Thursday, July 07, 2005

A New Game, Courtesy of Daily Kos

Kos has given me a great idea for a new game. Take the last line of his worldly opinion and expand on it, explain it, finish it or lampoon it.

My entries begin with //


Foreign Policy

Al Qaida/Taliban: World domination - do it our way or we attack
American Taliban: World domination - do it our way or we attack
Liberals: Peace and international cooperation
// Hello, Earth to Liberal, come in. Whatever you're smoking, please share with the rest of us. It would be better to be in your state of mind while our rights to property, way of life, employment.. are all jeopardized.

Executing Minors

Al Qaida/Taliban: Executing Minors OK
American Taliban: Executing Minors OK
Liberals: Find this to be a barbaric and embarrassing practice
// Until a minor kills one of their children.

Pop Culture

Al Qaida/Taliban: Hate it... kill it
American Taliban: Hate it... ban it
Liberals: Laugh at it... boycott it
// ... and cause detriment to all for ill-researched reasons.

Self-image

Al Qaida/Taliban: Belief in their own infallibility
American Taliban: Belief in their own infallibility
Liberals: Willingness to consider other viewpoints
// ...And talk all day, waste time, hire more goverment employees, so long as the rich pay us since we cannot hold a job.

God

Al Qaida/Taliban: God is on our side and will help us kill our enemies
American Taliban: God is on our side and will help us kill our enemies
Liberals: God may or may not exist and will not help us kill anyone
// Oh, so you are saying he 'may' exist and you still wish to piss him off?

Stem Cell Research

Al Qaida/Taliban: No Stem cell research
American Taliban: No Stem cell research
Liberals: Stem cell research
// Hell, lets take them from living Republicans!

Leaders

Al Qaida/Taliban: God choose Osama Bin Laden to defeat the Great Satan
American Taliban: God choose George W. Bush to lead us
Liberals: God didn't choose anyone
// Wait a minute, is there a God or isn't there a God? Please tell me how you can say there is a God that didn't chose anyone, but he is not the same guy responsible for claiming he created the earth. So you're God (or is is god?) is capable of choosing, at least?

Use of Force

Al Qaida/Taliban: As a means of propagating a world view
American Taliban: As a means of propagating a world view
Liberals: As a last resort
// Wait, now you want a gun but only if you're house is robbed and the big, bad robber smacks your wife?

Bush's War in Iraq

Al Qaida/Taliban: Love it!
American Taliban: Love it!
Liberals: It's a disaster
// Lets make it worse

Press

Al Qaida/Taliban: Control of the Press
American Taliban: Manipulation of the Press
Liberals: Freedom of the Press
// So long as it is Liberally tainted.

Free Speech

Al Qaida/Taliban: Anyone who disagrees with us is an infidel and must be silenced
American Taliban: Anyone who disagrees with us is a traitor and must be silenced
Liberals: Anyone who disagrees with us is in for a spirited discussion
// Please, someone, pass the spirit!

Individuals

Al Qaida/Taliban: Conform or else
American Taliban: Conform or else
Liberals: Embrace diversity
// I will embrace them, so long as they are not a Republican!

Cooperation

Al Qaida/Taliban: You're either with us or against us
American Taliban: You're either with us or against us
Liberals: We're all in this together
// but I am out as soon as I make some money and have something to conserve like a family, a house, a country...

Tolerance

Al Qaida/Taliban: Death to the infidels
American Taliban: Kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity
Liberals: Live and let live
// So long as they allow women to vote; so long as they distribute condoms; so long as they provide people the right to worship how they want... [oh sorry, that last one isn't applicable to American, please strike that].

Conscience

Al Qaida/Taliban: Obedience to authority
American Taliban: Obedience to authority
Liberals: Critical reflection
// Uh, shouldnt that be "Criticism by reflex?"

Origins

Al Qaida/Taliban: Universe and man created 6,000 years ago by God
American Taliban: Universe and man created 6,000 years ago by God
Liberals: The Universe began as we know it at least 14 billion years ago, maybe more
// I agree with the Liberals here, but liberals also believe in fantasy and we must allow them their view.

Leaders

Al Qaida/Taliban: Subservient to will of its leaders
American Taliban: Subservient to will of its leaders
Liberals: Will served by Representative government
// But many liberals won't practice what they preach.

Fear

Al Qaida/Taliban: Life is scary and uncertain, seek refuge in moral absolutes and scorn those that threaten those absolutes
American Taliban: Life is scary and uncertain, seek refuge in moral absolutes and scorn those that threaten those absolutes
Liberals: Life is scary and uncertain, seek refuge in accepting that respect for our fellow man and the individual choices he/she makes is eminently moral
// should finish with "and be squashed like an ant while under the anesthetic of that karma regarding respect".

Women

Al Qaida/Taliban: A woman's place is in the home
American Taliban: A woman's place is in the home
Liberals: A woman's place is wherever she wants it to be
// Like holding a gun in the US Marines. I can agree to this.

Marriage

Al Qaida/Taliban: Marriage is only between a man and a woman
American Taliban: Marriage is only between a man and a woman
Liberals: Marriage is between any two people who love each other
// "We are working on inter-planetary rights, next."

Dantravels : Pass the game on to your neighbor.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Dan, this game gave me some needed laughs on this not-so-
great day.

I'm not a democrat or republican but a "nine-twelver" and wonder how the eastern Europe views the political and economic issues brought up by the EU. We in the US never hear in the media about the rest of Europe.

WesinCalgary said...

"Hello, Earth to Liberal, come in. Whatever you're smoking, please share with the rest of us. It would be better to be in your state of mind while our rights to property, way of life, employment.. are all jeopardized"

There is no sacred rights to property in the US, look at how the DEA seizes houses, cars, jets etc not to mention cash

"Until a minor kills one of their children."
Violence begats violence

"... and cause detriment to all for ill-researched reasons."
not sure what that is supposed to mean

"...And talk all day, waste time, hire more goverment employees, so long as the rich pay us since we cannot hold a job"
Bush has done a great job keeping spending under control, but he has managed to cut taxes to billionaires and some millionaires.

"Oh, so you are saying he 'may' exist and you still wish to piss him off?
wish to piss him off? by not killing people? if god wanted people dead he would not need the marines or b2 bombers. if 'he' exists.

"Hell, lets take them from living Republicans!"
You are against this until someone you love develops Parkinsons...

"Wait a minute, is there a God or isn't there a God? Please tell me how you can say there is a God that didn't chose anyone, but he is not the same guy responsible for claiming he created the earth. So you're God (or is is god?) is capable of choosing, at least? "
hu? what does that mean?

"Wait, now you want a gun but only if you're house is robbed and the big, bad robber smacks your wife?"
Exactly, if someone breaks into your house, shoot his guilty ass, don't break into other peoples houses and shoot them because you think they might have guns and they might use them against you and you better stop them first!"


"Lets make it worse"
Should we not be able to critize the government? Even when they lead us to war on phoney pretense?

"So long as it is Liberally tainted."
This has been debunked sooo many times. The republican party has their own news network for god's sake. Watch "Out Foxed"

"So long as they allow women to vote; so long as they distribute condoms; so long as they provide people the right to worship how they want... [oh sorry, that last one isn't applicable to American, please strike that]."
Making non-christians pray in schools is not religious freedom.

"We are working on inter-planetary rights, next."
I'm sure homosexuals are thrilled that they are placed in the same category as aliens. Very enlightened.

Anyway I skipped a few, thanks for letting me vent. Blog over to my site and vent if you want to. Prague rocks, long live Budvar!

www.wesincalgary.blogspot.com