“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into”

Jonathan Swift
"The Democrats have moved to the right, and the right has moved into a mental hospital." - Bill Maher
"The city is crowded my friends are away and I'm on my own
It's too hot to handle so I gotta get up and go

It's a cruel ... cruel summer"

Saturday, August 12, 2006

“Now stop that! Bad, bad POTUS.”

Yeah, I know. There are still those around who get their feewings hurted when people compare the Emperor W to a monkey.

To them, I . . . don’t apologize. Because he is a monkey. We are all monkeys. And this video is hilarious and it is sad, because of the reminder it carries that the casual, pointless violence that we see all around us lies deeper in our psyche than we care to remember. It begins with monkeys teasing dogs, it begins with little boys blowing up frogs with firecrackers; it ends with planes crashing into buildings, it ends with millions of meaningless dead in thousands of meaningless wars.

Pulling the tail of a dog for no reason at all. Such a simian thing to do. Such a primate thing to do. Such a human thing to do.