Thursday, November 15, 2007

Ironic to say the least

Musharraf says he can’t have fair and open elections unless he keeps Pakistan under Martial Law. He said, “The emergency is to ensure elections go in an undisturbed manner.”
(quote source)

So you jail everyone who disagrees with you and prohibit campaigning and the result is a fair election? How many things are wrong with that picture?

Meanwhile our government is spending time and money tapping all your mundane phone calls and at the same time one of their own is tapping into the secret information of the CIA and FBI on behalf of Hezbollah.
(article source)

It is indeed a strange world we live in today.


Blogger fallenmonk said...

George Orwell would be proud. Very strange days. I wouldn't have imagined that we would be in this situation 10 years ago. We were at peace. We were prosperous with budget surpluses. People were positive and you could look forward to better times.

November 15, 2007 3:43 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

And will Bush install Martial Law to make sure there are "fair elections" here next year?

November 15, 2007 4:08 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

I really don't think anyone here realizes what a sick, disturbing affront on Christian morality and wordly ethics that blowjob truly was! If that never happened, we wouldn't have had 9/11 and 4000 dead American soldiers and hundreds of thousands of dead Iraqis and budget deficits and a widening gap between rich and poor and domestic spying and treason! Oh, the pain, the pain of it all! What's your favorite flavor of Kool-Aid?

- love, every wingnut in America.

November 15, 2007 4:55 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...

Martial Law (arent I the stickler)

I agree --- and dont you love the hypocrisy and balancing act of supporting democracy in Iraq but also supporting Musharraf in Pakistan.......

but the wingnazis dont care --- it is ALL about how we need to control everything.

November 15, 2007 5:03 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

it's coming here

dissent, it's the only patriotic response.

November 15, 2007 5:23 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

yes, i think it may well come.

November 15, 2007 6:45 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

Martial law to ensure a fair election. There's a thought.

Does he actually think people believe that? What planet is he living on?

November 15, 2007 6:50 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

As much as I believe that Bush would love to declare martial law and prance around in some tight uniform acting tough and manly, I just don't think he could get away with it. I suspect there are a lot of people in the armed service who would like to kick his stupid smarmy ass, if given a chance.

November 15, 2007 7:41 AM  
Blogger annie said...

as the much-more-mainstream-than-i husband of my friend in seattle said, regarding martial law: "if he declares martial law, people really WILL take to the streets and revolt."
and i believe him. i know i will, for sure. it's gotten so out of control...why did we allow it to happen? that is my burning question.

November 15, 2007 8:14 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

I'm sure if Bush instills Martial Law it will have a catchy name like, "Secure American Election Law" or something equally as lame.

In the meantime, the US is supporting the Pakistani army with billions of dollars to make sure those lawyers, judges, and other "dissidents" are rounded up and kept in jail.

November 15, 2007 8:41 AM  
Anonymous fairlane said...

"Operation American Freedom"

I'd like to kick Orwell in the balls for giving these assholes the idea.

Power for the sake of power.

November 15, 2007 8:59 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

I think what is really sick about this is that our administration seems to think of us, the American people, as just as much of a threat as the terrorists. The administration doesn't like us. Within us, there is too much potential for mass disagreement with their policies. I am certain that they feel we really do need to be suppressed, contained, limited in regard to our rights.

If Bush succeeds in declaring martial law and if he does end up prancing around in a tight-fitting military uniform, I would have to predict he would be either dead or removed from office in a very short time.

On a much lighter subject, please come to my weblog for updates on our fantastic, heartbreakingly cute kitties. Cheers!!

November 15, 2007 9:55 AM  
Blogger Darwin's Dagger said...

They may not say it publicly, but the military is probably as sick of the Bush Administration as the rest of us. They'd never support martial law in this country.

November 15, 2007 12:44 PM  
Blogger mommanator said...

strange indeed and much much more!

November 15, 2007 12:55 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

Maybe Bush can lend Musharraf some ballot boxes. ;-)

November 15, 2007 2:15 PM  
Blogger Human said...

We need to pick better Dictators.
Or at least hold those responsible for helping to install them.


November 15, 2007 2:33 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

We won't take to the streets in revolt if we think we are going to be killed or maimed for life. If "they" strong arm us...and it happened yesterday in Olympia's just around the corner. The cops love to kick ass anytime they possibly can...and the military here is just waiting in the wings. No...the American public won't risk life and limb for all out police state actions. Controlling crowds has already been done by Georgie and studied to the ninth degree of perfectionism. We are screwed.

November 15, 2007 3:59 PM  
Blogger annie said...

sumo? it's getting to the critical point-in-time when i can honestly say that i WOULD take to the streets, no matter the consequence. enough is enough. i was in seattle when the olympia thing happened. and you are right, they went after those protesters with reckless abandon. sick.

November 15, 2007 5:19 PM  
Anonymous swampcracker said...

From fallenmonk: George Orwell would be proud.

So would Franz Kakfka

November 15, 2007 9:00 PM  

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