I have no idea what to write. I had one before. Seriously, I did, but through the intervening moments, hours really, the thoughts, all of them, have one by one disappeared. It is an annoyance, truth be told, to have forgotten everything that I was going to write about. But then again if I forgot it that easily, maybe it just wasn’t all that good to begin with. After all if it wasn’t riveting enough to stay in mind in one form or another for a few hours it could not really have been all that much of a thought, now could it?
I know what I wasn’t going to write about. I wasn’t going to write more about the latest developments on the idiot hijacker who tried to blow up that airliner on Christmas morning. I wasn’t going to write about the New York Giants imploding against the Carolina Panthers, and turning in one of the worst performances in the history of Giants Stadium in their final game at that stadium. I wasn’t going to write about the Colts throwing today’s game against the Jets, just so they could rest their players. I wasn’t going to write about the Health care bill again, at least not today, that subject is one I’ll cover at great length when it gets to conference later.
Dammit, what was I going to write about? A year end, or even decade end retrospective covering my life? Politics? The world in general? A scathing expose of SPAM and other types of luncheon meat? NO!
Well, the meat thing, obviously not, but I am now thinking I will write a few things on life in the aughts. And yes the decade ends next Thursday, I don’t want to hear it. Cry to someone else if you think differently.
On with the crap!
Most important event of the decade: The first election of George W. Bush to the White House (and by extension the decision of Justice Kennedy ruling on the side of Dubya). That is a “no brainer”.
What, what WHAT, you say? What about 9/11? The invasion of Iraq? The economic collapse of 2007/2008? The election of Barack Obama? I tell you that all of these things would either not have happened, or happened vastly differently had Al Gore won that election in 2000. Iraq never gets invaded. 9/11 happens (perhaps) but the reaction would have been different. The Bush tax cuts never would have come into effect, meaning smaller deficit and less owed by the government, less money owed to china, the crash of 2007/8 would have had less of an impact, and that recession may well have been over by now.
Maybe there would not have been a Barack Obama Presidency without a Bush Administration. President Obama only came to power after the abuses and horribly unprofessional job done by the Bush White House came to pass made America so unhappy with their leadership that it became job one to toss the bums out and replace them with someone with a new vision.
President Obama IS President because of George Bush. Hate Obama? Bush is the reason he’s there. All roads point to Dubya. And just because he is part of the most important event of the decade, doesn’t make it the best one.
I think we can talk about other “Best of Decade” events later on.
That’s about it from here. Later!
Today’s nuggets, By George W. Bush, Via wikiquote: If you want to kill the bill, if you don’t want to do what’s right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it, you can use it to frighten people. Or you can show leadership and solve this problem once and for all…
We do not torture.
Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.
I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we’re really talking about peace.