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"Ye fucking gods!! Are you nuts!? Those Jesuit bastards will eat you alive!" --Hunter S. Thompson, to me, circa '93
The cowardly and corrupt bush administration, working along with the dirty allow(ie) government is coercing Iraqis to vote. The allow(ie) puppets are threatening Iraqis who don't vote that they will not get their monthly food rations.
The bush gang can do anything to reach to their goals.
I mean ANYTHING.
It is well known all over Iraq now that if you didn't go to vote, the government will cut your monthly food rations.
See also: Baghdad Burning: "People in many areas are being told that if they donít vote- Sunnis and Shia alike- the food and supply rations we are supposed to get monthly will be cut off. Weíve been getting these rations since the beginning of the nineties and for many families, itís their main source of sustenance. What sort of democracy is it when you FORCE people to go vote for someone or another they donít want?"
. . . Meanwhile, turn on the news in America, and all you hear are harpsichords--all playing the same damn tune: "Praise Bush! He has Done It! Despite all Liberal Obstacles! The World is one Democracy Brighter! Hallejuh Praise the Lord--the One True Lord--OUR LORD--and don't you forget it!"
[Please note: me and the Missus are presently in D.C. to take place in the counter-inaugurals so if you need to contact me this week please write to drmenlo -at- gmail.com (this for people who would like be a harbinger, as well). Me, I'm a bit burnt out on protests, but Pagan was especially excited to go . . . we drove around the mall earlier today and the normally open feel of the long blocks of grass connecting the Smithsonian buildings and the Capitol, etc., are all choked up with fences--lots and lots of fences. It is a disgusting feeling to be so close to the crooks and mass murderers currently crowding the halls of power--especially since they're there not by dint of 'democracy' (the word Bush uses so much it has the same effect to the ear of 'Hey, let's go down to the 7-11 and get some malt liquor!')--but because they had the foresight to build voting software and machine companies in order to implement their bloodless coup while the Democrats were happy to sit in the corner puckering their asses over a warm tub of vaseline. We brought the digital camera, natch, and will be uploading pics this Thursday nite, if all goes well . . . ]