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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Bush Derangement Syndrome

Remember Bush Derangement Syndrome?

Coined by conservative Charles Krauthammer in 2003, BDS is “the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency -- nay -- the very existence of George W. Bush.”

The term quickly took hold with the Neo Cons and became a rabid pejorative for anyone who questioned Bush and his policies.

But apparently, according to Peggy Noonan, the Republicans, who now have a complete lack of faith and trust in Bush and who are beginning to seriously question him and his policies, are not suffering from BDS (as us poor libs did), rather, they have been “disappointed.”

Hey Peggy – those of us who suffered from BDS way back when – we knew what was coming, we told you all what was coming –and now here it is (heck – it’s been here all along, it’s just you folks have finally recognized it). When we rang the alarm bells, when we questioned, when we tried to reveal that the emperor had no clothes, we were accused of having some sort of psychological disturbance; now that you poor Repubs (who voted this fucking asshole in for a second term) are finally seeing the writing on the wall – well you don’t have BDS – you’re just disappointed in your President and no longer sure you can trust him.

Go figure.

I suspect the Repubs had BDS all along – the acute onset of a deranged, delusional, and irrational belief in George W. Bush as a trustworthy, intelligent, and competent leader, coupled with the need to not only believe in him as an authoritative father figure, but relinquish all control to him and his cronies, and squelch all debate and questioning of his policies and presidency to the point of glorifying his very existence.

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Blogger Jack K. said...

You sure know how to call them. I hadn't heard of BDS until this posting. It's too bad the neo-cons didn't realize this before.

Now we have to be extra careful to insure we don't turn around and vote another "fucking asshole" into office. The more I listen to the rhetoric from everyone who is in power now, the more I worry.

Perhaps I need to read The Law of Attraction again.

July 14, 2007 3:17 PM  
Blogger Infinitesimal said...


July 14, 2007 3:48 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Bird Beauty, me and gun-runner went to the Awhanee in Yosimite a few years ago--and he wants ter go back--we was there near ter Easter and it were still snow on the ground. Brrr...so we next went to Big Sur, but we didn't fit in too good wioth those folks...affluent hippies doan do so good wif' crackers, I reckon.

Now on Peggy...she is a dear. And I'se one of the disappointed. I ain't disappointed over the war--other than iffin' I'd been pres, we'd have nuked Mecca and the whole thang would be over for the next millennia.

But on illegals swarmin' in here, I'se mighty riled up. I'se a BIG supporter of LEGAL immigration. Not amnesty. I'm in the Sonny Perdue camp on immigration.

But the one place whar Bush is pure star shine is the Supreme Court--Aunty is mighty pleased with' Roberts and Alito...an' I can hear yore wailing ! If fer no other reason, it is a dern good thang that we have had Bush in office ter balance back the COurt.

How's that fer flame throwin'??? THis'll git yore blood runnin'....hee hee....here we goooooo!

July 14, 2007 7:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh you scalliwaggy old woman you! (Meant wit no disrespect, but I suspect that you have a good decade on me AB.) Trying to stir up the pot, eh? Hahaha!

Oddly, my blood ain't a runnin - I'm just shakin' my head amazed that someone as intelligent as you and as educated as I suspect you are, can think that way. This Supreme Court is a crock and isn't at all balanced. And they are rolling back the clock on civil rights like there's no tomorrow!

Now I must away - I've got dinner on and friends to greet at the door...


July 14, 2007 7:51 PM  
Blogger Mara said...

Gotta agree with the Supreme Court being unbalanced.

Somehow AB nuking Mecca doesnt seem like a good idea.

The better idea would be to nuke the Temple Mount and then all 3 would have something to whinge about.

Ooooh waaaah ... that sounds a tad cynical.

But when you have practically shut a whole city down for nearly a month when the Heads (with no brains) of State come to town. (Sydney in August) its getting pretty bad out there.

July 15, 2007 5:11 PM  
Blogger Polly said...

I didn't realise I was suffering BDS all this time. There is another secondary infection called HDS (Howard -as in PM Australia- Derangement Syndrome).
I shall wear the dis - ease with pride.

Well said Mara. I am pretty much pissed off about the APEC situation too. {Why didn't they take it to Canberra? No one would have noticed the difference there...it always looking like it is shut down!!hehehe}

July 15, 2007 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah, there are times when i am so cynical, mara, and so fed up with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict that I think - the hell with them - these pigheaded people on both sides - let them kill each other off. not very nice of me ... but ...shrug..shrug..

hahaha, polly - HDS syndrome. How much longer must you suffer your syndrome? we are on the mend here and in 09, of course, no more bush (though lord help us - who knows what wil happen - but it couldn't be worse, now could it - oh dear! don't answer that!)


July 15, 2007 7:13 PM  
Blogger monkey_see said...

Maybe we have BDS all wrong. . . maybe it affects are reversed, being that the Neocons are the ones with an acute onset of DUMB-ASSNESS in trusting the absurd, incompetent, and illogical policies of this President and administration. In short B.D.S. means Bush DOES SUCK!

Any questions?

July 15, 2007 9:35 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

There sure was one helluva dumbass front that swept the US during the first W election and then the re-election. Let's hope that the air will clear for the next election.

