How is the signal at the Alamo, Davy?

Today the House easily passed a resolution to denounce the President’s intention to send thousands more troops to Iraq. Myriad arguments were heard on the floor of that famous room, and one of them is particularly moving. I don’t know about you, but Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) won my vote with this accurate and picturesque analogy about what this resolution would do to the troops already in Iraq:

Could you picture Davy Crockett at the Alamo, looking at his Blackberry, getting a message from Congress? “Davy Crockett, we support ya… The only thing is, we are not going to send any troops.” I’m sure that would really be impressive to Davy Crockett …

To see a video of this awe-inspiring message, check out this blog entry.

Thank you, Rep. Akin, for making it clear to all of us that the technological revolution of the last century did more than just make the world a smaller, better place; it also made time travel possible. So much for the flux capacitor. We also know that brand placement even exists within the sacred walls of the Capitol. What’s next? Are we going to rename it the Capitol One building? Will we be hearing soon about the The Converse Congress? The SlimFast Senate?

At least now I know what PDA not to use. We know how Davy ended up, don’t we?

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6 thoughts on “How is the signal at the Alamo, Davy?

  1. Apparently you can’t handle examples or parables that you don’t agree with.
    Using a term like blackberry is the same as using a term like Kleenex. A brand that is synonymous with a product. It’s funny how people can knit pick nowadays and expect perfection out of people they don’t agree with. Pretty sad
    IMHO.

  2. Sorry, I did take that a little too seriously.

    I guess I’m just a little fed up with the double standard I’ve seen numerous times. Crazy wacky quotes can be taken easily from both sides, but none really seam noteworthy and worthy of ridicule unless they come from a Right.

  3. It’s kind of like mutual target practice out there these days.
    I’m sure the ‘right’ and the ‘left’ both have their turns with their slingshots and spitballs. Politics will be politics. I try not to get wrapped up in it or riled up about it, you know?

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