Monday, January 21, 2013

IT WAS A GOOD DAY.

For "Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall"; for the idea that it's not un-American to work together and share the bounty; for saying in the face of originalists, "while these truths may be self-evident, they've never been self-executing"; and of course for the LOL Opposition:


And oh yeah, for all the happy black folks in D.C.

Yeah, it was a good day.

UPDATE. The lulz keep a-comin': National Review's first-string bowtie Roger Kimball:
...The tone that he set: What was it? Reading through the speech (I will be honest: I couldn’t bear to listen to it live, I just couldn’t), I was haunted by an echo. The speech reminded me of something, of someone. Who was it? Woodrow Wilson? Yes, in part. But there was another ghost in the wings... 
Got it: “Peace in our time,” the president said, “requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes: tolerance and opportunity; human dignity and justice.” 
Now, I am as keen on tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice as the next gun-toting bitter-ender. But “peace in our time”? Where have we heard that before? Who was the last politician to strut across the world stage proclaiming “peace in our time”? Why, Neville Chamberlain, of course. He stepped off the plane that brought him back from his meeting with Adolf Hitler on September 30, 1938, and the crowd cheered as Chamberlain told them about his meeting with the German f├╝hrer...
Similarly, Obama used the words "I" and "me" a lot, just like Marshal Petain.

UPDATE 2. Wrote a little something about the speech for 2paragraphs.

UPDATE 3.  Commenters including Ron Thompson point out that Chamberlain actually said "peace for our time." The quote is so commonly misrendered that I would be inclined to give Kimball a break for using the wrong version, and even for not checking out what he probably assumed was a devastating coincidence before using it -- after all, he's only hurting himself.

However, smut clyde, tigrismus, and others inform us that Benjamin Disraeli and John F. Kennedy used "peace in our time," which means by the ancient conservative law of I'm Rubber You're Glue that they are now both retroactively Hitler. I hope Kimball's happy now!

66 comments:

  1. M. Krebs10:38 PM

    Heil, Black Hitler!

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  2. MyPetGloat10:58 PM

    Suck what, Sissy? Your sour grapes?

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  3. from la willis' ("beauty in unexpected places," according to her twitter profile) blog: We must protest, however, that a well-written tweet can be a work of art in the "Less is more" sense.

    INDEED.

    also, bonus points to sissy for uncovering the terrible gramsican conspiracy at the heart of the obama presidency and the rising american electorate, and i guess the failure of kantian positivism; i only wish i knew where the tens of millions of other voters were getting their little red books, because i know i've tried reading gramsci, and it only left me wanting that $11 back.

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  4. DocAmazing11:05 PM

    Yes, what could be more objectionable than sustainable energy sources? I know nothing about Li'l Miz Willis, but the only women called "Sissy" that I have ever met were from coal-rich places like Kentucky. I can imagine that Sissy met Massey and is now pissy.

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  5. sharculese11:10 PM

    Want this on a bumper sticker.

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  6. at least it was "suck it, mr. president." baby steps, right?

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  7. montag211:41 PM

    When Obama lamented that the fearful in the hinterlands were wedded to "guns and God," he missed one--gasoline.

    To the Sissies of the country, sustainable energy = takin' away our gas. They see this as just another power grab by the lefties, rather than as an inevitability of consumption (and is a pretty good look into the way the right wing thinks--you know it's true, windmills are a commie hippie plot).



    Of course, without oil, there's less reason for the U.S. to encircle the globe with its military, and that's a big bummer for the wingnutz, too. They'd rather spend the country into penury being the 21st century equivalent of the French Foreign Legion than plan for the future.



    No one has ever accused them of being forward-thinking....

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  8. wileywitch11:47 PM

    My mother thought whole wheat bread was a communist plot. Clearly we are still under the umbrella of the Cold War and its attendant idiocies and some still feel that hippies are an existential threat. It's still too weird for me. How do these people get through their days? Tie-dye sets them off.

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  9. Is this Sissy? I know her well.

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  10. BigHank5311:56 PM

    What's most amusing is how they're all "Free market, fuck yeah!" until they wind up on the short end of the stick, which is when the government should go kill some Ay-rabs or punch some hippie enviromentalists, like that'll make gas $1.59/gallon again. Jesus fuck, you morons, why don't you ask yourselves why the head of Exxon-Mobil earned $850 per minute one year?

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  11. Fats Durston12:02 AM

    Standing athwart history, tweeting stoopid.

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  12. montag212:05 AM

    Speaking of whom, the head of ExxonMobil was in private consultations today with President al-Maliki of Iraq... they will make deals on oil when the military can't get them absolute control.

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  13. montag212:08 AM

    Indeed. Kind of scary to think just how effective fifty years of propaganda was on the American psyche....

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  14. Next week's roundup should be fun! The annual "MLK was really a conservative" posts, plus Black Hitler!

