Thursday, October 06, 2005

Lies And The Lying, Liars Who Tell Lies While They Lie There And Then Lie Some More. Liars!

OK that’s a take on the Al Franken book that I read. It’s very entertaining and a little liberal. That’s an understatement. But it’s funny so I enjoyed it. I never knew that Stuart Smalley was so smart and witty. I hear he’s even running for senator somewhere. Anyway, I liked the book but I read it so long ago I can’t comment on the specific arguments he made.

Athene Aquinas has visited my site and proclaimed it good. Her site has been a source of enjoyment for me so I linked to her. If anyone mentions my name in their site then they get an automatic special posting and of course a link back. (At least on the post.) Check out her site. She lives in Germany. She comes from Iceland. She is named for a Greek Goddess and a Christian Philosopher. This one’s got credentials.

In her post here she discusses why she complains about Bush. It’s one long paragraph and I take credit for it being formatted that way. Or the blame depending on how you look at it. She has some funny anti-Bush stuff on her site which is, I guess, funny, if you’re anti-Bush.

Anyway, if you read the post then you can come back here to read my comment or stay there to read it.

My response:

Yeah. I agree with the point on Iraq. That if Bush hadn't lied to us but told us he was going in for reasons moral and just I guess I'd be a little more for this engagement. But I also think that he had more reasons that just Saddam is a bad guy to do it. Some of the arguments I've heard: "He gassed thousands of his own citizens to death." That's terrible. Shades of Hitler there. But when did he do that? The eighties!! Yes the 1980s when I was just a teenage hormone. Are you to say that Bush went to war with a guy that three other presidents didn't go to war with for those reasons. Even Bush's father waited for the guy to go invade another country before he stepped in. I heard a funny comment by someone on NPR about a year ago. I can't remember who it was, she was female and an author, that's all I can remember. But she said: "Bush Sr. went to war with Iraq to prove to the world that you cannot unilaterally use your force to invade another country. Bush Jr. went to war in Iraq to prove that you can." Very insightful.

As long as we’re anti-Bush my Grandfather sent me a funny joke. He likes this administration just as much as I do. He complains that when Bush has to speak to the press off the cuff he sounds like an idiot, which almost anyone who’s paying attention should agree with. Even if you like the administration you have to admit he stumbles over his words says really ridiculous things almost all the time.

Here’s the joke:

Donald Rumsfeld is giving the president his daily briefing. He concludes
by saying: "Yesterday, 3 Brazilian soldiers were killed."

"OH NO!" the president exclaims. "That's terrible!"
His staff sits stunned at this display of emotion, nervously
watching as the president sits, head in hands.

Finally, the president looks up and asks, "How many is a

You have to really not like Bush to think this is funny. And I think it’s funny so you make the connection there.



Neutron said...

Love the joke!

ObilonKenobi said...

Isn't it great. My grandfather is the king of forwarding jokes and once in a while he comes up with a good one!