Friday, September 16, 2005

The head ghoul in a ghost town



A bizarre scene last night: Jackson Square cleaned up for His Majesty (obviously a much more important task than cleaning up a residential area, or perhaps picking up dead bodies), empty of even his normal hand-picked and pre-screened audience, illuminated by creepy blue lighting, and a horse over his shoulder that looked ready to either attack him at any moment or take a dump on him. Bush emerged from somewhere in the darkness and strode manfully toward his Hollywoodish lighting, dressed for workin' hard in a blue shirt with the sleeves rolled up (did he just pick up wreckage from Jackson Square? I don't think so). Nice dramatic entrance, right? Well, maybe, except whoever dressed little George buttoned his shirt wrong, as noted in the photo above.

Amazing that they felt the need to blow taxpayer money to have him in this weird setting rather than give his "address" from the White House. I hope everyone enjoyed it, since you paid for it - Air Force One guzzling fuel so expensive it's put two airlines in bankruptcy this week, his large security and staff detail dragged along, the stage lighting - all of it was on your dime.

With a jerking jaw Bush read his speech in the manner of a six year old struggling with a grade school text, but that was to be expected. Given his complete lack of a philosophy to deal with the large underclass in our society it might be surprising at first glance that he shoveled out some Great Society-like programs to address poverty, but as with anything with this puppet you have to look first at a philosophy he does embrace: keeping his wealthy base happy and (more) wealthy.

First, his offer of homesteading was interesting, but where is this federal land that will be part of his exciting lottery? Is it in the 9th ward of New Orleans, where many of those potential homesteaders lived? Of course not. Now that the poor population of New Orleans is scattered in the wind, the wealthy elite who have run the city for years has already decided they won't be welcomed back, as noted last week in the Wall Street Journal:

The power elite of New Orleans -- whether they are still in the city or have moved temporarily to enclaves such as Destin, Fla., and Vail, Colo. -- insist the remade city won't simply restore the old order. New Orleans before the flood was burdened by a teeming underclass, substandard schools and a high crime rate. The city has few corporate headquarters.

The new city must be something very different, Mr. Reiss says, with better services and fewer poor people. "Those who want to see this city rebuilt want to see it done in a completely different way: demographically, geographically and politically," he says. "I'm not just speaking for myself here. The way we've been living is not going to happen again, or we're out."


What better way to give his elitist friends a shiny new city with fewer poor people than planting them in Indian reservation-like settings outside of New Orleans? Of course, they'll keep them close enough so they can still bus in to take those great new minimum wage jobs Bush has created by suspending the Davis-Bacon act in the flood zone or clean the homes of the wealthy New Orleans elite.

He mentioned churches a lot, as though to draw his insanely religious followers back into the fold, and I laughed out loud - something I rarely do at a Bush speech, since I'm generally so nauseated - when he suggested that we give money to churches in Mississippi to help pay for their 'compassion'. Oh, yeah, I'm really going to shovel money at the regressive hateful knuckle draggers who want to outlaw abortion, persecute gays and lesbians, force creationism into the public schools, thump their bibles for a very cruel and un-Christian like war in Iraq, and generally drag our society back into the 16th century. I'm surely chomping at the bit to contribute to that.

As expected, the ninny proposed expanded executive powers for himself in using the military as his personal branch of domestic law enforcement:

"...It is now clear that a challenge on this scale requires greater federal authority and a broader role for the armed forces, the institution of our government most capable of massive logistical operations on a moment’s notice.


Of course, he determines the scale of the "challenge", so expect him to casually dismiss the Posse Comitatus Act with the same breezy cheerfulness with which he destroyed the Davis-Bacon Act in the event of a "challenge", say, from the American people when they take to the streets in anger against this corrupt puppet in the upcoming Civil War v2.0.

Whatever. His Republican base of fiscal conservatives (are there any left?) and racists alike are screaming about his 'liberal' proposals last night - Free Republic crowed that he had been transformed into "Lyndon Baines Bush" - and liberals distrust his homesteading plan and the corrupt process by which the $200B of funding will be disbursed. The only ones happy with last night's performance are the wealthy elite of New Orleans, who will get the ethnic cleansing they so desperately desire, and his corporate pals who'll rake in the chips in no-bid contracts. The public on both sides of the political divide can grouse about the speech all they want, but this wasn't for them. His plan is to benefit the top 2% - the "have mores" - and to turn our country into a police state. In this, it must be said, he succeeded in splendid fashion.

9 Comments:

Blogger Stewing said...

Is it hard to imagine that the minimum wage workers who get to rent mobile homes during the Great Reconstruction will have to buy from the Company Store?

16 tons and what do you get?.. another year older, and deeper in debt...

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I think she's probably in jail in Washington, DC since Sept 26th, refusing to give up her name.

Calling Jane Doe, calling Jane Doe, come IN please.

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