Examples of my new "toned down" eliminationist rhetoric

“The point is that there’s room in a democracy for people who ridicule and denounce those who disagree with them; there isn’t any place for eliminationist rhetoric, for suggestions that those on the other side of a debate must be removed from that debate by whatever means necessary.”—Paul Krugman, NYT, 1-9-11

“I told all of our guys, shut up, tone it down, make your argument intellectually.”—Roger Ailes, President of Fox News, 1-10-11

It’s occurred to me that if Antonin Scalia were to die in his sleep, like, tonight, I’d wake up in a country I was happier with tomorrow.

Too bad Sarah Palin’s dad wasn’t impotent, but, oh, well.

Would I cry if Karl Rove suffered a catastrophic brain injury? It’s possible, but not likely.

I hope I’m not jinxing him by saying it, but, boy, that Dick Cheney could just go on living forever, huh?

Were the Republican leadership in Congress to be fricasseed by cannibals whilst on a safari junket, I’d console myself with the thought that if they lived to help make the world a more fucked up place, they died fulfilled. 

If I were thinking that it might be nice for Glenn Beck to get hurt really, really bad, it’d be OK, ‘cause I’d just be thinking it, and not, God forbid, encouraging someone to do it.