URLs du Jour


  • Pejman Yousefzadeh asks: Does Andrew Sullivan read what he links to?

    It's nice when you can figure out the answer simply by looking at the question.

  • I, for one, would love to see a one hour, uncensored, no ground rules, interview of John Kerry by Tom Maguire.

  • Via BBSpot, a collection of self-reference jokes. Like this:
    I'm the humblest person I know.
    Not included, but I think could be, is this old one from Ronnie Shakes:
    I was going to buy a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking, and then I thought: What the hell good would that do?

The Phony Campaign

2007-11-07 Update

Barack Obama comes back to phony earth: he's still leading, but looks catchable:

Query StringHit CountChange Since
"Barack Obama" phony637,000-292,000
"Hillary Clinton" phony586,000-67,000
"Ron Paul" phony477,000-48,000
"John Edwards" phony450,000-68,000
"John McCain" phony370,000-44,000
"Mitt Romney" phony355,000-71,000
"Rudy Giuliani" phony336,000-49,000
"Fred Thompson" phony318,000-40,000
"Mike Huckabee" phony201,000-10,000
"Dennis Kucinich" phony168,000-16,000

The last few days have seen a decrease in hits across the board, but if we've learned anything from past history, it's only a matter of time until the Next Big Phoniness hits.

One minor phony news story was the recent effort to impeach Dick Cheney led by our space-case hero, Dennis Kucinich. All but 5 House Democrats voted to shuffle this embarrassment off to committee. (Amusingly, almost all Republicans voted with Kucinich to keep it on the floor. "Bring it, Dennis!") The UnCapitalist Journal comments:

Let us now pause, if only briefly, to give thanks to the majority of the House Democrats, without whom no one would ever have realized how many words there are in the English language for compromised, cowardly, cowering, faint-hearted, fearful, feeble, groveling, gutless, impotent, inadequate, ineffective, irresolute, lily-livered, phony, poodle-oriented, self-serving, slithering, spineless, submissive, testicle-deficient, timid, toadish, useless, vacillating, valueless, weak-kneed, wimpy, worthless, wussie men and women who pretend to be some kind of bulwark of opposition to the madness, criminality, and venality of George W. Bush and his puppet master.

Ha ha! The UnCapitalist got a new thesaurus as an early Christmas present! He or she also identifies Kucinich as being "(R-OH)", so I'd suggest picking up the Almanac of American Politics as well.

But … "poodle-oriented", huh?

Last Modified 2014-12-01 10:21 AM EDT

I Took an Online Quiz, And …

Your Inner European is Irish!


Sprited and boisterous!
You drink everyone under the table.

Yeah … not quite true, but has the advantage of making me look more interesting than I actually am. I think "Norwegian" must not have been included in the possible outcomes. (Via Virginia, who is Innerly Italian.)

Last Modified 2014-12-01 10:20 AM EDT