Sunday, August 27, 2006

this is pretty amazing, too

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Real Estate Speak

When reading ads for houses, a certain translation is needed.
Here's a partial sampling:
Charming: small
Cozy: very small
X number of years young: X number of years old
Fix-me upper: dilapidated
Pastoral view: no mountain view
The following words have absolutely no meaning whatsoever: gorgeous, beautiful, once-in-a-lifetime, fantastic, dream, extraordinary, magnificent, sensational,
large, spacious, enjoy, etc. etc.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

This is amazing

A sort of political manifesto

I read recently that Dick Cheney said that Lieberman's defeat in Connecticut would (and I paraphrase here) encourage Al Quaida to commit more violence. By implication, what he is saying is that voting can be a form of treason.
It seems to me that this administration and American constitutional democracy are two phrases that don't belong in the same sentence.
Let me state this clearly: If you still support this administration, you are at best stupid, and at worst a big asshole. So there.