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  15. Big_Bad_Bald_Bastard6:04 AM

    Funny, Kraphammer said, "No line from this speech will be repeated." Naughty Roy, you're making Kraphammer look stupid.

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  16. Big_Bad_Bald_Bastard6:07 AM

    Funny, conservatives never want to conserve.

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  17. Big_Bad_Bald_Bastard6:08 AM

    With all that added roughage in whole wheat bread, the Russkies would have struck while the entire NORAD staff was taking a poop break.

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  18. Don't read her blog. DON'T read her blog. She cites "The Blaze" as a source.

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  19. Anytime they're not saying "Suck it, Black Hitler" is a good day.

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  20. Big_Bad_Bald_Bastard6:52 AM

    In twenty years, they'll be claiming that President Oba,a was really a conservative, but in that case, they'll be kinda right.

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  21. Derelict7:50 AM

    Well, this goes right back to Reagan. He was the president who ripped the solar panels off the White House and personally torpedoed all alternative energy research at DOE. Since then, it's been an article of faith among the faithful that any energy that doesn't involve frying dinosaurs or splitting atoms is unAmerican.

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  22. Helmut Monotreme8:36 AM

    They totally want to conserve. Conserve their privileges, conserve their power, conserve their investment income... you name it. Everything important to them, they are in favor of conserving.

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  23. Tasty Pie9:15 AM

    She's a woman? I thought "Sissy" was a guy with a diaper fetish.

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  24. Halloween_Jack9:39 AM

    And who came up with bean sprouts? The Yellow PerilRed Chinese, that's who!

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  25. Halloween_Jack9:41 AM

    There are some questions which, I believe, we truly don't want answered.

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  26. Fats Durston9:51 AM

    It's worse!

    Neville Chamberlain, of course.

    He's Nevdolf Hitblerlain! The worst possible historical combo of all, appeasing himself all the while raising and cutting defense spending to psychotically high/low levels!

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  27. Halloween_Jack9:54 AM

    I'm really curious as to who, exactly, is supposed to be the Hitler to Obama's Chamberlain. Putin? For all of the fantastic corruption and oligarchapalooza of present-day Russia, I don't think so. China? They're holding our markers, anyway. Iran? Except for the fading-post-election sound of the drumbeat of the let's-have-another-war fanatics, not so much, really. The General Islamofascist Menace? Well, lacking in a certain figurehead, thanks to the POTUS. Really, the only dictators that are left are second-rate Bond villain types, and Kim Jong Un isn't even up to that standard, compared to his dad. This is really a Jonah Goldberg-level of laziness here.

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  28. tigrismus10:29 AM

    I suppose that's some of that civil and thoughtful discourse we liberals are incapable of.

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  29. Uncle Kvetch10:47 AM

    Stop hitlering yourself! Stop hitlering yourself!

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  30. gocart mozart10:50 AM

    So is he the new Hitler or the new Chamberlain? Make up your fucking minds wingnuts.

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  31. gocartmozart10:53 AM

    Standing athwart history yelling "drill baby drill"

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  32. gocartmozart10:55 AM

    Do you know who else like wheat bread?

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  33. Well, you can't spell "Disraeli" without "dis" and "Israel." So his point still stands.

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  34. Apparently, he would have to appease himself. Yet more wingnut projection.

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  35. tigrismus11:06 AM

    Also it's got two I's in it... NARCISSISM!

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  36. Oh, I assure you, Dr. Cabbagemallet already had that one covered.

    Cabbagemallet is right in one sense, though: Fox News viewers, writers of deranged Talibornagain newsletters, etc, will almost certainly not use any actual lines from this speech in their fabricated horseshit about how he spent the whole speech apologizing for America, openly disrespecting God and the Constitution, and calling for the nationalization of all industry, before wrapping it up with "Allahu Ackbar." I can't wait to hear my father funnel the choicest totally made-up dumbshittery to me tonight. I'd like it even more if he were doing it sarcastically.

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  37. XeckyGilchrist11:40 AM

    "who, exactly, is supposed to be the Hitler to Obama's Chamberlain."


    Osama bin Laden, of course. You know, the guy Obama had shot just like Chamberlain had... wait, I'll come in again.

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  38. XeckyGilchrist11:41 AM

    Well, there was all that unseemly crowing over the "Go fuck yourself" tweet to Trump, which I thought wasn't really as high-fiveworthy as a lot of people on our side did.

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  39. The General Islamofascist Menace?

    Yup, that would be it. That one will probably be evergreen for decades.

    Well, lacking in a certain figurehead, thanks to the POTUS.

    The General Islamofascist Menace wasn't led by OBL, who wasn't really all that important, and besides, President Obama didn't really have anything to do with killing him. Unlike when Ronald Reagan personally tore down the Berlin Wall. Anyway, the General Islamofascist Menace is carried on in the person of every Muslim in the world, with Palestinian Christians thrown in for good measure, since most of these people are too goddamn fucking stupid to realize they even exist.

