Friday, March 14, 2008

Bush wins Brown Thumb Award

Well, as if there were any doubt, this is the clincher: The EPA comes out with tougher standards for air quality in 20 years, and at the last minute, the White House and President Bush kneecap the deal. MSNBC posts the AP story here.

Two days ago, some of us were thinking things were looking up. Some presidents, desperate to put a more positive "legacy" spin on their final years in office, sometimes do some encouraging things, things which run counter to their generally corrupt corporate/good ol' boy favoritism.

I was even about to blog on the idea that Bush might pull out his best year yet, though that would not be saying much. The man hasn't really had a good year, I'll bet, since he somehow snared Laura to be his lucky wife or way back when he was yucking it up at Yale.

The man does not have a gold thumb for business, a gold star for good behavior, or even a tin star for the law. And he certainly doesn't have a green thumb for the Earth or anything growing on it. More like a Halliburton-steeped/Brown & Root Brown Thumb.

By undermining the EPA, Mr. Bush proves he is an enemy of our health and well-being. His bitter legacy is cynical, insulting, snide, poisonous, noxious, toxic. Surely, there must be a law -- or should be -- to stop such wanton destruction, such woeful corruption.

Corporate greed may be public enemy number one, but Mr. Bush, you are number two.

And therein, Mr. Bush, can be found your Brown Thumb.

6 Comments:

At 3/19/2008 7:19 PM, Blogger 1rfruth said...

No doubt W gets the brown thumb but whats new, Carter had solar panels put on the white house Reagan had them taken down ...

 
At 3/30/2008 8:30 AM, Blogger 1rfruth said...

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At 3/30/2008 8:33 AM, Blogger 1rfruth said...

gas lines

 
At 4/19/2008 2:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really don't think Bush is running the country anyway.
Big business is and his job is to protect them.
His mantra seems to be veto everything.
Can a new president make a difference?
Maybe, if they can convince the corporations to quit being so bad!
Cheers.
Lora Bruncke

 
At 4/23/2008 6:51 PM, Blogger Lawrence said...

Lora, excellent comment, and do you know the definition of "fascism"??? It's corporate rule. And so, by definition, we are a fascist nation, like it or not. The corporations do seem to be pulling the biggest strings -- or should I say the strings that really matter. Good luck to the polar bears -- and to any living thing under 50 years old.

 
At 5/02/2008 9:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sadly so!

I want to share my latest political poem!
Take care!

Harvesting Humans
Inspired by Lost in the Sand by Shanna Ahmad and Alan E. Longworth

Harvesting Humans makes many men billions.
They sell mass destruction to kill by the millions.
Why strive to excel at a brute's killing game?
For lust, or for glory, or for gold, or for fame?
The world is afire. Many mothers mourn sons.
While men with the power lust for their guns.
Why to fight must we follow their glorified lead?
When did war become something that we really need?
Where are the heroes who want to save all the skins?
Let's all get together! Make sure the good side wins!
Those that are in charge must be woken up now.
To look and see what's right. We should all take a vow.
To quit all the lies, the corruption and the B.S.!
Help humans in Iraq, Thailand, Darfur and the U.S.
How many have investments in death causing rings?
Do they pray? Is their GOD okay with such things?
Harvesting Humans is surely a madman's way.
So Stop it Right Now and help save the day!

Love Lora Bruncke

 

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