the scarecrow says some people go both ways

by lestro

in the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy happens upon a fork in the road and wonders which way to go, the Scarecrow offers her some advice, twisting himself into knots pointing out Dorothy’s choices.

Elections are much like the yellow brick road, really, and it helps to have friends with you – especially the brainless, heartless or courage-less – it’s fraught with peril (including winged monkeys like Ann Coulter), and can make you want to just go to sleep and forget it all (like the poppies) so when you arrive at the end, it’s a bit disappointing to find out the giant floating heads are just people after all.

But like the Scarecrow’s first scene, it provides choices.  Today the most e-mailed photo on Yahoo is brilliant and is, potentially, a great metaphor for the Democratic primary that couldn’t help but remind me of the Scarecrow…

I’m just saying…

understatement of the day

by twit

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on January 30, 2008:

Court throws out DUI breath tests

The twit suggests “screaming with irony” as a good place to start in developing a snappier way to capture this report:

In the 29-page ruling, Judges David Steiner, Darrell Phillipson and Mark Chow listed a litany of lab errors involving an ethanol-water solution that needs to be precisely mixed to make sure that breath-test machines are accurate.

They said various problems affected solutions that were used for more than 18,000 breath tests, and they found that the lab’s work simply could not be relied on by judges or juries.

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really?

by lestro

In a speech in Atlanta on Wednesday in front of a Baptist convention, Hillary Clinton talked about going to see Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Staying awake through the revolution” sermon.

Really? Not only do you represent a boomer revolution that is nearing an end, but on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2008, your husband was filmed dozing off behind the pulpit in Harlem.

Are you sure that “staying awake through the revolution” is really the reference you want to make?

ok, you’re the candidate…