October 6, 2005

Rove awed.

Is the anagram -- for Roe v. Wade -- apt?

32 comments:

Pastor_Jeff said...

That's a pretty good one. I love anagrams!

Even though I was a supporter of President Ronald Wilson Reagan, I had to appreciate the creativity of "Insane Anglo Warlord."

Pastor_Jeff said...

Ann,

What's with all the abortion posts? For some reason, I have that idea that in the past you'd mentioned you weren't particularly insterested in blogging about it. Am I mistaken?

In any case, I found the Wash Times article depressing for what it says about the process and who is considered "confirmable." The main value is having no track record?

Paul said...

All the article tells me, is that President Bush is afraid to nominate the best person and is settling for less to appease his opposition. Unless there is a grander strategy at work, can't we fight and lose anymore? Is there not honor in trying? I'm so naive.

Ann Althouse said...

Pastor Jeff: The Miers appointment raises the topic importantly, but also, I'm preparing for a talk to medical students on the subject of the Court and abortion. I'll do a post on that later today, probably.

Note that none of my posts are about the legal arguments for the right to abortion or my reasons for supporting it.

Over A. Barrel said...

Dear Professor:

I've recently discovered your blog, and I want to say that I appreciate your witty, and wise commentary. I'll be tuning in often.

Thanks!

vbspurs said...

"There are no great justices anymore, because since [Judge Robert H.] Bork, they are not confirmable," he said, referring to President Reagan's Supreme Court nominee who was rejected by a Democratic Senate. "We have opted for average candidates who will not make or break any new ground. They are confirmable."

The filament quote which the Times bases their entire little article on.

Eh, I don't know.

Every generation produces a great justice.

The problem is, people expect homeruns all the time and let's face it, most justices are just long flyballs -- they have the distance, but not the power.

I'm confident that great justices can still be found, and are confirmable, but what makes them great, what has always made the great, is that they are RARE.

I also disagree with the Times' quote of John Roberts being "just a well-regarded litigator".

I think, like most people by now, we have come to appreciate that he is poised to be a GREAT JUSTICE indeed.

P.S.: I love Anagrammes too! But Roe v. Wade = Rove awed...eh.

Cheers,
Victoria

Eddie said...

"I've noticed that everyone who is pro-choice has already been born."

-Ronald Wilson Reagan

(Greatest President of Our Time)

Pastor_Jeff said...

Victoria,

All right, this one is killing me. Can you help?

Karl Christian Rove = Harriet Lacks Iron

But what do I do with the "v"?!?

Scipio said...

What must we do for great justice?

Why, take off every Zigg.

All your base are belong to Bush.

vbspurs said...

Victoria,

All right, this one is killing me. Can you help?

Karl Christian Rove = Harriet Lacks Iron

But what do I do with the "v"?!?


Cancel the Lizards?

(This will make sense to you if you remember that series, V. If not, chalk it up my daffiness :)

Cheers,
Victoria

Pastor_Jeff said...

This is for everyone who's noted the appointee's unusual application of makeup.


HARRIET ELLAN MIERS = HER LINER IS LAME ART


Just remember you heard it here from me.

vbspurs said...

Yay! It's Anagramme Day on Althouse!

Okay, here are some anagrammes just for the readership of Althouse:

First, of course, our beloved taskmistress.

Ann Althouse

Ethanol Anus-

No comment.

The Anal Onus-

Ditto.

Annual Ethos-

Drops a quarter in the Salvation Army hat every Christmas?

Haunt Ale Son-

Keeps ragging Chris about his beer binging?

Pastor Jeff

Jest Off Par-

Whoopie cushions in church?

Sippican

Scan Pippi-

As seen on Ricky Jervais' The Office?

Victoria Elisabeth Barrett

Evil CIA Terrorist Babe

I win!

Cheers,
Victoria

Ann Althouse said...

Victoria: The official anagram for Ann Althouse is: Nun's Oath Ale, which I'd like to market.

Pastor_Jeff said...

Victoria,

Actually,

Pastor Jeff = Raj Fest Fop

In a former life, I was a dandified party-goer in colonial India.

Although I like the idea of whoopie cushions in church...

Pastor_Jeff said...

Ann,

I'd buy some!

Scipio said...

Another anagram for Roe v. Wade: Reavowed (yes, not a real word).

vbspurs said...

Nun's Oath Ale, which I'd like to market

I love it!

Nun's Oath Ale. Very BoBo chic micro-brewery.

There's a dish in Greece I once had which is translated as, The Priest Fainted.

The upshot is that it tasted so good, the local pappas fainted when he took a dollop.

But Nun's Oath is better, because who amongst us has not wanted to hear a swear word come out of a nun's mouth?

Cheers,
Victoria

vbspurs said...

In a former life, I was a dandified party-goer in colonial India.

I can see it now.

Pastor Jeff in that natty tie he's wearing in his Profile Photo, and with one spats-shod foot on an elephant.

Very Edward VII, PJ. :)

Cheers,
Victoria

SippicanCottage said...

