“Of course, even if the lupine origins of the alpha-male trope weren’t obsolete, the notion that the term can even apply to human social structures is inherently absurd.”
Todd Akin’s medieval science + pithily excremental phrasing has brought out the musical in a number of people who are much cleverer than him.
Why not? Because the Speaker of the House must tally all votes cast by sitting MPs on the floor of the House in order to determine whether a proposal has been carried or not. How else would it be determined?
The shock and horror I’m feeling must be a pale shadow of what those in Norway are feeling. My thoughts are with them all.
The problem is not martial language. The problem is the discussion of martial solutions, mentioned as actual policy options. That’s what “eliminationist rhetoric” means, you weaseling fucks.
ADDENDUM: Sarah Palin fans the heated rhetoric flames by playing the victim card and describing criticism as a “blood libel”. Seriously.