Thursday, May 21, 2009

Peggy Noonan Steps In It ('it' being shit)

Oh, Peggy Noonan.... As the leader of your Grizzled Old Party, Michael Steele, so eloquently put it: you've 'stepped in it big time' this time, haven't you?

Speaking Sunday the 17
th of May on Meet The Press, Peg was expounding on the way 'forward' for the Republican Party. She'd just finished telling us all what a big tent the Republican Party was and what big tent poles the Republicans are when she then said this:

MS. NOONAN: I think the way for it to go is to try to be serious with regard to Mr. Obama's proposals, react seriously, react by speaking the English language--which is something the administration has, has not been doing so good--and by tying all of its views to philosophy in a way that is understandable to normal human beings.

Really? REALLY?!

Nooner, you really thinks that the current administration has not been speaking the English language 'good'?! Really.

First off,
Nooner: the word you were stuttering about trying to find is 'well', not 'good'. I believe most 4th or 5th grade students in the US learn not to use an adjective when an adverb is required.

Second: just where have you been during the past 4 months?!? Have you heard ANY of the speeches the current President has given?!? How about his acceptance speech in Chicago last November?!? Maybe you heard the speech he gave during the inauguration?!? No? Been hiding out somewhere licking your GOP wounds with cotton in your ears?!?

And third: have you developed some
debilitating form of memory loss? Have you so quickly forgotten the blundering, floundering, stammering fool your party propped up as president for the previous eight years?!

Have you forgotten such wonderful
quotables as:

I've abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.

I've been in the Bible every day since I've been the president.

We've got a lot of relations with countries in our neighborhood.

I don't particularly like it when people put words in my mouth, either, by the way, unless I say it.

And we mustn't forget the cream of the crop:

They misunderestimated me.

There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.

Before I arrived in President, During I arrived in President.

And my personal all-time favorite:

I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.

So, Ms.
Noonan, mind your p's and q's and adverbs and adjectives, retract your statement about the current administration's English - - and, most of all, do NOT forget what tormented language the most recent GOP president spoke while making our ears bleed.

- T

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Thank You, Robert Ingersoll

Secularism means food and fireside, roof and raiment, reasonable work and reasonable leisure, the cultivation of the tastes, the acquisition of knowledge, the enjoyment of the arts, and it promises for the human race comfort, independence, intelligence, and above all liberty. It means the abolition of sectarian feuds, of theological hatreds. It means the cultivation of friendship and intellectual hospitality. It means the living for ourselves and each other; for the present instead of the past, for this world rather than for another.
- Robert Ingersoll