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October 06, 2005

Quick Note On The Speech

Bravo, at long last, thank you.

Posted by annika, Oct. 6, 2005 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: annikapunditry


Jeez, the man hasn't even finsihed yet, but you're right. This is the Bill Clinton bitchslap, and covers all of the nabobs of negativism. Wipes out Katrina & Meirs as issues in one fell swoop.

Oooooooo, paraphrased Reagan, and took Clinton to the hoop, "are they more safe or less safe". Damn this is classic.

Posted by: Casca on Oct. 6, 2005

Speech? OMFG, WHAT SPEECH?!?!! Did Bush finally make a Reagan-esque oratory to cheer me up?! Where can I see this?! FUCKING TELL ME BEFORE I KILL ALL TEH GODDAMN LIBS IN MY DORM!!!!11one

Posted by: reagan80 on Oct. 6, 2005

Here it is:


Posted by: annika on Oct. 6, 2005

Rush all over it on the radio show now. He kicked A-double-scribble and took name-single-scribble!


Posted by: Thomas C. Wyld on Oct. 6, 2005

Thanks, Annie.

Posted by: reagan80 on Oct. 6, 2005

The response immediately afterwards by the talking heads was uniformly classic too, "These are not the droids you're looking for". Dana Priest, and Gen. McCaffrey, "There's nothing new here."

Posted by: Casca on Oct. 6, 2005

It reached the dssired audience; no one gives a shit what the talking heads are saying.

The speech was a precursor of things to come.

he's tired of being beat up.

Stand back! They're rolling out the big guns for the November vote.

Betcha we gain...

Posted by: shelly on Oct. 6, 2005

I can only say, Why did he wait so long for a speach like this, and why not in a prime time big forum?

Posted by: Kyle N on Oct. 6, 2005

All and all ya gotta say this speech was a rank smelling sack of jingoistic slogans and revisionist history. Total crap.

A few of the stunning lies and deceptions and revisions:

"At the time of our Falluja operations 11 months ago, there were only a few Iraqi army battalions in combat. Today there are more than 80 Iraqi army battalions fighting the insurgency alongside our forces."

Although during Senate sub-committee testimony last week general Meyers said there is one battalion ready to fight successfully on its own. 80 in poor shape and name only.

"Throughout history, tyrants and would-be tyrants have always claimed that murder is justified to serve their grand vision. And they end up alienating decent people across the globe."

Yea, so? What makes him any different? You don’t think 20 000 Iraqi civilians were murdered by the US invasion?

"The United States, working with Great Britain, Pakistan and other nations, has exposed and disrupted a major black market operation in nuclear technology led by A.Q. Khan.

"An operation that was known to Masharef (sp) and was allowed to continue and when we discovered it no sanctions or punitive action was taken against Pakistan."

"Like the ideology of communism, our new enemy teaches that innocent individuals can be sacrificed to serve a political vision. And this explains their cold-blooded contempt for human life"

And what temperature is the Pinheads contempt for innocent life? Fucking hypocrite!

"The militants are aided as well by elements of the Arab news media that incite hatred and anti-Semitism, that feed conspiracy theories and speak of so-called "American war on Islam" with seldom a word about American actions to protect Muslims in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Somalia, Kosovo, Kuwait and Iraq."

He conveniently forgets to mention the millions of Muslims killer in the Iraq-Iran war that we promoted

"The government of Russia did not support Operation Iraqi Freedom, and yet militants killed more than 180 Russian schoolchildren in Beslan."

He conveniently forgets to mention the Russian struggle in Chechnya with Muslim extremists which predates 911 by years. Duh!

I am too sick to my gut to continue. Needless to say, this man is evil incarnate masquerading as a dumb chimp.

Posted by: Strawman on Oct. 6, 2005

I'm so glad that strawman took the time to type all that up so I could read the first lines and then ignore the rest. Hope you like talking to yourself.

Posted by: TBinSTL on Oct. 6, 2005

Shhhhhhhhhhh, TB, don't let him know that nobody reads it but Matt & Shelly.

Posted by: Casca on Oct. 6, 2005

Two things especially stuck with me, and might be long remembered from the speech:

1) "That is a dangerous illusion." - used to describe the, well, dangerous illusion that we can withdraw into our geographic cave and remain safe.

2) "He never goes along for the ride." - used to describe Bin Laden's penchant for encouraging others to martyr themselves.

There was lots of other wonderful stuff, and I found myself saying "hell yeah" as I listened to it. However, I think "dangerous illusion" and "along for the ride" are what will resonate with Middle America.

Posted by: gcotharn on Oct. 6, 2005

Actually, I'm hoping "along for the ride" will resonate with the Middle Middle East. Many in the Middle East will read about this speech. The speech was partially targeted towards them, and it should have an impact. Bush is a player, and the world pays attention.

Posted by: gcotharn on Oct. 6, 2005

Dictionary definition of a "Buckeye"- "A worthless nut, with soft meat inside".

Posted by: shelly on Oct. 7, 2005

Not everyone has the skillset to stumble in after midnight, AND write something that makes sense. I'd also advise not calling people and telling them what you REALLY think at that hour.

Besides, anyone who thinks that a Buckeye is a worthless nut has obviously never thrown one at his brother. They happen to be just the right weight to cause pain yet not draw blood, and they're too big to put-out-an-eye.

Posted by: Casca on Oct. 7, 2005

Great as the POTUS speech was, I sure liked the ROLLING STONES better! Caught their show in Charlottesville, Virginia, last night. Mick and the boys were spot on -- and their grace and rock spirit lasted thru a phony bomb threat that unseated a huge chunk of fans and halted the concert for more than a half-hour.

Yeah, yeah, it was only rock and roll, but I liked it!

Rocker himself -- but just a schmo in a choir

Posted by: Thomas C. Wyld on Oct. 7, 2005

Good New===========!Flash+++++++++++

"President Bush said to all of us: 'I'm driven with a mission from God.

`God would tell me, `George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan'.'

"And I did, and then God would tell me, `George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq...' And I did.

"`And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, `Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.' And by God I'm gonna do it.

I can rest easy now that I know for sure we are on a divinely inspired track in iraq and elswhere.

We always new he was ignorant and dim witted (and proud of it) and we always suspected he was answering to a higer authority, because he has none of his own, so this is really not big news. We thought it was ROve but who knew he though more of god.

I am sure there are going to be droves of right minded americans, red state gun toters, compassion enhanced justice seekers who will roll their eyes, put down their beers and spit.

And Shelly thinks the mid terms are going to be a gain for the forces of compassion, civility and honesty.

Shelly, you having experience in the law and all, and having a passing aquaintance with Orin, maybe you can explain to me why ROve and Libby still have jobs? Did the pinhead not say he would fire anybody involved in the Plame affair? And didn't McClennen dismiss as "crazy" the notion the Rove would have talked to anyone about this women? I don't get it? I thought a he was bringing a new era of openness and honesty to the White House? But alas, this white house appears to be full of rats and voles scurrying in and out of stinking mounds of religious slag don'tcha think? Unless you know something I don't.


Posted by: Strawman on Oct. 7, 2005

i like that vole reference. You don't see many vole references these days.

: )

Posted by: annika on Oct. 8, 2005


We are committed to a wide spectrum of animal references. Its a Brooklyn thing.

BTW, did you see the eyes on that little fella?
Is there someone who sits behind a big desk in an oval shaped office with the same eys or what! Dead on. Or brain dead on if you like.

Posted by: Strawman on Oct. 8, 2005