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  • In the years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the West has made a lot of progress in fighting Al Qaeda, says one American news source. [Los Angeles Times]
  • A Canadian news report would politely (it’s Canada, after all!) disagree. Apparently Al Qaeda groups are EVERYWHERE. [Globe and Mail]
  • President Bush has authorized raids inside Pakistan (a Qaeda and Taliban stronghold) that don’t require prior consultation with the Pakistani government. [New York Times]
  • Sarah Palin appeals to young Republicans in part because, in the words of one college sophomore, “She reminds me of my friends.” That sound is your editor’s head banging against her keyboard. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The Pentagon Memorial commemorating the lives of 9/11 victims will be unveiled today. Victims’ families were largely responsible for raising enough money to complete the project. [Washington Post]
  • Charlie Rangel and John Boehner are not getting along so much these days. [The Hill]
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41 COMMENTS

  1. Palin reminds young GOP’ers of their friends? To paraphrase the actress Jamie Curtis (yes, that Jamie Curtis; I can’t believe I’m going there for wisdom on this) in a recent entry on the HuffPo: relatability is not how you choose the leaders of the free world. You may believe that a candidate has a certain number of traits in common with you, but unless you yourself are ready to take on Putin, perhaps you should be looking for someone, oh, I don’t know, maybe a billion times smarter than you are?

    Kids be stupid.

  2. I, for one, am sick of this “polite Canuckistani” stereotype. We have as many arseholes per square mile as any nation on earth, and when they launch the Arsehole Olympics, we’ll field a team of over-achieving wastes of skin that’ll trump all others. Only here we call them “Tories.”

    As for mocking the notion that “AQ groups are EVERYWHERE,” well they certainly are. AQ have infiltrated our government, they publish our newspapers, they run the economy…. hell, even the local rez store [called “Nine-Eleven”] where I stock up on butts, booze and cheap fireworks is run by AQ. They steal the pies my wife leaves outside the igloo to cool down, and sneak into the igloo to steal one sock from each pair. Sure, they say “eh,” but you can tell from their pronunciation that they don’t mean it.

  3. You may believe that a candidate has a certain number of traits in common with you, but unless you yourself are ready to take on Putin, perhaps you should be looking for someone, oh, I don’t know, maybe a billion times smarter than you are?

    Word to the mothafuckin’ word, yo.

  4. Snark aside, today we mourn:

    – the people who were killed in the attacks

    – the opportunity lost by Bush for global cooperation in fighting terror

    – the people, both military and civilian, who have died in Afghanistan in an unfinished effort to go after the roots of al-qaeda

    – the people, both military and civilian, who have died in Iraq in a war that had nothing to do with 9/11 but which was cast as such

    – for our country, which we ALL love, having been driven into deep debt, financial instability, and bitter partisan fighting, and whose government has been broken and looted by amoral Bushies and their cronies.

    When I was studying history, I remember thinking “how could the good people of that era allowed that to happen?”. Now, we are all those people who let that happen. People reading a history of this era will thing we were either nuts or docile sheep.

    Ok, back to the snark.

  5. Palin reminds them of their friends? Interesting. I wonder which part? The part where she shoots animals from a helicopter, the part where she would want them to have the baby concieved during a Late Night Shots date rape, or the part where her family buys into the ruse that they are all flying on a private plane to celebrate their parents’ wedding anniversary? Because I will be honest: I relate to none of those things.

  6. My friends are too busy doing bong hits and snorting coke. (I’m not really sure how you take meth). Anyway, they deserve to be president too.

    Come to think of it all that sounds a bit like W.

  7. I know that I’m going to sound hopelessly naive, but I can’t seem to stop myself from asking how the fuck can Rangel afford a villa in the Dominican Republic on the stipend we’re paying the corrupt son of a bitch?

  8. What does that mean, President Bush authorized attacks IN PAKISTAN? Its sort of like me authorizing the construction of a luxury condo tower in downtown Atlanta.

  9. [re=92312]StripesAndPlaids[/re]: apparently the part where this college kid is reliving the “Summer of 41” theme to the max…needs to find friends his own age…

  10. [re=92285]grendel[/re]: They won’t know what that is. Most likely thinks it means “start your engines” on the interwebs. Why can’t Chet have it? Doesn’t he love Amur-i-ka?

  11. [re=92284]Terry[/re]: Buddha bless, you took the words right off my keyboard.

    [re=92312]StripesAndPlaids[/re]: You get the award for being first to mention LNS. It was all I could think of when I read about the “Young Republicans.” I fear for this country.

    [re=92324]sailingthestyx[/re]: DR property is not that $$$. Or, Mrs. R has a good job?

  12. “She reminds me of my friends.” That sound is your editor’s head banging against her keyboard

    I hear ya. Especially the keyboard banging part. Even from here.

    Also, NO! ONLY SAVOIR-FAIRE EEES EVERYWHERE!

  13. “says one American news source” Oh Sara you sly kitten you.

    [re=92278]Canuckledragger[/re]: Your country is way behind in homicidal trigger happy maniacs-per-capita, which lends you an air of politeness. I apologize for the misunderstanding, you asshole.

  14. Sarah Palin reminds them of their friends (nasty, intolerant, idiotic), only with a great rack. Which, for a bunch of basement dwellers, is a pretty irresistible combination.

  15. Anybody else have a calendar that proclaims today “Pray for the Nation Day”? Because my stomach heaves a little bit every time I see that. Do days get named by executive order? Because I can’t take a lifetime of looking at that every September.

  16. President Bush has authorized raids inside Pakistan (a Qaeda and Taliban stronghold) that don’t require prior consultation with the Pakistani government.

    Wow. Not surprised or outraged at all. Help me, Hopey! The GOP’s gone and made me dead inside again!

  17. So, when Obama said he’d go after Bin Laden (who all good republicans know is Obama’s long lost islamic brother in arms) even in Pakistan, the Repub candidates, in unison, called Obama naive and out of touch with reality.

    So, GWB is now attacking Al-Q inside Pakistan. Guess that since McCain said it was wrong to even think it, Bush went out and did it, just to piss McCain off.

  18. Sarah Palin reminds me less of my friends than of my ex-girlfriends: Vindictive, bitter and not as fuckable as I remembered. I might drunk-dial her occasionally late at night when I’m ronery and horny, but a vote is out of the question.

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