Friday, June 8, 2007

faith in the white house

I've never put a picture on my blog before. So this post is something of an experiment. I found one picture over at Joe's Big Blog. I think the pic is important enough to land on more than one blog ambiguous enough to be worth a laugh.

Before I attempt the picture, I wanted to find a quote about dubya being a born-again christian. I found this article from the New York Times. It is called Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush by By RON SUSKIND . I started skimming it for the reference.

I had no idea that an article like this was in the mainstream media. The more I read the more I kept thinking why the FARDLES is this man President of the United States of America? Did you read the article? If not, please go back. Just read some of it. Honestly, I couldn't read all of it because the idiocy, corruption, and utter lack of any of the Presidential qualities of our Founding Fathers is so bad it made my ears ring and to quote Stinkbait Boucher- It gives me bad brain.

Here are three quotes that really boggle me.

''This is why George W. Bush is so clear-eyed about Al Qaeda and the Islamic fundamentalist enemy. He believes you have to kill them all. They can't be persuaded that they're extremists, driven by a dark vision. He understands them, because he's just like them. . . . [The dots are part of the article, the next paragraph continues right after them.]

''This is why he dispenses with people who confront him with inconvenient facts,'' Bartlett went on to say. ''He truly believes he's on a mission from God. Absolute faith like that overwhelms a need for analysis. The whole thing about faith is to believe things for which there is no empirical evidence.'' Bartlett paused, then said, ''But you can't run the world on faith.''

dubya's reaction to dissenting opinions or requests for explanations.

The disdainful smirks and grimaces that many viewers were surprised to see in the first presidential debate are familiar expressions to those in the administration or in Congress who have simply asked the president to explain his positions. Since 9/11, those requests have grown scarce; Bush's intolerance of doubters has, if anything, increased, and few dare to question him now. A writ of infallibility -- a premise beneath the powerful Bushian certainty that has, in many ways, moved mountains -- is not just for public consumption: it has guided the inner life of the White House.

And from later on, a description of why dubya became born-again. Note who decided dubya needed a ''come to jesus'' meeting.

George W., drunk at a party, crudely insulted a friend of his mother's. George senior and Barbara blew up. Words were exchanged along the lines of something having to be done. George senior, then the vice president, dialed up his friend, Billy Graham, who came to the compound and spent several days with George W. in probing exchanges and walks on the beach. George W. was soon born again. He stopped drinking, attended Bible study and wrestled with issues of fervent faith. A man who was lost was saved.

The President of the United States of America is not infallible. It is the responsibility of every elected official and every citizen of the United States to question his judgment, to hold him to a higher standard of reason, sound judgment, rational thinking, and logical decisions.

For all prayer meetings that dubya has held, for all the claims to being led by god in the war on terror, and for all the requests for spiritual counseling and consultations with fundamentalist christians, I leave you with a few pictures worth 10,000 words.







Oh- and "Go Longhorns!"


Courtesy of Joe's Big Blog.

14 comments:

Sean the Blogonaut said...

I don't know about you but Mrs Bush looks positively Evil(tm).

janice said...

I believe the sign they're making is in reference to the Texas Longhorns.
I'm just sayin'

Summer Squirrel said...

Of course the sign they're making is the "Hook em Horns" sign. They are from TEXAS for crying out loud.

With that being said, to a person from another country or region, it looks like a devil gesture.

That article was terrifying. I wish I had read that before the 2002 election and past it on to my fundy relatives. Not that it would've mattered. To them it would've only strengthen their resolve to get that asshat into office. Arrgghh!

And are we any safer? I think not!

Summer
also from TEXAS

Fiery Ewok said...

*shamefaced*

Well that's what I get for lifting a pic from someone else's blog. Here in Minnesota the only time that particular sign is flown here is in honor of 666.

My apologies to Summer, BigTex, all other Texans, and fans of the Longhorns. Minus the bushes, they can still kiss my ass.

BigTex71 said...

That first picture is CLEARY a fake. just look at clarity and lighting on the one-fingered salute hand comapred to the rest of the picture. The second one is real... I have seen it before.

The "Hook em Horns"- that is well known around these parts. So were they saying it was a satanic sign or something?

BTW: the "Hook em Horns" sign is frowned upon in my house because my wife is an Aggie. (Texas A & M for those non-Texans.)

Tommy said...

I agree with Tex, the first pic looks photoshopped to me.

That being said, Bush does seem to have a vulgar streak in him. I remember when he was running for president, he was at some event with Dick Cheney and the mic picked him up saying to Cheney that NYT reporter Adam Clymer was "a major league asshole."

Fiery Ewok said...

Photoshopped or not you can't tell me that the guy who said "The Constitution is just a god-damned piece of paper" doesn't want to give the whole world the finger.

Joe said...

Why would the "hook em horns" sign be used at a Christian music event? Not everyone in Texas follows the Longhorns. I'm not up on where Mrs Bush is from, but is she even from Texas, and or is she a Longhorn alum?
She really should know better. Unless you're at a Longhorn event, it seems to me its a sign of Satan. I'm sure the leather wearing rockers I see with the "Dio is God" shirts are screaming "Go Longhorns".

Sean the Blogonaut said...

Mrs Bush is the Devil.

Fiery Ewok said...

Every time I see that pic I want to draw in horns and a tail and peak under her weird split dress to see if she has cloven hooves.

>:-)

janice said...

I think the split in her dress is part of some audio equipment, not really part of her dress.
I'm just sayin'

BigTex71 said...

The "Hook em Horns" picture was taken around the time the Longhorns won the NCAA football championship a few years ago. He was showing his support of the team.

Tommy said...

If I had to bet money, I would say that "split" in Laura Bush's dress is really a chair back.

BigTex71 said...

If I had to bet money, I would say that "split" in Laura Bush's dress is really a chair back.

And you would be a winner!