Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Icy Blue

BlueGal would like to welcome any newly awakened conservatives back into the fold of humanity as errant and misguided prodigal children. She is a smarter, better person than I - but you already knew that. Here's the evil flip side. I have nothing but contempt for my fellow Americans who are only now expressing dissatisfaction with the current regime. Let's face it, what exactly has changed since last year when these same folks voted Dubya back into office? Is the war in Iraq any less of a mess? Have the lies that got us into Iraq changed? Is the graft, corruption and incompetence of this administration a surprise to anyone who (gasp) reads? No. I'll tell you what has changed. The price of gasoline at the pump. Oh, the evangelical church parking lots are still crammed with SUV's and pickup trucks every weekend, but the promised land of "W" is not looking quite so rosy at $2.89 per gallon with a long, cold winter ahead. If I owned a gas station, I'd post the photographs of dead soldiers at every pump and charge double for anyone with a yellow ribbon magnet on their vehicle. Maybe then, the American public would begin to connect the dots. As it stands, the majority of our fellow citizens have shown a remarkable ability to hold disparate, warring facts at arms' length, allowing them to act, vote and speak without thinking, and to express outrage, shock and surprise at the logical and predictable outcomes coming our way. My heart is stone cold to the entire lot of them.


Blogger Blue Gal said...


Okay, but you uncovered Blue Gals REAL motivation in her post...to get you writing again. Love the gas station image, and yep, that giant scraping sound is the W stickers coming off every SUV in Alabama.

Your suspicion is dead on. If gas prices dropped to $1.45 Bushco could go right on with the war, keep dismantling the Constitution, and start killing baby seals for that matter and most of the so-called Christians down here wouldn't change the channel from NASCAR.

But gas prices are not gonna go down, sistah. And if that's what it takes to wake up America, so be it. The Lord works in mysterious ways. Too bad for Repubs they didn't see this day coming, and let's hope it keeps us Lefties humble enough to not pull different crap on the same kind of day.

Dammit, Blue Gal MISSED YOU. xoxoxoxo

10/18/2005 01:19:00 PM  
Blogger threadingwater said...

ah HA! Being the separated-at-birth twins that we are, it should be no surprise that you know which buttons to push. Is that why you brought up baby seals? 'Cause ya know, it doesn't take much to set me off on those PETA whack-o's . . .

10/18/2005 01:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Well, as much as I might feel exactly as you do, the truth is that we need them to get the W out of office, so we'd better be nice to them and welcome them into our camp. I'm busy setting up pup tents as we speak.
I'm starting to hear very funny W jokes at work that would have been viewed a tastelessly unpatriotic by my coworkers a few months ago, but now they are laughing their A***s off. The tide is turning. I think actually it was the Katrina response and especially Mom Bush's comments that opened a lot of eyes. It's a terrible thing that something like that had to happen to wake folks up, but at least it finally did.
You know that they are still not doing very much, right? The FEMA call center basically refers them to the Red Cross.

10/19/2005 04:53:00 PM  

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