Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Crazy Comes to the U.N.

Photobucket Where to begin.

Forty years after he became Lybia's leader in a bloodless coup, Muammar Gaddafi (Ghadafi, Khadafy, Khaddaffi, Qadhafi, pick one) made his first speech to the United Nations yesterday. And, he seemed to be making up for lost time, because he spoke for over 90 minutes, three times as long as he was supposed to talk.

He spoke for an hour and a half without taking a breath or using punctuation. His "stream of consciousness" rant would put William Faulkner to shame. He made Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sound sane. It was amusing watching the television news media trying to make sense of it. It was a futile attempt, though, because the guy might as well have been speaking "Pig-Latin".

In a rambling, incoherent diatribe, he covered every bad thing that has happened since the United Nations came into being, even though his facts were a bit, er, skewed. For instance, he claimed that John F. Kennedy was assassinated by an Israeli. Funny, Lee Harvey Oswald didn't LOOK Jewish. He covered every war since WWII, and roundly criticized and lectured the U.N. Security Council.

He pointed out that the terrorists who bombed the Twin Towers took off from JFK Airport right here in the U.S of A. I took that to mean that he thought the destruction was America's fault, but there's really no telling what he meant, because the interpreter was having just as much trouble translating as we were understanding.

In a rather surreal moment, he apparently joined the Birthers in their belief that President Obama was not born in this country, because he started his speech by referring to Obama as a "son of Africa". I am prepared to give him the benefit of the doubt about this, because he may have just been referring to Obama's race, although I thought I also heard him call Obama a Kenyan. But, I'll bet the Birthers will hail him as their newest follower.

I'm here to tell you, the man just made my day. It's not often that I find a speech to the United Nations entertaining, but today was fun, especially when he read from some kind of little booklet, and then flung it behind him in disgust. That was the only time I though I completely understood him.

I didn't watch Ahmadinejad. I was all laughed out.

Stay tuned.


Sansego said...

I agree that Qadafi is crazy in a way that makes Ahmadinejad and Chavez look sane! Even conservative teabaggers look sane next to this terrorist from Libya.

I couldn't believe his ranting nonsensical speech at the U.N. What's that quote by Lincoln? "Better to keep quiet and be thought of as intelligent than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

Alan G said...

It’s my understanding after reading the Entertainment News this morning that HBO is considering giving Gaddafi a weekly 1-hour time slot which is to immediately follow Bill Maher’s show.

The only problem they have encountered with the deal so far is trying to decide which of the HBO parking lots use for Gaddafi’s tent along with those of his entourage since Donald Trump kicked him off his property.

Just teasing, just teasing……perhaps! :)

Jay said...

That dude brought the crazy in a big way!

Loved it when he suddenly yelled out "And Adam totally deserved to win American Idol!"

Grayquill said...

I missed them both - maybe you were really watching a new reality TV program and didn't know it.

Darlene said...

You have a higher level of patience than I do. I couldn't watch Khadafi (or whatever ;-) for more than ten minutes and the Iranian thief, Amandinejad, is too much for my weak stomach. It all reminded me, somehow, of Krushchev beating the table with his shoe.

Maybe a lesson in manners should preceded any speech made at the U. N.

bikehikebabe said...

I didn't hear any of the speech, but you described it so well. With humor too.

L.J. Diva said...

I didn't hear a thing he said, did you catch the way the guy LOOKED!!!!

Plastic surgery ahoy!!!!

He never looked so bad. His neck looked layered, his lips were collagened, the bags under his eyes were whole luggage sets!!!



Was it even him?????