Sunday, December 18, 2005

Bush Whacked

I'm watching the Presidential Address to the Nation.
And instead of being uplifted and hopeful.
I can't stop crying.

I understand why we're there and what we're doing.
But a big part of me wants to scream "JEEZUS, we can't even take care of ourselves and our own people!!! What are we doing over there fighting other people's battles!!"

The rest of me is whispering, "You're a selfish bitch."

22 comments:

Laurie (aka buggy) said...

UGH I was watching Bush's speech too, however not by choice. I was TRYING to watch Nat'l Lampoon's Christmas Vacation but it was delayed for damn Bush and his damn yacking about the same things he says in every single speech along with his usual stuttering and retardation.
Ew.

Laurie (aka buggy) said...

By the way..I'm in total agreeance with you on the war. When we end crime, murder, poverty, abuse, etc., etc. here - THEN we should help others. It makes no sense. Our own shit is far from being fixed. You're not selfish for that and neither am I. We just have common sense.

YOU are queen.

mommy22ss said...

Funny. I was turning the TV on so that I could watch "The Christmas Blessing" and there he was... or as I said on my blog...

"UGH!!! I just turned on the TV for my Christmas movie and the jerk is on. Oops!! I didn't mean to say that.... "

trueborn said...

Hate Bush.
I did not vote for the cokehead, do not support him in any way. Watching him speak in public is physically painful.
It angers me to no end that he has made an end run around the Bill of Rights, and has the balls to say that the New York Times has jeopardized the lives of Americans.
Clinton was impeached over lying about a couple of blowjobs and this idiotic bastard that I have to recongnize as my president has squandered American lives in Iraq and has stolen some of our very basic freedoms.
Sorry. I'm angry about this. Can you tell?

Rolligun said...

It's ok to be conflicted, meghan.

I am very much the same way. However...

Wars are not suppose be understood until they become history.

Jenni said...

Wow, my head is still spinning from the post where you had to punch that guy. You've got guts, girlie. Don't try to convince me otherwise. And as for Bush, sometimes I think I support him only out of respect for his position. Honestly tho, part of taking care of our own people involves an interest in foreign policy/relations. The involvement with Iraq can not be undone. It must be finished.

Kate said...

Can you believe I didn't watch it? I blog about politics and I didn't watch it. Frankly, he is painful to watch.

Let me see if I can guess the gist of the address.

It's hard.
War is hard.
Being president is hard.
I'll do what I want.
Spying is good.
Stay the course.
9/11.

Am I close?

Lizzie said...

Kate pretty much hit the nail on the head. Plus, there was a little gloating about how well the elections went. I liked the part where he got a little dramatic, hand gestures and all, talking about the guy who said he was neither Sunni or Shi'a but Iraqi.

And you are NOT a selfish bitch. You're right, what the hell are we doing over there when thousands and thousands of NOLA residents don't have a home or even a city to return to for the holidays. We've got plenty of problems in this country without causing more in another.

Bush started a war to line the pockets of his cronies and avenge dear old dad. THAT is selfish. Questioning it is patriotic.

Bone said...

Well, I missed the address, fortunately. I did see most of the Griswold's, however.

Clark: "Hey, kids. I heard on the news that an airplane pilot spotted Santa's sleigh on its way in from New York City."
Eddie: "You serious, Clark?"

beachgirl said...

See, this is the beauty of America, the right to free speech.. so I will express mine as well knowing full well I am in the minority..
I support the President, I will support him and this war until it is over. PERIOD.. No need for debate and no need to berate me for my opinion... It's my right to express my feelings..unless meg wants to take it off of her site;)

Chairborne Stranger said...

I watched the address. It's hard for me to say much other than there are lots of things said here I agree with. However, if we could chat over a beer, I could only imagine what you guys would be saying when I got through.

That being said, Stay the course.

also you are very gutsy punching big guys. keep it up!

PS Meghan I apologize for my comment in poor taste. it was a joke gone awry. i removed all the comments. sorry. i didn't mean to anger you.

trueborn said...

Sorry about the spazout above. Beers, bars, then blogging, not a great combo.
I put up a rant over at my own blog, sorry to kill your mojo.

Oswald Croll said...

Meg - the sest thing to do is to put Bush on the TV, but turn down the volume. Then just play a looney tunes CD or something. He comes off sounding so much more intelligent as the chipmunks or something.

And I'm a Republican,......

janestarr said...

Fortunately I missed it. But since Kate has recapped, there was no need. I understand war is a complicated business, but my anguish is the underestimation of his own people, the treating of American citizens as fools. But since we have allowed it to happen time and again, perhaps he is right.

mrshife said...

It is indeed a troubling time in which we live in regards to Bush and all that stuff going on with his policies. It is almost scary but we just have to hope that he knows what is going on and he is doing what is best for this country. But at times it seems like he doesn't have a clue.

meghansdiscontent said...

