Round One – Midwest Sectionals 4 v. 13

Preposterous statement madness is at a fever pitch as we come to today’s marque match up of the 2009 Preposterous Statement Tournament (not to be confused with the Common Man Dan Cole’s Preposterous Statement Tournament). You can follow the tournament by using the 20 Times Around the Block Preposterous Statement bracket. Make your pick for a winner! A complete list of the statements can be found here.

Not since Kramer v. Kramer has there been as such a titanic struggle (not to mention a miscarriage of justice) as today’s match up: Clawson v. Clawson. Julie Clawson of Everyday Justice fame knows when the poor are downtrodden and the refs make a bad call, so she is not to be messed with. Except when it comes to taking on herself. And that brings us to the all important question: which statement is more preposterous?

4. Ignoring Facebook friends and promoting terrorism might seem like a strange connection, but hear me out. Both attitudes are based on the same self-centered attitude.–Julie Clawson from One Hand Clapping.

13. This blog post killed a three year old little boy. –Julie Clawson posting on One Hand Clapping.

Order in the court! In one corner we have an 800 pound gorilla, that vain self-centered attitude that is a necessary precondition of both blowing yourself up in a market square killing scores of innocent people, and ignoring the Facebook friend request from that odd character who reads your blog and makes dumb comments from time to time. In the other corner we have a heinous crime that was committed through the use of a laptop that was plugged into a power outlet that drew energy from a power plant that was getting its coal from strip mining that caused a half ton boulder to plummet from a mountaintop that flattened a three year-old boy. Those that demand blog posts raising awareness about injustice is itself an injustice! Talk about a self-centered attitude!

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