Sunday, January 16, 2005

Funky's Political Rant for the Day

Sure, I know I don't post a political rant every day, but it takes a few days to recover from the previous one. Here's the topic of my rant - or the source from which it stems today:


"W": I firmly believe that a free Iraq will be a major defeat for the Salafist movement and the extremist movement, those who want to use terror as a weapon to impose their will on millions of people throughout the world.
Funky: Hmmm... those who want to use terror as a weapon to impose their will... you mean like color-coded terror schemes? or maybe you mean telling people SS is going bankrupt so you can push your privatization scheme? Physician W, heal thyself!
The Post Questions Bush:
The Post: In Iraq, there's been a steady stream of surprises. We weren't welcomed as liberators, as Vice President Cheney had talked about. We haven't found the weapons of mass destruction as predicted. The postwar process hasn't gone as well as some had hoped. Why hasn't anyone been held accountable, either through firings or demotions, for what some people see as mistakes or misjudgments?
"W": Well, we had an accountability moment, and that's called the 2004 election.
Funky: You smug son-of-a-Bush! Enough with your fucking "mandate." You won, we get that. But you barely snuck through the election and 49% of us still want you held accountable. We the people don't consider an election a viable alternative to accountability. Golly gee... let's let the Iraqi people vote to hold you accountable to... that sure would be an interesting extension of your theory.
The Post: Why do you think [Osama] bin Laden has not been caught?
W: Because he's hiding.
Funky: No SHIT? He's hiding? I'll be damned.
...we've got to continue to do a better job of explaining what America is all about; that in our country you're free to worship as you see fit...
Funky: Oh my holy... you did NOT just say that?!?! Worship as you see fit, as long as we see fit to fall in line with your 51% accountability focus group?

The following is a blow-by-blow: It needs no commenting from Funky, for it speaks for itself:

The Post: Will you talk to Senate Democrats about your privatization plan?

THE PRESIDENT: You mean, the personal savings accounts?

The Post: Yes, exactly. Scott has been --

THE PRESIDENT: We don't want to be editorializing, at least in the questions.

The Post: You used partial privatization yourself last year, sir.


The Post: Yes, three times in one sentence. We had to figure this out, because we're in an argument with the RNC [Republican National Committee] about how we should actually word this. [Post staff writer] Mike Allen, the industrious Mike Allen, found it.

THE PRESIDENT: Allen did what now?

The Post: You used partial privatization.

THE PRESIDENT: I did, personally?

The Post: Right.


The Post: To describe it.

THE PRESIDENT: When, when was it?

The Post: Mike said it was right around the election.


The Post: It was right around the election. We'll send it over.

THE PRESIDENT: I'm surprised. Maybe I did. It's amazing what happens when you're tired. Anyway, your question was? I'm sorry for interrupting.

At this point, Funky has read enough... if you're brave, click the link and read for yourself. Once again, I must go be ill now.