Friday, September 26, 2014

FRIDAY ROUND-THE-HORN.

•   Though it's been days since Emma Watson's perfectly sensible feminist speech at the U.N., willful misunderstandings keep rolling in from our conservative brothers and sisters. There are, as you would expect, the usual blarhars from local oafs: Watson "hopped on the misogyny-patriarchy-rape-train," says Phil Elmore at WorldNetDaily; Breitbart's Milo Yiannopoulos yammers on about Watson's "figure-hugging overcoat" and "ten-thousand dollar outfits, with jackets cut perfectly to accentuate every curve of her body," apparently to make clear that the bitch is asking for it. But some conservatives put a little spin on their spin, so to speak,  portraying Watson's speech itself as anti-feminist. When Watson said, "Fighting for women's rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. Feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities," Rush Limbaugh pounced: "Right there she's telling you, feminism, as she learned it, means man-hating, means men are the enemy, means men are predators, rapists, brutes, purse snatchers, muggers and all that." "EMMA WATSON CONCEDES WOMEN 'ARE CHOOSING NOT TO IDENTIFY AS FEMINISTS,'" headlined Breitbart's Tony Lee. Etc. The weirdest bit so far, though, comes from Heather Wilhelm at The Federalist:
...[Watson said,] “I think it is right that I should be able to make decisions about my own body.” (Here, of course, was a bout of wild applause.) “I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that will affect my life.” (Good thing all women think the same!)
In other words, the leftists who hijacked feminism have twisted it to be about female autonomy and basic human rights, whereas it used to be all about the music. They musta got that from Alinsky!

•   As near as I can figure this out: Katy Waldman wrote a column objecting to an A.J. Delgado column about how women make up rape accusations. Later Cathy Young also published a column about how women make up rape accusations. Brendon Bordelon finds the liberal hypocrisy: All three columns appeared at Slate! Thus:
Slate Attacks NR for ‘Crying Rape’ Column, Then Uses Exact Same Headline Months Later
Slate could avoid this sort of thing by not publishing Delgado or Young, both of whom are incredibly awful wingnuts, but then by the rules of conservative victimhood that'd be censoring/oppressing them. You can't win (except in elections).

•   Grim laughs from the American Enterprise Institute (catch the byline):

Whereas Yoo refused to obey the Geneva Conventions, and has no regrets at all. Every time I see that man's name, I get the same feeling that comes over me when the narrator at the end of A Man For All Seasons tells us Richard Rich died in his bed.

•   To me, it's not even so much that Ilya Shapiro compared Eric Holder to George Wallace -- "please proceed, wingnut" is usually my reaction to something like that -- but more that he (or his editor, assuming despite appearances that he has one) removed the reference without acknowledging it. Come on, buddy, you've deprived us of a perfectly hilarious explanation.

190 comments:

  1. The U.N. should have invited Limbaugh to mansplain it for everybody.
    ~

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  2. They don't know whether they want to type out incoherent screeds or to spank it.

    The good news is that this outpouring of troglodytery is sure to make Ms Watson a bona fide feminist? Man-hating? You'll catch on to the ugly reality real quickly, Miss Watson.

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  3. whetstone12:10 PM

    Emma Watson: This malign interpretation of feminism causes untold suffering.
    Monsters: We're winning!

    At this point I'm convinced that's all it is. It's not ideological; it's not political; they just enjoy cruelty.

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  4. randomworker12:11 PM

    And yet, the Dead Breitbart, after freezing my screen for some seconds, somehow manages to pop the "Is This the End of Viagra?" add through my ad block and pop up block software. That says something, but I don't know what...

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  5. MrEleganza12:15 PM

    “'I think it is right that women be involved on my behalf in the policies and decisions that will affect my life.'(Good thing all women think the same!)"


    Men don't all think the same either, so I don't want them making policies that affect my life. This is why I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords. I'd like to remind them that as a trusted internet blogger, Roy can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground sugar caves.”

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  6. DN Nation12:31 PM

    Honestly, the Cathy Young Slate piece wasn't that bad. Worst part was the headline, which I'm guessing she didn't write herself.

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  7. Sadly, these links aren't even close to the most vile, hateful, suppurating syphilitic sore that is this vomitus disguised as writing


    Bog fucking weeps.

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  8. If I thought the NeoCons had any sense, I'd assume they're slobbering and screeching because they know a feminist celebrity who is adored by countless girls who are now reaching voting age is bad news when your national agenda includes A Woman in Every Kitchen and a Bun in Every Oven.

    But if that were the case their response would be a bit more subtle than "SHUT UP YOU GIRL COOTIE-CARRYING PERSON YOU!"

    They're just slobbering and screeching because someone said the F word without gagging.

