I wish to state here, for the record, that I do not use human growth hormone or anabolic steroids. I write this blog without the use of oxymetholone, oxandrolone, methandrostenolone, stanozolol, nandrolone decanoate, nandrolone phenpropionate, testosterone cypionate -- whether injected or orally. In that, I am totally in The Clear!
Headed for Cooperstown
I know, many are asking how I can keep up this grueling pace during the long blogging season. How I can snap out those quick rhetorical hits on the rich and infamous, how I can write those long, towering metaphors without resorting to the enhancement of an external substance.
Beats the hell out of me!
They say it's your birthday; We're gonna have a good time
Alright, so it's your 90th birthday and you get to invite one famous person to the party. Who do you ask?
(Me, I'm just blown away by Steve Jobs and, of course, Brett Favre.)
But if you are the afternoon Progressive Dane newspaper you invite Jesse Jackson. That's right, the Rev his ownself. The racial ambulance chaser. Apparently, the newspaper was one of only two dailies to endorse Jackson's pyrrhic 1988 candidacy and so the Rev owed them one.
Yesterday I bloviated as to why the afternoon daily was becoming ever more an acquired taste, judging by its free-falling circulation, even in this most leftist of localities. If you're working the fringe like the PD newspaper, then Jackson fits the bill; his high-water mark was the 29 percent of the primary vote he took in 1988. In the Democratic primary. Can you imagine the drubbing he would have taken in the general election! I think I can see Alf Landon from here!
Even that pitiable showing comes dangerously close to being mainstream for the PD newspaper. But that's the kind of rogue's gallery these people hero-worship. People like:
- Michael Moore, demagogue with a camera
- Ward Churchill, the defrocked Colorado professor and faux Native American
- Kevin "the U.S. attacked itself" Barrett
- British Food for Oil scammer George Galloway
- Cynthia McKinney, crazy woman
- Al Sharpton, perpetrator of the Tawana Brawley hoax
- Brenda Konkel, dominatrix of the Left
- Ashok Kumar ("come in Ashok, over")
- Dennis Kucinich, bankrupter of Cleveland
- Austin King, scourge of mom and pop start-ups
- Hugo Chavez, idolater of Fidel Castro
- Fidel Castro, dictator
- Cindy Sheehan, all-purpose embarrassment
- I'm with stupid.
Watch out Wikipedia!
Peter Eisch turned me on to its budding rival, the Dickipedia. See the entry about Hillary Rodham Clinton "but never Rodham-Clinton." It may be the only entry you ever need!
Normally it's one of the more annoying songs of this Christmas season. But Charlie Esser sends along this animation of The Twelve Days of Christmas and it's a lot of fun. I am sorry but I cannot show Charlie's "Wisconsin Snow Fairy."