Sunday, August 24, 2008

Another Republican Dimwit

Ouch! Her Jubilation Must Have Hurt!

And You Thought Bush Had Cornered the Market!

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told OneNewsNow that the U.S. doesn’t need environmental advocates such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) because Jesus saved Earth already:

[Pelosi] is committed to her global warming fanaticism to the point where she has said that she’s just trying to save the planet. … We all know that someone did that over 2,000 years ago, they saved the planet — we didn’t need Nancy Pelosi to do that.

Besides hitting the Speaker of the House over the head with religion, Bachmann proved that she needs to go back to grade school for her awful grammar and reasoning:

1. "Just trying to save the planet" has no longer been considered a "fanatical" term. It's used very commonly and in no way connotes exclusivity or bravado.

2. Jesus saved SOULS, not the physical earth. When Nancy Pelosi speaks of the earth, she is speaking about that big round ball (O.K., not quite) we live on, the one Bachmann's ancestors, as well as everybody else before her, have ruined.
3. "Someone" and "they", while mildly correct is very awkward. Instead, it should be "Someone" and "He"
4. Unless Nancy Pelosi lived 2,000 years ago, the proper form would be "we don't need Nancy Pelosi to do that."

Besides trying to sabotage the English language and belittling Pelosi about a subject even Christofascist Pat Robertson agrees with, Bachmann should being home studying and trying to pass the sixth grade.

Another reason I wouldn't want to be in her district:

Joseph Wright of Derby - Vesuvius from Portici - Detail

Mount Vesuvius' eruption on Aug. 24, 79 CE was not the most destructive of any volcano in history. That title goes to the volcano located on the Greek island of Thera. Hundreds of megatons of ash and debris darkened every island and country within a radius of 1000 miles.

So if Vesuvius is not technically the worst eruption, why is it so important in history?

It is a reminder that people, cities, whole cultures can be erased from the earth almost without a trace. Vesuvius buried Herculaneum for so many years that the existence of the small city past into the realm of legend. Maybe that can never happened again: TV crews would be on hand to recording everything.

Dick Cheney: Scandals Up, Approval Ratings Down - Past Dan Quayle Level

Honestly, The Scariest T-Shirt I've Ever Seen!

Oh, The Humiliation!
He's Even Lower Than Dan Quayle!

For years, I thought George Bush was really Dan Quayle in disguise. Of course, that is an insult to Quayle. But now, Dan Quayle has something to chirp about (since quayle don't crow): a new scandal may push Dick Cheney down past Quayle's dismal approval rating!
Newsweek reports that in a conversation “secretly tape-recorded by the FBI on June 25, 2006,” Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) “discussed ways to get a pipeline bill through the Alaska Legislature with Bill Allen, an oil-services executive accused of providing the senator with about $250,000 in undisclosed financial benefits.” Stevens promised Allen, “I’m gonna try to see if I can get some bigwigs from back here and say, ‘Look … you gotta get this done’.” Two days later, Vice President Cheney undertook the unusual move of writing a letter to the Alaska Legislature urging members to “promptly enact” a bill to build the pipeline.
NYT July 7, 2007:

Vice President Dick Cheney’s popularity has hit an all-time low, with recent polling by The New York Times and CBS News suggesting that he has replaced Dan Quayle as the most unpopular vice president in recent history.

Immunity Is Cheney personally immune to all of the links to skullduggery? Doesn't he care what people think? Crazy me to even ask such a question. One look at Cheney and you realize that he really doesn't care much about anything. Even in 2004, when Kerry made an inocuous comment about Mary Cheney's sexual orientation, Lynne Cheney blew up, the press ate it up and Dick Cheney didn't look as if he felt much of anything.

An extremely secretive man who shows bursts of anger but only spots of passion can be a very dangerous person: to look at Cheney is to ask: "What is he NOT telling us?" He is scheming the grand coup de tat, isn't he?

A note on Dan Quayle
He does have a somewhat strange legacy: read this from wikipedia:

The United States Vice Presidential Museum at the Dan Quayle Center is the only Vice Presidential museum in the United States. It is located in Huntington, Indiana, one of the towns where Dan Quayle grew up. The Museum is downtown in a renovated church, the former First Church of Christ, Scientist, Huntington, Indiana, and has two floors, the first featuring the history of all the Vice Presidents, and the second housing memorabilia and a theater.

And one last quote I couldn't resist, by the inimitable John Cleese:
If life were fair, Dan Quayle would be making a living asking "Do you want fries with that?"

Now, come on, do you actually think he wrote it?