Wednesday, September 14, 2005

i need a potty break

Seriously- you've got to be fucking kidding me:

U.S. President George W. Bush writes a note to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a Security Council meeting at the 2005 World Summit and 60th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York September 14, 2005. World leaders are exploring ways to revitalize the United Nations at a summit on Wednesday but their blueprint falls short of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's vision of freedom from want, persecution and war. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
At first when I saw this I thought- big deal... of course a CEO might turn to an assistant and slip a "I gotta take a leak note"... but then I re-read the note the President of the United States of America passed the Secretary of State of the United States of America, at The United Nations...
"I think I may need a bathroom break.
Is this possible?"
(then something I can't make out, but it looks like a "W"- like he signed this fucking masterpiece for the George W. Bush Presidential Library)
"I think-" (he's not sure, tentative...) "I may-" (still not quite the decisive 'problem solver' he's recently claimed to be) "need a bathroom break" (hey, who doesn't from time to time? Usually I'm pretty sure, though). "Is this possible?" (This is the Leader of the Free World here , folks. I grew up believing that the President didn't need to ASK to do any-friggin'-thing they wanted to! Jumpin' Jeebus, have you heard the stories of LBJ and the can? Yikes!
What do you think was going on in the meeting? Maybe some ferner was yakkin' and Bush didn't have his earpiece in? Maybe he really is a complete puppet of these people... maybe he is Forrest Gump...
Wouldn't it be great if there was a picture of Condi's note back to him?
"Hold it in. And keep smiling, moron"

crazy eyes roberts

I can't say I have much of an opinion on Roberts, other than to say he

a) has crazy eyes

b) appears to be totally baked

Maybe myDD will have more for you at his Roberts Archive

Thursday, September 08, 2005

thank god, a rational conservative

found this at liberal oasis, and who wouldn't want a liberal oasis in this sea of repugs who are so aghast at the blame game that they've outblamed the blame-gamers though they RUN ALL ASPECTS OF OUR GOVERNMENT

era of responsibility? bullshit. murderous bullshit.

this conservative from the region knows the smell of manure when he smells it (link here):

"In recent days, defenders of the Bush administration have been trying to shift blame to Democrats like Governor Kathleen Blanco, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard. But, in the view of this conservative Republican, all three of these individuals have acted admirably and have been working literally 24 hours a day since well before the hurricane hit. Since I live in the metropolitan New Orleans area, I watched television coverage during the crucial days before Hurricane Katrina arrived on the coast. I saw the Mayor of New Orleans and the Governor of Louisiana plead with local residents to evacuate. They held news conferences, went on numerous TV shows, visited churches and community groups to implore people to evacuate. They ordered State Police to implement a traffic contra-flow that allowed evacuees to travel in all lanes of the Interstate to leave the area. When the storm hit, these local leaders stayed in the area to manage the response, working around the clock to help facilitate recovery. According to Louisiana State Representative Steve Scalise, Jefferson Parish officials have been “doing a great job of getting things back in order…everyone is working hard and they are making remarkable progress.” In contrast, President Bush remained on vacation for two days after the storm hit the coast and FEMA waited precious days to deliver crucial aid, undoubtedly contributing to needless deaths among the poor and feeble of New Orleans. It took way too long, it was a disgrace."

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

apocalpyse, bush style

we went to a wedding in Connecticut right after cassandra returned from camp casey

we watched the katrina catastrophe develop on cable tv in guest rooms, and of course didn't speak of it much at the wedding events proper- i mean, why ruin someone's special day?

it's not like we are in the government and had to shop for shoes, or slice a cake, or golf, or see a broadway show, or househunt...

here's a timeline of the abusive neglect that is born of underfunded government, cronyism, classism... modern american conservatism

I always thought that IF i survived the "smoking gun... in the form of a mushroom cloud...over an american city" , and if i stumbled, Mad-Max style, to the outskirts of the city, that some coordinated effort would be there to help me

when it come to Bush and Grover "Date Rape" Norquist's Republican States of America,

now I know we will be on our own