May 22, 2004
Well, this gets my vote for Asinine Quote of the Week:
“People ask me why I focus on putting the blame for my son's tragic and atrocious end on the Bush administration. They ask: "Don't you blame the five men who killed him?" I have answered that I blame them no more or less than the Bush administration, but I am wrong: I am sure, knowing my son, that somewhere during their association with him these men became aware of what an extraordinary man my son was. I take comfort that when they did the awful thing they did, they weren't quite as in to it as they might have been. I am sure that they came to admire him.
I am sure that the one who wielded the knife felt Nick's breath on his hand and knew that he had a real human being there. I am sure that the others looked into my son's eyes and got at least a glimmer of what the rest of the world sees. And I am sure that these murderers, for just a brief moment, did not like what they were doing.”
This is a man who is seriously unclear on the concept…
- Michael Berg
Best Quote of the Week:
Bill Cosby, contrasting '60s civil-rights pioneers with some of today's African-Americans:
"These people marched and were hit in the face with rocks to get an education, and now we've got these knuckleheads walking around," he declared. "The lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal. These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids - $500 sneakers for what? And won't spend $200 for 'Hooked on Phonics.'
They're standing on the corner and they can't speak English, I can't even talk the way these people talk: 'Why you ain't,' 'Where you is' . . . And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the father talk. . . . Everybody knows it's important to speak English except these knuckleheads. . . . You can't be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth.”
Someone who should be Voted Off The Planet without further delay:
National Guard Spc. Ryan Anderson, caught on tape offering to help train al-Qaida to take out U.S. convoys in Iraq and shared ways of destroying U.S. tanks and killing their crews.
I did get 2 good submissions for this week, but think I will hold them for next week if that's OK. Those who submitted may submit again for the upcoming week, and if you want me to, I'll post your submissions now. I just thought that since I started this so late, I'd hold onto them.
May 22, 2004 at 12:46 PM | Permalink
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Good choices Cass, but I think Mr. Berg is already off the planet. I have read the Cosby quote but I would like to see the video if there is one, just for the look on Queasy enFuming's face.
I also wouldn't vote Ryan Anderson off the planet, but I would be in favor of a nice long dirt nap a few feet below the earths surface. But I can be kind of a hard ass.....I can also be....
Posted by: Pile On® at May 22, 2004 4:28:31 PM
Ryan training Al qaida to kill convoys. Fine. Let us put him in one and do the dirty. What at creep. Is the penalty for treason still death?
Posted by: Lam Femme Crickita at May 22, 2004 5:38:14 PM
My question exactly - we'll never do it though.
Posted by: Cassandra at May 22, 2004 6:21:29 PM
Michael Berg on Wheel of Fortune:
Pat, I'd like to buy a vowel, I'd like a J.
Killing Private Ryan, I like it, it could be made into a picture, naah, the wingnuts in Hollywood would never approve.
Posted by: Purple Raider at May 23, 2004 1:24:05 AM
Michael MooreOn would make it into something even more disgusting: HIS version instead of the truth. About how his conversion drove him to commit an act of support for his jihadist sympathies.
OOHOHOHOHOHOHOH Oh Mr. Kotter!
There is a cheesy shot of Brad the Pitt over at OTB's new caption contest. It is worth a peek...and even Pile On and spr rdr would absolutely have a field day.
Posted by: La Femme Crickita at May 23, 2004 7:15:17 AM
Yeah Purple - I found it interesting that fewer than 10% of the stories covering the Berg beheading mention the fact that Nick Berg was Jewish.
Why would that be important?
Posted by: Cassandra at May 23, 2004 11:57:59 AM