Just stuff about life, politics, and my disposition in general....
Could be worse, he could be reading "My Pet Goat":)Either way, Caesar fiddles while Rome burns. Sun God help us!- kdog
You know my biggest fear of Hussein was that he was as dumb as the Repubs said he was.So far he is proving them right.
I don't remember any Repubs calling him dumb actually...I heard him being called Marx and a friend to terrorists...but not dumb:)- kdog
Actually, Obama has a way to go before reaching the following heights(or depths, YMMV).For eight years George W. Bush has been many a comedian and cartoonist's wet dream, an easy target, a sitting duck. You're big if the world knows you by your first name (Elton, Madonna, Osama); bigger still if an initial will suffice. “W”. “Dubya”; from the moment Clinton staffers allegedly removed the letter w from the White House typewriters, Bush was the butt of the joke. He played the part of the imbecile brilliantly: just when you thought it couldn't get any better, it didn't.As Steve Martin said, some people have a way with words, while others have not way. Bush's pronouncements were an embarrassment of glitches. There were the words - “nucular” instead of “nuclear”, “vulcanise” for “Balkanise” - and the Bush phrases (“I know how hard it is to put food on your family”; and “Our enemies ... never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we”). Others were perhaps apocryphal (“The trouble with the French is they have no word for entrepreneur”). It was an easy style to parody, the set-ups and pay-offs a comedian's stock-in-trade (“I have a message for those suicide bombers: we're gonna find you”).Visually, he was the full package: the awkward body language, the elbows sticking out as he walked, as if he was carrying two sheep under his arms (“I come from Texas. I'd look stupid carrying one”). There were the features. The simian face, so beautifully caricatured by Gerald Scarfe and The Guardian's Steve Bell - all sticking-out ears, mad eyes and chimpanzee mouth, occasionally extended into a windsock pout. The contrast between a position of global power and the evident confusion behind those eyes gave him an air of permanent irony. Is this guy for real? Where does the original end and the parody begin? That upside-down book, those binoculars with lens-caps on: real or fake?Then there was his clumsiness - his propensity for embarrassing entanglement with anything from bicycles to pretzels to Middle Eastern countries.Bush is apparently disarmingly funny: a friend from his oil-trading days told me that he would answer the phone to irate investors wondering where their oil was with a cheery “Dryhole Bush here!” The self-deprecation is appropriate. As Dame Edna said to Jeffrey Archer: “If you can't laugh at yourself, you're missing out on the joke of the century.”