Friday, March 7, 2014

Quote Of The Morning

Eric Lach of TPM quotes Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee, on Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-Hunger) cutting off of Rep. Elijah Cummings's (D-MD) mic in a House Oversight Committee meeting which Issa chaired:
That can't be a protocol of this institution. When I saw Darrell Issa in action yesterday, I thought back of all my years here, and I think he has brought this to an unbearable crescendo. It has to stop.
Indeed it does have to stop...
Just watch as every musician, pro or amateur, in the room cringes in pain at the sheer ignorance of a construct such as "brought this to an unbearable crescendo." Yes, everyone knows what he meant, but things do not "come to a crescendo"; ask your child's music teacher. (While you're at it, ask him or her to dinner...)

(H/T Mustang Bobby.)

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