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  9. Jayson Alan Grigsby12:37 PM

    Eew.

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  10. I took it that she's already a feminist. And being a female celebrity I'm sure she seen things that would make your ... oops ... my hair straighten out.

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  11. It would seem "compassionate conservativism" is long, long, long dead.

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  12. It's probably best not to think about the horrible scripts that some of those sites are quietly running behind the scenes...

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  13. Formerly_Nom_De_Plume12:46 PM

    Watson's "figure-hugging overcoat" and "ten-thousand dollar outfits, with jackets cut perfectly to accentuate every curve of her body,"


    Shorter~
    Watson: Women are people.
    Panting Fappers: Show us your tits!

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  14. zencomix12:49 PM

    "They don't know whether they want to type out incoherent screeds or to spank it."


    I'm going to go out on a limb and speculate that when they don't know which one to do, they just go ahead and do both at the same time.

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  15. I love how there's two parts to her quotation and Pigman just willfully ignores the entire second part.

    It's legendary in its stupidity.

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  16. Oh, Breitbart, you really found a great catch in Milo Yiannopoulos. That piece opens thusly:

    Some men will do literally anything to get laid.



    Sing it with me! Breitbart is here...


    It only gets better from there. Yiannopoulos seriously uses the terms "beta male" and "white knight," proving once more that the boundary between conservative thought and MRA thought is mostly a notional one. Oh, and did I mention that earlier this month, Yiannopoulos formulated a completely unfounded theory that Anita Sarkeesian (a.k.a. The Game-Ruining Devil Queen) committed felonious fraud? Oh, he didn't put that one on Breitbart - apparently, that one was a step too far. No, he posted it to the website of a guy who trolls poor countries for sex, which is obviously a perfectly dignified place for an "independent journalist" to post his borderline defamatory statements.


    God, Breitbart is an amazing website.

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  17. edroso12:52 PM

    With Schlussel, you never know where the boundaries are; I shudder to even speculate where she'll go next. (To a good psychiatric clinic, if she has any real friends.)

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  18. Bethany Spencer12:56 PM

    I seriously don't get the point. Emma Watson is wealthy, attractive actress...and?

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  19. I took her "man-hating" comment, seeming to refer to the strawman version of feminism, to reveal a certain naïveté about feminism. I'm willing to watch her speech again to see if I can parse it better, but I was face palming at that point.

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  20. FlipYrWhig12:58 PM

    I think it's "Confused people think standing up for women is 'man-hating,' but that's not what feminism ever has been."

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  21. FlipYrWhig1:01 PM

    A high proportion of anti-feminist discourses boil down to one odious reduction: "you say you're against objectification but then you want me to look at you how does that work, durr hurr."

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  22. Have any members of the MGTOW crowd made a pledge to never date Emma Watson?

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  23. Ellis_Weiner1:13 PM

    No, no, dear boy, not stupidity. Willful evil, don't ye know.

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  24. glennisw1:19 PM

    This is the second place I've seen a link to Schlussel, and I'll be damned if I'll go over there. Can't Roy do it for us? That's what we depend on him for!

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  25. Some men will do literally anything to get laid.

    That's Bitefart's readership right there.

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  26. Mangoes courtesy digby.

    Rotten, rotten mangoes.





    Hannah Graham: When You Walk Around Drunk in Half a Shirt Alone @ Night, This Happens



    By Debbie Schlussel



    Is it just me . . . or are you also tired of hearing the sob stories
    about Hannah Graham, the missing University of Virginia student with the
    weirdly “sculpted” eyebrows?



    Not that I excuse any crime or violence, but if you walk around alone
    and drunk in half a shirt at night, this kind of thing does happen. I
    mean, do people really not get this exercise in the utterly obvious?



    On Sunday afternoon, while I was at the gym running on the treadmill, I
    watched as every single cable news network broke into Graham’s
    teary-eyed parents’ press conference. Her father held up some silly
    stuffed animal rabbit and blamed her disappearance on the fact that she
    forgot this lucky child’s toy at home. I burst out laughing at this
    absurdity. I understand these parents are at wit’s end about their
    missing daughter. But, um, sorry, but her disappearance had nothing to
    do with this dumb stuffed animal. She’s an adult . . . or is supposed to
    be. And instead of maybe realizing that her disappearance might have
    had something to do with not acting like one, they blame it on her
    forgetting the plaything accoutrement of a kid. Yes, if she had only had
    her stuffed rabbit in her possession while gallivanting drunk and alone
    in almost no shirt on the dark streets of Richmond, she’d be fine.
    Right?

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  27. Jay B.1:34 PM

    I assume that when Debbie's home, feeling lonely and more than a little sad about her isolation to the world, she strangles one of the crippled kittens she keeps under the sink. What a fucking cunt.

