Friday, October 07, 2005

Quotes of the day

Two quotes that encapsulate much of what is rotten in the state of America...

"President Bush said to all of us: 'I'm driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, 'George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan'. And I did, and then God would tell me, 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq...' And I did. And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, 'Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East'. And by God I'm gonna do it'".

Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath, speaking in a forthcoming BBC series called 'Elusive Peace: Israel And The Arabs'. Everybody get scared - Georgie Boy's hearing voices... Of course it's hateful and maniacal when a Muslim claims to have acted on God's command, whereas when George does so it's just, righteous and not at all irrational.

"Here we are trying to free another country, and I have to get off a plane - over a T-shirt. That's not freedom".

US citizen Lorrie Heasley, who was ordered off a Southwest Airlines plane in Portland, Oregon for wearing an "offensive" T-shirt. The T-shirt bore pictures of George W Bush, Dick Cheney and Condoleeza Rice with the legend "Meet The Fuckers" underneath. Freedom of speech, eh? Well, I guess everything has its limits...

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