While alicubi.com undergoes extensive elective surgery, its editors pen somber, Shackletonian missives from their lonely arctic outpost.
Interesting that Stranahan has finally given up all pretense of being a "liberal." That didn't take long.
Ah, the schaden just freuds itself. It's a nice change from 2004 when I got so depressed after the election that I reread all -- and I do mean ALL, including the first drafts -- of Tolkien. Strangely enough, the experience made me more liberal than ever. Here's hoping some wingnut troll reads this and has its head essplode, since they all think Tolkien - who hated fascists -- was on their side.
Umm, I do believe that "[blink][blink]" is the new "WTF?!"What's interesting among the bits Roy cites is some apparent jockeying for position at the feeding bowls. Melanie Philips, for example, certainly sounds as if she thinks she has a shot at sliding into Jennifer Rubin's chair at the WaPoo. She's definitely trying to out-Israel Rubin.Selwyn Duke takes the cake, though. It's all the fault of people--especially blacks--not giving the Republican platform "a fair hearing." Some of us have, indeed, had a look at that, uh, document, and it's probably, no, definitely, an understatement to say that it's the work product of a committee of religious fanatics, Confederate stooges, Texas leaping screamers, proto-fascists and third-rate grifters. It is, in other words, a pretty accurate reflection of the current thinking of the modern GOP's base, and a pretty damned good explanation for why the GOPers are whining and whinging today. For months on end, they've been yammering about how the Rmoneybot wasn't conservative enough for them, and all one needs to know about that attitude is to read that platform. It's like the transcript of a conniption fit.
As opposed to 'mack-ass father-ruckers', which sounds like a description of the men who put those motorscooting snakes on the Monday-to-Friday plane.
I'm slightly afraid to look.Oh, who am I kidding? It's a smorgasbord of cognitive dissonance and schadenfreude!
"Remember Obama presided over a Democratic convention that booed God three times." Was that just before the cock crowed?I can't believe I found these tedious jerkoffs amusing for three days.
I'm not going to google "Texas leaping screamer." I just don't want to know.
Don't taze me BRA!
Shorter Selwyn Duke: "Why dint y'all dumb motherfuckers vote fer us??!!?"
I live on the other side of the planet, a place which is normally of little interest to Americans apart from its obvious utility as a counter-weight, yet I had a stake in this election. People from the Labor Party worked in the Democratic campaign and people from the right-wing Liberal Party worked for Romney's. The ideas and techniques learned there will be applied in our elections next year and I am pleased to have realised that all the rightists have learned is how to lose. I must say I have enjoyed the shameless freaking out of the right over the past week hugely, particularly as their leading writers - so influential on the lunar Right here - seem to be doing a smashing job of arguing for doubling down on the crazy. For most of this year, the Labor Party has trailed in the polls 60 - 40 - absolute wipe-out territory - but in the last month they have nearly drawn level. I can only thank the good old GOP intellectuals for completely fucking up the political chances of people they've probably never even thought of.
Oh. it's time to blame everyone except themselves."We lost because of Chris Christie!""We lost because of the blacks!""We lost because Hispanics!""We lost because Women!""We lost because moochers!"As always, looking everywhere for blame except in the mirror. Personally, I can only encourage this behavior, and I urge my conservative friends to make an extra special effort to let everyone know that older white men really do need to run the country.
Not unlike Mormon missionaries, really.
Are you in New Zealand, Pope Zebiddie etc...? Or Oz? Many years ago I went out to New Zealand on my way to Tonga to sail and the company that handled the sailboats in Tonga was, in fact, Mormon (of course!) They do get around.
Actually my pipeline to the white working class ID brought that up--the booing god three times thing--but he still ended up voting for Obama. He brought it up more in a "can you believe these fuckin' democrats. Can't they even fake a coherent suck up to the religious nutcases policy?"
