Time for a fisking
So I had my behavioral neuro final today…and one of the short ans. q’s really bugged me. It had to do with providing evidence to support and refute Chomsky’s idea of a “langage acquisition device”. Now the question wasn’t the hard part. The difficulty came in when I had to keep writing Chumpsky’s name appropriately. It took so much restraint to do so….but alas, I succeeded. All that effort put me in the mood to perform a full frontal fisking…and where better to get material from then the Justice? Note, this week’s issue has 2 police blotters (woo hooo!!)
So the lucky article to be fisked right now is….drumroll…..STEM THE TIDE: Help the liberal cause and vote “Dubya” out
(Note: after fisking this, I realized that this is a very poorly written article in general, so I’m sorry if the fisking is lacking somewhat)
What is so endearing about President George W. Bush is that quite literally anyone can make fun of him.
I don’t know? Any politician can be made fun of.
You don’t need any highfalutin educational foundation — no fancy book-learning. He is truly an equal-opportunity subject of ridicule. It is no secret he did cocaine, was an alcoholic and is not particularly bright. It’s almost too easy.
All polificians are equal subjects for ridicule. Clintoon/”slick willy”…GWB was stupid to do coke, but he learned his lesson at least and he’s straightened out his life, which I respect. Perhaps he can serve as an example to others, no?
This is all very entertaining, but it has not helped the liberal cause as a whole.
It hasn’t? Wasn’t most of the Left’s 2000 campaign just making fun of GWB?
in particular, campus liberals seem to be resorting to knee-jerk, superficial tactics when trying to get across their points regarding Bush.
Wait! Stop the presses! The liberal has come to see the flaws that the rest of us see! This could be a victory for common sense.
As in many other arenas of American political discourse, it has become a contest not of who is right, but of who is more loud, ostentatious and insulting to his adversary.
Huh? What do you mean? It’s the liberals who are loud, ostentatious and insulting….look at all the rallies you people held. Does this mean that you’re admitting that you’re wrong??
When arguments take on this nature, you see figures like Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter emerge.
True, when you idiotarians run your mouths spewing who knows what, people are out there who seek to get to the truth. Figures such as the Dean of the EIB insitute for advanced conservative studies–Rush Limbaugh and the very good looking columnist Ann Coulter challenge your arguments with hard facts and proof in order to show the truth.
Campus liberals should not want to head in this direction.
Why? Because they’ll be proven wrong? They can’t handle the truth?
Ignorance is ignorance, regardless of whether it leans to the left or the right.
Wait–are you saying El Rushbo and Ann are ignorant? Shame on you. Okay, true, sometimes they do get a little malicious/extreme, but we’re smart enough to look through it. And why not name some prominant lefties who are ignorant (like ANSWER and folk)
More than ever, we need to temper our passion with knowledge.
That’s a good line. Seriously it is. But it sounds a lot like what Rush says.
agree with Harold Meyerson who wrote in The American Prospect that ” … obtaining Bush’s defeat is an urgent matter of national security — and national honor.”
What the hell? First off, Meyerson is writing in an idiotarian rag. And you’re complaining about ignorance?!?!?
GWB is anything but a threat to national security. We’re damn safer today then we were under Clinton–need proof, look at this piece written today by Monsoor Ijaz
Look what GWB (and the brave men and women of the armed forces) have done to Al-Queda, Saddam and his regime, look at all the terror attacks they’ve stopped. We’re now fighing a war on terror–taking out threats to the nation.
Now explain to me how President Bush is a threat to national security?
And to national honor? What are you talking about? He has very high approval ratings (70%+)!
Our country will not become a fairer, more open-minded place while we have our current president.
Idiotarian soundbite….just move on….
But this cause – getting him out of office – cannot become merely a showcase for our catchy slogans or our knowledge of the words he mispronounced or misused
FOUR MORE YEARS!!!! BUSH in 2004!!!!
Rallies are fun, chants are fun, and vitriolic, self-righteous indignation is fun. But none of these will fetch us a new president. We must educate ourselves.
Must stop laughing. Rallies are fun? Don’t you mean riots and marches with commies, anti-semites, biggots and pro-Saddam people (among others)?
Perhaps you idiotarians should look at the facts?
Like your beloved slogan “No Blood for Oil”–this war isn’t about oil! Educate yourselves about that. But if we do get oil from the war, I’m sure LC Victor wouldn’t mind some of it for his new SUV (I had to get that in somewhere).
For every rally we attend and for every placard we make, we should put an equal amount of time into learning why Bush’s economic plan failed 20 years ago
What’s wrong with Bush’s economic plan? The fact that it stimulates the economy, and makes society better–thus giving the liberals one less thing to complain about? You mean the economic plan which was put into place by President Reagan–which is the reason we had such a successful economy in the 90s? Need more proof that tax cuts work–look here
or exactly how he is trying to undermine environmental regulations
What are you talking about? I’m confused? Is this some complaint about the Kyoto protocol that was bad for our economy?
Large gatherings at which we further convince ourselves that Bush is Satan’s spawn will do little to convince the average American that he should vote for whichever Democratic candidate emerges from the primaries.
Hey–its’ starting to dawn on them! Progress is being made.
Given the fact that the Democratic party has done much to lose its identity and credibility over the past few years
By moving way to far from the center to the extreme left….and apppointing people like Komendant Pelosi…
it is vital that every left-leaning college student can explain why everyone but the elite would be better served by a Kerry/Lieberman/other generic Democratic candidate than by a Bush.
Are you sure they would be? I don’t think so!
I do not mean to over-generalize here; there are plenty of liberal college students who know exactly what they are talking about and understand that visceral and superficial shows of hatred for Bush are not enough. At the same time, however, we would be well-suited to collectively strive to understand – and lead others to understand – that the reasons we hate our president run deeper than a few hilariously inept quotes and a checkered past.
Hate is such a strong word, why not use a more polite term? (as you idiotarians would say).. You do realize that you people have lost most of your credibility already….your “Bush=Hitler” signs didn’t help at all….
This devolution to name-calling and superficial arguments is a trap I have fallen into on many occasions myself, but educating ourselves is the only true recourse for those of us who view the Bush administration as a catastrophe.
Oh no! They’re onto one of our VRWC plans! What should we do? And what is this ‘catastrophe’ you speak of? Is it like the Iraq “quagmire”?
Nalbert Tero ’04 had it right when he wrote a letter to the Justice complaining about the Brandeis activist community’s reaction to the war, which included ” face painting and dancing.” He wrote, ” Effective resistance, to this war and the Bush administration’s warlike goals in general, can only come from a major effort on the part of the activist community to gain the support of the general population.”
You people don’t realize that you’ve lost the respect of most of the general population–do you/ Wake up and meet reality!
Tero is right; nothing will change as long as campus liberals decide that the best course of action is simply to preach to the converted, take the easy way out and focus on the wrong things.
VRWC members–we should take note of this for our psy-ops division. We must encourage them to continue on their idiotarian ways.
With an election a mere 19 months away, now is the time for true mobilization. It should be in the form of education and effective, opinion-swaying activism from all those who do not wish to be subjected to another four years of ” Dubya.”
Don’t mess with Texas (or a Texan President)! I want 4 more years of President Bush. You people still don’t realize you don’t have the upper hand in “education” anymore, do you? The anti-war movement, and it’s failures have cost you people credibility. 18 Months + FOUR MORE YEARS! Yeah!