When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping

President George W. Bush has an instant remedy for anything that ails this nation or his failed administration.

Go shopping.

In the days following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, Bush urged Americans to "go about their business as usual" and "go to the malls" to show they weren’t afraid of terrorists.

On Wednesday, Bush stood once again before the American people and told them to stop worrying about his war debacle in Iraq and "go shopping."

Such statements, famed Boston newspaper columnist Mike Barnicle says, "borders on criminal."

Former Republican congressman and now TV host Chuck Scarborough said Wednesday night that Bush may be "delusional" because he obviously "has lost touch with reality."

Delusional? Lost touch with reality? Borders on criminal?

Not even close.

Bush is fucking nuts.

In an incredible display of public insanity, Bush talked on the one hand about how he may send more Americans to fight and die in his illegal Iraq war and said flatly that more will die in the coming months and years because he has no plans whatsoever to pull them out of the civil war that we created and cannot win.

Then he turns around and tells Americans to deal with all this by going shopping.

Bush’s actions don’t border on criminal. They are criminal. He’s a lunatic with keys to the greatest nuclear arsenal in the world, a madman with heavy artillery, a nutcase with military might.

Two years ago, Dr. Justin Frank, a prominent psychiatrist at George Washington University, said Bush suffered "paranoid megalomania" and predicted the President’s deteriorating mental condition would get worse.

"President Bush," Dr. Frank said, "exhibits a lifelong streak of sadism, ranging from childhood pranks (using firecrackers to explode frogs) to insulting journalists, gloating over state executions and pumping his fist gleefully before the bombing of Baghdad."

Bush’s Greek Chorus dismissed Dr. Frank’s diagnosis as hype to sell his book, Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President, but time and Bush’s obviously increasing insanity proves a clinical psychiatrist with a national reputation knows a hell of a lot more about mental disease than a bunch of blustering Republican partisans.

Bush told the American people Wednesday that more Americans must die in Iraq because we must stay in the country to prove that we are determined.

Determined to do what? Pursue a failed war based on lies? Prove we can kill more Americans than the 9-11 terrorist attacks?

Bush claimed he feels real pain and sorrow over sending Americans to die in war.

Don’t believe it. The man feels no pain or sorrow.

"Bush shows an inability to grieve — dating back to age 7, when his sister died," Dr. Frank wrote in his book. "The family’s reaction — no funeral and no mourning — set in motion his life-long pattern of turning away from pain [and hiding] behind antic behavior."

What we have are classic symptoms of insanity and a textbook example of a madman. This one, unfortunately, also happens to be President of the United States.

What the hell. I’m not going to worry about our nutcase President.

I’m going shopping.  See you at the mall.


  1. Sonorous pest

    If the administration were a symphony Bush would be a brass band, why in the hell is the country not listening to the lies of this psychopath?l

  2. Thomas Yost

    It is really sad that so many people deluded themselves into thinking this SOB was good for our country. I think a lot of it is the press’s fault for not exposing enough of this guy before he was ever “elected”.
    God help the USA I hope the military grabs him before he wants to throw a big one.

  3. Judy Bodnar

    I would like to have it pointed out to me, just when was Bush43 ever in touch with reality???
    Was it when he was shown May 2, 2003 “landing” on the carrier USS Linclon under a hugh banner proclaiming “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” as he announced “Major fighting has ended in Iraq” ???..or was it when he landed in Iraq at 2am Thanksgiving day 2003 to have his photo
    taken with the troops as he held a platter that held a plastic turkey??? I am convinced that the closest this man ever comes to reality is w3hen he is playing video game !

  4. Neal Goldstien

    Nancy Pelosi says that impeachment is “off the table.” Harry Reid says he’ll support a “surge” of more troops in Iraq. THIS IS NOT WHY WE VOTED FOR THE DEMOCRATS.

    Man, are we screwed. Our only hope is that the generals stage a military coup, install Wesley Clark as president — and summarily EXECUTE BUSH AND THE BUSHISTAS FOR TREASON.

    Hey, what’s the big deal? We’ve already been turned into a banana republic — stolen elections and all.

  5. Bill Jonke

    Bush would only be a one-man band, complete with a metal kazoo at his mouth, and his natural one at the other end.

  6. Kent Shaw

    Whatever happened to civil disobedience? It got moved to an out of the way free speech zone and no one protested.

