Can You Die From Stupid?

“A ‘very damning’ report by the Defense Department’s inspector general
depicts a Pentagon that purposely manipulated intelligence in an effort
to link Saddam Hussein to al-Qaeda in the runup to the U.S. invasion of
Iraq, says the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.”

“Just last week, Gates said that U.S. military officers in Baghdad were planning
to brief reporters on what is known about Iranian involvement in Iraq but that he
and other senior administration officials had intervened to delay the briefing
in order to assure that the information provided was accurate (manipulated?).”

Overheard at a coffee shop:
“I just saw on the news crawl that Anna Nicole Smith died.”
“Oh, what of?”
“They didn’t say.”
“Can you die of from being really stupid?”
“If that was true I would not be having this conversation.”

oh Anna Nicole Smith shades of Marilyn Monroe
(note is was okay for Jackie to marry Ari)
believing in the fairy tales then slammed
with the reality of money and corruption
Stuck on mammary galnds? Here!
Go choke yourselves! It is the devil in the details
of what happens to infant innocent brains
in the hands of master manupliators…

Tell me Bill O’Reilly, Chris Matthews, Keith Olberman et al newsies
who ultimately controls the Pentagon
and who controls the office of the president
(not who our laws, say do)
when Iran/Contra is swept under America’s rug
when Nixon’s illegal bombing in Cambodia also under that rug
and he, Nixon, is pardoned for the lesser crime of Watergate?

By phone today:
“Mr. Peters?”
“This is Irma at Dr. Azucar’s office. You had a negative stress test and
have to meet with Dr. Costoso, the cardiologist, next Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.”
“Okay. What does a negative stress test mean?”
(sound of papers being ruffled)
“It says here that you are in imminent danger of a heart attack.”
“If an attack is imminent should we wait until next week to see the cardiologist?”
“Yes. He’s out of town until then.”

Yes Dorothy, you can die from stupid.