I didn’t vote for Bush. Not either time.

Good morning kitties~

I wake up and lazily prehend a new Monday by the horns. Wiping the crust from my eyes, I peruse the printed contents of our newly acquired “GTA- San Andreas“, (fresh from Amazon’s stock boys), sip some joe, and make my way to the Mac to check for mail, blog-spam, etc…

It’s Martin Luther King Jr.‘s Birthday (observed) in the US. (I don’t really know if it’s recognized here or not.) His importance in American Civil Rights isn’t lost on me. Though I’m not black, I am female, and still in this day and age, I’m paid less, expected more of or less of at times, and am more likely to get passed over for various opportunities than my testosterone based counterparts. I’m expected to want babies. That’s OK. I can live with the stereotyping. (Though if you look at my pictures, I doubt I fit general stereotype.) I just try harder at what I do and shine where I can anyway. I’ve not suffered in any comparable ways to the oppression of the non-white in my country, yet I am totally aware of what despicable behaviours were unjustly dealt them. It’s important to not forget and more so for the country to not repeat such contemptible actions. (I know the fight for equality is far from over, but it’s now in the hands of the individual. The government can change the laws, but it’s up to the citizen to make true change in his/her mind.)

This brings me to the title of this post. I didn’t vote for Bush. I didn’t vote for his daddy and I didn’t vote for W the second time around either. I’d rather chew my own leg off than give that sack of monkey shit my vote. His level of uneducated banter and complete disrespect for that which he knows nothing about is both the stuff of giggles and sometimes the repulsive fodder of disgust. I have a little desk calendar with daily quotes from our presidential live wire. (Thanks Neil… I’ll get you back for it next Christmas!) Some just make you laugh at his stupidity, some make you wonder if he actually sounded more intelligent when drunk, and some just make you realise that he only lives on Planet Bush, where he’s the messiah and loved by all. Here’s today’s timely and insensitive gem:

“Do you have blacks, too?”
–To Brazilian president Fernando Cardoso;
Washington, D.C.; November 8, 2001

You may close your mouth and scoop your jaw off the floor.
Here’s another, less ethnically offensive, beauty:

“First, let me make it very clear, poor people aren’t necessarily killers. Just because you happen to be not rich doesn’t mean you’re willing to kill.”
–Washington, D.C.; May 19, 2003

I’m reassured to know that wealth just “happens.”
And here is proof that intellect cannot always be enhanced by the American educational process: (remember, Bush managed to get into Ivy League…)

“You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.”
–Townsend, Tennessee; February 21, 2001

I guess education doesn’t just “happen” either. Damn. I’m doomed to an intellectually stimulated life of Ramen noodles and crime.

Enjoy your president, America. I love my country, but, sadly am pretty glad I’m not living there right now…
By the way, to enjoy more stunning quotes and sound captures of the president, venture over to Dubyaspeak.com. You won’t be disappointed. (unless you voted for him…heh heh)

Oh, and no comment/questions about who I voted for in any elections or invitations to heated or sensible discussion regarding Bush or politics in general. I likely won’t engage in the dialog because the topic just irritates me. Sorry. You’ll get no rise from me. However, say what you feel. I encourage that- just don’t fish for an argument. I’ve got better things to do that waste energy there… (It doesn’t mean I don’t love you though. I do. Honest.)

smooches~
jEN

What I’m listening to right now:
If I Had a Million Dollars – Barenaked Ladies