For some reason this old line keeps running through my head."All the world is mad but me and thee....and thou are a little strange."Basically the world is shrinking down for these goons--like Woody Allen's apocryphal mob boss, the "most suspicious man in New York" who never let anyone get behind him they walk down the street jumping and twirling to avoid being attacked from the rear.
Oh those wingnuts are so adorable! At least from this side of the border. Furk knows what it must be like living in the same country as them tho.
That's what I love about the far-right wing. It's always everybody else's fault why their views aren't more popular.
Lee Stranahan,for example, had a newsletter. "Are you conservative, right of center or libertarian leaning?" he asked. "Are you an artist, writer, filmmaker, musician, blogger, podcaster, craftsperson or other creative type?... We'll give you the fuel, the resources and the know-how to keep up the fight for the values you believe in."do you like to draw? or paint? or maybe just sketch a doodle?.....
I'm just tickled at the idea that Chris Christie's compliments threw the election, because if there's anything Midwesterners and Southerners love and cherish, it's loudmouth New Jersey politicians.
I was curious about Professor-emeritus Martin Sklar, the author of the Letters on Obama (From the Left) book that PJMedia's Ron Radosh was pushing, but when I searched for his name, all I could find were articles by Ron Radosh about how "even the leftist Martin Sklar" agreed about whatever blast fax had crossed his desk that day. McArdle's got bus riders and Friedman's got his taxi drivers, but Ron Radosh has his own private professor emeritus.
It's not that Rove was anti-math, he was just convinced (as was I, actually) that voter intimidation and voting machine tampering would take care of the Dems advantage in reality based science.
While my immediate reaction to Instapundit encouraging all of his readers to "go Galt" was "not this again," I find that I did get a little bit of a chuckle out of his apparent fit of honesty as he literally encouraged his readers to line up as lemmings. Glenn Reynolds as Martin Applewhite: Your only chance to escape is to leave with us! While there are some decent steep cliffs around Knoxville, might I recommend a mass leap off of the Gay Street Bridge?
S_McG ups the butterscotch rant ante with Althouse face:http://houseofsubstance.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-lonely-heartbreak-of-blogging.html(Click, you'll be glad you did!)~
I have noticed that the Ol' Professor, despite his many threats, seems to be aware of precisely how long it would take the world to grind to a halt after he pulls his lips off the University of Tennessee nipple.
sniffed Goldberg, perhaps thinking of the scale-model Munsters car he built in grad schoolI thought that was a typo at first.
Calling Obama a narcissist is, of course, yet another shining example of wingnut projection. Check out Hotchkiss' seven deadly sins of narcissism. Look familiar?
http://www.amazon.com/LETTERS-ON-OBAMA-Left-ebook/dp/B00A096P32/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1352737341&sr=8-4&keywords=martin+sklarAlways glad to help.
I was looking for more information about the author himself, not the book's Amazon page.
Ron Radosh has his own private professor emeritusI am willing to wager that the good professor's billing rate is far lower than you might suspect.
Well, why didn't you say so? There doesn't seem to be much about him on the Web, though there is this and this. He doesn't seem to have achieved the visibility of some of his colleagues like Staughton Lynd, Eugene Genovese, or Tom Hayden, but he wrote a couple of serious books. From the keywiki page it looks like he had some connection to (wait for it) Ronald Radosh, former socialist scholar and now fellow-frother with the likes of David Horowitz. Always glad to help.
A quick google search suggests he taught at Bucknell university at some point. He seems to know Radosh from their heady days together publishing in the new-left journal Studies on the Left (now Socialist Review).You're welcome.
Oh, he's precisely aware of how long it would take for HIS world to grind to a halt if he ever took his lips off that nipple. For the rest of us, it would mean just one more scruffy homeless person living under a bridge and rummaging for curtain rods on which to roast sparrows and rats.
Christ. Yes, I figured out that minimal amount of information on my own. I was commenting on how the only person who ever cites him is Radosh. I was doing this, using words and phrases that I typed on the "internet", an international electronic communication network. To do this, I pressed buttons on the mechanical keyboard sitting on my desk. Do you need any more clarification of my mild hyperbole, or will that do?
