Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Imus's guest this morning Stuart Varney, takes exception with the description of the Boston marathon bombing by President Barack Obama. President Barack Obama used the word "tragedy" to describe the terrorist attack on the Boston marathon 15 April 2013.
This discussion by Imus and Varney, reminded me of an old routine by George Carlin in one of his comedy acts. George Carlin had an entire comedy routine about how our government uses our language to manipulate public opinion. One example that George Carlin used to prove his point was the use of the word "casualty" and when and why it was introduced to our lexicon . During WWI the government was reporting on our War dead, the government was concerned about the impact on American's opinion about the War - coincidentally the same people who made up the numbers of the War dead/ The government introduced the "term" casualty to manipulate the American public's opinion of the War.
Imus, looked up the word "tragedy" in the dictionary, it refers to a disaster. This wouldn't be the first time that this administration referred to terrorism as a disaster. When DHS Janet Napolitano, took over the position of Department of Homeland Security Secretary, she directed that the term "terrorism" would no longer be used, instead the term "man made disaster" would be used instead.
Imus takes exception with Stuart Varney's criticism of the President's use of the word "tragedy". It just so happens that English is Stuart Varney's first language. Stuart Varney is not a product of the U.S. public school system. Imus's self described role is critiquing what he calls the "Freak Parade" aka the media. I think Imus is standing too close to the media to be objective in this instance. Imus needs to stand back, and look at the bigger picture. This isn't about left wing or right wing. Imus shouldn't shoot the messenger our British Paul Revere - Stuart Varney. If George Carlin were alive, he would be pointing out the same exact behavior by our government. I really miss George Carlin. This isn't about politics. This is about the government manipulating the narrative after the Boston marathon bombing. This isn't the time to divide the country - this is the time to unite the country.
In fairness to the President of the United States, I agreed with his first statement after the bombing of the Boston marathon. President Obama stated that this isn't about democrats or republicans, we are all Americans. President Obama's speeches are no doubt filtered through a politically correct format. We live in an era of hypersensitivity to public word usage. Blame the President's speech writers for their knee jerk politically correct speech writing.
Stuart Varney tells Imus, that the Boston marathon was not a "tragedy" it was an "outrage" Imus tells Stuart Varney to get out. You can watch Stuart Varney on Imus In The Morning HERE.
Stuart Varney points out BS - Bushido . Dedicating this to Stuart Varney (Verbal - Samurai) slicing and dicing political spin. Sometimes we are all standing too close - to see what's playing out right in front of us.
Too Close, Alex Clare
Friday, April 5, 2013
Buckle Up Buttercup It's Gonna Be A Helluva Ride!
Doctor Strangelove's plan for post nuclear war survival involves living underground with 10-1 female to male ratio.
General "Buck" Turgidson: Doctor you mentioned the ratio of ten women to each man. Now, wouldn't that necessitate the abandonment of the so- called monogamous sexual relationship, I mean as far as men were concerned?
Who thinks being trapped underground with women in the majority is surviving? Gives a whole new meaning to going nuclear.