A tribute to Condoleeza Rice and George W. Bush who, despite voluminious evidence to the contrary, said, "I don't think anybody could have predicted that these people would take an airplane and slam it into the World Trade Center, take another one and slam it into the Pentagon, that they would try to use an airplane as a missile," adding that "even in retrospect" there was "nothing" to suggest that" and "I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees," respectively.

Wednesday, December 29, 2004


As if the country doesn’t have enough cheerleaders in the media for the right-wing agenda, Mark Hyman (GOP Attack Weasel) from Sinclair Broadcasting and Fox commentators are whining that the main stream media (MSM) only shows the bad news coming from the Iraqi misadventure. Sure, there must be something positive to say about what’s happened there that justifies the death of 1300+ Americans and an estimated 100,000 Iraqi civilians.

For example:

Thousands of Iraqi children were not killed or maimed by previously unexploded ordnance, including cluster bombs.

Thousands of soldiers and thousands of Iraqis are not displaying any adverse reaction to being exposed to depleted uranium.

Thousands of soldiers were able to eat lunch without being blown up.

Donald Rumsfeld was able to sneak in and sneak out without so much as a spitball being lobbed at him.

Perhaps we should apply this good news standard to the news in general and not just news coming from Iraq.

For example:

A plane carrying 455 passengers landed safely today at LAX. The flight was routine and there were no in-flight incidents. The flight crew had arrived early and there were no signs that any of them was impaired in any way. Turbulence was virtually non-existent and the food served was satisfactory to everyone as was the in-flight movie. The passengers all disembarked in an orderly fashion and everyone was able to retrieve their luggage from the carousel in a short period of time.

A pretty, young female teacher at a middle school did not have sexual relations with any of her students. Her husband smiled when talking to the media about her apparent fidelity.

Thousands, perhaps millions of children, were not abducted today, either by a parent, family friend, or a stranger.

Tomorrow: The “Disrupt the Elections” mantra.

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