The Chimes at Midnight
Friday, February 28, 2003
 
If you have the time, do check out "The Impossible H.L. Mencken" edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. In it at around page 288 the Esteemed Dr. Mencken mentions the possibility that Robert La Follette's independent Presidential campaign might get the 1924 thrown into the U.S. House for a decision. He even goes on to note that if La Follette is able to swing enough votes in the congress his way he could in theory prolong the balloting past the March 1925 inauguration date. At which point, Mencken notes with glee "the whole comedy will be transferred to the Supreme Court of the United States....nine lawyers including one good one, will elect the President. I
give warning that I shall need the stadium to laugh in".
Who is laughing now?
:)
 
If you have the time, do check out "The Impossible H.L. Mencken" edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. In it at around page 288 the Esteemed Dr. Mencken mentions the possibility that Robert La Follette's independent Presidential campaign might get the 1924 thrown into the U.S. House for a decision. He even goes on to note that if La Follette is able to swing enough votes in the congress his way he could in theory prolong the balloting past the March 1925 inauguration date. At which point, Mencken notes with glee "the whole comedy will be transferred to the Supreme Court of the United States....nine lawyers including one good one, will elect the President. I
give warning that I shall need the stadium to laugh in".
Who is laughing now?
:)
 
If you have the time, do check out "The Impossible H.L. Mencken" edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. In it at around page 288 the Esteemed Dr. Mencken mentions the possibility that Robert La Follette's independent Presidential campaign might get the 1924 thrown into the U.S. House for a decision. He even goes on to note that if La Follette is able to swing enough votes in the congress his way he could in theory prolong the balloting past the March 1925 inauguration date. At which point, Mencken notes with glee "the whole comedy will be transferred to the Supreme Court of the United States....nine lawyers including one good one, will elect the President. I
give warning that I shall need the stadium to laugh in".
Who is laughing now?
:)
 
The Gratingest Generation:
Is there a bigger bangtailed yap on this breathing earth than Tom Brokaw?
He was on "Imus in the Morning" today spreading his mellifluous middlebrowed tedium as far as radio syndication can carry it.
Utterly vacuous, he is also got that smug sense of self satisfaction that only comes from a heartfelt belief that being a National Nightly News Anchorman is somehow a job fit for heroes.
The skills that animates a successful news anchorman are none too tough to master. The notion that these are unique men and women of unusual, wisdom, charisma or honesty is sheer nonsense. The Olsen twins or Frankie Muniz could easily be trained to anchor NBC's nightly news broadcast sans any harm to the show's ratings or journalistic integrity.
Hell in a few short years, robots, holograms, or trained seals could seamlessly take over the anchorman's chores, who are these people kidding?
Not our Tom he'd have us believe his years of brown-nosing John Chancellor were somehow a lonely heroic struggle to perfect his craft as-a-newsman. Hell we all know he beat out Garrick Utley for the top job only because Tom has a full head of hair.
Nowadays Tom is talking about retiring in early 2005 and handing NBC Nightly News over to Brian Williams a news personality with no more substance than a billow of steam from out a manhole cover.
But he has a full head of hair and so it goes....
No doubt Tom will keep churning out more stuff like that toadying volume "The Greatest Generation" when he isn't cavorting in Valhalla or snorkling in the Carribean.
Which is just what he was doing when the Space Shuttle broke up on re-entry...
SNORKLING!
I rest my case....
What does that tell you!!!?
Thursday, February 27, 2003
 
"Anyone watching "Meet the Press" lately?"

I haven't...
So has Host Tim Russert started writhing on the floor screeching in
raw hysterical panic over North Korea's nuclear weapons program?
If he hasn't it is only a matter of time.
As everyone who listens to his tirades and pompous effusions on the
"Imus in the Morning" program knows, Tim is haplessly
nuclear-phobic.
EVERY time he goes on that show he ends said appearance with a
voice-a-trembling at the thought of nuclear blackmail from some
punk-@ss 3rd world nation.
I'm not kidding this is what keeps Tim awake at night the nightmare
that some teensy weensy comic opera duchy will get a great big
a-bomb AND FORCE US TO OUR KNEES!!!
politics with good old fashioned homosexual assault... and I do say
that with a smile:>
Okay I kid, the real reason Tim fears the bomb izzat a nuclear
explosion could possibly adversely affect his lavish stock options
and Nero-esque lifestyle.