  7. Jerri

    Bush is right; Americans need to go shopping. We need to shop for a new President ASAP. Let’s all go to the President store at the mall and this time let’s pay full price. No more Presidents that have been marked down at 50 to 70% off.
    Americans buy, Troops die!

  8. Bruce Higgins

    Birth control companies could have a field day with ads featuring our dangerously demented dictator. One ad could be a picture of a condom or pill on the left, the word “OR” in the middle, and a Dubya “What, me worry?” picture on the right, followed by a big question mark. Another ad along the same loony line could show little spoiled brat Dubya jumping up and down and screaming to get his own way while riding in a SHOPPING cart his mommy is pushing. As a backdrop to all this insanity, huge posters could be plastered all over the malls with the Dear Leader’s smirking face telling us to “SHOP FOR VICTORY!”, or even more cynically, “SHOP FOR PEACE!”

  9. The South Point

    All I can say is that if whacko George doesn’t have nuclear war launched before next summer, we’ll be in BIG trouble…

    Come one, Georgie, even you must know how to push a button…

    In the meantime, I’m going shopping for a geiger counter. Does Walmart carry them?

  10. Bill Shea

    Let’s not forget CONDI. She’s probably bought a new pair of shoes for every US casuality in this delusion war.

  11. bruce

    Thankfully for the world this nut case wasn’t in “control” during the Korean War when MacArthur urged Truman to nuke Chinese cities and spread radioactive debris along a river. Bush would have okayed that.

    Top generals are getting ready to bail out of Iraq. Could Bush be looking for a MacArthur-clone replacement?

  12. Carl Nemo

    There have been many fine replies to Doug’s “Rant” post concerning the fact that Bush is “nuts”! Folks this is not an excercise but the “real deal”! We are at a point in American history no different than the conditions extant prior to our confrontation with the British at Concord, April 19, 1775; i.e., “the shot that was heard around the world”. Folks, this is “serious” business! You can continue to comment on blogs or you can do your individual part on January 2, 2007 and fire your shot for freedom across the bow of the dreadnought of tyranny. I urge all citizen/patriots to contact their elected reps regardless of party affiliation. I’ll provide a link so you can locate your reps. It’s a pleasant process. Call their Washington office. You will be heard! A rep will answer and log your sentiments. Get in the habit of doing this just as you might brush and floss your teeth daily! So “floss for freedom” my friends… 😉 Do nothing and pay the price; i.e., getting the government we do not deserve…!


  13. Cricker

    Kent: re: your comment that “crazy knows crazy.” I used to moonlight at a state mental hospital. I learned early on if one of the longtime schizophrenics came up to you and told you, “Watch so-and-so, he’s crazy,” that 99.9% of the time the person he was talking about was dangerous on top of crazy. Even the most delusional schizophrenic has the ability to sense when someone has the potential to hurt them. I am afraid to ask the “friendly local schizophrenic who roams the streets passing out literature” in my town of 17,000 what he thinks of GW Bush, that’s for sure.

  14. Impeachment is the ONLY answer. But the wimpy, gutless, sycophantic, dispirited DEADoCrats will never get up the courage to do it and save the nation. They’d rather just let us go to hell so they can say “I told you so.” Winning by default, because you were so gutless you let the other side destroy the nation, is not winning in my book.

  15. Tom Edgar

    May this scribe from down under say I don’t think America is lost. Not whilst your respondents represent the forgoing sentiments.Spare thoughts and pity for us with our little Johnny Howard as a leader who jumps at each crack of the whip in the hands of President Shrub, or in your parlance patiently lopes along behind whilst led on a loose lariat.Fortunately we have an election in the offing but will that change things?

    Your country is no more democratic than mine. Every few years we,to a greater or lesser degree,
    “Democratically” elect our Dictators,thereafter, never once will they consult us before making a major decision.

    Having been involved in war
    personally and not being a total pacifist. (If you punch my nose I’ll fight back.) I can only see one way for mercenary America
    Don’t buy from those sources that support attacking people who haven’t attacked you.

    Sorry if that means no oil from Saudi Arabia, nor dates from Egypt. The only countries from whence came the men who attacked in 9/11. Funny that! Not a single Iraqi.

    Tom Edgar Queensland Australia. tomedgar@halenet.com.au

  16. Apparently shopping is the new sacrifice we must make during times of warfare.

    That and high gas prices and oil company profits.

  17. marew

    Bush is pathetic, evil clown. He becomes more bizarre every day. He has hijacked the country with his perverse ideas and we have allowed it. I was hoping the Democrats would do something but it doesn’t appear they will do much. I just don’t get why more people don’t see what is going on here. Are we so desensitized to suffering and death? Why do we believe the lies Bush and Co spew so easily?

