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Nicole, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Celebrating Rick
By Maggie Gallagher
January 4, 2012 12:36 A.M.

This is a very, very powerful speech. The word I would choose to describe it and him is “grounded.” There’s a reason Rupert Murdoch used a word not often used about a presidential candidate surging: “humility.” The humility that comes from standing for something larger than yourself, for people other than yourself. As Rick said, “Game on!”

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh, you and your ghost protocols

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahahahahaha... in america is murdoch still someone quote to support arguments, etc, rather than the panto villain he's become in the UK?

Where Is Reason? (stevie), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

When K-Lo broke up with Duran Duran, she sold the Renoir but kept the TV set.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Katharine Hepburn said that Ginger Rogers gave Fred Astaire sex appeal. Iowa has restored the glow to Rick Santorum.

― occupy the A train (difficult listening hour),

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 23:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Iowa is the blacklight that has let Santorum shine.

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 5 January 2012 01:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Richard Cordray & the Use and Abuse of Executive Power
By John Yoo

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 5 January 2012 23:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

when will these Potter copycats stop

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Thursday, 5 January 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol good catch matt

goole, Friday, 6 January 2012 01:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

The comments on that post are amazing, as usual.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 January 2012 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Did you ever watch 24?"

^^ harbinger of great things to come

mh, Friday, 6 January 2012 01:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Did you ever watch 24?"

the bin laden thumbs up of corner comments

xpost lol

ain't nothing nice (bnw), Friday, 6 January 2012 01:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did the Wrong Side Win?
By Peter Robinson
January 9, 2012 9:03 A.M.

Andrew Roberts discusses the challenges faced by German soldiers during WWII.

chief rocker frankie crocker (m coleman), Monday, 9 January 2012 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

O_O

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Monday, 9 January 2012 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

"challenges"

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 January 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/287599/resetoutreach-rip-victor-davis-hanson

this one paragraph is just casually insane

A new Asian direction is loudly announced, but by what means and for what purposes are left unsaid — as is the reality that a broke and unraveling EU, an ever more impotent NATO, and growing German pride and regional fear of German pride, make the original American postwar commitment there more important than at any time since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

anti-neo-cons like to joke that "it's always 1939 with these guys" but holy shit.

goole, Monday, 9 January 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lxl9ciQssT1qas8z9o1_500.jpg

KLo fetish site

Nicole, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 02:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

is 'sweater vest' a euphemism for 'sheep skin'

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 02:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Iron Lady and the Jews
By Jonah Goldberg

lol nope

caek, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 13:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did people catch the K-Lo post from a few days ago that started something like "I was stuck in a stairwell for the first half of the debate"?

JoeStork, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

I passed over it in awed silence.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love Rick Perry for annoying Jonah Goldberg so much.

Nicole, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also, knowing how much Klo loves Rick Perry I would love to see her and Jonah get into a slap fight over this.

Nicole, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

But she loves Santorum more, for whose stake she got stuck in a stairwell for the first half of a debate.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 14:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stuck in a stairwell for Santorum needs to be used as a porn title.

Nicole, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wait, Santorum's a vampire hunter?

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sequel to Trapped in the Closet?

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

That would be epic.

Is Rick Perry Rufus?

Nicole, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I was stuck in a stairwell for the first half of the debate"

You've got to
Get yourself together
You got stuck in a stairwell
And you can't get out of it
Don't say you
Missed the first half of the debate
You got stuck in a stairwell
And you can't get out of it

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Concern trolling writ large!

http://www.redstate.com/thomas/2012/01/11/to-our-friends-at-the-national-review/

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Christ, Ned, that was painful.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's like being stuck in a stairwell -- oh wait.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hahah.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks to that article for this hilarious link, which i dunno if we talked about before but where we get to watch what happens when the wretches the gop's been bribing with homophobia and religion for forty years get an eentsy bit annoyed that the people "enjoying the growing wealth created by free markets" and the people feeling "the pain, uncertainty and risk that they involve" (these quotes from this handy re-explanation of capitalism) are not necessarily the same people: the Champions Of Regular Folks immediately flip out. out come the claws:

Over and over, Romney defends and explains capitalism. And he’s supposed to be the RINO and squish in the race? That’s what I read in the conservative blogosphere, every day. What do you have to do to be a “real conservative”? Speak bad English and belch?

They have no appetite to defend capitalism, to persuade people, to encourage them not to fall for the old socialist and populist crap.

:(

occupy the A train (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

WHY ARE THE RUBES MAD AT US

occupy the A train (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Subsequent posts will be cooler, maybe even like Jamaican breezes in springtime.)

This guy is both the uncle with the clown nose and a moron.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

in come the trade winds:

Remember when “wealthiest one percent” was a buzz-phrase in our politics? Incredibly annoying.

occupy the A train (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

In the off-season (as you say), conservatives are interested in economic winning, and so the mechanisms of capitalism are more welcome. But in political season, they're interested in political winning, and sometimes that consists of appeasing the economic losers. Perhaps a conservative can do so with his hand holding his nose, regretting that it must be done. But it's depressing to see that so many don't even notice the smell.

occupy the A train (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

the real problem is that NRO is no longer smart enough to trick dumb ppl into doing what they want

Mordy, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rush and Red State are sniping at NRO today, it is fun.

Nicole, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/287933/santorum-even-after-new-hampshire-lisa-schiffren

amazing and very very sad

goole, Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did the Wrong Side Win?
By Peter Robinson
January 9, 2012 9:03 A.M.

Andrew Roberts discusses the challenges faced by German soldiers during WWII.

no fucking way, you made this up

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Santorum does not believe that the categories associated with “class” are useful in discussing how well the American economy is working. Economically, he is correct, since income is fluid. Socially, culturally, it’s a different matter. In our time, I’ve seen precious few cases of gentlemanly Episcopalians with august family trees, significant inherited wealth, and the expectation of political success who really grasp the degree to which life is a fight, and politics is war, let alone at the elemental level where that instinct needs to be lodged. The Bushes never got it. Their twin, Mitt, though technically not old school WASP by dint of being Mormon, doesn’t get it either. How do I know this? Even after prolonged exposure to the media, and other adversaries, from Kennedy to his GOP competitors, he expects to be treated with respect. That’s charming. But it’s a weakness.

i mean, shit

goole, Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

god help me i've listened to those conversations with andrew roberts. 'uncommon knowledge' my eye, the bracing insights are like entry level ww2 fandom. the german generals were really smart? german equipment was better than everyone else's? the americans didn't lose as many people as everyone else, but threw lots of money at their allies? hitler and stalin made stupid decisions based on their ideology? 4 out of 5 dead germans was killed by a russian? you're really blowing my mind here duder.

goole, Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

or else the guests imply that the Germans and Soviets won great victories thanks to their authoritarian regimes whereas the West was soft and democratic.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

eh i think if anything he shades in the opposite direction: what the democratic allies did was a standup proper war while the axis and stalin were engaged in crazed mindlessness

goole, Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

He's losing his grip then

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh I haven't listened. difficult listening hour is the fan. I gave up last year after leaving the office to vomit on seeing another reaction shot of Peter Robinson in open-mouthed faux dismay.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 January 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mr. McCarthy:

I happen to think the Supremes are going to uphold Obamacare — not that they should, but that they will (for the reasons outlined in the aforementioned column). That won’t mean Obamacare is good policy; it is disastrous policy. It will just mean that Obamacare is one of the many suicidal things our Constitution allows a free people to do to itself. But when the Court’s ruling comes down, the GOP will have done nothing to lay the groundwork for what should be the far more consequential political battle to repeal Obamacare — indeed, by doing nothing and nominating Mitt, the GOP will be saying, implicitly, that it is fine with most of Obamacare, perhaps with a few Washington-style modifications. The Supreme Court decision will thus hit in July — the campaign stretch-run — and, if it comes out the way I think it will come out, it will be a crackling political victory for the Obama campaign.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 14 January 2012 15:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean tbf SCOTUS probably will uphold ACA and it probably will be good news for Obama; this McCarthy dude knows the GOP have a limited amount of time to try to kill ACA because once the exchange provisions kick in in 2014 it will start becoming popular because hey, more people will be insured.

ACA is already popular with me, I get to stay on my parent's insurance until I'm 26!

tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Saturday, 14 January 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/288218/let-freedom-ring-mark-krikorian

5 comments so far, all killer, sure to be a hit

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Monday, 16 January 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hoo boy, those comments:

Henry Ford did vastly far more good by opening up a world of living-wage jobs to both black and white sharecroppers, and by helping the workers AND THEIR WIVES to learn the organized ways of the middle class.

Nicole, Monday, 16 January 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

that is just a total failure at making an argument.

ain't nothing nice (bnw), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 00:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lovely:

[Approved commenter] Ed in Cary
: 01/16/12 17:03

As a Southerner with our love for lost causes, I sneer at MLK day. I will never respect or honor it in the least.

I used to admire King as having been the essential man at the critical moment....the case that Mark has made. And I do not disqualify him from the pantheon of great men because of his moral failings. I disqualify him, because he was a communist.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 00:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

better red than ed

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 January 2012 00:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Iron Lady and the Jews
By Jonah Goldberg

lol nope

― caek, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 13:56 Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

The Jews, she said, were being made to scrub the streets. For Thatcher, who believed in meaningful work, this was as much a waste as it was an outrage.

ERIC CANONTA FOR PRESIDETN! (onimo), Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Perry’s Exit

By Kathryn Jean Lopez
January 19, 2012 11:34 A.M. Comments

You’ve got to respect him for getting out, having seen no clear “viable path forward” for his candidacy, as he just put it.

I’m always grateful for those who are willing to put their names forward, with all the sacrifices that come with it.

My sense is, much like Fred Thompson in 2008, he was recruited into this race, wanting the best for his country, being told he was the man to lead the way. But I’m not sure recruits get elected president.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 January 2012 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fred Thompson, when he walked for president

mh, Friday, 20 January 2012 02:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

shuffled uneasily tbh

tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Friday, 20 January 2012 03:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow

horseshoe, Friday, 20 January 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

holy lolz

i love pinfold cricket (gbx), Friday, 20 January 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jonah's been killing it:

Part of it is just me. When I lose my temper at someone, when I’m convinced they’ve done something bad — never mind close to the most despicable thing I can imagine — it stays with me. I suspect the same is true with Gingrich. So when he (and, I believe, Callista) ran over to do the post-game chit-chat, it struck me that the term “post-game” isn’t just an expression — it really was a game. I have to hope at least some of the people who gave Gingrich a standing ovation for his theatrical outrage recognize that.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am in tears over "shock collar".

Seriously, who votes for Drake? (Nicole), Friday, 20 January 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Goldberg Bait
By Daniel Foster

An exciting new study:

Do People Become More Conservative as They Age?

In fact, research shows that seniors become more tolerant and more open-minded in their later years.

There are a thousand little ways in which our vocabulary is irreducibly liberal. It’s one of the reasons I continue, years later, to be greatly bothered by Stephen Colbert’s bit at the White House correspondents dinner about how “reality has a well-known left-wing bias.” It’s a funny bit. But it obscures the fact that while reality may not have a liberal bias, much of the language we use to describe it does.

whining about ≠ refuting

"Blue" Meme Tyranny (WmC), Monday, 23 January 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just

"shock collar"

I mean, really?

Bam! Orgasm explosion in your facehole. (DJP), Monday, 23 January 2012 19:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh well, at least you can all thank Jonah for getting to ditch the orgasm explosion display name

Chaka Collar, lemme rock you (DJP), Monday, 23 January 2012 20:00 (2 years ago) Permalink


RightEveryTime 01/23/12 14:51
The Left has co-opted much of the language, and that gives so many normal words political meanings. Tolerance, for example, doesn't mean what it used to mean. It was neither conservative nor liberal to "tolerate" a thing. But now it is made to mean "acceptance" and more specifically "acceptance" -and- "acquiescence" to anything not Conservative.

has this guy ever used a dictionary?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 23 January 2012 20:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbf the latin root means "to endure"

“How you like that, Mr. Hitler!” (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 January 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

we should start using "toleration", has a nice 17th century ring

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Monday, 23 January 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

that would make you sound like you fell out of the chorus of Mary J Blige's "Family Affair"

Chaka Collar, lemme rock you (DJP), Monday, 23 January 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

whining about ≠ refuting

we could have done with you on the bullying thread

dave cool it (stevie), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 15:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

[Approved commenter] ds
01/24/12 15:41

Kathryn, this is irresponsible. Let's not relitigate this. People with extreme brain injuries can be taken off life support by their spouses. What happened in the Schiavo case is that certain elements of the GOP decided to literally make a federal case out of it. It was gross and irresponsible at the time, and it's irresponsible of you to be giving the poor woman's grieving and utterly incorrect relatives a venue here.

Chaka Collar, lemme rock you (DJP), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Appeal to Emotion thru a bereaved family member. Humans have weird ways of deciding things.

xp yup, exactly

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Although Terri Schiavo’s death occurred in 2005, what happened to her takes place every single day in health care facilities across our nation. Indeed, the courts and pro-euthanasia movement exploited her situation to introduce our country to “Obamacare.” Every candidate missed the opportunity to make this connection last night.

you might say this person has a relatively inward-looking way of understanding politics and policy

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

RightEveryTime 01/23/12 14:51
The Left has co-opted much of the language, and that gives so many normal words political meanings. Tolerance, for example, doesn't mean what it used to mean. It was neither conservative nor liberal to "tolerate" a thing. But now it is made to mean "acceptance" and more specifically "acceptance" -and- "acquiescence" to anything not Conservative.

congratulations (n/a), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

A letter to Derbyshire:

I also think you hit on something in last week’s Radio Derb episode when you said that Newt has won the “bitter ex-husband” constituency. So the sanctimonious “marriage is sacred” crowd thinks Newt’s affairs are unacceptable. You have to wonder what world these people live in where they have never been in a relationship with a pain-in-the-butt female. Lots of things can happen after you commit to someone. They let themselves go, get fat, etc. These broads can drain you emotionally and physically with their endless demands and grievances. People change over time, and divorce is a messy business, especially when there’s money involved. Affairs are biologically natural, when one is separated from their mate for a significant period of time. They are even more natural for the male, whose biological goal in most respects is to impregnate as many females as possible, no? Anyway, if it weren’t for Newt’s dreadful neocon policies, he would have this misogynist’s vote hands down.

I didn't make this up.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Chaka Collar, lemme rock you (DJP), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

a pain-in-the-butt female.

such interesting word choices in this missive

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hope this is a troll. :/ xxp

Nicole, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

They let themselves go, get fat, etc.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh god you neglected the part where the letter writer signed his name with link to his own website

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

One other reason I’m inclined to root for Newt is that he just makes for such a great villain. His narcissism, grandiosity and megalomania have all the makings of a bombastic antagonist, perhaps in the mold of someone like Drax from Moonraker. Even his name, “Newt” lends itself to this narrative (a salamander?) I could easily see him as one of the Alien leaders from V — the original miniseries (1983 version, not the crappy remake.)

There you have it: if you’re into sci-fi and misogyny, and think narcissism is underrated, you’ve gotta go with Gingrich.

Sincerely,
Brandon Adamson

[http://www.brandonadamson.com/]

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

"there you have it"

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

holy moly

Chaka Collar, lemme rock you (DJP), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh god indie folk

wtf everybody get in here

i think nicole may be right

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

what
the
HELL

Chaka Collar, lemme rock you (DJP), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've always been a reclusive, anti-social person that frequently finds himself in social situations . Like Richard Nixon, I'm an introvert in an extrovert's business.

Oh wait he's from Arizona. Everything makes sense now.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I strive to create works that live up to the future as it was envisioned in the 1950's and 1960's, an optmistic, achievement oriented civilization. I watch old movies and listen to records for inspiration. I obsess over color usage and composition. I never paint with just the painting itself in mind. Rather, I imagine the context and visualize the entire room the piece would be in. Ambiance is a crucial aspect of everything I do.

Lileks is off somewhere wondering if he should bother suing...

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

you guys, when did Marissa have a sex change and learn the guitar

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I live in a 1967 built condo in Arcadia, which has been said to vaguely resemble a Bond villain headquarters(complete with megalomania and narcissistic tendencies of it's primary dweller) I'm a serious minded person, but I try not to take life too seriously. We'll be dead before we know it. I'm old fashioned but young at heart. I enjoy romance, curiosity, imagination and adventure most of all..

You know, for a poet, your punctuation sucks.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

I often make things which are intentionally boring and lifeless to confound and spite those with limited attention spans. This has been known to irritate a great many people. I only listen to AM radio, and occasionally enjoy tuning to a spot on the dial that offers nothing but static when I want to get away from it all. I love the thin sound produced by old pocket transistor radios.

...

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

You know, I want Whiney to profile this guy.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

You know, with knives.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 Workout Plan
2 Who Knows
3 Who Cares
4 Whichever Way You're Not
5 Triangle
6 Transmission on a Livejournal
7 To Get or Not to Get or
8 The White Record Player
9 The Way In
10 The Secret of Unsuccess
11 The Nine of Lives
12 The Meaning of All This
13 The Last Coup Fourre
14 The Jacket
15 The Great Plains
16 The Essence of Fluorescents
17 Sun Makes Me Sneeze
18 Sinus of the Times
19 Sea Creatures
20 Rectangle

Poll.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean, number 18 kinda wins.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who Knows

I know
like,
I don't know....
you know?
it's cool.

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

FIN

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Some girls are all about
wishing things would've worked out
or wondering why
things didn't work out
don't work out
won't work out
or if only this
or that
then things would've worked out.
It's as if instead of working things out
and things working out
all they really wanted was a good workout
I guess just let them
work themselves out
cause I just want things to work out
if that's cool

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^Drake lyrics

Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've always been a reclusive, anti-social person that frequently finds himself in social situations .

Grammar issues, too.

"Blue" Meme Tyranny (WmC), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ernest Noyes Brookings he's not.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

I will admit, I am not an authority on poetry

However, it seems like this dude is terrible

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

dan i think you should reconsider

http://poemhunter.com/poem/bag-of-bags/

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

are you gonna throw a link to this to ShantyQ or should I

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

no you do it

(i just figured out what you were talking about lol)

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think FB is going to be delighted by this

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://randombrandon.com/2011/05/24/this-cant-be-the-way-the-world-ends-2/

i think i'm leaning toward 'creepy hipster troll with a huge chip on his shoulder about women'

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 21:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i hope to christ this guy follows trackbacks

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lots of things can happen after you commit to someone. They let themselves go, get fat, etc. These broads can drain you emotionally and physically with their endless demands and grievances.

THESE BROADS

mh, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

i really need to quit rubbernecking this weirdo's blog and do work, but here i leave you with a quote. on reading john derbyshire for the first time:

I had the unique experience of reading “We Are Doomed” while recovering from scrotum surgery last year.

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

um

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

that explains a lot

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don’t see how one could make it through an entire game of Chrono Trigger and conclude that a character like King Guardia XXI would have been any worse or less corrupt of a leader than most of the democratically elected, popularity contest winners of the 21st century.

occupy the A train (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's like a cross between gzeus, deathdrone and j bateman, only dull as shit

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

It would have been a much better film if he did not get Elaine at the end, if he were to race to her wedding only to have her say “Benjamin, you’re starting to scare me. Look you’re a great guy, and we had some good times, but really I don’t like you as much as you like me. Besides the fact that I just got married, I’m moving to Portland, and I want to start over there and have new experiences and meet new people. I don’t want you to come with me.” Then the graduate could have learned life’s hardest lesson, one that isn’t taught in any school.

namely that GIRLS SUCK

occupy the A train (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

that probably is a better ending tho

occupy the A train (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahahahaha

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

conservatives really don't understand the graduate

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

liberals don't either in my experience

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 22:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

one thing i find very weird is they all get caught up on hoffman stealing elaine from propriety and the older husband and the upper bread lifestyle etc but miss the closing scene where they stare at each other on the bus and realize that they have no idea what they're doing and maybe don't even know each other very well and are kinda fucked? i wouldn't go as far as to say it's a reactionary flick but it's certainly not the pro-bohemian exalted-hippie-fest they seem to think it is

Mordy, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg this guy

max, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

You know, I want Whiney to profile this guy.

It might go a little something like this:

Nicole, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh damn

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/289290/can-it-nancy-brian-bolduc?pg=1

January 26, 2012 4:00 A.M.
Can It, Nancy
Comedian Adam Carolla tells liberals to stop attacking the rich.

By Brian Bolduc

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Thursday, 26 January 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Goody!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 January 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sounds just as charming as when he would tell the young girls calling in to Love Line that they deserved to be date raped.

Nicole, Thursday, 26 January 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

He's pretty much one of my least favorite people

mh, Thursday, 26 January 2012 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait c'mon, i listened to loveline w/ adam corolla and dr drew throughout high school and i don't remember him ever telling a young lady that she deserved to be date raped

Mordy, Thursday, 26 January 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

He was always very victim blame-y, it has been awhile since I listened to it but that was pretty much par for the course with him.

Nicole, Thursday, 26 January 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Carolla is hilarious on certain topics(70s/80s pop culture), believes completely horrible things otherwise, film at 11

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Thursday, 26 January 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Former co-host of "The Man Show" in being misogynist jerk shocker

You got to ro-o-oll me and call me the tumblr whites (Phil D.), Thursday, 26 January 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Carolla was really date rapey! I really can't stand his "I'm just a normal guy" shtick. You and everyone else, buddy, so can it and actually gain some self-consciousness.

mh, Thursday, 26 January 2012 19:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

loooove this guy...

By Jay Nordlinger
January 27, 2012 2:27 P.M. Comments0

Mona, I get some of the same mail you do, from people who think that Newt is the Last Word in Conservatism. I’m learning, more and more, that political perceptions have a great deal to do with style. If you slash and shout, many people think of you as “conservative” or “right-wing.” If you say right-wing things in a calm, polite way, you may be seen as a moderate.

“Attitude” is another word that comes to mind — attitude and style. They have so much to do with political perceptions.

Think about two governors, Perry and Romney. (Well, one’s a former governor.) Perry is considered the more conservative by far. But there are some areas in which Romney is to the “right” of Perry. Thing is, Perry could quote The Communist Manifesto and he’d still come off as conservative. It’s the swagger, the chest, the twang — all that.

I used to say that Richard Armitage seemed right-wing, looked right-wing. He was built like a brick you-know-what. I think William Safire once referred to him as “a State Department source, with no neck.” But Armitage was at one, philosophically, with Colin Powell.

Newt Gingrich will always seem more conservative than Romney, if only for style and attitude alone, I think.

P.S. The enemies a guy makes makes a huge difference too. In some ways, Nixon out-LBJ’d LBJ, as he occasionally liked to brag. But the Left hated Nixon so much, righties rallied to him.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 January 2012 19:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

More:

I have a memory from the 1988 Republican primaries: Jack Kemp promised to “fire” George Shultz. Big applause line, in front of righties. The promise was kind of absurd, because secretaries of state naturally leave office with their presidents. They don’t hang around to be “fired.” But Kemp was serving up red meat.

Shultz may be a Cold War hero now, but, oh, did the Right hate Shultz! They sometimes treated him like he was Paul Warnke or something. A lot of the Right had harsh things to say about Reagan, too. He’s Saint Ronald and all that now, but it wasn’t necessarily so during his presidency. I remember Howard Phillips, the chairman of the Conservative Caucus, calling Reagan “a useful idiot for Soviet propaganda.” Another conservative gave Reagan a Darth Vader doll, to remind him that the Soviet Union was, after all, an evil empire.

And do you recall this joke, a hot item among conservatives during Reagan’s second term? “None of this would be happening if Ronald Reagan were alive.”

I don’t know what got me started down Memory Lane, but I’ll return to 2012 now . . .

on the eligibility of John Bolton, of course.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 January 2012 01:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well let's hope so

tinker tailor soldier sb (silby), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 01:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

unless the GOP is a very different beast come 2016 i don't see Christie making it through he primaries

your dominican divorce (will), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 02:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

but then there's Romney so wtf do i know

your dominican divorce (will), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 02:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lady Godiva was a freedom rider,
she didn't care of the whole world looked.

Joan of Arc, with the lord to guide her,
she was a sister who really cooked.

Isadora was a first bra burner
Aint' ya glad she showed up?

And when the country was falling apart
Betsy Ross got it all sewed up

But then there's Mitt
But then there's Mitt
But then there's Mitt
But then there's Mitt
But then there's Mitt
But then there's Mitt

But then there's that old compromisin',

enterprisin',

anything but traqulizin'

Right on Mitt!!!

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

the "intenterface" (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 2 February 2012 02:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's a question I often ask myself.

Nicole, Thursday, 2 February 2012 02:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Look, the beauty of free speech is that, if you’re inclined to do so, you can write a check to PP in an act of solidarity, or write a check to Komen as an expression of moral approval. That’s all fine. But there’s something quite a bit different, something creepy and not a little despicable, about the Planned Parenthood set’s besmirching Komen’s good name across a thousand platforms for having the audacity to stop giving them free money.

money is the only acceptable form of speech

the "intenterface" (difficult listening hour), Friday, 3 February 2012 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

the beauty of free speech is that you can give money to whomever you want but there's something creepy and not a little despicable about TALKING

the "intenterface" (difficult listening hour), Friday, 3 February 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

"free money" means to me "this money has no stipulations" when in fact it came with specific stipulations

mh, Friday, 3 February 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

note that if you support PP that is "solidarity" like unionists have but certainly not "moral approval" which is what moral people have.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 3 February 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

corner must be churning some epic butthurt right about now

bnw, Friday, 3 February 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Klo in particular seems rabid in her butthurt and misogyny this afternoon.

