Thursday, September 28, 2006


Some people just go too far. For example there is a joke making its way around the Internet which is as unAmerican as could be. Here it is.

A driver is stuck in a traffic jam on the interstate. Suddenly a man knocks on his window. The driver rolls down his window and asks, "What's going on?"

"Terrorists down the road have kidnapped George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. They're asking $100 million ransom. Otherwise they're going to douse them with gasoline and set them on fire. We're going from car to car, taking up a collection."

The driver asks, "How much is everyone giving, on average?"

"Most people are giving about a gallon."

It's shameful. The joke is advocating violence against the President. It reflects badly on those of us who don't agree with Mr. Bush's policies. It also creates an opportunity for those who don't share our political beliefs to accuse us of being prone to violence. It opens the door for them to claim that we, Democrats and progressives, want to kill the President. That of course is totally false. We do not want to see Mr. Bush killed.

We want to see him tarred and feathered and run out of town on a friggin' rail!


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