Subject: Re: PF and Darren Reed
To: Jim Wise <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: regional-nyc
Date: 03/19/2004 17:03:27
Jim Wise <> writes:
> On Fri, 19 Mar 2004, John Klos wrote:
>>> >> Let's just make sure we have this straight here:  In your .sig, you see
>>> >> fit to quote the head of the Soviet puppet government which Stalin set
>>> >> up in Bulgaria after the Second World War?
>>> >
>>> >Why not?
>>> ``If you have to ask, you'll never know.''
>>No, really - why not? People quote Hitler, Stalin, and Bush all the time,
>>and they are certainly evil motherfuckers. So why not?
> Well, there we have it, ladies and gentlemen.  If Mr. Klos, at this
> presumably stage in his development not only a.) sees no good reason not
> to hold a mass-murdering dictator up as a source of wisdom in a .sig

You can quote vicious murderers for reasons other than to note how
clever or wise they are. For example:

"The Iraqi regime is a threat of unique urgency. . . . [I]t has
developed weapons of mass death."
        -- President Bush, October 2, 2002

"Today the world is . . . uniting to answer the unique and urgent
threat posed by Iraq."
        -- President Bush, November 20, 2002

"Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons
of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use
against our friends, against our allies, and against us."
        -- Vice President Cheney, August 26, 2002:

"Now, transport yourself forward a year, two years, or a week, or a
month, and if Saddam Hussein were to take his weapons of mass
destruction and transfer them, either use them himself, or transfer
them to the Al-Qaeda, and somehow the Al-Qaeda were to engage in an
attack on the United States, or an attack on U.S. forces overseas,
with a weapon of mass destruction you re not talking about 300, or
3,000 people potentially being killed, but 30,000, or 100,000
. . . human beings."
        -- Secretary Rumsfeld, November 14, 2002