3.21.2006

Bill Maher's closing bit the other night:

Mr. President, this job can't be fun for you any more. There's no more money to spend--you used up all of that. You can't start another war because

you used up the army. And now, darn the luck, the rest of your term has become the Bush family nightmare: helping poor people.
Listen to your Mom. The cupboard's bare, the credit cards maxed out. No one's speaking to you. Mission accomplished. Now it's time to do what you've always done best: lose interest and walk away. Like you did with your military service and the oil company and the baseball team. It's time. Time to move on and try the next fantasy job. How about cowboy or space man?
Now I know what you're saying: there's so many other things that you as President could involve yourself in. Please don't. I know, I know. There's a lot left to do. There's a war with Venezuela. Eliminating the sales tax on yachts. Turning the space program over to the church and Social Security to Fannie Mae. Giving embryos the vote. But, Sir, none of that is going to happen now. Why? Because you govern like Billy Joel drives. You've performed so poorly I'm surprised that you haven't given yourself a medal.
You're a catastrophe that walks like a man. Herbert Hoover was a shitty president, but even he never conceded an entire city to rising water and snakes.
On your watch, we've lost almost all of our allies, the surplus, four airliners, two trade centers, a piece of the Pentagon and the City of New Orleans. Maybe you're just not lucky. I'm not saying you don't love this country. I'm just wondering how much worse it could be if you were on the other side.
So, yes, God does speak to you. What he is saying is: 'Take a hint.'

Okay Bush voters... weigh in here!

Has your opinion of Bush changed?
HOW and WHY?

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23 comments:

sabatkes said...

Hey Karen, doughnuts are cool!
Linked you on my blog!

jc said...

Great rant by Bill Maher!

I.M. Dedd said...

Nice site.

Eli Blake said...

The problem is that a lot of Bush voters are either as stubborn or as big liars as he is.

Most people I know who voted for Bush still insist that he 'walks on water' and if us Democrats would just get out of the way he could finish his job of running the country into the ground. Even though Democrats have not controlled Congress for a dozen years or the White House for six, they still blame everything that is wrong on Democrats.

The rest, well, let's just say this: If they had really voted the way that they are claiming that they voted then Kerry would have won the election. I know of at least two who told me they were/had voted for Bush at the time of the election and now ***claim*** they didn't. But I'm not to senile to remember yet.

And yes, I do know ONE who voted for Bush and has admitted it and said he regrets it (my doctor). The rest are either stubborn fools or chameleons.

Karen said...

sabatkes~ thanks!

jc~ yep, Bill is cool!

dedd~ Welcome!

Eli~ I think they *say* he still 'walks on water' because they don't want to =admit= what a miserable failure he's been. You know, it's the "I know I'm wrong, but hell will freeze over before I admit it" concept.

That's funny you mentioning your doctor because my doctor admitted he voted for Reagan {shudder} but he's finally come to his senses and has always voted Dem after that.

Jack K. said...

Huzzah, Bill Maher!!! Thanks for posting this.

Btw, the only way Dubya can walk on water is because he knows where the rocks are. And, I bet there is a voice in his ear to remind him of their placement.

Pete Bogs said...

well put, Bill!

The Phoenix said...

Well...looks like I have to go against the stream on here (and Sar's blog) once again...

First of all, I look at Bill Maher as I look at Rush Limbaugh. They are both very entertaining, but they are so incredibly off base at times it's not even funny.

Conceding an entire city to water and snakes? You can't be serious. I work engineers and scientists - they have been warning both New Orleans and the national government for decades! You have to admit, blaming Bush for the actual destruction of New Orleans is totally off.

You can blame him for what happened thereafter. But you can't blame him for the levy breaking and Mother Nature.

I don't see Bill Maher talking about Mayor Nagin there. What about that Democrat? The idiot says God made the floods because he was angry at America? Sounds as radical as right-wing freak Rev. Robertson.
How about the chocolate city remark? White milk mixing with dark cocoa = chocolate? PAAAAAALEASE!

