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Sunday, May 25, 2008

I think this year's campaign commercials for the Republicans practically write themselves:

What is Obama's plan to reduce gas prices? "Hope!"

What is Obama's plan to secure the border? "Hope!"

What is Obama's plan to win the war in Iraq? "Hope!"

And when you send your dollars to Washington, what will Obama give you back? "Change!"

It's the same basic plan all of them have.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

So, Ted Kennedy had a seizure and is in the hospital.

As all the fawning lefties and righties, from Presidential candidates to Senate pages, are saying, no one has done more to improve tear apart the health care system in this country. In a collection of 535 bastards, he is the biggest longest lasting, and most distinguished bastard of the bunch. The tragedies he's lived through in his family don't buy him one iota of excuse for what he's done to this country.

And on the subject of tragedies, Teddy, how's those lifeguarding lessons going? Saved anybody - anybody at all - from drowning yet?

Look, I don't want him dead. I don't even want him gravely ill. What I want is his fat pompous ass out of my goddamn life. My sincerest hope is that he enjoys a full recovery, then decides that he's tired of fucking up everybody's health and prosperity and safety and families and freedom, and makes his farewell bow to the Senate.

My fantasy, though I can't really call it a hope, is that he has an epiphany laying in that hospital bed. An epiphany that reveals to him where all that great medical care really comes from, and in a fit of remorse devotes the rest of his life to trying to undo the incalculable damage he's done to everyone his efforts have ever touched.

He'd barely be able to make a dent, but I'd give him credit, even the admiration that he's enjoyed unearned for so long, for sincerely trying.

It ain't gonna happen. He's a threat to every free person in this country, and by extension, the whole world. When and if he returns to the Senate, he will continue to tear people's lives apart. No, I don't wish him dead, but if this seizure is more severe than it sounds at the moment, and not just the DT's, then I won't miss him one bit when he's burning in hell.

It'll be nothing compared to what he's left us.