Can you believe
it? I have the same birthday as the White House dog.
I woke up today dumbfounded. What an honor.
Oh and the other
news? Yeah I have my two cents, and it may or may not
surprise you. But I have to start this with the
text I gave my father:
times do you think Rahm said "fuck"
'Cause to say
there's no upside politically for Obama this morning
is to say the VERY least. However, for all of
you who really are shocked, let this be a wake-up
call: Bush was that bad.
See, in America,
we tend to have the attention span of... well,
Americans. Our outrage is soon replaced by joy because
our sports teams are doing well. We forget the bad
times 'cause it's easier, and our lives are relatively
easy. The rest of the world? Not so much. When the
number one superpower pre-emptively invades a country
that was never a threat while saying that anyone who
isn't WITH them in this policy is an enemy? You
remember that. In fact it never leaves you. When you
watch that country tell the UN to go fuck
themselves and invade anyway? There's reason to be
concerned. It's one thing when a small group of
assholes terrorize a nation with suicide runs, but
it's an entirely different thing when the richest,
most powerful nation in the world pushes their own
agenda with zero consideration for the rest of the
planet. It is scary. In fact it's so remarkably
pressing on the rest of the world's minds that simply
the "changing of the guard" warrants such celebrations
and accolades they're thankful enough to hand the poor
bastard the Nobel Peace Prize. A poor bastard that
KNOWS he's done nothing yet to deserve it, who is
already fighting his critics for being "The Christ of
the World" and the only mistake he made was waking the
hell up today. I hope he got a good chuckle out of it.
He better learn to laugh, because that man has more
pressure on him than literally any president I've ever
witnessed or studied. He can't possibly live up to
...or can he? He
sure takes this all in stride, and proves the
naysayers wrong. It's uncanny. The fact that we're
this close to a public option in health care with all
the money from the insurance companies lining the
politicians' pockets is astounding. He's one shrewd
mofo. I'm just an interested observer at this point
because his election meant more to me than any
policy he may pass. I'm just glad someone with an IQ
higher than mine is running the show, the rest? I
don't have enough info to pass judgement (and people
need to realize they don't either). No, until he makes
some egregious and scandalous mistake, he has my full
support. I'm gonna give him some time. I gave Bush
over 2 years. Seriously! And to hear the far left so
pissed off 'cause all of Bush's policies weren't
immediately overturned? How fucking naive are we?
That's why our presidential campaigns in this country
are FUBAR. We demand details before they have the
information - and are then furious when they actually
GET the information and it changes their opinion?
SHOULDN'T IT? Jesus. Chill, the fuck, out people.
The atrocities to the constitution that Bush
implemented are here. They are embedded. They are
going to take time to POLITICALLY work through.
Which means ya know when the most shit is gonna
happen? End of his second term. DUH. He can't do it
his first year, he'll create so much hatred he'll lose
the House AND the Senate in 2010 nevermind lose his
re-election bid. Let the system work. Let the man do
his job. Get off his nuts and open a history book.
Look at past administrations, and the pace of them.
Then remember what Obama was handed on January
20th...of THIS YEAR. Chill, the fuck -- OUT.
Sorry, I'm clearly talking to one person (my political
junkie friend) who goes apeshit because everything
Bush didn't wasn't reversed on January
And one other
thing... Bush created a culture of such suspicion that
it seems we forget he isn't in ofice. Bush gave us
REASONS to doubt. And even THAT took awhile, ya
know? Before him however, if you actually care about
being fair and balanced, you gave the president a LOT
of rope. I did it with Bush! You think I wasn't
proud of him when he held that bullhorn at ground
zero? You think I wasn't proud of the speech he gave
after 9/11 when the world called him stupid for so
long? I didn't want the world to think of our leader
as a dolt, and that speech was incredible. I'm not a
Democrat, I'm not partisan... so I was proud of my
leader for being strong and couragous. I don't care
what his fuckin policies were, just as I disagree with
soooooooooo many liberal policies! That has NOTHING to
do with supporting the president....
...but then Bush
went into Iraq, STAYED in Iraq, when the rest of
the world said: "huh?". It all broke down. People quit
his administration (Richard Clark) and straight up
called him out on treason. That Bush TOLD him to
equate Iraq and 9/11 so we'd be able to invade.
What the fuck?
Then you look at the finer details of the patriot act?
Then you start to see things come together that should
have made us ALLLLLLLL throw our hands up. Sending our
bravest heroes to die is a LAST resort. How 'bout
Fire in a
burning high-rise that the fire chief knows is
completely evacuated, but he tells the firefighters
to go in ANYWAY and while they're in, he radios
them to grab some valuable paintings or some shit.
They do it 'cause they're there anyway, some of
them die, but some of the paintings are saved. As
time goes on, the firefighters that do get out
learn more about the motives of the fire chief.
It's fucking unforgiveable.
THAT is when the
support vanished for me. To use our men and women in
the service inFURIATES me. So much so that I'm
babbling about it now, during what should be a comical
entry. Obama won the fucking Nobel Peace Prize simply
because of the chaos Bush created. That's
But again, as an
observer to all this, you have to just feel for Barry.
Seriously, is there anything more unfair than how he's
been treated for the last 2 big news stories involving
him? The Olympics and the Nobel Peace Prize? Two
things he had no control over, two worldwide events,
and he couldn't have come out unscathed. No matter
what. He tried to get the Olympics in his hometown
(which is also in our COUNTRY, remember?) and was
chastised for wasting our time (I even heard
conservative talk show hosts accuse him of knowing the
outcome would be favorable, so it was all a ruse),
then laughed at him when they went to Rio? And the
hate and vitriol on the right abotu the Peace Prize?
Check yourself bitches. Like - stop for one second.
It's audacious to us 'cause Bush wasn't gonna bomb
OHIO. The rest of the world that is cheering Obama
like a celebrity? They're not buffoons. They're not
gullible. In fact, they know more about world events
than SARAH FUCKING PALIN. They cheered
because Bush was such an absolute sea change for
everything the US stood for - and they literally feel
like Obama saved their LIVES. We don't think of it
that drastically because all we can bitch about is
it's a good birthday present for me. I've
been screaming an hollering about how
criminal the Bush Administrations actions
were for 5 years now. And even though the
wars aren't over and things are just
starting to change? The world gets it. He
doesn't deserve it yet, nooooooooooooo
doubt about that, but that's JUST how
frightening the last 8 years were to the
planet. So if this seems out-of-whack to
you? If you think this is all about
"celebrity" and the rest of the world must
be naive? Look in the mirror. Do some
research. If you think the other 5.5
Billion people on the planet are insane,
that has to tell you something doesn't
Oh wait, it
doesn't... 'cause the Buckeyes are playing a big game