Video: Bombshell charge — “There are Klingons in the White House”

posted at 5:47 pm on January 11, 2007 by Allahpundit

Not just any Klingons, either. Faux Klingons. The worst kind.

Bush. Must. Answer.

Thanks to Martin for the tip. And to Rep. David Wu (D-Ore.) for taking the war hella seriously.

Update: Here’s one for Wu: “may’ Daa jaHDI’ SuvwI’ juppu’ Daj lonbe.”

Update: I can’t believe this moron actually managed to wring a chickenhawk slur out of such a sub-retarded analogy.

I guess when you’ve got dashing ne’er-do-well Starfleet Captain Glenn Ellison Ellers steering your Enterprise, you can afford to toss rhetorical grenades like this.

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This is what I like about the Democrats, they are so damn entertaining. You can’t write this stuff, that is why we never see this kind of stuff on sitcoms. No one would believe it.
Pelosi has ordered all committee members to put their phazors on stun.

right2bright on January 12, 2007 at 8:41 AM

HELP!

I’m running out of tinfoil!! I must protect myself from ……..

LonelyMassRepublican on January 12, 2007 at 8:48 AM

Take that Chimpy McKlingon! Get BushHitlerDuras out of the White House and he can take his Halliburtengi allies with him.

BohicaTwentyTwo on January 12, 2007 at 8:55 AM

Tune in next week when Wu finishes a speech with a Morklike “Na-noo-na-noo”, or weighs in on Iraq with a Yodalike “Withdraw we must, for powerful are the jihadists and evil are our soldiers! Up we have f##ked!”

crushliberalism on January 12, 2007 at 8:59 AM

You don’t need to be very smart to be a congressman.

Wander on January 12, 2007 at 9:50 AM

Star Trek ships have shields Star Destroyers do not. In terms of weapons, Federation ships have Phasers. Any anyone who is anyone knows that Phasers are an order of magnitude or two more powerful than lasers.
CrankyNeocon

This is completely inaccurate in so many ways. Star Destroyers do indeed have shields; in fact the best way to destroy one is to blow up the shield generator towers located on top of the bridge. The ships do possess laser cannons, but more importantly they are equipped with over 100 turbolaser batteries, much more powerful than a laser cannon or phaser. They also include 100 ion cannons, used to disable a ships electrical system without causing damage to the ship itself, as well as many proton torpedo tubes. And, as Slublog mentioned, they come standard with squadrons of tie fighters and tie bombers. You clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

JaHerer22 on January 12, 2007 at 9:51 AM

I love you guys.

Savage on January 12, 2007 at 9:54 AM

Democrats don’t have the guts to defeat Emperor Khang.

aengus on January 12, 2007 at 9:59 AM

This is by far the scariest Hotair thread I’ve read.You guys know too much about Star Trek and its spin-offs.However,unlike Mr.Wu you acknowledge reality.Liberal nutjobs like this are the ones whining that conservatives are just mean when their retoric is challenged.Cant we all just get a bong?….waaaaa

spazzmomma on January 12, 2007 at 10:14 AM

AND Star Destroyers have cool names.

Bellicose, Vindicator, Annihilation, Ire, Warpath, etc.

Star Trek names ships hippy names.

Ringmaster on January 12, 2007 at 10:17 AM

This is a beautiful geek out.

Slublog on January 12, 2007 at 10:38 AM

I’m a dork, not a geek.

Get it right.

Ringmaster on January 12, 2007 at 10:44 AM

Perfect job: get elected so you can watch startrek re-runs and moan, groan and gripe about anything the Republicians are doing.

ChrisIansNana on January 12, 2007 at 10:49 AM

I have an uneasy feeling, that as we are making fun of this, there is a liberal blog extolling his insight and accurate analogy. And serioulsly (sp) analyzing his statement.

right2bright on January 12, 2007 at 10:50 AM

Dr. McCoy correctly diagnosed Mr. Wu:

“He’s worse than dead – his brain is missing!”

infidel4life on January 12, 2007 at 10:53 AM

I’m a dork, not a geek.

