Nobody likes to be called a dummy by a dummy.

Anyone care to explain this?

So, I'm watching the news today (which I don't do every day actually), and for some reason I missed they are running Bush's speech. Now, this is Estonian news, so the obvious reason would be that he's talking about the hurricane and what he's gonna do about it.

Instead, he's talking about "The nation is still at war" (my first reaction: wtf? Another one?), and the cameras are showing Rumsfeld looking at him adoringly, like a father at his son graduating. He's also the only one clapping, the assorted veterans etc. in the picture are looking visibly pissed off.

What the fuck was all that about?
Permalink Flasher T 
August 31st, 2005
He has declared a nuclear strike on all future hurricanes.

You missed that part of the speech?
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
August 31st, 2005
Apparently.
Permalink Flasher T 
August 31st, 2005
His approval rating is down around 47%, and that was a few weeks ago when the poll was taken. After his few upbeat public appearances during the tragedy in NO (playing the guitar, celebrating McCain's birthday), it's bound to have slipped a few more points.
Permalink muppet 
August 31st, 2005
What can I say. Bush is the human turd and IMHO a true sociopath. It's so obvious that any emotion he expresses is an act. For all he cares, New Orleans can sink into the Gulf of Mexico, as long as the oil rigs stay afloat.

Hate him, hate him, hate him.
Permalink Dana 
August 31st, 2005
The failure of the Iranian government to get their Constitution approved, and the continuing trickle of American deaths, have made Bush look bad. Thus he is continuing his speeches to hand-picked bunches of supporters in order to appear Presidential.

Not to mention the most recent debacle of the un-funded levees failing and swamping New Orleans.
Permalink AllanL5 
August 31st, 2005
Hey, at least he cut his vacation short!

:)
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
August 31st, 2005
Allan, Iranian? :D
Permalink Flasher T 
August 31st, 2005
Because he also said:
"If Zarqawi and bin Laden gain control of Iraq, they would create a new training ground for future terrorist attacks; they'd seize oil fields to fund their ambitions; they could recruit more terrorists by claiming an historic victory over the United States and our coalition."

Which means that we *are* in it for the oil.

But of course he carefully forgot that Zarqawi's base was protected by the Northern No-Fly Zone, and Sadam's troops would be attacked by Coalition forces when they tried to shut Zarqawi's base down. Oops.
Permalink Peter 
August 31st, 2005
"Hey, at least he cut his vacation short!"

Wouldn't his ranch be a better place for people to stay than the astrodome? I'd actually gain a tiny bit of respect for him if he cut the vacation and then opened the ranch for the stranded.
Permalink j4b 
August 31st, 2005
Whoa whoa whoa there...they might start clearing brush for him, and when he went back on vacation, there'd be nothing for him to do, and we can't have that.

Well, ok, he could catch up on his reading.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
August 31st, 2005
Doh! Iraqi constitution, of course. I hate it when I do that.
Permalink AllanL5 
August 31st, 2005
Who says Americans don't know what's going on outside their borders? ;)
Permalink qwe 
August 31st, 2005

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