Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Party will be Delayed

First we hear that Congress set aside twenty million dollars for the “end of war” party. Well thank goodness we have that kind of money to spare for something like that. Wouldn’t want the war to end and not have sufficient funds for a celebration, would we?

I know that has been on my mind since this war started. I kept wondering how will we celebrate the end of it? We’ll need a cake of course and balloons too. Cocktails and soft drinks. Hey, how about a band?

Now it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer to throw the party because we have had to stand down up to seven hundred Iraqi policemen because they may be linked to death squads. Which of course means that American troops will have to stand up for them and take on their duties.

Party hats are put on hold for now.

41 Comments:

Blogger colorado bob said...

On 9/17 my Iraq War Fatalities Widget read : 2,683
This morning it's reading : 2,736

October 05, 2006 5:58 AM  
Blogger Karen McL said...

Considering the absurd "We are Winning the War On Terror, and Victory will be ours" remarks that fall like confetti out their mouths...I thought the party was already under way - and I was only Fashionably Late!

*snark*

October 05, 2006 6:23 AM  
Blogger JM said...

Straight-jackets seem like an appropriate attire, given the insanity of the situation.

October 05, 2006 6:35 AM  
Blogger Walt said...

Just so long as there no clowns. Clowns scare me (not unlike the reaction I get seeing Bush and Cheney, et.al.).

October 05, 2006 6:39 AM  
Blogger researcher said...

Bush has assured us , "when the final history is written on Iraq, it will look like just a comma ".
The only thing following this comma is a KA-BOOM, carnage, blood, death... party cancelled.

October 05, 2006 6:45 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Party my ass. We're increasing troop levels and fatalities are on the rise - 21 since Saturday as of last night(which you noted in the prior post). The stoopid bastards should watch CNN, read the Times or do something to get info about the war instead of listening to the moron in the Chimp suit's election year lies about how well the war is going.

October 05, 2006 6:52 AM  
Blogger Rainbow Demon said...

I was so counting on the parade...

The comma [,] means thousands dead, I think...

Peace,
=RD=

October 05, 2006 6:53 AM  
Anonymous Targa said...

Bummer... and I just bought a new outfit for the occasion.

October 05, 2006 6:56 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

Sigh, all tomorrows parties...

October 05, 2006 7:18 AM  
Blogger BBC said...

Twenty million? For what? In this system that is a drop in the hat, and most of it will disapear into the pockets of the rich. What a joke, I would laugh but it's too absurd.

October 05, 2006 7:32 AM  
Blogger Mimus Pauly said...

Many years ago, I played Dungeons & Dragons once a week with a bunch of friends and people I barely knew. Someone would have his character use an illusion spell of some kind to walk through a stone wall. He needed a roll of at least 17 on three six-sided dice to do it -- obviously very bad odds. That didn't stop him from rolling again and again until his character collapsed from the self-inflicted pain of walking into a stone wall repeatedly. The dungeon master made fun of him by thrusting his head forward and yelling, "Bang! 'It's not there!' Bang! 'It's not there!' Bang! 'It's not there!'" Freakin' hysterical!

Okay, so maybe you had to be there to really appreciate it.

My point is, the Bush administration (and almost all of the GOP) is doing precisely that when dealing with the civil war in Iraq. Only this time, I can't see the humor in it...

October 05, 2006 8:35 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

What shall i wear to the party? Hey, pissed off patricia, did you used to blog at blondesense?
Nice blog you have here by the way.

October 05, 2006 9:59 AM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

You ARE the infamous P.O.P! Adding you to my blogroll. Love your stuff.

October 05, 2006 10:04 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

how typical to plan the victory party while the war keeps getting worse. i guess they figure if they have a grand enough parade the fact that we're getting our asses handed to us and our children (not theirs) are still dying. you'd have thought that they might have figured out that hanging the banner doesn't accomplish the mission....i'm off to visit mumsie....stay tuned for the contest results on saturday (it's turning out to be a lot of fun. so much fun that i'm already planning one for december but the prize is a dozen chocolate truffles)

October 05, 2006 10:06 AM  
Blogger azgoddess said...

OMG - r u serious??

this is just too much...

but baby bush will do anything to have a party...

you know we should invite him to his
'getting kicked out of office' party...

October 05, 2006 10:44 AM  
Blogger Turtle Guy said...

War is so inconvenient.

October 05, 2006 11:04 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

I didn't get an invitation, did you?

October 05, 2006 11:19 AM  
Blogger Sammi2u said...

I have been waiting on my invitation since I heard "mission accomplished".....

October 05, 2006 11:28 AM  
Blogger Ole Blue The Heretic said...

Bad enough I ate Taco Bell, but after reading about the party, I am really sick.

