Saturday, March 24, 2007

Future SAT Question

23. Valley of the Dolls are to drugs as:

a. Bush Administration is to lying

b. Mel Gibson is to offensive outbursts

c. Bill O' Reilly is to spin

d. All of Above

This morning it was reported that after Al Gonzales claimed that he had nothing to do with the 8 AG firings, evidence has been found that he was in all of the meetings and signed off on the firings himself. I may not be the first to say: liar, liar -- pants on fire. What gets me about the members of the Bush administration is that they lie at all. If you watch Fox News they will tell you that the firings are not against the law and that democratic congressmen are just holding show trials. The obvious question is if they did nothing wrong in firing those AGs, then why lie about being involved? It is just like the Scooter Libby situation. If it wasn't against the law to reveal CIA employee Plame's identity, why did Scooter lie about being involved? It seems to me that this administration is addicted to the lie, even when they don't need to, or do they?

It seems that the decendents of the Mayans, who were the subject of Mel Gibson's last movie, Apocalypto, had a problem with his portrayal of their people. Mel apparently went off on them. I don't know what it is about Mel, but he seems to not have people skills, have anger issues, and can't seem to stop himself from saying offensive things. I think that one of their complaints was that he portray them as too bloody, but if they watched Mel's other films they would find the Brits were pretty sadistic in Braveheart and Jesus was pretty messed up by Romans and Jews. Mel seems to really go overboard with the realistic depiction of sadistic violence. I am not letting Gibson off about his offensive outbursts. I think he needs help and maybe a break from public appearances.

When my dad comes over, we are often obligated to let him watch FoxNews ("We Decide, You Believe") and it seems that many times it's Bill O'Reilly who is on. He welcomes us to the "no spin zone" yet he then commenses with spin. Maybe he doesn't know what "spin" is, or in the spirit of a great line in Princess Bride, "I don't think that word means what you think it means."

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