truth
It seems that President Bush and Vice-President Cheney have finally (2 and 1/2 years late) admitted that their administration made a mistake concerning WMD in Iraq. Why not also admit that they lied to us concerning WMD and the alleged connection between Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein. Don’t attack us as unpatriotic and dangerous to the well being of our troupes again! And, yes, a lot of Democratic Senators and Congressmen went along with the invasion of Iraq, as did 52% of the American people in the first place because all were fearful of being accused of unpatriotic behavior.

Your twisted rhetoric has been used against us for so long that this country is in danger of becoming a linguistic fascist state.

Sometimes the truth is ugly, and the truth is that the invasion was reprehensible! Yes, Saddam was killing citizens of Iraq, sometimes by the thousands. He even had members of his own family assassinated. That, however, was the internal state of affairs of a foreign nation, and a poor if not pathetic excuse for invasion. In actuality we invaded Iraq for OIL. And, we invaded Iraq to settle the score for Papa Bush. And, you know what, I’m tired of the press, TV and radio pussy footing around, and pretending that we were not lied to. “Oh, it was poor intelligence.” BS-BS-BS! It was the intelligence the Neo-con president and his administration wanted. So they got it!

This administration was so hell bent on war that they outed a CIA undercover agent (Valerie Plame) to retaliate against Joseph C. Wilson, Plame’s husband who was intent on uncovering the truth concerning the Iraq invasion. For more information go to Wickapedia, the free Encyclopedia. It is my humble opinion that the recent indictment of I. Lewis (Scooter) Libby doesn’t go anywhere near the heart of this administration’s Machiavellian manipulations. These go straight to the top, to Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. In fact, none of our armed service personnel should have been put in harms way. Thirty thousand Iraqis should not be dead! Over 2000 of America’s best and bravest should not be dead!

Peoples of the future will make the pronouncement that this president’s tenure marks the saddest moment in the history of the United States of America.

Shame on us!

Now Ruth Knows

My illustrious daughter stopped by for a visit today, and raised hell. It was during lunch of all times. Jim, and Peter and I had just seated ourselves in the Prickly Needle dining room when the dragon appeared and pulled a chair up to the table.

“Hello, gentlemen,” she said in her superior “I’m better than you voice.”

“Hey Ruth,” Jim said, as dismissively as he possibly could. Peter just sort of grunted.

“Beautiful fall weather we’re having, isn’t it,” she said.

“So,” I said, “what’s the problem, Ruth?”

“Now, Papa. There’s no problem. I simply want to talk to you about your planned trip to Florida.”

“There’s nothing to talk about. I’m going.”

“Of course you are. But you’ve pulled a great deal of money from several accounts, and Sam and I are worried about you taking all that money with you.”

“I’m not.”

“Not what?”

“Taking it with me.” Then what…”

“I’ve opened a new account, Ruth – that’s all – and I plan to use it should I decide to purchase property, or go into a more expensive retirement village, one with individual houses.”

“In Florida?”


“What with all the hurricanes destroying half the Gulf coast, and you want to move there?”

“No, I’m thinking about the Atlantic Coast.”

“Papa! Stop dissembling.”

And so it went, all within hearing of the BIG NEEDLE busy bodies. You could see people turning their hearing aids up, and leaning toward our table.

Katrina Relief

Donate money to the American Friends Service Committee for relief along the Gulf Coast. Long term help is necessary to return the poor to their parishes and repair the damage done to those neighborhoods that gave New Orleans it’s cuisine and culture. Soon, the Red Cross will move on to other crises. The Friends are much more likely to do good things for the unfortunate people of the region than anyone I can think of. They do not discriminate, and they will not proselytize while helping.

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