There you go: If you’re swarthy with a beard and maybe a turbany cap, you’re a terrorist. If you look like Timothy McVeigh, you get a pass til you kill a couple of hundred people. 9/11 wasn’t a failure of our overgrown, bloated, inefficient intelligence establishment but our failure to snitch. The guide to making America more hateful and less secure is here.
So the clear and present danger isn’t that the G.O.P. will be able to achieve its long-run goals. It is, rather, that Republicans will gain just enough power to make the country ungovernable, unable to address its fiscal problems or anything else in a serious way. As I said, banana republic, here we come. — Professor K.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs. — John Rogers
Team Obomba gives the Republicans a pre-election victory: Congressional vote on taxcuts put over til after the upcoming Republican electoral blowout so none of the fuckers will be embarassed explaining how fiscally irresponsible taxcuts for the undeserving are needed.
Thief of the day: Christine O’Donnell.
Professor K. is so wrong about this: The Blue Dog Dems don’t care about being in a minority. They know Republicans take care of their own and they are truly the Republicans’ own. It’s their personal economies, stupid (and the fact they run in conservative districts where, that notwithstanding, the Dem brand is the superior one).
Leonard Downie, Jr.: An utter idiot? Does he know what he’s talking about? Does he care? First clue is here.
Lovely: Big Agriculture gets federal funding to fight critics of pesticides. I’m sure the GOP Contract on America 2 fixes this problem.
Please. If Virginia couldn’t execute retards, who could they execute?
Just in case you doubt that the foreclosing banks don’t know what they’re doing, there’s this.
What the world needs: The next Tiger Woods.
I wish there were some where they’d matter — but ever since the Raygun years, stoopid roolz: