|The Nossiter Net
The net that shall enmesh them all
Edited, Written, and Published by Josh Nossiter
|A Leader To Believe In
Thursday, June 19th, 2008
|The Nossiter Net is cast to snare some of the riper rascalities of the day. Comments? Send a letter to the editor.|
|In New York John McCain said he’s very angry with the oil companies for their obscene profits. In Houston McCain announced he wants to give our coastlines to the oil companies so they can make more profits. A pattern? Indeed. In a variant of P.T. Barnum’s “there’s one born every minute,” McCain calls it leadership we can believe in.
How better to unite a divided country than to tell every constituency exactly what it wants to hear? The McCain who rails against abortion in Kansas City is staunchly pro-choice in Boston. In Vermont, he negotiates with the mullahs while in Kentucky he’ll bomb them back to the stone age. On gay marriage it’s why not in San Francisco and no way in Atlanta. The versatile McCain can even court different groups in the same city. To auto company bosses in Detroit he favors union busting; to auto workers in Detroit he’s all for stronger unions. Everybody’s happy, nobody gets hurt in the protean presidency of John McCain. Who among us will not love him for something?
And despite the apparent contradictions in his stands, McCain is still the straight talking maverick we’ve always admired. Remember when he let slip that the Iraq war was all about oil? Sure he “corrected” himself, but we all knew his original statement was correct. Today’s New York Times has the front page proof: giant no-bid contracts to service the Iraq oil fields for Exxon, Chevron, and their pals. No contracts at all for foreigners the likes of Shell and BP. McCain is just ensuring that all our dead and wounded will not have suffered in vain. In what better cause to have sacrificed them than bigger profits for big oil?
Still, you can get away with telling everybody whatever they want to hear only for so long, even with a press following as worshipful as McCain’s. The tangled web he weaves is surely going to trip him up, eventually. But if nobody notices until after he makes it to the White House, there will be one positive outcome. George W. Bush ran for president as a uniter and succeeded in uniting over two thirds of the country against his administration. John McCain promises to do him one better. Apart from the tiny fraction directly profiting from oil sales, everybody else, practically the entire nation, is bound to stand together in their absolute loathing of the presidency of John McCain.
©Joshua C. Nossiter, 2008
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A NOTE TO READERS ***Update***
Another three week plus hiatus, from April 30th until May 23rd, again due to Yahoo Geocities dismal service.
There was nothing new at The Nossiter Net between March 3rd and April 26th, 2007, nearly eight weeks. The reason: tech sabotage. Yahoo Geocities, the host for this site, denied access for the entire period. At one point, they even managed to lose all the files. In many discussions with Yahoo staff, no clear explanation was forthcoming. No one seemed able to fix the problem. Ruling out the possibility of Dubbya’s revenge, I finally wrote to Mr. Terry Semel, Chairman and CEO of Yahoo! Inc and described the ordeal the page had undergone since the beginning of March. A week later, a helpful Yahooo engineer named Jason called. He had my letter before him. Though he couldn’t do the repairs on on the spot, he promised a fix by the next day. That was April 26th, nearly two months after shutting me down in the first place.
The Nossiter Net apologizes, which is more than I can say for Yahoo Geocities.
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