Sat 20 Aug, 2005 07:33 pm
I don't usually "do" politics, but thought some of you might at least get a smile from this.
(NOTE: THIS WAS ORIGINALLY CREDITED TO ROBIN WILLIAMS. IT HAS SINCE BEEN LEARNED THAT IT DID NOT COME FROM ROBIN WILLIAMS. MY APOLOGIES FOR THAT!)
You gotta love Robin Williams... Leave it to Robin Williams to come up with the perfect plan .. what we need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message.
Robin William's plan. (Hard to argue with this logic!)
I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for peace. So, here's one plan.
1.) The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their affairs, past &present. You know, Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo, Noriega, Milosevic and the rest of those 'good ole boys,' We will never "interfere" again.
2.) We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with Germany, South Korea and the Philippines. They don't want us there. We would station troops at our borders. No one sneaking through holes in the fence.
3.) All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and leave. We'll give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder will be gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of who or where they are. France would welcome them.
4.) All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90 days unless given a special permit. No one from a terrorist nation would be allowed in. If you don't like it there, change it yourself and don't hide here. Asylum would never be available to anyone. We don't need any more cab drivers or 7-11 cashiers.
5.) No foreign "students" over age 21. The older ones are the bombers. If they don't attend classes, they get a "D" and it's back home baby.
6.) The US will make a strong effort to become self-sufficient energy wise. This will include developing nonpolluting sources of energy but will require a temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan wilderness. The caribou will have to cope for a while.
7.) Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries $10 a barrel for their oil. If they don't like it, we go some place else. They can go somewhere else to sell their production. (About a week of the ! wells filling up the storage sites would be enough.)
8.) If there is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world, we will not "interfere," They can pray to Allah or whomever, for seeds, rain, cement or whatever they need. Besides most of what we give them is stolen or given to the army. The people who need it most get very little, if anything.
9.) Ship the UN Headquarters to an isolated island some place. We don't need the spies and fair weather friends here. Besides, the building would make a good homeless shelter or lockup for illegal aliens.
10.) All Americans must go to charm and beauty school. That way, no one can call us "Ugly Americans" any longer. The Language we speak is ENGLISH.....learn it...or LEAVE...Now, isn't that a winner of a plan.
"The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying 'Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.' She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling,
'You want a piece of me?'"
If Robin Williams said this, it is clearly out of context.
So, does that mean you didn't at least get a giggle?
The last one was Robin. I remember it closer to 9/11, and it was appreciated then.
The rest is just annoying. When it's not disgusting.
It is just a joke! Do you guys take everything so seriously?
No, it's not just a joke. It's putting words into someone else's mouth. There was a similar email attributing words to George Carlin (I think).
Hmmm. Dind't think that sounded like Robin. Thanks for Snoping it for me.
I wouldv'e snoped it too.
Thanks for the correction Mamma!
Good correction, Mamma Angel. It was kind of cute, but you just can't trust everything that comes across the net.
Ain't that the truth! :wink:
I'm glad it wasn't Robin Williams.
Now I don't meant to hurt anyone's feelings but the whole thing is very adolescent. It's a big sulk. Sort of reminds me of a 6'4" 300 lb teenager making threatening grunts at everyone around him. "You don't appreciate me, well just you watch out!"
But there's a lot of this sort of stuff around. Reducing complex issues to simple - indeed hostile - statements. But to what purpose? Did it make everyone feel a bit better?
I can see how it would be attractive to some though. Again not wanting to offend but I sense a lot of frustration and bewliderment about what is happening in the world and perhaps little fantasies like this alleviate that shared frustration?
I really had no intentions whatsoever of causing anything here other than a giggle or two. I love Robin Williams and could just picture him doing this.
However, it has since been pointed out that Robin did not say this, and for that I have apologized.
I would like to apologize to everyone that has posted here. Perhaps it was not the thing to do if it would cause anyone here any disrespect or harm.
I truly am sorry and hope you can all forgive me.
(P.S. Now you know why I don't do politics.)
Momma Angel I doubt if anyone posting in this thread has intended to reflect poorly on you at all. In my contribution I was reflecting (or trying to) on a broader view of the style of the message, not from whom it came or who posted it.
Having said that in "politics" it's good to have a thick skin (some might say a thick skull helps as well - I'll cheerfully attest to that
Anyway as the old saying goes, if momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy :wink:
Thanx. That was very nice of you.
Momma Angel wrote:
Thanx. That was very nice of you.
You're most welcome Momma Angel.