Friday, February 10, 2006

"Terror!" There I've said it again.

Okay, so I dropped by rkrider's blog over at pa04blue for a few minutes this afternoon. Here's what he had to say:

I was listening to Randi Rhodes on the way home from work and she said that Bush used the word terror, terrorist, or terrorism 97 times in his brilliant speech today, I thought she was kidding! So I went here to see for myself and sure enough she wasn't kidding. Use control f, type in terror, and click on highlight, when all the instances of terror are highlighted, it looks like a Christmas tree! When all else fails.....scare 'em into submission. (I am so sick of these people)

Thanks, rk. The link took me to the White House where Bush's speech to some National Guardsmen was posted. And I followed rk's instructions. Sure enough, Bush's speech contained almost 100 references to terror.

It's a fine example of what Bush meant when he said, "in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again....to kind of catapult the propaganda."

16 comments:

enigma4ever said...

and yes, I read this and once again I sag, grunt, and urrhhhhhg....and so I will sit and bury my head in my Lucky charms and guzzle yet another bottle of Maalox....
OMG...100 ......

fear mongering for the masses by the King....
when do we get rid of this fucking regime...
( that will be another $.50 cents in the Foul Jar...)

dada said...

Wait, wait....you mean it's $.50 for just typing it? Even if you don't say it?

Actually, that's a pretty nice way to provide an allowance while venting against the regime. Thing is, will you be able to afford this in another 2 years or so?

enigma4ever said...

Ahhh...no, it goes like this 50 cents is because I don't just write it...I yell, swear...and pound it..
here is the payscale ( and yes, the foul jar has kept the son in ipod cards and not cleaned up his mother's latrine mouth...)
25 cents = shit, crap,bullshit, dogshit, all Feces....
50 cents = fuck, fucked up, motherfucker
75 cents = cunt or cocksucker or Condi
Sentence with more than three score words- $1.00

And now that I have explained that...I now owe the godamned motherfucking jar $5.00....
maybe we should just all put some money in the jar for a Crawford Bus ticket for the Dickhead King....

What No NOOOO Dickhead does not count ??!!...shit,
okay I stand corrected...
Dickhead = 25 cents.....

Thank you for allowing me to explain the Tourette Scoring system of the Foul Jar....
( and of course the most important rule: NO PENNIES)

Anonymous said...

Enigma, I think you've struck the right note with making "Condi" a 75-cent hit. Because we have long reached the point where just the NAME of every person in this whole administration should count as a new blue word. Although it might mean your son goes to Princeton. D.K.

dada said...

D.K. I was soooo happy to see you'd dropped by this one because, as I was reading e4e's 'pay-scale' I was literally laughing outloud thinking, "Oh, this is way to good for only my eyes...someone else's just gotta stop by and see this!"

God, you're a riot e4e! And when I got to the Chevron Oil Tanker who holds a real special place in my heart, I almost lost my balance and fell off my chair."

Now, what I'm about to say I would normally apologize to everyone for saying but, hell, e4e's desecrated all sacred grounds herein so need for apologies.

I did get a bit confused at the moniker "dickhead" because I always think of Cheney when I hear that. Back in '01 we went to calling our president--to avoid confusion--"penishead"--which as the nation deteriorated and we feared folks might be eavesdropping our e-mails, we contracted to just "PH". (This happened in about Bush's second weekn in office - see, as our former governor, I already KNEW what he was...and sadly in retrospection now...I laughed at all you other poor bastards because you were going to have to share our grief...not at losing the PH as our governor--that was elation--but at him becoming all OUR's president. I actually teased friends about that. Damn, you don't know how many times I've apologized to those folks I teased)

But the cat's out of the bag, i.e., the determent camps are being built and they know who we are, so I guess it's open season, anything goes, as your comment herein so amply demonstrates, e4e.

And as far as your tourette's syndrome, I've been joking with the Mrs. for a couple years now that in just a few years I'll be able to feign tourette's and speak my mind anywhere using any of the 'e4e money words' to anybody, anytime.

