Monday, February 25, 2008

Resume for a Brain Dead Bully



Running out of original thoughts, it seems, so it's time to steal from my email again. I have never understood how George W. Bush got elected for anything. Maybe it's the empath in me, but he has made my skin crawl since my very first sighting of him. Above and beyond the "smart-ass" factor, there's a total lack of true human emotion when he speaks and his face (even when he's saying the right words) actually (to me) reflects an almost complete absence of feelings/compassion. He seems to be a one emotion guy - and that emotion is (well it's not quite an emotion, but it's the best I can come up with): "I'm in the catbird seat and nothing anybody does can touch me so screw everybody."

This resume that came in my mail this morning sums up most of the quantifiable damage he has done to the nation and the world, but it does leave some things out... or at least not stress them enough to suit me. There's the erosion of our constitution and our ethics. There's the perpetuation of a state of fear that has encouraged people to lock their brains in boxes under the kitchen sink for safe keeping. There's the loss of our sense of honor, integrity and compassion as a nation. There are the thousands of young men and women whose wounds of body and spirit are going untended. There's a military worn down in physically, emotionally and financially, engaged in a "war" (military occupation) that most of them know is wrong. There's the violence that has been done to our electoral system. There's the issue of torture. There's the issue of ignoring the law.... aggggh... stop me before I explode.

One thing that stood out to me in this resume that I don't remember seeing before or hearing about is this one:

I am the first President in history to refuse United Nation
s election inspectors (during the 2002 US election).

Why was there no news coverage of this information? For that matter, why were there no major investigations of the irregularities in both Bush elections? I know I've mentioned Hacking Democracy before, but it's worth repeating. The video is available in nine parts on You Tube, but it's worth the time to hear the whole story. I don't understand why Kerry didn't challenge the second Bush "election." I keep thinking (paranoid? or ....? ) that Bush and Cheney must have something on almost every member of Congress except Kucinich and Paul or that there are family members under death threat or tied up in a bunker somewhere. What else explains the insanity of what's happening to my country? What else explains the lock-step obedience? Politics doesn't seem like a good enough answer, especially since the country is getting more and more angry at the members of Congress. But I can't prove anything. I just have a creepy feeling that my country has experienced a bloodless coup and we have slept through it and even now are only tossing and turning in a half-awake effort to escape the nightmare. But enough ranting. I'll let the "resume" speak for itself.

Again, my apologies to whoever created this. It arrived in my email without attribution.

RESUME

GEORGE W. BUSH
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington, DC 20520

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Law Enforcement:
I was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1976 for driving
under the influence of alcohol. I pled guilty, paid a fine, and had my driver's license suspended for 30 days. My Texas driving record has been "lost" and is not available.

Military:

I joined the Texas Air National Guard and went AWOL. I refused to take a drug test or answer any questions about my drug use. By joining the Texas Air National Guard, I was able to avoid co
mbat duty in Vietnam.

College:
I graduated from Yale University with a low C average. I was a cheerleader.


PAST WORK EXPERIENCE:
I ran for U.S. Congress and lost.
I began my career in the oil business in Midland,Texas in 1975. I bought an oil company, but couldn't find any oil in Texas. The company went bankrupt shortly after I sold all my stock.

I bought the T
exas Rangers baseball team in a sweetheart deal that took land using taxpayer money.

With the help of my father and our friends in the oil industry (including Enron CEO Ken Lay), I was elected governor of Texas.


ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS GOVERNOR OF TEXAS:

I changed Texas pollution laws to favor power and oil companies, making Texas the most polluted state in the Union. During my tenure, Houston replaced Los Angeles as the most smog-ridden city in America.

I cut taxes and bankrupted the Texas treasury to the tune of billions in borrowed money.

I set the record
for the most executions by any governor in American history.

With the help of my brother, the governor of Florida , and my father's appointments to the Supreme Court, I became President of the United States, after losing by over 500,000 votes.

ACCOMPLISHM
ENTS AS PRESIDENT:

I am the first President in U.S. history to enter office with a criminal record.

I invaded and occupied two countries at a continuing cost of over one billion dollars per week.

I spent the U.S. surplus and effectively bankrupted the U.S. Treasury.

I shattered the record for the largest annual deficit in U.S. history.

I set an economic record for most private bankruptcies filed in any 12-month period.

I set the all-time record for most foreclosures in a 12-month period.

I set the all-time r
ecord for the biggest drop in the history of the U.S. stock market. In my first year in office, over 2 million Americans lost their jobs and that trend continues.

I'm proud that the members of my cabinet are the richest of any administration in U.S. history. My "poorest millionaire," Condoleezza Rice, has a Chevron oil tanker named after her.

I set the record for most campaign fund-raising trips by a U.S. President.

I am the all- time
U.S. and world record -holder for receiving the most corporate campaign donations.

My largest lifetime campaign contributor, and one of my best friends, Kenneth Lay, presided over the largest corporate bankruptcy fraud in U.S. history, Enron.

My political party used Enron private jets and corporate attorneys to assure my success with the U.S. Supreme Court during my election decision.

