Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Not what Thomas Jefferson had in mind

"I have sworn upon the altar of god, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
-Thomas Jefferson

8 comments:

Gar said...

I like Thomas Jefferson. The things he said and the things he wrote were great. He coined the phrase, "All men are created equal" and yet he was one of the largest slave owners in Virginia.
Eternal hostility, in his head, probably didn't mean going into the hornets nest and trying to piss everyone off.
He would have done just as Obama did. To defeat your enemy, you must know your enemy.
I'm not saying that is where Obama's mind was. It probably wasn't. You just can't put too much into this video taped performance.

Dr Ralph said...

Gar, as usual, shows himself to be a man of measured insight and reasonableness.

More than I can say of others. Sheesh.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Gar,

"You just can't put too much into this videotaped performance...." ????

If we didn't have the video, I wouldn't have believed it.

fembuttx said...

I am with Gar on this one....so what..You do what you have to do...After all, the dude is a King...Even if we was King of Turds, you cant go in there and give him the finger...Here is the finger King whatever, have a nice day.

It is like going into your bosses office and kissing his ass. You may not like him, but you kiss his ass just the same.

Dr Ralph said...

It's not even kissing ass - just showing respect. Why is this even worthy of mentioning?

WS - you need to watch less Fox News. Studies show it causes brain damage.

Flee said...

At least he wasn't walking around holding hands with the dude like W.

WS - you need to watch less Fox News. Studies show it causes brain damage.

Please tell me you're only watching to laugh or to get your blood pressure boiling, lie if you have to!

TarrantLibertyGuy said...

I think I'd do something between the Obama full bow and GWB Man-date walking hand in hand.... How about you meet each other - Slight nod in polite acknowledgement to EACH OTHER. And you both walk around, side by side, and speak to each other as equals. Kind of like business executives.

Fembuttx, your argument is a bit off in that you say one must kiss their boss' ass - but Sheik Yerbouti of whichever Arab Kindom isn't our boss. Just an equal trading partner. ... or should be equal anyhow.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Ok, ok, ok....my laptop blows up for 36 hours, and all this mess breaks out.
I can't leave you people alone for even a minute.

I'll admit that I'm relieved that all he did was bow and scrape. After giving the queen an iPod and the prime minister a KMart DVD boxed set, I'm relieved that he didn't bow down, lick the king's shoe, and give him a "Guitar Hero" setup.

r.e. - Fox News. I only watch a few Tivo'd things from the Independent Film Channel, Meet The Press, The McLaughlin Group, and (from Fox News) The Beltway Boys.

I generally don't watch Fox because they're apologists for Republicans. I generally don't watch the Castro News Network or MS-DNC for the obvious commen-sense reasons.