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George Bush says: I’ll Fix That Porch Tomorrow Ma…

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When I was young I used to love a show called Ma & Pa Kettle, some of you may remember it. Today I was listening to our illustrious leader GW trying to once again tell us that his plan is in our best interest.

Bush stated that we are fighting terrorism around the world. we are securing our borders and stopping terrorists where they stand. That Homeland Security is effective. He claims everything he has claimed since the onslaught of all this. He does so in an unwavering and desperate struggle to try to explain his ineptness. Meanwhile Americans are catching their foot on nails that are peeking up from the floor because of shoddy workmanship.

My question is this, how do you claim all this when the initial job in Afghanistan is not completed? How do you claim success when you have half-finished work everywhere. He claims Afghanistan is better, yet we cannot destroy the poppy fields there, they are in fact growing more poppy and we are still losing life.

Bush is Pa Kettle, he starts a project and moves on before the first is completed, leaving his tools all over the place, and then can’t remember where he left off. If he worked for me I would fire him; he is unfocused, a sloppy worker and does not know how to pull a proper permit. Instead he just works at his own pace, doing a half-ass job and leaving leaky holes and unfinished destruction everywhere.

I’ll fix that porch tomorrow, Ma. Sure you will Pa. In the meantime, Venezuela better watch their ass, because once again Bush is back to the “if you harbor terrorists you are a terrorist” language. It is just a matter of time before we drag our men and women to South America to bolster our future trading partner and keep it safe for our economic future. Even our so-called Christian leaders are weighing in asking for assassination attempts, what would Jesus do? Did I mention Venezuela has a lot of oil?

Our borders are a sieve, with really no apparent control that is worthwhile at all; the border states are calling for a state of emergency. Afghanistan is under some control, yet we still did not finish getting the very man who started all this, probably because Bush claims he is just a symbolic figure now, right. Our airports are run by the same people that did security before 9/11 and TSA, very unqualified, mostly high school graduates. Do you really feel safer? We still are missing thousands of possible Al Qaeda loose in the States they can not find.

I think we need to go back to the beginning and use a real world work ethic , finish the first job then move on. Do not leave half-finished work and move on. Worse GW moves on in a poorly orchestrated and undermanned manner that has actually undermined our security. I do not think we should withdraw from Iraq; Bush is correct on this one. He has us in so deep that to leave now would be a disaster.

We are witnessing the beginning of World War 3. We are in this for decades now. Why? because like a Pa Kettle he did not finish the first job and dragged his feet to prolong the Iraq war to pull off a planned act of Psycho socio-economics. What the hell is that you ask? Simple: that is when you purposely create an environment to change the economics of a region by manipulating the price of commodities. In this case Bush, his allies the Saudis, and his cronies the oil barons have used their influence to raise gas prices to benefit each other. At the same time they talked down our economy from day one to create the illusion that there was a problem with it. Again, Why you ask? Simple: the American dollar was too high for a world-based economy, it had to be brought to a more even pace with the Euro to benefit WORLD trade.

Unfortunately at the same time Bush’s decisions are going to have a crippling effect on the auto industry and America as a whole as they scurry now to get rid of gas-guzzling inventory. That’s right, Bush eliminated the need for higher gas mileage in vehicles and took away the restraints that kept gas guzzlers out of the American market. So under this admin we have witnessed 300, 400 and 500 horsepower vehicles, the resurgence of hemi engines etc. burdening the American public even more. All this at a time when urgent restraint should of prevailed. As a result the oil companies are making a killing – pun intended, and we are embroiled in a war to secure the Saudis’ interest as well as ours.

Yes Bush is resolute, so was Pa Kettle; every day he told Ma , I am going to fix that porch Ma, and every day the same thing, a lot of talk and no results. Bush’s resolve is his own undoing, and even today he stated as long as he is president he will stay on his course of action. So like Pa Kettle we will have to sit here day after day , month after month seeing how resolute Bush is while the porch remains tilted off balance , squeaking and in disrepair. One billion dollars a week and a cost in the trillions for all this and Congress has no ambition to have a hearing on where the money goes. Billions of dollars falling in the cracks of the porch as we are led by a resolute crackpot. George W Pa Kettle.

My suggestion, finish the damn original job before you move on to create more chaos. Venezuela, the writing is on the wall, Bush tried to help with a coup in your country , now he is using the old, “if you support terror you are a terrorist” jargon. Which by the way apparently does not refer to Cheney dealing with Iran illegally in the past for Halliburton. Bush should not have tools, especially POWER tools, until he has finished an apprenticeship. He is basically an unskilled, unpermitted worker with limited skills. Even if the porch were fixed it would not be in a stable condition.

We are caught in a quagmire all right, it is a quagmire of Bush’s own sense of self-grandeur, which was never based in any reality. We let it happen by placing an irresponsible capitalist in charge and handed him the tools. Just like an apprentice worker he was so eager to use those power tools that he forgot to measure anything, and all we are left with is pieces of perfectly good materials left strewn across the yard, creating a chaotic mess. Now we are left with nothing to show that is truly useful. Yet he stands there ever so proud like a four-year-old , holding up a ruined piece of porch and in his childlike glee says look how nice that saw cuts.

