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23 January 2007

The Bush SOTU Speech And Some Other Tall Tales ...





Decisions, decisions, decisions -- don't you just hate having to make decisions?

Usually, we two do, too.

Yet we've managed to make another one anyway.

As (almost), everyone knows (or should do), here in the UK it gets later earlier than it does in the US.

So faced with the choice of either staying up late to see the State Of The Union speech or snuggling up at a much more respectable time, while having the missus read us a far less, far-fetched fairy tale than any Dumbya's likely to spin tonight, we forgot the former and settled for the latter.

We just hope we have none of those nasty dreams that can often be brought about by bedding down so soon after some supper.

You know, like when no matter how hard you try to run away from the big bad bogeyman who's out to get you, and no matter how fast your feet & you are fleeing -- you ain't getting nowhere. Period.

We bet George Bush knows exactly where we're coming from with that one.

After all, he's managed to make a nightmare of almost all his fellow citizens' (once, so traditionally shared & cherished), great American Dream.

That's all for now folks.

Good night.

And good luck.

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Rex said...

Usually, we two do, too.

Richard, you rascal. All your tongue-twisters, alliteration and such are KILLING me.

What chance does a denture wearer such as myself stand with all your stuff?

One of these days someone's going to charge with with "causing grevious bodily harm" against the Henglish language.

But pleeeeeeeeeeeeze don't stop. I'm a masochist. :-))

1:09 am  
Anonymous Rex said...

And btw, I'm LOVIN' it.

1:10 am  
Anonymous Rex said...

Ha, ha, ha.

It gets later earlier ........

Well it sure gets me gigglin'.

1:13 am  
Anonymous tescht said...

Its 18:00 where I'm at
Mr Bush is on in a couple of minutes.

2:00 am  
Anonymous Lesley said...

Well, here's what I advise you both do. Instead of listening to the replay of Bush's tired rhetoric that he doesn't even write because...he's illiterate, you might want to watch Jim Webb's response to the SOTU address. In my opinion, Webb's response is the SOTU address. He covered everything and he performs as an honourable statesman should.

I just love your blog, Mr. Brit. It's on my favourites list now. I found it through James Wolcott's blog.

6:19 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for that heads up Lesley. I suppose I'll be able to find it somewhere on the web _ I hope.

Also_ Hope you and the missus slept well, Richard __ you old rascal. :-)

10:50 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neither Bush nor Webb mentioned that the gov't rountinely violates our Constitutional rights.
They violate the 1st Amendment by opening mail, caging demonstrators and banning books like "America Deceived" from Amazon.
They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns during Katrina.
They violate the 4th Amendment by conducting warrant-less wiretaps.
They violate the 5th and 6th Amendment by suspending habeas corpus.
They violate the 8th Amendment by torturing.
They violate the entire Constitution by starting 2 illegal wars based on lies and on behalf of a foriegn gov't.
Support indy media.
Last link (unless Google Books caves to the gov't and drops the title):
America Deceived (book)

11:15 am  
Anonymous Tom V said...

I admit, I didn't watched it, because I can't stomach it for one thing, and it is in my estimation useless propaganda anyway.

However what I heard was, that basically it was reminiscent of the bad old days in Moscow, when the Communist Party Secretary red his detailed and boring program speech in their Party Congress, while the system was failing all around them, (and almost every one knew that,) yet the party members kept applauding for the sake of appearance.

This is how far has fallen the once Great Republic.

I found this article representing my sentiment pretty well. It has a punch, and it's not even overly verbose.
(That's the only major thing I differ.)
There Should Have Been Silence...

1:01 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was all the same ol' BS. I did, as I predicted I would, sprained both middle fingers. My language got a bit colorful as well.

Like Leslie, I think everyone should see webbs responce. While your there, check out what O'Reily has to say about the boy who was kidnapped and held for 4 years.

4:02 pm  
Anonymous bluey said...

Richard, You included these words in your recent Abbe Pierre article:

",,,words were always ten a penny and talk has always been cheap."

I'd use them instance too. What Bush has done is what he should be judged on,,, not by what he spouts,,, cos they're always lies.

4:40 pm  
Anonymous Tom V. said...

In order to avoid the charge, from our opponents (with aliases like anons and the serial USA-s) that we the 'leftists,' talk about something, which we haven't heard or red, I decided to search the Internet for yesterday's speech.

I was suprised to see, that none of the wire-services carried it in full, but rather only comments about it, and neither did Google which returned only 5 pages and all comments too.

So if anyone else, has that same trouble, I provide the link for the transcript of the full unadulterated SOTU speech, right from the Devil's liar, ie. the White House site.

I choosed the transcript, because I can read twice as fast as the President, even with half a bottle of whisky in me, and I don't have to wait for those insufferable applauses to finish.

The link is for the print version so the reader, don't have to bother with the Public Relation of the WH writing on the margins, how good the POTUS is, and how lucky we all are, because of him.
Full, Oficial Text of The SOTU Speech

4:46 pm  
Anonymous xxx said...

I see his war plans have been slapped down hard today.

10:21 pm  

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