Saturday, June 21, 2008

The US Isn't Sinking, but the Rats Are Lined Up on the Railing

I was watching a show last night talking about how America has changed, that perhaps the magic is gone and that is directly attributable to the lack of leadership this country has had for a long while. We haven't had an able leader since Roosevelt, and the country started its decline the farther we got away from the impact of WWII. We are no longer united, no longer have a viable government, and have lost all credibility with the rest of the world. We had our shot at being a superpower and have fumbled the ball. Things continue to worsen and I do not believe any of the current presidential candidates, indeed any of the current parties can save America. The majority has fallen under the power of the dollar, developed a “me first” anything for a buck attitude - pushing to get themselves, their special interest group, their race, their religion to the head of the line and get their fill from the trough. We've gone from a melting pot where folks pushed together for a common goal and the common good to a loose collection of people each pushing for their own supremacy. This may be the end of days for our country. The economy is shot, a large part of the food supply is underwater, and Bush and his cronies are doing their last world tour playing basketball with Eastern Europeans and trying to shore up Bush's failed Middle East policy.

19 Comments:

At 4:39 AM, Blogger foam said...

boy, i love an optimist on an early sunday morning..
but, basically i have to say that i agree with ya ..
and certainly non of the current candidates or parties is gonna be able to do much for this country. any good ideas somebody might have is gonna be shot down by by partisan politics and worse..

ohhhh, i just had a good idea ..
phos for prez..
i'll write you in ..
phosgene kid..
but you have to promise not to shave that magnificent beard.

 
At 8:19 AM, Blogger How do we know said...

i agree.. totally. and i also second Phos for president.

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger /t. said...

dude,

you're sounding
like the evening news

PHOSGENE 4 KIDS !!! PHOS 4 PREZ

/t.

 
At 11:34 AM, Blogger Indigo said...

Indigo Incarnates

Well... I love my country, but MAN do I hate this president. He took the peace, prosperity, and optimism of the Clinton era and instead gave us war, recession, and currency hyperinflation. I hope the doorknob doesn't hit him in the rear end too hard on his way out.

Whoever gets the job next has his work cut out for him!

 
At 12:30 PM, Blogger boneman said...

....meanwhile, someone borrowed Phos' vulture and dragged it over to Crash's place (hoping against hope it'll eat that carcass)

Well, talk about just desserts....now I can't get the danged bird off'a my back.
Hey, when y'have a vulture soaring around you like that, you don't want to sleep too heavily....

(Kind'a like Bush junior doesn't want to sleep too heavily, eh?)
OK, about the presidents since Roosevelt. Truman, dang it. The second bomb was NOT needed. The clamor about how there would have been too much bloodshed had it not been used? Bull. We could just barely find any military targets as it was.
None-the-less, he faced off the American people's hero, MacArthur, to avoid another impending war with China. Good boy, Harry. And for taking the blame for some of the terrible government that was set into motion post war.
Hey, I was one to appreciate

Eisenhaur's warning about not bending to the milatary/industrial complex, a move that (along with assignning Nixon to VP) put my Old Man into Democratland for the rest of his life.