It's amusing to watch such a quintessential DC "kewl kid" sweating
and serious over such a scenario-no doubt Tim ran out of the press
screening of "Die Another Day" gibbering with fear.
***
Since we have no positive influence whatsover over the DC
punditariat I say we should quietly bombard Russert with "serious"
e-mails compleat with faux diagrams detailing North Korea's
"Q-Bomb" program and their secret project to develop a city busting
"Z-ray".
The poor credulous fool will no doubt lap this nonsense up and
sooner or later he'll be grilling Donald Rumsfeld about "North
Korea's Time Tunnel"...
Russert's an attorney, he couldn't separate fact from fiction if he
tried...
:)



 
"Anyone watching "Meet the Press" lately?"

I haven't...
So has Host Tim Russert started writhing on the floor screeching in
raw hysterical panic over North Korea's nuclear weapons program?
If he hasn't it is only a matter of time.
As everyone who listens to his tirades and pompous effusions on the
"Imus in the Morning" program knows, Tim is haplessly
nuclear-phobic.
EVERY time he goes on that show he ends said appearance with a
voice-a-trembling at the thought of nuclear blackmail from some
punk-@ss 3rd world nation.
I'm not kidding this is what keeps Tim awake at night the nightmare
that some teensy weensy comic opera duchy will get a great big
a-bomb AND FORCE US TO OUR KNEES!!!
politics with good old fashioned homosexual assault... and I do say
that with a smile:>
Okay I kid, the real reason Tim fears the bomb izzat a nuclear
explosion could possibly adversely affect his lavish stock options
and Nero-esque lifestyle.

It's amusing to watch such a quintessential DC "kewl kid" sweating
and serious over such a scenario-no doubt Tim ran out of the press
screening of "Die Another Day" gibbering with fear.
***
Since we have no positive influence whatsover over the DC
punditariat I say we should quietly bombard Russert with "serious"
e-mails compleat with faux diagrams detailing North Korea's
"Q-Bomb" program and their secret project to develop a city busting
"Z-ray".
The poor credulous fool will no doubt lap this nonsense up and
sooner or later he'll be grilling Donald Rumsfeld about "North
Korea's Time Tunnel"...
Russert's an attorney, he couldn't separate fact from fiction if he
tried...
:)



 
"Anyone watching "Meet the Press" lately?"

I haven't...
So has Host Tim Russert started writhing on the floor screeching in
raw hysterical panic over North Korea's nuclear weapons program?
If he hasn't it is only a matter of time.
As everyone who listens to his tirades and pompous effusions on the
"Imus in the Morning" program knows, Tim is haplessly
nuclear-phobic.
EVERY time he goes on that show he ends said appearance with a
voice-a-trembling at the thought of nuclear blackmail from some
punk-@ss 3rd world nation.
I'm not kidding this is what keeps Tim awake at night the nightmare
that some teensy weensy comic opera duchy will get a great big
a-bomb AND FORCE US TO OUR KNEES!!!
politics with good old fashioned homosexual assault... and I do say
that with a smile:>
Okay I kid, the real reason Tim fears the bomb izzat a nuclear
explosion could possibly adversely affect his lavish stock options
and Nero-esque lifestyle.

It's amusing to watch such a quintessential DC "kewl kid" sweating
and serious over such a scenario-no doubt Tim ran out of the press
screening of "Die Another Day" gibbering with fear.
***
Since we have no positive influence whatsover over the DC
punditariat I say we should quietly bombard Russert with "serious"
e-mails compleat with faux diagrams detailing North Korea's
"Q-Bomb" program and their secret project to develop a city busting
"Z-ray".
The poor credulous fool will no doubt lap this nonsense up and
sooner or later he'll be grilling Donald Rumsfeld about "North
Korea's Time Tunnel"...
Russert's an attorney, he couldn't separate fact from fiction if he
tried...
:)



 
A high handed outrage on the public airwaves:

