Friday, August 18, 2006

Tell Me A Fairy Tale, Uncle Rushbo!

(News Theme Music and lights up on a man in a suit seated at a desk, music out. To be performed as an angry rant in the style of Lewis Black or Andy Rooney after being kept in a cage for a week fed only Mexican food and tequila.)

Hey! I'm Archie Levine! And THIS is what I think!!!

(shift to a serene and cherubic demeanor) I think I'd like to hear a fairy tale. Uncle Rushbo, can you tell me the one about the nasty old liberal media and how they control the whole wide world, and because they hate George W. Bush so much they will stop at nothing to destroy him with lies and non-stop coverage of any teensy weensy little bad thing he might do, and how if they can't find anything that's true they just make up terrible bad evil lies about him because they just hate him so darn much they can't even see straight?

(shifting back to his normal, adorable rage) Look, you fricking pain pill addicted, viagra smuggling, pimple on your butt so you don't have to go to Viet Nam, disinfotainment spewing, hate mongering proof that Freud was wrong about cigars....I double dog dare you to compare the mainstream media coverage of two stories which, miraculously, broke at the same time:

1) The President of the United States was ruled by a judge to have exceeded his authority in spying on the American People, acted contrary to the Constitution he has sworn to defend, and may very well be guilty of a criminal act which merits jail time.

2) A nut job in Thailand claims to have killed Jon Benet Ramsey and is arrested by Thai officials who release information regarding his confession which they later retract.

Instead of detailed, objective analysis of the ruling....Hell, instead of slavering over the ruling like a pack of half-starved baying hounds eager to get at a frightened rabbit with a broken leg...we get nearly non-stop coverage of this murder and sexual assault of a little white girl that happened in 1997! It is the number one story on Google News! And if we aren't hearing about this dubious confession, we're being prodded into an ever increasing fear of combining any two liquids or gels in the wake of the foiled British terrorist plot!

Terror terror terror....its all you want to feed us. Aren't we supposed to be freeing the world from governments that try to control their own people through fear?

Here's the thing...if there actually were a liberal media bias, would the media be owned and controlled by the very same corporate interests who are the biggest contributors to conservative causes and candidates?

If there were a liberal media bias, wouldn't it be asking why the Bush administration urged the Blair administration to make arrests in London earlier than Scotland Yard wanted, seriously compromising the potential of convictions? And why those arrests coincidentally diverted media attention from Ned Lamont's victory over Joe Lieberman?

Wouldn't Wolf Blizter ask why the Republican Party refuses to endorse their own party's candidate in Connecticut?

Wouldn't a liberal media ask the President why it is that if the terrorists hate our freedom he is actively seeking to limit and erode those freedoms?

Wouldn't a liberal media ask why the US and Britain are the only countries who are banning liquids from air planes and taking such extreme measures as warning women not to wear gel bras on flights?

If the definition of terrorist is someone who uses fear to obtain their political goals which could not be otherwise obtained through legitimate means...doesn't that mean that the President is a terrorist?

I don't know about you...but the possibility that the female passenger next to me might have exploding boobs doesn't scare me. What scares me is that the most dangerous boobs in the world are the leaders of our country.

I think that come November we should all get together to lift and separate them from office, don't you?

And if we don't have a liberal media to help us do it, well that's just too damned bad. Nobody said it was going to be easy. Not much worth doing is.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Cobra II

I've been really overwhelmed with outside projects this summer, and haven't been able to keep up with my usual perpetual ranting...not that there hasn't been plenty to rant about.

I have been reading some good books, though, and wanted to give them some plugs.

I strongly recommend reading Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq by Michael R. Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor.

It is a real page turner and I wish that everyone in Congress would get it and read it.

I place it among the recommended reading links below.

I'm also reading the Neal Boortz book on the Fair Tax.

I know, you're wondering how a guy who gets so angrified over Neal Boortz could stand to read his book. Well, first of all, I checked it out of the library so I wouldn't be giving him any money. Second, I have been hearing him hawk this thing and the Fair Tax plan for a really long time...and I have to say, I have yet to find a reason to be opposed to I thought that reading his book might help me make a more informed decision about it.

I have decided that neither Neal nor the good congressman John Linder are authors that will give John Grisham anything to worry about. The book is not long on substance and pretty heavy with the liberal bashing, but I still haven't found a reason to be opposed to the Fair Tax and it seems like a pretty good idea.

If there are reasons, can you, my loyal readers, fill me in?

Otherwise, maybe we should actually help support the plan.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Joe Lieberman....So Long, it wasn't good to know ya.

Here's what I don't get. Why in the world people think it takes a radicalized left wing extremist not to want to vote in a primary for the Democrat that is endorsed by Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Neal Boortz, Tom DeLay, the Republican Party at large and President Bush in particular?

Most REPUBLICANS wouldn't want a picture of Bush kissing them, why would any one with a rational mind not think something like that would hurt a Democrat?

What is wrong with the majority of Democrats actually voting for the candidate which most accurately represents their own interests and opinions? Isn't that the freedom democracy is supposed to bring?

Harry Truman (an actual Democrat) once said, "If you run a Republican against a Republican, a Republican is going to win every time."

Joe--and all you talk show ditto heads--the Democrats are tired of running Republicans, and we at least want candidates who accurately represent us. Nothing less is acceptable.

And by the way, in what universe is the 56% of the population who want this war in Iraq to end a fringe group of lunatics?

In a real democracy that sort of majority would have some actual power to take some action...the people are starting to get hip to the lies, George. You can only scream terrorism and pull back the curtain so many times. We're not going to ignore you any more. So fire up the shredders and draft those executive orders, because the investigations are coming.

We call for an end to your push for a one party nation. That party is soon to be over.