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  28. mgmonklewis1:42 PM

    It was stillborn to begin with.

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  29. SatanicPanic1:44 PM

    "No fair, Emma's not fitting our caricature!"

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  30. misogyny-patriarchy-rape-train



    pictured below.

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  31. M. Krebs1:48 PM

    I hear the rape-train a comin'
    It's rolling round the bend
    And I ain't gotten laid since I don't know when,
    I'm stuck in WorldNetDaily; my boner keeps hangin' on
    But that rape-train keeps a rollin' on down to San Antone...

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  32. There's a certain strain of MRA...uh..."thought" that holds that women use their sexy, sexy bodies to control men's minds - even without being aware that they're doing it. Per these leading lights, the sight of a woman's curves shuts down a man's brain entirely, and this is true even if those curves are concealed behind conservative business attire. Thus, all men - being stupid, brutish creatures - are condemned to follow their dicks through life, guided by a woman's shapely buttocks, unable to muster the basic willpower or self-restraint to break free.


    But remember, it's feminists who hate men.

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  33. I read a piece of her feces about once a year, on average, and shudder for weeks afterwards.

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  34. Watson "hopped on the misogyny-patriarchy-rape-train,"Sheesh. It was the UN, Phil, not a WND fundraiser.
    "ten-thousand dollar outfits, with jackets cut perfectly to accentuate every curve of her body,"Yeah, typical liberal hypocrite, yammering about the desirability of equality in economic opportunity and personal autonomy, all while earning a lot of money and dressing how she pleases.

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  35. susanoftexas2:01 PM

    There are no boundaries. Evidently her father taught her well. http://www.debbieschlussel.com/1752/h-l-schlussel-m-d-my-dad-zl-1937-2007-blessed-be-the-memory-of-an-american-patriot-proud-jew/

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  36. are condemned to follow their dicks through life, guided by a woman's
    shapely buttocks, unable to muster the basic willpower or self-restraint
    to break free.So, what you're saying is, they think it's natural to thoughtlessly follow dicks and asses? Thus is the conservative voting base explained.

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  37. don't mock. i have pledged never to appear in a film with mel gibson or kelsey grammer.


    (unless the role was good, i mean real juicy. and required me to do full frontal)

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  38. Whereas Yoo refused to obey the Geneva Conventions, and has no regrets at all.In fairness, Yoo has no regrets about his refusal to obey the Constitution, either.

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  39. Spaghetti Lee2:21 PM

    He would have, but if he ever enters a building where non-white people outnumber white people, he gets sent back to his home dimension.

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  40. sharculese2:23 PM

    You just know that whole column was just an excuse to say'rape train.'


    Followed by a long bathroom break.

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  41. Spaghetti Lee2:25 PM

    Milo Yiannopoulos yammers on about Watson's "figure-hugging overcoat" and "ten-thousand dollar outfits, with jackets cut perfectly to accentuate every curve of her body,"

    Well, in his defense, conservatives are more courteous to women who dress more modestly. HAHA WAIT THAT'S NOT TRUE AT ALL: http://alicublog.blogspot.com/2013/01/annals-of-culture-wars.html

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  42. sharculese2:26 PM

    That's what I got, although it really isn't the best worded expression of that sentiment.

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  43. FrenchFriar2:33 PM

    Richard Nixon was not only not jailed for the Watergate coverup, he died in bed with his boots on and was declared for eligible statesman status. So, there.

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  44. PersonaAuGratin2:40 PM

    Wingtips, actually.

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  45. FrenchFriar2:48 PM

    Casual Friday attire? Or old school SoCal beach togs?

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  46. dstatton2:49 PM

    Limbaugh: Feminists are man-haters.


    Watson: Too many idiots mistakenly believe that feminism means man-hating.


    Limbaugh: See? She agrees!

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  47. ...when the narrator at the end ofA Man For All Seasons tells us Richard Rich died in his bed.


    Thanks for the spoiler. Why not go ruin the whole movie for us by letting us know if the pope granted Henry VIII the divorce he wanted.

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  48. Oh, "I just drowned Checkers and I don't think anybody saw me" action attire, certainly.

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  49. He must have left his metal detector at home that day.

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  50. Megalon3:07 PM

    I usually like Johnny Cash's music, but "hopping on the misogyny-patriarchy-rape-train" just doesn't do it for me as a song.

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  51. DN Nation3:09 PM

    "On Sunday afternoon, while I was at the gym running on the treadmill"

    Uh huh.


    (I don't intend to be awful, but for Schlusssssel, I'll make an exception.)

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  52. Can we trick him somehow?

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  53. tigrismus3:10 PM

    I don't know what it means, either, but if your pop-ups last for longer than 4 hours...