At about 7:45am yesterday morning Don Imus called Dan Rather "An agenda driven lunatic" because the CBS anchorman was interviewing Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein on TV this week.
If for no other reason that sheer pride shouldn't Dan Rather cease his occasional appearances on the "Imus in the Morning" program?
Dan is allegedly a friend of that show, but clearly the Imus show is no friend to Rather...
I think Dan needs to get a few e-mails urging him to boycott said program.
I doubt such an action would convince Dan to drop Imus and his nasty little hatemongering posse....in fact I can promise you Dan will be back on Imus within two weeks sweating out the usual third degree trying manfully to explain himself....
But what the hell Rather ought to be fully informed before
he inevitably abases himself on the radio.
But wait, it gets better:
TODAY on the "Imus in the Morning" <2-27-03> at about 7:40am EST, radio tyrant Don Imus called Dan Rather's interview with Saddam Hussein "treasonous"...
Clearly this is a developing story, no doubt by tomorrow the I-Man and the other talk radio mullahs will be snarling about the need for shotgun justice.
I can't quite put my finger on it, but there is something awfully weak about the pro-war cause that it can driven to
such a imbecilic fury by one dopey teevee interview.
Sick
Demented
Typical...

Wednesday, February 26, 2003
 
A Harvest of Gratitude:
Romneyism as it applies here in Massachusetts to the current round of local aid cuts is nothing more or less than partisan vampirism.
Bucolic Bellingham which Romney carried loses a trifling 100,000 this year, Arlington which voted for O'Brien is out some 900,000.00 at the last count.
Funny how that works innit?
Sick
Demented
Typical...
 
A Harvest of Gratitude:
Romneyism as it applies here in Massachusetts to the current round of local aid cuts is nothing more or less than partisan vampirism.
Bucolic Bellingham which Romney carried loses a triffling 100,000 this year, Arlington which voted for O'Brien is out some 900,000.00 at the last count.
Funny how that works innit?
Sick
Demented
Typical...
 
A Harvest of Gratitude:
Romneyism as it applies here in Massachusetts to the current round of local aid cuts is nothing more or less than partisan vampirism.
Bucolic Bellingham which Romney carried loses a triffling 100,000 this year, Arlington which voted for O'Brien is out some 900,000.00 at the last count.
Funny how that works innit?
Sick
Demented
Typical...
Tuesday, February 25, 2003
 
Okay, now let's try updating from the slow-as-hell home dial-up connection.
If this works then I may give this blog nonsense a whirl.
 
Okay, now let's try updating from the slow-as-hell home dial-up connection.
If this works then I may give this blog nonsense a whirl.
Monday, February 24, 2003
 
This is something I posted earlier on the inestimable Bartcop.com
Think of it as a good representative sample of what is to come assuming I go with this weblog gadget.

"Sean Hannity: Man on Horseback:"

This week's issue of "Crain's New York Business" describes radio talk show tyrant Sean Hannity in the following way:
"Mr. Hannity uses his passion, his knowledge and his Marlboro-man good looks to connect with his fans".
Now, never mind the fact that Marlboro man good looks don't count for sh*t on the radio....lets concentrate on finding out what drunken publicist decided that Sean Hannity a dough faced j.o. from the suburbs is some kind of solemn macho totem?
Because that publicist's gift for comedy could lead Saturday Night Live back to the promised land, I tells yuh.
****
If that callow sweet-lipped punk is a cowboy then Rush Limbaugh must be a kind of post modern Steve Reeves!
Of you put Sean in a cowboy hat and boots he'd look like a the back-up Mascot at a Junior College football game...
If he took to swaggering like the abovementioned cowboy he'd look he was still learning the hokey-pokey....
In short and will all due respect:
WHO THE HELL IS CRAIN'S NEW YORK BUSINESS KIDDING?
***
And another thing, what is the nonsense about Sean being "passionate" about his politics?
If you were a money starved sociopath what radio persona would you adopt to beat the quickest path to riches and power?
1) An Adlai Stevenson liberal...polite and well mannered to a fault
or
2) An overbearing screaming ranting raving homicidal rightical chic freakjob?
We don't KNOW if he's passionate about anything other than masturbation because nobody else who is passionate about ANYTHING else gets on the radio!!!
Sick
Demented
Typical...


 
This is my idea of a blog, it may work it may not.
Well what of it?
Better writers than me have gone to smash with more on the ball.
I'll have some material in due course I promise-just lemme get the hang of this thing.
John IAT

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