Nicole, Friday, 3 February 2012 19:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOL

Nicole, Friday, 3 February 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

(For the uninitiated, Gawker’s imperative role on the Internet is that of the mother bird, partially digesting the work of others with the enzymes of bored irony and the gastric juices of sarcasm, and regurgitating stub articles fit for the consumption of the shrieking, featherless hatchlings that comprise my doomed generation.)

this is a bit longer than "all the news that's fit to print" but it's a pretty good line for the masthead all the same

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

MAX WINS EVERYTHING

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Friday, 3 February 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

lmbo

max, Friday, 3 February 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

its like when the monkeys at the zoo turn and notice you

bnw, Friday, 3 February 2012 22:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

[Approved commenter] carlosincal
02/03/12 16:59

Slander?

I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Friday, 3 February 2012 22:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Happiest Wives in America?
By Maggie Gallagher
February 3, 2012 9:44 P.M. Comments3
In my syndicated column this week, I take a break from politics to ask: Just who are the happiest wives in America?

(Hint: Ann Romney, Rick Santorum, and Carol Paul are all examples).

JoeStork, Saturday, 4 February 2012 07:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

And here I thought she was against gay marriage.

Nicole, Saturday, 4 February 2012 13:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh man that place was hysterical yesterday after the Planned Parenthood victory.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 4 February 2012 13:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

More fun from Pareene: http://www.salon.com/2012/02/13/no_newt_dont_quit_to_make_room_for_santorum/singleton/?mobile.html

Finally, there is the fact that Rick Santorum is an unambiguously awful candidate. He is not just a “social conservative,” he is a paleolithic anachronism of reactionary thought. The American people, despite the fervid wishes of a couple bishops and Kathryn Jean Lopez, are not actually remotely anti-contraception. Most voters — especially since the ratification of the 19th Amendment — think women should be allowed to have jobs outside the home. The last time the Republicans won a presidential election, they had 48% of the female vote, and I imagine they’d like to tie or beat that number this year, maybe? Rick Santorum is decidedly not the man for that job, unless scientists invent some sort of mind control ray that falls into the hands of Phyllis Schlafly.

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Monday, 13 February 2012 23:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Samantha Gilman profiles super-tweeter Jonah Goldberg:

“My dad once gave me the advice about writing, ‘every sentence you write needs to be either important or good.’ And I sort of have the same attitude about Twitter.”

His top advice for young people?

“Don’t just read the stuff you agree with, read the stuff you disagree with, too. Don’t just interest yourself in what is going on at the moment. It is crucially important, especially for conservatives. Conservatives believe that the past matters, and we are standing on the shoulders of giants.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

supertwit more like

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

His advice is not half bad, but he doesn't appear to follow it at all.

Nicole, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I omitted the best part: how he and his fellow Crusaders will snatch the Cup of Christ from lib infidels.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

The athletic cup?

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

“Don’t just read the stuff you agree with, read the stuff you disagree with, too. Don’t just interest yourself in what is going on at the moment. It is crucially important, especially for conservatives. Conservatives believe that the past matters, and we are standing on the shoulders of giants.

“Be happy warriors. This is a good fight to be in. We are on the side of freedom and prosperity and of all the things that have made western civilization successful and America in particular great, and defending those things shouldn’t feel like a chore. It should feel like a duty but also like a vocation.”

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Twirling his mustache!

Liberal Dream to Liberal Nightmare?
By Deroy Murdock
February 15, 2012 2:19 P.M. Comments0

Jonah Goldberg is right. He makes an excellent point in his piece this morning on President Obama’s abortion-pill mandate. Conservatives, libertarians, and others who believe in medical freedom should make this argument much more often when engaging liberals: What happens if “the bad guys,” namely we right-wingers, win the next election, and now we get to run Obamacare? (Be sure to twirl your handlebar mustache as you pose this question.)

Imagine, as Jonah does, that Rick Santorum is elected president and becomes the reincarnation of Cotton Mather, just as Nancy Pelosi probably fears as she lays her coiffed head on her high-thread-count pillows every night. Imagine further that, instead of repealing ObamaCare, the former GOP senator from Pennsylvania decided to keep this law in place and modify it along much more traditionalist, even puritanical, lines.

Santorumcare could involve, say, a federally mandated, five-day waiting period before women could have abortions. This parallels the original five-day interlude that potential firearms buyers faced under the Brady Law. How could the Left object to that?

How about a requirement that every American who receives free condoms from any federally subsidized health center first must receive 30 minutes of mandatory abstinence counseling?

And why not a rule that those who visit Gay Men’s Health Crisis cannot accept any services until after completing a two-day course on gay conversion, so that they can be “cured” of their homosexuality? (“Look out, ladies at T.G.I. Friday’s happy hour, here we come!”)

I seriously doubt that President Santorum (or President Brownback or President Palin) would do such things, but then I never envisioned President Obama ordering free birth control for any and every adult female who wanted it — regardless of income — and paid for under federal orders by health insurers, over the objections of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

"as she lays her coiffed head on her high-thread-count pillows"

I love these feints at populism, as if any one of these assholes pays less than $50 for a haircut. (Maybe Derbyshire.)

The Large Hardon Collider (Phil D.), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

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Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I seriously don't understand any of these people

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

I never envisioned President Obama ordering free birth control for any and every adult female who [/b]wanted[/b] it

dude's word choice is straining JUSSSST a bit too hard. Look out! Tyrannical government to shove this optional choice down your throat should you, like, want it or something.

also, "adult female?" Really?

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

adult female is what dudes who live in their mother's baement call the ladies

Unleash the Chang (he did what!) (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Large Hardon Collider (Phil D.), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Santorumcare could involve, say, a federally mandated, five-day waiting period before women could have abortions. This parallels the original five-day interlude that potential firearms buyers faced under the Brady Law. How could the Left object to that?

how, indeed?

max, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Santorumcare

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the casual use of "Santorumcare," as if demonizing legislation that got ripped up and re-pieced together by congress as "Obamacare" is a thing and you can just tack some other dude's name on to "care" and it's fine

Also, hilarious because now it's assumed the government has a role worth addressing in healthcare, even among republicans. It's not "repeal the entire Obamacare bill," it is "we need Santorumcare"

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

eh, not really; the argument is "this tool shouldn't exist and we are going to use it to punish you to underscore what a terrible idea it was"

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man, these guys are thinking of nothing else but this.

This is indeed something new, although it resembles something very old. The radical Left, in every country in which it has gained power or influence, ever since the French Revolution, has wanted to dismantle, destroy, marginalize, or make impotent the Roman Catholic Church, which, at its best, has always stood athwart Progress (not “progress”) shouting “Stop!” Unlike many of my friends, I have never believed Obama is a Socialist or a radical or even a left-winger. He is, instead, a classic political adventurer, a true believer only in the Imperial Self, unhindered by doctrine or dogma, willing to channel the myths of whatever ideological fantasy allows him to gain power and then hold it. He chose the statist myths that appeal to the Left because they are now, as they have always been, no matter what rhetoric is chosen to disguise the fact, about the will to political power through control of or influence over the coercive power of the state. All in a good cause, all for progress and, er, progress, y’know, but still, one can’t do good unless one has, er, state power.

But Obama has been until now careful to disguise his contempt for those who disagree with him. His frequent calls for “civility” have always smacked of the disdain the Left feels for the great unwashed: One is polite, one tries to be civil, but, really, who are these people?

But now, in a moment of breathtaking, brazen over-reach, he finds himself in a fight he never believed would take place. Who, after all, would have believed the Catholic bishops, old, celibate men, their authority weakened by the manner in which they dealt with the homosexual sex scandal, scorned by the major media, not listened to by the vast majority of Catholics concerning the church teaching on contraception — who could imagine that these . . . these . . . people . . . would say “No!,” not once, but twice, to the Imperial Self? The White House, the New York Times, the entertainment industry, the mainstream media, radical feminists, and esteemed Catholic lay theologians like Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Mikulski all said “Yes!,” as did the liberal Wall Street fat cats whose big bucks made New York state safe for same-sex marriage. This was a slam dunk for Obama. Obama shoots . . . he scores. Game over. As it is written, so it shall be done.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

One is polite, one tries to be civil, but, really, who are these people?

Ha ha, to be honest this is my attitude towards all Corner writers.

Nicole, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

And then the mask comes off: it's LIBERAL WALL STREET FAT CATS, see, responsible for gays getting married.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

the homosexual sex scandal

fucking die

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

does that mean gay marriage or raping children?

bnw, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm realizing their gay marriage stance is probably the less vague of the two.

bnw, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

these guys really love quoting auden

the "intenterface" (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Unlike many of my friends, I have never believed Obama is a Socialist or a radical or even a left-winger. He is, instead, a classic political adventurer, a true believer only in the Imperial Self, unhindered by doctrine or dogma, willing to channel the myths of whatever ideological fantasy allows him to gain power and then hold it.

Man, Morbs's writing is a lot better at NRO than it is here.

The Large Hardon Collider (Phil D.), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

these guys really love quoting auden

British, Catholic, rumpled, gay, c'mon

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dude's deliberate and defiant ignorance of history is soaking into his aesthetic tastes like bar-top vomit thru a thin rag. Apparently, this guy's fave character in the Three Musketeers wasn't Basil Exposition or Oliver Reed, it was fucking Richelieu.

The radical Left, in every country in which it has gained power or influence, ever since the French Revolution, has wanted to dismantle, destroy, marginalize, or make impotent the Roman Catholic Church,

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Wednesday, 15 February 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

Apparently, this guy's fave character in the Three Musketeers wasn't Basil Exposition or Oliver Reed, it was fucking Richelieu.

he was mine too!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 16 February 2012 00:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

The guy was the first Suave Supervillain I came across as a child.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 16 February 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

a-ha! CAUGHT!

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Thursday, 16 February 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

and he didn't die like the Conte de Rochefort.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 16 February 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kathryn Jean Lopez @kathrynlopez

the catholic girls' guide for the single years ow.ly/962Oz

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 16 February 2012 02:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOPEZ: Didn’t The 40-Year-Old Virgin prove the way you’re living can’t possibly be healthy?

I lol'd

Clay, Thursday, 16 February 2012 03:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/16/what-are-women-for/

^^the way this man uses the english language is breathtaking

⚓ (gr8080), Friday, 17 February 2012 03:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

do you suppose he's deep deep deep inside the thomistic game and totally blind to how his words sound or did he decide to adopt the phrase 'what women are for' specifically for its crepey connotations?

j., Friday, 17 February 2012 03:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow that thing's insane from the first sentence

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Friday, 17 February 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

If the conservative movement’s nominal unity is actually belied by a stunning range of right-wing views on the status and purpose of women (and believe me, it is), the left’s alleged philosophical uniformity on the woman question is a complete fabrication — despite the fanatical discipline and norm-enforcement of much of the liberal cultural establishment.

you should have just stopped at the comma broseph

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Friday, 17 February 2012 15:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tags: Contraception, James Poulos, Women

pretty sure all three of these things are found together, or none of them are

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Friday, 17 February 2012 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

"the woman question"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 February 2012 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

ik,r

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Friday, 17 February 2012 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Roy Edroso had that for breakfast this morning.

Seriously. I'm not very well educated, and half drunk most of the time, but I do know how to read, and I swear to God I have no idea what he's saying. I don't know how "a civilization of men, for men, and by men" relates to anything else he said. I don't know what he means by women's "privileged relationship with the natural world," unless my browser has failed to show me the picture of a lady sniffing a purty flower that was supposed to explain it. And as to "imitation by quasi-feminized males of quasi-masculinized females," it sounds like Archie Bunker had one of those Flowers for Algernon operations.

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Friday, 17 February 2012 15:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

real-life lol at this:

Continued on Page 2 >>

Oh shit.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 February 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

The purpose of lifting the left’s Potemkin skirts is not to score tits for tats.

I mean

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Friday, 17 February 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

"ok, we might hate women, but they can't even agree on what a woman is!"

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Friday, 17 February 2012 16:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think that's what he's on about anyway

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Friday, 17 February 2012 16:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

'they treat women like MEN! at least we treat women like OBJECTS'

j., Friday, 17 February 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

the status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of womenthe status and purpose of women

horseshoe, Friday, 17 February 2012 17:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

for some reason makes me think of the mom of the dude esther greenwood is dating in the bell jar, who tells esther, "what a man is is an arrow into the future and what a woman is is a place to shoot that arrow off from" or something to that effect.

horseshoe, Friday, 17 February 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://takimag.com/article/facing_down_the_thugs

max, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

thug life

⚓ (gr8080), Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pi day is coming up again. Perhaps I should say hello to him once more.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://takimag.com/article/facing_down_the_thugs

― max, Saturday, February 18, 2012 1:05 PM (43 minutes ago) Bookmark

At this point in the USA’s evolution toward complete ethnic disaggregation, arguing about who is or is not “white nationalist” is less to the point than wondering why anyone thinks there’s anything wrong with such a position.

took me by surprise

the "intenterface" (difficult listening hour), Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

poor derb, can't even pull off concern trolling without letting his gay-bashing show.

bnw, Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mr. Pareene starts right off with an error: I didn’t host the panel, I was a guest. Proceeding from sloppy journalism to personal vituperation, he then calls me a pervert, on what grounds I do not know. (I don’t, come to think of it, even know what a pervert is anymore in the age of NAMBLA, gay marriage, and Madonna in bondage gear on prime-time network TV. My dad, along with well-nigh every other person of his generation, would have said that Barney Frank is a pervert, but I’m guessing this is not Mr. Pareene’s point of view.)

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 18 February 2012 21:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kathryn Jean Lopez @kathrynlopez

al sharpton is basically omnipresent on msnbc. politics. funerals. fake wars on women. you name it.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 18 February 2012 22:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man, between Max getting noticed by the NRO and now this, it's been a banner month of failed attempts at self-awareness by these idiots

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Sunday, 19 February 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well when they only talk to themselves and their circle the whole time...

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 19 February 2012 00:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

But the circle-jerk cookies taste so good!

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Sunday, 19 February 2012 00:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Still, even in the dude's indignancy, he still can't react in any way not being a complete fucking tosser.

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Sunday, 19 February 2012 00:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I missed max getting blown up-- link?

⚓ (gr8080), Sunday, 19 February 2012 00:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOL

― Nicole, Friday, February 3, 2012 1:38 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

(For the uninitiated, Gawker’s imperative role on the Internet is that of the mother bird, partially digesting the work of others with the enzymes of bored irony and the gastric juices of sarcasm, and regurgitating stub articles fit for the consumption of the shrieking, featherless hatchlings that comprise my doomed generation.)

this is a bit longer than "all the news that's fit to print" but it's a pretty good line for the masthead all the same

― Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Friday, February 3, 2012 1:40 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

MAX WINS EVERYTHING

― I spend a lot of time thinking about apricots (DJP), Friday, February 3, 2012 1:41 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lmbo

― max, Friday, February 3, 2012 1:58 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

its like when the monkeys at the zoo turn and notice you

― bnw, Friday, February 3, 2012 2:03 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

----

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/290125/free-speech-only-okay-if-it-s-money-inational-reviewi-guy-explains-daniel-foster

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Sunday, 19 February 2012 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

dan foster is bush league NRO, getting a full two-pager from the derb is a real accomplishment *tips hat to ghost rider*

max, Sunday, 19 February 2012 00:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

I realize he's trolling for attention still but I'm rendered speechless by this. "homosexualists" how witty. as one of the commenters points out, if you read the new yorker story on this incident the two harasser students don't exactly come across as sympathetic, it's pretty clear that they hounded this poor kid into committing suicide.

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's not exactly how i read the new yorker story

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I read the New Yorker story and I didn't think it was clear they hounded him into anything! If anything, there is plenty of evidence that Ravi was a sophomoric jerk and tried to cover his tracks, but most definitely a near absence of how that affected Clementi.

The real issue to me is the commenters who seem to think that living in a dorm room means you have no expectation of privacy! These dudes are like the anti-civil rights brigade

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

what is "homosexualist" a dog whistle for?

caek, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

i mean other than "homosexual"

caek, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I heard "homosexualists" a lot when in 2002 Miami-Dade County tried to pass a bill protecting the rights of homosexuals. It's used to distinguish those who are politically active from, er, those who aren't?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

xxxxpost

guess you're right, it's fruitless to speculate exactly why somebody kills himself, even with a note but derbs' utter lack of sympathy and trumped-up sense of outrage for Ravi - who I submit is more pathological than just a sophomoric jerk though he's that too - has ignited my own sense of righteous indignation. think I'm done with NRO these people are just beyond the pale.

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

"homosexualists" is an anachronism from the victorian era or sometime. derbyshire's idea of being cute and oh so britishes

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

homosexualist agenda is supposed to correlate to feminist agenda, I believe

you know, these minorities trying to push their propaganda on us

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

from the nyer story the suicide seemed like a shock -- clementi looked externally to be handling everything really well. just goes to show, of course. i'm not sure myself that ravi should get ten years in an american prison for being a thoughtless narcissistic dick (i'm not really sure who this helps), but yeah derb's intense anger and all that OUR CHILDREN ARE TOLD HOMOSEXUALS SHOULD BE "PROUD" SO WHY'S THIS GUY HAVING TROUBLE WITH IT stuff just demonstrates again how hugely furious it makes these people to hear complaints from anyone who's not whitestraightreligious. then they think this feeling they have is oppression! admittedly they have nothing to compare it to.

the "intenterface" (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm not sure myself that ravi should get ten years in an american prison for being a thoughtless narcissistic dick

I'm not sure how to feel either tbh

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am sure Ravi should be tried for this; the notion of sentence should only be considered if the verdict comes in and he's found guilty.

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

The charges against Ravi have nothing to do with the suicide, iirc. Which is why his lawyers can't get access to the presumed suicide note through discovery.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

just demonstrates again how hugely furious it makes these people to hear complaints from anyone who's not whitestraightreligious.

to be clear, derbyshire is anti-religious too! he's against anything with even a whiff of compassion to it, except for the anti-universal of racial solidarity.

i think he's just mad that a common form of cruelty is becoming more socially unacceptable.

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

On one hand, his behavior was unacceptable, completely assholish, and he invaded the dude's privacy

On the other hand, holy shit would we have a lot of convictions if you prosecuted every time someone was like that in a dorm.

The conservative take here is probably "kids will be kids"

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

"It is a measure of the insanity we’re in here that even the New Yorker, as homo-friendly a magazine as you could wish for..."

should we pool some paypal money to send derb a subscription to BUTT or what

Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here's the story in case anyone needs a refresher:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/02/06/120206fa_fact_parker

lol at the implication in the comments that Clementi was some Rob Lowe-style dude who "knew" he was being recorded.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's a dorm room, no expectation of privacy, right, of course watching your roommate via webcam is totally normal

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^ what the commenters are actually saying

valleys of your mind (mh), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's why so many universities are doing away with dorm rooms altogether and having students sleep in dining halls

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eat Drink Man Man amirite

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

what is "homosexualist" a dog whistle for?

― caek, Wednesday, February 22, 2012 10:49 AM (32 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i mean other than "homosexual"

― caek, Wednesday, February 22, 2012 10:49 AM (32 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I heard "homosexualists" a lot when in 2002 Miami-Dade County tried to pass a bill protecting the rights of homosexuals. It's used to distinguish those who are politically active from, er, those who aren't?

― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, February 22, 2012 10:50 AM (31 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

nah. homosexualists, darwinists, mohamedists, maryolatrists; etc. On par with democrat party. Just a way to change a name to make it seem sinister, denoting an agenda, and trying to take away from the subject the power that comes from self-naming. Really just name-calling without much thought to it. It's kind of a defined pattern and it's done instinctually these days by rightists

Unleash the Chang (he did what!) (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

First saw that term when Dave Sim went off the rails and started writing about the "feminist-homosexualist axis"

Steamtable Willie (WmC), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

surprised he didn't say "axist"

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

lolist

Unleash the Chang (he did what!) (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

if he gets convicted this could become a cause celebre, the right-wing version of john sinclair (sentenced 10 yrs for 2 joints in 1969) FREE RAVI NOW

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder how many of them are going to choke on championing the cause of someone named "Ravi"

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder how many of them are going to choke on championing the cause of someone named "Ravi" "Bobby Jindal"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

at least he uses "Bobby" as his first name

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

TS: homophobia VS xenophobia

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Wednesday, 22 February 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love that recording people having sex without their consent is nbd to Derbyshire -- he's probably one of those people with hidden cameras in their bathroom.

Nicole, Thursday, 23 February 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

"hidden"

(thinks and smiles) (DJP), Thursday, 23 February 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Meanwhile, take you on a CRUISE:

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

really hate it when american righties tell soviet jokes

the "intenterface" (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow – what a fantastic top ten!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

When again will you see Ralph Reed, Elliott Abrams, John Yoo, and Bernard Lewis in one lifetime?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.moviemusic.com/imgcover/285/speed2-score.gif

Nicole, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

oops:

Nicole, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man, Hanson and Gillespie didn't even place on my Pazz & Jop ballot.

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Imagine being cooped up on a boat with Breitbart after the election. I'm pretty much calling a messy death on the first night and the final evening before docking Hercule Poirot sits down everyone else to explain who was the killer.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I will bet there will be some heavy bourbon and oxycontin usage.

Nicole, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I note Maggie Gallagher's not onboard. Clearly it's all a cover for a gay orgy.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

I just noticed James Lileks on there. Ugh, that fuckin' guy.

A Full Torgo Apparition (Phil D.), Thursday, 23 February 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

according to the article, ravi also refused a plea bargain that would have meant no jail time or deportation. would be nice to see derb mention that.

symsymsym, Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nobody in the comments disputing the theory that Clementi "kicked" Ravi out of the room – one going so far as to warn parents of the perfidy to which their "children" would be exposed if they had a college experience.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 February 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

When again will you see Ralph Reed, Elliott Abrams, John Yoo, and Bernard Lewis in one lifetime?

in HELL

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Friday, 24 February 2012 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

That counts as afterlifetime, I guess.

Nicole, Friday, 24 February 2012 16:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hell, MI

robbery by sudden snatching (DJP), Friday, 24 February 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Obama’s Apologies
By Mario Loyola

So the president refuses to apologize for forcing Catholics to violate their religious beliefs or pay a tax penalty.

But he immediately apologizes because a few of our soldiers inadvertently violated Muslims religious beliefs by trying to dispose of already-desecrated Korans.

Well, despite his apology, hoardes of semi-barbarian Afghans went on a rampage, burned Obama in dog-head effigy, and killed several of our soldiers.

And if you think that’s bad, just imagine what they would do if Obama adopted a rule forcing Muslims to violate their religious beliefs or pay a tax penalty.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 25 February 2012 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

o_O

valleys of your mind (mh), Saturday, 25 February 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow, that's sounds exactly like someone who's an infantilized, emotionally underdeveloped person who never actually built a self, so that any admission of wrongdoing by themselves or folks in power is the absolute worst possible thing that could happen, as that could wreck the fragile system of God-granted hierarchy and unquestioning obedience/submission they have as excuses for moral systems.

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Saturday, 25 February 2012 22:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

mookieproof, Monday, 27 February 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

K-Lo's Oscar tweets last night were amazing to behold.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 27 February 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want her as host next year!

Nicole, Monday, 27 February 2012 15:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I would tell Jonah Goldberg to go fuck himself, but clearly that's the only way he's getting any hence his bitterness.

Nicole, Monday, 27 February 2012 15:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nice little demonstration tho; the animus motivating the outlawing of contraception/abortion/etc is based in punishing someone who's trying to get away with something bad. Any sort of fetal/child explanation is conscious rationalization of an idiotic emotional decision.

It's cute when the horrible authoritarian thinking pokes its head thru the veil.

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Monday, 27 February 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

My town councilman has beer pong as one of his interests. He also likes The Grateful Dead, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Bill O'Reilly, Michele Bachman, Don't Build the Mosque at Ground Zero, and The Tea Party. Maybe he should be friend with Jonah Goldberg. I give him the stink eye whenever I see him in the local deli.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 28 February 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Learnin’ the Lingo
By Jay Nordlinger
February 28, 2012 8:58 P.M.

I see from one of Kate’s posts below that Mitt is going populist, trying to speak the language of the conservative street: He’s using “Democrat” as an adjective, as in, “The Obama people, the UAW, and Rick Santorum are calling Democrat homes . . .” Bob Dole was a master of this. Who can forget him in the 1976 vice-presidential debate talking about “Democrat wars”? (In fairness, he was retaliating against Mondale’s charges of “Republican recessions.”)

I wonder how long it took Romney to train himself to use “Democrat” in this fashion. And I wonder how long it will take him to drop it, if he wins the nomination. “Democrat homes” is for primary season.

If he really wants to learn to speak conservative, I’m sure that many of us would be glad to introduce him to the basic lexicon. “Repeat after me, Governor: ‘Implement Beck!’”

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait Bob Dole was vice-president?

Nicholas Pokémon (silby), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait no…Walter Mondale was vice-president?

Nicholas Pokémon (silby), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Weird.

Nicholas Pokémon (silby), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dole was Ford's VP choice in 1976.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

xp

Bob Dole was Ford's VP pick when he ran for prez. His actual veep was Nelson Rockefeller, who was appointed when Agnew resigned in disgrace - for a scandal completely different from Watergate.

Aimless, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

shows what happens when my US history class runs out of time somewhere between the start of the vietnam war and the year I was born

Nicholas Pokémon (silby), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

"America left Vietnam, snorted coke at Studio 54, Reagan!"

