November 7th, 2009

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Amazing

Republicans sometimes, and just now, are defending the ‘right’ of young people to mooch by electing not to have insurance. Will they propose an amendment to deny young moochers healthcare? (We’ll surely vote it down, because we aren’t hardhearted.)

I say we rename it the Freeloader Party.
Apollo 4 on column of fire

The dangers of making stereotypic observations without care

Apparently the author of this was unaware that Dick Armey is from North Dakota, which is way, way, way up north, and that he is an emigrant to Texas: http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2009/11/southern_man.cfm

Interestingly, Eric Cantor being Jewish makes him an ‘atypical’ Southerner, but Newt Gingrich and especially Dick Armey being Northerners isn’t to be treated similarly.

(My solution to this particular problem is not to count Jews as ‘atypical’. I would point out that Eric Cantor is the only Jew in Congress willing to be a Republican, but if anything this would make him more ‘Southern’, not less.)