HAIL DUBYUS!

An Illustrated Guide to Mendacity and Folly in the Imperium Americanum

Well, You Didn’t Expect Me To NOT Switch Letters, Did You?

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No new articles on this, it’s just that I think this is a REALLY important issue. We have a strange outlook on things in the US. We HATE poor losers. But we LOVE POOR WINNERS. What’s a poor winner? Someone with no class, who does the brag dance, who thinks he has the right to perform the action of the REAL name of the town in the cartoon on his opponent. It’s just as bad sportsmanship as poor losing, but because we worship winners and demand winning SO much, we not only forgive the winner’s bad sportsmanship without batting an eye, we revel in it ourselves as if we had personally won the contest.

Now this behavior has been integrated into our conduct of elections. The winners of an election NOW have the right to rearrange their state’s districts to ensure not only that the winning party keeps its seats, but will gain MORE seats at the next election. True, it’s bipartisan…it means the same for a state held by one party or the other. But, where is the majority right now? The party that led us into war? That screwed the budget to favor the rich? That is turning its back on the environment because it will mean lower profits? Will it be this party that is our defacto ruling party from now on, with no hope of turning the rascals out, because they can rearrange the districting to protect themselves? This is how democracy ends…with a round of applause.

Oh, I decided to try for a TV cartoon effect in today’s cartoon…hope it worked out.

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To The Victor, The Spoils…Now With The Force Of Law

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(WashPost)Tolerating Texas Rules

Once again, the new court has taken steps contrary to the spirit of democracy. By supporting the blatantly partisan redistricting plan, they have enshrined the principle of letting the victor make off with the spoils. The 2006 election may be the most important in American history…unless balance is re-established in the legislature, one party rule will become the NEW American way…

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This Is For Shooting, This Is For Fun (Well, BOTH Are For Shooting LOL)

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(Reuters) Another ex-DeLay aide pleads guilty

(Reuters) Rep. DeLay wants pistol-packing permit back

I say, give him back the gun, with the admonition, “Do the right thing, Tom…” LOL

THIS JUST IN: DELAY RUNS AWAY!

(WashPost) DeLay to Resign From Congress: Associates Say Reelection Fears, Not Criminal Probe, Led to Republican’s Decision

Well, it’s not as good as doing the right thing >:-) but it shows what a person of Delay’s character does when confronted… “This had become a referendum on me,” he told Time in an article posted on the magazine’s Web site last night. “So it’s better for me to step aside and let it be a referendum on ideas, Republican values and what’s important for this district.” I wish this ilk would think LESS of Republican values and more about American values. And directly from his interview in TIME: “I have had hundreds of people work for me. Unfortunately, there’s three[~]one that we let go, Scanlon[~]that I don’t yet, I’ll wait until they’re found guilty. But it looks like they have violated the trust of my office…” What about OUR trust, Tommy? And later, about himself, “Everybody does some things[~]we’re all sinners.” Let me clue you in Tommy, GREED isn’t just about money–it’s about lack of charity and lust for power…and those you have in abundance…

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