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

'the conservative street'??

j., Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Awful pics of Dole at the time in butterfly collars and disco suits.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Naked on a horse with Bianca Jagger.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

and Mick on a fine Arab charger

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Bob Dole. Steadfast. True."

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bob Dole was Ford's VP pick when he ran for prez. His actual veep was Nelson Rockefeller, who was appointed when Agnew resigned in disgrace - for a scandal completely different from Watergate.

Actually Ford was appointed veep when Agnew resigned, Rocky was appointed about a year after that when Ford was elevated to the Presidency.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Derb on female rutting.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 March 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

derb always links to really downmarket racialist type shit. "onesdtv.blogspot.com"?

goole, Thursday, 1 March 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

a fun game to run when you find one of those paleocon/racist/victorian type blogs is to search it for the word "realism"

goole, Thursday, 1 March 2012 19:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

By Jay Nordlinger
March 7, 2012 8:54 A.M.

You may remember something peculiar about the Obama campaign in 2008: People kept fainting at his rallies. Especially young women, standing near the stage. There were medical teams on hand to deal with this, so common an occurrence was it. Obama would interrupt the speech he was giving to comment on the recovery of the stricken fans, reassuring the crowd that all was well.

Everyone says that Mitt Romney doesn’t excite “passion.” Okay. I say, the United States isn’t a banana republic. We don’t need a Perón, Juan or Evita. We don’t need a mesmerizer on a balcony. Enough with “rock star” candidates and false messiahs. How about a decent and capable guy who can get us out of this horrible hole and let us get on with the rest of our lives?

The United States is not a drama starring the president of the United States. We’re a nation of 300 million with our own shows, so to speak. If the president is not worshipped — fine with me. Those who worship leaders ought to find something better to worship.

And yet, sure — a little theater in your politics makes life more interesting. I’m not anti-theater. I’ve been known to be a little histrionic myself. But let’s not go crazy

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

bushflightsuit.jpg

the Hilary Clinton of Ghostface Killahs (Phil D.), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 15:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Palin too projects through the screen like crazy. I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, 'Hey, I think she just winked at me.' And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America.

-- rich lowry, 3 october 2008

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

does "let us get on with the rest of our lives" mean he will stop writing if we vo

bnw, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

-te Mitt, because that is the best reason to yet

bnw, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

He is one of those people I can't imagine ever giving up the internet no matter what he might claim, so no.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nordlinger making weak lemonade out of a bitter pill. Or something.

Aimless, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

this guy's on a roll:

y Jay Nordlinger
March 7, 2012 2:59 P.M. Comments0
Have you noticed that, when Romney wins, he can’t quite win? I mean, his victories are spun as losses, or not-good-enough wins.

He wins New Hampshire, and everyone says, “Own backyard. Neighboring state. Spent a lot.” He wins Florida, and they say, “Spent a lot. Was mean to Newt.” Wins Nevada, and they say, “Lotsa Mormons.” Wins Michigan, and they say, “Home state, whaddya want? Should’ve won by more.” Wins Arizona, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, they say, “No big deal. Doesn’t really count.” Wins Ohio, and they say, “Squeaker!”

A reader of ours writes, “When Newt won South Carolina, why did no one say it was ‘in his own backyard’? When Rick was campaigning in Ohio, why did no one point out it was a ‘neighboring state’ of Pennsylvania? Why is Romney’s wipeout win in Massachusetts less impressive than Newt’s plurality win in Georgia?”

Etc.

I have a feeling that, if Romney’s the nominee, and he beats Obama on Election Day, many in the Right blogosphere will find a way to grouse about it. Me, I’ll be dancin’ and singin’ like those Munchkins in the movie.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Unfortunately he is referring to this movie:

the Hilary Clinton of Ghostface Killahs (Phil D.), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Entertainment!

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/292780/conspiracy-again-editors

The commenters are a mixed bag, shall we say.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is he being disingenuous, or does he truly not get that pouring vast amounts of money and resources into winning states and then barely winning does not bode well for the general election? xp

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol that first paragraph. that is magnificent partisan-mind blame shifting and belongs in a museum.

goole, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think Nordlinger believes life is actually like a musical production.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

pouring vast amounts of money speech, you mean

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nordlinger's writing style and cyclical bursts of activity make me think he has serotonin-receptor issues.

Carlos Pollomar (WmC), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Art of Swagger: The Artist, Obama, and the Republican Candidates
By William F. Gavin
March 8, 2012 3:28 P.M.

President Obama is a swaggerer. No other word for it. Look at the way he moves across the stage, notice his little gestures, the very way he holds his head when walking. This guy is swaggering and that is not good news for Republicans. Despite the argument that the economy is the issue, we don’t vote for policies, we vote for individual human beings. And a swaggering attractiveness is one of the qualities we look for in a president. FDR, wheel-chair bound, always gave the impression of swaggering, and he was irresistible to the electorate.

This all came to me, oddly enough, while I was watching the Academy Award–winning movie, The Artist. At the beginning of this (almost) silent movie, there is a scene that sets the tone, immediately establishing the personality of 1920s movie idol George Valentin (played by French actor Jean Dujardin). At the end of a screening of one of his movies, Valentin comes on stage to receive the adulation — indeed, the adoration — of the audience. From the moment he appears, he shows off shamelessly. He glides like a dancer — which he is — and moves as if everything in the world belongs to him, which, in that moment, it does. He is a star, and the only word that can convey what he is doing is swaggering. It is this swagger, much more eye-catching and attractive than a mere strut, that makes him a star, and it is his stardom out of which his swagger emerges. When he loses his stardom he moves differently, slowly, hesitantly, as if he is lost, which, of course, he is.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 March 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

swagger like jagger

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

If there were a bulwer-lytton contest for political blogging, it would be called the corner

(he did what!) (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

good luck with the empty suit angle while running mitt.

bnw, Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

The commenters are a mixed bag, shall we say.

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was thinking a different type of nutbag but I can't search for those pictures ate work

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha!

(he did what!) (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/293329/re-let-syria-be-michael-ledeen

interesting to see two true blue fanatics going at it

goole, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

"there wasn’t much in the way of internal opposition to Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, or Mao. The German, Russian, Italian, and Chinese peoples were quite enthusiastic about the evil men and evil systems that ruled them."

oh really!

goole, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's just so... weird

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

have you guys read Ledeen's resume?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

i gather he was something close to a mussolini defender, eons ago

i don't know his full bio, no. a nixon henchman, i thought?

goole, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

even with the most surface-level reading, Mao and Stalin came to power on the heels of massive civil wars, then there was Trotsky and all the purges and... I mean just what

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey guys guess what Jews do not count as "German people." This has been today's moment in Ledeenistory.

butvi wouls (Phil D.), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

From the comments:

"For a man who warmly embraces the likes of racist Professor Bell in public. . . "

It's almost mind-boggling to watch the echo chamber work in real time. I absolutely guarantee that the writer of this comment had never heard the name "Derrick Bell" one week ago.

butvi wouls (Phil D.), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

My dear professor George Mosse would bellow from his grave if he thought I’d left the ranks of cultural historians.

(he did what!) (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

george mosse was pretty liberal. strange how things turn out.

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

(like i read his wiki bio yesterday, ha)

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

how did we miss this one

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/291997/where-are-women-not-all-laughing-kathryn-jean-lopez

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

jesus christ

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

you said it!

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I realize it’s a silly skit, but this is our culture. The comedy shows and the White House are on the same page.

Last week, in that “Religious Liberty: Obamacare’s First Casualty” video the Heritage Foundation put together, Representative Marsha Blackburn said, “The American people have been awakened to what this administration is doing. It will be a fight. And I believe it will be a worthy fight.”

I pray that’s true. But have they gotten the wake-up call? Has a majority? Or are we laughing as our country changes under our watch?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fartman
02/27/12 10:42

Culture is important but fewer and fewer people care about the direction we are going. I see no hint of a restoration of virtue. We will crash and burn.

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

A lot of progressives like to pretend that conservatives don't have a sense of humor (despite Steyn, Lileks, Long, O'Rourke, Goldberg, etc. just for a few examples

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I look forward to Fartman's restored virtue, when he becomes Pootman.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

the thing is, the culture has ALREADY CHANGED when it comes to birth control and what we're currently seeing is a determined effort to change it back

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

reminds me of those "god's stimulus package" prolife billboards

yes, let's breed ourselves out of this recession

(he did what!) (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

max, Friday, 16 March 2012 11:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

brokering (pimping) (stevie), Friday, 16 March 2012 12:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that why K-Lo looks windblasted

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 16 March 2012 12:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

kathryn jean teasdale

goole, Friday, 16 March 2012 13:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/293679/presidential-embarrassment-about-gas-victor-davis-hanson

The truth? The Obama administration all along has been captive to the cult of man-made global warming as expressed by Al Gore, and saw high fossil-fuel prices as a good thing in reducing their use and thus “cooling” the planet, while make subsidized wind, solar, and hybrid power competitive. Worse still, the Obama technocrats naively thought that changing habits, rather than recessionary times, had temporarily lowered demand and thus prices, and were completely caught off guard when a recovering global economy, expanding Chinese and Indian appetites, and unrest in the Middle East all sent oil futures skyrocketing. Had we opened up federal lands for drilling three years ago and encouraged the private sector to drill at breakneck speed as a matter both of national security and national financial solvency, we might well have had at least the expectation of 1–2 extra million barrels coming on line that would have dampened speculation.

"the truth"

goole, Friday, 16 March 2012 18:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

yo goole you gotta check out that ben stein essay about pat nixon

max, Friday, 16 March 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i made a thread about it

max, Friday, 16 March 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

as in 'dry eyes/bueller' ben stein?

goole, Friday, 16 March 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

the very same

max, Friday, 16 March 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Beautiful Pat Nixon by Ben Stein

max, Friday, 16 March 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/293846/rick-santorum-right-about-pornography-hilary-towers

this person has written two and only two articles for NR, on this topic.

goole, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

And does not at all have a porn name in "Hilary Towers."

butvi wouls (Phil D.), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink


nerdlinger, just thinkin about some pols he has the hots for

brokering (pimping) (stevie), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hell, I think Rachel Maddow’s kinda cute, on her less butch days.

nordlinger you dog!!

goole, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I only just now caught that K-Lo column about the SNL skit, linked above. I think it is just wonderful that she saw fit to quote the entire skit, and that she seems so confident that her two, brief, not-very-insightful dismissals of it were more than enough to offset the impact of the skit she quotes!

This is like a person showing how harmless a knife is by grabbing the blade instead of the handle and lecturing you how a little blood never hurt anyone.

Aimless, Tuesday, 20 March 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink


"Your bra bomb better work, Nerdlinger!"

brokering (pimping) (stevie), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's shocking how many things are countless or immesurable.

(he did what!) (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

one might even say that number is oh never mund

Nicholas Pokémon (silby), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

*mind

Nicholas Pokémon (silby), Tuesday, 20 March 2012 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/294279/white-vs-non-white-or-black-vs-non-black-mark-krikorian

amazing how he gets from trayvon martin to immigration restriction. when the only tool you have is a hammer, eh?

goole, Friday, 23 March 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

There are dozens of kids in my boys’ schools who are half Asian and half white and no one even imagines them to be “biracial,”

lol

Euler, Friday, 23 March 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

along the way he manages to offer maybe the most accurate description of how american racism works i have seen in conservative media, ever.

goole, Friday, 23 March 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

feel like when this incident happened there should have been a hand from god coming out of the sky to point at the corner and say just stfu

bnw, Friday, 23 March 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha otm

goole, Friday, 23 March 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

they don't have to retreat from posting, stand your ground law in effect.

I DIED, Friday, 23 March 2012 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

along the way he manages to offer maybe the most accurate description of how american racism works i have seen in conservative media, ever.

yeah was this a guest post or something, misattributed quote, what

j., Saturday, 24 March 2012 01:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Do I wanna click that?

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

there is a valid point lurking in there that is drowning under a pathological amount of victim-blaming and deflection

THIS TRADE SERVES ZERO FOOTBALL PURPOSE (DJP), Tuesday, 27 March 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jonah Goldberg, noted "honest conversations about race" expert

I DIED, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

fyi i am posting from east st. louis

bnw, Tuesday, 27 March 2012 17:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Someone is butthurt, and this time it's not from sitting at the computer all day.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

underlying theme of every corner post on trayvon martin:

"see we knew all along he was guilty of something"

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, that settles that:


Re: Me and Black America
By Peter Kirsanow

Jonah, the liberal response to your column is only partially a function of your not being black. It’s also, perhaps chiefly, a function of your being conservative. To many liberals, conservative commentary on black America is perforce illegitimate, ill-informed, ignorant, and deleterious to the interests of blacks.

As the saying goes, I’ve been black all my life. As opposed to many of the elites who dismiss my viewpoints, I live in the inner-city (Cleveland). But because I’m conservative, my comments are often dismissed as “inauthentic” or otherwise illegitimate (and met with not an insignificant degree of hostility).

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean I can't even

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, shit, if he's in downtown Cleveland, I can have him beaten up by this afternoon.

jpattzlovevampz 2 hours ago (Phil D.), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Holy Week
By Kathryn Jean Lopez

April 2, 2012 12:48 P.M.

I have and will continue to have posts over in my new little casual Catholic corner of the web.

(Feel free to bookmark; you can also subscribe by e-mail, mid-right on the page.)

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 2 April 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Number one site for casual Catholics.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 2 April 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Peter Kirsanow

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 2 April 2012 23:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

But because I’m conservative, my comments are often dismissed as “inauthentic” or otherwise illegitimate (and met with not an insignificant degree of hostility).

I think it is the mustache, not the conservatism.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, 2 April 2012 23:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

This has left the EPA’s second premise — that global warming would be a harmful development — largely unchallenged. This is unfortunate, because while it is entirely possible that the earth may be warming — as it has done so many times in the past — there is no rational basis whatsoever to support the contention that carbon-dioxide-driven global warming would be on the whole harmful to life and civilization. Quite the contrary: All available evidence supports the contention that human CO2 emissions offer great benefits to the earth’s community of life.

goole, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 02:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Zubrin

colonize Mars!

goole, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 02:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

All available evidence supports the contention that human CO2 emissions offer great benefits to the earth's community of life people who can afford mitigation.

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 02:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like to go to hospitals to fuck with ppl's life support systems. u never know, i might accidentally optimize it, and the patient will end up better off than before. there's really no rational basis to think that the only outcome is the patient's death.

low-rise concentration camps (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 03:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

No surprise that Gregory Benford is a big fan.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 03:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

the commenters on there who are like "don't worry about sea levels, we'll just build some dykes," what can you say to these people?

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 04:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

mercantilism via climate change

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 05:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Now, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed . . . "

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 10:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

What seemed to be Chuck Colson’s fall from grace in the mid-1970s was really the opposite. It was the first step on an ascension to true courage and service. His life is a testament to how redemption, so often debased and abused in a 24/7 news cycle obsessed with celebrity and scandal, can be astonishingly powerful and real.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 April 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha i confused chuck coulson with john dean in my head, and i thought you were quoting glenn greenwald or something

goole, Friday, 6 April 2012 15:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Colson's ascension to true courage and service == told everyone willing to listen that he'd found Christ.

Aimless, Friday, 6 April 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Chuck Colson has a special place of hatred in Slacktivist posts

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Friday, 6 April 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

man had no idea Zubrin was an NRO nut. been familiar with him as a Mars-exploration-promoter for years (which I heartily support) but this is just... oof. sad.

Disco Bob & MC Criminal (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 6 April 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah his wiki just talks about his mars jones. seems like one of those "engineer knows x problem is actually dead simple, everyone is just lying about it or stupid" kinds of guys

goole, Friday, 6 April 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Engineers are sorta different than scientists, in that you get a certain type of folk attracted to and obsessed with systems and mechanics. I should know; I am one.

They have the technical background of scientists much of the time, but a very different philosophical outlook and aim that allows for bollocks to creep in. There are plenty of climate change- and evolution-denying engineering types, for example.

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Friday, 6 April 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm sure this is getting discussed in the tryvon martin thread, but john derbyshire is a maniac:

http://takimag.com/article/the_talk_nonblack_version_john_derbyshire/#axzz1rI2EE0Ys

♆ (gr8080), Friday, 6 April 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder if NRO wouldn't let him print that

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 6 April 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

everything from takimag makes me feel like i'm running a fever. one of gavin mcinnes' berths now you know!

goole, Friday, 6 April 2012 19:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

what the fuck

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 April 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow that's some of the worst most toxic garbage I've ever read

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am glad that my self-control problems are limited to being unable to keep myself from clicking on this thread; I've finally been burned enough to stop following the links you guys put here

God, Music and Romeo and Juliet (DJP), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Multiculturalism: When Will the Sleeper Wake?"

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

wondering if Derb is actually a Manchurian candidate

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm ever so slightly amazed even the National Review will let him write for them.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

would really love to have been a fly on the wall when derbs gave that "talk" to his sons

♆ (gr8080), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

good lord! so, is 'taki's magazine' normally st0rmfr0nt w/a 'classy' layout?

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

well i just read a gavin mcinnes piece in it where he pointed out that since only a small number of southern whites owned slaves and since the south's wealth was destroyed anyway, after the civil war was over "we were all at a level playing field", so

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

man.

checked the other contributors and joe bob briggs writing for this site is bumming me out. his b-movie show that ran on TNT many years ago was fun. caught both 'the warriors' and 'motel hell' for the first time on it.

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm more pissed about daniel larison, but he hasn't written there since 08

goole, Friday, 6 April 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Larison is the only conservative these days with whom I can imagine sharing a cigarette without wanting to stab him in the left eye with it.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

so do yourself a favor and don't dig into the comments on that article.

Clay, Saturday, 7 April 2012 12:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rich Lowry gently nudges Derbyshire in front of a bus, but NRO commenters are having none of it.

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Saturday, 7 April 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

You Lowry have now associated the Derbyshire Screed with NRO by vociferously disassociating late on a Fri evening in the finest Watergate – strike that – Obamagate style.

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Saturday, 7 April 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

is obamagate even a thing? why do I care?

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Saturday, 7 April 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, I'm sure these morons think Obama invented the Friday News Dump that has been a thing since there was a mass media but which the Bush admin made an art of. History began on Jan. 21, 2009, you know.

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Saturday, 7 April 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jonah Goldberg ‏ @JonahNRO

For the record, I find my colleague John Derbyshire's piece fundamentally indefensible and offensive. I wish he hadn't written it.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 7 April 2012 20:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow when you write something so terrible that Jonah GOLDBERG won't even try to defend it somehow then you know you are out in the far regions of awfulness.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 7 April 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

He weakens his condemnation by needlessly adding the less-than-absolute qualifier "fundamentally". Jonah showing the instincts of a poor writer non-shocker.

Aimless, Saturday, 7 April 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

"For the record"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 7 April 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

interesting, that lawyers guns & money post quotes one "salvetusmc" which is a name that has stuck out to me at the corner before

goole, Saturday, 7 April 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/295514/parting-ways-rich-lowry

"a deeply literate, funny and incisive writer"

"Gunplay" (ft. Gunplay) (Andre Gunder Frank 3000), Saturday, 7 April 2012 22:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I also loved Lowry's "needless to say," as if Derbyshire had ruined a long history of his magazine not publishing racists

"Gunplay" (ft. Gunplay) (Andre Gunder Frank 3000), Saturday, 7 April 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

loooool

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 7 April 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

please let them leave comments open on that one please please please

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 7 April 2012 22:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn, derb out

rip big man

goole, Saturday, 7 April 2012 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

what will happen to his podcast?

President Keyes, Saturday, 7 April 2012 23:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is he still on the Post-Election Cruise?

"It’s a free country, and Derb can write whatever he wants, wherever he wants."

Actually he can't really write wherever he wants as um you are about to prove.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Sunday, 8 April 2012 01:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you guys book the cruise I'll join you

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 8 April 2012 03:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

@kathrynlopez sez not my problem:

Regarding my “deafening silence”: I didn’t write it. I didn’t publish it. I’ve never heard such talk of such a talk.

a-lo, Sunday, 8 April 2012 03:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Followed up with don't bother me with the Derb it's Easter:

Not to be too simple, but it’s holy Saturday and let’s pray for some peace.

a-lo, Sunday, 8 April 2012 03:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

"i've never heard such talk of such a talk" - is this some biblical allusion or is she illiterate?

Mordy, Sunday, 8 April 2012 04:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh Derbypawe.

the hairy office thing (Eazy), Sunday, 8 April 2012 16:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Derbyshart

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Sunday, 8 April 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

is she illiterate

not entirely, but she certainly overrates herself as a phrasemaker.

Aimless, Sunday, 8 April 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

"such talk of such a talk" is killing me

♆ (gr8080), Sunday, 8 April 2012 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

seriously

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 9 April 2012 06:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2012/04/racist_with_an.php

Piece about right wing bloggers rallying around Derbs.

Some tried to paint the corners. Tom Maguire, for example, who has devoted the past few weeks to trying to prove that Trayvon Martin had it coming, said, "a friend of mine (AF) commented that Paul Simon fills Central Park and all is well; Diana Ross draws a crowd and there are near-riots. His thought, roughly - 'gee, go figure.'" The Diana Ross riot was in 1983, and many, many black artists have performed in New York since then without incident. (The Black-Eyed Peas played Central Park last summer and no riot ensued; perhaps Maguire, or "AF," attributes this to the calming presence of Fergie.)

President Keyes, Monday, 9 April 2012 13:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOLwry may have closed comments on his own post but for the curious there's this thread.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2012 13:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

To you nice married betaboys Lowry and Goldberg, if you think sacrificing Derb to the thought police will save your bacon in the long haul, you're very much mistaken.

the hairy office thing (Eazy), Monday, 9 April 2012 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

NRO's readership thinks NRO is racist but too cowardly to admit it outright. Who are we to disagree with them?

Mordy, Monday, 9 April 2012 14:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

derbsgate

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Monday, 9 April 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

between derbs supporters and the anti-romney trolls, waiting for comments to be permanently disabled and/or the corner hack-attacked

*munches popcorn*

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Monday, 9 April 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

NRO's resident anti-Muslim says things:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/295573/derb-andrew-c-mccarthy

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is wrong that what is a day at the office for the Left’s racialists becomes a hanging offense in Derb’s case.

Love how not one of these guys can make it a paragraph or three without the tu quoque. (And not a supporting cite in view.)

To hold or teach otherwise is to prescribe the disintegration of a pluralistic society, to undermine the aspiration of E Pluribus Unum.

Maybe you ain't heard, pal, but 'round here, our motto is IN GOD WE TRUST. None of that wishy-washy togetherness crap for us.

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Monday, 9 April 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is wrong that what is a day at the office for the Left’s racialists

wtf is this guy on

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

PWNED: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/04/the-talk-what-parents-tell-their-children-about-john-derbyshire/255578/

(5) Sometimes people will point out to you, "There are, for example, no black Fields Medal winners." Sometimes people say things like this because they want to discuss, say, the inherent inequalities in our education system that tilt the playing field against black students. Sometimes they say it because they want you to believe that black people are inherently worse at math. Both conversations are partially about race, but the latter is necessarily racist.

(6) As you go through life, you will experience an ever larger number of encounters with racists. Assuming your encounters are random -- for example, not restricted only to racist convicted murderers or to racist investment bankers -- the Law of Large Numbers will inevitably kick in. You will observe that the means -- the averages -- of many traits are not so different for racist and non-racist Americans. Some people argue that less-educated or poorer Americans are more likely to be racist. This appears to be false, and is sometimes informed by classism, which is not so different from racism.

(7) Of most importance to your personal safety are the very different means for antisocial behavior by racist people, which you will see reflected in, for instance, school disciplinary measures, political corruption, and criminal convictions.

(8) These differences are magnified by the hostility many racists feel toward people of other races. Thus, while racist-on-racist behavior is more antisocial in the average than is nonracist-on-nonracist behavior, average racist-on-minority behavior is a degree more antisocial yet.

(9) A small cohort of racists -- in my experience, around 0.5 percent -- is ferociously hostile to people of other races and will go to great lengths to inconvenience or harm them. A slightly larger cohort of racists may go along passively if the point-five percent take leadership in some event. They may do this out of a vague feeling that the minorities have it coming.

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Monday, 9 April 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Never before has an invitation sounded so much like a threat.

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Meanwhile, Human Events nerd tries to deal with Derb firing, eats own face:

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=50728

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

A proud history.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Left (Daily Mail and HuffPo)

say WHAT?

I accidentally sonned your dome (stevie), Monday, 9 April 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha i love how everyone commenting on this controversy has to say that the article is hard to read because taki's servers are weak

goole, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mark Steyn is full of 'regret'

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/295591/re-derb-mark-steyn

Raises a great point, though:

If Derb’s piece is sufficiently beyond the pale that its author must be terminated immediately, why is its publisher — our old friend Taki — proudly listed on the NR masthead?

Meantime, Mr. Lowry is something or other:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/295592/derb-rich-lowry

I shut off the comments on my posts over the weekend because there was no one to moderate them (so most comments would have stacked up unposted). Have at it, if you haven’t already somewhere else on NRO.

Bookmark and be filled with love!

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Boy that Steyn piece really gives back:

in an age when shrieking “That’s totally racist!” is totally gay, (Derbyshire) at least has the rare satisfaction of having earned his colors

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was right about the comments on Lowry's bit. Thus:

Rich, as I indicated here and here, I think you overreacted. The fact that Derb jumped across the line he "has long danced around" may (or may not) be due to drugs and illness.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

re: the link provided by Ned to Andy McCarthy's Corner post.

