Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly
Thursday, January 20, 2005
The Transcript
I had to visit some of our satellite clinics this morning and was driving on the Beltway during the inaugural address. I nearly drove off the road a couple of times. The hyperbole and hypocrisy were almost laughable. America will not impose our own style of government on the unwilling (??!!)

Yes - he actually said that with a straight face (or voice - I was driving).

Other gobsmacks:

America's influence is not unlimited, but fortunately for the oppressed, America' influence is considerable and we will use it confidently in freedom's cause.

Fortunate for who?

We will encourage reform in other governments by making clear that success in our relations will require the decent treatment of their own people.

Everyone - repeat after me: ABU G'HRAIB

All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know the United States will not ignore your oppression, or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you.

Unless, of course, you live in Africa, and then you're on your own.

In America's ideal of freedom, the public interest depends on private character, on integrity, and tolerance toward others, and the rule of conscience in our own lives.

Unless, of course, you're gay and want to get married. THAT would be wrong.

Wake me up in four years....
posted by Broadsheet @ 2:25 PM  
2 Editorial Opinions:
  • At January 20, 2005, Blogger jwer said…

    Yeah, that's about as far as I got before I had to put my head down and sob...

  • At January 22, 2005, Blogger Maktaaq said…

    Oh, good God, the morons in the country north of you are absolutely imbecilic...just so you know what's coming, now that Canada is almost all ready to allow gay marriage, our own pack of village idiots are getting ready to pounce on the government with things like "now that gays are allowed to marry, we can have bigamy & pedophilia & bestiality & polygamy." Well, a certain group of polygamous, little-girl-raping men of a certain religion (ahem) are getting their act together to make their brand of rape legal.

    So, there. We've got them here too. Canadians are just as stupid.

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