Friday, August 22, 2014

FRIDAY AROUND-THE-HORN.

•  Hey, guess who got in on Ferguson: Maggie Gallagher. I'm not kidding! If you know her work as head of the Anti-Sex League, you'll know her passive-aggressive style, which she replicates here: A lot of shit about Michael Brown ("'That Indian clerk he roughed up was so small. He must have been so scared'") and love for the cops,  followed by a bullshit plea for tolerance:
We have to find a way out of tribalism, back to America.

During my years leading the fight against gay marriage, there were so many efforts to paint a picture of me as motivated by anti-gay hatred, and there were so many people hoping I would respond in kind. Some who opposed gay marriage even criticized me for refusing to strike back. They saw my gestures of respect for gay-marriage advocates as a desperate attempt to placate, rather than as a refusal to become the caricature my opponents hoped to make me.

To make something good improbably come out of Ferguson will require work from both sides of the racial and political divide.
If this were a vaudeville sketch, this is where the cops and the protesters would stop fighting and unite to beat up Maggie Gallagher. Also in the article: "I don’t want to respond with tit-for-tat stories about race," followed by tit-for-tat stories about race, and many other such examples of the Gallagher method which lead me to believe that even the racists won't be returning her calls.

•  At The Federalist, Daniel Payne is disgusted that Richmond, Virginia joined the National School Lunch Program so those little moochers statists like to call "children" will get free food:
It’s bad enough that we’ll have more students belly up to the government food trough (if you’ve never had a taste of “free” government lunch, consider yourself lucky); instead, consider RPS Superintendent Dana Bedden’s positive gushing about the new program: “I like it for the health and nutrition aspect, but this also removes the stigma of free lunch. Everyone can eat.” 
Ah, “stigma:” one of the last great impediments to full-blown government dependency.
Whereas if we had the little bastards clean toilets for their gruel, it'd be morally-educational. Alas,  "The Left wants the citizenry as dependent upon government as possible," says Payne. Because what other possible reason would they have for using tax dollars to feed children?

•  The strenuous efforts of Reason editors to pump up their moment in the media spotlight despite the avalanche of demurrers and protests from the conservatives on whom they rely for coalition -- here's the latest one from lawn-order scold John Podhoretz -- have convinced me that the Libertarian Moment is something  like the Summer of George.

126 comments:

  1. coozledad10:54 AM

    We have to find a way out of tribalism, back to America.



    Good idea. When do they start loading the Eurotrash back on the boats?

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  2. a refusal to become the caricature my opponents hoped to make me.Hon, you don't need my help.

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  3. We have to find a way out of tribalism, back to America.
    During my years leading the fight against gay marriage




    this is the best thing, ever.

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  4. Hey, she utterly transcended narrow tribalism during those years. Why, she joined forces with deranged theocrats and authoritarian church-goers.

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  5. PulletSurprise11:19 AM

    She found her way out of tribalism for the moment between a carriage return & line feed.

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  6. They saw my gestures of respect for gay-marriage advocates as a desperate attempt to placate, rather than as a refusal to become the caricature my opponents hoped to make me.



    "Hey, when I wasn't trying to block people from having the same basic rights as me, I let them know that it wasn't personal. What more do those perverts want?"

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  7. anonymouse11:26 AM

    [shuffles feet]
    [guitar chord on high reverb wails through near empty coffee shop]
    "uh, we are The Loneliness of the Producers and this is "The Temptations of Tribalism"... One, two, three four!"

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  8. To make something good improbably come out of Ferguson will require work from both sides of the racial and political divide.


    Truly. It will take the side composed of those people rioting in defense of a clerk-menacing darkie thug, working together with us supporters of the godly, always-in-the-right police who shot that thug down in the street and let him lie there, like the animal he so obviously was. Now let's all join hands and sing Kumbaya (It's okay, Negro cooties wash off more easily than homosexual deviant cooties).

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  9. During my years leading the fight against gay marriage...

    Has she surrendered? I guess that particular grift train did run out of steam.

    there were so many efforts to paint a picture of me as motivated by anti-gay hatred

    When in reality she was motivated by homophobia!

