It was pointed out to me that it's not fair to shame people who weren't on Nixon's enemy list. A lot of people weren't even born when that evil archetype was role modeling for Bush the Younger.
If the right people had been in charge of Nixon's funeral, his casket would have been launched into one of those open-sewage canals that empty into the ocean just south of Los Angeles. He was a swine of a man and a jabbering dupe of a president. Nixon was so crooked that he needed servants to help him screw his pants on every morning. Even his funeral was illegal. He was queer in the deepest way. His body should have been burned in a trash bin.
- Hunter S. Thompson
Regardless of whether you were on that bastard's list, too young to be on it, too apathetic, or simply misinformed, I'd urge you to do what you can to get on the wrong side of the Imbecile In Office (IIO) this weekend. Bush, the miserable son-of-a-bitch is hovering at 33% approval ratings (which is proof that at least 1/3 of the people at any time can be convinced that dog vomit is a fine souffle). His ratings will nevber improve, but until we pry him out from under his rock, and burn down Dick (Quail-gunner) Cheney's Fortress of Solitude, we are at their mercy. They can detain us, deprive us of our rights, torture us, even kill us in the name of a war that exists only in their own ideology. THERE IS NO WAR ON TERROR. There is only the neoconservative movement that is consolidating power in the hands of a statist corporate elite. This shit is so obvious that if this were 18th century France, the guillotine would be working day and night to put an end to it.
Effective and enforceable international law is the only effective way to encounter terrorists. And bin Laden and Bush should be sitting in irons each waiting for their trial to play out.