I think he may be doing a bit of back-covering here. Derbyshire has in the past engaged in email correspondence with self-described racist Lawrence Auster which Derb then permitted to be published at the racist site Auster runs, View from the Right. Sample headline from site: MOB OF BLACK SAVAGES IN BROOKLYN BEATS THREE WHITE MEN WITH BATS WHEN THEY TRY TO RESCUE GIRL http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/011160.html

Apparently it has so-far escaped general notice, that Andy McCarthy has been doing precisely the same for the past 5 years, although admittedly he has never broached race as far as I'm aware. He has merely allowed correspondence, concerning Islam and the threat it poses, between himself and the open racist running a racist site, to be posted on said racist site.

Campari G&T, Monday, 9 April 2012 20:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

drug or illness, how very limousine liberal

bnw, Monday, 9 April 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes, the well known reactionary side-effects of chemo

goole, Monday, 9 April 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes, the well known reactionary side-effects of chemo

I was gonna say

catbus otm (gbx), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have seen versions of that comment, and i think what they mean is "he's gonna die and he's just fuckin going for it now" not "he's become crazy and angry recently"

goole, Monday, 9 April 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Steyn unleashed. Would hate to stand against him.

I am pretty disgusted with NR firing Derbyshire over this. Derb’s article was on Taki’s time, not yours. He is an amazing intellectual (undergoing chemotherapy, no less), and you are playing the cheap games of the left by simply smearing him as a racist rather than engaging his arguments. Have you read the article to which he was responding in kind (External Link )? Derb is not a racist, he is the antidote to this kind of mindless brain-washing to which everyone – everyone – on the left subscribes. John Derbyshire stands athwart history yelling stop. NR is losing its compass.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha for a second I'm like "Uh, Alfred, you okay?" before I figured it was a copy/paste.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

NR is now essentially standing athwart history yelling "Go Ahead!"

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

(or even "to the finland station!")

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^^ almost posted that one

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

where's the outrage when its right on right crime

bnw, Monday, 9 April 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

right on right crime

Larry Craig vs a gloryhole

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol i had the same reaction as ned

recent thug (k3vin k.), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I posted this on Mark Steyn's comment when it should have been here on Rich's.

A couple of questions: Rich---did you talk to Derb before sacking him? What advice would you give someone to avoid being a victim of crime if they are white? If they are black?

Seems a basic white guy going into a New Black Panther rally wouldn't be smart. Nor would a basic black guy going to a Klan meeting be a wise choice either. Between those extremes there is a mean--but how do you find that point? With violence on the increase, is not avoidance of situations where one might encounter it a wise choice? What do you use to determine that choice?. What will you advise your children to do to aid them in making wise decisions on where and when to go places so they remain safe?

Would just be curious to know?

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know conservatives aren't the only ones who do it but I detest this "Rich" and "Mark" forced familiarity.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

"basic white guy" is one for the race/class thread

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

"he's gonna die and he's just fuckin going for it now"

This was actually my first thought after I read the Taki piece.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

With violence on the increase

oh ho

goole, Monday, 9 April 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's pretty basic.

Elsewhere, an opening paragraph of suck:

I've been an admirer of John Derbyshire's writing for at least a decade, though I've disagreed with him on a number of issues (including his village atheist shtick and his intemperate attack on pro-lifers), and was sorry to read about his poor health. His book 'We're Doomed' was a witty attempt to reclaim the neglected pre-Reagan tradition of conservative pessimism.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

a witty attempt to reclaim the neglected pre-Reagan tradition of conservative pessimism

OMIGOD

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

the neglected pre-Reagan tradition of conservative pessimism
the neglected pre-Reagan tradition of conservative pessimism
the neglected pre-Reagan tradition of conservative pessimism
the neglected pre-Reagan tradition of conservative pessimism

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

kinda surprised how big this story is getting*. i figured it would be kinda nothing) (*even on the scale of internet fishbowl punditry which i know is v small)

goole, Monday, 9 April 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

This guy!

http://www.observer.com/2012/04/takis-mag-founder-speaks-out-on-john-derbyshire-race-controversy-its-nice-to-be-light-sometimes/

“You know, I was one of the last people asked to write Bill Buckley’s obituary,” the American Conservative magazine co-founder (his partners were Pat Buchanan and Scott McConnell) told The Observer. “He never would have done a thing like that…meaning you don’t fire somebody to toe the politically correct line for the neo-cons in Washington.”

“It’s nice to be light sometimes,” the 40-year veteran of The Spectator‘s High Life column said of Taki’s Mag’s sometimes flippant take of the issues. “Especially in America.”

“They (the Review) were in such a hurry to toe the PC line that I don’t even think they read the piece. It just goes to show what a bunch of rats they’ve become to do a thing like that,” Mr. Theodoracopulos continued. “But it makes me happy, because now Mr. Derbyshire is free to go to The Chronicle, The American Conservative, or to us (Taki’s Mag). We’ll split him up, the three of us, I hope.”

We asked if Taki’s Mag pays its writers.

“We pay! Unlike the ‘Greek Pudding’ (Editor's note: We assume he's referring to Arianna Huffington)…and Tina Brown knows…we pay.”

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

“You know, I was one of the last people asked to write Bill Buckley’s obituary,” the American Conservative magazine co-founder (his partners were Pat Buchanan and Scott McConnell) told The Observer. “He never would have done a thing like that…meaning you don’t fire somebody to toe the politically correct line for the neo-cons in Washington.”

so what's Pat Buchanan's response?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ the editor's note

xp

goole, Monday, 9 April 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Puritans and the Catholics who ran the ecclesiastical courts for the Salem witch trials and the Inquisition, respectively, must be looking at this from the beyond, and saying, "Dam*! You guys don't tolerate a lot of dissent, do you?!"

Derb was a "heretic." He had to be burned. I'd be curious to hear the difference in reasoning of his punishment, if not the method or degree. You just threw one of our crispest, most insightful writers to the lynch mob.

presumably now even crisper

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

hates dark meat though

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

With violence on the increase,

Yeah, goole already called this out but this right here is the perfect encapsulation of the fact free conservative bubble. Reality be damned, I thrive on fear!

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Monday, 9 April 2012 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is the daily caller but i dont know where else to put it

http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/09/the-end-of-my-white-guilt/

max, Monday, 9 April 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Down the toilet?

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2012 21:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

But you might enjoy this:

http://www.booksandculture.com/articles/2006/novdec/11.21.html

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Comin' up I was confused my momma kissin' a girl
Confusion occurs comin' up in the cold world
Daddy ain't around probably out commitin' felonies
My favorite rapper used to sing ch-check out my melody
I wanna live good, so should I sell dope for a fo-finger ring
Money and them gold ropes
Santa told me if I pass could get a sheep skin coat
If I can move a few packs and get the hat, now that'd be dope
Tossed and turned in my sleep at night
Woke up the next morning niggas done stole my bike
Different day same shit, ain't nothing good in the hood
I'd run away from this bitch and never come back if I could

goole, Monday, 9 April 2012 21:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

When I got home I vented to my friends. I told them I was going to scour those neighborhoods until I found the bike. In reply, a liberal friend gave me a lecture about profiling and told me to just forget about the bike. “That person needs our prayers and help,” she said. “They haven’t had the advantages we have.”

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

Are all Daily Caller stories this weird?

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Monday, 9 April 2012 21:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

the answer is always to be more racist

and btw disability is just lack of motivation

bnw, Monday, 9 April 2012 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mr. McCarthy is saddened by Mr. Steyn and wishes to clarify things:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/295608/no-mark-andrew-c-mccarthy

This, of course, is followed by Maggie Gallagher on What is Bad:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/295612/drawing-moral-lines-against-racism-maggie-gallagher

Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 April 2012 22:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha "literal child of the sixties" actually used as a unique qualifying trait.

lou reed scott walker monks niagra (chinavision!), Monday, 9 April 2012 22:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

"(I was born in 1960)"

lou reed scott walker monks niagra (chinavision!), Monday, 9 April 2012 22:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

In the second clause you see the authoritarian spirit at work:

And if MSNBC suddenly came to its senses and fired Sharpton, or if the Justice Department — instead of pandering to Obama’s base about “civil rights” violations — opened up an investigation of the Trayvon Martin race-mongers for the federal offense of soliciting violent crimes, I wouldn’t hand-wring over the specter of tightened constraints on the marketplace of ideas. I would applaud.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 April 2012 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Derb was a "heretic." He had to be burned.

I suspect there is some small, but measurable, difference between being let go from a website and being burned at a stake -- but what on earth could it be?

Mr. Peabody (Aimless), Monday, 9 April 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

But I almost always learned something from his columns, and, at a time when punditry is increasingly parochial, I appreciated his range of historical and literary allusion (his recent "Duke of Marlborough moment," for example).

mookieproof, Monday, 9 April 2012 23:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

that daily caller thing, damn.

- my bike was stolen in a majority-black neighborhood
- "my liberal friend" told me to pray for the thief
- racism against blacks is a fraud
- (my favorite movie was 'in the heat of the night' so i know about race)

mookieproof, Monday, 9 April 2012 23:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

When I got home I vented to my friends. I told them I was going to scour those neighborhoods until I found the bike. In reply, a liberal friend gave me a lecture about profiling and told me to just forget about the bike. “That person needs our prayers and help,” she said. “They haven’t had the advantages we have.”

i swear to god this 'liberal friend' pops up in every one of these fuckin articles. i refuse to believe the ppl who write these things have liberal friends.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 9 April 2012 23:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Q: Hey, you're right, Vibe magazine used to be at 215 Lexington. Are there any black American rap artists you like? Personally I always thought NWA's "Straight Outta Compton" had a good outlook on authority. Also pro-gun.

A: My musical tastes don't venture far from opera.

http://gawker.com/5900452/

"Gunplay" (ft. Gunplay) (Andre Gunder Frank 3000), Monday, 9 April 2012 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

i am astounded and weirdly riveted by this fan-hitting and its various responses

also i am curious just how many ppl are aware of it or even know who john derbyshire is

mookieproof, Monday, 9 April 2012 23:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

Very few. How many people even know about the National Review?

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Monday, 9 April 2012 23:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Some other guy attempts some kind of Derb take:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/295625/his-own-standard-jason-lee-steorts

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 00:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah the nr is not important at all a a conservative institution, there are probably as many ilx types who read it for laffs as actual readers

iatee, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 00:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

In short, the statistical data regarding race and crime are very poor indicators. Think of a black man wearing a fine suit. Would you presume he were likelier to be a criminal than the white punk with his jeans halfway down his hindquarters? Of course not.

Likewise, if you see two people dressed as Crips, one white and one black, should you presume the white one is "safer"? No, you avoid them both unless it's Halloween.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 00:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

the fields medal one is a good one

the late great, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

also "i never think about counterfactuals". hmm, bet you're a great mathematician then.

the late great, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i hope there are some naive NRO'ers that have been shocked by all the savages crawling out of the woodwork to defend derby. surely some of them actually believe that the racism charges against the right are just political ploys, and are now coming to realize that their entire movement is infested.

Mordy, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 01:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah but you have to wade through six inches of mud to find them

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 01:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'd imagine it's more like, okay that may have been a flagrant foul, but he's still playing for my team

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 01:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nordlinger points out that the Derb was actually a lib:

I don’t have much patience with John’s critics on the left. Race is almost all-important to them. Not to me. It is one among other important things.

For example, John is strongly for abortion — certainly legal abortion. Does anyone care about that? That view, to me, is at least as offensive as Derb’s views on race. My nearest and dearest, life-long, have been pro-abortion.

Derb thinks that George W. Bush is a moron, and the Iraq War a crime. I doubt his views on these matters differ much from Michael Moore’s.

If not for his views on race — a big “if not,” granted — Derb might be quite welcome on the left. In any event . . .

a-lo, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 05:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nordlicker's sentences are such a pleasure to follow.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 09:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 10:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

The NRO would be easier if there weren't all these True Scotsman to worry about

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

The only NRO post on Derb that sounds written by a human being:

I’ve always thought that conservatives should simply bite the bullet and admit that there are racists among self-described conservatives, and moreover, that these conservatives’ racism is an evitable (that is, unwarranted) extension of the mainstream conservative position on race. But this is true in the same way it is true that there are communists among self-described liberals, and that their communism is an evitable (that is, unwarranted) extension of the mainstream liberal position on political economy. To put this even more forcefully, we have to yield that there is something to it when liberal trolls snark about how tough it can be to distinguish a conservative from a racist. The fact is that both conservatives and racists think that considerations about race should play a much smaller part in our political discourse. And while only racists think that this is so because blacks are less than fully human, it can be tough to get them to admit as much. Until, that is, they inevitably slip up.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 01:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

"evitable"

mark s, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 09:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Has anyone told him that "evitable" means "avoidable" yet?

God, Music and Romeo and Juliet (DJP), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 12:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Inevitably.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 12:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

why didn't he just say 'unwarranted'

j., Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

evitable.

s.clover, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think hes using "evitable" intentionally there!

max, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

he was just trying to be clever and set up his little frisson of delight at the end when he pulls out 'inevitably' like the explorer who pulls out his cigarette lighter to awe the stone age tribe. college-degreed hacks often write like that.

Aimless, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

next thing you'll know he'll use "rescreen" without irony

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

At the same time, there is something thuggish, not to mention insecure, in the mob’s expectation that a head be thrown to it without any discussion of the nature of the offense, and in its refusal to entertain any possibility of forgiveness.

This reflexive defensive posture after she just got done describing why his article is clearly racist.

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

the mob

^the cartoon that plays in the conservative's head as he girds his loins for challops.

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

At the same time, there is something thuggish, not to mention ruggish, in the mob’s expectation that a bone be thrown to it without any discussion of the funk of the jump that the thugstas feel, and in its refusal to entertain any possibility of lovin yo peoples cause we so real.

God, Music and Romeo and Juliet (DJP), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

with Luda cameo

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

ahahaha

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

LOLwry fires another poster.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha Foster must be PSYCHED

God, Music and Romeo and Juliet (DJP), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

poor lowry, discovering all at once that he is hip-deep in racists and trying desperately to climb up to higher ground.

Aimless, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

the mob

^the cartoon that plays in the conservative's head as he girds his loins for challops.

― HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, April 11, 2012 7:53 PM (12 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

God yes.

And I have been called "The Appetite" (DL), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

the cornered

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/295771/what-ho-derb-mark-steyn

okay I think at the end of this post Steyn is saying that racism is not very popular right now but will become popular again?

I DIED, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 19:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

"What ho? Derb?"

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had the same reaction. xpost

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 19:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think he might mean having rich foreigners employ you because they own everything

goole, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

the mob

^the cartoon that plays in the conservative's head as he girds his loins for challops.

Jilly Boel and the Eltones (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

man down (D-40), Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

@ all of this

man down (D-40), Thursday, 12 April 2012 02:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kathryn Jean Lopez ‏ @kathrynlopez Reply Retweet Favorite · Open

Was Jesus Just Some Good Dude Who Used to Live?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

man she is losing it

goole, Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks to Alfred, I can't read anything she writes writes without imagining that it was written while a dog licked her hair

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ad on K-Lo @ Large: "Earn a bible degree"

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also:

A couple of weeks ago I had an interview with a journalist, and the journalist said to me: “Cardinal Dolan would you tell me the most influential person in your life?” And I said “sure, what do you mean by the most influential person?”
“Well, the person who most guides you, the person who has most formed you, the person you most look to for inspiration and direction, the person you most trust, who’s had the most impact on you.”
And I said: “Oh that’s easy, Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the most influential person in my life.”
And then –and here’s my point — the journalist said: “Oh I’m sorry, it’s got to be somebody alive now.”
I said: “it’s still Jesus Christ because my faith tells me he is alive here and now.”

I think I've eactually heard that exact same anecdote more than once before.

Lol at this journalist walking around engaging in the same line questioning and clarification with all these preachers over all these decades, right before Easter. Get one brane stupid journalist they will keep telling you jesus is alive.

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was Jesus Just Some Good Dude Who Used to Live?

I originally read this as "Was Jesus Just Some Dude" and worried she had found her way to ilx.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

This was a journalist of convenience, supplied on demand whenever the anecdote is exhumed.

Aimless, Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh shit thanks dude

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 12 April 2012 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 12 April 2012 22:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Everyone by now has heard the old line that anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable prejudice.

hmmm

caek, Friday, 13 April 2012 05:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was Jesus Just Some Good Dude Who Used to Live?

Initially scanned as was Jesus just some dude who used to live good?

catbus otm (gbx), Friday, 13 April 2012 15:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Was Jesus Just Allright With Me?

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Friday, 13 April 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pretty Anglo Jesus is alright and always with you, filling in when your GPS is on the fritz

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Friday, 13 April 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that LOLwry behind the wheel?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 13 April 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nah, just Randy Travis' brother

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Friday, 13 April 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's annoying when the smug set among atheists bang on about God as an Imaginary Friend, but Kingfish's pic is triply annoying because it completely justifies their pov.

Aimless, Friday, 13 April 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

As a smug atheist I just let the poem "Footprints" do all the heavy lifting on the imaginary friend tip.

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Friday, 13 April 2012 17:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Guys this is out in just two weeks pre-order yours now omg

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

"write what you know"

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

no, that's his memoir title

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

There's a lot to comment on here but I love this:

Today, “objective” journalists, academics and “moderate” politicians peddle some of the most radical arguments by hiding them in homespun aphorisms.

...

* Better ten guilty men go free than one innocent man suffer: So you won’t mind if those ten guilty men move next door to you?

the blackstone ratio is a radical argument?

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

bet the quotation marks were his idea

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

some khmer rouge slogans:

"You can arrest someone by mistake; never release him by mistake."
"Better to kill an innocent by mistake than spare an enemy by mistake."
"Better to arrest ten innocent people by mistake than free a single guilty party."

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

which post has this "ten guilty men" stuff in it?

goole, Friday, 13 April 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

But up close, when you see him pace across the floor, talking for 30 uninterrupted minutes about his achievements, you sense that this isn’t merely an expertly stage-managed politician, another governor with a large entourage, bravado, and a Patton-esque flag background. He is a cut above.

Whip-smart, articulate, and pleasantly pugnacious, Christie has the aura of a bona fide national sensation. The raucous applause he receives in Middlesex County is the same kind of reception that the governor receives in Orange County, the Rust Belt, and the Deep South. Republicans, from tea-party activists to national-committee grandees, can’t get enough. Team Romney, which has used Christie’s talents on the trail, surely notices. Yet at home, among his grizzled and outspoken constituents, the embrace of Christie is warmer and more intense than it is elsewhere. Speaking with the attendees, from members of the carpenters’ union and GOP state legislators to working-class parents, I don’t hear about Christie as just a future president, but as “the next Ronald Reagan.”

It’s pretty heady stuff.

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

welcome back, m@rk!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Whip-smart, articulate, and pleasantly pugnacious, Christie has the aura of a bona fide national sensation

the dullest sentence ever written. The grass outside my apartment browned as I read it. God, I hate adverbs.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

which post has this "ten guilty men" stuff in it?

― goole, Friday, April 13, 2012 3:46 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it's from the book description for goldberg's the tyranny of cliches

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Christie has the aura of a bona fide national sensation

I want to break several personal rules about not being weightist because the substitution jokes are just too easy

an independent online phenomenon (DJP), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

well I gotta admit I read that sentence as "beef steak national sensation"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 13 April 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i felt guilty (for a second) about typing "fat ass" but Christie's dishonesty about the transit project is breathtaking and infuriating. i.e. NJ would've shouldered 15% of the construction costs not 70% as he claimed. the NJ-NY commuters I know are so mad about this. Reading Paul Krugman this AM I actually wondered "NRO has been hyping this guy so hard how will they defend him" - nothing like a little sideshow to distract those grizzled NJ voters.

If Christie becomes the VP candidate he'll really leave his state in a mess.

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Friday, 13 April 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Christie today is similar to the union-fighting rookie governor who took office in January 2010, but he’s visibly grown into the role.

the weight joeks are too easy but sheesh

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Friday, 13 April 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Moreover, I fear that Mark Steyn is right in saying that Derb’s departure will further narrow the already narrow limits of acceptable debate in American intellectual life."

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/296004/derb-and-discourse-john-osullivan

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 15 April 2012 03:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

er, isn't the whole idea that open racism should not be an acceptable part of "debate in American intellectual life"? But this NRO commentator seems to think open racism ought to be intellectually acceptable? Get a brane, moran.

Aimless, Sunday, 15 April 2012 03:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

this comment about how norman mailer's killed more blacks than the klan is a jewel:

I say that the cultivation, by the Left, of a cultural theme that the only authentic black man is a hostile and aggressive one (this goes back to when all the radical-chic liberals were eating up Frantz Fanon and the original version of Malcolm X), has caused more black blood to be spilled than all the Klansmen who ever wore stupid hats. The grinning, shuffling Stepin Fetchit stereotype had to go, but replacing it with the image of the black man as heroic bada** did unspeakable evil. You see, bad men are lazy. (Vices tend to come in multi-packs.) Excuse a man in taking pleasure in hostility and aggressiveness, and he quickly stops limiting the focus of his aggression on the oppressor. It's much easier to victimize the guy next door. Which he does, to the number of several thousand dead every year.

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Sunday, 15 April 2012 04:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

heroic bada

President Keyes, Sunday, 15 April 2012 10:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

the right was so much more enamored of the kinder, gentler black radical in those days. king, baldwin, they couldn't get enough of those guys!

goole, Sunday, 15 April 2012 14:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Perhaps that commentator doesn't realize that black-on-black crime was so trivial in the eyes of the authorities before the 1960s that looking back now it has become all but invisible. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, etc.

Aimless, Sunday, 15 April 2012 17:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/296135/i-personally-and-my-administration-s-position-legalization-not-answer-veronique-de-rug

comment from one Rocket_J_Squirrel is really something

goole, Monday, 16 April 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Since when is ending the war on drugs a right-wing position? I'm so confused.

raw feel vegan (silby), Monday, 16 April 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

well it's a libertarian one and de rugy is one of their house libertarians

goole, Monday, 16 April 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bill Wilde
04/16/12 13:58

President Obama's hypocrisy on this issue is mind bending. Apparently he has no problem putting people in jail for doing something that he himself did on a regular basis for years. Cordially, Bill

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 16 April 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

as for Rocket_J_Squirrel's analogy: I have to park next to a group of kids who are always smoking Broncos and fixing their cars. Guess we should call for the abolition of kids, cigs, and cars for sullying the neighborhood.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 16 April 2012 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

We will be rid of our laws against drugs and prostitution when the American population is as culturally indifferent to drugs and prostitution as are the people of Amsterdam. But guess what? Outside of a few 50-year-olds wearing leather jackets, most Americans don't want anything to do with Amsterdam, which is why we have different laws.

viva las vegas

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Monday, 16 April 2012 21:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pete may not commit suicide, just as America did not commit suicide in the traumatic period that began with the Sixties.

This is reminding me so much of all of the bad essays I've helped students with this week.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Friday, 20 April 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 April 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think someone just programmed a chat-bot that processes random input from news and pop-culture through a cascade of simple ideological filters--and named it NRO.

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Friday, 20 April 2012 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Read the comments!

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 20 April 2012 15:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

[Approved commenter] kreminitly
04/20/12 10:44

He's going to commit suicide with a .22 ? The guy just can't do anything right.

goole, Friday, 20 April 2012 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Our friends are crowing over this Pew poll:

The Pew survey adds to a wave of surveys and studies showing that GOP-sympathizers are better informed, more intellectually consistent, more open-minded, more empathetic and more receptive to criticism than their fellow Americans who support the Democratic Party.

“Republicans fare substantially better than Democrats on several questions in the survey, as is typically the case in surveys about political knowledge,” said the study, which noted that Democrats outscored Republicans on five questions by an average of 4.6 percent.

The widest partisan gap in the survey came in at 30 points when only 46 percent of Democrats — but 76 percent of Republicans —- correctly described the GOP as “the party generally more supportive of reducing the size of federal government.”

The widest difference that favored Democrats was only 8 percent, when 59 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of Democrats recognized the liberal party as “more [supportive] of reducing the defense budget.”

The survey quizzed 1,000 people, including 239 Republicans and 334 Democrats.

However, Pew’s data suggests that the Democrats’ low average rating likely is a consequence of its bipolar political coalition, which combines well-credentialed post-graduate progressives who score well in quizzes with a much larger number of poorly educated supporters, who score badly.

For example, the survey reported that 90 percent of college grads recognized the GOP as the party most supportive of cutting the federal government. But that number fell to 54 percent of people with a high-school education or less.

In contrast, the Republican party coalition is more consistent, and has few poorly educated people and fewer post-graduates.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

The widest partisan gap in the survey came in at 30 points when only 46 percent of Democrats — but 76 percent of Republicans —- correctly described the GOP as “the party generally more supportive of reducing the size of federal government.”

haha what kind of question (and answer!) is this

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

the GOP as the party most supportive of cutting the federal government.

like lol are they referring to Dubya here? Reagan? puhleeeze.

heavy is the head that eats the crayons (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

"most erroneously identified with"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 23 April 2012 20:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

why on earth would only 76 percent of republicans get that right??

j., Monday, 23 April 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

"correctly"

Mordy, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have yet to dig into this poll myself, but yes, the secret thread running through it is how clearly the wrong-answerers may be seeing the two parties

goole, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

inability to identify party more associated with reducing defense spending just means you are smarter then the poll

bnw, Monday, 23 April 2012 21:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

As a college graduate I would answer the Pew survey in this way:

The Republican party's rhetoric is more consistently framed in terms of reducing the size of the federal government, but the actions of the Republicans at times when they have the power to control the size of the federal government are not consistent with that rhetoric. It would be far more accurate to characterize the Republicans as the party that wants to reduce the size of federal revenues.

