In a glaring display of bad judgement, Scott McClellan, a Whitehouse spokesman, tried to lie for the administration that employs him
(self-preservation at its finest). McClellan started by proclaiming that water is, in fact dry, and that the sky is green. After warming up,
McClellan, with a straight face, said "Flood control has been a priority of this administration from Day One." And the award for Worst Performance
by a Supporting Criminal goes to...
Being lied to by government officials has a way of ruining the taste of eggs in the morning. It really sets a sour flavor on the tongue, and makes
the very act of consuming eggs seem unpleasant. Normally I love eggs. Needless to say, I was upset. Having turned me off my breakfast, this
McClellan fellow found himself the unwitting target of my ire for the day.
I consider myself a rather proficient liar. I learned from a master, and take the art of deception very seriously in and of itself, I have an
appreciation for the nuances often overlooked by amateur fibbers. In other words, I posess the necessary qualifications to judge a lie on its merits,
in and of itself.
The best lies, the ones that slip smoothly over doubt, are the fabrications based on truth. If you use the truth as an framework, from which to build
extensions of fiction, the fiction benefits from, at the very least, a connection to the truth, at most, such lies blend perfectly into the truth and
become a natural extension thereof. The lie told by McClellan couldn't have stuck out more if he'd tried, because not only is flood control not a
high priority to this administration, but this administration wanted to gut the programs and hang the skins for decoration! When one considers that
three quarters of a major US city are under 6-20 feet of water, it should become obvious that flood protection was not a priority.
If you say something is a priority, that leads people to think you value it. All we've been hearing for days is that the Whitehouse wanted 80% cuts
in flood control, and has pushed the cuts at least three years running. It was a priority alright, front of the line to be butchered. Carved up and
redistributed to corporations, and the politicians who maintain a vested interest therein. We've got an oil pipe maker who used to defend superfund
site defendants in court, running the Department of the Interior! We've got a Horse Trader as FEMA chief, a civillian for a SoD, and many, many more
travesties of appointment. Buncha beady-eyed homonculli crafted in the shadows and weaned on Reagan's teat, now all grown up with big teeth and
When officials get up to the mic, and utter lies so transparent as to be insulting, I see cracks forming in the armor of an administration that has
risen to power through lie, after lie, after lie. Broken promises have always been a dime a dozen in Washington, but the level of insult has reached
staggering new heights. Either the politicians in question have the situation on lockdown, past the point of public opinion having any bearing on
their plans, or they've literally bit off more than they can chew. I believe the former to be true, actually. However, I maintain hope that it's the
It would be interesting to see the supporters of this administration actually pay attention to the contradictions and double-speak, see the enormous
conflicts of interest for what they are, start to understand the anger exhibited by 'the other half', the anger they've decried so vocally as being
immature and irresponsible, even unpatriotic. It would be interesting indeed, if partisans nationwide became aware of the enormous deception inherent
in a two party system controlled from the top down by ONE corporate agenda.
This is where we get back to the principles of lying for a moment before we end. If you're going to lie, try to keep it small, the little lies fare
better under scrutiny, and attract less attention all around. However, if you must lie big, lie REALLY big. Past a certain point, an enormous lie
becomes believable, in part oweing to its sheer size. It's a strange phenomenon that works on the principle of expectation. Nobody expects to be
told enormous lies, they can't bring themselves to believe anybody would risk telling a lie so big.
But this fool, McClellan, he screwed up big time. He told a medium lie, a very obvious, stinky-like-fart-in-car lie that could never be mistaken for
anything but what it is. Anyone who has been following the news for the past several days has heard the information regarding cuts in the budget.
Now they're confronted with this obvious contradiction, uttered by a man in the employ of the POTUS. And by the way, if you're still enjoying your
eggs this morning, please, for my sake (misery loves company), take pains to remember that all this nonsense has been funded exclusively by the
Paying taxes, to pay salaries, for professional liars, to lie to the people paying taxes! This guy McClellan must really think you're an idiot, if
he's going to tell this crap lie to you, the people of the United States of America, the folks who pay his salary. If he didn't think you were an
idiot, he would have told a smaller lie, maybe even one resembling the truth, or connected in some way to the truth. Instead, he chose to show his
contempt for you, and by proxy, the administration's contempt for you, by telling this outright, indefensible, heinously obvious LIE.
"Flood control has been a priority of this administration from Day One."
No, Scott, it hasn't been, as if the facts of the budget weren't enough to prove the case, there's the minor detail that an entire city is now under
water due to poor infrastructure and planning. You're a liar Scott, and I don't appreciate your assumption that I'm an idiot.
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