Village Idiots

Posted on Thu 12/04/2008 by

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VILLAGE IDIOTS

From the Moral Equivalence File: “We have an FBI and, and, and, and, and we’re not prejudiced against somebody who’s worked at the FBI. It’s an honorable place to work. And the KGB, I think, was an honorable place to work. And it, it gave people in the former Soviet Union, a communist country, an opportunity to do something important and worthwhile.” –CNN founder Ted Turner

More moral confusion: “Get rid of the phrase ‘war on terrorism.’ Ask for a creative solution in which we all participate. … You know, terrorists call mechanized death from 35,000 feet above sea level with a press of a button also terror. We don’t call it that, because our soldiers are wearing uniforms. They don’t see what is happening, and innocent people are being killed. So, you know, terror is a term that you apply to the other.” –author Deepak Chopra

Post cards from Obama’s buddy: “And the question is, what is terrorism? And what is violence?” –former Weatherman terrorist Bill Ayers ++ “I think this election is automatically a historic moment. It automatically restores a certain amount of goodwill in the world. I hope he uses it. I hope [Obama] closes Guantanamo immediately. I hope he withdraws from Iraq immediately. But those hopes aren’t idle. They are built on building an irresistible social movement to see that those things happen.” –Bill Ayers

Goodbye capitalism?: “I think, really, what we’re seeing here right now with them, with the banks, we’re seeing the end of capitalism — the end of capitalism as we know it. And I say good riddance — it hasn’t helped the people or the planet.” –documentarian Michael Moore

SHORT CUTS

“In the old days — from the Venetian Republic to, oh, the Bear Stearns rescue — if you wanted to get rich, you did it the Warren Buffett way: You learned to read balance sheets. Today you learn to read political tea leaves. If you want to make money on Wall Street (or keep from losing your shirt), you do it not by anticipating Intel’s third-quarter earnings but by guessing instead what side of the bed Henry Paulson will wake up on tomorrow.” –columnist Charles Krauthammer

“We’ve moved beyond show me the money. This is throw me the money.” –economist Lawrence Kudlow

“The costs of Washington’s bailout fiesta are now so huge, you can see them from space. The latest number, which includes the Citigroup rescue, is $7.7 trillion. That’s roughly half of America’s GDP.” –National Review editor Jonah Goldberg

“Bill Clinton agreed to extensive scrutiny to help get Hillary the secretary of state post. He may have to give up his speaking engagements. As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton will have to grapple with age-old battles between mortal enemies, like Sunnis and Shiites, Israelis and Palestinians, and Bill Clinton and spare time.” –comedian Argus Hamilton

Jay Leno:

Welcome to “The Tonight Show.” I have some wonderful news for you. Everyone in our audience tonight is getting a Federal bailout. Congratulations!

This week, they will flip the switch on the White House Christmas tree, which has over 25,000 lights on it — one light for every CEO that’s looking for a bailout.

Last Friday was, of course, Black Friday. And if you had money in the stock market, [Monday was] Black Monday. The stock market lost 679 points. Not even a stock market, that’s a flea market.

I tell you, the economy is bad. In fact — you know the White House turkey? Turned down the pardon. Said all his money’s in the market. Nothing left to live for.

In political news, President-elect Barack Obama has named Hillary Clinton as his secretary of state. I am no political expert. I don’t pretend to know much about international affairs. But speaking strictly as a late-night talk show host, a Clinton back in office? Yes!

During her confirmation hearings, Republicans could force her to answer a lot of embarrassing questions about Bill Clinton’s financial affairs. To which Hillary said, “What kind of affairs? Financial? Oh, no problem!”

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