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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Down the memory hole, 21st Century style.

I was watching cable news last night, maybe because I thought my blood pressure just wasn't high enough, and I decided to throw in some Fox Noise just for fun, which is a very perverse idea of fun. Fox wasn't alone, but the basic message of these shows was that last weekend didn't happen. Georgia did not fire missiles into South Ossetia, killing its own people. Russia just went nuts this week without provocation.

I personally don't have a dog in this particular fight, much in the same way I didn't have a favorite when Iran and Iraq had their long war. I'd just like to say that when we thrown Saakashvili under the bus sometime in the future, and you can bet we will, we are going to be told he bombed his own people, just like we were told Saddam gassed his own people. The stuff in black and yellow is also true, but it will be left out of the explanation as to why our former ally is not to be trusted.

p.s. I'm going on a road trip this weekend for the first time in a very long time. There are no new blog entries planned until Monday. Have a good weekend, y'all!


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

You have a good weekend sir. Thanks for all your blogging.

jolie said...

nailed nicely, sir!

have a nice break - hope you're going somewhere wonderful.


namastenancy said...

Have a great break and don't watch any Faux news while you are on vacation. That way, you will double your fun and lessen your stress.

FranIAm said...

Yay - Matty hits the road, have fun.

As for this particular cluster you know what, how I love that graphic... says it all.

Matty Boy said...

Thanks, everybody. Just a note from lovely Santa Barbara to say I'm on the road and everything is hunky dory.

dguzman said...

Brilliant (and prophetic) post, Matty Boy.

Have fun! Stay safe!

Zoey & Me said...

You gots all the luck. Have a good time. I check in for surgery Monday, YUK!!! I'll catch your blog on return.

no_slappz said...

Russians have their own way of doing things. As when a group of people are taken hostage by muslims.

The Russians attack the place where the hostages are held and kill ALL the hostage-takers. If a lot of hostages are also killed during the killing of the hostage-takers, that's just a bit of bad luck for the hostages.

Meanwhile, don't get near Chechnya. Brute force sometimes fails for the Russians, like it did in Afghanistan. But when the brute-froce approach is applied to places like Georgia, it's a winner.

Clearly Putin planned this attack for months. There's no way a military action of this magnitude can occur on short notice, as some credulous people have claimed.

Padre Mickey said...

An award? Okay, I gibbitayoo

Distributorcap said...

hope you had a good trip - y'all come back now, you hear