Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Circle of Death

Junior says we should honor the sacrifice of our sons and daughters in Iraq by... sacrificing more of our sons and daughters.

Yes, he really said this. Perhaps what he really meant was that to forestall the realization that he has sent 2,000 of our sons and daughters to die in vain, we need for more of our sons and daughters to die in vain so that the realization that they died in vain will finally occur when someone else is President.

Now, tell me -- isn't it just like a drunken ass-wipe of a rich frat boy to do a little swagger-step while he sends his paid thugs to "kick your ass" as retribution for... well, really, to impress his buddies?

But those "paid thugs" are nothing of the sort. They're our kids, kids who signed up to serve their country, kids who believed in a noble cause, or maybe kids who were looking to get an education, see the world, or learn a skill and get ahead in life.

And junior is sending them to their deaths. Junior is sending them to kill men, women and children -- because that's what happens when you try to fight this kind of war -- for no better reason than to show up his old man.

You Read it Here, Folks!

The death toll of American soldiers in Iraq is about hit 2,000, if it hasn't already by the time this post is published. Now, it's just a number, not too terribly different from 1,996, but we tend to treat round numbers as if they're special. The Bush administration knows this, and they know that the announcement that the death toll has now surpassed 2,000 will be a big deal, will be all over the news, and will deal yet another blow to their Grand Adventure in Iraq. How will they ever deal with this?

Easy! Look for the administration to start bandying the combined figure -- the number of American troops killed in both Afghanistan and Iraq -- about. It's more than 2,000. (According to Scott McClellan, it's over 2,200.)

2,000 Americans killed? Hell, it's 2,200! And y'all missed it!

Is that a great strategy or what?

(No, no... compared to all their other strategies, I mean. Really! Think about it! No, seriously... We're grading on a curve here...)

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Wednesday Sandwich Blogging

Turkey, cappicola, and provolone on whole-wheat sourdough with fresh pesto, green leaf lettuce, and tomato. Yowza! The interplay of the flavors was just right, with nothing overpowering anything else.

Sorry... That whole Fitzgerald thing was making me hungry.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Friday Random 10

Fine. All the other blogs -- most of which have an actual audience -- either do a "Friday random 10" or "cat blogging" or both. Since neither of the cats is cooperating at the moment, here's a Random 10 list:

  1. Fire - Jimi Hendrix
  2. Mr. Moonlight - Beatles
  3. Second Hand News - Fleetwood Mac
  4. Tattoo - The Who
  5. Halley Came to Jackson - Mary Chapin Carpenter
  6. Lover Man - Billie Holiday
  7. Lyin' Eyes - The Eagles
  8. I Wanna Be Your Man - Beatles
  9. Take It Back - Cream
  10. What a Bringdown - Cream