Sunday, July 18, 2010

Word Salad

Conrad Black, writing (surprisingly) from a non-padded cell:
The Yalta Myth is no longer sufficiently credible to be flammable, and the argument that Roosevelt failed to end the Depression is too foamite-sodden for even so fiendishly persistent and endearing a pyromaniac as the delightful and otherwise rigorous Amity Shlaes to make any headway reigniting it. But, sensing the proximity of tinder with the feral olfactory acuity of a hob ferret detecting the invisible presence of a mate in heat, the Scorch Roosevelt Society has encroached, as softly as bats, on what the Republicans tried, without success, to sell 72 years ago as the “Roosevelt Recession.”
An agreeable sentiment, I suppose...

15 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Substance McGravitas said,

July 18, 2010 at 20:39

Have you the fortitude to make it past paragraph one of Conrad Black’s latest whatever-it-is?
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I did, I read the whole mess.

It seems like he's calling for public work programs like FDR created, while at the same time licking the likes of Amity Shlaes. Amity Shlaes, like all right-wingers, hates any solutions than don't involve tax cuts for tycoons.

P.S. Amity gradumacated from the same university as meself. But my degree was in Economics, and hers was English. I thereby use an argument from authority to state that she's full of crap.
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Substance McGravitas said...

Thanks for the heavy lifting. Black's FDR love is an interesting quirk.

M. Bouffant said...

NO.

I could not read it here, I could not read it there, I could not read past paragraph one of that shit anywhere.

"Usually rigorous Amity Shlaes" was when I checked out, if anyone's keeping score.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It might be that there is no real love for FDR, and just a desire to attack Obama. Or maybe hanging out in Club Fed is altering his world view?

I'd rather see Obama put some New Deal style work programs in place then go ahead with his stupid cat food commission.
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Smut Clyde said...

Tinder, ferrets, bats...
How many more metaphors can he shoe-horn into the Procrustean bed of that can of worms?

Another Kiwi said...

Indeed he has over egged the pudding,fruited the loop, whated the tar.

ckc (not kc) said...

...but don't you sometimes just wish you were a hob ferret? (if not a hobgoblin)

tigris said...

You can't fool me, that's one of your Janus node thingummies. You crossed the scripts from a collection of documentaries.

mikey said...

Would you read it in a box?
Conrad Black, the Henhouse Fox
Would you read it on a train
Reading Black brings anal pain
Would you read it on your own?
Good god, you know I'm all alone
And would you read it in DeeCee?
They're lying again, can't you just see?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Scans more like William S. Burroughs... or what tigris said.

Dan Coyle said...

"Foamite-sodden"? Anyone wanna translate that to the King's English?

Substance McGravitas said...

Maybe he misspelled "vomit-sodden".

tigris said...

It's a fire-extinguisher thing.

Substance McGravitas said...

I insist it is a mattress thing. You know, for consistency.

Another Kiwi said...

I thought it was from the Olde testamente "Lo the Foamites were sore oppressed, because of the thing with the goats and the molasses, which I'm not saying wasn't fun, but God don't like it"