Sunday, September 14, 2014

NEW VILLAGE VOICE COLUMN UP...

...about Obama's ISIS speech and the brethren's reaction, which was outraged that it didn't contain enough hatred, especially of Muslims, because come on, they can't talk smack about blacks, they can't talk smack about gays or Hispanics, you gotta give them something or it's, like, persecution.

UPDATE. Adding to the anti-Muslim ooga-booga at National Review is Theodore Dalrymple, who asks, "why there should be proportionally more jihadis from Britain than, say, from France" in ISIS, and "why they should be more brutal." Considering that ISIS is overwhelming native-based, this is a ridiculous line of inquiry (not made less so by Dalrymple's admission that "the premises of the questions themselves are somewhat speculative") unless your goal is to try and tar a whole people with the actions of some weirdos, and this is what Dalrymple is up to: The Muslims in Britain, apparently, aren't performing as well economically as the Sikhs or the Hindus, and so the Brit Muslim  male is a "failure," and his "resentment is all the stronger because of the additional element of personal responsibility for that failure, actual or anticipated," leading to his savagery.

Dalrymple does offer an alternative environmental cause for those who prefer their Muslim-bashing with a chaser of kids-today yak: "contemporary British culture... is the crudest, most aggressive, and most lacking in refinement of any of the Western cultures," says Dalrymple, and the Brit jihadis are basically lager louts gone tea-total for Allah, which goes to show how "partially British" they are. Wouldn't it be easier to just blame the malign influence of Henrik Ibsen?

145 comments:

  1. It's the great conservative contribution to our national discourse: The Bush Years Redux - Same melody, different lyrics.

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  2. If we attack ISIS the right way...Noonan said, "the Mideast will continue in brutal chaos, but Islamic State, as Islamic State, will be done or at least damaged, and surely that is worth something. At the very least a message will be sent."

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  3. Megalon9:26 PM

    Why are they suddenly so hysterical? ISIS WAS LOSING! They haven't won a single major battle since Obama began the intervention. Haditha dam, Amerli, Mount Zartak. These are all important victories. Obama was doing "enough" by any sane definition. Why are they NOW suddenly so afraid? Yes, the beheadings are disgusting, but those are the actions of a gang of criminals not an all conquering Caliphate.



    I swear, I'm convinced they ginned up this hysteria just to deny Obama a "win". Before the goals were limited and defined. Halt IS' advance, which was already done, and throw them out of Iraq which was slowly but steadily happening. Now, with this vague new goal of "destroying" them (if, ten years from now there's still a guerrilla band using the same name has the operation failed?) even if it turns out well for us in the end, it won't be until years after Obama leaves office. And if, with all the complexities of the Syrian civil war, something goes terribly wrong, it'll be his fault.

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  4. FDRliberal9:29 PM

    ' "I believe the word 'victory' was not heard once in the speech," sniffed National Review's Tim Cavanaugh.'


    I believe clowns like Tim Cavanaugh, who supported Bush's idiotic invasion and thus created the fertile ground for ISIS to grow, need to have a cup of Shut The F Up, step aside, and let the adults handle this

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  5. They hate Obama more than ISIS. Hell, Bryan Fischer was actually siding with ISIS against the Yezidis because he believes that "devil worship" calumny.

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  6. FDRliberal9:31 PM

    "They hate Obama more than ISIS. "

    Sadly, that's not hyperbole. Hatred of Obama is the glue that keeps the assorted nuts on the right together.

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  7. FDRliberal9:33 PM

    One of the saddest days for many of the clowns on the extremist right was the day UBL was deleted from the face of the earth.

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  8. Phantom Proofreader9:33 PM

    Roy, the first sentence in the Voice article is missing a "to" between "continue" and "bomb." I'll send an invoice.

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  9. tigrismus9:35 PM

    Obama didn't even pull out pom-poms! Jesus.

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  10. He didn't pull out his dong, either... what's the point of blowing the crap out of brown people if he's not waving around his war boner.

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  11. These people are so obsessed with semantics- I don't want to hear chest thumping, I want to see decent outcomes.

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  12. last week she said Obama was "playing golf while the world burns"

    He's got a putter with a handle made from Bin Laden's femur.

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  13. FDRliberal9:43 PM

    Clowns on the far right love chest thumping and macho posturing far more than actual results, which is why they have fallen so hard for the dreamy, decisive Vladimir Putin.

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  14. Megalon9:58 PM

    You know about the Al-Qaeda/IS rivalry right? Connect the dots and open your eyes! Hussein had Bin Laden killed at the behest of his TRUE master, Caliph Ibrahim! Now the only question is, which of them is the Anti-Christ? Does Revelations mention anything about arugula?

