"Host" — isn't that also what they also called the human incubators in the Alien movies? http://t.co/UhRSoqyWYC
— billmon (@billmon1) February 24, 2014
State Senator Steve Martin: “I’m not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child’s host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn’t want it.”
Next in the lineup, George Pee Bush, per Alex Pareene in Salon:
George Prescott Bush, son of Jeb and grandson of George Herbert Walker, is running for Texas land commissioner. Next stop: the White House! As long as he manages to get himself elected land commissioner, that is. It may be tougher than he anticipated, which is to say it may actually require more than simply wanting the job and being named Bush…
… As Texas Monthly’s Paul Burka pointed out, Bush committed to running for land commissioner primarily because it seemed “the path of least resistance.” He filed his papers to run for office well before finally deciding on which one, making it all the more obvious that he was just searching for the easiest possible route to bigger things….
But the lengths to which Bush is going to avoid saying anything interesting might be a slight sign of concern about his political ability. Sometimes a successful political scion seems like exactly the sort of person who should run for office right up until they do so and then open their mouths, revealing themselves to be idiots, completely unable to articulate reasons for existing at all, let alone reasons for anyone to vote for them. Bush’s strategy seems to mainly involve not allowing anyone to give him the opportunity to embarrass himself by having to speak extemporaneously or answer difficult questions about policy or Republican politics. Not that I’m saying George P. Bush is secretly an idiot! He just might be, and he seems intent on maintaining the mystery…
Of course, Sean “Ten Million Dollar LotR Wedding” Parker, Admiral of the Douche Flotilla, is not about to let his throne be usurped. What he lacks in (overt) political content he makes up in choice of opponent, deciding to take both ValleyWag and the NYPost to task. Per NYMag:
In an email rant to the New York Post, Parker compared Gawker Media/Valleywag publisher Nick Denton to “Joseph Goebbels’ annoying little shitzu [sic]” and then reused the ill-advised metaphor to hit “Page Six”:
“You’re always going to be less irritating and unfortunately much, much easier to sue since you don’t have the luxury of operating your super-villain lair out of some tin pot banana republic like the Cayman Islands. [Gawker recently responded to a suit from Quentin Tarantino claiming the company was based in the Cayman Islands.] When compared to the ferocity of Goebbels’ fleet of diminutive attack dogs, Page Six is now the slow, soft, fluffy, methodical and even sometimes — wait for it — accurate NY gossip rag. If Denton is Goebbels’ shitzu [sic], then that makes you Murdoch’s dobermin [sic] pincher [sic], politely sleeping by the fire for most of the day and only occasionally waking up to bark when the doorbell rings.”…
Apart from being grateful that we’re not notorious public idiots, what’s on the agenda for the evening?