Friday, October 09, 2009

Quote of the day

Referring to the wonderful document known as The Constitution,
Rather brilliant. For, in the abstract, we may envision an Olympian perfection of perfect beings in Washington doing the business of their employers, the people, but any of us who has ever been at a zoning meeting with our property at stake is aware of the urge to cut through all the pernicious bullshit and go straight to firearms.
David Mamet, Why I Am No Longer a Brain-Dead Liberal


Note to self: when setting both italics and a link, make sure the damned link actually links

Ok, no idea why but the link keeps not working; here's the address:
http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-03-11/news/why-i-am-no-longer-a-brain-dead-liberal/
He buys a lot of the "Bush stole the election!"-type crap, otherwise a good piece. There are some pictures on the sidebar that make this possibly NSFW

5 comments:

martywd said...

An _a_href="_"_ would be nice?   Please!

Anonymous said...

I think it was Buckminster Fuller who said, "The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun."

I fear we are closing in on the "end move" in this country.

Gerry N.

Firehand said...

Link actually linked.

At least it better be this time.

martywd said...

Firehand@7:28pm -- This is strange?   Running my mouse cursor over the text I see what is supposed to be the linked text: Why I Am No Longer a Brain-Dead Liberal?   But I CANNOT click on the link?   I.e, viewing the _page_source_ of your post here is the only way I was able to pick up the link.   Hmmmmm?   FWIW, tried this using three different browser on two different OS'.


At any rate, I had read something from Mamet a while back on these lines.   If more of his colleagues had come to there senses prior to the '08 election, like Mamet did, we might not be in the mess we are now?   Then again, maybe not?   The Repubs have been the Stupid Party for quite a while now and not much on that front has changed lately?

martywd said...

That html/css weirdness is, well, weird, but since no one that reads here is interested in that crap I'll refrain from further comment(s)!

Firehand:   He buys a lot of the "Bush stole the election!"-type crap, otherwise a good piece.

Actually I think to what David Mamet was referencing was how in retrospect, as a wrong thinking lib, he _had_once_ considered Bush's win over Gore as theft of the election, but at the same time thought highly of Kennedy, who's win over Nixon would have been thought of as election theft too, if , that is, Nixon had contested as Gore did which raised such a ruckus that it still has many libs panties in a twist?