Thursday, September 23, 2004

What, no more subliminable misunderestimation?

Well whaddayaknow... somebody on the news finally did their fucking job.

Peter Jennings on ABC World News Tonight, 21 September 2004:

JENNINGS:
We were struck today by a very pointed attack by President Bush on John Kerry. First of all, this is what Mr. Bush said:

[begin video clip]

BUSH:
We agree that the world is better off with Saddam Hussein sitting in a prison cell.

And that stands in stark contrast to the statement that my opponent made yesterday, when he said that the world was better off with Saddam in power.

I strongly disagree.

[end video clip]

JENNINGS:
And this is what Mr. Kerry actually said:

[begin video clip]

KERRY:
Saddam Hussein was a brutal dictator who deserves his own special place in Hell.

But that was not...in and of itself, a reason to go to war.

The satisfaction...that we take in his downfall does not hide this fact:

We have traded a dictator for a chaos that has left America less secure.

[end video clip]

JENNINGS:
Trying to keep track of the Iraq debate.

Not that I think it will do any good, having such things pointed out... I tried for a long time to maintain a sort of 'relative truths' approach to politics and religion, but I finally had to surrender and admit that there is overwhelming evidence that a large number of people are complete idiots. This might explain why there are so many people who don't see anything wrong with tampered elections and faulty voting booths: democracy must be working, from their point of view, because they are so ably represented... the Grand Poobah of all idiots currently resides in the White House (well, except for the record 40% of the time he is out of the office).

[via The Gamer's Nook]

2 Comments:

Blogger krishna said...

Do you know that President Bush and Senator Kerry share a common heritage? According to Guardian, the battle between Bush and Kerry has turned so nasty as it is, after all, a family affair. Both men are descendents of the same man, one, Edmund Reade, a native of the country of Essex in England. His daughters migrated to America and married into powerful families, Winthrop and Lake. The common heritage makes President Bush and Monsieur Kerry ninth cousins, twice removed. Now, only Time will tell whether the common heritage includes idiocy.
( You seem to be better in health, emotional and energy terms. Hopefully, the new treatment is yielding some encouraging results or was the "Burning man " therapeutic?
Agni is supposed to be purifying.)
 

Blogger Foobario said...

It seems to be the way of things that moderately powerful people remain powerful until there is some sort of revolution, but highly powerful people remain powerful forever. The microcosm in which Bush the Lesser has been awarded a life of privilege by his father is just a continuation of the macrocosm of nepotism and 'good ole boy' networks that have existed forever... it's like an American version of Indra's net, in which the greed and stupidity of each despot is reflected in all of the others.

I truly hope Kerry is (a) elected and (b) poorly reflective.

As for me, my body is worse but my head is better. Burning Man was indeed therapeutic in the short term, wearying in the long term. Acupuncture is poky and so far every treatment makes my symptoms worse, which shocked me because I didn't think it would do *anything*... now if only it would do something *good*.
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