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Guess that’s why they call it FUBAR

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November 19, 2007

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, the Democratic Presidential hopeful who sees flying saucers, says an Army training school blamed for human rights abuses in Latin America is something we should expect from an administration that gave us Iraq and is now planning to do the same in Iran.

Kucinich, who was known as “Dennis the Menace” while serving as mayor of Cleveland (where voters tried to recall him) is a shoot-from-the-lip kind of politician.

But that doesn’t make him wrong. The latest scandal surrounding yet another debacle from the failed Bush administration illustrates why the military has an acronym for such operations: FUBAR (which stands for “Fucked Up Beyond All Repair). Some branches say “beyond all recognition” but the point is the same.

Kucinich Protests Army Training School – COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich said Sunday the thinking that went into producing an Army school blamed for human rights abuses in Latin America was the same that led the U.S. to war in Iraq and could cause it to raid Iran…. [Political news from The Associated Press]

5 Responses to Guess that’s why they call it FUBAR

  1. douin

    November 20, 2007 at 1:34 pm

    Bat,
    I do recognize the problem, but if there is another approach to this situation I am open to suggestions..as are most of the disgusted voters in this country. Doing the same old thing will only produce more of the same..stalemate and stagnation. It is a toss-up as to which is the lesser of two evils with the Two-party System we have now…the Democrats or the Republicans.

    The way I see it is for Dennis Kucinich and/or Ron Paul to form a Third Party today, so as to give the people a clear choice. Otherwise, it is a certainty we will only end up with more of the same do-nothing Congress that we have today. We need to do away with only thinking in terms of Democrat or Republican. There is life in other Parties, but we must wean ourselves off the teat of conformity.

    All it would take is for Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul to come to terms that neither of them have a chance at winning the nomination, much less the Presidency, on either the Democratic or the Republican ticket. All they will end up doing is taking votes from both Parties, and accomplishing nothing of any lasting value. That is why I suggest the two of them combining and together running under the banner of a New Party ticket.

    If not that, I really see no other way to go other than a Write-in Vote..no alternative at all if neither of them are on the ballet after the Primaries are past and a Nominee is already chosen. Neither of them would glean enough Write-in votes to be relevant past the election. It is a real dilemma but we must not give up. We do need a strong Third Party. We have to quit the status-quo mindset.

    Otherwise, we have no choice but to hold our nose and vote for the Democratic Nominee, regardless of who he/she happens to be.

  2. GWBush

    November 19, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    For the record, Dennis Kucinich saw an Unidentified Flying Object…Once. He does not see flying saucers? This is a poor example of journalism.

    In any case, it is important to note that the following people also claimed seeing an Unidentified Flying Object:

    Former President Ronald Regan
    Reinhold Messner, famous mountain climber
    John Lennon
    Astronaut Buzz Aldrin – 2nd man on the moon.
    Astronaut Gordon Cooper
    U.S. Senator Richard Russell
    Astronomer Clyde Tombaugh – Astronomer Who Discovered Pluto
    Christopher Columbus
    Edmund Halley, discoverer of Halley’s Comet
    Alexander the Great

    So, for the most part, Dennis Kucinich is in good company. Additionally, I think he has provided the best answers to any of the “serious” debate questions asked so far.

    Gotta get back to the ranch.

  3. Bat

    November 19, 2007 at 6:02 pm

    It’s really funny in a strange sort of way; it seems like everyone ignores Kucinich and doesn’t take him seriously, but every questionnaire I’ve taken indicates that he is the one most likely to give me what I want in government. I guess that makes us both on the fringes, but I’d like to hear more from him in the future, if the media will let him speak once in a while.

    Bat

  4. douin

    November 20, 2007 at 2:45 am

    It should be obvious by now that the MSM has no intention of allowing Dennis Kucinich or Ron Paul or Gravel, or anyone that has something of substance to say, have a chance to get more than a token notice by the ones staging the so-called Debates.

    If what is being put on is a Debate then we will never learn anything useful from any of the Contenders. All of them are mostly just turning in the breeze put out by their own hot air. I have heard nothing of any substance from the majority of them, at least from the ones that get almost all of the questions. It is clear that it is planned that way.

    So, folks, when it finally comes time to Vote, the only recourse you will have is to Write-In the one that you want to vote for, for you can be sure that none of their names will be printed on the ballot. Remember that bit of advice. Sure can’t hurt and just might shake up the Establishment.

  5. Bat

    November 20, 2007 at 2:59 am

    Bat

    I would love to write in my vote…if enough people would do it, it would divvy up the party and the Repubs would be a shoo-in. Unfortunately, they don’t count votes for party, so it would be shooting ourselves in the foot to do write-ins. It’s not right, but it is the way of things.
    How do we get out of this 2 party system? I don’t know.