Monday, February 04, 2008

FOX TV Network Calls for Bush Overthrow

The Super Bowl pre-game show was chugging along through Hour 17 when it happened: FOX went with a dramatic recitation of the Declaration of Independence. Why? Because the Super Bowl is one of the best events America has given the world, and it was a good time for the pompous phonies at the network to play the patriotism card. Why phony? Because the FOX network has served as official cheerleaders for George Bush and Dick Cheney - and nobody has done more to damage the ideas that set America into motion. Did FOX seriously want to remind us of the Declaration of Independence? Did they really want the following words to come out of the Big Brother TV screens?

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

Imagine the shock at the White House. President Bush could have choked on another pretzel. "The consent of the governed? What are they talking about? We've spent 8 years setting up authoritarian rule in this country and now FOX is trying to blow it."

That's right. The system of government we now have bears little resemblance to what the Founding Fathers envisioned for America. The consent of the governed is supposed to be expressed by our representatives in Congress, but President Bush has issued 100s of signing statements that ignore new laws - our laws.

Bush is - in effect - a monarch, deciding what he'll do based solely on his whims. In short, when it comes to our rights, he has become "destructive of these ends." So the FOX Network - by pointing this out - was actually advocating that we "alter and abolish" the Bush/Cheney administration and "institute new Government." Why else would they bring this up? Now I admit, it was a little surprising hearing this given the FOX position on things but the network has shown poor mental aptitude before. That's why they think President Bush is so bright.

But even the dumb-asses at FOX knew they had a problem. See, they wanted to include the John Hancock anecdote: The story where he says his signature is big so that even King George could read it. This has grown so that people say, "Let me put my John Hancock on it," when they're signing something. Plus we've all heard the King George line many times.

So yesterday when FOX had the words changed from "King George" to "Fat George", I knew why. The reference was just too close to the King George we have now. This proves FOX knows there's a problem, and that by citing the Declaration of Independence they had basically called for the overthrow of our current monarchy. The quote change was their feeble attempt to cover their tracks a little. After all, our current King George is a lot of things, but nobody can say that he's fat.

Despite all this, it was still nice to hear those words yesterday. Sort of nostalgic, really. But we don't need to recite documents like the Constitution and this one. We need to resuscitate them.

13 Comments:

At 1:49 PM, Blogger Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

Well said.

Nice to see you posting something.

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger Ruben Bailey said...

Seriously. Welcome back, man! Hope you might think about blogging regularly once again.

 
At 8:09 AM, Blogger zizban said...

What has happened in the last seven years has been deeply saddening to me. You put into beautiful words my thoughts exactly.

 
At 8:42 AM, Anonymous gabrielAmerican said...

If I'm not mistaken, they left the list of grievances found in the Declaration out of the recitation. Guess they would have hit too close to home.
Here are a few...

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

 
At 8:51 AM, Blogger Craig C Clarke said...

They're just lucky they didn't recite the bill of rights.

 
At 9:12 AM, Blogger Auntie Maimed said...

I saw the very patriotic opening to the super bowl and was wondering why faux had suddenly jumped the shrub co. ship? The last place I'd expect to see anything about REAL patriotism and personal freedom is faux. I assumed someone had made a mistake, or that it would all end with a big crescendo, a wide shot of the NY attack memorial site and a reminder for everyone to shop or else.

When they spoke the line regarding fat george I laughed. Who could they mean but the smirking idiot currently putting his personal stain on the seat in the oval office? Changing 'king' to 'fat' did not turn the point of the sword from the idiot presidunce. In fact it made me think they were now openly calling him names.

I'm sure turd blossom or dick was on the phone to rupert about it three seconds after it aired.

 
At 9:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good commentary. What I find the most disheartening is with all the evidence (Downing street memos for example) and enough smoke that the fire is clearly nearby, there has been no congressional push for hearings of impeachment. It truly boggles my mind and has left me completely cynical about our government. As a bumper sticker said, "Will someone give Bush a blowjob so we can impeach him already?"

 
At 9:50 AM, Anonymous Jeff MacIver said...

I'd really like to see the video of the change of the quote from "King" to "Fat" George. I have no doubt that you are correct, but I think it would be even better if you could show them in the act of rewriting a quote from one of our Founding Fathers to suit their own needs. I did some poking around and did not find it...but if anyone could post it, that would be great.

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger randy said...

I was thinking the same thing while watching. I believe they are still under the impression that any show of "patriotism" will have a positive propaganda effect. News Corp. hasn't changed it's calendars since 9/12/01, so they have no idea what's really going on in the country. Good analysis but i think we're reading a bit 2 much into the changing of "king" George to "fat" George.

 
At 12:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

New guy here. Glenn Allenson aka taurus ink aka the grunter blatherer.

Excellent work by all. My view of Faux Noose's choice of 'fat' is in line with the first writer.

Be sure that the war cheerleaders at fooks noise do not unfurl their blood-soaked pom poms without first having every noun and verb double-checked and poked with the sick stick that Roop soup Murderawk uses to prop up that long-dead ghoulish bag of spare parts he uses to embody the putrid vitriol-filled heart cavity that propels him.

The spasmodically flapping lying lips at faux, grunting along while hauling their tumerous growths in tow,[shrill oh really, nil cablowhole, and those rejects from a voodoo doll factory with the black hole eyesockets that think they're women],
get their marching orders from way up low.

And this editing of such an auspicious document was not done without careful thought, or what must pass as thought, to these un-popped kernals in the popcorn bowlful of media whores.

Thank you, Good Folks!

Peace!

 
At 7:00 AM, Anonymous Mam said...

Welcome back Bill....you have really been missed.
Have kept you in my history mode and checked often to see if you were back and today I hit 'paydirt'.
Emjoyed you past posts so much, will keep checking here to see if you are back for good. Sure hope so.

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger Janice said...

Fox isn't happy with the repub candidates, they wanted Rudy. They figure if they can get rid of Bush, they can get their own man into office and then onto the ballot. Or are after Jeb or someone other than McCain, who they're all apoplectic over.

 
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