Saturday, May 21, 2005

Commencement Speak

"Someday you will appreciate the grammar and verbal skills you learn here," Bush deadpanned to laughter from the audience. "And if any of you wonder how far a mastery of the English language can take you, just look what it did for me."

That's right because you can be the most inarticulate and idiotic human on the planet and still be President. You can kill people the world over, commit horrific crimes of torture, humiliation, and degradation and never need to know how to pronounce Abu Ghraib.

The Great Mother
Not all those who pass
In front of the Great Mother's chair
get passt with only a stare
Some she looks at their hands
To see what sort of savages they were.
Gary Snyder from Turtle Island

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