I think I will be a bit skeptical about that one, too.

Ah well, politicians aren't the only ones who can get "eat up with the dumbass." Giggle, snerx.

July 16, 2007 6:47 AM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

For another interesting view of BDS go to 36:55 minutes for Part II of this film. Part II discusses 9/11. Part I talks about the origin of the story of Jesus.

July 16, 2007 7:20 AM  
Blogger she said...

my understand of BDS was the attributing of everything to Bush...a good example is katrina. never mind that 40 years of demoncratic representation made the constituancy mo' better' broker Hey?! i thought these guys would END poverty. ...that their own governor wouldnt sign off for the feds to come in until too late blah blah blah.....bush did 9/11 the inside job..thats what i call BDS.

i have GDS now. like ive been saying i cant tell the difference anymore they are all self serving jerks. i bet obama wins the whole show just cause hes the least tainted. for now.

congress has the lowest approval rate in history. thats a good thing maybe people will get off their asses and get fussy.

where are you moving? out of cali? the suspense is killing me

July 16, 2007 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no GPS

drawn here to BDS,
Bird Detergent System

saw on ABC news your boys & girls are going to iraq to 'serve their country' (more like serve the greed interests of their country's elite, but i digress) and returning wounded only to be ignored and dumped into the streets like so much broken trash -- 'pre-existing condition' -- didn't catch it going in, only coming out and now that it might cost a buck to take care of

what? a trillion or so tax bucks spent on 'defense' (more like defense contractors and other friends of the elite) to create the most sophisticated & fearsome military systems the world has ever known -- shock & awe -- all GPS and satellites...

and china (inventor of fireworks!) has a $50 rocket that can kill your satelites...

and then your missiles, airplanes, drones, and all that other expensive rubbish won't work at all

kinda funny, eh?

no? how about the knowledge that the shells for those IED's they're using to tear the heads off your kids over there in iraq were sold to saddam h. (for use against iran) by the US -- now there's a laugh

maybe not -- and now iran is working on a bomb with only one (maybe two) purposes

enough -- let's talk instead about south america, africa, east asia...

or not

all hail
Babylon Death Society

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July 16, 2007 11:55 AM  
Blogger Mrs. B said...


BDS, what a crock. Bush is the syndrome, and the cure is democracy. As much as I hate this extra long election season, I feel that we need to get the word out about voting. Too many people opt not to vote, and we get 2000 and 2004. I will be pushing my students to register to vote, though I can't divulge any party influence, and I hope that they will make a decision.

July 16, 2007 12:02 PM  
Blogger Jack K. said...

Part III talks about the difficulties brought on by central banking. The only money available comes from the central bank. That's where the government goes for it. They get the money as a loan. You can never get any money without owing interest. Even when you have to "borrow" the money to pay back the debt there is interest due. They call it negative amortization. Pretty neat, Huh?

Check out the film. For all I know it may all be a lie.

July 16, 2007 1:17 PM  
Blogger she said...

uh oh 755 comin up fast

July 20, 2007 6:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

/t. - don't be so god-damned cheerful, for cryin' out loud. But yes, as is par for the course in the post WWII US, our government treats our returning soildiers like shit. Lots of hoopla about support the troops - but then the Bush administration cut the VA budget (already too low to begin with any way).

Mrs. B: I typically join several of my colleagues each fall in registering students to vote (no prosletizing for any particular party), but one year, I was so jaded, I couldn't do it. Felt 1) it didn't matter anyway(not every vote is counted) and 2) I had a general negative sense of the students - why should I register someone to vote who proclaims they will vote as their friend does because the friend is smart, or as a favorite prof does beause he must know what he's doing - he's a prof and really smart. Aiyah! Enough to drive a teacher mad.

But I will belly up to the registration table this fall. Hope springs eternal. I am not sure why. I also do a unit on political ads - which is always fun and enlightening. If you're interested I'll send you info.

She - yup - 755 is on it's way. I am pleased to look at my baseball calendar and note that I have 3 games coming up in the next week. ALthough I will have a certain sadness when Bonds breaks the Hammer's record, I do hope to witness it - vrey exciting stuff.

And then hopefully, the Sabaen will not sign Bonds back for next yaar and we can start building this team back up and start playing ball in a different way.

The Braves are in town next week - I'll drink a beer at the park on your behalf She.


July 20, 2007 7:21 AM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

bird - my eight things are now posted...

July 20, 2007 8:55 AM  
Blogger she said...

thanks boyed! the braves are playing pretty well now. andruw jones is out of his slump. did you happen to go the the home run derby?

bonds can hit the number but very few can match dear henry's class. that you know from personal experience!

July 20, 2007 3:37 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

very funny Bird.

tho', of course, actually not....

July 23, 2007 12:58 AM  
Blogger boneman said...


this will lead to what has gotta be the funniest thing this side of the elections.

Y'gotta work a lil when y'get there, but, it's worth it.

On the other hand, I wonder if this sort of stuff is why there are STILL people who believe adamnantly (yeah, about the spelling...call it an attitude about the subject matter) that dubya is on the right course.

July 26, 2007 1:00 PM  

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