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Going on 87...Savoring and Surviving the Senior Years

Monday, March 20, 2006

Can You BELIEVE Him!

I was still steamed when I woke up this morning. Last night I was watching CNN. There stood George W. Bush and from his lips came the assurance that: "I am very encouraged by the progress of the war in Iran."

Well George, guess what? I'm not not encouraged!

As I watched the "leader" of our country make this patently ridiculous statement I thought of Cindy Sheehan being carted off in handcuffs for wearing a tee shirt suggesting otherwise---protesting a war that killed her son.

If I were closer to 65 than 85 I'd march on Washington myself and take as many of my blogger friends as were willing and able to make the trip. As it is I'll continue to express my indignation through my voice and vote---because I still believe that I live in a wonderful country. And I'm not giving up on it.

16 Comments:

  • At 8:08 PM, Blogger Chancy said…

    Lucy I know how you feel. Many times I just turn off the TV when HE comes on

    Chancy..

     
  • At 9:39 PM, Anonymous joared said…

    For the past six years I've done a lot of talking back to the TV. Oh how I wish my words were being heard by the person to whom they are directed.

     
  • At 9:57 PM, Anonymous goldenlucyd said…

    Chancy; (no e)
    HE--who should NOT be named! Grrrrr.

    Joared:
    If wishes were horses then tinkers would ride...even if these dolts could hear you it's a sure bet they'd never listen!

    Thanks to both of you for checking in. I'll be more congenial tomorrow!

    lucyd

     
  • At 10:04 PM, Blogger Larry Olaf at Large said…

    Grannylu,
    If I could, I would bite HIM in the butt. Thank you very much for telling your friends about my blog. And thanks to Kenju, Lisa and Chancy for saying Hi. Mom is trying to get your comments back.
    I hope you will come back and see me at the address down in Lucy's posts before this one.
    Your friend,
    Larry Olaf

     
  • At 5:22 AM, Blogger GUYK said…

    Miss Lucy, I am not all that thrilled with Bubba Bush at any time, But I do believe that the war in Iraq is not what you see on the major media. I have to believe what I read on the blogs from our military men and women who present quite a different picture than CNN and the other major media outlets.

    It is a lot different now than under Saddam. The people are coming out by the millions to vote--and they have more people on the ballot than the baathist buch of hoods. The people are in the process of establishing a new government while building and training a security force to protect the country. New schools that allow and teach young girls as well as boys are being opended every day.

    Yes, there is still a lot of violence and killing and I suspect that the country will remain on the verge of an out and out civil war for a while. The Shiite and Sunni and Kurds have been fighting each other for centuries and I don't expect to see that change over night.

    There are a lot that is not reported on MSM such as a thankyou letter from a mayor of a city to the US forces that applauded them for kicking out or killing the terrorists imbedded in that city. The MSM dodesn't report that of the 120,000 pplus people that we have in Iraq some 100,000 of them are busy rebuilding the country ncluding the schools, hospitals, and infra structure. The others are supporting the Iraqi forces against the terrorist insurgents.

    Three years is a long time I kow and I for one feel it could have and should have been done different. I am one that believes that when the decision to go to war is made then the war should be all out war and fught until the enemy is in total submission. We did not do that and I think it will take longer to rebuild the country thanif we had bombed it into total rubble and killed half the population.

    No one hates war worse than a member of the military. (I was one for some twenty three years.) We are the ones that have to fight and bleed and die. But we do so proudly and bravely and seldom lose a battle although our politicians have lost some wars. Iraq is not lost yet but the lies and distortions that come from places such as CNN and the rest of the major media may yet cause us to lose in Iraq and Afghanistan. If so then we must be prepared to fight on the homefront.

    The Islamic agression is not a new thing. It has been going on since the time of Mohammed and probably can never be defeated--just contained. The Crusades of a thousand years ago was to stop Islamic intrusion of Europe and halted it for some four hundred years. It was only some five hundred years ago that the Muslims were defeated and kicjed out of Spain and only a little over 100 years ago that the Ottaman Empire was defeated and the Greeks were able to return to self government. Iraq is just a continuation of containment of Islamic aggression and this time it is the USA who has the leadership role in the containment. We either win in Iraq or eventually fight on the homefront.

     
  • At 10:38 AM, Blogger Sky said…

    Great Lucy! You go, girl - love this post! Let's get a bus and head to DC! ;)

    Better yet, let's dump him as soon as we can. Thank goodness the entire House is up for re-election and maybe they will care a little about how we are all feeling and begin to separate themselves out from him. Perhaps we can dump some of his buddies in Congress in a few months and restore the legislative body to some sense of middle ground.

    Change is the only hope we have to restoring our good name, our good health, our good will, and our good economy.

     
  • At 1:38 PM, Anonymous Nancy said…

    Lucy, I love you, love your dog, and read your blog faithfully but I disagree with your assesment of the president and our efforts in the Iraq war.....

     
  • At 2:06 PM, Blogger MizMell said…

    I am so happy to hear your opinions about our (lack of) president. Let me know when you're ready to go, and I'll jump on the bandwagon! SOMETHING must be done.
    Please continue to pray.

     
  • At 3:09 PM, Blogger goldenlucyd said…

    Hey Nancy!
    That's why I love this country---two intelligent women with divergent views on some things listening to and respecting each another about everything. Let's keep on agreeing to disagree! Thanks so much for your comment.
    lucyd

     
  • At 3:27 PM, Blogger goldenlucyd said…

    Sky,
    I loved your comment about finding middle ground. That's the balancing act. Sharing and really listening---to each other and our own conscience is key.

    Staying as involved with the democratic process and keeping an open mind in looking for solutions it the best I can do.

    But you can bet I'll always call out if I think the fox is in the hen house!

    Oh, and MZMELL: I'll keep praying too.

     
  • At 3:51 PM, Blogger Joy Des Jardins said…

    We've all been royally BUSHWACKED!

     
  • At 4:27 PM, Anonymous notdotdot said…

    Don't believe the press gives a true picture of what's going on over there. It is so hard to get a clear picture but I DO believe the Pres. is sincere( I know you're cringing) and doing a worthy and thankless job. It would be that way for the other guy if he had been elected. As is said, "war is hell", and I really don't think Bush meant the killing of our people when he said the war is going well.

     
  • At 5:47 PM, Blogger goldenlucyd said…

    not..,
    I agree with almost everything you say. I also believe the president is sincere and doing a thankless job. That said, just because I sincerely believe I'm an astronaut doesn't mean I'm going to the moon.

    The problem isn't sincerity, it's humility and open-mindedness. The people that surround the president, to my mind, bring out the very worst in him. But I resent that this becomes my problem.

    The myopic hubris that infects our executive and legislative branches is responsible for the squandering of this nation's most precious resources---and I'm not just talking about the war dead. Sky put it very well at the end of her comment here...
    Well, this is just my take and I love to hear your point of view.
    lucyd

     
  • At 8:45 PM, Blogger kenju said…

    A-A-A-Men!

     
  • At 4:50 PM, Anonymous Terri said…

    I agree with you 100%! This war and our Pres. is a very pathetic sham of a government. But also like you...I'm optimistic and will use my voice and my vote to try and return this country to the wonderful and proud place it once was.

     
  • At 7:55 PM, Blogger goldenlucyd said…

    Thanks Terri. Another voice of reason and hope!
    lucyd

     

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