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February 02, 2008

N'Importe Quoi

By: Bernard Chazelle

At the debate in LA, Hillary said this:

Hitler invaded Poland because Polish saboteurs viciously attacked German radio operators.

I couldn't quite believe it, so I checked the CNN transcript. I was wrong. She said something else, but to her credit it was just as historically accurate.

We bombed them for days in 1998 because Saddam Hussein threw out inspectors.

PS: Can't translate "n'importe quoi." It means "whatever" but because it takes so much longer to say it, it comes out coated with gallons of thick, dripping scorn.


Posted at February 2, 2008 09:09 PM

What do you want her to say, Bernard? We bombed them in 1998 because everyone found out that my husband was messing around? Don't you have any feelings, for Pete's sake?

Posted by: Jonathan Versen at February 2, 2008 10:51 PM

What do you want the poor woman to say, Bernard? We bombed them in 1998 because everyone found out that my husband was messing around? Don't you have any feelings, for Pete's sake?

I think I like this version slightly better.-JV

Posted by: Jonathan Versen at February 2, 2008 11:19 PM

Jonathan: I see your point. I miss the romantic era of the Clintons. Instead of showering his beloved Monica with yellow roses, he won her love by bombing a pharmaceutical factory in the Sudan.
Seduction is a different ball game when you have the 82nd Airborne at your command.

Posted by: Bernard Chazelle at February 3, 2008 12:21 AM

Fortunately for Hitler and Clinton, they had those weapons of war and military to use them in place at the exact time they were needed.

Posted by: Susan at February 3, 2008 12:22 AM

"hitlery"? really?

Posted by: hapa at February 3, 2008 01:06 AM

Showered her with roses? That wasn't what was on the dress.

Posted by: darrelplant at February 3, 2008 04:02 AM

Monica Lewinski was not the scandal, because a majority of the population was mature enough to not care. Many leaders are randy. So what? It's life.

The real terribly embarrassing scandal was the immature behavior of the republicans in Congress over nothing. They had their charts, their psycho-babble that claimed clairvoyance for Clinton's motives, they repeated every embarrassing detail on television. It was disgraceful. They wasted over 100,000 man hours and ninety million dollars, (making Clinton the most investigated individual in U.S. history.) The republicans discovered that there was no crime so they attempted to elevate sex between consenting adults into a felony, if not the ultimate evil. Their display embarrassed the United States before the world for its sheer stupidity. The fact that it was just another angle on which to base their anti-American seditious behavior.

The true target was not Bill Clinton, because he was just a symbol. The republicans used the situation to bludgeon "liberalism" into the ground. They felt that if they could damage liberal philosophy they would be well on their way to being rid of the terrible nusance of a democratic republic. Freedom under a democratic republic supported by a constitution is an impediment to profit, and makes markets less predictable; therefore, they are the enemies of capitalism.

Do not get caught complaining about all the deceptions coming from our politicians, because one will not be taken seriously. The entire capitalist system is supported by deceit. To complain about the deceit is to deny reality. If one denies reality he cannot be taken seriously.
Honesty is either an act of stupidity or an act of revolution and neither can be tolerated, although they can be manipulated.

We are supposed to believe that only the professional insiders have a clue as to what is really going on, and since they have been deceiving the people the entire time there is no reason to get their opinions because their opinions are based on the deceptions fed to them.

One might suspect that with all the cheating and deceit going on that they are hiding some master plan that they cannot tell us about, because then the enemy would know too. One is supposed to presume that the insider experts are acting professionally on behalf of interests of the United States.

Since there is no oversight one must have faith that the insiders are behaving with integrity. I harbor no such faith.

Posted by: purpleOnion at February 3, 2008 08:38 AM

because it takes so much longer to say it, it comes out coated with gallons of thick, dripping scorn.

You've obviously never heard a teenager say "whatever." Sometimes, just that final "r" can take more than a minute to deliver.

Posted by: SteveB at February 3, 2008 09:27 AM

It's tragic, really, that the Clintons feel driven to lie so much. All they want is to serve their country and to do as much good as possible, and yet, ironically, in order to do this, they keep having to tell self-serving lies that pander to the doctrine of American exceptionalism and cover up their own war crimes.

How much more must these good people suffer? Excuse me while I make embarrassingly loud snorting noises into this kleenex.

Posted by: Donald Johnson at February 3, 2008 11:49 AM

Oooooo, je ne regrette riiiiiiiieeen . . .

Posted by: IOZ at February 3, 2008 01:17 PM

YER WHITEHOUSE PORN, being so much more expensive than internet porn can NOT compete on the "Bang for Buck" level and is NOT nearly as "RANDY" IMHO.

Posted by: Mike Meyer at February 3, 2008 07:53 PM


Posted by: Dan Coyle at February 4, 2008 05:18 PM