Tuesday, October 30, 2007

They moved April Fools' Day and didn't tell me!

Fifty-two percent.

52% of Americans are comfortable with dropping munitions upon the heads of Iranians, which will, of course, result in their fiery and painful deaths, a punishment deserved because the cartoon supervillians that run our nation require, in their limited, Manichean faux-worldview, a cartoon supervillian even more outrageous and animated than they themselves are.

I understand the power of propaganda, but given the fact that in poll after poll Bush's popularity hovers around the average January temperature in the northern U.S., this only proves once more that the average American is an idiot and that Bush eating a live baby on television is the only action that could possibly, irrevocably, sever his lunacy from our own appetite for it. And I have serious reservations about that.

I'm going to have a drink.


Tom Harper said...

Well that sucks doesn't it. Pour me a Jim Beam Black while you're at it.

I guess 52% of Americans fit that definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result each time. Every war since Vietnam has started out with "patriotism" and "rah rah rah" and ended up with a huge majority realizing it was a mistake. You'd think that when this same cycle starts again for the umpteenth time, people would start seeing the pattern. Apparently not.

Randal Graves said...

But Tom, this time it'll work! Just you wait and see!

Maybe we're all living in some planetary version of Newhart and in 2009, we'll all wake up. "You won't believe the dream I just had!"

Snave said...

Bring on the babies... Well, maybe not something THAT drastic. But we need SOMETHING to happen that will wake up Americans about Bush, Cheney, and the theotards.

Randal Graves said...

Short of someone discovering the secrets of wizardry, is there anything that will? I remember a relatively recent conversation along these lines at someone else's blog (it might've been Tom's) and someone said if all television went out, then MAYBE they'd wake up.

TomCat said...

Randall, what of the source of that poll? I've seen a few where the results were nothing like that at all. This wasn't a Fox News poll, was it?

Nope. I just looked and found it. Zogby. I think I'm gonna puke.

Randal Graves said...

That's what threw me off. I had to reread it a few times to make sure my eyesight wasn't completely gone and that it wasn't an O'Reilly special.

spyderkl said...

Hey, that baby was a terraist. Can't be too careful with those babies...

Do people really have that poor of a short-term memory? It's not been that long since the Bushies used the exact same language they're using now to drum up support for the war in Iraq. I just don't get it.

FranIAm said...

This is one of the most disturbing figures I have seen.

What horseshit.

It compares to creating the fear and loathing of the Jews by the Nazis.

Only worse- much, much worse on a scale we can not imagine.

Last week I heard a speech given by Ted Sorensen. You know he was at JFK's side during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

He spoke of how this administration has so cavalierly and horribly antagonized the Muslim world and continues to do so.

And that the admin has no clue- no clue at what the implications are.


Randal Graves said...

Exactly. They have no concept of a future where the entire planet hates the United States. There is no iron-clad law from on high, from the Grand Spirit of the Cosmos, George Washington, Waldo, you, me, that says the US must be loved - nay, feared - throughout eternity so its wishes and desires may be constantly met.

Hell, Canada is going to hate us with a violent passion, and that's like your most stable, serene, lucid family member finally snapping and telling you to go fuck yourself.

Candace said...

I am gobsmacked.


make mine a scotch