BUSH EFFECT

Poor Al Gore. First he has the presidency stolen from him by evil George W. Bush, and now Bush has stolen the famous Gore Effect:

It’s been a chilly welcome for America’s president: The Mideast, known for blazing sun and scorching winds, has been hit with an uncharacteristic wave of heavy rain, frigid gales — and even a smattering of snow …

The weather affected Bush’s trip from the get-go. During his first stop in Israel, morning fog grounded his helicopter, forcing him to take a motorcade to the West Bank from Jerusalem. His plane touched down in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday amid heavy rains. In the Saudi Arabia capital of Riyadh on Monday and Tuesday, the president was greeted by overcast skies and temperatures hovering around freezing.

Bush is even hanging out with a crowd who seem much like Gore’s brigade of wealthy environmentalist hypocrites:

The president was escorted into the wood-paneled, marble-columned hall by the king’s son and preceded by two men carrying silver incense holders that left a trail of pungent smoke.

He’s in Al Gore’s house!

Posted by Tim B. on 01/16/2008 at 12:10 PM
    1. It was hard to tell from the pictures, but I think one of the incense-carriers was our own, Dr. Fruitfly, David Suzuki. He is, as most of you know, a jester in the royal court of the Goreacle.

      P.S. – Wonderful news on the scan Tim. We’ll keep the prayers and best wishes going.

      Posted by bobzorunkle on 2008 01 16 at 12:33 PM • permalink

 

    1. Heh!  Is Bush considering a post-presidential career as an environmental messiah?

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 01 16 at 12:36 PM • permalink

 

    1. #2 RJ: You mean, George Bush is the hidden imam of the Global Warmenate? Oh, man! This is deep. Deep.

      Posted by paco on 2008 01 16 at 12:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. I agree with some of the commenter’s in the thread below…Tim, are you typing these new threads from a hospital gurney?

      If you are, don’t those bright lights hurt your eyes?

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 01 16 at 12:45 PM • permalink

 

    1. No offense, but someone needs to say it. This is all Oz’s fault.

      Part of our cultural conquest program demands everyone be on the same weather schedule.

      With you guys totally screwing up the seasons, the adjustments to weather patterning have to be that much more radical.

      Now, just a head’s up. No whining and complaining when we start ripping the earth open and laying it out flat. Once we get everyone on the same day/time system, socializing on the net will be that much easier.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 01 16 at 12:54 PM • permalink

 

    1. You mean, George Bush is the hidden imam of the Global Warmenate?

      Entirely possible, paco.  Consider that his private home is already environmentally friendly.

      And possibly deeper than anyone knows, paco.  Consider that Lord Goreacle™ is merely a failed presidential candidate.  Whereas Bush held two full terms in office, in spite of all the dissenters and Sauron Soros could do.  Bush might well retire from the White House…..and smite* Lord Goreacle™ for His heresy.

      I fear for the future of the world.

      =====================================

      *: “Smite” as in being locked into a room, and being forced to watch An Inconvenient Truth 24 hours a day for the rest of his life…..with the air conditioning set to 60 F, tightly rationed toilet paper, and a single flickering fluorescent light bulb.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 01 16 at 01:05 PM • permalink

 

    1. oh dear, what is in the water? (and can have i have some?)
      Bush was treated to an arrival ceremony at Riyadh’s al-Murabba Palace and The National Museum that featured the dance. Before his tour, with drums beating and performers chanting, Bush held a sword over his shoulder and swayed arm-in-arm to the music with his host, Prince Salman, King Abdullah’s brother.
      Sheepishly grinning, Bush seemed to get into the dancing, in a presidentially reserved sort of way.

      Posted by missred on 2008 01 16 at 01:34 PM • permalink

 

    1. That dancing bit; seems more like a man whose doing what is expected but very embarassed about it.

      Posted by rabidfox on 2008 01 16 at 02:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. George Bush is the anti-Christ. Expect plagues of locusts and drought next.

      Posted by WonderWoman on 2008 01 16 at 02:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. #7: Good lord! He wasn’t wearing MC Hammer pants and pointy slippers, was he? This is a terrible precedent. If Hillary gets elected, she might be expected to do the dance of the seven veils (note to State Dept.: stock U.S. embassies with eight-veil dance kits for POTUS).

      Posted by paco on 2008 01 16 at 03:11 PM • permalink

 

    1. #10: (Note to State Dept: P.S.- And make that last veil a full-length pant suit of black bombazine).

      Posted by paco on 2008 01 16 at 03:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. paco.
      Its much deeper than that even. This site reveals the ugly truth!! (turn up the speakers for the demonic music)A truth of this sort is worth at least 2 JFK’s or 5 9/11’s on the truthiness scale.

      Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2008 01 16 at 04:02 PM • permalink

 

    1. 9 WonderWoman

      Locusts are good

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 01 16 at 04:13 PM • permalink

 

    1. It’s been a chilly welcome for America’s president

      As is said…chilly today, hot tamale.

      OK, time for my meds and then…more coloring.

      Gosh I hope I can stay within the lines this time. The personnel here, get angry if you don’t.

      Posted by El Cid on 2008 01 16 at 04:18 PM • permalink

 

    1. #3 Paco! You’ve been drinking from that well again. It is haram.

      Posted by blogstrop on 2008 01 16 at 04:59 PM • permalink

 

    1. she might be expected to do the dance of the seven veils

      She’s such a ham that she might do the dance of the seven veals.