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  54. tigrismus3:19 PM

    Not that I excuse any crime or violence, but

    Uh huh.

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  55. susanoftexas3:19 PM

    In a bucket of water, so they have to swim constantly to keep from drowning.

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  56. Helmut Monotreme3:28 PM

    A serpent steals the herb that was to grant Gilgamesh eternal life.

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  57. My brain just sung that to me in Johnny Cash's voice...

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  58. Spaghetti Lee3:41 PM

    Also:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF9dr-FItR8

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  59. Spaghetti Lee3:43 PM

    "I tell ya, folks, I am just so pissed off by this clown the Dummycrats nominated for President. I mean, how do you even pronounce this? "Hguabmil Hsur"? ...OH SHI--"

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  60. Spaghetti Lee3:44 PM

    "Running on the treadmill" = "double-fisting shots of Jack Daniels."

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  61. smut clyde3:44 PM

    http://www.giantfreakinrobot.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/snowpiercer_poster_1.jpg

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  62. I like big buts, 'cause they follow a lie ...

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  63. Warren_Terra3:45 PM

    I find that she has really striking cheekbones, which she brazenly displays, the harlot.

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  64. Spaghetti Lee3:47 PM

    They never seem to choose the later, which is a shame. They'd be happier, we'd be happier, society would be happier.

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  65. So ... the pope granted Henry VIII's divorce from Gilgamesh, because Gilgamesh wasn't actually still alive? I'll confess I didn't see that one coming based on the IMDB entry.

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  66. Women must be controlled because their dangerous mind controlling booties are fucking shit up has been one of the founding principles of civilization since Abel and Cain rode a dinosaur to school.

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  67. #neverforget

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  68. dstatton4:04 PM

    So you're running on a treadmill, watching the distraught parents on CNN, and the woman next to you bursts out laughing.

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  69. What makes you think they don't do both?

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  70. mgmonklewis4:40 PM

    This is not the Supertrain you're looking for. (This fall on NBC!)
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/99/Supertrain.jpg

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  71. "When you stroll through the handsome halls of the Cheney-Addington Rectumorium you will find no art devoted to Regret. It is a muse not just disregarded, it is simply not considered at all."


    Quote from Gellman's Angler (or oughta' be)

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  72. Robert M.4:42 PM

    It might be an odd leap to make, but I can't help thinking about Ann Althouse freaking out, some years ago, over Jessica Valenti appearing in a picture with Bill Clinton. And you'd never guess it, but it turns out Valenti has breasts! And she was in a picture! With Clinton!! So obviously she's a slut and we should never listen to anything she says ever again.

    There really is this odd idea out there in the anti-feminist world that attractive feminists are automatically hypocrites (it's not on display here, because duh Emma Watson, but the twin of this idea is that unattractive feminists are just mad because they can't get laid).


    I think (and I'm trying to put this together into something approaching a coherent idea, which might be more than it deserves or, indeed, can support) that it induces cognitive dissonance when they perceive a desirable woman asserting that women have agency and value regardless of how badly heterosexual men do or don't want to have sex with them. It's like when wingers with an economic bent freaked out over Warren Buffet suggesting that people in his income bracket could afford to pay higher taxes: there's this sense that if you're benefiting from an inequitable arrangement, you should be in favor of the status quo.


    ...or maybe anti-feminists are just assholes who haven't let go of slut-shaming as a tool to punish nonconformity. It's always hard to rule that one out.

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  73. mortimer20004:51 PM

    Limbaugh only goes places where non-white people outnumber white people if he's carrying a big bottle of Viagra.

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  74. tigrismus5:04 PM

    My brain just turned it into noir and titled it "The Enki Shadows..."

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  75. smut clyde5:13 PM

    I am not looking forward to the CGI version of Humbaba.

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  76. I think that her use of the word "synonymous" is the problem. In common usage if we say something is "synonymous" with something else we mean its identical. But it really can also mean "mistaken for/or labeled" and the "but" that comes after it is meant to explain the mistake.

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  77. Holy shit, susan, that link is disturbing. Her father was a...very strange man.

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  78. If you think they treat attractive women badly you should try to imagine how they treat older, disabled, or unattractive women.

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  79. smut clyde5:37 PM

    Her father was the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being she's ever known in her life.

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  80. Spaghetti Lee5:49 PM

    Milo Yiannopoulos: the fashion critic for the discerning alpha male.

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  81. glennisw5:53 PM

    How did Holder refuse to obey the Constitution now?

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  82. Smurch5:54 PM

    Rosebud is the name of the sled.

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  83. glennisw5:56 PM

    Ugh. Those mangoes are putrefied.

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  84. Smurch5:58 PM

    I know, right? I mean, where's the homophobia?

