Dialogics

Arlen’s Specter

Posted in overheard by anacolutha on May 19, 2010

Citizen 1: Do you know who Arlen Specter is?

Citizen 2: I know who he was.

The Miscommunication of Guilt

Posted in absurd by anacolutha on April 3, 2010

Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa: Guilt is personal and cannot be transferred from individuals to communities.

Rabbi Marvin Hier: The pope himself should take responsibility and apologize for your remarks.

Obama v. Republican Party’s Wing

Posted in politics by anacolutha on March 19, 2010

Bret: Do you support the bribes for senators’ votes in the healthcare bill?

Obama: Don’t worry, I’ll know for sure when I actually read the bill.

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Ahmadinejad soils his pristine reputation

Posted in absurd by anacolutha on March 6, 2010

Ahmadinejad: I’m a 9-11 truther!

Pelosi’s Tea Party

Posted in congress, tea party by anacolutha on February 28, 2010

Nancy Pelosi: Let me clarify what I meant when I stereotyped tea-party types as Nazis – please don’t throw me out!

Overheard

Posted in overheard by anacolutha on December 12, 2009

Gore: [muttering to himself] Climategate proves nothing; global warming is really happening and is really caused by human activity. All the scientists on my payroll say so.

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Michael Moore Adds Another Thoughtful Comment

Posted in politics by anacolutha on December 2, 2009

Nobel Prize Commission: Obama is a man of peace.

Obama: Let’s send more troops to Afghanistan.

Michael Moore: Well, he’s at least a man of peace in his heart.

Illustrious Scientist Robert Gibbs Responds to Climategate

Posted in politics by anacolutha on December 1, 2009

Kinsolving: 31,000 scientists don’t believe in global warming and 6000 of those have PhDs.

Gibbs: Yes, but they’re all wrong.

Overheard

Posted in overheard by anacolutha on November 27, 2009

Citizen 1: You know, I’ve always loved lying to people. For that reason I thought I’d make a good politician or used-car salesman. But I just learned there’s a better profession for me.

Citizen 2: Wait, let me guess. A global warming scientist at the Climate Research Unit.

ACORN responds to taypayers

Posted in absurd by anacolutha on November 16, 2009

ACORN: I demand your money!

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George Stephanopoulos and Obama’s “tax” evasion

Posted in Um. Okay. by anacolutha on September 22, 2009

George: Actually, here’s how Merriam-Webster defines tax.

Obama: The fact that you looked up the definition just proves you’re stretching its meaning.

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Obama, Honduras and Hillary

Posted in politics by anacolutha on September 21, 2009

Obama: How dare you kick out a president who wants power indefinitely.

Honduras: Our constitution demands it.

Hilary: Since we in America don’t believe in those, I revoke your visas.

Obama, Wilson, and Carter

Posted in politics by anacolutha on September 17, 2009

Obama: No money will cover illegal immigrants.

Joe Wilson: You lie!

Carter: You racist!

Obama: You jackass!

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Reuters Gives Sympathy

Posted in Um. Okay. by anacolutha on September 15, 2009

ACORN: Here’s how sex slave drivers can cheat on their taxes.

Census Bureau: We want nothing to do you.

Senate: No more money for you.

ACORN: No, no, this is just a smear campaign by Fox News.

Reuters: Poor ACORN.

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Overheard

Posted in overheard by anacolutha on September 12, 2009

Citizen 1: So I’ve decided to change careers.

Citizen 2: Yeah, to what?

Citizen 1: To a community organizer.

Citizen 2: A community organizer? Why’s that?

Citizen 1: Well, I really just want to get into the prostitution business and I’ve heard the easiest way is through ACORN.

Citizen 2: At least you won’t have to change your political association with the Republican party.

Citizen 1: Touché.

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Media and the White House

Posted in media, politics by anacolutha on September 11, 2009

CNN: We’re under attack!

Coast Guard: Actually, we’re just training.

White House: You damn media! Always distorting the truth.

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The Equivocal Standard

Posted in politics by anacolutha on September 10, 2009

Obama: I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits either now or in the future. Period.

David Brooks: Actually, it’s 2.2 trillion dimes for the first 10 years, and then 10 trillion for the next 10 years.

Obama Reframes the Healthcare Debate

Posted in healthcare, Um. Okay. by anacolutha on September 10, 2009

Obama: The time for talk is over! The time to agree with me has come!

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Overheard

Posted in overheard by anacolutha on September 6, 2009

Citizen 1: Do you know why Van Jones was fired?

Citizen 2: Because he was a big, fat ideologue?

Citizen 1: No, that’s why he was hired.

An Undemocratic Era of Change

Posted in healthcare, politics by anacolutha on August 28, 2009

In 2004:

Sen. Edward Kennedy: I think we need a more democratic selection of senators in Massachusetts.

In 2009:

Sen. Edward Kennedy: Wait, I’ve changed my mind!

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