Sorry…won’t make that mistake again.

Dork.

Slublog on January 12, 2007 at 10:55 AM

Well, I think we finally figured out why we can’t get a decent Immigration bill passed…Jedi Mind Tricks.

Oregon State Trooper: Let me see your identification.
Obi-Wu: [with a whisp of his hand] You don’t need to see his identification.
Oregon State Trooper: We don’t need to see his identification.
Obi-Wu: These aren’t the Mexicans you’re looking for.
Oregon State Trooper: These aren’t the Mexicans we’re looking for.
Obi-Wu: He can go about his day labor.
Oregon State Trooper: You can go about your day labor.
Obi-Wu: Move along.
Oregon State Trooper: Move along… move along.

kiakjones on January 12, 2007 at 10:57 AM

All complaints, some of them pure fantasy and no answers. It’s like watching poorly raised teenagers bitching about picking up their room in the basement.

At least he didn’t use a quran while at the podium, otherwise we’d have some conservatives defending his speech. Feel free to call this moron and post his office’s responses. I’m up to my eyeballs today otherwise I’d record and post them.

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Timber Wolf on January 12, 2007 at 11:07 AM

Unlike the real Klingons of Star Trek?

Khaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaandaleeza!

Coyote D. on January 12, 2007 at 11:22 AM

kiakjones on January 12, 2007 at 10:57 AM

Would that be Obi-Wu-Pelosi? The Dhimmi mind tricks. Doesn’t work on Ted Kennedy (aka: Jabba the Gut).

right2bright on January 12, 2007 at 11:24 AM

“He’s worse than dead – his brain is missing!”

Where’s Michael Ironside when you need him.

“They sucked his brain out!”

BohicaTwentyTwo on January 12, 2007 at 11:28 AM

right2bright on January 12, 2007 at 11:24 AM

LOL

Thats because Jabba the Guts mind (while still weak) is protected by a thick layer of Intergallactic Scotch, thereby dimminishing the effects of any outside cognet influence.

It does, however, work on weak minds like John “Bib Fortuna” Kerry.

kiakjones on January 12, 2007 at 12:11 PM

You just had to bring in the “Enterprise vs ISD” debate. What were you thinking?! ;)

Patrick Chester on January 12, 2007 at 12:26 PM

You don’t need to be very smart to be a congressman.

Wander on January 12, 2007 at 9:50 AM

“Wander”

I had a similar point of view for years now but I could not put my finger on more than one or two reasons someone gets elected.

I think I figured some more out, thanks to your terse comment.

1) You need lots of money in order to run, which means you need backers with money, which means you must know someone within the party as well as people with money.

2) They could be smarter than you and often end up running your bid for office, which means that you have little autonomy, which means that when people do vote for “you” they are actually voting for the package created for “you” by your backers and the party elite.

3) The voters must be as dumb, or dumber than the candidate in order to vote for you. Fortunately for many political candidates, the voters ARE as dumb as, or dumber, than the candidate, especially after years of indoctrination by the US public school system.

4) Your opponent must be a little be less likable, and even more despicable than you, and, it helps is they are ugly and despicable. Opposite that, and I know this sounds contradictoray, your opponent must, on occasion, be more moral, more good than you.

If they are a devout Christian, Jew, Sikh, or Buddhist with good morals and values, respecful of life, personal responsibility, and such, then you have a good chance of winning the election against them. The media will make them appear to be Ted Bundy, or some other serial killer before the election comes about.

5) The news media MUST write positive things about you, but nothing about your opponent, or lots of nasty, negative stuff about you. They must be a propaganda machine for you and your party and against your opponent.

6) It helps if you have famous, liberal, left wing Hollywood celebrities in your corner, talking about you favorably on television, in appearances, etc. The David Letterman Show, Jay Leno’s show, “The View,” Bill Maher’s show, and so on, are good promotional outlets for candidates on the national level.

