Friday, January 19, 2007

Do-it-yourself metaphor (No. 13)

For those of you who love a good metaphor, here's
your latest chance to make up your very own!

Examples:
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Anonymous 1: "It's Condoleezza Rice speaking of the Saddam Hussein execution, bemoaning, '"We were disappointed there was not greater dignity given to the accused under these circumstances.' "

(Dada note: I don't know about that, but that's why this is a do-it-yourself metaphor. If it works for you....)

Anonymous 2: "It's George Bush still believing in Iraq's non existent nuclear program he halted, as expressed last Sunday on 60 Minutes to Scott Pelley: 'Well, our administration took care of a source of instability in Iraq. Envision a world in which Saddam Hussein was rushing for a nuclear weapon to compete against Iran.' "

(I kinda like this one, but unlike the pole in the picture Pelley didn't stop Bush's lie that there was no Saddam Hussein nuclear program. Oh wait, Bush didn't state for fact Saddam was pursuing a nuclear weapon, he only asked us to "envision" that he was. That's like so much of his foreign policy which asks of us to "imagine a mushroom cloud over America," or "fighting 'em here if we don't fight 'em there," or imagine "we don't torture," etc. etc.)

Okay, I'm not passing judgment on how good or bad these are. If you have one you like better, feel free to share it.


5 comments:

D.K. Raed said...

Re: #2 ... Bush could very well "envision" it because all his cronies would've been rushing to supply saddam with just such a nuclear program to use against iran. So, in that vein, I'm thinking he was only able to persuade them (his fatcat corpo pigheads, cough-halliburton-raytheon-bechtel-cough) NOT to do it THAT way by showing them how much more they could make HIS way, the tricked-up-war-on-iraq-way so terra-doesn't-come-here-way, nevermind it already came here & not from iraq, that's too much to consider in this metaphor. His motive for HIS way? All of the above, PLUS he gets to change history by becoming our first UNITARY prez, which is sort of like all those corpo heads he so wished he could be except he f*cked up every biz adventure he got ever involved with. ok, forgive all the run-on sentences, my envision-cup is runnething over. ~~ D.K.

dada said...

Ooooh, raed, it looks like you commented at just the right moment. At the very time you were inspired with much passion and fire!

We should be thankful our computer monitors aren't made of combustible materials, huh? (Whoops, don't want to give manufacturers ideas, huh?)

enigma4ever said...

oh no Dk's Envision Cup runnetth over...

Welll...let's make it flood shall we ?

I think that this inspiring picture shows Dick on the Stand trying to "defend" His friend scooter ( now as we know that might be as well as he shoots- so that could get sooooo Interesting...Whitty- can we get a Witness to HOW well Dick shoots ? yeah...ahem I didn't think so)

Now back to Enigma''s Running over Cup ....

So on the Stand:
Fitz: Mr.Cheney, do you recall writing notes on the NYT in the Margin, on the Wilson post, something about HIS Wife ?

Dick: uuhhhhh no I don't remember ...it was a long time ago....
* going for the Reagon Defense*

Fitz: ( casually wiping sly boyish grin off his face) Do you remember ANY notes that might mention CIA or that might be construed as CIA ?

Dick : now stuttering and turning whiter shade of pale....

FITZ: Is it possible that you found that More than interesting but Useful ?

Dick: white still....

FITZ : Is it true Mr.Cheney that Publicly revealing the Identity of a Valued CIA Agent in this country under Our laws is not only a Felony but TREASON ?

There is a Giant Ka-Thunk as the lardass-heartless-sumbitch-vp hits the deck like a 200pound sack of rotted stinkass potatoes....

Court is Recessed until Monday and the Removal of the Dead VP carcass....

Oh shoot, who pinched me??!??? What do you mean I was DREAMING.....son of a bitch...

oh, well...girl's gotta dream right ??? .....

D.K. Raed said...

oh enigma, that is a perfect script! I do hope that's the way it goes. Only one correction: Dick's necrotized carcass would hit the deck like a *250* lb sack of putrified potatoes. 200-lbs must be some PR BS, the same way Tom Cruise is 5'9", but somehow is only an inch taller than Dustin Hoffman when they're both in their stocking feet & Dustin honestly admits to being 5'4". Trust me, I've noticed Cheney's extra-stretch waisbands, the hanging folds of neck-flap, pleated wide-load rear end & they all spell 250.

So would they need to call the Dead Animal Removal guys to come pick him up, the guys whose job it is to scrap up & dispose of roadkill that has finally offended the church ladies?

It would certainly save us the horror of Prez Cheney if Bush was Impeached. But I shudder to think of who would be appointed in his place in one of those verbal midnight pardon deals Gerry Ford agreed to.

One political lesson he seemed to learn from Poppy was to have a V.P. that scares the sh*t out of everyone. I remember at the time, people saying, by naming Dan Quayle as his VP, Geo (HW) Bush just made himself the safest president ever.

Thanks, my envison cup has truly tsunami'd now. ~~ D.K.

enigma4ever said...

whelp, DK....It appears that the old 250 pound carcass may hit the deck yet...poor Dicky had a very very very bad day in court today....Fitz and Wells BOTH brought up his roll in the Scooter Wilson Mess....Today was opening statements and Firedoglake is liveblogging it...and Fitz is not tiptoeing around VP or actually even Rove..oh my....