Pope Joke of the Day

The Puppetmaster is letting one of the youngsters out with training wheels, a Bushbot named Paul Messino. The first four letters of his last name tell the whole story. I mean really. Who else but a Puppet could write something like this . . .

One of the finest examples of Bush's optimism is in his 2005 State of the Union Address, particularly his sections on terrorism. Bush declared of the War on Terror that:

Our aim is to build and preserve a community of free and independent nations, with governments that answer to their citizens and reflect their own cultures. And because democracies respect their own people and their neighbors, the advances of freedom will lead to peace.

In essence, if we work to foster democracies (actually, democratic republics), which by nature inevitably engage in trade (globalization), peace between nations would become second nature. In Kantian terms, globalization is one component of a democratic, world peace.

Did you actually say "Kantian," Charlie McCarthy? As in a hundred thousand innocent people killed. As in a trillion-fucking-dollar price tag. Institutionalized torture. Record deficit spending. Moral high ground destroyed. A criminal war of aggression. A 70% disapproval rating. Incompetence on every front. A divided nation.

That's what the Puppet Show means by optimism?

Here's a tip, Mr. Mess. Whoever's giving you these talking points . . . you might want to push back a little. They're making you look like an idiot.


Mr. Messino's day causes Pope Chaos at HQ's?

John boy: Who gave this kid the okay to write this bush crap!

Don: I thought you did?

John boy: I was talking about the wizard of Oz story fool!

Don: Don't call my uncle a fool for pleading out!! He got
probation you Wall Street reading fool!

Art: Shut up both of you! Can't you see I am very busy
behind the curtain trying to make Jim Black go away!

John Boy: I thought you had Curtis Media Group in your OZ back
pocket Boss?

Art: I do! but that damn Brad and whatever that sucking
other fool I have on the payroll can't get their story
straight about pop culture diversity corrupting North
Carolina youth over the lottery.

Don: Boss! You mean the brothers down at the 24/7 lottery
ticket store don't you?

Art: Shut up Don! Another word out of you, I will Judge Orr
sue you for being stupid like him.


Hilarious . . . I needed a good laugh this afternoon. Thanks.

A little knee jerk?

So what's your problem with Immanuel Kant? His thesis is basically treat people like you'd like to be treated. Or did you just do a knee jerk?

I have no problem with Kant.

None at all. My problem is with the Puppet's implication the the Optimisim of George Bush involves freedom being on the march in jackboots, backed up by Shock and Awe, with hundreds of thousands of innocents caught in the cross-fire. Somehow I don't think that's quite what Kant would have had in mind.