klingons for kerry
September 28, 2004 4:10 PM   Subscribe

klingons for kerry
posted by angry modem (7 comments total)
This is just incorrect. Klingons have definitely used deception in warfare -- just look at "The Trouble With Tribbles." Moreover, their pre-emptive strategy in "Star Trek III: The Search For Spock" strongly resembles the pre-war rationale for the 2003 invasion of Iraq: Convinced that the Federation was developing a Genesis "doomsday device" to annihilate their race, they shredded the Organian Peace Treaty, taking as hostages suspected "WMD" scientists like Dr. David Marcus and Lt. Cmdr. Saavik.

The Klingons also aren't adverse to putting planets like Organia under martial occupation for their natural resources (see "Errand of Mercy.")
posted by inksyndicate at 4:55 PM on September 28, 2004

What Would Locutus Do?
posted by homunculus at 5:20 PM on September 28, 2004

Last year, Multnomah County's mental-health services opened a search for a Klingon interpreter to work with speakers of the language.*

* No we're not making this up.

Laughing will now commence. And people say California is weird!
posted by billsaysthis at 5:31 PM on September 28, 2004

It's not actually true.

What Multnomah County did was, as a joke, add Klingon to a list of languages that they'll provide interpreters for *if* someone shows up speaking only that language. They are not looking for a Klingon interpreter, nor do they expect to, ever.

I suppose this could bite them in the ass if they have to deal with a suitably deranged Trekkie who thinks he really IS! Kahless reborn.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:05 PM on September 28, 2004

Do you have to be a Klingon to understand this post? Perhaps I should just grasp the fact that they don't like Bush and won't vote for him and be happy about it.
posted by orange swan at 6:11 PM on September 28, 2004

wIv joq Hegh! Choose or die!
posted by dhartung at 8:57 PM on September 28, 2004

Do you have to be a Klingon to understand this post?

Am I a horrible person for thinking that the next sentence was going to be "Because I am not a Klingon."?

Forget the Klingons. I want to know who the Minbari are voting for. Now if you will excuse me, I have 287 burritos to heat up before the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea marathon begins.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:23 PM on September 28, 2004

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