October 21, 2009
"I've been in the media for a long time, I signed up because I hate this right-wing, knuckle-dragging, imperialist system, and I would gladly sacrifice any number of my fellow Americans to advance my agenda - but this is a dumb war and a rash war," Keith Olbermann of MSNBC told The People's Cube outside a congressional office he visited to demand a government crackdown on dissidents. "Why must we in the field put our reputations on the line when this Congress has the power to simply confiscate Rupert Murdoch's assets and put Beck, Hannity, and Coulter in jail?" he demanded.
October 15, 2009
Friendship? Jesus, thats the minimum Id do for someone I barely knew in a situation like that. Hell, its the minimum Id do for someone whod taken some drugs on purpose in an attack of poor judgment. Its what any remotely decent, adequately socialized person would do. How on earth could you hire someone to whom this isnt just gobsmackingly obvious to write an advice column about friendship?
James Joyner, from whom I found this story, makes the following comment:
My grad school buddy Wayne, a retired Green Beret, says that men make what he terms Bozeman, Montana friends. We may move across the country and fail to keep in touch but, if we were to get a phone call in the middle of the night from one of them after not hearing from them for three years saying, Im in jail in Bozeman, Montana and need you to wire me $2000, our only question would be about how to get him the funds and wed be on the phone to Western Union two minutes later.
October 07, 2009
October 02, 2009
Update: Whoops. Forgot to link to Troglopundit as the instigator.
October 01, 2009
He has all the impact of dust landing on a down comforter.
Pawlenty strikes me as a decent guy and a reasonably conservative fellow. And I find the possibility of him beating Obama to be somewhat where in the neighborhood of zero. Okay, maybe next door to zero. Okay, in the same house AND sleeping in the same bed.
September 30, 2009
September 29, 2009
You would think wed busted him for unpaid parking tickets. The guy drugged a thirteen year old girl in order to rape her. Perhaps the French have some sophisticated, European point of view on these things that I, with my puritan ancestry, simply cannot rise to.
Or they could just be miserable shitheels.
To quote a puppy blending monster: Heh.
September 22, 2009
There are so many funky things going on with Obama and the people he surrounds himself with that it's hard to keep up. But the administration's transparent effort to squeeze artists dependent on NEA grants for support in pushing Obama's agenda is one to watch. At Powerline, John Hinderaker has a superb analysis, including consideration of the question whether criminal statutes (such as the Hatch Act) have been violated.
Needless to say, if something like this happened during the Bush administration, there would already be congressional hearings and screams for the appointment of a special prosecutor. We're about to see (yet again) how serious the Pelosi/Reid Democrats are about all that "rule of law" stuff they spout.
::snorfle:; Stop it! You're killing me!
September 18, 2009
September 17, 2009
September 16, 2009
Kanye just interrupted the Swayze funeral to remind them Michael Jackson had the greatest funeral of all time.
September 10, 2009
America has been patient long enough and I think it's time we all work together to make a 24-hour "Cleavage Channel" on Direct TV a reality. If we all contribute a little money or sign one of those petition things we can finally start watching quality TV shows like Battlestar Booblactica, It's Always Cleavagey In Philadelphia and everyone's favorite sports news show Cleavagecenter. For the price of a cup of coffee a day, we can finally feed our cleavage-hungry souls.
#10 Tiffani Amber Theissen (Beverly Hills 90210) - America truly enjoyed watching Kelly Kapowski grow into a woman and become "Kelly Boobwowski."
September 09, 2009
Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers (one reason for the hypocritical absence of tort reform in the healthcare bills). Weirdly, given their worship of highly individualistic, secularized self-actualization, such professionals are as a whole amazingly credulous these days about big-government solutions to every social problem. They see no danger in expanding government authority and intrusive, wasteful bureaucracy. This is, I submit, a stunning turn away from the anti-authority and anti-establishment principles of authentic 1960s leftism.
How has "liberty" become the inspirational code word of conservatives rather than liberals?
But affluent middle-class Democrats now seem to be complacently servile toward authority and automatically believe everything party leaders tell them. Why? Is it because the new professional class is a glossy product of generically institutionalized learning? Independent thought and logical analysis of argument are no longer taught. Elite education in the U.S. has become a frenetic assembly line of competitive college application to schools where ideological brainwashing is so pandemic that it's invisible. The top schools, from the Ivy League on down, promote "critical thinking," which sounds good but is in fact just a style of rote regurgitation of hackneyed approved terms ("racism, sexism, homophobia") when confronted with any social issue. The Democratic brain has been marinating so long in those clichés that it's positively pickled.
She also adds some withering fire into the side of the GOP, which it well deserves.
September 08, 2009
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