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  10. Ellis_Weiner11:29 AM

    "Show us the tats on yer tits!"

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  11. "Look, if your side will admit that your immoral lifestyles have turned your boys into hulking thuggish criminals and your girls into licentious child-murderers, we'll see if we can't get the police to shoot for the leg next time. That's fair, right?"

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  12. PulletSurprise11:35 AM

    This is the polarized America we live in, one in which factions with
    dueling narratives battle for political power so they can beat the
    delegitimized other into submission and silence. The worst are full of
    passionate conviction.


    ...writes the woman who founded the "Culture War Victory Fund."


    Like I have said before, she's suffer from cognitive dissonance if she was capable of cognition.

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  13. one in which factions with dueling narratives battle for political power so they can beat the delegitimized other into submission and silence.

    Only one faction administers the beating with bullets, billy clubs, water cannons, tear gas, dogs and the full might and majesty of the law, while the other side uses marches, their bodies, their voices, their votes and the occasional rock. But it really is an equal match between equals therefore Maggoty is the real victim.

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  14. sharculese11:45 AM

    It' cool Mags. It was always kind of obvious that you were motivated by a pathological urge towards martyrdom, only without the risk of, y'know, actually being martyred.


    But you got that, so why are you bothering us with your weird tailchasing pablum about race?

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  15. It's not real bigotry if you don't physically damage a person and/or their property.

    See also - "I can't be a racist, I haven't paid my dues to the Klan!"

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  16. Socialist Cubone12:02 PM

    Hey, black people, if you wanna get your human rights, take it from me: You gotta turn the other cheek and be insufferably passive aggressive.


    Look at how successful it was in preventing gay marriage!

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  17. tigrismus12:02 PM

    We have to find a way out of tribalism, back to America. Except for the gays, those guys are right out. There are other groups I'm also none too sure about, but DEFINITELY not the gays.

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  18. Derelict12:06 PM

    Funny that whining about "tribalism" from someone who's entire ouvre is nothing but appeals to tribalism.

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  19. tigrismus12:09 PM

    People like me depend on the courage of people like Officer Darren Wilson to feel safe in the world.

    I find this very telling in so many ways.

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  20. Derelict12:10 PM

    Probably because she's got at least a tiny bit of understanding that it's really not a good thing to be called a racist. So she types up her fence-waddling screed that manages to end up being racist anyway, but rightwing bigots see it as too non-committal.

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  21. It's hot enough to boil a monkey's bum in here...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f_p0CgPeyA
    ~

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  22. Or the wops...
    Or the kikes, obviously...
    Or the spics...
    Or the micks...

    No wait, let me come in again.

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  23. During my years leading the fight against gay marriage, there were so many efforts to paint a picture of me as motivated by anti-gay hatred... They saw my gestures of respect for gay-marriage advocates as a desperate attempt to placate, rather than as a refusal to become the caricature my opponents hoped to make me.

    Oh this is rich. Maggie showed up one day to troll a pro-gay-marriage post on Washington Monthly - anonymously - or so she thought. It didn't occur to her that the moderators could see her real email and IP addresses. Not only was she NOT respectful to the community advocating gay marriage, once she got her ass handed to her in the debate she resorted to the old "Well, I'm going to heaven and you're all going to hell - so nyaaah!"

    I am not even fucking kidding you.

    You'd like to think that these people who see themselves as guardians of society's "values" had at least a modicum of emotional maturity or sanity and that maybe they've just reasoned out the issues wrong, but after a while you realize that it's BECAUSE they lack emotional maturity or sanity that they've become self-appointed guardians of society's values.

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  24. GeniusLemur12:36 PM

    "We have to find a way out of tribalism, back to America."
    Translation from rightwingerese:
    "Everyone needs to drop their objections and do things my way."

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  25. Jay B.1:19 PM

    We have to find a way out of tribalism, back to America.



    After all, America was built on eradicating tribes, yet we somehow still allowed the Chinamen and Irish in.

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  26. "But we don't want the Irish!"

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  27. Next on Thursday Book Club: Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Shooting an Unarmed Person Six Times Because He Was Scary.

