Not to derail, but there is something very alarming I must warn you all about.
My friends, the Russians have surpassed us in snark technology. Witness, Pravda.ru’s endorsement of Palin for Queen of America. A sample:
Savage animal slaughterer that she is, it’s apt that Sarah Palin has now brutally plunged a razor-sharp knife into the very heart of the seemingly invincible doubts concerning her capacity to be Vice-President of the United States. Wielding her chutzpah with the awe-inspiring deftness with which she employs her gun or rifle when hunting defenseless wolves or moose, she appeared on 20/20 and left our skepticism writhing on the ground in agony, immersed in its own blood and gasping its last.
Given her virtuoso performance with Charlie Gibson a few nights ago, John McCain might as well croak now and get it over with. She’s ready for the presidency. All the cynics who dared to question her qualifications to become VP now have about as much credibility as card-carrying members of the Flat Earth Society.
My friends, what is next? Troll technology? MY GOD–
Theeds: have you been tweaking your avatar? Lately it shows, at times, a Mona Lisaesque vague wryness, other times, humbling, awe-inspiring ocular vacuity, other times, a mere smirk made snarkier by its empty earnestness… and just now, after writing this, he looks nervous and confused.
Chutzpah is a Yiddish word for shameless daring in the course of gross misconduct. It’s what you’d use to describe a person who murders both parents and then, when caught, pleads to the court for mercy on the basis that they are an orphan.
But this article demonstrates one more thing to love about the Russians: their gift for invective. <irony>Too bad we fought a Cold War in order to preserve the American people from ever having to learn that language.</irony>
One of the best things about the Dems winning the House in 2006 is that we get to hear more of Barney. As they say in MA, he’s wicked-pissah funny, especially when he tells the Rethugs to go F themselves (in a relatively tactful way, of course).
Of course, it would also be nice if the rest of the Dems grew a set. It would also be nice if I won the Lottery. Currently, I am not sure which has the greater probability.