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Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Chump has Jumped, an online slang dictionary by the people and for the people, has a new entry that has recently been used by The New York Times' own Maureen Dowd to describe the prez. According to her, Bush has "jumped the couch."

The term "jumping the couch" brings to mind recent Cruise-crazy behavior on the Oprah show when speaking of his lovely new paramour from that TV show that involves lots of young privileged snots acting morose. That's what the term intends to bring to mind according to the two definitions listed on

1. Jumping the Couch

The defining moment when you know someone has gone off the deep end. Inspired by Tom Cruise's behaviour on Oprah. Source: Asher77, Melbourne Australia, Aug 8, 2005

2. Jumping the Couch

1. The realization that someone has gone off the deep end. 2. Acting wildly foolish.Source: LucySkyDiamonds, S.A., El Salvador, Aug 5, 2005

Dowd espouses that Bush has definitely and irrevocably jumped the couch as evidenced by the continued bloodshed in Iraq, oblivious to the growing tide of Americans who not only oppose it but are likely soon to visibly oppose it. Anyone heard of Vietnam?

Disgustingly, White House reporters would rather grill out with our idiot president than grill him with questions about his decisions and indecisions. They attended a cookout at his ranch on Aug. 25. To get to the waiting food, drinks and the cool water of his swimming pool, they had to sidestep Cindy Sheehan and the multiplying numbers of average citizens who have traveled to Crawford, Texas, to perhaps cause the president to raise an eyebrow or at least think about the ongoing atrocity abroad. That hasn't happened yet.

Just as the public is coming out more visibly against the war, so are pop culture icons. Green Day has an anti-war song, and so does the Rolling Stones. In the Washington Post, Gary Hart started off a recent op-ed piece with this line from an anti-Vietnam War song, "Waist-deep in the Big Muddy, and the big fool said to push on."

Enough said.

We are mad as hell, George, and, soon, we will be cohesive enough to possibly do something about it. Do you really want to keep pushing your luck?

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