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June 27, 2005

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PoliShifter

Better be careful Heretik, someone may come along and bulldoze this blog and put up a McDonalds for the "public good" and "creation of jobs".

High quality, good paying jobs I might add.

We'll all be working for WalMart soon as they Bulldoze their way across America.

Welcome to the Empire.

Shakespeare's Sister

Too true.

Great post, Joe. You never fail to amaze.

Agitprop

Now I know what the 24 hour news networks will pull all summer long. Shark Watch 2005 and Supreme Court Retirement Watch 2005!

PoliShifter

Ay Yi Yi AgitProp, I think you nailed it. The Infotainment Networks will have to keep vigilant in order to protect the Dubya Administration from any more damage.

Aaron

I'm glad you find this funny. But myself as a parent, I find it very difficult to take any of this with any humor whatsoever. And as far as the Democrats are concerned, I hold them most responsible for the Shit hole that my country is becoming. After all, everyone expects Republicans in the modern era to sell themselves like cheap political whores, but when the Democrats started adopting this as SOP, the people of this country have effectively been left without representation. And I think we can all see what's happening to our republic. Democracy is no longer the order of the day, we've been sold out by the people who are supposed to represent us. I believe we are now a one-party system, the Democrats will continue to fade in the House and Senate and no doubt a Republican will be elected in the next election, regardless of who the American populace vote for.

People like to laugh at me when I talk about the United States becoming an empire, oh no that could never happen. Doubtless the Romans said the same thing when their republic began to collapse.

As someone who was born in the 1960s, it's hard for me to believe my eyes as I watch my country being dragged willingly back to the 1950s. I've also been seriously pooh-poohed when I assert that Roe vs. Wade, The Voting Rights Act and The Civil Rights Act are going to be reversed or repealed while at the same time our privacy protections are stripped away completely, since they are not expressly addressed in the Constitution.

No I don't see anything funny about the imminent demise of the United States of America. At this point I don't see anything short of violent revolution reversing the progress of the hardline right-wing steamroller. I genuinely fear for my daughter's future, because in a world where a bullying American Empire is the only superpower, there's no one left to protect her and all the rest of our children. Very shortly life is going to get very cheap on this planet.

10 years ago I would've laughed at someone like me who prophesies the demise of the United States of America in the 21st-century. But that's what you get for taking democracy for granted... just as history has shown.

Shakespeare's Sister

I'm glad you find this funny.

I don't think The Heretik (or anyone else who hangs around his place) finds any of this funny. Finding something funny and using humor to deal with a very difficult situation so you don't go nuts are two very different things.

I imagine if The Heretik found the situation in which America finds itself amusing, he wouldn't be one working his tail off on behalf of the Big Brass Alliance in pursuit of a formal inquiry based on information in the Downing Street Memos.

Night Bird

The balance of poetry and skillful writing by the Heretik, help me through the day to stay sane.

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