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  15. Does the name "Jim Garrow" mean anything to you RWNJ watchers?


    If this isn't Peak Wingnut, I would like to be beamed up, now, please. Scotty, you there?

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  16. "Anders Breivik, Timothy McVeigh, Frazer Glenn Cross, Eric Rudolph & Jared Loughner, to name but a fraction, were all cast as just another 'lone wolf' whose
    familiar grievances and bloodthirsty anti-liberal invocations mean nothing,"


    Fixed that for ya, Michelle.

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  17. If Obama is going to claim to be the 12th Iman, that makes him a Shiite, which would make him an enemy of ISIS and Al Qaeda. So what's Garrow's problem?

    In
    fact, Garrow said, Obama will establish “the workers’ state” but only
    “after he becomes the Twelfth Imam,” a reference to a belief in Twelver
    Shiite Islam about the return of the Twelfth Imam. - See more at:
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/garrow-obama-will-declare-himself-twelfth-imam-fake-communication-aliens#sthash.NXuutgvp.dpuf
    In
    fact, Garrow said, Obama will establish “the workers’ state” but only
    “after he becomes the Twelfth Imam,” a reference to a belief in Twelver
    Shiite Islam about the return of the Twelfth Imam. - See more at:
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/garrow-obama-will-declare-himself-twelfth-imam-fake-communication-aliens#sthash.NXuutgvp.dpuf
    In
    fact, Garrow said, Obama will establish “the workers’ state” but only
    “after he becomes the Twelfth Imam,” a reference to a belief in Twelver
    Shiite Islam about the return of the Twelfth Imam. - See more at:
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/garrow-obama-will-declare-himself-twelfth-imam-fake-communication-aliens#sthash.NXuutgvp.dpuf
    In
    fact, Garrow said, Obama will establish “the workers’ state” but only
    “after he becomes the Twelfth Imam,” a reference to a belief in Twelver
    Shiite Islam about the return of the Twelfth Imam. - See more at:
    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/garrow-obama-will-declare-himself-twelfth-imam-fake-communication-aliens#sthash.NXuutgvp.dpuf

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  18. *fist pump* Feels GEWWWWWWWD!

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  19. "We'll have destabilized the worst part of the world we could have destabilized, but at least... umm... *thinks* ummm.... well, we'll have blown stuff up. And that's good for the economy! Or something."

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  20. "I believe the word 'victory' was not heard once in the speech," sniffed National Review's Tim Cavanaugh.

    I didn't get a "HARUMPH" outta that guy!

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  21. I must say, I'm amused when I hear that ISIS controls "vast swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria", and then they show a map of the region with what looks like a few red ink blots on it, and I'm moved to think "vast swaths, eh?" And no two maps that I've ever seen show the same swaths... apparently, they keep moving around, which is no doubt why they're so hard to trace. Nevertheless, the wingnut belligerati have to keep the volume cranked to eleven so that, in the event that one terrorist act occurs on U.S. soil, they can pound their chests and scream "SEE... WE TOLD YA!"

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  22. "Radio Host Says the National Media Aren't Telling You About This
    Shocking Alleged Revenge Killing: 'Domestic Terrorism Is Already Here,'"
    headlined The Daily Blaze.


    "A guy got on the elevator with me the other day and he was obviously ARAB", said Mr. Beck in an unrelated imaginary phone interview. "He farted and left a massive stench behind him! I didn't SEE him smile as he got out on his floor, but, OOOOOH YOU KNOW he was smiling! They're everywhere, I swear! Now where's that goddamn intern with my fucking bagel?"

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  23. The wingnuts also claim that the GOP controls vast swaths of the U.S., even though the Democrats routinely win in the actual population centers.

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  24. the millions of Muslims who live in the U.S. aren't waiting for some
    sort of Islamic (or Islamicist) bat-signal to attack the rest of us


    "Quick, Robin! To the Dhimmimobile!"

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  25. There are undoubtedly wingnuts still out there looking for that Arab-looking man who supposedly was with McVeigh, 'cause you know a white Christian boy sure as hell couldn't build a truck bomb.

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  26. They justify that by recalling the left's hatred of GWBush. The difference, of course, is that Bush hatred, however it was manifest, was justified. The man was an unelected legacy hire; he abused the tragedy of 9/11 for the gain of his authoritarian subordinates; he waged a war that did not need to be waged . . . I mean, seriously, if ever there were a president who deserved the hatred of his constituents, it is this man. And they compare Obama to him? Cracker, please.

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  27. It's easy to "control" big areas of desert. Not so easy to HOLD them.

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  28. UM - by the way, Timmy, "you believe"? You can't be bothered to listen to it or to check out a transcript on-line or something?

