Daily Archives: June 30, 2010

What if these Senators had to have hearings on them like the one on Kagan

Wouldn’t that be neat. For instance, what if a panel of Supreme Court Justices, Ambassadors, Administration Secretaries, and other entities requiring Congressional Approval had a two or three day period to ask ridiculous and “personally revealing of point of view” questions to nominated Senators?

If Kyl or Grassley or Sessions had to answer questions about things they had done twenty years ago, of their previous lives in other occupations, on specific issues like guns or women’s rights, etc., where would they end up? My guess is that many would have their elections nullified.

Bulwer-Lytton Awards Announced… I know you were all waiting for this…

San Jose State University’s English department gas announced this year’s winners of the Bulwer-Lytton Awards for really bad fiction writing. The contest takes the opening line in several categories of fiction writing and makes its awards to those who put themselves in the league of 19th Century writer Edward George Bulwer-Lytton.

The overall champion was Molly Ringle of Seattle with this gem of an opening line:

“For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity’s affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss — a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity’s mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world’s thirstiest gerbil.”

Our congratulations to Ms. Ringle.

To see all the winners go HERE where you will also lern how to enter next year’s competition.