Thu - August 5, 2004

A "Museum-Quality Tax-and-Spend Bleeding-Heart Knee-Jerk Liberal"

"Next: Wonderful new Free Religion Zones are created, where non-Christian Americans can worship, live and work! Please report to designated train stations for free transportation."

"I deeply resent the destruction of federalism represented by Hillary Clinton's willingness go into a state she doesn't even live in and pretend to represent people there, so I certainly wouldn't imitate it."

Terror Alert Timeline (via Martini Republic)

Sweet Jesus, I hate Bill O'Reilly.

"On the anecdotal front, he notes that lobsters work hard to escape the 212-degree water, hooking their claws over the sides of kitchen pots and thrashing around, audibly, during the 30 seconds or so it takes them to die. 'The lobster, in other words, behaves very much as you or I would behave if we were plunged into boiling water,' he writes. 'If you permit yourself to think that lobsters can suffer and would rather not, the [Maine Lobster Festival] can begin to take on aspects of something like a Roman circus or medieval torture-fest.'"

"Master of the Universe, have mercy upon us and upon the borders of our village and do not allow the persecution to come inside our home; please remove from upon us the plague of the artists, so that we shall not drown in evil waters, and so that they shall not come to our residence to ruin it."

"It is through the truthful exercising of the best of human qualities--respect for others, honesty about ourselves, faith in our ideals--that we come to life in God's eyes. It is how our soul, as a nation and as individuals, is revealed. Our American government has strayed too far from American values."