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October 02, 2004

more Ry, less Bush.

In addition to the videos from last post, I got some cute pictures together of my ry-guy and threw them on a page for your viewing pleasure.

Visit his media gallery to check them out!

So, I gotta know. What did you kids think about the first debate? It kind of bugged me to see all the analysis after the debate. Why donít these news outlets let people make their own decisions? But then again, I guess I really need to remember that the average American canít think for himself and needs to be told which way is up, so it makes sense.

Personally, I quite enjoyed the debate. I only wish little boy George could have heard the things I was shouting back to the TV. Because heís a doofus and it drives me crazy. Something I always hear about the president is how the American people like him because heís so familiar, he talks and acts and converses like you and me and the ďnormalĒ folk. And I agree! He does! But thatís not a good thing everyone. That is a very very bad thing. We donít want some average ordinary yokel running our country. Donít you people get that? That isnít what we need. It takes a hell of a lot more than an ďawww shucksĒ attitude to be president. Am I the only damn person who understands that?

Here are a few things that occurred to me during the debate. Bush kept talking about how heís the president who can protect the American people and keep our country safe. And I wonder...who was president when 9/11 happened? Hmm. I think it was Bush. He sure didnít do a good job of protecting us then, did he? And the guy behind 9/11 is still a free man!

I really want someone to ask George Bush why his administration didnít put as much effort and money towards capturing bin laden and dealing with the situation in Afghanistan as he did toward Iraq. I mean, bin laden is responsible for 9/11 and this culture of fear weíre in now. 9/11 brought about all of this, the patriot act, the homeland security, terror alerts, intelligence issues, etc. And good old binny is the reason. Why, George Bush, why was Iraq so much more important than Afghanistan? Why is it so much more important than Iran? Than America?

But I think we all know the reason for that, donít we?

If 9/11 hadnít happened, would we be so worried about terrorists right now? No, it would have been just like before. I never thought about terrorism on a serious level before that. Did you? How many American people, in America, actually feel safer now that Saddamís been captured? Before the Iraq war, who among us was actually living in fear of Hussein? That he was going to swoop in and wreak havoc on us? And now with Saddam gone, and even if we got bin laden tomorrow, are we really that much safer? It isnít as if all these terrorists and operatives who are now in custody or dead arenít being replaced. Where one terrorist goes down, another crops up somewhere else. Only now, people hate us more ever. And Bush wants me to seriously admire, respect and adore him for putting us in this situation? I donít think so.

And boy am I sick of hearing him talk about ďstaying consistent.Ē Do you think you should stay the course and be consistent, even if it means taking us down the wrong path? A tragically wrong path? Is THAT better than admitting mistakes and taking responsibility for your actions? How is better to keep going the same course when you know itís wrong, when you know it isnít working? Just to stay consistent? How is that better?

Why isnít the Bush administration being held accountable? The world isnít safer, America isnít safer, weíre not better off. Nothing has changed. Things are worse now, and not just for Americans. I donít blame Kerry. I donít care about mixed messages. Fuck that nonsense. I blame George Bush. No matter Kerryís vote, our president and his cronies were determined to go to war in Iraq and HE is the one who should own up to this mess.

Who here actually believes America is a better place today than it was four years ago, before Bush took control? Honestly and truly. Look closely and think long and hard. Forget the media personalities and their opinions and listen to yourself. Bush wants to keep us Americans living in fear, because under fear we are frozen. Do you think we could survive another four years of fear drowning us all? Because I donít. What scares me is Bush getting re-elected. It scares me more than anything.

In other less polarizing news, I watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and fell in love, absolute love. What a fantastic movie, in so many ways. That is the sort of stuff I wish I could create. Maybe I was so drawn to it because it centered on the notion of memories, and I myself am obsessed with memories.

It made me think about my own art. I really need to find a new source of creativity, because the one I had before is tapped dry. Maybe after I get out of this new baby craziness, I will have something to build on.

Posted by christa at October 2, 2004 12:52 AM

Comments

Iraq = Oil thats why its more important to Bush
(Haliburton) than Afghanistan.
Bush Jr. is the unwitting tool of his fathers
and his fathers friends policies.
I hugged and gave my condolences to the mother of a 21 year old boy who was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday. You should have seen the emptiness in her eyes.
" Wesley Wells, 21, of Illinois was killed early Monday morning when his observation post in Paktika was attacked by anti-coalition militia forces. Paktika is a stronghold of Taliban militants who are working to disrupt the country's first presidential elections on Oct. 9."
There was 1000 people at his funeral in Libertyville, the Lt Governor of Illinois was there.
I have had enough, I think the Republicans are in a for a big let down in Novemmber.

Posted by: DG at October 4, 2004 06:48 AM

Heres the story in a Hawaiian newspaper:
http://starbulletin.com/2004/09/23/news/index4.html

Posted by: DG at October 4, 2004 06:56 AM

That Eternal Sunshine was my favorite movie of the past year, and actually probably of the past several years. Incredible stuff.

DG, I pray you're right, but no one ever got broke underestimating the decision making ability of the American electorate.

Posted by: Jonathan at October 4, 2004 11:55 AM

 

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