Sunday, February 13, 2011
Supreme False Equivalency
Noah Feldman, writing in The New York Times, informs us that all Supreme Court justices are partisan tools:
Justice Antonin Scalia, for his part, naturally spends time with like-minded conservatives including Representative Michele Bachmann and Charles Koch. But when the brilliant, garrulous Justice Scalia hobnobs with fellow archconservatives, he is not being influenced any more than is the brilliant, garrulous Justice Stephen Breyer when he consorts with his numerous friends and former colleagues in the liberal bastion of Cambridge, Mass.
Exactly. Because Stephen Breyer lives in Cambridge and probably has liberal friends over for dinner, it's EXACTLY THE SAME as the "brilliant" Antonin Scalia acting in a very public and very partisan way by appearing at Tea Party gatherings organized by kooks like Michelle Bachmann and being a speaker at a conference funded by our Galtian heroes the Koch brothers. As for Cheney and Scalia duck-hunting together? Well, they weren't in the same blind! Also: Harry Truman played poker with a justice. So it's all on the level.
Monday, February 07, 2011
Breaking!!!!!From the NYTimes!!!!
College Professors are overwhelmingly liberal.
Saturday, February 05, 2011
I sure hope this doesn't happen on the field!
In an otherwise humdrum article about how Aaron Rodgers is ACTUALLY battling both the Steelers and the legacy of Brett Favre, Washington Post columnist Mike Wise unleashes this paragraph:
"If Aaron Rodgers can pull this off, if he can lead the Packers to a Super Bowl victory over that Steeler defense and really have the kind of game people remember, then he basically knocked Brett Favre out," said Ross Tucker, the former NFL offensive lineman and now one of the game's most candid and sharp analysts. "Right now I see Brett Favre in some imaginary boxing ring, holding onto the top rope like a bloodied and tired fighter. And Aaron Rodgers is coming in for the donkey punch to end it. If he wins Sunday, he just landed that donkey punch."
That is candid! Though I'm guessing neither Ross Tucker nor Mike Wise know what a "Donkey Punch" is, or well, maybe they do, and if they really believe that Rodgers is going to do that to Favre -- metaphorically, of course -- then, Ew.
[helpful but disturbing and kinda NSFW animation at link]
VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE! They've now changed it to "[knockout] punch." But the donkey is forever preserved here...