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Sunday, February 15, 2004

Rattling the Cage in the Year of the Monkey

Hello, my name is Ellen and I am a [recovering] Bushwhacker. Here in regime-change non-anonymous, I encounter the serenity to accept the things I cannot change (my brother), the courage to change the things I can (myself) and the wisdom to know the difference (ha!). It has been my lot want to make a difference and what I want is regime change in America. I'd like the ultimate crackpot out of office come election day and this creeping disaffection is finally oozing out from even his own supporters, to the glee of lefties--and even very sentient rightist--everywhere.

I've been in the People's Republic of China about a year and a half now and finally had the chance to visit the US for 17 days in January. Back home again. What a wonderful experience. I appreciated America more than I ever have in my entire life and when I got back, I appreciated China even more.

I came of age with the Jeffersonian ethic that dissent is the highest form of patriotism. But this is personal. It's frustrating, infuriating and often even hilarious (think black comedy) to witness the corrosion of that little remaining respectability about my homeland--represented by the (arguably) democratically elected head of state.

It seems like this farce, with a lot of hard work on the part of the loyal opposition, may be in it's final act. It's darkly gratifying to see the foreign press take him apart, while the American press picks at what we hope will be the bones.

From the Moscow Times (always a great read)

End Game

The Bushists have only ever had two methods of masking the truth of their extremist ideology: sham and blood. Now that the sham is unraveling, their only choice is war.

By Chris (tell us what you really think) Floyd

Well, that's it then. The show is over. The scales have fallen. The monstrous gears of the dark satanic mills that spewed their poison fog across the land have ground to a halt at last.

George W. Bush's performance in his nationally televised interview this week was so abysmal, so completely divorced from the waking reality of the rest of the world, that even his faithful spear-carriers in the far-right horde -- not mention the power-worshipping poltroons of the mainstream media -- reacted as if they'd been slapped upside the head with a particularly dank and smelly mackerel. They're shocked -- shocked! -- to find incompetence in this establishment! Read the rest...

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