Archive for the ‘G.W. Bush’ Category

Good news, bad news, boring news, sensational news- it’s all in thousands of newspapers published in print and online daily, weekly, and monthly.  But since you can’t read them all, whatever should the aspiring mind do?  Are there some guidelines that might guide you through the avalanche of news available at the local newsstand and on the information superhighway.

Furthermore, there is more to reading and learning than newspapers right?  Of course.  There are journals, websites, blogs, etc.  So allow me to introduce you to rule #1 of the 10 Weeks to an Intellectual Transformation program and how it applies to a broad range of sources- mostly by introducing you to a broad range of sources.

Rule #1. If you aren’t reading things that might get you on an FBI list you probably aren’t reading enough. (more…)

After processing the news of Tony Snow’s passing I knew there was something I had to do.  I had to pay a visit to the Daily Kos and see what the folks over there thought of the passing of this genuinely good and kind man who left behind a wife and three children.  What I found what about as revolting as the time back in college when I accidentally took a swig from my roommates dip bottle- which was all to inconspicuously disguised as an ordinary Coke bottle and in very close proximity to my Coke bottle.

I will warn you that the comments are quite vulgar. I must also give props to those on the comment board who had the moral courage to condemn those spewing pointless vitriol- thank you all for standing up to a conmmon decency that knows no political bounds.

Why am I republishing these awful comments?  I think that republishing these comments on this blog can lead to a teachable moment, a moment I will capitalize on next week in a post under the intellectual transformation series.  [Note: All of the below quotes can be found at this thread on the Daily Kos]

“Tony knew that his boss was full of shit and that he was lying to the American people everyday.  He gets no kudos for being a lying sack of shit.  Yes its terrible for his young children, but it is also terrible for the young children of soldiers who keep getting killed because of the bullshit this lying sack of crap spewed everyday from his podeium.  rest in hell.” -Rogereaton

One can have little doubt that what the poster (and countless other folks after him) considered “lies” were more likely than not points of political difference- instances where Tony Snow or those he represented drew different conclusions from the same facts.  Yet, Mr. Eaton is more than happy to condemn Tony Snow to the darkest pits of hell because of their political disagreements.  I guess we are lucky this guy isn’t actually in charge of who gets what final destination.  Aside: For those of you looking for the proper application of the admonishments against judging others found in the New Testament, here you have a perfect example.

“I am a little baffled by the kind words for Mr. Snow on this blog today. Here was a man who could have used his talents to better the world, and he chose to do the complete opposite. I am not sure how he slept at night. My condolances (sic) to his family, but I can’t be sad that he’s gone.”- unionsally

While I am glad she expressed some concern over Tony Snow getting some rest- since we all know a good nights sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle- some might consider it a tres bit gauche to make sweeping moral claims about the dead.  Perhaps we can all find some way to at least stay quiet if we can’t say anything nice about those recently departed.

“You were my favorite of the Bush administration’s apologistic (sic) panderers.  You were a good spokesman for the side of evil and if not for your cancer, would have easily had a promising career in televangilism (sic) should you have chosen to pursue one.”- Juliewolf

The best that I can say is that perhaps this is an attempt at humor that took a disappointing turn.  Note how she connects Tony Snow with “the side of evil” and suggests a possible career in televangelism- since we all know televangelists are horrible people right?  All I want to know is whether Ms. Wolf was among those who decried President Bush when he called North Korea, Iran, and Iraq an “axis of evil.” (A statement I had problems with at the time, although no doubt for completely different reasons. Especially since I do believe that the North Korean governmental system is a clearly evil system.) (more…)

Foul-mouthed gutter Santa’s talk about oral sex getting you down? Then swing on over to Musings, Rants, and Monologues to check out the hilarious and terribly offensive (not to mention juvenile) humor contained therein. If I might recommend a few particularly delightful posts for my new readers…

Check out Mahmoud Admadinejad’s most recent letter to the citizens of these United States. It is an awkward attempt to reach out, but well worth the read….

Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS)- it’s not just a disease, it is also horribly lame!

At the risk of inciting the crawling Google ad reader to post ads for Gay personals and porn on my site, I will repost a link to what can rightly be labeled, “The Gayest Debate Ever!

Ever curious about how you might find out if the government’s black helicopters are after you? Ever just want to craft your own far out conspiracy theories? Well, if you answered yes to either of those questions, this posts for you. I call it, “The Complete Blockhead’s Guide on How to Know when the Black Helicopters are Coming for You…” [WARNING: this post includes midgets, Lohans, Asian people, and incoherent ramblings]

And the series that started it all..

The Love That Dare Not Speak its Name…

Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Click each link at your own risk. I am not responsible if you wet your pants due to hysterical laughter.

Warning: The following link will take you to an incredibly offensive and sophomoric post that pokes fun at the appearance of others. The incredibly dark sense of humor at work behind the above referenced post is not for the faint of heart. If you are easily offended, have high blood pressure, enjoy drum circles, or routinely engage in acts of protest against the patriarchy you might not want to click here.  But if you don’t mind offensive, low-brow humor feel free to click here.

Learn all about conspiracy theories here. Especially, learn how to know if you are the target of an overly complex plot to…well find out here.

It seems Mamhoud Admadinejad (the President of Iran) is at it again, writing letters to the American people.  You won’t believe his latest writings. Check them out over at Musings, Rants, and Monologues.

The direct link is http://jjkaiser.blogspot.com 

Swing on by Musings, Rants, and Monologues to check out the latest post.  It’s all about B.D.S.- a crippling illness if there ever was one.  Enjoy!

I will be back to health blogging tomorrow when I have some time.  Right now I am just itching to get into the awesome gym at UNC-G on this coming Monday.