Obama Declares War on Common English Words and Promises to "Degrade and Roll Back" Their Accepted Meanings

Marie Larf says this isn't a "war on terrorism," and also isn't a "preemptive war" against potential future terrorist attacks, because Shut Up That's Why.

On twitter -- and I'm going to package this for a post -- I'm riffing on this being America's perfect Gnostic Moment, in which it is clear that we are currently living in an unreality created for us by the Gods of Television.

"Reality" is just another word for "what we see on TV." "Reality TV" has become a redundancy.

America has been living in a state of almost complete unreality since 2007. We are entirely disconnected from the real world. "The World" is simply the images on Television, and the false realities conjured for us by Public Relations Sorcerers who appear there upon the Holy Screen.

This should go well, is what I'm saying.

The Gnostic Imperative: Um, that isn't really a good title for the piece I'm going to link, but you have to admit, it's a good title anyway, even if it doesn't fit.

Sisu explores Shopenhauer's postulate that what we call our view of reality is in fact usually nothing more than an opinion formed by three people, who stated it with confidence, and then got other people to believe it, thinking the first three had rigorously tested it and proven it to be true, when in fact they just pulled it out of their asses.

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1

THEN WHAT THE FUCK IS IT?

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 11, 2014 05:11 PM (jldxi)

2 I've been thinking for a while now that our leftist betters and the media (BIRM) control reality. Reality is what they say it is. If they don't say it, it's not real.
This is an unacceptable state of affairs.

Posted by: tsj017 at September 11, 2014 05:12 PM (4YUWF)

3 Coverage of the 'Not War' will be scripted.

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 05:12 PM (LcQ0i)

4 I'd have gone with Styx/The Grand Illusion, but I'm not going to complaine about Mr. Walsh.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at September 11, 2014 05:12 PM (m9V0o)

5 The sheeple and LIVs will eat it up with a big spoon and be happy. As long as their monthly gubbermint check comes, that's all that matters.

Posted by: shibumi at September 11, 2014 05:13 PM (25HWz)

6 First in war
First in peace
And first to say:
"I quit!"

Posted by: naturalfake at September 11, 2014 05:13 PM (0cMkb)

7
Howie Carr today played the clip of Bush in 2007. Bush's dire predictions about Iraq have all played out exactly.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 11, 2014 05:13 PM (jldxi)

8 America has been living in a state of almost complete unreality since 2007. We are entirely disconnected from the real world. "The World" is simply the images on Television, and the false realities conjured for us by Public Relations Sorcerers who appear there upon the Holy Screen.

And those of us who still live in Reality are wondering what the fuck is going on with those idiots. How can anyone be so stupid?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at September 11, 2014 05:13 PM (0HooB)

9 Obama: This isn't a war, and we don't have victory as a goal.

Jihadis: This is a war -- a holy war -- and victory is our only acceptable outcome.

Consider how these two messages are being received.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 11, 2014 05:14 PM (noWW6)

10 "Reality" is just another word for "what we see on TV."

That's even funnier if you sing it to the tune of "Bobby McGee"

Joe Walsh is great.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at September 11, 2014 05:15 PM (aSiy9)

11 Reality: what a concept!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at September 11, 2014 05:15 PM (0HooB)

12 And those of us who still live in Reality are wondering what the fuck is going on with those idiots.

I envy them, to be honest.

Posted by: HR at September 11, 2014 05:15 PM (/kI1Q)

13 Wars is just a three letter word, like jobs.

And this administration isn't creating any new ones.

Posted by: Joke Biden at September 11, 2014 05:15 PM (7uV13)

14 Of course it isn't a "war on terrorism". That sounds too much like Bush's "war on terror" and everything he said was stupid.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 11, 2014 05:16 PM (JtwS4)

15 If we're going to "degrade" them can't we think of anything more creative then bombing them-How about capturing them and dressing them in diapers or pick frilly tutus. You have a great mind, Marie. Couldn't you suggest something more degrading that bombs?/sarc.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2014 05:16 PM (glk59)

16 It's cool. We can make people believe anything.

Posted by: The Media at September 11, 2014 05:16 PM (oFCZn)

17 Is anyone else getting a 12499 download from kaltura.com every time you visit this website? 50some downloads and i am getting tired of it.

Posted by: TECH SUPPORT? at September 11, 2014 05:16 PM (0Xv7Q)

18 I still have that Joe Walsh album! It came out in 1981, and it's called "There Goes The Neighborhood." My favorite track is "Things."


Posted by: Mike at September 11, 2014 05:16 PM (XBYpf)

19 Operation Orwell

Posted by: the Overton Window - traveling leftward at 3.0 x 108 meters per second at September 11, 2014 05:17 PM (2L4e5)

20 I envy them, to be honest.

I certainly see your point.

This reality stuff makes my headmeat all hurty too, but it sure beats being an idiot.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at September 11, 2014 05:17 PM (0HooB)

21 "Degrade and Roll Back"

Degrade and Roll Barack.

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 05:18 PM (LcQ0i)

22 #BringBacOurDefinitions

Posted by: Merriam-Webster at September 11, 2014 05:18 PM (7uV13)

23 This will sound very shallow, but Marie needs to cut her hair, get some other glasses and lower her vocal register a bit. Because she just sounds like a slightly classier Valley Girl at a job interview.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2014 05:18 PM (glk59)

24 Well, since BHO has the Century 21 mustard colored jacket maybe he does know something about Realty.

Posted by: Seamus M. at September 11, 2014 05:18 PM (NeFrd)

25 A serious country wouldn't put her anywhere near a camera. Then again, it wouldn't have elected Obama or Plugs either.

Posted by: ejo at September 11, 2014 05:18 PM (GXvSO)

26
The Not-War will not be Televised!

(shit. put it in the wrong thread earlier)

Posted by: Zombie Gil Scott-Heron at September 11, 2014 05:18 PM (TIIx5)

27 This is a pretty elaborate SNL skit.

Posted by: When does Krusty walk in with the giant Q-Tip? at September 11, 2014 05:18 PM (IFKzP)

28 Marie, my advice to you is to return to the fuzzy sweaters, tout suite, because you aren't smart or glib enough to pull off the smarmy, smug ice queen thing without a distraction.

Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 05:18 PM (4nR9/)

29 Is it just me or does everything seem to be spinning into out of control insanity?

Posted by: steevy at September 11, 2014 05:18 PM (v5UtH)

30 After seven years of Ear Leader photographed with halos, I'm kinda digging this.
http://is.gd/VjLa8D

Posted by: HR at September 11, 2014 05:18 PM (/kI1Q)

31 It came out in 1981,

*groan*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at September 11, 2014 05:19 PM (aSiy9)

32 I saw War Fever open for Limited Kinetic Action at the Gorge at George, WA back in 1991. Good show.

Even better, Shock and Awe rocked the place, too, but they weren't on the playbill. S (ampersand) A brought the fucking house down.

Degrade and Roll Back was invited, but they no-showed. Pussies.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 11, 2014 05:19 PM (TM1p8)

33 "Kinetic action against man caused disasters".
Dust it off, spokeswench...

Posted by: tu3031 at September 11, 2014 05:19 PM (EDYaR)

34 #TotallyNotLikeBushTotally

Posted by: @imPOTUS at September 11, 2014 05:19 PM (2L4e5)

35 Oops. I forgot the warning.

WARNING: CONTAINS IMAGE OF THE JEF
http://is.gd/VjLa8D

Posted by: HR at September 11, 2014 05:20 PM (/kI1Q)

36 Operation Lawyer Speak

Posted by: WKRP at September 11, 2014 05:20 PM (RJMhd)

37 I just went outside and looked at the sky. It's green.

Posted by: Soona at September 11, 2014 05:20 PM (3shY9)

38 "Howie Carr today played the clip of Bush in 2007. Bush's dire predictions about Iraq have all played out exactly."

Dire predictions, eh?

Bush himself made it damn near impossible for any other Republican to succeed him in 2008 and ensure continuity of Iraq policy.

Chief among the reasons for that are the Bush administration's own delusionally non-dire predictions and rosy scenarios for Iraq circa 2003, which all flamed out horribly when confronted by hard cold realities.

"We'll be greeted as liberators."

"Iraqis will welcome us with hugs and flowers."

"Islam is a religion of peace."

"This'll cost fifty billion, tops."

"Home by Christmas."

"Mission Accomplished!"

Posted by: torquewrench at September 11, 2014 05:20 PM (noWW6)

39 Obama: This isn't a war, and we don't have victory as a goal.

Jihadis: This is a war -- a holy war -- and victory is our only acceptable outcome.

Consider how these two messages are being received.

Posted by: torquewrench


Who is the stronger horse? (to quote an infamous Middle Eastern personality)

And who is the horse's ass?

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding the comfy chair at September 11, 2014 05:20 PM (RFeQD)

40 Joe freakin Walsh
Awesome.

The world may be going to hell in s hand basket but we morons will be rockin' out the whole way

I've been lovin all the music
Ty ace

Posted by: ginaswo at September 11, 2014 05:20 PM (+X1qa)

41 I never said it. And if I ever said it, I didn't mean it. I meant something else that you obviously are too stupid to understand.

Next question.

Posted by: Marie "that's a" Larf at September 11, 2014 05:20 PM (bAGA/)

42 Boy. Our favorite Valley Girl had to waller deep in to the etymological weeds on that one.

And we pay her.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at September 11, 2014 05:20 PM (/djtm)

43 29 Is it just me or does everything seem to be spinning into out of control insanity?

Posted by: steevy at September 11, 2014 05:18 PM (v5UtH)


Nah. Just your impression.

Posted by: Beezelbub at September 11, 2014 05:21 PM (aSiy9)

44 #OperationAspirinFactory

Posted by: @imPOTUS at September 11, 2014 05:21 PM (2L4e5)

45 Philosopher Kings

wonderful

this won't end well

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:21 PM (jqx4I)

46 Joe Walsh had a song about picking up dog shit. Which is basically the story of the Obama presidency

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban, and tired at September 11, 2014 05:21 PM (F2IAQ)

47
Marie, my advice to you is to return to the fuzzy sweaters, tout suite, because you aren't smart or glib enough to pull off the smarmy, smug ice queen thing without a distraction.

Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 05:18 PM (4nR9/)






Yep. Teh Horde is always up for some sweater mischief.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at September 11, 2014 05:22 PM (TIIx5)

48 And yet Republicans are barely favored to win back the Senate, and by the slimmest of majorities, and almost entirely in states they should be winning outright anyway. And just one or two missteps in eight weeks can leave them stuck in the minority.


The President has little to fear since the electorate hates his opposition party as much as himself, and the R party has been shaking itself to pieces during his White House stay.

The reality of a truly anemic opposition party.

Posted by: Brandon Finnigan at September 11, 2014 05:22 PM (i/CIR)

49 Im ashamed to say this...... but I still get shocked at the incredible delusional thinking of this President and whole administration.

Thats my fault.

Holysh*t

So now its not a war and wea are building the coalition of the unwilling?

