Nothing Satanic here. Sorry, this blog is going to be a number of actual statements, with my trusty translations of these statements. 🙂
Statement #1, By Rep. John Boehner: “The White House and congressional Democrats know that their liberal special interest agenda is not very popular, and now they’re following a familiar pattern: When you can’t win an argument based on the facts, launch vicious political attacks. This ‘Chicago style politics’ — shutting the American people out and demonizing their opponents — they’re writing the health-care bill in secret, even though the president called for it to be at an open table to have C-SPAN cameras in the room.”
Translation: They’re doing to us what we did to them for years. Dammit, this sucks, but If I make it sound nasty and I throw the word Liberal in there, people will be shocked, SHOCKED (I hope)! And secrets are EVIL!!!! Just ask Sen. Ensign, or Gov. Sanford, or Larry Craig.
TYT on MSNBC. nuff said.
Statement #2, By White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs: “I think it’s pretty safe to say that the vice president was for seven years not focused on Afghanistan. Even more curious, given that an increase in troops sat on desks in this White House, including the vice president’s for more than eight months — a resource request filled by President Obama in March.”
“What Vice President Cheney calls ‘dithering’, President Obama calls his solemn responsibility to the men and women in uniform and to the American public. I think we’ve all seen what happens when somebody doesn’t take that responsibility seriously.”
Translation: Dick Cheney is a yammering idiot. We’re doing a job he and his boss didn’t do, and now WE’RE dithering? F*** off, dick. Unlike you, we don’t let the power go to our heads and we have our eye on the ball, you fat balding loon.
Statement#3, by Kenneth Feinberg, the Treasury’s master for compensation: “The toughest problem I confronted was the chasm between the perceptions of Wall Street and the perception of Main Street. Different planets. No matter what decision I make, Wall Street will be unhappy…and there will be many people who will be unhappy that I didn’t go far enough.”
Translation: The really rich people on Wall street, your masters, will be displeased that we are attempting to take a pittance from them. But it doesn’t matter, they’ll still be rich regardless, and in the end they’ll still get their money one way or another, and they’ll still run America. I can’t win here, so I’m going to do what little I can to make sure that no one does. When push comes to shove I’m gonna cover my ass, and I don’t care what anyone thinks. F***’em, F*** everyone.
That’s it for me. This viddy has nothing to do with anything here. A Happy Christmas song from Eric Idle, a personal fav of mine.
Today’s Nuggets, Via Wikiquote: One of the things that [his old professors at Yale] said is that back in 1960 he was a guy who was looking for simple ideas about the world, most of them rooting back to the idea of the United States being able to do whatever it wants without any consequences. I don’t think Dick Cheney has changed at all, but I do think we often see different faces of him when he believes it is politically convenient. John Nicholls
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations is an admirable work, and I studied it intently. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more. Winston Churchill
Saying “We will destroy terrorism” is about as meaningful as saying: “We shall annihilate mockery.” Terry Jones