Thursday, February 16

Need We Say More? Vol. LXXXVI

Times Teaser:

Aggressive Acts by Iran Signal Pressure on Its Leadership

A flurry of actions and statements by Iran this week suggest its leaders are responding frantically, and more unpredictably, to the tightening of sanctions.

LOOK: it is now the 13th month of a Republican presidential campaign--as in President of the United States, the Leader of the Free World, a man who commands an actual nuclear arsenal, not just some aluminum tubes--so freighted with idiocy, illiteracy, hysteria, backwoods religious mania, Xenophobia, howlers, whoppers, bad sci-fi plots, galloping juvenilia, sexual phobias, spittle-flecked nationalism, off-hand wagers larger than most people's life savings, and, of course, the mandatory hushed reverence at the mention of "Ronald Reagan" that we ought to at least think twice before we start calling other people's leaders "frantic and unpredictable".


prairie curmudgeon said...

How low do we need to descend on the trunk of human fallibility to find the branch bearing this exceptionally bitter fruit?

For all the talk about how our civilizing has lead to decreasing violence we sure seem to be ratcheting the means of ramping that curve of whoop ass quite sharply upward.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

In times like these, one must turn to the Onion for honest reporting (and certainly not to its owner, the Stanley Kaplan Post).

Fearguth said...

Absolutely classic, Doghouse! Even better when read aloud.

notacynic said...

Maybe when the Republican candidate loses 40+ states in November the moderates will resume some control. Maybe.

Loved the link to the Onion. ; )