Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Black is White. Up is Down.

War is peace. Freedom is Slavery.

George Orwell. Nineteen Eighty-Four

There's a parallel universe out there and an awful lot of people live in it.

I've just been watching BBC news and in a report from Gaza they said that 100 humanitarian aid trucks were being allowed into Gaza by Israel.

Lise Doucet interviewed an Israeli army spokesman who told her that it was unprecedented for a country which was being attacked to allow aid to be sent to its attacker.

I swear that's what he said.

George W Bush was at it too, in his final press conference.

He became angry with reporters who raised some of the main criticisms of his presidency, especially when questioned about the damage he's done to America's reputation.

"I disagree with this assessment that, you know, that people view America in a dim light. I strongly disagree with the assessment that our moral standing has been damaged."

He also said that those who say the federal response to Hurricane Katrina was slow are wrong. Obviously in his parallel universe the response was good.

He summarised his presidency as 'good and strong.'


Anonymous said...

Hate to rock your world, but I agree totally with both the Israeli spokesman and George.

It must be nice for you, though - living in a world where your opinion always coincides with truth and light and everyone else is (by defintion)a fiend from hell.

The Mupersans said...

I think the only rocking is from the troll under the bridge....

hemlock said...

Bush is hilarious. in the same press conference, when he was asked what he was doing about stopping the gaza offensive, he said
"we are making plans to achieving sustainable peace in the middle east, and when i say sustainable peace, we mean... (pause)... that hamas should stop bombing israel."

cracked me up.

Seabee said...

Anon@9.08, I didn't suggest anything like the comments in your second para. Still, they do demonstrate the mindset of you people living in the parallel universe.

I have no issue with you holding your views, I simply record that they are very different from the majority of us who live in the real world.

SK said...

What can one say, the guy's got an IQ the size of a lima bean. Still, this guy cracks me up

One of the many bushisms during the last months of his presidency this one stands out:

"People say, well, do you ever hear any other voices other than, like, a few people? Of course I do." --George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Dec. 18, 2008

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sunil said...

the man is funny indeed. i wonder how it would be to have lunch with him lol. that said and all jokes apart, i get the sense that most of the community that follows this blog is anti bush. is that not too obvious? perhaps this blog should be called "life of bush" and not about dubai...

Seabee said...

Sunil, i get the sense that most of the community that follows this blog is anti bush
There are many people who read this blog who are very pro Bush and say so forcefully in the comments they leave to any post which is critical of him.

perhaps this blog should be called "life of bush" and not about dubai...
Far from it. As of today there are 767 posts of which only 15 are labelled 'BushW'