Thursday, March 01, 2007



Chastened by less-than-friendly receptions in Australia and especially Afghanistan, Dick Cheney retreated to more inviting climes where, unencumbered by airs of grievance, he delivered his message of unchecked victory to an enthralled crowd of likewise portly and pot-bellied conservatives, a group otherwise known as the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

I'll warn readers now that further reading of the event is entirely unnecessary, mostly because, believe me, you have heard or read or seen every goddamn syllable before. And in practically the same order. But should you still feel the need, allow me to summarize: militants, defeat, victory, them, us, there, here, terrorists, enemy, winning, losing, war on terror. Oh, and a final zinger especially tuned to the evening: conservative principles.

That's about it.

Really, the far more interesting feature of this "meeting of the minds" than Cheney's ghastly mug was the presence of that Red Star. Why won't Americans conservatives just come out say they love totalitarian regimes? That they have always admired the Stalinist Soviet Union? It really would be so much easier for everyone.

Poster reads:
We will safeguard the peace on the earth!

I bet this looks like porn to to those people. 'Cpetin them Ruskie letters.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The inconvenient truth is that Cheney lied about why we should go to war, lied about how much it would cost and lied about how long it would take. As far as I am concerned, he now has zero credibility and I'll never trust him again. As Dubya once said: Shame me once, um, fool on you, fool me twice er, um, ...

12:01 PM  
Blogger Brad Eleven said...

1. Found your blog on the Washington Post online story, "Vice President Says U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Iraq Could Worsen War in Afghanistan, Elsewhere".
2. Glad I found it. ;-)
3. Yeah, I agree, it's pretty much just the same recycled doublespeak any more. I wonder whether there was ever anything meaningful, or if I just hadn't noticed yet.

The paragraph where Cheney used "inconvenient truth"? It the one brimming with the effluvium of the mockery of a sham they're still peddling. Most notably: "the enemy we face in the war on terror has made Iraq the primary front in that war."

Oh, they did, did they? That's funny, Dick; I think that we did. That is, you did, and you used our money to do it.

Coming in at a close second is the introductory clause: "In these circumstances, it's worth reminding ourselves that, like it or not..." That's great, just great. Are those from the boilerplate, or did someone come up with that today? What's that? You improv'd it just now? Amazing. Whose Government Is It, Anyway?

And it's a master stroke that you found a photo crop with the red star behind Cheney. Holy Jesus And His Wife And Son In A Ossuary. That's ... just ... oh, I just tasted breakfast again. Ugh.

4:02 PM  
Blogger theBhc said...

Hi Brad,

Thanks for popping in.

I know what you mean. I can barely stand listening to these clowns anymore. In fact, I can't stand it at all.

The pic was actually on the WaPo site when the story went up last night. Once he got bumped, perhaps it disappeared. But the background is from the CPAC meeting.

cheers and thanks for the comments!

7:54 PM  

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