Laurie - LOL, you were held watching it under duress. Understood. As for the rest, I just don't get it sometimes . . . I just don't. Although, I agree with the war more than I agree with Welfare and those type of systems. At least with the war, we're helping people who are helping themselves. Just me though.

Mommy - LOL, I'll have to check out your blog for today when I get a minute!

True - I admit it, I voted for him. I couldn't STAND Kerry's platform. Or Kerry himself. If it was another 4 of Bush or a new 4 of Kerry, I would rather go with the evil I know. The problem is that we have NO politicians with any integrity, and not much honesty. I can tell you're angry, and I don't blame you. It's horrible when we have to figure out the lesser of two evils. When are we going to have GOOD candidates?

Rolligun - Thank you . . . and you're quite right. I'm going to re-read "We Were Soldiers" tonight. Amazing book and it points out so much that I tend to forget about war in general.

Jenni - Danka, babe, but it was nothing. Honestly. I didn't even think - I just reacted. That's fight or flight, not guts. And you're right, part of taking care of ourselves is keeping up foreign relations . . we have to finish what we started.

Kate - You nailed it completely. You didn't miss a thing. It was the classic tap dance. Blah blah blah . . stay the course . . blah blah blah . . we shall overcome . . blah blah blah.

Lizzie - You read that into it too?? I kept feeling like HE was taking credit for how well the elections were (supposedly) going. I just wanted to reach through the TV and shake him. And if questioning is Patriotic, baby you are looking at Ms. Patriotism.

Bone - LOL, good job, sweetie, you got the important stuff down.

Beachgirl - I support our efforts, I support our men, but the longer we're there the more I keep thinking "Vietnam all over again." We need to get out as soon as we can while still accomplishing our job. It feels like Bush is planning to keep us over there another 5 years. I want our men and women home. I'm tired of losing friends.

Chairborne - Roger, that. As for punching big guys . . . read what I said to Jenni. Sometimes my anger just takes over. Though, it felt really good to be angry about something instead of apathetic for once. And, sweetie, you didn't anger me. I had a girl moment. You didn't have to take those comments down. . . things just. . I just read too much into something, per usual.

True - You didn't kill anything! I think you got the party started! Comments are so we can share what we think and feel . . not to just say "Hey, I was here, read your stuff, okay buh-bye."

Os - I will HAVE to try that next time. I'll put on "Chipmunks Christmas", nothing like Alvin, Simon and Theodore singing through Bush's head.

And I'm a libertarian with a ton of Republican leanings.

Janestarr - YOU'RE BACK!!! We missed you, girlie! I hope to see a post soon about all the fun and festivities! Now, about what you said: I agree with you. His address was unnecessary. It just felt like gloating to me. "Look what I did! Look what I did! Ha ha to all you biatches that didn't support my efforts, I was right!" UGH.

meghansdiscontent said...

Mr. Shife - You snuck in while I was replying! You're right, it seems that a great majority of the time he has no idea where he is or what he's doing. But, it's a tough job, and I wouldn't want it. I wonder how I would deal with things and the decisions I would make. I just keep praying. Keep praying.

Laurie (aka buggy) said...

He says the same crap everytime he comes on to do a speech. I get so frustrated. You'd think someone with his background would be able to successfully pull off a speech. Also, I disagree about respecting him because that's such a tough position. I'd respect someone in that position if they made me feel confident about them running the nation. I feel like Bush isn't even worthy. I voted for him in the first election, I admit. But I voted Kerry the 2nd time after I realized how stupid I'd been to vote Bush in.
Meg- I disagree with welfare for the wrong reasons as well. I hate that people can spew out kid after kid and get more of our money.

Finally, though, I got to see Christmas Vacation. Uncle Eddie is smarter than Bush.

(and continuing what Bone started)...
Clark: "When Santa squeezes his fat white ass down the chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse!"

Coyote Mike said...

I watched it, and cheered when one guy asked about the unchecked powers of the president. Bush got mad, but didn't really deny it.

Since when did search warrents fall under the presidential powers? I thought that sort of thing fell under JUDICIAL!!!!!

If they were legal wiretaps, wouldn't it make sense that a judge would issue the warrent?

Logic? Anyone? ANYONE?

Heather B. said...

Everytime I watch him, I cry. Never before has anyone made me so angry that everytime I hear their voice, I get so pissed that I am in tears. That man drives me crazy.

Steph said...

We saw snippets of it on the news. Can i be frank? good cos Steph is retarded hehe. No seriously, why did anyone vote for this guy? He comes across as uneducated, ignorant, trailer trashy, and just plain old stoooopid!

I'd hate him to represent my country. holy shit, the retard we have running ours is bad enough!

Rolligun said...

Meghan, sugar(ray), always here for you...if you ever need anything, anything at all, be sure to let me know and I'll find someone to help you.

You say you "just had a girl moment" that's absolutely perfect!

I always knew such a notion existed, to explain behavior and inrrational tendencies, but I just never knew how to phrase it.

Thank you for your honesty, I will be sure to remind other girls in the future of their spontaneous affliction.