Amen to that

Amen to that
: Rumsfeld says the government of Iraq will not be an Iranian-style government run by clerics. Finally, somebody said it.

  • http://www.8bitjoystick.com/ Jake of 8bitjoystick

    Here is hoping that Washington can switch away from an Iranian-style government back to an American one.

  • http://spleenville.com/ Andrea Harris

    Hahahahahaha! Yeah, it’s a real bitch having to go everywhere in a burka.

  • Suck my 32bitjoystick

    Yeah!!! Bu$h = Hitler!!!
    You people should really try looking into what life is like for people in totalitarian regimes before you make trite comments like that. It dishonors the 10s of millions of people who have been killed, tortured, and imprisioned for wanting a glimpse of the life you have.

  • Pyecraft

    An upbeat 32bitsworth, Suck my, thank you. Oh, you live where? Let us know, so we people may avoid breathing in its jovial atmosphere.

  • http://boingboing.net Mark Frauenfelder

    Yeah, take a look at these pictures and imagine what it must be like to live in *this* country: http://www.american-pictures.com/gallery/index.html.
    Oh, wait…

  • Pyecraft

    OK, I looked, I’m waiting and now your point is…….?

  • http://boingoboing.net Mark Frauenfelder

    my point is that for many people life here in the US sucks just as bad as a totalitarian regime. I’ll wager “Suck my 32bit joystick” doesn’t live in an east St Louis slum.
    Do you think Bush will make the same kind of effort to liberate the people in those pictures as he did to liberate the Iraqi people?

  • http://www.8bitjoystick.com/ Jake of 8bitjoystick.com

    My family has fought for this country and I can say what ever I want to about it. I long for the day that we send out Nazi president back to Texas and we install a real democratic government in the US of A.
    Bush is actually closer to Caligula than Hitler.

  • Catherine

    You know what I find funny about your link Mark, is how trying it is. The moral equivalence that people like you dish out. USA=Iran.
    What’s your answer Mark? Should we send in the Marines? Not enough government programs? More? Hand out money? Legislate personal choice – for “the good of the people” of course – to stop drugs/alcohol abuse, and crappy families like mine? Legislate values? Better parenting? “Provide JOBS?” Should we become Marxist like many of my fellow students insist is what is needed to “level the playing field”? What do these people need? What’s your answer?
    I can’t wait to hear it!

  • Suck my 32bitjoystick

    Nope don’t live in a slum, but I have seen some in the world that make the worst places in the USA look like DisneyLand. My family also “fought for this country” all the way back to before there was “this country”, not sure why that gives you more rights as a citizen then anybody else, but hey. Point is until you read about women forsaking their children as the train cars come into the camps so they won’t be incinerated immediately by the Nazis, or hear about whole families in places like Estonia dumped into the Artic ocean by the thousands by the Soviets, or see women forced to be circumcised in the name of a theocracy, you really don’t have much perspective on how small your little quibble with the current administration and the electoral college is. Would it surprise you that I’m not a Bush supporter? I’m not particularily, although I don’t think he’s any worse then the last bozo (or the bozo inventor of the internet he ran against). I just think picking your political views by how well they fit on a bumper sticker, or just generally bitching about how cruel your life is on your $1000 computer is asinine.

  • http://www.buzzmachine.com Jeff Jarvis

    32 etc: Can you please pick a new name? I love the comments and try to maintain a civilized level of discourse. “Suck” whatever tends to automatically lower that.

  • http://spleenville.com/ Andrea Harris

    In honor of Jeff’s request to keep the convo at a civilized level I will not post anything about 8bitjerk**fstick having the right to say anything he wants even if it makes him sound like a whiny crybaby.
    Oops.

  • http://impearls.blogspot.com/ Michael E. McNeil

    Mark Frauenfelder writes;
    “my point is that for many people life here in the US sucks just as bad as a totalitarian regime.”
    Get a grip folks! Reporters talking with the Iraqi people report that nearly everyone’s families have lost multiple members murdered by Saddam. That’s not how things are done in this country, no matter how bad the slum. (And don’t say murders by street gangs are equivalent. Not only is that not being done by the government, but how many members of your family have you lost to such?)
    Jake of 8bitjoystick.com writes:
    “My family has fought for this country and I can say what ever I want to about it. I long for the day that we send out Nazi president back to Texas and we install a real democratic government in the US of A.”
    Talk about self-contradicting! If we really had a Nazi regime Jake would be dead for saying “what ever I want to about it.”

  • Dave

    If fighting for this country is what confers the
    right to say anything you want, then your family
    can say what they want, but you ought to shut your
    whiney yap. I come from the absolute bottom of the
    American society, and haven’t gotten that far
    above it yet,and I know that the worst standard of
    living in America is far, far from being as bad as
    those in any totalitarian regime.Why don’t you go
    fight for this country, as your family (and I) did. Then come home and tell us how rotten we are.