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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Booooring


Am I the only one utterly bored with Foleygate? Who finds the endless repetition of the phrase "every parent's greatest fear" just plain gross? Or who finds it ridiculous when soft-handed Paul Begala claims "If somebody sends an email like that to my kid, they're going to deal with the law firm of Smith & Wesson. It ain't gonna go to no page court." (No, I'm not embedding it.)

Meanwhile, the House half-assedly gave the President the green light to bomb Iran, and the NLRB stripped the right to form a union from 8 million workers by calling them "supervisors."

Via Arthur Silber, Dave Lindorff:

It's a sad commentary on the state of American democracy, on the instincts of the American citizenry, and on the standards and judgment of the American newsmedia that the unsavory advances of a pathetic Florida congressman can have the nation in high dudgeon, while the ramming through of a patently illegal piece of legislation undermining a crucial 13th century civil liberty (habeas corpus), and the Fourth and Eighth Amendments of the constitution, and the secret planning for an illegal and catastrophic attack on Iran, both merit almost no complaint or mention.

6 Comments:

  • At 5:58 PM, Blogger Phoebe Evergreen said…

    You're not wrong. On the other hand, stage a dramatic reading of the IM transcripts (without correcting for spelling), and you will be Bored No More. I recommend reading the lines of "Maf54" in the Steinbrenner voice they used to use on Seinfeld.

     
  • At 10:27 PM, Blogger Emma B said…

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  • At 12:39 AM, Blogger Emma B said…

    Thanks for the link, Phoebe!
    Yeah, antid, I'm not bored with Foleygate, b/c it makes me laugh, but I see your point. This administration makes me want to bash my head into a concrete wall until I pass out.

     
  • At 11:29 AM, Blogger Coco Seven Mile said…

    That's okay, Emma. You're not the first to confuse me & Phoebe, and you won't be the last.

     
  • At 5:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Have you seen the study on The Daily Show v. News?

    And now it's official: A study by the University of Indiana has found that "The Daily Show" is as substantive as network news.
    ---
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eat-the-press/2006/10/05/we-told-you-so-the-dail_e_31042.html

    Weren't you sort of down on Jon awhile ago? Does this help?

    --Susan

     
  • At 11:37 PM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    I saw the IMs. I thought it was hilarious at first. Now I'm bored.

    And Susan, it's Solomon who had a problem with the Daily Show. People don't usually confuse us because I'm far older than him.

     

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