Thursday, October 18, 2007


Heading to the potty, I pass the TV in the traders' lounge in my office. Bush is yapping about Iran's nuculer something-or-other.

I return from the loo and he's still yapping.

Nuculer. Nuculer. Nuculer.

Twenty minutes later, I pick up something off the printer down the hall.

He's still yapping; his tinny voice echoing through the office because of all the TVs (these traders sure love their CNBC.)

Nuculer. Ler. Nucu. Ler. Ler. Ler.

It's 45 minutes of nuculer.

Bush's inability to pronounce nuclear is just timeless funny.

But the fact that this man is talking World War III scares the living shit out of me.

Bush is a born again Christian. A certain silly set of born agains believe that Israel will be at the center of events that bring about the end of the world as we know it and the return of Christ, our Cuddly Wuddly King.

Here's the money quote that ties all of this together:

"We've got a leader in Iran who has announced that he wants to destroy Israel. So I've told people that, if you're interested in avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuculer weapon."

Not funny.
I am listening to: R.E.M. - The End of the World as We Know It
I am reading: Stephen Colbert in the New York Times
And I am: Cuddly wuddly


Posolxstvo said...

I think that there should be a simple test given to all political candidates for any office. A shibboleth as it were. Simply say "nuclear weapons". If it comes out as "nuculer", yer outta here!

I can't remember the last president of the US of A that was able to get this one right.

About WW III, yikes. I have read the treatises of the whackos out there that believe that the key to the bringing on of the rapture is that Israel is home to the Jewish nation. And maybe it's because I don't think that the book of Revelation is meant to be taken literally, but I find the idea laughable. That is, I would if people in positions of power weren't so serious about it.

If you think about it, it's anti-semitic. It is God's holocaust that they're talking about there. And I can't get behind that.

November 2008 can't get here soon enough.

the dilf said...

Do you disagree with him???? Do you actually think Iran should have Nukes????
Here's how we can stop Iran's goal of dominating the middle east and going nuclear.
-Elect Hillary
-She'll offer to pay every Iranian's health care bills
-she will raise taxes on the scumbag rich in the U.S. and transfer that wealth to the poor in Iran
-then, WW III will be put off to another generation!

Please memorize a wonderful quote from Hillary
"We're going to take things away from you, on behalf of the common good."

Hedy said...

Hey Dilf: You're focused on the wrong thing, as usual. It doesn't make a difference whether or not Iran should or shouldn't have nuculer capabilities in this case. The salient point is that Bush and his cronies got us into the Iraq mess on the scary fairy tale of WMDs. HE CAN'T BE TRUSTED when it comes to judging what other countries should or shouldn't be doing. Worse, Bush has been rattling his smaller than average (I'm guessing) saber about Iran since his re-election "mandate". I am certainly not an apologist for Mad Mahmoud, but if the most powerful country in the world was spreading rumors that I'm the next target after Iraq, you bet your burqa I'd be talking crazy-ass nuculer shit. Here's the thing. Between Bush's born again status and his relationship with Halliburton, he's got a deeply disturbing agenda: To keep us all scared shitless so that his friends can make as much money as possible before Christ comes back. It's naive little Republicans like you that keep the Bushies in business.

taxman said...

"It's naive little Republicans like you that keep the Bushies in business." Dilf, I couldn't have said it better myself. You will get no help from me.

Dave said...

The part(s) that bother me are:

I agree that I don't trust Bush's judgment.

I don't trust Iran, or Syria, or Saudi Arabia.

I can say nuclear, and obviously can spell it; but, I don't have a solution to the regional, and soon to be world, problem that the Gulf poses.

The sad part of the whole thing is that all of the "bad guys" in the Gulf, mentioned above. have huge internal problems that, with the right diplomacy would be compelled to play nice with others. We and the rest of the world are too stupid to engage them in any kind of meaningful talk about stablizing the region.

Regional and world bad and good guys can't afford the saber rattling we all are engaging in; but, they, including us don't have the, what's the word, common sense to sit down and talk. And, I don't think a Democratic President next year will change anything. Way too serious here. Sorry.

Hedy said...

Well put, Dave. Also: FYI, I was goading the Dilf (a friend that admittedly likes to 'stir the pot') and he DIDN'T RESPOND. Guess I won't be doing THAT again. :)

the dilf said...

You and the taxman tagged teamed me. There's only 1 tag team I can handle, and this isn't it!

Hedy said...


And that ISN'T an offer. I know how your mind works.