Monday, March 16, 2009

Quote of the Week (Early Contender)

"There‘s also circumstantial evidence, not proven by any means, but nonetheless some pretty compelling circumstantial evidence of Saddam Hussein‘s Iraq being involved with the people who perpetrated both the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center and even the Oklahoma City bombing."

-- Raving neocon psychopath Frank Gaffney, on last Thursday's edition of Hardball, proving my point that it takes complete detachment from reality to be an even mildly shocking voice on the right these days

(h/t Cesca)


Deacon Blue said...

Oklahoma City was the work of dedicated white homicidal crazies and it pains me that anyone would dare give credit for their hard and determined efforts to some foreing ninnies.

Anonymous said...

What. The. Fuck?

Alex said...

Hey I came across another contender (maybe?) for quote of the week. Mostly because I laughed at it for 2 minutes straight.

"Greenland, which is now covered in ice, it was once called Greenland for a reason, right? Iceland, which is now green."

Michael Steele on the myth of global warming with all the logic of a 6 year old.

Chez said...

When Michael Steel thinks "green" and "ice" -- he's talking about the hip-hop meaning: money and diamonds, dawg.

chenry said...

I don't even know how you get to be that crazy.

Dan said...

I am actually surprised Gaffney didn't try to pin global warming on Hussein too.

Matt Osborne said...

This bit of wingnuttery comes from a reporter named Jayna Davis, who reminds me of that reporter on "The Incredible Hulk." In a Salon article from 2002, she asserted:

"former Iraqi soldiers living in Oklahoma City, and absent from work the day McVeigh rented his Ryder truck that carried the bomb, were overheard pledging their allegiance to Saddam."

I want to know two things: (1) Who is the source? (2) How much Arabic do they know?

According to my US Army issue Hans-Wehr Arabic Dictionary, there are lots of different words from the root (S)-D-M. There are at least two other roots that can be confused with it. Meanings include, but are not limited to: the biblical Soddom, verbs "to hit," "to strike," "to bump," "to dry up," nouns for "vigor," "saddle," "strength," and about a hundred more. One of the roots is among the most commonly-used in Arabic.

Given the complete lack of context, the idea of an average Oklahoman hearing something that sounds like "Saddam" when it isn't seems extremely high to me.

Zeromark said...

...This is what the Republican party is coming to? Honestly?

Either they're going to have to learn to dump the Limbaughs and other fruit loops, or they're just going to fall from grace and another political party will take it's place.
Nader/Mr.Burns: "Excellent...yes."

But seriously, I had a few friends tell me some months back to either vote Republican or else. When I pointed out some very obvious flaws in their thinking, they cut off the friendship.

Is it just me, or does this mirror the direction the GOP is going?

Anonymous said...

Chez, why does this site, like so many, REFUSE to report on the SOLID AND SUBSTANTIATED reports that Saddam Hussein, Fidel Castro, and Barack Obama were both involved in the tragic sinking of the Maine?

Guess you're still part of the LAMESTREAM media!