I’ll fix that war tomorrow Ma! O.K. George, meanwhile stay out of the moonshine; it’s damaged your brain.
ed/pub: NB

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  • Nancy

    George W. Bush has a lifetime history of failure after failure at everything he’s ever turned his hand to. The only reason he’s been able to go on to trash the next project is because Mommy & Poppy have enough money & rich, influential friends that they’ve been able to buy his way out of each fiasco & help him into the next. That the GOP should light on this lifetime loser as their presidential candidate tells me that what they were really looking for was a patsy, a front man w/connections & low standards in associates & ethics, who wouldn’t think too much or try to actually run the show, & who could be made to take the fall should things go wrong, as they have. How complicit he was/is in the various lies that have gotten the US in the condition it is currently is no longer really germaine; he should be impeached & removed – and his administration as well – for gross ineptitude & mismanagement in office. Slick Willie chased slutty interns, but at least he knew how to stand on his own & get results, having not had the advantage of well-connected, billionaire parents to bail him out every time he fell on his face, like Bush did; and at least S.W. didn’t go around alienating our allies, such as they are. Bush has been one long unmitigated disaster for the US.

  • RP

    New Orleans was looking like it had survived a rough exposure to the hurricane, but it was going to be okay and people could start returning to their homes and businesses.
    The hurricane was an act of God.

    Then the levee broke—a failure of a man-made construction. .

    This was not unforseen. Numerous articles had been written about the risks. A New Orleans Hurricane was ranked as the third most high-risk American disaster, after a NY terrorist attack and a California earthquake. Yet Bush and his Republican rubber stampers in congress (and the DLC republican look-alike democrats) cut the funding for hurricane readiness, for buttressing the levees, for strengthening the ecological buffer zones between the gulf and the city.

    Now, Bush is making much about releasing oil from our strategic petroleum reserves. The experts say this is a worthless act, since we have plenty of oil. The problem, the reason our prices at the gasoline pump will be skyrocketing past $3.00 is the damage to the refineries in the region struck by Hurricane Katrina. The Financial times reports that part of the problem is that “there has been no large investment (in oil refineries) for more than a quarter of a century…”

    The cutting back on funds for protecting New Orleans from a well anticipated hurricane disaster is a clear example of what happens when people support one of the most popular Republican philosophies of getting rid of government. It wil be government that rescues people, government that supervises the cleanout of th gulf coast. But it was government downsizing that doomed New Orleans It was not the hurricane that killed New Orleans. It was the levee break. Perhaps if Bush and the Republicans had not cut the funds for maintaining the levee and building up the ecological protections, not directly attributable to a cut in funds.

    This excerpt from an article in editor and Publisher tells the tale:

    New Orleans had long known it was highly vulnerable to flooding and a direct hit from a hurricane. In fact, the federal government has been working with state and local officials in the region since the late 1960s on major hurricane and flood relief efforts. When flooding from a massive rainstorm in May 1995 killed six people, Congress authorized the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project, or SELA.

    Over the next 10 years, the Army Corps of Engineers, tasked with carrying out SELA, spent $430 million on shoring up levees and building pumping stations, with $50 million in local aid. But at least $250 million in crucial projects remained, even as hurricane activity in the Atlantic Basin increased dramatically and the levees surrounding New Orleans continued to subside.

    Yet after 2003, the flow of federal dollars toward SELA dropped to a trickle. The Corps never tried to hide the fact that the spending pressures of the war in Iraq, as well as homeland security — coming at the same time as federal tax cuts — was the reason for the strain. At least nine articles in the Times-Picayune from 2004 and 2005 specifically cite the cost of Iraq as a reason for the lack of hurricane- and flood-control dollars

    Grover Norquist ‘s famous line, that he wants to starve government so it is small enough to “drown it in a bathtub” takes on ironic meaning in New Orleans, where Lake Ponchitrain is still leaking through the two block long hole in the levee.

    But do the mainstream media report on the culpability of the Bush administration and the Republican anti-governemment policies that led to this horrible disaster? And I haven’t even brought up their failure to deal with global warming, which Ross Gelbspan covered in his Op-Ed

    Suffice it to say that the policies, incompetence and moral bankruptcy of Bush and company can now add at least a hundred more dead Americans to the balance sheet, not to mention the tens of billions of dollars this will cost. Maybe Cindy Sheehan and her motorcade on the way to the Washington DC peace march in mid September can stop in Houston at the Astrodome, where the 23,000 New Orleans refugees now staying at the Superdome will be transferred.

    Bottom line—this was a horrible storm that became a mega disaster because of failure to fund well thought out projects. Part of the excuse was the drain that the war on Iraq had on our resources. Look beyond the immediate images of the death and destruction and it is clear that what you see is the work of Bush and his Republican cronies. I’m sure his evangelical supporters are praying for the hundreds of thousands who are suffering. But they probably are not facing the reality that their hands are dirty too, that probably, because of their votes for these anti-government corporatist pawns (bush and co.) people died.

  • I agree with the author of this story.

  • Bunny

    If you knew all this before, why didn’t you say so then? Before the hurricane, all the discussion of the Iraq war money was that it was being diverted from Homeland Security for First Responders. No one mentioned New Orleans’ levee systems. (Not on this blog, any other blog, or anywhere outside of New Orleans.)

    Now you come in as if you knew it all along, and the President could have and should have, too.

    I love you guys. We’re back to what did he know and when did he know it?

    Here let me lay it out for you: Bush, knowing that it would boost his job approval rating in the Homophobic Christian demographic during his second term, orchestrated the 9/11 attacks so that we could start a war for oil in order that two and half years later we’d have no money or infrastructure to withstand this storm (which he knew was coming). The one thing that he did not count on, being the idiot he is, was that Katrina was not, in fact, large enough to also destroy sinful San Fransisco and the Ninth Court of Appeals, Las Vegas, N.O.W., the ACLU, France, and President Hugo Chavez all at the same time.

    Give it a rest, you freaks.

  • mike abramson

    JFK said :”ask not what you country can do for you”…..I’m beginning to say:”What is my country doing to me?”
    This place is getting to be the most rediculous place on earth.
    The corruption of government and the complacency of its citizens is driving me outta my mind.Will someone please shoot me?