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  28. George Will1:31 PM

    Please forgive Maggie. I was wearing her panties during one of our sessions 17 years ago, when suddenly I crapped in them, and she never got over the shock. My crap looked like a black baby's arm clutching an apple.

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  29. Bethany Spencer1:39 PM

    Maggie's still hoping she can win the blacks over to help her in her anti-homo crusade.

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  30. Bethany Spencer1:40 PM

    Ayup.

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  31. (if you’ve never had a taste of “free” government lunch, consider yourself lucky)"They're giving this food away to so-called hungry children! And it's not even very good food!"

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  32. redoubtagain1:44 PM

    We have to find a way out of tribalism, back to Northern Ireland.
    Fixed

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  33. Because what other possible reason would they have for using tax dollars to feed children?Besides the government shackles, it's also another way that the Left demonstrates its hatred for Christianity. As Jesus Himself said, "Suffer, the little children."

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  34. Bethany Spencer1:44 PM

    And the portions (of stigma) are so small!

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  35. randomworker1:51 PM

    Has America's Bitterest Spinster, Kathy Lopez, weighed in?

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  36. PulletSurprise1:58 PM

    Shorter Daniel Payne: "I know kids have to eat, but... EVERY FUCKING DAY???"

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  37. susanoftexas2:00 PM

    According to the book on 1920s-30s social history I'm reading, prohibition was popular in the South because the white southerners wanted to keep alcohol away from Blacks.
    If you added a "no minorities" clause you probably could get any benefit passed.

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  38. tigrismus2:07 PM

    Ah, “stigma:” one of the last great impediments to full-blown government dependency.

    YES! Join me in shaming corporations on the dole! No more free-money, no more bailouts, no more ludicrous tax breaks! Wait, where are you going?

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  39. PulletSurprise2:09 PM

    Harrumph Against The Machine

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  40. "The Left wants the citizenry as dependent upon government as possible," says Payne.

    Corporations being people, my friends, I can't wait until his column blasting Exxon-Mobil for taking government subsidies.

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  41. glennisw2:46 PM

    Even if you give Wilson the benefit of the doubt, there wasn't anything he did that day to make anyone "feel safe in the world." What he did was trivial harassment - nagging two kids for walking in the street. If you believe him (and I don't) that Michael Brown reacted violently, it was only a reaction of one person against someone bullying him - the "world" was in no danger from Michael Brown.

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  42. Jay B.2:51 PM

    “I like it for the health and nutrition aspect, but this also removes the stigma of free lunch. Everyone can eat.”


    Pfft. Next thing you'll tell me is that they feed orphans.

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  43. PulletSurprise3:22 PM

    "I have always depended on the kindness hot temper of strangers belligerent cops."

    She's a regular Blanche Dubois.

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  44. El Manquécito3:37 PM

    And such small portions.

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  45. Christopher Hazell3:39 PM

    On another note:

    "We have to find a way out of tribalism, back to America."


    Because if there's one thing that defines historical America, it's the way our forefathers worked to eliminate any distinction between black America and white America.

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  46. El Manquécito3:40 PM

    Welp

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  47. Bethany Spencer3:46 PM

    Has anyone seen K-Lo and Maggie in the same place at the same time?

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  48. Bethany Spencer3:47 PM

    If Tribalism, OK isn't as American as mom, apple pie and cops shooting black kids, I will eat my foot.

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  49. How do they think this works--do they think that people line up and stand for hours waiting for crappy government cheese because they prefer lousy free lunches to fine dining paid for by their own high paying jobs? What's that you say? There are no high paying jobs for those people? Well shut ma mouf and call me Cletus.

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  50. Yes, there are pictures, & no, I am not going into detail!

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  51. How do they think this works--do they think that people line up and
    stand for hours waiting for crappy government cheese because they prefer
    lousy free lunches to fine dining paid for by their own high paying
    jobs?


    During the Roman Republic, there supposedly was a handful of well-off people who did in fact line up for the grain dole, because it was one of the perquisites of citizenship, and they were going to exercise it, by Jupiter. And look at what happened to them.

