“A Rose by any other name . . .”

If President Obama continues the search for WMD’s in Iraq, sanctions waterboarding, lets members of the Bush legal team go unpunished, continues the perpetual war in Afghanistan, dismisses any hint that civilians are being hit by the bombs, shifts prisoners from Guantanamo to a remote island in the Indian Ocean, and continues to monitor telephone calls made by citizens living in the USA, would it be accurate to call any (perish the thought!) criticism of such activity as:  “Bush-bashing”?

If (subjunctive mood) the Republicans can use the electronic voting machines to manipulate the results to whatever conclusion they desire and if (continuing in the subjunctive mood) they used that power to let Senator Obama win the election and get a majority in both the Senate and the Congress, could that have been the most clever gambit that Karl Rove ever devised?  How can Democrats call Bush a war criminal if President Obama does the same things?

The Republicans were tired of taking the heat for war crimes and so forth, so by cleverly implicating the Democrats into the process (such as briefing Nancy Pelosi?), and then handing over the executive and legislative branch to the Democrats, the Republicans could sit back and bask in the lack of attention and vitriolic umbrage from the “pro-Liberal” media.

If the Democrats are going to continue the Bush program, why settle for a pretender to the throne?  Why not get the genuine article?  If this columnist were going to give you a free car, which would you prefer:  an authentic 60’s era Ford Cobra, or a new replica?  Won’t it soon become obvious that it would be better to let the Republicans run the Republican agenda and perhaps even restore the Bush Dynasty to the White House?

If that’s what’s going to happen, that means that the disgruntled comments made by columnists who write for this site, will continue to be germane for some time to come and there will be plenty of time to (in baseball parlance) throw a “change-up” pitch or two and write some columns that aren’t obsessed with war, bailouts, and foreclosures.

Have you seen any mention of the “Isis” project which will be to develop and build an unmanned Radar blimp?  It was mentioned in Der Stern.

Will this web site need coverage of the annual summer surfing event in Malibu known as “The Call to the Wall”?

Since the Democrats are in charge, would there be an opening for a “murder critic” at Fox News?  Bring back the old fears about society being out of control and revive the old “law’ n’ order” issue by having a guy (or good looking chick) highlight the most creative, innovative, gruesome murder for that particular day in the USA.  The “Murder Critic” could comment on the most noteworthy ones and ignore the strictly routine ones committed by a husband wearing a “wife-beater” t-shirt.

Whatever happened to the story that indicated a congressional investigation into the finances of some of the famous preachers might be necessary?

Are the expensive collectables you bought (as a hedge against inflation) in the past maintaining their value?

Will Harper’s Bazaar or Vogue be doing any on-location fashion shoots at Sturgis this year?

What did Jacques Cousteau see at the bottom of Lake Tahoe?

What happened to the copies of the old “Sea Hunt” TV series?  Isn’t it time for them to be “discovered!” and issued on DVD?

Why hasn’t reality TV staged a <a href =http://hubpages.com/hub/Crush–Texas-The-Train-Crash-of-1896>train wreck</a>?  It was done over a hundred years ago in Texas. 

If time is running out for prosecuting George W. Bush, why are old men being dragged off to Europe to be tried for things they did during World War II?   Do a google news search for John Demjanjuk who was living in Cleveland and Charles Zentai who was living in Australia.

If Jeb Bush is on a listening tour, what are the folks saying to him?  Are they too polite to ask about the allegations that his brother should be tried for war crimes?  What happens at these listening tour events?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Here’s a great idea for the Obama spin team:  Why don’t we spend the next two years debating health care and then do nothing at all about it?  That should get old 44 off the hook as far as waterboarding and such is concerned.

Did the CIA brief a few strategically picked bloggers about waterboarding? 

If everything you can possibly imagine can be found on Youtube, why don’t they have the instrumental version of the theme for the old TV series “Medic” available?

Why have Willie Nelson and Mick Jagger never done a duet recording?

Didn’t Art Buchwald write a fictionalized story (for one of his copyrighted columns) and then make a fortune when someone plagiarized it for a movie?  Would anyone (this column is copyrighted, ya know) like to read a “based on a true” story column about a woman, who during WWII, was a POW who escaped and managed to get to a neutral country where she had to stay until the end of the war? 

Now, getting back to the idea that President Obama’s about-face on the release of the photos showing abuse of the prisoners at Abu Ghraib; when President Bush brushed it off, it was an outrage and the basis for a war crimes trial, but now that a president setting Democratic President wants to sweep the pictures under the rug . . . why not, eh?

Raymond Chandler wrote:  “I was wearing my powder-blue suit, with dark blue shirt, tie and display handkerchief, black brogues, black wool socks with dark blue clocks on them. I was neat, clean, shaved, and sober, and I didn’t care who knew it. I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. I was calling on four million dollars.”  (Was he going to Pasadena?)

Now, the disk jockey will (if he knows what’s good for him) will play the instrumental version of the theme from the TV series “Medic” and we will drift away.  Have a “Hey, ma, I’ll be marching in the Rosebowl Parade!” type week.

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