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Kipling

I thought this was interesting; we don't have the draft anymore, but we have mandatory draft registration (plenty of females get those notices; I got one myself, and had to "prove" I was a girl and therefore ineligible). We also have a "President" who doesn't seem interested in end dates for his little party. The more things change...

erin

Back then, writing your congressman might have actually made a difference. Now a days, all one has to do is phone up friends and bitch about the war. Don't worry, Washington is eavesdropping...err, I mean listening.

Wee-Bone Talker

I'm positive the only reason they're contemplating nuking Iran (or putting it on the proverbial table) is because your average American Joe Nacho-hat would find that scenario mentally more appealing than bringing back the draft. But how do you fight a permanent war without conscription?

Joe Natcho

The reason they're contemplating nuking Iran is the fact that Bush's approval rating is lower than it's ever been, and his sabre-rattling helps get the numbers up! Yee-Ha! He's desperate. With the possible exception of religious hillbillies smoking crack, most folks who voted for Bush are now starting to realize that the war sucks, that it was based on "flawed intelligence" (lies), and that there is no end in sight. When will it end? Bush went so far as to say, "That will be a problem for the NEXT president."

That kind of arrogance, coupled with massive domestic spying on citizens without warrants; gas prices going through the roof, and the energy crisis-for-profit; repeated trashing of environmental protection safeguards, science, education, and health care; and Bush's nasty habit of appointing biased, superstitious judges, and awarding all military contracts to good ol' boy corporate cronies without any competition, and you see why folks are getting riled! All that, in the name of Jay-sus!

Granny Grumbles

Considering that the NEXT president will probably be Jeb Bush, you'd think ole George would have a little more interest in making it easy for him. Wow, that's depressing, isn't it? It all reminds me of that awful, awful joke:

Q: Why did Marilyn Monroe kill herself?
A: Because all she had was Ted to look forward to...

Tomb

This is all well and good, but can I have my FM #93 back please?

Knid Vicious

Oops...I gave it to Abigail and she made a nest out of it. She feels very, very guilty about it though.

http://7deadlysinners.typepad.com/sinners/2006/05/guilty.html

Screaming Skull Bob

I loved Famous Monsters of Filmland when I was a kid. Each issue was a treasure and I dreamed of someday owning one of the Frankenstein masks that covered your entire head. I imagined using it to scare people, like my little sisters. Now I realize a full-head mask would probably suffocate a poor child, if it wasn't flammable to boot. You wouldn't be able to see out of the eyeholes and you'd probably get hit by a truck when yoiu were trick-or-treating.

I also treasured Creepy Magazine for all the great frank Frazetta covers. Cavemen in the mist, wolfman coming over a hill...those images made me want to be an artist. That would be cool. You'd spend the day painting, wearing a nice smoking jacket, surrounded by the James Bond girls. Now that my dream has become a reality I still look back fondly at the innocent lad I once was, pooring over weirdo magazines. Ah, where does the time go?

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