guest blogger, george w. bush

hi, my name is george w. bush.

i’m the president of the united states of america.

i have a message to osama bin laden.

osama, im calling you out.

i want to meet with you at an agreed-upon location and i want to beat your ass.

man to man.

face to face.

i’m sick, quite frankly, of this cat and mouse kiddie game of hide and seek and i am giving you one week to stand up to me as a man and take the licking you so deserve.

if you’re so badass, why don’t you meet me, the american white devil, anywhere you want so i can slap that stupid look off your face.

i know you’re probably thinking that this is a trap, that the armed forces of the united states, or the u.n., or the northern alliance will jump out from the bushes and capture your sorry ass, and imprison you.

but i’m hereby giving you temporary immunity. you have no excuse to decline this offer.

i swear upon my word as president, on my word as a Christian, on my word as an American citizen that your safety will be guaranteed up to your meeting with me. and if you survive the single handed texas asskicking that i will deliver on your person, i will assure your safety back into whatever dusty hole you’re currently hiding in.

but the only way you’ll get home is through me, osama, and only you would call that gopher hole home.

simply put, if you think you’re man enough to take me, i want a piece of you and i will do whatever it takes to make this happen.

im going to grab you with my own hands and prove to you, and to the world, that even though we are both sons of millionaire oil men, there’s a difference between you and i.

you are a slimy, lying, gutless, cheap-shot artist who hides behind religion and ignorance in your sick quest to have others murder innocent people under your twisted leadership.

you give cowards a bad name.

i am the embodiment of american vengence, and you’ve awaken an innocent giant who’s going to kick your clueless ass into tomorrow.

your mother’s womb weeps at its place in history

and your father’s nuts have shrivelled in shame.

we can do this in switzerland, or antarctica, or right in front of mecca for all i care you big nosed freak.

you can have as many of your measly bodyguards around me, if it’s me who you distrust, but i assure you that no one other than me will attack you.

somehow, i don’t expect the same sportsmanship from you.

but i don’t care, osama bin laden. this is what a leader should do.

before you have one of your goons take a sneaky sniper shot at me from 300 yards, allow me the pleasure to serve you a slice of texas justice, of american payback, if you are indeed a man.

which i doubt.

ive seen you walk on your hind legs, so you must at least be a mammal.

you have a beard, but so do many of your wives.

people refer to you as “he” so i assume you’re male, but i am curious as to if you are truly a man.

you’ve yet to act like one.

meet me at the coliseum in rome.


next monday.

let me see who you are.

lets settle this beef you have with my country

and with freedom.

be there on time, you pathetic eyesore.

don’t pretend that you didn’t get this.

get off the little boy and come meet a man.

i’m going to be there and i’m going to be waiting for you with just my bare fists.


bin laden.

scum of the desert.

creator of lies.

with a face that neither your mother or allah could love.

prove to the world that you’re a man, and meet me.

noon, you dirty fake.


cindy sheehan + jim gilliam + john wayne anti + will campbell

one of the best

community message boards/blogs/websites is Metafilter

it tends to lean heavilly Left, but they’re concious about it and try to be as fair as possible, and what i like most about it is people fact-check each other like crazy because the purpose of the discussion(s) is to get to some truth based on fact – not political agenda.

for example the other day when the Washington Post ran a story accusing BushCo of blackmailing the LA Governor into handing New Orleans over to the Feds, a thread was created to discuss the story and within six hours it was deleted and marked “This post was deleted for the following reason: crazy speculation with a source, but no support for crackpot theory”.

its that sort of logical self-policing that keeps the discussions on-target (for the most part) and keeps me reading, and sometimes contributing.

their influence is all over the busblog and today is no different.

i registered for Metafilter four years and a week ago. their 9/11 thread four years ago was and is a great record of that tragic day.

today someone posted a “highlight” of the hundreds of comments which i respectfully paste here. but as the good professor says, read the whole thing.

btw, for the purposes of transparency, a cornerstone of good blogging, yes i am tsarfan

Wait a second, TWO? Two?

