Ten years later…

Many of the media pundits have been writing their memoirs of what went wrong, their strange mea culpas of how they were mislead into supporting or even cheerleading the Iraq War.

I’m not sure how many of them are sincere as they rend their cloths and wash their mouths with ashes, because even though they all admit, begrudgingly that they got it wrong, they never, ever say who got it right:

The dirty, f***ing hippies.

And until they do, I don’t accept their apologies as anything other than pro-forma.

Apologies

Willard prepares to shoot ping-pong balls out of his ass.

Hey guys, remember the other day when His Willardness was seemingly shooting ping pong balls out of his ass at little school girls? Me Neither!, anyway some of you wanted context for the picture, and here it is, an apology from the AP:

“The original caption on the photo of Gov. Romney taken Monday at a Virginia school was literally correct — it said the governor was posing for photos with schoolchildren. But it was too generic and missed the boat by not explaining exactly what was happening. The student with the surprised expression had just realized that the governor was going to crouch down in front of her for the group photo.

“We amended the caption on Tuesday with that explanation, but by then many people had seen the photo and were confused by or angry about it. Those generic captions help us process a large number of photos on a busy campaign day, but some photos demand more explanation and we fell short of our own standards by not providing it in this case.”

We here at Mock, Paper, Scissors also want to apologize for our interpretation of Willard shooting ping pong balls out of his ass. We realize now that he is wearing trousers, which would mean at best he would be shooting ping pong balls out of his ass and they would be dribbling down his pant leg. We regret the error.

¡Geraldo! Apologizes to Hoodies Everywhere

The capacity for Wingnuttia to make themselves the victim, even when apologizing is astonishing. Anyway, ¡Geraldo! apoligizes in his own way for blaming Trayvor Martin’s murder on Trayvor’s sartorial choices, and then sort of does it again:

“I apologize to anyone offended by what one prominent black conservative called my ‘very practical and potentially life-saving campaign urging black and Hispanic parents not to let their children go around wearing hoodies’…“I remain absolutely convinced of what I said about asking for trouble. There’s trouble enough for minority boys and young men not to provoke mad responses from paranoid jerk offs… [M]y own family and friends believe [that] I have obscured or diverted attention from the principal fact, which is that an unarmed 17-year old was shot dead by a man who was never seriously investigated by local police. And if that is true, I apologize.”

(Politico)