Not a huge Dennis Miller follower but here is some interesting stuff  

softnlush 53F
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7/18/2006 8:31 pm

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Not a huge Dennis Miller follower but here is some interesting stuff

For those who don't know, Dennis Miller is a comedian who has a show
called Dennis Miller Live on HBO. He is not Jewish.

He recently said the following about the Mideast situation:

"A brief overview of the situation is always valuable, so as a service to
all Americans who still don't get it, I now offer you the story of the
Middle East in just a few paragraphs, which is all you really need.

Here we go:

The Palestinians want their own country. There's just one thing about
that: There are no Palestinians. It's a made up word. Israel was called
Palestine for two thousand years. Like "Wiccan," "Palestinian" sounds
ancient but is really a modern invention

Before the Israelis won the land in the 1967 war, Gaza was owned by
Egypt, the West Bank was owned by Jordan, and there were no

As soon as the Jews took over and started growing oranges as big as
basketballs, what do you know, say hello to the "Palestinians," weeping
for their deep bond with their lost "land" and "nation."

So for the sake of honesty, let's not use the word "Palestinian" anymore
to describe these delightful folks, who dance for joy at our deaths,
until someone points out they're being taped.

Instead, let's call them what they are: "Other Arabs Who Can't Accomplish
Anything In Life And Would Rather Wrap Themselves In The Seductive
Melodrama Of Eternal Struggle And Death."

I know that's a bit unwieldy to expect to see on CNN. How about this,
then: "Adjacent Jew-Haters." Okay, so the Adjacent Jew-Haters want their
own country. Oops, just one more thing. No, they don't. They could've
had their own country any time in the last thirty years, especially two
years ago at Camp David but if you have your own country, you have to
have traffic lights and garbage trucks and Chambers of Commerce, and,
worse, you actually have to figure out some way to make a living.

That's no fun. No, they want what all the other Jew-Haters in the region
want: Israel. They also want a big pile of dead Jews, of course --
that's where the real fun is -- but mostly they want Israel.

Why? For one thing, trying to destroy Israel - or "The Zionist Entity" as
their textbooks call it -- for the last fifty years has allowed the
rulers of Arab countries to divert the attention of their own people away
from the fact that they're the blue-ribbon most illiterate, poorest, and
tribally backward on God's Earth, and if you've ever been around God's
Earth . . . you know that's really saying something.

It makes me roll my eyes every time one of our pundits waxes poetic about
the great history and culture of the Muslim Midleast. Unless I'm missing
something, the Arabs haven't given anything to the world since Algebra,
and, by the way, thanks a hell of a lot for that one.

Chew this around & spit it out: 500 million Arabs; 5 million Jews. Think
of all the Arab countries as a football field, and Israel as a pack of
matches sitting in the middle of it. And now these same folks swear
that, if Israel gives them half of that pack of matches, everyone will be

Really? Wow, what neat news. Hey, but what about the string of wars to
obliterate the tiny country and the constant din of rabid blood oaths to
drive every Jew into the sea? Oh, that? We were just kidding.

My friend Kevin Rooney made a gorgeous point the other day: Just reverse
the Numbers. Imagine 500 million Jews and 5 million Arabs. I was
stunned at the simple brilliance of it. Can anyone picture the Jews
strapping belts of razor blades and dynamite to themselves? Of course

Or marshaling every fiber and force at their disposal for generations to
drive a tiny Arab State into the sea? Nonsense. Or dancing for joy at
the murder of innocents? Impossible. Or spreading and believing horrible
lies about the Arabs baking their bread with the blood of children?

No, as you know, left to themselves in a world of peace, the worst Jews
would ever do to people is debate them to death.

Mr. Bush, God bless him, is walking a tightrope. I understand that, with
vital operations in Iraq and others, it's in our interest, as Americans,
to try to stabilize our Arab allies as much as possible, and, after all,
that can't be much harder than stabilizing a roomful of super models
who've just had their drugs taken away.

However, in any big-picture strategy, there's always a danger of losing
moral weight. We've already lost some. After September 11th, our
president told us and the world he was going to root out all terrorists
and the countries that supported them. Beautiful. Then the Israelis,
after months and months of having the equivalent of an Oklahoma City
every week (and then every day), start to do the same thing we did, and
we tell them to show restraint.

If America were being attacked with an Oklahoma City every day, we would
all very shortly be screaming for the administration to just be done with
it and kill everything south of the Mediterranean and east of the

Walk in peace! Be Happy! Have a wonderful life!

rm_MisterFrumpy 46M
428 posts
7/18/2006 10:07 pm

Dennis Miller rocks, because of his simply stating the obvious for people to see a wider picture than they normally do. Of course you have to be able to weed thru the big words to get the point

rm_Kingcat4U2 65M
2799 posts
7/19/2006 4:06 pm

All I can say is.."Hooray for Dennis Miller!" Arabs (and Islam in general, in my opinion) are always looking for scapegoats for their failures. They never address the real issue, their own backward looking culture. They all want to live in the past when they were
"somebody", instead of addressing the issue of why they are "nobody" now. Can you believe that more books are published in Spain in one year, on the average, than in the entire Arab world? Sad, but true.
I could go on and on, but "Yay for Dennis Miller!"

LovableAscending 59F

7/19/2006 9:19 pm

Wow. I'm not normally a Dennis Miller fan but I agree with most if not all of what he said! Thank you for sharing it!

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