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Friday Quote & Spider/Crow Blogging

This week’s quote is from cheesy 80s gymnastics/martial arts movie Gymkata:

Do not hear the wood split – hear only the sound of axe cutting air.  Read the air itself – it has much to say to you.

And, of course, there’ll be other people’s giant spiders and (normal-sized) crows…

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December 18th, 2009 at 09:39pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging

We’re Outsourcing The Wrong Occupations

We need more journalists like that interviewer who almost made Dubya declare war on Ireland, or this reporter from Der Speigel:

Jim-Bo [Inhofe] was apparently surprised to learn that the rest of the world doesn’t dumb their reporters down enough to buy a load of crap like he was selling, because after he made his Republican paranoia jab at “Hollywood elite”, one reporter asked him if he were referring to Schwarzenegger, which he ignored. Darn them reporters. They’re supposed to nod in acquiescence whenever a skinned snake Republican points a finger! It worked for Bush.

And are you ready for the real treat? In response to Jim-Bo’s paranoid and inexplicable narrative, a disgusted reporter from Der Speigel shouted , “You’re ridiculous!”.


Ain’t it fun to go to places where the press don’t pretend up is down and down is up? And ain’t it great when they don’t suck the Republican lies dry in the retelling? Perhaps some countries learned the dangers of coddling nut jobs and selling propaganda the hard way. Oh, America, I fear for you.


Apparently flying into Copenhagen to announce that there is no global warming, providing no science to support your position, and avoiding the question by pointing fingers at “Hollywood elites” doesn’t carry as much water in some places as as it does here, in the land of the free.

*wistful sigh*

Just imagine how different the world might be – not just America, but the entire world – if we had a tough, skeptical, reality-based professional press corps like other countries have.

December 18th, 2009 at 01:24pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Environment,Media,Republicans

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