Jan
19
2011

Crosshairs in the crosshairs.

This is starting to get old.

Byron York is a very smart guy, and he’s done yeoman work in cataloging CNN’s horrible, horrible use of ‘crosshairs’ terminology in days gone past.  But I’d just like to hammer this point home: said use of the term by CNN did not cause the following groups:

  • PETA
  • People who don’t like MasterCard
  • Mystical nature spirits responsible for flooding conditions in California*
  • People who don’t like the suspects in a missing-person case
  • The FDA
  • An unnamed US military commander who doesn’t like an Afghan warlord
  • People who don’t like Obamacare
  • People who don’t like Michelle Bachmann

…to flip out and attack the object of their ire (which may or may not be a shame, in the case of the Afghan warlord).  Yet somehow Sarah Palin’s use of the imagery is dangerous.  I can only conclude that this implies that THAT WOMAN has strange and arcane mystical powers, which may be used to cloud the minds of the weak-willed.

In which case, I have a request: ma’am, could you make another quick video?  In it, look right into the camera and say “You will allow Obamacare an up-or-down vote in the Senate” while moving two fingers in a half-arc wave.  Who knows?  The Jedi Mind Trick might work over transmitted media; if not, she can always fly into Washington and use the Voice on them directly**.  Besides, what’s the harm in trying?

Moe Lane (crosspost)

*Yes, but if I’m expected to believe in national Democratic politicians with actual, working principles when examples of same are statistically nonexistent, I see no reason why these couldn’t exist, either.  Just as much evidence, really.

**Hard to choose between Jedi Knight and Bene Gesserit Witch there, so I figured that I’d reference both.

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  • MikeCG says:

    That’s a tough one. The Jedi are by far cooler (being more wholly committed to good and possessing lightsabers), and the Bene Gesserit breeding program does not exactly align with Sarah Palin’s pro-life views.

    That being said, the reaction of characters throughout the Imperium to Bene Gesserit in general, and Lady Jessica in particular, is almost identical to how Democrats react to Palin anytime she does…pretty much anything. So there is that.

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