Thursday, June 25, 2009

Why I Don't Read Slate

I used to read Slate a lot, back for the first year or so it existed. Why'd I stop? "Doghouse" Riley points out one reason:
Bats Left/Throws Right: "C'mon, Dickerson. It's Slate! It's the home of the Special Reverse Twist Counterintuitive Contrarianism masquerading as Just Common Sense."

William "Lord" Saletan, concern troll, is another reason. As is the fact that I can't justify giving page views to a publication that pays Mickey "Goat blower" Kaus, he of infinite chips on his shoulder, a salary.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Mark Sanford of the Palmetto State

Palmetto is Buenos Aires slang for a hand job.

Way to go Mark, you sanctimonious hypocrite!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Farsi for Chalabi

The Republicans who want Obama to stamp his feet and screech about the situation in Iran are the neocons who only speak to Persians with surnames that are Farsi for "Chalabi."

Saturday, June 20, 2009

John Ensign: Piety for thee, but not for me!

Commandment Seven (or six, depending on your sect):


When he was a Representative, Sen. John Ensign voted for the public display of the Ten Commandments on government property during the Judge Ray Moore (Alabama) fracas.

The bill Ensign voted for includes:

- States that the Ten Commandments have 'a significant impact on the development of the fundamental legal principles of Western Civilization' by setting a code of moral conduct and promoting respect for the laws of the United States

- States that the Ten Commandments are a "declaration of fundamental principles that are the cornerstones of a fair and just society"

- States that the public display of the Ten Commandments should be permitted in government offices and courthouses

The Ten Commandments were so important to John Ensign that they needed to be put in government offices. They weren't so important that he has to obey them himself.
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