Posted by: Gregmn at September 11, 2014 05:23 PM (to/4w)

50 Is anyone else getting a 12499 download from kaltura.com every time you visit this website? 50some downloads and i am getting tired of it.
Posted by: TECH SUPPORT? at September 11, 2014 05:16 PM (0Xv7Q)


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Don't worry about it. It's not real.

Posted by: Soona at September 11, 2014 05:23 PM (3shY9)

51

War On ISIS - situation NOT REAL

War on Wymyn - situation REAL

Posted by: fixerupper at September 11, 2014 05:23 PM (NaV4z)

52 This is not the war you were looking for. ...Nothing to see here.

Posted by: Barky Al Clusterfuck at September 11, 2014 05:23 PM (LcQ0i)

53 I have been at war against radical islamic terrorists since 9/11/01.

Harf that up, hairball with glasses.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Rotherham reporter #1400 girls raped at September 11, 2014 05:23 PM (dMEBN)

54 "1984" was only 30 years late.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at September 11, 2014 05:23 PM (V70Uh)

55 Degrade them? I think Ace addressed this earlier in day. Perhaps we should send that thread to the girl who has more tits than brains.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban, and tired at September 11, 2014 05:24 PM (F2IAQ)

56 They ALWAYS pull this crap...don't make a solid declaration...don't take a stand... so if and when it turns to shit, they can say "WUT??"

Fuckers....spineless, bag-less pricks...the lot of them.

Posted by: Portnoy at September 11, 2014 05:24 PM (SfOYM)

57 Once upon a time Petraeus ....

he flipped out over the Air Force using the word combat.

Guess what David?

Who has it now?

You enabled Obama.

Posted by: WKRP at September 11, 2014 05:24 PM (RJMhd)

58 White man's greed makes the brown people bleed.

AIDS and Ebola were developed in a US Government lab to kill brown people.

The CIA supplies crack cocaine to brown people's neighborhoods.

White privilege denies brown people what is rightfully theirs.

And you want me to bomb brown people. I'll drop a couple to get my oppressors off my back. Like Jesus on the cross I suffer.

Watch this drive.

Posted by: Rev. God Damn America Soetoro at September 11, 2014 05:24 PM (EkAmb)

59
As a woman, I hate that she is a woman.

Posted by: LASue at September 11, 2014 05:24 PM (pWeX5)

60 "Mission Accomplished" ? That DailyKos/NPR fiction grinds your gears?

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 11, 2014 05:24 PM (2cS/G)

61 Its true. Not a war on terrorism. Its a war on shitty polls. Maybe they should start a tweeting campaign.

Posted by: maddogg at September 11, 2014 05:24 PM (xWW96)

62 So if I don't like my current reality, I can just change the channel.

That's a relief. I was getting tired of that show where Obama is president.

Posted by: rickl at September 11, 2014 05:24 PM (zoehZ)

63 i linked a cool think-piece in an update.

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:25 PM (/FnUH)

64 so the question becomes for me.. are our guys/gals not at war -war putting their lives at risk , going to be given the tools they need to fight an non war?

Posted by: willow at September 11, 2014 05:25 PM (nqBYe)

65 And when you're in the market for high quality TV viewing, please remember... I'm there for you.

Posted by: Breeding Farm at September 11, 2014 05:25 PM (IiIqD)

66 "combat" boots--

those are "undefined" mission boots now, son.

Posted by: WKRP at September 11, 2014 05:25 PM (RJMhd)

67
"All the worlds a stage and we are merely players, performers and portrayers.

Each anothers audience behind the guilded stage."


Geddy Fuckin Lee was a goddamned prophet.

Posted by: fixerupper at September 11, 2014 05:25 PM (NaV4z)

68 War On ISIS - situation NOT REAL



War on Wymyn - situation REAL
-------------

1. Denail ain't only a river in Egypt
2. Coke/ Meth are hell
3. Has anyone checked on what Soros is doing?

Posted by: shibumi at September 11, 2014 05:25 PM (25HWz)

69 The reality of a truly anemic opposition party.

Posted by: Brandon Finnigan


Lord knows, the GOP hasn't missed an opportunity to suck recently, but I think you also have to credit an infantilized America. The voters seem to be incapable of connecting A to B anymore, because they get bored and wander off to check their cell phones.

Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 05:25 PM (4nR9/)

70 51 A society which combines the 'best' elements of 1984, Animal Farm, and Equilibrium.
Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at September 11, 2014 05:23 PM (nx02s)


*ahem*

Posted by: Idiocracy at September 11, 2014 05:25 PM (aSiy9)

71 Can't wait for the mash-up.

From Reason:

Watch the Last 4 US Presidents Announce That We're Bombing Iraq http://bit.ly/1CXeXq8

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 05:25 PM (ZPrif)

72 Shorter Ace - "I'm gonna channel my inner Clayton Moore.....your getting raped, America, might as well lay back and enjoy it".

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at September 11, 2014 05:25 PM (OWjjx)

73 Marie Harf:" It's not a war, war."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2014 05:25 PM (glk59)

74 #maybekillforpeacetwoweeks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban, and tired at September 11, 2014 05:25 PM (F2IAQ)

75 Via Drudge:

JAPAN PLANS ROBOT REVOLUTION...

Market For Machines Moves Beyond Manufacturing...

Robot capable of handling unfamiliar objects unveiled...


Tentacles?

Posted by: Guy looking for Cheese Puns at September 11, 2014 05:26 PM (sDapq)

76 Might as well be wearing Ugg(s)


(damn there's a spam filter for that--ha!)

Posted by: WKRP at September 11, 2014 05:26 PM (RJMhd)

77 Shake a Muslim's hand! C'mon, do it. They're just people!

Hug a Muslim! Yeah, I said it!

*sings National Anthem*

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 11, 2014 05:26 PM (oFCZn)

78 I don't know who the next President will be. But I know what they are gonna announce in a special address to the Nation.

Watch the Last 4 US Presidents Announce That We're Bombing Iraq http://bit.ly/1CXeXq8

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 05:26 PM (ZPrif)

79 >>>Marie, my advice to you is to return to the fuzzy sweaters, tout suite, because you aren't smart or glib enough to pull off the smarmy, smug ice queen thing without a distraction.

ahem.

(clears throat)

It's "tout de suite." yeah they run it together so it sounds like toot sweet but it is written, always, as tout de suite.

I've been fucking waiting six months to correct someone on that.

Thank you.

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:26 PM (/FnUH)

80 Media 2002 onward: Why does Bush hate brown people? Plus Halliburton.

Media 2014: *crickets*

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at September 11, 2014 05:26 PM (Zq4s7)

81 Also... where is Code Pink? And Cindy Sheehan?

/oh, right, they only oppose killing if it's done by someone who is not a Democrat.

Posted by: shibumi at September 11, 2014 05:26 PM (25HWz)

82 "Is anyone else getting a 12499 download from kaltura.com every time you
visit this website? 50some downloads and i am getting tired of it."

Don't worry. It's entirely harmless. Ordinary computer housekeeping. Go about your business, citizen.

Posted by: The NSA at September 11, 2014 05:27 PM (noWW6)

83 You mean none of this is real? It's all an illusion?

Posted by: Horatio Bologna at September 11, 2014 05:27 PM (RrCmC)

84
Geddy Fuckin Lee was a goddamned prophet.
Posted by: fixerupper at S

You don't get something for nothing you don't get freedom for free.........

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban, and tired at September 11, 2014 05:27 PM (F2IAQ)

85 Posted by: tsj017 at September 11, 2014 05:12 PM (4YUWF)

The Left's entire world view is based on the incorrect concept that ' perception is reality'.

They think that by coloring our perceptions, by controlling the very language, that it CHANGES objective reality.

It does not. War if War... calling it a Kinetic Military action does not change its nature... nor its LEGAL requirements.

Obama is about to bomb a Sovereign UN Nation State... Syria, without UN Sanction.

If he does so (as he has in the Past in Libya), he will once again be breaking US Law... as the UN Charter was ratified by the Senate, and thus has the force and weight of US law.

He will be making an Illegal Order.

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 11, 2014 05:27 PM (f0pWu)

86 I've been fucking waiting six months to correct someone on that.

It's the little things in life, it really is.

Posted by: HR at September 11, 2014 05:27 PM (/kI1Q)

87 Don't worry. Obama is a leftist, which means he is completely ruthless, so he will kill as many as he can. All to save his own political ass, but whatevs.

Posted by: PJ at September 11, 2014 05:27 PM (cHuNI)

88 Do we actually have ANY western nations on board or is it Iran and possibly saud?

Posted by: willow at September 11, 2014 05:27 PM (nqBYe)

89 Friend on FB just came up with Operation Desert Yield.

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 11, 2014 05:27 PM (2cS/G)

90 #WatchOutISIS!

#ComingAtYouLikeAWeepyRedheadPsychoExGirlfriend

Posted by: @Jen Psaki at September 11, 2014 05:27 PM (2L4e5)

91 Way to deliver the coup de grace, ace.

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:28 PM (g/zj9)

92 Here's an idea. Why not just shut the fuck up and blast the shit out of them? I really don't care what they call it.

Posted by: tu3031 at September 11, 2014 05:28 PM (EDYaR)

93 "Mission Accomplished"

I thought people here were smarter than that.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Suntanning in Bizzaro World at September 11, 2014 05:28 PM (aSiy9)

94 ahem

(clears throat)

It means "all in a row," Tout meaning all, suite meaning row (thus, rooms that lead into each other are en suite), "de" meaning, like, whatever, prepositions are highly deformable.

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:28 PM (/FnUH)

95 It's allegory of the cave--you second comers.

Posted by: Plato at September 11, 2014 05:28 PM (RJMhd)

96 Good title would be:

The Wizard of Oz Imperative: Pay No Attention to the World behind the Curtain.

Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 11, 2014 05:28 PM (/IwQZ)

97 All the world's a stage, on which I prance about like a Kansas City faggot.

Posted by: Rev. God Damn America Soetoro at September 11, 2014 05:28 PM (EkAmb)

98 desert yield

ding ding ding

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:28 PM (g/zj9)

99 And mandatory homosexuality and kowtowing to Islam.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at September 11, 2014 05:24 PM (nx02s)



The as in the air while praying makes this a natural twofer.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 11, 2014 05:28 PM (0cMkb)

100 i linked a cool think-piece in an update.
Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:25 PM (/FnUH)


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So do you want us to read it?

Posted by: Soona at September 11, 2014 05:29 PM (3shY9)

101 This is what happens when you encourage people to be perpetual children. This is what happens when you look down on people that work at real jobs and encourage kids to become bureaucrats. This is what happens when you have people that think you can chose your own sex.

I really hope our next version of reality doesn't include a President that celebrates Ramadan.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 11, 2014 05:29 PM (Lqy/e)

102 @89

If Obama breaks the law and no one challenges him on it, does it matter?

It's not like the Republicans will hold him accountable.

No.
One.
Will.

Thanks to the media and the republican party, Obama is King.

Posted by: shibumi at September 11, 2014 05:29 PM (25HWz)

103 I've been fucking waiting six months to correct someone on that.

Thank you.

