Saturday, September 03, 2005

You cannot make this stuff up


Like many others around the world I am glued to the TV and the internet watching America fail its poor. Bush did his glad handing bit in the Gulf coast today - and we have new bushisms to add to the lexicography or whatever you want to call a directory of Bushisms.

Speaking in Mobile, Alabama.
We've got a lot of rebuilding to do. First, we're going to save lives and stabilize the situation. And then we're going to help these communities rebuild. The good news is -- and it's hard for some to see it now -- that out of this chaos is going to come a fantastic Gulf Coast, like it was before. Out of the rubbles of Trent Lott's house -- he's lost his entire house -- there's going
to be a fantastic house. And I'm looking forward to sitting on the porch. (Laughter.)...

Ah if one of Trent's several houses is rebuilt all will be ok...

There are several other classic clangers I have heard this evening on CNN and other places. I will post them later. Other items of interest include the dissappearance of Dick Cheney, Condi Rice getting booed on holiday in New York on Wednesday and heckled Thursday spending $3000 shopping on shoes.

Kanye West (a rapper who speaks out against homophobia amongst other things) diverted from his script on the NBC telethon tonight to say 'Bush does not care about black people.' Kanye is going to get a lot of flack for this but he's just saying what everyone else has been thinking. He also criticised the media for their portrayal of black people looting and white people looking for food. He also reflects on his own difficulties responding to what has happened. You can watch it here - Mike Myers did not know where to look.

Fox News is struggling to back the Bush administration, reporters on the ground are fighting against Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity's attempts to blame thugs and Democrats for the mess. And the Red Cross were kept out of New Orleans in case people thought they might get help and stick around the city. Instead the authorities have trapped people in the City for days with no help.


At 16:50, Blogger F said...

Fair play o Kanye West - just watched it on that link you provided and honestly, he was wonderful. The look on Myers' face is just astonishing!


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