Something Wicked This Way Comes

Brilliantly stated. But, now that we know with whom we are dealing, is there any way out?

Posted by Michael Gersh at July 14, 2011 9:04 PM

" bust the joint light a match..."
So what kind of match, and which accelerant, and do we hit BOTH SIDES of Pennsylvania Avenue at the same time?
This is NOT a joke; this is now BEYOND a joke! Our previous laughter at their discomfiture will soon enough turn to future tears at their venality!
Is there a solution, other than all-destroying fire to clear these rats out?! Must we blow up the Houses of Parliament in order to eliminate the Rats and Thugs, vermin, which infest it..?
Remember, guys and gals, remember on November 5th, 2012!
There's a new Guy Fawkes in town and she's going to succeed this time!

Posted by elixelx at July 14, 2011 11:20 PM

I wrote in 2003, still true today, only worse:

Because the present-day Republicans and Democrats are both big-government activists, they have a foundational philosophy that is the same: America is a problem to be fixed, and Americans are a people to be managed.

And I wrote in October 2008,

Mark it well: next month we will go to the polls only to elect which politician gets the chance to be the first American proto-despot. The only difference between the outcomes of McCain's or Obama's presidency is how quickly they will accelerate the robbery of the people's rights, not whether they will.

Posted by Donald Sensing at July 15, 2011 6:14 AM

We need to keep them from raising the debt limit. That forces them to live within the country's means. The first one that threatens class warfare, starving people or feeding illegals gets marked for election burial.

Make it stick.

Posted by Peccable at July 15, 2011 7:02 AM

This is starting to look more like something Joel Grey would emcee. Or better yet, Alan Cumming.

Posted by Rich Fader at July 15, 2011 7:49 AM

I said at the time of the election: We're headed over a cliff. Do you want to tap the brakes (McCain) or hit the gas (Obama)?

Posted by StephenB at July 15, 2011 9:45 AM

I fear you are going to crash, and the rest of us with you. Whether you can put yourselves back togther as the old US or not remains to be seen. I wonder what Obama and co. will do in this opportunity/crisis? Declare that those who've lost their jobs are willingly on an Obama Holiday and therefore don't need benefits? Suspend elections, perhaps, on the grounds that you obviously aren't mature enough to handle power?

What frightens me most (a foreigner living in Korea) is that, should you fall, even if we escape global wars over the spoils, political democracy will turn out not to be deeply entrenched, and the old Kings will come back with different titles, robbing and raping all the way.

Posted by At the Riots at July 17, 2011 4:51 PM