August 26, 2002

'Never let facts stand in the way of a good partisan screed': Salon has an article today called "The Blowhard Next Door," about Sean Handjob Hannity and his new book, the nauseatingly-titled Let Freedom Ring, "a poorly researched effort full of blatant falsehoods and highly distorted versions of the truth."

'Distortions and lies are par for the course throughout "Let Freedom Ring" because, without them, Hannity wouldn't be able to make the continual stream of over-the-top accusations against liberals: They "loathe and ravage so many of our core values and traditions"; they "told us global warming and gays in the military were top priorities, well above securing our nation"; and "after we defeat our last foreign enemy, we will still face threats to our freedom, largely from left-wing extremists in our own country."

'On "Hannity and Colmes," Hannity often seems to roll over the timid Colmes with his bluster. When his words are frozen on the page, though, there is no disguising what they are: poorly argued propaganda.'

Hannity's screed, released just last week, has already made its way to the top of's nonfiction bestseller list. Interestingly, as of this post, there are no bushmoonie reviews relating how this book made them wet their pants. Did 'Mr' Scaife buy in bulk again?

Via email: Bypassing the Ted Williamsickle procedure, scientists have recently managed to clone Albert Einstein.

At a party, Albert Einstein introduces himself to the first person he sees and immediately asks, "What is your IQ?"

"241," the man replies.

"Wonderful!" Albert says. "We will talk about the Grand Unification Theory and the mysteries of the universe. We will have much to discuss!"

Albert then introduces himself to a woman nearby, asking, "And what is your IQ?"

The lady answers, "144."

"Great!" says Albert. "We can discuss politics and current affairs. We will have much to discuss!"

Moving around the room, Albert pulls aside another man and asks, "What is your IQ?" to which the man answers, "51."

Albert lets go of his arm and takes his hand to shake it, saying, "Hello Mr. President!"

"The current President Bush interrupted his monthlong vacation so he could demonstrate at the Waco economic meeting that he was not following in his father's economic footsteps. The Democrats unfairly labeled the event an infomercial. Unfair because it was an insult to infomercials, which at least have some content, unlike the Potemkin political theater of Waco." - Dennis Jett, in the LA Times.

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