Yen for Dubya to One Day Make Sense
by Carlos Kelly
The words "devaluation" and "deflation" may both begin with
the letter "D", end in the letter "N" and share other letters
in "E", "L", "A", "T", "I" and "O" but they are two completely
different words with completely different meanings.
Certainly enough difference in their meanings to send the
Yen plummeting for a short while last Monday after Dubya's
latest, but certainly not last, verbal gaffe.
This time it was the Japanese currency that suffered from
Bush's laziness and stupidity but what will the next flub
cause? The beginning of World War 3?
Ever since "The Felonious Five" hijacked the US constitution
and installed their boy George into the White House, we've
seen things emanate from this administration that we would
have never dreamt of before.
Like the long-term disappearance of a Vice-President who
seems to only exist on 'Meet The Press'. (Maybe his 'cave'
is just down the corridor from Tim Russert's studio? Has anyone
bothered to look?)
But surely the most surprising, well, considering who we
are talking about maybe it isn't that surprising at all but
heck, who would have thought that one day we would see the
need for others in an administration to constantly interpret
for the American people the supposed true meanings and intentions
of what a US President has publicly said?
One minute it's Ari: 'Well, what the president really meant
was blah, blah, blah and to criticize him for this would only
Or it's Mary Matalin:'Well, of course what he really meant
was blah, blah, blah... and to think anything different would
be completely un-American and show ones obvious support for
Or it's Uncle Dick in his weekly appearance on The Tim Russert
Show: 'Well, quite obviously what the president meant by that
was blah, blah, blah, blah. ... And I have to say that anyone
who thinks he meant something different to that is a terrorist
and will subsequently be arrested and transported to Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba for the term of their natural life!'
Or it's cable news' latest 'matinee idol', Rummy Rumsfeld
in his daily "It's Rummy" show, live from the Pentagon: 'No,
no, no, no, no. What the president meant when he said that
he would authorize the immediate bombing of Paris was that
he prefers ketchup on his Hot Dog's with just a little onion,
washed down with a refreshing root beer. Nothing more, nothing
less and anyone who interprets what he said as meaning anything
other than what I just explained is Un-American, collaborating
with al-Qaeda and quite possibly related to John Walker-Lindh....now
I won't hear anymore on that issue....thankyou....thankyou.'
Even the official White House transcripts now 'rectify' the
text to portray what Bush meant to say as opposed to what
he actually did say. Like this one here...
...where it has placed a footnote half way down the page
to denote that what Bush should have said was **deflation
Who would've thought we'd ever see the day, huh?
Maybe in the future the White House should dispense with
these text transcripts and initiate some with colorful little
pictures to show what Bush really meant say.
It certainly wouldn't do us thinking members of society much
good but it may just enable Bush to figure out what it was
he was meant to be rambling on about on any particular day
while he wiles away the hours before his 9:00pm bedtime coloring
in the official White House pictures from the official White
So it's with bated breath that we all await the next Bush
verbal balls-up. We all know it's coming soon. And with him
currently being so close to a member of his "Axis of Evil"
(North Korea) and with him being in full-on cowboy mode these
days especially, we should all be very, very scared.
But then there's another thought. Maybe he meant to say what
he said in Japan on Monday. Maybe his puppet-masters wanted
the Yen to plummet for a short time. Maybe that's why the
White House was so diligent in 'correcting' him on their official
Hmmmmm. I wouldn't put anything past this mob.