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Bush-bashing Addicts Face "Cold Turkey" Cure

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Online readers who require a large daily dose of Bush criticism must now face the inevitable task of going "cold turkey" in January.  The pundits who must address the topic du jour will abandon the Texas oil man like wildcatters running away from a "duster."  The people who can not exist without a ration of harsh Bush criticism will have to learn to do without it.
 
If Senator Obama wins, the conservative talk show hosts will (most likely) not give him a period of ease.  They will, like a junk yard dog, begin to attack him when they analyze the Inauguration speech and the liberal media will be left to react to the attack.
 
If Senator McCain wins, then the Liberal media will start trying to be fair and balanced in any assessment of the newly inaugurated President and the conservative talk show line-up will immediately begin their search for synonyms for triumph, superb and marvelous.
 
The people who think ill of the 43rd President will be left in the lurch to do their own muttering and grousing about the Bush legacy.
 
When the withdrawal phase comes, people who got upset with the recent news stories that indicate that public sentiment for the bail-out was nil but that didn't stop it from being rammed through into law will be on their own for geting an anti-Bush fix.  However, if the Bush administration can so callously disregard the will of the people on that measure, then it seems logical to conclude that they would have no qualms about subverting democracy completely in the next election and using illegal and dishonest measure to rig the election in favor of the next regime.
 
The American people, if they took time to think about what has just occurred, would be forced to conclude that they, just like Jack Kerouac, are a generation that is beat.  The Bush Junta has had their way with the voters and will continue to do so.
 
Hence we have a perfect opportunity to transition into a report on a visit to the http://www.thebeatmuseum.org/>Beat Museum in San Francisco. 
 
The museum features memorabilia, historic copies of books and a theater where appropriate documentary films are played.
 
The gift shop also features books about, and by beatnik writers.
 
They are having (appropriately enough) a poetry contest and will be having an event featuring the Iraq Veterans Against War on October 18, at 2 p.m.
 
There is a quaint sincerity to the Beat Museum that indicates that it isn't unreasonable to assume that Jack Kerouac would approve.
 
Nearby is the famous City Lights bookstore and it has a marvelous selection of books by and about the beat writers as well as other topics of interest to liberal citizens.
 
In one of the films, Jack Kerouac explains:  "I wrote the book because we're all going to die."
 
Now, the disk jockey will play Otis Redding's "Dock of the Bay," and we'll creep out of here on little cats' feet.  Have a "hippopotamuses were boiled in their tanks" type week.

 

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