July 3, 2007
Big Lizards Crushed by Massive Penalty!
Due to the intervention of a number of scurrilous, squirrelly liberals and assorted yahoos, the proprietors of Big Lizards -- "never first, but always final" -- were victimized into forgetting to vote in the last Watcher's Council, ah, vote. Look what you made us do!
As a result, we were assessed the maximum penalty allowed under the rules: a 2/3 vote reduction, which dropped us from third (yecch) to fourth (yecch yecch).
(Repeated request sent to the White House produced no executive clemency; they claimed they were busy with another case.)
Anxious to adhere to the terms of our parole, herewith are the winners of the last Watcher's Council dohickey...
For the Council:
- A Stunningly Dishonest Piece of Advocacy Writing About the Supreme Court, by Bookworm Room.
In this piece, Bookworm -- a lawyer -- disses Jeffrey Toobin (or Tubesteak, as I usually misremember his name). Now this is a fine and good thing all by itself; but it's even better when there is a reason to diss the Tubesteak. In the present instance, it's his perfidious pandering to liberal lawyer lackeys who want to connive in a captious conspiracy of Catholics on the Court.
Our own nomination was Dividing and Conquering, or Dancing With the Devil? If you'll recall (or as you can see, right where you are sitting now, by clicking the link), we asked whether dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood -- an organization that condones some terrorism but which has a number of members who reject all terrorism -- might not be the strategic equivalent of our alliance with the Anbar Salvation Council against al-Qaeda.
For the Nouncil:
- The Rupture, by Seraphic Secret.
Seraphic notes the divergence between the West Bank (alias Judea and Samaria) and Gaza (alias Gaza), which mostly boils down to the Muslim Brotherhood (there they go again!) being really active in the latter but not in the former, and the Hashemites being really active in the former but not in the latter. S.S. anticipates a violent "rupture" between the two "Palestines."
We nominated Iraq Report: al Qaeda Strikes at the Seams, by The Fourth Rail (Bill Roggio), about Operation Phantom Thunder in Iraq (not to be confused with the Phantom Lettuce, the first installment of the second Star Wars trilogy).
For reasons which would have been obvious, had any of you actually read the beginning of this post (slackers!), we cannot list or discuss the posts we voted for. But you can read all the toothsome posts that everybody else voted for right here!
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, July 3, 2007, at the time of 4:49 AM
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The following hissed in response by: KarmiCommunist
As a result, we were assessed the maximum penalty allowed under the rules: a 2/3 vote reduction
Just got off the phone with GWB...he is going to look into this.
The following hissed in response by: Fritz
Ah Dafydd, for shame, for shame. While I realize you have many tasks such as trying to point out some of the idiots in the world, or trying to point out some of the egregious actions of others, that is no excuse for failing in such an important duty. Since it is obvious that you cannot keep track of things, perhaps you might enlist the aid of the fair Sachi to watch over you and keep your nose to the old grindstone. That way you could continue on your crusade to help save the world without worrying about missing such important tasks because of overwork. In the meantime, perhaps you can get a special prosecutor to go after you as that might increase your odds of receiving executive clemency. Since it is obvious that you do not have to be guilty of any crime for such persecution, you should be a prime candidate to be hounded by a special prosecutor. Should Sachi have other tasks, you might do what I do and stick post-it notes all over your screen. While that is not fool proof, it helps me remember. Thank God for bigger monitors.
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