Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wrong again, chief

In a speech marking the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attack, President Obama referred to the perpetrators as a "sorry band of men."

No, Barry. This is a "sorry band of men". These guys were a cadre of fanatical Muslim assassins.

Language is important. English (I presume) is your first. Use it accurately.


One wonders how different our history might have been had certain Americans shared Obama’s mindset.

Patrick Henry: Give me liberty, or give me some tolerable alternative!

John Paul Jones: I have not yet begun to negotiate!

Admiral Farragut: Watch out for torpedoes, and proceed with extreme caution!

FDR: December 7, 1941 is a day that will live as a low point in Japanese-American relations.

Update II: Commenter tbryan has a couple more.

"So-so days are here again."

"This is our finest teachable moment".

Update III: Haw! Mikael's entry.

Gen. McAuliffe: "Perhaps we could share some nuts and talk about it"!?

Update IV: Swampie says...

"Mr. Gorbachev, repaint this wall!"


tbryan said...

Or "So-so days are here again."

And "This is our finest teachable moment".

JeffS said...

Obama: A man of many wrong words.

Paco said...

tbryan: Excellent.

Mikael said...

Gen. McAuliffe: "Perhaps we could share some nuts and talk about it"!?

SwampWoman said...

"Mr. Gorbachev, repaint this wall!"

missred said...

"If you prick us, do we not bleed? if you tickle us, do we not laugh? if you poison us, do we not die? and if you wrong us, shall we not er.. uh.. tolerate?".

Merilyn said...


RebeccaH said...

"We hold these truths to be relative..."

Gawd, I got nauseous just writing that.

Minicapt said...

"We have nothing to fear except uncertainty of what might, or might not, occur at an unknown point in the near, or distant, future; maybe."


Minicapt said...

"Though the British Empire last a thousand years , they shall say: This was a pretty good effort, considering they were pilots."

Irobot said...

I have not yet begun to negotiate.

Irobot said...

I just re-read this post and realised that I doubled up on your original post. I blame Monday mornings and the fact that I should have been working and not enjoying your site as a pleasant distraction.

bingbing said...

"If you are not with us, then you are, er? I'm sorry. Hey, look! NASA just praised your scientific endeavours!"

*Get me Special Ops...*

bingbing said...


The Merchant of NY?

Yojimbo said...

Hot off the press!

"Profiles in Courageous Restraint"

Yojimbo said...

Bingbing sorta beat me to it.

Either your with us or you exhibit certain countervailing tendencies that inhibit certain contingency operations to the point where they become problematic at best.

Yojimbo said...

Half a league, half a league, half a league onward
All in the valley of uneven transition rode the six hundred

Yojimbo said...

Peace in our time.

Heck, why change it.

Bob Belvedere said...

Linked to at:
Barack Hussein Obama: A Profound Failure

Very entertaining and creative, all!

blogstrop said...

We will diffidently remonstrate with them on the beaches and landing grounds.
We will respect their right to disagree in the streets.
We will exchange slightly rude banter with them in the fields and in the mountains.
We will never call a spade a spade.