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McClellan Blames Bush, Rove in CIA Case...We all knew all along... that it has to be (not his idea, I don't believe he's got the brains to come out with that by himself) but he knew all along and with the presidential approval all the rest of the mongers went along.
posted by CRESTA (64 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: This is a really, really lousy way to make a front page post. Your strongly worded opinion about a piece of news = really bad setup for a thread. -- cortex



 
It's not a bad thing to post, but this is not a good post.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:23 PM on November 20, 2007


WHAT ELSE IS NEW?
posted by dhammond at 10:23 PM on November 20, 2007


Editorializing in your FPP is frowned upon (even though I agree with your viewpoint). I think this would have been an interesting post if you had framed it differently.
posted by amyms at 10:25 PM on November 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Specifically, because I don't want you to wonder, editorializing on the front page is something we frown on strongly. That's not to say that editorializing is bad, just do it in [more inside] or in comments.
posted by Pope Guilty at 10:26 PM on November 20, 2007


My cat can eat a whole watermelon.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:26 PM on November 20, 2007 [7 favorites]


Wasn't he the press secretary during the Kerry flip-flopping debacle?
posted by localhuman at 10:28 PM on November 20, 2007


Not to mention the fact that its phrasing is basically unreadable.
posted by The Thnikkaman at 10:28 PM on November 20, 2007


I saw Bush eat a whole watermelon with mr_crash_davis' cat, but I still don't believe he had the brains to do it.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:29 PM on November 20, 2007


mr_crash_davis: That's a one link youtube post I'd pay to see.
posted by null terminated at 10:29 PM on November 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


i accidentally set my browser's default font settings to Comic Sans. How do I get out?
posted by localhuman at 10:33 PM on November 20, 2007


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I hope you can see this because
I'm doing it as hard as I can.
posted by wfrgms at 10:34 PM on November 20, 2007 [6 favorites]


You know who fucking sucks?

George W. Bush.

Surprise!
posted by cmonkey at 10:36 PM on November 20, 2007


But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?

On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains.
posted by finite at 10:38 PM on November 20, 2007


Self-serving platitudes from a former Bush flunky? Say it isn't so. Next, you'll be telling me there there's no Tooth Fairy.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 10:40 PM on November 20, 2007


[via]
posted by finite at 10:41 PM on November 20, 2007


I am infected.
posted by Esoquo at 10:43 PM on November 20, 2007


null terminated:

I believe you owe me some money.
posted by item at 10:45 PM on November 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


One of my campmates from Burning Man is going to the white house christmas party.
posted by mullingitover at 10:49 PM on November 20, 2007


Jeff Gannon?
posted by trondant at 10:50 PM on November 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


perhaps he can set fire to it before it is scheduled to burn?
posted by edgeways at 10:52 PM on November 20, 2007


Yeah but does this post have a YouTube video? No? Flagged!
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:52 PM on November 20, 2007


Not to mention the fact that its phrasing is basically unreadable.

In all fairness, I think it might be the case that English is not the OP's first language.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 10:55 PM on November 20, 2007


Este FPP es terrible.
posted by dhammond at 11:02 PM on November 20, 2007


Next you're going tell us Tony Snow lied too!

Say it ain't so Tony!
posted by T.D. Strange at 11:09 PM on November 20, 2007


Ron Paul is the answer. What was the question again?
posted by spock at 11:13 PM on November 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


Can you tell by the comments when a post is going to be deleted? Or should I post this in AskMe?
posted by spock at 11:14 PM on November 20, 2007


So, how the hell does this guy get an FPP on his first (badly written, drudge report fodder) post?!?!?
posted by lattiboy at 11:14 PM on November 20, 2007


And in Future News, Scottie McClellan awakens to find a severed horse head in his bed. Film at 11:00.
posted by spock at 11:16 PM on November 20, 2007


Who reads all these Washington memoirs? They sound boring as hell.
posted by delmoi at 11:19 PM on November 20, 2007


So, how the hell does this guy get an FPP on his first (badly written, drudge report fodder) post?!?!?

That either makes no sense or I am way too high off my ass.
posted by puke & cry at 11:20 PM on November 20, 2007


I got an FPP for my RGB!
posted by Esoquo at 11:22 PM on November 20, 2007


WHAT ELSE IS NEW?
posted by Wolof at 11:22 PM on November 20, 2007


That either makes no sense or I am way too high off my ass.

It's probably both, puke & cry, but either way lattiboy is clearly CRESTA's sockpuppet.
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posted by Krrrlson at 11:23 PM on November 20, 2007 [10 favorites]


Just wait. Ari Fleischer's memoir will confirm that Cheney survives on a cocktail of light, sweet crude mixed with the tears of orphans.
posted by felix betachat at 11:24 PM on November 20, 2007


NEW MONGERS FOR OLD!
posted by Wolof at 11:24 PM on November 20, 2007


Excellent use of the google tag, though.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:24 PM on November 20, 2007


I am curious, CRESTA, on what finally motivated you to make a front page post after being a member for 27 months?