Posted by: ace at September 1

Got anything else on that Christmas wishlist Sport?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban, and tired at September 11, 2014 05:29 PM (F2IAQ)

104 I repeat. Operation Desert Mirage

Posted by: Bob Belcher at September 11, 2014 05:29 PM (/IwQZ)

105 Mitigate the Eschaton

Posted by: Seamus M. at September 11, 2014 05:29 PM (NeFrd)

106 I was told there would be no French at this here blog.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at September 11, 2014 05:30 PM (OWjjx)

107 Way to deliver the coup de grace, ace.
Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:28 PM (g/zj9)

----

....that's cooty grass to you buster....

Posted by: fixerupper at September 11, 2014 05:30 PM (NaV4z)

108 Funny, two of those Presidents mention having both Congressional and UN support for their Iraq bombing campaigns. And they have the same last name! So weird!

Watch the Last 4 US Presidents Announce That We're Bombing Iraq http://bit.ly/1CXeXq8

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 05:30 PM (ZPrif)

109
"To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region and for the United States. It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to Al Qaeda.

It would mean that we'd be risking mass killings on a horrific scale. It would mean we allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven in Iraq to replace the one they lost in Afghanistan.

It would mean we'd be increasing the probability that American troops would have to return at some later date to confront an enemy that is even more dangerous."

-- Dummy Bush
2007

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 11, 2014 05:30 PM (jldxi)

110 or kwanzaa

surprised we havent heard much from the kwanzaa types

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:30 PM (g/zj9)

111 I've been fucking waiting six months to correct
someone on that.



You were on that toot sweet!

Posted by: rickb223 at September 11, 2014 05:30 PM (lIiq2)

112 Marie Larf says this isn't a "war on terrorism," and also isn't a "preemptive war.

fgs, my brain is melting, melting!

so are they now saying these aren't terrorists?

are we actually going to Try to stop these non islamists ?

what are they if NOT terrorists and not islamists?

Lutherans?

Posted by: willow at September 11, 2014 05:30 PM (nqBYe)

113 I've been fucking waiting six months to correct someone on that.

Well, if you really make to make your day why don't you use some fake handles and make repetitive errors in French like "Tant Piss"? ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2014 05:31 PM (glk59)

114 The father of lies seems to have quite the following amongst the smart set.

And deeper into the Babylonian captivity we go ......

Posted by: grammie winger at September 11, 2014 05:31 PM (3B+O8)

115 ahem.



(clears throat)



It's "tout de suite." yeah they run it together so it sounds like toot sweet but it is written, always, as tout de suite.



I've been f***ing waiting six months to correct someone on that.



Thank you.





Posted by: ace


Admit it, you've been waiting months to get back at me for correcting your typos.

**Walks off to nonchalantly slit his wrists, aka hara kiri (see, I got that one right).**

Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 05:31 PM (4nR9/)

116 Shopenhauer's postulate
-----------------

Hold it..., have we pivoted to Global Warming?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 11, 2014 05:31 PM (l1zOH)

117 I've been fucking waiting six months to correct someone on that.

Thank you.


Threadwinner!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at September 11, 2014 05:31 PM (0HooB)

118 It's "tout de suite."


***


Well "lah de dah"

Posted by: Seamus M. at September 11, 2014 05:31 PM (NeFrd)

119 Well da Zero is gonna ensure his likeness will appear on Rushmore after this daring and heroic rescue of the world from not nice non-muslims.

Posted by: maddogg at September 11, 2014 05:31 PM (xWW96)

120 America. Fuck YEAH!

Posted by: MSNBC at September 11, 2014 05:31 PM (aSiy9)

121 "JAPAN PLANS ROBOT REVOLUTION..."

Given the way Japan's demographics look, by 2070 there isn't going to be anyone human left in Tokyo other than a handful of incredibly elderly people confined to nursing home beds.

Meanwhile, eerily lifelike kawaii android females with exaggeratedly oversized eyes and bouncy plastic tits will constantly be issuing cheery greetings to deserted store aisles and empty waiting rooms.

Dying culture.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 11, 2014 05:32 PM (noWW6)

122
By 2007, thanks to the treasonous Democrats, Bush had zero credibility and The People were sick of Iraq.

Bush and that shithead Cheney deserve some of the blame for that, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 11, 2014 05:32 PM (jldxi)

123 Operation EEOverlord

Posted by: the Overton Window - traveling leftward at 3.0 x 108 meters per second at September 11, 2014 05:32 PM (2L4e5)

124 bleu, bleu, le bleu.

Posted by: Joey at September 11, 2014 05:32 PM (l1zOH)

125 It's "tout de suite." yeah they run it together so it sounds like toot sweet but it is written, always, as tout de suite.

*************

THEN WHAT WAS DE?

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at September 11, 2014 05:33 PM (vgIRn)

126 On fire today, ace.

OT: Where is the en fuego guy these days?

Posted by: Joe Mama at September 11, 2014 05:33 PM (SFLMG)

127

the D is silent......

Posted by: fixerupper at September 11, 2014 05:33 PM (NaV4z)

128 Operation I gotta have more than my own dick in my hand.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at September 11, 2014 05:33 PM (OWjjx)

129 japan does look like a train wreck

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:34 PM (g/zj9)

130 degrade
rollback
manage

not terrorists
not islamists
not war

Posted by: willow at September 11, 2014 05:34 PM (nqBYe)

131 ahem

(clears throat)

that's why it's a "suite" of rooms -- they're not connected by a hallway. they're arranged in a row.

Yeah you get it now

you're hip

i've demonstrated my mastery of simple foreign vocabulary


Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:34 PM (/FnUH)

132 Mon due, but Ace gets testie.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 11, 2014 05:34 PM (lIiq2)

133 Watch the Last 4 US Presidents Announce That We're Bombing Iraq http://bit.ly/1CXeXq8

The weird part is why the 2 guys before W were bombing Iraq, everybody knows W caused all the problems, there should have been no reason to bomb the Middle East before 2001.

Posted by: Progtard 2000 at September 11, 2014 05:34 PM (ZPrif)

134 Bush and that shithead Cheney deserve some of the blame for that, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 11, 2014 05:32 PM (jldxi)


Hey there, Sailor...have we met?

Posted by: MarxistMedia at September 11, 2014 05:34 PM (aSiy9)

135 So when does all this start?

I didn't watch Barry so I don't really know when the epic fail is going to hit.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 11, 2014 05:34 PM (oFCZn)

136 On fire today, ace.OT: Where is the en fuego guy these days?

Chillin with Matt Damon and the Lace Wigs spambot.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at September 11, 2014 05:34 PM (OWjjx)

137 The human being who identifies him/herself with the objectively existing world comes to construct a personality, a sense of self, that is, at base, fully dependent upon the ever-changing structures of temporal existence.

Posted by: Horatio Bologna at September 11, 2014 05:35 PM (RrCmC)

138 Also... where is Code Pink? And Cindy Sheehan?


Code Pinkos were all over the ME in the months before the Arab Spring ("Goatly? Yes, but I like it too."), something your MFM won't tell you.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at September 11, 2014 05:35 PM (0HooB)

139 Dying culture.



Posted by: torquewrench


This is actually something I think about a lot. Since most cultures now have negative pop growth or will soon, what will turn it around? Are we simply going to cease to exist because we got too bored and filled with ennui to bother screwing?

Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 05:35 PM (4nR9/)

140 >>>Admit it, you've been waiting months to get back at me for correcting your typos.

nah, i was ready to pounce on anybody.

It's not enough to know something. To really make one's knowledge real, you really have to inflict it on someone else.

It's like a punch. It's not a punch until it hits someone right in his facec**t.

Until then it's just a ball of fingers.

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:35 PM (/FnUH)

141 I didn't watch Barry so I don't really know when the epic fail is going to hit.Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 11, 2014 05:34 PM (oFCZn) Around 6 years ago.

Posted by: maddogg at September 11, 2014 05:35 PM (xWW96)

142 I wouldn't exactly characterize my penis in Marie's orifice(s) as sex nor would I use that term to describe my efforts, but it certainly conveys that impression to a layman.

Posted by: Fritz at September 11, 2014 05:36 PM (C0dQz)

143
i've demonstrated my mastery of simple foreign vocabulary

----

Ace has gone "dinky dow".... crazy

Bonus points for knowing THAT French origin....

Posted by: fixerupper at September 11, 2014 05:36 PM (NaV4z)

144 97 ahem
(clears throat)
It means "all in a row," Tout meaning all, suite meaning row (thus, rooms that lead into each other are en suite), "de" meaning, like, whatever, prepositions are highly deformable.

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:28 PM (/FnUH)

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Ace, my French teacher explained it to us, as..."all the rooms at once".

Which got shortened to mean "at once!"

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 05:36 PM (LcQ0i)

145 threatening to kill or killing
bombing
beheading
raping
blowing up houses of worship
historical sites
cars/trucks/planes
not terrorism

Posted by: willow at September 11, 2014 05:36 PM (nqBYe)

146 the D is silent......

Posted by: fixerupper at September 11, 2014 05:33 PM (NaV4z)THEN WHAT WAS PHONEME.


Posted by: Guy Frantically Looking to Restore Cheese Puns Meme at September 11, 2014 05:36 PM (sDapq)

147 after this daring and heroic rescue of the world from not nice non-muslims.
Posted by: maddogg at September 11, 2014 05:31 PM (xWW96)
************
Wait...... who said anything about muslims?

Posted by: Preznit Urkel X at September 11, 2014 05:36 PM (jucos)

148 you know with all this non terrorists
non war
non issue

we should just forget about the whole deal.

I mean why are we there then?

Posted by: willow at September 11, 2014 05:37 PM (nqBYe)

149 It's like a punch. It's not a punch until it hits someone right in his facec**t.


************


coup de bibbet

Posted by: Plato at September 11, 2014 05:37 PM (RJMhd)

150
The last piece remaining of this farce is a "big terror-plot bust."

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 11, 2014 05:37 PM (jldxi)

151 Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 05:35 PM (4nR9/)

Well.... at least they are not letting a bunch of Moslems in to take over their country...

Or Illegals like here...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 11, 2014 05:37 PM (f0pWu)

152 Jesus Jumping Christ is that chick stupid.

Posted by: jakeman at September 11, 2014 05:37 PM (Wq40h)

153 >>>Ace, my French teacher explained it to us, as..."all the rooms at once".

Which got shortened to mean "at once!"


well basically except the "rooms" part is not inherent in the expression. The "Rooms" part is understood in certain contexts of the use of "suite," but when you say tout de suite you're not referencing rooms, you're saying all in a row, all on the snap, altogether, fast.

The "all" could mean anything.

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:37 PM (/FnUH)

154 145 threatening to kill or killing
bombing
beheading
raping
blowing up houses of worship
historical sites
cars/trucks/planes
not terrorism




Reagan said, " Don't be afraid to see what you see."

Posted by: grammie winger at September 11, 2014 05:37 PM (3B+O8)

155 But Japan will someday wake up from their panty-sniffing, shut-in, otaku nightmare. And when they do, thanks to their xenophobia, Japan will still be Japanese.

