The Divine and the Profane

Friday, March 14th, 2008, 12:32 pm

I didn’t start reading Army of Dude until six months or so ago. It’s a blog written by a soldier named Alex who served in Iraq, and I ask that you read his last two posts. The most recent is about the day he arrived back in the States–read the post, and then read what his father wrote in the comments. The previous post honors a friend of his who was killed in action exactly one year before. There’s even poker in that post, believe it or not. It’s all too easy to forget that there are hundreds of thousands of Americans living in harm’s way, and hundreds of thousands more back home worrying about them. Read those two posts and remind yourself.

At some point I’m gonna go back and re-read Alex’s entire blog, the writing is just too damn good not too. You read this stuff, what he and his comrades endure, and it makes you proud to be an American. And then you see something like this:

That’s President Bush at the Gridiron Club dinner. What’s that, you ask? Here’s how the Times describes it:

The Gridiron, for those unschooled in the ways of Washington, is the city’s oldest journalistic organization, and is best known for its annual invitation-only dinner, which brings together the government and media elite.

If you don’t want to watch this video here’s what Bush sang:

I spend my days clearing brush

I clear my head of all the fuss

Oh, like the fuss you made over Harriet and Brownie

Down the lane, I look out

Here comes Scooter

Finally free of the prosecutor

It’s good to touch the brown, brown grass of home.

I awake and look around me

At the oval walls that surround me

And I realize I was only dreaming

There’s Condi and Dick, my old compadre

Talking to me about some oil-rich Saudi

But soon, I’ll touch the brown, brown grass of home

Yes you’re all gonna miss me

The way you used to quiz me

But soon I’ll touch the brown, brown grass of home

[inaudible] Dick Cheney strolling with documents he’s been withholding

It’s good to touch the brown, brown grass of home

Yes you’re all gonna miss me

The way you used to diss me

But soon I’ll touch the brown, brown grass of home.

So what we have here is a video fo President Bush joking about his Administration’s catastrophic incompetence during Hurricane Katrina, about how he pardoned a member of his Vice-President’s staff who was convicted of perjury, and about the Vice-President withholding documents. And while he’s singing, these members of our "media elite" are LAUGHING.

Oh, sure, maybe it’s true that President Bush: lied about a connection between Iraq and al Qaeda; led us into a totally unncessary war that’s left over 4,000 of our soldiers dead and tens of thousands more wounded; wasted trillions of dollars that might’ve been better spent on, oh, anything; flauts whatever laws he doesn’t feel like obeying; has tortured people held without trial or counsel; and, frankly, a dozen other major outrages I could list but I’m too mad now to remember.

I cannot imagine the mindset of a man who led us into the catastrophe in Iraq…and not only shows his face in public, not only goes in front of a group of journalists, but tells JOKES in front of them. And these disgusting sycophants actually LAUGH at those jokes. It’s disgraceful, and I’d say that everyone in that room should be ashamed of themselves, but I don’t think the concept of "shame" is one familiar to those who dwell in that world.

Because I’m ashamed, God knows. Ashamed that this idiocy has gone on for so long. That the word "impeachment" is nowhere to be found in our public discourse. What the hell happened to us?

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10 Responses to “The Divine and the Profane”

  1. AlwaysAskWHY Says:

    SOCIOPATHS HAVE NO SHAME, NO GUILT, NO CONSCIENCE, NO HUMANITY…..NOTHING. ONLY A SOCIOPATH COULD HAVE SUNG THESE LYRICS… TO A SONG THAT WILL BE DEFILED FOREVER.

    WHAT WILL THIS PSYCHOPATH DO NEXT?

    ANYONE WHO HEARD HIS SPEECH TODAY ON THE ECONOMY, COULD NEVER IGNORE THAT THIS MAN IS CLEARLY MAD.

    BUSH AND CHENEY NEED TO BE ARRESTED IMMEDIATELY AND TAKEN FROM THE WHITE HOUSE IN HAND CUFFS, TO PREVENT ANY FURTHER DEATH OR DESTRUCTION. THEY CAN WATCH IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS FROM THEIR PADDED CELLS.

  2. Ura Moron Says:

    “So what we have here is a video fo President Bush joking about his Administration’s catastrophic incompetence during Hurricane Katrina,”

    get a grip,idiot, it wasthe state and local govs that failed and stalled the feds from coming in. Go read up on the idiot Dem mayor Nagin who got HIS family out fast but didn’tbother to use 100’s of schoolbusesto evacuate his own serfs, oops I mean citizens…

    ” about how he pardoned a member of his Vice-President’s staff who was convicted of perjury”

    Plamb and her sorry as excuse of a shrimp-d*ck husband were tratiors.

    “, and about the Vice-President withholding documents.”

    Seen the Clinton’s tax returns any day? How about Kerry’s DD 180?

    “Oh, sure, maybe it’s true that President Bush: lied about a connection between Iraq and al Qaeda;”

    Funny, every “Rat thought the same thing. THEY ALL ALSO THOUGHT Saddam had the WMD.

    ” led us into a totally unncessary war that’s left over 4,000 of our soldiers dead and tens of thousands more wounded; ”

    YOUR soldiers? what have you ever done for them with this blog EXCEPT STAB THEM AND AMERICA IN THE BACK BY ENDORSING THE VIEWS OF THE LEFT WING SCUM AND JIHADIS?

    ESAD, traitor.

  3. Gene Says:

    I think Mr. Moron hits all the nutball notes–he’s too chickenshit to leave his name, too dumb to know how to spell or punctuate, and willing to ignore things like the facts and reality in order to get through the day.

    I’d eat shit and die, thumbdick, if you hadn’t already gone back for seconds and thirds.

  4. Jennifer Says:

    Ura Moron (clever, huh?) is the typical right-wing nutball whose only reaction to another opinion can be complete anger and loss of reason. Although AlwaysAskWHY’s comment is a little over the edge, too.

    Honestly, I hear and see news bits about the Gridirion Club dinner, and I’m simply reduced to sadness now. I’ve gone through numerous stages over the Bush years – anger, disbelief, hope of impeachment (Feingold) – but now it just makes me sad that the criminals in the White House will walk free next year and go about their ignorance for many years to come.

    What happened to Americans is this: Some were brain-washed by Bush and others like him, and they’ve moved so far to the right of the spectrum that they can’t even see the rest of us. Some were practically beaten into submission by the politics of fear, and they’re just too afraid to rise up and disagree. Some of us have come close to simply giving up.

    The only thing giving me hope right now is Barack Obama. Others find hope in Clinton. Whoever gets this nomination has the job of making us believe in government again, and I hope they can do that.

  5. voice of reason Says:

    Stick to poker numbnutz. And Jennifer, if your only hope is BHO, you are truely sad. Have you listened to Bullfrog Wright lately?

  6. Gene Says:

    I mean, how predictable can you get? Right-wing bozo? Check. Lacks the courage of his convictions and leaves no contact info? Check. Dimbulb pseudonym? Check. Moronic insults and inability to spell? Bingo.

  7. Voice of Spelling Says:

    In order to properly insult someone, please spell the words correctly. This might get you taken seriously.

  8. kym (aka 'maudie' Says:

    Gene – thank you for linking to Army Dude. I read the whole post and his Dad’s comment, then was shocked back to the sickening truth of this sad, sorry and supercilious administration with the text of the video – no, I didn’t watch it. I didn’t want to lose my entire lunch.

    (I guess you’ve hit the big time now that you have your own trolls. Congrats! ;^) )

  9. Darx Says:

    Read the Army of Dude blog. Tears. Can’t watch the video.

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