The recent debate over the Iraq war and the Democrats' push for a withdrawal timetable has made it perfectly clear that George Bush and Dick Cheney are dangerous and delusional, repeatedly defiling the Constitution and ignoring the will of the people. To bolster the Busheviks' reckless war policies Cheney, aka Dr. Evil, tried this week to engage Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV) in a pissing contest, but the feisty Democrat fired off the perfect opening and closing salvo: "I’m not going to get into a name-calling match with somebody who has a 9 percent approval rating." Bravo, baby, bravo. It's time to bring down the House of Bush. The Bushevik Monarchy must come to an end.
Back in November the American people sent a loud, overwhelming message to Washington that it disagreed with the Monarchy's foreign policy strategy and that it wanted an end to the war. It kicked Republicans out of office and handed control of Congress to Democrats. Since then, support for the war has dwindled to a small minority of kool-aid drinking Repugs. But does any of this matter to King George and his faithful Court Jester Cheney? Not a chance. They so arrogantly and defiantly march on in Iraq, slandering and maligning anyone or anything that gets in their way. Cheney accuses of Reid of "defeatism" for his recent comments that "the war is lost" but the simple fact is that Reid's statement resonates with a majority of Americans....as well as the facts on the ground.
Message to Bush and Cheney: America is not a Monarchy, and George Bush is not King. They've created this war under false pretenses, and have subsequently botched it on every imaginable level since day-one. They refuse to accept responsibility for the debacle that exists there now, and they ruthlessly attack the patriotism of anyone who dares come out against this military disaster. It's the Busheviks who are the unpatriotic ones. They're nothing but a vicious pack of self-serving, power-hungry draft-dodging cowards who are using the uniforms and bodies of our brave soldiers to prop up their own lack of real testosterone. I still find it mind-blowing that a battle-fearing wimp like Cheney can, on any conceivable level, attempt to smear a true war hero, patriot and military expert like Rep. John Murtha. But alas he will try, and keep trying. Because that's what these cowards do in their quest to hold onto their precious Monarchy.
The Busheviks shamelessly defend their exploitation of our men and women in the military by saying that we on the left who don't support the war therefore do not support the troops. This is irresponsible and reprehensible political rhetoric. The Busheviks and the GOP prides itself on its military prowess, and its support for, and of, our soldiers. Well, what about sending troops to die four years ago in an unjust war? What about failing to properly arm and equip them? What about increasing their tours of duty to 1 1/2 years? What about the outrageous health violations and living conditions at Walter Reade Hospital? What about the lies and cover ups involving Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch? What about the consistent cutbacks of veterans' benefits? You call this support?
The war is lost and the Monarchy needs to accept that and stop blaming everyone but itself for it. How many soldiers have to die before we bring this conflict to an end? How many years must pass before, like Vietnam, we throw our collective hands up in defeat and say it's time to bring our brave troops home? How long must we as a nation endure the desperate, delusional rein of Bush and Cheney before we can get back on course to being the greatest nation on Earth?
On Tuesday Ohio Congressman and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich introduced articles of impeachment against Cheney. This came ahead of a series of protests planned for this weekend calling for the impeachment of both Deadeye Dick and King George. Let's just hope this is just the start of something much bigger.
On another subject......we could use your help at The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated in my wife's honor to help carry out her spirit and passion, with the goal of assisting women filmmakers. As you may know, Adrienne was brutally killed in NYC on November 1, 2006. Through the Foundation, her commitment to filmmaking lives on. We've finalized a scholarship with NYU's Tisch School of the Arts/Kanbar Institute of Film; and grants with Columbia University, American Film Institute, NY Women in Film and Television, the Independent Feature Project, and the Nantucket Film Festival. Other initiatives will follow. Please visit our website to learn more about our mission and to make a donation. Every little contribution helps preserve Adrienne's legacy, and to help create something positive out of this horrible tragedy. Thank you.
Adrienne's film "Waitress" will hit theatres May 2nd. Early reviews have been terrific. A link to the trailer is below. Enjoy.