Know Whether to Laugh or Cry
March 16, 2002
By W. David Jenkins III
order for people to give me sound advice, that information
not oughta be public." - GWB in reference to a GAO lawsuit.
George, are you out of your mind? Did you hear what you said
in Des Moines? Did you really mean that? George, I played
that line over and over in context to the question you were
asked and no matter what way I hear it, your response was
still stupid. Did you hear yourself?
"...in order for people to give me sound advice, that information
not oughta be public."
Okay, let me make sure I understand. In order for you to
get "sound" advice, the American people need to butt out.
In other words, no one can give you sound advice if they think
we're gonna find out about it. Is that right? Wait, let me
go look this up just to be sure.
SOUND - Adjective: capable of being depended on; dependable,
reliable, responsible, solid, trustworthy, trusty (see Trust)
Oh, there it is. It's that trust word again. But wait a minute,
George. Didn't you say during the campaign that you "trust
the American people?" Sure you did. Of course, you also promised
the people of Nevada that that you wouldn't turn their state
into a nuclear... I mean, "nucular" waste site too. You lied
to us again didn't you George? Okay, wait a minute, according
to what you said, we the people are entitled to crappy advice
but not the good stuff, right? Nobody is going to give you
advice that's good for us if we're gonna find out about it,
I don't know. Sometimes I wonder if this whole "stupid act"
is meant to throw everybody off. Then this bonehead turns
around and waves at Stevie Wonder. Okay, I guess we all have
to admit that George W. Bush is a flaming idiot.
The events of the last few days have convinced me that either
Dubya has no idea what's going on or he's not really in charge.
Those are the only two choices. No, really. Either George
has no idea how stupid and hypocritical he sounds or he just
doesn't care because he knows it's not really his show anyway.
I mean, consider the following.
On the 13th of March, Little Bush said that "flaws in Zimbabwe's
election will prevent the United States from recognizing the
government's claim that incumbent Robert Mugabe was the winner."
Then Colin Powell turns around and says, "Mr. Mugabe may claim
victory but not democratic legitimacy." These guys are kidding,
Apparently there was evidence of a government orchestrated
campaign of intimidation and violence. Powell went on to say
that "the policies of Mugabe's government have been marked
by a blatant disregard for the rule of law, serious human
rights abuses, a broad repression of the Zimbabwean electorate,
and ultimately the disenfranchisement of thousands of Zimbabwean
Umm.. does Florida ring a bell with these people? Actually,
does Florida ring a bell with anybody anymore? How many of
us have said that if what happened in Florida during the sham
that was Election 2000 took place in a third world country
that we'd be sending in the troops. As it stands, Bush has
announced that the US may have to impose sanctions against
Zimbabwe. And he did it with a straight face. I swear, I've
never been so embarrassed and scared in my life.
Then there was Sheriff Shrub's remarks concerning Sharon
and the Israeli offensive the last week or so. After spending
the last year or so telling Sharon and Arafat, "Hey, you guys
work it out yourself," Boy George decides to play school marm
and shake the finger that he uses to stir his drinks with
at these two. In his press conference on the 13th, George
had the audacity to say that Sharon's actions were "not helpful"
and went way beyond "self-defense." Oh really?
Although I agree with the little brat (just this once) is
he really listening to himself? Sharon is way out of line,
trying to get his jollies and revenge while he can. But how
does that differ from Bush's reckless policies and smart-mouthing
towards the "Axis of Evil?"
Like a toddler having a snit fit, Bush has raised the stakes
and named Russia, China, Syria and Libya to his hit list.
By golly, we're gonna warm up the nukes and aim them at these
guys if they don't toe the line on the Bush way of thinking.
If George thinks you guys are being bad, well, you might as
well paint a bulls-eye on your ass 'cause we're gonna "ready,
aim, fire" at you people until you say "uncle." Of course,
there's the Philippines, Yemen and anywhere else Bush Inc.
decides to wage this "just war." And don't give us any lip
about it, because God says it's okay. Just ask Ashcroft.
I just can't believe how far Bush has thrown America and
all it stands for in the trash. Our standing in the international
community is failing. We look like a schoolyard bully imposing
a pathetically disguised sense of revenge because of a loser
who squats in the White House thinking he represents the will
of America. Plain and simple, Bush Inc. is making a mess.
Our allies are worried and angry, our enemies are just plain
mad as hell and half of America have no idea what the hell's
I quoted a statement long ago that the events of 9/11 and
what would surely follow, along with the other problems the
international community would pose would require the kind
of leadership that America hadn't seen since the days of FDR.
Unfortunately, we're stuck with Howdy Doody with an attitude
problem. When I hear Little Bush speak without a net, it can
be the funniest thing. But when I consider the consequences
of what this imbecile spews, I get scared. Very scared.
I know Bush Inc. isn't listening to a damn thing we're saying,
but is anybody in America listening to what they're
saying? I mean, when we're done laughing, isn't anybody scared?