08/04/2005: George Carlin had it nailed....
about the First Iraq War, talking about George Bush the Elder:
Even the man's name--Buuuuussssssshhhhh--is the name for a secondary sex characteristic... Almost the genitals without really being the genitals. Now, if this man's name had been George Boner, maybe he would have felt better about himself, and we wouldn't be in this mess in the first place.Over at Lean Left, they're citing some research that suggests that "aggressive conservatism" might just be correlated with doubts about one's masculinity:
“I found that if you made men more insecure about their masculinity, they displayed more homophobic attitudes, tended to support the Iraq war more and would be more willing to purchase an SUV over another type of vehicle,” said Willer said. “There were no increases [in desire] for other types of cars.”Nice to have one's basic instincts confirmed. :-)
Len on 08.04.05 @ 08:40 AM CST