Monday, December 27, 2004

Tim Blair's Treasures, Part 2

Here are some diamonds from the last six months of the year:
* "It's pure propaganda, and I fully support it because I oppose the war." -- 60 Minutes reporter Richard Carleton reviews Fahrenheit 9/11 (In a past life he was Leni Riefenstahl's agent. - Mondo)
* "Viewers may come away from Moore's movie believing some things that probably aren't true." -- but that doesn't matter, according to Paul Krugman, because the film tells "essential truths" (Mr. Krugman used this analysis once before in his review of "Triumph Of The Will". - Mondo)
* "The fundamentalist Zionist lobby controls politics and the media in the US and Australia." -- Margo Kingston (Ms. Kingston, ever the good Australian leftist, plagiarized this from "The Protocols Of The Elders Of Zion". - Mondo)
* "Truly, America is the most bloodthirsty nation on the face of post Stalin earth. It's military, it's government, its corporate carpetbaggers are sinking into such a swamp of deceit, denial and depravity that fair minded people the world over, including its own better informed citizens, can but recoil in horror." -- constant ABC and Fairfax presence Richard Neville (An Australian leftist channels Michael Moore - Mondo)
* "I assume Saddam, a ruthless, ambitious fan of Stalin, did bad things and killed a lot of people in his time. But kill them pointlessly? I don't think so." -- pointless ALP fetishist Bob Ellis (This man is a graduate of the John Kerry School of Nuance. -Mondo)
* "The angriest man at the convention turns out to be a Democrat: who'd have thunk. He's brutal. He's hammering Kerry like a blacksmith; if Kerry was a horseshoe he'd be thinner than aluminum foil." -- James Lileks on Zell Miller
* "It is a certain fact that not all Muslims are terrorists, but it is equally certain, and exceptionally painful, that almost all terrorists are Muslims." -- Abdel Rahman al-Rashed in The Arab News
* "To have Negroes occupying us is a particular humiliation. Sometimes we aborted a mission because there were no Negroes." -- Abu Mujahed, one of Michael Moore's brave Iraqi minutemen (No doubt Mr. Mujahed will be the headline speaker at the next Nation of Islam national convention. -Mondo)
* "I was tired of Sudan being on the Human Rights Commission of the United Nations. I was tired of dictators with Swiss bank accounts, like Castro and Arafat and Mugabe, masquerading as men of the people. I was tired of Europeans picking on cowboys, everybody picking on the Jews, and the whole supposedly civilized world of gutless wonders, including the dinosaur graveyard called Berkeley, picking on America and Israel. As I write this, 1.2 million black Christian and Muslim Sudanese are starving to death thanks to the Arab government in Khartoum and the worldwide mafia of France, Germany, China, Russia, and practically every Islamic country on the face of the earth. What happened to the little boy who cried when Adlai Stevenson lost? He died in Darfur." -- lifelong Democrat Kinky Friedman explains why the Democrats lost his vote in 2004
* "On Saturday night the giant, lumbering road train known as the will of the people, aka the democratic process, smashed through the pretensions, delusions and manipulations of the unelected and unaccountable who presume to tell Australians what to think and who to be." -- the Sydney Morning Herald's Paul Sheehan
* "I know a great deal about the Middle East because I've been raising Arabian horses." -- actor and intensely informed Bush opponent Patrick Swayze
* "Those little bastards betrayed us again." -- Hunter S. Thompson condemns the youth vote
* "All Iraqis were Republicans on election day. We are confident he will finish the job and wipe out terrorists from the region during the next four years." -- Ahmed, an Iraqi in Australia
* "Here's a newspaper article on blogs, pointing out that they can be inaccurate. It mentions my name: Dave Berry." -- Dave Barry
* "To criticise a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous but to criticise their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom." -- actor Rowan Atkinson on the UK's proposed don't-mock-Islam law (Mr. Atkinson, one of the funniest men alive, puts his finger on one of the problems of democracy. If you create a right to not be offended, then you will curtail free speech. Speaking from experience as a Baptist, you can get used to the main stream media kicking you around the block. -Mondo)
* "Look, guys, you got the benefit of the doubt with the 'butterfly ballots' in 2000, but we can't dumb it down for you much more than this." -- Free Will's Aaron after a Minnesota Democrat mistakenly awarded an electoral vote to John Edwards instead of John Kerry
* "It is not permissible to stand and urinate as this is now the culture of the Kuffaar." -- the Imam orders his followers to sit down for Islam (What, you can stand and do that? -Mondo)

Now go read the rest.