Monday, July 13, 2009

Let's go living in the past

by Rich Miles

Remember back before the election of 08, when I was saying that I thought Bush was going to try to trump up some reason to stay in office beyond 1/20/09? Remember I said I thought one of the reasons (if you can call them "reasons") why Bush et al. would do this was that they couldn't possibly allow a new, probably Democratic, administration to get their hands on all the evidence of malfeasance, misfeasance, and just all-around fucking up that were going to be lying around for the taking after a new president took office?

Well, I was wrong. The Bushies were so very stupid that they didn't even clear their desks properly before they left town, but leave town they did, as scheduled. And as you will know, Preznit Obama has resisted every opportunity to pursue, or even suggest he MIGHT pursue, the criminals of the Bush administration for various reasons, ranging from a desire not to appear vengeful in victory, to "political reasons" probably having much to do with not wanting to stir up the hornet's nest that is the Republican Party Hate Machine.

BUT!!!! (and you knew there was going to be a "but") events are overtaking the Obama administration, in such a way that there might not be any way to avoid going after all the miscreants - and I mean ALL of them, including the Big Kahuna and his sidekick Cheney-chan (Perhaps most especially Cheney).

And the hornet's nest bedamned.

So much new evidence is surfacing that Bush, Cheney, and most of their minions were in it up to their eyeballs that Obama is going to have the devil's own time soon in denying that crimes were committed and must be punished.

I confess to wondering what it REALLY is that's keeping Obama off Bush's case - is Obama afraid that, if Bush-Cheney bite the big one, some of his guys will get caught up in the hurricane?
Because the excuses he's given so far don't wash: It will make America look bad? Nah. Clearing up the mess that was Bush-Cheney will actually make America look BETTER worldwide.

Americans don't want it? No, strike 2. Americans, or at least the 60% or so who will work hardest to re-elect Obama in 2012, want it desperately. And of the rest of us, there are an accountable percentage who want it simply because it represents justice for America.

Do not tell us, Mr. President, that we don't want this. Because an awful lot of us DO want it - we want to see George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, mass murderers, in prison. Or worse. We want to see that awfully badly.

Don't make the mistake so many politicians make. LISTEN to your constituents. We are talking to you. We are telling you what we want.

Don't ignore us. We get real cranky around election time when we're ignored.


Tor Hershman said...

& nonfeasance!

Rich, your blog is a gas.

I was into the negativism, see my Village People (Pillage People) Rep. and Dem parody CD jackets, a long time ago.

Stay on groovin' safari, man.

Tor Hershman said...

"Don't ignore us. We get real cranky around election time when we're ignored."

BTW I'm #1 on the
Must Ignore At All Cost

Jack Jodell said...

Those who ignore the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them. Justice and precedent demand that we investigate, indict, try, convict, and HANG all those guilty of war crimes and of trying to subvert our Constitution.

RichMiles said...

A note to Tor Hershman:

I forgot my Google password. Haven't used it in at least two years. If I had remembered it, this is what I would have said to you:

Wow, this is one of the most stream-of-consciousness, psychedelic blogs I've ever encountered! I love it.

Esp. but not exclusively the Uriah Heap video. That was one of my faves of their songs - I had several of their albums on 8-track tape (remember that?) And the guitarist remembered the solo almost verbatim (as did I, oddly enough.) And the singers were in tune better than most live performances, and the lead singer actually had most of his high notes still. I saw Jethro Tull in concert a few years ago, and Ian Anderson did NOT have his high notes as well as he might.

Thanks for your remarks about my blog. I'm much more verbal, less visual and musical than you. Wish I had that kind of creativity.

Not that you asked me, but I'd drop the "moi" shit if I were you. Just my opinion. It's unbecoming a man of your years.

But if anyone ever runs a Sean Connery look-alike contest, get your entry in early.