OK, here’s the mission:
Find a link which shows George Bush / the United States as being bad / warmongers / etc. for not considering Osama bin Laden’s “truce” offer.
The more reputable the source, the more points. e.g. D.U = .5 pts., Washington Post = 15 pts.
International sources are fine.
The lucky winner will recieve lavish praise on Six Meat Buffet and his/her choice of a custom-made Flash/Photoshop logo or 1/2 a box of Girl Scout Mint cookies (sent anywhere in the U. S.) If the winner is outside the U.S. a gift of comparable worth will be agreed upon by both parties.
Remember, the cool part of this whole Internet-thingy is the interactivity!
UPDATE: It’s 11:00 pm EST and voting is now closed.
Let’s recap, shall we?
Vol Abroad fears that after VAT, the cookies would cost $27.39, so no entry. Score: 0
Cindy in PA nails it with a Star Jones quote. The source is Drudge so credibility points are not too high and the talking head is Star Jones. However, this was the lame-brained money quote I was looking for.
She even suggested that Bush hold some kind of talk with the man behind 9/11.
“I won’t trust him, but anything that gives me the opportunity to seek peace, I would at least check it out.
“People make deals with the devil all the time. We make deals with people we don’t like,” she said.
Score calculation: 75 for quote, -15 for Drudge being the source, 5 for Drudge being a Conservative hero, -25 for the quote originating from this Oprah Winfrey/Michael Moore love child. Score: 40
Score calculation: 15 for taking this stupid scavenger hunt seriously , 2 for the DU quote, 20 for the Dean quote -10 because the quote wasn’t dead on, just the usual Dean rant. Score: 27
The anonymous source with a Counterpunch article. Another perfect hit. The article’s title – What Kind of War Doesn’t Allow for a Truce?
Score calculation: 100 for quote, -20 for Counterpunch for being the source. -80 for the “anonymous” source being the other voice in Preston’s head. Score: 0
Finally, we have Smantix who does a fine research job.
Score calculation: 45 for classic Robert Fisk, -10 because, like Dean it was just standard general fare and not 100% on topic. 8 points for Antiwar.com quote. On the plus side, the article is an exact hit, however Antiwar.com is one step above gibbering monkeys. 40 points for a Walter Cronkite quote -10 that it wasn’t 100% on topic either.
Score: 83 Disqualified.
(Six Meat Buffet staff and their families are prohibited from participating.)
This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The winner is….
Gene Rayburn! 1000 points for the years of witty banter between him and Charles Nelson Riely and the creative use of the word, “blank”.
Thanks for playing!
Actually, any one who scored greater than zero and is brave enough to send me their address will receive the cookies.