No, it’s not a sophomoric pun … yet.
I want to take a moment of scientific history and apply it to the current situation in the Senate, and only later will we venture into the arena of the sophomoric pun. OK? Good.
Uranus, as seen by Hubble
(OK, Righties, time to go into the other room to listen to muzak. We’re talking about science here and we all know how much science disturbs you. ) Continue reading
My comment on Political Animal, the Washington Monthly’s blog, by the incomparable Kevin Drum. My comment on his posting today, “Changing The Subject” which is, itself, his comment on Matthew Yglesias’ (creepy and wrongheaded) Atlantic Monthly blog posting on the MoveOn flap that continues into its second (and soon its THIRD) week (and yes, I’m “quoting” myself, but more for solid typographic reasons than anything else. Now hush up and read):
Each and every fucking day, the rightie blogosmear and their hate radio doppelgangers spew a constant commentary that puts the “General Betrayus” ad to shame. They call Hillary a “communist” (that’s the nicest thing they say), Al Gore the “Goracle,” smear Kerry, smear Edwards, smear …. well, you get the point.
Rush’s long “Magic Negro” riff on Obama comes to mind. As does “Obama Osama.” How is that materially different from “General Betrayus”? And where the HELL were/are your howls as that slur has been propagated throughout the media?
And you ASSHOLES wrinkle your little noses and sniff delicately that the “MoveOn ad was dumb”?
I don’t know where you get your sense of fair play and proportionality, but, were I you, I would seriously consider entering drug and/or alcohol rehabilitation for a long, LONG time. How many times can the Republican Hate Machine con you?
How feeble-minded do you have to be to keep falling for the same old carney cons over and over and over and over and over …
You get the point.
Oh wait, you DON’T …
Which is MY point.
I’m one of those people who watched Bill Maher’s Real Time and heard the two black panelists asking the question: How come none of the national media have picked up on this story?
click for NY Times coverage
So, I’ve been watching it trickle into national consciousness, Continue reading