Monday, February 13, 2006

whitehouse - the sitcom.

last year our president choked on a pretzel, passed out, and hit his head on a coffee table.

yesterday, our vice-president accidently shot his friend in the face with a shot gun while quail hunting.

only this presidency could pull this shit off. perhaps they're trying to give the press something to write about besides that whole mess they started in iraq.

these things should only be happening in sitcoms. balki and cousin larry (perfect strangers) couldn't get away this. yet, somehow bush and cheney pull it off, and the american people just fall in love with it even more.

these guys don't belong in the whitehouse. they belong in the time slot between fullhouse and family matters.

16 comments:

  1. And the antics of the previous administration belongs in a timeslot somewhere in between Desperate Housewives and late-nite Skin-a-max. No, that would be unfair to attack them for certain indescretions in their "personal lives." My bad.

    But if given the choice, I'd rather watch ridiculous afternoon sitcoms than primetime smut.

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  2. Here's an interesting article on delegitimizing presidencies, from a fairly neutral source:

    http://www.blogger.com/publish-comment.do?blogID=6063106&postID=113982036701440573&r=ok

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  3. Loyd, are you saying that because these men are our president and vice president they are no longer people who can make human mistakes?

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  4. russ, i'd rather have a president whose oval office oral action doesn't have much of an effect on me, than a presidency whose baffling stupidity has gotten our country into a disgusting mess and is constantly threatening our peace and privacy.

    maggie, how many humans do you know who have choked on a pretzel, passed out, and cracked their head on a coffee table. it's not human. though cheney's stupidity is a bit more common, i would really like the confidence that a bit more intelligence is involved in our foreign policy. bush almost killed himself with a pretzel. cheney almost killed a friend with a shotgun. their stupidity wasn't fatal in those incidences. unfortunately, their stupidity (or evil genius?) has led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands elsewhere.

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  5. Sorry, I'm an idiot. Try this one:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/Commentary/com-2_13_06_MB.html

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  6. The Silent Observer2/14/2006 4:01 PM

    "how many humans do you know who have choked on a pretzel, passed out, and cracked their head on a coffee table"

    I'm an EMT. It happens about four times a year for our agency (foreign airway obstruction, passing out, hitting your head; while any one of those things happen much more often)

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  7. silent observer, i've choked on a piece of fatty steak before (though i didn't pass out or hit my head). it's true that people choke on food all of the time. how many of them choke on pretzels though? i think there is something substantially different between choking on a pretzel, and choking on something with some substantial size...such as a steak, hot dog, or hell...even a large soft pretzel.

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  8. The Silent Observer2/14/2006 6:03 PM

    Oh, good point. Yeah, I've never seen someone choke on a pretzel.

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  9. How has choking on a pretzel led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands?

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  10. wrecker, choking on a pretzel did not lead to hundreds of thousands of death, but they both had a common cause...bush's stupidity

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  11. I still think that choking on a pretzel is a human mistake and could happen easily. What if you get startled and it somehow gets lodged in there wrong? It isn't out of the realm of normal human existance.

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  12. geez, all presidents do stupid things. Name one that hasn't and I'll prove your point wrong.

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  13. maggie and chris, yes all presidents do something stupid. that bush just did something stupid is not the issue. what is at issue is the magnitude of the stupidity.

    think about it. he choked on a pretzel! this wasn't just some normal choking and wheezing. he managed to get pretzels lodged into his trachea good enough to cause asyphyxiation that resulted in him passing out and hitting his head on a coffee table. this is a feat that requires a tremendous amount of stupidity - not common stupidity - but stupidity that must lead to wondering if bush may be mentally retarded.

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  14. maggie anc chris cont...

    even if you could argue that someone choking on a pretzel, passing out, and hitting their head on a coffee table is common enough to not be conisered grounds for possible mental retardation - even if that was the case - you still have to account for the likelyhood of that person having a very close relationship with someone who accidently shot a friend in the face with shotgun while quail hunting. the chances of that happening are stastically almost impossible. such statistical impossibilites fit much more with the possibilites of sitcom television than with reality. thus, as i said before. bush and cheny do not belong in the whitehouse, but in the time slot between full house and family matters.

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  15. both these incidents reek of substance abuse. hospital staffers refused to comment on whether or not anyone's bac had been tested when cheney's friend was brought in. bush seems increasingly incapable of coherent thought.

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