The same can't be said for many European nations.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 05:38 PM (ZPrif)

156 It's not enough to know something. To really make one's knowledge real, you really have to inflict it on someone else.
----------------

... with witnesses.

Posted by: Joey at September 11, 2014 05:38 PM (l1zOH)

157 "Do we actually have ANY western nations on board or is it Iran and possibly saud?"

Obama said that "coalition partners are flying missions with us over Iraq right now".

As near as I can figure, the _only_ such partner has been the UK. And the only such "mission" was a UK cargolifter airdropping humanitarian relief to the Yazidis. The reason why they were "flying with us" was because the RAF were unable to escort their own cargo plane with their own fighter jets, and had to beg for U.S. Navy armed escorts instead.

Meanwhile, Cameron and Hollande have explicitly ruled out any participation by their respective militaries in the whole air-strike against IS business.

Due in part, one suspects, to the fact that they have really very little capability to accomplish such expeditionary warfare any longer. France was barely able to manage air strikes on its own in Mali, for example.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 11, 2014 05:38 PM (noWW6)

158 Democrat presidents do not make war. Perios

Shut up.


Posted by: Matt Yglesias at September 11, 2014 05:38 PM (WGm5T)

159 we really really need to explain to Isis how wrong they are to think they are convincing us of their seriousness.

Posted by: willow at September 11, 2014 05:38 PM (nqBYe)

160
obama's not waging a war on ISIL, but you can bet your bippies the Republicans are waging a war on women.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 11, 2014 05:38 PM (jldxi)

161 Don't finger-ball me, bro!

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 11, 2014 05:38 PM (2cS/G)

162 132 Mon due, but Ace gets testie.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 11, 2014 05:34 PM (lIiq2)


Ploo sawshange.

Posted by: Bob's House of Flannel Shirts and Wallet Chains at September 11, 2014 05:38 PM (vgIRn)

163 Due in part, one suspects, to the fact that they
have really very little capability to accomplish such expeditionary
warfare any longer. France was barely able to manage air strikes on its
own in Mali, for example.



Posted by: torquewrench[p/i]

Bingo. At least it shows they're still capable of embarrassment.

Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 05:39 PM (4nR9/)

164 >>>Ace has gone "dinky dow".... crazy

Bonus points for knowing THAT French origin....

...

i don't know.

What is it? I mean, I imagine it's Vietnamese pidgin, but I don't know the french that would get you to "dinky dow."

I know french for crazy is usually "fou" but I don't know where the "d" would come from.

Hmmm... something de fou?

That would work. But I don't know the dinky.

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:39 PM (/FnUH)

Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 05:39 PM (4nR9/)

166 Ace has gone "dinky dow".... crazy
Bonus points for knowing THAT French origin....



That's bad juju.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 11, 2014 05:39 PM (lIiq2)

167 Reality is for people who can't handle choom.

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 11, 2014 05:39 PM (JO9+V)

168 coup de Biden

Posted by: Plato at September 11, 2014 05:39 PM (RJMhd)

169 >>>Mon due, but Ace gets testie.
Posted by: rickb223 at September 11, 2014 05:34 PM (lIiq2)


Ploo sawshange.

...

oh my goodness now you're making me tres triste

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:40 PM (/FnUH)

170 Its not a war.....its not a preempetive strike...its not a continuation of the war on terror....it must be

New and Improved Drone Strikes?

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at September 11, 2014 05:40 PM (OWjjx)

171 145 threatening to kill or killing
bombing
beheading
raping
blowing up houses of worship
historical sites
cars/trucks/planes
not terrorism
Posted by: willow at September 11, 2014 05:36 PM (nqBYe)


The Obama administration has simply decided that no terrorism will ever occur on Obama's watch. Even if they have to redefine half of the dictionary to make it happen.

Posted by: Maetenloch at September 11, 2014 05:40 PM (pAlYe)

172 Come on, folks!. Don't be so cranky!! We'll come up some catchy slogan so we're all on board before the bombing starts. Just give us a day or two. My BFF Marie and I will be working hard on that over drinks tonight.

Posted by: Marie Larf at September 11, 2014 05:40 PM (glk59)

173 Obama: We are at #NotWar with #NotIslamicISIL

Posted by: @votermom at September 11, 2014 05:40 PM (GSIDW)

174 Jesus Jumping Christ is that chick stupid.

I'd still hit it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at September 11, 2014 05:40 PM (0HooB)

175 Perhaps it is actually impossible for people to have any sense of morality without God. And for people to have any sense of normalcy without morality.
Posted by: Mirror
---------------------

Liberals, et al, regard their 'personal morality' as adequate to the task.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 11, 2014 05:41 PM (l1zOH)

176 Operation Dynamic Inaction.

Posted by: maddogg at September 11, 2014 05:41 PM (xWW96)

177 torquewrench, I had thought i read last week, turks and sauds were involved already ..
but thought i read earlier UK and germany are a no go

Posted by: willow at September 11, 2014 05:41 PM (nqBYe)

178
We are at the point in our nation's history when The People live in Lewis Carroll's world.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 11, 2014 05:41 PM (jldxi)

179 hmmm... towe? Probably a t sound that becomes a d?

I don't know, the only words for crazy I know are fou and another one, one like "desequilibrient," or something like that, unbalanced, nuts.

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:41 PM (/FnUH)

180 143...Ace has gone "dinky dow".... crazy
Bonus points for knowing THAT French origin....

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It was from Vietnam, wasn't it? ...French controlled Vietnam?

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 05:41 PM (LcQ0i)

181 i've heard people say coo de grah for coup de grace

a coo de grah would be sort of like a blow from a piece of fat (gras)

pepperoni also sounds like "big peppers" in italian

there ya go

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:41 PM (g/zj9)

182 And yet, at the next presidential debate, when some clearly good conservative candidate gives a bad performance on television, ace et al will say "Well so much for that guy. He's bad at television."

Posted by: Null at September 11, 2014 05:42 PM (xjpRj)

183 Imagine a world where dude comes out and say says "Look. Let me be clear. I was an ignorant, naïve, asshole before I became President. I see know how genuine President Bush was in his efforts to guide our military and lead this great country." Yeah right. Instead we get everyone twisting and spinning to somehow distinguish anti-war rhetoric of days past with the beating of the war drums today.

Posted by: california red at September 11, 2014 05:42 PM (UyEG4)

184 Dinky dow - a little crazy?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 11, 2014 05:42 PM (lIiq2)

185 There is nothing wrong with your television. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are now in control of the transmission. We control the horizontal and the vertical. We can deluge you with a thousands channels, or expand one single image to crystal clarity and beyond. We can shape your vision to anything our imagination can conceive. For the next forever, we will control all that you see and hear.

Posted by: The Make Believe Media at September 11, 2014 05:42 PM (XUKZU)

186 Zero has no war drums, a war bongo maybe.

Posted by: maddogg at September 11, 2014 05:43 PM (xWW96)

187 143...Ace has gone "dinky dow".... crazy

Bonus points for knowing THAT French origin....



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It was from Vietnam, wasn't it? ...French controlled Vietnam?

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 05:41 PM (LcQ0i)

I only know it from Viet Nam war movies. It's a click away at Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: flounder at September 11, 2014 05:43 PM (sDapq)

188 Shorter Ace.

It's 1984.

Posted by: the littl shyning man at September 11, 2014 05:43 PM (fAMNc)

189 That sounds like a bad thing.

Ebola is 'devouring everything in its path.' Could it lead to Liberia's collapse? http://wapo.st/1CWG18Y via @washingtonpost

Posted by: Tweets of Doom at September 11, 2014 05:44 PM (ZPrif)

190
operation breeding farm

Posted by: kj at September 11, 2014 05:44 PM (lKyWE)

191 it can't be fou because obviously the vietnamese know how to make the f or ph sound and do so a lot.

Dinky could come from something like "[] qui "

i'm stumped, help a brother out

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:44 PM (/FnUH)

192 pepperoni also sounds like "big peppers" in
italian



So Rice-A-Roni is big rice?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 11, 2014 05:44 PM (lIiq2)

193 It means "all in a row," Tout meaning all, suite meaning row (thus,
rooms that lead into each other are en suite), "de" meaning, like,
whatever, prepositions are highly deformable.

========
Sounds a lot more sophisticated than "chop chop".

Posted by: mrp at September 11, 2014 05:44 PM (JBggj)

194 And McCain is going nuts about this now.

Shit I expect to see a video of McCain blowing off heads in Syria any day now.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 11, 2014 05:44 PM (oFCZn)

195
Oh, and I really like how George Bush loves his county so much and respects the office of the president so damn much that he just can't say an F'n word.

He sucks.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 11, 2014 05:44 PM (jldxi)

196 That Obama has a spine of steel. Not hard steel, the steel that is flexible, squishy, easy going you know real steel. Did I mention that he is an articulate negro?

Also, Iraq and ISIS is going to be one of Obama's greatest achievements. Bank it!

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 11, 2014 05:45 PM (WGm5T)

197 Thanks alot you 52 percenters. You mouth breathing,window licking dumbfucks. Nice CiC you fucking stuck us with. Some people are just too damn stupid to live. Lick knobs.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 11, 2014 05:45 PM (ucDmr)

198 Is it a war on puppehs?? Fuck them! Give me a gun! No one hurts the kittehs and puppehs! Bastardos!

Hey anyone familiar with the current School of the Americas?

Posted by: The Progs at September 11, 2014 05:45 PM (iQIUe)

199 Speaking of the French in Vietnam--a really good French movie--

Catherine Deneuve in Indochine

the cinematography.

Posted by: Home Slice at September 11, 2014 05:45 PM (RJMhd)

200 38 You do know they're talking about a videoclip of Bush making the dire prediction, right?

I mean you can seek a sense of balance and broad amalgamation of facts before issuing a judgment of the Bush Adminstration as a whole, but, regardless of what else went on:

1. Bush saw this chaos coming if we left early
2. He warned us.

Posted by: Chris Balsz at September 11, 2014 05:45 PM (HZLYB)

201 >>>i've heard people say coo de grah for coup de grace

a coo de grah would be sort of like a blow from a piece of fat (gras)

yeah you're right, i didn't really think about it, but it should be coo duh grasz

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:45 PM (/FnUH)

202 is pho pronounced "foe"?

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:45 PM (g/zj9)

203 So Rice-A-Roni is big rice?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 11, 2014 05:44 PM (lIiq2)


I quit eating it after I heard, "It's the San Francisco Treat!!"

Yeah I ain't putting that in my mouth thanks.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 11, 2014 05:45 PM (oFCZn)

204 Operation Righteous Indecision

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at September 11, 2014 05:46 PM (jucos)

205 >>Dinky dow - a little crazy?

the most natural way to say this is "un petit peu fou," which is hell and gone from "dinky dow."

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:46 PM (/FnUH)

206 is pho pronounced "foe"?

As in "photography."

Pho sure.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at September 11, 2014 05:47 PM (0HooB)

207
1. Bush saw this chaos coming if we left early
2. He warned us.


True, true.

