I don’t usually post on weekends — it’s against my religion. Or something — but these two little items in the Miami Hurled arrested my attention while seated shivering on the throne this morning:
New York Mayor and media tycoon Michael Bloomberg wrote the forward to Diaz’s book, Miami Transformed, which Diaz is promoting. [via]
Neither the electronic nor the print version caught the error: the name of the section of the book is “Foreword,” not “Forward.” Hire some copy editors, won’t you? And/or send the ones you have on staff back to school.
Then there’s this recurring theme that I find so endearing:
Stung by an image that it’s too rigidly conservative and too “stupid” about its words and tactics, a somber Republican Party vowed Friday to change its ways. “We must stop being the stupid party,” [LA Gov Bobby] Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential hopeful, told colleagues. [via]
Lots of us puzzled over this age-old conundrum all through the primary and election season. Are these guys really as stupid as they act and sound, or is this some kind of buffoon theater scaled down to please their political base? Sitting on the sidelines, it’s often damned hard to separate stoopid from evil. Gov Jindal’s insight is very helpful. For now, I’ll go with stoopid.
Or, as Stephen Colbert put it,
The Republicans had everything going for them — a terrible economy, an unpopular incumbent, and a positive message for the American voter: “Less than half of you are parasites.”