Friday, December 30, 2005

Patriotic colors

Quilt Progress: Very little. I got one more strip done. It’s the longest strip though so the work is all downhill from here. I was determined to get it done last night, but fate intervened. I accidentally sewed one seam so crooked there was no way I could fudge it. That was torn out and resewn. That took a big bite out of my time allotted. Then half way through sewing the new strip on, my bobbin ran out of thread. I bought extra bobbins not too long ago so I wouldn’t have to deal with the inconvenience of refilling the bobbin so often, but I hadn’t filled any up and I didn’t feel like going to get the new bobbins from the closet so that I could fill up a few extra. I do have a cold, you know. Give me a break.

But I’m determined to finish it tonight. I will prevail.

I know. You’ve heard that before.

In other news: I’m reading a fabulous book that my best friend gave me for Christmas. It’s about the history of quilting and how it helped to shape female America and such. I think it is called Hearts to Hands, and is a very interesting read. I haven’t finished it yet but I now feel I should be putting some subtle political statement in The Girl’s quilt. Maybe I’ll add something about the war in Iraq. (Which, by the way, I do not support.) Well, I should revise that statement. I am fully supportive of the men and women of this country who are serving their patriotic duty and doing what they are told to do in Iraq. I do not support our commander-in-chief, who seems to think that his lies are fooling the American people.

Ok. So his lies are fooling the [majority of voting] American people. He did get re-elected, didn’t he?

I fail to see how our previous president was almost impeached on the basis of a lie about two consenting adults having a sexual rendezvous while this president gets off scot-free when his lies send (literally) thousands of innocent Americans to their deaths. And maybe the war was justified. I mean, come on. Commander-man keeps his cards close to his chest. I’m sure there was a really good reason for it. Right? Please? I hope so?

Naturally democratic rule in an oppressed country would be a really fabulous result. I often hope that this is the nugget of truth that the WMD façade so loosely covers. Americans would never support a war that was simply to free people from tyranny. No! We’re freakin’ AMERICANS, man! If we could stand up and throw off the shackles of our suppressor, then anyone can! Get over it, you wimpy Iraqis! Uh, Never mind that our suppressor was across an ocean, and WMD’s weren’t lurking in mobile trailers.

[Ahem. It is not my opinion that Iraqis are wimpy. I was stating what I consider to be a traditional American attitude. The ‘Pull yourself up by your own bootstraps’ mentality, if you will.]

Unfortunately I seriously doubt that anything other than money was behind the war in Iraq. But if they could throw out some tyranny, too, I think maybe I could manage not to condemn Commander-man to a lifetime in my Bastard-Book. He might get off with just a decade or two.


  1. Down soap-box.

    Glad you are enjoying the book. You must tell me more about it.

  2. Wow, so political today... I love it. I would just like to add my two cents. While I am disappointed in W. Bush overall as well, specifically this is what disappoints me the most: Why, oh why, didn't we fabriated some pics of WMD's? We have the technology. We've done it before I'm sure. Yes, lying is wrong, BUT it makes us look LESS wrong. And THAT is the American way!