Gut Rumbles

December 31, 2003

my predictions

It's another New Year's Eve. I'm ready to get this year over with, just as I was in 2001. I seem to have a lot of bad joss falling on my head in odd-numbered years. I do a lot better in a year that I can divide by two.

So, I predict that I will have a better year in 2004 than I did in 2003. I'm going to start it out with a trip to Jamaica and see what happens from there. I already have good vibes about that trip.

I also predict that the US economy is poised for a tremendous boom, which will make a lot of people wealthy and usher George Bush back into the White House for a second term. That boom will chap a lot of Democrat ass, because they WANT this nation to fail.

I predict that no matter how well George Bush leads the country, some hard-core asshats out there will always consider Bush to be an idiot and Clinton to be a great man. Stupid is as stupid does.

I predict that George Bush will chap my Cracker ass more than once in the next four years. I do not believe that he is an idiot. I believe that he is a strong leader. But I also believe that he's trying to be a fucking "conservative" LBJ. Bejus! The Farm Bill. Steel Tarriffs. Prescription drug benefits in a Medicare program that we already can't afford. Spewing government money like smoke from a coal-burning freight train. Now, he's even talking about buying into that bullshit about gas-mileage standards for SUVs. WTF is he trying to be?

I predict that Bush can NEVER win the support of people who already hate him with a passion, but he CAN manage to alienate people such as myself, and thus set the stage for Hillary Clinton to become President in 2008. Why doesn't he stop trying to kiss leftist ass and give me warm, fuzzy feelings, instead? George, I'm the guy who doesn't intend to vote next year, because I've had enough of your bullshit. I won't vote AGAINST YOU, but I won't vote for you, either. You lose enough people like me, and Republicans lose control of government.

I predict that the tax cuts that reinvigorated the economy will be repealed if Democrats take control of government again. Just listen to Dean, Gephardt and Kerry. They all believe that the government can spend my money more wisely than I can. Fuck that idea. That's pure socialism, and I don't agree. I earned it, and it's mine. Keep your grubby hands off of it.

I predict that no matter how loudly or long that I bitch about what I see happening to this country today, the inevitable will occur. Government will grow larger, take more of our money, control more aspects of our lives and flush personal freedom down the commode every day. Do you know why? WIMMEN WANT IT TO HAPPEN! Just check exit polls in the next election.

Most wimmen fear risk. They want Daddy to take care of them. They see Daddy in government, those crazy bitches. They'll get all hormonally-driven and march on Washington for gun control when they don't know shit about guns. Rather than LEARN about guns, they'll vote for Daddy to get rid of them, as if he COULD. My aching, Cracker ass.

Looking at the political landscape today, I believe that Hillary Clinton just might be a viable candidate for President in 2008. If she is ever elected, I'm going to do something that the pissant Alec Baldwin didn't have the balls to do, the lying shit. I WILL leave the country.

I don't like a lot of what George Bush is doing now. If we ever put a Demo-nut in charge, I'm out of here.

UPDATE I'll go to Mexico. Yo hablo Espanol un poco. Con mucho dinero, vista es muy bonita. Chicas lindas. Cervesa calor. Que es esta?


I agree with your disgust for the centrist-leaning bullcrap that GWB is having to put out while playing Karl Rove politics. But his second term has no such requirements, and he can govern in the conservative fashion that I appreciate.

Your last statement leads to the conflict. You won't vote for GWB, but the alternative is the Demo-nut (pick any of the nine dwarfs) that you fear more. Your vote doesn't have to be FOR GWB, but ought to be AGAINST a dwarf.

Happy New Year!

Posted by: Patrick on December 31, 2003 08:26 AM

You are where I was at the last election. I couldn't vote for Bush because I didn't/don't trust the man, and Gore would have simply spend every fucking dime I earn.

This election, for me, will be to get anyone but Dubya elected. I'm that worried about what he is doing abroad and domestically.

It's interesting what you say about leaving the country. My wife and I - we're still 14 years from retiring - are seriously considering it. I simply won't live in a country where nearly half of my earnings are taken from me, that's turning into a police state whose Constitution is being shredded, and where there's a law for every fucking thing.

Read the rants of a recent ex-pat at The guy's a kick in the ass.

Posted by: The Other Mike S. on December 31, 2003 09:03 AM

PS: What the hell is wrong with gas mileage standards for everything on wheels? That is something that would go a long ways towards gaining our independence from oil producing countries. That's a regulation I can live with. I say "bring 'em on"!

Posted by: The Other Mike S. on December 31, 2003 09:06 AM

I too believe in gas mileage standards from a standpoint of energy independence (as well as an environmental standpoint, me being a tree-hugger and all).

Fortunately there are no gas mileage standards for bicycles; I can eat as much bean-filled Tex-Mex cuisine as I want before riding my bike. LOL.

Posted by: dragonfly jenny on December 31, 2003 09:11 AM

If you don't vote, why should anyone lend credibility to your thoughts about government? Short of an armed revolution, the vote is the only instrument for change that we, the people, have. Use it. And as for "leaving the country", what kind of MAN would rather switch than fight? This post leaves me scratching my head, a-man.

Posted by: mike on December 31, 2003 09:34 AM

The Other Mike S: "This election, for me, will be to get anyone but Dubya elected."

Good thinking. You want to leave the country in 14 years, but you vote such that you won't have any money to do it with.

BTW, what country will you go to that is not socialistic and has a constitution which you would not consider characteristic of a "police state"? I might go with you.

Posted by: Ga-ne-sha on December 31, 2003 09:43 AM


That would be Mexico. You know, that's the place Dubya is currently considering granting amnesty to 13 million of it's citizens who are here for extended visits? Really makes me believe in his pledge for Homeland Security. Right.

Yeah, isn't is disgusting that Americans are having to choose between a totalitarian state or a shit hole - and they're chosing the shit hole in greater and greater numbers?

Don't think I've come to this point easily. I'm 44 years old, have been voting since 1980, and have seen this country go straight