Wednesday, September 30, 2009


John Perry projects his stupid onto our military. He predicts a military coup.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Chuck Norris Sez...

Make sure you desecrate that flag to show your patriotism.
[ ]then I suggest you fly some revolutionary flag in lieu of your
50-star flag over the next year. Post the 13-star Betsy Ross flag, Navy Jack or
Gadsden flag ("Don't Tread on Me") or any representation that tells the story of
Old Glory and makes a stand for our Founders' vision of America.

Of course, patriots know that the 50-star flag truly represents one
nation under God and our Founders' republic, but modernists simply don't get it.
So what do you say we make a statement by flying a different flag and educate
our neighbors when they ask us, "Why are you flying that flag instead of the
contemporary Stars and Stripes?" (If you insist on posting a modern USA
flag, too, then get one that is tea-stained
to show your solidarity
with our Founders.)

Because Chuck's friend Huck and the teabaggers want you to spend that $73.50 to get officially descrated flags.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Joe Mankiewicz On "Theater"

The Theatuh, the Theatuh - what book of rules says the Theater exists only
within some ugly buildings crowded into one square mile of New York City? Or
London, Paris or Vienna? Listen, junior. And learn. Want to know what the
Theater is? A flea circus. Also opera. Also rodeos, carnivals, ballets, Indian
tribal dances, Punch and Judy, a one-man band - all Theater. Wherever there's
magic and make-believe and an audience - there's Theater. Donald Duck, Ibsen,
and The Lone Ranger, Sarah Bernhardt, Poodles Hanneford, Lunt and Fontanne,
Betty Grable, Rex and Wild, and Eleanora Duse. You don't understand them all,
you don't like them all, why should you? The Theater's for everybody - you
included, but not exclusively - so don't approve or disapprove. It may not be
your Theater, but it's Theater of somebody, somewhere.

Bill Sampson said it in All About Eve. I say it's time for A Night At The Palace III.

Who wants to play?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Irony Wagon

Does anybody else think it odd that the death of a conservative Thinker like Irving Kristol could be observed with anything approaching dignity at a Tea Party whilst being harangued by Malkin on Talk Like A Pirate Day?

Well, I suppose her arguments are sort of half-avast.

Friday, September 18, 2009

I've Named My Flu Shot

I call it, "Joe Wilson."

After all, it's just a little prick that's temporarily puffed up and irritating but in a week or so I won't even remember it.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

And, I'd Say It Again

Nancy, not so very long ago we reached out to each other for a simple connection. Looking for conversation and kindness, we each found a friend. Across a hundred miles we wrote to one another about family, books, movies and music. We took time to feel each other out, to find the kernel of truth at the center of the words. We wrote about the important and the trivial things in our lives .

For weeks you knew me as grumps and I knew you as curious, skeptical. And then one day at the end of one of your messages you typed, “You can call me Nancy.”

Today I’m here in front of our friends and families to declare that I’ve come to know you as so much more than that.

You are my friend. With you I can share my thoughts, feelings, ideas and troubles. You laugh at my jokes, sometimes for the umpteenth time. You tease me when I go over the line. I promise to never take that friendship for granted but to nourish it, feed it and to let it grow.

You are my sounding board and my challenger. You help me make my life better by showing me ways to make it stronger. You listen and help me to edit. My day would be much poorer if I didn’t start it with you at the table. I promise to respect your ideas as you help me refine mine.

You are my safe harbor. You allow me space and offer comfort when I need it. You brought laughter and light back into my life when I was at my lowest. I promise you my fidelity, comfort and love in return.

You are my family. You have accepted and joined my family as it is and you have opened your family to me. I promise to cherish the relationships and values that they have given us and to instill them in our grandchildren.

You are my partner in life. We share discoveries and walk old familiar pathways together. We filter the world through each other’s eyes. I promise to nurture the sense of wonder that we share to the end of our days.

You are my wife. Those are the words that express my joy and my hope. You have made me a better man and I will love you forever because you did.

Nancy, I adore you. I promise, in front of all our family and friends, to love and to cherish, to comfort and honor, to share my life no matter what path it takes us on for as long as we live.

Happy Anniversary, Darling

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Irony Biscuit For The Tea Party Crowd

Which tree-hugging socialist communist weirdo said this?
We cannot learn from one another until we stop shouting at one another --
until we speak quietly enough so that our words can be heard as well as our

From his first Inaugural Address.

Yeah. I can't believe I used a pull-quote from him in class yesterday, either.

I'll Make You A Deal

I won't snigger when you say that Red Dawn is great film-making if you'll stop with the attendance nonsense.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

How To Identify The "Stupid People" Harwood Was Talking About

For the record, I had no problem with GHWB's address to schoolchildren.

Well. That's Pretty Clear.

House Rules Of Decorum
Members Must refrain from speaking disrepectfully of the Speaker, other
members, the President or the Vice-President.

Up until last night that worked pretty well.

Now can we dispense with that "Higher Standard" guff that wingnuts take as Gospel?

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Friday, September 04, 2009

About That Facebook Meme

I, along with several million of my Facebook Phriends published this as our status message over the past 24 hours.
"No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should
go broke because they get sick. If you agree, please post this as your status
for the rest of the day."
It is a way to both show support for the health care reform efforts currently underway and to reinforce the message that there are people in this country who do not share your circumstances and that assumptions about the level of health insurance coverage often ring false.

If you disagree with the message above it is easy enough to show that as well. Post to your Facebook status for a day. Let your message toll out for all the world to see. I'll even rewrite the meme so that you can play along. Just post this.
"It's too bad if someone should die because they cannot afford health care
but it would cost too much for me and I don't really know those people.
And if someone should go broke because they get sick, well they just need
to suck it up because they can't count on loyalty from their employer. I
just don't want to hear about them. If you agree, please post this as your
status for the rest of the day."

That should make you feel better.


"At least I was able to talk the girls out of getting tattoos from the guy
in the trailer who comes around to the bars."

All I want to know is what kind of permits East Dubuque issues for mobile, late-night tat wagons. What are the public hearings like?