But as I said earlier, Bush's credibility was worthless by 2007 thanks to the Democrats and his own incompetence.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 11, 2014 05:47 PM (jldxi)

208 The Japanese are basically screwed because they have two versions of the Democrat Party competing for power over a bunch midget parties.

So, one gets in power loots the country's youth dry to pay for "shovel ready projects" and stuff for the geezers.

Then the other gets in power and loots the country dry.

The young adults can't afford kids cuz the gov't sucks up all their discretionary income. So, less taxes...

then bumped up the sales tax and output falls 7.1%

Over and over again. The elites aren't even trying to cover up the looting now.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 11, 2014 05:47 PM (0cMkb)

209 1. Bush saw this chaos coming if we left early
2. He warned us.
Posted by: Chris Balsz at September 11, 2014 05:45 PM (HZLYB)
**********
Get the fuck outta here........

Posted by: MFM at September 11, 2014 05:47 PM (jucos)

210 Agreed. Pretty sure this is all Bush's fault.

Posted by: Barack Obama at September 11, 2014 05:47 PM (ZPrif)

211 oh wait, if it were un petit peu de fou...

hmmmm...

ah yes.

un petit peu is SPOKEN as "ahnTEE." They don't say it the way it's written. It's "ahnTEE."

So "ahnTEE de fou" turns into dinky dow?

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:47 PM (/FnUH)

212 could be grace, mercy--with a religious origin.

Posted by: Home Slice at September 11, 2014 05:47 PM (RJMhd)

213 Due in part, one suspects, to the fact that they have really very little capability to accomplish such expeditionary warfare any longer. France was barely able to manage air strikes on its own in Mali, for example.



Posted by: torquewrench at September 11, 2014 05:38 PM (noWW6)


Now that Turkey has ruled out using their Air Fields... the EU's are out...

Hell.... are we flying out of Bahrain or Kuwait? Are they allowing combat ops out of there? Will the House of Saud allow us to bomb other Moslems?

IF not? Its Carrier Action... which in the long term, becomes limited...

Posted by: Romeo13 at September 11, 2014 05:48 PM (f0pWu)

214 dinky dow

sounds like a transliteration of German torture porn

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:48 PM (g/zj9)

215 @183

I really doubt the fabric of space-time could sustain such an anomaly.

Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 05:48 PM (4nR9/)

216 203
is pho pronounced "foe"?

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:45 PM (g/zj9)

I heard it is more along the lines of foo or fu (short "u" sound).
Incidentally we have a Pho King right up the road, complete with big signage, next to a gym for children. Those Vietnamese must be laughing their asses off at the dumb Americans.

Posted by: flounder at September 11, 2014 05:48 PM (sDapq)

217
What the fuck??

Is the new longbow/crossbow nonsense??

Foo.

Coo.

Doo.


Le who cares!

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 11, 2014 05:48 PM (jldxi)

218 You can't sea it threw this intranet thingy but I am smilin. SMILIN BIG mutha fuckers.

I'M NUMBER TOO!!! NUMBER TO.

Posted by: Jimmy Carter at September 11, 2014 05:49 PM (WGm5T)

219 wait a minute, Urban dictionary says dinky dow is a corruption of the Vietnamese, not the french.

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:49 PM (/FnUH)

220
the D is silent......

I know.

Posted by: Django at September 11, 2014 05:49 PM (JtwS4)

221 The Japanese are basically screwed because they have two versions of the
Democrat Party competing for power over a bunch midget parties.



So, one gets in power loots the country's youth dry to pay for "shovel ready projects" and stuff for the geezers.


I have a solution.

Posted by: Biology at September 11, 2014 05:49 PM (4nR9/)

222 You can barely hear the de:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JClLQ8265bA

Posted by: The Progs at September 11, 2014 05:49 PM (iQIUe)

223 i've heard people say coo de grah for coup de grace
--
There's nothing wrong with taking a word or phrase from another language and Anglicizing it.

We don't say Mehico. Or Pockystan. Or Jinghiss.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 05:49 PM (ZPrif)

224 Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:47 PM (/FnUH)


dinky dow


American "grunt" corruption of Vietnamese "dien cai dau", Meaning batty, Squirrel bait, Whacko, Goofy, Etc.


Man, You is boocoo dinky dow!

Posted by: flounder at September 11, 2014 05:50 PM (sDapq)

225 So "ahnTEE de fou" turns into dinky dow?



Ace, remember, 18 yr old kids dying in 'Nam in '68 weren't there for French lessons.

Posted by: rickb223 at September 11, 2014 05:50 PM (lIiq2)

226 d'une qui d'(insert something)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 11, 2014 05:50 PM (l1zOH)

227 you vant more uf my big dinky dow, ja?

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:51 PM (g/zj9)

228 To really make one's knowledge real, you really have to inflict it on someone else.

That would look good on a sampler.

Posted by: HR at September 11, 2014 05:51 PM (/kI1Q)

229 We don't say Mehico. Or Pockystan. Or Jinghiss.
Posted by: Costanza
----------------------

I make that point all of the time. I pronounce 'Sri Lanka', as 'Ceylon'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 11, 2014 05:51 PM (l1zOH)

230 All I know is never get involved in a land war in Indo-China

Posted by: Charles DeGaulle at September 11, 2014 05:51 PM (jucos)

231 219 wait a minute, Urban dictionary says dinky dow is a corruption of the Vietnamese, not the french.

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:49 PM (/FnUH)

******************

It's a mash up.

boo coo dinky dow.

Posted by: Home Slice at September 11, 2014 05:52 PM (RJMhd)

232 Pho pronounced fuh is dumb. Just Americanize it already and go with Foe cause that's what it looks like.

Insisting on the foreign pronunciation of words is silly.

Every language in the world uses their own pronunciation for borrowed words. And that's ok. Shows cultural confidence.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 05:52 PM (ZPrif)

233 all for anglicizing

I speak two other languages near fluency, but I anglicize everything when speaking english

pisses off the snooty east coasters

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:53 PM (g/zj9)

234 223
i've heard people say coo de grah for coup de grace

--

There's nothing wrong with taking a word or phrase from another language and Anglicizing it.



We don't say Mehico. Or Pockystan. Or Jinghiss.

Posted by: Costanza Defense


This is a pet peeve. I cringe every time someone pronounces it angst, with a nasal short A. It's a relatively recent import, people, pronounce it correctly. It even sounds better when you do. I mean, do you really want to sound worse than German?

Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 05:53 PM (4nR9/)

235 look at this mealy mouthed shit: ""Hostilities exist. There is no blinking to the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger. As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. I ask that that congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Empire of Japan. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory. With confidence in our armed forces, with the un bounding determination of our people-we will gain the inevitable triumph--so help us God.""

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at September 11, 2014 05:53 PM (tk9x5)

236 look at this mealy mouthed shit: ""Hostilities exist. There is no blinking to the fact that our people, our territory and our interests are in grave danger. As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. I ask that that congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on Sunday, December 7th, a state of war has existed between the United States and the Empire of Japan. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory. With confidence in our armed forces, with the un bounding determination of our people-we will gain the inevitable triumph--so help us God.""

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at September 11, 2014 05:53 PM (tk9x5)

237 202
is pho pronounced "foe"?

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:45 PM (g/zj9)


It is Pee-hoe. Like the the thing at the end of my penis. You know it is not as salty as people would make you think and it looks like weak o-jay.

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 11, 2014 05:53 PM (WGm5T)

238 Ace, remember, 18 yr old kids dying in 'Nam in '68 weren't there for French lessons.
Posted by: rick
-------------------

'Boocoo'.

Heard thousands of times from fellow vets.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 11, 2014 05:53 PM (l1zOH)

239 Ace, remember, 18 yr old kids dying in 'Nam in '68 weren't there for French lessons.
Posted by: rick
-------------------

'Boocoo'.

Heard thousands of times from fellow vets.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 11, 2014 05:53 PM (l1zOH)

240 well anyway when he asked that I thought it was FRENCH used in Vietnam as pidgin, as "beaucoups" or "fini" are so used.

But it seems to be Vietnamese -- a language I know nothing about.

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:53 PM (/FnUH)

241 79 tout de suite

Thread winner!!

Posted by: speedster1 at September 11, 2014 05:53 PM (C0wzD)

242 That would make macaroni a Big Mac.

Posted by: Seamus M. at September 11, 2014 05:53 PM (NeFrd)

243 Harf With Glasses Morning Routine:

0whatever-time as we would not want to be presumptive: Opens squinty myopic eyes like a mole in sunshine. Reaches for Clark Kent glasses on end table in boudoir. Yawns with hideous halitosis which wakes her pitiful example of male-husband lying dormant and pale next to her. She harfs up her daily hairball like a cat. He then rises and rushes off to make her coffee and waffle (which all in this administration eat religiously: waffles. Reminding them to waffle on all decisions and act Mensa w/sneer).

Thirty minutes to the dot after Harf with Glasses has jacked up herself with a quick shower and caffine (with eco shower head, of course, and recycled toilet water as her fragrance of choice is "Shalimar" which is sewer eau de toilette) she dresses in her designer clothes and grabs her designer jewels (oh, wait, wrong spokes-Fräulein that is Wilma Flintsone Psaki I am thinking of). Harf has quick thinking decision to make: cozy mohair, preppy cashmere for boobs/sex appeal, or dark mourning black for 9/11/14 a day of non-terrorism). She chooses black and calls driver of eco-limo running on the fuel of old grease and/or mooch's armpit exhaust.

At Owhatever time of this administration, gets briefing. John O'Kerry calls and explains why he is in sunglasses on recent photo: conjunctivitis from recent kiteboarding effort and, maybe, parasites coming out of eyeballs. But all is well. Theresa is sober for now and not keeling over. His message: all is well. It is 9/11. What a safe day. Do not secure anything, especially consulates or embassies. They love us, these SIS guys as the 'I' is now missing. We will start calling them PCAM (Puffy Cloud Angels of Mecca). Do not EVER say the word, "terrorism." It is an old Bush/Cheney word. Eliminate this from vocabulary like your veggie fiber loaf you had for lunch.

At Owhatever sharp she meets with the Press Corpse assigned to her. She notches up her sneer by sucking on a lemon or two behind the scenes. Puts on her panty hose with extra tight crotch invader/pincher spandex, and sashays out to podium upon which she honors all in her divine presence to bestow her wisdom upon. Points nose at reporter. Sneers. Wordsmiths. Repeats question. Asks if this is a question. Denies. Obfuscates.Repeat. Rinse. Recycle for a few more reporters. Finally, and with utter (udder? the bovine with glasses!) disdain and disgust, she points her pointy nose at the FOX reporter. Scowls. Emits a high-pitched farht out of her strained glutes due to thong and lemon juice, and attempts a smack-down of epic proportions. These episodes usually fail but she tries.

Valjar calls her at lunch, in which Harf with Glasses is chugging cheap Chardonnay with a pint or two of Ben and Jerry's. Valjar is pleased and you can hear her rubbing her insect-like hands together, making a dry cicada noise on the phone which mesmerizes Harf and soothes her into a zen-like trance.

