Wednesday, September 20, 2006
;-) I watched the Daily Show last night and they "translated" Hugo's speech. Only on The Daily Show, sometimes you can't tell how much is joke and how much is reality. In their translation they have Hugo saying he can still smell the sulphur on the podium. I don't know if he actually said that, but it made me roar with laughter.
"The devil came here yesterday," Chavez said, referring to Bush, who addressed the world body during its annual meeting Tuesday. "And it smells of sulfur still today."
As for me, I'm pissed. No one comes on our soil, in a building we basically have paid for, to dis the prez. I don't care if the president is a Dem or a Repub. Is it worthy anything to you all that Charlie Rangel didn't like it, and even Nancy Pelosi didn't like it?
In principle, you are correct. But I seriously doubt that you would be so vociferous in defending Bill Clinton if some world leader called him the devil.
" ... I'm pissed. No one comes on our soil, in a building we basically have paid for, to dis the prez ... " -- Oh, please. Ditch the bullshit cowboy bravado. It serves no one and comes off just as weak as Chavez's statement. In the last 6 years, we have squandered any moral high horse that we could have claimed previously.
Aw rats!! You're not impressed. Now what do I do now? I didn't convince the DBACKDAD!
I didn't think I was doing the cowboy thing, though. I'm from Wisconsin; it's more the "dairyman thing." Or, better, the "Deerhunter thing." Not cheesehead, I don't do the cheesehead thing. I'm a bit embarrassed when cheeseheads show up on national TV.
I cannot help what you choose to suppose about me, but I do stand with what I've said. No one comes on our soil to dis our president, whatever political stripe he may be. But, hey, it's in vogue to rip the president; makes for great coffee shop discussions, eh? Makes us feel so good that we'll bring in the foreigners too, eh? "Not only do we hate Bush, but look at what Hugo and Mahmoud say! And they're some of the coolest people on the planet too! We must all be cool, since we all agree, eh?"
Nope. Not buying into it. It makes us a LOT more vulnerable in this very dangerous world.
I am much more disappointed that the press chose only to focus on the humerous p[arts of his speech, and not the substance. Like our hypocritical stand on supporting terrorism. Or our supposed wish to promote democracy, even as we plot ot overthrow democratically elected governments.
Chavez actually did Bush a favor. His humrous remarks allowed the press to focus on them, and not the true substance of his speech. Had the press focused on the substance, Bush would have had to answer a lot of uncomfortable questions.