Monday, May 03, 2004

Cheney the Peacenik

And the walls are coming down
between the west and the east
you don't have to be a hippie to believe in peace.

- Joe Jackson, "Obvious Song"

Cheney's attack of Kerry's defense record last week was strangely out of character. An otherwise inspirational leader in the pacifist movement, Dick Cheney's anti-war efforts should also get the same scrutiny. Let's review his defense record, shall we?

Both should be commended for working to dismantle this country's war machine. No War, Dick!


From the Bay Guardian's Joke of the Day:

At Kennedy International Airport today, an individual later discovered to be a public school teacher was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a protractor, a T-square, a slide rule and a calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney General John Ashcroft said he believed the man to be a member of the notorious Al-gebra movement. He is being charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.

"Al-gebra is a fearsome cult," Ashcroft said. "They desire average solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in a search of absolute value. They use secret code names like 'x' and 'y' and refer to themselves as 'unknowns,' but we have determined they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval, with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, there are three sides to every triangle."

When asked to comment on the arrest, President Bush said, "If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, He would have given us more fingers and toes. "I am gratified that our government has given us a sine that it is intent on protracting us from these math-dogs who are willing to dis-integrate us with calculus disregard.

"Murky statisticians love to inflict plane on every sphere of influence," the President said, adding: "Under the circumferences, we must differentiate their root, make our point, and draw the line. These weapons of math instruction have the potential to decimal everything in their math on a scalene never before seen, unless we become exponents of a Higher Power and begin to factor in random facts of vertex."

Ashcroft said, "As our Great Leader would say, read my ellipse. Here is one principle he is uncertainty of: though they continue to multiply, their days are numbered as the hypotenuse tightens around their necks."


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