Friday, May 25, 2007

Hypocrite Lecturer!

Funny. Yesterday Instapundit ran a big post under the headline More Non-Reform in Congress about how Democrats are leery of the lobbying reform bills because they would curb their money-grubbing ways.

Strangely, there's absolutely no mention thus far this morning of the fact that this pair of Democrat-penned bills passed the House late yesterday by gigantic margins.

You might think Mr. Pork-Buster himself would hail this advance and perhaps give the Democrats some credit for walking the walk after talking the talk in 2006 campaigning. Especially considering that he's been relentless in his criticism of the lack thereof so far.

But that means you'd also have to think that Glenn cares about being fair.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Quote of the Day

Of course, if we're worried about armed jihadism, which we certainly should be, it's really difficult to think of a better way to exacerbate the problem than to permanently occupy a country at the literal and figurative heart of the Muslim and Arab worlds.
—Josh Marshall, stating the what-should-be-obvious today on Talking Points Memo

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tagg, You're Itt

I think people, as they listen to him and hear him speak on the stump, they're very very convinced that's he's genuine and that he believes very strongly what he says.
That's Mitt Romney's spawn, Tagg, explaining how craven opportunism is the new sincerity.

I bring this up not to chastise poor Tagg for talking utter nonsense, but as an excuse to point out that Mitt Romney has a son named Tagg. I guess when the Mormons gave up plural marriage they focused on the doctrine of plural consonants instead. [rimshot]

But seriously, folks, if Tagg's dad becomes president we're all in deep shitt.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Farewell, Falwell

I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say "you helped this happen."
That's Jerry Falwell assigning blame for 9/11 to the usual suspects as the WTC ruins smoldered. Falwell died today at 73 and we can rest assured that the good reverend has gone to a better place—in that it's a place where he can't assault decent people with his hatred and spite anymore.

I'm not callous enough to be glad he's dead, but as I wish for the comfort of his family and friends, I wish a little bit harder for all those people he hurt along the way.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Failure of the Imagination

And I must admit, I can't image anything more awful than polygamy.

'Take my wives, please!'

That's my favorite quote from last week. It's Mitt Romney doing a little old-fashioned pandering in response to a Mike Wallace grilling on 60 Minutes.

Personally, I find it very difficult to believe that a connoisseur of such outlandish science fiction fare as L. Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth, the works of Orson Scott Card and The Pearl of Great Price couldn't muster up a more awful mental image than having another wife or six.

Come on, Mitt, it easy. How about atheism, or a brain virus that slowly feeds on and liquifies healthy grey matter until you become a FOX News contributor, or the Mountain Meadows massacre, or, heck, you becoming president?

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


The jerks at the Atlantic Online won't let you read their articles past the first paragraph unless you're a subscriber. Thankfully, it only takes David Samuels that long to dig himself into a hole with his cover story about Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Rice ushered me into her study, past portraits of her Cold War heroes, Dean Acheson and George Marshall. Impeccably dressed, in a lemon-meringue-colored wool suit, she settled into a corner of a creamy white settee and pointed me toward a chair.
While I truly feel like a fly on the wall—right there next to the McGeorge Bundy portrait—I can't help but wonder: what does it matter what the secretary of state is wearing, whether meringuesque or otherwise? I mean, if she's sporting a t-shirt that says "Ayatollah Assahola", then I could see bringing it up. Otherwise, what's the purpose other than to draw attention to the fact that she is, yes indeed, a chick?

This isn't the first time such a trend has been noted, either. Back in 2000, the New York Times ran an unbelievably shallow article about Rice that talked about her fashion sense and her dress size as if she was going to accessorize her way to peace in the Middle East.

What I wouldn't give to just once read something like this:
Vice President Cheney glided into the room on a pair of exquisite Gucci loafers, resplendent in size 48 Armani trousers with balloon seat, dusky hues of charcoal blending into basalt among the complex folds of their pleated front.
Now that's journalism!

Friday, May 04, 2007

There Is a God

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Even Yet Still More Irony Watch

Yesterday the Democrats erected a blown-up photo of President Bush declaring "Mission Accomplished" on the House floor in honor of the fourth anniversary of that momentous event.

Republicans were unamused.

Deputy White House press secretary Dana Perino called it "a trumped-up political stunt."

That's as opposed to dressing the President of the United States of America in full flight gear, landing him in a fighter jet on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and having him deliver a maddeningly hubristic, self-serving speech about phantom progress made in his fantasy version of this all-too-real war.

That's strategery.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Mission Accomplished-ish

Four years ago today George Bush landed on the USS Abraham Lincoln and performed what will long be remembered as his homage to Gerald Ford taking a tumble down the airplane steps.

Of course Gerald Ford only hurt himself...
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