Gary Farber discusses the many problems that arise when some people can not tell the difference between reality and a video game.
FWIW, I still don’t see why it is such a big deal to recite “Under God” when you announce the pledge of allegiance. If you don’t believe God (whatever God that is or isn’t), just don’t say it. Likewise, if you do believe in God, and the phrase is not included, just say it- civil disobedience. Don’t the courts have better things to do?
At any rate, at least this gives the left a new way to be patriotic- now they can avoid saying the pledge of allegiance, and remember, dissent is patriotic!
Nothing discredits the extreme anti-war left like, well, the extreme anti-war left.
All right libs, using your most condescending voice, one last time, in unison:
“What about the War on Terror?”
“Where is Osama?”
“We can’t handle Iraq while Osama is still out there.”
“Iraq is distracting us from the perpetrators of 9/11.”
Got it out of your system? Yeah, yeah, yeah, protesting is patriotic, blah, blah, blah (Why is obnoxious dissent the only patriotic act the fringe left enjoys engaging in?). Howard Dean, you obnoxious suckhole, what is your message going to be now?
Go read this and shut up for an hour, at least:
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) – Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks in the United States, was arrested Saturday in Pakistan, a senior Pakistan government source told The Associated Press.
Mohammed, who is on the FBI’s most wanted list, was among three people arrested in Rawalpindi, near the Pakistani capital of Islamabad, the official said.
U.S. officials regard Mohammed as a key al-Qaida lieutenant and organizer of the terror mission that sent hijacked passenger jets crashing into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, killing more than 3,000 people.
Mohammed, 37, has not been charged in the Sept. 11 attacks, but he has been charged in a 1995 terror plot. He is one of the FBI’s most-wanted terror suspects, and the U.S. government is offering up to $25 million for information leading to his capture.
I guess we aren’t distracted now, are we.
*** Update ***
How is the loony left going to react? They simply won’t mention Mohammed’s arrest. Not one peep from Atrios– you know we can’t say anything good about this administration now, don’t you…
I only read about a paragraph of this bilge from Regis DeBray in the NY Times yesterday before I quit in disgust.
Now, thanks to James Lileks, you don’t have to read any of it.
In case you were curious, George Clooney has an opinion about Iraq.
Normally I would make a sarcastic remark, but I have granted lifetimte immunity to Clooney for his performance in O Brother, Where art Thou?, which I think may be one of the greatest movies ever made.
You, however, are free to flame away.