Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

Ring-a-ding-ding, I'm rotten inside

So, who's got the stupidest take on the Terri Schiavo case?

Is it President Bush (who, as governor of Texas, couldn't be bothered to review the cases of death row inmates even if there was serious doubt about their guilt, so eager was he to sign their death warrants), spouting off about "erring on the side of life" as soldiers under his command kill dozens a day in Iraq?

Is it Tom DeLay (who clearly knows a gift from God when he sees it, especially when it comes at just the right time to make people stop paying attention to the fact that he's the biggest crook in a party of crooks), claiming publicly that Terri Schiavo is a "gift from God" -- in the not-particularly-giftlike form of a comatose woman doomed to a lifetime of misery -- while claiming privately that what she really is is a gift to the Republican Party?

Nope! Naturally, it's James Lileks, who carries off another of his patented triple-axels of cluelessness by:

(a) simplifying a political issue to the point of idiocy: note his claim that the only way leftists would care about Terri Schiavo's life is if she was an innocent civilian in Iraq

(b) climbing up on a moral high horse that's clearly too high for him to ride: note his drizzle of contempt for the unfeeling, heartless, soul-dead scum who dare use Terri Schiavo's name to make cheap jokes on the internet, which he posts on an internet site full of cheap jokes


(c) managing to filter whatever issue is beclouding his burb-in-the-urbs mind that day through the always-reliable prism of his asinine pop-cultural obsessions: note how he wraps up whatever point it is he's trying to make by noting how the Schiavo case reminds him of one of his favorite episodes of "Star Trek", and that it might remind other people of a different episode of "Star Trek", but they're obviously misreading that particular episode of "Star Trek".

Kudos, Jim-Jam! Kudos to you! You've proved once again that despite your near constant claims that you don't want to be thought of as a political blogger, you can out-stupid any political blogger on the internet. Kudos!
Tags: lileks watch, politics

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