March 17, 2008

Her face is cracked from smiling

Eddie Kramer, Led Zeppelin recording at Star Groves, London, 1972

* Top ten conservative idiots. excerpt:

"1. George W. Bush

"War is hell. Unless you're George W. Bush, in which case it's a fantastic, romantic experience that we should all be envious of.

"I'm not kidding. Here he is taking part in a teleconference with military personnel in Afghanistan last week:

"'I must say, I'm a little envious,' Bush said. 'If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed.'

"'It must be exciting for you ... in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You're really making history, and thanks,' Bush said.

"Of course, when George was slightly younger and not employed as President of the United States, he did have an opportunity to confront danger and have a fantastic romantic experience on the front lines in Vietnam. Yet, for some reason, he chose not to go. Funny how that works.

"This isn't the first time Our Great Leader has succumbed to his little macho fantasy - back in Idiots 307, I noted how disappointed he was that he couldn't go fight in Iraq. According to the Washington Post:

"'Responding to one of the bloggers in Iraq he expressed envy that they could be there, and said he'd like to be there but 'One, I'm too old to be out there, and two, they would notice me.'

"Well, yeah, they probably would notice a chimp in wet pants running away from the fighting at top speed, waving his arms and screaming, 'Daddy! Daddy! Get me out of here!'"

* Jimi Hendrix and George Frideric Handel lived in adjoining houses in London 210 years apart.

* "War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength." -- George Orwell


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