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For at least the third time in public, in six days, George W. Bush mentioned his birthday. (there have been others, but I am not invited to 7 figure fund raisers)
The first time, Boy George was being asked about gas prices, and managed to “rap” from $4/gallon prices, to the 4th weekend being his birthday.
The second time, The Child W was talking about McCain’s campaign, and how continuing his policies would save our economy. And how it was his birthday this weekend.
The third time was in Japan. You can pretty much ignore the rest of his half-sentences, his incurious comments, and his general level of not caring about the damage that he and his policies have caused around the world. HIS KEY POINT?
It was his 62nd BIRTHDAY!
To be fair, I can relate to the president on this one. I clearly recall when my birthday was being ignored, not mentioned, – it was like it was not happening and did not exist. I was horrified, angry, pissed off, and ready to bite someone’s head off. In a word, I WAS MAD!
I was also 5 years old.
For a grown man of 62 years to mention his birthday at least THREE TIMES in public, deliberately repeating that fact to the media, with all intention of their publishing, airing, printing, and video-playing that fact, tells us something very important about this president. Anyone who was in the least convinced that he plays the fool in public, while being a wily, smart, behind the scenes type of important leader were not only wrong, they were very, very wrong.
George W. Bush is little more than a egotistical, self-absorbed, not very bright, spoiled, rapidly aging brat, who is privately pissed off that AMERICA is not celebrating his birthday with a national party. After all, he earned it!
It is therefore fitting that I leave you with this:
The Japanese Bush Warbler (Japanese: 鶯 uguisu), Cettia diphone, is a passerine bird more often heard than seen. Its distinctive breeding call can be heard throughout much of Japan from the start of spring. Along with the return of the barn swallow the bush warbler’s call is viewed by Japanese as a herald of springtime.
Some other Japanese names are haru-dori (“spring bird”), haru-tsuge-dori (“spring-announcing bird”) and hanami-dori (“hanami bird” (“spring-flower-viewing bird”)). Its place in Japanese poetry (see below) has given the name uta-yomi-dori (“poem-reading bird”) and kyo-yomi-dori (“sutra-reading bird”), this latter name owing to the fact that its call is traditionally transcribed in Japanese as “Hō-hoke-kyo”, which is a phrase from the lotus sutra.
I’ve lost count how many days left. All I know is that it still is too long. And global war is still possible under his leadership. YIKES.