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Jim Treacher fan club

I stole this from Jim Treacher's site:

No matter what side of the political spectrum you're on, if you are incapable of feeling at least a tiny amount of joy at watching ordinary Iraqis celebrate this, you are lost to the ideological left. And let me also add, if you are incapable of feeling badly that we even had to use force in the first place, you are ideologically lost to the right. And I would inform both of those groups to leave the room now and do not watch the program. It's like ice-skating: We throw out the high score and the low score. The rest of the people, you're welcome at the table.

--Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

Please come to the table. There's plenty of room.

Like I told Jim yesterday - some day I am just going to copy his whole site and paste it instead of linking to him all the damn time. Go read his "Get Your War on Stuff" while you're there. (Just scroll down)

I'm thinking of starting a Treacher fan club. We can call ourselves Treacher's Creatures.


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or Treacher's Pets

Jon Stewart can go soak his head. We're "ideologically lost to the right" because we can figure out that a Stalinist-style dictator will never disarm willingly without needing someone to draw us a blueprint?

No, but it's okay to feel bad about having to use force, while at the same time realizing that it's necessary. I think that's what he was saying.

"Treacher's Pets" is nice.

I love that quote, and I'm so going to steal it from you both. muaaah!

It's way early for me, because it took me at least a full minute before "Treacher's Pets" struck me as funny.

(hee! "Treacher's Pets"!)

I think I need more coffee.

Are any Canadians allowed at the table? Would it help if I brought spinach dip and beer?

In all seriousness, after having read a lot of the insanely bitter bile and spew over that footage coming from some of the message boards these past couple of days, a lot of people I used to converse with are dead in spirit to me now. There's an asshole right now over at comicon.com who's saying those celebrating people were Iraqi exiles flown in by the Pentagon. They've let their hatred of one man (Bush) completely and absolutely overwhelm any humanitarian feelings they may have had. It's almost as if a tantrum is being thrown because the Iraqis weren't rushing the soldiers with homemade weapons instead of smiling, laughing, and cheering them on. It's staggering to know that such people really exist, and really believe such things. I don't know how to respond to that; I mean, can't even begin to wrap my mind around how such a person's thought process even works. So I won't even bother to interact with those types anymore. They've given up their souls for a political agenda, and damn the consequences.

I'm not gloating, but I realize that for the first time in many of those Iraqis entire lives (can you imagine?) they were genuinely expressing unadulterated joy without fear of recrimination. I'm happy for them, I hope they can know that feeling the rest of their lives.

That was a great quote, Jim.

This post leaves me with hope. It sounds at least to some point sensible what Jim writes.

I'm still having after-gasms from being able to see Jon Stewart live last month. He's damn smart. And I'm not just saying that because we share the same birthday.

What's this i hear about a Jim Treacher Fan Club? Count me in!!!

There's more truth than poetry in that ice-skating analogy. Remember that French judge at the Olympics? There's a lot more feel-good room to be carved out of the "middle" in the direction toward the French score given the artificially high point totals for idiocy the left can't resist accumulating for themselves.

Tim Blair had a great post last Thursday riffing off this over used conservatives-love-war cheap shot...

"I SHOULDN'T be so happy. After all, I'm a right-wing deathbeast, and the end (or near end) of a war should upset me, because we conservatives lust for war all the time. Except when we have to fight it ourselves, of course. Being chickenhawks and all."

That said, I like John Stewart. He's cheating a bit on this one though...

That Stewart quote's good, but Jim pisses all over him in the funny stakes. Sign me up to the fanclub -- I'm thrilled to know there are people around with taste as impeccable as mine.

I am, as ever, hot for Treacher.

Now that you mention it...

You guys keep this up, you're gonna end up giving me some small measure of self-esteem.

Wait a sec -- is this a fanclub or a harem?

I think that depends on where you currently are in relation to the state of Utah.