How did I miss out on this?

Hey, someone mentioned me! **sniff** I'm somebody! **sniff**

Ann Althouse is:

The Soul Nana !

vbspurs is:

irate vector hair babe !

SippicanCottage said...

Of course Sippican Cottage is:

A Pigs Pie Contact

amba said...

The original anagram is not apt. One cannot imagine Rove being awed by anyone or anything. Rove is not the awer, he's the awee.

Ann Althouse said...

Amba: Well, yeah. I mean "Rove awed" in the sense of Rove awed us, not Rove is awed.

vbspurs said...

Hey, someone mentioned me! **sniff** I'm somebody! **sniff**

Just to me and your mother, Sippican. Aww.

Ann Althouse is:

The Soul Nana !

vbspurs is:

irate vector hair babe !


Infamy! My hair is a cross between Princess Diana and that cute cut Keira Knightley had for 10 seconds last week.

Cheers,
Victoria

amba said...

Victoria,

A nun's oath could also be like a vow -- that's how I took it. When Ann first posted that as a headline on her blog, I thought it was the name of an actual beverage. It easily could be. I have a friend and a cousin who make boutique beers and ales at home (it is REALLY REALLY GOOD, very varied -- I'm not a beer nut but this stuff I would drink as often as I could get it). They'd love the name. You can just see the label.

Ann Althouse said...

It's ambiguous, Amba. That's what's so cool about it.

vbspurs said...

A nun's oath could also be like a vow -- that's how I took it.

Ahh. Trust me to read a curse word into that.

When Ann first posted that as a headline on her blog, I thought it was the name of an actual beverage. It easily could be.

It's exactly like a micro-brewed beer name!

How much would a beer cost to brew? Surely the vats and all that are expensive?

I'd like in on this business, should Ann ever get serious about brewing Nun's Oath.

It could be, ooh ooh!, the first BLOGGER BEER. :)

Cheers,
Victoria

gs said...

Victoria, I too took oath (as in Hippocratic) to mean vow. Nuns take a vow of chastity, so maybe NOA is non-alcoholic.

Pastor_Jeff, Ever since the election, the religious right has acted like it ruled the roost. Suddenly problems are emerging: opposition to Miers, possible high-level indictments, long-term consequences of Bush's fiscal irresponsibility, etc etc. I saw a headline:

Christian Lark Over.

Another headline was more specific:

Karl Rove: Lark Over.

(Whether or not he's indicted, the odds of his becoming Secretary of the Treasury have plunged.)

Sorry to bring you unwelcome news, but you did ask. (smile)

Pastor_Jeff said...

gs,

I really don't understand your comments. I'm a Christian, yes, but what does that have to do with any of the things you mentioned? I've been critical of the Miers nomination, I don't think I've ever written anything about Rove one way or another, and I hate government corruption and the GOP's abandoning of fiscal conservatism.

If you're referring to DeLay, there's reason to believe the indictment is politically motivated. If not and he's guilty, then punish him - did you expect me to defend him for some reason?

What "news" are you bringing, who "asked," and what does any of this have to do with me particularly?

Eddie said...

It sounds like gs is just a crackpot. Perhaps reading too much Daily Kos. I have read your comments, pastor, and can't find anything that you "asked about" that gs responded to.

As well, I agree with you wholeheartedly, pastor, about my Republican/conservative views on DeLay and everything else.

gs said...

Pastor_Jeff,

Annagram of 'Karl Christian Rove': Christian Lark Over. The Christian right was having a lark after the election, but now it's over. Major major points get deducted for leaving 'Christian' unchanged (although the context changed), but at least I worked in the vee.

The accompanying text was offered in the same spirit as your description of your previous life. If you were actually serious, then Christianity has changed a lot since I last went to church...

Pastor_Jeff said...

gs,

Now I remember - the Karl Rove anagram. Thanks for the clarification. Context is everything isn't it?

I think I understand what you mean now? There are Christians who conflate the GOP and GOD. I didn't think I had given that impression in my comments. That's why I was genuinely confused.

Or did your comment about "my former life" mean that church has changed in that we now believe in reincarnation? I don't preach that from the pulpit.

Now I'm confused again. Maybe I'll have to stick with "Jest Off Par." Or "Rap Jest Off" - enough with the joke that rap is music, already.

gs said...

Pastor Jeff,

A clearer choice of words would have been 'your previous life'; 'your previous incarnation' would have been better yet. The framing of my ann-agram was meant to be taken as literally as your statement that you were a Raj fest fop.

Sheesh, maybe I imbibed too much Nun's Oath Ale before posting.

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I haven't listened to very much rap, but I know that its content is often vile. Nevertheless, rap strikes me as a novel way of combining words and rhythm (and maybe other elements of music and dance). Potentially a significant innovation, it seems to me.

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I don't think you 'conflate GOP and GOD'. I haven't necessarily agreed with your posts, but I can't think of one which wasn't scrupulous and reasonable.