a citizen’s journal by Thomas Nephew

Heh. Indeed.

Posted by Thomas Nephew on November 29th, 2006

Whatever It Is, I’m Against It: “Miss Israel,” Yael Nezri, who is a private in the Israeli Army, has been given permission not to carry a rifle, because it bruises her legs, which interferes with her modeling career. I believe Dick Cheney used the same excuse to get out of Vietnam.

(Also, on 11/16: Last night, at the American Spectator’s annual dinner, Rumsfeld praised Milton Friedman, “who’s still going strong.” Within hours, Friedman was dead. Coincidence? I think not.)

WOLF BLITZER interviewing David Frum (CNN Late Edition): Are you concerned, though, about the membership of this Iraq study group, David Frum, given their histories, the so-called realist as opposed to the neoconservative, the idealist school of thought?

FRUM: I think it is — I’m with Ken. I’m not sure how helpful any of those terms are.

digby (“Hullabaloo”) — It’s certainly not helpful to David Frum and the rest of the neocons, is it?”

It Sucks to be Creepy Neil and the Other One — eRobin’s (“fact-esque”) headline for this, by George H. W. Bush (AP’s Jim Krane, via Yahoo!), about Dubya ‘n Jeb: “I can’t begin to tell you the pride I feel in my two sons.” Gee thanks, Dad.

Bush: US Committed to Finding New Synonyms for Civil War — Launches Operation Noble Euphemism (The Borowitz Report) —

President George W. Bush said today that he would not allow a civil war in Iraq to erupt on his watch, and said that in order to prevent that from happening the United States would aggressively search for new synonyms for the phrase “civil war.”

In order to seek out the most sanitized alternatives to that phrase, the president announced that he was launching an ambitious new mission called Operation Noble Euphemism.

Showing his trademark steely resolve, Mr. Bush told reporters at the White House that the US was prepared to hunt down every last thesaurus on Earth and would not quit until the job was done. As if to demonstrate the high priority he was placing on finding new synonyms, Mr. Bush said that the government would spend $12 billion, most of which had been previously earmarked to find Osama bin Laden.

And finally, enjoy this Ramirez cartoon; I do, a whole, whole lot.

NOTES: “Noble euphemism” via Jim Henley.

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