"...thus deepening the danger of what a noted Bavarian theologian calls the 'dictatorship of relativism.'"I never have been able to understand that little brain dropping. I've always thought dictatorships only allow one viewpoint. You know, absolutism. Kinda like the direct opposite of relativism. Have I missed something?
You've missed that wingnuts have no idea what words actually mean and just shout them at liberals as insults no matter what.
Oh. Wow! So I'm limited by rational thinking. Whooda thunk it?
It's a hard habit to break, having been indocrinated by far-left Marxist Hitlerist academia.
I love the flowery, defiant speeches. It's totally like Churchill, except for all the parts that have to do with delivery, content, timing and rationale.
But probably just as full of phlegm and brandy.
Boy oh boy, even for Jonah, he's in rare form:On any given day, Silver might have announced that — given the new polling data — “the model” was now finding that the president had an 86.3 percent chance of winning. Not 86.4 percent, you fools. Not 86.1 percent, you Philistines. But 86.3 percent, you lovers of reason.Can you but dig it? Doughpants is hanging back with the jocks going, yo, check out Bigbrain McPoindexter and his fancy-pants decimal points. (Of course, he ruins the effect by busting out a twenty-dollar word like "psephological", but he only knows the old saw about a foolish consistency, not the one about a foolish inconsistency being just plain sloppy and sad.) And, really, what difference does being wrong make for him? Did anyone even read David Broder's column for the last twenty years, at least? I think that Jonah will probably be the last editorial columnist, long after NRO has stopped accepting his work for online publication. He'll be around just because he's always been around. Kevin DuJan will continue to provide succor to elderly female homophobes by telling them that they're right to feel that way, and Althouse, Reynolds et al. will be pried out of their tenured chairs still railing against entitled public employees. The scum, as the late HST observed, also rises.
"Men with guns and newspapers"? For whacking you on the nose when you pee inside?Also" suitcases full of cocaine in the right hands"? Cause, you know, nothing like that happens now,
Consider the Lilies? They toil not, neither do they spin--the lousy moochers.aimai
White Southerners are culturally ready to say NO to BRA [Black Run America],"Oh, how I love when they try to come up with catchy anagrams! I bet a lot of them want are scared of PANTIES (Politicians Attacking Noble Truthtellers Into Endless Socialism) too.
Mel Philips really needs a cup of tea and a lie down for a couple of decades, really. it can't be healthy to be so angrified about EVERYTHING!!!
I would like to anoint this comment's feet with rare perfume and dry them with my hair (if I still had any).
The English - still haven't got over Oz kicking them around the cricket ground for 2 decades.
Oz. There are a lot of Mormons here. They have a big fat mausoleum of a temple on a cliff overlooking the city with a giant gold Angel Moroni on top. Such bad taste.
Perhaps the repgugs blatant and insulting efforts of voter suppression made the voters being targeted.... angry! Who'd have thunk it!
And just as stinking of cigar smoke, a Havana, of course.
Given what the president of Fordham had to say about the local College Republicans branch inviting Ann Coulter to speak, I'd say yes.
If you listen carefully, you can hear the ice cubes in her drink clinking against the glass. You-tubing while drunk and stupid is no way to impress the world with your viewpoint, although the drunk part does add the touch of insouciance that makes it so entertaining.
Not 86.4 percent, you fools. Not 86.1 percent, you Philistines. But 86.3 percent, you lovers of reason.Fucking arithmetic, how does it work?Zombie Thomas Bayes Beating Morons to Death with a Leibniz Wheel. Just when I think Goldberg can't get any more goddamn stupid, he demonstrates that it's innumerate fuckwits all the way down.
At least YHWH will send she-bears after any children who mock you, Jack. (Sad about COH?)
Ease up on the Frenchies, satch. I'm pretty sure, Marcuse was German.