Aimless, Monday, 23 April 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

the customers of Popeyes, White Castle, Dunkin’ Donuts and Chuck E Cheese were mostly Democratic, while the customers at Cracker Barrel, Chik-fil-A, Panera and Bob Evans were mostly Republican.

^^^My favorite part of this article. I'm surprised there was no talk around regions. What kind of lazy political analysis is this? I mean Dunkin' Donuts is basically the Northeast and Chick-fil-A is the South. Panera is mostly a suburban thing & White Castle is urban.

Further political analysis: Chick-fil-A rules. Cracker Barrel has good biscuits & gravy (for a chain). I wish I could move to a place that has both Dunkin' Donuts & Chick-fill-A (DC?). White Castle dominates this list. WTF Chuck E Cheese?

The same restaurants study showed that the customers at Cracker Barrel, Panera and Bob Evans were the most likely to vote in elections.

This is a very funny way of delivering old news.

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

my formatting is all goofy there

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

just got an email

Friends, readers, countrymen: You may have heard already (maybe too much) about my new book: “Peace, They Say: A History of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Most Famous and Controversial Prize in the World.”

The subject is a juicy one: It gives you an overview of the 20th century (and about a decade of the 21st). It introduces you to a vast cast of characters, all of them interesting, not a dullard in the bunch. I’m speaking of the laureates, mainly. They’re a diverse bunch, too: What do Mother Teresa and Yasser Arafat have in common? (Someone said, “Is it the unusual headwear?”)

Finally, when you explore the peace prize, you have to confront some of the biggest questions: concerning war and peace, freedom and tyranny, and all that jazz.

As I said, the subject is juicy, and I hope you would find the book so too. To order it from National Review, go here. Ask for a signature and an inscription, if you want. Or, order the book more traditionally (!) – from Amazon, here.

And lemme know what you think, by e-mailing me via my column.

Thanks much, and all best,
Jay (Nordlinger)

Mordy, Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

his prose is so creepy: that mix of slang ("lemme know") and coy locutions ("As I said, the subject is juicy, and I hope you would find the book so too").

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

and all that jazz!

Mordy, Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

gah juicy (x2!)

Meanwhile, on some cars... (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jay (Nordlinger)

Bad Company's Drummer's Daughter (stevie), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

(Austerity (Ponies))

Meanwhile, on some cars... (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's kinda like when you were in fifth grade and a classmate called you for the homework who you didn't really know very well and they said, "hey, it's Jay. [long pause] you know, Nordlinger, from school." "i know who u are, Jay."

Mordy, Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

or he made torturous parenthesis signs with his fingers

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I got that Nordlinger spam, too -- I noticed that the book hasn't really been reviewed too much outside the usually spots (Examiner, some promotion on NRO, hard-hitting KLO q&a).

Mordy, have you emailed him before? I've called him out on some stuff but never got a response until he/NRO spammed me about that dumb book.

a-lo, Friday, 27 April 2012 02:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i don't think so. i tend to save my vitriolic emails for jonah. maybe if you email one of them they just add you to the collective PR email listings. it did come from no-reply @ nationalreview.com

Mordy, Friday, 27 April 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

anybody listening
NRO reply at all

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 April 2012 02:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh no

mookieproof, Friday, 27 April 2012 02:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Or, order the book more traditionally (!) – from Amazon, here.

Mordy, Friday, 27 April 2012 02:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is really fucked up

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/297159/all-means-lets-worry-about-richard-grenell-kevin-d-williamson

in the course of mounting a defense of a gay foreign policy aide to mitt romney, mr wmson goes through the motions of some truly arch arch archreacitonary shit about sex, marriage, culture etc.

we need a term for that kind of mode of writing, not exactly throat-clearing, but "i am in a dispute with another conservative, and i'm taking was looks like the not-most-right-wing line, so i have to sound like a really angry asshole about something kind of related to what i'm talking about"

goole, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure there's a term for that type of rhetoric. It's p common.

Meanwhile, on some cars... (Austerity Ponies), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

assholery

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

What perfect timing!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/opinion/sunday/homophobic-maybe-youre-gay.html

Ned Raggett, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Our paper describes six studies conducted in the United States and Germany involving 784 university students. Participants rated their sexual orientation on a 10-point scale, ranging from gay to straight. Then they took a computer-administered test designed to measure their implicit sexual orientation. In the test, the participants were shown images and words indicative of hetero- and homosexuality (pictures of same-sex and straight couples, words like “homosexual” and “gay”) and were asked to sort them into the appropriate category, gay or straight, as quickly as possible. The computer measured their reaction times.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

straight men were asked to blow the researcher, toothiness reported on a 10-point scale

goole, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

So many examples they could have included, too

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Saturday, 28 April 2012 07:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

max, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

max, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

"i could barely fit it into my mouth"

Mordy, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg lol

deploying a sewer otter unit (askance johnson), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

What is he on? Is it a combination of 5 hour energy and beef jerky?

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Probably how he wrote his books.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

paul masson champagne surely

goole, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

a combination of 5 hour energy and beef jerky

if this appeared under him when he was on tv I might cry at the beauty.

bnw, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

So, I was on Piers Morgan’s show on CNN tonight. It was a shameful spectacle. He pretended to be a serious interviewer and I spent far too long pretending he was one too. My apologies to everyone who tuned in. I will have a more comprehensive response tomorrow on the Tyranny of Cliches blog.


Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hahah I wonder if he went in thinking "Well he can't be as mean as Jon Stewart..."

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

comedy gold

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry dude this what the kids call epic fail

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm sure that's entertaining but i really just hate both these guys

goole, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the .gifs but I'm not actually going to, you know, watch any of this.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm sure that's entertaining but i really just hate both these guys

Agreed, I can't even bring myself to watch this because I hate Morgan as least as much as I do Goldberg.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mr. Goldberg's thoughts are now up.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

apparently he fawned and gushed over his next guest, some liberal actress. So much for going after both “sides” equally

(This was Rosario Dawson, BTW.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really don't like talking about gushing in such proximity to Morgan or Goldberg but I'm sure Morgan fawned over Rosario Dawson because she's hot -- I doubt he even knows about her political affiliation.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Conservative analysts and commentators admit their biases up front, and so journalists dismiss them as biased. “Objective” analysts and commentators lie about not having biases and their statements are taken at face value. I remember when I used to be on CNN how frustrating it was to have liberal contributors be asked “What did you think of the speech?” But when it came time to ask me or another conservative it was “So, Jonah, what’s the conservative take on this?

I hate to write it but this is true btw

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

All of which would be much better expressed by someone other than the goateed marshmellow.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I prefer The Hairy Yam

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

gross

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I learn something new about you every day.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

who is the hairy yam exactly

goole, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love the large auns pictures! (Phil D.), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh i get it

gross!

goole, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^^ revealing the recession jonah should be most anxious about

Bad Company's Drummer's Daughter (stevie), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

i hate piers as much as anyone but jonah is clueless in this interview

Bad Company's Drummer's Daughter (stevie), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Isn't Piers Morgan just the America's Got Talent guy? Why is he on CNN?

raw feel vegan (silby), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

because God hates us

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

sorry guys but Jonah wins the Dog-licked Hair Award.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

piers morgan used to be a tabloid journalist/editor in the UK, and cnn is a pretty low rent news channel iirc so

caek, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

he took over for larry king

goole, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

in being awful

goole, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

He makes Larry King look like Edward R. Murrow.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i really didn't think one could do worse than King for a show like that, but there you go

it's smdh time in America (will), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

gee for a guy who writes big asshole-ripping books and spouts such bold opinions jonah didn't defend himself v well

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

just another internet hardman

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Are we really going to do this? Really?"

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahahahahaah

mookieproof, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Richard Brookhiser, the founding father of reggae.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I generally don't pay much mind to such stuff, but I find the wink-nudge of the slideshow they've got up at the moment, "The O Letters," disgusting.

clemenza, Thursday, 3 May 2012 23:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Man, Michael Walsh is so fucking crazy.

JoeStork, Friday, 4 May 2012 00:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes that guy is a trip

goole, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

i gather he's got this satirical character 'david kahane' who is supposed to be some kind of hollywood liberal gone rogue, but... they sound identical.

goole, Friday, 4 May 2012 01:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I generally don't pay much mind to such stuff, but I find the wink-nudge of the slideshow they've got up at the moment, "The O Letters," disgusting.

― clemenza, Thursday, May 3, 2012 11:59 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

do they think Bill Ayers wrote those too?

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 4 May 2012 02:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure what they're trying to mine here, because despite a little pretentious, those comments on Eliot really don't fit with the "lol teleprompter" image they like to portray. That's a pretty fucking smart 23 year old there.

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 4 May 2012 02:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

such a fine line between 'needs a teleprompter' and 'pretentious anti-colonial commie literary fag'

mookieproof, Friday, 4 May 2012 02:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

was struck by certain resemblances between the musician and another West Indian who made good: Both were illegitimate sons of abandoning fathers; both grew up on the wrong side of the tracks; both conquered their chosen worlds; both were driven, charming and willful; both replicated the sexual irresponsibility of their fathers; both died at least in part thanks to their own characters.

jesus christ is he kidding...?

"Watching the John Lennon film 'LennoNYC,' I was struck by certain resemblances between the musician and another New York transplant who made good: Both were privileged; both grew up on the right side of the tracks; both conquered their chosen worlds; both were driven, charming and willful; both replicated the sexual irresponsibility of their fathers; both died at least in part thanks to their own characters. I'm referring, of course, to our own William F. Buckley, Jr."

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 May 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

jesus christ is he kidding...?

nope. he was serious. most columnists resort to overreaching the bounds of sense or decency when it comes to filling their alloted space. that space is a tyranny that must be filled, even at the cost of looking like an utter prat. they get used to it very soon, or else stop writing columns.

Aimless, Friday, 4 May 2012 02:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure what they're trying to mine here...

The juxtaposition of that text with those pictures struck me as, "How dare this ignorant thug pretend to understand T.S. Eliot." Like you say, the letters are a little pretentious--everyone's at their most pretentious when they're at university. I'm sure some people would wonder why I'm seizing on this particular example of something that's been going on for four years. For whatever reason, this one seemed especially insidious to me.

clemenza, Friday, 4 May 2012 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

can someone link to it...?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 May 2012 03:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

(I know I know -- hit counts)

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 May 2012 03:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

The slideshow's on the front page--there's no separate link.

clemenza, Friday, 4 May 2012 03:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'd assumed this was well-traveled territory, but here is our own max's response to the matter: http://gawker.com/5907066/exclusive-my-occidental-college-love-letters

mookieproof, Friday, 4 May 2012 03:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

loved max's piece.

both died at least in part thanks to their own characters.

no, bob marley died because he played football against danny baker, who tackled hard the toe that would later turn cancerous and kill him.

Bad Company's Drummer's Daughter (stevie), Friday, 4 May 2012 07:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

hahahahahahahaha max

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 13:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

That is fantastic, max.

a la bouquet marmoset (Austerity Ponies), Friday, 4 May 2012 14:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

What's surprising in Goldberg's case is that he has been called out for the same résumé padding before, when his previous book was published.

Maybe it's not surprising

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bill Dedman is enjoying himself:

For $2,000 to $7,500 per person, one can accompany the "Pulitzer-nominated columnist" and others from the National Review on a cruise to the Bahamas and Grand Cayman. His many liberal targets have included former Vice President Al Gore, whom he derided as a "serial exaggerator."

He's sick of the Swiss. He don't like em. (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 14:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

countdown to "at least he never claimed to be an indian" in 10, 9...

goole, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I had not heard of the Warren heritage claptrap. http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2012/5/8/warren-maginn-faust-letter/

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/closeread/2012/05/elizabeth-warrens-native-american-question.html

I don't care, but this is a very silly thing for a smart and competent public figure like Warren to say:

I listed myself in the directory in the hopes that it might mean that I would be invited to a luncheon, a group something that might happen with people who are like I am. Nothing like that ever happened, that was clearly not the use for it and so I stopped checking it off.

Which just muddied the waters.

He's sick of the Swiss. He don't like em. (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

it makers perfect sense to me. lots of people with a certain background but very weak affiliation to it are really sort of contingent and capricious in how and when they self-identify. this is especially so when they don't imagine they will become polarizing public figures subject to intensive scrutiny.

s.clover, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's also not crazy that you might get invitations to luncheons or such. At lots of institutions, various minority professional associations find out who's who from company directories or the like.

s.clover, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 15:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

That makes sense to me. I don't doubt Warren's sincerity. I still think her statement is one that will not be immediately clear to most who read it.

When I googled the controversy, I came across a massive swamp of rightwing concern-trolling turning this, on the flimsiest of excuses, into a complaint about affirmative action (!), and peppering their faux-outrage with racist bullshit like "faux-cahontas" and "smoke signals"

He's sick of the Swiss. He don't like em. (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

didn't know Robin Roberts was suspected of being queer

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

i didn't know shep was!

goole, Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

seriously?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

for real!

goole, Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

he wears lavender lipstick

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dollar Bill 05/10/12 10:06
Shep Smith, .....how shall I put this, ......likes Broadway show tunes.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

To get to the corner I had to go through

caro's johnson (Eazy), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Big Jonah Golderg ad, thinks it's funny.

caro's johnson (Eazy), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

from the orig article:

I don't mind the word "white" in either of those expressions. Conservatism, Inc. or otherwise, is a white people's movement, a scattering of outliers notwithstanding.

Always has been, always will be. I have attended at least a hundred conservative gatherings, conferences, cruises, and jamborees: let me tell you, there ain't too many raisins in that bun. I was in and out of the National Review offices for twelve years, and the only black person I saw there, other than when Herman Cain came calling, was Alex, the guy who runs the mail room. (Hey, Alex!)

goole, Monday, 14 May 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

This isn't because conservatism is hostile to blacks and mestizos. Very much the contrary, especially in the case of Conservatism Inc. They fawn over the occasional nonwhite with a puppyish deference that fairly fogs the air with embarrassment. (Q: What do you call the one black guy at a gathering of 1,000 Republicans? A: "Mr. Chairman.")

goole, Monday, 14 May 2012 15:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

lmao derb u rascal

max, Monday, 14 May 2012 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's just that conservative ideals like self-sufficiency and minimal dependence on government have no appeal to underperforming minorities—groups who, in the statistical generality, are short of the attributes that make for group success in a modern commercial nation.

Of what use would it be to them to embrace such ideals? They would end up even more decisively pooled at the bottom of society than they are currently.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey, Alex!

max, Monday, 14 May 2012 15:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

How hard was he struggling to restrain himself from adding "What up, dawg!" to that

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

derb surely twisting the knife in his old employers here

goole, Monday, 14 May 2012 15:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think his chemo-brain is permanent now.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

ahh fuck shoulda checked the thread, sorry.

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm gonna pretend that's derb singing Van Halen's Unchained

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kathryn Jean Lopez ‏@kathrynlopez

wow, what a big building the national rifle association ha

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 19 May 2012 12:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

has

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 19 May 2012 12:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

cause she got shot before she could finish tweeting the word 'has'?

Mordy, Saturday, 19 May 2012 13:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

remainder of tweet to be pried from her cold dead hands

Djibril Citté (onimo), Monday, 21 May 2012 11:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah that is infuriating

Jonathan Bernstein's response is also good, and differs from Chait's

http://plainblogaboutpolitics.blogspot.com/2012/05/in-which-conservatives-get-their-own.html

goole, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

more antirevisionism

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_05/civil_rights_revisionism037520.php

is it me or has the corner been totally silent about this?

goole, Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw the comments on the Bernstein article are closer to footnotes: good stuff.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 May 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha i read those a couple days ago but didn't put together who commenter "kdwmson". man he really does come off like a dumb asshole.

goole, Thursday, 24 May 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

who "kdwmson" was, i mean

goole, Thursday, 24 May 2012 20:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

"the klan were all democrats" is nearing "hitler was a vegetarian" memetic (ha, i couldn't help but write "emetic" there) territory

goole, Thursday, 24 May 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

From the Chait piece:

Buckley sneered at the double standard of liberal Democrats — in 1965, he complained, Vice-President Hubert Humphrey attended the funeral of a white woman shot by the Klan for riding in a car with a black man, but did not attend the funeral of a white cop shot by a black man.

Is this the genesis of the "Why are Al and Jesse protesting about (high profile crime with a minority victim) and not saying anything about (obscure, pulled from local paper case with a white victim)?" thing?

Hauntingly Unemployed American (President Keyes), Saturday, 26 May 2012 11:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why I Am Challenging Jonah Goldberg to a Fight for Charity. (via the always delightful Roy Edroso.)

Brony! Broni! Broné! (Phil D.), Sunday, 3 June 2012 18:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Mark Steyn feeds the homophobe trolls

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 4 June 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg the comments

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 4 June 2012 18:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Part of the problem is defining who is gay. When I was younger I used to get a fair number of propositions from acquaintances of mine who were gay or bi. If I were to have accepted offers of oral sex would that have made me gay or just opportunistic? There was a short lived bit of pop culture not too long ago about LUGs, lesbian until graduation. So were these girls to be counted as gay? (Then there is the old joke that no woman is more than 3 drinks from a lesbian encounter.)
Also, a large part of our cultural news is based on certain specific large urban areas. These are the places where the concentration of homosexuals is significantly higher than the norm. I'm in Georgia and as far as I know there aren't that many gay venues in my immediate vicinity. However I do know that if for some reason I needed to find someone who is gay it would be simple enough to go to Atlanta and visit Little Five Points. When you come right down to it, your average midwestern gay teenager is probably just waiting to be old enough to move somewhere where he's not one of the few gay teens in town.

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 4 June 2012 18:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

"if for some reason"

Brony! Broni! Broné! (Phil D.), Monday, 4 June 2012 18:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

The campaign to lie about the number of homosexuals has been underway for quite some time. I've read about instances where expressing belief of anything less than 10% is judged a nigh hate crime.
"Everybody is gay." Your favorite athlete. Any given construction worker (not just the one in the Village people). Hitler. Anybody who finds homosexuality disgusting and/or morally objectionable.
Pffft. I'll take the under on 2%. 1% if you're talking the authentic kind and don't include the ones just trying to upset their parents, hang with with the "hip" crowd, or run some sort of scam.
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Helloitsme 06/04/12 07:32
Why do you care how many gay people there are? Are you afraid you will catch it? Never ceases to amaze me how the supposed individualist crowd feels so threatened by the simple idea of letting people be who they are. I've really come to believe that some people feel threatened because of their own secret attractions. Otherwise, whats it to you?

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 4 June 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

that article is more about popular innumeracy than anything to do with homsexuality.

if you asked americans what % of us are black, the mean answer would be about 40%

you ask americans how much of the budget is spent on any miniscule program (foreign aid is a perennial example) and the answer is never less than a quarter.

goole, Monday, 4 June 2012 18:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've had lots of fun in life asking ppl what % of americans they think are jewish

Mordy, Monday, 4 June 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

at least one of the commenters on that thread would answer "too many"

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 4 June 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Counting Hollywood and the banks or not?"

Brony! Broni! Broné! (Phil D.), Monday, 4 June 2012 19:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I almost posted this column a few hours ago but more for the comments.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 4 June 2012 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

When you come right down to it, your average midwestern gay teenager is probably just waiting to be old enough to move somewhere where he's not one of the few gay teens in town.

this is likely true tbf, at least anecdotally

only-gay-in-the-village.youtubes

catbus otm (gbx), Friday, 8 June 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

we got in an approval copy of the new goldberg book at my library and the bibliographers rejected it. libs.

Hauntingly Unemployed American (President Keyes), Friday, 8 June 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Can you email Jonah and let him know? Maybe you'll get your email published!

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 8 June 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ooo, do this! Only start loading up on extra-fun completely false details, and see how many get passed along as gospel without anybody bothering to check a single fact, like that you work at the Geir A. Hongro Memorial Library or something.

Dreaming in Infrared (kingfish), Friday, 8 June 2012 17:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

madisonian 06/11/12 09:49
"Bryson was then 'found alone and unconscious behind the wheel of his vehicle,' after allegedly causing another accident in the neighboring city of Rosemead about five minutes later."

Since Obama and his admin believe they don't owe anyone an explanation for anything, and that they are not capable of taking responsibility for anything, we are all free to speculate on what caused this man to be in 2 accidents five minutes apart.

MY best guess is he was abusing prescription medication. If the WH has a better explanation, then they'll render it. Until then, he's a pill-popping junkie. I guess it's better than being a commie like Van Jones.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 11 June 2012 15:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

dream on, weirdo!

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/302323/insult-injury-victor-davis-hanson

goole, Monday, 11 June 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Given the other overt and implicit EU member insults to Germany, the greatest German backlash in the last 80 years is not a matter of if, but when. And the longer it is repressed, the more explosively it will erupt.

He sounds so creepily hopeful about this.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Monday, 11 June 2012 16:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wilheim II and Hitler were just angry John Galt types?

Convert simple JEEZ to BDSMcode (Austerity Ponies), Monday, 11 June 2012 16:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

He sounds so creepily hopeful about this

right wing motif since Goldwater

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 11 June 2012 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

kaiser angela

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 11 June 2012 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Poe's Law rears its head:

Having a serious journalist use the phrase the "N-word" is beginning to take its toll. Doesn't this seem like an abdication of journalistic responsibilities to use the euphemism when discussing the subject? For example, did the researcher mentioned here actually type "N-word" into the google search box?

Admittedly, I'm avoiding the use of the word here, mostly to dodge censorship of my peers, and perhaps even a comment filter. But it just seems like a step backwards toward kindergarten to see responsible, rational adults discussing a serious subject, yet fearing to even speak its name. If the purpose is to avoid offense, it would seem more appropriate to take another step back and use a term such as "racial slur". This at least leaves some question in the reader's mind. When you say "N-word", it leaves no question in anyone's mind what has been mentioned, and it really doesn't even cushion the blow. Who doesn't read the code phrase and instantly voice the actual word in his head (I say 'his' head because, obviously, I can't guess as to a feminine reaction...)?

When can we shuck these PC affectations and someday start to call an S-word an S-word? If it's objectionable, then perhaps talking about it less, rather than in code will actually lead to its demise...

Julie Derpy (Phil D.), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who doesn't read the code phrase and instantly voice the actual word in his head (I say 'his' head because, obviously, I can't guess as to a feminine reaction

Godzilla vs. Rodan Rodannadanna (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 12 June 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sisig Steve (stevie), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 08:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

smh/the mind reels @ what NRO might be like in gloomy/pessimistic mood

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 13:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

You weren't reading it Oct-Nov '08?

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 13:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

oops i forgot the end of the world as they knew it

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 13:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

NRO has been gloating lately like the election is in the bag for romney now. still the total lack of self-awareness in these people is always shocking. VDH is a doom-sayer even in the best times, i.e. predicting germany's imminent conquest of europe the other day...

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 13:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 13:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jay Nordlinger, May 14: Black Panthers were Super Bad Murderers and why do liberals love them so much?

Jay Nordlinger, June 12: Chiang Kai-Shek...a complicated man. But perhaps...a necessary one

"Gunplay" (ft. Gunplay) (Andre Gunder Frank 3000), Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Many lovely people in Taipei bow to me, and I bow back — in kind of a sloppy, awkward, half-assed way. Remember how Clinton would give a salute, ridiculously?

i don't, as it happens, you bizarre little slave

goole, Wednesday, 13 June 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Who doesn't read the code phrase and instantly voice the actual word in his head

that is pulled straight from a Louis ck bit fwiw.

catbus otm (gbx), Thursday, 14 June 2012 01:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

well this is p sickening

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/302629/diego-garcia-going-native-patrick-brennan

goole, Thursday, 14 June 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty fertile: The War on Nixon

the word "enjoyed" here -- those blackguards!:

In sum, Bradlee-Woodstein bloodlessly assassinated the president, routinized the criminalization of policy and partisan differences, grievously wounded the institution of the presidency, and enjoyed and profited from doing so.

also lol this comment:

The only difference between Stalins [show trials] and Watergate's was the the body count.

but probably my subtle favorite:

And perhaps the all-time nadir in American presidential-election ethics was achieved in 1968, when Lyndon Johnson tried to salvage the election for his vice president, Hubert Humphrey, with a completely imaginary claim of a peace breakthrough in the Vietnam talks a few days before the election.

a hauntingly unemployed american (difficult listening hour), Friday, 15 June 2012 04:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

since being jailed lord black has taken up the cause of all white-collar convicts

High powered Texas lawyer (symsymsym), Friday, 15 June 2012 08:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

routinized the criminalization!

Biff Wellington (WmC), Friday, 15 June 2012 12:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

yet Black's FDR bio is one of the best!

