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December 18, 2005

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Rex Grossman replaced Kyle Orton and drove the Bears to a TD. I'm glad I didn't watch the chimp. Thanks for the summary.

Yeah, you didn't miss much. It was only about 15 minutes. His tone wasn't very confident and assured, and definitely not cocky or smug. You might even say he sounded a bit chastened. But in terms of...uh, what are those things called...um...oh yeah, a PLAN, there wasn't much that indicated anything different than the same old thing.

Thanks for the analysis.

Oh, wow! Atlanta could really have used that game, too! I am not sure that Tampa Bay deserves it.

Atlanta is very much alive. Their next two games will be against Tampa Bay and Carolina. There was humility in the speech inasmuch as he said "I am responsible for the decision to go into Iraq" and explicitly asked for the support to finish of those who never believed in the war.

'Missed' it? I, for one, forgot he was even giving a speech tonight. It's narrowcasting anyway, not for my benefit. Bless you DHinMI for dealing with it so we don't have to. Perhaps someday, even without secret tapes and other evidence, we'll savor Dubya like fine wine, as many of us do now with Nixon ('Alright Bob, let's do something for the Jiggs...'); hmm, maybe not wine... Everything's simultainously hidden and on the surface with this regime. The key to their power is that they not-lie once in a while - in a highly strategic way - and it throws everybody off. But the control on the hidden side of the con is so tight that anything which DOES truly leak out, just pop out from the pressure, any email, memo, etc. - glitters all the more suggestively.

Proverbial though it sounds, they really ARE just like Enron - self-styled 'anti-bureaucrats' who can't run a large organization. I think it was Laura Rozen who wondered last week if she had tumbled into an Ionesco play. Exactly. Extreme farce preceded tragedy in this case, though! WTF? Plenty of deep 'liberal' truisms (like that one) are dying too, the remnants of Romaticism. The Republicans are the Romantics now, and I say fine. Let them be. Lotsa luck!

Anyway, if Bush is going to give a 'major' speech every three days...eh.

Everything's simultainously hidden and on the surface with this regime.

How very, very apt.

I could only watch a few moments of this, something about a purple finger of fate, and then I decided to watch the Project Runway I didn't get to finish earlier this week. I have firmly decided that Andrae, Santino and Zulema were created in some Republican lab so they could be unleashed on the world. The plan is to drive millions of people batshit to distract them from America's real problems. You don't believe me?

Omarosa. 2004 Presidential elections. Coincedence?

For me, lies from Preznit and his cabal provoke memories of the traumas of an abusive childhood. My abuser did whatever he wanted to me, and afterward pretended nothing was amiss.

His ever-present smirk showed he knew he would get away with whatever he did, no matter how perverted or outrageous.

So whenever Bush smirks, it drives me up the friggin' wall!

When you're a child trapped in an abusive situation it doesn't take long to realize your tormentor can and likely will do anything--including wiping you out--if you don't watch what you say and do. That kind of threat isn't subtle. It never is.

Now, yes, there's neurosis in my reacting viscerally to Bush's glib mannerisms.

But then on a purely objective level Preznit and his corrupt gang are brazenly telling America that they are above the law. Or that as Prezident he may do as he pleases, because he has all the power and his only motive is to "protect" us from terrorists.

I visit progressive blogs to get reassurance that my outrage is not merely another neurotic flashback. There actually IS an abuser in control of this country, and we're heading for another constitutional crisis, or worse.

This has got to be set right. Now.

When I was 20 my abuser took a swing at me. Something snapped. I went after him, fists flying, bloodied his smirk, broke three of his ribs.

As he lay groaning on the floor I knelt down and said to him in a calm voice:

"If you ever raise your hand to me again, motherfucker, I'll kill you."

It took about three decades to recover from the trauma of this symbolic patricide. But I've never regretted breaking his ribs and putting an end to his abuse. If I hadn't, he surely would have continued.

I regard the solid 35-40 percent of the electorate who remain supportive of Bush as abused and cowering children who have not yet found the courage to say ENOUGH.

Well, it's time for them to stand up and break a few ribs. They'll hate themselves if they don't.

http://www.palcewski.com/JP

I'm with Bob in Pacifica. Much more going on in an old classic below-zero windchill game at Soldier Field than in Bush's 26th canned speech about Iraq.

Remember how Bush was going to do 27 speeches about social security and only got through about 3 before he realized repeating the same thing over and over and over doesn't affect the base corruption of the idea you're talking about? They forgot this lesson, I think.

Unless it's dead or on fire, the NFL comes first. Besides, I read in TV Guide that Bush was a rerun.

Lol, vachon: "I read in TV Guide that Bush was a rerun."

Whilst hopelessly looking for real clues in the spoken text of the Preznit's Sunday speech, I was fascinated by the elaborate choreography of hand/arm gestures. I snarked it on my blog but hope someone attempts a real analysis - it could be code for... something.

Actually he ended it with a truncated quote from the bible. I wish he had bothered to finish the sentence which reads:

...Peace on earth, good will toward men with whom God is pleased.

If you just admitted to taking responsibility for sending lots of people to their deaths, no wonder he stopped short.

Actually he ended it with a truncated quote from the bible. I wish he had bothered to finish the sentence which reads:

...Peace on earth, good will toward men with whom God is pleased.

If you just admitted to taking responsibility for sending lots of people to their deaths, no wonder he stopped short.

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