an Ernie a day

I see in the paper today that Vic Toews is now taking credit for the low crime rate, even though it was steadily lowering long before he started getting all “tough on crime” in the pokerfacedly moronic, US Republican, fucking-pigs-cause-its-what-we-do kind of way. It’s Ernie logic, as in the classic Sesame Street exchange:

BERT. Ernie, why do eat so many apples?

ERNIE. To keep the tigers away, Bert.

BERT. But Ernie, there isn’t a tiger within 50 miles of here!

ERNIE. See? It works!

I wonder how much longer Harper will keep that idiot around.

Author: JD Fleming

I am Professor of English Literature at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. My work is in intellectual history of the early-modern period (1500-1700), with a special interest in epistemic issues around the emergence of modern natural science (the "Scientific Revolution"). In 2012, I initiated the international conference series "Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World."

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