Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Dream Ticket

Sweet Home GoreObama.... The dream ticket for 2008. These two fella's could right a lot of wrongs. Watch it and feel damn sexy.



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Just in case you missed Mr. 26 percent.... Officially lower that Carter ever charted... 3 points away from Nixon.

The Raw Story | Bush's approval rating plunges to new low:

"US President George W. Bush's approval rating plunged to a new low of 26 percent, making him the least popular US president since Richard Nixon, a poll released on Thursday found."
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This entire post on C&L is a good one, but the historical quotes defining patriotism vs. nationalism are especially poignant.

Crooks and Liars - Responsibilities

The difference between patriotism and nationalism is that the patriot is proud of his country for what it does, and the nationalist is proud of his country no matter what it does; the first attitude creates a feeling of responsibility, but the second a feeling of blind arrogance that leads to war. — Sidney J. Harris

Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill and calling for larger spurs and brighter beaks. I fear that nationalism is one of England’s many spurious gifts to the world. — Richard Aldington

“Responsibility” seems to be a common theme:

What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility … a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime. — Adlai Stevenson

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Jeezus, there's not any kind of war a Republican can't fuck up. War on terror, war on drugs.... the combo War on drerror in Afganistan....

U.N.: Afghan Opium Production Up:

"VIENNA, Austria — Afghanistan produced dramatically more opium in 2006, increasing its yield by nearly 50 percent from a year earlier and pushing global opium production to a new record high, a U.N. report said Tuesday.
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Ya got me real good girl and I must admit, you pack a pretty mean punch for such a purty little dish.

And its a shame to know most folks don't ever know love like this

Naked Couple Die From S.C. Rooftop Fall:

"Police on Wednesday were investigating how a naked couple fell 50 feet from the roof of a downtown office building to their deaths.

The bodies were found on the road by a passing cabdriver around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Clothing was discovered on the roof, leading authorities to suspect the man and woman, in their early 20s, may have been having sex. Their identities were not released."

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2 comments:

Jez said...

Wow, looks like I picked the wrong time to give up heroin...

JPW said...

I know, Jez! Seriously. Guess its time to jump back on that pony. I mean, how can I afford not to?!

Thanks, G.W.B.!