June 30th, 2004

master's voice

obtuse simile of the week:

Seen on political info booth outside the library:

"Tony Blair is to Hitler as Lyndon Larouche is to FDR"

Does it help you to understand it if I tell you it was on a pro-Larouche table? No, me neither.

The table also has a sign which suggests that if you don't support Larouche, the only jobs for your children will be at Starbucks and Wal-Mart. People were actually talking to his volunteers when I walked by. Apparently Larouche has kept a low-enough profile lately that many people are unaware of his, uh, unusual past assertions that Queen Elizabeth II is a drug dealer, Henry Kissinger and Walter Mondale are Soviet agents, and that "the Beatles had no genuine musical talent, but were a product shaped according to British Psychological Warfare Division specifications.".


In conclusion, "Vote Quimby".