Friday, September 14, 2007

TAUTOLOGY ALERT

According to George Bush (he'd be the Commander-in-Chief who's led the invasion, occupation, and world-class clusterfuck known as The Iraq War):
Iraqi leaders have gained little new ground toward meeting key military and political goals . . . [and] that progress justifies a large continued U.S. military presence there.
So lemme see if I have this straight, by way of analogy: if I break into your home, smash stuff, kick your ass, get it on with your sister, and then force your lab-collie mix into a life of dog fighting . . . the resulting family disfunctionality & disaster are the rationale for my remaining in your home, to continue breaking stuff, kicking your ass, mackin' on your sis, and sending poor old Rex back to Bad Newz Kennels for a few more rounds with Coach Vick.

Am I missing anything?

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14 Comments:

Blogger Mr Furious said...

Funny that the thing I could hardly muster a post about (though by the end I was fairly angry) is the thing that drags you back in...

Welcome back. You've been making up for lack of effort here over at Toast's and Crank's anyway...

12:50 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

My firm is moving today -- new office starting on Monday. So I, and many others I'd guess, took the day off.

This story just screamed for treatment.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Batocchio said...

Of course you're missing something! Our Leader is good and wise. Why do you hate America?

Remember, when you use logic, or refer to facts, the terrorists win.
;-)

3:12 PM  
Blogger DED said...

That about covers it.

I have to tune him out. He inspires involuntary homicidal urges within me. When he paid his surprise visit to Iraq, I was seriously hoping that an IED, RPG, or car bomb would wipe that smirk off his fucking face once and for all.

See. Just thinking about him gets me worked up. Better go take my meds.

5:19 PM  
Anonymous wfta said...

Mike,
Welcome back. What I can’t figure out is if the “surge” is working so well, why would we now decide that less-is-more troop wise? Shouldn’t we reinstate the draft with the first to be inducted the 18-35-year old offspring of nationally elected and politically appointed government officials to keep up the good fight?

If you’re headed to Alabama in the next couple of weeks—two words: BOILED PEANUTS.

I’m off to Boston next week to rub shoulders with the elite of the international fertz trade. If somebody says something really ugly, please repost on the 21st.

Ded,
Careful what you wish for. Sixteen months of Cheney? Too scary for me, Dude.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous John Royal said...

Mike? He's back? Surely somebody must've posted this under his name.

2:13 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

DED -- I was thinking the same, but WFTA makes a very good point.

And yes, WTFA, I remember about the boiled peanuts. What's "fertz"?

John - As a fellow lawyer, I fear you know as well as I how likely it is that I'm "back."

9:21 AM  
Blogger Dwilkers said...

Well Mike.

That text is not at the link you gave. I guessed it must be from his speech the other night but its not there either.

Where'd the quote come from?

What I'm wondering is what's missing in the ellipses.

10:02 AM  
Blogger Mike said...

It comes right out of the lede. You'll notice I didn't put quotation marks around the passage because it's a summary of what he said, not exactly what he said.

10:20 AM  
Blogger Dwilkers said...

...it's a summary of what he said, not exactly what he said.

Oh.

A search for the first four words fails.

So, you took a newspaper's lead graph - which isn't a quote but a reporters rendition - and is actually about events or statements on 2 different days, then altered that, then wadded it up and stuffed it in Bush's mouth as a single statement and called it a logical fallacy (tautology) on his part?

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Funny though...I guess...I believed he said it, I just wanted to see what context it was in.

/shrug

10:57 AM  
Blogger Edgar said...

Someone missed their two minutes of hate today. Time for re-education.

9:59 PM  
Blogger DED said...

Guys,

I totally hear what you mean about Cheney. However, a well-placed EMP could take out his ICD and thus his ticker. One would have to plan this before he nominated his VP or else the pain would continue.

11:52 PM  
Anonymous wfta said...

Fertilizers.
I thought our relationship was more special than that.

Oh, but the weather in Boston was soooooooo nice. Got to play golf yesterday about an hour south of Beantown and it was de-fucking-vine.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I didn't know your business was fertilizers.

Now I do.

11:08 AM  

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