Doing anything for 9-11?
Yeah, I'm thinking I'm gonna hijack a Cessna and crash into a portapotty.
September 10th, 2006 10:55am
> I'm thinking I'm gonna hijack a Cessna and crash into
> a portapotty.
Just drive your trike into one instead.
I am planning a party to which I'll invite OBL and GWB. I am hoping they'll have some good time together.
I am NOT going to watch CNN's rebroadcast of the news from 9/11/2001.
September 10th, 2006 11:35am
One thing I don't understand is our television's constant rerunning of 9-11 related shows. There's a show about firemen and what they felt, a show about photographers, a show about television crews and on and on and on.
5 years later its time to either start showing something else or show the tragedy under a different light. Like the sheer amount of misguided political decisions that were made after it.
"One thing I don't understand is our television's constant rerunning of 9-11 related shows."
September 10th, 2006 12:47pm
Yeah, I'm gonna celebrate it by making a point of -not- watching the television coverage.
Personally a think that the best way to celebrate the holiday as a nation is to launch a massive 6-month carpet bombing campaign of those parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan where the Taliban are not publicly stoned. This followed by a massive ground invasion and the sort of genocide that causes languages and cultures to be forgotten. So far we've been pussy-footing around about the whole business when we should have been killing Afghans and Pakistanis. A proper conquest is what we need, not rebuilding.
September 10th, 2006 1:05pm
To do it properly I strongly recommend using Jet-A to start the fire.
September 10th, 2006 1:06pm
"a massive 6-month carpet bombing campaign of those parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan where the Taliban are not publicly stoned."
When are you going to learn that acting as a bully is not the solution?
Who was acting the bully? I wasn't proposing to intimidate anybody into acting the way I wanted. I was proposing to eliminate the problem from the face of the earth, like should have been done five years ago. Intimidation implies survivors to be intimidated, and those frankly aren't part of the plan.
September 10th, 2006 1:32pm
Yeah, just like those pesky Jews 60-odd years ago...
Sometimes I truly despair.
September 10th, 2006 1:44pm
How many are you going to kill and who are you going to kill? It isn't as if all Afghans or Pakistanis are terrorists.
And even if you exterminate all of them, are you going to live in peace?
What about those in Latin America who want to fuck you in the ass and those inside the US itself who want to transform it into a white christian faschist state?
What about storms and natural disasters? Are you going to bomb your God because he destroys Florida and Louisiana every two or three years?
And more importantly, what about the rest of the world who'll finally say "right, that's it -- those American bastards are going to get it"? Still, I guess when the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem does become a nail...
(On the upside, I guess it's one way of uniting the world against a common enemy and may well usher in a new era of world peace, and it's a very magnanimous gesture, but why not just blow yourselves up and avoid killing millions of other people?)
September 10th, 2006 1:50pm
"Yeah, I'm thinking I'm gonna hijack a Cessna and crash into a portapotty."
Okay, *that* was funny.
September 10th, 2006 1:51pm
Target's too big Matt. Gotta pick targets that are easier to hit, that's all.
I'm not talking about doing what's morally right here. There's nothing morally right about wiping out an entire population. I'm talking about true conquest, the kind we saw when the Spanish conquered the new world. It was brutal and cruel, and when was the last time you heard of an Aztec uprising? When did the blackfeet last raid a village?
When the Afghans have to open casinos, then the job has been done right.
September 10th, 2006 2:02pm
I do so hope the sun glinting off your gigantic forehead gets mistaken for a laser-guided SSM target paint one day...
September 10th, 2006 2:03pm
I've gotten pretty good and dodging those Matt. And learned to wear a hat. I find that the tin-foil-pyramid kind really works the best.
September 10th, 2006 2:06pm
Flasher's gonna get a chuckle when he finds that hat in the smouldering ruins of the port-a-potty.
September 10th, 2006 2:07pm
seriously? You quitting your job? What's the story?
September 10th, 2006 5:44pm
gonna reread the poetry I wrote at 7am on that day, and compare it to that at 7pm.
the smell of the day is still in my nose.
Quitting, yet not quitting...
I'm leaving the contracting firm I've been with for 18 months, and going full-time at the client.
Once you figure benefits, etc. in, I'm actually taking a small (< $1000) cut in pay. They're really a good bunch of talented people, and they've got a new general manager who looks like he'll take the business places (previous guy was a bit of a dullard).