On watching as much of Bush-wah's Speech to the Salt Lake City American Legion this morning as I could stomach before nausea overtook me

Scratch a doofus hard enough and long enough and you see the blustering schoolyard bully come out, even when reading from a script, turning pages, and making dire threats about the end of the world if HE isn't King Ubu.

One other thing -- my disgust was almost overcome with laughter when he declared how the American Legion has stood for freedom since its beginning.

Excuse me, but the reason Major General Smedly D. Butler, USMC* (author, after retirement, of War is a Racket** created the VFW was because he recognized that the AL was nothing more than a standing Goon Squad used by Big Business to put down Union Organizers.

And in my home town in Pennsylvania, the American Legion Hall served as the very real dividing line between black and white communities. This in a town where most of the black bourgeoisie -- doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc -- was economically equal to or superior to most of the white community.


*(Oh, Gen Butler had TWO Medals of Honor. Top that with your almost-completed Rich Kids' National Guard Unit service, monkey boy.

Sometimes I think the most egregious crime this asshole in the oval office has committed has been to try to equate his model airplane outfit with the real genuine actual National Guard, men and women who actually serve and protect. And die real deaths, like the Pennsylvania National Guard, more than decimated -- 14,000 casualties -- in WWI.)

** "
A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes."


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