|Frank Rizzo |
Tony Snow spoke at my university, then he died of butt cancer
feel free to ask me any questions.
Would have been more impressed if it were Al Snow.
Wha is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
What do you mean? African or European swallow?
|Tuan Jim |
I had Muhammad Ali for mine. It rained.
I had John Cleese. If I could have had Obama, I'd probably still stick with Cleese.
I didn't go to my commencement. That's for nerds who are proud of themselves and want to show appreciation to their parents.
My favorite part, especially coming on the same day we learned Rumsfeld included Bible quotes with Iraqi intelligence briefings so as to manipulate Bush's decisions:
"But remember too that the ultimate irony of faith is that it necessarily admits doubt. It is the belief in things not seen. It is beyond our capacity as human beings to know with certainty what God has planned for us or what He asks of us, and those of us who believe must trust that His wisdom is greater than our own.
This doubt should not push us away from our faith. But it should humble us. It should temper our passions, and cause us to be wary of self-righteousness. It should compel us to remain open, and curious, and eager to continue the moral and spiritual debate that began for so many of you within the walls of Notre Dame. And within our vast democracy, this doubt should remind us to persuade through reason, through an appeal whenever we can to universal rather than parochial principles, and most of all through an abiding example of good works, charity, kindness, and service that moves hearts and minds."
what?! how dare he get up there and make rational, empathic statements like that?
And after what he said in Turkey, too.
"We don't consider ourselves Christian, Jewish, Muslim. We consider ourselves a nation bound by a set of ideals and values."
There was a real shitstorm of chest-beating at work after that comment was "reported" by FNC. I was hoping for a glimmer of understanding among people, but sadly found none. I can't remember a time when I was more proud to have someone as my president. The guy is unwilling to rewrite history to pander to a vocal and illogical minority. It's sad that someone saying shit that's NORMAL is cause for celebration, but there you go.
Not that Bush was pretending for the public's sake. He traded liquor for God, and you can take that statement to be as negative as you wanna be.
It is nice having a president that inspires a bit of curiosity about what he's going to say next, instead of existential dread and embarrassment.
He should have showed them the open mindedness video, then informed them that for participating they all get a free copy of the God Delusion if they but reach under their seats.
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