Taranto explains our national malaise: we’re being governed by a gang of oiks. Continue reading Oikophobia
…as in "President Obama is just a post turtle. (photo by Eric Tank, on Flickr) Continue reading Post turtle…
It takes a kind of militant ignorance to indulge in utopian thoughts. Continue reading Unscrupulous Optimism
…and it’s NOT an approved sampling technique. Update (29 June). Apparently it happens in the private survey research business, too. This is a big deal. More detail here. Continue reading It’s called CURBSTONING…
You betcha! Continue reading “That” and “there” reconsidered
What a pernicious euphemism. This story tells it all. Tip from Jay Nordlinger at NRO. Thanks for the tip! Continue reading A customer of size
Lake Superior State U has released launched its annual list of Banished Words; they bagged 15 of the lamest. Word "czars" at Lake Superior State University "unfriended" 15 words and phrases and declared them "shovel-ready" for inclusion on the university’s 35th annual List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.The list this year is a ‘teachable moment’ conducted free of ‘tweets,’" said a Word Banishment spokesman who was "chillaxin’" for the holidays. "’In these economic times’, purging our language of ‘toxic assets’ is a ‘stimulus’ effort that’s ‘too big to fail.’" Tip from Arnold … Continue reading These words are shovel-ready for the dumpster
Megan McArdle comments on the recent Sarah Palin-inspired head explosions in the media: …I find the whole schtick about how the media is just a bunch of elitist hooligans who are out to get her really grating. That’s why I really wish the media wouldn’t act like, well, a bunch of elitist hooligans who are out to get her. I’ve coined a new phrase to cover the situation: Palinoia. It’s when you think people are out to get you, and then they do their best to justify your erroneous belief. I don’t think using this old Runner’s World cover photo … Continue reading Palinoia!
Igon Value. Delicious. Continue reading I gone, you gone, we all gone out for an…
Here’s a good example of compare and contrast. …you know that we used to make fun of “Dubya” nearly every day…parroting the same comedic bits we heard in our Democrat circles, where Bush is still, to this day, lampooned as a chimp, a bumbling idiot, and a poor, clumsy public speaker.…Well, we told you before how much the current president, Dr. Utopia, made us realize just how wrong we were about Bush. We shudder to think what Dr. Utopia would have done post-9/11. He would have not gone there with a bullhorn and struck that right tone. More likely than … Continue reading Dr. Utopia!