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Unclean! Unclean!

So, two days behind the curve is pretty untimely by blogosphere standards, but I just had to blog this. CNN anchor, xenophobe and sensationalist, Lou Dobbs is under fire this week for, get this,  exaggerating leprosy statistics and blaming his reported increases on illegal immigrants. The whole story is here, including a comprehensive debunking of Mr. Dobbs’ fearmongering bridge too far. You know you’ve entered a dark age in politics, when the old “fear the lepers” chestnut makes a comeback. Oh, and is it surprising that Pat Buchanan has Dobbs’ back on this? Maybe it’s time to consider opening “populist pundit colonies” to cleanse our society of this uncleanliness. (Hat Tip: Hit & Run)

  1. ChrisD says:

    Damn, no picture. Where, it’s here, anyway.

  2. ChrisD says:

    Didn’t you know, Danimal?? You are being lied to.

    A highlight: “Once again, picture in your mind a round world. Now imagine that there are two people on this world, one at each pole. For the person at the top of the world, (the North Pole), gravity is pulling him down, towards the South Pole. But for the person at the South Pole, shouldn’t gravity pull him down as well? What keeps our person at the South Pole from falling completely off the face of the “globe”?”

    This golden tidbit comes complete with an illustration (which I hope make it), in case you weren’t sure what a globe looks like, since they are so hard to understand:

  3. Sean says:


  4. Danimal says:


  5. CJ Ciaramella says:

    Well, Urban Dictionary doesn’t have an entry for “anal crevasse.” the closest entries are “anal crevice” and “anal crimping.” However, UB directed me to the closest match, tofu nugget.

  6. Timothy says:

    Anal crevasse? There are glacial features in people’s asses now? What is the world coming too? Glaciers moving into asses, the end is nigh!

  7. T says:

    But none of those things piss me off.

  8. Sean says:

    Hmm…what else is demonstrably untrue…?
    -The Earth revolves around the sun.
    -Dead week is actually dead (no assignments or tests) at UO.
    -The Student Insurgent makes the most sense, especially when they justifiy and glorify dumpster diving.
    -I am sober.

  9. Simg says:

    This is the best thread ever.

  10. Danimal says:

    The moon is flat!

  11. T says:

    Okay, that was harsh. I think I’ve already proven my bona fides

  12. T says:

    Excuse me, you stained-shirt motherfucker. I have been to France, actually. I lived in Europe, asshole. Remember? And what the fuck does that have to do with your lame joke? I mean, it doesn’t make any goddamn sense. What, is France filled with a bunch of Mexican-hating Lou Dobbs wannabes, Miles? You comment made absolutely, positively no sense.

    Your zinger directed at me made even less sense. Did you actually call me an anal crevasse? Don’t make me go all Spencer Ackerman on your ass, ’cause I will skullfuck you to establish my anti-douchebag bona fides.

  13. Niedermeyer says:

    The tragedy of the internet is that discretion is never the better part of valor.

  14. Miles says:

    You’ve never been to France. I have. Go cry in your beer, anal crevasse.

  15. T says:

    Are you getting your fucking jokes from Ann Coulter now?

  16. Miles says:

    >Personally, I

  17. Niedermeyer says:

    Danimal: They must never know….

  18. Danimal says:

    What about the disease that makes girls go wild?

  19. ChrisD says:

    Personally, I’m much more concerned about the disease that makes grown man act like complete assholes on camera. We really ought to have colonies for them…

  20. Timothy says:

    Baby, take my hand, don’t fear the leper
    We’ll be able to fly, don’t fear the leper
    Baby I’m your man.

  21. Miles says:

    Don’t fear the lepers (or was it Don’t Fear The Leeper?)

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