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  85. FMguru6:09 PM

    It's more than that - it goes to the classic Rush "Coiner of the word 'Feminazi'" Limbaugh argument about feminism: that it was invented solely as a way for ugly women to assert power and influence. Emma Watson does not resemble their charicature of a feminist as an ugly, hairy, smelly, bra-burning diesel dyke, so she's obviously not a REAL feminist, and yet you liberals treat her like she's a real feminist, which just proves yet again that liberals are all HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES HYPOCRITES!!!1!

    This is actually one of their most common techniques: assert something ridiculous about liberals, and when liberals fail to behave like the ridiculous strawman charicature of a liberal that they've errected, then it's proof that liberals are all frauds who only care about power and aren't even really liberal and/or are straight up deceitful and this is proof that they're hiding their true monstrous agenda and can't be trusted (we saw a lot of that this week with the way that Hillary's lifelong record of corporate centrism is airtight evidence that she's really an Alinskyite deep-cover agent).

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  86. Refusing to let the Teabagger House do what they want.

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  87. She pre-cripples them for such an occasion.

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  88. Frodo loses a finger and they all sail off to the Western Lands.

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  89. "Try as you might to hide in the shadows from your divine namesake's gaze, be warned: Enki see, Enkidu."

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  90. RogerAiles7:05 PM

    Including, but not limited to, Matt Drudge.

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  91. Why don't you play some Solitaire, Mr. Schussel?

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  92. Susan of Texas7:07 PM

    My favorite part was when he informed on his mechanic. Although I suspect he did not, in fact, find a jihadist under every bush, as his daughter claims.

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  93. Pop-ups lasting for more than 4 hours may lead to browser gangrene.

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  94. M. Krebs7:22 PM

    Looks like Obama's minions have gotten to Dixie D'Souza, who divorced Dartmouth grad Dinesh D'Souza and is now dishing dirt on the despicable Dinesh D'Souza.

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  95. Brian Schlosser7:23 PM

    I'd tax Racquel Welch...

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  96. Brian Schlosser7:24 PM

    Once I drank from a bottle of orange juice that had spoiled and fermented. The taste it left in my mouth was not unlike the one I have now.

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  97. Brian Schlosser7:26 PM

    Something-something-Black Panthers

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  98. Brian Schlosser7:27 PM

    How's the joke go? "I'll need a grave someplace when my dad finds out who I rescued"

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  99. montag27:42 PM

    In my experience on this planet, stupid and evil are inseparable. All the words we use to suggest otherwise--clever, diabolical, crafty, Machiavellian--are not synonyms for wisdom.

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  100. montag28:07 PM

    Even so, D'upe D'Judge was successful in evading actual imprisonment. Probably because of the heartfelt plea from his daughter that he was a great deal like Christ.



    If Christ were a self-dealing, hypocritical, attention-seeking whiner.

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  101. Hot Jazz Murder Music8:17 PM

    Hermun Cain is still my lord.

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  102. Yes the stories amounted to the same thing over and over again: he informed on basically every person of muslim or arabic extraction he came across although he had no reason to know anything in particular about their business. And every single time the FBI stepped in and agreed that poor Mr. X was a terrorist and he was deported or locked up or at any rate something was done about him.

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  103. Actually, I believe she probably was. She is probably morbidly self conscious about keeping up appearances and we know she is highly competitive and jealous of other women and their appearance. I would also have accepted "While I was binging and purging in the bathroom at TGIF I saw it on the TV" as quite likely.

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  104. gocart mozart9:08 PM

    He violated the 3/5th Clause.

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  105. gocart mozart9:18 PM

    If you Google "John Yoo" + "testicles", this is what you find.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO2p0KHyzpw

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  106. gocart mozart9:31 PM

    I posted the above at the AEI link. His case against Holder for destroying the constitution is a mashup of wingnut talking points; F&F, New Black Panthers, The Employer Mandate, "Nation of Cowards"; somehow he forgot to say Benghazi! It's a disgrace that this guy teaches law.

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  107. Mr. Mxyzlprick.

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  108. susanoftexas10:01 PM

    I'm impressed that he managed to be a troll before the internet even existed by copying (probably inflammatory) articles and passing them out to everyone by hand. E-mail must have saved him a tremendous amount of time.

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  109. Emma Watson a is wealthy, attractive actress...and?

    And she owes a pack of nasty troglodytes sexual titlliation. Isn't that what she gets paid for?

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  110. tigrismus10:07 PM

    something was done about him

    Told to steer clear of the crazy old coot who WON'T STOP CALLING would be my guess.

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  111. gocart mozart10:10 PM

    Just checked AEI, my comment has been disappeared. Cowards.

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  112. gocart mozart10:16 PM

    She claims he slapped her around. This does nor surprise me.

