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By ds, July 20, 2008 at 8:24 pm Link to this comment
THIS IS SPATA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By jlpiatt, July 20, 2008 at 12:46 pm Link to this comment
Until I saw a couple of the comments on this blog (and I think we all know which ones they were) I wasn’t aware that the internet was so readily available to the mentally ill.
By Issywise, July 20, 2008 at 10:43 am Link to this comment
I’m a moron by the way
By felicity, July 20, 2008 at 9:46 am Link to this comment
Inside the cover of the New Yorker in question, there’s a caption - there always is one - “The Politics of Fear.” Whoever first labelled the cover and its accompanying caption satire doesn’t know the definition of the term.
Then of course the fluff-brained media repeated the mis-identification, the candidates threw in their two-cents, the blogs followed suit and, as usual these days, we have an entire country pontificating on the merits or demerits of something that never was in the first place.
Oh well, we’re still arguing about how to end a War that was never a War in the first place.
By Mel, July 20, 2008 at 9:04 am Link to this comment
The word is “dumbing”, sweetheart.
By Ron Ranft, July 20, 2008 at 1:00 am Link to this comment
I see that the continued dummying down of the Educational system and the increased number of home schooled nitwits has deprived a large number of Americans of their sense of satire, along with critical thinking, and logic. They take offense at everything but what they should and for anyone to take issue that someone overseas wouldn’t understand the cover of the New Yorker is proof of the miniscule intellectual capacity available to citizens of this country. Of course they wouldn’t unless they spent a lot of time reading and thinking about what is going on in the US. They would be very similar to most Americans. There is the distinct possibility that more foreigners might have gotten the point than Americans. But then that is a large part of the problem. In order for a Democracy to work the People have to be engaged and they have to participate in it. Most Americans can tell you more about who is on American Idol, or what is happening on Despairet Housewives than who is on either Obama’s or McBush’s staff and what positions they held before in gov’t or the corporate world. To know this is to understand what these candidates policy’s will be once they take office. They would then recognize that there is really very little difference between the two. But Americans are good at being shocked. The US is the land of shock and awe and broken promises. But that’s all right Mom, there is always the next election where we can be lied to again!
By JMCSwan, July 19, 2008 at 11:54 pm Link to this comment
This is Satire
By Richard Klingbiel, (July 18 at 7:23 am)
Thanks for the—negotiating with liberal hypocrits reminder—Richard.
Truth and Reconciliation Hypocrisy is alive and well, ain’t it?
As for the New Yorker Responses Ten-nis TygerSwan-Links:
This is SatIre:
Sat: Tass: I am not able to hate in half measures, or to love in half measures, I am not able to give up half my soul. I have either to give up my whole soul or give up nothing.
Considering the ‘American’ appreciation for my efforts, perhaps ‘soul’ ain’t a concept they consider worthy of honourable recognition.
Perhaps that is the lesson, in the absence of honour, there is no soul? That would certainly add a new perspective to: ‘the dirt of modern life’, wouldn’t it?
What else should I expect from Americans? Perhaps, what the Middle East has received from Americans?
As for Ire: Considering aforementioned, it would mean ‘this is not an [RU] American story’?
A Joke from Childhood?
The honky guvmint official showed up on the res, claiming that the tribe had to move again. Coal or oil or uranium had been discovered and the Big Father in Washington needed it.The chief of the tribe, Chief Bowels, listened to the official but was not impressed. Unfortunately the official got confused when Chief Bowels answered simply, Bowels No Move.Uncle Sams man ran off to get a doctor thinking he had to solve the Chiefs problem, constipation, before he could convince him to move. The doctor gave him his standard laxative but three days later the Chief still insisted, Bowels No Move.
If sincere, May I suggest, you put your money, or ‘honour’, where your mouths are!
Considering Senator McCain’s (Robert Mugabe: ‘I found a—Tass—cure for famine’) hand-signals,—according to the New Yorker—that ain’t happening very soon.
What’s new? Certainly not American Foreign Policy, or how it’s perceived, by so many around the world, but that of course is not a concern for most Americans. The only thing that concerns Americans, is how Americans perceive Americans; the rest of the world, be damned.