Was it on purpose?
posted by jragon at 6:16 AM PST on September 11

looks like the top 20 or so stories of both buildings. the base of the buildings should be ok, asboth buildings are designed for massive disruptions simliar to this….
posted by mich9139 at 6:36 AM PST on September 11

Some sort of bombing at the pentagon just occured.
posted by donkeymon at 6:45 AM PST on September 11

This is going to be a big turning point in the history and character of this country, I think.
posted by Doug at 6:51 AM PST on September 11

Oh, man… I am so sick. This is the day everything changed. I was just there the day before yesterday, the World Trade Center.

There are so many people there….
posted by anildash at 6:52 AM PST on September 11

radio is reporting the second tower has collapsed
posted by NortonDC at 7:04 AM PST on September 11 The 2nd tower is gone. F*ck, the WORLD TRADE CENTER IS GONE.
posted by Spirit_VW at 7:37 AM PST on September 11

c-span is training their live cam on the capitol, waiting for the next hijacked plane to hit it.
posted by mich9139 at 7:38 AM PST on September 11

It is my hope that everyone will now carefully watch our politicians. Those who invest in the war machine and military of this nation, which many people have in their invest portfolios, now stand to make millions to billions on the fear and anger caused by this event. So, don’t think that everyone is unhappy about this.
posted by memorydream at 10:44 AM PST on September 11

Numb. I’m just completely numb.
posted by mathowie at 10:51 AM PST on September 11

People in the streets are screaming at Arabs near me. Its absurd, and horrible. One woman, “Are you happy with what you’ve done?” Another man, “It’s going down soon, man.”
I have a friend who claims the ash I’m breathing is asbestos. Internal memo at ABC News.
posted by Doug at 12:29 PM PST on September 11

todays date: 9 1 1
posted by tsarfan at 1:20 PM PST on September 11

I just saw #7 collapse on MSNBC… it is so scary. Is it actually over, or is there more to come?
posted by owillis at 2:27 PM PST on September 11

The US must not stoop to the level of the terrorists, it must identify the culprits and then work with it’s allies to bring these people to justice.
posted by johnny novak at 3:30 PM PST on September 11

“I hope I live. I hope I live.” That amateur video on CNN was horrifying.
posted by gleuschk at 3:45 PM PST on September 11

apparently 200 firefighters dead, 78 police officers in NY (from FARK)
posted by Mossy at 5:03 PM PST on September 11

It will be hard to sleep tonight. After the roller coaster I had with where the hell my dad was, with my in-laws, and everything else, and practically crying on the way home to get my son from day care, this is just too much. I would wish that this would all go away when I wake up. Shit is going to change. My dad already is saying that the markets are going to be fucked. This is definitely a changing point in our history to a degree that we can not even imagine yet.
posted by adampsyche at 5:49 PM PST on September 11

First time post, long time reader. I just want to say that the people of NYC really came together for this tragedy. I was out and about walking around with my camera and the way people were treating each other was like a brother or sister. It was amazing watching the number of cars pulled over with their radios on news stations that people gathered around or the water stations set up around the city. I feel as though today proved why New York is the greatest city.
posted by spudworks at 6:07 PM PST on September 11

Wild eyes, box knives, retractable razor blades, sky terror, toy planes crashing into toy buildings, but they aren’t toys, and the explosions are real and surreal, and it’s an unholy peek into a nighmare damnation, and the rain is shards of glass and bone, all to dust…

Beyond comprehension. I wanna go home. I wanna go splash in the inflatable pool painted with the starfish and the seahorsies that my father blew up one purple-faced breath at a time, that he set up in our unfenced backyard where all the neighbor kids came to play.

I’m tired, and sick, and I just wanna go home.
posted by Opus Dark at 9:28 PM PST on September 11

osama is being forgotten, just as i predicted four years ago + three years ago on the busblog

guest blogger, michael moore

To All My Fellow Americans Who Voted for George W. Bush:

On this, the fourth anniversary of 9/11, I’m just curious, how does it feel?

