Monday, August 9

I just had to share

Okay, here goes (with thanks to Kathy Kozan, who forwarded this one to my wife):



How many members of the Bush administration are
required to replace the proverbial light bulb?


The Answer is SEVEN:

(1) one to deny that a light bulb needs to be
replaced;

(2) one to attack and question the patriotism of
anyone who has questions about the light bulb;

(3) one to blame the previous administration for the
need for a new light bulb;

(4) one to arrange the invasion of a country rumored
to have a secret stockpile of light bulbs;

(5) one to get together with Vice President Cheney and
figure out how to pay Halliburton Industries one
million dollars for a light bulb;

(6) one to arrange a photo-op session showing Bush
changing the light bulb while dressed in a flight
suit and wrapped in an American flag;

(7) and finally one to explain to Bush the difference
between screwing a light bulb and screwing the
country.




So, okay, it's not really funny. It's too true to be funny.


In answer to LKM, I don't really know any more about Barak Obama than anybody else; I, like most of the country, was most impressed with his keynote address at the convention. I also, again like most of the country, promptly forgot about it in the wake of a string of War On Terror announcements.

Wonder how many of those we're gonna have during the week following the Republican Convention?




Y'know, I don't WANT to be political. I don't have a position. I don't have a plan. All I have is a profound dislike for obfuscation and the politics of fear.

I hope one day to write my own work of political philosophy; I'll call it --

JEFFERSON'S OATH

"I pledge eternal enmity toward every form of tyranny over the mind of man."



Or, maybe, NIETZSCHE'S CONTENTION

"Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than any lies can be."


I guess my vote is pretty much always gonna lean toward whatever party comes closest to realizing that Questions are more useful than Answers.



Instead of a War on Terror, we should have a War on Ideology, and just shoot the asses off every kind of fundamentalist, religious or political. But that ends up being an ideology of its own, so I guess -- to be truly intellectually honest -- I'd have to start by shooting myself.


So it goes.







7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonder how many of those we're gonna have during the week following the Republican Convention?Enough to keep us too scared to vote Kerry, but not scared enough to not vote for Bush. Otherwise, what's the point? :)

Y'know, I don't WANT to be political. I don't have a position. I don't have a plan. All I have is a profound dislike for obfuscation and the politics of fear.I know the feeling -- but sometimes it's a good thing. I belong to and socialize with the smallest voting demographic in the country, and recently I and my friends have become markedly more concerned with politics. Hell, one of them even emailed everyone in her address book to remind them to vote against the recent ban on gay marriage ammendmant (which still passed, #$*@, but at least not through lack of participation). I'm not sure, but that may technically have been a polling impossibility. Just goes to show you that people don't care unless you give them something to care about, which is why I think America needs to be kicked in the ass on a regular basis. I'm convinced that most people don't give a damn unless someone high up does something to really, really piss them off. IMO, the worst thing an ambitious politician can do is fuck things up enough that people start paying attention -- because let's face it, if you've managed to screw up enough to get your fellow Americans to actually pay attention to politics, then the plan has gone horribly south indeed.

Anonymous said...

Wonder how many of those we're gonna have during the week following the Republican Convention?Enough to keep us too scared to vote Kerry, but not scared enough to not vote for Bush. Otherwise, what's the point? :)

Y'know, I don't WANT to be political. I don't have a position. I don't have a plan. All I have is a profound dislike for obfuscation and the politics of fear.I know the feeling -- but sometimes it's a good thing. I belong to and socialize with the smallest voting demographic in the country, and recently I and my friends have become markedly more concerned with politics. Hell, one of them even emailed everyone in her address book to remind them to vote against the recent ban on gay marriage ammendmant (which still passed, #$*@, but at least not through lack of participation). I'm not sure, but that may technically have been a polling impossibility. Just goes to show you that people don't care unless you give them something to care about, which is why I think America needs to be kicked in the ass on a regular basis. I'm convinced that most people don't give a damn unless someone high up does something to really, really piss them off. IMO, the worst thing an ambitious politician can do is fuck things up enough that people start paying attention -- because let's face it, if you've managed to screw up enough to get your fellow Americans to actually pay attention to politics, then the plan has gone horribly south indeed. --LKM

Anonymous said...

Well, screw me! Matt's got a blog, f' crissakes!

I just pre-ordered 10 copies of your book on Amazon.com, bro'.

Love...T.

MWS said...

Why, thankya kindly. Again. As usual.

Shawn Scarber said...

I think government should be a reality show on fox, and officials should slowly get voted out of power. And when the last man or woman thinks they've won, we'll give them a check for a million euros and send them to some country that likes having looters tell them what to do.

Then it's time for my favorite chant, "Chaos, chaos, rah, rah, rah! Chaos, chaos, rah, rah, rah!"

Jello said...

It strikes me that all the posturing of the political parties, viewed from a distance, might seem absurd and hilarious when you look at it.

Then you realize that it's really happening here. :-|

Anonymous said...

I'm only as political as circumstances make me. In this case I want Bush *gone*, ousted, out, sianara, etc. So I'm more political than I have ever been in my life, I'm thinking.

Anyway, I consider myself and independent. With a lower case I. Because I vote the way I feel is right, not along any party lines. Mind you, it doesn't always mean I'm right. And I definately didn't vote for the moron in office, but oh well.

Just thought I'd pop by, say hi, tell you I agree with you and leave again ;)

ciao!
Jenn