“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"

Friday, December 31, 2004

The Faux Texan

There is a funny piece of Bush trivia in the December 3rd issue of The Texas Observer (if you aren't a subscriber spend a few bucks - it will be the best spent money for a liberal Texas political junky you can spend - published by-weekly with regular columns by Molly Ivins and Jim Hightower among others. Go to www.texasobserver.org). The quote, about the faux cowboy rancher W: "locals speak in code when they define people as either rancher or ranch owners. It's a nice way of acknowledging ranch owners aren't real ranchers. (Note to the White House press corps: Before the Bushes bought land in Crawford in 1999, the 'ranch' was referred to by locals as the Englebrecht hog farm.)"

The Liberalator