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I hadn't seen that but that was pretty funny. And I completely agree with McCain...Dems should take their time and not rush into anything :)
What do you mean I'm funny? Funny how? Funny like a clown? I amuse you? What the **** is so funny?
It looks like the witch hunt has begun on McCain's sense of humor.Dr. Larry
I think I'm going to start a witch hunt on witch hunts. In fact, I'm going to call for the formation of the Committee on Witch Hunt Awareness. Of course, Larry will Chair the committee. Then I'm going to ask for a Congressional investigation into witch hunting. Hobbes will be required to testify at the hearings. Roger Clemens will also testify to being a target of Hobbes' witch hunting, as will Tom Christy and Tim Marren. After all is said and done, the House Judicary Committee will rule that the Niagara Times blog has in fact engaged in witch hunting. The ruling will be...nothing. It's a damn blog, enjoy it for what it is, entertainment.
People that believe they are victims of witch hunts all have one thing in common- they are all arrogant and delusional enough to actually believe that they are important enough to be a target of a witch hunt.
Let's not go overboard here. Hobbes did a light-hearted post and now you are all turning this ugly.Witch hunts are useful is so much as witches are not good and cause trouble. Therefore, hunting witches, if you can get a permit to do so, is really a positive thing.
Frank, how could you say that witches are not good and cause trouble? This past Halloween my daughter was a witch, if only for one night. And you know what, Frank? She was a good witch! And what about Glinda from the Wizard of Oz? Was Glinda not a good witch????? I ask you, WOULD YOU HUNT GLINDA? Was it not Glinda who told Dorothy that in order to return to Kansas, she will have to go to the Emerald City and ask the Wizard of Oz to help her? Does this sound like a witch that should be hunted???That's it, I'm starting a witch P.R. campaign to improve the image of the witch. This insanity must stop! Stop I say, stop!
Forget the Committee on Witch Hunt Awareness, I'm forming the Witch Hunt Advocacy Coalition Keepsake & Educational Development (WHACKED) Agency. Larry, we need a Chairman.
Eileen,I owe you an apology, as I did not take into consideration good witches. Like any government program, my intentions may have been good but I forgot to look at the longterm consequences of my actions.Perhaps we should have some sort of witch registry where we could tell apart the good witches from the bad witches.
I'm sorry too, Frank. Sometimes my exuberance in defending the plight of the good witch gets the best of my emotions. Maybe some day, in a perfect world, all witches, both good and bad, can live as one in harmony, and there will be no need to hunt any of them. Lord, hear my prayer.
Ok, I’ll take the bait. … Witch hunts a joke, huh? Tell that to the people in Salem. Oops, we can’t; they’re dead, aren’t they! … How about the thousands in Europe during the witch hunts and the Inquisition? … I could go on and on. But the important thing is that witch hunts are done differently today. But the “victim” is human rationality burned at the stake by arrogant power, sophistic indifference and dogmatic elitism like that of the Bush/Cheney/Rummy, etc. clan. … Tell that to Saddam Hussein. Oops, pardon me; he was a bad witch. Doesn’t count. Witches like Saddam are useful when the real enemy, which is usually ourselves, can’t be faced. But I guess I’m getting too intellectual for all the technocrats, lawyers and bureaucratic wannabes that read this site. Oh, yeh and I forgot all the business geniuses who also read this sight; you know, the one’s that couldn’t tell a good business decision from a bad one, leading NC down the rabbits hole of wishful, fantastic promises. … And McCain, what a freakin’ joke. That’s Republican leadership? Can you guys/gals say “McCain” with a straight face. But then as long as he wins, who cares. It’s business as usual. Onward into Iran!!… Please have him read Philips book, Bad Money. Then we’ll talk. …And you were all having so much fun.
Larry, I'd like to know what business decisions you've made, good or bad, from your desk at NCCC. It's easy to sit there talking theory to a bunch of naive 18 year-olds, it's most definitely another to have real world success. By the way, this whole thread is tongue-in-cheek. Obviously no one's taken the time to teach you what a sense of humor is.
So, if as Dr. Larry says, I'm actually my own bad witch, do I need a permit to hunt myself? I'm very confused now.C'mon, Larry. A little levity before the holiday is not a bad thing. And shouldn't you put Bill Clinton in with Bush/Cheney/Rummey for the way he has handled himself during this campaign? Talk about screwing up your legacy. The man went from hero to zero in the minority community.He did some of the most henious race-baiting since Willie Horton.And don't tell me that Nancy Pelosi is not a bad witch. It's sooo obvious.
Thanks, Rufus, for the sentiment but, don’t worry about my sense of humor. I AM having fun. Even with the McCain piece,believe it or not. … I never claimed to be a business man, however, and I know a lot of others around here that shouldn’t make that claim either. But I did make one good business decision: I chose not to go into business in Niagara County. And my 18 year olds are also making good decisions: they are leaving town right after graduation. …. And I would put the Clintons in with the Empire Builders but why do you imply that I might want to defend the Democrats. There are other perspectives in the world, ya’ know. Do you??? … But “naïve 18 year olds” are the best to talk theory to. Some still have open minds. I can’t talk to you guys about theory; that's for sure. Even though you all could use a good dose of it. In being naïve, my students are just being their age. The truly naïve are those who think they know what they are doing but keep failing. …. And Pete what exactly is “real world success”? Is it pretending all is well when you’re going down the shitter? Is it exploiting the ignorance and demoralized state of the people? And by the way I’m not a pessimist believe it or not. It’s just that I don’t consider knowledge or success anything other than that which helps us get out of the shitter. So the business and political leaders of NC have no more knowledge than me. And you’re right I am pretty ignorant when it comes to local politics, economics and business. But please tell me who has the knowledge around here that can lead us out of last place in the major league of economics. … The leaders around NC really aren’t leading anybody as far as I can see. They've given up political action for business strategies. We need some new ideas which starts by critiquing the old ideas. … But Updegrove had a good idea when he suggested that Patterson put the combined economic development office in Western NY. It's a start, at least symbolically.
I think McCain did a good job. Its sad that weekend update seems like the only funny part of SNL anymore. But WHACKED. NOW THATS FUNNY!!!!
Larry C. says: "Witches like Saddam are useful when the real enemy, which is usually ourselves, can’t be faced."Good grief - what are you saying here???The McCain piece on SNL was funny! A nice, light-hearted post! Thanks Hobbes!!
Anon, I guess the “Good grief!” means you’re surprised, shocked, perplexed? All the above? … Well, the short answer is that Saddam wasn’t our first and deciding reason for going into Iraq. It was WMD. Not identical to Saddam. If it were, then we wouldn’t have bothered with the inspections. We would have just invaded “the Witch.” If he was the determining “reason,” it wasn’t a real reason because why then the fake inspections. It was an excuse. Our dissatisfaction with the inspection outcome was played up because apparently Saddam’s status as “evil” wasn’t sufficient reason to invade in the first place. …. If we ever had an energy policy over the last 40 years, chances are we wouldn’t be in the situation we’re in today. So my point is we’re our own worst enemy at times. This is one of those times. … The funniest part of the SNL piece was McCain’s handlers trying to pass him off as someone with a sense of humor. Talk to the Generals who said they wouldn’t trust McCain with his finger on “the button” given his inexplicably explosive anger. McCain’s another irrational war waiting to happen.
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