August 10, 2006

You know, for something that prides itself on being...

...The Religion of Peace, they sure do seem to breed a lot of folks with decidedly antipeaceful aspirations. Oh, sure, we're supposed to adhere to the PC line that anyone could be a terrorist--from the little old grandma clutching her bottle of Sprite to the family of ruddy Ohioans travelling to Washington with two screaming babies and a twin stroller--but you know, it never seems people like that are the ones who wind up getting caught in these sorts of incidents. Yeah--I know--because of the West's hatred of the swarthy man, such people are ignored.

Yet, still, for some reason, I just can't help but think that if you're going to call yourself peaceful adherents to a religion whose name means peace, that you'd do a lot better in the PR arena if you'd quit trying to come up with new ways to kill all the Jews and infidels and be a bit more like the Amish. They seem to get along okay in this world, even with all of its Jews and infidels and "the English," and I can't remember the last time any of them drove a buggy full of black powder into the county square and detonated it for the sake of purifying the world of unbelievers and paving the way for the return of the Caliphate.

Oh, sure, that would mean you have to actually become a productive citizen and work at something like working a plow or a two-man saw, and you'd have to actually practice what you preach, and you'd have to stop blaming everyone else when you stub your toe, and well, you know, quit just being so flippin' insane and all, but I think the idea is at least worth considering.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 10, 2006 09:03 AM

I question the timing, coming so close behind the NATIONAL MANDATE BEATDOWN OF WAR AND OTHER BAD THINGS administered to Bush lackey Joe Lieberman on Tuesday. I smell a Rove! They're trying to hide their LIES behind made up terror plots!

I'm just glad no one got blown up this time.

Posted by: skillzy at August 10, 2006 09:14 AM

If only the Ned Lamonts ran the world, it would be so dreamy sweet, with candy unicorns and flowers full of nectar!

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 10, 2006 09:23 AM

I am concerned that the Brits have obviously been reading people's mail and listening to private phone calls and maybe even looking at financial transactions while you seem to be concerned that people are trying to kill you. Please show a little compassion for the feelings of the downtrodden.

Posted by: Larry Anderson at August 10, 2006 09:29 AM

To paraphrase IMAO:

If the Democrats were in charge, the war on terror would be over by now.

And this comment would be in Arabic.

Posted by: skillzy at August 10, 2006 09:32 AM

Mea culpa, Larry--it's just so selfish of me, I know, to sit here worrying about jet airliner debris and body parts raining down on American cities, when there has been an obvious attempt to deprive non-citizens intent on righting various injustices their just due process rights, as guaranteed under our Constitution.

And Skillzy's just being paranoid--you simply cannot say this comment would be in Arabic. After all, Persian would be just as acceptable.

Or French.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 10, 2006 09:44 AM

I kid you not - I was driving back from lunch and the Rush show was on the radio (guest host, he's off golfing somewhere) and some guy called in to question the timing of the arrests. He pointed out how this stuff ALWAYS happens 2 business days after some event that the Rethuglicans want to quash.

The host had a pretty good comeback - if the planes had blown up, allowing Ned Lamont to blame it on our being in Iraq, would he (the host) be allowed to question the timing?

Posted by: skillzy at August 10, 2006 02:19 PM

Well, you're obviously buying into that biggest of all the rightwingnut lies--LOGIC! Gotta find some way to get people to quit relying on THAT tired old horse...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 10, 2006 02:34 PM