Saturday, October 11, 2008

Please God we survive them

The Bush presidency is coming to an end.

Unless he invokes one of those largely overlooked executive orders and declares martial law and dismisses congress and cancels elections.

You think I'm kidding.

I believe he is that power-mad.

Then there is the chance we will attack Iran. Nobody has talked about this lately. I truly believe Dick Cheney is that evil and fully capable of trying to make it happen.

While they wring their hands over "voter fraud" - an extremely rare problem - they are busy working their magic for election fraud: not the casting of a fraudulent vote by an individual but the fraudulent manipulation of the results of the election, wholesale cheating.

Of course they are capable of it and until we abolish electronic voting devices our elections remain susceptible to these problems.

You know, even if it took us a month to count paper ballots we could still have more confidence in the election results. And we know the machines are eminently hackable. So what's the rush for overnight results? It feeds news cycles but are news cycles worth casting away democracy?

Anyhow, given that I would happily dance on Bush's grave (yes, I really would), I will certainly breathe a sigh of relief and rejoice when he leaves office. I never said I was nice.

100 days, 4 hours, 11 minutes - but who's counting?
--the BB


Grandmère Mimi said...

Paul! As though I was not despairing enough. You're right. How will we get through the next 100 days?

Paul said...

The same way we get through everything, Mimi. Grace - combined with faith, hope, and love. We contribute our minuscule amounts of the last three and Godde pours out an abundance of the first.

I am not despairing. I am feeling feisty. But I am concerned about what they may try. Which is why I wanted them busy defending themselves from impeachment long ago.