Monday, June 5

Threats to America

During World Cup, a rogue soccer ball attempts to eat some wayward panties...
tip of something tasty to Knight of Pan

There were a couple of really good blog posts last month that have stuck in my mind, re threats to America, our Constitution, our way of life, etc.:

Cernig over at Newshog has a really great post about expansion of Presidential powers under Bushco, and insists that we question our candidates and leadership about the urgent need to roll back that power when (hopefully) our party's turn comes around. Mr. Blue Gal, a staunch Libertarian, stresses that in his opinion, the story of American History is one of continuing expansion of Presidential powers caused directly by power-grabbing Chief Executives, especially during times of war. Mr. Blue Gal singles out Lincoln and Wilson as well as Bush as being particularly egregious examples. (when Mr. Blue Gal starts talking Presidential history and then uses ten dollar words like egregious it improves his chances of getting nooky. But I digress.)

Anyhow, Newshog's excellent post reminded us bloggers that we have responsibilities if, and I think when, power is handed over to the Democrats. I like to harp on that, doncha know, so I'm sending my equally excellent readers and commenters over there today to show off your sexy brains. Love on ya. xoxoxo

Speaking of sexy brains, Brainshrub wants us all to relax about our President and concentrate on the real threats to America, reminding us that the Republican Congress is on the case. (ahem.) His excellent post on banning gay married illegal Mexican immigrant flag burning is a must see, especially the picture.

Instead of blogging, I finished "Bet Me" by Jennifer Crusie yesterday. Thanks for the tip on this one, Doug. A brief synop: chubby heroine with weakness for Chicken Marsala, Krispy Kremes, Elvis Presley ballads, and ornate shoes, meets Mr. Sexy Smart Rich and Perfect. After 275 pages of comic misunderstandings mostly involving their judgmental families, they have tantric sex (thanks for the tip again, Doug) involving mild bondage and said Krispy Kremes, get married and live happily ever after. (I'm not being a lazy writer here the book really does say they live happily ever after.) Hey, I told you I was gonna read fun romantic junk this summer, and I am. I enjoyed this book, and I'll save American Taliban and Joan Didion death books for after the summer, thank you.


  1. I love Jennifer Crusie! Fun! Of course, I read all the tabloids, too - they make Crusie look like Dostoevsky! I love them cause they make my brain stop moving for a minute.

  2. One of my heroes is Eugene V. Debs, the great socialist orator. (Go figure, huh?)

    For daring to speak out against Woodrow Wilson and WWI he was prosecuted under the Sedition Act and thrown into prison.

    "They were afraid of him as if he had contracted a social disease, syphilis, or leprosy and thought it was too bad. But on account of the flag and prosperity and making the world safe for democracy, they were afraid to be with him, or to think much about him for fear they might believe him; for he said:

    While there is a lower class I am of it, while there is a criminal class I am of it, while there is a soul in prison I am not free."

    -John Dos Passos, The 42nd Parallel

    and he also said:

    I am not a labor leader. I don't want you to follow me or anyone else. If you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of this capitalist wilderness you will stay right where you are. I would not lead you into the promised land if I could, because if I could lead you in, someone else would lead you out.

    You must use your heads as well as your hands,and get yourself out of your present condition.

    His life speaks to me and IMHO, should speak to us all.

  3. So it's not just a teenage girls fantasy to find the perfect partner and live happily 'ever after' - but a never ending dream. Son of Bush & presidential power? where are the real differences between presidential power and those of the Ayatollah. Except one calls the other 'evil' they appear to be increasingly of one mind.

    You must be real spoilt for panty choice by now. Thought about opening the pantie museum in New York. With a brief note beneath each on which comment or post it 'inspired' or motivated.

  4. Never heard of Jennifer Crusie. But I do read all about Brad and Angelina at lunch during work hours.

    Hey, speaking of abuse of Presidential powers, the Pentagon & Blasty McBirdshot (thanks Alicia) want to remove the provision about humane treatment of detainees, POWs and illegal combatants from the field manual. Bush has also said he doesn't really think the Geneva Convention applies in this war on terror as applied to Al Queda and Taliban. So, they want to remove this provision from the Geneva Convention as applied to the field manual for our armed forces because if they treat prisoners humanely it makes interrogation less effective.


  5. I think I'll have to get some of those Brazil panties for mi esposa. My money's on Brazil for World Cup. US doesn't have a chance.

  6. Speaking of threats to America, our boy Judge Roy lost his primary bid yesterday! God's wrath is coming, Alabama...


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