Friday, January 27, 2006


Bruce Bartlett, top Reagan advisor and vituperative critic of Democrats and liberals, has a new book out. What is the title?

(A) “The Bush Presidency: a Study of Triumph”

(B) “The Terror Years: How the Right Won Freedom”

(C) “Treason: How Liberals Sold Out America”

(D) "Reagan, Quayle, Bush and Cheney: The Rushmore of Our Time”

(E) “Impostor: How George W. Bush Bankrupted America and Betrayed the Reagan Legacy”

Answer: E


Have Skunk said...

Banned from eschaton?
Hey, that's, um, interesting.
This is life in the bizzarro world that is the United States of American in 2006.

I was just banned from posting comments on Duncan Black's vaunted eschaton site. What's Mister Black afraid of? Little me? One guy with a keyboard? It's very populist and democratic of him to black me out just like that, with no explanation or warning. We are not amused...

On the other hand, I'm pleased my words carry enough freight to afflict him so strongly.
And I was worried about my writing getting rusty.
It must suck to be so intellectually challenged by my tapping fingers that Mister Black feels my voice should be silenced. I must be amazingly, extraordinarily threatening and/or obnoxious if I exceed the vitrolic commenting that seems the norm over there, whatever intelligence it masks. But God help you if you step off the whining party line. I swear, I've never seen such a pack of shrills and it's depressing, more depressing than political developments. It's depressing because if the inhabitants of eschaton are the pinnacle of American intelligentsia and articulate dissent, it's no surprise we're in the mess we're in.

The funny part is that I don't even know why I was banned. He hasn't responded to my e-mail asking him why. I'll refrain from further comment to give him a chance to justify his love. If any of you gentle readers would like to do me a favor and click over there and ask him why I'm banned, I'd be grateful. But somehow, I don't think Mister Black is thinking about my opinion, but just reinforcing his cabal of weenies. Thin skins, eh?

I wonder if he's just an information collection site for the right wing?

Incidentally, I've also been banned from the Brown Cafe, a site for UPS slaves, er, employees because I asked too many questions about workers compensation lawsuits against UPS.

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