Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,
Insomnia
insomnia

Hunter S. Thompson kicks Bush like a feral dog.

Fear and Loathing, Campaign 2004.

My favorite bit...
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"War is an option whose time has passed. Peace is the only option for the future. At present we occupy a treacherous no-man's-land between peace and war, a time of growing fear that our military might has expanded beyond our capacity to control it and our political differences widened beyond our ability to bridge them. . . . Short of changing human nature, therefore, the only way to achieve a practical, livable peace in a world of competing nations is to take the profit out of war."
--RICHARD M. NIXON, "REAL PEACE" (1983)

Richard Nixon looks like a flaming liberal today, compared to a golem like George Bush. Indeed. Where is Richard Nixon now that we finally need him?

If Nixon were running for president today, he would be seen as a "liberal" candidate, and he would probably win. He was a crook and a bungler, but what the hell? Nixon was a barrel of laughs compared to this gang of thugs from the Halliburton petroleum organization who are running the White House today -- and who will be running it this time next year, if we (the once-proud, once-loved and widely respected "American people") don't rise up like wounded warriors and whack those lying petroleum pimps out of the White House on November 2nd.

Nixon hated running for president during football season, but he did it anyway. Nixon was a professional politician, and I despised everything he stood for -- but if he were running for president this year against the evil Bush-Cheney gang, I would happily vote for him.
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... and Hunter hated Nixon with a passion that is rarely never seen in political writing. When Nixon kicked off, Hunter took a baseball bat to his dead corpse until the stink came out like a nasty pinata surprise.

Such is the nature of the Bush administration, where even the appearance of propriety is somehow inappropriate. Women, Blacks, Hispanics, Arab-Americans, civil libertarians, environmentalists, scientists, the press, homosexuals, free speech advocates, or anyone with an IQ greater than 120 or donations less than $1000? Fuck'em. They're just along for the ride. And when it comes to politics, Bush is *STILL* a drunk driver... he just found himself a new addiction.


** Update -- Had an interesting discussion on this with mriga. It's strange to think that there is a growing risk of gonzo journalism being viewed far too literally. Why?! Because the state of journalism in our country has sunk so low, that you cannot easily differentiate a gonzo journalist from a "real journalist" anymore.

Somebody shaved all the pundits and hacks, put suits / red blazers on them... and to the untrained eye, they appear to be almost human.

Ann Coulter is a gonzo journalist. She just doesn't know it yet...**
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