Belaboring the Obvious

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Random Observations....

If the past few days are any indication, Fred Thompson is going to spend the entire campaign with hot biscuits in one pocket, red-eye gravy in the other, and both cheeks full of Red Man. That will be defined in the press as "traditional values," wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

Troglodyte of the Week: John Boehner (pronounced bo-ner) thinks 30,000 dead and wounded soldiers and over a half-trillion dollars is a small price, considering the value added to Iraq. Now, this means one of two things. Either he's got brain damage from all that ultraviolet in the tanning booth, or, he's an amoral thug with oil company stock (in the latter case, yeah, sure, the oil companies are getting a great deal--their own private army with the costs--human and financial--being paid by Average Americans). In every obscene Republican remark, there's probably a grain of truth. In this case, that grain is that American multinationals are getting one helluva deal.

Umm, at best, the "Dirty Harry" movies were supposed to be cathartic, not instructive. Tom Sowell, a Senior Fellow at the Right-Wing Institute of Hooverisms and Conservative Blather writes in National Review online that the answer to high-speed car chases (in which the police are as likely to injure themselves as they are others) is to use sniper fire on the speeders from police helicopters:

When there is a police helicopter overhead, a shot straight down would have little chance of hitting some innocent bystander. Maybe the speeder is just someone out joy-riding but that does not make a reckless driver any less dangerous.

Even Dirty Harry Callahan had his limits. In "Magnum Force," even he sets limits in asking Hal Holbrook's character, "where does it end up--executing people for jaywalking?"

This is what happens when Conservatives With Too Much Money For Their Own Good pay Conservatives With Too Much Time On Their Hands For Their Own Good to sit around and think shit up. (h/t Clif at Sadly, No!)

Let's hope that the accelerator on Mr. Sowell's Lexus irretrievably sticks one day in the fully depressed position, the key breaks off in the ignition in the "on" position, the batteries in his cell phone explode and his brake lights fail when he's in front of a police cruiser... preferably simultaneously....

Re: Bush Address: He's still insane. The greater problem is that he's finally making me crazy, too (and, I only listened to him on the radio). Anyone who has a simple fix for missing hanks of hair, please advise. No superglue recipes.


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