Monday, August 20, 2007

The Emperor's Tailor De-Camps

The Minister of the Right Hand Thread is assembling his portmanteau while turning over in his massive brain the various amenities of countries lacking extradition.

The Emperor, as exquisitely portrayed in acrylics by Seattle artist William G. Powers, Jr., swings his Louis quinze accoutrement forward, as the royal nut sack slams into the Imperial mid-thigh, and advances into the thoroughly prepped Potemken crowd who cheer on command.

Alas they have no eyes to see his un-clothedness.

And Digby elegantly explains why we were deceived:
One of the things that the TNR article I excerpted above points out is that Rove couldn't have been too happy with the outcome in 2000. The Republicans had had to run in 2000 as "compassionate" conservatives to set themselves apart from what everyone knew to be the hideous face of Newt Gingrich and Rush Limbaugh's GOP.
But does not explain why Messrs. Limbaugh and Gingrich remain so seductive.

Hans Anderson seemed to say that the moral of the Emperor's New Clothes was to be skeptical.

Is it not just as likely that the moral was to keep your mouth shut and your skepticism to yourself?

Too many think so.
Updated for clarity.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Quandary # 73128

Perhaps the cause of our conviction that others envy us is that we are unsure that what we do is enviable.

Or should that be "?" ?

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Errant Egotism

I Am a Pundit Blogger!

My blog is smart, insightful, and always a quality read.
Truly appreciated by many, surpassed by only a few

The art of Social Science: Choose a conclusion. Formulate questions whose answers support the conclusion.
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Monday, August 13, 2007

Didact's Koan

If the student learns, may the teacher take credit for teaching?

If all students learn just as much at the same time, then the teacher taught.

If only some students learn, while other's fail, then the student did the learning.

This is a very hard notion for young teachers to accept.
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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Ha. Ha. Ha!

I call copyright on the idea of "scrambling" eggs.
In a pig's eye you will ...©

Just patent the damn thing and take the money.
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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Words to Ponder Over Coffee

Before morning coffee fully awakened Diana she laid an aphorism or two on the Kidtm and I.

"'Tips' spelled backwards is 'spit'"

"Who ever figured out that 'desserts' spelled backwards is 'stressed' was brilliant."

Bon mots.
Fun with words.
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