Tuesday, October 20, 2009

George Bush ducking the shoes ends up being a good metaphor for his entire presidency. They said Reagan was the "teflon" president, but Bush makes Reagan look like an amateur.

When Bush was owner of his ball team in texas, he and his cronies cooked up a way to get a large number of acres taken into eminent domain so that a stadium could be built. That doesn't sound all that bad on the face of it, but when you scratch the surface you find that , although only around 10 acres are needed for a stadium, 50 acres were commandeered. 40 acres were kept by the buyers, who were then able to develop that property commercially and make another fortune.

As we know, eminent domain is a concept that has undergone an incredibly cynical transformation in recent years. This may be somewhat of an over-simplification, but essentially, developers seem to be able to go to municipalities and make the case that they, the developer, could bring in far more revenue, thus the property that they want should be condemned and sold to them.

Being able to own property and keep it as long as you pay the taxes has always been a huge part of the american dream...and the republicans have the nerve to call some of us un-american!

Bush just made all these metaphorical roadside bombs that always blew up in someone else's face, not his.

It has never been answered to my satisfaction why Bush 43 did nothing at all to prevent an al quida attack in the weeks and months before 9/11. We will never know if Al Gore would have prevented it, because the opportunity was wrested from him , but I'll bet he wouldn't have ignored a memo on his desk on August 14 or so that said al quaida wanted to steal our airplanes.

Could he just possibly have ignored it because an attack on our soil would be a tailor-made excuse for an invasion into Iraq?

It just doesn't seem to me that the Bush/Cheney family, minions and sycophants suffer much at all from the giant messes that were made. Only the rest of us.

And it continues. Those they don't agree with are labeled liars or sick puppies. The truth is denied daily. Bush' s presidency just went from one wtf moment to the next, and truthfully, they did expect us to believe all the malarkey. Stupid people think every one else is as stupid as them.

If we consider Katrina, the holes in all their stories become all the more apparent. I'm still trying to understand how they expect us to believe that Anderson Cooper could get into New Orleans but the richest country in the world couldn't drop some batteries on a hospital roof top. Could the neglect of New Orleans have been intentional? I wonder how many people lost their small but valuable chunks of gulf area real estate to developers.

I am getting way past tired of the way all of these lying crooks keep hanging around like a bad smell. They lost the election for a very good reason; the american people can tell the difference between truth and lies. If telling the truth makes you a sick puppy, call me a sick puppy too.


Black Diaspora said...

Great post. You have an uncanny talent for saying a lot with only a few words.

Some family property has been passed down for several generations. Recently we had to give up a portion of it for gas lines to traverse it.

Our compensation was low, just a few hundred dollars, but the benefit to the gas company is enormous.

Not only do they have access to the property in perpetuity, they get to sublease it, if they choose, for a profit, but we can't benefit, or have a say in how it's used.

Did I say that their access to the property must be unfettered, and that our use of the property must not in any way impinge on their right of way?

Here's the kicker: the government supports this nonsense, and suing rarely changes the inevitable outcome.

Eminent domain as the Supremes have recently ruled is unconstitutional, and further supports the government's steady intrusion into the rights of the populace.

And I'll never believe that 'W' knew nothing about al-Qaeda's plans, and the players.

Remember the female FBI agent that testified before Congress that she sent info up-chain regarding Arabs in flight schools who wanted to fly planes, but had no interest in landing or taking off?

I believe they knew, but thought it would be nothing more than a hostage taking. That's a guess.

And you're right about it giving Bush and company a pretext to attack Iraq, which was his goal before and after coming into office.

Sisterstation, I hope the American people stay smart. We have a few key elections on the horizon that're hotly contested. We'll see just how far to the Right or the Left the country is drifting, and "if stupid is as stupid does."

sisterstation said...

Thank you for your comments.
I am so sad to hear about your family's experience with the gas company. It would be nice if the supreme court could consider what the experience of unfairness does to people in terms of their health and well-being.

Every time the pro-life and pro-choice factions go at it, I want to roll my eyes, because it is just such a dead issue. Abortion is not going to go away, even if the supreme court takes it away as a legal right. Women will just go back underground, and this time there will be more options. The supreme court by their own actions have taken themselves closer to being another irrelevancy.

But people can't take their property underground. The legal and documented parts of our lives are where the government can really hurt us.

The right wing conspirators are still hard at work, bringing us not just paid lobbyists but paid agitators as well, all to no good purpose.

I think the voting machines themselves are where we really have to watch, and they will try to resurrect those cheating machines if they think they can get away with it.
Remember that guy who's company invented and owned those machines and was a big Bush supporter? He was supoenaed to testify before the Feds a few days before the election, and it was said that that was why Rove called off the planned theft in pennslyvania.

That guy died in a plane crash a few days after the election. I guess that's as good a way as any to quash an investigation. I'm beginning to think these american evil-doers don't really die; they just go to hell to regroup!

kathy said...

Yes, this is a great post, thank you, I guess I must be a sick puppy too!
We should start a news network called Sick Puppies, lol.

Black Diaspora, I am so sorry that you lost property like that, it's infuriating to think that some "non-living entity" can just do as they please.

Black Diaspora said...

@kathy: "Black Diaspora, I am so sorry that you lost property like that, it's infuriating to think that some "non-living entity" can just do as they please."

Thanks kathy. And to think: It's sanctioned by our government. It contributes to the greater good, so they tell us.

Yeah, the gas company that now owns outright a stretch of land in perpetuity for pennies on the dollar.

As much as I dislike what was done to me and my family, we're small fry compared to what others have had to endure.

By the way: I turned down my portion of the money. I refused to participate in my own fleecing.