Sunday, September 23, 2007


I haven't been in the mood for commenting (complaining) on the world lately. Now I am:

  • Way to go, political leaders. That Ahmadinejad fellow wants to visit the WTC site, and everyone starts rending their garments. We don't know what's in his heart, so if he wants to pay respect, we should let him. Show him the videos and pictures of suffering humanity and maybe we all learn a little something about how to better solve our differences. Instead, we add a further wedge. Good job, idiots.

  • Shut up, you're not helping. You don't know anything, and all you are doing is adding to the din of "them versus us" politics. The president is responsible for Iraq, criticize his policies, motivations and management. Going after his subordinates as if they have the authority to change policy is silly.

  • Jesse Jackson- you aren't relevant, you are a racist and you should really just fade away. Barack Obama isn't black enough? What does that mean? What should he do to become more black? I can't imagine a positive, non-racist answer to that question.

  • I love the new truck commercials where they show pick up trucks doing ridiculous things. For my money, the originals are the best- a big ol' Toyota on a giant apparatus using its brakes to stop it from flying off of a cliff. But stopping a freight train with the fully boxed frame and dropping a Ford out the back of a cargo plane and then using said Ford to stop the plane is pretty awesome too.

  • I strongly protest the decrease in the usage of the verb "to be". The fender doesn't need sanded, it needs to be sanded. Learn the language!

  • There is a brand of smokeless tobacco ("chaw" or "chewin' terbackee") called Cope. Hilarious!

  • I've got aphids on my pepper plants!


    At Sunday, September 23, 2007 7:08:00 PM CDT, Anonymous cso said...

    Nicely done. CLO and I just spent the last 10 minutes arguing over point number one (if you are keeping score, he agrees with you, I think you are both idiots) - luckily the season premier of the Simpsons has quieted us like oh so much opium.

    At Sunday, September 23, 2007 10:26:00 PM CDT, Blogger gc said...

    Here I am "enjoying" another Bears loss, and you reminded me that I have that waiting for me. Thank you!

    What are your objections?

    At Monday, September 24, 2007 8:28:00 AM CDT, Anonymous cso said...

    CLO believes that if Ahmadinejad goes to the WTC site he will successfully make an ass out of himself, thereby continuing to prove he is a lunatic.
    I believe that he is much too smart (or his propaganda machine is too good) to allow that to happen. I believe that to allow Ahmadinejad to lay a wreath at the WTC site is to allow him to dance on a grave.
    I have to admit that I do not see this discussion with rational eyes. Here is a dictator who tells the world that the Holocaust did not happen and, to cheers, announces the death of Israel. Its a little difficult for me to not want to vomit at the thought of him even in the US. Its not logical. Its not rational. It is emotion. And I am ok with that because I am not in a position to have to make a decision based being rational or logical.

    At Monday, September 24, 2007 9:47:00 AM CDT, Blogger cljo said...

    All of that said, and the emotionalism of the WTC site aside, I think its fine that he is being given a forum at Columbia. That's probably a more appropriate setting.

    At Monday, September 24, 2007 6:09:00 PM CDT, Blogger gc said...

    I agree with all you both wrote.

    I guess I'm saying that we (the US collectively) should turn the other cheek and show him we're better than his insane ravings. The eagle doesn't hunt the fly, or something like that. We shouldn't dignify his insanity with anything. Unless we can arrest him for something, treat him well and give him no excuse for hating. Now he gets to go back and say "look how they treated me, they have no respect for us, you should go jihad on them."

    But my foreign policy concept is very broad in nature. Polite and respectful. Conciliatory in graces but unyielding in policy. My state department is full of the striped pants boys. Kill 'em with kindness. Potsdam rather than evil empire.

    Did you hear his introduction while at Columbia? The speaker blew him away.


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