Thursday, May 24, 2007

11:33 AM -- Bush is -- ?
"He's isolated, trying to kill people to achieve his objectives..."
- President Bush, not referring to his own situation, but rather characterizing Osama Bin Laden's -- as his usual demonized mirror self.

I'm listening to the President's press conference. He's fielding questions as I type this. It's the usual political theater, candid in ways the President neither intends nor fathoms.

He keeps threatening our children in his usual manner -- "He's a danger to your children, Jim" (replying to the question "Why haven't we caught Osama Bin Laden yet?") -- "Your children are in danger" -- etc. He also keeps changing the questions to his usual dualistic good vs. evil horseshit.

He also, without a hint of irony, again accused the Democrats of "political theater" with the Justice Department investigations, suggesting the slow pace of that investigation was their fault -- rather than the fault of the White House itself. With the same opacity, he notes "the American people's" outrage at Iranian detaining of US citizens -- as if we haven't been doing the same (and worse) for six years.

He's twice thus far posited fighting ideology with ideology -- at least that's correctly stated. It is a war of ideologues, radical extremist ideologues -- and we're all stuck in the middle, between extremists. Bush just doesn't see himself as an extremist.

Dumbest line: Having rather obliquely brought the previously-ignored Baker-Hamilton report up as a newly valid alternative, and asked if his reference to an alternative proposed in the Baker-Hamilton report is "Plan B," Bush replied, "Let's call it plan B-H", pronounced "Bee-atch." It was hilarious!

We'z all your bee-atch, Prez.

Favorite quote thus far: "I don't think an industry that exploits human beings is in America's best interests!" He was talking about the immigration issue, but what a sweet comment from the most rampant plutocrat and corporate shill President imaginable.

It's more evident than ever -- President Bush either thinks we are all absolute morons, or he is insane.
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Today's post going up tomorrow --

Marge and I have had some computer issues (trying to install airports for wireless in the house); today's planned post to go up tomorrow: PART ONE of the first new interview!

[1:20 PM addendum -- sorry, it indeed goes up tomorrow! Comcast is a-coming in, and I've got to unplug everything and prep for their visit. Later, gators!]

Have a great Thursday --

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11 Comments:

Blogger Marky Mark said...

airports and wireless? I thought you were working on your will???

5/24/2007  
Blogger Marky Mark said...

you're still moderating

5/24/2007  
Blogger SRBissette said...

You're a pain in the ass this morning!

5/24/2007  
Blogger Marky Mark said...

You do realize you keep telling us Bush is a danger to our children.

5/24/2007  
Blogger Marky Mark said...

STILL MODERATING!

5/24/2007  
Blogger HemlockMan said...

Why?

Why do you actually listen to that brain-dead motherfucker, bush?

Whenever I hear even one fucking sound come out of his worthless, inbred, father-cocksucking mouth I turn off the radio.

Why torture yourself with his filthy, stinking, worthless, neo-fascist rants?

5/24/2007  
Blogger SRBissette said...

Bob, I still watch Dwain Esper, Jess Franco and Ed Wood movies, too. Of course, they don't run our country, but things might be better if they did!

5/24/2007  
Blogger HemlockMan said...

Ed Wood, at least, was relatively harmless. In fact, I'd argue that every filmmaker who ever worked was harmless. Even the worst of them, and even the most bottom-dwelling of the propagandists.

Bush, on the other hand, is a mass murdering asshole.

5/24/2007  
Anonymous Marc Arsenault said...

Bissette said Biatch!!! OK, he said Bee-atch... which might be funnier. Hey, Steve, did Marky Mark give you the strongman DVD? or did that get moderated away elsewhere?

5/24/2007  
Blogger SRBissette said...

Hey, Marc, I got the DVD, thanks! Sorry I missed seeing you, though. Sigh.

But to actually answer Bob's initial question: Why do I listen to Bush's speeches?

Because the SPIN that follows always makes it sound like he said something of substance -- and it's always the same old bullshit when I actually tune in and hear the speech or press conference, live. The spin makes Bush sound like something other than the petulant arrogant sociopath he unerringly comes across as when hear live. Since these rare press conferences so shape our reality, if only via the consequences, I listen.

5/25/2007  
Blogger SRBissette said...

Forgot another speech highlight:

In the midst of his rambling, out of nowhere, Bush suddenly began pushing American beef -- "It's good for 'em, they'll lak [like] it..." -- which was a real chuckle.

Our beef exports, natch, have been compromised by the Bush Administration's ongoing slackening of any regulation of the beef industry, for the usual Bush Ad'm reasons (pro-corporate America, anti-protect-US-citizens-and-safety).

5/25/2007  

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