Quote of the Day

Charlie Webster, state chairman of the GOP in Maine, on how voter fraud helped Obama win:

In some parts of rural Maine, there were dozens, dozens of black people who came in and voted on Election Day. Everybody has a right to vote, but nobody in town knows anyone who’s black. How did that happen? I don’t know.

Somebody’s in a Delusional, Reality-Challenged State, Though

Tucker Carlson on FOX:

There’s something what went basically unnoticed by the press and that was the Obama campaign making a push of social issues, particularly abortion, and that seems to have worked. … If you were a voter in a white, working-class state, you had no idea that they were running a campaign based on abortion!

First, since when is a president not supposed to be campaigning on social issues? And second, what the fuck is a “white, working-class state”? Michigan in 1880?

Two Quotes About Editing

Two good quotes about editing from the Chicago Manual of Style‘s monthly Q&A column for October:

The decision, like so many others in writing and editing, should not be made according to some idea of what is “correct”. Rather, it must be made according to what is logical and helpful.

And:

It’s good to remember that even nonsense can be grammatically correct.

Both old truths, but easy to lose sight of.

Quote of the Day

Washington Post political cartoonist Tom Toles posted this on Facebook today:

Today I had an email exchange where I indulged the bad temptation​ to return snark for snark. However I was so subtle that my snark was missed and a polite and positive exchange ensued. There is a lesson in there but I’m resistant to it.