7) It helps if you have special, preferred groups in your corner. Nothing says “Elected” better than black “leaders,” Hispanic “leaders,” homosexual “leaders,” and abortion support “leaders,” as well as day care support leaders, Human Embryonic Stem Cell “leaders,” and so on, as well as “Minimum Wage” promotion leaders, “Public Education” leaders, and so on, in your corner.

Forget about your personal, original ideas and ideals, forget about ethics and such, if you wish to get elected, you MUST have the support of these “diversity” groups and “whiners” or your campaign is dead in the water.

8) Speaking of “dead,” it helps if your voters are not all living. You need the help of many dead voters, many of which were once Republicans or conservatives while they were alive, but, not that they are dead, they are suddenly Democrats. Also, homes which don’t exist, and people who don’t exist, must also be among your voters, which has helped to elect Democrats for decades.

9) If you promise the world, make people think that Christmas, and Santa Claus, come early and that you are Santa Claus, such as by promising a higher minimum wage, free health care, and so on, you increase your chances 95%. Everyone wants mommy and daddy to take care of them. So, a good socialst-communist platform goes the distance to help get you elected.

William

William2006 on January 12, 2007 at 12:54 PM

I’m a dork, not a geek.

Get it right.

Are you sure Ringmaster?

dork /dɔrk/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[dawrk] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun Slang. 1. a stupid or ridiculous person; jerk; nerd.
2. Vulgar. penis.

maintenanceman on January 12, 2007 at 12:59 PM

I’m gunning for #1.

Stupid or ridiculous.

#2…. not so much.

Ringmaster on January 12, 2007 at 1:34 PM

LOL!! Understood.

maintenanceman on January 12, 2007 at 1:36 PM

1) Wu needs to step aside and let the adults discuss the future of the country–or maybe at least someone who can tell reality from a TV show.

2) ST versus SW. Both sets have shields. Only the ST ships are smart enough to store the shield generators inside the shields instead of outside like SW did. Even the Death Star was just wussy enough to be taken out by a rookie pilot in a single fighter. ST had a single space station defeat the entire Klingon Fleet (for Wu-Tang Clan that would be the real Klingons too!).

3) Star Trek: All of the various Captains at one time or another got laid on a regular basis–even Janeway, granted he was a hologram but still. Luke got one kiss out of three movies and it turned out to be with his twin sister. Nuff said. In fact, the only guy to get laid in a SW movie was the bad guy.

Faith1 on January 12, 2007 at 1:37 PM

Sith > Jedi thxx.

Sith don’t get booty, they kick it.

Ringmaster on January 12, 2007 at 1:48 PM

Boba Fett pwn3s Klingons anyways.

Dude, in your dreams. He got owned by ‘check my 70’s hair’ Luke Skywalker and eaten by a movie monster so lame that Dr. Evil passed on getting one. I’d take the Klingon locker room towel boy over Boba Fett in a fair fight. Boba Fett would probably fly away with his nancy boy jet pack and award himself a purple heart and marry some other dead dudes wife or something. No, you want some good Star Wars bad guys..you get the dook..that’s Count Dooku. (you know George Lucas had to have smoked a doobie the size of a persian rug when he came up with that name..for a bad guy.)

austinnelly on January 12, 2007 at 1:53 PM

All of this Star Wars talk reminds me of this wonderful, scathing YouTube clip – “Lord of the Rings by George Lucas.”

Slublog on January 12, 2007 at 1:57 PM

“Sith > Jedi thxx.

Sith don’t get booty, they kick it. ”

What Sith would that be? the one that was beheaded? Or maybe the one that was cut in half? Maybe the one who was nearly roasted alive and finally killed by an old man and young kid? Or maybe the Sith overlord chunked down a shaft?

