Monday, August 29, 2005

Um, I Just Have To Post This In Its Entirety, Because It Shows Exactly Who We Voted For And What An Apology We Owe To Ourselves And Others

just so ya know, this article is from capitol hill blue, a real online newspaper. they don't make this shit up. the photo is real, the quotes are real. the alki-in-charge is real. i've been following his tirades for a long, long time. but this is the first actual, factual, pictorial proof that Shrub is out of fucking control. like nixon before him, when faced with mounting disapproval from the rank-and-file and the public-at-large he blames everyone but himself and those who created him.

Bush's Obscene Tirades Rattle White House AidesBy DOUG THOMPSONAug 25, 2005, 06:19
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While President George W. Bush travels around the country in a last-ditch effort to sell his Iraq war, White House aides scramble frantically behind the scenes to hide the dark mood of an increasingly angry leader who unleashes obscenity-filled outbursts at anyone who dares disagree with him.
“I’m not meeting again with that goddamned bitch,” Bush screamed at aides who suggested he meet again with Cindy Sheehan, the war-protesting mother whose son died in Iraq. “She can go to hell as far as I’m concerned!”
Bush flashes the bird, something aides say he does often and has been doing since his days as governor of Texas.Bush, administration aides confide, frequently explodes into tirades over those who protest the war, calling them “motherfucking traitors.” He reportedly was so upset over Veterans of Foreign Wars members who wore “bullshit protectors” over their ears during his speech to their annual convention that he told aides to “tell those VFW assholes that I’ll never speak to them again is they can’t keep their members under control.”
White House insiders say Bush is growing increasingly bitter over mounting opposition to his war in Iraq. Polls show a vast majority of Americans now believe the war was a mistake and most doubt the President’s honesty.
“Who gives a flying fuck what the polls say,” he screamed at a recent strategy meeting. “I’m the President and I’ll do whatever I goddamned please. They don’t know shit.”
Bush, whiles setting up for a photo op for signing the recent CAFTA bill, flipped an extended middle finger to reporters. Aides say the President often “flips the bird” to show his displeasure and tells aides who disagree with him to “go to hell” or to “go fuck yourself.” His habit of giving people the finger goes back to his days as Texas governor, aides admit, and videos of him doing so before press conferences were widely circulated among TV stations during those days. A recent video showing him shooting the finger to reporters while walking also recently surfaced.
Bush’s behavior, according to prominent Washington psychiatrist, Dr. Justin Frank, author of “Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President,” is all too typical of an alcohol-abusing bully who is ruled by fear.
To see that fear emerges, Dr. Frank says, all one has to do is confront the President. “To actually directly confront him in a clear way, to bring him out, so you would really see the bully, and you would also see the fear,” he says.
Dr. Frank, in his book, speculates that Bush, an alcoholic who brags that he gave up booze without help from groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, may be drinking again.
“Two questions that the press seems particularly determined to ignore have hung silently in the air since before Bush took office,” Dr. Frank says. “Is he still drinking? And if not, is he impaired by all the years he did spend drinking? Both questions need to be addressed in any serious assessment of his psychological state.”
Last year, Capitol Hill Blue learned the White House physician prescribed anti-depressant drugs for the President to control what aides called “violent mood swings.” As Dr. Frank also notes: “In writing about Bush's halting appearance in a press conference just before the start of the Iraq War, Washington Post media critic Tom Shales speculated that ‘the president may have been ever so slightly medicated.’”
Dr. Frank explains Bush’s behavior as all-to-typical of an alcoholic who is still in denial:
“The pattern of blame and denial, which recovering alcoholics work so hard to break, seems to be ingrained in the alcoholic personality; it's rarely limited to his or her drinking,” he says. “The habit of placing blame and denying responsibility is so prevalent in George W. Bush's personal history that it is apparently triggered by even the mildest threat.”

2 comments:

EugeneONeillWannaBe said...

Unbefuckinglievable!

I don't doubt this reporter's facts for one second... "W" is obviously one of those personalities described herein. As you infer, that isn't the shock -- it's that this nation voted him in that is.

So, hey -- you win the "Why Do I love the Roches" contest, by the way. Good job! And believe me, I am thoroughly familiar with the Nurds album, and I concur that it is one of their finest. Personally, I think the first album and Nurds are the group's two best.

Living in NY is a luxury of sorts. We have a local college radio station, WFUV (wfuv.org), that plays alot of progressive folk. I woke up one Sunday morning and flicked on the stereo, only to intercept an interview they were airing with Maggie and Suzzy. They played some of their most recent releases, which included a duo version of "One Season" -- which had, as you well know, been released many years before on Nurds.

The long and the short of it is, when the interviewer asked Maggie (she does most of the arrangements, and she is the one who initially approached Paul Simon way back in the late 70's in efforts to get her very first album, a duo with Terry only, produced), "So exactly what kind of structure is that? It's rather unique."

To which she replied, "It's a flatted fifth. Very uncommon, and very hard to learn. But once yo've learned it, it comes across real easy."

There ya go. Your Roches trivia for the year.

That's only one of many reasons why I love them. They investigate radically alternative musical structures, and they put them to good use.

-G

scarysquirrelman said...

i've tried to sing along with that particular song. every time i would get messed up somewhere and suddenly be as far "off"key as one could be. the flatted fifth (which now is as clear as mud to me) helps explain why.
no roches station here in central california. the college station is pretty eclectic, but not for the roches, the kinkster or artists like them on anything other than an inconsistent basis.