I don't know what to think of this page. On the one hand there's that funny/tragic feeling from all these people praising Bush for things he has spent the last 3 years proving he is incapable of doing:
...he has succeeded in bringing the country together, and in making the world a safer place...
My admiration for President Bush stems from his setting aside partisian politics to just get the job done of serving all Americans!...
I enthusiastically support the President because of his work to lower taxes for ordinary Americans...
I support President Bush because of his commitment to our national security and his untiring efforts to support our Armed Forces....
Then there's the "what planet are you living on?" feeling that washes over rom stuff like this:
President Bush has given me the ability to believe in politics again, not as self-centered rhetoric by the power hungry, but as policy for the good of our country.
Then there's the "you'd probably vote for the hostess on QVC if you could" feeling:
President Bush has helped restore my faith in America. I visited New York City in Oct. 2001 and American flags were everywhere! They are still everywhere in Georgia! It’s wonderful to see American patriotism once again! Thank you Mr. President for standing strong in tough times. May God bless you.
But in the end I just feel sorry. Sorry for this poor, fucked-up deluded people, sorry for the country, and sorry for myself for wasting 10 minutes reading this crap.
I look at President Bush and see a dependable, compassionate, Christian man. No one leader can please everyone, but he does all he can for our country. I am so very proud of him and once again, am proud to be an American. May God bless President Bush and his family.
I support President Bush and his administration, because of the way in which he has handled the war on terrorism. His leadership, dedication, follow-through and hard work have made our country a safer place to live during these changing times. My family will continue to sleep well at night knowing that he's on the job!
You poor, poor deluded bastards.
There's also a whiff of pathetic desperation coming off the page... all these "regular folks" articulating why they're gonna vote for Bush, each one a sad tragedy of that modern scourge, disenfranchisement of reasoning... and meanwhile every diplomat, general, ex-official, nobel prize winner, economist, and lifetime civil servant on the continent is busy forming an association or two with the sole purpose of releasing white-papers on how shitty a president Bush is...
President Bush. Idiots vote for him all the time.*
Good flick overall, but it really, really needed a better sense of time to it. It jumped around basically from topic to topic, and within those topics, which were segued into from other topics, it had to necesarily jump around in time. The overall message was clear, but it woul have been more effective if when all this was happening was clear too. Like, ohh, so if it's got someone from the whitehouse basically lying, show that A happened first, and that B (the lie) happened later so it's clear how mendacious these people are.
Same with the terror alert stuff. It made the point how we were played like a piano with all that terror alert bullshit, but what would have really illustrated it is a timeline of terror alerts showing when they came out and what significant news just happened to be breaking at that time.
I mean, has there ever been a greater propaganda campaign by the US government, save some stuff from WW2, than those fucking terror alerts? It was completely and purely a propaganda tool and that's even more clear in hindsight. The nation was abused and pissed on and manipulated for a year, it should have been given a greater treatment because to me it's perfectly illustrating of how corrupt this administration is.
Just by coincidence I turned on CNN a few minutes ago in the lunch room to find an interview for Irish TV with Bush.
That guy needs to be on TV more often.
Holy shit. I'm still trying to pull it together.
God, I'm like, physically shaken. That pedantic, petty, childish man is the most powerful person in the world. Holy fucking shit.
He was being challenged on several points and all he could do -all- he could do was ramble off the talking points he has memorized with a pedantic smirk on his face in a slow, deliberate manner as if he was talking to a child. And what he had to say amounted to a child's argument.
[Saddam] was a threat. He was a threat.... He had the capacity to build weapons. He had the capcity!.. to build a weapon. He was a threat.
I just checked for a transcript and couldn't find one, but check this shit out:
Washington, DC, Jun. 25 (UPI) -- An Irish reporter threw courtesy aside and repeatedly interrupted President George W. Bush during a television interview at the White House.
"Let me finish. Let me finish. May I finish?" Bush said early in his interview with Radio and Television Ireland Thursday, according to a transcript released Friday.
"Let me finish. Let me finish, please. Please. You ask the questions and I'll answer them, if you don't mind," he said in a second interruption moments later.
So if the Moonie times says Bush was getting a bum deal you know he was being a prick.
She wasn't "interrupting" him so much as trying to have an adult conversation with him, a skill Bush seems to think he need not master being the preznit and all. They were seated face to face in order to have a chat, not him standing behind a fucking podium taking one question per reporter, and he'd say some bullshit and she'd say "but what about..." or something and he'd turn on his "victim of the media" mode and buy time by pretending she was walking all over him.
An interruption is when someone, ah... interrupts you. You know, you're talking and in the middle of a sentence or clearly in the middle of an explanation someone jumps in.
Pretty much every sentence Bush says on his own is a complete thought. Some short, declarative sentence. So, a normal person who can think and string sentences together to provide a description of their thoughts could be forgiven for thinking those long, blank pauses are fine places to continue the conversation.
