Sunday, October 29, 2006

Be very careful prizing that bottle out of his hand.

One excellent political rule the US have that the UK doesn't is that a President can only sit for two terms, whereas in the UK the Prime Minister can rule for as long as they want (or before the people or their own party throw them out, see Margaret Thatcher).

In the current state we are all in, regardless of national boundary, whether that be the US, UK, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, or the Middle East we are all effected by the rule that the US government is bounded by. That means the current President and his effect on everything, EVERYTHING, don't be thinking that just because you don't live in the US you aren't effected by it. The US is, at the moment, the World's only true Super-Power, it has airbases in almost every country it has ever had military action in, it's oil comes, mostly from the Middle East, it's clothes come mostly from Asia.

If America sneezes, we all catch a cold in a sense.

Thats why the 4th November 2008 is such an important date, that's when Bush's employment contract runs out. It would be easy to assume that because he has limited time left the Bush Administration's power is ebbing away, true there is a decent chance he will loose control of the Senate. At the same time, public support for an unwinable war (sorry, he won that didn't he? I saw the banner 'mission accomplished', silly me), constant scandals and a general suspicion of US foreign policy abroad makes it seem that Bush is on a downward stretch.

Or is he?

Think about it, 2 years left in office, what would you do before your time was up? He no longer needs to worry about opinion polls as he can't be re-elected, so, just get your head down and charge!

Imagine this, a drunk in a liquor store, the owner's called the police, they're on their way, what's the guy going to do? He know's the cops will grab him and he has no chance of getting away, the owner is safely behind the counter, keeping a safe distance. The drunk does the only thing he knows what to do, grabs and opens and drinks as many and as much as he can before the officers charge through the door.

The question is, will he go quietly into the goodnight and (maybe this is a real big stretch, but I live in hope) atone for some of the questionable actions, or rage, rage againest the dying of the light?

We all have a responsibility to make sure the two years he has left are two in which the people, for who Bush is meant to serve, tell their leader exactly what they want him to do.

It can't be the other way round, its a democracy.

For anyone who's interested, look the word up on Wikipedia. And for anyone reading this from Iraq, 'democracy' is that thing we promised we'd bring with us along with the tanks and hummers. Somehow it got lost in the mail.

Maybe the democracy is in the same place as the Weapons Of Mass Destruction.

The War On Water, its not as good for you as you think!


Following the alleged plot to blow up transatlantic airliners with liquid explosives disguised in soft drinks a new and unlikely front has opened in this war. The War On Drink.
A colour coded system for dealing with potentially dangerous beverage situations has been poured out.

At one end of the range of deadly drinks is the hot/unstable category which includes anything hot with foam from Starbucks. Although the liquid itself is not dangerous, the temperature of the drink makes it unstable for a short-space of time. As a precautionary measure, all Starbucks are being fitted with anti-spillage concrete blocks to be placed in the vicinity of all outlets. The government says the effectivness of Starbucks manufactured lids for the cups is unproved and could fail at a critical point and has advised patrons that they use these at their own risk.

The Department Of Homeland Security has made it clear that the War On Drink should not be confused with a similar War On Drink waged many decades ago. That War involved just one person; current President Bush. Although that War had a successful outcome, its cousin, the War On Drugs caused too much permanent damaged to be declared won.

In short, if we have to declare that sheep are a potential terrorist weapon to keep you scared, be assured; we WILL take them out!

Be afraid, be very afraid, WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE, but first we'll tap your phone and read your email.
Cost of the War in Iraq
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