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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Like Tony Soprano, only a lot dumber

We all know that George Bush needs a psychiatrist. Here's a volunteer.

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This is great, Jack. This came across my screen along with another one, (below). Here's the part in this article you tagged, (didja notice all the signers on this 'report,' and a lot of other voices sending out psychological-type comments, sound really smart and a lot of them are one-time CIA folks ... but not FBI folks?), where I thought this says it all, about where regular people are 'invested' in their mind, in their vote, in Bush -- closed-and-decided and they just absolutely canNOT let themselves accept (admit?) they misjudged where they put their trust and 'loyalty':

...July 11, former White House political director Sara Taylor solemnly reminded the Senate Judiciary Committee, that as a commissioned officer, “I took an oath and I take that oath to the president very seriously.”

Committee chair Patrick Leahy had to remind Taylor: “We understand your personal loyalty to President Bush. I appreciate you correcting that your oath was not to the president, but to the Constitution.”

The most senior officers, military included, can get their loyalties mixed up.

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This other item is powerful stuff. 'Democrat' kickers probably will like it. What is to see is that D's and R's are the same, and started out the same, like 1808-24, as the Republican-Democrat Party partisans, and when 'liberal' still meant 'conservative.' The key line is where he says 'liberalism does not mean democracy.' Pilger is famous and brilliant. Commercial-sponsored journalism is fascism. There are other ways to fund reporters, editors, and newspapers, NOT by selling ads.

The Invisible Government, By John Pilger, 25 July, 2007

Countercurrents.org -- In a speech in Chicago, John Pilger describes how propaganda has become such a potent force in our lives and, in the words of one of its founders, [Bernays], represents 'an invisible government'.

"The title of this talk is Freedom Next Time, which is the title of my book, and the book is meant as an antidote to the propaganda that is so often disguised as journalism. So I thought I would talk today about journalism, about war by journalism, propaganda, and silence, and how that silence might be broken. ..."

I read a recent account where George was visiting with a wounded soldier and asked to see under the bandage over the soldier's eye. He wanted to see the wound. Of course, the wretched 4th estate suck-up, while acknowledging the weirdness of the request, said it was because George wanted to take responsibility for his actions and confront them. My thought was that President Bush was - on some sick level - enjoying the damage he had done.

It's possible that Iraq is going exactly according to plan - a plan devised by some twisted inner part of the President's brain - in which he is exacting revenge on the whole world, in effect torturing us all. He knows he is missing a key part of what it means to be human, and he wants to take out his anger about that on us. Unlike the article, I don't believe something happened to his conscience. I think he was born without one, much as other sick individuals like Jeffrey Dahmer.

There is one other long-shot hope, based on his partying frat boy side. Maybe the President will lose interest in the mayhem he's caused, and spend his last days in office in a drunken stupor, unwilling to do anything, and sparing us that one final fiasco. That's our best hope now. Hold on tight, everyone.

spend his last days in office in a drunken stupor, unwilling to do anything

I'd happily buy the first round...

Doesn't any one but me remember the Saturday Night Live skit with 'Bush and 'Gore' at the coffee shop discussing what they would each do if they were president before the 2000 election?
...and 'Bush' says, "I think I'd really like a war. It is like an execution...super-sized". Will Farrell was brilliant in that role!
I sure wish NBC or somebody would dig this up out of the archives.

"My thought was that President Bush was - on some sick level - enjoying the damage he had done."

Aaah Bill, I miss ya man ;-)

And then there's this, which has been around for some time now.

Oops. this.


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