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pig and monkey rodeo
Wed, Jan 30 2008
Lies, Lies, Lies - Yeah!
Mood:  down
Topic: politics

As we get older it is harder to ignore how futile the election process can be; especially if power can go as unchecked as it has been (in the white house) for over the last 6 years.  take, for example, the malfeasance that presidents get away with.  sometimes lies to cover up sex scandals, or arms-for-hostages deals, or sometimes to start wars.  LBJ did it, to lend support to the Vietnam war, but then again he also signed in to law the civil rights act. 

So with this latest independent commissioned report on W's first couple of years in office it really is amazing to consider how powerful and corrupt lies can be and how much it can change the image and identity of a nation.  This is the detailed report on the 935 lies that followed 9/11, in support of going to war against Iraq, by the administration:

http://www.publicintegrity.org/WarCard/

So thank god for baseball, where honest achievement is rewarded.  And sure, Selig is a liar, too.  He's just laying the ground work so W can feel at ease when he becomes commissioner of baseball.  What a future it will be: yet another Clinton in the white house (so our entire voting history will look like bush/Clinton/bush/Clinton) and our national past time can be lorded over by a man who couldn't even make a positive mark in the Rangers organization.

Thank god I am a drinker.


Posted by hammy154 at 12:41 PM PST

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