8/16/2005

Daily Kos: Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

Bill Maher's New Rules: Polite Musings from a Timid Observer" (currently #8 on the New York Times bestseller list) is perfect summertime reading. You can finish it during an afternoon at the beach, an evening on the deck, or several horrifying hours locked overnight inside a meat freezer. A few timely morsels...

NEW RULE: Skip the truck. President Bush is down on the ranch, and we all know what that means---lots of pictures of him in that pickup truck, as if he's going into town to pick up a bale of hay. Okay, we get it. You're a "rancher." You're "clearing brush." You're a "Washington outsider." You're a huge country fan. Unfortunately, that country is Saudi Arabia.

NEW RULE: God is a waffler. Pat Robertson said God told him that Iraq would be a bloody disaster. But the same God told George Bush it wouldn't, which so surprised Robertson, he almost dropped the pennies he was stealing off a dead woman's eyes. But why is God talking out of two sides of his mouth? Flip-flop. God told us to beat our swords into plowshares. God: Wrong on defense, wrong for America.

NEW RULE: News organizations have to stop using the phrase "We go beyond the headlines." That's your job, dummy. You don't see American Airlines saying "We land our jets on the runway!"

Daily Kos: Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

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