April 18th, 2006

blowhard

Jesus wants to punch sissy pinkos

Can a Christian be a liberal? Hells no, says evangelical meathead Doug Giles.

What I love most about this piece is how thoroughly he has absorbed the Newt Gingrich playbook in terms of using this set bracket of negative words to describe anything he wants people to hate. Dig: "bizarre", "thugs" (twice!), "Christophobic", "naive", "aggressive" (three times!), "ludicrous" (twice!), "anti-Christian", "lascivious", "rabid", "vapid", "freak", "putrid", "hedonistic", "weird", "goons", "odious", "feckless", and my favorite, "pro-Holocaust-like". Add to it comparisons to Nero, Caligula, Fidel Castro, Vladimir Lenin, Adolf Hitler, Osama bin-Laden, Benito Mussolini, and the Mafia, and that's good dipshittery!
good grief

The Big One: What Impact Will It Have On Retailer Hours?

There is something delightfully sick, wrong and utterly appropriate about the fact that if you click on this article on the front page of Yahoo! News, headlined "100 YEARS LATER: IS SAN FRANCISCO PREPARED?", you get an article that concentrates on how another massive, deadly earthquake would affect the city's credit rating, municipal bond status and real estate market.

OH YEAH AND A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WOULD DIE! But, you know, property tax revenue would go way down.