Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Wednesday, 2017.05.24
The savage chiefs of the western coasts of Africa, who for ages have been
accustomed to selling their captives into bondage and pocketing the ready cash
for them, will not more readily accept our moral and economical ideas than the
slave traders of Maryland and Virginia.

		Frederick Douglass, former slave

2008.04.23

Mixed Metaphor Award

Time to present another Mixed Metaphor Award. This go around the award goes to Barack Obama staffer Mika Brzezinski:

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Well, but you can’t argue that the Clinton campaign didn’t do some serious damage in light of the Wright stuff and the bitter comments–

SCARBOROUGH: That wasn’t the Clinton campaign.

BRZEZINSKI: They pounced on it like lemmings.

SCARBOROUGH: That wasn’t the Clinton campaign–

BRZEZINSKI: Oh, please.

SCARBOROUGH: And I don’t know if lemmings actually pounce. I think lemmings go over cliffs.

(H/T Eric Scheie)