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Now, I don’t wanna be picky, but if a feller’s gonna speak in public with the TV cameras a runnin’,
y’think he’d do it with some, you know, skill. At least he ought’a pull his head out’a his anus long
enough to check on the BS stories he gonna tell. Well, okay, the speech writer should.
The movie story Joe’s referring to (“Slim Pickens is on the back of an atom bomb … yelling “Yippee Ki Yay.“) is a favorite around here. I’ve used it as a “Cultural ref” many times. It’s about the ending of Dr Strangelove when Major Kong manages to fix the bomb-bay doors and rides the bomb to the target.
So, here’s the thing, Joe. I’ve watched that scene, oh, mebbe a hunnert’n six times, more or less; and never once did Mag Kong say, “Yippie Ki Yay,” MoFo. (link NSFW, language)
And he’s on the nose, not the tail (“back”), of the bomb.
And it’s a thermonuclear bomb, not an atomic bomb (H vs A, fusion vs fission).
A mistake like that is just plain unforgivable. It shows a want of respect for one’s audience.
Okay, given that they were Democrats, that’s understandable;
but, like I said, there were TV cameras.
More to the point, Biden’s been nothing but a senator/Veep ever since he was too young and snot-nosed to be one, so his silly cartoon view of military commanders gets a pass from me.
After all, at that age, I had a cartoon view of senators.