Friday, August 24, 2007

Selective History


I love when our president lectures the World on the dangers of historical repetition...such as withdrawing troops too early from Viet Nam.

How Transparent
If there was as much transparency in the internal affairs of this administration as there is in his pathetic attempts to sway opinion on the war, the congress wouldn't have had to subpoena half of his staff for questioning on issues such as the attorney firings, or the unwarranted surveillance of U.S. citizens.

With the upcoming report of General Petraeus, this little history lesson can only be his way of starting to lay track for why we need to stay in Iraq. Isn't our president so clever?

However, it seems like his history lessons are rather selective. Why didn't he mention his father's war, Desert Storm, and how he left Saddam in power over a country in chaos? Seems like a similar enough comparison, no?

This White House administration has been a complete and utter disaster, and it only seems to care about making it worse and worse.

Current Knitting
I've added two more stars to the tablecloth, but not the filler section.



I was able to memorize the star pattern after the fifth time doing it, but I still can't remember exactly how to do the little filler star. I think I'll just do a bunch of big stars before I do any more filler stars. That way, I'll be able to remember the filler pattern more easily.

I've also just finish turning the heel on the second Kaffe/Regia sock.



It shouldn't be long now before I'll be wearing this pair of socks.

11 comments:

Carol said...

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
George Santayana

I would add Dubya's Corollary:
"Those who cannot understand what little they remember of the past are condemned to fuck things up royally."

Socks look fabu.
Hopefully we will see lots more of your legs when you model the finished pair.

Jennifer said...

Yah, the Viet Nam reference was kind of a world-gone-mad moment, wasn't it? I'm just so beyond disgusted...*sigh*

Tracy said...

I agree with you 100%. What I really wonder about is what is going to happen when this admin. is out of office? I feel that it is so fuc*ed up that no matter who takes over, it will take a loooog time to staighten things up (if ever). Will the average populus have the patience to wait or will they flip around their affilliations when voting so that no one is in office long enough to get anything done? Kind of scary, to me.

Mel said...

Um, I'm with Carol on the legs thing. The world needs a little beefcake now and again.

deri said...

Um, showing my age. Commented to your previous entry (the name of the pattern is/was Queen Anne's Lace back during WWII) so I thought I'd add here that if you get tired of the crochet, do enough for a couple of strips and then use them as insertions for that tablecloth. If you don't sew yourself, I'll bet you know someone who could do that part for you. I have seen this done, too, and it was impressive. But I think it is a pain in the you-know-what to iron!

KnitSanity said...

You have a lot more readers than you think. It's just that some of us don't always comment. I just had to let you know that I made that tablecloth years ago (in the 80s). I was in high school at the time! I still have it.

patb said...

I love it that you include crochet under the "Current Knitting" headline. It's looking beautiful.
My Mom made, if not that one, a very similar one.

As for W, it's extremely hard to believe he MAJORED in history and at YALE! But of course if you're drunk most of the time it's hard to make it to class and to concentrate if you do. Add to that an IQ of less than 100. But of course, thanks to Dad, he didn't have to worry about grades.

Meribeth said...

I am crazy for those socks. All the plans I had for future socks are under reconsideration, because those are so striking and handsome.

The VN statement by The Prez, was a perfect indication of the WH's stupidity and desperation and complete removal from reality. I was so flabbergasted that I could not even scream at the TV. Or is our Prez developing Zen Koans for our mental health? The expression FUBAR has newer and more profound meaning.

Eric & Tony said...

Did not President Bush insist that the current war is NOT like Vietnam just a few years ago? Funny how things change and yet are still the same.

Mary the Digital Knitter said...

Much as I hate to defend the president, I doubt if he's stupid or of below average intelligence. He successfully flew F-102s and no high-performance aircraft, particularly the Century Series, is flyable by stupid people.

k said...

There are different kinds of intelligence, and I thought I'd heard he didn't fly the F-102. I agree he probably was smart, but is so corrupted in his thought-trains as to be incoherent.
And Joe, your sock are not identical. I so admire you. I cannot do that.