Frontier Former Editor

September 23, 2007

I agree wholeheartedly . . . .

with Stiletto on this one:

By JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer Sat Sep 22, 1:59 PM ET

WASHINGTON – President Bush again called Democrats “irresponsible” on Saturday for pushing an expansion he opposes to a children’s health insurance program.

“Democrats in Congress have decided to pass a bill they know will be vetoed,” Bush said of the measure that draws significant bipartisan support, repeating in his weekly radio address an accusation he made earlier in the week. “Members of Congress are risking health coverage for poor children purely to make a political point.”

In the Democrat’s response, also broadcast Saturday, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell turned the tables on the president, saying that if Bush doesn’t sign the bill, 15 states will have no funding left for the program by the end of the month . . . . more

George W. Bush is the ultimate enemy of the Republic. He’s completely fucking ingorant of:

  •  
    • economics

    • political theory and thought

    • the reality of governing

    • the Constitution

    • ethics

    • history

    • military power

    • geography (and I don’t mean just finding places on a map)

    • logic

    • rationality

    • philosophy

    • compassion

    • public administration

    • and every damn thing that has made this country great despite its mistakes, missteps and disastrous policy decisions.

George W. Bush has shown time and time again that he only idolizes bumper-sticker and ultra-conservative Christian visions of America. While I don’t think he has the mental capacity to actually commit the sorts of actions Hitler did against humanity, I do know he’s stupid enough to be steered into policies and actions that victimize Americans who don’t go along with the visions and policy formulations of a nasty, venal and neo-fascist segment of the Republican party.

Bush brags about reading history and learning lessons. The bastard reads history the way kids in my elementary school classes read Weekly Reader Book Club books to get stars next to their names on some chart posted on the classroom wall. I seriously doubt that many of those kids comprehended much more than the concept that page 2 followed page 1 and that the hard , thick page at the end of the book was the back cover.

And to base a policy decision on a basic human need on the idea that the service should be privatized? Wellllllll, I think that Bush should then repay every American every damn cent associated  with the removal of every polyp, mole and other biological anomaly from his body.

Or give every American child the chance to use the joystick when he goes in for a colonoscopy.

And if the Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars are so damn hell-bent on advocating the glory and defense of America, maybe they could start by advocating the common good of our and of our most vital resource – our children.

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3 Comments »

  1. Dear FFE

    La incisive Mdm Frost a une point, mais with respect, I would like her to take on board the positive thrust of your Article

    The eloquent List of Mr Bush’s apparent Limitations may afford a “je ne sais quoi” in intellektuel satisfaction, but it has an uncomfortable similarity to the Shortcomings of a certain M L’Aigle – at least this List does not include Eating Babies, supporting the Red Socks and choosing to spend so much time Watching the Simpsons

    However, we must not let this Sparkling Ferocity distract your Friends and Enemies alike from the Fact that vous avez raison

    * a Nation’s Glory is its Righteousness and its Kindliness (“Mercy” in the King James version)

    * a Nation’s Joy is its Young People & Youn Families (“Childer” in the Manx Dialect of Englisch)

    We must applaud the Patriotism of Young Ladies like Mdm Frost & her formidable colleagues in the Daughters of the American Revolution

    It is right that they should be proud of the United States which is in so many ways the best hope of a troubled humanity in an oft anxious & difficult World

    They are right to be concerned for the Defence (errr … defense) of their Country – after all, it was Islamic Murderers who without warning attacked the Twin Towers and murdered thousands of unarmed and defenceless Civilians – this included so many non-Americans and indeed so many Muslims whom they regarded as totally expendable

    However, how can we persuade Mrs Frost and indeed Mr Bush that it is this very Patriotism that should encourage them to support extending Health Provision to more Needy Little families who need it but who cannot afford it

    It is right that Mr Bush should be concerned that a costly measure should be properly funded, but surely the money could be found in the richest Country in the World from somewhere

    I have the honour to remain your & Mrs Frost’s obedient servant etc

    G Eagle

    Comment by G Eagle Esq — September 24, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

  2. Thank you for giving me a moment of pause, M. Eagle.

    First and foremost, I do wish my country to hold the position of power and respect which it has done in decades past. But at its greatest times, our leaders have recognized the fundamental difference between power and force – a distinction long lost upon our current political leadership.

    While the philospohical discussion forming sun tea in our national command authority’s cranium hinges on application of free-market economics, shouldn’t that decision hinge on the same idea upon which military spending supposedly rests: vital interest?

    Shouldn’t all Americans have access to the same essential health care services, period? If part of out population lives in circumstances where their lifespan is shorter than that of a segment better able to afford not only essential but sometimes elective or value-added services as well, what does that say of our greatness as a nation?

    I fully believe that those who would attempt to kill our people and destroy our way of life should be crushed. But spending treasure to punish those who disagree or, in the scheme of realpolitik, merely look crosseyed at us instead of working toward the common good of our people – that is a crime and an attack on the heart of this nation as surely as a hijacked airliner or stolen nuclear device.

    Comment by Frontier Former Editor — September 24, 2007 @ 2:04 pm

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