Love that Maureen Dowd, quoted from here, which I can’t get to, but I can get to here — where she ends her Op Ed piece with:
Dick Cheney is a gruff Mr. Krabs taskmaster to SpongeBush, but SpongeBush is crazy about him anyhow. W. trustingly let his vice president make the worst-case scenario about Iraq a first-case scenario.
Bush might have thought he was just blowing pretty bubbles full of lofty ideals about freedom and liberty in his speech, but Cheney and the neocons seem intent on filleting Iran and Syria. (Doesn’t Richard Perle remind you of the snarky and pretentious next-door neighbor to SpongeBob, Squidward Tentacles?)
The vice president told Don Imus that Iran was “right at the top of the list” of trouble spots.
Even if he’s a little light in the flippers, SpongeBob has brought children good, clean fun. SpongeBush has brought the world dark, endless fights.
Her clever comparison is in response to conservative Christian leader and gay marriage opponent, Dr. James Dobson, claiming that a “pro-homosexual video” — starring SpongeBob, Barney, Jimmy Neutron, Winnie the Pooh, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy — was set to go to elementary schools to promote a “tolerance pledge,” including tolerance for differences of “sexual identity.
Dan Martinsen, a spokesman for Nickelodeon, where SpongeBob beats the pants off the competition, was flummoxed: “It’s a sponge for crying out loud. He has no sexuality.”
Then there’s the one about the guy that the Bushies put into a high-level position regarding the issue of climate changes, in order to replace the previous such person who was viewed as too strident in support of science saying climate change is real. The new guy installed by those drivel and dung Bushies just made public a statement saying that climate change is real and in need of
As reported on Common Dreams,
A memorandum from Exxon to the White House in early 2001 specifically asked it to get the previous chairman, Dr Robert Watson, the chief scientist of the World Bank, “replaced at the request of the US”. The Bush administration then lobbied other countries in favor of Dr Pachauri – whom the former vice-president Al Gore called the “let’s drag our feet” candidate, and got him elected to replace Dr Watson, a British-born naturalized American, who had repeatedly called for urgent action.
But this month, at a conference of Small Island Developing States on the Indian Ocean island, the new chairman, a former head of India’s Tata Energy Research Institute, himself issued what top United Nations officials described as a “very courageous” challenge.
He told delegates: “Climate change is for real. We have just a small window of opportunity and it is closing rather rapidly. There is not a moment to lose.”
Actually, we have four more years during which we’re going to keep losing on just about every American front. All going down the drain, except, of course, what SpongeBush soaks up for his (and his friends’) own benefit.
Maybe it’s time to think about moving to the Urkraine.
His face still deeply scarred from massive dioxin poisoning during the presidential campaign, Mr. Yushchenko said that he would work toward making Ukraine an open and honest nation. He also said Ukraine would now be a country in which its leaders serve the people, rather than rule them.