Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Dennis Miller makes me giggle

I am not sure what TV station I have on in my hotel. He comments, "Bush never said we would find nuclear weapons over there; he said we would find nucular weapons".
Do not infer from this if you regard Bush as the devil that you would like the act he is doing.
Smart and witty guy. Comedians have an entertaining brutality.

By the way, I did put this link in a comment on an earlier post, but it is valuable for those who claim they are defending the Afghans and Iraqis: Read this.


At 11:27 PM, Blogger rondi said...

Dennis Miller is one of the few celebrities who isn't a political twithead.

At 12:05 PM, Blogger Martin said...

Odd place for this thread...I read the article on optimism etc in Afghanistan and Iraq. I just dont have enough faith to put much stock in it.

Try http://www.rawa.org/seattletimes.htm

for a more sober reflection and coming from someone who actually has something at stake in the country (afghanistan in this case). If you cannot see through the Iraq poll, then you really are a slave to power.

At 6:45 PM, Blogger Martin said...

But on to Dennis Miller. I found him mildly entertaining when he worked in SNL but more recently I find him a sycophant. He is like the republican's Jay Leno.

Now what about Dennis Leary...talk about brutal...or George Carlin...still kicks ass even after playing the Station Master.

At 6:57 PM, Blogger Alan Adamson said...

I have always enjoyed Dennis Leary - not sure I have seen Carlin recently.

At 1:38 AM, Blogger Alan Adamson said...

Now responding to your RAWA comment. So one person's view is what is there. And hey, yeah I am worried. I do not understand why polls are not a good way to get a handle on people's views, as opposed to selective individual reports.

At 11:37 AM, Blogger Martin said...

Just want to make sure you have other info than the polls which have lots of systematic biases.

You seem quite willing elsewhere to accept selective individual reports and I am just widening your selection. The future will tell us how accurate your polls are.

At 11:59 AM, Blogger Martin said...

I dont think the author refutes the poll in any way...just that things arent quite a simple as the poll might suggest. In terms of whether the US should leave or stay I dont know but it would seem that what they are doing there is not terribly effective.

If American intervention were more cooperative, less brutal, less focused on securing resources for themselves, I would be more at ease with their presence in other countries. Iraq provides a particularly clear example of therir unconcern for the people of the country. It is harder to get information about Afghanistan; human rights watch has some.

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Martin said...

I also refer you and your many readers to the British Ministry of Defence Poll leaked to the press last year:

There is an article on it in the News.telegraph site Oct 23, 2005 (http://telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/10/23/wirq23.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/10/23/ixportaltop.html). SOrry I could not set up this as a link.

80% of Iraqis wanted the US and coalition out. SO either way you slice it...not as simple as you suggest.

At 8:46 PM, Blogger Alan Adamson said...

Yup - saw that - I would want them out too. I bet they did not want them out that day.


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