Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Life really is a Monty Python sketch...

Earlier this week, we compared our local Republican party here in Florence to this Monty Python's sketch, minus John Cleese, which made them decidedly less funny. Today, Benen pointed out that simply trying to talk to the conservative Republicans resembles a Monty Python sketch, "Argument Clinic:"

It goes like this: a man who enjoys a good, substantive debate goes to a business that ostensibly provides one, but after paying his fee, he quickly discovers that the man on the other side of the desk simply contradicts literally everything he says.

The customer, exasperated, eventually tries to explain, "An argument is a connected series of statements intended to establish a proposition." His adversary replies ,"No, it isn't." He tries again, "Argument is an intellectual process. Contradiction is just the automatic gainsaying of any statement the other person makes." After a short pause, the antagonist responds, "No, it isn't."
God...if only they could have John Cleese. At least it would be more entertaining. Instead, we just get dipshits like Michelle Bachman...

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