Friday, October 06, 2006

Image of the Day

By Cassandra D


From a Jesus' General post on habeas corpus. If only that were a topic as easy to explain as a Congressman propositioning kids.

16 Comments:

At 8:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Boy, it's gonna suck for blogs like this if Democrats take over one or both chambers in D.C. Because then, Democrats will have to govern and they won't be able to say wacky things about Bushitler, theocracy, and Christofascists. Graphic artists will still be able to spend their free time creating posters like this. But it'll look kinda silly. It'll be time to dial back the rhetoric right on schedule. Otherwise, you know, Pelosi and her lieutenants will look like looney tunes.

 
At 11:57 PM, Blogger Chase McInerney said...

Well, the good thing is that there won't be Bushitler, theocracy and Christofascists. Y'know, Reddirt, it's not exactly like Democrats have never governed before. America was even a superpower in the pre-1994 dark ages.

 
At 8:37 AM, Blogger Cassandra D said...

Your lips to God's ears, anonymous. Please make it be so that Democrats take both houses! Please let the Democrats govern!

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger RedDirt said...

Damn it, I promised not to post for awhile, but I have to chime in here: There is no Bushitler, there is no theocracy or Christofascists now. It would be so refreshing to see someone on this blog admit that, Chase. Instead your phraseology implies that you believe a Democrat victory in November somehow prevents those things from coming to pass. I won't say a Democrat victory would be a bad thing, but don't believe the hype!

 
At 11:21 AM, Blogger Chase McInerney said...

hell, I was just smokin' you out, pal....

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger RedDirt said...

Well, when the Christofascist theocracy comes to pass, I'll make sure you get locked up in the ecumenical theist camp with me - I hear the gruel there is much better than in secular agnostic American gulag. We'll even get almonds and honey when we want them, and we can make fun of Brad and Markos Moulitsas when they're getting waterboarded by the camp commandants!

 
At 11:36 AM, Blogger RedDirt said...

Hey, funny thing, Chase, America was a superpower in 1950, 1960 and 1970, too. America was still a theocracy back then before progressives liberated the land. After that, everything was kittens, bunny rabbits and rainbows for awhile until the Christofascists staged a coup in 1980 and then faked their way into power in 1994. Viva la Revolucion! Onward with the perfect New Socialist Man!

 
At 4:09 PM, Blogger Chase McInerney said...

OK, you're allowed to go away now, pal.

 
At 8:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, reddirt, the christain right hadn't yet taken over your party in the '50's, '60's, and 70's. That didn't happen until the '80's and 90's. In the '60's and '70's it was still in the shadows of your great leader, Barry Goldwater. You remember "Goldwater Republicans," don't you? In Barry's later years he was stated as saying the biggest threat to the country is the "Christian Right." Here are a few quotes from Goldwater so maybe you so called "conservatives" can awake from your halcion induced stupors and remember what your party was fighting for before the Christian Right took over the Republican Party.
But most importantly, Goldwater was deeply concerned about the Religious Right's relentless war on the Constitution and basic American freedoms. In a Sept. 15, 1981 senate speech, Goldwater noted that Falwell's Moral Majority, anti-abortion groups and other Religious Right outfits were sometimes referred to in the press as the "New Right" and the "New Conservatism." Responded Goldwater, "Well, I've spent quite a number of years carrying the flag of the 'Old Conservatism.' And I can say with conviction that the religious issues of these groups have little or nothing to do with conservative or liberal politics. The uncompromising position of these groups is a divisive element that could tear apart the very spirit of our representative system, if they gain sufficient strength." Insisted Goldwater, "Being a conservative in America traditionally has meant that one holds a deep, abiding respect for the Constitution. We conservatives believe sincerely in the integrity of the Constitution. We treasure the freedoms that document protects. . . "By maintaining the separation of church and state," he explained, "the United States has avoided the intolerance which has so divided the rest of the world with religious wars . . . Can any of us refute the wisdom of Madison and the other framers? Can anyone look at the carnage in Iran, the bloodshed in Northem Ireland, or the bombs bursting in Lebanon and yet question the dangers of injecting religious issues into the affairs of state?"
Goldwater concluded with a waming to the American people. "The religious factions will go on imposing their will on others," { he said,} "unless the decent people connected to them recognize that religion has no place in public policy. They must learn to make their views known without trying to make their views the only alternatives. . . We have succeeded for 205 years in keeping the affairs of state separate from the uncompromising idealism of religious groups and we mustn't stop now" { he insisted}. "To retreat from that separation would violate the principles of conservatism and the values upon which the framers built this democratic republic."
Ahhhh, those were the days! When conservatives still believed in the US Constitution.

 
At 10:51 AM, Anonymous A different anonymous said...

I'm confused. Are Red Dirt and anonymous the same person? If so, then Red Dirt needs medication WAY more than I thought he did. He's arguing with himself.

 
At 5:15 PM, Anonymous Brad said...

Red Dirt, are you hungry for honey and almonds? They must tempt your tummy during this lame-ass Frank Sinatra/Jay-Z retirement of yours.

Almost as tempting as the refreshing taste of waterboarding in the baptismal. Think of how wonderful it will be, Red Dirt -- torture and salvation in one!

 
At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Greta McInerney-Spinoza said...

There is no consistency in politics. The Democrats historically held a strong majority in the South. After all, the Republicans were once the party of Lincoln, carpetbaggers, and scalawags.

"Coincidentally," when Southerners realized they had to accept civil rights legislation, they eventually shifted their loyalties to the Republican party. The focus on the moral majority helped bring them into the Republican fold.

In earlier years, Southerners voted for Republican presidents but had Democratic Senators and Congressmen who held key positions. Ironically, the people that Goldwater criticized are the few who voted for him for president.

No matter how a party begins, it will change depending on the base it can garner. Plus, the USA is not immune to the dangers of: absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Anytime we have one party in charge, we are going to see excesses and abuses of power. I do hope to see the Democrats in control, but not in absolute control.

Mass media is a blessing and a curse for us. We have greater access to info than ever before, and this is certainly critical to our system. The danger, of course, is the lack of context and the ease of spreading partial and complete lies.

The most important and puzzling issue raised, honey and almonds? Sounds heavenly, but the kind of delicacy I'd associate with Israel or the middle east in general. Perhaps that's why it sounds delicious.

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger RedDirt said...

The almonds and honey thing was an inside joke with Chase, about the lengths guards at Gitmo have gone to make sure those held there are comfortable during Ramadan. And, really, truly, this is the last post from me. No fake Stephen King retirement here, I just didn't want Greta confused.

 
At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Greta McInerney-Spinoza said...

RedDirt, thanks for clarifying the almonds and honey reference. I guess that goes back to my reference to it as a middle eastern delicacy. Although, I attended a Ramadan break-the-fast-feast a couple of nights ago, and they didn't serve almonds and honey. Now, I'm disappointed.

Brother Chase, are you curious about your sister attending Ramadan events?

 
At 11:49 PM, Blogger Chase McInerney said...

Dear Greta, I've been curious about your activities for many, many years. I'll add Ramadan to the list...

 
At 5:42 PM, Anonymous Realist said...

The concentration camps are already built. Just waiting for another false-flag "terror attack" to be the excuse.

 

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