Monday, April 24, 2006

The Great Decider

Learning had made us not more human, but less so. Learning had not increased our knowledge of good and evil, but intensified and made more rational and deadly our greed for gain.
Jan Carew, novelist, actor, and newspaper editor

I could really just let loose with a vitriolic string of swear words generally reserved for people I have to share the freeways with to describe how I feel about George Bush and his corrupt and greedy gang in the white house.

Those words would also be directed at the idiots who voted for him the second time, they can have a pass on the first time, but there was no excuse the second time around. This man is a menace and so are his cadre of religious rightwing zealots who all truly deserve a reserve seat in Dante’s Hell.

Yesterday, the Idiot in Chief as I call him or the “Decider” as he calls himself has begun warning people about high gas prices this summer. Right now, at the cheap station where I fill up gas is selling at $3.15 a gallon, of course that was Friday, it could be $3.25 on Tuesday when I return.

Let’s unpack (English class jargon) what the inept Decider has said:

"We're going to have a tough summer because people are beginning to drive now during tight supply," Bush said as he toured a California facility developing hydrogen-powered vehicles.

What he really means is that we working stiffs are going to continue to get in the rear end, despite what he thinks about gay marriage. It certainly will not be tough for him as he spends most of the summer vacationing on his Texas ranch and let’s the world go to hell in a hand basket.

"The American people have got to understand what happens elsewhere in the world affects the price of gasoline you pay here."

What he really means is that when he invades another country for no reason and screws up the oil supply, we are going to suffer, but the executives of oil companies are going to profit handsomely – such as the CEO of Exxon who received nearly a half billion dollars in salary and bonuses!

What is worse that people are not demanding investigations and impeachment hearings.


Anonymous said...

I believe Ted Kennedy was talking about this same thing on Meet the Press. But you know Ted Kennedy -- EVIL LIBERAL!! Wants to spend all of your $$ buying convicts gold teeth (sarcasm). At least he wants to spend out $$ on something productive instead of pissing it down the drain.

Unknown said...

This is my favorite remembrance:

The war will pay for itself with oil revenues from Iraq..BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Yes, someone explain to me how the supply is tight, I see no rationing..and why the hell the industry profits are at an all time high as well..I will wait for the response :P

Janet said...

I honestly don't know what's worse tha Bush is still our president or that 51% of Americans actually voted for him not once, but twice.

Anonymous said...

High gas prices are the best thing we can do for the environment. Let's smile every time we see a high pump price and put our efforts into conservation, public transit, safe walking and biking, and alternative energy sources.

The Misanthrope said...

Sharon, I disagree. The best thing would be for the government to work with the private sector to come up with alternative fuels rather than letting the fat oil cats collect profits at the expense of our household budgets.

Unknown said... realize of course that the high prices hurt those least able to afford them..the working poor,most of whom DO NOT drive big SUV's or can afford to purchase a hybrid car.

So, if you want to expand your conscience and that of others, you need to be just a little understanding of the little guy's out there that barely make ends meet each and every month...and stick it to the folks driving those big gas guzzeling SUV's and Hummers.

Bill said...

Not that I wish him harm but I live with the solid assurance that all men must eventually die.

Anonymous said...

Evidently the Shrub was too wasted 25 years ago to remember gas rationing: if your license plate ended with an even number, you got to fill up on even days. If it ended with an odd one, those were your days at the pump.

Oh, Janet, I think the number of likely voters was in the neighborhood of 25% of all eligible voters, because at least half the populace stayed home in disgust.