Just think about it: Some of this week’s awards from the Nobel Committee went to people who must seem like the anti Christ to our pretentiously pious President, George W. Bush. For starters, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine went to Mario R. Capecchi, Martin J. Evans and Oliver Smithies who were recognized for a series of ground-breaking discoveries concerning embryonic stem cells! OH MY GAWD!
And, of course, this morning, the darkest of dark news descended on the White House when Bush’s nemesis Al Gore shared the Nobel Peace Prize with the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change! ARMAGEDDON IS SURELY UPON US!
Give the man credit, he did his best. The very first veto issued by this President of incredible scientific understanding greatly limited federal funding for stem cell research. In his speech to the nation, this paragon of ethical governance explained that he could not support legislation that allowed researchers to “manipulate human life and violate human dignity.” This self-proclaimed war president deeply values human life and never, ever violates its dignity…we all know that. WAY TO GO, GEORGE!
And then there are his efforts to counter the opinions of experts who have warned for decades about the dangers of polluting the environment. Sigh. George W. Bush has a steadfast and unparalleled record of ignoring, doctoring and manipulating scientific evidence and supporting corporate greed over the health and welfare of the nation.
Just last month we learned that the number of EPA prosecutions, new investigations and total convictions of criminal cases against polluters dropped off by more than a third during the Bush administration. That sort of summarizes the Bush approach to the environment, and clarifies the rarefied thinking that went into his actions to reduce restrictions of toxins in our water systems and lighten regulations on emissions by coal burning power plants.
And wasn’t it just special that this enlightened President ordered the EPA not to conduct any studies that may conflict with the administration’s agenda to pander to corporations at the expense of the health and safety of the public? GOLLY GEE, SURPRISE, SURPRISE!
Okay, fair is fair. If we applaud one side, let’s give the other a nod as well. After all, we now live in a country in which war is peace and Fascism is democracy, good is evil and up is down. Nothing is as is was and nothing at all is as it should be. So why not enter the looking glass reality of George W. Bush and acknowledge what he has managed to ‘accomplish’ in so short a time?
In that pursuit, I hereby name George W. Bush, along with all of those who have supported his delusions, Booby Laureates of 2007! Should there ever be a Nobel Booby Award, our present President must be given that award.
No man in recent history deserves this more.
Nominated by Reggie, Contributing Editor, TvNewsLIES.org