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Thursday, February 1, 2007

Moments in emboldenment.

One of the funniest thing I've yet heard on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" is yesterday's analysis of one of Bush's favorite words, "embolden" — as in all the things we might do that would "embolden the enemy" — by faux-Senior White House Correspondent John Oliver:

Well, this is an odd, unconventional war. This isn't like World War II where there were winners and losers. It' s a new kind of war where enemies can either be emboldened or beweakened. So we have to enscare them to the point where they rebecave themselves. We must disimagine the very figment of misunsuccessiveness. That is what we have to bedo.

I'd like to embolden you to unbecave yourself and cast your vote in the UU Blog Awards before the stroke of midnight Friday. As of this moment, I'm in second place in the Best UU-Themed Blog category. Unfortunately, I was planning to vote for my friend PeaceBang, who is currently in the lead, but if you wish I posted more often and PeaceBang spent more time in Guatemala, well, you go right ahead and put me over the top.

Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 1 February 2007 at 6:21 PM

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4 comments:

PeaceBang:

February 1, 2007 08:17 PM | Permalink for this comment

I call that #1 has to take #2 to dinner!

Philocrites:

February 2, 2007 11:21 AM | Permalink for this comment

You're on! But #2 has to buy the drinks.

Graham:

February 8, 2007 08:00 PM | Permalink for this comment

Wasn't that "...the very *thinkment* of musunsuccessiveness"

Philocrites:

February 9, 2007 03:24 PM | Permalink for this comment

Graham, I wondered if that's what Oliver really said, but I couldn't quite tell. I think you're right, though.



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