What will they say when the leading idiotarian dies?

According to Pat Robertson, the 77 year-old Ariel Sharon's massive stroke was "God's Punishment."

That's right. God also punished a thousand Americans in New Orleans by drowning them. Robertson speculated why:

We have killed over 40 million unborn babies in America.
Obviously, God's in no hurry with his fatal punishments.

He gets around to everyone sooner or later.

(Even horse's asses.)

MORE: Israel's Ambassador to the United States echoes Dennis's comment below:

"Such things are very outrageous. I would expect this only from people like (President Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad in Iran ... I wouldn't expect it from any of our friends," ambassador Danny Ayalon told CNN.

AND MORE: I'm truly sorry to see that the great Lou Rawls died from lung cancer at the age of 72.

No word from Robertson about why God would do that.

(And I am not trying to be funny here. I'm actually quite annoyed by Robertson, and were I a member of Ariel Sharon's family, I might be more than a little offfended.)

posted by Eric on 01.05.06 at 04:25 PM


Looks as though Pat Robertson is in league with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

"Iran's president said Thursday he hoped for the death of Israeli Prime Minister
Ariel Sharon, the latest anti-Israeli comment by a leader who has already provoked international criticism for suggesting that Israel be "wiped off the map.""

Dennis   ·  January 5, 2006 8:05 PM

Dennis, I'm a little concerned about the phrase "horse's asses." I can't stand to be grammatically incorrect!

Shouldn't it be "horses' asses"?

Or (because the horse is not literal) is a "horse's ass" to be seen as a metaphor for certain type of person? But because they're not connected to the anatomy of actual horses, wouldn't the plural only apply to the ass as opposed to the horse?

Eric Scheie   ·  January 5, 2006 11:27 PM


I'm not Dennis, but I believe the demo sentence in our high school Warriner's was "My sister-in-law's great-grand-aunt's brothers-in-law are horses' asses." Unfortunately, there's no shortage of horses of which determined idiots can be asses.

Sean Kinsell   ·  January 5, 2006 11:46 PM

I don't know horses from asses or horses' asses.

But I do know that I'm embarrassed for Pat Robertson and I don't even know him.

What an embarassment!

Beth   ·  January 5, 2006 11:50 PM

Sean, I don't know whether I'm confusing logic with grammar, but what about a "bull's eye"? Does the plural become "bulls' eyes" or "bull's eyes"? If we're talking about actual bulls' eyes, yes. But with a target, there is no bull. And, while we'd say "snakes' eyes" in discussing reptile anatomy, multiple dice throws of double-ones by gamblers would still be called "snake eyes" because there are no snakes. Just as here there's no horse. In logic, it seems that with "horse's ASS," the, um, whole would subsume its, um, parts. The fact is, there are more horse's asses than there are horses, so the latter cannot be said to "have" the former.

And how did we get "bullseyes"? Why not "horsesasses"?

My horse sense tells me it's unfair and asinine.

(I'd ask about "cows' pies," but this is already become a load of bulls' shits....)

Sheesh. Glad I didn't say "ass's holes."

Eric Scheie   ·  January 6, 2006 8:28 AM

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