    China? They're holding our markers, anyway.

    Uh, HJ, I love you like the sibling who looks like David Bowie I never had, but let's not reinforce wingnut talking points, 'm'kay? All foreign governments combined hold about a third of our public debt, and though China is usually the biggest single player in that category, it's unsecured debt, so it's not like they could take Kansas if we repudiated it when push came to shove. Although a deal for Kansas could certainly be arranged in a spirit of comity and a player to be named later.

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  40. XeckyGilchrist11:43 AM

    Drat, mds got it while I was trying to get Disqus to let me log in. Pardon.

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  41. sharculese11:50 AM

    Putin? For all of the fantastic corruption and oligarchapalooza of present-day Russia, I don't think so.


    For the class of conservative to which Roger Kimball belongs, we are still at war with the Soviet Union. Remember 'number one geopolitical foe'? South Ossetia? The Polish missile shield?


    I would not be at all surprised to find out that Kimball still wakes up every morning to visions of T-72s rolling towards the Atlantic Coast.

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  42. I'm Hitler.

    [slap]

    I'm Chamberlain.

    [slap]

    Hitler.

    [slap]

    Chamberlain.

    [slap]


    I'M HITLER AND CHAMBERLAIN!

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  43. Halloween_Jack12:08 PM

    Incidentally, I posed this same question over at NRO, and got this answer: "Maybe he's both. Throw Mussolini in too. Kind of like a three-in-one doctrine of the trinity. From hell." Bless their hearts.

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  44. Jay B.12:27 PM

    I loved it. Because it was a direct response to a guy who deserves it. Deadspin treated Trump's thanks with all the dignity Trump deserves. Getting all butch about a press release about sustainable energy? Well, milage may vary.


    I don't particularly care about civility, in that I don't care about civility at all. But incivility, in directness and in creativity, has to have a point.

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  45. redoubt12:31 PM

    Which means they think they're reaching for DeGaulle, and denigrating Leon Blum--dirty socialist--but will wind up embracing LePen.

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  46. tigrismus1:09 PM

    When I google Sissy she comments on a lot of posts complaining about mean, uncivil liberal behavior with statements about how dumb liberals are. Maybe her dissertation on the nuance and deep meaning behind "Suck it" is coming soon, but until then I'm going to continue to think her an idiot and an asshole. God knows we've got them, too, but that doesn't make her any smarter.

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  47. So ... the Axis trinity was Hitler, Mussolini, and ... Chamberlain? These people are even stupider than I thought, which is saying something.

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  48. smut clyde2:03 PM

    Who was the last politician to strut across the world stage proclaiming “peace in our time”?


    That would be JF Kennedy, I believe.

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  49. RogerAiles2:04 PM

    Wilt Chamberlain got a lot of piece in his time.

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  50. smut clyde2:09 PM

    Also too:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_University_speech

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  51. Another Kiwi2:31 PM

    Look, all they're saying is that at least Hitler was white. Chamberlain was obviously blah.

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  52. [wipes a wistful tear from eye quickly and hopes no one notices]

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  53. BigHank534:40 PM

    Were you expecting any of Andrew Breitbart's recruits to somehow grow out of being ass-kissers?

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  54. What did he claim, 20,000? But it's hard to believe some of them weren't counted twice, :~)

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  55. Edward VIII. Edward VI was Henry VIII's son.

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  56. AGoodQuestion6:30 PM

    Really, the only dictators that are left are second-rate Bond villain types, and Kim Jong Un isn't even up to that standard, compared to his dad.


    You begin to see their problem. Their erection from the Saddam Hussein lynching is just dying down now and there's nowhere to go for a new fix.

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  57. Fucking Roman numerals; how do they work?

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  58. aimai7:37 PM

    Now that's LGBTQ marriage we can all get behind.

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  59. BigHank538:31 PM

    Projection? Dude, have you ever seen a bigger bunch of self-appeasers than the wingnuts? They probably need dedicated spatulas for scraping ragegasm crusties off the underside of their desks.

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  60. montag210:08 PM

    I'm considerably more concerned about domestic bankers holding our debt than I am China doing same.


    They're the real terrorists of our age.

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  61. M. Krebs10:20 PM

    It's comments like that that make me wish we had those animated emoticon thingamabobs, so I could type "notworthy" enclosed by the appropriate do-hickeys.

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  62. smut clyde10:22 PM

    Brevity is the soul of wit, so she's halfway there.

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  63. cleter7:52 AM

    I guess being Chamberlain now is an improvement over being Hitler.

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  64. cleter8:48 PM

    I guess he's his OWN Hitler?

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  65. Jim Norris9:57 PM

    Sasquatch Disraeli!

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