Listening to "Ring of Fire" on Air America this afternoon. They're telling how the 103 republicans who came into congress in 1994 under the Newt Gringrich conceived "Contract With America" pledged formally (with signed contracts) that they would resign after 12 years in office. Well the upcoming election this fall marks the completion of 103 of those 103 Republicans 12 year pledges. And how many will be violating their 12 year contract limitations to serve? Oh, only 103 of them, demonstrating once more that blood sucking does become addictive!
Sad news for probably all readers of this blog. As I began my newest book from the local library, The Weather Makers by Tim Flannery, I learned that by 2050 when massive global warming becomes obvious to every living person on Earth, save for the last surviving Bush oil industry "scientist" turned republican lobbyist still in denial of the evidence validating the ultimate decimation of all life on the planet to include his very own grandchildren and great grandkids (save for cockroaches and termites), that 70% of everyone alive now, will still be alive then!
And therein lies the really sad part, because I don't think there's anyone old enough among current readership who will be mercifully spared the folly of republican (and democratic) environmental policies that disregard the health of the ecosystem in favor of next quarter's private industry profits. That is to say, most of you will probably still be around in 2050.
And now I'm going to go check out the annual White House Correspondent's Association Dinner being broadcast live on C-Span this evening. It's that once a year event where the media and the administration--as led by George Bush--for one night all drop their collective pants in a few hours of wining, dining, and frivolity.
It's always difficult for Dada to see, i.e., a room full of distinguished guests and celebrities (to include Joseph Wilson and wife, Valerie Plame!) laughing with the man who is singularly the one most likely to bring about total global annihiliation. Fortunately, there are those White House press conferences five days a week all year long that keep me primed for this with there mini-media laugh fests.
So as I depart, for those select few who may still be reading this, I'd like to ease the thought of you surviving into the age of those horrendous environmental ravagings you may suffer at the hands of an angered Earth. Take heart. There is good news that may counteract the afforementioned sad news!
You may not have to worry about about global warming after all. If the following story has any basis in fact, many of us may find ourselves victims of the conservative "sweeping of America" before Nature gets its hands on us.
Here for your reading pleasure is just a part of an article from Bob Fitrakis from last fall.
Did Bush administration attack peace movement with military grade biological bacteria?
October 4, 2005
What do we make of the Saturday, October 1 Washington Post headline, "Poison Found in Air During Anti-War Protest�
"Washington D.C. Public Health Director Greg A. Pane posed the right question in the Post article, 'Why that day' That's what is not explained. Pane pointed that it was 'just this 24-hour period and none since.'
"The Post noted that Pane found '. . . it was puzzling that the finding was from a day when the mall was packed with people.'
"Puzzling? Indeed. Biohazard sensors detected tularemia bacteria at the mall on Saturday, September 24.
"Equally puzzling was an earlier Post report: 'Weekend protesters hit travel snags.' The article reported that Amtrak trains from New York City were turned back, cancelled or delayed from heading to the nation's capitol for the biggest peace demonstration since the Vietnam War era. Also, Metro subway cars coming into the capitol were disrupted by repairs.
"Federal officials are still pondering the death of five people on U.S. soil and scores of others who were infected with U.S. military-grade anthrax in the fall of 2001.
"The wholly implausible 'working hypothesis' put forward by Pane is that the bacteria found in rodents, rabbits and other small animals just happened to occur on the same day the trains failed to run on time and more than quarter of a million people assembled to directly challenge the Bush regime's illegal war in Iraq.
"Coincidence theorists. You gotta love 'em and their great faith in believing in the statistically improbable occurrence of events, rather than an alternative hypothesis: that friends of Bush (FOBs) planted the tularemia bacteria, just as they most likely sent anthrax to Democratic senators and the media.
"Tularemia is one of six major bacterial bioterrorism agents, according to the Sherlock Bioterrorism Library serving the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Ft. Detrick, Maryland.
"The BBC notes that tularemia is 'one of the most infectious germs known to science,' and that it 'takes just 10 microbes to bring on disease in humans.'
(The rest of the story may be read at the above mentioned link.)
But enough of this paranoiac, conspiracy bullshit. Tonight's the annual White House Correspondent's Association Dinner on C-Span. Time to go sit down with president Bush and share a few laughs! So, if for just tonight, let's drop our collective pants, let our collective hairs down and laugh along with Bush and his people who may be trying to eradicate any of us, his dissenters.