A conversation on IM this morning. (Exactly as typed, except where I edited it to make me look better — and literate.)
tendentious: you’re not a liberal, you’re a pansy!
tendentious: something a caller to mike malloy said.
tendentious: not about mike.
tendentious: about YOU
forest: This is the core of the conclusions of the book Moral Politics by George Lakoff, examining the metaphores that liberals and conservatives use in their internal cognitive processes of how they see the country
tendentious: that you’re a pansy?
forest: Conservatives use “strick father family” metaphore for the country. Liberals use “nurturing parent family” metaphores
tendentious: right. you’re a pansy!
forest: They believe this is the best kind of family and use that as a metaphore for how the country should be run
tendentious: you should post this conversation
forest: you should blow me
tendentious: shut up shut up shut up
forest: blow me blow me blow me
tendentious: liberal vs conservative!
forest: in that case it’s spank me spank me spank me
forest: nurture me nurture me nurture me
tendentious: debate in 14 minutes
tendentious: on cspan
forest: I’m watching it on tape right now.
forest: I’m not happy with any of them but Dean.
tendentious: well, yeah. what about the darling of the left, kucinich?
forest: he’s OK
forest: and sharpton, actualy
tendentious: i think sharpton should be the press guy for the democratic nominee!
forest: I need you to tell me if it’s going to rain
tendentious: ok, i’m a liberal, “it’s going to rain”
Yeah, that’s where my time goes.