Picking on Jeffro

Alt hed: Meaningless gestures are still gestures.

Where would we be without journalists to pick over the White House Proclamations page and bitch because there’s not an o-fficial Katrina proclamation and mandatory nation-wide flag-lowering? Kee-rist.

I honestly can’t think of anything more irrelevant or completely not-really-helpful than a freaking government proclamation of anything. Hot air…federal hot air…tax-dollars hot air. Like everybody’s sitting on their hands waiting for a proclamation. Show me one person, besides mediots who just want to bitch, who is moved because of a proclamation. Jesus. I think I could live the rest of my life without hearing another government proclamation. There’s some budget-dollar-savings for ye — how much do they pay the proclamation writers? And how many are there? Jeff could then hire them to write About.com Proclamation blogs.

UPDATE: O, sing hallelujah! The day is saved:

Honoring the Memory of the Victims of Hurricane Katrina Proclamation
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of Amercia

As a mark of respect for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, Tuesday, September 20, 2005. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

GEORGE W. BUSH

Now we sit back and wait for all the Leftoids to get diarrhea-mouth about empty gestures from Chimpy McBusHitler.

4 thoughts on “Picking on Jeffro

  1. Flying flags at half-mast is what you do when there’s nothing you can do except make a symbolic gesture. A good example is when someone like a Chief Justice dies. What Bush needs to do is fly the flag at half-mast for Rehnquist and say nice words at the funeral, because that’s all he can do there, while making sure that a huge number of practical non-symbolic things are done in New Orleans to help the survivors.

    Not that I need to explain this to you, Fat Guy, but for anyone else reading this . . . .

  2. Yeah but if he does that, then the squealing will break every window in the Eastern Seabord: “He’s only doing it for Rehnquist! He doesn’t care about the poor black Hurricane Slave Victims!”

  3. Fuck you, fat guy. You and Lileks think you’re cute with that Chimpy McBushHitler shit, which allows you to pretend that ALL criticisms of Barbara’s Son are off-base and have no merit. But you know better. And so do I.e

  4. I’m not pretending any such thing, dork. Read it again, maybe out loud this time. Have somebody explain it to you. Then go stick your wee-wee in a light socket.

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