A Few More Appropriate Words


      "I know I can put two sentences together, and I know I can pronounce the word nuclear."  Rep. Dick Gephardt on debating Bush during the presidential campaign.  1

    "Saddam Hussein's reign of terror is about to end.  He will go quickly, but not alone.  In a parting irony he will take the U.N. down with him ... As we sift the debris it will be important to preserve - the better to understand - the intellectual wreckage of the liberal conceit of safety through international law administration by international institutions."  Richard Pearle in an op-ed piece for the London Guardian titled "Thank God for the Death of the U.N."  2

    "Al Jazeera has an editorial line and a way of presenting news that appeals to the Arab public.   They ... magnify the minor successes of the regime.  And they tend to portray our efforts in a negative light."  Secretary of State Colin Powell in an interview on NPR.  I liked this one since you can replace the words "Al Jazeera" with "FOX News" and "Arab public" with the "American public".  You could also just replace those words with "America's Corporate media" or "right wing Nazis".  3

    "Pray that the president and his advisors will seek God and his wisdom daily and not rely on their own understanding."  A prayer in a pamphlet given to U.S. Marines in Iraq.  Finally, a prayer I get behind.  4

    "I've invited my fellow documentary nominees on the stage with us.  They are here in solidarity with me because we like nonfiction.  We like nonfiction and we live in fictitious times.  We live in a time when we have fictitious election results that elect a fictitious president.  We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons, whether it is the fiction of duct tape or orange alerts.  We are against this war, Mr. Bush.  Shame on you.  And any time that you have the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, your time is up."  Michael Moore's acceptance speech for best documentary "Bowling for Columbine".  5

    "War on terrorism is perhaps a useful slogan, but it is not an ideology or a political movement or a sovereign country; it is a technique used to achieve either a political or military result, not unlike strategic bombing.  While I am in no way condoning the activities of al-Qaeda and the terrorist attacks ... it is still important to look beyond this activity to find what are the causative factors. ... What is at stake are the minds and hearts of the 1 billion Muslims throughout the world. ... Their quarrel with the United States is that they do not trust our government.  The reason for this is a pattern of behavior perpetrated by the U.S. government in South Asia and the Middle East over the last twenty years.  They believe the U.S. government has acted unilaterally, sometimes as a bully, and has sometimes used other nations for its own interests and abandoned them when the objective has been achieved.  Most importantly, they believe the U.S.. has unjustly supported Israel over the legitimate aspirations of the Palestinian people."  Retired Marine General Joseph P. Hoar testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee.  6

    "We could, of course, hold elections in Iraq, hand over power and go home.  But elections do not produce democracy."  Washington regime apologist Fareed Zakaria's unintended and understated indictment of America's lost democracy while meaning to speak of Iraq.  7

    "In a religious environment the value system is set.  That's not the case in a public school, where there are so many different kinds of values."  Education Secretary Rod Paige speaking of his preference for "the values of the Christian community".  It sounded like he might have also been referring to the Islamic fundamentalist schools that force blind obedience to their personal vision of Islam and the destruction of the Western world.  8

    "To be very blunt - and God watch over Paul's soul - I am a 99 percent improvement over Paul Wellstone."  Minnesota Republican Sen. Norm Coleman referring to his predecessor.  Yes, they can be that evil and that mean and that wrong.  9

    "I hope they're not in the parking lot stealing our hubcaps."  Potty-brained FOX News loudmouth Bill O'Reilly, emceeing a Washington benefit for an inner-city schoolchildren charity, noting the late arrival of one of the acts, a group of sixth - to eighth-grade boys. 10

    "Stock Rally, Though Tentative, Offers Hope for Economy"  LA Times headline that, as always, mistakes paper profits for the few as more important than lower unemployment and more real money to buy real products and services.  10

    "I have no problem with homosexuality.  I have a problem with homosexual acts.  And if the Supreme Court says that you have the right to [gay] consensual sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery.  You have the right to anything."  Remarks from religious fanatic and Republican (again I repeat myself) Sen. Rick Santorum.  Yes, they are that evil and that stupid.  11

    "[Clinton]  is a lawbreaker and a terrible example to our nation's young people."  Richard Anthony Delgaudio, major GOP fundraiser and ultra-conservative talk show regular, who recently admitted to the production and possession of child pornography.  Yeah, placing this just below the other right wing sex deviant was intentional.  12

    "Now that the 'nattering nabobs of negativism' has been replaced by the 'nattering nabobs of positivism', let us review what it is we are being assured of.  The occupation of Iraq will lead to peace, stability and democracy throughout the Middle East; the national debt can be lowered by lowering taxes; deregulation is in order because 'market forces' guide corporations to do the right thing; the environment is doing just fine; and global population is not a problem.  What, me worry?"  Robert Drury, in a Letter to the Editor of the LA Times.   13

