Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Stephen King, J.K. Rowling, Al Gore and Sir Edmund Hillary

Hillary Clinton has joined the ranks of the great storytellers of our time. On a trip to Bosnia in 1996 she said, "I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of a greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base." Very dramatic effect I must say. Also, if someone was shooting at me I sure as hell would NEVER forget it and would not so flippantly misspeak about the event. Here these politicians go again thinking we are stupid. Perhaps they can explain it all away with an arrogant "let's get back to the issues" comment. How about, NO. I remember the days of Al Gore and his campaign of 2000. He was so full of crap it was like watching an episode of Munchhausen Syndrome reality TV. He told a story about 15-year-old Kaylee Ellis, a student at Sarasota High School, in Florida and how she was forced to stand outside in the hall because her classroom was soooooo overcrowded. His argument was to state that the government needed to spend more money on education and he sited this as an example. Unfortunately or fortunately the principal of the school appeared on television and said that the reason she was sitting in the hall was because the room was full of new equipment for the school. He also said that actually there was room for her to sit on a stool in the classroom, but she chose to sit in the hall. The science lab had received one hundred thousand dollars of new equipment that year.
In a debate with George W. Bush in the 2000 election (I know it is painful to think about but stay with me) he made a claim that he had accompanied FEMA director James Witt to Texas in 1996 to assess wild fire damage. In fact, Gore did not visit Texas then. He had in fact visited Texas in 1998 during a string of other fires and was not with Witt even then. He was hoping to discredit Governor Bush and his experience while overseeing the fires in the Governors own state. Nice try.
Al Gore stated in an interview "during my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet" (Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer, March 9, 1999). This has been a long-running joke about Al Gore for years. The list goes on and on.
Chalk another one up for Hillary. She got caught. I won't say it isn't a big deal because it is. And why is it a big deal? Because she is a democrat and I am going to make it a big deal. Hillary is a big fat liar and not because she told a BS story in a stupid boring speech. She had to do something to jazz it up. Barack Obama talks in 3 word increments with no BS stories and people hold lighters up like they are at a Van Halen concert. He has had 8 different fainting women at 8 different rallies, and yep, those little episodes aren't staged. This walk down bad memory lane is no different. Give the girl some slack, she had to do something. She has zero charisma. Who hasn't exaggerated a story before? Haven't we all? So a politician lies during a speech. Shocker. The biggest deal of all is her stupidity. The other reason she made up this little ditty was to contrast her experience in foreign affairs with Obama's inexperience. What she ended up doing was showing her inexperience in dealing with the media. She was embedded with reporters on her trip, and they are the ones who corrected her error. She obviously forgot they were there or thought they would "back her up". This demonstrates her stupidity and lack of skill in dealing with the media. She has done this before. Right out of the Al Gore playbook, Hillary once claimed that she was named after the famed Mt. Everest climber Sir Edmund Hillary, only to find out that she was 5 years old when he made the climb and no one had heard of him until then. It's Christmas morning for John McCain! How do we know when a politician is lying? Their mouth is open...


Mike said...

Hey, Nikki. It's interesting how folks on the right keep harping on what a liar Al Gore is, even though most of their claims about him are false. If anyone would like to read about the influence that Gore had over government funding of the Internet's predecessor, they should check out this site. The money quote is from Newt Gingrich (09/01/2000): "In all fairness, it's something Gore had worked on a long time. Gore is not the Father of the Internet, but in all fairness Gore is the person who, in the Congress, most systematically worked to make sure that we got to an Internet."

As for Hillary, well, she's basically a moderate Republican in moderate Democrat's clothes, so I'm not surprised if she spices up the facts with a little fabricated reality. After all, that's what conservative politicians do best.

namaste said...

"...and people hold lighters up like they are at a Van Halen concert." LOL!! nik, you are HILARIOUS! no wonder this blog is so popular!

look, if i ever go into politics, you and the voting public should know right off, i'm gonna LIE. i'm not real good at it in ordinary life, but hell i can learn! cause that's what the job calls for! back when i was a babe in the woods of corporate america, i was seriously SHOCKED at how acceptable lying was. i had to learn to close my mouth and gasp silently in the board room. it's the nature of the beast and i don't think it's ever gonna change.

GREAT cartoon of al. hehe. :)

btw, nik, i gave you an honorable mention on my private blog.

AND thanks for the link!

:D ~m

ba and the boys said...

what i hate about this clip is that she is almost laughing while telling the story. fighting in bosnia (or any country) isnt a joke.
and id like to thank al gore for the internet. wihout it i couldnt blog! hey, maybe he invented that too???

Nikki said...

Hey Mike...There is an entire book on Al Gores exaggerations by Scott Rodgers. Like I always say depending on what side of the aisle you are on you can always google the net for ammo...I do think with regards to the internet quote he obvioously didn't mean it the way it sounded, I will stipulate that point. But the others are very well documented and there were plenty more where those came from. Thanks for the comment...oh and Hillary forgot to pull out her "right wing conspiracy" theory, probably because there may be a dress with a stain on it somewhere...haha :)N

Maria...yep a whole lotta lyin goin on and a whole lotta people turning their cheeks about it...i try not to lie, but exaggertion, well come on we are bloggers aren't we, the story has to be good...haha thanks for the compliment and for always checking in and supporting the blog I appreciate it sooooo much!! :)N

BA...you bring up a great point and one I wish I would have touched on in my post, she did have a stupid little smile and giggle goin on during the stupid story that was soooo not interesting even with the bullets. sorry major run on sentence. She is a piece of work there is no doubt about it!! thanks for the comment! :)N


Perhaps the biggest liar of them all is "W" and his claim about weapons of mass distortion" *lol* in Iraq. His lies led to the DEATH of thousands of innocent people....young, old, and middle aged.

Mike said...

I'm with Patti. How about when George said that we had to invade Iraq because Saddam wouldn't let the inspectors in? Priceless!

Nikki said...

I am shocked that the Iraq argument was brought up...:)N