Friday, April 26, 2013

$500 Million Library Accomplished: Disasterpiece Theater

OXY-MORON a combination of contradictory or incongruous words or elements 

Johann Wagener 4-26-13
I'd like to begin by dispelling the myth that Bush can't read;

OK! So what if he was holding the book upside down. He had other things on his mind at the time; this was on 9/11.

Some people believe that throwing money at things makes everything better. In this THE Bushies are pouring $500 million into a library to commemorate someone who's major accomplishments can't even be recalled because they are buried under a mountain of disastrous mistakes which they hope will be forgotten with a little techno-wizardy.  Will this simple minded individual and his gang of neo-cons that brought this country to the edge of total collapse; both moral and financial, be fondly remembered? 

Click here to take a walk down memory lane; 50 Reasons You Despised George W. Bush's Presidency: 

To add insult to injury the Bushies have erected a monument (that ironically looks very much like the one of Saddam Hussein) which any true Christian would consider idolatry if not downright silly. Here is a man who wasted thousands of American lives and a trillion dollars of our tax money to tear down one monument only to then erect one of himself.

I'm not sure why Bush Senior is there. It's not his library. My guess is that it distracts and confuses in hopes that folks won't remember who did what and when. Like, for example, one Bush I did not invade Iraq in the first Gulf war while the other Bush did just the opposite. Since most Americans can't even find Iraq on a map there's a real good possibility won't know which Bush did what. 

On the Daily Show, (where one can still find real news)  Jon Stewart and senior correspondent Al Madrigal took on the newly-unveiled, George W. Bush Presidential Library. The team took particular shots at “Decision Points Theater,” the absurd exhibit where museum patrons get a chance to relive some of Dubya’s most controversial moments in his shoes.

“But any Bush library is going to have to grapple with some of the damaging decisions made by this administration—Iraq, Katrina, the financial crisis—hopefully the Bush center has found a way to explore these issues that are both informative and objective,” Stewart said before introducing what he calls “Disasterpiece Theater.”

“Decision Points theater: amazing. I aced it by the way,” Madrigal said. “Invade Iraq? Yes. Rescue New Orleans? No. Bail out Wall Street? Pass the checkbook.” Jon, curious, asked, “Knowing what we know now, why did you choose ‘yes’ on invading Iraq?” “Well,” Madrigal replied. “The choices were: (A) Leave a mad man in power that will destroy civilization or (B) be a little bitch,” Madrigal said, further explaining that those who choose B face a video of Bush telling users they made the wrong decision.

“You’re making that up right?” Stewart checked. “No, that’s actually what happens at the George W. Bush museum,” Madrigal said, reflecting a very sad reality.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Library Accomplished: Disasterpiece Theater