Monday, October 25, 2004
And you thought blogs are boring... Have fun with the Lawrence O'Donell Drinking Game
Why let crazed liberal talking heads have all the fun. Grab your Sweetie and curl up by the warm glow of your computer. Make sure you are sipping on hot chocolate, or something stronger (wink, wink).
Cue up Pink Floyd's song "Money" from their album, "Dark Side of the Moon," on your CD player. Amazingly, as you read O'Donnell's words, below, you'll hear the song's cash register make the "cha-ching" sound every time O'Donnell says "liar" "lie" or "lies" to Vietnam veteran, John O'Neill.
The Lawrence O'Donnell Drinking Game: The music is by Pink Floyd, the lyrics and inspiration come from the playground bully himself, Lawrence O'Donnell. Have fun...
LAWRENCE O‘DONNELL, MSNBC SR. POLITICAL ANALYST: Well, let‘s get back to the truth.
The fact of the matter is that John O‘Neill on MSNBC had to face—debate an argument with Kerry‘s bands of brothers people who served with him in Vietnam and knew him well, and plenty of the people who served on that boat with him have come on MSNBC and other networks and refuted much of what‘s in that book.
And then John O‘Neill‘s own sources, like Larry Thurlow, turned out to be nuts. He turned out to claim in John O‘Neill‘s book—and Pat Buchanan and I have both written nonfiction books, and we write them to a very high standard, not this O‘Neill standard, where he never tells you in his book that Thurlow got a Bronze Star for the same thing that Kerry got a Bronze Star for, the same encounter with the enemy. And that citation says that there was enemy fire.
And the guy, and this Thurlow, who received this Bronze Star, wants us to believe that 35 years had passed and he had never read the words on his own citation. It‘s one of the many lies that the book advances. To me, the most interesting lie, John O‘Neill, that I would submit to you that you should is, you make a lying claim that John Kerry‘s anti-war activity prolonged the amount of time that prisoners of war were held in Vietnam.
You know the truth is what got them out of Vietnam was ending the war. You know the truth is that John Kerry helped end that war sooner through the protests. And I‘d like to ask you, John O‘Neill, when you got back from Vietnam, what did you do to save a single life that you left behind in Vietnam? What did you do to get the American soldiers out of Vietnam? / Ending the war, which you didn‘t do a thing to do. You didn‘t have the courage to lift a finger against it. / That‘s a lie, John O‘Neill. Keep lying. It‘s all you do. / Lies. He doesn‘t justify anything. / What did you do to end the war? What did you do to get them out? What did you do to end the war? You didn‘t lift a finger. / What did you do to end the war, not what you did to fight it? / One sentence about what you did to end it. / What did you do to end the illegal American war in Vietnam? One sentence. / Nixon continued the illegal war for no reason. He won nothing. The peace plan he got he could have gotten on the first day of his presidency. / Which is not in John O‘Neill‘s book, because it‘s a lie. / That‘s a lie. It‘s another lie. That‘s a lie. / Absolutely lie. / You lie in that book endlessly claiming that reports belonged to Kerry that don‘t have his name on it, John O‘Neill. / You lie about documents endlessly. His name is not on the reports. / You‘re just lying about it. / And you lied about Thurlow‘s Bronze Star. You lied about it as long as you could until “The New York Times” found the wording of what was on the citation that you, as a lying writer, refused to put in your pack-of-lies book. / Disgusting, lying book. / You have no standards, John O‘Neill, as an author. And you know it. It‘s a pack of lies. You are unfit to publish. / Lies. / He just lies. He just spews out lies. / Point to his name on the report, you liar. Point to his name, you liar. These are military records. Point to a name. / There‘s no name. You just spew lies. / I just hate the lies of John O‘Neill. / I hate lies. / It‘s not an argument. They‘re proven lies. Every single journalistic look at this book has ripped it apart, left it in shreds. O‘Neill is a liar. He‘s been a liar for 35 years about this. And he found other liars to... / They have come on. They have told you. Every single person who served with John Kerry... / I‘ve gone through every single incident. / O‘Neill never served with them, never met them until Vietnam. Everybody who was on that boat with Kerry says all of this stuff is a lie. / Why have none of them signed the sworn affidavits that admirals and others have signed? / Those affidavits have no legal meaning. They are fraudulent. / They‘re fraudulent? Twenty people got up and lied and signed their name to it? / Yes. / Because some of those people have signed their names to reports that say John Kerry‘s conduct in Vietnam was exemplary, reports written at the time. You can‘t sign both documents. They are lying somewhere. / What are the initials on the report? / Just tell me the initials, you liar. / Creepy liar. / Does that matter to you? They‘re not his initials? Does that matter to you at all? / ... liar who makes things up. / Does it have his name or his initials on it? / Does it have someone else‘s initials? Yes. Did you bother to find out who wrote it? No, because you want the lie.
Here are the others who recognize the artistry and nuance of Lawrence O'Donnell's performance: Michelle Malkin, Joe's Freshwater Blog, Frizzen Sparks, Margi Lowry, Fly Under the Bridge, Current Events Vista, and Anti-Bathos.
Update: Liberals have a problem with directly apologizing to the conservatives they sought to destroy. Lawrence O'Donnell hid behind Pat Buchanan's pitchfork, having the former Nixon speechwriter deliver his apology for him. But, he apologized to all 3 of his viewers instead of his insulted guest, John O'Neill... See also, INDC, Pink Flamingo, View from my Right, Politicker, Capital Ideas, and Truth, Lies, Common Sense.