Tag Archives: runaway metaphors

 

Maine Gov. In Trouble Because Apparently Health Care Reform Isn’t As Bad As The Holocaust Or Something

Did you know that the Gestapo, in addition to hauling away political dissidents and Jews and Gypsies to die in camps, also were a law enforcement agency, that enforced the law, of Nazi Germany? That’s all Maine Governor Paul LePage is saying, man. Don’t get all worked up. He’s just saying that, much like the Gestapo enforced the the laws in Nazi Germany that you weren’t allowed to be Jewish, on penalty of death, so too the IRS will be enforcing the laws of America that you aren’t allowed to not have health insurance on penalty of, like, a fine or something. That’s all he meant when said that the IRS was just like the Gestapo. GOD. So whiny, all of you. Read more on Maine Gov. In Trouble Because Apparently Health Care Reform Isn’t As Bad As The Holocaust Or Something…
 

Autumn of the Patriarchs

Like much of the rest of the media nation, employees at Wonkette HQ are still genuinely grieving the loss of Peter Jennings. But the depiction of the admirably plainspoken ABC News anchor as a fallen King Lear figure is getting a bit out of hand. In a psychologically, uhm, revealing remembrance, the AP’s David Bauder imagines a relationship between the nation and its network newscasters that seems just a tad too intimate: Read more on Autumn of the Patriarchs…