'W' is for Dubya

The George Bush Page

 

I'm sorry. Early in Obama's term of office I had a moment of weakness I gave in to temptation and allowed Dubya a page to himself. And I'm going to keep him there, for a while at least. Well, if he could get elected TWICE...

Whoever follows Donald Trumpet is going to ned an even larger mop and bucket than Obama did. But let's try no to worry about that TOO much. 

In January 2014 I added a small pictorial feature dedicated to the lovely CONDOLEEZZA RICE. Her political/military story will be celebrated in music on The Pinko Songbook page once I've reinstated it. The song Condoleezza is sung by Brendan Barker. There will be some other ditties inspired by Dubya.

There are a few jokes, cartoons and what used to be Georgie's bathtime song (now he only harmlessly blows Dubya Bubbles). The bathtime song was BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLICANS of course. Can you imagine what The Blasted Trumpet page will be like? 

Was this a presidential joke or an accurate documentary recording? I was never able to decide:

Donald Rumsfeld was giving the president his daily briefing. He concludes by saying:


"Yesterday, three Brazilian soldiers were killed in an accident'


"OH NO!" the President exclaims. "That's terrible!"


His staff sits stunned at this display of emotion, nervously watching as the president sits, head in hands.


Finally, the President looks up and asks...


'How many is a Brazillion ??!'

You may mock, but this apparently verbatim quote came to me from Tecwen Vaughan Jones, Trinity College, Carmarthen, by way of Robert Nisbet:

Bush Explains Medicare Drug Bill


WOMAN IN AUDIENCE: 'I don't really understand. How is it the new plan going to fix the problem?'


Verbatim response (PRESIDENT BUSH): BUSH: 'Because the -- all which is on the table begins to address the big cost drivers. For example, how benefits are calculated, for example, is on the table. Whether or not benefits rise based upon wage increases or price increases. There's a series of parts of the formula that are being considered. And when you couple that, those different cost drivers, affecting those -- changing those with personal accounts, the idea is to get what has been promised more likely to be -- or closer delivered to that has been promised. Does that make any sense to you? It's kind of muddled. Look, there's a series of things that cause the -- like, for example, benefits are calculated based upon the increase of wages, as opposed to the increase of prices. Some have suggested that we calculate -- the benefits will rise based upon inflation, supposed to wage increases. There is a reform that would help solve the red if that were put into effect. In other words, how fast benefits grow, how fast the promised benefits grow, if those -- if that growth is affected, it will help on the red.'

THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLICANS

                                                  We're off to downtown Baghdad
                                                  for the winning of the oil;
                                                  forget these awkward pinkos and their one-four-four-one.

                                                  We'll be trampling soon on poor Iraqi soil,
                                                  we have loosed our fateful lightning
                                                  and our troops are on the boil;
                                                  our youth is marching on.

                                                  Glory! Glory! Bush to conquer!
                                                  Glory! Glory! Bush to conquer!
                                                  Glory! Glory! Bush to conquer!
                                                  Our oil is marching on.

                                                  I have seen Blix on the TV
                                                  and he makes no sense to me.
                                                  The French are French, the Germans blench;
                                                  this United Nation is the only place to be.

                                                  I'll rule the world before too long,
                                                  just you wait and see.
                                                  Then I'll be marching on.

                                                  Glory! Glory! Bush to conquer!
                                                  Glory! Glory! Bush to conquer!
                                                  Glory! Glory! Bush to conquer!
                                                  Our oil is marching on.