Friday, August 24, 2007

How many things annoyed you in that sentence?

Random irksome quotes from this article:
  • President Bush will return to the Gulf Coast next week, where hard times and resentment linger two years after Hurricane Katrina's massive strike.
  • Bush will fly into New Orleans on Tuesday after giving a speech about the Iraq war...
  • Neighborhoods are in ruins. Crime, inadequate health care and faulty infrastructure are pervasive.
  • The Bush administration is still dogged by charges of an inadequate response - first, for the way it handled the crisis, and more recently, for not spending more time on it.
  • [This is] only his second since he visited during the one-year anniversary last August.
  • The Gulf Coast's plight did not even get a mention in his State of the Union address this year.
  • The White House says criticisms of its efforts are wrong.
  • ``The president continues to follow through on his commitment to help local citizens rebuild their lives and communities on the Gulf Coast,'' [Bush spokesman Gordon] Johndroe said.
  • Bush himself emphasized to Gulf Coast residents that the government has not forgotten them when he last toured the area - a sign of how common that perception is.
  • "...Congress and Bush should come together and ensure that federal dollars are no longer ensnared in red tape ``that has continually inhibited our recovery.'' --Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu
  • Meanwhile, Bush is nearing the end of a vacation at his ranch in central Texas, where's he been biking and clearing brush in the searing heat.
  • The White House is billing his speech Tuesday to the American Legion as part of a new effort to frame the Iraq war in historical context.
I counted 23,670,289 items in that story that made me want to stick a fork into my leg. Did I miss any?


At 9:15 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Bill Maher's back tonight! That'll cheer me up as I remove the fork.

At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's Bush's fascination with clearing brush? What IS that? Do they not have someone else to do it there? Is it the only thing he understands how to do? Does he earn Mommy points if he clears the brush then clears his plate at dinner? I'm sorry, but it always sounds so pathetic.

At 9:38 PM, Blogger Kirsten said...

Bill Maher! Whee!
Yey another show I don't get up here and am forced to watch online...
Still, Whee!

At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The phrase "President Bush" never fails to bother me.

At 12:25 AM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

I know. I avoid typing it whenever possible. It makes my keyboard shudder.

At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I only found 23 million things that bugged me. Don't tell me what I missed GL, I don't want to know.

Thank goodness for Bill Maher. We've been watching him for years and he's still a breath of fresh air.


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