Kennedy faced off Kruschev. Good man, there, John.
Lyndon faced off white America to get civil rights off onto a good leg. Good boy, Lyndon.
Nixon faced off big business (damn him, anyway! He's the bastard that started slipping in cia operatives into V.N. while his buddy, McCarthy went commie hunting) ...lessee, faced off big business and put a freeze on inflation and ALL prices...(dick nixon before nixon dicks you)
Carter, God love him, actually started (I think) the Energy Departmant and the Education department (both of which recieved nothing but boot soles from any of the three R. presidents following) and, for the most part, showed the world what he was made of after leaving office by picking up tools and working (WORKING, a word Bushies and Reaganies and McCainies think that's what illegal immigrants are for) out in the hot Sun and the cold nights...Houses for Habitat...Good going, Jimmy!
Reagan faced off all humanity and supported osama bin laden with arms, money, and training; created polarity in eight years that still grips our nation, and at a cost of trillions of dollars, and had the audacity to visit China as a friend after they shot down our airliner full of civilians. Instead of 'Star Wars' the moron was siphonning off money to fund his submarine projects to spy on Russia, a country he called evil...and outspend any living or dead president to this day at stopping this country's citizens from smoking marijuanna, at around 9-12 billion dollars per year. Sorry, I can't seem to find ANY redeeming factor in his presidency.
President Bush (senior) although starting out on the same foot hold as Ronnie, quickly decided that maybe the citizens of this country were right about things...although a bit late. We read his lips right out the door.
Clinton....good golly. This boy, when he wasn't following his stupid dick around, actually completed some of Carter's legacy (Jimmy having put peace at hand between Egypt and Israel) by co-ordinating a peace accord between the Palestinians and Israel. Good job, William!
Also took the trillion dollar debt left by twelve years of R backstabbing and greed and beat it down so far as to make one of the public arguements, "should we pay off the deficit, altogether?"
(Really good boy, Bill!)
and then, Bush junior, osama bin laden's friend and benefactor....what good can i come up with him?
His first year in office he says, "....there's a lot that the American public doesn't know about the government, and as long as I'm in power, they won't be finding out, either." which really pretty much sums up his legacy.
Well, that and murdering over four thousand of this nation's children in a war we shouldn't have been involved with for as long as we have, eh.
Not to mention putting us right back into trillion dollar deficits.

Dang!
Who the dickens gave boneman permission to rant about presidents, anyway?
Here...I officially leave the vulture with y'all, and I'm going back home, now, to find an easy chair, a bowl of cereal, and maybe walk the dogs later.

 
At 1:28 PM, Blogger Little Lamb said...

Phos for president!

 
At 6:30 PM, Blogger /t. said...

LL for DINNER!

/t.

 
At 6:37 PM, Blogger G3T Films said...

I went back in time... America was never THAT good, it just seemed that way.

 
At 12:04 AM, Blogger SJ said...

Sounds like India to me :)

 
At 5:54 AM, Blogger Cherry! said...

I can't comment on American politics! Don't know enough about it.....

 
At 2:58 PM, Blogger Ruela said...

Phos for president and LL for bbq.

 
At 4:51 AM, Blogger Fuff said...

i concur, but yer not sposed to have trees in the desert..

 
At 6:15 AM, Blogger she said...

perfectly stated. all democracies have a shelf life if history is to be our teacher. that shelf life is somewhere in the 200 year mark. the death of democracies is always liberalism. when more people look to the state to meet their needs than through individual sweat equity we get this. add to that your correct observation of balkanization thanks to making diversity and multiculturalism the religion of the day.
i love the melting pot concept, unfortunately the new comers see an aztlan or a caliphate instead of a united states.

if i was a rat to jump ship, i would seek out an emerging democracy and go there.

 
At 12:39 AM, Blogger Die Muräne said...

hehehe, just read on a swiss site:

"The federal government is sending each of us a $600 rebate. If we
spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money goes to China. If we spend it on gasoline it goes to the Arabs. If we buy a computer it will go to India. If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. If we purchase a good car it will go to Germany. If we purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy. The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it on prostitutes and beer, since these are the only products still
produced in US. I've been doing my part, and I thank you for your help”!

Eliot Spitzer (former Governor, New York)

 
At 4:52 AM, Blogger leelee said...

Some of these comments were as good as teh post..

I enjoyed this...and am so glad I am not alone..


oh and PHOS FOR PREZ!!

 
At 9:58 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

I may have to toss my mask in the ring.

 
At 5:16 AM, Blogger Eternally Curious said...

Amen to what BOTH Phos and She said! And yes, by all means, Phos for Prez (w/She as VP?)

 
At 8:45 AM, Blogger Die Muräne said...

Bush and his guys are really in a hurry trying to start a next war before they have to go.
After all i've seen and heart in the last days and weeks I really must say that I have enough!!! More than enough. Everyone around here has enough!
They're just inventing some events that gives them reason for a new war. Bastards and terrorists! And people in this country are still beliving in their lies and their stupid made up 'war against terror'. Bush already gave himself the blank sheet, so noone will ever be able to blame him for his crimes in the whole world in the name of his 'war against terror'.

btw: why is it called 'Iraq-war' and 'afghanistan-war'? it should really be called 'america-war'.

 
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