I am headed out to the plumbing contractor supply house so I will have to let others rant for me this morning, just so's you fine people can have your fix of daily snark and outrage.
In this first one, several folks point out that we founded this country to hold certain ideals higher than our own personal self interests. We care about other people not just the rich ones and the lackeys that serve them. We have principles...or did until recently:
America is a nation of losers. It’s the best thing about us.
We are the dregs, what the rest of the world barfed up and threw on our
shores...We are, in fact, a nation of refugees, who despite the bastards in
white sheets and the know-nothings in Congress, have held open the Golden Door
to a dark planet. We are not imperialists and that’s why Bush lies and
Cheney lies and, yes, the Clintons lie. ... Greg Palast
John Edwards and Elizabeth have called on us to get off our keesters and stop
feeling sorry for ourselves. They believe what the great prairie scholar
Patricia Limerick does, "In order to bring out the best in the American people,
you have to believe that they have the best in them." And the Edwards
Today's must read...All of it!
So the Bush regime went to fight "terrer" in the wrong country and did it so badly that the world has turned against America in the process. Bush replaced "Corroded and corrupt" with "corroded, corrupt, inefficient and incompetent".
"Incompetent" is probably the most obvious failure of the Bush regime as a whole.
Terri pointed this one out:
NEW YORK (AP) -- In a rueful reflection on what might have been, an Iraqi government insider details in 500 pages the U.S. occupation's "shocking" mismanagement of his country - a performance so bad, he writes, that by 2007 Iraqis had "turned their backs on their would-be liberators."
"The corroded and corrupt state of Saddam was replaced by the
corroded, inefficient, incompetent and corrupt state of the new order,"
Lamar doesn't like billboards anymore than he likes windmills.