Archive for February 24th, 2006

Friday Quote & Lizard Blogging

Today’s quote is from A Clockwork Orange, a dystopia set in the fairly near future:

When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s lizards…


Spike looking sultry. Posted by Picasa

3 comments February 24th, 2006 at 08:06pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

Asshole Projection

I’m seconding Atrios seconding Yglesias.

The problem with the ports deal is not the “A” in “UAE”, it’s the “OBL BFF” in “UAE”.

For those of you who don’t speak Abbrevish, this is not about “you can’t trust the Arabs,” at least not from our side of the spectrum. It’s about “you can’t trust a country whose royal family diplomatically recognized the Taliban, and hung out with Osama bin Laden, and generally seems to be a pretty cozy staging ground for terrorists.” Any attempts to paint our objections as xenophobic are disingenuous and dishonest.

But this sort of thing is one of the Republicans’ favorite tricks. Democrats are “racist” for opposing the judicial nominations of Clarence Thomas and Janice Rogers Brown, or for pointing out that Condi is an incompetent liar, or for “dishonoring” Coretta Scott King’s memorial service by being mean to our poor resolute president.

Or “sexist” for opposing Harriet Miers (who was sunk by Republicans, by the way).

Or “homophobic” for saying that a male prostitute with a fake name and no journalistic credentials has no place in the White House press corps.

For the Republicans, “projection” isn’t a psychological condition; it’s a deliberate strategy.

2 comments February 24th, 2006 at 05:44pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Dubai Ports World,Favorites,Politics,Racism,Republicans,Sexism,Teh Gay,Wankers


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