Friday, July 20, 2007

Perverse Pleasures

My friend the astrophysics major has a lefty friend (LF) who argues politics with her and sometimes with me too. For LF, lefty politics is his big passion, and when people disagree with him, he can get apoplectic. It's really fun to watch.

Every once in a while, I see something that I know will set LF off. And to be honest, LF isn't anywhere near as deranged as Code Pink and other lefty extremist groups. It gives me great pleasure when I see these things and imagine the screaming.

When my mom and I were having first-motorhome trouble in Texas, we went to Wal-Mart to get jumper cables and flashlights, and when we got to the sporting goods department and rounded a corner, there in front of us was a large group of locked display cases with all kinds of rifles, shotguns, and other weaponry.

It was Texas. It was beautiful. And the first thing I thought of was how horrified the lefties would be if they saw it, and that thought gave me pleasure. So I stood there, looking at the guns and savoring the whole thing.

Today has given me a new moment of such a perverse pleasure. The AP reported today that President Bush will be undergoing a colonoscopy tomorrow. That's not the thing of beauty, though.

President Bush will have a colonoscopy Saturday and temporarily hand presidential powers to Vice President Dick Cheney, the White House said.

I'm not really sure why, but the people on the left who suffer from Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS) seem to be even more deranged by Dick Cheney. The ones who are serious about impeaching Bush are careful to call for Cheney's impeachment first, so he can't take the Presidency after Bush is thrown out in disgrace. So the idea of Cheney being the leader of the free world, even for only a few hours, has got to be more than they can take.

Some days give gifts beyond what you can think or imagine.

Update (July 21, 2007, 8:20pm):

Life as we know it was not destroyed by Vice President Cheney's being in charge. The AP reported today that President Bush is back after the successful removal of five polyps.

Nothing occurred during the 2 hours and 5 minutes of the transfer that required Cheney to take official action, [White House spokesman Scott] Stanzel said.


Malott said...

It would be even better if there was some liberal legislation that he could veto while in charge.

But now I'm getting greedy.

SkyePuppy said...

Now you're talking. And with a cherry on top.

Branddobbe said...

Mom I love you but please never post about the President's butt again.