DRY-DRUNK PRESIDENT LOSING HIS GRIP?
By Bill Gallagher
DETROIT -- The lies, delusions and deceptions of George W. Bush have reached a point where the "dry drunk" madness and the "stinking thinking" in his frighteningly flawed mind are what drives all his remarks on the bogus al-Qaida-Iraq connection and the president's rigid, judgmental world view.
In the best of times, George W. can be impatient, self-important and prone to irrational, contorted rationalization. Now that his crazy, unnecessary war in Iraq and grandiose plans to change the Middle East with more violence have clearly failed and he fears that he might get bounced from the White House like his daddy, our president's mental pathology is gaining more control over his behavior.
The commission investigating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks set off the president's panic attack. The commission -- which Bush first opposed and then ostensibly supported, while his minions thwarted its work -- arrived at a conclusion that sent the White House into white heat.
In vividly clear language, the commission reported, "We have no credible evidence that Iraq and al-Qaida cooperated on attacks against the United States." That fact is well known to anyone who takes time to pursue the truth and is not blinded by partisan fanaticism.
Even Bush said as much himself in one of the most under-reported stories of our times. Last Sept. 17, the president admitted publicly for the first time that there was "no evidence Hussein was involved" with the Sept. 11 attacks.
"The reason I keep insisting that there was a relationship between Iraq and Saddam and al-Qaida is because there was a relationship between Iraq and al-Qaida," Bush told reporters at the White House after the commission's findings were announced.
I noticed Bush had that same look on his face, that same smirk, defiance and "How dare you question me?" pose when he met last year with Polish reporters, who asked him about the phantom weapons of mass destruction. Bush snapped impatiently, "We have found the weapons of mass destruction." Bush then went on to cite some mobile trailers his own inspectors had already dismissed as harmless weather labs.
Bush has been displaying "increasingly erratic behavior and mood swings," reports Capitol Hill Blue, an Internet news site. Doug Thompson and Teresa Hampton, who once wrote a scathing piece about Bill Clinton's serial groping and sexual attacks on women, have written a chilling account that raises serious concerns about Bush's state of mind these days.
"It reminds me of the Nixon days," one longtime GOP political consultant with White House links told the reporters. "Everybody is an enemy; everybody is out to get him. That's the mood over there."
White House aides told Thompson and Hampton that Bush is now micromanaging to the extreme, spending hours reviewing attack ads against John Kerry and denouncing Democrats he calls "enemies of the state."
She also observes that Bush's obsessions, tunnel vision, single-mindedness and grandiosity point to the "stinking thinking" commonly found in dry drunks. Bush will claim forever that Saddam was in cahoots with al-Qaida, that there were weapons of mass destruction, and that his war with Iraq is all about doing God's work and spreading freedom. That's how his damaged mind is programmed.
With the power-drunk Cheney navigating and the dry-drunk Bush at the helm, our ship of state is in distress. We should throw them both overboard.
Bill Gallagher, a Peabody Award winner, is a former Niagara Falls city councilman who now covers Detroit for Fox2 News. His e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Niagara Falls Reporter www.niagarafallsreporter.com June 22 2004
Maybe housing, energy, and other increasing costs will get us there, but higher interest rates don't seem a good step for improving the economy.
Maybe we and our economy are generally doing well, but expectations may have gotten a bit inflated.
Which will, as you say, continue to create problems for whoever wins the election.
Come on Canu, I write paragraphs and you take a word from the first line and contort the context.
I said the present (federal income) tax is progressive--meaning the more your taxable earnings the more (federal income) tax you pay.
QWAK,fe4o3, I came across THIS on another board I moniter and it fits very nicely in to what we are talking about.
"In my opinion, the issue is one of stability rather than morality. There is little doubt that our entrepreneurial capitalist system is responsible for the general growth in standard of living, which benefits nearly everyone. But capitalism without adequate constraints behaves like a positive feedback system. Wealth begets more wealth, and gathers political power. The real issue then is whether that political power is used wisely or only for the benefit of the few, and thereby destroys the system which creates that wealth."
QWAK,woodstein, LOL ,Been DEAD but yet I am here and that tends to OPEN ones mind to HIGHER realitys and perceptions of just what REALITY actuly IS! :)
We are ENERGY beings and ENERGY like MATTER can not be created only TRANSFORMED.
LIFE is an OPERTUNITY to TEST our selves on what we have LEARNED, make CHOICES and experience the CAUSE and EFFECT of our CHOICES.
When IT is over---- SUPRISE!--IT aint OVER!--things just CHANGE!
QWAK,fe4o3, Yea I KNOW,and it SUCKS!
Most of LIFE is an ILUSION of somthing that does not realy EXIST--- the rest is a DELUSION of our own creation!
Physical reality is only a fraction of TOTAL REALITY but is ALL we GOT!
Canue, I thought you were wiser than that.
RE: " progressive tax ensures a more equal opportunity for all. And an inheritance tax makes sure perpetual teat suckers won't rule the USA. " PURE BS!
The Rich folks set up trusts, they don't pay inheritance tax. Example Mrs Heinz Kerry,
The Warren Buffet Family Trust, etc. His Billions will be available for his kids through his trust, that had been managed by suzy. No inheritance Tax.
So when they start hitting Gates, Buffet, Heinz etc for 90%, then you might have a real inheritance tax. Until then get off your high horse.