Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ebb and Flu

I'm past the worst part of the flu, but once this stuff has its claws in it won't let go. I felt like a fully-functional human being this morning for the first time in a week. I ate breakfast, T. and I lifted weights at the gym, I even left my wallet there and went back for it. But this afternoon, after we looked at couple of houses, nausea set in. (No connection -- at least I don't think there is.) I seem to have slept most of it of, but geez... The real killer is the sneaking suspicion that age is at work here. The last time I was sick for this long, I had a full-blown sinus infection. The flu has never knocked me off my feet for longer than a couple days. Whose idea was it to get older, anyway?

Maybe it was the news that Bush lied (and lied and lied and lied) that made me so sick? (But why now?) The Center for Public Integrity reports that "President George W. Bush and seven of his administration's top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq." It's all here. Key statements are here. Remind me again, why was Bill Clinton impeached? 

Too bad Bush isn't Catholic. Imagine his confession: "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I told 935 lies and tricked the American people -- who believed their President -- into backing a calamitous war that has resulted in thousands dead, tens of thousands maimed, and untold billions of dollars wasted."

"My son, are you sorry for your sins?"

"Not really."

Oh well, at least there are only three weeks left until spring training.


2 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

I believe in having a flu shot around October. I bet you skipped it.

The administration never admitted to lying. They stick to that was the best we could do, with the info we had.

Dems were not honest either. They claimed voting to give Bush the right to military action, they were doing something else. Another lie is that US never did a first strike in war. What is the Monroe Doctrine?

K. said...

I used to get a flu shot until I started getting sick from the shot!