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September 19, 2005

a complete maroon

Bejus! The man is out of his mind. It's frightening to think about how close this nut-ball came to being President of the United States.

He reminds me of some kind of demented Aztec Priest who believes that sacrificing virgins on an altar is the way to appease the Storm Gods.

Al Gore is a total whack-job.

Comments

I think Al is on to something here. Let me think about this, global warming causes the polar ice caps to melt, the ocean gets warmer and we have more hurricanes. What the hell, I need to put my beer in the oven, I have been screwed my whole life.

Posted by: james old guy on September 19, 2005 12:47 PM

Maroon?

Posted by: james old guy on September 19, 2005 01:13 PM

As 'james Old guy' says - Maroon? But we'll let that go.
Gore seems spot on to me and how you can think that it's frightening that he nearly made the White House when you have such a cretin in there now is beyond me. Here's a good example of your world respected leader's renowned eloquence for you:-

Secretary: - Mr. President, Condoleeza Rice is here to see you.
George B. : - Good, send her in.
Secretary: - Yessir.

(Hangs up. Condi enters.)

Condoleeza: - Good morning, Mr. President.
George B. : - Oh Condoleeza, nice to see you. What's happening?
Condoleeza : - Well, Mr. President, I have the report here about the new leader in China.
George B. : - Great, Condi. Lay it on me.
Condoleeza : - Mr. President, Hu is the new leader of China.
George B. : - Well, that's what I want to know.
Condoleeza : - But that's what I'm telling you, Mr. President.
George B. : - Well, that's what I'm asking you, Condie. Who is the new leader of China?
Condoleeza : - Yes.
George B. : - I mean the fellow's name.
Condoleeza : - Hu.
George B. : - The guy in China.
Condoleeza : - Hu.
George B. : - The new leader of China.
Condoleeza : - Hu.
George B. : - The Chinaman!
Condoleeza : - Hu is leading China, Mr. President.
George B. : - Whaddya' asking me for?
Condoleeza : - I'm telling you Hu is leading China.
George B. : - Well, I'm asking you, Condie. Who is leading China?
Condoleeza : - That's the man's name.
George B. : - That's who's name?
Condoleeza : - Yes.

(Pause.)

George B. : - Will you or will you not tell me the name of the new leader of China?
Condoleeza : - Yes, sir.
George B. : - Yassir? Yassir Arafat is in China? I thought he was in the Middle East.
Condoleeza : - That's correct.
George B. : - Then who is in China?
Condoleeza : - Yes, sir.
George B. : - Yassir is in China?
Condoleeza : - No, sir.
George B. : - Then who is?
Condoleeza : - Yes, sir.
George B. : - Yassir?
Condoleeza : - No, sir.

(Pause. Crumples paper)

George B. : - Condi, you're starting to piss me off now, and it's not 'cause you're black neither. I need to know the name of the new leader of China. So why don't you get me the Secretary General of the United Nations on the phone.
Condoleeza : - Kofi Annan?
George B. : - No, thanks. And Condi, call me George. Stop with that ebonics crap.
Condoleeza : - You want Kofi?
George B. : - No.
Condoleeza : - You don't want Kofi.
George B. : - No. But now that you mention it, I could use a glass of milk. And then get me the U.N.
Condoleeza : - Yes, sir.
George B. : - Not Yassir! The guy at the United Nations.
Condoleeza : - Kofi?
George B. : - Milk! Will you please make that call?
Condoleeza : - And call who?
George B. : - Well, who is the guy at the U.N?
Condoleeza : - No, Hu is the guy in China.
George B. : - Will you stay out of China?!
Condoleeza : - Yes, sir.
George B. : - And stay out of the Middle East! Just get me the guy at the U.N.
Condoleeza : - Kofi.
George B. : - All right! With cream and two sugars. Now get on the phone.

(Condi picks up the phone.)

Condoleeza : - Hello. Rice, here.
George B. : - Rice? Good idea. And get a couple of egg rolls, too, Condi. Maybe we should send some to the guy in China. And the Middle East. Can you get chinese food in the Middle East? I don't know.

Posted by: Dave on September 19, 2005 04:21 PM

I'm no Gore fan and I normally agree with you Rob, but c'mon, please explain to me WHY we have more natural disasters now than we did say 50-100 years ago. SOMETHING is causing it.

Also, what is a Maroon? I thought it was a color, you know, dark red.

Posted by: Joe on September 19, 2005 04:34 PM

Didn't you guys watch Bugs Bunny? That's one of the things I remember him saying most when he bested an opponent by getting him to fall for something..."What a maroon!"

Posted by: Trish on September 19, 2005 04:49 PM

NO ! ! ! God Damn It ! ! !
I would be perfectly willing to let "Maroon" go into the dustbin of history.
But, not from a guy who brags about "English Major".
You're FUCKED, Acidman. {:^)

Posted by: Dan Pursel on September 19, 2005 04:49 PM

Maroon definition: v. To abandon or isolate with little hope of ready rescue or escape:

Used as a noun it originally refered to:

n. often Maroon
(a) A fugitive Black slave in the West Indies in the 17th and 18th centuries.
(b) A descendant of such a slave.
(c) A person who is marooned, as on an island.

Combine the two and you have Acidman's modern usage:

Gore, a person who is marooned....a man isolated, with little hope of ready escape or rescue.

