Saturday, May 12, 2007

Bushs approval rating must be really low...

Moms Jewish. Dad is Catholic. I have Baptist cousins. Mormon cousins. Episcopalian cousins. Lutheran cousins... I got everybody.

You know Bushs approval rating is low when my mom got an anti-Bush e-mail from the Southern Baptist cousins. Theyre really Southern Baptist-- no dancing, no playing cards, the works. Heres what she sent my mom:

A 70-year-old Texas Rancher got his hand caught in a gate while working cattle. He wrapped the hand in his bandana and drove his pickup to the doctor. While suturing the laceration, the doctor asked the old man about George W. Bush being in the White House.

The old Texan said, "Well, ya know, Bush is a 'Post Turtle.'"

Not knowing what the old man meant, the doctor asked what a Post Turtle was.

The old man looked at him and drawled, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a Post Turtle."

The old man saw a puzzled look on the doctor's face, so he continued to explain:

"You know he didn't get there by himself, he doesn't belong there, he can't get anything done while he's up there, and you just want to help the poor dumb bastard get down."


gerald spezio said...

Your post about Mooney and Nisbet going after the alpha male to advance their petty careers was on point. I restated and extended it here;

ERV said...

Eh I think I hang out with body builders too much, cause that was my first thought when they took swipes at PZ and Dawkins.

Look, I dont mind young 'uns challenging our superiors. Thats how revolutions take place in science. But M&N didnt think this through before they jumped.

N just sounds like a damn kook now. N has his 'fr*ming' and Andras Pellionisz has his 'junk DNA'. I really wish Chris would jump ship.

gerald spezio said...

Are you been bewildered and bamboozled by abstruse scientific concepts such as empiricism? Have you been stumped by scientists using esoteric terms such as evidence and proof? You may have the newly discovered disease of cognitive miserliness. LET US HELP YOU.

M & N want you to know that Framing Science has been re-framed or even deconstructed, possibly to make a better "pitch." You might even call it marketing or selling, as in their seminal paper - "Okay scientists/schmucks, stop flogging the facts and get out there and sell, sell, sell." Margaret Thatcher knew for Chrissake.

Our champion framers want to help us- as in personal injury lawyering. Their framing, framing, framing mantra has given all humanity a transforming new website - Speaking Science. Speaking science is a completely new vehicle for flogging science as in careerism. Indeed, *Flogging Science* would be a better title because it compares and contrasts the cavalier literary attitude and sophomoric fraternity antics as in literary studies. The very trendy scare stars give it an air of interpretive flexibility as is required in the ever expanding field of presenting one's self.

The new *Flogging Science* website was announced with typical literary fanfare six days ago. Mooney himself said, "Let the conversation begin." Two posts total when I last checked. Save your brain cells.

If spirituality is the refuge of scoundrels, then framing fluff might make it as the refuge of yuppie poseurs.

The Rev. Jenner J. Hull said...

Shit, that's the first I've heard of the "Post Turtle" joke in quite a while. It's very, very apt in this case, though.

I'd equate him more to the fabled "West Virginia Fox." You know, the one who gnawed off all his legs but the one stuck in the trap?