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Posted on 2007.12.01 at 04:33
where am I: home, listening to dubya's nonsense. head, meet desk.
How I feel about it all: pissed offpissed off
Soundtrack: Dubya's stupid Iraq speech
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I can't FIND my cell phone, and I dunno about clever, but otherwise, yeah:

You Are From Mercury

You are talkative, clever, and knowledgeable - and it shows.
You probably never leave home without your cell phone!
You're witty, expressive, and aware of everything going on around you.
You love learning, playing, and taking in all of what life has to offer.
Be careful not to talk your friends' ears off, and temper your need to know everything.
What Planet Are You From?

Best. Answer. Ever. OMG:

Your Daddy Is Pedro Martinez

What You Call Him: Pa

Why You Love Him: He gives good spankings
Who's Your Daddy?


You Are a Liberal for Life

You've got a bleeding heart - and you're proud of it.
For you, liberal means being compassionate, pro-government, and anti-business.
You believe in equality for every person, and you consider yourself universally empathetic.
Helping others is not just political for you ... it's very personal too.
What's Your Political Persuasion?

Toldya New England is just a lot like Canada:

Your Slanguage Profile

Canadian Slang: 75%
New England Slang: 75%
Aussie Slang: 50%
Victorian Slang: 50%
British Slang: 25%
Prison Slang: 25%
Southern Slang: 25%

What Slanguage Do You Speak?


You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 8 out of 10 correct!
Could You Pass the US Citizenship Test?

Also, Howard Dean for Prime Minister.

Except we need him here, right where he is, so forget about it. besides, I have a tiny, tiny crush on Monsieur Dion, anyway

I can't really figure out why he was chosen, though. I mean, why an American? I guess it was because of his success a. with his grassroots internet campaigning (no, he didn't win, but he changed the face of political campaigning forever, and for the good, IMO, because it got the average you-and-me citizen to participate AND set him in a perfect spot to become DNC chairman), and/or b. as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, because obviously he did something right if the Democrats now control Congress. Yes, a lot of it was because the Republicans did almost everything wrong, but still. Howard's a great organizer, and that's what he did.

The fact that he was governor of a border state might have something to do with it, because he talks about that in his speech.

The video of Dr. Dean's speech is here. I'm such a Howard Dean fangirl that it isn't even funny. I don't always agree with everything, but his heart is always in the right place. Go him.

Yes, I am a dork. I thought we established that.

In other news, Little Mosque on the Prairie is very cute. It's done well, too, so I'll get to see more than just the eight episodes, hopefully.

Also wtf, Dubya?. Go. Away. Now.

Jesus on a Segway, even Republicans are opposing this horrible, terrible plan. "When mistakes have been made, the responsibility rests with me." Damn straight it does. If you really believe this, though, why are you saying "OMG, if we left, the middle east would fall apart"? Um, if that's true, YOU caused it by attacking Iraq in the first place, you utter, utter hypocrite. And now you're sending more kids off to a war that isn't ours. Channel Nixon much, Junior? I wish someone would channel Woodward and Bernstein and get you kicked out on your arse.

And there we go, with "Al Qaeda is still active in Iraq". Same old propaganda, and he's saying it to reinforce the whole (entirely fictional) Saddam-Sept.11 connection.Maybe Al Qaeda is active in Iraq, but I bet it wasn't nearly as active, if at all, before the U.S. decided to take down Saddam (there are plenty other dictators as bad or worse, but they weren't sitting on a bunch of oil). And, um. He's dropping Joe Lieberman's name as an example of bipartisanship? This would be funny if it weren't so incredibly pathetic.

"They have watched their comrades give their lives to insure our liberty." No they haven't, they've watched their comrades give their lives for a horrible mistake made by an idiot."

And oh. Tony Blair is backing Bush, but at least he's not sending more troops in.

I hadn't planned on ranting, honest. Dubya has that affect on me. :/


ex_chose at 2007-01-12 10:01 (UTC) ()
*raises cup of coffee atcha*
I wonder how many people are going to believe the same old propaganda re: al qaeda in Irak. you know that despite the polls that show how dubya's popularity is going down the tubes, there WILL be people who still believe that type of crap. that's what's really sad.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-12 10:09 (UTC) ()
I don't know what the polls say right now, but I know polls taken right around the start of the war revealed that a whole bunch of Americans thought that there were Iraqis on board the planes that collided with the WTC buildings.

