OMT One Man's Trash...from Norman Leahy

Friday, October 21, 2005 :::

Fish Wrap

The Staunton News Leader is not one of my daily reads. Here is a reason why. Within this brief editorial, we learn that Garrison Keillor once said something remotely nice about Richard Nixon, Russ Potts is the face of reality (and he's a real Republican), and that the election is about "transportation, education and health care."

Any newspaper that uses Keillor as a source for old-fashioned Republican values...that holds the Other Candidate up as a pillar of truth...and believes the Great Issues of the Day are what drive the bulk of voters to the polls...doesn't even rise to the level of fish wrap.

And all this time, I thought the Daily Press and Roanoke Times had cornered the market on idiocy. Their stranglehold has been broken.

::: posted by Norman Leahy at 10/21/2005 6 comments


"You know what the fellow said: In Italy for 30 years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they also produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love -- they had 500 years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock." -- Orson Welles, The Third Man

"The graveyards are full of indespensable men" -- Charles de Gaulle

"Oh, so Mother Nature needs a favor? Well maybe she should have thought of that when she was besetting us with droughts and floods and poison monkeys. Nature started the fight for survival and now she wants to quit because she's losing. Well I say, hard cheese!" -- Montgomery Burns

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