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10 October 2006

Letter From An Old Brit: Dear Despot Bush ...




We wish we had written what follows.

But we didn't so we can't take any credit.

All kudos/congrats/credit/etc belongs to a different old Brit -- Mr Terry Jones -- aided & abetted by our great British newspaper 'The Guardian'.

Anyway, we decide to do the next best thing to actually penning the piece ourselves.

So here goes:



Dear President Bush,

I write to you in my capacity as secretary of the World League of Despots.

It is with great pleasure that I am finally able to extend an official invitation to you to join our ranks.

For many years, we have watched your efforts to fulfil the requirements necessary to join our number.

From the start, we were greatly impressed by your disdain for democratic principles - the way you wrested power from the democratically elected candidate in the 2000 election, and again in 2005 when you managed to swing what was clearly going to be a victory for your opponent.

Contempt for human life has always been a priority requirement for membership of the league, and I and my fellow adjudicators were well aware of your record as governor of Texas when you quadrupled the number of state executions.

But your record since seizing power has surpassed even our expectations.

The thousands of innocent people in Iraq, who have died so that you could fulfil your declared political objective of establishing "an American force presence in the Middle East", attest to your eligibility to join our ranks.


So how's that for starters?

Since it certainly isn't the end of it.

This is.

Enjoy!

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15 Comments:

Blogger fakir005 said...

It used to be only Americans who did not like President Bus even though they elected him all though he got some help in getting elected from his friends in a couple of states. But then other states started raising their voices sgainst President Bush. Like this Country. Argentina that called President Bush something that The senator Schumer and Congressman Rangel did not dare. Each said how dare you say things of "MY PRESIDENT". they forgot that Argentina was the only oil producing nation that was giving free oil to the poor in USA. Now that increases oil supply accross the world and everybody in USA and the world over should have praised the Argentina. Not USA. No sir. Everybody in USA may call President Bush all sorts of things. But let not any outsider say a thing because they will get the wrath of American people. Now comes along a Brit and calls President BUSH A DESPOT? And Blogger points it out to the world by flashing the blog before the world. Things are not going right in this world.

5:15 pm  
Anonymous xxx said...

Only Americans, Fakir? I think you're mistaken. A few foriegn politicians pretend they like him, because it suits their own ends. Most ordinary people throughtout the world, despise the man and all he stands for - and all he's done.

Btw, do still believe he was 'elected'? Sorry, but almost everyone now realises he was 'selected' - courtesy Diebold voting machines.

Old Brit, thanks so much for showing us all this. That Terry Jones is a real gem. Three cheers for him - and for The Guardian too.

5:49 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jonesy is a gem, xxx.

Thanks Richard for cheering me up today.

And fakir ... Argentina? Don't they do beef? Not oil? Are you sure you don't mean Venezuala was giving gas to the American poor.

You're right about one thing though -- things are NOT going right in this world -- and most of it is the fault of the Bushco neocons.

6:01 pm  
Blogger St!ff M!ttens said...

These are the lyrics to a song I'm currently working on (the second verse is most appropos here). Enjoy:


Continuum

Sunrise. Sunset. Drudgery. Paycheck.
Left turn. Right turn. Everywhere. TV set.
Aspartame. Glycerides. Olestra. Cigarette.
Billboard. Junk mail. Market share. Genuflect.

It's always on. It never ends.
De ja vu. Folie a deux.

Misinformed. Ignorant. News report. Discontent.
Despot. Terrorist. Liberator. Insurgent.
Mandate. Policy. Cronyism. Negligence.
Numbskull. Idiot. Criminal. President.

It's always on. It never ends.
De ja vu. Folie a deux.

The obsequious obscenity of your sanitized insanity.
The final infinity of your self-professed profanity.
The punishing impunity of your inadvertant inanity.
The fervent serenity of your humiliated humanity.
It's always on. It never ends.
De ja vu. Folie a deux.

Classroom. Church pew. Cubicle. Ambiguity.
Mistrust. Statute. Apprehend. Scrutiny.
Unrest. Overthrow. Demolition. Mutiny.
Repeat ad infinitum in perpetuity.
Continuum.

7:37 pm  
Anonymous kiwi said...

You know, if the BushCo "situation" wasn't so frighteningly serious, that letter would be hilarious.

Thanks, Terry, Richard, Old Brit and Guardian - where would we be without your like?

Btw, Stiff Mittens, I would love to be able to hear that. We don't hear enough protest songs these days - nothing like enough. Well done friend.

8:48 pm  
Anonymous whoever said...

Despot? Which spot? The creep's kisser's completely covered with the crap.

(Apologies for all the alliteration, Old Brit. Heh.)

10:17 pm  
Anonymous Rex said...

PRICELESS !!!!!

:*)

11:32 pm  
Anonymous Griffon said...

I remember when the British comedians tore strips off good ole Idi Amin.
Time for round two I'd say.

St!ff, great combination words (they say much more than the individual words themselves) and a catchy rythym or do you call that "meter".

I hope you do well with it. We need more of it. Well done.

1:09 am  
Anonymous Griffon said...

I remember when the British comedians tore strips off good ole Idi Amin.
Time for round two I'd say.

St!ff, great combination words (they say much more than the individual words themselves) and a catchy rythym or do you call that "meter".

I hope you do well with it. We need more of it. Well done.

1:09 am  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Blugger is starting to piss me off!

1:10 am  
Anonymous Griffon said...

Speaking of despots -
The truth about peace in the Middle East

The Israeli and US leaderships have never wanted peace. Why would you make peace with peoples you want to conquer if not eliminate.
It makes more sense to sponsor the militants and hotheads within their ranks and do all you can to provoke them. Too easy.

5:43 am  
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7:03 pm  
Anonymous Rosemary said...

Stiff Mittens, I second the words of Kiwi, Rex and Griffon .... "well done" "priceless" "great combination of words" Those lyrics are keepers to savor as the darkness threatens to engulf us all.

And, yeah, Fakir, Venezuela is one of a kind on the South American continent, not to be confused with any other country there. And its leader, Chavez, is rapidly becoming an international hero and inspiration, especially after that rousing no-holds-barred speech he recently delivered at the United Nations.

11:42 pm  
Anonymous skeptic said...

Taanx, StiffMittens. Well said.

5:36 am  
Blogger Richard said...

Thanks, everyone -- one more time.

And Stiff, I'm with everyone else. Those are powerful lyrics and I too would love to hear it sung. Good job!

Fakir, I'm with you on at least one thing -- things are NOT going right in this world -- especially where ever the US and UK continue to throw their weight around.

Griffon, I'll get to that link too -- sooner or later. Ta.

5:59 pm  

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