Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, November 24, 2012

New York Times to Obama: "Now That You've Been Re-Elected, Please Commit Political Suicide."

Sometimes you have to wonder if they purposefully put political idiots onto the editorial board of the Times. For only those kind of fools could come up with this:
[I]n his first term, Mr. Obama did nothing to cross the gun lobby, and he actually signed legislation allowing loaded firearms to be carried in national parks. Let’s hope Mr. Obama shows more courage on guns in his second term.
Even those oxygen-deprived morons on West 43rd know that nothing would be done without Congress and that the House is in Republican hands. Not to mention that there are Democratic senators from states where passing new gun control legislation would be a sure-fire guarantee of defeat the next time they ran.

But hey, those knuckleheads on the editorial board probably live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. It's a good bet that unless they were in the service, none of them has ever seen a gun that wasn't either in a cop's holster or in a thug's hand. They likely suffer heart palpitations at the notion of anyone having a concealed carry permit.

1 comment:

The New York Crank said...

Uh, Comrade Misfit,

I don't contest your main point. If you're going to poke a beehive with a stick, make sure you're wearing protective clothing. However, if you're gonna slam the Times on the basis of its Noo Yawk ethos, at least know the geography. Yours is outdated.

The Times, several years ago, abandoned its West 43rd Street digs and is now on Eighth Avenue and 40th Street, in a brand new office building with horizontal exterior rails on its facade that encourage crazy people to try to climb the building's face. (Is there some kind of symbolism in that? I dunno.)

And you're likely to find editorial wage slaves (and their bosses) at the Times equally divided among the Upper East and Upper West sides, as well as Park Slope and now Williamsburg. Brooklyn is very big these days. The Upper East Side is cheaper than much of the Upper West. Oh, and I forgot TriBeCa.

Yours crankily,
The New York Crank