      Posted by PeterTB on 2008 01 16 at 05:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. #5
      GrimmyDon’t blame us, I think that the northern hemisphere should cooperate and get into line with the southern hemisphere. I mean, really, people just won’t be happy until the world is a steady 21 degrees all over every day forever.
      Will they.

      #7
      As long as he hasn’t been taking dancing lessons from the Australian Minister for Plastic Bags and Interpretive Dance for Gaia.

      Posted by kae on 2008 01 16 at 05:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. The Mideast, known for blazing sun and scorching winds…

      Um, generally not in the winter, guys.

      Posted by mojo on 2008 01 16 at 05:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. #17, kae:

      Umm.. not sure you’re clear on a particular concept.

      As a, soon to be added, colony, you guys will have the honor of paying federal taxes, but no vote privilages.

      Don’t worry. It’s for your own good. You’ll get used to it. Everyone does in the end… or else.

      Posted by Grimmy on 2008 01 16 at 06:27 PM • permalink

 

    1. #9 George Bush is the anti-Christ. Expect plagues of locusts and drought next.

      Well, it is the Middle East.  They probably fear plagues of pigs and uncovered women more.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2008 01 16 at 06:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. They probably fear plagues of pigs and uncovered women more.

      If by “pigs” you mean “barbecued ribs”, it sounds like heaven to me.  More fools they.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 01 16 at 06:57 PM • permalink

 

    1. #21
      Sounds like a pool party to me!

      Posted by kae on 2008 01 16 at 07:03 PM • permalink

 

    1. #21 You and me both, TRJS. Can anything beat barbecued ribs? Other than steak smothered in chilli, of course.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 16 at 07:08 PM • permalink

 

    1. ;’;’; ;’’;;’’;’;
      ‘;’’;’;’;’’;’;;’

      Posted by 1.618 on 2008 01 16 at 07:09 PM • permalink

 

    1. Perhaps our own Maxine McHogg can teach Billary how to dance. She seems to be jigging all over the place before and after the election.  Hag.

      Posted by Cashew on 2008 01 16 at 07:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. #24 That bears a striking resemblance to a row of rib-eye steaks.

      I’ll take it… if it’s for sale.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 16 at 09:12 PM • permalink

 

    1. Paco, do they still make bombazine? Thought that had gone the way of zoot suits, myself…better ask Detective Paco next time he’s around, eh?

      Posted by KC on 2008 01 16 at 10:46 PM • permalink

 

    1. Bush was also shown on the evening news, having a breakfast photo-op with the troops….carrying a plate full of plastic pancakes and plastic sausage.

      Posted by rinardman on 2008 01 16 at 11:38 PM • permalink

 

    1. Ash, kae, all we need a pool and a barbie!  WOO HOO!!!

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 01 16 at 11:41 PM • permalink

 

    1. ….carrying a plate full of plastic pancakes and plastic sausage.

      And the “syrup” was crude oil.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 01 16 at 11:42 PM • permalink

 

    1. #27: Well, KC, how ‘bout bib overalls, then?

      Posted by paco on 2008 01 17 at 12:16 AM • permalink

 

    1. I’ve got a spa and a barbie TRJS, will that do?

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 17 at 12:24 AM • permalink

 

    1. That’ll work nicely, Ash!!  I need to bum the recipe for a fantastic “rub” for barbecued ribs, though.  That’ll require a trip to Pensacola, Florida, so I’ll be a day or two.  Direct negotiations, involving serious quantities of booze, are essential and sensitive.

      Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2008 01 17 at 01:10 AM • permalink

 

    1. I thought it’d work, TRJS. If you haven’t learnt how to barbecue ribs properly, I’m sure I can come up with something good.

      Posted by Ash_ on 2008 01 17 at 01:26 AM • permalink

 

    1. Bush is doing to Gore what Howard couldn’t do to Krudd…steal his mojo.

      Posted by mehaul on 2008 01 17 at 05:57 AM • permalink

 

    1. Speaking of people in other people’s houses:
      “I strongly doubt that revelations about Al Qaeda leaders’ intimate relations with Moscow would boost their popularity. Rather than being ‘lions of Allah’, as they call each other, they would be exposed as moles of Putin.”
      Troof is Stronger Than Fiction

      Posted by blogstrop on 2008 01 17 at 06:41 AM • permalink

 

    1. Quoth El Cid

      Locusts are good

      El Cid, you’re right —
      locusts certainly can be good!

      Posted by Mary in LA on 2008 01 17 at 04:31 PM • permalink

 

    1. But will the Bush Effect cause the Saudis to instruct the other Arabs to stop shelling Israelis Jews.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 17 at 09:44 PM • permalink

 

    1. #21 Kae, 21 Centigrade I assume you mean.

      Whoa la, that’s waaaaay tooo hot!

      Right now, 0 Centigrade would be just peechy.

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 17 at 09:52 PM • permalink

 

    1. #39

      #21
      They probably fear plagues of pigs and uncovered women more.

      If by “pigs” you mean “barbecued ribs”, it sounds like heaven to me.  More fools they.

      No, I meant Number 21, pigs and uncovered women, sounds like a pool party to me.

      Posted by kae on 2008 01 17 at 09:58 PM • permalink

 

    1. OKaaay Kae, now I understand (?)

      pool party! yay!

      Posted by Wimpy Canadian on 2008 01 17 at 10:05 PM • permalink

 

  1. PIG = Professionally Instructed Gunmen (USMC sniper trainees)

    HOG = Hunters of Gunmen (USMC sniper grads)

    Yeah, I’d be afraid of pigs too. But the hogs, now those I’d want a several year head start in hiding from.

    Posted by Grimmy on 2008 01 18 at 01:10 AM • permalink