  18. dionysis

    Well stated, Doug. This character is clearly mentally unstable, and it doesn’t take a Ph.D. in psychology to immediately see that. As a number of pundits noted on various political talk shows last night (including Scarborough Country), Bush’s disconnect from reality and bizarre pronouncements are worrying. It seems we truly have a sick, demented and dangerous sociopath in the White House. Hell, even many Republicans are worried.
    He’s now shown that in spite of his constant braying about ‘deferring to the generals on the ground’, when this spoiled, small-minded nutcase doesn’t get his way, he’s quite prepared to throw them and anyone else who doesn’t get in lock-step with his irrational fantasies under the bus.
    This country is in grave danger with this lunatic in the White House, and virtually the entire world now realizes it.

  19. Ray

    e-mail, call, write, etc. your representatives in washington and let them know we are done with funding the illegal wars. We are done with feeding the corporate elites more money and human lives. Demand an end to the carnage of Bush 43.
    Just say NO.


  20. Steve Horn

    George is just doing what his administration does best – attempting to outsource responsibility. Of course, this isn’t what they’re SUPPOSED to be doing, but apparently to the majority of the American people, that doesn’t matter.

    Hey – at least we’ll help the GNP of China, Vietnam and India if we all buy a bunch of shit at Sprawlmart – they claim to be “Christian” – just like Bush!

  21. Ruth Benderall

    If (and when) all the poor boys and girls (who are now in the military) REFUSE to go to Iraq, or to return there, for that matter, then this entire souffle (read: the Iraq “war”) will collapse…

    We also need to keep the faith in that, one day, all this misery will be over.
    No country can go on and on killing millions and millions of people (as is the case in Iraq since 1991), who have never done anything against this war-mongering country, called the u.S. of N.A.

    Yes, indeed, most probably and most possibly: baby-shrub is f…nuts. (I have never seen anyone like he is…).
    BUT: WE, THE PEOPLE are nuts in that we tolerate him occupying OUR HOUSE; and that
    the majority of the population of this Union (as you know, this country is NOT a nation) still eats and digests anything heard on televison.

    If baby-shrub says: you need to jump off a bridge, then still the majority will do just that.

    It is high time that the majority will shift…

    It is also more than high time that the parents of young boys and girls tell their offspring NEVER to go to (any)war; to use their
    testosterone for other things…

    We need to have faith, and patience…because things WILL change.
    They always do…
    Two more years of this suitable case for the nut-house in OUR HOUSE gives me the creeps and the weelies.

    Meanwhile: I will buy a plastic duck, so that g.w. can play with it in his bath-tub.

    Thank you.
    Ruth Benderall.

  22. Kent Shaw

    Maybe at this point our best hope is a very public presidential meltdown. Of course then that Dick, Cheney takes the helm, but Hopefully his heart will explode some time soon. But then that leaves us with Nancy Pelosi. Jay Zeus, we ARE screwed aren’t we?

  23. Debbie

    Last night my batshit 82 year old crazy neighbor lady called me and told me that after watching Bush’s press conference she thinks he’s….crazy. Even crazy people can smell the crazy.

  24. Carl Nemo

    “Bush is f…king nuts” is right-on-the mark! The American people are being taken out as deer in the headlights! Iraq is bleeding us white in both lives and financial resources. The American dollar is tanking against major and minor currencies. Our annual trade deficits are approaching one trillion dollars, and it was mentioned today that growth has slowed to 2 percent while the so-called bull market has a plethora of American “pinheads” cheering. America is in “harms way” with the Bushistas at the helm. As a Washington State resident I’ve been contacting my reps, all Democratic, regularly about the possibility of impeachment. They respond to me personally and not via a form letter email. They seem to have little interest in going after the Bushistas for their past and continuing crimes against the American people. In fact Harry Reid wants to support them by sending more troops?! The Dems may have won control of Congress but their leadership is corrupt like the Republicans having long since merged into being the “Republicrat” party. It’s amazing how a nation could get all worked-up about a President who was boffing a young (not underage)female intern and seem to care less about our young men and women being slaughtered in a war based on false, “cooked” intelligence…?! For sure we are ending up with the government we deserve! Thanks Doug for continuing to nail these sob’s for what they are; i.e., both nuts and traitors to the Republic and the Constitution for which it stands…!