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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Bush versus Truman... a presidential debate?

Good morning, my little apple polishers~

Today my husband was reading one of our favorite political blogs, Daily Kos. This is an excerpt, which I blatantly plagiarize and post here, only so that someone other than we two gets the link. As bush ii blatantly compared himself to the great Truman, these are real quotes by Truman to counter Bush's arrogant idiocy. (Of course, I loved it! Kudos to Bill in Portland, Maine!):

Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday
by Bill in Portland Maine
Tue May 08, 2007 at 04:52:36 AM PDT
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE...

A year ago this month, in his West Point commencement address, President Bush compared himself to Harry Truman. On this, Truman's 123rd birthday, we take this opportunity to replay last year's C&J-sponsored debate in which the 33rd president mopped the floor with the 43rd:

Bush: I glance at the headlines, just to get kind of a flavor. I rarely read the stories.
Truman: A president either is constantly on top of events or, if he hesitates, events will soon be on top of him.

Bush: Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.
Truman
: In the circumstances, alarm is justified. The man who isn't alarmed simply doesn't understand the situation---or he is crazy. But alarm is one thing, and hysteria is another. Hysteria impels people to destroy the very thing they are struggling to preserve.

Bush: We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories...for those who say we haven't found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they're wrong, we found them. <<>> [T]here's theories as to where the weapons went. They could have been destroyed during the war. Saddam and his henchmen could have destroyed them as we entered into Iraq. They could be hidden. They could have been transported to another country, and we'll find out.
Truman: He's one of the few in the history of this country to run for high office talking out of both sides of his mouth at the same time and lying out of both sides.

Bush: The FISA law was written in 1978. We're having this discussion in 2006. It's a different world. And FISA is still an important tool. It's an important tool. And we still use that tool. But also...and we...look, I said, look, is it possible to conduct this program under the old law? And people said, it doesn't work in order to be able to do the job we expect us to do.
Truman: It's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em. It's an old political trick.

Bush: Because the...all which is on the table begins to address the big cost drivers. For example, how benefits are calculate, for example, is on the table; whether or not benefits rise based upon wage increases or price increases. There's a series of parts of the formula that are being considered. And when you couple that, those different cost drivers, affecting those...changing those with personal accounts, the idea is to get what has been promised more likely to be...or closer delivered to what has been promised. Does that make any sense to you? It's kind of muddled.
Truman: Why, this fellow don't know any more about politics than a pig knows about Sunday.

Bush: There are some who feel like that if they attack us that we may decide to leave prematurely. They don't understand what they are talking about if that's the case. Let me finish. There are some who feel like that the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is bring `em on.
Truman: Some day I hope to meet you. When that happens you'll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes and perhaps a supporter below.

Score: Bush 0 Truman 6 http://www.dailykos.com/

Happy Birthday, Harry.


Now I know there are some of you out there who think that making fun of bush 43 is cruel, and normally I would agree with you. One should not ridicule or torture the mentally disabled. However, as the mentally disabled are normally not financed up the ying-yang and evil political wheels don't turn and crush the competition with a nabalm-covered onslaught of misdirected power and fortune to enable the former to become president of the United States, I feel that my criticisms are justified.

And then when you see what a wonderful target bush 43 makes by actually standing in front of the podium AND opening his mouth... one can't really be held accountable.

Oh, he can compare himself to anybody he wants. It is still a free country. Heck, I can compare myself to Sophia Loren's 1959 persona or even Anna Nicole Smith's 1990's vintage Playboy spread with just as much delusion as bush 43 compares himself to President Truman. But if I do? You have my permission to ridicule me to your heart's content.

In all fairness, Sophia Loren always had a better nose than I do.:)

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