Friday, June 04, 2010

Spill a Most Apt Metaphor

(Yes, that is a bird.) We now know what happens when arrogance, ignorance and incompetence (Bush) is mixed with arrogance and soulless, insatiable greed (Cheney). Bush doesn't even get that he did anything wrong and this week declared, almost with an air of pride, that he knowingly approved waterboarding detainees and would do it again, even though we now know it yielded no useful information. Bush was always an idiot, but after eight years with Cheney, all remnants of conscience have been eradicated.

Sarah Palin is now declaring that when she cheered, “Drill, Baby, Drill!” she only meant drilling on land and is in fact AGAINST off shore drilling. We're supposed to forget that in July 2008 with great fanfare in a presidential election she convinced McCain to support it and loudly called for lifting the moratorium on offshore drilling. In October 2008 she said it was nonsensical to leave any domestic supply untapped. More and still more. She cheered for Obama when he announced his support for limited offshore drilling. It gets better. Palin asserts that offshore drilling is necessary because of "extreme greenies." Environmentalists are the root cause of offshore oil rigs.

My favorite this week is the serious suggestion that we close off the well with a nuclear warhead. Yes, let's put a nuclear bomb at the bottom of 100 million gallons of oil and blow the stuff to Atlanta. Can you imagine? Let's scatter insanely radioactive stuff like Strontium 90 (toxic as hell) all over the gulf and produce gigantic tsunamis that slam the entire coastline.

We elected Al Gore in 2000, but the usurpers put stupid in the White House, the kind of stupid that lasts and spreads. If you think education is expensive....

I knew Bush/Cheney would be a disaster, but they infinitely exceeded my worst fears, inflicting disaster after disaster after disaster. This spill is a most apt metaphor for the Bush presidency. Arrogant and ignorant overpaid goons put other people's lives, livelihoods, and money at great risk for their own gains. They bungle everything and everyone else suffers the result. We are about to witness an environmental holocaust.



Blogger Sirocco said...

I can't believe LA Gov. Jindal is speaking out against the drilling moratorium the administration has imposed. It seems tone deaf to me, yet there must some significant portion of his constituency which (he at least thinks) agrees ...

6/04/2010 5:26 AM  
Blogger The Navigator said...

I also reacted to Jindal's gripe about the moratorium. I don't get Republicans.

Sarah Palin is beyond shameless. I think she is the essence of everything I cannot stand. She is the anti-Navigator, everything I am against. I find everything about her painful and infuriating.

I wonder how this will affect the elections this fall.

The spill is indeed a good metaphor for the Bush administration. Now the set of disasters is complete.

George W. Bush - the WORST president in the history of the United States. Trillions of dollars down the drain. Tens if not hundreds of thousands wounded or killed. A surplus squandered into a mountain of debt. An economy ruined. Rich got a windfall while 98% got screwed. Country infrastructure neglected. Financial meltdown.

And now we get to see photos of wildlife drowning in oil.

6/04/2010 6:56 AM  
Blogger Liza said...

What is happening to America is just three decades of Republican policies (even those supported by and implemented by Democrats) moving to their logical conclusions.

Navigator, I wish the set of disasters were complete, but I am afraid there is still much more to come.

It is excruciating to watch this unfold. And as for Palin, she is just the proverbial insult that has been added to the injury. She is nothing but an opportunist, a piece of shit in a pencil skirt that is being sold to the ignorant by those who know how to exploit others and make millions of dollars doing it.

6/04/2010 8:25 AM  
Anonymous Observer said...

Liza is probably right that there will be additional nightmares arising out of the various yahoos appointed by Bush's people. Remember the woman who said part of the interview for all sorts of positiisons asked, "What do you love the most about George Bush?"

It makes my blood boil when people blame Obama for what is happening directly as a result of Bush administration policies and the cultures they fostered. Some Republican asshole said, "The spending of the last eighteen months is destroying our nation."

Oh really? What about the spending of the last 8 years? Further, we're spending what we're spending right now to dig ourselves out of the ditch that Bush threw us into.

I think Bush's admission that he ordered the waterboarding makes him guilty of war crimes.

6/04/2010 3:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I agree that the Republicans have been destructive, over the past 3 decades, the Democrats have been right there with me & voting as the Republicans did. It's both parties so I try to avoid bad-mouthing just one party.

I like seeing the conservatives and liberals coming together and bypassing both parties on the issues. However, that can be dangerous, i.e. when the People unit. There's a new book out that's a great read. A small town in America stands up to federal tyranny (decade-career politicians out of touch with the people) & end up starting the 2nd American Revolution. I liked it cause the people unite to save the country. I recommend it.

6/18/2010 7:37 PM  

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