June 2, 2013

“He who controls the schmaltz controls the future. He who controls the present controls the schmaltz.”

From the Washington Post:
Schumer: Immigration overhaul will pass Senate by July 4

19 comments:

Maxwell Power said...

What's Nate Silver project on loudmouth camera-obsessed U.S. Senators trying to call their shot like this

pat said...

I saw "Planet of the Apes" when it first came out. I knew he was back on earth. Everybody in the theater knew he was back on earth. How could Charlton Heston not have known he was back on earth?

In the recent "John Carter" the protagonist lands on Mars but assumes he's on earth in spite of lower gravity and all sorts of alien fauna. He finally accepts that he is not on earth when he sees two moons in the sky. Heston played an astronaut. Presumably he knew some astronomy. He would have noticed that the moon, stars and sun were all the same. All the bugs, birds and crawling critters were also earthlike.

The only way he could have been surprised is if he too had had a lobotomy like his shipmate.

BTW I learned from my cousin recently that an uncle of mine had had a lobotomy. But I think he would have figured out that it was earth too. When I saw it in the theater the famous ending was huge anti-climax.

Albertosaurus

gubbler, champion of all things checheny(except criminality, corruption, and bride-stealing) said...

Declaration of Invasion.

rightsaidfred said...



“All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.”

Hunsdon said...

The schmaltz is strong in this one.

Anonymous said...

Never underestimate the power of the schmaltz!

x said...

THEY BLEW IT UP

DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL

Anonymous said...

Por mi parte, doy la bienvinida a nuestros nuevos amos Mexicano

Auntie Analogue said...


"Come out of the shadows" is pure schmaltz, and so is "Dream Act." The whole Reconquista-Import The Third World schmear is cloaked in schmaltz.

Pah.

Anonymous said...

Somebody should market a beer called Schmaltz. It will have the same effect as the milk of human kindness that the Ghost of Christmas Present hands to Scrooge in a golden chalice.

Hello, I'm actor Troy McClure said...

I love you, Dr. Zaius!

Anonymous said...

You should consider retiring if this thing passes. The fight is over.

kaganovitch said...

"Anonymous said...

Somebody should market a beer called Schmaltz. It will have the same effect as the milk of human kindness that the Ghost of Christmas Present hands to Scrooge in a golden chalice."

http://www.shmaltzbrewing.com/

It's like Lily Tomlin said "No matter how cynical you become, it's never enough to keep up."

Anonymous said...

"You should consider retiring if this thing passes. The fight is over."

We should all consider retiring if this thing passes. Los Cabos is nice and it will be more American than Los Angeles.

Harry Baldwin said...



No way I'm retiring in Mexico if I can't bring my guns. In fact, I might need a crew-served weapon.

Eric said...

It needs to pass the House, too. Prospects aren't nearly as bright there.

Anonymous said...


Do you know what schmalz is?

It is lard.

Anonymous said...


Por mi parte, doy la bienvinida a nuestros nuevos amos Mexicano


Por su parte, da la bienvenida a los nuevos anos mexicanos.

Not giving up yet said...

OK, things aren't looking good.

But just read the comments. One solitary liberal sap (who is so caricatured in his/her positions that I wonder if he/she isn't parodying them) and a human tsunami of anti-immigration realists.

There is hope, and it does lie with the proles.