Her job done for the day, she emails ole Jen Pits and tells her she is on her way back home to her husfrau, who is cowering in the corner when she arrives. The cycle repeats. But there is no terrorism. None. She has never said that word.


Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Rotherham reporter #1400 girls raped at September 11, 2014 05:53 PM (dMEBN)

244 I dunno, I guess they don't make patriots like they uised to

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at September 11, 2014 05:54 PM (tk9x5)

245 I still use "moslem"

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:54 PM (g/zj9)

246 I'm gonna demand that everyone name O'Sullivan pronounce their last name with an Irish accent from hear on it.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 05:54 PM (ZPrif)

247 I'm not sure what this conversation is about. It started out as words not meaning what they mean, and now it's about words not sounding like they sound. I give up.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 11, 2014 05:54 PM (3B+O8)

248 201 >>>i've heard people say coo de grah for coup de grace

a coo de grah would be sort of like a blow from a piece of fat (gras)

yeah you're right, i didn't really think about it, but it should be coo duh grasz

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:45 PM (/FnUH)


************

Grace--as in mercy.

With the French idioms and swear words go to Catholicism first.

Posted by: Home Slice at September 11, 2014 05:54 PM (RJMhd)

249 Iraq = Cave of Caerbannog

GW Bush = Tim the Enchanter


"I *warned* you, but did you listen to me? Oh, no, you *knew*, didn't you? Oh, it's just a harmless little *bunny* , isn't it? "

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 11, 2014 05:54 PM (JO9+V)

250 186 Zero has no war drums, a war bongo maybe.

Banging the Bongos of War?

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 05:54 PM (LcQ0i)

251 Insisting on the foreign pronunciation of words is silly.
Every language in the world uses their own pronunciation for borrowed words. And that's ok. Shows cultural confidence.
Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 05:52 PM (ZPrif)


Yep we're speaking English so it's perfectly fine to make foreign-derived words conform to English grammar and pronunciation usage. Maintaining the original foreign pronunciation is mostly a form of status signaling.

Posted by: Maetenloch at September 11, 2014 05:54 PM (pAlYe)

252 THEN WHAT THE FUCK IS IT?

Passive-aggression

Posted by: AmishDude at September 11, 2014 05:54 PM (L2xDv)

253
I always liked the original Day of the Jackal:

No French soldier will raise his rifle against me!

[Next day, he is shot by a firing squad with a coup de grace for extra points.]

Posted by: The Progs at September 11, 2014 05:55 PM (iQIUe)

254 If you can't think clearly, you can't use language clearly.

And yeah, I'm looking at you, TFG and the rest of the idiots your clown car of an administration.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at September 11, 2014 05:55 PM (0HooB)

255 @48

What exactly is the GOP pitch?

Over the coarse of the last 5+ years they have repudiated every previous principle or position.

You can't buy what ain't being sold.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 11, 2014 05:55 PM (pK1sN)

256 >>> could be grace, mercy--with a religious origin.

yeah it's killing blow, as in "putting someone out of his misery."

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:55 PM (/FnUH)

257 @233
you're making a point of showing your disdain, which is a form of snootiness all it's own. That's why the Brits used to pronounce words incorrectly - to show that they didn't need to worry about how those dirty little others pronounced it.

Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 05:55 PM (4nR9/)

258 I like angst, not ahngst. sounds angstier.

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:55 PM (g/zj9)

259
THEN WHO WAS PHO?

Posted by: Old Memes Love New Languages at September 11, 2014 05:55 PM (/FnUH)

260 202 is pho pronounced "foe"?
Posted by: Feh

Only when the blood of an Englishman is at issue.

Posted by: Fee and Fie at September 11, 2014 05:55 PM (vgIRn)

261 But it seems to be Vietnamese -- a language I know nothing about.

Posted by: ace
---

Want my issue phrase books?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 11, 2014 05:56 PM (l1zOH)

262 240 well anyway when he asked that I thought it was FRENCH used in Vietnam as pidgin, as "beaucoups" or "fini" are so used.

But it seems to be Vietnamese -- a language I know nothing about.

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:53 PM (/FnUH)

****************

Well they will get you--if you learn enough French.

I highly recommend Indochine--beautiful movie.

I think you might like it.

Although--cripes....

I'm a Chris Nolan fan-femme.

Posted by: Home Slice at September 11, 2014 05:56 PM (RJMhd)

263 Hmmm,,,
Where's Nam Grunt when ya need him.
Miss you man.

Wasn't in Nam but served during the last couple years. Seems to me I remember it being said by guys who were there as beaucoup dinky dao.
As in very crazy or loony.

Posted by: teej at September 11, 2014 05:56 PM (H2/m3)

264 pep

no, it's just that I like being american and don't care to put on airs.

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:56 PM (g/zj9)

265 230 All I know is never get involved in a land war in Indo-China

Posted by: Charles DeGaulle at September 11, 2014 05:51 PM (jucos)]/i]

Well, I said Asia, but you're such a little piece of shit German playground anyways.....

Posted by: George C. Marshall at September 11, 2014 05:56 PM (aSiy9)

266 >>>'Boocoo'.

Heard thousands of times from fellow vets.

...

well that's what i figured based on the question but dinky dow is of native Vietnamese origin.

Posted by: Old Memes Love New Languages at September 11, 2014 05:57 PM (/FnUH)

267
i've heard people say coo de grah for coup de grace

Yeah, but coup de gras (as some people render it) means "stroke of fat"*. So, ick.

* stroke, blow, hit. Languages don't map 1:1.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 11, 2014 05:57 PM (JtwS4)

268 Freedom's just another word for... Nothing left to lose.

So enjoy your freedom, plebes!

Posted by: Barack Joplin at September 11, 2014 05:57 PM (4hzHG)

269 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2014 05:16 PM (glk59)

Didn't they already decide doing that was torture and possibly a warcrime?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at September 11, 2014 05:57 PM (GDulk)

270 67: Neal Peart actually wrote it but I get the point.

Posted by: puddleglum at September 11, 2014 05:57 PM (745ZW)

271 Maintaining the original foreign pronunciation
is mostly a form of status signaling.




So Ace gets to tuite de horn?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 11, 2014 05:57 PM (lIiq2)

272

damnit

Posted by: George C. Marshall at September 11, 2014 05:58 PM (aSiy9)

273 Oh, eff it. Already covered. Gotta catch up faster

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 11, 2014 05:58 PM (JtwS4)

274 Free marijuana for the poor!

Posted by: DHHS has the answers at September 11, 2014 05:58 PM (P8xuA)

275 lol @ armpit exhaust

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 11, 2014 05:58 PM (oFCZn)

276 So Ace gets to tuite de horn?
Posted by: rickb223 at September 11, 2014 05:57 PM (lIiq2)


Bien sur!

Posted by: Maetenloch at September 11, 2014 05:59 PM (pAlYe)

277 @243
Wow, you really thought about that. Excellent.

Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 05:59 PM (4nR9/)

278 240 well anyway when he asked that I thought it was FRENCH used in Vietnam as pidgin, as "beaucoups" or "fini" are so used.
But it seems to be Vietnamese -- a language I know nothing about.

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:53 PM (/FnUH)

--------

The Vietnamese language is full of a lot of pidginized French words.

So it's confusing.

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 05:59 PM (LcQ0i)

279
That's a good mind-bender.

If the Republicans sold a product, what would it be, and what would it do?

I know what the Democrats are selling: hope, change, fairness, a safety net, education, children, etc.

What are the Republicans selling?

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 11, 2014 05:59 PM (jldxi)

280 "Hell.... are we flying out of Bahrain or Kuwait? Are they allowing
combat ops out of there? Will the House of Saud allow us to bomb other
Moslems? IF not? Its Carrier Action... which in the long term, becomes limited..."

As for USN carrier aviation, this timely reminder:

The near future for American naval aviation entails not having nearly enough carriers (down potentially to only two deployable big decks at any given time).

Then within the context of a shortage of carriers, there will be a further shortage of carrier-capable aircraft.

Where the limited number of air wings will consist of:

-- Solidly reliable, but nonstealthy F/A-18s, an ancient design whose progenitor prototype first flew when Richard freaking Nixon was the President.

-- Somewhat stealthy F-35s, which are short-legged, unmaneuverable, prone to fires, vulnerable to battle damage, and have extremely low dispatch reliability.

I tell you, the future's so bright, we gotta wear shades.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 11, 2014 05:59 PM (noWW6)

281 status signalling

or the appearance thereof. like the lower class brits who say serviette for napkin.

Posted by: Feh at September 11, 2014 05:59 PM (g/zj9)

282 Posted by: ChristyBlinky, Rotherham reporter #1400 girls raped at September 11, 2014 05:53 PM (dMEBN)

Well written. I visualized the entire piece

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 05:59 PM (9kWyt)

283 269 Freedom's just another word for... Nothing left to lose.

So enjoy your freedom, plebes!

Posted by: Barack Joplin at September 11, 2014 05:57 PM (4hzHG)


Uh huh Barry. Believe me when I say if I feel I've got nothing left to lose, you and your followers are going to lose a lot.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 11, 2014 05:59 PM (oFCZn)

284 Catherine Deneuve in Indochine

-
You didn't mention the year that was made but back in the day she was smoking hot.

I still like Les Parapluie de Cherbourgh. Real men can too like pop jazz opera love story things.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 11, 2014 06:00 PM (XUKZU)

285 When I speak Spanish, I speak with a Mexican accent. When I speak English, I speak with an American accent.

I say Mehico in Spanish and Mexico in English. I say Estados Unidos in Spanish and United States in English.

It's just so silly to hear NPR liberals pronounce Spanish words and names like they were born in Guadalajara instead of Newark, New Jersey.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 06:00 PM (ZPrif)

286 256 >>> could be grace, mercy--with a religious origin.

yeah it's killing blow, as in "putting someone out of his misery."

Posted by: ace at September 11, 2014 05:55 PM (/FnUH)

******************

I always had a lot of sympathy for that poor bastard that said macacca.


I would say things in French and someone would sit me down and say--do you really know what that means?

Holy hell.

IEven the Canadianism--frig---means

to jouer avec toi meme--or something.

Who knew?

I thought it was like saying--fudge/

Posted by: Home Slice at September 11, 2014 06:00 PM (RJMhd)

287 243: ChristyBlinky almost brought a tear to my eye, you are probably closer than you think.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 11, 2014 06:00 PM (ucDmr)

288 Zero is going to demonstrate how a gay hipster makes war. This will end badly for somebody. Not sure who.

Posted by: maddogg at September 11, 2014 06:00 PM (xWW96)

289 as i cannot really add anything of value to the topic within a topic . coo coo ca choo

Posted by: willow at September 11, 2014 06:01 PM (nqBYe)

290 202 is pho pronounced "foe"?
Posted by: Feh

Only when the blood of an Englishman is at issue.
Posted by: Fee and Fie at September 11, 2014 05:55 PM (vgIRn)
___________
Fuick you guys!

Posted by: Fum at September 11, 2014 06:01 PM (jucos)

291
Forgot to mention Democrats sell peace, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 11, 2014 06:01 PM (jldxi)

292 Iraq needs a train. I like trains...and paste. Both taste good although train taste stays on my tongue longer and makes me poop liquid.