Also, everyone should cut him/her a break on the grammar. Not everyone who posts is an English major (or even uses English as their first language).
posted by spock at 11:25 PM on November 20, 2007


everyone is too jaded to care, yet then wonders how Bush is able to keep getting away with this....
posted by caddis at 11:27 PM on November 20, 2007


everyone is too jaded to care...

Actually, caddis, I care. I do care. But neither expressing my outrage at the latest outrage, nor my world-weary head shaking and muttering about what scumbags all these people are will make any iota of difference. But just for the record, let me say that I think McClellan and the rest of 'em are scumbags.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:32 PM on November 20, 2007


It's probably both, puke & cry, but either way lattiboy is clearly CRESTA's sockpuppet.

Hm, I could see that yeah. I'm pretty sure we've had dueling sockpuppets here before but they haven't called their post out as "badly written, drudge report fodder". Unless this is some crazy deception sockpuppet kung-fu.

I just figured that CRESTA was a dumbass and lattiboy was too big of a dumbass to know what the hell is going on.
posted by puke & cry at 11:38 PM on November 20, 2007


If it weren't for this thread, I'd have never known that mr_crash_davis is a Jack Off Jill fan.

*makes a mark in the secret file*
posted by Pope Guilty at 11:40 PM on November 20, 2007


This is not ending well. Or starting well, for that matter.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:43 PM on November 20, 2007


Unless this is some crazy deception sockpuppet kung-fu.

That's exactly what we're seeing. And it will only be defeated by Crouching Drunken Bilingual Zombie Monkey, who I'm told will be leaping into this thread in a triple backflip maneuver as soon as he's paid his 5 bucks.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:44 PM on November 20, 2007


Crouching Drunken Bilingual Zombie Monkey

Watch what you say, because cortex will be here any minute.

And he doesn't take kindly to personal attacks.
posted by dhammond at 11:50 PM on November 20, 2007 [1 favorite]


And he doesn't take kindly to personal attacks.

Hah! Ha ha! You think his kung-fu better than my kung-fu?

I will go to the woods and train.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:54 PM on November 20, 2007


I've only seen this battle go down on Naruto.
posted by puke & cry at 12:04 AM on November 21, 2007


I don't know what or who a Jack Off Jill is, Pope Guilty, but mcd was referencing a certain movie starring a giant pair of shoes and Dr Johnny Fever wandering the desert with a cooler full of dead cat.
posted by item at 12:04 AM on November 21, 2007


I can't tell if this post is going to be deleted or not, so I'm just going to let Astro Zombie 3 have a few bites of it.
posted by Astro Zombie at 12:17 AM on November 21, 2007


Narf narf.
posted by Astro Zombie 3 at 12:18 AM on November 21, 2007


Well, by being just my first posting (or FPP if you like), I think I got pretty good responses, I'm surprised...Thanks!
posted by CRESTA at 12:33 AM on November 21, 2007 [1 favorite]


If by 'a pretty good response' you mean 'the worst possible response Metafilter is capable of giving' (an offtopic thread full of japery and deletion-anticipating offtopic bullshit), well, then, yeah.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:41 AM on November 21, 2007 [1 favorite]


I like the word "japery".
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:45 AM on November 21, 2007


Thank you CRESTA! It was a good post. But--and please don't get me wrong--even better were your new-to-english phrasings. I only wish I could be as charming in another tongue.
posted by cytherea at 1:16 AM on November 21, 2007


My grandfather worked in a japery when he was a youth.

My, how he used to regale us with his stories and then show us the stump where the three fingers from his left hand used to be.

Serious business, japery. Not like hanging curtains.
posted by From Bklyn at 1:42 AM on November 21, 2007 [1 favorite]


Under/over for when the admins wake up?
posted by jmhodges at 1:46 AM on November 21, 2007


Flagged, not for content, but because this is such a clusterfuck.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 2:13 AM on November 21, 2007


My grandfather worked in a clusterfuck when he was a youth.

My, how he used to regale us with his stories and then show us the stump...

...gramps was a complicated man.
posted by From Bklyn at 2:21 AM on November 21, 2007 [2 favorites]


My dog's breath smells like watermelon-eating cats.
posted by psmealey at 2:45 AM on November 21, 2007


This thread is clever.
posted by srboisvert at 3:02 AM on November 21, 2007




Well, by being just my first posting (or FPP if you like), I think I got pretty good responses, I'm surprised...Thanks!

Either this is the best poker-faced irony I've seen around here in ages, or... well, I just don't know what to think.

But, as always, I appreciate the thoughtful contributions of Astro Zombie 3. Narf right back atcha!
posted by languagehat at 5:28 AM on November 21, 2007


my grandfather worked in a japery during world war II. cranked 'em out by the thousands until nagasaki and hiroshima put an end to it.
posted by quonsar at 5:43 AM on November 21, 2007


What happens when we all pile into these threads with our japery, then the mods decide that the FPP should stand and not be deleted, and then suddenly we're all just japing about in a thread we all thought was going to be deleted, but it's not?

That'd be horrible.
posted by Inkoate at 6:04 AM on November 21, 2007


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