    "Our nation's progress depends on the free flow of information."  The little moron exposing his absolute inability to tell the truth in his little speech following the signing of a presidential order that A) gives the vice-president, for the first time in America's history, the right to classify any document as "secret" by simply declaring it so, B) gives the government the right to classify any information by simply declaring that it's for "national security", C) proclaimed that every single word sent to American officials by foreign governments are automatically classified, D) vastly expands the power of the CIA to keep all of its records secret, and E) delays the release of old presidential records that have always before been declassified after 25 years.  14

    "I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country.  As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed.  I feel at this moment more anxiety than ever before, even in the midst of war"  Abraham Lincoln in an 1864 letter to a friend.  His fears have come to pass to an extent that would have sadden him to the depths of his very being.  15

    "Where did this idea come from that everybody deserves free education, free medical care, free whatever?  It comes from Moscow, from Russia.  It comes from the pits of hell."  Debbie Riddle, a Texas state legislature representative, who apparently is just as stupid as every other politician that rises to the top of the Texas cesspool.  Just for informational reasons, free public education was originally proposed by Thomas Jefferson and enacted by conservatives like Horace Mann and Andrew Carnegie.  Now think about this, folks, her fellow idiots and demons from the Nazi Right are in charge of this country.  Makes me nauseous.  16

    "The president may be the leader of the free world but Barney doesn't have a problem ignoring orders and going AWOL when he feels like it."  An unidentified presidential staffer talking about the moron's dog Barney.  Actually, Barney sounds exactly like his cowardly owner and how he went AWOL from the Texas Air National Guard for over a year before his daddy's buddies got him a free pass out of the military without having to pay the price for his disgusting and spineless behavior.  17

    "It's an affront to the Americans killed or injured in Iraq for the president to exploit the trappings of war for the momentary spectacle of a speech."  Sen. Robert Byrd, on the moron's carrier landing and photo op with him disgracing the uniform of our real men and women in the military.  As is always the case, cowards can dress up and pretend to be brave but their own actions prove their gutlessness.18

    "Santorum, that's Latin for asshole."  Bob Kerry, then Senator from Nebraska, on Sen. Rick Santorum, the idiot that expelled the feces found in the quote above.  19

    "The liberty we prize is not America's gift to the world, it is God's gift to humanity ... We do not claim to know all the ways of Providence, yet we can trust in them, placing our confidence in the loving God behind all of life, and all of history ... Events aren't moved by blind change and chance ... [but] by the hand of a just and faithful God."  These words have spewed from the pens and then out of the foul pie-hole of the moron, the very same moron who has murdered tens of thousands of innocent people in Afghanistan and Iraq and who is now casting his bloodshot eyes on other oil producing nations that he can cause even more massacres in.  20

    "Those who deface a Hummer in words or deeds deface the American flag and what it stands for."  Rick Schmidt, founder of the International Hummer Owners Group.  I guess that, in as much as the little right wing gnomes have resurrected the tribal totem protection, er , the anti-flag burning amendment once again, this idiot will probably find himself almost dealing with reality in this wonderful world of Nazi fetish worshippers.  21

    "Like President Theodore Roosevelt who created the National Wildlife Refuge System 100 years ago, President Bush is committed to protecting our valuable wildlife heritage now and for future generations."  Gale Norton, the moron's Secretary of the Interior on October 4, 2002.  I guess lowering even her already low moral character far enough to speak these words without gagging has finally caused her to realize that, in this regime, the feces goes all the way to bottom and it's time for her to resign before she becomes indistinguishable from those crap filled buffoons all around her.    22

    "Green Green Lima Beans."  The actual expression used by that stupid little moron when asked his opinion of environmentalists.  Wasn't exactly news in your local paper, was it?  23

    "I went to the Pentagon myself several times before the war started and met with important people there and said, for instance, at CNN 'Here are the generals we're thinking of retaining to advise us on the air and off about the war.'  And we got a big thumbs up on all of them.  That was important."  Eason Jordan, head of CNN news operations.  "Okay, we've got to leave it there."  Howard Kurtz, host of Reliable Sources.  So, you thought that CNN has any integrity at all?  In fact, the reality that Kurtz stopped Jordan from implicating CNN any further shows just how deeply his lips are buried in this regime's hind quarters.  24

    I suppose that's enough for now.  If nothing else, having these criminals and thugs occupying our government will always provide folks like me an easy ride each time I sit down to report on the stupidity and incest that passes for government.  

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