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Opening Arguments

Off the deep inejad

Well, let's have a last round of Ahmadinejad. The great leader may have gone one step too far in his speech at Columbia. He can get away with his Holocaust denial in some quarters, but this willful ignorance just won't fly:

The remark that clearly struck a chord with the audience above any other regarded his feelings on homosexuality. Ahmadinejad said during the question-and-answer portion: "In Iran we don't have homosexuals like you do in your country. In Iran, we do not have this phenomenon. I do not know who has told you that we have it."

The audience responded in unison with a jeering laughter and boos.

I'm guessing a few newspapers will drop "Dilbert" after this profanity-laced tirade by Scott Adams that is, basically, equal parts apology for Ahmadinejad and bitter invenctive about the current state of America:

Ahmadinejad believes his role is to pave the way for the coming of the
Twelfth Imam. That's a primitive apocalyptic belief! I thank Jesus I do
not live in a country led by a man who believes in that sort of
bullshit. Imagine how dangerous that would be, especially if that man had the
launch codes for nuclear weapons. 

I realize that sometimes people take me seriously when I'm just trying to be funny, and I may be guilty of that with Adams here, but, wow. I think the anti-authoriatarian impulses behind "Dilbert" may run even a little deeper than we have suspected.

And, finally, I may have been a little too even-handed yesterday when I said we shouldn't worry too much about controversial speakers on college campuses. Yes, of course, we would offer a platform for Hitler if he were around tody, says a Columbia dean.

What a country!

Posted in: Current Affairs


Bob G.
Tue, 09/25/2007 - 9:10am

Heck, with the way some FAR leftard loons act nowadays, Hitler would have his own "Springeresque" talk show, and be pulling down enough scratch to fund....well, you get the idea.


Tue, 09/25/2007 - 11:12am

Mr. Adams shouldn't have used all those obscenities. Other than that, though, I'd say he's pretty much on the money.

You may now return to your daily Five Minutes' Hate.

A J Bogle
Tue, 09/25/2007 - 11:57am

Except that religious zealots and fascist extremists tend to have more in common with right wing causes than they do with the liberal bogeyman Bob.

Thats what makes Adams statement humorous.

Wed, 09/26/2007 - 8:24am

I didn't mean to allude that his show would NOT be "fair and balanced"...LOL!