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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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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Bin Ladski

I was sympathetic at first to the argument that the U.S. should release proof that bin Laden is dead, but then it occurred to me how unnecessary it is. If he's alive, then surely he or his al Qaeda buddies will release a statement or audiotape saying just that. The lingering question, among many, I most want the answer to: Was this a straight execution or did bin Laden really do something to suggest he was resisting? It's looking like the former.

UPDATE: Less than a day after I wrote this, al Qaeda confirmed bin Laden's death. So there you have it.

.: posted by hornswaggler 10:12 PM

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