Monday, September 04, 2006

Op eds

Noumenon says I should take on worthier opponents, like the writers for the Foreign Affairs journal, but slugging it out with the op-ed page is just so crassly satisfying. It's the equivalent of a well-placed whoopie cushion.

Anyway, cheap shot numero uno: my newspaper has a feature called "sticker shock", in which people send in picture of provocative (not in the hubba hubba sense) bumper stickers. Today's candidate: "God wants spiritual fruits, not religious nuts." Correction: God wants perfection. Good luck.


"If there is any flawed policy in regard to illegal aliens, it is the granting of citizenship to those born in the United States to parents who are not citizens."

The reason one would support such a policy is that, by having such a terribly broad definition of citizenship, it becomes much harder to exclude people or groups from the electorate. I agree that the definition is downright silly as it stands, but it can be easily corrected by creating a category of illegal births (though it would need a new name before it would be accepted), which is that the children of anyone in the country legally are automatically citizens.

1 Comments:

Blogger Noumenon said...

slugging it out with the op-ed page is just so crassly satisfying. It's the equivalent of a well-placed whoopie cushion.

Your mixed metaphor here has me imagining that you placed the whoopie cusion on their solar plexus.

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