10 July 2007

Compare and Contrast

FDR, WWII: Oh, I'm sorry, was wiping out our entire Pacific fleet supposed to intimidate us? We have nothing to fear but fear itself, and right now we're coming to kick your ass with brand new destroyers riveted by waitresses. How's that going to feel?

CHURCHILL, WWII: Yeah, you keep bombing us. We'll be in the pub, flipping you off. I'm slapping Rolls-Royce engines into untested flying coffins to knock you out of the skies, and then I'm sending angry Welshmen to burn your country from the Rhine to the Polish border.

CURRENT US AND BRITISH ADMINISTRATIONS, NOW: BE AFRAID!! Oh God, the Brown Bad people could strike any moment! They could strike ... NOW!! AHHHH. Okay, how about .. NOW!! AAGAGAHAHAHHAG! Quick, do whatever we tell you, and believe whatever we tell you, or YOU WILL BE KILLED BY BROWN PEOPLE!! PUT DOWN THAT SIPPY CUP!!

Gakked from a cartoonist's LJ.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Noah D said...

Out of original context, it's good. It stands up well on it's own.

In the original context, not so much.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Just A Decurion said...

*shrug*

True.

I do, however, think the "security" precautions on airlines are utterly ridiculous. As are a lot of other things this administration does that have no real bearing on truly winning the war, as opposed to simply catering to the fear factor.

1:47 PM  
Blogger Katana said...

nothing is more frightening than an angry welshman...

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Zach Bush said...

In the original context, not so much.

How is refusing to live under paralyzing fear of random terrorism not a good thing?

11:09 PM  
Blogger dracphelan said...

"I do, however, think the "security" precautions on airlines are utterly ridiculous."

I couldn't agree more. A friend (former Marine Recon scout sniper) and I one day ticked off all the different ways we could sneak weapons on a plane. Without banning passenger flights, there is no way they can stop determined and resourceful terrorists.

5:02 AM  
Anonymous cMAD said...

As are a lot of other things this administration does that have no real bearing on truly winning the war, as opposed to simply catering to the fear factor.

And here I was, thinking that this administration would win the war if it was able to scare everyone out of their mind.

cMAD

3:49 PM  
Blogger Just A Decurion said...

Sod sneaking weapons onto planes.

What you want to do is load yourself up with C-4 and ball bearings and blow yourself up in line, right in front of the security terminal, killing TSA agents and passengers galore.

Of course the "obvious" security precaution at that stage will be to require full nudity and a complete lack of carry-on baggage from the moment you enter the terminal.

If you don't get naked, you want the terrorists to win.

3:43 AM  
Blogger dracphelan said...

Don't forget that the potential terrorist could be well trained in bare handed combat. (I know, the majority of our opponents don't have the self-discipline to go through the training.)
We came to the conclusion that the only thing you could do would be to strip the passengers naked, and lock them in individual containers before being loaded on the aircraft. But, as you said, they would just hit the people waiting to get in. Or, they could bust through the pathetic security at most airport perimeters and attack the aircraft before they take off. Or, ....

4:54 AM  

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