Sunday, September 18, 2005

Found while surfing

Thanks to 10,000 Monkeys and a Camera

The Boogey Man Is You

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Here's an exerp:

Is George Bush purely evil? Of course not. And that's what's so evil about him. He doesn't twirl a mustache and smirk and cackle... well, he doesn't twirl a mustache. He's like the Peanuts character, Pigpen -- wherever he goes, he stirs up such a humongous mess, it can only be cleaned up by Halliburton.

But he is not pure evil, because evil is a chain. Did any one person doom New Orleans? No. It's a chain. People vote for a corrupt leader, a corrupt leader puts unqualifed cronies in high places, and when those cronies fuck up, evil gets done. The devil didn't fly up from hell and knock a hole in that levee. The levee just didn't get built because the money for it went to rich people's tax cuts and pork projects and corporate welfare.

Evil isn't Salem's Lot, it's Trent Lott. This week an ailing American bald eagle was found to be dying from mercury poisoning (republicans immediately tried to blame it on the eagle's "lifestyle choices"). But it's worth noting that also this week, the White House threatened to veto limits on mercury pollution. Now, pure evil would be if George Bush sat around the White House saying "Let's poison eagles." And even I don't believe George Bush would do that. Cheney would do that. And even he is not pure evil. Dick Cheney doesn't hate poor children and caribou -- they're just in the way.

Bottom line: some people think satan is real and some people think global warning is real. If you think stopping gays from "doing it" is more important than the icecaps melting, the boogey man is you. -- Bill Maher September/16/2005