"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." (Mark Twain)

Thursday, May 04, 2006


The Rude Pundit calls Zacarias Moussaoui "the Pete Best of al-Qaeda." Cracked me up. Later, riffing on the same theme, he calls Moussaoui "the Gummo Marx of jihadis" (I guess that means "shoe bomber" Richard Reid is Zeppo, who (I hear) also had "great mechanical skills and was largely responsible for keeping the ... family car running"). The Rude Pundit will be guesting today at Jesus' General, so that should be fun.


Atrios catches little Scottie McClellan - how can we miss you when you won't go away? - spreading some especially high-grade fertilizer; or, maybe he's being sly, subtly implying that the man who just fired him is actually getting stupider over time.

Yesterday, on my very favorite blog, appeared this gem:
Bush’s rhetoric is like the character described by Raymond Chandler: “From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from thirty feet away.”

I must say, I'm pretty excited to get a copy of the Abu Musab al-Zarqawi "bloopers" tape - I hear it's pure comedy gold. I'm especially looking forward to these madcap hijinks on the big screen (and for those who prefer period dramas, here's an MSNBC report from over two years ago, with even more juicy details).

And finally, in a story about allegations that Jack Abramoff's money helped pay for the New Hampshire phone jamming scheme, a Republican consultant named Joe Gaylord grumbles, "Democrats are trying to stir up crap." No, sir, they're just trying to clear a path.




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