the wheels are coming loose

An interesting opinion piece by Peggy Noonan for The Wall Street Journal.

Wanting to know if the wheels on America are falling off? Are they? I think so. We have a government we can’t trust. A President who’s a baffoon. An idiot. I gun-totting Texas lawman who instead of discussing and debating, draws his sidearm and yells “bring’em on.” Well, we can see where that is getting us in the Middle East.

He’s nominating people to the supreme court that are his friends. The religious groups have him in their collective pocket. And these are the same people who ridiculed Clinton for getting some head.

“9-11 was about Iraq and Saddam was behind some of it,” he says. Yes, well, most of the hijackers were from Saudi Arabia, but ok, we’ll invade Iraq. Not to make it the 51st state, just to liberate it right? Oh, yes, they’ll love us for that.

Oh, and about their constitution. The US government and others wanted the Iraqies to come up with a constitution in a matter of months. MONTHS! We declared our indepedent in 1776, but our constitution wasn’t officially signed until: 17 September 1787 and was effective 4 March 1789. More then 10 years later! Come on, give them a little more time. I know this is old, seeing how they’ve all ready voted on it, but give them some more time if there are things they don’t like. Hell, just give them ours. We’re not using it.

Getting back to the article.

“Citizens know. If we had a major terrorist event tomorrow half the country–more than half–would not trust the federal government to do what it has to do, would not trust it to tell the truth, would not trust it, period.”

I agree with her. I wouldn’t trust my government to help me. And I’m white. It took them three days to get into New Orleans. THREE FUCKING DAYS! How am I supposed to trust the government after that disaster. Oh, and when the next hurricane hit, Texas, they were ready. Oh, they were ready.

And isn’t it funny that when Katrina hit New Orleans, you have some right-wing nutzos saying it was God’s way to punishing all the sin and leudness going on in New Orleans? Well, what about Rita hitting Texas, the very home state to their choosen savior and supreme bullshiter? That didn’t seem to flow in line with the religious model now did it? How do they explain that?

Trust the government. Respect authority. They don’t respect us. Give respect to get respect.

I have an headache, so I’ll be stopping now.

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