November 9, 2007

"It's basically akin to someone sitting on their couch and chewing up food and spitting it all over the floor and the walls and the furniture...."

"... month after month until it piles up and congeals and grows into mold, turning the room into a repulsive, health-threatening mess."

Guess what "it" is.

Then go to the link, see what it is, and help me understand what sort of bizarre mind would come up with that simile.

14 comments:

AllenS said...

There once was a pundit named Greenwald,
Who always seems to be appalled,
When GW landed on the carrier,
Glenn couldn't find his derriere,
And now wants the war forestalled.

rhhardin said...

Kant's Critique of Judgment dealt with disgust, which as I recall was the other of the representable, and didn't fit in. (Its representative provokes the same feeling as the thing itself.)

He was disgusted by disgust, in other words, but was something of order freak on it.

John Z. said...

Sorry, but I fell asleep before I made it to the end of Greenwald's article. If he had a point, he took his sweet time getting to it.

Pogo said...

Worst. Metaphor. Ever.

Please tell me Greenwald writes for free.

rcocean said...
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Pastor_Jeff said...

I always forget the part where Iraq was a happy, clean, peaceful land of smiling children and balloons until we invaded for no reason and unleashed evil and hell in Eden.

Thanks goodness I have people like Greenwald to remind me.

dbp said...

Glenn Greenwald could have said the same thing in fewer words: Here is my one sentence version of his article.

No matter what improvements there are, I will never think that the invasion of Iraq was a good idea.

Of course if he said it in only 15 words rather than 800 or 1000, Salon might balk at paying him for columns. Of course he could (if he is able) spend 1000 words on ideas, logic and argumentation, for a change.

dbp

SGT Ted said...

Gleen(s) is an idiot in love with his own writing.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From Glenn to Glenn, and down the mountainside...

Revenant said...

I stopped reading when I got to Greenwald's claim that Iraq was the "greatest strategic disaster in our country's history". The odds of a person dippy enough to say that having anything intelligent to say aren't high enough for the investment of my time to be a good risk.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Glennliness is next to clodliness.

Luckyoldson said...

Ann no like Glenn.

We get it.

Caroline said...

From the linked article:

"All in all, considering the costs to the United States versus the benefits to the United States, do you think the war with Iraq was worth fighting, or not?"

Excellent question. One which our children and grand children will be able to answer far more accurately than we can.

Unless I was absent the day they handed out the crystal balls, how can present day analysis of whether the war was worth it, be anything but speculation? How silly people are, who claim to be so sure one way or the other.

Tim said...

Revenant said...

"I stopped reading when I got to Greenwald's claim that Iraq was the 'greatest strategic disaster in our country's history'."


As did I. Such profound ignorance and idiocy takes hard work and dedication. However, the author does serve his readers well by signaling early that nothing he has to write is remotely worth reading.

Pogo said...

"Worst. Metaphor. Ever.

Please tell me Greenwald writes for free."


Actually, I hope the morons who publish this idiot pay him millions - they deserve to go bankrupt, even if he doesn't deserve the paycheck.