Coleman: "The world is a more dangerous place today."
Bush: "Why do you say that? . . . "
Coleman: "I think there is a feeling that the world has become a more dangerous place because you have taken the focus off Al Qaeda and diverted into Iraq. Do you not see that the world is a more dangerous place? I saw four of your soldiers lying dead, on the television, the other day. . . . "
Bush: "You know, listen, nobody cares more about the death than I do.
Coleman: "Is there a point at which --
Bush: "Let me finish. Please, please, let me finish, then you can follow up, if you don't mind. Nobody cares more about the deaths than I do. I care about it a lot. But I do believe that the world is a safer place, and becoming a safer place. . . .
"People join terrorist organizations because there's no hope and there's no chance to raise their families in a peaceful world where there is not freedom . . . so the idea is to promote freedom and at the same time protect our security."
Each time he'd play the "I'm a victim of your uncoothness!" game his "can I finish-es" got longer. What a pussy.
I have such a hard time describing Bush because he's so familiar. I've known people like him my whole life. I've been around grown child-men like him my whole life. Usually they're fat, sunburned hicks who get mean when they're drunk. They're petty, self-righteous, self-absorbed, malicious, mendacious, and emotionally immature.
When they get sober they take all their worst qualities and project them onto their God, or their family, or their sobriety, or a combination of it all. See, that way they never have to really, truly change. Introspection is never acquired. They can still be the biggest prick in the world
but it's all behind a somewhat restrained facade and whatever their crutch becomes. If it's God, then all their emotional faults emanate through their devotion to him. So rather than just smacking their kids around or belittling them for sport they maliciously admonish them for not being right with God and use sin as their excuse to abuse people. If it's family, their constant pissing and moaning and victimhood is all in defense of their family from outside forces that want to rend them asunder. Usually the government.
People like Bush are not mature, responsible adults. People like Bush are everywhere. Go to some hick town where they guys are beet red and their t-shirts are tucked into their jeans, plop down in a bar and try to have a friendly conversation at 2 in the afternoon. The graciousness of middle America will become manifest.
People like Bush use "fag" as an insult about once every 45 seconds.
What makes Bush so dangerous is he chose that life. He was born into blue-blood money and privilege and what kind of man is he? He's a red-faced, alcoholic hick who don't need no book learnin'.
I'm reading the closed-captioning on the local "news", and they're asking people about that guy getting beheaded and what to do about it.
Tanned, blond woman who's got to be at least upper middle class:
We're dealing with a primitive Arab mindset, and there's nothing we can do. You can't negotiate or debate or anything, it's just time to leave.
Nice. She was real flustered and indignant btw.
Dude who looks like a 55 year old trucker:
I don't want to see one more American beheaded. I supported the war but I think it's time to leave now.
So wiping out over 5,000 Iraqi civilians sat just fine with you. The deaths of over 800 soldiers was acceptable. The cultural loss of the museum and the library archives was just fine.
The like, I forget now, 400 billion or more spent is OK?
The complete and utter breakdown of a society that, for as awful as it was under Saddam, wasn't a threat, was secular, and was essentially stable, that's cool too?
The squandering of America's moral standing in the world is peachy.
Taken on a ride by Bush and Co. and being their bitches for 2 years is alright with you...
But a couple of regular Joe's get brutally killed and it's time to leave?
You supported all the above, supported the huge human, financial, cultural, and strategic costs... I assume will vote for Bush in November, everything was just fine until some guy, some random dude gets his head cut off.
Fuck you, buddy.
Fucking fuck from fucksville.
Way to grasp the complexities of the world, dumbass.
I just heard one of my, uh... uneducated, frankly ignorant neighbors say "He defeated the communists! He didn't mess around!"
I don't blame him. I mean, what kind of fucked up country with an ostensibly free media and open government has to live over 20 years with the myth of a man when the actual history is well known?
Fuck, why does any of this ever surprise me? Why does it surprise me when people who don't have railroad spikes sticking out of their heads say Bush is a great president?
Now... I've been in a funk lately, but you really got to ask yourself-- are we insane? Is the United States filled with clinically insane people?
See, I remember when I didn't know anything about history or politics and what my attitudes were because it was just a few years ago. And when I look back I understand completely why I thought the things I thought-- I just simply was not aware of the facts and my vision was very narrow. So, because I used to be an idiot I can give people the benefit of the doubt...
But the thing is, I don't understand how the people who run the show can continue to fool most of the people most of the time. Even a cursory understanding of the current Iraq war would leave someone to understand the administration is either corrupt or incompetent or both. I would have understood this even when I was an idiot. It's so obvious.
Is such mass willful ignorance/delusion a sign of a people out of their fucking minds?
Ah whatever. I'm so sick of "conservatives". Fucking grow up, people.