How does it feel to know that the man you elected to lead us after we were attacked went ahead and put a guy in charge of FEMA whose main qualification was that he ran horse shows?

That’s right. Horse shows.

I really want to know — and I ask you this in all sincerity and with all due respect — how do you feel about the utter contempt Mr. Bush has shown for your safety? C’mon, give me just a moment of honesty. Don’t start ranting on about how this disaster in New Orleans was the fault of one of the poorest cities in America. Put aside your hatred of Democrats and liberals and anyone with the last name of Clinton. Just look me in the eye and tell me our President did the right thing after 9/11 by naming a horse show runner as the top man to protect us in case of an emergency or catastrophe.

I want you to put aside your self-affixed label of Republican/conservative/born-again/capitalist/ditto-head/right-winger and just talk to me as an American, on the common ground we both call America.

Are we safer now than before 9/11? When you learn that behind the horse show runner, the #2 and #3 men in charge of emergency preparedness have zero experience in emergency preparedness, do you think we are safer?

When you look at Michael Chertoff, the head of Homeland Security, a man with little experience in national security, do you feel secure?

When men who never served in the military and have never seen young men die in battle send our young people off to war, do you think they know how to conduct a war? Do they know what it means to have your legs blown off for a threat that was never there?

Do you really believe that turning over important government services to private corporations has resulted in better services for the people?

Why do you hate our federal government so much? You have voted for politicians for the past 25 years whose main goal has been to de-fund the federal government. Do you think that cutting federal programs like FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers has been good or bad for America? GOOD OR BAD?

With the nation’s debt at an all-time high, do you think tax cuts for the rich are still a good idea? Will you give yours back so hundreds of thousands of homeless in New Orleans can have a home?

Do you believe in Jesus? Really? Didn’t he say that we would be judged by how we treat the least among us? Hurricane Katrina came in and blew off the facade that we were a nation with liberty and justice for all. The wind howled and the water rose and what was revealed was that the poor in America shall be left to suffer and die while the President of the United States fiddles and tells them to eat cake.

That’s not a joke. The day the hurricane hit and the levees broke, Mr. Bush, John McCain and their rich pals were stuffing themselves with cake. A full day after the levees broke (the same levees whose repair funding he had cut), Mr. Bush was playing a guitar some country singer gave him. All this while New Orleans sank under water.

It would take ANOTHER day before the President would do a flyover in his jumbo jet, peeking out the widow at the misery 2500 feet below him as he flew back to his second home in DC. It would then be TWO MORE DAYS before a trickle of federal aid and troops would arrive. This was no seven minutes in a sitting trance while children read “My Pet Goat” to him. This was FOUR DAYS of doing nothing other than saying “Brownie (FEMA director Michael Brown), you’re doing a heck of a job!”

My Republican friends, does it bother you that we are the laughing stock of the world?

And on this sacred day of remembrance, do you think we honor or shame those who died on 9/11/01? If we learned nothing and find ourselves today every bit as vulnerable and unprepared as we were on that bright sunny morning, then did the 3,000 die in vain?

Our vulnerability is not just about dealing with terrorists or natural disasters. We are vulnerable and unsafe because we allow one in eight Americans to live in horrible poverty. We accept an education system where one in six children never graduate and most of those who do can’t string a coherent sentence together. The middle class can’t pay the mortgage or the hospital bills and 45 million have no health coverage whatsoever.

Are we safe? Do you really feel safe? You can only move so far out and build so many gated communities before the fruit of what you’ve sown will be crashing through your walls and demanding retribution. Do you really want to wait until that happens? Or is it your hope that if they are left alone long enough to soil themselves and shoot themselves and drown in the filth that fills the street that maybe the problem will somehow go away?

I know you know better. You gave the country and the world a man who wasn’t up for the job and all he does is hire people who aren’t up for the job. You did this to us, to the world, to the people of New Orleans. Please fix it. Bush is yours. And you know, for our peace and safety and security, this has to be fixed. What do you propose?

I have an idea, and it isn’t a horse show.

Michael Moore + and they said new orleans was corrupt + shaq is a leader + gitmo hunger strike