Like rats from a sinking ship or, better late than never
- When Francis Fukuyama, the man who wrote The End of History, a book which posited that given the supposed triumph of liberal capitalism, there was no more debate as to the fact that liberalism was the Official Governmental Sytem of the World (all rights protected, patent pending, etc.) pre-eminent historical/philosophical mode (although apparently no one told Monkey Boy, North Korea, Myanmar, Sudan, our good friend Saudia Arabia, or Snarl (The Man Who Mistook His Friend For a Quail)), is rejecting the course of the Bush administration, you know Elvis has left the building. From an excerpt from his new book featured in the NY Times this past weekend, it seems he realizes that he believes that the neo-cons have erred in falsely linking the (legitimate) threat of undemocratic institutions with a belief that unilateral and the poorly planned use of force in interfering with sovereign governments was the solution. Well, cheers for coming round Francis. I wonder if your students are impressed or not. Anyway, as noted, better late than never; though really Francis, you might have noted this about, oh, say, five years ago.
- And in the No Man Is An Island Except for Monkey Boy Category, it seems that Georgie intends to grant a contract to the United Arab Emirates to oversee a whole bunch of American ports. Now really, are there not decent, hard-working Americans who can't do this work? C'mon now. Of course there are. This is ridiculous. And, surprise surprise, it turns out that there may well bea quid pro quo. Hmm...imagine that, someone having Little Georgie by the saggy, straggly rocks. Hmmm.....was this not the "President" (and I use this term advisedly given the company he's in) having declined to use his veto one time in five (very.very.very.long) years, has decided that he is going to use it to ensure that this company gets this contract. And, given threat to challenged this decision by his "allies" (another term I use advisedly these days, re: Monkey Boy) and indeed, his Congressional leaders, Speaker Hastert and Sen. Frist, yes, it would seem that Bushie has won Presidential Survivor. He is indeed alone on an island. I love how he requests the trust of the American people in his claim that this UAE deal is already done. Oh yeah Bushie, well, if you want our trust, shoot, why didn't ya just say so? I mean, you ain't fucked up nuttin' else right? Right? (crickets chirp infinitely)
- And really, if every American could just see this clip, perhaps Bush's megalomaniacal power grab would come to a grinding halt in a hurry.