In 1925, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, observing a transaction that was, shall we say, popularly approved of, concluded that “The common sense of the common people is a common fallacy.” Seems to me, this sentiment has an application beyond sports. At the very least, it makes a nice rejoinder to Abraham Lincoln’s, “You can fool some of the people all of the time,” etc, etc, etc. Abe wasn’t infallible; he got a few things wrong.
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As a cancer survivor, I visit a lot of doctors. Glad I don’t live in Nevada where Republican Senate candidate Sue Lowden suggests offering your doctors live poultry in lieu of cash or a payment from your insurance company. I don’t have any chickens to barter, and I’ve never painted the exterior of a house or been very handy with plumbing, but I could write the doc a nice story about Babe Ruth… That should be worth an MRI or two, right?
And in case you missed the actual story…
…These are “solutions” being proffered by our politicians. Sometimes you’d swear there are people out there who have some kind of large gap between the lobes of their brain.
No, no, no… You’ve got it all mixed up. Either you’re with us or you’re with the terrorists. I don’t care what they told you. They were mistaken.
“Representative oligarchy,” in which every couple of years we elect a new set of guys to be bought by corporate interests, isn’t the form of government I was told we lived under in school.
I’m back from Baltimore. Economy still where I left it?
…New posts to resume shortly.
Would Elvis Costello’s “Everyday I Write the Book” have been as a good a song if it was “Everyday I Clean the Spam Out of My Blog’s Filter?”
Now that a federal court has found that the Bush administration violated FISA in conducting warrantless eavesdropping, shouldn’t someone be subject to indictment and criminal penalties?
I’ve been trying a little experiment with my cat, Teddy (named for Republican Theodore Roosevelt). He wanders up to me and asks, “Meow?”
I reply, “Hell no, you can’t!”
He looks at me quizzically. “Meow?”
“Hell no, you can’t!”
We never seem to arrive at any kind of understanding, but it sure is fun. On a related note (and I realize that this will only make sense to a certain subset of the audience), doesn’t John Boehner look like Norman Osborn?
Just clicked on Google News and the top story is about Tigers Woods. Health care is #2.
If the human body had been created by an intelligent designer, it would have more user-serviceable parts.