Now, I've read of plans for this summer's upcoming camp at Ft. Crawford. Maybe we should begin thinking of a big 'reunion' there. e4e, you could serve as the peace group's Minister of Offense!

dada said...

Okay....hold on a sec!

As I was sharing your most glorious explanation of the foul jar with the wife as she was waking, I thought I caught an accounting error.

When I muttered something about it to the wife, she said, "Yes, I think you're right."

It has to do with debating whether "Dickhead" warranted a $.25 contribution. You concluded it did by saying in that paragraph, "Shit!" which we both think you overlooked.

Put yet ANOTHER fucking quarter in the jar. (And you can drop a $.25 "IOU" from Dada as well.)

enigma4ever said...

So I sit down this afternoon and start to look over the blogs with my afternoon cup of brew and I find a comment over at my blog and it seems that my little late night rant came back and bit me in the ass....I Laughed so hard- you and your wife even figured out that I had an accounting error....OMG..too funny...and the part about Dick- Lord of Lies...I am still laughing...And you can post it, send it , blog it - do whatever you want- if it gives ALL of us We the People a good laugh that is okay by me...and hell if it buys the King that Exit ticket- So Be IT....

some_maineiac said...

don't forget "tits" (oh wait, that doesn't even belong on the list and breast references might only count as penny words anyway)...nevertheless, the word is useful in such colorful language as "ripped to the tits" when referring to an inebriated state...

Anonymous said...

OMG, maineac, I have NEVER heard that phrase! Stupid me, I would have thought it referred to body-building. And although it really isn't a swear word, I would include "tits" simply due to the pejorative way it is usually slung around. D.K.

some_maineiac said...

hahaha...HST strikes again...i wish I had my own style instead of poor cribbing from others....

enigma4ever said...

Here is the rule on Body Parts, as I view myself and ALL women as Godesses, and don't anybody correct me on this....Tits are Not to be charged, or posted to the Jar, because the Jar is called the Foul Language Jar- it is about what Offends-- the mind, body and soul of our Existance. And after Asscroft covered the Lovely Breasts of Justice in DC because they "offended his"sensibilities", and needed protection from innocent eyes", and he spent 30,000 dollars on his Puritan Efforts, I think that Breasts need to be Appreciated, and with the number of women suffering Breast Cancer and dying, Breasts should be Exposed, Loved and Cheered....

and as I am clearly the Goddess of the Foul Jar....I hope that my Rules will be honored on this...

( and about why ASS is not a Billable word- it would be unfair to our lovable beasts of burdens....to charge them for the soulless,ballless, gutless wonders in DC....)

Anonymous said...

Enigma, OK you talked me into it. Even though I don't like the way "tits" is normally used, the Goddess of the Foul Jar has spoken! Besides, my grandpa used to call me a "red-headed titmouse" as a child & I always took it as a term of endearment. D.K.

some_maineiac said...

hahaha...i can't help myself with this nutty dialogue...you people crack me up...

i have a good friend known as "mouse" to our common friends and he has been the butt of my crude jests about the size of certain parts contained in the reproductive sacs of those creatures in relation to their overall size (actually, the biggest ratio in the animal kingdom, for male woods mice anyway)

but he definitely doesn't like being called a tit-mouse in reference to his fixation on the female breast...

dada said...

OK....great comments, but as you may have noticed, I've purposefully absented myself from this conversation. It's probably some defense mechanism of self-preservation; born of fear of offending someone here or, worse, my wife whom I must live with.

That's not to say I haven't enjoyed reading your thoughts. (grin)

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it George Carlin who said Language isn't offensive, it's just words afterall. Most of what we consider swear words have a long useful history of adding emphasis and color to our lives. I kind of enjoy the thought of mass Tourette's breaking out in every living room whenever Bush, Cheney etc appear on TV. D.K.

dada said...

I confess, D.K., to practicing my Tourette's Syndrome several times during every day here at the house. While not anxious to join that portion of the population dismissed as old and impertinent, I'm hoping to be able to get out then, to take my syndrome on the road, so to speak.

From the way you describe it, your husband and I are a lot alike.