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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

LILEKS (James) the bleat (goes on and on and on)

Dept. of uh-oh: this story about the Iranian president�s Mahdi complex gave me pause; the man is not good for children and other living things, as the poorly lettered poster used to say. What made me depressed, in an instant, was knowing exactly how this would be received on, say, a Fark forum: it would take about three comments before someone compared his messianic religiosity to Bush�s, and did so either to make them equal or disparage Bush as the greater threat. Not to say some righty Farker wouldn�t step in and slap the idiots with a mackerel. But. I understand why some on the left loathe Bush; what I do not understand is why this is so often coupled with a reflexive desire to downplay the words and deeds of people like Ahmadinejad. It�s as if they fear that admitting the threat he poses means that the case for HATING BUSH 24/7 will be weakened, and there�s no possible way to justify such a thing.
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ummm, no. James, it is because Bush is OUR asshole. Because he is our 'elected' leader (yes, James, I used the scare quotes, because anyone not wearing 'Bush Blinders' for the last 5 years knows he was NOT elected either time). It is all well and good to piss and moan about another country's leaders, but when you ignore the big glaring flaws of your own, it's a bit juvenile, is it not? --pseudolus
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Read the story. �During his September speech at the UN, Ahmadinejad called for the reappearance of the 12th Imam. In mid-November, during a speech to Friday prayers leaders from across Iran, Ahmadinejad said that the main mission of the revolution is to pave the way for the reappearance of the 12th Imam.� If your response is to send me an email about James Watt saying there�s no point to saving the trees because Jesus is coming soon, you must also point out A) which nation Watt currently rules, B) which clandestine nuclear program he heads, and C) the speech Watt made in which he declares the need to destroy Israel and America. You could say this is something happening on the other side of the earth. But there is only one side to the earth now.

James, A) & B) see G. W. Bush - He's not worried about his legacy because we won't be here very long as the Rapture is due any day now, don't you remember? Google Does. Oh, and that covers C) as well. Armageddon will destroy everything, if you believe that crap, and the guy with his finger on The Button beleives just that, supposedly.

source:
http://www.lileks.com/bleats/index.html (Nov. 30th bleat)

LILEKS (James) the bleat

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