newspeak and other words…

Posted by on Mar 24, 2007 in fascism, Iraq war, psychedelia | 0 comments

  • The Carpetbagger does a fine job of dissecting Bush’s Orwellian rhetoric in response to the House passing the Iraq bill. I particularly like how Bush surrounds himself with veterans and service family members. Nice touch, and a needed one, since the Commander in Chief has never actually seen war up close and personal. Well, unless you count that time in college he stayed up for 72 hours on a dare. That was pretty scary. People started to melt and stuff.
  • E.J. Dionne over at Truthdig:

    So many principles that Republicans held dear when they were trying to take Clinton down are no longer operative. This certainly applies to a 1998 column now whizzing around the Internet that ran under the headline “Executive Privilege is a Dodge.” It was written by Tony Snow, who is now Bush’s press secretary.
    To investigate Clinton—even his Christmas card list—was God’s work. To investigate Bush is “to head down the partisan road of issuing subpoenas and demanding show trials,” as the president put it this week.

    Who needs real honest moral values when you roll with the Almighty and you have His digits? 43’s high rollaz scratchin’ for scrilla!

  • “Top Gun” actor bravely tells non-American and Indian national hero Gandhi, who helped lead India to its independence from the same tyrannical British empire the USA was freed from, where to stick his “un-American” views. Jon Swift has the details.
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