January 15th, 2007

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Man with psychic development of a 7-year-old double dares Congress

A man with the psychic development of a 7-year-old double dares Congress to stop him:

"Do you believe as Commander in Chief you have the authority to put the troops in there no matter what the Congress wants to do," 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley asks Bush in the short clip uploaded to the CBS News web site Friday night.

"I think I've got, in this situation, I do, yeah," Bush said.

"Now I fully understand they will," Bush continued, "they could try to stop me from doing it, but, uh, I've made my decision and we're going forward."


Very sick, very sick. It is taking a long while for people to realize
that this is a medical problem—that Bush’s behavior is, in fact,
something for which a person might be and probably ought to be
hospitalized. If we were a less ignorant nation, Bush would already
have been removed, not necessarily by impeachment, but by invoking the
25th Amendment.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

Blown worse than I previously realized

Thanks to Al Franken, I just listened to the infamous Bushism that Iraqis don’t have to be ‘White’ like Americans ‘are’ to have ‘democracy’ or ‘freedom’ or whatever curse Bush wishes to force down their throats. It immediately leaps out, of course, that Americans are not ‘White’, but of all different sorts. But somehow I missed realizing, until now, that he also blew it in another way—because Americans (Usans) of Arab ancestry tend to be considered ‘White’. (Biologically, humans are all one race (subspecies).)

Of course Arabs are rarely ‘Clear’, as Bill Murray called Larry Byrd in that violent Michael Jordan-Bugs Bunny movie, plus living in sunny Iraq would tend to give them deep suntans. When I was a kid I got those sorts of tans myself, even in less sunny New Jersey, though only for part of the year.

(Larry Byrd doesn’t have to tan, because light just goes harmlessly through him.)