Tuesday, September 20, 2005

outrage fatigue

I guess, particularly with this administration, some people just become tired of how corrupt they all are and yet how they remain in power. That must have been the case with me, I realize now. Obviously with the fallout from what's gone on in New Orleans it just seemed to me that there was really no point in yelling out the sins of these scam artists. It all seems so obvious. And yet, no widespread call for impeachment. No serious apologies, or even attempt appearance of sympathy or acknowledgment of the sins of his administration. Obviously the whole house of cards would fall down if Monkey Boy was to do that. At this point, he's just hoping that this won't happen before the whole gig is up and he's cleared off to Argentina with the loot. Yeah, the polls are bad, bla bla bla. But one gets the sense that, with His Evil Highness in charge of carving up the booty reconstructing N'awlins and spinning like a drunk on a roller coaster, things will be back to normal relatively speaking. People will go back to their buying, their rushing around after junk, their facile notions of political parties, not connecting policies to effects-as really cannot be denied by the N'awlins debacle. Not that I'm giving up, it's just sad and at times, it just seems, just watch the TV. If you still think Bush is a decent (or even not completely megomaniacal) leader, then there's really not a lot I'm going to type here that will convince you.

Read a couple of sad things today, here, here, here and here. And yes, of course, who could have predicted such things? And then, something I just read a few minutes ago that, well, OK, my outrage is back...here's the story. FEMA told LA governor Kathleen Blanco on the day the levees broke that they wouldn't use school buses because.....wait for it...waiiiiiiiit...waaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit....a bit more: THEY WEREN'T AIR-CONDITIONED!!!!!!!. "Oh man, I'm dead, but this sure is some nice A/C. Goddamn. This is nice, but I'm already cool because my body temperature is dropping BECAUSE.I'M.DEAD." Sheesh. Yup, that's those compassionate conservatives for ya-people first....

OK, and to end; a hysterical picture and great quote.

The most powerful man in the world wonders if he can go to the bathroom.

"Every gun that is made, every warship that is launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron." Dwight Eisenhower, 1953


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