Friday, April 25, 2008

"Wounded Warriors" Make Command Performance for the People Who Sent Them to War


Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, second right, and Veterans Affairs Secretary James Peake, right, laugh as President Bush inspects an air horn during a send off to members of Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride, Thursday, April 24,2008, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)


Hooray! Clap for the entertaining maimed vets, Condi! They're here to amuse you! And why shouldn't they? After all, they wouldn't be there if it weren't for Condi! So fun! A girl couldn't ask for braver, more photogenic props.

UPDATE: I put this up really early in the morning, so I've fixed what I later realized was one of the worst-constructed sentences to ever appear here. It's also interesting to note that the comments reveal this to be one of the most sickening spectacles ever presented on this site. It certainly impressed me!

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

No photo tells us more about the past 7+ years than this one ...

FranIAm said...

Nothing accessorizes for Condi like Ferragamo shoes and a wheelchair-bound vet!

Other women her age might marvel at other things that they have had a hand in, but for Condi, nothing says "job well done" like a legless man in a wheelchair.

karenzipdrive said...

Smiling and clapping for maimed veterans perfectly illustrates what makes a couple of psychopaths like Bush and Condi happy.
I hope they both end up in the section of Hell that pipes in Yoko Ono singing 24/7.

Maddy said...

I am always amused by how much George reminds me of my senile grandpa. The way he is looking at that airhorn is exactly the way my grandpa would be looking at it.

HRH King Friday XIII said...

Why is she even there? Shouldn't she be hunting down Jimmy "HUSSEIN" Carter or something?

divageek said...

This is the sort of photo that makes the Rude Pundit want to down a handful of Xanax and wash it down with Wild Turkey. It makes me feel that way, too.

Would love a link to a larger photo, so I can see Il Ducebag and his perplexity at the airhorn even better!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if these two deeply religious people experience any guilt about what they have done to this country and the world.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Two deeply religious people? Where? Surely you're not referring to George and Condi?

Lulu Maude said...

The vets aren't laughing. They aren't even smiling.

TeleFrank said...

"Il Ducebag"

that's sublime!!!

zoe said...

If ever a photo could make me despise them anymore, this is it. At the same time, it is painful - painful to see these men, their lives irrevocably altered, being subjected to the condescension of this group of sociopaths. ARrrrrgh!

jolie said...

I'm looking at this photo after hearing the terrible truth about iraq & afghan veteran suicide rates. the head of the VA tried to keep it under wraps, publicly estimating fewer than 800 last year, when the real number is 1,000 per month.

oh - and, uh ... "shhh!"

Anonymous said...

karenzipdrive, don't insult Yoko Ono like that.

Matty Boy said...

I'm usually on board with the making of fun about George and Condi and the gang, but this one is outside of "funny" and right smack dab in the middle of "tragic", bordering on "nightmarish".

The long winded way to say, words fail me.

dguzman said...

Their hubris and complete lack of empathy are mind-boggling. I don't think anyone standing in that photo has a human soul; they're all just laughing it up at Chimpy. As Matty said, words fail.

Anonymous said...

Dear admirers of PSP,

Allow me to share Matty's expressions of his human feelings (how can we not have such feelings in seeing this troubling photo) about this "iconic" picture, about which I hope (and many thanks to genius PSP in pointing it out) should be part of any history of our beloved country at the beginning of this new century, a beginning made horrid (and it need not have been) thanks to a power-grabbing/"kick-ass" fake Texas hick -- or, another words, a real spoiled preppie frat Boy with nothing to do but "stick it to 'em [whoever they are]" with the help of his Condipany.

By "sticking it to them," of course, I mean all of us the world over.

Anonymous said...

Makes my heart hurt.

Joe said...

The way I see it is that no one made the vets ride their big wheels in front of Busholini. They did it willingly and you know they were proud about it. "Why?",I ask myself. Haven't got a fucking clue. It's all thooper-doopper creepy.

Ms. A said...

This is the most disturbing photo I have ever seen posted on this blog.

Anonymous said...

It's sickening and horrific. You are truly perceptive, sparkle pony - for picking this photo.

Steve said...

Go ahead, put it in your mouth and pull the trigger.

Dreux said...

Yes, all the elements of comedy are present; but the grim reality of pain and suffering nullifies the humor; it's not funny 'cause it's true.

Jess Wundrun said...

Jeez, this photo makes my "Support The Troops" magnet seem so hollow.

Anonymous said...

Bush isn't looking at the airhorn in puzzlement, or senility. It's his way of dismissing the maimed vets in front of him. An airhorn is more worth his priveleged attention; that's the message. Think back to all the other times he's been arrogantly dismissive of anyone or anything he doesn't deign to grace with his attention.

Anonymous said...

Robert Altman willed that picture into existence from beyond the grave. Sublime, yet utterly vile.

Markvs said...

Why can't these suckers just go die somewhere, so we don't have to see photographs of them in their flag draped coffins? It's more fun to pretend like they don't exist. (sarcasm, obviously)

Anonymous said...

This makes my stomach turn over. They're like degenerate Romans watching a spectacle of suffering in the Coliseum. Soulless, heartless, evil.

Harry R. Sohl said...

It's Bush's way of dismissing the maimed vets in front of him. An airhorn is more worth his priveleged attention; that's the message.

Truer words were never spoken.

"I'm bored. It's all only maimed, legless vets from my war.

You know, I wonder, just what are the ingredients of an air canister?"

Because, that, you see, could be interesting or important.

cloudy said...

They are desperate to avert their eyes, so Decider looks at the doohickey in his hand, and the others look at Decider.

K. said...

These people make me so ill, they disgust me and they can't leave soon enough. Get them out of office and out of this country, they contaminate anything they come near or have anything to do with. They are the true axis of evil, along with their promoters and followers.

Anonymous said...

Do they give Pulitzer's for caption-writers?

They should.

-- desertwind

Anonymous said...

This photo belongs in a 21st-century "war on terror" Dada show.