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 15 June 2012 13:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Executive Overreach
By John Yoo

a hauntingly unemployed american (difficult listening hour), Saturday, 16 June 2012 05:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

CarolinaJimbo 06/18/12 15:57
If I was Mitt Romney, I would not debate Obama. I would not give the blackguard the opportunity to look presidential. I would state that, however. We would just never be able to find a mutually agreeable format.
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good call there "jimbo" wouldn't want anybody to think the GOP was racist

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 18 June 2012 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok a little bit ago, NR published an article by Matthew Schmitz, an editor at "first things", about how the "anti-sharia" types need to cool it

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/302280/fears-creeping-sharia-matthew-schmitz

and a follow-up blog post

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/303135/anti-sharia-laws-are-magic-matthew-schmitz

(great title). that of course let to a bunch of crossing posts from andrew mccarthy and andrew bostom (another one of these sharia experts we have running around now).

but also some by david yerushalmi, which is kind of a blast from the past:

Into the Sewer: the American right wing, 2011

here's his crazy website again:

http://www.saneworks.us/indexnew.php

goole, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 03:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

one of yerushalmi's responses:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/303202/re-anti-sharia-magic-david-yerushalmi

and a comment thereupon:

Mattand
06/19/12 15:13

Oh yeah, one more thing: is it true that Mr. Yerushalmi's group SANEworks espouses the following ideas:

- It shall be a felony punishable by 20 years in prison to knowingly act in furtherance of, or to support the, adherence to Islam.

- The Congress of the United States of America shall declare the US at war with the Muslim Nation or Umma.

- The President of the United States of America shall immediately declare that all non-US citizen Muslims are Alien Enemies under Chapter 3 of Title 50 of the US Code and shall be subject to immediate deportation.

- No Muslim shall be granted an entry visa into the United States of America.

If the above is true, does National Review also support these ideas? Get back to me when you can. No rush.

Enjoy your afternoon!

goole, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 03:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Loved Schmitz's post. Great title.

Last line from crazpants' retort: But no reasonable man builds an argument in this way if he seeks reasoned debate, unless of course he is a student of Thrasymachus.

Dude is v silly and unreadable to the point of pain.

nuts spats (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 14:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did Gun Control Cause the Holocaust?
By Robert VerBruggen
June 20, 2012 10:57 A.M.
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This idea, recently propounded by Joe the Plumber...

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

"propounded" is such an odd verb

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's not from an autogenerator?

goole, Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

joepoundsfistontable.jpg

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyone still listening to Joe the Plumber should be super, super embarrassed

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Unfortunately he's running for Congress in the district next door to mine so I have to hear about him all the goddamned time. It's a good thing I watch very little broadcast TV during the summer.

Julie Derpy (Phil D.), Wednesday, 20 June 2012 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is The Corner as it was: A bubbling brook of inanity punctuated occasionally by particularly vile or bizarre Jonah Goldberg asking readers to write his column for him, then posting their responses. Ramesh Ponnuru carrying on reasonably intelligent dialogues with non-NR contributors. K-Lo posting one-sentence links to news articles and constantly hyping the godforsaken National Review Cruise. John Derbyshire popping in to be odd, at length. Lopez defending raving anti-semite loon Mel Gibson against the charge that he is as bad as Michael Moore.

(To be fair, most political blogging used to be like this, back then. Ninety percent of the political blogosphere in Bush’s first term was bored asshole lawyers posting pictures of their mountain bikes in between urgent calls for the immediate toppling of Saddam Hussein.)

It’s sort of always been apparent that no one she worked with actually had any respect for her. Her joshing around with Jonah Goldberg, the Corner contributor closest to her emotional and intellectual level, was slightly sad.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 21 June 2012 16:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha that mountain bikes bit is great

goole, Thursday, 21 June 2012 16:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Touré gets his ass handed to him by conservative drone, sez Michael Walsh. The comments, as usual, are a hoot.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 13:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

I thought Toure wrote record reviews. So he gave a jokey intro to Harry Potter's cousin and then the guy threw out a bunch of talking points.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

conservative victory

President Keyes, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Uh maybe Walsh should have come up with another phrase instead of "Toure gets owned".

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

[Approved commenter] Hope E. Changey
06/27/12 09:03

I stand ready to contribute and work towards a "Schriver For..." any office in the land. This kid's got style, poise, and facts. AND a great smile,unlike the smug little twit who is so deluded he doesn't even KNOW he's been "schooled" bigtime.

TO everything...Toure...Toure...Toure....there is a season: And this isn't yours.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

This child is worse than Team Breezy fans.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Harry Potter's cousin made spurious arguments anyway. Why does it matter that kids are moving back in with their parents -- how would it make them more conservative? What if their parents are liberals?

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Schriver looks so much like the generic platonic republican image in my head

Mordy, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

The only thing worth reading in days. As usua though the definitions don't square with how I understand liberalism and conservatism. Do liberals really look for ideas? Do conservatives accept the world as it is?

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 19:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have not been reading that regularly but has that writer ever acknowledged who came up with the mandate idea, and then squared it with the current stances? Has he been making strong constitutional arguments re the alleged unconstitutionality of the mandate?

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 19:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

If confronted and responds in good faith he might say that Orrin Hatch et al were wrong to support this liberal aberration in the nineties (doesn't he say something about getting caught up lib/con schema? I'm not going to read it again).

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 27 June 2012 19:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's probably right. I think Republicans when confronted re economics from Reagan through the Bushes like to say that anything that went wrong was due to aberrations (plus blaming Freddie Mac) from true purist conservatism.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 19:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

isn't it held up as an example of the bad ideas you come up with while trying to find common ground with the evil dems?

President Keyes, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

That too.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 27 June 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

But it does so at a significant political cost. First, those who dislike the mandate — which includes a majority of U.S. voters — will now have no recourse but to vote for Mitt Romney to repeal it.

Yes, keep telling yourself that.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

guys, this is how they win elections! Say BLACK is WHITE over and over until their message gets repeated by media.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Russ Davis 06/28/12 11:07
I wish you were right and hope so, but whoda thunk it that Roberts would vote to uphold & Kennedy strike it! If that can happen, this is a Bizarro world where anything can happen, as Dostoyevsky said about any country that abandons the true God, which of course papists like Roberts have done, even though in this case the others weren't presently affected.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

as Dostoyevsky said about any country that abandons the true God, which of course papists like Roberts have done

O_o

I wonder if Russ is going to call Klo a papist to her face on the NRO cruise...

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

papists!!!

pvmic bellvm (goole), Thursday, 28 June 2012 15:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kathryn Jean Lopez ‏@kathrynlopez
.@AndrewBreitbart would be on @PiersTonight somewhat inexplicably tonight, as would happen on long news days ‪#missthatfriend‬

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 29 June 2012 04:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

#missthatintolerablecokeheadfuck

Just saying. (stevie), Friday, 29 June 2012 06:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/304385/liberal-coup-artur-davis

kind of a shitbag, this guy

goole, Friday, 29 June 2012 21:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is not news that most liberals regard the courts as a bulwark against public opinion, and that they celebrate the judiciary’s capacity to detach itself from the mainstream. What is more striking is the evolving liberal ideal that the overall political process need not and should not mimic popular sentiment either. Why bother, when reputation-sensitive elites can be persuaded without relying on a ballot — simply by invoking their desire to align with “history” and their skittishness about following the “uninformed”?

invoking their desire to align with “history” and their skittishness about following the “uninformed”
invoking their desire to align with “history” and their skittishness about following the “uninformed”
invoking their desire to align with “history” and their skittishness about following the “uninformed”

da croupier, Friday, 29 June 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 2 July 2012 04:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gay marriage furthers the disconnection of marriage from procreation; it helps in an ongoing way to sever the link between sex and diapers.

caek, Monday, 2 July 2012 12:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Boozhwa 07/01/12 15:09
Interesting that be phrased it that way. Progressivism methodically combines elements of mob rule and dictatorship -- the two things the Founders most wanted to avoid.
Of course, Obama doesn't mind majoritarian rule when it empowers him and his cronies. Even if he has to usurp the people's liberties.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 2 July 2012 12:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

sever the link between sex and diapers.

more like diapers sever the sex link between....oh nevermind

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 2 July 2012 13:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

what an asshole liar

https://twitter.com/andrewcmccarthy/status/219117899867095040

goole, Monday, 2 July 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

more on A. McCarthy's lie

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2012/07/obama-and-romney-are-both-raising-money-americans-overseas

Obama will spend the Fourth, his daughter Malia's birthday, throwing a party on the White House lawn for military families.

And yet, more than 48 hours later, it's still up without any correction. At least, no correction that I can see. Surely National Review can at least bring itself to post simple corrections to simple factual errors?

In any case, if you're curious about where this comes from, check out Tim's piece. In a nutshell, both the Obama campaign and the Romney campaign hold fundraisers overseas because lots of Americans live overseas. The Obama campaign is hosting events in Paris and Geneva, while the Romney campaign is hosting events in Hong Kong and London. All kosher, all above board. Nothing to get in a tizzy about.

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 17:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

it is my fervent wish that michael walsh reacts to gawker today

goole, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is my fervent wish that Michael Walsh get run over by an 18-wheeler.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 July 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

is that a Christian sentiment

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 July 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

motm

mookieproof, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/304658/post-colonial-killing-fields-conrad-black

It is an ever-growing matter of suspense how long it will take before there is general recognition of the fact that, although the spread of democracy is — next to its irreplaceable contribution to victory in World War II and the Cold War — America’s greatest bequest to the world, most of the world worked better in colonial times. No one could seriously dispute that almost all of sub-Saharan Africa, all of North Africa except Morocco, all of the Middle East except Israel and Jordan and most of the oil-rich states, and the entire former British Indian Empire were better governed by Europeans. The Philippines and Cuba and, during the piping days of the U.S. Marines’ occupations (even if they were deployed at times by the United Fruit Company), Nicaragua, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic were all better off under the Americans.

max, Thursday, 5 July 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha i c/p'd that without reading the whole essay which is quite a doozy

The colonists had the better of the argument with the British, but individual Americans did not have substantively more liberties at the end of the Revolution than they had had at the beginning, nor more than the British in the home islands had (then or now or at any time in between), apart from having a resident sovereign government. The whole American notion of liberty came from the British, along with the common law and the English language. If the Americans had maintained their British status, they would control Britain and Canada and Australia and New Zealand now (another 120 million people and over $5 trillion of GDP), have all their energy needs met, and enjoy better government than they have actually endured for the past 20 years. It would have been much easier to abolish slavery and, if there had been a Civil War, it would not have lasted long, nor cost a fraction of the 750,000 American lives that it did. There would have been no World Wars or Cold War, or at least no conflict remotely as perilous as those were. The United States would also have less than its current 25 percent of the world’s incarcerated people, and wouldn’t have a legal cartel that devours 10 percent of its GDP. These are matters that, though they verge on secular heresy, Americans may want to consider, in between singing splendid anthems and rereading Jefferson’s defamation of poor old George III and his blood libel on the American Indian in the Declaration of Independence, this national holiday.

max, Thursday, 5 July 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

"the piping days" gtfo

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 July 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's I was doing yesterday afternoon alright: reading Jefferson’s defamation of poor old George III

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 July 2012 17:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait, so an NRO author is writing that we'd be better off if we had ended up being Super Canada????? Am I reading these excerpts correctly??????

I see you, Pineapple Teef (DJP), Thursday, 5 July 2012 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dave USA 07/04/12 08:30

Conrad is a monarchist and a buffoon. He was sentenced to prison, but should have been sentenced to an insane asylum. What tripe this article.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 July 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

conservative suspicion of democracy is my favorite thing

the civil war retconning in the comments is just grim

goole, Thursday, 5 July 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugh "The Philippines...during the piping days of the U.S. Marines’ occupation" was vietnam beta, almost exactly! right down to its off-the-books nature, absolute butchery of the populace, severely low troop morale, anti-imperialist politics at home. it's really fascinating; i should try to find a good book on this period (what i know came from something on pbs heh)

goole, Thursday, 5 July 2012 18:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Robert L. Beisner's Twelve against Empire: The Anti-Imperialists, 1898—1900 touches on domestic efforts to inform the populace about those atrocities.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 July 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

It must be said that the motives for colonialism were discreditably greedy and largely based on racial and sectarian arrogances.

ha ha haa.

goole, Thursday, 5 July 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool thx for the tip

goole, Thursday, 5 July 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Why would the US being part of Britain mean no World Wars and no Cold War?

Godzilla vs. Rodan Rodannadanna (The Yellow Kid), Thursday, 5 July 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

because magic

I see you, Pineapple Teef (DJP), Thursday, 5 July 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

no World Wars and no Cold War?

Apparently the author presumes that the rapid development and population growth of the North American continent would have proceeded under British rule just as they did under USA independence, so that come the 20th century the British Empire would have been so utterly dominant that no other power would have chosen to go to war with it.

Given overall British colonial policy, especially any continuation of the policies in place prior to 1776, that's one very silly assumption there.

Aimless, Thursday, 5 July 2012 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

ugh "The Philippines...during the piping days of the U.S. Marines’ occupation" was vietnam beta, almost exactly! right down to its off-the-books nature, absolute butchery of the populace, severely low troop morale, anti-imperialist politics at home. it's really fascinating; i should try to find a good book on this period (what i know came from something on pbs heh)

― goole, Thursday, 5 July 2012 18:10 (25 minutes ago) Permalink

Though it is a historical novel rather than non-fiction, and also it covers many other subjects from the spanish american war to jim crow era Wilmington NC, I read and enjoyed John Sayles' A Moment in the Sun. also his most recent film Amigo.

would be interested in that pbs documentary if you know the name of it.

dsb, Thursday, 5 July 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Gore Vidal's Empire covers the war from the pov of TR and the jingoes.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 5 July 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

dsb: pretty sure it was an ep of 'the american experience'

goole, Thursday, 5 July 2012 19:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

cool, thanks will look for that.

dsb, Thursday, 5 July 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey goole: write yr own dang book

catbus otm (gbx), Friday, 6 July 2012 00:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Who lost Egypt?"

Love Max Ophüls of us all (Michael White), Tuesday, 10 July 2012 20:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh come on, alfred. you wrote that.

a hauntingly unemployed american (difficult listening hour), Sunday, 15 July 2012 06:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Let me assure the reader, the show is worth a gander. It is indeed meant for children — there’s no blood or sex, and the plots are simplified

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 15 July 2012 06:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

G.I. Joe also features strong male role models, at a time when many Hollywood action stars are female, such as Angelina Jolie in lots of movies or Merida in Disney-Pixar’s just-released Brave.

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 15 July 2012 06:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

2trillionMinus2trillionEqualsZero 07/13/12 16:51
Here's a question for you NRO janes and joes. If you could—Serpentor-style—create an ultimate american leader from the DNA of leaders-past, what would you create?
I've always felt a Reagan-Kennedy-Eisenhower crossbreed would be hard to beat.

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 15 July 2012 07:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

The sequence ends with Duke on a jet pack picking up the fallen Old Glory and carrying her to the top of Lady Liberty. If you don't get choked up by that, something's wrong with you.

Clay, Sunday, 15 July 2012 07:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

commenter otm

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 15 July 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 15 July 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Little touches of realism are another great feature of the cartoon. Serpentor, upon taking command of Cobra in the “Arise, Serpentor, Arise!” story sequence (season 2, episodes 1–5), decides to launch a typically unrealistic frontal assault on Washington, D.C. Tomax and Xamot, the leaders of Cobra’s corporate-front operation, appeal to him: “With all due respect, O mighty Serpentor, we beg you to reconsider. Invasion is easy . . . but holding U.S. territory . . . is all but impossible!”

Daniel_Rf, Sunday, 15 July 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Serpentor vs. Dubya: FITE!

Aimless, Sunday, 15 July 2012 23:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tomax and Xamot

codename TOMBOT

mookieproof, Sunday, 15 July 2012 23:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

the story arc of the creation of Serpentor smacks of nothing BUT little touches of realism!

Steam Sale Jonesin' (kingfish), Monday, 16 July 2012 00:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

i love things that smack

mookieproof, Monday, 16 July 2012 00:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

With five kids of my own now, age 7 and younger, I am constantly looking for wholesome entertainment for those times when we let the kids in front of the TV.

I feel bad for his wife.

tokyo rosemary, Monday, 16 July 2012 02:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/309479/against-growth-jay-nordlinger

Truth is, some conservatives lamented that he had indeed “grown” in office. He had gone out of his way to accommodate liberals and moderates, and to accommodate the Kremlin. He was raising taxes, spending like crazy, welcoming wetbacks, pursuing arms control. One common cry from the right was, “None of this would be happening if Ronald Reagan were alive.”

max, Monday, 16 July 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

just a little racist alliteration, no big whoop

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Monday, 16 July 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

stupid little shit

du. duplass. duplass mich. (goole), Monday, 16 July 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

holy shit

Mordy, Monday, 16 July 2012 17:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

I like the commenter who said 'but he was being ironic!'

Ned Raggett, Monday, 16 July 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

NR must have some sort of internal betting pool/challenge on who can say the most racist things on The Corner without being fired

I DIED, Monday, 16 July 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was just about to post that! How in the world does he think that Nordlinger was being ironic in that post?

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Monday, 16 July 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

the "ironic!" comment is worth capturing in full:

It looks to me like Mr. Nordlinger used the w-word to be ironic. In the context of the other examples in that sentence, that's how it looks to me. Nothing offensive about it in this instance--and for the record, because I have a feeling that replies to this comment will be loaded with accusations of racism, I am not a racist.

I DIED, Monday, 16 July 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

the whole exchange is worth preserving imo:

Bobby Zimmerman
07/16/12 11:15

It looks to me like Mr. Nordlinger used the w-word to be ironic. In the context of the other examples in that sentence, that's how it looks to me. Nothing offensive about it in this instance--and for the record, because I have a feeling that replies to this comment will be loaded with accusations of racism, I am not a racist.

Maledictorian
07/16/12 11:31

Could you explain, in the context of that sentence, how that word was used ironically? Maybe I'm irony-challenged after listening to the Alanis Morissette song too many times, but I really don't see much irony, satire, or any other non-literal intent in the rest of that sentence. If we replaced it with a certain n-word would that have been ironic as well?

Bobby Zimmerman
07/16/12 12:29

"Spending like crazy" is the context: you can't use a phrase like that to make a serious point in an argument because it's pure hyperbole, hence my interpretation as irony. Given the broader context of the article, it made sense for Mr. Nordlinger to go over the top in characterizing the criticism of Reagan back then--and to get politically incorrect about it--to make the point that we look at the past through rose-colored glasses, especially when it seems that our least favorite parts of the past are a lot better than our not-quite-as-bad moments today.
And no, it would not been ironic for him to use the n-word, because the majority of illegal immigrants were and are from south of the border. It would've been stupid.

du. duplass. duplass mich. (goole), Monday, 16 July 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, he's clearly writing from the perspective of a mindset, but I don't think that qualifies as "irony"

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Monday, 16 July 2012 18:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

clearly using other wild hyperbolic and oh-so un-pc language for effect, such as "raising taxes" and "persuing arms control"

du. duplass. duplass mich. (goole), Monday, 16 July 2012 18:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wonder if Bobby is related to George.

I found him in a Bon Ton ad (Nicole), Monday, 16 July 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

i know dylan veered right for a while but shit

du. duplass. duplass mich. (goole), Monday, 16 July 2012 18:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

My mom almost got in a lot of trouble due to a misunderstanding when she asked a security guard at the school she worked for to "see if you can go borrow a wet vac from the cleaning staff to take care of the spill"

I DIED, Monday, 16 July 2012 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

nordlinger to whiners: "Get a life. Get a frickin’ life."

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/309594/re-against-growth-jay-nordlinger

du. duplass. duplass mich. (goole), Monday, 16 July 2012 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

something about the word "frickin'" codes as very contemporary-conservative to me

du. duplass. duplass mich. (goole), Monday, 16 July 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

What has gotten knickers in a twist is that word “wetback.” What should have been clear is that I was reflecting a certain mentality: the mentality of Reagan’s critics, some of them, at that time. The angst over tax deals, amnesty deals, arms deals, etc.

I have no doubt that most readers knew what I was doing. But I guess you have to issue these little “clarifications” for the benefit of the dim.

Look: I am not a politician. I’m a writer. And if you don’t like what I write — for heaven’s sake, there are 8 billion others you can click on. I would further say to the complainers, using a phrase I’ve never liked, frankly: Get a life. Get a frickin’ life.

One more word: If people wet their pants on seeing the word “wetback,” this country is as far gone as the most pessimistic and alarmist people say it is.

Two more words: Good grief.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 16 July 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

love the "yeah but hes always full of shit" defense b/c it is pretty strong :/

bnw, Monday, 16 July 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Good grief.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 16 July 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

the benefit of the dim: a jay nordlinger reader

a hauntingly unemployed american (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 00:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg omg you guys dubya's on the hoover institution presents uncommon knowledge with peter robinson. "eight years was awesome! y'know, i was famous and powerful... but i have found that life after the presidency is awesome."

a hauntingly unemployed american (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 00:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

du. duplass. duplass mich. (goole), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is from the comments on a pretty desperate-sounding Michael Medved editorial on the Daily Beast but I feel it merits representation on this thread. the screenname is especially great.

SendClunkerBackToChicagoNoRebate
28 Minutes Ago
Barack Hussein Obama is about to be "Arpaio Boated". Today at 5:30 PM EST Worldnet daily will be live streaming the SECOND Sheriff Joe Arpaio press conference. He will add more criminal evidence to what they have already discovered. The April 27th, 2011 computer generated birth record that Obama has been flaunting on Coffee mugs and T-Shirts is definitely a forgery. These investigators are also saying that Obama fraudulently registered with the Selective Service and their evidence shows that Obama's postal stamp is the only stamp with a two digit number for a date. It was a very poor fraudulent registration. As the criminal investigation continues they will enlighten the American citizens that this usurper has been using a fraudulent SS#, one the the Social Security Administration said they never issued to Barack Hussein Obama. He may have some splanin to do on that one. It has been FLAGGED on several occasions, so much so the SS Admin, stopped people from reporting it (042-68-4425). It is the number he has been using for a very long time. Don't ya love these early "October surprises?" As in Watergate it takes a long time to blow the covers off scandals, it is more difficult to do at this time since the media has become a "state run media" who have a love affair with this Man/Chld but it will eventually cause the man to crash and burn in embarrassment to all his grand brilliant supporters.

tallarico dreams (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 13:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's been the problem for three years: the proliferation of Obama coffee mugs.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 13:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Any time I see someone using "Barack Hussein Obama" I immediately tune out.

LISTEN TO THIS BRAD (Nicole), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 13:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I immediately sing "mmm mmm mmm"

President Keyes, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 13:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

some of the horoscopes discussion on ilx a few weeks ago made me decide to believe in horoscopes because ... now i get to believe in horoscopes, which is more fun than not. & think how exciting it would be to really believe in a birther conspiracy, feeding off the rabbithole of telling erroneously dated mail-stamps & enhanced jpgs of photoshop watermarking.

also clunker ^^ coulda squeezed in a paragraph break to let the light relief of He may have some splanin to do on that one really breathe. poor form clunks.

, Blogger (schlump), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nords on fire lately:

Anyway, our reader recalls that Bill Clinton, in the ’92 debates, insisted on referring to his opponent as “Mr. Bush,” rather than “Mr. President.” I recall that when Bob Dole debated Clinton four years later, he said (something like), “I’m going to call you ‘Mr. President,’ a courtesy you did not extend to President Bush.” So, asks our reader, will Romney go “Mr. President” or “Mr. Obama”?

The former, surely. No chance he can get away with what Clinton got away with in ’92. Indeed, who among us can get away with what Clinton got away with?

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 14:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder who Nordlinger ships Mitt with

I can see it now: Romney turns to Obama in debate and says, “We need businessmen, Mr. President. If we didn’t have them — whom would you lawyers sue?”

"Gunplay" (ft. Gunplay) (Andre Gunder Frank 3000), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 16:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wish i could see mitt saying "whom" at a debate

da croupier, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can see it now: Romney turns to Obama in debate and says, “We need businessmen, Mr. President. If we didn’t have them — who's zoomin' who?”

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

how is Rich LOLwry editor of anything:

"All of us rely on others to make us what we are — our families, our communities, etc. At another level, it is profoundly disturbing: It denies pride of place to individual achievement and creativity. Pace Obama, roads and bridges aren’t the key ingredients to business success. All of us drive on the roads; very few of us have the vision and determination to become successful entrepreneurs."

Isn't the natural conclusion to the clause "All of us drive on the roads" "very few of us have the vision and determination to build one"? Maybe he meant to write "All of us drive on the roads; very few of us have the determination to run over dumbfucks like me who get starbursts of joy when I imagine Sarah Palin winking at me."

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe he changed it because he realized the federal government is responsible for a whole lot of road and bridge funding

I DIED, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

do lawyers even sue people

i thought businessmen sued people and then hired lawyers

a hauntingly unemployed american (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

linked to from the corner:

http://www.openmarket.org/2012/07/13/the-other-scandal-in-unhappy-valley/

...perhaps it’s time that we revisit the Michael Mann affair, particularly given how much we’ve also learned about his and others’ hockey-stick deceptions since. Mann could be said to be the Jerry Sandusky of climate science, except that instead of molesting children, he has molested and tortured data in the service of politicized science that could have dire economic consequences for the nation and planet.

classy

goole, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

linked and approved by mark steyn, of course

goole, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can see it now: Romney turns to Obama in debate and says, “We need businessmen, Mr. President. If we didn’t have them — GROCERY BAG”

tallarico dreams (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 18:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

okay winner

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

no this is the winnner:

To my homies’ posts below — here and here — I’d like to add something. It would seem far-fetched that George W. Bush could ever be a Nobel peace laureate. After all, the committee hated his guts. You could argue that they gave five awards against Bush 43 — or in reaction to him, or with him in mind. In 2001, Kofi Annan and the U.N. In 2002, Jimmy Carter. In 2005, Mohamed ElBaradei and the IAEA. In 2007, Al Gore and the IPCC. And in 2009, Barack Obama.

