Thursday, October 05, 2006

Can't Wait?

The goofy thing about democracy in this country is that the entire world sees our dirty laundry when we air it. The unfortunate pre-occupation with Instant Messenger-gate this week is deflecting focus from more pressing problems like domestic policies, international challenges, and the economy.

We have heard that the latest phone book for congressional aides is going to be marketed as “The Naked Pages.”

There is a grass roots organization, “World Can't Wait,” that has designated today (October 5) as one for national protest against the Bush Administration’s various policies. WWC would like nothing less than driving them out of office, and are asking you to repudiate President Bush's policies by staying home from school or work and not shopping, as well as taking part in protest marches around the country.

Great solution: do nothing.
How creative.
How productive.
World Can’t Wait? T
he group should be called “Haven’t Got a Clue.”
They don’t realize how good we have it.

Take the leadership in Iran, for example, a bulwark of reason and rationale, as well as poster-child country for progressive thinking. Their leader, whose official job title is “Supreme Leader,” Sayyid Ali Khameini, dictates all manner of advice on policies from how to drink water and how to marry to obtain citizenship in foreign countries, to proper behavior during the month of Ramadan.

Here are some pointers…

  • Only jockeys can bet on horses...
  • You need not repent of swallowing food morsels stuck in your teeth while otherwise fasting…
  • And it’s okay to drink water at night during Ramadan, so long as you are standing up.

Khameni also addresses the proper and improper ways of self gratification during their holy month…but this is a family-friendly blog, and given the news from Washington lately, there’s been more than enough coverage—and uncoverage—of that topic.

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