"...it's not the training to be mean but the training to be kind that is used to keep us leashed best." ~ Black Dog Red

"In case you haven't recognized the trend: it proceeds action, dissent, speech." ~ davidly, on how wars get done

"...What sort of meager, unerotic existence must a man live to find himself moved to such ecstatic heights by the mundane sniping of a congressional budget fight. The fate of human existence does not hang in the balance. The gods are not arrayed on either side. Poseiden, earth-shaker, has regrettably set his sights on the poor fishermen of northern Japan and not on Washington, D.C. where his ire might do some good--I can think of no better spot for a little wetland reclamation project, if you know what I mean. The fight is neither revolution nor apocalypse; it is hardly even a fight. A lot of apparatchiks are moving a lot of phony numbers with more zeros than a century of soccer scores around, weaving a brittle chrysalis around a gross worm that, some time hence, will emerge, untransformed, still a worm." ~ IOZ

Mar 26, 2010

Cordial, As In With a Mallet

"...Earlier in the week, Coulter had received a cordial letter from Francois Houle, the vice-president academic and provost of the University of Ottawa welcoming her to the nation's capital and suggesting that she review what constitutes hate speech under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Houle pointed out that, for instance, "promoting hared against any identifiable group would not only be considered inappropriate, but could in fact lead to criminal charges" under the Charter..."

Some Guy With No Sense of Proportion

Yeppers. You read it right. Warning someone to watch her words or else the coppers might grab her and teach her an ("so sorry, lass, that we've got to save ya from yarself with a spell in the prison kitchens") important lesson about right speech and keeping the environment safe for dissent-fee profit and docile kneeling.

Yah yah, Ann Coulter sucks. She has spent more time spilling verbal puss across the airwaves than almost anyone except El Rushbo, Glennbeckistan, and Hopey Changey Hisself. Sure, all that rings true. This has got Lady Irony right out of her home digs and wandering the wide world collecting justly due tithings.


Characterizing an intimidation racket's censorship warning as a "cordial letter" takes the prize.


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