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  52. Spaghetti Lee4:35 PM

    Is that the sequel to Eats, Shoots, and Leaves?

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  53. Go home, you're drunk.

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  54. Spaghetti Lee4:38 PM

    (if you’ve never had a taste of “free” government lunch, consider yourself lucky)


    As opposed to the five-star haute cuisine served by our benevolent and glorious overlords at Mickey D's, Applebees, and Starbucks.


    No, I totally buy the idea that a lot of school lunches are inedible slop. But I also know that if schools tried to spend a little more money on them, people like Payne would screech like stuck pigs. "They're giving those filthy little hoodlums fresh vegetables?! AMERICA IS DEAD!"

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  55. Derelict4:42 PM

    Ah, “stigma:” one of the last great impediments to full-blown government dependency.

    It's pretty obvious that being too poor to feed your child is something to which we all aspire. And, as liberals, feeding hungry children is a sure-fire way to guarantee that we never run out of ways to spend tax dollars. After all, isn't spending tax dollars just for the sake of spending them the only thing we actually believe in? And we can't just keep making government bigger--that would put too many people to work, and we need them dependent on the government so we can make government bigger to deal with uh, whuh, uh . . .

    Damnit! We've been found out!

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  56. Well gosh, we can't have petty minded bigots walking around in fear they'll see a black kid walking in the street.

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  57. PulletSurprise4:44 PM

    What I totally don't buy is that this guy has first person experience with consuming a government-sponsored lunch that wasn't on offer at some lobbyist boondoggle.

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  58. Derelict4:46 PM

    A Mr. Derbyshire is here to see you?

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  59. Ellis_Weiner4:47 PM

    America's Sourheart, you mean?

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  60. Derelict4:49 PM

    But I still want to bitch endlessly about how they won't settle down and live middle-class lives.

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  61. Spaghetti Lee4:52 PM

    OK, uh, I'd never heard of The Federalist, and a quick look reveals that it's yet another wingnut web 2.0 thinkpiece storage bin, with stories like "Could right-leaning politics help the cause of atheism by decoupling it from narrow leftist politics?" and "Ten things homeschoolers think during back-to-school season: An anthropological look at this curious, intelligent, freedom-loving tribe", so, you know, they're one of those cool Republican sites.

    There's also an article called "Progressives want everything locally grown except government." Your website is called "The Federalist" and you're editorializing against the federal government and in favor of local government. Do you realize the historical irony that...oh fuck, never mind. Rock on, guys. I'm sure your website will be the one that finally changes the world.

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  62. tigrismus4:57 PM

    Libertarians don't have any problem with orphans being fed, as long as they have a say in the matter of to whom.

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  63. That whole line of thinking really doesn't make a lot of sense when you think about it.

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  64. Christopher Hazell5:31 PM

    No, no, see, we get rid of them entirely, and then parents who aren't currently feeding their children will have no choice but to create healthy, delicious lunches individualized for each child.


    There is literally nothing else that could happen if we get rid of free school lunches.

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  65. Growing up in the 70s, I went to many different public schools because my family moved around a lot. Some of the cafeteria lunches were good and others weren't; it really differed from school to school.


    But one thing was consistent: every school served this weird carrot-and-raisin salad that nobody ever ate at home...

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  66. Derelict5:34 PM

    For some reason, conservatives are convinced that being grindingly poor is a really attractive lifestyle. They think that the only thing that will make people want to avoid misery is to make misery even more miserable--and add a huge dollop of social stigma to it.

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  67. They keep doing that, but the poor are never miserable enough to suit them.

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  68. Christopher Hazell5:42 PM

    It is genuinely astonishing to me how many people think the solution to poverty is to explain to people that poverty is bad.


    Like, it somehow never occurred to the poor that being rich and safe was better than being poor and hungry, so if we just explain it convincingly enough, nobody will choose to be poor and hungry anymore.

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  69. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person5:43 PM

    The strenuous efforts of Reason editors to pump up their moment in the media spotlight despite the avalanche of demurrers and protests from the conservatives on whom they rely for coalition -- here's the latest one from lawn-order scold John Podhoretz -- have convinced me that the Libertarian Moment is something like the Summer of George.

