Friday, August 12, 2005


This Week in Orwell!

Statements that makes so little sense they must be true!

Ok, I've noticed that the last few years things are getting a little creepy in the propaganda realm. The justification for the Iraq was is a prime example. First, it was because Iraq had WMD, or soon would..but when that didn't pan out it was because there was an Iraq-Al Qaida connection...and when that didn't pan out the message became, there is NOW and Iraq-Al Qaida convention (created by the invasion) that justifies our being there.'s so simple and elegant...If you can through in a reference to how the Democrats are all pussies and some threat of gay marriage and or children...then your ready to be an administration spin person.

So, with this twisted logic in mind, I bring you..Today in Orwell, for the statements made during the week that are so beyond the pale and illogical..they must be true. Enjoy!

From Focus on the Family:

Orwellian Statement: If fathers showered with their boys and show them their penises, they won't grow up gay.

Meanwhile, the boy's father has to do his part. He needs to mirror and affirm his son's maleness. He can play rough-and-tumble games with his son, in ways that are decidedly different from the games he would play with a little girl. He can help his son learn to throw and catch a ball. He can teach him to pound a square wooden peg into a square hole in a pegboard. He can even take his son with him into the shower, where the boy cannot help but notice that Dad has a penis, just like his, only bigger (one would hope).

Michele Malkin: In commenting on the protest of the mother of soldier Casey Sheehan in Texas.

"I wonder what Casey Sheehan would say about his mother's actions--let alone her words"

DOD's Freedom Walk: In commemoration of the 4th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks the DOD has announce a "Walk for Freedom" event. They've invited folks to gather at the Pentagon and then walk across the river to the mall for a concert.

To participate in the walk for freedom...People must register with the pentagon, provide their phone number and be screened before the walk. (Let freedom reign!)

Elephant thinks this is all double plus good, and I look forward to next week when I can thank the recently passed energy bill for lowering the cost of oil from $55/bbl to $70/bbl.

Freakin' hilarious.

You know, it is quite easy to tell what this administration is going to do by simply applying Orwell doublethink. Listen to the words and understand that will mean the opposite when finally put into action. It's been my standard for second-guessing the Admin for a few years now, and rarely lets me down.

Oh, and I think "double plus" and "double plus ungood" are my favorite phrases ever.
The best peice of advice I got when I started working in DC was...

Don't pay attention to what politians say, just pay attention to what they do..

It's never failed.
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