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June 03, 2005

Even I Am Beginning To Find This Kind Of Thing Tiresome

Blah blah Dick Cheney blah on Larry King blah

CHENEY: I'm absolutely convinced we did the right thing in Iraq... we're making major progress there... I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency.

Blah blah blah Dick Cheney blah Air Force Academy graduation blah

All of you remember that Tuesday morning in 2001 when alarms were sounded...

A great deal has happened since that day, but we have much yet to do as a nation—and you will be among those who lead us to victory against freedom's enemies...

And you will play an historic role in the great victories to come.

Blah blah blah White House Social Security page blah

... limiting benefits... increasing the retirement age... changing the benefit formula to create disincentives for early retirement...

Blah blah Orwell blah blah 1984 blah

The voice from the telescreen paused. A trumpet call, clear and beautiful, floated into the stagnant air. The voice continued raspingly:

"Attention! Your attention, please! A newsflash has this moment arrived from the Malabar front. Our forces in South India have won a glorious victory. I am authorized to say that the action we are now reporting may well bring the war within measurable distance of its end. Here is the newsflash—"

Bad news coming, thought Winston. And sure enough, following on a gory description of the annihilation of a Eurasian army, with stupendous figures of killed and prisoners, came the announcement that, as from next week, the chocolate ration would be reduced from thirty grammes to twenty.

Posted at June 3, 2005 08:09 AM | TrackBack

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