When you poop liquid is it really poop?

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 11, 2014 06:01 PM (WGm5T)

293 Catherine Deneuve in Indochine

One of the best bits from the old SNL was when Candace Bergen was on and mocked the old Chanel commercial that had Deneuve posed with her head on a bottle of Chanel. At the end, CB lifts up her head and the bottle stayed with it, because impaled.

Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 06:02 PM (4nR9/)

294 It looks like the administration has run out of lies, so all they have left is making stuff up. Neologisms and mashup goofiness. They are out of gas, out of time, and out of their frickin' minds.

Posted by: mrp at September 11, 2014 06:02 PM (JBggj)

295 That's a good mind-bender.

If the Republicans sold a product, what would it be, and what would it do?

I know what the Democrats are selling: hope, change, fairness, a safety net, education, children, etc.

What are the Republicans selling?

-
Thems thats gots gets and also them that know thems thats gots gets and if we need a little slave labor in the form of illegal immigration, we get that too.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 11, 2014 06:03 PM (XUKZU)

296 Maet it has been a real brain teaser and often a hair puller (my Own)

Posted by: willow at September 11, 2014 06:03 PM (nqBYe)

297 Schopenhauer makes me all gnostalgic.

But Gogol makes me want to pick my gnose.

Posted by: Trotsky w/an ice-pick in his head at September 11, 2014 06:03 PM (jL8iL)

298
Catherine Deneuve in Indochine


Or more recently, Jane March in The Lover.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 11, 2014 06:03 PM (JtwS4)

299 I'm gonna demand that everybody say Beijing like bayJING with the proper tonality. JING is the high flat tone.

Dammit, Chinese is a tonal language so we have to show our appreciation of that by pronouncing Chinese names and cities tonally from now on.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 06:03 PM (ZPrif)

300 288 Zero is going to demonstrate how a gay hipster makes war.

He bombs people, but does so ironically.

Posted by: wooga at September 11, 2014 06:04 PM (4hzHG)

301 @280

At one time they sold fiscal responsibility, low taxes,
strong defense, secure boarders, reasonable regulations, etc.

The GOP stands for nothing at least the democrats affirmatively stand for things, sure they're evil but evil has been effectively sold to at least 52% of the America public

Posted by: Kreplach at September 11, 2014 06:04 PM (pK1sN)

302 pshaw already.

Posted by: willow at September 11, 2014 06:04 PM (nqBYe)

303

The Barry Administration presents to the world:

Marie Blorf
Jen Psasski
Lurch
That one white guy
A black radical with a bad overbite who looks like a ferret and is a dick
A cocoa colored metrosexual mannequin

Is this America?




Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Bunnies at September 11, 2014 06:04 PM (cNiT0)

304 Maintaining the original foreign pronunciation

is mostly a form of status signaling.


BIER!

Posted by: HR at September 11, 2014 06:04 PM (/kI1Q)

305 O.T. The church up the street which plays programmed hymn music from their bell tower is playing patriotic music today. They just finished with the Marine hymn "From the halls of Montezuma". Must be in remembrance of 9/11 not because of Obama's Operation "Raise the Poll Numbers"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 11, 2014 06:04 PM (glk59)

306
someone needs to p-shop the obama admin in a Benetton ad photo

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 11, 2014 06:05 PM (jldxi)

307 288 Zero is going to demonstrate how a gay hipster makes war. This will end badly for somebody. Not sure who.

---------

Our troops. That's who.

Megyn Kelly, last night, brought up how "much more dangerous" this will be for our troops.

By the way that Zero pulled out, leaving so much of our military hardware...which is now in the hands of ISIS.

Our guys will be fighting a much-better-equipped enemy, that we faced before.

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 06:05 PM (LcQ0i)

308 No gnus is good gnus.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at September 11, 2014 06:05 PM (W5DcG)

309 yeah it's killing blow, as in "putting someone out of his misery.

-
Specifically, if you survive a firing squad, the squad leader puts one through your head rather than to let you linger.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 11, 2014 06:05 PM (XUKZU)

310 281
status signalling



or the appearance thereof. like the lower class brits who say serviette for napkin.

Posted by: Feh


It really comes down to how long the word has been around. I don't say May-hi-co, but most Americans couldn't have told you what angst meant 40 years ago. Since the correct pronunciation is so easily discoverable now, there's no reason to mispronounce it except a desire to signal your indifference to fashion, and thus more social positioning.

Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 06:06 PM (4nR9/)

311 Is this America?
Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Bunnies at September 11, 2014 06:04 PM (cNiT0)


Chickens roosting?

Posted by: flounder at September 11, 2014 06:06 PM (sDapq)

312
"Our guys will be fighting a much-better-equipped enemy, that we faced before."

No they won't. Brian Williams never said that, so it's not true.


Posted by: Rev. Dr. E Buzz Bunnies at September 11, 2014 06:06 PM (cNiT0)

313 Hey anybody want to go swimming?

I just learned about a thing called the "Stranger." I'm looking for somebody to make their hand go to sleep and give me a tug.

Posted by: Joe Biden at September 11, 2014 06:06 PM (WGm5T)

314 Peter Wellerz "Robocop" from 1990--- That Benny Hill guy; "I'd buy THAT for a dollar!" Prescient in its day--We have arrived. Just need That 70s show dad in the streetz with a grenade launcher...sigh

Posted by: Some OTHER Guy at September 11, 2014 06:06 PM (WHOXn)

315 When I speak a foreign language, I try for an over-the-top mockery of the native accent. Sarcastic and patronizing works with those foreign ladies.

Posted by: wooga at September 11, 2014 06:07 PM (4hzHG)

316 17 Is anyone else getting a 12499 download from kaltura.com every time you visit this website? 50some downloads and i am getting tired of it.
Posted by: TECH SUPPORT? at September 11, 2014 05:16 PM (0Xv7Q)

I am, on mobile. Not sure about desktop.

...Be cool if it stopped.

Posted by: Hawkins1701 at September 11, 2014 06:07 PM (vWUk0)

317 Filet is on the grill, Montreal seasoning liberally applied to offset any decrease in deliciousness due to extended freezerification. New fridge here by 2 pm tomorrow, they tell me.

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 11, 2014 06:07 PM (2cS/G)

318 One of the best bits from the old SNL was when Candace Bergen was on and
mocked the old Chanel commercial that had Deneuve posed with her head
on a bottle of Chanel. At the end, CB lifts up her head and the bottle
stayed with it, because impaled.
=======

Yeah, but ... Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour .

Posted by: mrp at September 11, 2014 06:07 PM (JBggj)

319 298
Catherine Deneuve in Indochine


Or more recently, Jane March in The Lover.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 11, 2014 06:03 PM (JtwS4)

*************

thanks.

I'll check it out.

Posted by: Home Slice at September 11, 2014 06:07 PM (RJMhd)

320 Control the Schools, Control the Language

Control the Language, Control the Debate

Control the Debate, Control the Country

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 11, 2014 06:07 PM (M0mf2)

321
Sisu explores Shopenhauer's postulate that what we call our view of reality

Ahem.

"Sisu" is a Finnish word that means perserverance, endurance, the ability to tough something out like a long Finnish winter.

*preens*

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 11, 2014 06:07 PM (JtwS4)

322 9-11-14 Good to know we aren't at war with anyone. I wonder if isis is at war? Never mind they are illegals and have no vote.

Posted by: Bob from table9 at September 11, 2014 06:07 PM (WNERA)

323 Alors, je ve cherchez le bonne vin a la cave!

(That's pretty much what I remember from college French. Thought it might come in handy!)

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 11, 2014 06:08 PM (Lqy/e)

324 I understand when a foreign word first enters English and there's a fight over how to best approximate the foreign pronunciation. But once people have settle on a pronunciation, it's silly to try and re-litigate the issue.

Do we all have to learn to trill our R's to order a burrito now?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 06:08 PM (ZPrif)

325 I am going to say something that might be a bit controversial..... but I think the public demonstrations commemorating 9/11 need to end. I get doing it for the first few years.... but 13? I think it all goes back to the insanity of the theraputic society. It's unbecoming of a great nation.

Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at September 11, 2014 06:08 PM (jucos)

326 No blood for oil. Give negotiations a chance ... maybe Hans Blix is free?

Posted by: Blacksheep at September 11, 2014 06:09 PM (bS6uW)

327 No blood for oil. Give negotiations a chance ... maybe Hans Blix is free?

Posted by: Blacksheep at September 11, 2014 06:09 PM (bS6uW)

328 someone needs to p-shop the obama admin in a
Benetton ad photo



Pho-shop?

Posted by: rickb223 at September 11, 2014 06:09 PM (lIiq2)

329 It really comes down to how long the word has been around. I don't say May-hi-co, but most Americans couldn't have told you what angst meant 40 years ago. Since the correct pronunciation is so easily discoverable now, there's no reason to mispronounce it except a desire to signal your indifference to fashion, and thus more social positioning.
Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 06:06 PM (4nR9/)


Eh. Forty years is long enough for it to become fairly well known and incorporated into English. So the 'correct' pronunciation is how English speakers pronounce it since it's no longer really a foreign word.

Posted by: Maetenloch at September 11, 2014 06:09 PM (pAlYe)

330 322 9-11-14 Good to know we aren't at war with anyone. I wonder if isis is at war? Never mind they are illegals and have no vote.
Posted by: Bob from table9 at September 11, 2014 06:07 PM (WNERA)

I thought illegals could vote, go to school and collect welfare beanies

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 06:09 PM (9kWyt)

331 There is no ISIS in Crisis!

Posted by: Marie Larfs-a-lot at September 11, 2014 06:09 PM (wrvud)

332 Whoa.

Posted by: Blacksheep at September 11, 2014 06:09 PM (bS6uW)

333
Israeli firefighters and US marines mark 9/11 in Jerusalem Hills,
The emotional ceremony was attended by US Ambassador Dan Shapiro who said: 'Every year we come together to honor those who fell and those who served, the members of our larger American family whose destinies were touched by these acts of evil'.



Jerusalem district firefighters and rescue volunteers, alongside US Marines and families of 9/11 victims, marked the 13th anniversary to the September 11 terrorist attacks that left nearly 3,000 people dead in a special ceremony held in the Jerusalem Hills.

Somehow I don't think this happened in any Arab Countries?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 11, 2014 06:09 PM (M0mf2)

334 Afternoon favorite ppl in my computer! Bless you all today.

Well apparently no more horse carriage rides in SLC, therefore the terrorists have won. So goes NYC, so goes the rest, as they say. Downtown SLC is uber lib granola so no surprise. Feel bad for the owners. http://preview.tinyurl.com/l7fnfru

And ChristyBlinky, hah! Nice one.

Posted by: LizLem at September 11, 2014 06:09 PM (yRwC8)

335 Do we all have to learn to trill our R's to order a burrito now?

Posted by: Costanza Defense


Ironic. The burrito is as Mexican as I am.

