Wednesday, January 19, 2005

UnAuguration

The world is about to witness Bush the Second's second inauguration. It may still seem unreal or impossible to some, but George W. Bush won the 2004 presidential election. We can argue whether it was fair and square and we can recount the ballots over and over again. But give or take a few hundred thousand votes and the problem still remains: around 60 million Americans cast a vote for George W. Bush and Dick Cheney on November 2, 2004. They cast these votes after Bush invaded Iraq, claiming Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. They cast these votes after it was revealed that there were, in fact, no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. They cast these votes after more than 1,000 American troops had died in Iraq. They cast these votes after it was made public that Haliburton, a company Vice-President Dick Cheney still receives checks from, got a 5-year, $7 billion no-bid contract for services in Iraq. Haliburton then overcharged the army for fuel. It's worth mentioning that the Bush Administration released a post-war economic recovery plan for Iraq before ever telling the American people they were going to invade the country.

But Bush (with the help of Karl Rove) sold himself as a moral, religious man, a man of conviction, a man of strength, a man who would 'stay the course.' He was our protector, our strict father, our fearless leader, keeping us safe from terrorists and the immoral acts of abortion, stem cell research and homosexuality.

Whatever...we'll let the limited thinkers inaugurate him in DC with his $40M ball while we unaugurate him in NYC for free at the UnAugural Ball, Thursday, January 20 at the Tank.

  • The UnAugural Ball