Why you make me sick  

pickthisguy11 38M
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2/2/2006 8:12 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Why you make me sick

Sorry for the following post. I want to stay away from politics in my blog, but this is more about people than politics.

Did anyone else want to puke while watching the State of the Union address the other night? It wasn't because of my severe dislike for Bush, or my hatred of being lied to.

What made me mad was when he read part of a letter a soldier sent to his family from Iraq before he died. Using the death of a soldier for political gain is deplorable, especially when it was him who sent that soldier to die.

More upsetting to me than Bush using this young man's death in this manner was the actions of his family. This is why I am writing this post.

I don't care if you support Bush or not. When your son dies in Iraq, you do not use that death for political gain. The family should be ashamed of themselves. Their son may have believed in the war wholeheartedly, but that doesn't make it right to use his words to push an agenda.

I wonder what republicans would say if John Kerry had used pictures of dead soldiers, given to him by their families, in campaign ads. He would have lost in a landslide. We would still be hearing about it. I can only imagine the outrage we would all hear.

It seems strange to me that an administration that brings the bodies of dead soldiers home in the middle of the night, and doesn't allow photos to be taken off the coffins, would now prop up the dead for political gain. Wait a minute...On second thought, that doesn't surprise me at all.

My mood for this post says embarrassed, and that is how I feel. Embarrassed for the family of that soldier. I hope they regret their decision.

Side note: Did anyone notice Bush mentioned human-animal hybrids? What the fuck is that? Is somebody hard at work in a lab, trying to genetically engineer a centaur? Or how about when he called for freedom and democracy in Burma? Maybe he didn't notice that Burma changed the English name to Myanmar, in 1989. What a boob.

rm_cockmerollme 46F
1223 posts
2/2/2006 8:44 pm

Because if we don't see it, it's not happening.....unless, of course, you have a 16 year old boy in your life.

Then, in a few years, it will be happening..in the form of a draft.

Just watch.

And you get political,yo! Why not! When I'm around real live people face to face, this is what we discuss.


pickthisguy11 38M
79 posts
2/2/2006 9:17 pm

mz- I should have turned it off as well, but I just can't stop myself. It's like a car wreck, when I see Bush I just have to watch. I always want to see what he will say that will piss me off.

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