Bad Times for the GOP, but there is a Silver Lining!

For reasons we don’t even know, we’re going to try and work as much hockey slang and clichés into our speech over the next five months as we possibility can. Why? As we said… we don’t know. But it seems like the right thing to do. Last year hockey was back and then we all forgot about it. But this year? This year hockey is AROUND and that’s a good thing. Plus I’m back in Chicago, an actual hockey city, and you can feel the hockey in the air (well sort of - though hockey is all but dead here, people WANT IT to be alive; of course for hockey to live the Writz family can’t, so it’s sort of a Catch-22 for us). So we’re going to take it upon ourselves to drop lines like “wrister”, “kick save”, “butterfly”, and “high to the glove side!” as often as possible. And the NHL HAS to get Ovechkin out of DC ASAP. He can not be wasted in a city like DC for the next five years. He is positively the most exciting hockey player I’ve ever seen.

(And yes, that’s our hockey preview!)

Well, well well, what do we have here… oh look! It’s an IM chat between one of those Hill people who gets elected to represent an area of the country and a 16 year old who’s taking him for a piss!

No we aren’t sure if we’re allowed to laugh at this whole Foley mess, well the IM chats to be specific, but talk about a story. And we’re enjoying it a “oh my gawd!” with a dash of twisted, burn the guy at the stake kind of way. Okay maybe we got a little carried away, but this is a hell of a lot more interesting than another corruption case.

Besides the IM conversations, the best part of this story is how Foley is slowly trying to blame everyone but himself… first he blames booze… next up is the priest who abused him as a kid… who’s next, The Clinton’s? bin Laden? Pro-Lifers? Me? You? And by blaming others, Foley keeps brining the story back to him and the sick little F-er that he is. Why not drop it, disappear for a month, and then slip away to southeast Asia so he can go crazy in the sex trade over there? Better yet, keep making those excuses Foley, because every time you do, you remind us of this:

Maf54 (8:03:47 PM):
what you wearing
[redacted screenname] (8:04:04 PM): normal clothes
[redacted screenname] (8:04:09 PM): tshirt and shorts
Maf54 (8:04:17 PM): um so a big buldge
[redacted screenname] (8:04:35 PM): ya
Maf54 (8:04:45 PM): um
Maf54 (8:04:58 PM): love to slip them off of you
[redacted screenname] (8:05:08 PM): haha
Maf54 (8:05:53 PM): and gram the one eyed snake
Maf54 (8:06:13 PM): grab
[redacted screenname] (8:06:53 PM): not tonight...dont get to excited
Maf54 (8:07:12 PM): well your hard
[redacted screenname] (8:07:45 PM): that is true
Maf54 (8:08:03 PM): and a little horny

I would venture that it’s pretty common knowledge that the US is the world’s biggest economy followed by Japan and Germany. I don’t think it’s common knowledge that General Motors is the 23rd largest economy in the world in-between Denmark and Turkey. Crazy huh? Anyway, check out the 100 largest economies in the world… 49 of them are private companies. Amazing.

The good news about this story is that the case was dropped. The bad news? It’s the beginning of the peeling away of our First Amendment right here in the United States. According to the article, a man walked by Cheney this summer, told him his Iraq policies sucked, then got arrested. The case was dismissed, and now the guy is going after the Secrete Service guys that arrested him. And good for him. And oh yeah, this White House Administration can’t leave office soon enough. The amount of damage they’ve done to this country across the board is amazing.

And speaking of the White House and GeorgieW, what up with this crap about the National Intelligence Estimate being incorrect? How is that possible? Don’t they work for you? Aren’t they part of the executive branch? So if 16 various intelligence agencies are saying that the Iraq War has made the US unsafe (or more unsafe) then how can you say they’re wrong? Unless of course, Bush is telling us that we should believe anything that his government produces. Which would be totally IRONIC because see Bush’s people are saying one thing, Bush is saying you can’t believe his people, who just said that we can’t believe him… so who do you believe? Oh that’s right, no one!

But there are a few important points to all this:
1) W is messing up this whole fight against terrorism thing. The Iraq War has been a major screw up, to the point where it’s near impossible to see how this is going to end anything but badly. The invasion has caused a civil war in the country and thrown off stability in the entire Middle East. On top of that us Americans look bad.
2) This report was leaked, which means there are a lot of people in the CIA, FBI, State Department, the armed forces, and other intelligence agencies that don’t like W and the White House. Odds are they’re sick of being treated like dimwits and being told the wrong way to work their job. I don’t think we’ll ever reach a point where we would have to fear a coup, but that’s how coups come about. There are a lot of people in the government, working for Bush, who don’t like him and his policies. This is never a good thing.
3) The White House is lying, has been ling, and continues to lie to us. But rather than riot in the street about the lying like they did in Budapest, Americans seem far too complacent about all this. Why is this? No I’m not calling for rioting or violence, but it is strange that there is next to no out rage over all this. Are we that partisan in this country? Are we at the point where GOPers aren’t going to back away from Bush and Dems are so unsurprised by the latest story of Bush messing everything up that we just don’t care? Just something to ponder.

I was thinking about this the other day… would you want to work for this White House at this point? I mean, if you’re a 28-year-old kid, isn’t that one of the last jobs you want? You’re basically killing your career... if you put it on a CV everyone is going to see it for the next ten years and go, “oh, so you’re the asshole that helped fuck this country up… NEXT” or you don’t put it on a CV and people wonder what you did for two years. In other words, while it sounds nice now, trust me, you do not want to jump on this bandwagon at this point. It’s not a good career move. It’s one thing to do it two years ago, but at this point? What’s the point? Or I guess you could go pray to St. Jude.

It’s just a crappy time to be a GOPer in DC. Between Foley, Cheney taking away the 1st Amendment, and Bush’s making this country UNSAFE (and don’t forget about the corruption charges)… just not fun. But the GOP does have one thing going for them… the Democratic party. Because of that, we’re not ruling out the GOP here at VFLOAB.

More importantly, is this the bleakest time in American politics since the end of Reconstruction?

But before we get all tired, sad, and angry... how about Last Nite? It's been five years since we heard this song... and btw, if there are two songs that 'changed' our lives (in terms of our listening habits, it'd be this song at the age of 20 trying to figure out this post-9/11 world (not as interesting as it sounds) and the Beatles "Help!" when I was 7.

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