23 de novembro de 2007

Giving Thanks

"And so during these holiday seasons, we thank our blessings"
President Bush, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Dec. 10, 2004.

Yes, today is Thanksgiving, that most cherished of American holidays (even more than Christmas) celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November to give thanks for whatever Americans think is important and genuinely representative of their way of life: a dettached in suburbia, money in the bank, a Chevy in the garage, picket fences outside the yard, the stars and stripes afloat, oil in Alasca, oranges in Florida and, last, but not in anyway least, Miss Teen South Carolina!
After a tantalising year, I believe Americans are happy they made it just another year! The Clintons have prepared succesion, ethnic minorities are paving the way to the White House with Obama, Giuliani wants some piece of the action, mortgage interest rates went sky high, Schwarzzie had his hands full in California, Dubbya was at his usual best, gas prices rocketed and the fellows in Iraq got their asses kicked on a daily basis. Indeed there's a lot to be thankful for.
We shall see what next year brings in terms of thankfulness. Will Gore end the taboo? What great new Bushisms will there be to mark the President's last year in office? Will the fellows in Iraq still get their butts kicked? I can't hardly wait!
One thing I'm certain... I'm sure gonna miss 'em Bushisms! So, today, of all days, I'm thankful for the joy the Texan Cowboy in the White House has brought the world!

10 comentários:

antonio disse...

Teen South Caroline, that's a positive thought!

Clinton’s dreams… hum! I vote for the teen girl.

Blonde, como sou genuinamente pretensioso, recomendo-te:

http://sempenas-ant.blogspot.com/2007/11/eu-e-o-meu-tamagotchi.html

quintarantino disse...

I don´t think Obama will make it... perharps Hillary will, but then she´s a woman... but I sure hope no Elephant gets the golden prize.
I know, Blonde to the White House... maybe she would invite me for Vice... who knows?

bluegift disse...

LOL! Boa imagem. Mal por mal prefiro o discurso do perú, tem um pouco mais de autenticidade.

Parece-me que o Bushinho vai aproveitar para limpar a cara, para amansar as políticas de investimento proprio que marcaram o mandato, principalmente em armamento e petrolíferas.

Reforçou os lobbies que pretendia tem os seus negócios assegurados. What else does he need?

Está na boa, ficou bem mais rico, a América pobre e poluída que se lixe.

Blondewithaphd disse...

Dear Antonio,
Do you really think I would forget that text of yours? No way!

Blondewithaphd disse...

Dear Quinn,
Man, you really know your elephants and donkeys!!!! I agree, much better to have a donkey in the White House!! (You absolutely surprised me on this one!!! You sure know politics!)
My dear, I would never invite you for Vice! Ever! That's just a symbolic role and I would certainly need someone that wouldn't just go to ceremonies and wait till something bad happened to me so you could be the next in line! No, no, no. You would be a Secretary of State (maybe Domestic Affairs or National Security, what do you say?)

Blondewithaphd disse...

Dear Blue,
So right you are! Let's hope the next that gets there is able to clean the mess this Cowboy left! But I'm telling you: it's not going to be easy!
If only Gore would run... who knows?

antonio disse...

Blonde my dear Blonde, my first angel at Notas.

About this post, I resent it. What can I do? I just love the man, those tiny little eyes, so close together with almost no space in between, the way he talks and laughs…

And then we have so much in common: the same difficulty in expressing ourselves in plain English, a great sense of humour, the same ideas over the crap of global warming, the same difficulty in understanding what those Arabs are doing with our oil, etc…

quintarantino disse...

Miss Blonde, a.k.a Future President... it's an honour to serve such beautiful, clever and highly skilled President!

bluegift disse...

Se há coisa que tenho é uma boa memória, e o Gore não me convence. Lembro-me demasiado bem dele durante o mandato do Clinton. Parece-me uma fera amansada, procurando a todo o custo o protagonismo político. Foi bom ter lançado um filme que defende a ecologia, pena que cheio de erros nos dados científicos apresentados. Nã, não me convence. Quanto aos americanos, tudo é possível menos um negro na presidência...

Carol disse...

Quin, a Secretary of State and you the President? I like that! Then, they (the Americans) would have something to be thankful for...
As for Bush... Well, I just don't like the guy! I wonder why...