Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Cindy Sheehan's State Of The Union Address

For all that Bush had to say tonight in his State of the Union address, Cindy Sheehan said a lot more. As a guest of Rep. Lynn Woolsey, she showed up wearing an anti-war shirt, and was promptly arrested, removed, and held until the speech was over. I'm surprised that Bush didn't have her put in a cage and poked at with sharp sticks for popping his balloon. The Bush people were probably hoping to get a bounce in the ratings off of this address, and were upstaged once again by Hugo Chavez' favorite American housewife. That had to send George running for the bourbon and pretzels afterward, and maybe even a little frozen-nose quality time.

Bush said we were addicted to oil. Gee, tell us something we don't know. He should have said that the oil companies are addicted to profits, but that would have been asking too much. What Cindy basically said is that all the profiteers are addicted to blood, and she would know. How much more of it has to flow for everyone else to get it?

There's a reason why people like Abbie Hoffman, Frank Zappa, Bob Marley, and John Lennon are all gone. They would be banging a very big drum right now, and would be well-respected statesmen of their generation. But, it's good to know that the sword has been taken up by one of our own, and not a celebrity. I guess you could call that progress.


Blogger AliWehrlie said...

A quote for you, dear cabbie, from Mr. Frank Zappa:
"The illusion of freedom [in America] will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater."
Mort Saul and Dick Gregory are still around and still as hip to what's going down as ever.

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