As far as the WTC and Pentagon attacks - and blaming Bush for that as well, that's a bunch of B.S. too.

I seem to recall a WTC bombing in 1993. Who was in power then? What happened between that bombing and the massive strike against America 8 years later? You're going to blame George W???

That just seems incredibly insane to me.

President Clinton was in charge when the CIA he governed lost track of Bin Laden. I was a high school teacher back in the day, and we read a book about a bus being hijacked by Middle Eastern Terrorists (After the First Death, by Robert Cormier). I did a quick intro. into terroism before teaching the book, and I talked about Bin Laden back in 1997. I told my students that our intelligence had lost track of this bad guy, and if you want to make a cool $1 million, bring him in dead or alive.

Listen - I am so NOT a Bush lover or even a Republican. I am what I consider to be very middle of the road independent.

But I'm not so biased by my particular political affiliation to see the off-base accusations by either side.

OldHorsetailSnake said...

The trouble with some rants is that they are all true -- except for the parts where Dubya admits guilt. He never does that.

Karen said...

jack & pete~ Welcome!

phoenix~ I liken Bill Maher to satire (tongue-in-cheek)... getting his point across with an exaggerated twist.

hoss~ wonder how much more of dubya my blood pressure can take!

Jack K. said...

Mea Culpa X's 3. I thought I had acknowledged that I knew of Lansing, Michigan. Oops! I'll not make that mistake again. btw, my guilty conscience brought me to this site earlier. I have marked as one to visit more regularly. I did mention it to Pete Bogs, and I see he visited too.

Keep up your good works.

Nick Zegarac said...

Actually, my opinion of Bush haters has digressed.

jc said...

Nick Zegarac said...
Actually, my opinion of Bush haters has digressed.

March 21, 2006 3:29 PM

I feel the same way about chin fondlers!

ffff said...

Found your site through Jack.
Love your Bush rant. Dunno who Bill Maher is but you'll forgive me since I am in the landdownunder.

Noticed not too many of your readers stood up for Bush and the one who did was a bit off base. Still, I enjoyed it. He does come across as such a fool to the rest of the world. You poor things... must be hard to live with such an example... we have our own sliding on the coat-tails of Bush, all the way to Iraq.

Hellpig said...

Bill Maher is a whinning little pussy,I seen him on a "Win Lose or Draw" show and he was accidently,and ever so softly hit in the face,more like a graze.And the little drama queen cried like a little girl.


Give War a Chance

VIVA LA BUSH

Karen said...

jake~ backacha!

nick~ not sure what that means but I concur with jc on chin fondlers!

Just another thought on Phoenix' earlier post... as I said earlier, I look at Bill Maher as satire but Rush Limbaugh is very serious and humorless. In my opinion, there lies the big difference.

alison~ Welcome! You're right... the rest of the world either hates us or feels sorry for us or both!

hellpig~ "Give War a Chance"
You volunteering!?!

Karen said...

OOPS~ that was supposed to be jack~ backacha!! (can't spell today) :-)

Catreona said...

Hi Karen,

My, busy thread! Even an Aussi!!! Hi there, Alison. Thanks for the condolences. Yes, it *is* difficult. I'm only glad not to be abroad at this time. I lived in England during part of the Reagan admin., and... Well, let's just say it was embarrassing. I can't begin to imagine being an American abroad now!!!

I wonder if those who are so eagar to promote war are the children of Service members; how many times *they* kissed *their* parents good-bye for a routine deployment, not knowing whether they'd ever come home; how many of their parents never did come home... I also wonder, how many of those who support war know or care what happens to the veterans and the war wounded. And, I wonder how many would support war if there were an impartial draft, and *their* number could come up tomorrow. Just wondering.

Hellpig said...

Karen said...
You volunteering!?!


Did!!!




Semper Fi

Karen said...

catreona~ Welcome! Don't I know you from somewhere... {grin}! Thanks for weighing in on my blog.

hellpig~ I commend you for your service. I'd hate to think what our country be without our military. That said, I was initially opposed to this war, thought it wrong from the beginning & still do.

