Servant of the Secret Fire

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The name I've chosen comes from "Lord of the Rings," when Gandalf faces down the Balrog in the Mines of Moria. My Hebrew name is Esther (which is related to the word for "hidden" or "secret") Serafina (which means "burning"). This seems appropriate because although I don't usually put myself forward, I do care very passionately about a lot of things. Maybe through these blogs I can share some of these passions, as well as less weighty ideas and opinions, with others.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

A Democratic mole in the RNC?

If you can’t stand going to any Republican websites, check out their new “anti-Feingold” ad on This is so weird - why would the party in power want to show anyone using the words “the President broke the law”? It actually (heaven forfend!) gives context to Feingold’s call for censure, when they’ve been trying to spread the meme that those bad ole Democrats are going after Dubya for going after the terrorists.

I found it kind of ironic that our hyper-nationalist, English-only right wing would end their extremely bizarre ad with the grammatically awful "Who do you stand with?" Of course, they might think saying "Whom," let alone "With whom," would make them sound like those evil eastern elitists, but even "Who do you support?" wouldn't be as bad.

I also notice that when they have Feingold saying, "This is a lot more serious - a lot more like an impeachable offense..." they cut him off. What did he say after that? Probably something like "...than lying about sex." What - aren't they proud of that fiasco?

Finally, where is the beginning of that ad supposed to be set, anyway? It looks like either Fallujah or one of our inner cities, where setting off a bomb wouldn't make much of a difference to the landscape. It would have been a lot more effective if they'd shown these guys doing their dirty work in an affluent suburb or mall, but I suppose they wouldn't want to give the masses any ideas!


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