Monday, August 30, 2004

Beware the Soviet Bats

Well, of course the big story of the weekend is the protests in New York. The unbiased media reported numbers are slowly growing, from the 'tens of thousands' reported by Fox, to the 200,000 reported this morning in the NYTimes and in the Washington Post, to numbers that are now creeping up towards 400,000. I was glad to see there were a whole lotta folks out and about, and that arrests were low in number.

This was not, however, the only news item up today, for Wonkette had a collection of protestors of a different ilk, all with reference to the recent brouhaha stirred up by the Flip-Flopping and Not-so-Swift Veterans for Re-Electing A Guy Who Wasn't There At All. My vote for best of the bunch are the Cheerleaders for Truth.

Meanwhile, Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, the erstwhile high school wrestling coach, publicly stated yesterday that George Soros could have gotten his money from "drug groups," implying that the deep pockets of the Open Society Institute is eastern Europe's answer to the Cali drug cartel's Gilberto Rodriguez. I mean I'm sure George has a lawyer on staff that he could ask, but is it not possible that this is, you know, libel or something? Remember, this is the Speaker of the House making these statements. I think he might be a war or two behing: the war on drugs was so 1980s (and so Reagan/Oliver North). Uh, Speaker Hastert, we're less worried about narco-terrorists now (even if we are the major source of funds for the Columbian military)- now it's Muslim fundamentalist terrorists. Guess somebody forgot to call in for the talking points today.... I hear it's even a toll free call. To be fair, George Soros does appear to have gained $1bn of his fortune from currency speculation on the British pound. But it's a hell of a lot nicer than bilking little old ladies. You know, like a certain "publisher" who donates heaps of dollars to the GOP and their nomimee. For an explanation check out this handy chart.

There was an article in the WP with the headline "Bush's Leadership style: Decisive or simplistic?" Hmmm, now that's a tough one.... Please add your subtitles for this article into the comments below.

Finally, there is a great posting on Crooked Timber from yesterday entitled Load the Flying Bats, which begs, asks and only sort of answers the question of what life must be like if you seem to believe armed simulated Soviet bats with homosexual tendancies are "the closest thing to reality that I’ve ever experienced." Apparently they make your feet wet. Yuck. If you want to see what he's seeing with that VR helmet on, you can either enter the fine senator's brain, or just eat a lot of mushrooms.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The flying bats are actually angels, as any god-fearing, born-again christian would know.

August 31, 2004 at 11:09 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The flying bats are actually angels, as any god-fearing, born-agan christian would know.

August 31, 2004 at 11:09 AM

Blogger fast & wily said...

Just ask anyone at the precious moments chapel!

August 31, 2004 at 11:38 PM


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