“America’s vital interests and our deepest beliefs are now one. From the day of our founding, we have proclaimed that every man and woman on this earth has rights, and dignity, and matchless value, because they bear the image of the maker of heaven and earth. Across the generations, we have proclaimed the imperative of self-government, because no one is fit to be a master, and no one deserves to be a slave. Advancing these ideals is the mission that created our nation. It is the honorable achievement of our fathers. Now it is the urgent requirement of our nation’s security, and the calling of our time.
So it is the policy of the United States to seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture, with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.”
— From President Bush’s second inaugural speech, January 20, 2005
14 replies on “Here’s to a great second term!”
does it bother anyone else that the map on the balloon is, um….backwards?
oh, wait, then it’s appropriate for bush to be holding it- bizarro world!!!
Haven’t we learned enough from the Curious George oeuvre to know not to give him a balloon?
Let’s all chip in and give Jr. the biggest assortment of helium ballons and a L.L. Bean Adirondack chaise (?) lawn chair and let Prez. Mushmouth spread Democracy all about the stratosphere ; all that hot air has to go somewhere!
the worst part about this god crazy right wing nut’s speech was this part:
“Finally, whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us here the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own. ”
Oh no, wait….
that was JFK. sorry. my bad- i didn’t want to confuse all the little minds.
1. Beware the pundit’s device of using a quotation from a liberal opposition figure to make a conservative case, and vice versa. Righties love to quote John F. Kennedy on life’s unfairness; lefties love to quote Ronald Reagan. Don’t fall for gilding by association.
-How to Read a Column, by William Safire, The New York Times, Jan. 24, 2005.
Hi, I’m George Bush and I spent all of your Social Security on a shiny balloon to protect me from nuklear wessons.
Now I’m ready to push the big wed button and make big pwetty mushrooms!
Well Horns, the obvious difference would be that JFK’s speech wasn’t so much bs. Also, I agree let history be our final judge. Of course that might not work out so hot for Iraq. I’ll post more later, now I have to go to work.
all i want to know is, if he’s curious george, then where the fuck is the man in the yellow hat?
The man in the (chickenhawk) yellow hat would be Karl Rove, who is a bizzaro weirdo who hates Swedes.
Hey look! It’s my “Final Solution” for Social Security!
Alright, I’m back from lunch, so I thought I would respond properly to the use of JFK’s speech. It seems to me that the main thrust of that speech was for America to be held acountable morally, as we have nothing to hide. That clearly is not the tack that Bush has taken. The use of extreme interrogation techniques and torture by the US has put us on some thin ice morally.
Also he mentions “God’s work being truly our own,” which I’ll admit is a laudable goal. The thing is God’s work and Bush’s work just don’t seem to jive. I’ve grown tired of hearing about Bush being a great christian when the main thing that he will be remembered for, Iraq, is hardly right out of the New Testament. I grew up, and remain, a commited Christian, and Jesus spoke an awful lot about “turning the other cheek.” If you’d like you can read him say it in Matthew 5:28-48. That also includes a passage about loving your enemies. I’m not saying that war is always wrong, I’m in the army myself for Pete’s sake, but Bush’s war was wrong. I’m not looking for a theological debate so much as I wish we could avoid the statement that Bush is led only by God.
I object to the claim that John F. Kennedy was left-wing.
I often wonder what was going through Phil Collins’ mind when he heard the final cut of ‘Su-su-sudio.’ He’s sitting there, hearing the same thing we all have, and thinks to himself ‘Yeah. Stuck it.’ That’s basically the difference between the Republicans and people. Bush looks at Iraq and thinks ‘Yeah. Stuck it.’ And the rest of us have to listen to this crap for the rest of our probably short lives. Phil Collins, by the way, also very popular.
WHAT THE FUCK?!? Asking what Phil Collins was thinking whilst engaged in that noble pursuit known as ‘su-su-sudio’ is like asking what Michelangelo was thinking when he created David. Or Picasso when he made Guernica. Or Sherwood Schwartz when he produced both the Brady Bunch AND Gilligan’s Island at the same time!!!