Maybe that’s why they never got booty…they got killed off too quick…

:D

Faith1 on January 12, 2007 at 2:03 PM

Dukoo pwned Yoda.

Sidious pwned Windu.

Vader pwned Kenobi, as well as the entire Jedi Order.

All that’s left is Luke… and he cries.

Ringmaster on January 12, 2007 at 2:10 PM

Boba Fett would probably fly away with his nancy boy jet pack and award himself a purple heart and marry some other dead dudes wife or something.

Only to lose to Han Solo in the Presidential election.

Kid from Brooklyn on January 12, 2007 at 2:32 PM

Three good things about the Trek Universe:
1 USS Defiant
2 The Jem Hadar
3 Klingon Batl’eths

allie on January 12, 2007 at 3:26 PM

After I saw the vides, I don’t even know where to start … And I am still rolling from the comments. How on earth was that fellow elected to office? Was one of his campaign promises to clean up the galaxy?

I can’t believe that guy sits as an elected leader in the most powerful nation on this planet …

Well, … while we are dealing with Klingons, Blair is dealing with the Jedi.

AZ_Redneck on January 12, 2007 at 3:26 PM

Nuff said. In fact, the only guy to get laid in a SW movie was the bad guy.

Faith1 on January 12, 2007 at 1:37 PM

You must be referring to Anakin/Vader, but I disagree that he is the “bad guy.” When the entire series is viewed as a whole, it is clear that Vader was the hero. He sacrificed all to try to free the galaxy from the control of a bizarre, government-established, new-age cult that had disfigured him. He was unsuccessful at rescuing Luke from it’s influence, so evil ultimately won.

Coyote D. on January 12, 2007 at 4:08 PM

Only to lose to Han Solo in the Presidential election

Han Solo…no, GWB couldn’t be Han Solo. Maybe Jar Jar Binks..no, that’s mean. Wait, Bail Organa. He’s a rebel at heart but he works within the system…a good behind the scenes guy but not a stand up guy.

Three good things about the Trek Universe:
1 USS Defiant

Loved that ship. Oblative armor. I don’t know what that is but I want some for my car. I bet I won’t need a radar detector anymore if I had some oblative shields.

You must be referring to Anakin/Vader, but I disagree that he is the “bad guy.”

Indeed, Vader’s command style in the Imperial Navy would be my template for my dealings with Congress if I was elected President (mirthful snort). You have failed me for the last time, Senator Reid…

austinnelly on January 12, 2007 at 7:48 PM

Indeed, Vader’s command style in the Imperial Navy would be my template for my dealings with Congress if I was elected President (mirthful snort). You have failed me for the last time, Senator Reid…

austinnelly on January 12, 2007 at 7:48 PM

I like his faith-based initiative:

“I find your lack of faith disturbing.”

Coyote D. on January 12, 2007 at 7:57 PM

When was the last time this guy got laid?

E L Frederick (Sniper One) on January 12, 2007 at 8:31 PM

Oh, I’m sure that we’ll see the merciless berating of Senator Wu’s intelligence and disengagement from what real working people in America think on The Daily Show tonight…

…or maybe tomorrow. I’m sure they’ll get around to it since, you know, those guys at TDS are so fair-minded.

ScottMcC on January 11, 2007 at 6:38 PM

“ScottMcC,”

Although I have not heard anything on the main stream news media outlets regarding David Wu’s speech, I have no doubt, based on past experience, that he was not dragged through the mud as conservatives are or were, mainly because David Wu is on the “right side” of this, he is a Democrat, and the MSM is a propaganda machine for the Democratic Party and its faithful and its high priests.

Nevertheless, I do not understand how anyone on this forum could say anything negative about David Wu’s intelligence, especially if we take the time to look into his background.

David Wu’s biography is available at his House of Representatives web site.

David Wu “…earned a Bachelor of Science from Stanford University in 1977, attended Harvard Medical School, and received a law degree from Yale University in 1982.

