Serial plastic turkey enthusiast Mary Potratz (mmm ... pot rats) repeats a familiar claim:

It didn’t impress us before when he held up a plastic turkey, it doesn’t impress us now.

The Central Maine Morning Sentinel’s headline on Mary’s letter: “Voters not falling for Bush photo ops nowadays.” But Democrat voters evidently are. More from Mary:

Pulling 360’s in a dune buggy over the sands of Arizona is insulting to us all.

Why? Is the dune buggy plastic, too? Roll on August 30, and the Feast of 1000 Days!

(Via Jason R.)

Posted by Tim B. on 06/28/2006 at 12:26 PM
  1. "Pulling 360’s in a dune buggy over the sands of Arizona is insulting to us all.”

    Because we certainly don’t want to disdturb the frikkin’ gila monsters!  Oh, no, that won’t do at all.

    Posted by ushie on 2006 06 28 at 12:53 PM • permalink

  2. Mary is a virtual compendium of cliche-of-the-day wisdom.

    Posted by Bandit on 2006 06 28 at 01:08 PM • permalink

  3. Yes, it’s very plain.

    Posted by andycanuck on 2006 06 28 at 01:30 PM • permalink

  4. Multiple Choice (one correct answer):What insults Potratz? (a) being called a western degenerate slut by Islamists (b) knowing that she is less witty than Ann Coulter (c) being told that she can’t tell the difference between plastic and flesh (d)pulling 360’s over sand dunes (e) female circumcision among Arabs and Africans (e) suicide bombers killing women and children.

    Posted by stats on 2006 06 28 at 01:35 PM • permalink

  5. And I’d say that, clearly, Bush is to blame.

    Posted by andycanuck on 2006 06 28 at 01:39 PM • permalink

  6. Gee Mary. According to the 9/11 Commission Report

    Among the travelers were Mohamed Atta and Abdul Aziz al Omari, who arrived at the airport in Portland, Maine.

    It would seem that the airport in Portland Maine, had “plastic” personnel on duty 9/11/01, too.

    Mary? Maybe your airport people were… Pulling 360’s in a dune buggy over the sands of Arizona , that day, huh?

    Posted by El Cid on 2006 06 28 at 02:11 PM • permalink

  7. I wonder if Mary wrote a similar snear when Kerry was busy running into the secret service in the snow, or wind surfing, or biking in those thoroughly insulting bike pants, or trying to catch a football?  What she impressed then, doya think?

    Posted by saltydog on 2006 06 28 at 02:28 PM • permalink

  8. Bandit, I think Mary is best described as “Queen of the Cliche Masters”.

    Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2006 06 28 at 02:49 PM • permalink

  9. Best part are the comments in the plastic dune buggy link.  My personal favorite:
    “And where’s the picture of him serving a tray full of plastic tacos to the appreciative “troops?"”
    You can just see him spending hours in his mom’s basement trying to decide where to put the scare quotes.  Tacos?  Nope.  TO? Nope.  Picture?  Nope.  Oh the hell with it, throw them on the last word.  And I think he was the “smart” one.

    Posted by jeff mccabe on 2006 06 28 at 03:39 PM • permalink

  10. Since the Border Patrol agent was driving, technically wouldn’t it be he who was “pulling the 360s”?  So, then, technically it would be the Border Patrol agent who’s being “insulting”, right?  What with the plastic turkey that wasn’t, and the 360s by somebody else, I think Ms. PotRats has a perception problem, doncha think?

    Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 06 28 at 04:13 PM • permalink

  11. Mary Pot-O-Ratz asks who controls Mexico’s oil? Not sure what she’s getting at, but in case she’s just curious, it’s Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), the Mexican state-owned oil monopoly (which, incidentally, has been looted by greedy Mexican politicians to the tune of billions of dollars).

    I’m not sure why she finds doing a 360 in a dune buggy offensive. Perhaps, like most leftists, she prefers the 180 (or “turn and flee” maneuver).

    Posted by paco on 2006 06 28 at 04:28 PM • permalink

  12. I’m going to have some plastic turkey leftovers tonight for dinner, with pepper-pot-o-rats stew as an appetizer. Mmm mmm.