    Given the nature of Libertarians and their ism, maybe The Summer of Katya would be as apt...

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  70. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person6:10 PM

    or the football hooligans, Liberals and lesbian scum, and the---oh fuck it, Tom Robinson sings it better...

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  71. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person6:14 PM

    I guess that particular grift train did run out of steam.


    Steam? That train is powered by nukular reactionaries...

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  72. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person6:59 PM

    The food at my HS in the mid '60s was edible, though my personal culinary experience, living in a low-income blue-collar family, may have predisposed me to enjoy it more than a lot of the other kids. I mean, whatever "Cherry Crisp" was, we never had it at home, and they didn't serve "Thursday Refrigerator Soup", no matter what day, so there was that...

    I have no idea if there were Federal funds involved, but I was never offered a free meal.

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  73. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person7:02 PM

    We have to find a way out of tribalism, back to America.

    "Tribalism", eh? And you know what comes in Tribes? That's right: Thugs. Y'all are reading this shallow woman a bit too deeply, methinks...

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  74. Pope Zebbidie XIII7:10 PM

    That's because she's achieved critical mess.

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  75. Hey, hey, hey. Whoa. It sounds like you're suggesting it is inappropriate to treat poor people as though they're just too dumb and/or lazy to stop being poor.

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  76. DocAmazing7:43 PM

    Summer of My German Soldier, surely?

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  77. Having thought about it some more I wonder if this is mandatory poor-shaming. "Look! These people are so poor they allow their children to eat crappy government food when they should instead get a 4th job so Junior can eat a sandwich he had to make himself because mommy and daddy are never at home. Or maybe the kid would be better off starving. Or his stupid parents shouldn't have had him. And by that I mean they shouldn't have had sex because there's no way I approve of birth control!!"

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  78. The Summer of 69. (With an extra helping of annoying white breadedness.)

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  79. DocAmazing7:54 PM

    "And hey, how about that airplane food, right?"

    Some routines never die.

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  80. YNWA405158:47 PM

    "Are there no -bzzzzzt-- prisons? Are there no --bzzt!-- workhouses? ... workhouses?"

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  81. tigrismus8:53 PM

    Yeah, wasn't it just the other day somebody brought back a "they should be eating gruel" mango?

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  82. billcinsd10:20 PM

    my family had carrot and raisin salad at home in South Dakota in the 1970s, but my mom taught home ec.

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  83. DocAmazing11:50 PM

    I thought she opposed tribadism?

    Oh, wait...

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  84. "(if you’ve never had a taste of “free” government lunch, consider yourself lucky)"


    Well, he did get that right, but not for the reason he thinks.

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  85. Spaghetti Lee12:26 AM

    Not so much that being poor is bad so much that it's immoral, immoral in a convoluted, I-only-read-Hayek way that regular people couldn't give half a fuck about, and people who actually have to suffer with that poverty find laughable.

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  86. YNWA405151:47 AM

    I take their meaning to be-- as also, in some sense, with the loathsome Federalist Society-- yet another of their attempts at historical revisionism with regard to their beloved Founders. In other words, "The filthy libs are wrong again, and what the Founders really meant by 'Federalism' was small government. And guns. Lots and lots of guns."

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  87. Guardians of the Phalluxy.

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  88. Tehanu3:06 AM

    Same thing with the National Health in Britain. I don't think our overlords "give" us health care or school lunches out of the goodness of their hearts. Can't have cannon without fodder.

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  89. smut clyde3:06 AM

    During my years leading the fight against gay marriage
    Humility, thy name is not Maggie Gallagher.

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  90. smut clyde3:07 AM

    while the other side uses marches, their bodies, their voices, their votes and the occasional rock
    I believe the preferred term is "soft power".

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  91. smut clyde3:16 AM

    IIRC the National Health service was brought in by the post-war Labour government, over protests from the Tories, and it was a genuine combination of social justice and economic rationality.
    Not so much healthy cannon fodder as healthy factory workers. With bright clean cafetarias.

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  92. Glock H. Palin, Esq.4:15 AM

    Note the important distinction between "feel safe" and "be safe".

