Monday :: Mar 8, 2004

Halleluja! Help From An Unexpected Quarter

by pessimist

There is hope! Check this article out:

Democracy Took the Day Off

Author and Gospel singer Bob Miller (, a registered Republican shocked his fellow song writers at their annual conference this week with his most unexpected political opinions. Miller said, "With the backbone of the Democratic Party, William Jefferson Clinton, out of the way and the Bush Storm Troopers in place, democracy took the day off. Then this war-for-profit crew moved forward with their plans as if world opinions were irrelevant."

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse, as Miller continued, "Now that the moment of glory has passed and the long years of blood, sweat and tears are upon us, they will yet again -- according to plan -- take their spoils and move on, leaving the rest of us to bury the dead and balance the checkbook."

After taking a drink (presumably of water) Miller said, "Think about it ... $30 million dollars and instant naturalization given to an Arab who provided the whereabouts of Saddam's sons in order that Bush, Blair and the major armed forces of the world could at least find someone or something, if not WMD.

"I am grateful for the many invitations to join the Democratic Party, but I'll stick it out here. I mean, how could it possibly get any worse than having the second most hated man to live in the last 200 years as your candidate?"

There were no hecklers, but then most everyone appeared speechless except Miller, "I'm not campaigning against a fellow Republican. The truth is, Bush does not represent the Republican Party or any other party for that matter. He represents the Bush dynasty. Is it not bad enough that another four years of his dictatorship will produce yet more unemployed, homeless and demoralized Americans?

"Can we also risk having to cope with his uncontrollable ego? The leadership of this father and son team can be critiqued using a term that epitomizes their presidencies: Collateral Damage. Clearly, America's integrity and economy fall into this category when they clash with the prosperity of Bush and his accomplices."

Mr. Miller followed this up with a gospel song.

Miller authored "Conversations with God" (Vanquish Publications), served as a pilot in Vietnam, and challenged Richard Shelby for a U.S. Senate seat in 1992.

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Amen! [Choice of Deity] be praised!

Strong words, indeed! I can't wait to hear the Hallalujah Corus of Limbaugh, Hannity, O'Riley, et al, try to spin this one!

Spread the word on this story, for it clearly shows that the Religious Right is NOT the unified bloc of Bush support that we feared it was, and just maybe other religious congregations who aren't so sure about the Bush Evil Empire and their plans for the world's future will live up to their religious beliefs and stand up and be counted.

We need these people to join us in our fight to rid the world of the First Pharisee, his Crusade For Crude, and the evil multinational corporate bastards who pay him.

In the immortal words of Howard Beale from the movie Network :

"I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad... Everybody's out of work, or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel's worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter, punks are running wild in the street, and there's nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there's no end to it."

"All I know is, you've got to get mad! You've got to say, 'I'm a human being, goddamn it! My life has value!'"


"I want you to get mad. I don't want you to protest, I don't want you to riot, I don't want you to write to your congressman, because I wouldn't know what to tell you to write. I don't know what to do about the depression, the inflation, the [terrorists], or the crime in the streets. All I know is that first...You've got to get mad!"

As C3P0 might have put it: "Thank the Maker for Paddy Chayefsky!"

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