EB: Giving ’em the business!

Brain dumps from the original Bonehead.

Handpicked bullshit.

Ok – so earlier tonight President Bush did one of his Presidential Address thingys where he spoke rather boldly (yeah, he never does that!) about the resiliency of the country and ran down a list of some of the greatest tragedies in American history; his intent was to bestow a feeling of empowerment.  To give a feeling that the Gulf Coast will bounce back.  The President wanted to give a positive, feel-good message and I wanted to believe him.    But then…  well…  then it came back, that old familiar odor…

I’ve got a severe allergy to bullshit.  Seriously, it gets pretty bad at times.  If I come within 100 yards of it I’ll suddenly become violently ill; tonight, it was right in front of my face.  When “Dubya” was done the camera shifted to a reporter with roughly half a dozen black people; most wearing identical extra-large t-shirts.  I thought the shirts were questionable, at first, but then again these people lost everything so they’re probably wearing whatever free stuff was donated.  Then they start talking.  The reporter is asking them questions – questions like “do you blame the federal government” or “are you upset with the president”.

Run that by me again?!

I said the reporter is asking these people questions.  Black people.  Homeless people.  People that lost everything they owned, and nearly their lives, in a storm that we should’ve been better prepared for.  People that suffered unimaginable conditions because although reporters and cameramen were able to get to them, the Federal Government could not.  Why would he do that?  Why do it during a Presidential Address!?!  Does this man have any idea what kinds of things might come out of these people’s mouths?  Bush is going to get crucified!

Crucified?  How ’bout sodomized, tarred & feathered, then crucified!  Holy Chicken Shit!

But wait – what are they saying?  “we don’t blame the federal government”;  You don’t???  “we’re not angry at President Bush”; You’re not???  Are these the same people that were on camera two weeks ago crying for help from anyone who could hear them?  The same people that endured a total breakdown of, what we’d all consider to be, civilized living conditions?  How is that possible?  How did these hurt, ravaged and broken people suddenly find it within themselves to pull an about face and say “we don’t blame FEMA or the president, we blame the mayor”??

***sniff***  can you smell it?

Is it even possible to flatly lay blame on any one side but not the other?  I personally remember the mayor of New Orleans begging for aid.  How can a mistake of this magnitude be made and only one party gets slammed on TV tonight? 

Think about it, dumbass.

Because what I watched wasn’t real?  Because it wasn’t a Presidential Address, it was a 30-minute promo for the Bush family because Dubya’s approval ratings are in the shitter?  Because it was a pre-election infomercial to begin laying the ground work for Jeb (who, coincidentally, swears he’s not interested!).  Dammit, I really wanted to believe him this time and he pulled this shit again.

I’m not fond of repeating myself but tonight I say again: Mr President, fuck you and the horse you rode in on.  Goodnight.

-E

September 16, 2005 - Posted by | Politics

3 Comments »

  1. Very well said.

    Sort of reminds me of a cartoon strip I saw once. A reporter is interviewing a man with a burlap sack over his clearly deformed and oversized head. The reporter asks, “What’s the wost thing about being the Elephant Man.” The Elephant Man replies simply, “People assume I’m a republican.”

    Comment by Mikey | September 16, 2005 | Reply

  2. Are you serious??? OMG, that makes me want to wretch that’s so disgusting.

    Comment by Glenda | September 16, 2005 | Reply

  3. How’s this for irony: Numerous hurricanes, often viewed as “Acts of God” ransack the country during the administration of a numbskull that capitalized on the faith of the religious right to get “voted into office”. Ouch.

    Comment by barber | September 16, 2005 | Reply


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