America -- We're Gonna Shove Freedom Up Your Ass:
What the fuck does it mean to "hate freedom" or "hate free societies"? Those phrases pop up every friggin' chance the President can mention them, almost as often as he mentions September 11, 2001. (Bush must be the kind of father who, every time the twins say they're going out for the night, he reminds them of the time they got so stoned/drunk, they puked on the Secret Service guy. Man, one day, Jenna's gonna snap.) Whether he's speaking in "public" at a community college, or giving a verbal hand job to the Pioneers, or speaking to reporters about how he was too stupid to do anything about 9/11 (the Rude Pundit's got yer "intelligence failures" hangin'), Bush insists that terrorists and the Iraqis (who, in his coke-killed mind, are one and the same) "hate freedom." This might be an odd thing to say when one runs the country whose armed forces are trying to tell the Iraqis what freedom is. In other words, you can be free . . . but only if you decide to be like us.

It's a slippery slope. 'Cause usually, in his prepared remarks, Bush follows up his comments on freedom-hatin' with a line like this: "Freedom is the Almighty's gift to every person in this world." Problem there is, you know, and, c'mon, Bush is just pushin' the Jesus thing. And anyone who doesn't ride on the Jesus train can only feel a chill when it rides into the station. It's always the problem whenever you try to get God or the Almighty or the Big Muckety-Muck or whatever to justify your beliefs: don't shove your stinkin' god in our faces. And, even worse, Bush's almighty ain't the almighty of Sadr or Sistani, so, really, why should they give a rat's ass what Bush's god thinks?

And let's not even get into the hypocrisy of Bush's line, said today talking to another "public" audience, "We love freedom." Not when the ACLU has to sue to stop the government from keeping a secret "no-fly" list. Not when the government is pandering to big energy by loosening restrictions on mercury in the environment. And on and on.

If we oppose Bush and his beshitting of this country and Iraq, do we also "hate freedom"? Or, like "liberal," "life," and "family," are we allowing the right to hijack the language once again and make freedom another word for losing everything?