Monday, May 01, 2006

Does this mean we get to buy CCCP jerseys now?

Here was what was going to be my dyspeptic post of the day:
Hey, it's May 1! What better day to just up and decree that today we
must proclaim our love for our contry. Man, who else used to do that

I hope everyone who voted for George W. Bush is happy.

Then I found out that, despite what Wonkette implies by heaping sarcastic praise on Tony Snow, Loyalty Day appears to have been around since the 1930's. Who knew?

This doesn't make Bush any less of a despot. Under a president who respected the rule of law, Loyalty Day would be a curiosity, a reminder of worse times. Under this one, it totally seems like some sort of Rovian fever dream cooked up to supplement the pre-emptive wars, fear-mongering and presidential power grabs that have tainted our country for the past five years.

Yes, it's still our country. When do we get it back?

Apropos of almost nothing, remember when the media could get outraged about stuff? Like, say vandalized keyboards?

1 comment:

CrimeNotes said...

I just ordered some CCCP T-shirts. They complement my "Greetings Fat Tourists" hotpants quite nicely.