Vermeer's The Concert

Vermeer's The Concert

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Bush Administration in Meltdown, First "Uncle" Donald Rumsfeld Resigns, Next FBI Director Robert Mueller Will "Retire"

World Breaking news !!!
"This not the End...."

The reverberations of the Democrats ascension to power is gathering pace, like a tsunami, news is breaking as I write.

"Uncle" Donald Rumsfeld has just resigned to President Bush !

His replacement is Bob Gates, a man who joined the CIA in 1966 as an analyst and became CIA Director in 1991.

Gates, a close family friend of the Bush dynasty is less forceful than Uncle Rummy which could be good news for the Generals who have been on the back foot since Uncle Donald has been at the Pentagon. Gates is currently preparing the Iraq study report with another Bush dynasty Sycophant Jim Baker and the changes in foreign policy contained seem sure to be implemented.

Upon reflection, I am afraid this looks like a case of
"Kissing your sister", not recommended too often.
Yet another Sycophant alongside Condy Rice.

Karl Rove is working on the theory that Republicans can snatch Presidential victory 2008 from Mid-term Congressional defeat 2006.

The secret plan includes Vice-President Dick Cheney standing down, on health grounds, and a new Vice-President being appointed, possibly Jed Bush, this may give Republicans an advantage going into the 2008 Presidential elections, then if the Bush adminstration becomes even more unpopular, it can be put down to a "Family affair" allowing Republicans to grab Presidential victory from the jaws of Mid-Term Congressional defeat.

The West Wing resembles a "Rudderless ship" drifting in the wind.

Watch this space for the news FBI Director Robert Mueller announcing his retirement.

Possible replacement is Kenneth Kaiser, who has just been promoted to Assistant Director of the Inspection Division where he will evaluate and audit FBI field offices and lead internal investigations from the Washington FBI Office.

In a John Roberts type manoeuvre, Ken Kaiser could find himself FBI Director before he settles into the Inspection Division job.

Then, with the shackles off the decent majority of FBI Agents, Whitey Bulger will be rounded up, the Stolen Vermeer will be heading back home to Boston, the rest of the Gardner art will surface, some in Boston, France and South America, and finally the FBI will be rid of those who have bought the office into disrepute in the recent past.

FBI Art Crime Team Boss, Robert "Billboard Bob" Wittman is awaiting the call to go collect the Vermeer.

FBI Special Agent Robert "Billboard Bob" Wittman can be contacted via:

FBI Philadelphia
8th. Floor
William J. Green Jr. FOB
600 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
(215) 418-4000

Personal Reflections on the American Mid-Term Election results, via John Quincy Adams:

The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles?
John Adams, letter to Thomas Jefferson, June 20, 1815

Cabalistic Christianity, which is Catholic Christianity, and which has prevailed for 1,500 years, has received a mortal wound, of which the monster must finally die. Yet so strong is his constitution, that he may endure for centuries before he expires.
John Adams, letter to Thomas Jefferson, July 16, 1814, from James A Haught, ed., 2000 Years of Disbelief

The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature; and if men are now sufficiently enlightened to disabuse themselves of artifice, imposture, hypocrisy, and superstition, they will consider this event as an era in their history. Although the detail of the formation of the American governments is at present little known or regarded either in Europe or in America, it may hereafter become an object of curiosity. It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of Heaven, more than those at work upon ships or houses, or laboring in merchandise or agriculture; it will forever be acknowledged that these governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses.

John Adams, "A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America" (1787-88

We should begin by setting conscience free. When all men of all religions ... shall enjoy equal liberty, property, and an equal chance for honors and power ... we may expect that improvements will be made in the human character and the state of society.
John Adams, letter to Dr. Price, April 8, 1785, quoted from Albert Menendez and Edd Doerr, The Great Quotations on Religious Freedom (1991)

As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?
John Adams, letter to FA Van der Kamp, December 27, 1816

These quotes reflect soulsearching by Americans in the wake of Puritanical policies imposed since 2000.

Final Quotes to Winston Churchill

"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

Speech given at the Lord Mayor's Luncheon, Mansion House, London, November 10, 1942.

I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, "Verify your quotations."

Sir Winston Churchill, quoted in Rudolf Flesch, ed., "The New Book of Unusual Quotations" (NY: Harper & Row, 1966), p. 311

More later...............

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