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  113. DocAmazing10:24 PM

    Look a-yonder comin', what's that locomotive shape?

    Hey, look a-yonder comin', just like waving a red cape

    It's the Patriarchy Special, mysogyny and rape

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  114. anonymouse10:30 PM

    I run faster but cannot escape. Suddenly her mouth hinges open like that of a snake. A stench of carrion. The entropy of putrefaction. The floor falls away and I am unmade.

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  115. swkellogg10:38 PM

    That, sir, is a badge of honor.

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  116. swkellogg10:40 PM

    It's in the bridge.

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  117. swkellogg10:45 PM

    It's not the ghost of his dead daughter in the red slicker. It's a dwarf who slits his throat with a straight razor.

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  118. swkellogg10:48 PM

    Damn shoobees.

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  119. swkellogg10:56 PM

    Does this make George and Ringo accomplices?

    Say it ain't so.

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  120. Derelict11:01 PM

    This is actually one of their most common techniques: assert something ridiculous about liberals, and when liberals fail to behave like the ridiculous strawman charicature of a liberal that they've errected, then it's proof that liberals are all frauds . . .

    Whereas we liberals don't have to assert anything ridiculous about conservatives, nor do we have to construct strawmen in our heads. We merely listen to what actual real-live leading conservatives say, read what real-live leading conservatives write, and watch what real-live leading conservatives do.

    And then we're continually shocked, amazed, and horrified that real-live adults can speak, write, and act this way in the 21st century.

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  121. Derelict11:02 PM

    Care for a bite of this red delicious?

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  122. M. Krebs11:03 PM

    It was probably a perfect nice day outdoors for running.

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  123. Derelict11:04 PM

    Herman Cain got 999 problems. And I think the bitches is more than one.

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  124. Derelict11:09 PM

    Some people are really into angry sex. But when your only available partner is yourself, well . . .

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  125. M. Krebs11:11 PM

    Ouch.

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  126. M. Krebs11:14 PM

    http://youtu.be/1gJSx5-Gc3s

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  127. swkellogg11:17 PM

    Wait -- I thought stern morally driven conservatives, as opposed to wimpy Darwin worshiping libtards, were supposed to be the ones with superior impulse control.

    Silly Me.

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  128. Derelict11:18 PM

    Where do I send the bill for my new keyboard?

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  129. M. Krebs11:19 PM

    Well, I'm going down to Florida
    And get some sand in my shoes
    Or maybe the Dominican Republic
    With some Viagra in my shoes
    I'll ride that Oxycontin Special
    And lose these New York blues

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  130. swkellogg11:35 PM

    Having worked many years in-patient, I can tell you that there are many who don't respond favorably to treatment.

    At best a candidate for 'chemical restraint'.

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  131. swkellogg11:41 PM

    "Cockroaches are your gods.
    You are weak. You should pray to them. They are a more perfect life form
    than you. You are messed up with your idiotic idiosyncrasies. You have
    analysts,tranquilizers,you need vaccinations, you start wars, you commit
    suicide, you steal, you lie, you cheat. You are weak. You cannot
    survive, you are too busy hauling around that big brain of yours. You
    have to build jails to keep your own from killing you. You kill
    everything. You live in fear. You could never live with the simplicity
    and beauty of being a cockroach. You have abortions. You engage in
    meaningless activity. You are weak, cockroaches are your gods. You're
    not even fit to kiss the smooth belly scales of the mother cockroach.
    You are repulsed by them, you fear them. There are more of them than
    there are of you. You get squeamish at just the sight, they make you
    sick. You are weak. Give up your plate of food to them. Whether you do
    or not they will survive your stupidity. You try to kill them with gas
    and poison just like you do to your own kind. The roach comes back,
    stronger, faster, immune. You watch television, you lock doors to
    protect yourself from your species. You put needles in your arm, you
    sell your bodies, you invent new ways to mutilate yourselves and others.
    You are weak. Cockroaches are your god."

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  132. swkellogg11:52 PM

    "Dead Breitbart".

    Among my favorite Piercisms.

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  133. swkellogg12:05 AM

    A primitive attempt to reconcile their alpha-male fantasies with the desire to be mistresses peg-boy.

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  134. swkellogg12:21 AM

    Her Kenyan anti-colonialism set him off.

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  135. swkellogg12:36 AM

    Not that I excuse incompetent maintenance, or faulty manufacturing...

    Of course, as an adult, she'd accept full responsibility for her horrific death.

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  136. montag21:31 AM

    Everyone knew that it was a hustle, if only because the phrase was an obvious oxymoron. What made it--briefly--interesting as a political phenomenon was in seeing how a brain-damaged religious phony like Bush was going to sell it.

