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Hornswaggle is an alternate spelling of hornswoggle, an archaic word that means to bamboozle or hoodwink. I take my pronunciation from the late Harvey Korman in "Blazing Saddles" --

"I want rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, conmen, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass kickers, shit kickers and Methodists!"

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Waterboarding: The opposite of fun

For those who think waterboarding isn't all that bad, I would encourage you to read this account by Christopher Hitchens, who voluntarily underwent the procedure and then stated the obvious: It's torture.

Hitchens, as you may know, became a zealous proponent of the war in Iraq, to a legacy-damaging degree, and he has not conceded any point lightly in his support of the Bush administration's so-called war on terror. But his aggressive, wide-ranging defense of that war yielded to common sense on this score.

.: posted by hornswaggler 7:59 AM

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