Tuesday, 18 October 2005

Idiocy of the Day: 6th Edition -or- Thank Goodness we have the AP!

Idiocy of the Day: 6th Edition -or- Thank Goodness we have the AP!
In breaking news, Darlene Superville (if that's her REAL name) of the AP has achieved unprecedented investigatory infiltration in this story [breitbart.com], where she travels to the heart of wickedness - KARL ROVE'S GARAGE!

From Darlene's story:

The inventory, seen from outside:
_Some cardboard file boxes stacked one on top of the other, labeled "Box 6," "Box 4" and what appears to be "Box 7." No sign of boxes 1, 2, 3 and 5.
What evil secrets must boxes 1, 2, 3 and 5 hold that their content has been spirited away?

_What appear to be paint cans stacked alongside a folded, folding chair.
They "appear" to be paint cans. But then, why would they be stacked beside a folding chair? And why was the chair not UNfolded?

_A rather large wood crate marked "FRAGILE" and painted with arrows indicating which way is up. On top of the crate, two coolers.
As the AP so insightfully informed us many years ago, without assistance the Bush administration cannot ascertain the direction "up."

_A tall aluminum ladder.
A tall ladder! What possible use would an administration official have for a TALL ladder?!

_A snow shovel leaned in front of another cardboard box.
Further evidence that the MSM was correct when they informed us that Rove was shovelling it.

_Wicker baskets inside of wicker baskets on top of a shelf running the length of the rear wall. Transparent plastic storage bins crammed with indiscernible stuff. Another cardboard box.
The need for TOTAL transparency is absolute. Why, if the administration is being transparent, is this "stuff" indiscernible?! And a cardboard box WITHOUT A NUMBER! Oh, what evil must lurk within!

_In one corner, the rear wheel of a bicycle sticks out, along with what appears to be a helmet.
Where, pray tell, has the bicycle's rider vanished to? And it what condition is the apparent head that once occupied the apparent helmet?
_Another ladder, this one green, leaning sideways.
What evil conspiracies must be afoot to require two ladders, of different color and composition, stored in different positions!

It boggles the mind to consider the cunning devilry that must've amassed such a collection. In these times when our attention is oft diverted by trivialities such as terrorism, earthquakes and tsunamis, thank goodness we have the angelic self-sacrifice of Darlene Superville and the AP to brave the black heart of the enemy and bring us KARL ROVE'S GARAGE!

UPDATE: Oops! I misspelled CARL KARL. Sorry about that Carl Karl.

Monday, 17 October 2005


Now that the main stream old biased media has stopped hyperventilating over President Bush' "staged" interview with troops, why not read the account of a first-hand witness? Read this.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin

How many posts has it been since I mentioned my mistrust of the media?

Wednesday, 12 October 2005

Idiocy of the Day: 5th Edition

Idiocy of the Day: 5th Edition
...and the winner is Dana Milbank of the Washington Post for this piece of... um... er... journalism?

Thankfully, we don't have to worry about 9/11, Osama bin Laden, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Katrina, Rita, Pakistan or SCOTUS as yardsticks of Presidential progress. Why not? Because we can now judge our President's performance simply by counting the number of times he blinks.

Yes, you read it correctly. Dana Milbank is judging the President by counting his blinks. In the article he mentions 'blink' or 'blinks' no less than eight times. To wit:

Bush blinks twice. He touches his tongue to his lips. He blinks twice more. He starts to answer, but he stops himself.
The president was a blur of blinks, taps, jiggles, pivots and shifts.
Bush blinked 24 times in his answer. When asked why Gulf Coast residents would have to pay back funds but Iraqis would not, Bush blinked 23 times and hitched his trousers up by the belt.
When the questioning turned to Miers, Bush blinked 37 times in a single answer -- along with a lick of the lips, three weight shifts and some serious foot jiggling.
Through the entire passage, he blinked only 12 times.
With so little going on in the world, it must be difficult to produce serious journalistic compositions with a level of contemplation approaching that of, oh , say a 10-year-old.

Grow up, Dana.

Remembering Oct. 12, 2000

Stars and Stripes has published a moving tribute to those who died 5 years ago today on the USS Cole in one of a string of terrorist attacks against the US that went virtually unanswered

Sunday, 9 October 2005

Should we help Pakistan?

Should we help Pakistan?
We have seen yet another tragedy taking thousands, even tens of thousands of lives, this time in Pakistan. Should we help?

Many will point out how people in Pakistan celebrated when the World Trade Center towers fell. They will be correct.

Many will point out how Pakistanis not only call themselves enemies of America, but they do so with pride. They will be correct.

Many will point out that if we help them heal and rebuild, they may attack us again. They will be correct.

But there are other things to consider. Yes, many enemies (who would love to see Americans on the endangered species list) are victims of this earthquake. However, victimized along side them are innocents and friends. Everyday people; mothers, fathers, grandparents, and children are among them. Muslims who do not live to kill are among them. Christians and people of other faiths are among them.

So, if we deny aid because our enemies live there, we will also be denying aid to innocents and friends who are truly in need of our help. And I would submit that if the criteria for rendering aid to nations is the lack of resident enemies, then we do not qualify to help ourselves.

Further, if we deny aid, our enemies will continue to view us as enemies. If we openly and graciously help, they may have reason to see us in a different light. If, through our support, we affirm our common humanity some will see us as fellow human beings rather than enemies. Of course, many of our enemies will think us 'suckers' and simply continue to hate. Those are beyond humanity's reason. But why not reach out to those who can be reached?

A good friend of mine married a Christian woman who immigrated (legally, thank you) from Pakistan. To see her on the street you do not see a Pakistani. You see an American. To talk with her, you do not hear an extremist. You hear an American. To laugh with her, you do not laugh with an enemy. You laugh with a fellow American. By the grace of God, her family does not live in the region that suffered the earthquake. If they had, I would not share in the suffering of an enemy, but I would share in the suffering of another human soul.

This is not a time to count the casualties of our enemies, but a time to lend a helping hand to our friends who are in their midst. I, for one, will help. Will you join me?