defending the indefensible #1

August 4, 2007

   I was thinking today how often we just attack those that we don’t care for, and then ignore them altogether when we tire of it..  We seldom take the time to see things from their perspective, or try to understand what it is that makes them so repugnant to us.  Today I thought I’d give it a shot.  Defending them I mean.  I’m not that much into attacking people.  Lets start with a toughie

George Bush –   Can you imagine growing up the son of a famous and powerful right wing conservative in the state of Texas?  Can you even begin to contemplate the extra level of hell that would add to being a teenager?  Especially in Texas.  All the funner parts of being a teen in Texas would be off limits.  No ungulate sex, no target practice on the Rio Grande, no brokeback mountain moments at summer camp?  Poor kid would’ve been better off in Arkansas, where at least the animal sex isn’t frowned upon.  

George also had to live with the perpetual realization that mom and dad really did like Jeb better.  C’mon, you got one kid that passes for retarded in social settings, is wrong most of the time and never admits(or realizes it), and walks around with a “dummer’n a stump but I can out smirk you” look on his face: and then you have a kid who is bright, articulate, charismatic, and reasonable.  Which do you like better? Yeah, whatever…tell yourself that.

   Is it really so hard to understand that a George just starting to find acceptance in a world full of  Visigoths and Stoners(yeah, Yale…what did you think I was talking about?), would leap at the chance to join an all male secret society?  Thats like being invited to play in the treehouse when you’re an outcast kid.  Of course he joined, and wore his underwear backwards for easy access just like the rule book says.  George was metastisizing from “Thats George we don’t really like him”  To “That’s George, we don’t like him at all, but we can maybe use him in the future.”  Being used is better than no acceptance at all so George was happy to take a seat on the bench where the smart boys played.

    It served him well to later on, but not before a nice long haitus into the world of sowing his wild oats.  Hell, who wouldn’t.  You get tired of being in the shadow I would suppose, and George decided a little hard drinking, whoring, and an occassional coke  binge would help level him mentally.  Now I ask, in all seriousness, who hasn’t felt the need to do this once or twice in  a lifetime?  I know the everybody else does it excuse is weak, but everybody else uses it, and if everybody else uses it then, it’s ok by George.

   So George meets god, finds girl, and becomes preesident.  Almost as simple as that.  A couple of stints as a wildly popular and successful governor of the great northern territory of Mexico (Texas) and it was off to the White House.  Dick Cheney and Karl Rove as caretakers have been in attendance ever since, and poor old George isn’t even allowed to touch the Porridge if it is to hot.

     Here’s the thing.  Other than a rich daddy this guy was an average  no plans for the future, waste of life thirty year old guy.   And in the span of 25 years he became the President of the United States.  Without any particularly amazing skills as a diplomat, no overamped intellect, no credible history of leadership ability.  He was Re-elected as a governor, he was re-elected as the president, and he has, for better or worse, controlled the agenda for almost a decade in american politics.

   I know that the man has a lot of smart people around him making him what he is, for better or worse.  He still is the one who is in the bullseye, and has handled it quite effectively (this does not imply that I feel he did so successfully, just effectively) for going on two decades in the Texas State house and the White House.  He has done so in the face of a withering storm of livid commentary, with a level of aplomb that is kind of admirable.   He has suffered some of the lowest levels of popularity in presidential history, and still has outscored the congress over the same time period.

   He does it because he believes exactly what he is saying, or being told to say.  He doesn’t doubt that his chosen course in regards to the middle east is the right thing to be doing.  I and a lot of folks disagree, but he hasn’t equivocated in his desire or his efforts to forward his agenda.  His administration has altered (again, for better or worse) the course of American politics.  They have changed the way seperation of powers work, and in fact several articles of the constitution.  His war on terror has forever altered the landscape of American life, and our position in the global world.  May god have mercy on his soul.

Point being, if he’s such a pathetic cretin, what’s your story?  What have you done since you were thirty?