IN OTHER WORDS...GORE IS A FLAMING IDIOT WHO IS BEYOND SALVATION OR REASON. NO ESCAPE OR NO RESCUE!

Good call, Acid. Fits that idiot to a T.

BTW you guys need to get out a little more...I've seen it used other places.

Posted by: Maggie on September 19, 2005 05:36 PM

All of you but Rob and Trish need to brush up on classic Warner Brothers cartoons, specifically B. Bunny.

Posted by: JohnW on September 19, 2005 05:50 PM

It's so nice to see Mr. Gore branching out into the earth sciences since his invention of the internet . . .

** sigh **

And since we are sighing and rolling our eyes anyway, from the The Dictionary of Informal, Colloquial, Slang and Idiomatic English, "What a maroon!" : what a stupid person!; what an idiot! (also what a dolt!; also what a dummy!)

Bugs Bunny 101.

Posted by: Anne on September 19, 2005 06:42 PM

I guess this is no real place to debate global warming, or lack thereof.

But, try this on for size. We were warned about 5 years ago that the ice caps on Greenland and Antartica were going to melt because of global warming. Now, they have bothered to check the temperature gauges in both those places. To their great surprise, the temperature is falling in both those places. Not much global warming there.

Instead, they are rising alarms about global warming in the Artic, a place BTW where there are no instrumental temperature records.

Being an alarmist is nice work if you can get it.

Posted by: joel on September 19, 2005 06:49 PM

Rob is not posting today. He's been drug off and shot!

Posted by: James Hooker, ace of aces on September 19, 2005 07:29 PM

He is also plagarizing Winston S Churchill's remarks to Parliament after Chamberlain threw the Chechs to the wolves.

Posted by: Tim Carney on September 19, 2005 07:54 PM

I apologize.
I AM a maroon.
I should have consulted with my son,
who just finished a gig with Warner Bros.
He knows cartoons.
And, which semester did Rob Have English Lit B.B. 101 ?

Posted by: Dan Pursel on September 20, 2005 12:19 AM


Well it makes sense that those that are cartoon experts should support this childish freak in the White House regardless of the pathetic condition of the world in which we now live as a result of his reckless actions. It is truly heartbreaking to think how much better off we would all be today if Bush hadn't stolen the 2000 election debacle from Al Gore. I guess the fact that a huge majority of Americans now disapprove of this loser still does not resonate with the shallowest of his ignorant followers.

Posted by: Lenny on September 20, 2005 03:55 AM

tr.v. ma·rooned, ma·roon·ing, ma·roons
To put ashore on a deserted island or coast and intentionally abandon.
To abandon or isolate with little hope of ready rescue or escape: The travelers were marooned by the blizzard.

n.
often Maroon
A fugitive Black slave in the West Indies in the 17th and 18th centuries.
A descendant of such a slave.
A person who is marooned, as on an island.

Posted by: james old guy on September 20, 2005 08:59 AM

To hell with maroon! It's Al Gore we are talking about.
Have to disagree with Rob. Gore is no more a "total whack-job" than Adolf Schickelgruber or Joseph Vissarionovich Djugashvilli.

Posted by: Ivan Ivanovich on September 20, 2005 09:35 AM

Dave, I don't know where you got that, but it's all over the internet. Whoever wrote it is not as clever or original as would appear. I recognized it as a rework of a classic Johnny Carson routine, with Johnny as Ronald Reagan, another "dumb" president. The names were changed to make it current. The routine itself was a riff on Abbot and Costello's immortal "Who's on First."

I don't understand how anyone could imagine that a fictional comedy routine would "prove" that President Bush is dumb, while denying that the very words of Al Gore speak for themselves, as incandescent nonsense.

Posted by: Ernie G on September 20, 2005 10:05 AM

http://www.techcentralstation.com/083105JKG.html


Joe,

Evidently, over the last 50-100 years, the frequency and intensity of hurricanes has decreased.

To paraphrase Mark Twain, suppose you're a Democratic presidential nominee. And suppose you're an idiot, but I repeat myself.

Posted by: Tim Higgins on September 20, 2005 12:18 PM

"It's frightening to think about how close this nut-ball came to being President of the United States."

Thank you Ralph Nader (and I NEVER thought I'd say that).

Posted by: Rich on September 20, 2005 02:34 PM

Ernie - George Bush has proved himself to the world and I agree that that old routine which is just a bit of a laugh is totally unnecessary.

Posted by: Dave on September 20, 2005 06:02 PM

It is sort of scary that we're into the R's already, I can't build up the beef with Al though, he did chartercharter two planes for a 100 thousand dollars to pick up folk from down there. Don't see many other politicians doing that

Posted by: Sean on September 20, 2005 06:20 PM

I actually like Al most of the time these days -- since he lost the election, he pretty much says whatever happens to be on his mind. At least he finally has real opinions.

You'll notice most of the big-name Democrats avoid him like the Plague . . .

Posted by: Anne on September 20, 2005 09:55 PM

NOAA's Mayfield says the increasing frequency and strength of tropical storms is a normal cycle of approximately 30 years' duration occurring due to Atlantic warming NOT in any way associated with the as yet totally unproven global warming theory.

Posted by: Larry on September 22, 2005 01:00 AM

Sorry about the double post, but I've been just shaking my head about the maroon deal. Some of us must have grown up in a phone booth. Are there really people in this country who don't know and love Bugs Bunny?

Posted by: Larry on September 22, 2005 01:03 AM
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