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Saturday, February 05, 2005

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I suppose a few words are in order about the state of the union address last Wednesday. It doesn't take much to figure that I am no fan of GWB. But I have got to hand it to him, he really delivered an amazing piece of propaganda. Even for him.

Gone completely were last year's distractions: Mars and steroids. Remember that?

Back to Social Security and, gasp, homosexual marriage.

I'm not getting into the "is it broken or is it not" debate. Anything government handles will inevitably need fixing. The same is true of private industry. But the humor comes from one side getting upset that the other side has a) messed things up, or b) is trying to fix them first. Maybe I am pessimistic. Maybe I am a realist. One thing I am not is a Bush Republican. Unlike this kid's parents. Anything for a laugh, I guess.

And homosexual marriage? Well, I caught some Michael Savage the other day, (who if you are unaware of, you should try and keep it that way) and he thinks that we were hit on 9/11 on account of our "decadence" and that, fairly originally I thought, only once we have "vice police" on the streets, will they no longer threaten us. Seriously, Savage deserves to be tarred and feathered. Now that would be decadent, wouldn't it Mike?

In all honesty, the state of the union could have really been summed up in one word: screwed. If you need me to elaborate, begin here.

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