    Posted by SoberHT on 2006 06 28 at 05:20 PM • permalink

  13. Good grief, calling an Unlimited-class Baja-1000 capable military-spec sand-rail with 30-inch suspension a “dune buggy” is downright short-bus.  That’s a SCORE or Best-In-The-Desert competent race-vehicle.  Those bad-boys can cross the desert, rocks, whoops, gulleys and all at 80mph plus while the driver sits rock steady and the machine-gunner picks-up and eliminates targets downrange with a .50 bmg - they’re a lot more than just Barbie’s “dune buggy.” And there are a bunch at work in Afgthanistan piloted by Special Forces.  Get the movie “Dust to Glory" and see just what they’re capable of, driven by maniacs.

    Posted by -keith in mtn. view on 2006 06 28 at 06:26 PM • permalink

  14. I must say after seeing your Defence Minister Brendan Nelson, in a press briefing here, on Fox News with Donald Rumsfeld...ya’ got a damn good one, OZ.

    Posted by El Cid on 2006 06 28 at 06:32 PM • permalink

  15. In case anybody want to see an edited clip of “Dust to Glory” -
    They’ll have to search for it themselves. The long, unformatted url that you put in the comments broke the page, so the url has been removed. The Management.

    Posted by -keith in mtn. view on 2006 06 28 at 07:59 PM • permalink

  16. OT but there is something very wrong with the front page of the Herald Sun today.

    HEROIN addicts and dealers will be banned from nine Melbourne suburbs in a radical crackdown on the drug trade.

    They will risk jail if they break court orders banning them from drug-plagued Footscray and surrounding suburbs.

    Call me old fashioned - but isn’t dealing drugs and taking heroin already illegal, especially dealing. I would have thought any one caught dealing would be arrested, charged and front court. Am I missing something?

    Posted by The (WHMECDM) President on 2006 06 28 at 08:12 PM • permalink

  17. 16 The (WHMECDM) President

    Am I missing something?

    Yes, you are missing the irrationality of their thought. And thank god for that, for rational people, will eventually win. I hope.

    Posted by El Cid on 2006 06 28 at 08:26 PM • permalink

  18. Sorry about the url.

    Posted by -keith in mtn. view on 2006 06 28 at 10:27 PM • permalink

  19. Did anybody else see the crazed Palestinian MP interviewed on Lateline last night?

    Posted by JamesP on 2006 06 28 at 11:01 PM • permalink

  20. #18 Keith;

    It took a while to load, but the page finally came up, sound and all.

    Looks dusty, though.

    Posted by steveH on 2006 06 28 at 11:24 PM • permalink

  21. Are Potratz similar to Potnoodlz? Cheap & vile tasting?

    Posted by KK on 2006 06 28 at 11:58 PM • permalink

  22. Aren’t Potratz what Shrek cooks Princess Fiona?

    Posted by The (WHMECDM) President on 2006 06 29 at 12:27 AM • permalink

  23. Pulling 360’s in a dune buggy over the sands of Arizona is insulting to us all.

    Now if he was doing that while holding a stubby in one hand and a rifle in the other; that would be impressive.

    What is the Arizonian version of a roo shoot?

    Posted by youngy on 2006 06 29 at 02:41 AM • permalink

  24. How about a plastic Gough Whitlam? You can use him for photo ops, or to convince your elderly grandmother, who happens to be in the ALP, that it’s really Gough. For the next election we could have plastic Mark Latham badges. When an ALP pollster offers you a how to vote card, shove the badge in their face. Then with a hissing and spitting noise they would flee faster than Kim Beazley from the dieting section of the local bookstore. Or a plastic John Howard face mask, wear it to that next ACTU rally and see how long you live.

    Posted by cjblair on 2006 06 29 at 03:43 AM • permalink

  25. I think potraz is the Himalayan version of chitterlings.

    And thanks to Mary, I now know what a mainecoon is.

    Posted by Texas Bob on 2006 06 29 at 07:50 AM • permalink

  26. What is the Arizonian version of a roo shoot?

    Prairie dogs.

    And I think it’s Arizonan.

    Posted by Dave S. on 2006 06 29 at 09:35 AM • permalink

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