There’s a certain obscenity in McCain’s gassing about the “decency” of the United States when outside the hall his cops were brutalising innocent people. But my favourite line was this one: “if you’re disappointed with the mistakes of government, join its ranks and work to correct them.” Try substituting “the Mafia” (or “the Gestapo,” or “the Sith,” or “the Hosts of Hell”) for “government” in that sentence.
Archive | September, 2008
I happened to mention on my Ancient Philosophy syllabus that today is Fall of the Roman Empire Day; so today my students brought cake to class.
Many happy returns!
They can count. (Conical hat tip to LRC.)
Sarah Palin was born in February 1964. So was I.
In her childhood she lived briefly in Idaho. So did I.
She currently lives in a state whose name begins with the Arabic word for “the.” So do I.
She received her degree from the University of Idaho. I’ve lectured at the University of Idaho.
She’s the chief executive officer of her state. I’m the chief executive officer of my think tank.
She has expressed sympathy for secessionist movements. So have I.
She has served as Ethics Supervisor for the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. I teach ethics every semester.
She likes to shoot moose. I once shot a photo of a moose.
She’s in favour of war, censorship, forcible reproduction, corporate welfare, and gun rights. I’m in favour of gun rights.
She has said: “individual freedom and independence are extremely important to me and that’s why I’m a Republican.” I have said: “individual freedom and independence are extremely important to me, and I agree that Sarah Palin is a Republican.”
She has said: “I think God’s will has to be done in unifying people and companies to get that gas line built.” I’ve said some very silly things too.
She had never met John McCain before this year. I’ve never met John McCain at all.