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Donald Rumsfeld, getting his ass handed to him by Sen. Clinton today
Testifying before the Senate today, Donald Rumsfeld told Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) that he has “never painted a rosy picture” about Iraq. Rumsfeld insisted that he has been “very measured” and told Clinton “you would have a dickens of a time trying to find instances where I have been overly optimistic.”
and you know, much as I hate to admit it, the man has a point.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way— in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.

Hell, the queen even has some odd ideas about what the little people eat.

Well metaphored, Mr. Rumsfeld.
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Comments
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 4th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC) (linkie thing)

Bravo.

Brilliant!

By the way, how did Charles Dickens foresee the existence of Donald Rumsfeld so many years before the birth of Rumsfeld?

Thanks, Julia,

Tom Burka
jmhm From: jmhm Date: August 4th, 2006 01:23 am (UTC) (linkie thing)

Re: Bravo.

Hey, you.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: August 4th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC) (linkie thing)

Re: Bravo.

Dickens dreamed up many grotesques, but only real republic life could give us a Rumsfeld.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 4th, 2006 02:30 am (UTC) (linkie thing)

Have I mentioned lately that you rock?

Because you do. We are not worthy.

-- Kuff

PS: The funniest thing I ever read in "Sports Illustrated" was an article about the guys who wield the stopwatches at track-and-field qualifying meets. It was headlined "These are the souls that time men's tries."

(sorry about that)
jmhm From: jmhm Date: August 4th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC) (linkie thing)

Re: Have I mentioned lately that you rock?

[blush]

and also oof.
gngrmyrsn From: gngrmyrsn Date: August 4th, 2006 02:40 am (UTC) (linkie thing)
You are a little scary, J, but in a cool way.
jmhm From: jmhm Date: August 4th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC) (linkie thing)
mwa ha ha.

er.
snuh From: snuh Date: August 4th, 2006 03:14 am (UTC) (linkie thing)
You just hit one out of the park - nice!
From: edroso Date: August 4th, 2006 04:03 am (UTC) (linkie thing)
More truth than poetry there.

Plenty of poetry too, though.

If they contradict themselves? Very well, they contradict themselves. And they embrace multitudes in a deathlike grip.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 5th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC) (linkie thing)

Don't forget the Freedom Fowl!

Don't forget Laura Bush's Smoked Turkey Freedom Fowl Recipe! (http://www.whitehouse.org/firstlady/recipebox.asp) Including:

  1. 1 Large Butterball Turkey Freedom Fowl (can substitute Oscar Mayer ballpark franks)
  2. 2 boxes of NicoDerm CQ nicotine patches
  3. Orville Redenbacher extra-butter popcorn
jmhm From: jmhm Date: August 5th, 2006 01:34 am (UTC) (linkie thing)

Re: Don't forget the Freedom Fowl!

The funny thing is that after they finished pushing our revolution through for us, turkey stuffed with truffles became the fashionable dish for aristocratic french republicans (who tracked our own Republicans by becoming status-obsessed jumped-up courtiers as soon as their own revolution succeeded)
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 9th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC) (linkie thing)

Wow

Perfect!
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