Friday, January 28, 2005

W: the crustacean

While the right wingnuts are going after sponge bob, perhaps we should go after W. the callous crustacean.

Slice:

Ponder that a moment. The White House announces a press conference in the morning. After the announcement comes the news that 31 Americans died in a chopper crash in Iraq (6 others died today in seperate incidents). The president takes the podium fresh with the knowledge of that tragedy--and radiates a cheerful disposition bantering with the press about senior citizens and their faulty memories. She can't see something scarily wrong with that? She doesn't spot some sort of emotional disturbance or disconnect? Imagine if Bill Clinton had been chirpy and chipper having just received the news of 31 soldiers dying in the theater of combat--Rush Limbaugh would have devoted three hours to it, and Fox News would have dragged Dick Morris out of the all-you-can-eat buffet for his "expert analysis."

End slice:

I suppose crusteacans the stature of W don't fold under the heavy weight of many dead souls.

You have to click over to the full text. It is a quick read, but concludes:

"Comfortable, hell, he's [W] downright enthusiastic about it. He's so cocky now that he can't even fake a semblance of sorrow after hearing news that would have made most presidents turn ashen."

4 comments:

R. Chandler said...

"While the right wingnuts are going after sponge bob..."

Why don't you take a look at the facts about the issue before posting such nonsense.

https://www.family.org/docstudy/newsletters/a0035339.cfm

windspike said...

Dear Mr. Chandler,

I would have to disagree with the idea that homosexuals are sinister. So, from the outset, I don't see the argument. Many people are sinister. I happend to know many, many people who are GLBT that are fine, upstanding individuals - much nicer people to be around than say, large, obese smoking heterosexuals. See my post on Saving American Families below.

Anonymous said...

Just the facts, ma'am  

''Why don't you take a look at the facts about the issue before posting such nonsense.'' - Robert Chandler.

The ''facts'':  

''But while the video is harmless on its own, I believe the agenda behind it is sinister.'' - James C. Dobson, Ph.D.

Saucing the gander:  

If you do something good, like the Sponge Bob video, and in another dimension of your life, you acknowledge alternative lifestyles (or don't, the logic cuts both ways), then the good is tainted, ''sinister.''

The logic:

If G W Bush does something good (accidents happen!), then it's bad because ...

If Robert Chandler does something good, then it's bad because ...

If James C. Dobson, Ph.D. does something good, then it's bad because ...

Anonymous said...

Bad good, good bad, it's Point of View  

Swiped from Bruce Webb on dailykos.com:

''I read a very thoughtful piece on this (4.00 / 6)  

''It was from a woman who grew up in a strongly evangelical family/church. When people outside the circle did bad things it was because they were sinners destined to be punished by God. When people inside the circle did bad things it was because the Devil intervened, and in the end God would forgive them, because after all they cast the Devil out and repented.

''In the final analysis this "We are going to heaven, you are going to hell, because the Reverend Barnes says so" attitude runs right through the ruling faction of the Republican party. Strongest perhaps in the Norquist faction who equate "heaven" with maintaining vacation houses in both Palm Springs and Vail because after all a Manhatten penthouse and a big house in the Hamptons are just so cramping.

''by Bruce Webb on Sun Jan 30th, 2005 at 23:24:16 PST''