It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes

This Red Sea Pedestrian Stands against Judeophobes
Wear It With Pride

17 December 2008

What, Me Worry?

We've got nutjobs moving to call a Constitutional Convention;  we've got the Office of the Resident-Select, most notably Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel (who could take some tips from Dick Cheney on the art of urban concealment), embroiled in a pay to play scheme involving the soon to be former Senate Seat of Commander Waffalo Backtrack...superb; we've got a new terrorist surge most recently manifested in Mumbai...thrillsville; the UN is considering stepping in to quell the Somali Pirate Problem (this may have to do with a shortage of eye patches and peg legs...the UN is so spotty about these sorts of things, though they do specialize in props...most notably sending unarmed soldiers to do nothing while people die); the Iranians are moving ever closer to being able to nuke Israel, and supply weapons grade uranium to whomever they wish...awesome...Vladimir Putin is having spasms in his trigger finger...happy happy joy joy; and here at home our economy is still imploding, while the federal government continues to magically pull more tax dollars out of our collective ass.  But am I worried?  Hell no!  Why?  'Cause we got this guy movin' in to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

So what if we're screwed?  We've got MAD!


Anonymous said...

Is that that the actual cover or is that your work of art? I loved Mad Magazine- collected tons of them as a kid. One of my favorite parts was the page in the back that you would fold in quarters for the "secret message". Every Christmastime, I think of using the feature they had one year wher you would reverse the addressee and addressor and recycle any cards that you may receive, a crude version of regifting. They had cut-outs to paste on the envelopes and cards.

btw, I just wrote this to a friend. Am I rightfully incredulous?

I was just listening to one of those retired DA's on Fox, discussing the Blagojevich's case. She was confirming my gut level reticence in backing Fitzgerald, despite his "wonderful" reputation. I recall in the Plame case, he was lauded as this Knight in Shining Armor. This lady was actually comparing him to another Spitzer in his zeolotry. She was pointing out the odd timing of not allowing the misdeed to have been fully committed, ie., money to change hands, at which time there would have been at least 2 easily prosecuted defendants. I just don't understand why Fitzgerald is allowing obama to perform his own internal investigation and sweep everything under the rug. It is too obvious and silly and allows Blagojevich to be the comic fall guy, just as Scooter Libby was, and only a token and perfunctory attempt at justice is done, albeit with much fanfare, bravado, and unfulfilled promises of intrigue.

Shtuey said...

That is an actual MAD cover. Gotta love it!

I would say in this whole Blago no one.

With Rahm knee deep in all this we'll know the media is getting serious when they start asking, "What did Pampers know, and when did he know it."

I'm not holding my breath.

navyvet48 said...

The timing of the arrest of Blagojevich is interesting and disturbing. An arrest but no indictment. Why arrest Blagojevich now? It seems Fitzgerald isn't the great prosecutor at all. What he really did was protect Obama! I believed in Fitzgerald, not so much now!

I was so certain months ago that when Blagojevich went down Obama would topple too! I guess I was wrong in my supposition.

Emanuel was recorded 21 times in the tapes of Blagojevich according to Sneed. If this is so it explains Emanuel's reluctance to be seen on camera with The One and his reticence to speak with the press.

Why must everyone protect The One? I have no idea why it was done this way unless it is so Fitzgerald can keep his job! Just another political hound dog!