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  137. montag22:22 AM

    In her telling, ol' Deb and her dad were a two-man mini-Mossad, weren't they?

    What I found telling, though, is that not a single Arab or Palestinian is ever mentioned except as an Islamic terrorist or terrorist sympathizer, and everyone, including Desmond Tutu, that is not rabidly pro-Zionist is an anti-Semite. That sort of ideological purity can't be achieved without some heavy-duty mindfucking over decades, and I suspect that's the doctor's real legacy to her.

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  138. mijaba3:40 AM

    Internet trolls are sadists: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/climate_desk/2014/02/internet_troll_personality_study_machiavellianism_narcissism_psychopathy.html

    A conjecture: the writers quoted by Roy are just large-scale, highly successful trolls. They would also have the dark tetrad traits of Machiavellianism, narcissism, psychopathy, and sadism. As you suggest, they really are monsters who enjoy cruelty.

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  139. montag25:03 AM

    Yoo may have gone to Yale, but I get the strong feeling that he really learned his law from Park Chung-hee's KCIA.

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  140. The neighbors are responsible for a lot of horrible shit--you ought to become suspicious. I just read an article about Georgia (or some southern state's) most virulent amateur political actor. He got his start when "the neighbors" mysteriously transformed overnight into illegal aliens living 20 to a house and having loud parties and brawling on the lawn. Apparently these were not hillbilly white trash, either, but Mex-i-cans. And thus was born a crusader against illegal immigration.

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  141. Pope Zebbidie XIII7:25 AM

    Or Internet Explorer 8.

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  142. Derelict8:16 AM

    Even if you ignore everything else about it, every sentient being should have heard Bush proclaim "compassionate conservatism" and immediately wondered why it was necessary to append "compassionate" to a political movement. To my ears, it was a direct admission that conservatives entire political philosophy tends toward cruelty.

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  143. AngryWarthogBreath8:32 AM

    The Read it and Weep podcast had a sketch break during Atlas Shrugged for Dagny Taggart developing various technologies that ran on rape. "Dagny! I've just finished the new recipe for Reardon Steel! You were right - it needed more rape!"

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  144. billcinsd11:02 AM

    be careful if you post another comment, it's testicles will be crushed to make your first comment spill the beans

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  145. billcinsd11:07 AM

    you can buy the Warehouse 13 artifact card for Nixon's shoes for $9 on ebay

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/items/?_nkw=Warehouse+13+Season+3+Artifact+Card+A+35+Richard+Nixons+shoes+280+350+Snag+Bag&_sacat=&_ex_kw=&_mPrRngCbx=1&_udlo=&_udhi=&_sop=12&_fpos=&_fspt=1&_sadis=&LH_CAds=

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  146. precisely...

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  147. Derelict1:14 PM

    Baby's got hack.

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  148. Derelict1:21 PM

    . . . there's this sense that if you're benefiting from an inequitable arrangement, you should be in favor of the status quo.

    It's all part of their unique way of thinking that allows the opposition to be the loser no matter what. Using the tax example:
    1.) Wealthy person says "I can pay more taxes." This person is a hypocrite because they're benefitting from the current lower tax rate. And besides--if they really feel that way, they can always send in more money.
    2.) Non-wealthy person points out that wealthy people are taxed at far lower rates than the average middle-class wage earner. This person is just engaging in class warfare and hates all the job creators.
    3.) Poor person points out that tax cuts for the wealthy are being financed through cuts to social services. This person doesn't pay any federal income tax, and thus has no right to say anything ever about taxes. And besides, they're just lazy-ass moochers--even if they're working three jobs for 80 hours a week.

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  149. I've a feeling she'd tax me.

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  150. Derelict1:22 PM

    We'll give partial credit for this answer since it did contain "Something-something Black."

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  151. EWW EWW EWW EWW EWWWW

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  152. satch2:18 PM

    Old Doc Schlussel sure 'nuff had an eye for spotting Islamic terrorists. Apparently those suckers are everywhere, but it takes a really trained eye to pick 'em out.

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  153. satch3:11 PM

    Deb isn't the only one with daddy issues...
    http://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2008/01/10/john_vincent_coulter

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  154. Oh yeah. Daddy broke the copper miner's strike! Yay! He was a Catholic who thought he was the only one in the world worth being saved! Yay!


    Also--scratch any of these women right wing columnists and you will find someone with daddy issues. The one who said Obama didn't share our "blood" tie to the land--I'm blanking out her name--really, really, hates women on account of her father had five or six wives and couldn't satisfy any one of them. That's not what she says, of course, the women pass in and out of their lives meaninglessly but what else would a sane person say but a guy who gets serially married to the wrong woman over and over again is either terminally stupid or an awful husband or both. But he was perfect to her!


