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A few days ago I posted Babs beautiful mind’s farts in Sarah’s general direction
“I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful,” Barbara Bush said. “And she’s very happy in Alaska, and I hope she’ll stay there.”
Now, it’s Palin’s turn and I must say I like her answer. I think Al Gore and John Kerry can also appreciate it:
Said Palin: “I think the majority of Americans don’t want to put up with the blue bloods. And I say it with all due respect because I love the Bushes. The blue bloods who want to pick and choose their winners instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners.”
I would have used democracy instead of competition, but the gist is right on the money.
In related news, Obama gives an answer that reminded me of W and Bin Laden
That’s a relief.
Now I can go to bed.
If we don’t do this or that, the terrorists win – so became the joke of the Bush administration since 9.11.
Let’s remember what terrorism is. per Merriam-Webster
–noun1.the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes.2.the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.3.a terroristic method of governing or of resisting a government.
a headline from Federal Times – DHS:
Rapiscan Systems, meanwhile, has spent $271,500 on lobbying so far this year, compared with $80,000 five years earlier. It has faced criticism for hiring Michael Chertoff, the former Homeland Security secretary, last year. Chertoff has been a prominent proponent of using scanners to foil terrorism. The government has spent $41.2 million with Rapiscan.
“The revolving door provides corporations like these with a shortcut to lawmakers” and other decision-makers, said Sheila Krumholz, of the Center for Responsive Politics.
I can’t believe their name is actually Rapiscan. What? Rape Scan was taken?..
But that is only part of the reason. That takes us to the second meaning of the word “terrorism”
2.the state of fear and submission produced by terrorism or terrorization.
The media – which tells us how to vote is now telling us to obey. Relax and enjoy.
Yup. We are all big babies for not wanting to be touched in private places by strangers.
We don’t obey well.
All together now: HOPE! CHANGE! (of underwear).
and 2 US marines were already killed in this attack Read the rest of this entry »
My morning sneeze comes from Roger Ebert’s tweet. He tweets often, on many subjects, relevant and funny.
On this one I am afraid he put the emphasis on the wrong thing though
He should have said : “He said “women”
The article at the link sets it straight from the headline
This is a clarification of prior “game changing” statements
Pope Benedict XVI was quoted at the weekend saying condom use by male prostitutes could be a good thing, indicating the user’s intention to protect others from a deadly infection, apparently condoning the use of contraceptives for the first time. The Vatican yesterday confirmed that the same message applied to women sex workers.
In other words, when sticking his nose in other people’s bedrooms (or cars, or dark street corners), the Pope decided preventing disease is an acceptable reason for condom use.
But only if sex is traded for money, mind you.
I think some of his advisers since the original statement informed him shockingly, not only some priests go for adult males, but for some, women are of interest as well.
And, voila! Women are allowed to not get sick too!
Another giant step for women! (provided they sell it, mind you). They can now sell sex just like the guys!