When Carter won, the committee chairman did us the favor of stating, bluntly, that they were rapping Bush, as well as honoring Carter.

But consider: The committee hated Reagan’s guts too — in the 1980s, I mean, when the Gipper was president. There were some anti-Reagan Nobels. The committee told Costa Rica’s Oscar Arias in 1987 that they were giving him the prize in order to arm him with a weapon against Reagan. Arias later remarked to Robert Kagan, “Reagan was responsible for my prize.”

Okay, flash forward — in 2009, the chairman is giving the “presentation speech” for Obama. And he cites Reagan. Favorably. Hails him as a president who recognized that “America’s ideals were the world’s ideals”! A stunning turn of events.

I say in my book, “In future Nobel ceremonies, will chairmen be praising and quoting George W. Bush?” Stranger things have happened (though maybe not many). Time can be a healer and clarifier.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

that almost made me punch my computer screen

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

he had me at "homies"

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

homies rapping Bush

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Tuesday, 17 July 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

man, knowing even a few things about central america in the 70s and 80s is enough to make that shit about Arias turn your stomach

goole, Tuesday, 17 July 2012 20:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nordlinger grimly tallying rainbows

In Saugatuck, there are many rainbow flags, outside shops and homes. There are even more in neighboring Douglas — more than in Greenwich Village, I think. Years ago, the chant was, “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it.” Oh, I think we’re plenty used to it by now. Are the signs and flags all that necessary?

"Gunplay" (ft. Gunplay) (Andre Gunder Frank 3000), Thursday, 19 July 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

His coy "oh"s and short sentences bespeak a kind of retardation.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 July 2012 20:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, I think we’re plenty used to it by now.

Then why does the Corner continue to whine constantly about gay people?

LISTEN TO THIS BRAD (Nicole), Thursday, 19 July 2012 20:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

It is comforting to know that I was correct in my assessment that Romney is not Bane. Yet that has not stopped Democrats from continuing their Internet campaign to connect the two characters, as evidenced below.

a hauntingly unemployed american (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 19 July 2012 21:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbh when i first saw that i thought . . . boba fett?

mookieproof, Thursday, 19 July 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

what if he doesn't win? He's worth a lot to me

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 19 July 2012 21:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

whatta maroon

goole, Thursday, 19 July 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Polish View of the 2012 Campaign
by George Weigel

no offense but seriously who gives a shit

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 23 July 2012 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/310400/why-did-chicken-cross-gays-mark-steyn

[Approved commenter] Teflon93
07/24/12 08:56

We shouldn't be surprised by The Muppets' turn---they spend their lives with a man's fist wedged up their backsides.

goole, Tuesday, 24 July 2012 17:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 July 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh absolutely not

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

there is something about the peculiar sensation of being trapped in an epic traffic jam (the slow crescendo of building rage, the sense that one is witnessing an immense institutional failure of a particularly urban variety) that makes rap music sound to my ear like the appropriate soundtrack.

If I were Romney, I’d track down the first Republican rapper I could find (Eazy-E, where are you in our hour of need?)

Does . . . does he really not know?

Marco YOLO (Phil D.), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think he knows. about that one thing, anyway.

goole, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think his central point - that americans are pretty money-obsessed wealth-worshipping consumerists - is fairly otm

Mordy, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

the real question is whether you can pitch a successful campaign to our petty demons + win. probably yes.

Mordy, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

americans Cornerists are pretty money-obsessed wealth-worshipping consumerists

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

it is amazing that he managed to write (Eazy-E, where are you in our hour of need?) and then GOT WORSE

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's true that all squares are rectangles xp

Mordy, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

"interesting-piece-kathryn-jean-lopez"

this is the most sinister URL

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

[Approved commenter] MikeB
07/25/12 09:07

The reactions to K-Lo posting this are gonna be a helluva lot more interesting.

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

K-Lo, where are you in our hour of need?

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rocket_J_Squirrel 07/25/12 10:25
Ko-Lo,

Excellent link.

As for other posters that can't quite figure this out, please follow a quick crumb trail here. If this is outlandish then all of Christianity is outlandish. So too was it then outlandish when Congress corrected Thomas Jefferson and insisted that he add the words "...endowed by our Creator..." to the Declaration of Independence thus making it clear that our rights are unalienable because they come from God Himself and are not bestowed on us by any men.
For you debonair agnostics out there who say "well I believe in God, but I don't believe in Satan and Moses and Jesus and the Saints or basically anything in the Bible...." well okay, but just look at what you are doing. You are believing not in any revealed truth extending through the experience of billions of men and women for thousands of years but rather in some God you put together in your basement. And you're calling Christians nuts?

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

debonair believers like "Rocket J. Squirrel."

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

i can hear pareene's gleeful laughter from here

goole, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

as he adjusts his debonair ascot

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Father Dwight Longenecker"

so, are we living in a pynchon or a vonnegut novel now?

goole, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

srsly can't wait for the asthmatic K-Lo posts to come in October and November.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Some say the demonic Joker drove Heath Ledger to kill himself.

Now it's getting spooky. There was a weird phone message with bizarre guttural voices and moans. Was he demon possessed? Maybe. It happens.

goole, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

All we can do when faced with mindless evil is recognize that it is mindless. The only answer is that there is no answer. The murders in Aurora and the crazed face of James Holmes remind us that real evil is random and meaningless. It is deadly and ruthless and cruel simply to be deadly, ruthless and cruel. All we can do is gaze on in fascinated horror at the senseless suffering.

not exactly jesuitical logic from fr dwight

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol @ someone called "slipkid" quoting Patterson Hood lyrics!

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 16:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey guess what we're all a bunch of liars

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/312203/romney-didnt-build-lie-john-osullivan

"By now almost everyone else on the Corner has had his say on President Obama’s statement that if a business owner has built a business, then he hasn’t really built it himself."

goole, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I happened to be reading the chapter on “Community” in Jonah Goldberg’s new book, The Tyranny of Clichés, when this controversy broke. He demolished the “roads and bridges” argument, but also the underlying wider statist argument, in this crisp comparison:

It is the sort of things Romans said about the aqueducts and Egyptians about the pyramids . . . What separates our great projects from those of other civilizations are the values — moral, legal, constitutional — of those who produced them. It is the difference between inheriting a mansion from your father or grandfather and inheriting the values that enabled your father to afford one.

this crisp comparison

Mordy, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

whut

bnw, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

so... Egyptian society was great because of slave labor?

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

redoing the curbs on snelling and selby isn't the fucking pyramids bozo

goole, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

this guy is an intellectual, people

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

what was the last big American engineering project? (plz don't say The Big Dig)

PITILESS LIVE SHOW (DJP), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's why Love made the weirdos (brownie), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

apollo program?

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

New Orleans levies lol

giallo shots (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

democracy in the middle east

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's like if you buy a book, novel, record, or painting from an independent artist you are buying thousands of hours of failure; but when you buy a book from jonah goldberg you are supporting the values that led to thousands of hours of failure. maybe he'll also buy a new belt because i swear in some pictures he seems to be holding his pants up with a fucking extension cord.

the decline and fall of me, Wednesday, 25 July 2012 20:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

what was the last big American engineering project? (plz don't say The Big Dig)

Jonah Goldberg squatting in the bathroom of a Taco Bell in Milwaukee.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Chicken Out
By John J. Miller

July 26, 2012 11:04 A.M. Comments0

Several years ago, I ventured into the evil heart of the Chick-fil-A empire and wrote a profile of its founder, the sinister S. Truett Cathy. He had just won a major award for his philanthropic agenda, which involves helping children in foster care, providing college scholarships, and other nefarious goals. No wonder the good liberals of Boston and Chicago want nothing to do him or his company.

But by golly, those peach shakes Chick-fil-A is selling this summer sure are tasty.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 July 2012 15:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

andy mccarthy's attacks on huma abedin have summoned the ugliest (tho unsurprising) nro comments since gay marriage passed in nys

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Thursday, 26 July 2012 15:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

confirming my opinion that nobody reads the corner except a handful of bigoted jerks, a few liberal trolls and (coughs) us

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Thursday, 26 July 2012 15:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's why I no longer link to them

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 July 2012 15:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure Johnny feels the same way about George Soros' philanthropy.

bnw, Thursday, 26 July 2012 16:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

hell no

keeping things contextual (DJP), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha we're reaching a point where this thread is going to be links we're never going to read and comments that we're never going to read them

goole, Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

i skimmed it, it's really insane

Mr. Que, Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

"oh my jonah goldberg"

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

"whatddup ladiez. Hit me up if you want a big waffle fry."

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Raaaaaaacists!
By Jonah Goldberg
July 27, 2012 1:57 P.M. Comments0

Dan’s post on Jonathan Chait’s entry into the “if it’s bad for Obama, it’s racist” games is a keeper. What I love about this stuff is that liberals tend to insist how racism is not only repugnant to them, but alien to them. And yet, they continually demonstrate a sensitivity and acuity for spotting it that even real racists seem to lack. They’re like people who claim to be nose deaf (if you prefer, anosmic) who nonetheless insist they can pick up an exotic scent from miles away (“A lactose intolerant armadillo has grown flatulent over by the old Miller farm . . .”).

I don’t think liberals appreciate how much conservatives laugh at this stuff. We’re constantly being told we’re racists and that conservatism is full of racist codes and dog whistles aimed at conservatives. And yet the only people who consistently decipher these codes or hear these dog whistles are liberals themselves. Most of the time it’s a form of projection of course. Liberals see themselves as sinless and heroic on matters racial, so their opposite numbers in politics must be sinful and villainous on matters of race. It’s a form of lazy categorical thinking that completely fails to take account of reality in order to sustain a self-serving narrative.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 July 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

It’s a form of lazy categorical thinking that completely fails to take account of reality in order to sustain a self-serving narrative.

wow. this is like the "this is not a pipe" of clueless political commentating.

ryan, Friday, 27 July 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

But enough philosophy, let’s talk politics. Our buddy Mark Hemingway makes the case that Obama should defend Chick-fil-A in what he describes as an opportunity for a “Sista Souljah moment.” He makes a very strong case, listing numerous ways Obama would reassure voters concerned about Obama’s stance on religious freedom (under Obamacare), his ties to Chicago sleaze, etc.

loooooooool at these guys bizarre racist fantasy lives

tallarico dreams (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 27 July 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

"as racists, we are in fact the ones most qualified to identify racism"

or

"our racist signaling is identified by liberals, and thus you see they are the true racists"

lou reed scott walker monks niagra (chinavision!), Friday, 27 July 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

whoever smelt it, dealt it

bnw, Friday, 27 July 2012 18:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Save these pearls

LISTEN TO THIS BRAD (Nicole), Friday, 27 July 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh god

keeping things contextual (DJP), Friday, 27 July 2012 18:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's always fun when these guys tip their hand and go on about how they don't think actual racism exists, or that they're incapable of it. Since so much of their existence is denigration of the out-group and every principle must be applied to that, they figure progressive folks only use racism as a cudgel to attack the other, and don't actually care at all.

Steam Sale Jonesin' (kingfish), Friday, 27 July 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don’t think liberals appreciate how much conservatives laugh at this stuff.

well, that's definitely true

I DIED, Saturday, 28 July 2012 02:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

there are like seven threads i could put this on

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/312618/suburbs-hidden-key-obama-stanley-kurtz

My new book, Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities, will be published on August 2. There I show how the suburbs are the target of Obama’s redistributive plans. Obama blames the suburbs for the plight of the cities. And while he took this view from his radical mentors, we are talking about a live issue. Although the public knows little about it, Obama actively coordinates his administration’s urban/suburban policy with his old community organizing mentors and colleagues.

Their plans for America are breathtakingly ambitious, and Obama has already laid the groundwork for a far-reaching social transformation in his second term. Should the president be reelected, the heretofore quiet alliance between Obama and his community organizing buddies is set to usher in a new phase of divisive class warfare between America’s suburbs and cities.

goole, Monday, 30 July 2012 16:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

omg

max, Monday, 30 July 2012 16:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

ilx: the book

max, Monday, 30 July 2012 16:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

iatee did the illustrations

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 July 2012 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

a culture war we can all get behind

lou reed scott walker monks niagra (chinavision!), Monday, 30 July 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.amazon.com/Spreading-Wealth-Robbing-Suburbs-Cities/dp/1595230920/

"Their goal: to increase the influence of America’s cities over their suburban neighbors so that even­tually suburban independence will vanish...

Over time, cities would effectively swallow up their surround­ing municipalities, with merged school dis­tricts and forced redistribution of public spending killing the appeal of the suburbs."

can't wait!

goole, Monday, 30 July 2012 16:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh man, "merged school districts", nothing at all going on there

Steam Sale Jonesin' (kingfish), Monday, 30 July 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

There are so many losers that write anti-Obama books and do well with them, I can't even. Morbs, you are missing out on some easy money.

LISTEN TO THIS BRAD (Nicole), Monday, 30 July 2012 17:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

BAM! How Barack Obama Kicked the Bush War Machine Up a Notch by Dr. Morbius with Dennis Perrin

Marco YOLO (Phil D.), Monday, 30 July 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

Cruise time!

Our stellar line-up of speakers (they’ll be participating in nine scintillating panel sessions, dining with our contingent, and joining us at our many swell social events) includes Islam scholar Bernard Lewis, historian Victor Davis Hanson, pollster Scott Rasmussen, former RNC chairman Ed Gillespie, political guru Ralph Reed, European Parliament conservative Daniel Hannan, columnists Cal Thomas, James Lileks, and Mona Charen, military expert Bing West, foreign-affairs experts Elliott Abrams and Anne Bayefsky, Uncommon Knowledge host Peter Robinson, legal scholars Andy McCarthy, John Yoo and Ed Whelan, economics experts James Pethokoukis, Alan Reynolds, Kevin Hassett, and Andrew Stuttaford, City Journal editor Brian Anderson, The New Criterion editor Roger Kimball, immigration expert Mark Krikorian, author Michael Walsh, NRO editor-at-large Jonah Goldberg, NR editor Rich Lowry, political correspondent John Fund, former NR editor John O’Sullivan, “Long View” columnist Rob Long, senior editors Jay Nordlinger and Ramesh Ponnuru, NRO “Exchequer” blogger Kevin Williamson, NRO editor-at-large Kathryn Jean Lopez, ace political reporter Robert Costa, NRO “Campaign Spot” blogger Jim Geraghty, national correspondent John J. Miller, and, as a special treat, former U.S. Senator, federal judge, and Reagan-administration official James L. Buckley.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 6 August 2012 16:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

No corpse of Breitbart?

Ned Raggett, Monday, 6 August 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

LISTEN TO THIS BRAD (Nicole), Monday, 6 August 2012 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

"My Neo-Conservatism Will Go On"

Ned Raggett, Monday, 6 August 2012 16:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

If any cruise ship deserved a norovirus outbreak...

tokyo rosemary, Monday, 6 August 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

And who will draw K Lo like one of their French girls

da croupier, Monday, 6 August 2012 17:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

I can define terms like “grindcore.” And yet my brushes with neo-Nazi bands have been few and far between.

Marco YOLO (Phil D.), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 18:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

The comments are so outraged!

Mr. VerBruggen, might I suggest that your interst in "metal" would be cause for concern in a teenager, and downright frightening in an adult.

NR’s resident heavy-metal expert (Nicole), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Here is another gem:

An NRO columnist is an expert in the minutiae of what may be the most degraded, pidgin, artless and counteraesthetic cultural product of all of Western Civilization's millenia of artistry.

God help us, Derbyshire was right. We Are Doomed.

NR’s resident heavy-metal expert (Nicole), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

" The theme of the National Socialist murderer's bands and music have sado-masochistic themes just as Fifty Shades of Grey does, not to mention a TV drama sponsored by Oprah Winfrey. .As commentators have noted, it can be argued that Page does not fit the charge of domestic terrorism, since it is hard to immediately discern any political objective."

goole, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Awesome, with headlines like that, Jonah really is turning into T Herman Zwiebel.

Also, I'm glad that the idea of "e.coli conservatism" has finally reached elected officials with mics.

Fiendish Doctor Wu (kingfish), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 15:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

What's Oprah's S&M TV drama?

Godzilla vs. Rodan Rodannadanna (The Yellow Kid), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Color Black and Blue

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 16:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

very nice

Godzilla vs. Rodan Rodannadanna (The Yellow Kid), Wednesday, 8 August 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

K-Lo is thinking about quitting twitter

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 10 August 2012 00:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

:(

Clay, Friday, 10 August 2012 00:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

In a blaze of glory, I hope.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 10 August 2012 00:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Romney/Ryan: A Religious Milestone

By Michael Potemra

Four years ago, we Americans did something that not many decades earlier had been considered unthinkable, in electing an African-American to the presidency. That was a milestone, one that even those of us who voted for John McCain could, as I said that very night, take pride in. This year, a ticket with a Mormon and a Catholic on it could make it to the White House. The Mormons and Catholics who were targets of religious bigotry and violence back in the 19th century made a bet on America — that someday America would be truer to its founding principles of tolerance and liberty. They were right: It gets better.

This is the guy who's pilloried regularly for liking liberal books and movies.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 11 August 2012 11:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

looooool trying to appropriate "it gets better" is some super radioactive asshole behavior

steven fucking tyler (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 11 August 2012 11:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

a catholic veep? only in america

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Saturday, 11 August 2012 11:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

someday America would be truer to its founding principles of tolerance and liberty

pretty sure michael chose 'truer' over 'true' here to leave a lil wiggle room for future decisionmaking

, Blogger (schlump), Saturday, 11 August 2012 11:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/313504/boss

I can't read the rest of this but it sounds like Williamson is applying evo-psych to Obama and Romney lmao

"Gunplay" (ft. Gunplay) (Andre Gunder Frank 3000), Saturday, 11 August 2012 15:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

boo, they've gone disqus!!

goole, Monday, 13 August 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Racism: It's Obama's Fault

max, Tuesday, 14 August 2012 14:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I couldn't even make it past the first page of that

Lil Swayne of Pie (DJP), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 14:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Corner's been an odd place the last few days. Euphoric but also...restrained? It's like they don't want their delight with the Ryan pick to squelch their suspicion that Romney will still lose.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 14 August 2012 14:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

went to see what an old favourite is up to lately and

John Derbyshire Considers His Future As A Zek In Cultural Marxist America

"Gunplay" (ft. Gunplay) (Andre Gunder Frank 3000), Thursday, 16 August 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Derbs otm

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 16 August 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

so not googling "zek"

Lil Swayne of Pie (DJP), Thursday, 16 August 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

it's ok- basically gulag prisoner i think

good faith jester (Hunt3r), Thursday, 16 August 2012 21:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

which is disappointing, i'll admit

good faith jester (Hunt3r), Thursday, 16 August 2012 21:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

check out this sick insight guys

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/314270/klein-white-house-woos-hillary-robert-costa#more

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 17 August 2012 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

KLEIN: Number one, she felt that if she were on the ticket with Obama and he lost, she would be tarred as a loser when she tried to run in 2016. On the other hand, if she was on the ticket and he won, and he continued his far, left-wing socialistic policies, she would have to defend those policies when she ran in 2016.

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 17 August 2012 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

how self-aware are these ppl? i mean there's obviously something to be said for trying to manipulate the media narrative in your direction by saying your opponent is reeling, etc. when cornerites do this is it gamesmanship or belief?

mookieproof, Friday, 17 August 2012 01:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think if you start going down that rabbit hole in order to answer that question you may not know what is up or down before long.

ryan, Friday, 17 August 2012 02:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think I said it on an earlier version of this thread but so much of modern conservatism in its contemporary media guise seems to call that whole distinction between belief and riling up liberals into question. It's almost an ideology that's implicitly or unconsciously knows how bankrupt it is.

ryan, Friday, 17 August 2012 02:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

tbf, i don't think k-lo is faking anything

mookieproof, Friday, 17 August 2012 02:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha yes but she projects a weird anxiousness about it all rather than simple belief. It's all like the end of "Absalom, Absalom" for christ's sake.

ryan, Friday, 17 August 2012 02:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Her earnestness is downright painful.

NR’s resident heavy-metal expert (Nicole), Friday, 17 August 2012 02:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

how self-aware are these ppl?

classic example is when k-lo wrote "we should be on our knees" she meant praying of course but still

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Friday, 17 August 2012 10:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pareene wrote about it yesterday:

One major institutional difference between the left-wing and the right-wing media is the right-wing media’s undisguised contempt for its audience. Right-wing blog readers, Rush listeners and Fox viewers of America, take note: They think you’re stupid. All of them.

There’s no other explanation for the conservative media tendency to highlight and publicize stories that any person who’s been following politics for six months would immediately recognize as complete bullshit. This is why the Weekly Standard has created a clock that is counting down to the moment when Barack Obama will drop Joe Biden from the ticket and replace him with Hillary Clinton — an event that everyone knows will not happen. Bill Kristol and his lackeys cannot possibly be dumb enough to actually believe that Obama will blow up his own campaign and pull an entirely pointless V.P. switch. But they obviously think Weekly Standard readers are dumb enough to buy it. Matt Drudge, who knows his audience is stupid (Condi for Veep!), has been pushing the dump Biden story hard all week, just because. Everyone knows it won’t happen.

http://www.salon.com/2012/08/16/hot_trend_weird_dumb_lies_about_joe_biden/

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 17 August 2012 12:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Re that skinnydipping incident in the Sea of Galilee, let's pause to remember Ross Douthat and WFB Jr.'s drunken splashing in the nude.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 20 August 2012 17:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

comments on the corner have gotten wild and woolly lately, a new era

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 20 August 2012 18:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think there comes a time in a man’s life when he has a chance to say to his grandchildren, I once went skinny-dipping with William F. Buckley, Jr.

omg

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 20 August 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

there comes no time ever in a grandchild's life when they want to hear that

Sadly, 99.99 percent of sheeple will never wake up (I DIED), Monday, 20 August 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 20 August 2012 19:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

there was a dude a floor below me in college whose family used to sail with the Buckleys; I wonder if he ever was invited on the skinnydipstravaganzas

last time I went drunk skinnydipping I was singing with the BSO chorus

Lil Swayne of Pie (DJP), Monday, 20 August 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Birthday Suit Only?

hipsters in black metal drag- next, on burzum buddies (Hunt3r), Monday, 20 August 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

after a few bottles of wine, yes

Lil Swayne of Pie (DJP), Monday, 20 August 2012 19:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ball Sac Only

Ned Raggett, Monday, 20 August 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think there comes a time in a man’s life when he has a chance to say to his grandchildren, I once went skinny-dipping with William F. Buckley, Jr.

only acceptable response: so did you see William F. Buckley, III, if you know what I mean?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 20 August 2012 19:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

douthat's original essay on is a slick and perfectly repellent example of mentor porn between the "boat boy" and skinny-dipping the aura of (barely) repressed homosexuality hangs rather heavily in the air

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 20 August 2012 23:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

“He didn’t know quite as much about sailing as I’d like,” Buckley confided to us a moment later, as his first mate scrambled to fix a rope near the bow. “But he does as he’s told well enough, and he has other duties....

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 20 August 2012 23:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

i kinda wonder if WFB was the 'prominent conservative thinker' named by greil marcus in this anecdote: http://nickminichino.tumblr.com/post/23298676039/gm-for-the-paperback-edition-of-double-trouble-i

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 20 August 2012 23:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

a golden moment:

There was an hour or so that we spent sprawled on the lawn near the ocean, while bees droned in the gardens nearby, and then we ate lunch on the wraparound porch, with a portly priest whom Buckley called Padre, while Pat smoked beneath a vast black sun hat and talked about seeing The Producers, and about dinner with the Kissingers and the Limbaughs at Le Cirque.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 20 August 2012 23:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

'the kissingers and the limbaughs' sounds like the best tv movie ever.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Monday, 20 August 2012 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

henry kissinger + rush limbaugh odd couple style sitcom

Mordy, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 00:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

the severely flawed couple

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 00:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

"It's schnaztelpfeffer, Rush."

"NOW IT'S COMMUNIST GARBAGE."

Exeunt.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 21 August 2012 01:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Every now and then I watch the actual broadcast-news shows, just to see what they’re up to.

How does he fit it into his busy schedule of doing nothing?

Darren Robocopsky (Phil D.), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

he also drives his daughter to school!

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 15:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

I believe this is the car in which he drives her to school, and also the laptop on which he watched broadcast news. MULTI-TASKING!

a bag of andy capp's hot fries (stevie), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

This, by the way, is a complaint about using "Berlin Wall" as a metaphor from a guy who wrote, unironically, "the white male is the Jew of liberal fascism."

Darren Robocopsky (Phil D.), Tuesday, 21 August 2012 16:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/313504/boss

max, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

cant even deal with this

max, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

What do women want? The conventional biological wisdom is that men select mates for fertility, while women select for status — thus the commonness of younger women’s pairing with well-established older men but the rarity of the converse. The Demi Moore–Ashton Kutcher model is an exception — the only 40-year-old woman Jack Nicholson has ever seen naked is Kathy Bates in that horrific hot-tub scene. Age is cruel to women, and subordination is cruel to men. Ellen Kullman is a very pretty woman, but at 56 years of age she probably would not turn a lot of heads in a college bar, and the fact that she is the chairman and CEO of Dupont isn’t going to change that.

It’s a good thing Mitt Romney doesn’t hang out in college bars.

max, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

When they go to church at their summer-vacation home, the Romney clan makes up a third of the congregation. He is basically a tribal chieftain.

Professor Obama? Two daughters. May as well give the guy a cardigan. And fallopian tubes.