Congressman Wu’s distinguished legal career included a clerkship with a Federal judge in Portland. In 1988, he co-founded the law firm of Cohen & Wu. For a decade, the firm successfully served the high technology industry and numerous small businesses across Northwest Oregon.”

No, he is no slouch in the intelligence and education department, but his speech was entertaining and it is fun to talk about it.

I saw his family photograph. They look like a cute family.

We might disgree with David Wu on some things, but we do not have to fear respecting him.

William

William2006 on January 13, 2007 at 11:41 PM

Since “Wu” in Chinese means “without” (or, literally “not have“) we can now be sure that this guy is one of the proliferating political clan of the “Wu-brains“.

(Klinging desperately to the metaphors of his childhood.)

In Congress, it’s now the Wu-wei or the highway.

(With apologies to Lao Tse.)

profitsbeard on January 11, 2007 at 9:57 PM

“profitsbread,”

I find David Wu’s comments more humorous than evil or nasty. I disagree with him that there are Klingons in the White House. I don’t know the people in the White House but I see President Bush as a good man, but misguided on many issues, such as in his referring to Islam as the Religion of Peace, or his refusal to enforce immigration, overspending, and so on.

Regarding the meaning of the surname “Wu.” Chinese Mandarin, the national language of China, and Chinese Cantonese, the two most often spoken Chinese languages – along with Toisan, or Taishan, Cantonese cousin, both from Canton, China, are “singing” languages. Mandarin has four tones and one neutral tone, while Cantonese has seven tones.

What does this mean?

If one uses a word that phonetically sounds like “Ma” in the English language, that word would mean “mother.” However, in Cantonese, for example, the meaning depends on the tones which are used when pronouncing the phonetic sound “ma.”

“Ma” could mean “Horse.” It could mean “Mother.” “Ma” could also act as a question mark as in “Nay Ho Ma?” which means “You Good – question mark” with Nay meaning “You,” and Ho, which in this case combines the Chinese characters for girl and boy together to equal “Good,” and “Ma” as “question mark” in a sense.

In Mandarin the same phrase would be “Nee Hau Ma” with Nee meaning the same as Nay in Cantonese, Hau meaning the same as Ho in Cantonese, and Ma serving as the same as a question mark acting in verbal exchanges.

Another example would be “Tong.” Phonetically it sounds as it is spelled in English, but the tones change the meaning of the word. Tong could mean “sugar” or soup, or something else, depending on which tones are used when speaking it, such as middle rising tone, low rising tone, high falling tone, and so on.

Another difference is that phonetic sounds in English, along with being different by using various tones for their specific meaning in Cantonese, Toisan, Mandarin, etc., are also differentiated by their specific characters and character combinations, so one phonetic sound could mean different things when speaking Chinese save for the tone used and the Character used to represent those words make the difference.

With Oregon Representative David Wu’s surname, “Wu” according toe Wilkipedia, the character for his name is a common character used as a common surname, or last name, among Chinese.

Historically the name “Wu” originated from a State in the ancient province of Jiangsu. It meant Big or Great. One source places the age of this particular “Wu” used for David Wu’s name at approximately 3100 years old.

The surname “Wu” which David Wu’s family uses appears to be the combination of “Sky” or “Tian” in Mandarin, with “Mouth” or “Kou.”

In this case his surname means “Big” or “Great” as stated above.

In Chinese the surname is mentioned first, followed by the first name, whereas in the US our first name is often given first, followed by our last name, such as George Bush, Emmy Rossum, Sharuk Khan, Bruce Lee, Rachel McAdams, and so forth, unless you are James Bond, in which case he introduces himself as “Bond, James Bond.”

David Wu’s Chinese name, to my knowledge is “Wu Zhenwei.”

The Character used for Wu in his name is described above. The character used for Zhen means “to stimulate, shake,” while the character used for his name “Wei” in “Zhen Wei” means “great.”

