Two posts down are the Five Worst.
Time for the five best posts ever. I will throw two out right away, including the #1 post:
John: Hey, Bush is now at 37% approval. I feel much less like Kevin McCarthy screaming in traffic. But I wonder what his base is
John: … you said that immmediately, and with some authority.
Tyrone: Obama vs. Alan Keyes. Keyes was from out of state, so you can eliminate any established political base; both candidates were black, so you can factor out racism; and Keyes was plainly, obviously, completely crazy. Batshit crazy. Head-trauma crazy. But 27% of the population of Illinois voted for him. They put party identification, personal prejudice, whatever ahead of rational judgement. Hell, even like 5% of Democrats voted for him. That’s crazy behaviour. I think you have to assume a 27% Crazification Factor in any population.
The Snipe Hunt is an American folk tradition, a rite of passage for the novice outdoorsman … an elaborate practical joke which ends with the initiate crouching alone in the woods, in the dark, literally “holding the bag”, waiting for the nonexistent Snipe.
What if we sift through all the sand in Iraq without finding WMDs? (That means hundreds of tons, as advertised … not lab samples, training rounds or inventory strays.) We’re alone in the woods, in the dark, holding the bag. Paraphrasing NYT’s Tom Friedman, we will have gone to war on the wings of a snipe.
Too early to call it a night. It’s a big desert, our last candle hasn’t flickered out, and the mocking call of the snipe still echoes hauntingly in the distance, but … the original standard WMD thesis is strictly defunct.
We need to work on 3-5, but there is one recent post by Tbogg that makes me laugh every time I read it- “…and my action figures never die.”
The mighty 101st Fighting Keyboarders turn to increasingly sophisticated methods to prove that Everything You Hear From Iraq Is Wrong. In this episode, Power Line reader Stuart Koehl goes out to his backyard sandbox and recreates the story of a “crazed Bradley driver running over a dog”:***
Next up: Warren Commission report disproved using a Hot Wheels Terrordactyl Track.
Just throwing that out there. I am reasonably sure Fafblog and Sadly, No! have something worthy. Another one of my all-time favorites was Will Warren at Unremitting Verse- Merci for Not Expiring.