Saturday, July 21, 2012

George Bush's Real Reason for Running for President

This is a short clip of George Bush speaking to another CBS sock puppet at (appropriately enough) the Hoover Center. Bush says that he no longer desires "fame and power." Now there's nothing left to this walking, soulless husk but a reflexive desire to make millions of dollars spewing bullshit and lies before adoring right wing audiences and for books he never even wrote.

This was Bush's entire rationale for running for the White House: Fame and power, the exact wrong reasons to run for any elected office, especially the presidency. Had anyone accused Bush in 2000 of running for President out of a maniacal desire for fame and power, he would've barred them from the campaign trail and probably would've had a piano wire-gripping Karl Rove or G. Gordon Liddy come up behind him in a dark alley.

So to you Moms and Dads out there, before you try to teach your kids that crime doesn't pay, just remember they may find this and a million other videos of this cretin, Cheney, Rove and Rumsfeld, whereupon you'll have to explain to them how crime doesn't pay. Because not only does it pay, it pays stock dividends, a hell of a pension, a huge stipend for staff and franking privileges and even enjoys Secret Service protection.


At July 24, 2012 at 8:04 AM, Anonymous Helpful suggestion said...

Here's an employment idea! You think the account is real? It's banal enough to be the truth. The guy who wrote it is still a mook, if he didn't have enough curiousity or investigative skills to find out who was behind his deal. Just a dime-a-dozen-posts wordwhore.

At July 24, 2012 at 8:50 AM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

I've only "shilled" for one organization and that was the eyeglass company that provided my fiancee and I with four pairs of eyeglasses for free. When we'd tried the product and realized these people were the real deal, I had no trouble writing a couple of 300-500 word reviews lauding their product line in exchange for the very necessary eyewear.

But shilling on political/social matters would undermine my very reason for being a blogger. When someone's on the take, that immediately renders suspect, if not outright invalidates, the very reason and impetus behind their arguments. At least with the way Pottersville is now, I can say my thoughts are my own and not bought and paid for like any commodity. Sure, I get the occasional Paypal donation but it's never contingent on my shaping my opinion on anything to conform with the person making the disbursement. My readers know better.

At July 24, 2012 at 8:17 PM, Blogger Bukko Boomeranger said...

Hey JP! I got a shipment of two pairs of glasses from Perfect this very day. Regular lenses and sunglasses. Cost U.S. $80 in total, of which $22 was postage costs to Canada, and I upgraded a bit on the material that the sunny's lenses were made of. But it's still a great price. This is the second go-round I've had with Perfect Glasses, and I owe it to you turning me on to them.

The frames are not the most fashionable, and my focus wearing them is not perfect, because I'm working off an old prescription from my last eye exam in Australia in early 2009, and my vision has changed slightly. I'm going to get a new eye exam and extra eyeglasses using the socialized medical system here and the private insurance we pay for to get supplemental extras. We're likely to move back to Australia in 2013, so I'm going to take maximum advantage of the system up here first.

Since I'm expecting a massive economic crisis to hit any minute that's going to disrupt everything, I want to have as many spare pairs of functional specs (my old pairs have scratches on the lenses by now) in my drawers as possible when Things Fall Apart. But I feel more secure with that great company I never would have heard of except for you.

At July 24, 2012 at 8:28 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Excellent! I'm glad to hear it. They sure turn out a good product, don't they?


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