Posted tagged ‘Bush follies’

Armageddon REALLY Sick of the Bush Family

November 7, 2013

Our accidental president, unfettered by office or responsibility, can now let his fundy freak flag fly:

According to a report from Sarah Posner in Mother Jones, George W. Bush is scheduled to give the keynote address at an upcoming fundraiser for the Messianic Jewish Bible Institute, an organization devoted to converting Jews to Christianity in order to bring about the second coming of Christ.

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Speaking as an aging Bar-Mitzvah-boy-card-carrying-atheist-Jew, I am not going to indulge in profanity, hyperbolic insult, or the ridicule and public shaming that should attend any such gob-smackingly  awesome arrogance and ignorance.  I’ll simply invite the man who is currently to be found in position one, two, or three on the Worst President Ever tables to kindly self-copulate with an oxidized farm implement.

I’ll add just this.  You can tell a great deal about someone from the company he keeps:

Bush will follow last year’s keynote speaker, Glenn Beck.

Well — one more thing.  Glenn Beck?  F**k him too.  Or rather — when the need arises, may he be attended by urologists who failed mohel class.

And (“Our weapons are…Three!) really the last one. I can’t leave this story without noting that the grift is strong on this one.  Hearing the man Charles Pierce has forever dubbed our C+ Augustus speak will set the rubes back from a C-note to $100,000.  That’s a lot of simoleons, enough so that I am inevitably reminded of my co-religionist Jesus’s almost Elizabeth-Warren-like view of the banksters.  But I suppose I just lack that necessary faith that would turn handing over that kind of cash to those kinds of people.

(PS — our weapons are 4! — how’s that “why don’t Jews vote Republican” inquiry going, guys?)

Image:  Piero della Francesca, The Torture of the Jew between 1452 and 1466

Financial Disaster: The Musical

September 22, 2008

I don’t have a lot of useful stuff to say about the current financial crisis (except that no one should be surprised what happens when you combine leverage, financial engineering, a familiar mania, and a near complete failure  in the assesment of moral hazard; it’s happened before, and it will happen again.)

Lots of folks who blog, and are therefore self-appointed founts of opinion, have similar problems.  Some have turned to that which soothes the savage beast to try and account for the seemingly sudden evaporation of something on the order of five percent of our GDP in one week.

I thought I’d do the same, but I’m not subtle like the likes of Ta-Nehisi Coates.  I think Woody nailed it a long time ago:  bad guys steal your wallet; really bad guys strip you down to scorched earth.  To put it another way, I think this song expresses the reason I do not want to let the Bush Administration loose with any fountain pen.

Enjoy:

Image:  Currier and Ives, 1875.  Source:  Wikimedia Commons.