The New York Times triggers a disappointing demonstration that for some, fighting might be more important than winning.
“If this evil monkey god wants to accompany me to the first committee meeting of the fall, he can feast on the dumbass who spent the whole meeting fighting to craft a proposal that’s guaranteed to be shot down at the higher levels. That will be my ritual sacrifice to Glowing Monkey God 666.” ~Thoreau
“Like the enemy with which he is supposed to be contrasted, he is relentless, impervious, and utterly uninteresting. Indeed, his performance is so uncompromising and devoid of nuance that one half-wonders why McG didn’t leave in the infamous outtake in which Bale profanely berated a crew member who’d wandered onto the set. Guns, grenades, and…
“The last word” is the most dangerous of infernal machines; and husband and wife should no more fight to get it than they would struggle for the possession of a lighted bomb-shell.” ~ Douglas William Jerrold, playwright and humorist (1803-1857)
“I gave up on post-theism in my 20’s. I worked through my post-post-theism in my early 30’s. I’m currently enjoying my post-post-post-theism too much to really contemplate post-post-post-post-theism, but, hey. Maybe someone will write a book about it that I can yell about and I’ll be a convert. Or, maybe, I’ll backslide and become a…
I’d love to be wrong about this. But I’m not. If you want to understand the world, not just collect endless factlets, you still need to read books. If you do, the internet makes you smarter. If you don’t, it makes you dumber. ~ Kevin Drum
“Megalomania is a hard drug to kick.” ~ Josh Marshall, pondering Dick Cheney
It must have been caused by a gay marriage in Vermont! ~commenter jaycbird over at Dreher’s digs, on why Mel Gibson’s wife is filing for divorce.