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Now It’s Tea And Not Basketball

Jim Burroway

August 11th, 2011

The metaphors become even more strained:

Rick Santorum today finally wrapped up his 50-city tour de Iowa. He continued to press anti-gay views, saying that calling same-sex marriage a marriage would be like calling a cup of tea a basketball. He repeatedly quoted a study that families do better in heterosexual marriages. Though that study actually uses the phrase “nuclear” family, which can include same-sex couples.

He made those remarks yesterday at a very lonely stop of the “Value Voters Bus Tour” which is making its way through Iowa. He’s really been straining at the metaphors: napkins and not paper towels, water and not beer. But none of those metaphors have the punchiness of “frothy mix.” His weird metaphors may go on a temporary hiatus: Santorum is reportedly developing  laryngitis. That development will be particularly timely if it affects his participation in tonight’s GOP debate.

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james
August 11th, 2011 | LINK

Whoops! Rick lost control of the basketball and it hit the refreshment table! Look at the mess! Water, beer, tea, and ice cream all over the place. Get some napkins and paper towels!

Oh, Ricky, look at the frothy mess you’ve made!

David in Houston
August 11th, 2011 | LINK

That’s funny, because I was just saying that interracial marriage isn’t really marriage. Because that would be like calling a near-sighted duck-billed platypus a nacho-cheese chalupa with a side a guacamole… and no one is crazy enough to do that!

Timothy Kincaid
August 11th, 2011 | LINK

And now for the Dixie Cup riddle:

Q. A cup of tea is like a basketball because _____ ?

(A. both can be dribbled)

Erin
August 11th, 2011 | LINK

Frothy Mix puts the “anal” in “analogy.”

John
August 12th, 2011 | LINK

With a 50% divorce rate and all the issues with blended families and the number of single-parent families, the statement that kids do better in heterosexual marriages (not backed up by research) makes little sense. But then, facts and common sense have little sway in Republican circles.

Frijondi
August 12th, 2011 | LINK

Paper towels make sturdy and aesthetically pleasing napkins when they are neatly folded. I believe this practice is quite common in many households.

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