    Also I seem to remember Cathy Young has some daddy issues, though I try not to delve too deeply into this shit.

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  155. Well, he was an eye doctor.

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  156. Damn--beat me to it. That's what I get for leaving the computer for a few hours.

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  157. willf3:39 PM

    And then we're continually shocked, amazed, and horrified that real-live adults can speak, write, and act this way in the 21st century.



    Well, I don't know about "continually". I mean, I've been reading Roy for years now. Eventually you can't be shocked and amazed as easily as you used to be. Horrified, yes.

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  158. smut clyde5:44 PM

    Internet trolls are sadists
    They may well be, but the study that claimed to prove it was a load of tosh.

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  159. For whatever reason, Ignatius J. Reilly "abusing" his rubber glove wanders into view.

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  160. A world of Myrna Minkoffs, the musky minxes, for them to envision revenge on.

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  161. susanoftexas7:39 PM

    "Now Daddy is with Joe McCarthy and Ronald Reagan. I hope they stop laughing about the Reds long enough to talk to God about smiting some liberals for me."
    That's not God they're talking to. You can guess his name.

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  162. Those wingnuts sure do love their memory holes.

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  163. No, not monsters. They're humans, angry and fearful and choosing to act on their anger and fear in cruel and smarmy ways.


    One of the ideas covered in Watson's speech is that people should be more free to define themselves. Instead of having to follow rigid gender roles or binaries, you can have more choice. These people fear choice. It's difficult to define yourself. That's why they try to adhere rigidly to gender roles and are shrill and bullying towards people who would suggest there are more complex or flexible ways to live - that people are really complex.


    It doesn't matter to them if they themselves would still have the choice to love 'manly' things - if those things are no longer defined as the sole province of men (or if 'womanly' things are no longer defined as only being for women), where does this leave them? What identity do they have if thoughts, emotions and activities aren't all coded by gender? They can't figure this out for themselves.


    I remember dealing with similar people from early childhood onwards. As a girl, I loved dolls and wearing dresses… and also playing quest and war strategy computer games and playing with frogs and insects and catching toads in my backyard. I just liked all of these things. There were adults who couldn't wrap their mind around this. Some would insist I was a tomboy; others tried to ignore the 'boyish' stuff (or chide me about it) and called me a sweet girly girl. They tried to dump their own issues and stunted perceptions on me and make me feel weird for just liking what I liked, like I was the one who wasn't making life easy for them.

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  164. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person11:16 PM

    Where Libs are all about personal autonomy, RWNJs, struggle though they may, can't get past wimmens' personal anatomy...

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  165. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person11:42 PM

    Now that there is one heartless Humanoid...

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  166. AGoodQuestion12:00 AM

    What's the downside?

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  167. AGoodQuestion12:02 AM

    So what's the downside?

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  168. AGoodQuestion12:07 AM

    Debbie Schlussel packing a column to overflowing with vileness? Must be a day with a "y" in it.

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  169. AGoodQuestion12:12 AM

    Ann Coulter wrote a tribute to her own awful late father a few years ago. I wonder if the two dads are in the same place.

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  170. AGoodQuestion12:16 AM

    Again, I should have scrolled down.

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  171. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person12:17 AM

    http://noscript.net/

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  172. montag212:53 AM

    And, worse, Time puts that under the heading of "Ideas."

    It's as if the magazine's mission statement is to become increasingly irrelevant and annoying by the day.

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  173. smut clyde1:06 AM

    You have to give Coulter for recognising that Joe McCarthy and Ronald Reagan belong together.

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  174. Derelict9:20 AM

    That was the NRO fundraising cruise that never came off due to insufficient booking.

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  175. DocAmazing1:58 PM

    The magazine's title takes on new meaning, recalling the phrases "doing time" and "killing time".

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  176. DocAmazing2:18 PM

    As is Rand Paul.
    Coincidence?

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  177. I think it's this episode. I'm about to find out.

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  178. billcinsd5:05 PM

    a little junk in the trunk?

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  179. drspittle6:09 PM

    Would make her a "vomitatrix"?

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  180. M. Krebs7:06 PM

    Don Cornelius's producers wanted his show to be called Rape Train, but Don insisted on complete artistic control.

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  181. M. Krebs7:11 PM

    I'd pay nine dollars for that.

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  182. M. Krebs7:14 PM

    Nobody reads it outside the doctor's waiting room, and most people there will opt for Good Housekeeping or Sports Illustrated.

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  183. Phil Elmore8:41 AM

    You know, there's a thousand words supporting the brief excerpt from my column at which you chose to be outraged. While it's not exactly a misquote to choose such a short piece and lump it in with some kind of concerted effort to malign Emma Watson, it isn't exactly honest, either.

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