February 02, 2005

SOTU, As If...

Things I'd like to hear tonight...

"Choose your next filibuster very carefully Mr. Reid, it may be your last."

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he, who in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee."

"I know what you're thinking Kim Jong Il. You're thinking, did he commit six carrier groups or only five? And to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being these are the US Armed Forces, the most powerful military in the world that will blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself a question. Do I feel lucky? Well do you, punk?"

"We live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Howard Dean? I have more responsibility here than you could possibly fathom. You weep for terrorists, and you curse the marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That many Iraqi deaths, while tragic, probably saved lives. And that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. I know deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then questions the manner in which I provide it. I prefer you said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand to post. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to."

"Freedom. There is no substitute."

"How 'bout those Illini?"

Posted by Charles Austin at February 2, 2005 07:51 PM

Have the Illini been doing something lately?

Posted by: Christopher Johnson at 08:21 PM