Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dueling banjos

Dammit, entertainment wing of the military/industrial complex, you're doing it again. It isn't a duel unless there's blood.

"There's been blood."

Well then, carry on. Remember the Alamo what Rummy said.

"Democracy is messy?"

No -- turn and snap at ten paces.


Spartacus said...

If only we had gotten this pissed after the 2000 election.

Seraphine said...

democracy is messy. but, in theory, eventually it gets it right.

Mary Ellen said...

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.-Thomas Jefferson

I like the idea of a little swashbuckling for power. It's much more entertaining than political debates.

Dean Wormer said...

They moved up the state-run protest to try and steal the thunder of the opposition.

Lots of blood being spilled today. The whole thing's leaving me worried about those on the ground and furious in that we're so weakened right now as a country we can't do anything to help.

Mary Ellen said...

Nothing can really be done to help those protesting in Iran. Just as a leader from another country can come to the US and force an election to be over-tuned by voter fraud, we can't do it either. It's sad to see so many people who will be injured or killed, but this is their fight. We can't and shouldn't police the world. We can, however, make sure that the news gets out and pictures are made visible, that's the best thing we can do for those protesting.

Randal Graves said...

spartacus, and miss whatever was on teevee then? Are you mad?

seraphine, in theory. We're still working on it.

nunly, plus pantaloons, swanky hats, rapiers and curly moustaches.

dean, I love how Mahmoud is on his "don't blame me, I didn't do it" tour.

nunly, part two, I completely disagree. We SHOULD police the world. And I suggest we start with using these guys.

okjimm said...

Boy! HA! if you think Demonocracy is messy.... You should see my Bathroom!!!

Tom Harper said...

You go to a duel with the banjo you have, not the banjo you wish you had.

Beach Bum said...

I'm sure John Bolton thinks its all a grand conspiracy so the Iranians can attack the US and Israel.

susan said...

Setting a good example is the only plan worth following.. and I'm glad never to have seen okjimm's bathroom.

Dr. Zaius said...

I'll bet my bathroom is messier than OKJims. And you haven't seen the kitchen!

Karen Zipdrive said...

Those MoFos really know how to reject a rigged election.
Yay for them, I say.

sunshine said...

I'm glad that the people are up in arms about what happened. Too bad that they have to get hurt in the process.
Man. When I look at that crap I'm so glad that I live where I do. (even if we were thisclose to having our 4th federal election in 5 years!)
Hopefully they take that Imadinnaja (or whatever his name is.. he's not worth my time to google the proper spelling of...) and toss him. He is such an arrogant dick!

Randal Graves said...

okjimm, Demonocracy? Didn't they open up for Sabbath back in '76?

tom, HA!

BB, I'm surprised he hasn't opened up a Cafepress store with t-shirts. REAL MEN GO TO TEHRAN®.

susan, that's what I try to do every day. Then I usually give up by 8h30.

You do realize that he's now going to post pics of his dirty bathroom.

dr. zaius, of course yours is messier. Isn't that where you do your human lobotomies?

karen, I guess, but I'm not that impressed with their unwashed masses of thousands upon thousands compared to the nattily-clad Brooks Brothers Riot of a dozen or so we had back here.

Randal Graves said...

sunshine, I wish our system was closer to yours. I salivate at the idea of tossing out strings of yokels-in-charge. Of course I could be salivating only because I'm hungry.

Lisa said...

Where I live, you can just hear dueling banjos on the air. It's kind of eerie. Things only get bloody, though, when "they" start beating each other with the banjos. Which is pretty often.