Friday, June 23, 2006

"Stay the course" is not a strategy it's insanity

I heard lots of Democrat bashing today in the media. The tired old story goes Democrats showed they're divided, let's call them down on the ground and kick them. Now whether they're down on the ground or not is yet to be seen when the electorate goes to the polls in November. Caveat: making the giant assumption the Republicans don't steal more elections.

What? No finger pointing and laughing behind their hands as the embarrasment of the Rubber Stamp Republican Congress lines up to drink their "Stay the Course" kool-aid?

For people too pea-brained to understand in words, here is S.S. Stay The Course, Captained by Dick Cheney George Bush, First Mate Dick Cheney, and Navigator Donald Rumsfeld.

The Titanic sails directly into an iceberg and sinks.

OK? Is that clear enough?

Would some humor help? Here's an internet favorite about a story the U.S. Navy denies (hat tip to TruthOrFiction.com).

This is based on an actual radio conversation between a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier (U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln) and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. (The radio conversation was released by the Chief of Naval Operations on 10/10/95 authorized by the Freedom of Information Act.)

Canadians: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid collision.

Americans: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.

Canadians: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Canadians: No, I say again, you divert YOUR course.

Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS LINCOLN, THE SECOND LARGEST SHIP IN THE UNITED STATES' ATLANTIC FLEET. WE ARE ACCOMPANIED BY THREE DESTROYERS, THREE CRUISERS AND NUMEROUS SUPPORT VESSELS. I DEMAND THAT YOU CHANGE YOUR COURSE 15 DEGREES NORTH--I SAY AGAIN, THAT'S ONE FIVE DEGREES NORTH--OR COUNTER-MEASURES WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THIS SHIP.

Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call.

Keep on doing the same thing in Iraq or Change the Course! Our call.

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