Friday, March 4, 2011

Let Me Quote Someone Famous

Someone's mad at Fred Phelps again, using some interesting language. Guess who?
Anatole France once said (sarcastically) “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread.” A similar principle applies here. These laws forbid the Shriners, the Knights of Columbus and the Teamsters from harassing private funerals, but such groups don’t care because they would never exercise such a right.
Yes, that is Jonah Goldberg breaking out the Anatole France plus much-needed parenthetical enhancement for the squares.

The NRO, in its majestic equality, allows the good and evil alike to write in its pages about the laziness of those who sleep under bridges, who beg in the streets, and need to steal their bread.


TruculentandUnreliable said...

TruculentandUnreliable once said (sarcastically), "Man, that Jonah Goldberg is one smart dude! Hot, too!"

vacuumslayer said...

Jonah's hot when stands too close to the toaster oven while he heats up his Hot Pockets.
Oh, who am I kidding? he eats 'em straight out the freeza.

I didn't mean any of this sarcastically.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

First they came for the communists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

-Pastor Martin Niemöller, speaking sarcastically

(Because everyone knows socialism/Hitler/communism = same thing)

mikey said...

Bouffant's quite right, but I think the simpler version is easily found in consideration of an omnipotent and omniscient god. If he truly "hates fags" he could make them stop being gay or he could make them worm food. Since he doesn't seem to act on any of his deeper feelings or prejudices one can only conclude either he doesn't hold such prejudices, he's not as powerful as all that, or he ain't actually you know, there...

Hamish Mack said...

One can only hope for further parentheses of explanation from His Doughbobness.
K-Lo once wrote(almost incoherent with ragely)
Bob Owens once wrote (in a drunken stupor)