Thursday, January 18, 2007


From AP coverage of Condi's recapitulation of her barnstorming tour of Jerusalem and the West Bank:
Rice Hears Encouragement From Mideast
My only question: who gives a shit what the voices in her head are saying? And seriously, take a look at what she actually said, and tell me if that sounds remotely encouraging:
"There is no doubt there could be a very important effect on the entire region if we are able to make progress on Middle East peace . . . I did find the parties very desirous of making progress. I believe the whole region is looking for ways to make progress and drive toward the establishment of a Palestinian state."
Well, hot damn. I want to live in Condi's world. I'm very desirous of getting really rich, therefore we should all feel encouraged by the fact that I could become very rich if I'm able to become very rich because I believe I'm looking for ways to become very rich.

In further examples of the weird world of language, as rendered by the Administration & the press in 2007, look at this nugget, as she described things in Iraq & Iran:
"The United States is not escalating this in Iraq. We are simply responding to the fact that there are Iranian efforts to assist those who are building explosive devices that are dangerous to our forces."
So, if I understand correctly, escalation is not escalation if you can offer an unsubstantiated assertion that dubiously rationalizes the escalation? Is that what she's saying?

I guess it's more "augmentation"? And since we're playing the diction game, I'll suggest that when one "augments" the truth, it's neither an escalation, nor is it encouraging.

It's just a Lie.


Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

C'mon now Mike, you know how this group works. It's the old Jesse The Body Venture motto
"Lie if you can, cheat if you must, but always win" Except, they can't figure out the winning part. They just lie that we did (Mission Accomplished).

They are all liars. They twist words to make their case. They make up shit to start wars. The falsify evidence of uraniom in Nigeria. If you say one word against them, you are siding with the terrorists.

Is Iran involved in Iraq, probably, shit, every other sick fucker is over there causing trouble. Why should they be any different?

I love for The Decider finally spoke out about the crap that went on when Saddam was hung. What took him so long? The man deserved to swing, don't get me wrong, but hold off on the celebration until afterwards, OK? The Decider should have said something then. Why the delay, was Buckshot Cheney off in the secret location and unable to tell him what to say?

Man, I might have to start another blog just to rail on politics.

9:37 AM  
Anonymous mort said...

We are not in the process of escalating the war, we are merely bombimg half a dichotomy.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Dwilkers said...

Meh. She's the Sec State. She's talking mumbo jumbo.

Pardon me if I don't get exorcised over that one.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Dwilkers said... it pitchers and catchers yet?


10:22 AM  
Blogger Smitty said...

One of my favorites was the quote from the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel:

"The impression we have gained of late is that indeed movement is noticeable"

Movement is noticeable? Such as the melting of a massive icicle when the temperature is 32 1/2 degrees? I am more encourgaed by a statement like "things are moving quickly."

11:37 AM  
Blogger George said...

Please don't mention "pitchers and catchers" in a thread about Condi Rice. Makes me not feel good.

12:21 PM  
Anonymous waitingforthealiens said...

The decider decided at least to say that he had decided to do his wiretapping under FISA guidelines. What's another prevarication, more or less?

12:42 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Ed - Was that Jesse in his WWF or his GOV phase of his career?

Mort - Not sure I get it. But I like it for some reason.

Dwilkers - Hey, no one's gonna tell you that you have to exorcize here. Everyone can be as lazy as he wants around this place.

And, P's & C's in less than a month, no?

George - Let the good block out the bad. Good not bad. You are getting sleepy. You'd better get up and exorcize if you want to escape the trance I'm putting you in.

Smitty - She hasn't gotten over Georgie's massage. Give her a break.

WFTA - The Adminstration never prevaricates anything. They postvaricate or fail to varicate altogether, but you know they never do anything in a timely, effcient manner.

Hell, they still haven't varicated in New Orleans after a year-and-a-half.

Spoiler Alert/Prediction Game:
Not one, but two commenters will "correct" me on my use of "exorcize" and "prevaricate."

12:52 PM  
Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

Not one, but two commenters will "correct" me on my use of "exorcize" and "prevaricate."
not me, I have no idea what you are saying. SAT words make Ed sad.

re- Jesse - from his WWF days. Classic line, I love it.

word verification nHOGr

12:55 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

not me

Well, I guess you won't be one of the commentors of which I speak then.

I have no idea what you are saying.

Join the remaining 6 billion people on earth. This is standard for me.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Comandante Agí said...

In two years as secretary of state Condoleezza Rice has done absolutely nothing that her position entails.

Diplomacy? Schmeh!

Her job is to support the Bush war agenda and unleash odious talking points upon the world as you can so delicately displayed.

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

Her job is to support the Bush war agenda and unleash odious talking points upon the world as you can so delicately displayed.

And there was an alternative job description?

3:53 PM  
Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

The Pentagon has drafted a manual for upcoming detainee trials that would allow suspected terrorists to be convicted on hearsay evidence and coerced testimony and imprisoned or put to death.
from MSNBC.
I'm expecting this to be the top story here tomorrow Mike.

One more thing, there is only 1 type of augmentation I am interesting it.
Not that kind.

OK, I lied. That kind.
But not for Condi.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Mike said...

I'm expecting this to be the top story here tomorrow Mike.

Tsk, tsk, tsk. Tomorrow's FRIDAY, Ed.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

Ah, movie day. Yeah.
That day off on Monday is messing me up.

9:01 AM  
Anonymous Mike said...

That day off on Monday is messing me up.

This concept confuses me.

9:24 AM  
Blogger Ed in Westchester said...

My brain (what's left of it) thinks it's Thursday, since it is used to 5 day work weeks.

Yes, I am messed up.

2:26 PM  

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