"You read from some of the ratings that they sort of rattle their saber
and talk about what they might do about various countries, but they're not threatening the state of Texas."
Well, they can pick any day they want to rattle their saber
, they won't catch this nation, this Air Force, or our United States Army by surprise!
They have to up the ante and rattle their sabers
a little, he said, adding that the MILF has to play that game otherwise they lose their leverage, the senator said.
It is also true that whenever Republicans rattle their sabers
about the debt ceiling, and threaten not to raise it, the bond market yawns and there is no significant impact on yields.
And sure, the Chinese have repressed their Tibetan minority since 1950, regularly rattle their sabers
over Taiwan and squelch dissidents like gnats.
Northwest Airlines flight attendants continued to rattle their sabers
following Monday's rejection of the latest labor agreement, announcing their "intent to exercise their right to strike" on the evening of Aug.
"The fact that you are hearing the Israelis rattle their sabers
so much is the best evidence" that a reprise is not imminent, Pollack concludes.
He gives avid assent to most papal teachings but votes for political candidates who love to rattle their sabers
and threaten to "nuke our enemies back to the Stone Age." He always manages to look the other way when the surly head usher escorts unsightly and repugnant street people out the back door of church--"thank God!"--before the wedding party arrives.