Don't mean to get sniffy about this since one of my favorite unofficial state mottos is New Jersey! -- What's that smell?, but my state does not smell like shit, and especially not around Newark airport. The intensely urban and industrial area around Newark airport has an intoxicating aromatic admixture of carbon monoxide, diesel exhaust, jet fuel off-vapors, oil refinery burn-off, random chemical storage tank leaks, and ozone. Once you enter the area, you can feel your lungs shutting down and your vestigial gills reemerging.
Just don't tell me it smells like shit.
This is probably one of the many reasons Tucker Carlson gets shot to death in the Meet the Quagmires episode of Family Guy.
TUCKER CARLSON: That‘s true. I bet, Steve, if we look more deeply into this poll—and we don‘t have the data, so we can‘t—but I suspect they think of John Edwards not as an advocate for the poor, but as a rich guy, a rich guy with expensive haircuts. I‘m not attacking Edwards, I just bet that‘s the problem.
STEVE MCMAHON: It just sounds that way. Right?
CARLSON: Right, it just sounds that way.
That's the level of prep work you can expect on the show that MSNBC touts this way: "The show is so fast, it's changing the pace of news." It's also probably one of the many reasons why the moderator of that fast-paced show is now being considered for game-show hosting duties.
From the Free Republic's "Pray for President Bush" daily thread, day 2264.
Seriously, how much longer do we have to stomach these "Pray for President Bush" threads? Can we at least pray for him to regain his sanity?Amen to that, brother.