What was ruined for everybody by one person?
Democracy, by GW Bush. The first election, I don’t fault America for voting for that assclown. I get that people didn’t love Gore. He has absolutely zero charisma. The re-election, though… we knew. We knew he fucking sucked as a president. We watched him fail at everything. We watched the worst attack in American history happen under his watch. By then, we knew he was incompetent. We knew he was a liar. We knew he was a half wit. We knew he could have defeated the Taliban for good, and was SO goddamn close… when he pulled everyone out right in the middle to attack Iraq. We knew he lied about Iraq having ‘weapons o mass destruction’.
In fact, let’s talk about that criminal endeavor so sick that he and Cheney should be hung for war crimes. GWB sends a known and trusted ambassador to Africa to see if they had the materials necessary to build a nuke. Specifically, we were looking for ‘yellow cake’, which is enriched uranium. We knew who to send. We sent Joseph Wilson. I don’t even think his mission was to find if they had uranium enriched. I think it was more like “we know they have it. We just need you to go there and rubber stamp our suspicions”. He did not find any. Didn’t just not find them, but felt without question they did not have any. So, dude reports back and tells the White House that Iraq was clean.
GWB and Cheney ignore his report, and go all in on the war. We were told, verbatim, that the case was a ‘slam dunk’. Wilson is not amused that the White House was heading straight to war against the known fact they were innocent of this. SO.. Wilson writes a NY Times article that said “What I did not find in Africa”. This wasn’t politics. This is a guy risking his career and state department job by publically calling out the president and urging America not to go to war on bunk intel.
Based on my experience with the administration in the months leading up to the war, I have little choice but to conclude that some of the intelligence related to Iraq’s nuclear weapons program was twisted to exaggerate the Iraqi threat.
Btw, this isn’t the scandal, yet. This part above is not why I think these men (Cheney and Bush et all) should be tried and hung for war crimes. It gets WAY worse. How does the White House handle this? Stop the war? Double the efforts on intel? No. they discredit him. How? Oh, in the most fucked up way. Cheney has Robert Novak leak a story to discredit Wilson and his findings. That isn’t even the scandal. Cheney & Novak leak that Wilson was just a patsy and a butt boy for his wife. His wife the very active spy.
A week after Wilson’s op-ed was published, Novak published a column which mentioned claims from “two senior administration officials” that Plame had been the one to suggest sending her husband. Novak had learned of Plame’s employment, which was classified information.
In order to make their point, the threw Wilson and his wife WHO WAS AN ACTIVE SPY IN DEEP COVER under the bus. This puts her, a patriot, and employee of GW Bush and crew, at risk. Even better? To make sure people knew this wasn’t just hyperbole, Novak and Cheney, he names her cover. Like any spy, she had a cover. She was a legal person for a fictitious law firm: Brewster, Jennings, & Associates. It was not just Plame’s cover, but several deep cover CIA agents. By Novak naming that law firm as a fake CIA front.
This meant EVERYONE who was using that cover was now compromised. You know that part in the movies where the spies realize their cover is blown, and have to flee stat? That happened. Our own govt outed our own spies, just to make a point. Now, not only does Plame have to GTFO, so does every other NOC. That, my friends, on every level… is a war crime. That is James Bond type villainy.
where there consequences this? Not really. Cheney’s chief of staff took the hit, and then was instantly pardoned.
I will never, EVER forgive them for that.
My point being, you assholes knew all of this and still re-elected him. For that, I will never forgive you, either! I know I got a little off course, there, but every American needs to know this about their government.
When is bigger NOT better?
As an American, I think we all know that bigger is better. You some kinda commie, bro?
What never gets old?
Boobies. Looking at ‘em, playing with them, playing in them. Talking about them, guessing about them, and violating them in a sexy and terrible way. As I grow older, my libido has become less urgent. Unlike when I was 20, I do not having to think about sex 20 hours a day. Boobies, though, that love has never waned. Nature and evolution went WAY overboard on that one. When god was planning this out, he thought “hmm. In order that people procreate, I think I will make breasts rather desirable to the male species.” That… that would be reasonable. Instead, we got this “hey, pretty much every waking moment of being a man, you are going to think about titties. Wanna work? Wanna fight? Wanna sleep? Wanna show your love for me in church? Too bad; you ain’t doing any of that. Instead, I designed it so that all you will ever think about is titties!”
I am not complaining, I am just a little puzzled. It’s not necessarily a great thing. It leads us men to objectify women, rape women, and beat them.
What Do You Do That Other People Don’t Do?
Think about boobies all day long? Oh. Everyone else does, too? Ok, cool. Um… lesse. I can play guitar well, but so can millions of others My mind goes to ‘stupid human tricks’ here. I can play the intro to ‘Piano Man’ on harmonica. But… so can Billy Joel. Lemme think on that and get back to you. Ask my wifey. We have been together 20 years… half our lives. Odds are, she knows me better than I know myself.
What life experiences should be on everybody’s bucket list?
Tell you a little about mine. Skydiving, seeing the Dalai Lama, and seeing the northern lights. These are just the ones that come to mind of late. Ideally, I will have settled and experiences half of those things by the end of summer.
For you? Well, I highly and deeply recommend seeing a show at Red Rocks. I recommend traveling to Europe. Oooh, and another couple extraordinaire venues; the Gorge in Washington, and the ‘Mish’… the Mishawaka amphitheater in Northern Colorado (about 2 hours North of Denver). The ‘Mish’ is a small concert venue that is in the woods, and on a river. See here, and here.