Thursday, February 14, 2008

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," radical righeousness and deity devotion for folks who know that things fall apart! The center will not hold, so have a seat on the periphery. It has a nicer view too.

I'm too tired at night to watch the news, but my dearly beloved (29 years my only Valentine) tells me that our Fearless Leader vows our country will soon be struck by a terrorist blow that will make 9/11 look positively kittenish.

Is kittenish a word? Or is it kitten-like?

Fearless L. is using this tactic to defend government use of public phone companies as handy dandy spying machines.

So let me get this straight. I live in:

1. New Jersey, within
2. 4 miles of the "murder capital of America," which is
3. Due east of every coal-burning power plant in the nation, which are
4. spewing mercury into my air, which is
5. super-heated by global warming, which doesn't bother me because
6. I'm trying to teach a nervous teenager to drive on the turnpike in
7. New Jersey.

On any given day, at any given moment, you and/or I can meet death. We will do it either alone or with others, either slowly or in a snap. But we're gonna do it. It's gonna happen.

So thank you, Mr. President, for feeling you need to monitor my phone calls. I'm sure you're very tired of hearing me making doctor's appointments and hair dressing appointments and talking to Geico about my car insurance and to my cousin about my sister. So, Sir, give up spying on me, and leave everyone else alone already too, unless you go through the proper legal channels!

Oh, for the love of fruit flies. Can you believe I just used "proper legal channels" in a note to George Bush? As if he would know what those were.

FROM ANNE
AND HER RIGHT TO PRIVACY

5 Comments:

At February 14, 2008 , OpenID seithman said...

Does he even know that those words mean individually?

 
At February 14, 2008 , Blogger Buzzardbilly said...

First order of business: Of course you can pick up your award immediately! Your poem was grand. I would never have thought to make Dick Cheney be the dick someone was sorry about being, but now it's clear that's the only right approach.

I think this is also a part of the master plan to scare folks into seeing McCain's presidential run as a choice that is more....I don't know....

?safety minded?

?hawkish?

?protectionist?

?likely to keep people who just want to live their lives down in the name of building up the military-industrial complex?

Either way, I guess I'll still be answering my phone "Hello, do not speak freely since we know George W. Bush is listening."

 
At February 14, 2008 , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

every time i talk on the phone i will say...you need me to speak up george...or did you hear that george..or fuck you george..my friends all think im nuts..

 
At February 15, 2008 , Blogger Paul said...

The older I become the more I believe that all governments are nothing but protection rackets. Basically they cause mayhem - then tell us we need protection from a threat - then charge us for protection we wouldn't need without them - then make a big fat profit.

If this was the Mafia it would be illegal - how come it is legal just because governments do it ?

 
At February 15, 2008 , Blogger goprairie said...

just found your blog via some obscure link to a crationist entry in 2005 - but count me now as a regular reader.

 

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