September 01, 2006
Strong Stuff 9-1-2006
The day such a man [as US Senator George Allen] is sworn in as President of the United States, I want to be at the inaguration [sic] and I think the Marine Band should play "Dixie" and "God Save the South"-it would be sweet revenge for Appomattox. -- David Oatney, who typifies what a lot of Tennesseans mean when they self-describe as "conservative"
The problem with quietly supporting racists so that ignorant rednecks in the South will vote for your ticket is that racists are stupid people who will eventually say stupid things that call attention to the fact that your party quietly supports racists. -- Alice of 10,000 Monkeys and a Camera
How would Jimmy [Naifeh] know what anything cost? He can't count the number of people raising their hands in a room. -- Rick Forman, on costly renovations at the state Capitol
Now that two of my least favorite subjects in school, science and history, are dead, Iím hoping that the Bush Administration will redouble its efforts to kill off two other subjects I didnít much care for, Math and Geography. While important strides have been made, I still think more can be done to send Math and Geography to the dustbin of History, which, course, has itself been sent to the dustbin of . . . something else, I guess. Iím not ready to declare victory until our schools are teaching only two subjects: Religion and Gym. -- Jon Swift, via Balloon Juice
Is such stuff just sensationalistic pap designed to sell papers, or do we really have problems? Yes and yes. -- A.C. McCloud, on problems leading to the airline industry's dire future
News | By joe lance | 09:51 PM