October 11th, 2006

toothybear

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This is a commercial that the NRCC is running to influence the Iowa 1st Congressional District.


Watch that and then read the Wikipedia entry for Guilt By Association.

So here's the NRCC strategy, employ a logical fallacy to try and discredit a democratic candidate. This means the advertisement is targeted at people with no capacity for critical thinking.

In other words, they're trying to mobilize their dumbshit constituency. If I was Braley, I would issue a press release saying the ads are dishonest, and challenge Mike Whalen to condemn them.

It is a logical fallacy to call all Republicans shitbags. But this Ad proves that our fine friends at the NRCC are a bunch of shitbags:

1. Only a shitbag would produce a campaign ad like that.
ergo
2. The people at the NRCC are a bunch of shitbags.

Oh, and another thing re Republican Shitbags: The NRCC's chairman? Tom Reynolds, Mark Foley's former chief of staff.

Maybe that's my fallacy of guilt by association, but Reynolds is up to his anus in the Mark Foley scandal, he's not just a bystander.
toothybear

Good Ol Law 'N' Order

Last night Jerry Lewis was on SVU. Law and Order is what it is, which is to say putting good actors and high production values to work on an assembly line turning out standardized, interchangeable product. But the show went up in my estimation when they hired Jerry Lewis, and then had him push a guy in front of a subway train.

Just the phrase "Jerry Lewis pushed a guy in front of a subway train" makes me happy somehow.