September 14, 2006


What the f*ck is a "Third Awakening"? What were the First and Second "awakenings"? Has this got something to do with the Old and New Testaments of the Bible? Who is this idiot and how did he get control of the Free World (TM)?

UPDATE: WaPo explains:
The First Great Awakening refers to a wave of Christian fervor in the American colonies from about 1730 to 1760, while the Second Great Awakening is generally believed to have occurred from 1800 to 1830.

Some scholars and writers have debated for years whether a Third Awakening has been taking place, although some identify other awakenings in U.S. history. Bush aides, including Karl Rove, have read Robert William Fogel's "The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of Egalitarianism."

Bush has been careful discussing the battle with terrorists in religious terms since he had to apologize for using the word "crusade" in 2001.
From the same meeting:
Bush rejected sending more troops to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border areas to find Osama bin Laden. "One hundred thousand troops there in Pakistan is not the answer. It's someone saying 'Guess what' and then the kinetic action begins," he said, meaning an informer disclosing bin Laden's location.
"Kinetic" is a big word for George. Wonder who taught him that one? It was probably Rumsfeld, while explaining why Bin Laden still had not been captured.
"We are leveraging the synergy of the kinetic approach, George."

"Yeah. Right. Sure... Whatever."


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