Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I'm not sure what to make of this

A Democrat announced that he had a spine, then when it came to display that spine, the spine was indeed displayed, the ivory brightness of the exposed vertebrae blinding the treasonous jellyfishery of bloody wankers like Harry "I fought the mob but am afraid of David Broder" Reid, and a bill that would please no one but cowards, corporates and fascists was put on hold? Can anyone help me understand what's going on?

"I can."

"Senator Chris Dodd!"

"What I did, young Randal, was use my vast, but untapped, constitutional martial arts. We learn these deadly secrets so that we may never use them. But, and this is unfortunate, sometimes difficult moments arise where our so-called leaders wither in the face of the slime-drenched, freedom-hating neocons who, through unspeakable alchemical practices too grotesque to mention here, have managed to crawl out from the blackest pits never seen by a human eye and assume our form. These hideous monstrosities must be defeated!"

"How can we help, Senator?"

"Continue to write, call and fax your Congresspeople! As effective as I am with foot and fist, I cannot do it alone! And always be vigilant, for the neocon can quickly adapt to our ways and has, much to our chagrin, learned the human skill of verbal manipulation! They may promise you the moon, but you'll only receive a one-way trip to the poorhouse and eventually, the grave!"


Mary Ellen said...

What Senator Dodd did was the only glimmer of hope that I've had for a long time, that maybe...just maybe, we will beat back the Republican beast that's destroying our country.

I just hope that those who supported Dodd with letters and e-mails to Reid and their Senators won't become complacent over the holidays. I think that's what Reid is counting on by delaying this bill. I can't imagine that Reid is going to suddenly compromise.

Anonymous said...

Arrrgh! I hate living in Georgia sometimes.

I called both my Repub. Senators' offices and pretty much got the yeah, but from their staff.

Fuckers. I am so not represented by these bastards.

Randal Graves said...

ME, that's a great point about Reid. Complacency is certainly the new American way under this administration, and that goes for the people, as well. They really need to keep it up, especially since you just know that Bush and Co. and fucking steaming over it, that one lone clown senator and the little people dared to influence the direction of the country.

dcup, I'm lucky we got Sherrod Brown, but I hear ya. I can't help but think of Kent Brockman: "I've said it before, and I'll say it again. Democracy simply doesn't work."

Candace said...

It's the same here in Texas, dcup - Senators Cornyn and Kay Hutchison - but it's best to go ahead and ring their phones, anyway.

Great post, Randal. I agree with you and Mary Ellen that Reid's not going to quit on this. Bastards.

La Belette Rouge said...

So the strategy is "Fighting Dragons, Hidden Congress Callers." Quite an impressive karate chop.

Tom Harper said...

Yay for our hero Chris Dodd. Let's see him deliver a karate chop to Cheney's Adam's Apple.

And it's true, we can't be complacent about this bill. Chimpstain will be pushing for it harder than ever next January. Think the Dems will keep up the fight? In the word of another famous martial artist: "I. Do. Not. Know."

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Dr. Zaius said...

I don't know quite what to make of this whole thing either. Harry Reid has done some great things in the past. Perhaps there is a sound reason for his actions, I just can't for the life of me think of what they are. I like Dodd. He might make a good president or Vice-president, but we'll never know. It's gonna be Zaius/Gregarious all the way!

pissed off patricia said...

Meanwhile, while Dodd was on the Senate floor speaking his heart out and trying to save those last two or three little pieces of the Constitution that bush hasn't used yet for toilet paper, three other Dem Senators who want to be president, couldn't be bothered to come back to DC and support his efforts with speeches of their own.

Why the fuck should they be president if they can't even be full time Senators when they are needed. It's not like Dodd was holding a fucking tea party and they opted out, this was serious!

Part of me wonders if Reid and Dodd set this up so that Dodd and others could explain this mess to the public and get the public support. Maybe Reid is against immunity for the telecoms but wanted the details of what was at stake to be aired. If Reid brings it up again, then all bets on my idea are off.

Randal Graves said...

Candace, you're right, and that is what's frustrating, that Dodd's action is going in one ear and out the other.

LBR, and badly dubbed, to boot! And it's strategery, mon amie.

Tom, I think you and I both know the answer to that, and it ain't pretty.

Dr. Zaius, if it's a sound reason, it's a very quiet one. What is there to lose by fighting for once? I would say 'check the polls' but since the media barely mentioned this, I doubt Dodd will get the bump he should. But as you said, it's all moot, since you will be our next President! Assuming our current one doesn't start World War Three/Four/Seventy-Two.

POP, oh I'm sure they had very busy schedules. I hate this shit. They want the top elected office, but won't show any fucking backbone because their handlers told them to lay low. Because it'll work. That's what leadership is, not ruffling feathers. Interesting, and plausible theory, but I don't trust Reid at all. We'll all find out soon enough. Fucking bastards.

TomCat said...

Dodd was magnificent, and wasn't it nice to see the Nevada leg-hound cave-in to a Democrat for a change?

My Inner French Girl said...

I always knew that Sen. Dodd hid a menacing personality. It was the eyebrows, I tell you. They're positively evil.