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September 2007

I Just Wanna Thank You For The Love

What a difference a weekend makes! The last one was gray and rainy and gloomy, this one is blue and silver and bright. But in both cases, it's the perfect time for the Unconscious Mutterings.

  • Crook :: He was too a crook.
  • Career :: counseling
  • Freckles :: the German word is "Sommersprossen": summer sprouts.
  • Scramble :: eggs
  • Mistake :: "Mistakes were made". That's my most hated use of the passive voice.
  • Telephone :: i
  • Thank you :: for the love
  • Obstruction :: of justice
  • 24/7 :: no rest for the wicked
  • SciFi :: The Sheep Look Up

I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down

From America's Finest News Source: Chinese Authorities Execute 10 Million Recalled Toys.

ChineseauthoritiesarticleBEIJING—In an attempt to assure the world's children that the millions of Chinese-made toys currently being recalled for containing toxic lead paint and tiny choking hazards can no longer hurt them, high-level Chinese officials announced Tuesday that millions of playthings are being rounded up and immediately put to death.


Before The Bullfight

Clearing out the backlog of draft posts that have collected here in the last couple of months.

The Smirking Chimp asks: How's Your Bullshit Detector?

For those of you who do not know, it may be worth saying that the phrase, "crap-detecting," originated with Ernest Hemingway who when asked if there were one quality needed, above all others, to be a good writer, replied, "Yes, a built-in, shock-proof, crap detector."


Do You Like Being Single, Do You Want Me Back?

Summer is over. It's a gray rainy weekend, and I am doing the weekly Unconscious Mutterings.


The Politics of Dancing

The Smirking Chimp just cracks me up today.

Lo and behold these two examples:

Democrats, as my crusty old country uncle used to say, "don't know whether to shit or go blind -- so they walk around all day with one-eye closed, farting."

(From this thread.)

And:

My ten-year-old granddaughter looked up from her science homework the other day and posed me a question she thought would be a real stumper.

"Grampa, what's the world's largest invertebrate life form?"

"That would be the Democratic Party," I replied.  "Why do you ask?"

"Because my science book says it's the ‘giant squid.’  They can weigh up to 600 pounds."

Upon hearing this stupefying factoid, I was forced to concede. 

"Then I guess your science book is probably correct, sweetheart. Even loaded down with frozen blocks of corporate campaign cash, most Democrats don't weigh that much!"

(From Fun Facts About Invertebrates.)


She Pictures A Soul With No Leaks At The Seam

How come I haven't heard anything else about this? I first came across this almost three weeks ago. I would think this was a little more news-worthy, no?

Winston-Salem Journal | Coalition of nuns calls for impeaching Bush and Cheney.

A progressive group of U.S. nuns has called on Congress to impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney because of their roles in the war in Iraq.

“The National Coalition of American Nuns is impelled by conscience to call you to act promptly to impeach President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for ... high crimes and misdemeanors,” the group wrote in a letter written on behalf of its board members.

The letter says that impeachment is warranted for their “deceiving the public under the false pretense that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction” and “destroying” the reputation of the United States and the good will of other nations.

“The time for impeachment is now — before the example of George W. Bush’s regime is set in stone,” they wrote. “Future generations will thank you for preserving the freedom of our nation and its relation to the entire human community.”

The coalition was founded in 1969 for individual nuns dedicated to issues of social justice and human rights.

The letter was approved during a mid-August meeting of the board, held in Chicago. During that same meeting, the board unanimously adopted statements opposing all war and affirming peacemaking efforts. “Rather than continuing support of a just-war theory, a more compassionate church would oppose all war and teach peacemaking skills for all levels of government and interpersonal conflict resolution,” the statement reads.

The board also adopted statements pledging to work to “moderate the impact we make on planet Earth,” and supporting nuclear disarmament and relief efforts for the poor in Africa.