And, I will go as far to say that I think we should pull out of Iraq now. I suppose we could debate this war thing 'til the cows come home because it is such a *hot button* issue.

One more thing, as much as I despise Bush, I still would have opposed this war if a Dem had initiated it.

Hellpig said...

I just like to rattle the cage to see what falls out,thx for responding,nice blog BTW

Lisa M said...

The Bush voters have all been brainwarshed for years before he even took office.

They believe Bush = God.

Once in a while when I'm talking to one I manage to get a point to penetrate the layers of the brainwash barrier, and they say, "Yeah, that's true" or something like that. But then they go turn on Faux News and swhoosh, they are re-programed again.

Hellpig said...

The only way the West can be saved


It is among the evils, and perhaps is not the smallest, of democratical governments, that the people must feel, before they will see. When this happens, they are roused to action—hence it is that this form of government is so slow.—George Washington to Henry Knox, 8 March 1787.
The wages of sin is death, and the wages of long-standing indifference to the informing genius of a culture is—not just the death of the culture, but the pain and fright that attend death.—L. Brent Bozell, Mustard Seeds


I keep saying that the West must endure much more suffering and horror, many more surrenders and losses, before it will abandon its liberalism and start to defend itself from Islam—if it ever does. But no matter how many times I’ve said this, I realize I haven’t yet got to the core of the problem.
We must focus our attention on the fact that the key to this unfolding disaster is LIBERALISM. I am not speaking of liberalism in the classical sense, as constraints on the power of government, as free speech and free inquiry, as a single rule of law for all citizens, as individual rights. Nor I am not speaking of liberalism in the New Deal sense, as the use of government to correct imbalances in the economy. I am speaking of liberalism in its pure, modern sense, the sense in which it is most authoritative and active for us today—liberalism as non-discrimination, liberalism as non-judgmentalism, liberalism as the belief that individual rights and individual freedoms constitute the defining content of our society, the principle that rules all other principles. All of which comes down to the belief—for us, a sacred belief—that we must not define ourselves as a group, a collective whole, and therefore must not define any other group as fundamentally different from our group.

This is the belief that led the West to admit millions of unassimilable, hostile, and dangerous aliens into the West, and this is the belief that even now makes it impossible for Westerners to think critical thoughts about Islam as such, let alone to take effective action, or even imagine taking effective action, against it. In April 2001 I wrote an article called “America No Longer Exists,” by which I meant that America no longer sees itself as a nation, culture, and people, and therefore is unable to respond to obvious threats to itself as a nation, culture, and people. The same state of spiritual non-existence is much further advanced in Europe, especially Britain. Liberalism, by taking over the minds and hearts and souls of the Western peoples, has literally dissolved them as peoples. Having done so, it is now leading them to their political and civilizational destruction as well .

Now, what can turn this hideous situation around? There is only one thing that can do it: Westerners must feel the horror that liberalism has wrought. When they see their societies progressively taken over by Muslims, when they see Muslim sharia being implanted and enforced in more and more parts of their country, when they see Islam being taught in their children’s schools and promulgated in the mass media, when they see Muslim imams in the councils of state, when they hear the Muslims’ increasingly strident demands for every more Islamization, when they see Muslim razzias (a.k.a. riots and “random” murders) grow in intensity and audacity, when they see the government paralyzed even in the face of the most palpable crimes and threats, and when, most importantly, they feel the horror and despair and pain and humiliation of all this, and when, finally, they see that this situation was brought about by and is sustained by LIBERALISM, by the liberal belief that the acceptance of alien cultures is the highest virtue of society, then, only at that point, they will see that LIBERALISM, which they had imagined to be the fairest good, is the darkest and most disgusting evil, the smiling destroyer that has seduced them to their ruin. Then, and only then, will they be ready to repent of their liberalism and start defending themselves and their civilization.