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  93. Glock H. Palin, Esq.4:17 AM

    Uh, that's kinda our only original song, so we're gonna play Rush's "The Trees" for the next 25 minutes.

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  94. smut clyde4:23 AM

    That train is powered by nukular reactionaries...

    That train is like the one in "Snowpiercer" *
    ---- SPOILER ALERT ------
    * It requires an occasional child to be incorporated in the engine to replace the worn-out parts.

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  95. smut clyde4:25 AM

    What's this I hear about children receiving free mangos?

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  96. montag26:55 AM

    In an odd way, maybe there's some theory of loss here, or some corollary of the Stockholm Syndrome. Conservatives generally believe that if we bomb civilians long enough, they'll love us when we stop. If they starve the poor long enough, the poor'll love `em when conservatives throw `em a soup bone or two.

    Maybe this is all about adoration.

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  97. montag27:11 AM

    Well, federalism in the sense that the conservatives espoused limited federal government in the Federalist Papers and that the Constitution should reserve considerable power to the states, the better to ignore the abolitionists, to enable the financial class, etc.

    Scratch a Federalist and underneath you'll find a monarchist and a Tory.

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  98. Derelict8:21 AM

    . . . Junior can eat a sandwich he had to make himself because mommy and daddy are never at home.

    And then our rightwing moral scolds can complain endlessly about latch-key kids and how irresponsible Junior's parents are for leaving him unattended, and why do women work outside the home when they should be home raising the kids (and the built-in rejoinder of "Why are you being a stay-at-home mom when you should be out working two or more jobs to lift your family out of poverty?").

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  99. Alternate Daniel Payne:


    "Honey, I know you's hongry but Momma done spent all her grocery money on t-bone steaks and--now don't tell nobody--booze and lottery tickets. So we ain't got no money for cereal this mawnin' nor lunch this afternoon. But, c'mon, honey, let's git up in the ol' Welfare Cadillac and ride on down to school where you can hold yo' head up high in front o' them snotty little white kids when you get yo' free lunch today! 'Cause praise Jesus there ain't no shame no mo' in eatin' fo' free off the taxpayer dollar. The white people calls it 'suckin' off the government tit.' I calls it gittin' what's mine. And you can, too, honey." (Exit, smirking.)

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  100. mommadillo9:54 AM

    Obviously, cops shouldn’t strangle a man as they take him into custody, and just as obviously, there ought to be some way police can immobilize a suspect without killing him.



    Yeah, if only there were . . . I dunno, some sort of electric shocking device that could be used for this. You know, something along the lines of those electronic whips our noble protectors in law enforcement like to use on children and grandmothers. What do they call them? Lasers, phasers, something like that.

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  101. cleter1:25 PM

    Does this guy know that the "free government lunches" are the same as the other lunches? The only difference is how it's paid for at the end of the line.

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  102. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person5:14 PM

    Heh. He probably gets a stiffie picturing a kid sitting down and staring morosely at a shapeless lump of Government Cheese™ in the middle of the tray, wondering what he ever did to deserve this...

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  103. I suppose this made more sense when it was possible for a larger percentages of households to get by with just one member working full time. You know, back when minimum wage did what it was supposed to do.

    But since the GOP hates to throw anything out, it continues with the same old schtick, even after it has made its ideal impossible for most people to achieve. Which is great if all you want is reasons to sneer at people and tell them they suck.

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  104. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person5:41 PM

    Atlas Shrugged....is a cook book!

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  105. Matt Jones5:51 PM

    "To make something good improbably come out of Ferguson will require work from both sides of the racial and political divide."


    Not really, Maggie. Firing every single member of the harassment / shakedown racket currently operating as "Ferguson PD" would certainly be a good start and conveniently requires very little cooperation from your band of racists.

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  106. Fearguth6:40 PM

    If Norman Podhoretz was your father, Midge Decter your mother, and you turned 13 in 1974, no wonder you believed the 70s were the shabbiest decade ever.

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  107. Gary McCammon7:19 PM

    "both sides of the racial divide"

    JEEBUS FUCKING CRIS... *huhh huhh*

    . . .

