Bush bulbs

Q: How many Bush Administration officials does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: None. There is nothing wrong with the light bulb; its conditions are improving every day. Any reports of its lack of incandescence are a delusional spin from the liberal media. That light bulb has served honorably, and anything you say undermines the lighting effect. Why do you hate freedom?

5 Responses to “Bush bulbs”

  1. Rich
    January 24th, 2005 | 3:00 pm

    You forgot: “By questioning the bulb’s effectiveness you hereby allow us to collect vast unspeciifed amounts of of your personal data, store it (with errors) in an insecure database and monitor your activities in perpetuity. If you don’t have anything to hide you can’t possibly have reason object.”
    The computer is your friend.

  2. Lover of Liberty
    January 27th, 2005 | 10:44 pm

    How many opponents of Saddam Hussein does it take to change a lightbulb? None. They can’t. They’ve all had their hands sawn off by Baathist officials and they’re naturally dismayed that complacent “I’m alright Jack” shitheads like you begrudge them their freedom.

  3. January 28th, 2005 | 12:57 am

    I don’t begrudge them (or anyone) their freedom. I do, however, have a problem with people like you who think that just because I criticise Bush, I somehow supported Saddam. Such an accusation is at best unsophisticated stupidity, and at worst wilful disingenuity exercised for your own purposes. Tell me, oh Lover of Liberty, which is it? And why should I not be at liberty to make such a joke, or even a strong criticism of US foreign policy, if I see fit? Would you stop me from doing so? Do you really love genuine liberty, or just some subset? Or maybe just the word itself?

    Look… The joke isn’t about the particular situation in Iraq, the rights and wrongs of which are debated elsewhere.

    The joke is about exactly the kind of attitude you seem to be displaying: that any criticism of current US foreign policy is to be immediately shouted down as hatred of freedom.

    If you’re deluded enough to believe that current US policy is genuinely infused with love of freedom, and doesn’t just use that word for political expediency, then I suggest you read this (and maybe even the parent article). Then, tell me why it’s OK for America to use “eradication of torture” as justification for invading Iraq, but then remain friends with other countries whose human rights abuses and propensity for torture are well known and well documented. Perhaps you can also explain why, when Iraq was a US ally (remember those days?), Saddam’s methods were of considerably less concern to you?

    Ah, but you won’t read that article anyway, will you, because it’s clearly written by shitheads like me who hate freedom – right?

  4. (Expletives deleted)
    January 29th, 2005 | 11:24 pm

    I think you’ll find that the word is “disingenuousness”, o brave apologist for Saddam Hussein. Forgive me for not debating with someone who can’t even speak English.

  5. January 30th, 2005 | 3:08 am

    Sigh…

    Well, you’ve certainly met my expectations. You persist, despite clear statements to the contrary, in equating criticism of Bush with approval of Hussein, and don’t bother to pass comment on any of the actual problems with your argument that I raised. Instead, you choose to argue at the level of a ten year old.

    I mean – really… Where in that joke, or in anything I’ve written do you see apology for Saddam Hussein? I’m genuinely interested, because as far as I can see, the only answer a thinking being could give is “nowhere”.

    I’m particularly impressed by your decision to concentrate your intellectual efforts on that one word. Even better, you apparently can’t use a thesaurus or a dictionary: disingenuity is fine as a synonym for disingenuousness, though admittedly some sources cite it as obsolete. If you really want to miss the point and base your arguments on pedantic nit-picking of each other’s linguistic abilities, then perhaps I could point out that I wasn’t speaking English at all: I was writing it.

    Anyway, this is starting to feel like a trolling which I’m giving too much energy to, so unless I see some actual reaason and dignity being applied, that’s it for this thread. Thanks for your input, such as it was.