July 15, 2014

Quote of the Day

Twenty years after the phrase entered the American lexicon, "Soccer Mom" retains its power as hurtful speech. -- PJ O'Rourke
Quote of the Day Posted by John Kranz at July 15, 2014 1:31 PM

Well, if we're going to hate soccer, how are we supposed to like soccer moms? I'm confused.

And along the lines of "American lexicon," I'm going to share this with you. We will obviously need to have YET ANOTHER DISCUSSION about the Oxford Comma...


Posted by: Keith Arnold at July 15, 2014 10:11 PM

Hockey moms? Mothers In Love with Fracking?

Schoolhouse Rock ain't got nuthin' on Word Crimes. Alright, I promise to stop using quotation marks for emphasis.

Posted by: johngalt at July 16, 2014 11:30 AM

Mothers In Love with Fracking?

There's a terrorist outfit in the Philippines called the Moro Islamic Liberation Front - and I'm not making this up, but they have got to have the most unfortunate acronym in the history of revolutionaries and separatists. It cracks me up every time I see them mentioned in a newspaper.


Posted by: Keith Arnold at July 16, 2014 1:10 PM

Yes, I kid you not - Mothers In Love with Fracking." A good article, worthy of whole thing read the, but scroll to the bottom for the relevant content.

Posted by: johngalt at July 16, 2014 1:49 PM

The T-Shirt model in jg's linked piece is the Centennial State's beloved Amy Oliver. Oliver is an energy analyst for the Independence Institute and is married to Weld County Sheriff John Cooke. Cooke lead opposition Sheriffs against Colorado's unconstitutional gun laws that was joined by 52 urban, rural, Democratic and Republican Sheriffs.

Posted by: jk at July 16, 2014 1:57 PM

And also a talk show host. But still a mother!

Posted by: johngalt at July 16, 2014 2:41 PM

I'm going to forgo the obvious reference to Ms. Oliver being a MILF, out of civility and not merely because her husband is who he is. Instead, I'll merely say I followed the link, read the article, and am not surprised at the behavior of know-nothing peckerheads who call themselves "Earth Guardians." I can't claim they're the only people I've seen this week that would benefit from some rough treatment with a taser and a firehose (I am in California, after all...), but they're definitely high. On the list, I mean.

Posted by: Keith Arnold at July 16, 2014 3:15 PM

We've missed you, KA.

Posted by: johngalt at July 16, 2014 3:26 PM | What do you think? [8]