Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Moron Mail

Unreasonable:

Cannibalism it’s not

The Aug. 13 Letter of the Day engaged in some remarkably specious reasoning and rhetorical flourishes before concluding that the Democratic Party engages in cannibalism.

spe·cious, adj. [first def. archaic] 2: having deceptive attraction or allure; 3: having a false look of truth or genuineness

Remember that - we'll come back to it.

Name-calling aside,

Actually, I think the "cannibalism" thing is more of a metaphor than name-calling...

let us examine the argument that "independent" ideas are unwelcome in the Democratic Party.

Quick: name 5 pro-life Democrats holding a state-wide or national elected office. Ready? Go!

Assume that the Republican Party and its leader believe that the earth is flat.

What is it with you people and the flat earth analogies?

Oh yeah: it's that whole "reality-based" thing.

Assume further that someone in the Democratic Party believes similarly, contrary to the opinion of the majority of Democrats (not to mention 60 percent of the American people).

So 40% of the American people believe the world is flat in your analogy?

If said Democrat loses a primary election because of his position on the shape of the Earth, rhetorical flourishes from letter writers notwithstanding, it would appear that a bad "independent" idea has been defeated in the marketplace of ideas, in the face of compelling evidence that the Earth is in fact not flat.

Remember that definition? "having a false look of truth..."

The shape of the earth is an actual provable fact. And it's hard to see how the shape of the earth would ever morph itself into a political issue.

The prosecution of a war against Islamocommienazis (I am tired of the term "Islamofascist") who want to kill you is open for dabate and discussion as to policy and tactics; or even if it ought to be done at all. But the fact that of - what? 10% - of all of the population of a single state voting in a PARTY PRIMARY, half of whom go with the deluded Kos Kiddies, does not an immutable fact of nature make.

And your specious thesis will be -

hang on one second...

Specious thesis.

That's kind of fun to say. Do it with me:

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Where was I? Oh - your specious thesis (heh) will be vaporized in any event come November when Lieberman wins as an independent, as appears likely now.

If that happens, will that mean that the whole supine national defense thing you folks are pulling for will become the the "flat earth" of your analogy? Will that mean that the earth will then be in the shape of a cube? In your world?

Sen. Joe Lieberman and his fellow "flat-earthers" (on both sides of the aisle) are faced with the inconvenient truth

Whoa! You're getting your talking points mixed up. "Inconvenient truth" relates to global warming. "Illegal, unjust, ill-conceived and treasonous" relates to the War Against Islamocommienazis. Please consult your Democrat Letter Writing Stylebook, pg. 37, paragraph 2(a).

that the invasion of Iraq following an attack on us by Afghanistan based Al-Qaida was a foreign policy blunder of monumental proportions,

In your opinion. This is what got you into trouble in the first place: mixing up fact with opinion and policy.

Why do liberals hate round earths?

that is costing us $200 million a day and has resulted in the death of 2601 U S. troops.

Speaking of "eating their own," I notice a thundering silence from the right-wing letter writers on the prospective fate of Sen. Lincoln Chafee (Rhode Island) or the recent defeat of Rep. Joe Schwarz (Michigan) in their respective primaries.

I dunno. Maybe because we don't have a Kos-like messiah telling us sheep what to think or do all the time.

And maybe you haven't noticed, but writing letters to the editor is so 2003.

SPECIOUS SPECIES, BLOOMINGTON

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