Saturday, January 17, 2009
Countdown: Three Days until Inauguration
DEKE SPEAKS thrice! Yup, still talkin' trash 'bout Dub. And why not? If Deke was any good at math, she might be able to apply Euclidian principles to her Bush Time Dilation Theory. Alas, Deke's mouth often gives voice to theories she has no formal knowledge of. All she knows is the last 8-yrs have been the slowest she's ever experienced. Perhaps our whole planet was trapped in an Einstein Relativity experiment?
Since we are now 3 days away from inauguration, Deke is continuing her countdown list with 3 more things she is pretty sure she won't have to endure in an Obama administration:
1. Secret meetings and lost emails. A hallmark of Dub's administration was secrecy. From Cheney's secret energy meetings, to the Dub-Cheney secret 911 Commission testimony, right up to the current secret disbursal and undisclosed use of TARP money, and everything in between, the american people have been excluded from Dub's considerations. We were only good for funding his empirical neocon wetdreams, it seems. Does anyone doubt the disappeared emails, when and if they are ever produced, will have been carefully scrubbed to reinforce whatever BS has been done in our names over the last 8-yrs? It is with great relief that Deke notes Obama's often stated obligation to include we-the-people, to make information available to us, to make transparency and accountability into business-as-usual, not some aberration in government. That is something we never heard from Dub, ever.
2. Katrina excuses. There is NO EXCUSE for what happened in New Orleans. NONE! Only Dub apologists trying to write legacy history attempt the twisted mental path that requires suspension of everything you saw with your own eyes and heard with your own ears. But that's Dub & his incoherent weevil-eaten brain for you. Deke has never even heard him apologize. The most he will say is there were disappointments. So, one colossally incompetent man's disappointment results in another few thousand lives lost. Not to mention a lost city. Not to mention neighboring countries who were so aghast that the U.S. couldn't even bring water or food or medicine to the trapped NOLA citizens that they offered to bring in supplies by boat and air across the Gulf of Mexico but were refused, because to accept foreign aid would mean we were no longer the superest of superpowers (if we ever were). Deke is pretty sure an Obama administration would move heaven and earth to immediately mitigate such a disaster should one occur on its watch, or better yet, anticipate and prepare. It would not be an afterthought to playing air-guitar & sharing birthday cake with McCain. Obama's Secretary of State will not be penciling in viewing hurricane damage while purchasing some kinky prada heels. And Biden will not be greeted with "Why don't you go fuck yourself, Mr. Vice-President", unless it takes him a week to emerge from an undisclosed location.
3. Media confrontation. The occasional Dub media contacts were always a study in pathological psycho behavior. Chin jutting, smirky smirk, winky wink, driving the podium, manfully flipping each page of his prepared remarks as if to finish a page was a huge accomplishment, challenging or purposefully misunderstanding of legitimate questions, castigating the questioner, the constant implication that god was at the podium with Dub, that screwed up painfully pinched look Dub displayed when it hurt his head to think ... say goodbye to all that! Obama loves to think .... and you could hardly find two more dissimilar speaking styles. Say hello to reasoned thoughtful answers to press questions. Say hello to appreciating the mission of the fourth estate. No more speaking-from-the-gut-bypassing-the-brain ... except from FOX newswhores, of course.
That's it for today, Three Days until Inauguration! Scroll down or click links to read Deke's Countdown:Five Days and Countdown:Four Days.
Deke is also happy to share the news that even here in Bush-lover-land (Utah), Bush's approval rating has sunk, and in a place full of W'04 pick-up trucks, that is really saying something! We'll even be having some local inaugural events, incl toss-a-shoe-at-bush.
Could Deke be any shallower? Tune in tomorrow. But don't be expecting anything earthshaking like world peace or prosperity. Deke leaves those deep subjects to the Beauty Queens. Until then, remember you can Obamiconize yourself at pastemagazine