Monday, June 13, 2005

A Lesson in Humility

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We could learn a lot from Mike Tyson these days. Bowing out of his fight Saturday night against Irishman Shane MacGowan, Tyson effectively ended his career as a professional boxer. But the Brooklyn-born, former pigeon tender has accepted defeat: "I don't have it any more. I've got the ability to stay in shape but I don't have the fighting guts any more. I realised that early in the fight. I'm sorry I let everybody down. I just don't have it in my heart anymore" he was quoted as saying. Tyson has already hinted at what is coming next: Missionary work. I have a better idea: Ambassador to the United Nations. Why? Because Tyson knows when to hold em, when to fold em and when to walk away, a skill that John Bolton certainly doesn't have. As a key hardliner in favor of invading Iraq, not to mention chief architect of the Weapons of Mass Destruction lie, Bolton is about the last person who should be top diplomat to the UN. Just this weekend, the US death toll in Iraq reached 1,700. That is 1,700 funerals of which Bush has attended none and 1,700 flag-draped coffins (sorry, those images are censored by the Pentagon). Support for the war is dwindling at home too. The Republican who came up with idea of calling french fries "Freedom Fries" to punish France for opposing the Iraq War has now made a dramatic flip-flop and is calling for US troops to come home from Iraq, admitting essentially that the war was a mistake. Imagine that. Vous pouvez dire que vous êtes désolé maintenant! That's French for "You can apologize now, you fucking twit!"

Oh, shit. The jury has a verdict in the Jackson Trial. Bush's lesson in humility will have to wait. I am predicting non-guilty on all accounts. We'll have to see.....


Blogger Drake Studebake chirped...

here's a good tyson quote that could be used for political propaganda:

"The reason African-Americans are slaves in this country is because the Arabs sold us to the Christians"

11:33 AM  

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