Let your money talk

June 19, 2007 by barbara

by barbara

July 6. Mark that sucker on your calendar. Big day for America. Junior will reach 61 years of (chronological) age. Let the festivities begin!

Count on Laura to stand by her man on his Big Day. Apparently she emailed supporters of the Republican National Committee (yes, both of them), saying: “Please consider commemorating President Bush’s 61st birthday with a gift our entire Party can share.” Impeachment proceedings? No! Donations of $61 to the RNC and an opportunity to sign the RNC’s birthday card to Junior. Woo hoo!!

Now here’s the thing. According to CNN, Elizabeth Edwards did a similar thing for John’s 54th birthday on June 10. So why am I getting all snarkeristic about the Bush dealie? Here’s why.

I’m flat-out tired of George.
I’m sick of his attitude, his persona, and his snotty little smirk.
I don’t like his policies. What? You didn’t know he has policies?
I don’t like his signing statements.
I don’t like his default deceptive nature.
I don’t like his cronies—the "heckuva job" bunch.
I am bone weary from executive privilege.
I don’t like that he’s dishonored the presidency.
I don’t like that he’s dismantling democracy.
I don’t like that he’s playing war games with the world.
I am furious that he doesn’t honor each dead U.S. soldier by name.
I'm tired of his saccharine Stepford bride.
I don’t like his pearl-bedecked mother.
I’m ambivalent about his father.
I’m not crazy about his daughters.
I don’t give a rip about his siblings.
I am tired of brush-clearing and truth-burying.
I’m offended by the American flag pin on Junior's lapel.

This could on for some time. And might. But the bottom line here is that I won’t be sending $61 to the RNC any time soon. Is that because I hate George W. Bush? Did you see the word “hate” in the list above. No. I just don’t like him and pretty much everything he stands for, if indeed he really stands for anything.

SO, what’s the bottom, bottom line? If you don’t like Junior either, send $61 to your presidential or legislative candidate of choice (I commend Congressman Tim Walz for your consideration). And make sure they know it’s in honor of Junior’s birthday. Kind of a nice touch, don’t you think?

(About the photo: Reviews of Glenn Greenwald's book have been socko, but haven't read it yet. Check it out and let me know what you think!)

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perhansa (not verified) | June 19, 2007 - 12:42pm

All we need is 43 more reasons not to like W and we'd have 61 we could post on his brithday! Here's a few of mine...

I don't like his politicization of science.
I don't like his irrational, foot-dragging, pro-business, screw- the-world responses to global climate change.
I don't like his tax cuts for his wealthy comrades.
I don't like the massive increases to the national debt that our children and grandchildren and great grand children will have to pay off.
I don't like him bringing his religion and his good/evil infantilism to world events/policy.
I don't like the outsourcing of war and security to companies like Blackwater and Haliburton.
I don't like his false claims that his tax cuts have fueled the economy when it's more likely the boost that war gives an economy.
I don't want my tax dollars going to his illegal faith-based initiatives (promoting faith based monotheistic religion!).
I don't like that we're pissing away tax payer money on his worthless abstinence-only sex education strategies, and increasing unwanted pregnancy and STD transmission.
I disagree with his stance on stem cell research.
I disagree with his intrusion into private matters like family planning, reproductive decisions, and end-of-life decisions that should be left up to individuals and their doctors.
I don't like his little hypocritical, gay-bashing Machiavellian VP, Darth Cheney.

But then why stop at a mere 61...?

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barbara aka babs (not verified) | June 19, 2007 - 2:24pm

Okay, that's ±30, by my reckoning. Help us out here, folks. Let's get 61 of these pulled together and I'll post them all over the universe as we get close, closer, closest to Big Ol' W's Big Day.

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Anonymous (not verified) | June 19, 2007 - 9:59pm

Can't remember: how did he vote on whether to continue funding the war?

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Anonymous (not verified) | June 20, 2007 - 9:03pm

Interesting Statistic

There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,867 deaths.

That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.

The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000 persons for the same period.

That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. Capital than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington.

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susan | June 21, 2007 - 1:05am

Um, you forgot to factor in the Iraqi death rate, which skews things a bit. But you knew that. We're happy to do the lighthearted here, but we try to avoid the stupid.

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Anonymous (not verified) | June 21, 2007 - 6:23am

No you don't

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