Saturday, January 19, 2008

YAY! day

I like this idea from Bill in Portland Maine, a Daily Kos diarist who does the column "Cheers and Jeers." This is from his Friday C&J:

"America to celebrate YAY! Day festivities on Sunday

Everything on Sunday is cancelled except drinking, debauchery, merriment and football. I'm declaring it a national holiday.

Sunday, January 20th, will mark one year until Bush and Cheney leave office. Just think: every calendar day that passes from Sunday on will be the last one they serve as president and vice president.

January 21st will be their last January 21st.
March 18th---the day we invaded Iraq---will be their last March 18th.
May 1st---"Mission Accomplished" day---will be their last May 1st.
June 20th---"Last throes of the insurgency" day---will be their last June 20th.
September 2nd---"Heckuva job, Brownie" day---will be their last September 2nd.

Date after date will pass, never to again exist under the dark cloud of this greedy, crony-filled, incompetent, lying, power-mad administration. This fact alone---despite war and recession and constitution-shredding and the knowledge that one year of Bush/Cheney is like 5 human years---will produce a little daily rainbow in my brain. A little spring in my step. A little tingle "down there" (in my toes, you pervs).

So I'm declaring Sunday a holiday: Yes--A Year! Day. ("YAY! Day" for short.) I urge you to spend some quality time with your loved ones, pop open a bottle of champagne, and celebrate the last gasp of a president whose number-one priority these days is ending his term at 45% approval. We have two words to say about that: good luck."