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April 23, 2007

Hi! I'm An Angry, Confused Monkey, And I'd Like To Express My Opinion!

I've been watching a new documentary based on Norman Solomon's book War Made Easy. I found the brief section below—which shows D-list wingnut Craig Minnick appearing on Fox to attack John Murtha—particularly enjoyable/terrifying.

The reason I liked it is because Minnick's performance is so close to actual grunting and hooting. Yes, he's using "words," but he can't bring them together to form a coherent sentence. You can still understand what he means, but you can also understand what a monkey means when it looks angry and confused and tells you: grunt hoot grunt hoot hoot!

As an angry, confused monkey myself, I empathize with Minnick. But on the other hand, you really don't want him and me and the six billion other angry, confused monkeys on this planet to have access to nuclear weapons.

MINNICK: As a veteran, I consider it my duty to defend those who defend America against repeated public attacks by a politician who cares nothing more than political and personal gain than the welfare of our fellow Americans on the battlefield! [Applause]

Right on!

Posted at April 23, 2007 10:55 AM | TrackBack

That's some poo-flingin', that is.

Posted by: Guest at April 23, 2007 12:05 PM

Well, I think it's the last step BEFORE poo-flinging.

However, I predict there will be actual poo-slinging on Fox News at some point before 2015.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at April 23, 2007 02:47 PM

Crazy Marmot can chirp all he wants... The exterminators are here to stay and the 'Glorious Revolution of The Right' is in deep and getting deeper... Let's just hope these asses don't drag us down, too. Iraq is lost... Fuck Craig Minnick. Good Night.

Posted by: at April 24, 2007 01:01 PM

if our kids don't come home physically and morally damaged, the terrorists win

Posted by: hibiscus at April 24, 2007 02:15 PM

On the other hand, hoo hoo KREEGAH huh hoo hoo HUH!

Posted by: Kip W at April 25, 2007 12:32 PM

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