Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Insanity, you know no bounds...

The latest from the national chapter of the Magnificently Overwrought Rectally Aligned Newsmaker School (MORANS) -

Cindy Sheehan wants a Department of Peace created in the US cabinet. She also thinks it would be a super swell idea to create a Department of US History, and she's just the moran to be the first secretary of it...

Sean Penn says that the stress of 'living under this adminstration is making it tough for him to quit smoking.' Which administration, Sean? Last I checked, you were shacked up in the Peoples Democratic Republic of Frogtown...

Trust me when I say this, paT, I'd much rather be associated with RARRR and Pat Robertson, than to be aligned with the MORANS that have attached themselves to your end of the pond...

7 comments:

patsbrother said...

One would think the current and immidiate-past science-class who-has would stand as an argument AGAINST politicians' control over subject-matter based areas such as United States history.

Need I remind anyone of the textbook adopted by the Texas Board of Education for every school district in the state that had in excess of 800 distinct factual errors, such as the end of the Korean War was brought about with the dropping of the atomic bomb? Those board members were putatively people with strengths in education! Would you want someone like Tom DeLay making decisions about the curriculum covering the Civil Rights movement or Ted Kennedy making decisions about the curriculum covering Prohibition?

S.A.W.B. said...

Much in the same vein, god forbid Cindy Sheehan be allowed to edit a tome about war in the 20th century...

Dante said...

"Would you want someone like Tom DeLay making decisions about the curriculum covering the Civil Rights movement or Ted Kennedy making decisions about the curriculum covering Prohibition?"

Following that logic, why let any politician make any decisions unless those decision are about lying, stealing, or promiscuity?

Patrick Armstrong said...

If we didn't let politicians make decisions about things they aren't qualified to make decisions on, they would end up being just like those useless, self important, loudmouthed 'actors' out in Hollywood, and we'd have to see and read about them everyday in tabloids that pass themselves off as real newsworthy sources of information....

Patrick Armstrong said...

The funny thing about Ms Sheehananigans vs Splat Robertson is that Splat has a really real following. There are thousands of people out there, with real jobs and real families, who take what he has to say very, very seriously. Scary seriously. I know several of them. Be sure to let me know how that side of the pond feels when they've got all your heavy metal albums under a steamroller and they're compellin' out your demons.

(When it comes to that, just tell 'em you're goin' to Church with me, we won't even have to stop drinkin'....)

On the other hand, Ms. Sheehananigans' following wouldn't even fill up the drum circle after a Phish concert, they're even less organized, and they don't sound near as good after you listen to them for a while.

The worst thing that Bush could do to her is actually -give- her the Department of US History and -make- her deal with all the History buffs in the US. (I'll give you a clue as to how that would go down: Sprout, Pops, Newt Gingrich and I are all History Majors) Even money says she'd call it quits in two months - especially after ol' Dubya looks at the chaos in the department and tells her she's "Doin' a heckuva job..."

Dante said...

"Be sure to let me know how that side of the pond feels when they've got all your heavy metal albums under a steamroller and they're compellin' out your demons."

If there's one thing that's cooler than heavy metal, it's breaking stuff. I'm all for it.

On a serious note, Robertson does have a really real following but it's not as big as it looks, especially to those of us in the Bible belt. It's bigger than Sheehan's following but Robertson has a significant lead time on her. If you take all of the nutjob leftists like Sheehan's followers and the PETA crowd (which apparently stands for People who Kill Animals and Leave them in Dumpsters), they'd give the far right a run for their money.

patsbrother said...

paT, I realize you more than anyone may be accustomed to life as an undergraduate, but you are not, neither Ed nor Newt is, nor am I a history major (lower case, by the way). We were history majors in college and we now hold Bachelors' of Arts in History.

If I were still a history major I would not now have to concern myself with procedural postures or de novo review. And story time was so much nicer, too.