No, I don't want to watch the Nutcracker
Dave Barry speaks for many (or at least me) when he explains why he doesn't like ballet:
I am not a fan of ballet.
Now, before you members of the Dance Community get your leotards in a bunch, let me stress that I KNOW I AM WRONG. I know that ballet is a beautiful artistic form that requires great dedication and skill. I'm just saying that I, personally, would rather watch a dog catch a Frisbee.
My problem -- and it's MY problem, NOT ballet's problem -- is that, because I am culturally unsophisticated, all ballet looks to me like -- even though I know there is MUCH more to it -- a troupe of mincing mimes. Whatever the ballet plot is about -- love, hate, joy, sorrow, the Russian Revolution, measles -- the reaction of the dancers is: ``It's MINCING time!''
Now it's time for victimhood
Trent Lott has now decided he is a victim of his political enemies who despicably trapped him
"There are people in Washington who have been trying to nail me for a long time," Lott said. "When you're from Mississippi and you're a conservative and you're a Christian, there are a lot of people that don't like that. I fell into their trap and so I have only myself to blame."
He wouldn't say who those political enemies were.
So his enemies weren't from Mississippi, not conservative, and not Christian. He couldn't possibly be trying to blame Democrats and the left could he? Complete and utter idiot. How many times does it need pointing out that the some of the loudest voices calling for his head came from those
who hardly consider themselves leftists or Dems
? Get over yourself Lott. You did it to yourself. There was no trap by the left. Not at a party for Strom Thurmond. You spoke, you chose the words. You killed your political career. Just settle into the Joe Biden-esque place in the Senate and be quiet.