I have protected my friends at Enron and Halliburton against investigation or prosecution. More time and money was spent investigating the Monica Lewinsky affair than has been spent investigating one of the biggest corporate rip-offs in history. I presided over the biggest energy crisis in U.S. history and refused to intervene when corruption involving the oil industry was revealed.

I presided over the highest gasoline prices in U.S. history.

I changed the U.S. policy to allow convict ed criminals to be awarded government contracts.

I appointed mo
re convicted criminals to my administration than any President in U.S. history.

I created the Ministry of Homeland Security, the largest bureaucracy in the history of the United States Government.

I've broken more international treaties than any President in U.S. history.

I am the first President in U.S. history to have the United Nations remove the U.S. from the Human Rights Commission.

I withdrew the U.S.
from the World Court of Law.

I refused to allow inspector's access to U.S. "prisoners of war" detainees and thereby have refused to abide by the Geneva Convention.

I am the first President in history to refuse United Nations election inspectors (during the 2002 US election).

I set the record for fewest numbers of press conferences of any President since the advent of television.

I set the all-time
record for most days on vacation in any one-year period. After taking off the entire month of August, I presided over the worst security failure in U.S. history.

I garnered the m
ost sympathy ever for the U.S. after the World Trade Center attacks and less than a year later made the U.S. the most hated country in the world, the largest failure of diplomacy in world history.

I have set the all-time record for most people worldwide to simultaneously protest me in public venues (15 million people), shattering the record for protests against any person in the history of mankind.

I am the first President in U.S. history to order an unprovoked, pre-emptive attack and the military occupation of a sovereign nation. I did so against the will of the United Nations, the majority of U.S. Citizens and the world community.

I have cut health care benefits for war veterans and support a cut in duty benefits for active duty troops and their families in wartime.

In my State of the Union Address, I lied about our reasons for attacking Iraq and then blamed the lies on our British friends.

I am the first Pr
esident in history to have a majority of Europeans (71%) view my presidency as the biggest threat to world peace and security.

I am supporting
development of a nuclear "Tactical Bunker Buster," a WMD.

I have so far failed
to fulfill my pledge to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice.


RECORDS AND REFERENCES:

All records of my tenure as governor of Texas are now in my father's library, sealed and unavailable for public view.

All records of SEC investigations into my insider trading and my bankrupt companies are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public view.

All records or minutes from meetings that I, or my Vice-President, attended regarding public energy policy are sealed in secrecy and unavailable for public review. I specified that my sealed documents will not be available for 50 years.



6 comments:

Minnesotablue said...

WOW!!! You really put all his sins in an easy to read format! You know, I have never watched him speak because I couldn't stand the smirk on his face and also knowing what he has done to this wonderful country!

Raven said...

Some anonymous person gets credit for the easy to read sin format. I just added some ranting to their hard work. I so can't stand him or what he and Cheney and co have done to this country. I really don't think he won either election. I am pissed and bitter. Sigh.

Jeni said...

THAT was an excellent post! Off the cuff, I can think of two other politicians who I have or had immediate dislike/distrust of -one would be the current representative from our district to our state legislature, who is a consummate politician in that he is over and beyond in excelling at talking out of both sides of his face simultaneously. The other would be Richard Nixon -who I always used to ask my former boss (in the late 60's, early 70's) "Would you buy a used car from this man?"
I believe both Nixon and Bush were/are totally devoid of a conscience, completely lacking in ethics as well as being absolutely phony in their approach to virtually everything -and with respect to DUBYA, this resume you provided here proves my point!
Thanks again for posting that. How some can have such adoration and adulation for him is beyond my level of comprehension.

Raven said...

hi jeni - I'm with you on Nixon. Creeped me out the first time I saw him. Then there's Cheney, of course for whom the Darth Vader analogy is pretty perfect... Actually many of the people surrounding Bush give me the same "compassionless" vibe. I find Condi Rice yucky too. Gonzales appeared to have some humanity but may just have been extra stupid... or maybe he was a better actor. Then there's Turd Blossom Rove. Creepy plus. And I really do think these people STOLE the "elections." I don't know why the country is still so indifferent. Are we really that brain dead? I agree that I can't understand why there are still even 30% of the people who make excuses for these criminals. I can't understand why the Republicans have not begged us for forgiveness and fallen on their swords.... one reason that I wonder if they are not being blackmailed or otherwise coerced? Can they all be insane? Eeeeek!

I also REALLY cant understand and/or forgive the Democrats for not standing up for the country and putting impeachment squarely on the table. What is WRONG with them? What has happened to decency and the concept of honor and justice? Almost as great as the shame of what Bush and Cheney have done is the shame of our not holding them to account for it.

Sorry. This stuff makes me rant.

SnoopMurph said...

He sounds like an uneducated brat who wants his way all the time. What a mess. I cannot believe how he ended up in office the SECOND time.

The resume speaks volumes. (or doesn't depends on what is locked up for 50 years)

Raven said...

Hi snoopmurph... I just hope Bush and Cheney get locked up for at least 50 years along with their records.

I don't think he WAS elected. I just wish the Democrats had challenged his election as I wish they would challenge his criminality. What a mess we are in.