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  • *sigh*

    November 20, 2004
  • Yup. There isn’t much else to say, is there?

    November 20, 2004
  • and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

    yep.

    November 20, 2004
  • I hate it when dystopian visions come true. Let’s hope not too many come true in the next few years.

    Chris

    November 21, 2004
  • I don’t think even Mencken anticipated how malevolent the moron would be, and how casually he would waste the lives of troops and civilians.

    November 23, 2004
  • Concur. I hear the administration getting ready to tee up on Iran, and I know they don’t have more troops to send. What will they do? Even if draftees started entering the pipeline today, it would be at least five to six months before combat troops started trickling out the other end. Would Washington bomb the suspected sites? Bomb Tehran?

    And what options do responsible foreign policy adults have in Iran and North Korea, now that we’ve shot our preemptive wad on the least threatening dictator on the planet?

    November 23, 2004
  • Mencken was an astute soul. Oi.

    And the sad part is that the caliber of presidents in *those* days was so much higher than it is today . . . not even Mencken could’ve anticipated *this* buffoon at the helm. At least, I hope not.

    It’s sad when one finds oneself wishing for a genial but harmless idiot as opposed to a meanspirited bully-child who seems to think he’s playing toy soldiers with real lives . . .

    — A :/

    November 23, 2004
  • Bomb Tehran. Gawds.

    Do you suppose Bush really is as crazy as I fear? That he’s an apocalyptic type who feels it’s his mission to bring about the Second Coming?

    Chills, sir, I feel chills.

    Chris

    November 23, 2004
  • It’s sad when one finds oneself wishing for a genial but harmless idiot as opposed to a meanspirited bully-child who seems to think he’s playing toy soldiers with real lives . . .

    Amen, Sister!

    I like Mencken, but I have to say that was an expert in only finding shit sandwiches at life’s banquet.

    November 25, 2004
  • Anonymous

    Devolution

    I think intelligence is a feature that many American voters consider undesirable. A man with too much intelligence might look down his nose at the good ol’ idiots of the world.

    At the same time, let us remember that the moron didn’t win by a landslide. A large minority of the population voted against him.

    Is there hope? I don’t know. Idiocy breeds more idiocy. Fools in high office work against education, because education leads to doubting God, having sex for fun instead of to make more idiots, teaching our children Evil-ution, grumbling against Kristchun prayer in schools, breastfeeding in McDonald’s, and scepticism about Santa. Worst of all, it might lead to stem cell research, which as we all know is against God’s will, because if God had wanted Christopher Reeve to live He would have given him the power to fly.

    December 03, 2004
  • Re: Devolution

    Hi there. Sorry about the time lag in response, but I’ve been preoccupied with more immediate problems than the state of the union.

    I think intelligence is a feature that many American voters consider undesirable. A man with too much intelligence might look down his nose at the good ol’ idiots of the world.

    Yup. A recurring theme in my posts is the strain of anti-intellectualism in American life. I don’t know how to fix it, or even if it is fixable, especially since there are rich and powerful interests for whom the status quo is a good thing.

    December 08, 2004

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