The Sobbing Paterfamilias
Is there anyone in the Americas who has not seen "Oh Brother Where Art Thou?" As far as I'm concerned, the movie set new standards in the industry. Of course, we have the DVD version, plus we have the Grammy Winning Music CD. Who can forgot the precocious language of George Clooney as his mouth spit out the word paterfamilias, so many times that it should have gotten old. But, no, the gag carried the movie. Hmm? If it weren't for the tornado warnings, I would pull the thing out and watch it again. But there is sad irony to the word; because, ... if we've been watching the news, we all experienced the Bush family paterfamilias, burst, into uncontrollable sobs at an honor party for Jeb, and why not? We are seeing his oldest son, the first from his loins, fail miserably, as Dubya's administration crashes and burns, from his, horribly, bad decisions to take our country down, witnessed by all countries in the world.
If I were father Bush, I would be crying, too. The administration is literally losing its grips on reality. And we thought Wolfowitz was smart! It is simply unbelievable what the man did for his girl-friend, in front of God, the world, and the United States. And the Tillman family has a right to be mad. And, ... Jessica Lynch! It is time to change the laws in our society, to make these adolescent brain-heads, subject to prosecution for damages by individual American citizens or soldiers. And what about the "wimp," Rove's meltdown in front of hundreds in the movie business and even us?
We all laughed at David Letterman's top ten videos of Bush. But one was NOT a laughing matter! Which one was "number one?" Bush spitting on The White House's ground, like a junior high bully. "See," ... teachers have to do duties, such as monitor the playground and watch the students as they are loaded into lined up busses. Spitting will get a student in trouble. How many of us have noted the spitting behavior of wimpy students who want to look big, or real bullies, spitting, like a dog pees as it marks its territory. In fact, ... I would be willing to bet that this is the first time in the history of the United States government, that a Commander In Chief has ever spit on the White House's lawn. Is it not surprising that David Letterman listed it as number one!
In China and Singapore, Dubya would spend some time in jail for that, and rightfully so. Wait, ... I take that back! In Singapore Bush would have had the option of being caned. Just what does spitting mean. Think about it.
Unless you are a llama, spitting means many more things than just being mad. To the spitter, it can mean anything from, showing disdain to a person, to disgust on the ground on which the spitting takes place. In fact, ... taken to its very core, President Bush, should be impeached for spitting on the lawn, the sidewalks, or shrubbery. Since Bush is a spitter, we should also let him know that peeing on the lawn, shrubbery, or sidewalks, is animalistic and illegal. Letterman hit the nail on the head. That bit of video is, beyond just for fun, and probably the most historic spit, again, in the history of the United States. It means that Bush is telling us, that he rejects the Constitution and will do anything that he "damned well pleases!"
In big time reality, yes, Bush should be impeached for spitting on the White House lawn, because, caning is not acceptable punishment for this action. As the paterfamilias weeped, the spit that made digital, comic history, also made all former presidents cry.
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Is a 34 year retired educator with a Masters Degree in Counseling - a free-lance writer with articles in Spanish and English Guideposts, Mothering, Oklahoma Observer, Oklahoma Gazette, Westview, Oklahoma Reader, The Lookout, Christian Standard, (more...