Yes, I'm still pissed.
Wait, ladies and germs. You think this 'torture deal' (can you believe we're actually considering it, that we're actually having this conversation, in America) will just make life more difficult for the brown folks rounded up in the Middle East? Heh ... gullible fools.
Wait, ladies and germs. Wait until someone in government believes an American citizen has information on a terror group. Wait until they use this 'deal' to imprison them and torture the shit out of them.
Wait, ladies and germs. Wait until we start down this road and find we've slid down the slippery slope of the 'ends justifying the means'. Wait until 'terrorist-enablers' (read: anyone who doesn't agree with this administration's ideology) are deemed eligible for torture by the party in power.
If this doesn't bother you as much as it does me, you're a complete fucking idiot. Mark my words, the passage of this 'compromise bill' will be the event historians point to when they speak of the 'death of the American Way'.
We will have become nothing more than the worst of our enemies, nothing better than a tinhorn dictatorship, placed in league with the villians of history. We will be no better than Saddam, Khaddafi, Hitler, and Stalin. And all you apathetic, gullible fools have yourselves to blame.
I'm fortunate. I have the resources to get up and leave if it gets too bad. Most of the rest of you will have to live with it. But you made your beds. You listened to Fox 'News', accepted all the drivel from the government at face value, and you voted for the Moron in Chief ... twice. You said 'all politicians are crooks and it doesn't matter who's in charge' and you left it at that.
But you made your beds. Now that you've soiled them, have fun sleeping in your own shit. No one's gonna come to clean it up because no one out there wants to. From here on out it's gonna get worse.
Thanks to Diebold and the collective stupid of the American people, 2006 will close much as 2000, 2002, and 2004 did. 2 more years of a Rethug-led Congress and Executive will probably be the coup de grace for the America we once knew, the America I once pledged my life to protect.
I'd ask you to call your reps and yell and scream over this, but it won't matter. The game is rigged, the refs have been paid off, and we're just going through the motions. I plan to be somewhere like Paris or Sydney or Stuttgart in less than a decade and I can leave sooner if I have to. How many of you can say that? Enjoy your 21st Century America; you have no one to blame but yourselves.