Mission accomplished, congress is full of a** hats, and the white house is full of a** holes.

October 05, 2006 11:44 AM  
Blogger L>T said...

War is such a horrible tragedy. How could any one celebrate even if they win?

October 05, 2006 12:10 PM  
Blogger JBlue said...

DAMN, and I had just the perfect outfit selected! Oh, well, I guess I can wear it to the post-election party, hey?

October 05, 2006 1:23 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

I guess I'll keep my new dancing shoes in their box.

I bet 20 mil could buy a lot of body armour for our troops.

ASSHATS!!

October 05, 2006 2:40 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

I just realized why Bush doesn't want to leave Iraq! He knows there's a victory celebration planned, would kind of ring hollow if there wasn't some kind of victory. Maybe he should just lie about winning there and call it even.

October 05, 2006 3:32 PM  
Blogger The Beltway B@stard said...

20 million huh - well, they do need a cherry to top thta mountain of shit on the hill.

October 05, 2006 4:36 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Well I for one am NOT taking back my Mission Accomplished sash and tiara for the party... screw you guys... the rhinestones on that tiara will simply sparkle like the dickens against the blood covered streets of Baghdad.

October 05, 2006 4:44 PM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

Dancin the night wayyyyyayayay. My entire ensemble is still anxiously awaiting the celebration, with mission accomplished thong underwear.....and other assorted accesories. Party on Garth!

October 05, 2006 5:13 PM  
Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

This is a very nice place....looking forward to seeing more of you people, but my designated driver says that I have to go. Ssee yya sshooon!

October 05, 2006 5:19 PM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

Party? That sounds about right for the Repubs, celebrating and unwinable war unless they count leaving a country in complete destruction and full of dead bodies up to the eyeballs a success. Wonder if they will have party games - Ring around the torture, anyone?

October 05, 2006 6:38 PM  
Blogger Anon-Paranoid said...

How about Spin the Detainee? Where ever he lands that person gets to torture him.

What a bunch of Sh*theads.

God Bless.

October 05, 2006 7:31 PM  
Blogger abi said...

What kind of a party can you throw for a measly $20 million these days? The cost of Bush's 9 inaugural balls in 2005 was $40 million. That's a lot of balls.

October 05, 2006 7:41 PM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

These guys better save that 20 mil for something serious like lawyering up if the Dems get any kind of control in Congress. First we try them on the crimes against the Constitution (illegal wiretapping, violations of the Genva Conventions, fraud, etc.) and then we turn them over the World Court for war crimes.

October 05, 2006 9:22 PM  
Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

20 million??

And not one martini for me, I bet;)

October 06, 2006 12:10 AM  
Blogger sumo said...

It's stuff like this that makes a person want to strap on grenades and lob a few at DC...so we can start over again...and just end this damn madness...and spend our lives making it up to the poor Iraqi people that our leaders have f--ked.

October 06, 2006 1:28 AM  
Blogger Aarlene said...

yeah, what Pam said. $20 Million spent on , oh REALLY supporting the troops just might enable more of them to come back TO celebrate.
Or that could go for more of the Flat Daddies and Mommies. and Sons and Daughters. and Brothers and Sisters.

October 06, 2006 1:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an appropriate link for this post, I think:

Go to Sully's blog and check out the photo....

What a nightmare.........

- oddjob

October 06, 2006 10:33 AM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

How much of that 20 mil goes to nice white stuff to shove up Shrubbie's nose?

October 06, 2006 2:14 PM  
Blogger Citisucks said...

The war will not be over until idiot america stops supporting the corporate terrorists. The war on dissent, the poor (formerly known as the middle class), and non-white people will continue until be put a stop to it.

October 06, 2006 4:32 PM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

I'm not going to any party where Toby Keith will probably be the house band. It's the Dixie Chicks or nothing. I think the Shock and Awe (or "Shock'n Y'all", as Toby put it) has ended up being a big shocker for Americans.

October 06, 2006 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Paris said...

Hi everybody just to let you know I bought the undeniable liberial the thong underwear

October 06, 2006 11:09 PM  
Blogger Pursey Tuttweiler said...

I think in keeping with this creepy repug spirit, the party must go on. I want ticker tape parades, floats, cheering, the whole nine yards. What kind of dumbass fascists are these anyway? Don't they know the ticker tape parade would be a very successful propaganda tool? Someone over there is getting way to lazy on the PR end of things. F--- them, I want some new fascists in charge.

October 07, 2006 8:42 AM  
Blogger Rainbow Demon said...

Just stopped in to say Hi, POP...
I see everything's in order as usual.

Love & Peace,
=RD=

p.s. I think some Gulf Coasters could use that $20 million a little more wisely... then we could have the party in NOLA!

October 07, 2006 9:03 AM  

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