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November 25, 2005

Political Rant, Boiled Way Down

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong here, but: A major reason the Bush administration is finally allowing Jose Padilla the Constitutional rights it's been systematically depriving him of for the last three years is because it doesn't want to discuss how it tortured people to get the information used to implicate him? Holy mother of God in Manolo Blahnik pumps --

[Insert standard Bush administration rant; really, by this time you folks can pretty much guess what I'm going to say here, can't you? And aren't you still logy from Thanksgiving and not in a mood to read me fulminate for 1,200 words? Exactly. Wait, here's the exit ramp]

-- and that's why this entire administration needs to be dunked in clarified butter and served to the hungry, hungry lobsters.  

Thank you for reading. 

Posted by john at November 25, 2005 11:34 AM

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Leslie | November 25, 2005 12:41 PM

What do you have against lobsters? Myself I think beetles or maggots would be more appropriate.

John Scalzi | November 25, 2005 12:44 PM

Lobsters can give you such a pinch.

mythago | November 25, 2005 01:44 PM

You're not wrong.

emeraldcite | November 25, 2005 02:09 PM

The Bush administration drives me insane.

Just some interesting quotes from Bush during the 2000 debate:

But we can't be all things to all people in the world, Jim. And I think that's where maybe the vice president and I begin to have some differences. I'm worried about overcommitting our military around the world. I want to be judicious in its use. You mentioned Haiti. I wouldn't have sent troops to Haiti. I didn't think it was a mission worthwhile. It was a nation building mission, and it was not very successful. It cost us billions, a couple billions of dollars, and I'm not so sure democracy is any better off in Haiti than it was before.

Uh, huh. And...

I just don't think it's the role of the United States to walk into a country and say, we do it this way, so should you.

You don't say?

I mean, we're going to have kind of a nation building core from America? Absolutely not. Our military is meant to fight and win war. That's what it's meant to do. And when it gets overextended, morale drops.

Mr. Bush, I'm surprised. You said all these wonderful things and suddenly, flop, you're singing a different tune...

Torture is bad. People should have rights. Freedom...stay the course...yup. Heh heh.

I can't wait to see what history makes of this administration.

Dane | November 25, 2005 04:06 PM

Gawd! It's true! If you do wrong things long enough it simply becomes "just the way things are".

Our new status quo sucks...I want a different one.

John Scalzi | November 25, 2005 04:25 PM

Sorry, Dane. Three years to go yet.

Anonymous | November 25, 2005 04:50 PM

Heh. Lobsters. You fed 'em to the lobsters.

skylion | November 25, 2005 11:02 PM

I think the lobsters should be called the articles of impeachment by a simple majority in the House of Representatives....but clarified butter goes along with that as well.

Wonder if rich people are well-marbled?

wait...i don't really wanna know now.

Steve Brady | November 26, 2005 11:31 AM

They also don't want any Executive Power cases reaching the Supreme Court until Bush has finished packing it.

Jon H | November 26, 2005 06:28 PM

I'm thinking, instead, a steel cage match pitting lobsters, fire ants, foot-long venomous centipedes, and scorpions against butter-soaked and hogtied administration officials.

PeterP | November 27, 2005 06:19 PM

I prefer Claw Shrimp

Stouthunter | November 28, 2005 02:31 PM

That's a waste of good butter John. Anything involving that bunch of rednecks should involve 'possums, a can of lard and a drop cloth.

idiot | December 7, 2005 01:53 AM

i am an idiot and i am lead by richard simmons

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