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"So where are the strong?
And who are the trusted?
And where is the harmony?"

Things are getting worse. Quickly. The chief redneck is going to announce tonight that war's starting in 72 hours whether we like it or not. Iraq's response is that he should just leave office, which I'm sure isn't going to help matters. Someone from my state got run over by an Israeli bulldozer trying to prevent it from demolishing the home of a Palestinian pharmacist, which may not be directly related to the Big Event, but still really sucks. The redneck's followers are going to the lengths of boycotting one of their favorite bands (The Dixie Chicks, who apparently had the nerve to use their stage to express their opinion, which turned out to be the unpopular one) and trying to convince everyone else to boycott and alienate one of our allies.

I swear there's gotta be a large portion of the population of this country that would authorize dropping bombs on France if they were asked. People are so fucking simple-minded and tunnel-visioned. They use a small percentage of facts to easily convince themselves into adopting the popular opinion, where they feel security and a sense of belonging, instead of making an effort to understand all sides and come up with something for themselves. Then, they all cling to the same four or five little facts and bits of information and try to build them up to make a case, as if they're going to sway someone who actually knows and understands WHY they believe what they believe. They're like a bunch of children, desperately hoping that if they ask dad for a Razor scooter enough times, he'll buy it for them. They don't know why they want it, and they can't really give dad a good reason to buy it for them, but they know that if they just keep asking, he'll eventually break down.

I'm not buying anyone a Razor scooter. I'm not boycotting anything French. In fact, I'm gonna go out of my way to buy more French stuff and be nicer to French people, just to piss you off. I'm not changing my mind about this war. Certainly not unless you can come up with something better than "Saddam is a maniac and he has to be stopped right now!". Sorry. And don't try to come back at me with that crap about doing this to prevent terrorism. This IS fucking terrorism. We're gonna go kill a bunch of theirs just to ensure that they don't decide to come kill a bunch of ours? That's really, REALLY stupid. If anything's going to convince them to kill a bunch of us, it's killing a bunch of them. History shows that nothing gets people in the fightin' mood like vengeance.

I can't believe how fucked up everything is.

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aimgrrrl
Mar. 17th, 2003 01:52 pm (UTC)
A-FUCKING-MEN.

Hey, I've had this urge all week to go out and seek out restaurants with "Freedom Fries" on the menu. Go in, sit down, get a menu. Begin to order, and then "suddenly notice" they have "freedom fries." Get up and tell the server "sorry, I won't eat here until you change the name back to french fries. You can tell your management they just lost a customer."

Repeat around town as necessary. :-)

Feel like being a pain in the ass with me? Bring Susie? And any other friends who are into making a statement in a very very small way?
vespa59
Mar. 17th, 2003 03:42 pm (UTC)
I thought it'd be fun to go to those restaurants and order a cheeseburger. When they ask if I want American or Swiss, I'd say "Hmmm... I'm not in the mood for Swiss, please give me some Terrorist cheese".

But I don't wanna get beat up.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 17th, 2003 11:23 pm (UTC)
it was good, but it's gone now
http://www.livejournal.com/support/see_request.bml?id=98131
vespaden
Mar. 17th, 2003 03:05 pm (UTC)
Vengeance
"History shows that nothing gets people in the fightin' mood like vengeance." That's true...

Top Ten Things that Git Folks in a Fightin' Mood

10. Did you just say “fuck you” to me, I think you just said “fuck you” to me...
9. That slurpy noise that the guy two rows behind you in the theater makes while eating popcorn
8. Is not... Is too..., IS NOT... IS TOO, IS NOT!!!!.... IS TOO!!!.....
7. Dude, I can’t believe she slept with HIM
6. Oil
5. Your sister/brother coming over on YOUR side of the line in the back seat of the car.
4. Woooo Hooo Our Team Won the Superbowl/NCAA Playoffs/Stanley Cup/etc.!!!
3. “Fuckin Fags”
2. A Fifth of Jack Daniels
1. VENGEANCE
vespa59
Mar. 17th, 2003 04:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Vengeance
Paul, my friend, you may say what you want about me, but I'll be DAMNED if I'm gonna sit here while you suggest that Jack Daniel's could possibly be responsible for any sort of violence. You're lucky I don't have a few shots in me, or Mister, I'd be kickin' 100% of your ass!
tabletop
Mar. 17th, 2003 05:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Vengeance
oh shit, that's funny.

1971gto
Mar. 18th, 2003 03:16 pm (UTC)
IMPEACH BUSH

IMPEACH BUSH



Man we have some wicked problems with proportion. We nearly kicked the last guy out cuz he lied about where his little friend had been. Yet we blithley let this dickweed preforate one country, prepare to level then invade another, destablized the United Nations and piss off our longest standing Allies. Not to even get into whether or not (NOT!) he's telling the truth about why we're doing it. WTF!? Man we're unbalanced.

Two words: Carlyle Group
What: Investment group - primary asset ARMS
Senior Advisor: George Bush Sr.
Major Investors: Bush family, Bin Laden family
Direct result of any conflict where massive arms build up or usage occurs: PROFIT

Another word: OIL
"George, ya git, it's OIL FIELDS OF MASS PRODUCTION!! Not Weapons of Mass Destruction. If it's Weapons of Mass Destruction then we need to invade North Dakota first. They have way more Nuclear ICBM silos than Saddam. Hell, they have more of those than they have cows, wheat & sugar beets put together."

Saddam is the excuse, not the reason.

REGIME CHANGE STARTS AT HOME

(Anonymous)
Mar. 19th, 2003 06:44 am (UTC)
Re: IMPEACH BUSH
this is probably the MOST intelligent thing i've read in the last ten years! right on!!!
(Anonymous)
Mar. 19th, 2003 07:10 am (UTC)
Impeaching Shrub (sorry for the insult to plants)
Where do I sign up?

They sell us the President the same way
They sell us our clothes and our cars
They sell us everthing from youth to religion
The same way the sell us our wars

I wanna know who the men in the shadows are
I wanna hear somebody asking them WHY
They can be counted on to tell us who are enemies are
But they're never the ones to fight
or to die

There are Lives in the Balance

(Anonymous)
Mar. 24th, 2003 07:32 pm (UTC)
Frustration
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As someone who is trolling the web trying to education myself, I appreciate your frustration with people that don't see things exactly as you do. As someone who is anti-Saddam, feels this war is a last resort, and is frustrated that the UN will not take a stand on anything including Isreal's and Saddam's disregard for UN sanctions, I feel your frustration. I think it is important to realize the neither one of us is absolutely right and both have valid opinions.
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