We'll give you the fuel, the resources and the know-how to keep up the fight for the values you believe in.FREE STUFF!
Calculating the odds and winning at poker, how does it work?
And, really, what difference does being wrong make for him?I suppose it should be a cause for concern, the fact that a nationally-syndicated columnist is *exaggerating his stupidity* in order to maintain credibility with his audience. Alas, I am happy just to enjoy the lolz.In Jonah's position, it was more important to be wrong for the right reasons than it was to be right... he may have been wrong in every prediction he made, but who will blame him for listening to his heart and ignoring those hostile brutish facts? Long may it remain so.
Go up, thou bald-head OW OW OW OW
NZ politicians take one more election cycle before they see what worked in the US and try it here. I confidently predict that all the advertising for the next election will be typeset in Trajan, like Obama's in 2008 and Romney's in 2012.
Ready to be there when the servers get turned off with a blatant Marty Stu.
To me, having Harry Kewell at Elland Road more than made up for that.
So "Dictatorship of relativism", coming from the Panzerpope, is about Timeless Verities = GOOD."Repression of tolerance", coming from Marcuse, is post-modern paradox-monging wordplay and BAD.I've often read the truism that left-wing and right-wing authoritarians are brothers under the skin, and that Jesuists and neo-Marxists use the same rhetoric with just a few words changed, but it's nice to see such a clear example.
Well, it is 2012!! Those conservatives were warned.
... and why not? He's doing an incredibly rotten job. Rmoney would have fired him years ago.
But, well, look hard flax works! Don't see Flax hanging out at funerals or decorating French royalty...
Hey don't forget that bald guy in the bible who sicced (sicked?) his bears on some kids who made fun of him. And remember! Its the Word of GOD, not some strange fairy tale.
Just want to point out to the Catholic Cartoonist that Jim Jones wore aviator glasses, not the frame sytle preferred by the late Kim Jong Il. It's the little touches, you know.
Karl thought they had things wired.. Remember that sick look he had on election night? That's the look of a guy who's just thrown his home mortgage and the pink slip to his car into the pot in a poker game, and then suddenly realizes that ace he has up his sleeve just won't be enough...
I TOLD you it was a long time ago...
Hey, have you guys tried googling Ronald Radosh?
I'd say they gave them enough of a hearing to hear all the dog-whistles: food stamp president, undoing welfare reform, Kenyan-born socialist Muslim, etc. etc.For some reason, Republicans seem to think that when they're speaking into an open microphone, only white people can hear them.
New Zealand, where the men are men, and the sheep are very, very, nervous.
I begin to suspect that Congress banned internet poker to keep wingnut welfare recipients from giving all their money to Nate Silver.
Jeez when was the last time France was German?
Yeah, but Karl will walk away a wealthy man. It's designed that way. He has no skin in the game.
See, if only Disqus sorted "Oldest first" automatically. Then again, can a comment thread really have too many Elisha references? I think not.
I'm thinking GOR, the TV series. Without nudity, of course.
Well, Alsace-Lorraine DID kinda go back and forth there for a while.
"That has to change and the message of conservatism needs to permeate Pop Culture and make it a 'cool' thing again to be a conservative."This didn't work when it was called the Half-Ass News Hour (or something like that).
"'The truth is that any statistician can build a model,' sniffed Goldberg, perhaps thinking of the scale-model Munsters car he built in grad school."Nah. Jonah Goldberg was never cool enough to build a scale model of the Munsters car in grad school. That kind of thing would have out of his ken because it wouldn't have been something he could brag about to his Mom.
Oh jeez, Melanie Philips [blink][blink]. Has she fucked off with her hyper-israeli-right-or-wrong-schtick over to your side of the pond?Thank fuck for that.... sorry, but rather you than us have to read her tiresome Daily Mail polemic day-in day-out
Jonah is the kid who kept his Star Wars action figures in the original box as an investment.
Jonah is the kid who didn't unwrap the box and who, when the time came to resell, included "never handled" in the advert.