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A Stain on the Country is Worse than a Stain on a Blue Dress

There are two things you don’t discuss in polite society, and one of them is politics. The other is sex, I think. Not really being a member of polite society, I’m not sure. So I think I’ll try to cover them both in this post.

Anyone paying attention last decade will remember that we started with a Bush in the White House, a huge recession, and the US bombing the hell out of Iraq.

In the middle there was Clinton, who was well liked and did some good things. Then he stuck a cigar in an intern and everything went to hell. The whole country wasted a huge amount of time and energy discussing the word “impeachment.”

Now we have Bush part two. Third verse, same as the first: recession, unemployment, and bombing Iraq. The Bush family really needs to get some new lines.

Speaking of lines, it turns out that Bush and team’s reasons for going to war are now falling apart. There are no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, aside from the ones we dropped. No nukes. No gas. No Saddam, either.

So there we have it. Clinton lied about sex, Bush lied about bombs. The difference? In the Bush version, over 6,000 people died. In the Clinton version, there was only a petit mort. So you tell me: Which man is unfit to lead?

Let’s stop this nonsense. Get the truth, and get Bush out.

We now return to our normal, polite posting schedule.


PS – I hate the fact that I have to add this, but here goes: These are my opinions. If you don’t agree, that’s okay. Post your opinions on your site. Write a letter to your local paper. Flyer your neighborhood. Whatever.

Just don’t come complaining to me. Because, really, you’re not going to change my mind, and I’m not going to change yours. I’m venting here because, basically, it’s my site, so I get to. Lucky me!

The only contest that matters is coming in 2004, and we all get one vote each. So let’s just put ’em all down and then see who we call boss. Cool? Thanks.


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