Comments or suggestions: Gerard Van der Leun
As I Was Saying....

back at the end of February:

Here we have the new religion of "Save the Earth Not the People" reverting to an ancient religious practice of "buying indulgences" in which the wealthy could assure their ascent into heaven no matter what their sins through cash payments to the Catholic Church (or in this case the Earth Church). -- Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who's the greenest of them all? @ AMERICAN DIGEST


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 29, 2006 5:22 PM | QuickLink: Permalink
GRINGO DE MAYO!: A Counter-Celebration for May 1

A holiday for the rest of us....


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 28, 2006 10:39 AM | Comments (26)  | QuickLink: Permalink
Hang Up and Drive!

Pet peeve #2,648....


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 27, 2006 10:05 PM | Comments (20)  | QuickLink: Permalink
Be Very Afraid: Avian Bush Derangement Syndrome Outbreak

Bird flu and BDS have more in common than you think, except if you don't think....


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 27, 2006 11:33 AM | Comments (11)  | QuickLink: Permalink
"Mother of Mercy! Can this be the end of Rosie?"

"Isn't it rich? / Isn't it queer, /Losing my timing this late / In my career?
And where are the clowns? / There ought to be clowns. / Well, maybe next year."

Was it the spouting of "truther" spume like a poleaxed whale? Was it the random eructation of spittle across Barbara Walters' face? Was it the hanging upside down like a fecund moonbat in a cave? Was it the compulsive snatching of testicles long retracted in front of a festival of New York Society doyens?

"The loose-lipped lesbian dropped the F-bomb as Barbara Walters lowered her head on the dais and covered her face with her hand. O'Donnell concluded a rant about Donald Trump by grabbing her crotch and shouting, 'Eat me!'"


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 25, 2006 9:03 AM | Comments (6)  | QuickLink: Permalink
Time for Dictators But No Time for American Generals

"Pleased to meet you. Hope you guess my name."


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 24, 2006 6:28 PM | Comments (2)  | QuickLink: Permalink
What We Need is a "Windfall Taxes Rebate"

Want to cut the price of gas, okay, here's what we do....


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 24, 2006 1:44 PM | Comments (7)  | QuickLink: Permalink
Fish. Barrel. Bang: Taking Bin-Laden at His Word

If it's a Crusade, let's start crusading....


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 24, 2006 11:45 AM | Comments (9)  | QuickLink: Permalink
The Way We Were: Remembering the Real Nature of Journalism

Crappy prizes for a crappy "profession"....


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 22, 2006 12:09 PM | Comments (17)  | QuickLink: Permalink
What Are You Doing Here...

when you could be reading....


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 22, 2006 9:56 AM | QuickLink: Permalink
The Hysterics of Our Contemporary Copperheads

Go where desertion is no crime --
Where loyalty is dead
Where sad disaster gives no pain;
There is the Copperhead.
Go where foul scorn is heaped upon
Our noble boys, who go
To stand a wall of fire between
Us and our traitor foe:
Go where bold Grant's revilers are --
Where Burnside is defamed;
Where Banks and Butler -- noble names! --
In scorn alone are named:
Go where patriotic pride,
Honor, and Truth are dead --
Where our success brings but despair;
There is the Copperhead.

-- From "Where is the Copperhead? "
Harper's Weekly, September, 1863

"I believe . . . that this war is lost, and this surge is not accomplishing anything, as is shown by the extreme violence in Iraq this week."--Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, April 19, 2007

"Resolved, that this convention does explicitly declare, as the sense of the American people, that after four years of failure to restore the Union by the experiment of war, during which, under the pretence of military necessity, or war power higher than the Constitution, the Constitution itself has been disregarded in every part, and public liberty and private right alike trodden down, and the material prosperity of the country essentially impaired, justice, humanity, liberty, and the public welfare demand that immediate efforts be made for a cessation of hostilities, with a view to an ultimate convention of the States or other peaceable means, to the end that at the earliest practicable moment peace may be restored on the basis of the federal Union of the States."--1864 Democratic platform


Posted by Van der Leun Apr 20, 2006 8:24 AM | Comments (4)  | QuickLink: Permalink
Bodies Neither Cold Nor Counted -- New Land Blather Speed Record:

From first reports of at least 32 killed to "reporters' searching questions" about gun control at White House Press Briefing in less than 90 minutes. They didn't even wait for the professional grief counselors to be deployed from their secure locations. Way to go, oh guardians of public morality, health, and thinking the one true way!


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 16, 2006 10:24 AM | Comments (9)  | QuickLink: Permalink
Culling My Comments


It's been a good week for comments here at American Digest, even as Tim O'Reilly's Legions of Techweenies got their hard drives so fried they went off on a Klean Komments Krusade. (Krusade Number 18,987 -- but who's counting?)

Here are two comments I found especially compelling. You will too.


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 13, 2006 7:56 PM | Comments (1)  | QuickLink: Permalink
The Hamlet Men

Another in my continuing series on "Bad Americans."


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 9, 2006 11:40 PM | Comments (12)  | QuickLink: Permalink
Immigration Reform: Mas More Inaction, Gracias!

We need more of nothing, thank you.


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 8, 2006 10:19 AM | Comments (18)  | QuickLink: Permalink
Jobs That Americans Can't Do

Political mantras and mass mind control.


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 6, 2006 5:45 PM | Comments (14)  | QuickLink: Permalink
Please Come to Damascus:


Please Come to Damascus

Please come to Damascus
For the for the bullshit
I'm ruling like my daddy did
And I've got lots of goons.
You can wear your burka on the sidewalk
In the souk where Americans will be shopping soon
Please come to Damascus
She said no, I can't long from congress stray.

And Bush sang, Hey ramblin' girl
Why don't you settle down?
Damascus ain't your kind of town.
There ain't no freedom,
And no place a free woman can stay.
I'm the number one fan
Of the speaker from Frisco Bay.


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 4, 2006 1:19 PM | Comments (1)  | QuickLink: Permalink
They Hate the Church More Than They Hate Life Itself (Or Do They?)

On modern liberalism considered as "an acid that burns through everything it touches."


Posted by Vanderleun Apr 2, 2006 1:29 AM | Comments (34)  | QuickLink: Permalink
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