The following are November 2006 “Quick Quips” with the newest ones on top:
RESPONSE TO SCOTT ADAMS ON HOW THE POPE AND THE LEADER OF TURKEY
ARE IN TALKS
Speaking of religious leaders, is there anyone above the rank of, say, alterboy that genuinely believes 100% of whatever they happen to be spouting as gospel? I ask this because other professions tend to have cynics at their head, men who have been around long enough to know where all the bodies are buried, so to speak, and have earned their self doubts. God knows heads of state tend to be pathological liars. Or, is it that they are just better at self delusion than others?
RESPONSE TO WORD THAT A RUSSIAN IS BUYING STEEL MILLS HERE
The Russians are Coming! The Russians are . . . what? Buying up Oregon’s entire Steel Industry?? Bush did what? Went (finally) to Communist Vietnam and is apparently pleading for trade deals? Communist China holds our national mortgage at its whim and creates much of our trade deficit? Communist N. Korea created a nuclear stockpile and thumbs its nose at us? Castro lived long enough to sip Geritol in still Communist Cuba? Sandanistas elected Daniel Ortega as President of Nicaragua? Socialist Venezuela dictating to us how much we will have to pay at the pump? Did Reagan really lose the Cold War and was just too embarrassed to tell us?
MISCELLANEOUS FOLEY FOMENTING
How can you tell if a professed Christian actually follows the teachings of Christ. He voted for the Democratic Party Platform.
Is every loud gay basher really gay or just Republican?
It must be okay to be gay since so many Republican and Church leaders seem to be.
If we have to rely on Republican and TV Evangelists to tell us God’s message, then God needs a better signal or greater bandwidth.
DEMOCRACY IN IRAQ
Two-thirds or more of all Iraqis and about the same percentage of American soldiers as well as voters want us out of Iraq. So naturally, applying the same brilliant logic that got us mired there in the first place, the Prez says we can’t cut an run because “democracy” requires it.
A THOUGHT ABOUT THE REPUBLICAN BUDGET BUSTING
Republicans are a very reliable party. We can rely on them to rob the Treasury.
The Enron trials had a useful effect on corporate honesty. Shouldn’t be doing the same thing for Congressional honesty.? Put some more in jail?
JOHN KERRY’S MOUTH
John Kerry made an inappropriate jib about students needing to get good grades so they wouldn’t be left with little option later except to join the military and possibly end up in an ill conceived, poorly conducted war. The Republican leadership leaped upon the comment like a pack of jackals ripping open a corpse. It was perfect for their purposes to divert from the real questions this election.
However, it should be noted that if the same Republican leadership did not fervently believe in every single word Kerry said, then how else to explain why so few, if any, of the Republican leadership’s privileged kids are fighting in Iraq? Kerry may have been stupid to make such a remark, but that does not make the remark inaccurate.
In fact, if we are truly in a “Struggle for Civilization” itself as our fearful leader insists, then why aren’t the First Daughters wearing olive drab? And, if the Republican leadership truly supported the troops, why haven’t they heavily taxed themselves to pay for adequate armor and enough troops to do the job?
Frankly, I am tired of those who refused to defend their country by wearing a uniform where bullets are flying accusing those who actually have of being cowards or disliking the military. Dissent against a particularly wrong war or dissent against how it is being conducted is the height of patriotism, rather than the opposite.
REPUBLICAN EQUATION FOR “VICTORY IN IRAQ”
3 (years) + 3,000 (soldiers dead) + 30,000 (soldiers wounded) + $3,000,000,000,000 (to be spent) = 3 (1 ineffective dictator on trial + 1 ineffective president still loose + 1 destroyed Constitution).
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