Pharyngula

Errm, why haven’t we started the impeachment proceedings on George W. Bush yet?

Friends of his from Texas were shocked recently to find him nearly wild-eyed, thumping himself on the chest three times while he repeated “I am the president!” He also made it clear he was setting Iraq up so his successor could not get out of “our country’s destiny.”

Is it because the Democratic Party is so gutless they can’t even legislate against an unpopular war, making a despised president untouchable?

Comments

  1. #1 Greco
    May 31, 2007

    I wonder if he’s been drin… eating pretzels again?

    our country’s destiny

    I won’t even try to imagine what that means.

  2. #2 David Marjanovi?
    June 1, 2007

    So let me then, for one, welcome our new pogonophoran overlords… :->

  3. #3 David Marjanovi?
    June 1, 2007

    So let me then, for one, welcome our new pogonophoran overlords… :->

  4. #4 David Marjanovi?
    June 1, 2007

    Georgie is a dominionist.

    Then why doesn’t he go to church more often? Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and a banana is just a banana; but cold hard cash is always cold hard cash.

    “Blessed are the warmongers, for they shall inherit the oil.”

    In my blackest paranoid moments, I wonder if Bush might actually believe he’s the antichrist. That he’s on some bizarre Judas-complex secret personal quest to bring about the end of the world, or at least trying to rearrange the world so it looks more like Tim LaHaye imagines it. Maybe he’s not lying when he says it’s not about the oil; it’s Babylon and the field of Armageddon he’s after.

    Interesting idea. I followed you all the way to “Maybe he’s not lying”.

    Ultimately it’s the people who are responsible for the quality of the government in a democratic system – which is increasingly why I think we ought to ditch it.

    Typical Bushevik reaction: anything that works less than ideally must be destroyed, no matter what its potential.

    It’s very easy to come up with suggestions on how to turn your oiligarchy and MORONARCHY back into a democracy.

    First, abolish the electoral college; no matter what theoretical arguments there might be for it, it has outlived its sheer feasibility, now that Greens in swing states exchange their votes over teh intarwebz with Democrats in safe states. Abolishing the electoral college would abolish the silly difference between swing states and safe states — and this would make participation in election jump up: currently, if you don’t happen to live in a swing state, you waste your time if you vote for president.

    Next, make the government (administration) responsible to the parliament (Congress), not to the president. Introduce the separation of president and government, like what the rest of the democratic world has. This would automatically end the stupid two-party system, which has only arisen because a president can’t be a coalition. It would also end the stupidity of split government where administration and Congress block each other and nothing gets done.

    I’ll stop for now, it’s 3 at night. Just the most important point: Vote in ink on paper and count the ballots by hand.

  5. #5 David Marjanovi?
    June 1, 2007

    Georgie is a dominionist.

    Then why doesn’t he go to church more often? Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, and a banana is just a banana; but cold hard cash is always cold hard cash.

    “Blessed are the warmongers, for they shall inherit the oil.”

    In my blackest paranoid moments, I wonder if Bush might actually believe he’s the antichrist. That he’s on some bizarre Judas-complex secret personal quest to bring about the end of the world, or at least trying to rearrange the world so it looks more like Tim LaHaye imagines it. Maybe he’s not lying when he says it’s not about the oil; it’s Babylon and the field of Armageddon he’s after.

    Interesting idea. I followed you all the way to “Maybe he’s not lying”.

    Ultimately it’s the people who are responsible for the quality of the government in a democratic system – which is increasingly why I think we ought to ditch it.

    Typical Bushevik reaction: anything that works less than ideally must be destroyed, no matter what its potential.

    It’s very easy to come up with suggestions on how to turn your oiligarchy and MORONARCHY back into a democracy.

    First, abolish the electoral college; no matter what theoretical arguments there might be for it, it has outlived its sheer feasibility, now that Greens in swing states exchange their votes over teh intarwebz with Democrats in safe states. Abolishing the electoral college would abolish the silly difference between swing states and safe states — and this would make participation in election jump up: currently, if you don’t happen to live in a swing state, you waste your time if you vote for president.

    Next, make the government (administration) responsible to the parliament (Congress), not to the president. Introduce the separation of president and government, like what the rest of the democratic world has. This would automatically end the stupid two-party system, which has only arisen because a president can’t be a coalition. It would also end the stupidity of split government where administration and Congress block each other and nothing gets done.

    I’ll stop for now, it’s 3 at night. Just the most important point: Vote in ink on paper and count the ballots by hand.

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