Posted by: pep at September 11, 2014 06:10 PM (4nR9/)

336 "Obama Declares War on Common English Words..."

And he will devote more attention to his War-on-Words than to the actual war against ISIS.

The narrative must be protected! ...At all costs!

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 06:10 PM (LcQ0i)

337 Gotta go-ahead 3 piece practice tonight.... yes!!

LEOFB

Posted by: teej at September 11, 2014 06:10 PM (H2/m3)

338 So, do we have the numbers on Halliburton's support contract yet?

Posted by: Lincolntf at September 11, 2014 06:10 PM (2cS/G)

339 O.T. The church up the street which plays programmed hymn music from their bell tower is playing patriotic music today. They just finished with the Marine hymn "From the halls of Montezuma". Must be in remembrance of 9/11 not because of Obama's Operation "Raise the Poll Numbers"

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I saw something quietly moving today. I am the only DA in a small county with a small county seat. (Guns Be Bad Bloomberg was frustrated that Colorado recalled its gungrabbers and made a statement to the effect that he didn't know if Colorado Springs even had paved streets. Well, the county courthouse in this town is located on a dirt road.) Anyway, they had a fire ladder truck with ladder extended at about a forty-five degree angle with a large American flag hanging from it blocking most of the dirt road. At just about the time the first airplane struck the tower, a bagpipe played Amazing Grace.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 11, 2014 06:11 PM (XUKZU)

340










.

Posted by: Marcel Marceau at September 11, 2014 06:11 PM (jucos)

341 Can't wait to see the ROE for our ground troops.

Posted by: mrp at September 11, 2014 06:11 PM (JBggj)

342 It's a myth, and a dumb one, that there is a "correct" pronunciation.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 06:11 PM (ZPrif)

343
Je peux jouir dans ta boche?

Posted by: The Progs at September 11, 2014 06:12 PM (iQIUe)

344 Filet is on the grill, Montreal
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BUT..., how do pronounce 'filet', and 'Montreal'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 11, 2014 06:12 PM (l1zOH)

345 The Passive Voice must be used. It makes everything sound all-nuancy.

Posted by: George Tirebiter at September 11, 2014 06:12 PM (91kn2)

346 The burrito is as Mexican as I am.

there's a minor brush fire over on Twitter saying that the Blade Runner was acquitted of first degree murder because of White Privilege.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 11, 2014 06:12 PM (XUKZU)

347 325 I am going to say something that might be a bit controversial..... but I think the public demonstrations commemorating 9/11 need to end. I get doing it for the first few years.... but 13? I think it all goes back to the insanity of the theraputic society. It's unbecoming of a great nation.
Posted by: Truck Monkey, as Voiced by Brian Dennehy at September 11, 2014 06:08 PM (jucos)

Do we remember & commemorate Pearl Harbor? We commemorate Memorial Day. I think it should be remembered. Commemorate? Depends on what you mean? Where I live, no parades, etc. Post Office didn't have the flag lowered to half mast

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 06:13 PM (9kWyt)

348 344 '.. do you..', dammit

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 11, 2014 06:13 PM (l1zOH)

349 Nood

Posted by: flounder at September 11, 2014 06:13 PM (sDapq)

350 Not being around for Carter let me ask is this what malaise feels like? Feels sort of blah and ick.

Posted by: Naes at September 11, 2014 06:14 PM (YhayY)

351 In any event the Bladerunner is an idiot. His lady was smoking hot.

Posted by: Blacksheep at September 11, 2014 06:14 PM (bS6uW)

352 So Bush the first goes to war with Jim Baker as Sec of State and Gen Swartzkoff in command. We get Kerry and whatever politically correct General is still left.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 11, 2014 06:15 PM (Lqy/e)

Posted by: Code Pink at September 11, 2014 06:15 PM (WGm5T)

354 344 Filet is on the grill, Montreal
-------------------

BUT..., how do pronounce 'filet', and 'Montreal'
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 11, 2014 06:12 PM (l1zOH)

Tasty. Dam tasty

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 06:15 PM (9kWyt)

355 >>> there's a minor brush fire over on Twitter saying
that the Blade Runner was acquitted of first degree murder because of
White Privilege. Posted by: The Great White Snark at September 11, 2014 06:12 PM (XUKZU)

OJ hardest hit. Though he did drive a white bronco...

Posted by: LizLem at September 11, 2014 06:15 PM (yRwC8)

356 I'll just let Wittgenstein deal with this.


There is a reason that knowing the True Name of a person or a place or an item has long held significance. It is impossible to truly comprehend a matter if one cannot express the matter via words. The limits of language are the limits of knowledge.

My fury with deconstruction and post-modern semantic and semiotic thought, and, oh, how I am tempted to use the scare quotes around thought, is that such works are a purposeful inversion of semantics. Rather than struggling mightily to express reality through the frailty of human language, deconstruction seeks to use language to transform reality.

What we are witnessing is the logical and necessary endpoint of such beliefs. If language is all that exists, then, yes, controlling language will control reality. To refuse to call war war will result in there being no war. Oh, people will still die and buildings will still be destroyed but since the term war itself was not used, then those deaths and that destruction do not fall under the ambit of war and thus need not be viewed through the legal and moral prism of war. By changing the terms, the nature of the event itself is transformed through some sub-atomic magic or some such. The theory gets a wee bit fuzzy at how, precisely, that works.

Or tl;dr, far too many people think that this is will work and is the proper way to handle military disputes:

http://youtu.be/PwMXFOIS6Yw

Posted by: alexthechick at September 11, 2014 06:15 PM (mf5HN)

357 346 there's a minor brush fire over on Twitter saying that the Blade Runner was acquitted of first degree murder because of White Privilege.

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But...the judge who made the ruling is black.

I don't agree with the ruling. Butattributing it to 'white privilege' is stupid.

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 06:16 PM (LcQ0i)

358 351 In any event the Bladerunner is an idiot. His lady was smoking hot.
Posted by: Blacksheep at September 11, 2014 06:14 PM (bS6uW)

Yeah smokin hot. But she got shot must have been a character flaw somewhere

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian, fighting the ban at September 11, 2014 06:16 PM (9kWyt)

359 350: This is worse than Carter. Carter did not have as many clownfuckers bobbing their heads in unison with everything he said.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at September 11, 2014 06:16 PM (ucDmr)

360 a lot of bed-and-breakfast places have bathrooms 'en suite'


you're welcome......

Posted by: doug the head at September 11, 2014 06:17 PM (8CdUx)

361 "Peter Wellerz 'Robocop'"

Well, apropos of the robot-revolution comment upthread, a couple of ED-209s would sure come in handy right about now.

Posted by: torquewrench at September 11, 2014 06:17 PM (noWW6)

362 1) I find Dubai confusing in what it allows and what it doesn't
2) I thought Gaga was skinny? This version is kinda chunky.

Al Arabiya English @AlArabiya_Eng
LadyGaga wows #Dubai with electrifying performance ara.tv/mxhcp pic.twitter.com/sfxg3Jc8p8

Posted by: Costanza Defense at September 11, 2014 06:17 PM (ZPrif)

363 It's like a punch. It's not a punch until it hits someone right in his facec**t.

The ole Coupe de Ville.

Posted by: Theodore Rex at September 11, 2014 06:18 PM (jElob)

364 Posted by: mrp at September 11, 2014 06:11 PM (JBggj)

No firing without prior approval from White House legal council.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 11, 2014 06:18 PM (Zu3d9)

365 I look at those stupid truth and reconciliation commissions held by South Africa, and I don't think the nonwhites should complain. They got away with murder.

Posted by: The Progs at September 11, 2014 06:19 PM (iQIUe)

366 That thing that happened in your mouth wasn't what you think.

It was actually just an enhanced anti-blandness operation.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at September 11, 2014 06:19 PM (ZGIFT)

367 356...To refuse to call war war will result in there being no war.

Posted by: alexthechick at September 11, 2014 06:15 PM (mf5HN)

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Well, it's not even a 'new thing'...

They tried it with the Vietnam War.
They tried to call it the "Vietnam Conflict".

It didn't work then...and it won't work now.

The Leftists were apoplectic about it not being called a 'war', too.
It was one of the things they protested about...the dishonesty of it.

This is yet another example of how the Left has *become*, that which they used to rail against.

Posted by: wheatie at September 11, 2014 06:21 PM (LcQ0i)

368 Peter Weller is back on Sons of Anarchy.

Posted by: The Progs at September 11, 2014 06:23 PM (iQIUe)

369 America has been living in a state of almost complete unreality since
2007. We are entirely disconnected from the real world. "The World" is
simply the images on Television, and the false realities conjured for us
by Public Relations Sorcerers who appear there upon the Holy Screen.


You misspelled 1960.

Posted by: Phinn at September 11, 2014 06:25 PM (i5GO4)

370 Gnostics? More like elemental. Not so much the issues of the day, just sun and wind. Whirlwinds, now that redistributes information mostly all over. Electromagnetic fight clubs.

Probably the order of the day. Just not profit. Maybe that other thing, not prudent. But very needed, even after death.

Posted by: neal at September 11, 2014 06:26 PM (uiqkJ)

371 There's not a single issue I can think of in which the press fails to adhere faithfully to the banal agenda being pushed out of the Democratic Party. They dutifully ignore any story that falls outside of the frame, use the language that is proscribed by our superiors, and use sources that stick to the script. Spineless suckups.

Posted by: bleck at September 11, 2014 06:28 PM (h9G8n)

372 Later than usual but regarding this Harf person--pink-nosed sweater puppies are always appreciated.
Her name reminds me of this French I observed selling half and half tickets at a softball tournament I attended in Hull, Quebec many years ago. He pronounced it arf and arf.
Get your arf and arf tickets here.

Posted by: Northernlurker ( AKA TGinTV) at September 11, 2014 07:09 PM (Sf7oH)

373 I said Harf and her name is Larf. She still reminds me of the French guy. Oh well, nobody will be reading my comment anyway.

Posted by: Northernlurker ( AKA TGinTV) at September 11, 2014 07:14 PM (Sf7oH)

374 People still watch TV? I thought 'not watching TV' was a thing in 2002. Who the fuck am I talking to?

Posted by: Corona at September 11, 2014 09:00 PM (fh2Y7)

375 Harf ? Larf ?
There is a reason she advertises with those glasses and pearl necklaces IYKWIMAITYD
*Waves Hi Marie !

Posted by: Tom_Ohio at September 12, 2014 12:51 AM (Zz48T)

376 Yeah, its not politically or socially correct, but I'm not wrong

Posted by: Tom_Ohio at September 12, 2014 12:53 AM (Zz48T)

377 So, what to do?
We conservatives have to get united and organized where we live and engage in party politics from the precinct level on "up." It's not hard to do and there's a huge power vacuum "inside" the Republican Party at the precinct level -- over half of these power-wielding slots are vacant.
Go here for more info:
http://bit.ly/1pnYRjy

It works. But only if enough conservatives make it work.
It's up to each of us.
Thank you.
CW
http://bit.ly/1ffIdcT

Posted by: ColdWarrior at September 12, 2014 04:04 PM (hEIin)

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