Friday, September 03, 2004

To The Mattresses

YT had a dream. A glorious dream. I had a dream I was watching tv and the talking heads -- Joe and Ron -- and talking to the talking heads were YT's radio heros Janeane and Sam and Janeane and Sam were effectively debunking the Repugnican panels' talking points -- one. after. the. next! and Janeane and Sam were ripping wide open the lying liars' collective asses, and I was cheering Janeane and Sam on, yelling, "Go Janeane! Go Sam! Take that you fucking war mongering Bush apologists!" and Ron was smiling and nodding and Joe was wide-eyed and silent and the panel was red-faced and unable to deflect the truth as it bitch-slapped them up close and personal and then I realized I wasn't dreaming, Janeane and Sam really were going after the Repugnican panel, they really were making the 'actor' I never heard of look the fool, they really really really were taking the Repugnicans' talking points and shoving the lies and sickening distortions right back down the Repugnicans' ugly fucking throats...

Then! My late night got better still...

John and John held a midnight rally and John and John told George and Dick to go fuck themselves. Well, not exactly, but close:
At a late-night rally that began just as the Republican Convention ended, Kerry declared: "I'm not going to have my commitment to defend this country questioned by those who refused to serve when they could have and by those who misled America into Iraq."

It was a head-on attack on Cheney, who obtained five deferments to avoid going to Vietnam, and on Bush, whose service in the Texas Air National Guard has been subjected to a new round of questions this week. It was a strong statement on the faulty intelligence and false statements that led the nation into war in Iraq. And it was just the beginning.

"The vice president called me unfit for office last night," Kerry told thousands of supporters who waited in the darkness to see him in Ohio. "I'm going to leave it to you to decide whether five deferments makes someone more qualified to defend this nation than two tours of duty."

Yeah. Who. The. Fuck. Does. Bush. Cheney. Think. They. Are?! They're fucking cowards, and should be told they're fucking cowards right to their rotten faces every single day they're alive. Kerry's unfit for duty? Fuck. You. Both.
"Let me tell you what I think makes someone unfit for duty. Misleading our nation into war in Iraq makes you unfit to lead this country. Doing nothing while this nation loses millions of jobs makes you unfit to lead this nation. Letting 45 million Americans go without healthcare for four years makes you unfit to lead this nation. Letting the Saudi royal family control the price of oil for Americans makes you unfit to lead this country. Handing out billions of dollars in contracts without a bid to Halliburton while you're still on their payroll makes you unfit to lead this country.

"That, my friends, is the record of George Bush and Dick Cheney, and that only begins to scratch the surface. This president has misled American workers and misled the American people."


He's on the right path now," Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich told Salon just after Kerry finished speaking. Kucinich seemed thrilled with Kerry's new approach. "What you saw here was the beginning of his victory. Mark the date."

September 3, 2004.


At 2:41 PM, Blogger Poor_Statue said...

This speech gave me chills! I picked last night to skip the convention because I was way too tired and feeling bad for my students who deserve a non-zombie teacher. I'm so thrilled that the media is finally speaking out and I'm even more thrilled that the Republicans, with their hate-filled convention, have set themselves up to be attacked. Yay to John and John for stepping it up and yay to you for covering it.


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