Thursday, June 16, 2005

Item 1 Of The Plan For The Destruction of American Culture Has Been Completed

What to do with a centuries-old New England town which saw an historically unique and complex unravelling of the social fabric in the 1690s which undermined the authority of the Puritan government in Massachusetts?

Erect a giant, bronze middle finger in the town center.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

The Passion of the Clinton Haters

The New York Times makes for typically frustrating reading today. Again. I am still astonished at the fall it has made from being the paper of record to being a another smirking locus of smart-ass liberalism. Take Alan Ehrenhalt's review of John Harris' "The Survivor:"
MILLIONS of Americans despise Bill Clinton. They have done so since he became a presence in national politics in the early 1990's, and they continue to do so today, more than four years after his retirement from public office.

Hmmm. Well, "millions" seems like rather a sweeping number. And surely the passions of all but the most devout Clinton-haters have cooled into mere residual Clinton-dislike. But I get the basic point.
The passion of the Clinton haters is a phenomenon without equal in recent American politics.

What? Has Ehrenhalt been living in a cave for the past five years? That is a remarkably sweeping assertion, and one so demonstrably false that it is refuted by a cursory Google-search in just 0.05 seconds. [ed -- well, that could be said about more than a few NYT writers.]

Sunday, June 05, 2005

The Poor Man's Radiohead

At last, the New York Times covers a story simply begging to be blown wide open. This has been a source of tension between my fiancee and me for several years now.