Thursday, September 21, 2006

Power Aides

Posted by codemorse

This is a posting from late July on the conservative site "Powerline", but Oliver Willis linked to it in one of his more recent posts, and I thought it was amusing enough to reproduce in part for you here.

From Powerline:

It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can't get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.

Hyperbolic? Well, maybe.



No maybe there, fellas. That's definately hyperbole. And hilariously, saying that "maybe" it's hyperbole is, in fact, more hyperbole. It's like a hyperbole cake with hyperbole filling with creamy hyperbole on top.

What is this towering megalith of hyperbole in reference to? Why, President Bush's proposed carbon emission reduction program. A program that apparently will have no actual effect on the atmosphere, nor will it reverse global warming.

I doubt that the pact will make any difference to the earth's climate, which will be determined, as always, by variations in the energy emitted by the sun. But when the real cause of a phenomenon is inaccessible, it makes people feel better to tinker with something that they can control.

So....to get this straight....Bush is a genius because he's come up with a pact that won't make any difference to the planet, but will give people the illusion that our President has done something - despite the fact that by Powerline's own stated belief, he's actually doing nothing.

That's a very strange definition of genius.

1 Comments:

At 9:40 AM, Blogger Wesley said...

I suggest you check this out

http://hatemongers.mu.nu/archives/195320.php

It is a conservative's list of things the right needs to admit like my favorite has to be number six which simply states:

6. Tom Delay was a crook.

 

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