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November 29, 2003

Rate The Insipidity!

Rank the comments below on the Bush visit to Iraq, all of which originated from one post or a link off of it, by the level of their insipidity, with 1 being the mosit insipid, and 5 being the least. It's fun for the whole family, especially at the end of a long weekend with everyone cooped up together! Practically guaranteed to cause generational rifts that will last for years!

1. I'm surprised they didn't ship that yellow-bellied coward to Iraq in a submarine.

2. Bush going to Iraq was probably one of the best and bravest things any President has done in a generation.

3. I hear the rat from Crawford snuck off to stage a psy - op some-fuckin'-where even more dusty, ratshit and misbegotten than buttfuck Texas.

4. Apparently someone didn't get a transcript of George Bush's nipple-hardening speech.

5. These men and women in the military are not protecting me, and I do not want or need their protection. Bush should get off the big lie that they are there to protect me as an American. I would rather die than be protected in that way.

Thanks to our first player, Oliver Willis, who feels that when it comes to tepid and tasteless, number 2 is the winner going away!

And I agree with him. Comparatively, it is the most "Lacking in qualities that excite, stimulate, or interest; dull." Approval is always duller than disapproval, especially disapproval spiced with a soupcon of rage, and the disapproval of the dinosaur Left has been seasoned with considerably more than a soupcon that emotion in last couple of years.

Rage is addictive. Like a drug, it deadens the the perceptions. It's as good an explanation as any, and one more forgiving than most, of why Oliver found insipidity to be the most objectionable quality on display in the sentiments above.

Posted by Bigwig at November 29, 2003 11:06 AM | TrackBack
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Comments

Quite true, your remarks on insipidness, although I did find number 5 to be quite nauseating.

Posted by: LeeAnn at November 29, 2003 11:16 AM

Like Leeanne, I too find the last comment the most gag-inducing. i wonder who that super-intelligent individual thinks id protecting his worthless hide and more importantly, his freedom of expression, and the freedom to prove to the world, what a idiot he really is!!!

Posted by: ronin at November 29, 2003 12:11 PM

When you mention generational rifts lasting for years, should that mean about twenty years, or the time it generally takes for a next generation to appear?

More importantly, what do Blackavar and Captain Holly think of these?

Posted by: Rich at November 29, 2003 12:41 PM

Well, I would agree with Bigwig on this: Number 2 is the most insipid, in the sense that as a simple statement of fact, it does not really stir any controversy.

I consider #5 to be the best comment of all, in the sense that the writer actually had a vocabulary large and sophisticated enough to convey her misguided feelings in a coherent manner.

The rest were written by persons who honed their debate skills by watching reruns of "Beavis and Butthead".

Posted by: Captain Holly at November 29, 2003 02:05 PM

Rich, full answer over in the Warren. It got a little too long to do here.

Posted by: Blackavar at November 30, 2003 02:33 PM
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