Sauron: Offer and Acceptance

From Letters of Marque: “As a small token of your friendship Sauron asks this,” he said: “that you should find this thief,” such was his word, “and get from him, willing or no, a little ring, the least of rings, that once he stole. It is but a trifle that Sauron fancies, and an earnest … Continue reading “Sauron: Offer and Acceptance”

You Might Be A Republican If…

From Tina’s Shark Tank: You Might Be A Republican If… (Author unknown) You think “proletariat” is a type of cheese. You’ve named your kids “Deduction one” and Deduction two” You’ve tried to argue that poverty could be abolished if people were just allowed to keep more of their minimum wage. You’ve ever referred to someone … Continue reading “You Might Be A Republican If…”

Class Warfare!

From Al Franken’s Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right: Anytime a liberal points out that the wealthy are disproportionately benefiting from Bush’s tax policies, Republicans shout, “class warfare!” In her book, A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century, Barbara Tuchman writes about a peasant revolt … Continue reading “Class Warfare!”

Miserable Failure Project: Fallout

First of all, it wasn’t my idea – I learned about it from blah3. Looks like Old Fashioned Patriot was the one who started this. (I did play a roll in making it work, though) Traffic to this site has increased by at least an order of magnitude (WOO-HOO!) I’ve had to temporarily disable comments … Continue reading “Miserable Failure Project: Fallout”

The Republican Catechism

(via Musings of a Philosophical Scrivener…) Things you have to believe to be a Republican today: Being a drug addict is a moral failing and a crime, unless you’re a conservative radio host. Then it’s an illness and you need our prayers for your recovery. The United States should get out of the United Nations, … Continue reading “The Republican Catechism”