From an evolutionary point of view, Mitt Romney should get 100 percent of the female vote. All of it. He should get Michelle Obama’s vote. You can insert your own Mormon polygamy joke here, but the ladies do tend to flock to successful executives and entrepreneurs. Saleh al-Rajhi, billionaire banker, left behind 61 children when he cashed out last year. We don’t do harems here, of course, but Romney is exactly the kind of guy who in another time and place would have the option of maintaining one. He’s a boss.

max, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh god I got to the second paragraph and basically went "nooooooooooooooooo"

Lil Swayne of Pie (DJP), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Professor Obama? Two daughters. May as well give the guy a cardigan. And fallopian tubes.

wtf

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

This is one of the worst things I've ever read on NRO, and I'm including everything written by the Derb.

NR’s resident heavy-metal expert (Nicole), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is just horrible horrible shit

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw the commenters are treating it as satire

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kevin Williamson is the tool who wrote the article in May arguing that for the last hundred years the GOP has done more for blacks than the Dems and was given a good frisking by Jonathan Bernstein.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

[Approved commenter] MikeB
08/22/12 08:20

After reading this tone-deaf piece, I can only speculate about the car Mr. Williamson drives -- particularly, the length of its hood.

[Approved commenter] Kevin D. Williamson
08/22/12 10:57

I don't own a car.

...burn?

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

max, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Professor Obama? Two daughters. May as well give the guy a cardigan. And fallopian tubes.

Like I know the point he's trying to make is, Obama hasn't had enough kids to be a tribal chief, but WTF WTF WTF? Why didn't he just say two kids? Does the writer know YOU CANT CHOOSE THE SEX OF YOUR BABY

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

This NRO Section Is Currently Offline

We should be back shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Mordy, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

writing a thinkpiece on the results of all pre-suffrage elections using some loose psychology on homoerotic desire

very sexual album (schlump), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol this asshole

it's interesting to read NR for which writers have given themselves the beat of popularizing for acceptable conservatism certain kinds of way-out right-wing ideas. for wmson it appears to be all the evo-psych/PUA/scentific misogyny stuff.

odd in a way that he hasn't gone full-on derb in terms of white nationalism, since the two go together, but gone to its bizarro-world opposite.

goole, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 16:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow @ cover story

very sexual album (schlump), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

pretty sure KDW is black, which might explain why he hasnt gone full derb

max, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

He can just focus all of his hatred on women that way.

NR’s resident heavy-metal expert (Nicole), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

nope

"Gunplay" (ft. Gunplay) (Andre Gunder Frank 3000), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

From an evolutionary point of view, Mitt Romney should get 100 percent of the female vote

From an evolutionary point of view, shouldn't Mitt Romney have died at least ten years ago?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Kevin_D._Williamson

He is the theater critic for The New Criterion

goole, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

theater critic for the new criterion and aspiring magician by the look of things, kevin d. williamson

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

In 2010, Romney and his wife were flying back from the Vancouver winter Olympics when a guy flipped out on the plane and took a swing at him. Romney had reminded the guy to return his seat to the full upright and locked position before take-off — that’s our Mitt, no?

oh shit is this the LMFAO dude????

goole, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Roger Kimball on Gore Vidal

photos or it didn't happen

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

groan!

goole, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey did they flip back off of disqus comments?

goole, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've read the fallopian tube sentence six times and still understand what he's trying to say.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha still DON'T understand

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

the president is a pussy

goole, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

because he doesn't want enough pussy.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

PS I have always generally liked Romney, now I will follow him to the gates of hell!

a bag of andy capp's hot fries (stevie), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am all good with that.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Two daughters. May as well give the guy a cardigan. And fallopian tubes.

hail dayton (brownie), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

put it in all caps: R-MONEY. Jay-Z can keep his puny little lowercase letters and the Maybach: R-MONEY doesn’t own a flashy car with rims, R-MONEY does billion-dollar deals with Keystone Automotive and Delphi. You want to make it rain? R-MONEY is going to make it storm, like biblical. Rappers boast about their fat stacks: R-MONEY’s fat stacks live in a beachfront house of their own in the Hamptons, and the bricks in that house are made from tightly bound hundred-dollar bills.

things start to get a little zany with this paragraph. Kevin D. Williamson was obviously sipping the Cristal (like a rapper!) while putting together this piece

Thanks WEBSITE!! (Z S), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

never forget:

MC ROVE

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 22 August 2012 17:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

and the last!

It's difficult to tell exactly how to read Williamson's article. It seems like there is a tongue in cheek element to the whole thing, and (probably by design) it is not always clear whether he wants to be read entirely literally or not. Undoubtedly he will call his detractors humorless when the inevitable angry reactions come in, and of course those angry reactions are part of the point, the article is obviously supposed to offend the "right" people as a means of attracting attention (clearly the editors have taken a page from the Tina Brown playbook with this one). So having acknowledged all of that, and recognizing that to some degree I am reacting exactly the way that Williamson and NR intends for a certain portion of the audience to react, I'll just say that taken at face value, Williamson's argument is troubling, as it is implicitly premised on the idea that women (and specifically daughters) are objectively worth less than men and sons.

But hey! Why be so up tight?! I should stop being such a stick in the mud feminazi! Am I right? It's all just a big joke! Or maybe it isn't ( unless you take it seriously and don't like it, in which case go jump in a lake). So... fine. In that same spirit in which Williamson may or may not be joking, and adopting the primitive tribal outlook that he advocates (or maybe he doesn't!), I look forward to the day when National Review starts running articles in support of going back to the way things are supposed to be and stripping women of their voting rights and treating them as property. Just kidding! Or maybe not, who can say really.

P.S. I know that the lead time on cover stories is pretty long, but of all the weeks that National Review might have chosen to publish an intentionally provocative article calculated to offend, they chose a spectacularly bad one in this, the week of the Akin affair in which Democrats are making the argument to undecided women voters that Republicans don't like them.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 August 2012 01:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

versus:

bsjy 3 hours ago

Kevin's article was swagtastic, and Katrina's response is over-careful hedging and framing. The root of "virtue" is "man," and Kevin was clearly calling Mr. Romney to be open about his manliness. The feminism regnant today denies the fundamental complementarity of the sexes, but women want manly men as much as they want faithful me. Keep it going, Kevin. Cut loose, Katrina.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 23 August 2012 01:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

The feminism regnant today denies the fundamental complementarity of the sexes

lol, there was a time, thankfully pre-internet, when I wrote like this.

Bobby-fil-A (WmC), Thursday, 23 August 2012 02:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Regnant? What the fuck kinda declension is that?

Fiendish Doctor Wu (kingfish), Thursday, 23 August 2012 06:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

it is an adjective being turned into a verb by an idiot

j., Thursday, 23 August 2012 06:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

great post alfred

very sexual album (schlump), Thursday, 23 August 2012 11:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Swagtastic

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 23 August 2012 14:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

women want manly men as much as they want faithful me

lou reed scott walker monks niagra (chinavision!), Thursday, 23 August 2012 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of inadequate male National Review writers:

http://gawker.com/5937418/complaining-about-the-sex-lives-of-yale-kids-considered-good-topic-for-book

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 23 August 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

Once again, behavior that is bog standard for any other politician becomes history's greatest outrage when the black guy does it. (Make sure to read the comments in the original to see what a bubble these people live in.)

Darren Robocopsky (Phil D.), Friday, 24 August 2012 11:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of inadequate male National Review writers:

http://gawker.com/5937418/complaining-about-the-sex-lives-of-yale-kids-considered-good-topic-for-book

I feel like I'm now officially out of touch with college students because I'm completely unable to parse what it means about that guy that he looks that way

Guayaquil (eephus!), Friday, 24 August 2012 12:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

It means that Neal Stephenson is his god and he listens to Tool a lot.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 24 August 2012 13:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

so it still means the same thing, then

j., Friday, 24 August 2012 14:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jay Nordlinger's Tampa travel notes. This guy's so creepy.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

How much do you want to bet that he paid a visit to the Sarah Palin impersonating stripper?

NR’s resident heavy-metal expert (Nicole), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

he's probably way too uptight to go to a strip club

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 22:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

but he floated in the warm Gulf waters!

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 22:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nordlinger apparently trying to audition to get Larry King's column. I mean, really, he starts by musing about buttons.

Fiendish Doctor Wu (kingfish), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 00:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

i think pareene tweeted last night that homocon was about half straight journalists

max, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 18:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

By the way, there were go-go dancers at the party — of both sexes. But they were wearing jeans and Romney t-shirts. Like I said — conservative.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

jesus imagine having that gig

goole, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 18:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

The comments are lovely

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 20:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

I did lol at this one tbh:

Leo Ladenson 2 hours ago

I look forward to Daniel's report from 'Pedocon 2024.'

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 29 August 2012 22:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like how he puts that out a few cycles

goole, Wednesday, 29 August 2012 22:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jonah Goldberg ‏@JonahNRO
At Coyote Ugly. Self-esteem low

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 30 August 2012 08:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

the second sentence was a given

a bag of andy capp's hot fries (stevie), Thursday, 30 August 2012 10:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

cue photo of Jonah behind Target

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 August 2012 11:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

Lots of makeup on the ladies — Republican convention. I’ll let you know about the Democratic ladies next week.

Jay "human skin lampshade" Nordlinger

"Gunplay" (ft. Gunplay) (Andre Gunder Frank 3000), Friday, 31 August 2012 06:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

"was she a great big fat person?"

Fiendish Doctor Wu (kingfish), Friday, 31 August 2012 07:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Herman Cain: southern, courtly, fun — a rascal, no doubt.

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 31 August 2012 08:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

love this guy. I'm thinking polling the best recent Nordzingers.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 31 August 2012 11:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

689 Reasons
By Rich Lowry
September 4, 2012 11:20 A.M. Comments2

We set out prior to the last issue to come up with 1,000 reasons to defeat Obama. Alas, we could only come up with 689, which you can read here. We know we must be missing about 311 perfectly good reasons for him to be defeated.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 15:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

fuck you Rich Lowry for getting "Santeria" stuck in my head

DARING PRINCESS (DJP), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 16:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

thats sublime

max, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 16:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

point still stands

DARING PRINCESS (DJP), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 16:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

you're all mixed up dan

balls, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 16:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

thats the red house painters

max, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 16:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

;-)

max, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 16:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I created an unnecessary thread for this: for all practical intents and purposes, 311 and Sublime are the same band

DARING PRINCESS (DJP), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 16:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

105. We need a president accustomed to signing the front, not the back, of checks.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Newgod joins this board, and quickly he's some dude (goole), Tuesday, 4 September 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

this is really something

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/315859/occupy-charlotte-daniel-foster

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

My favorite sign, which I saw while driving past the nearby park where the Occupiers are erecting their trademark rape-tent city, was hand-painted on a whitish sheet, and read in desperate lettering: “FOOD DONATIONS NEEDED.”

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

This cracks me up:

clemenza, Tuesday, 4 September 2012 23:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

By Jonah Goldberg
September 4, 2012 11:48 P.M. Comments1
Good Lord, what a horror show. I have to assume they are front-loading as many of the leftwing, base-placating, embarrassments and hacks as they can. But what a weird way to start. Ripping God out of their platform, announcing the government owns us, sticking it to Israel and celebrating abortion like it’s a rite of passage trophy for young women everywhere: Priceless.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 04:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well then

Fiendish Doctor Wu (kingfish), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 04:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

I hear Cory Booker made a really stupid comparison. That’s too bad, I continue to think he’s one of the good ones.

The last sentence was not a dog-whistle, but a reference to Booker being a good Democrat.

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

a hauntingly unemployed american (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 05:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

23) Ted Strickland, who lost to Kasich in Ohio, gives a really ugly, hyper-nationalistic speech shaming Romney for hiring dirty foreigners and investing abroad.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 06:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

these guys are really in another world:

29) “From the President’s hometown of Chicago.” — Rahm, shamelessly dog-whistling.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 06:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't even

Clay, Wednesday, 5 September 2012 06:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/315834/move-over-icasablancai-jay-nordlinger

This is exactly the sort of thing Saturday Night Live would do, if SNL weren’t ideologically committed.

"Gunplay" (ft. Gunplay) (Andre Gunder Frank 3000), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 17:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

By Kevin D. Williamson
September 5, 2012 12:48 P.M.
Comments
6

So, I’m eavesdropping on the staff of a largish mainstream-media outlet next door (the press working spaces at the DNC are separated by curtains) and got a good earful of liberal asininity.

The pro-lifers are out in force in Charlotte, displaying very graphic images of small human beings cut up in the name of sexual convenience. I find the images difficult to look at, and I am not the only one.

So the geniuses in the tent next door were declaring that these images are somehow fake or exaggerated (what do you think a baby a few months away from birth looks like chopped up), and were complaining that the pro-lifer protesters should not be allowed to bring their children along. Specifically, one lady said, “That’s child abuse!”

It takes a special kind of moral illiteracy to look at that poster of a small person butchered and then to conclude that bringing your kids along to protest that state-sanctioned violence is the child abuse.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 17:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

in the name of sexual convenience

So women have abortions because they're sluts, okay.

NR’s resident heavy-metal expert (Nicole), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

154. Another 17 million people will be pushed into Medicaid.
166. Increasing education spending across the board.
572. Isn’t it time for the oceans to rise again?
611. Because we don’t want to eat our vegetables.

get you ass to mahs (abanana), Wednesday, 5 September 2012 21:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

nope, not a thing!

Newgod joins this board, and quickly he's some dude (goole), Thursday, 6 September 2012 15:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

fondatori 13 minutes ago

Its sad to see Clinton rehabilitated in so many people's minds. He really is a moral monster. I remember when Chris Matthews (of all people) was an outspoken Clinton-hating liberal - because of the constant dishonesty and obvious low character of the man and his hangers-on.

He really did invent modern politics though - touchy-feely, crassly emotional, blatantly dishonest. If the character of our people ever recovers sufficiently that some future state patterns itself after the formerly free entity known as the 'United States of America," he will be burned in effigy as one of the destroyers of the Republic.

^^ read in charlton heston voice

Newgod joins this board, and quickly he's some dude (goole), Thursday, 6 September 2012 15:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

a hauntingly unemployed american (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 6 September 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

^^^^ i read that piece i want those five minutes back

Trad., Arrrgh (stevie), Thursday, 6 September 2012 17:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

our old friend is at it again. Choice bits:

I saw the hatred — the almost animal hatred — that was directed at George W. Bush for eight years. (What a good and decent man he is.) I saw the hatred — the raw, snarling, truly animal hatred — that was directed at a woman named Sarah Palin. It had almost a physical effect on me, this hatred.

I’ll never forget a friend of mine, with whom I’d never discussed politics — “I hate her,” she said. And she had a look in her eye I had never seen before. My friend is a loving person. But she had a look of wild hatred in her eye. I had never heard my friend say she hated anything: al-Qaeda, Pol Pot, cancer — nothing.

Anyway, I am not in the mood to be lectured by Democrats about hating. Many Republicans have tiptoed around President Obama for four years, not wanting to be branded with the scarlet R (not that it helps them).

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 6 September 2012 22:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

and:

About him and his speech last night, I’m going to say very little. I was going to start with a general statement about America’s romance with him — and what that says about the country (nothing good, in my opinion). But I have been down that road before, and will again, I’m sure . . .

Let me praise him! He said “alternative universe,” rather than the new, and wrong, “alternate universe.” When I was managing editor of NR, I tried to get young people to stop writing “alternate universe.” I eventually gave up, I think.

Good for Clinton, for holding the line, linguistically . . .

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 6 September 2012 22:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

A Nordlinger twitter feed would be great, we could get these pearls in real time.

The NRO Twitter feeds have been pretty great this week: Jonah tries to be the kid in the back row making jokes, but he ends up just coming off bitter. K-Lo is alternately confused, shocked and really obvious.

a-lo, Friday, 7 September 2012 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

The way Democrats talk about Republicans is absolutely bizarre: They portray Mitt Romney et al. as hard-core libertarians who want to strip government down to practically nothing. Do they know they’re lying? Or are they honestly confused?

The other day, I was reading the latest book by Mark Mazower, the British historian. He was talking about the “Third Way” — a way, he said, between statism and “no-government minimalism.” (I believe that’s what he said. I’m going from memory.)

No-government minimalism! You mean, like Reagan? Under him, the U.S. government got bigger and bigger, just at a less fast rate than before.

Basically giving up the fight here.

Mordy, Friday, 7 September 2012 00:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

The way Democrats talk about Republicans is absolutely bizarre: They portray Mitt Romney et al. as hard-core libertarians who want to strip government down to practically nothing. Do they know they’re lying? Or are they honestly confused?

belongs in some Museum of Cluelessness

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Friday, 7 September 2012 13:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

He was talking about the “Third Way” — a way, he said, between statism and “no-government minimalism.”

scanned this as "between satanism and no gov't minimalism" which sounds like a more interesting binary.

backed by regular small people (Hunt3r), Friday, 7 September 2012 15:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

america's greatest living philosopher

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/316459/democrats-god-and-jerusalem-thomas-sowell#

From the beginning, Barack Obama has tried to downplay the threat of a nuclear Iran. At one time he said dismissively that Iran was just “a small country.”

In fact, Iran is physically larger than Japan, and its current population is slightly larger than what the population of Japan was when the Japanese dealt a devastating blow to the United States with its attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

A nuclear Iran can do a lot more damage to Israel than the Japanese did to the United States. Moreover, it is well on its way to being able to produce more than the two bombs that were enough to force Japan to surrender in 1945.

goole, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

In fact, Iran is physically larger than Japan

are we playing risk here, mr. sowell

goole, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 21:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha that reminds me of the story about the trivia-card company that got in trouble during the mccarthy era for saying russia was 'the largest country in the world.'

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 21:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait till sowell notices greenland

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm googling for: obama iran "small country" and finding only right-wing websites hmmmm

goole, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 21:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait till sowell notices greenland

...on a Mercator projection

catbus otm (gbx), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 22:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Moreover, it is well on its way to being able to produce more than the two bombs that were enough to force Japan to surrender in 1945.

Where's that Greenwald column with like five years' worth of news items claiming Iran is six months away from a working bomb?

Darren Robocopsky (Phil D.), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 22:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

Japan was doing so great before those two A-Bombs

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 22:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

and before Rob Dean left.

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

here's what Obama actually said:

"Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, these countries are tiny compared to the Soviet Union. They don’t pose a serious threat to us the way the Soviet Union posed a threat to us."

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 22:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

Iran is a little more than half the population of Russia--kinda weird.

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Tuesday, 11 September 2012 23:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

the soviet union was roughly 15 time the size of Iran

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

times*

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 11 September 2012 23:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

"We do, however, have control over our own government’s response to these facts of life. While they are now backtracking under withering criticism, it appears that our embassy in Egypt apologized for the film that apparently incited the attack; that apology came before the attack took place. It was that apology — drawing attention to said film — that encouraged the mob." -- Fred Thompson & wife

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 13 September 2012 02:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

these guys have such an amazing feel for the street-level passions of another people on the other side of the fucking earth

goole, Thursday, 13 September 2012 02:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Obamedia, Holder Style
By Andrew C. McCarthy

September 19, 2012 11:09 A.M. Comments0

Look, we have a Justice Department in which the attorney general himself — not some middle-management minion but the top federal law enforcement official in the country — attaches himself at the hip to the country’s most notorious race-demagogue, as Eric Holder did with Al Sharpton in agitating for a race-driven, rather than evidence-driven, state murder prosecution of George Zimmerman. Worse, if worse there can be, it is a Justice Department that has adopted a willfully anti-Constitutional, racially discriminatory standard for civil rights enforcement. It is a Justice Department that designs harebrained firearms investigation schemes that inevitably get people killed — including law enforcement officers — and then lawlessly stonewalls congressional efforts to investigate. It is a Justice Department that has pervasively politicized not only enforcement protocols but hiring practices. With this kind of record (and I’ve only scratched the surface), is anyone really surprised that DOJ has pressed the lefty goon squad Media Matters into service as an adjunct of its press operation?

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

remember when no one but Al Sharpton cared about Trayvon Martin and out of nowhere Eric Holder arrested George Zimmerman?

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Senegal’s Senate Abolished in Name of Fiscal Responsibility
By Patrick Brennan
September 23, 2012 8:57 P.M. Comments1

If on January 20, a president Romney were to find himself with a still-Democratic Senate and a Republican house, maybe he’ll be tempted to emulate Senegal’s new president:

Senegalese MPs have voted to abolish the senate as part of moves to help the victims of recent deadly floods.

President Macky Sall has said the money reserved for the upper house – about $15m (£9.5m) – will also go towards preventing further flooding.

But critics say the aim is to weaken the opposition as most of the senators were supporters of the ex-president.

The 100 senators had fought to be retained, but lost the vote in the joint session of parliament.

Mordy, Monday, 24 September 2012 01:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

lolwhut

cake-like Lady Gaga (DJP), Monday, 24 September 2012 02:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

facetious because it would require a new amendment in the usa, which isn't going to happen, but i would support it. proportional representation now!

(i see that the majority of the senate of senegal was appointed by the president, so it was a totally useless organization anyway.)

obamana (abanana), Monday, 24 September 2012 08:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

What these guys have been reduced to writing about:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/328482/turkey-school-lunch-stanley-kurtz#comments

taking tiger mountain (up the butt) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 26 September 2012 00:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/328642/love-other-mark-krikorian

max, Thursday, 27 September 2012 17:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Enh, that's just dumb.

Fiendish Doctor Wu (kingfish), Thursday, 27 September 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

"but it’s clear that many of Obama’s supporters want him to be a Muslim, want him to have been born in Kenya."

It's clear you are an idiot, sir.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 27 September 2012 17:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

"clear"/"clearly" may be the word of the obama years

goole, Thursday, 27 September 2012 17:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

what is with the comments, now? have they switched off of disqus (again?)

goole, Thursday, 27 September 2012 17:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wake up every morning praying that our long national nightmare will be over and that the president will turn out to be a muslim who was born in kenya

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 27 September 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fox and Friends
By Mona Charen
September 27, 2012 4:33 P.M.
Comments
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I’ll be on Fox and Friends tomorrow morning at 8:15 to talk about press bias.

taking tiger mountain (up the butt) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 27 September 2012 21:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

it's smdh time in America (will), Friday, 28 September 2012 12:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

By Kathryn Jean Lopez
September 28, 2012 2:05 P.M.
Kate Trinko has just made clear that President Obama’s transformative work on us has yet to be completed. The reeducating of American thinking, to understand that abortion, contraception, and female sterilization are basic health care has yet to stick. She probably still believes, like the people who the New York Times has polled and the swing voters the Susan B. Anthony List has discovered, that people have the freedom to not cover such things, that their religious freedom includes the right to believe and practice such sick thinking. She does not yet know what is best for all, and the true meaning of freedom: having fertility suppressed, drugged as if it were a disease. Four more years and she might get the hang of it.

It's kinda amazing they still let KLO write for them.

Mordy, Friday, 28 September 2012 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I genuinely worry about what will happen to her if Obama wins re-election.

controversial cabaret roommate (Nicole), Friday, 28 September 2012 18:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

depends, is she allergic to cats?

da croupier, Friday, 28 September 2012 18:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

lmao

If you got your information from the mainstream media — I wish there were a better term — you would never know Romney is an impressive man. You would never know he has been successful in most everything he has ever done. You would never know he was bright, experienced, or capable. Or warm, decent, and charitable.

You would think he was a moron. And a jerk, to boot.

You remember those “ordinary people” at the Republican convention who told about the extraordinary acts of charity Mitt Romney has performed? If Obama had performed those acts, they would be famous. They would be legends, they would have entered the national lore. Schoolchildren would be instructed to sing about them.

"Gunplay" (ft. Gunplay) (Andre Gunder Frank 3000), Monday, 1 October 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

That's got to be Nordlinger.

Death Grits 2 (WmC), Monday, 1 October 2012 17:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

Did you hear that Obama tithed 10 percent to his church? We must build a statue so that future eras may know.

Listen to this, dad (President Keyes), Monday, 1 October 2012 17:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

Schoolchildren would be instructed to sing about them.

I bet he chuckled as he typed. "Can't wait for Rich and Kat to read this!"

the ones that I'm near most: fellow outcasts and ilxors (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 1 October 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pareene's last take on Klo rings true; that she seems a deeply sad person who's only happy or fulfilled when attending Mass and that's about it.

Fiendish Doctor Wu (kingfish), Monday, 1 October 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

Should we close this one, mods? It's election season!

the ones that I'm near most: fellow outcasts and ilxors (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 6 October 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

let's send it out on top, then:

Unlike Mitt, I loathe Sesame Street. It bears primary responsibility for what the Canadian blogger Binky calls the de-monsterization of childhood — the idea that there are no evil monsters out there at the edges of the map, just shaggy creatures who look a little funny and can sometimes be a bit grouchy about it because people prejudge them until they learn to celebrate diversity and help Cranky the Friendly Monster go recycling. That is not unrelated to the infantilization of our society. Marinate three generations of Americans in that pabulum and it’s no surprise you wind up with unprotected diplomats dragged to their deaths from their “safe house” in Benghazi.

a hauntingly unemployed american (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 9 October 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

ah, yes, finally someone has made clear the straight line between Sesame Street and being the victim of a ghastly murder.

Clay, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 18:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

there were no murder victims prior to sesame street, fyi.

bnw, Tuesday, 9 October 2012 18:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Go here now:
NRO's The Corner: what if an accident of birth had placed Obama in Cuba?

WmC, Monday, 15 October 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink


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