I think that for the most part? People don't care. They're living their lives. I think that might be one of the saddest things about the US population.
Not here anymore.
dorrie6 at 2007-01-12 12:02 (UTC) ()
Speaking of Joe Lieberman. ARGH. Thanks, Connecticut voters. Thanks a lot.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-12 12:12 (UTC) ()
Joe Lieberman: Dubya lite.

i lost to a hamburger...
littlealex at 2007-01-12 15:42 (UTC) ()
Apparently we are backing Bush as well. Of course. Though, and this is terrible of me because I didn't already know, I was pleased to read that I get to vote against fucking Howard later this year! I really really hope that he doesn't get in - one thing I really like about the American system of government is that you get to kick people out after two terms. Howard has been in for TEN YEARS. I have no idea how it keeps happening.

(Also, I can't actually access the article but the title leads me to believe we are notfollowing Bush with more troops, which is only a good thing.)

Also, I failed the American history citizenship test woefully, only 6 out of 10 correct, haha! Though I always thought failing was less than 50%...

And I couldn't get the Slanguage quiz to work! I was really interested too!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-12 17:11 (UTC) ()
How often do Australians hold elections? And do you guys have no-confidence votes and all that? That's something I wish we had, because I'd like to think that Bush'd be gone if we had something like that. God knows he's done enough unpopular things, and now that our Congress is blue again...*dreams* We have impeachment, yeah, but it's not the same thing and if it hasn't happened by now, it's not likely it will.

And hmm, the quiz link works fine for me. Try c/p instead of linking? http://www.blogthings.com/whatslanguagedoyouspeakquiz/

sistermagpie at 2007-01-12 16:10 (UTC) ()
I wish someone would channel Woodward and Bernstein and get you kicked out on your arse.

It seems like this has already happened over and over, that his administration has been revealed to be criminally underhanded. It's just for some reason it doesn't matter.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-12 17:03 (UTC) ()
Maybe it's because it's a different world than it was in 1973 and people are just used to corruption everywhere? I don't think so, though, really, because there's been corruption in politics since forever.
I Am Canadian
dragonflymuse at 2007-01-13 00:38 (UTC) ()
I enjoyed Little Mosque :) I hope it does well :)

As for Dubya... well, since I don't want the Fibbies jumping on me, I'll just say that I am reconsidering moving to work in the US. Too skeery!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-13 03:07 (UTC) ()
You're thinking of moving to the US?

*takes your temperature*
ruthless1 at 2007-01-13 01:43 (UTC) ()
I want him to be impeached SO much. But then we would end up with Cheney and he scares me more than Bush. I can only comfort myself with the 26% approval rating which is an all time low. The whole responsibility thing was vomitous - yeah take responsibility because you didn't have to die for no reason.
*kicks something in frustration*
I do think that people don't respond to corruption as much as we did in the 70's. Back then, the corruption that was going on was well hidden til Nixon got caught. Now it's so out in the open that when attention is brought to it - everyone seems to ignore it. I noticed this right away when Bush came into office. I remember reading the paper and thinking to myself - why aren't people more outraged? And that was well before 9/11. I'll stop ranting in your LJ now. sigh.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-13 20:26 (UTC) ()
That's the problem with corruption. It's like violence. It's everywhere in America, so we don't even notice it anymore.
the day you left was just my beginning
patchfire at 2007-01-13 03:26 (UTC) ()
Oh, where, oh where, has my Kelly gone, oh where oh where can she be...


I found this website you'd like. And other things. Alas.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-13 03:32 (UTC) ()
I am at work. :)
mr_t00by at 2007-01-13 03:51 (UTC) ()
Oh btw, I require transportation to NH tomorrow.

Thanks :-)

I also need to do some shopping, for winter stuff and such.
newleaf31 at 2007-01-13 16:47 (UTC) ()
Dubyuh is such an utter fuckup. He's warning Malaki that Iraq's "in danger of losing the support of the American people"? WTF? That happened, like, TWO YEARS AGO, IDIOT. Iraq might lose your fanatical support, because in 730-some days your ass is getting kicked out of office, but 90% of the American people have been speaking loud and clear for some time now.

And did you just loathe love how Dubyuh led off -- second sentence of the speech -- with 9/11? Just the same old shit. Oh, how I hate that man.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-01-13 20:24 (UTC) ()
And then he's all, the Iraqis all want to get along...um, no they don't?

*has Vietnam flashback*
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