Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Much Ado

I posted the comments made by former First Lady Barbara Bush at a screenwriting site I belong to (The Writer's Building) and was shocked and dismayed at the reaction it received. Apparently some members complained to the webmaster that it was a political attack meant to create chaos and controversy, rather than mature, reasoned discussion.

So it was summarily removed without any input from me.

Which infuriated me, as the reason initially given for removing the post was because it wasn't "screenwriting related."

When I pointed out that the site contained other posts which were not screenwriting related per se, I was flatly told that it was the webmaster's discretion to remove what he considered to be "inflammatory" posts.

Naturally, this smacked to me of censorship. And I said so. Of course, the point I wanted to make about Barbara Bush and the country club mind set that is running our country got lost in the turbo charged rhetoric.

We impeached a President for getting a blow job from an intern and the right wing masturbated over that for months on end.

Now we have a catastrophe of historical proportions, the President was asleep at the wheel, Cheney was off closing on a two million dollar house, while Condi was buying expensive shoes in NYC when not attending Broadway musicals and watching the US Open from a front row seat.

Where are our priorities, folks? Not to mention our leaders? Half the country voted for Bush because he promised to keep us safe, unlike the other guy.

Four years and hundreds of billions of dollars spent on homeland security, and this is what we have to show for it: a toxic stew and hundreds of dead bodies floating.

Our President was too busy strumming a guitar.

That, and the disaster in Iraq, is Bush's legacy.

Mission accomplished, all right.

On a happier note, I have a new column up at Done Deal, and I started yet another script, SNOWBLIND, a thriller.

1 comment:

Lori in St Louis said...

I've been surprised by reactions as well. When I quoted Mrs Bush the elder to some coworkers, their response was, "Well they are (better off)." People are ignorant!