Friday, March 03, 2006

I don't recall and 9/11

"I don't recall" and "9/11" have been the two answers for everything for this administration. I guess "no one could have imagined" is also in there as in "no could have imagined using planes as missiles," and "no one could have imagined the breech of the levees." How about "no one could have imagined how incompetent you all are at trying to run a government."

From conflating Saddam and 9/11 to "9/11 changed everything" to "I don't recall who I leaked all that classified information to and besides I had Vice-Presidential authority to do it," it's been a breathtaking five years. Asking to drill in Alaska because of 9/11, torturing detainees, most of them released as innocent of anything, because of 9/11, illegally wiretapping Americans and of course invading a country that never attacked us because of 9/11 has been a cynical and calculated policy to mislead and manipulate the public using a national tragedy as the universal remote of politics. In fact, just days after the attack the Corrupticans were arguing that the capital gains tax needed to be reduced because of 9/11. And just when you thought they ran out of things to link to 9/11 and to further desecrate the Pearl Harbor of our time the Corrupticans find another way.

America's obesity epidemic will dwarf the threat of terrorism if the nation does not reduce the number of people who are severely overweight, Surgeon General Richard Carmona said Wednesday.

"Obesity is the terror within," Carmona said during a lecture at the University of South Carolina. "Unless we do something about it, the magnitude of the dilemma will dwarf 9-11 or any other terrorist attempt."

What's next? Taking animals off the endangered species list because of 9/11? Increasing subsidies to sugar or corn growers because of 9/11? Offering advertising at Ground Zero of course not to pay down the deficit but to subsidize tax cuts for T. Boone Pickens? Maybe even Richard Carmona for President? Remember, 9/11 changed everything and I don't recall how you run a decent, competent government.

3 Comments:

Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

But who can you blame but the sorry, scared, stupid, sports and entertainment-obsessed citizens?

I keep saying that the science of fooling enough of the people enough of the time has made our form of government obsolete. Tyranny and authoritarianism has been our heritage for 10,000 years. We're comfortable with it, we flee to it whenever we can. It's bred in the bone.

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Utah Desert Rat said...

Have you heard the latest bizarre news from W's Parallel Universe?

The very same Prez who took a record surplus and turned it into a record deficit in only four years, the Prez who has spent ALL our money on a Mideast vendetta and programs to make rich people richer and poor people poorer, the Prez who just can't seem to find the time or money or interest to save a great American city from a hurricane, the Prez who has shamelessly squandered the greatest post-war economic boom, and the same Prez who has NEVER vetoed a single piece of legislation in almost six years now .....get this......needs a LINE ITEM VETO!

You gotta give Frat Boy George and Deadeye Dick credit for one thing....COJONES! Who else would show such utter contempt for reality and elevate clulessness to such an art form? We should give them an academy award in the science fiction/fantasy category.

9:54 AM  
Blogger Reign of Reason said...

CF - you hit it:

American's are busy worrying about who's "next off the island" and mesmerized by good-guy/bad-guy movies. The couch-potato generation wants life to mimic art and when they look at their pathetic lives they see a chance to be the tough-guy and cheer for our troops to kick-ass.

Never mind that we’re kicking the wrong guys ass… It all plays like a real-life drama to these morons.

How else do you explain the support our chimp-in-chief gets?

3:26 PM  

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