A few weeks before the election (I've tried to erase that time from mind, but certain events remain), *someone* and by *someone* I mean the Republican Mayor of the little town we live in, put a flyer in everyone's mailbox (isn't that illegal?) asking everyone to go in to town and line the streets the following Saturday morning because Bush was going to be motorcading through on his way to another rigged rally.
I got mad after the election and threw the flyer away. (Shoot! I wish I still had it.) Of course, it was poorly designed with stars and stripes graphics, but there was one line of copy that I will never forget.
It actually said, "Show your patriotism and support our President! He may honor you with his presence as he drives through our town this Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Remember! Even if it is raining, DO NOT bring umbrellas. And remember to arrive no later than 6:30 a.m."
Oh yeah. Like I was going to get up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday, go downtown in the rain, stand there for an hour without an umbrella, so that our @**# President could *honor me with his presence!"
Can you imagine!! I get really mad just remembering this little episode. My neighbor called and wanted us to make signs, attach them to umbrellas and go protest. Hate to admit, I just was not into getting up at 6 a.m. Others were honored. Alas, I was not.
The reason I remember this today and am relaying it to you (you're all the better for knowing about it, right!) is because of this little ditty from Eccentricity:
This is the quote that made me furious yesterday:
GRAPEVINE - Roads were shut down Wednesday and residents living in nearby apartments between Dooley and Ruth Wall Roads were warned not to look out of their windows Wednesday. School busses from Grapevine-Colleyville ISD formed a perimeter around the site where President George W. Bush was scheduled to land. No one was going to get a glance of the president on his way to the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.
Does Bush think he is The Lord God Almighty, upon whom no one is permitted to gaze?
Oh my God! People were warned not to look out of their windows?
I can't take this guy anymore. Were people warned not to look out their windows when Clinton honored them with his presence? Bush, Sr.? Reagan? Is this a new phenomenon?
Is looking at Bush like looking at the Sun?
I think I'm going to enact my own set of rules and not only warn, but forbid myself never to look at (or listen to) him again in any form as he honors me with his presence. I have no respect for this man at all.
If I would have had this rule the last few days, I could have avoided hearing him defend Rafael Palmeiro and avoided hearing him support teaching creationism in our science classes.
And speaking of something not to avoid (ever again!), go read Eccentricity now. He just passed up his 25,000th hit and is looking for more. Yeah. Go honor Eccentricity with your presence.