By JMCSwan, July 19, 2008 at 11:53 pm Link to this comment
And how do Americans perceive Americans?
How did they perceive Timothy James McVeigh?
How have American citizens and American officials, perceived my efforts, on behalf of America?
Citizenship? Yeah right!
Plausible Deniability, with a large ‘F**k You’?
So, what would the ‘citizens’ of America, conclude an appropriate response to such ‘appreciation’ should look or sound like?
My response: ‘Let me know when the Oath of Allegiance means anything more to you than simply regurtitated plausible deniability.’
I guess a sincere ‘DS-11 02-2008: Thank You’ from the State Dept. or Homeland Security, was too much to ask.
Makes you wonder, what happened to ‘America, the land of the brave, and home of the free’?
Where did she go?
When did she become the ‘land of gutless two-faced cowards and plausible deniability’?
How many Americans, can say ‘I am proud to be an American.’?
Michelle Obama is more than welcome to being a proud of the ‘land of gutless two-faced cowards and plausible deniability’!
“America The Land of the Provincial and Home of the Naïve.” Indeed!
If American politicians didn’t have the American military, as it’s ‘leverage’, the rest of the world would take American politicians statements as serious as they take those of the homeless in Tahiti, which is how serious I take them. Your words mean nothing, you don’t honour your agreements, your treaties. You think the entire planet is yours to do with as you please, to rape and pillage, and heaven forbid anyone should get pissed off; and then you had the gall, to tell Saddam Hussein, ‘An agreement is an agreement.’ Since when has any agreement with any American politician, meant they have any intention of keeping that agreement. Been there, believed that story; passed the point of ‘beyond reasonable doubt’, quite a while ago; but being one of those ‘overdeveloped sense of justice’ idiots, thought I’d give it a couple of ‘beyond reasonable doubts’, just to make ‘beyond, beyond reasonable doubt’ sure. How many ‘beyond’s are expected?
The maxim, ‘With friends like American politicians, who needs enemies?’ comes to mind. If American politicians are so desperate for more enemies, drop a line to Ft. Detrick, I’m sure they can arrange for a few more Anthrax powder envelopes.
The State Dept. and Homeland Security’s ‘F**k You’ opinions, via THE NEW YORKER, in this matter have been noted: You know how to reach me, if you ever change your minds.
[Anyone for cricket? The New Yorker, bowls ‘yorkers’, Brian Lara would knock to Doomsday and back. The Action Cricket maxim, ‘Don’t ASSUME, you make an ASS out of U and ME, appears relevant: Since I’ve been the State Dept’s plausible deniable ‘embarassment’, who cares, if they now consider me a plausible deniable ‘ass’. I don’t. Why should I care what a bunch of homeless Haitians masquerading as ‘An agreement is an agreement’ allegedly honourable American politicians think? Pentagon ‘leverage’? The Pentagon is more than welcome to tell me to shut up, or to put a bullet through my brain, whenever they want. No problem.]
By sandra, July 18, 2008 at 12:04 pm Link to this comment
Indeed..after eight years of useless war and the elmination fo the middle class, McCain as president is satire.
By Richard Klingbiel, July 18, 2008 at 8:23 am Link to this comment
You took me in with this one. This is exactly the type of cover I’d expect from the New Yorker in defense of its own ineptness.
By Richard Klingbiel, July 18, 2008 at 8:00 am Link to this comment
Yourselves, apparently. Your last cover was anything BUT satire. You assume an illustration should come with commentary rather than stand alone. Consider for a moment how the cover of Barack and Michelle Obama would appear to a non-English speaking foreign audience? As satire? I don’t think so. This cover makes fun of your readers as if they can not recognize satire for themselves and must have it pointed out to them. You need a new editor.
By dsmith, July 18, 2008 at 4:55 am Link to this comment
Why would anyone vote for an old man who gets off seeing young men go to war?
“My frinze there will be more warshs, many more warshs!”
By Issywise, July 17, 2008 at 2:45 pm Link to this comment
$4.50 for a magazine? They must be joking!
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