BETWEEN IRAQ AND A HARRIED PLACE
The purpose of my blog is “Stories and insight in the world of showbiz and beyond.” If you will bear with me on this one particular posting, I would like to delve a little further into the “beyond” category.
A couple of mornings ago, I was listening to a radio talk show host who was discussing how he felt about celebrities expressing their opinions about the war in Iraq. For the 4,345,567th time, this particular host really pissed me off. Why do I keep listening? The truth is out. I like to yell at my radio.
This radio host (you all know who he is) stated, with a hint of hissing sarcasm, that celebrities should keep their political opinions to themselves because, “they don’t know what the hell they are talking about.” He seemed to forget that he is no more than a radio talk-show celebrity himself; yet, he just keeps on talking the talk.
Regardless of what Mr. Talk-show host says, I, a charter member and Head Cheese of the World-Wide Celebrity Mouse Clique, hereby offer my opinion in this WAR of words. I offer this with absolutely no doubt in my mind that I know what the hell I am talking about.
The Iraq war has been going on longer than World War II and we are still trying to secure the beach. Wouldn’t you think that we would at least be in Paris by now?
Most of us admit that we are in Iraq because of a lot of really bad decisions. Unfortunately, the cat is already out of the bag, the horse is out of the barn, and Pandora has stepped out of her box. We just can’t put everything back by packing up and leaving; At least not without a good plan. And, heaven forbid, we cannot … CANNOT … choose anyone close to the same leaders who botched the first plan to make the new plan.
In a well run business, if the big boss makes enough mistakes, the owners not only toss out this person, but anyone who had anything to do with his or her mistakes. Unfortunately, our constitution is kind of murky on how we can make any quick changes. By the time any of this type of action passes through the courts, Election Day will already be here.
However, it isn’t too late to start making your voting list titled:
Just about every republican now in power is on my list. Not that they are all bad guys, but, damn, we don’t want any of them back. There were a lot of nice guys on the Titanic crew, but would you want them at the helm of your next pleasure cruise vacation? It’s time for a crew change.
In “Pirates of the Caribbean,” the term “walk the plank” refers to a form of punishment where the bad guy is forced to walk off the end of a plank and drop into the sea.
In politics, the term "walk the plank" refers to a situation where leaders of a political party force rank-and-file members to make a potentially career-ending vote for the sake of party unity and passage of priority legislation.
The republican plank today is just a continuation of talking the same old talk and walking the same old walk and they’ve been walking on their plank long enough.