    Okay, Maggie, let's compromise. We give up our vague threats to punch storekeepers, and you'll give up the aerial drones, shotguns, stun grenades, tear gas grenades, grenade launchers, microwave pain rays, surveillance cameras, automatic rifles, pepper spray, Tasers, APCs, water cannons, attack dogs, rubber bullets, night-vision goggles, and riot shields, mmmmkay?

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  108. DocAmazing10:23 PM

    she just wants everyone else to be as miserable as she is


    This is the Rosetta Stone of much of right-wing thought.

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  109. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person11:48 PM

    both sides of the racial divide

    The racial divide doesn't have two sides, it has a top and bottom. It's a fucking cliff, with us white folks standing at the top, and everybody else at the bottom, dodging piss, bricks, and garbage, wondering what the fuck?!

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  110. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person11:54 PM

    Does the soldier turn out to be an insane psychokiller?

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  111. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person11:58 PM

    Nobody loves a good Catch 22 quite like a winger...

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  112. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person11:59 PM

    She musta caught the recipe at work...

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  113. AGoodQuestion12:10 AM

    I'm sure being Maggie Gallagher counts as a victimhood of some kind, but she can't really blame the Left for it.

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  114. AGoodQuestion12:19 AM

    Remember back in the 00s when you'd hear these inspiring stories about mass airline flight walkouts? Two people would talk about a soccer match or something in Arabic, the rest of the passengers would refuse to board the same plane, the airline did some last minute rescheduling and we were all supposed to admire these outspoken goobers.


    Safety is the last refuge of the scoundrel when it's not the first. Michael Brown was inherently threatening, justifying the lethal action of Darren Wilson just as it would have an over-aggressive neighborhood watch captain or an asshole who gets possessive over parking lots.

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  115. AGoodQuestion12:29 AM

    All they need to do in order to feed their children better is to sell the occasional child for meat. This idea hasn't been floated in awhile, but I believe its time has come.

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  116. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person12:30 AM

    "Costs an arm and a leg to run this thing!"

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  117. Well, not they should be home, but she should be home raising the kids, while He totes his club out into the Wide World of White Christist Men to brawl for that Big Fat Paycheck he'd be getting if it weren't for those uppity 'norities, girls (and girly-men) unfairly using Big Guvmint to steal his Seed.

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  118. Derelict8:15 AM

    I note with much dismay that the people who supposedly stormed off airliners were also quite vocal about the need for genocide against Muslims, and quite vigorous in support of torture. They also thought the "free speech zones" were an excellent idea, and were thrilled as the police rioted against the Occupy movement. And here, today, they're once again working overtime to explain and excuse how another Black man deserved execution in the streets.

    I wonder what country these people grew up in, because the one they want is not the one I knew.

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  119. Derelict8:57 AM

    How do they think this works . . .?

    In all seriousness, this is how they think it works: Conservatives want smaller government and lower taxes. Conservatives oppose Liberals. Therefore, Liberals want bigger government and higher taxes.

    The best way to get people to support higher taxes and bigger government is to get people to depend on government, and the best way to do that is to make them depend on government for food, housing, clothing, healthcare, etc.

    This really is their chain of reasoning. The foundational notion of it all is government and taxes are evil. From there, everything else flows.

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  120. Derelict9:03 AM

    His point is that the free government lunches should come in bright red boxes that have shrieking sirens wired into the lid, and the recipients should be forced to wear bright yellow spork patches sewn into their left breast. The food can be the same--it's the stigma that's missing.

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  121. drspittle10:33 AM

    A libertarian version of Mrs. Lovett's How To Make The Perfect Meat Pie.

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  122. drspittle10:34 AM

    I thought that was Maureen Dowd?

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  123. davdoodles10:37 PM

    "During my years leading the fight against gay marriage"
    What a horrid thing to be immodest about.
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  124. J Neo Marvin4:14 PM

    They should just fill a trough with baked beans and garnish it with a couple of dead dogs.

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  125. J Neo Marvin4:26 PM

    This a thousand times. It wasn't second wave feminism that made my mom rejoin the work force in the 70s.

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