Quote of the Day – Brad Thor Edition

If you’re unfamiliar with Brad Thor (I was), he is the author of technothrillers such as his most recent novel Foreign Agent.  He was interviewed by Reason‘s Nick Gillespie on current political events (and his new novel).  Today’s QotD comes at 25:40 of the interview:

I’m a big believer of Federalism.  There’s too much going on in Washington, it’s too disconnected, and we ought to be making decisions… I moved to Tennessee because I didn’t like the decisions in Illinois.  I mean, if the states are the laboratories of democracy, Illinois’ a fricken’ meth lab.

World’s Best Blog Post is Ten Years Old

Oh my god.  It’s TEN YEARS OLD.

If you’re unfamiliar with it, IMNSHO this blog post at Unqualified Offerings – and the accompanying comment thread – is the best thing EVAR in the Blogosphere – Blog.

Warning, don’t start reading this if you have to get up early tomorrow.  The comment thread is 1,104 posts long.

And it’s not the best just because my comment ended the thread, either. 

Iowahawk is a National Treasure

Tam says it best:

Apparently the Nazi Anime Fan wing of the internet has its jimmies thoroughly rustled by the fact that the genocidal founder of the Democrat party has been replaced on the Twenty by a gun-toting African-American Republican woman. And the Pinko Identity Politics wing of the internet doesn’t even realize that’s what just happened.

This is like sipping a martini made out of hippie and Nazi tears, shaken AND stirred.

And this is the BEST suggestion for the $20 bill I’ve EVER seen:

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Quora Asks…

Someone asked, “Why are the presidential candidates so lame this year?”

I answered:

Back in the dim and distant past of the year 2000 when George W. Bush was running against Al Gore, Jr., comedian Lewis Black had the following observation:

In my lifetime we’ve gone from Ike to G.W. Bush.

In my lifetime we’ve gone from JFK to Albert Gore.

If this is evolution, in a few years we’re going to be voting for PLANTS!

Long, long before that, newspaper columnist Henry Louis Mencken said:

As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

Ladies and gentlemen, this may be the election year for Phil O’Dendron.