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Sunday, January 4, 2015

I am not a crook

Wishing for the good old days, when the politicians had the humility to at least attempt a criminal cover up? 

"If you can’t lie, you’ll never go anywhere." Richard Nixon

"This is a generation weaned on Watergate, and there is no presumption of innocence and no presumption of good intentions. Instead, there is a presumption that, without relentless scrutiny, the government will misbehave." Dee Dee Myers 

What happened!?!  

Misplaced optimism?

A slide into apathy? 

Acceptance, the final step in death, political or otherwise?

Not only does everyone know at least one, we apparently keep voting for them. 

Is it me, or does the hubris and hypocrisy have an exponentially increasing component? 

"I had other priorities in the sixties than military service." Dick Cheney (on his five draft deferments)

"War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it." George Orwell 

Believe me, I'm not giving the current presidential clownery a pass. 

Fast and the Furious, illegal NSA activities, the Veterans Health Administration debacle and utilizing the IRS as a retaliatory terrorist branch of the US government.

Okay, okay, the IRS was always a terrorist organization. 

But there is something especially disturbing about this Dick. 

Don't you think? 

Maybe there is a water connection. Watergate, Whitewater, waterboarding, Blackwater, BP Deepwater horizon disaster, censored EPA Fracking Water  Contamination report . . . wasn't there something about the Devil and water? 

Perhaps not, but would you really be surprised if one day, Cheney sprouted horns and a tail and started to run around poking people with a pitchfork?

"Pitchfork poking does is NOT meet the legal definition of torture. It is necessary and entirely the pitchfork sharpeners' fault. I would do it again in a minute!" (Not really a quote of Dick Cheney, except for the last sentence.)

Here is where I'm going with this.

And yes, once again I'm deferring to Jon Stewart . . . 

one of the individuals left who at least presents with intelligence, integrity and some level of influence.

"I’m going to end on a note of gratitude — something I never thought that I would say. George W. Bush, thank you for not dying while you were in office." Jon Stewart

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