So, Wu Zhenwei, or Wu Zhen Wei, means “Great or Big” plus Stimulate or shake” plus “Great” for “Wei” and “Wu” have similar meanings, and closely related characters, albeit “Wu” is more ancient.

So, although there are numerous phonetic sounds and definitions for “Wu” in the Chinese language, in just Mandarin and Cantonese alone, David Wu’s surname “Wu” does not mean “without,” or “not have.”

M goi. (Thank you)

Joi Gin (Good bye/See you) Cantonese

Xie, xie (Thank you)

zai jian (Good bye/See you) Mandarin

Wai Lim (William) AKA “Sum Yum Guy” ;>)

William2006 on January 14, 2007 at 12:52 AM

I never watched Star Trek so this is meaningless to me.
And I don’t care if this idiot has degrees out the wazoo from Stanford, Yale and Harvard, he sounds like a moron!
That this passes for “serious discussion” in the “crucial” 100 first hours of Congressional legislation is beyond pathetic.
David Wu and Babs Boxer are the poster boy and girl for the Republican party!

Jen the Neocon on January 14, 2007 at 1:05 AM

I’m actually disturbed by this more than amused. Did he perform this speech during the campaign? Unlike the real Klingons? Wha?

I haven’t seen Star Trek since the original series, but if memory serves, the Federation could kick ass when it needed to (and likely did to become the Federation in the first place).

“Fire phasers!”

“Sorry sir, the Federation defunded the phaser program.”

“OK…well… draft a stern letter on UN letterhead and transport it over!”

saint kansas on January 14, 2007 at 5:47 AM

“You must be referring to Anakin/Vader, but I disagree that he is the “bad guy.” When the entire series is viewed as a whole, it is clear that Vader was the hero.”

Not really, slaying a villiage of sand people–including the children, and then the massacre of the Jedi children and his propensity for summary executions pretty much labels ol Vader as the “bad guy”. Shoot, in the end he switched sides because his side was losing–which arguably is why he went to the dark side in the first place–Darth was pretty much a weasel from day one.

George Lucas isn’t that deep, he kept the story pretty simple. If you view the series as a whole you can conclude he had a rather simplistic good guy/bad guy story in Episodes 4-6 and then Episodes 1-3 were essentially the same movies told slightly different in order to rake as much money as possible.

Faith1 on January 14, 2007 at 9:40 AM

SW vs ST aside, I’m disturbed if we only have pseudo-Klingons in the WH. Real ones would make so much better press. Press conferences would be so much more entertaining with lots of Blood Wine and headbutting. Political debates and primaries decided by Baatleth battles to the death would be on primetime. Selecting your running mate based on how well he or she could stand up to agony sticks would rule.

Faith1 on January 14, 2007 at 9:45 AM

Not really, slaying a villiage of sand people–including the children, and then the massacre of the Jedi children and his propensity for summary executions pretty much labels ol Vader as the “bad guy”.

Keep in mind, he had been educated for most of his life by left-wing, multi-culti educators at the Jedi temple and was still under their influence when he attack the Sandpeople. He probably thought he was honoring their warrior culture by finishing them off.

Coyote D. on January 14, 2007 at 3:04 PM

“He probably thought he was honoring their warrior culture by finishing them off.”

No, he clearly stated he slew them like animals. Not trying to “defend” SW. Perhaps I should be more clear. I thought Star Wars was crap. Simplistic and repetitive to a childish level. I doubt Lucas but any sort of nuanced “liberal” or “conservative” twist to any representatives and at least kept the original story of bad guys versus good guys. It’s clear the “rebels” were considered the “good guys” because they won. Lucas isn’t bright enough to have made it any more complicated than the old Hollywood tradition of the good guys winning in the end.

All of this, of course, being totally irrelevent to a Congressman using a really bad and childish analogy like some sort of hopeless trekkie geek attending a convention.

Faith1 on January 14, 2007 at 3:43 PM