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Ron Paul in the spotlight

August 4, 2007

   An ABC news story about Ron Paul?  Whoa baby.  That oughtta get the genital juices flowing.  I fear a run on 6 packs, gun racks, and tighty whities.  It’s not much of an article.  They mainly rehash his wikipedia bio and talk about how I’mpressive his $3 million in campaign cash is.  They even say that his followers say that he could be a serious underdog candidate.  Oh man, thats about the kind of glowing reference I’d give my ex.  “her mom says she is nice,” and “when she isn’t demanding that you do everything her way, she might have real potential” her preacher stated.

   Really though, that’s who Ron Paul is.  He’s the ex.  Ex-libertarian, ex-doctor,  ex-communicated republican.  He continues to turn in the big 2% poll numbers, and if nothing else his followers don’t lack for persistence.  They will annoy the hell out of anyone that will listen about how this is the right man for our country.  Never mind that between his religious beliefs, and his political positions, even his followers can’t quite figure out what to call him.  I’m sticking with no hoper, until he can spin out a double digit number in any forum other than the net.  You have to leave your computer to vote, so his following here doesn’t count really.


Ron Paul Turns in a big number in polls, and other News I like

August 4, 2007

  I think it’s probably wrong to keep your dead ex’s body next to your bed.  The dead don’t deserve that type of disrespect.  I am ok with the use of tzxidermy to keep your loved ones around after they pass.  I think just a head mount would be in pooor taste, but a full body mount doesn’t seem unsound.

Raise your hand if this is news to you.  If you have one hand up raise the other one and hit yourself in the head.

All right ladies, don’t get mad.  Oh go ahead.  You don’t need the money.  this comes as a surprise to me.  I always found angry female bosses about as good to have as angry mail bosses, just with breasts.  I think i would pay them more. 

Crazy History Geeks try to blow up the Queen Mary II.  Ok, no they didn’t, but can you imagine how the guy who made this bust must of been rushing?  Possible terror attack, (which apparently every story is now automatically tagged with), and it turns out to be 3  members of the Turtle Historical Club?

I’m glad really.  I wish to see if a major metropolitan area’s voting bloc will complain about being constantly under surveillance.  This should be interesting based on how concerned they are about someone listening to their phone calls

Ron Paul comes out swinging like bonds is the latest newsweek poll.  I mean bonds on his current i can’t hit shit streak of course.  Ron Paul’s whopping 2% of those polled hsould have the faithful clamoring for his ascension into heaven.  Man the euphoria should be bouncing around headquarters like they’re on an XTC binge.

Bush’s poll numbers now on a historical par with Truman, Carter, and Nixon.  Let’s take a moment to consider this.  Truman dropped an atomic bomb, and ruled with an iron fist through the post war economic disaster, Nixon violated the law on several levels and had to resign, and Carter was the honest Brack Obama, although brighter, of the 70’s.

a cat story for my readers from icanhazcheeseburger…not what you had in mind was it? Kitty got his ass kicked.  That should piss off the peta patrol.

I went here to find out what pop tarts had to do with Hiedi Klums bosom.  You”ll see why I feel like a dumbass when you click on the link.  If you don’t, then you’re an even bigger dumbass than I.

See this is where you see the difference between strategy and tactics.  Remember this as the week Barack Obama lost the nomination.  Unless of course he gets a note from his doctor saying he was on psychotropic drugs and had lost all touch with reality.  What an asswit.

 and thats good news friday.  i didn’t even have to use the bridge, the dog mauling, or the kid cooking in its car seat stories.  What a lovely thing is technology.  We now really do know way more than we really wish to.

Hillary “da rack” Clinton rode her cleavage to a huge lead on the democrat side of the poll…See the Ron Paul link above.  I only added this because I wanted to call hillary “da rack” which rhymes with barack, and is a hell of a start for one of those kill whitey rap ditties.