    Are you that fucking lazy, or are you that worried you might be wrong?

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  29. DocAmazing10:36 PM

    Amusingly, Tim Cavanaugh used to write for Reason.
    Just can't seem to get enough of those Libertarian hawks these days.

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  30. Can a Muslim be un-Islamic?

    [entire right-wing stops and scratches its head]

    Trick question! No fair!

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  31. Too, also -

    "Better late than never," yawned Robert Tracinski of The Federalist, "and there is much in this strategy that is correct, if the administration is actually willing to face up to the reality of what its strategy will require." (Tracinski naturally followed this with "Which we have very good reason to doubt.")


    Oh, you just have to love the smug passive-aggression on display here. "I SHALL be waiting, with breath baited, for the inevitable failure of our (so-called!) President's (so-called!) "strategy"!

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  32. Islamic (or Islamicist) bat-signal to attack the rest of us

    A batwah?

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  33. Glock H. Palin, Esq.12:01 AM

    "JIHAD IN AMERICA! - WHERE'S THE MARCH FOR BRENDAN TEVLIN?" cried Angry White Dude,
    who also referenced "Al Not-so-Sharp, Eric 'My People' Holder, Rainbow
    Jackson, the New Black Panthers, CAIR, and Hussein Obama."



    It's almost like the person who killed him was promptly arrested and will shortly stand trial for murder or something.

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  34. AGoodQuestion12:16 AM

    On what planet are any Islamists, let alone Sunnis so hardcore al-Qaeda doesn’t want them, susceptible to the moral suasions of secular America? Maybe it’s the planet where all the peaceful, moderate, freedom-loving Muslims live.


    Ha. That Tim Cavanaugh's got a million of 'em. Well, maybe he's just got 500k, since at least half of his column is repostings of other people's lame-ass tweets.

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  35. Unlike Darrin Wilson.

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  36. PersonaAuGratin12:25 AM

    ...but Malkin countered, whattaya expect, "Seattle alone has been a long-festering hotbed of anti-American, anti-Semitic jihadism."

    The Twelfth Imam is the Seahawks' secret weapon!

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  37. AGoodQuestion12:43 AM

    Dubya squeaked into office after losing the election because the Supremes put their thumb on the scale. He started a war based on lies and the crackpot plans of his Bond villain vice president. He slept through a major American city being washed away. And for all that I swear there wasn't the same kind of venom that Obama got seemingly on day one.

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  38. AGoodQuestion12:46 AM

    That Goldbergian work ethic must be contagious.

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  39. JennOfArk12:46 AM

    ...what's important is that citizens be made to feel endangered, so they'll run to the arms of the abusive-father party. What the hell, it worked in 2003; it's certainly worth another try.



    What's sad is that it will always work. Their amygdalas are huge, and they pass that trait on to their offspring.

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  40. Wrangler1:01 AM

    Way to go, Obama-- keep killing more people. I'm totally convinced we know what we're doing this time.


    I can't really care what conservatives think here, because I can't get over how repulsive Democrats are.

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  41. Socialist Cubone1:10 AM

    Nothing brings out the emo in emoprogs like war.

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  42. DocAmazing1:17 AM

    Yeah, Dem bombs are completely different from Repug bombs. Anyone could see that.

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  43. DocAmazing1:19 AM

    David Bowie's not finished with the 1st Iman already, is he?

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  44. Wrangler1:21 AM

    I vote for these people (what's the alternative?), so I do kind of feel like this stuff is on me to a degree, and yes that makes me feel bad. Though maybe it shouldn't: as you persuasively argue, only people who listen to bad music get emotional about war.

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  45. moops1:54 AM

    The DC Pundit class needs to sit down and listen to some adults that have actually live in the ME and are not Ebil Muslims

    http://pando.com/2014/09/03/the-war-nerd-the-long-twisted-history-of-beheadings-as-propaganda/

    But you go on ahead with the drone strikes. Send a message and all that.

    If I could weaponize Peggy Noonan I might consider that an effective deterrence/distraction for the shambles of the region. I doubt I could evade the Hague as well as Cheney though. I don't mean building a critical device from her effluent, I just meant a dirty bomb, make everyone wish they were somewhere else.



    (His most recent writing on 9/12 was excellent. I hadn't realized the significance to the lunatics about this date.)

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  46. stepped_pyramids2:30 AM

    That's a recurring one. "Where's the outrage over [so-and-so]?" where so-and-so was a white person killed by a black person was a popular line during the Zimmerman coverage. No matter that the original attention to the Martin killing came because Zimmerman wasn't going to be prosecuted.

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  47. Tom Hartley5:25 AM

    I agree that all good Muslims should have to prove they're not agents of ISIS, and all good Christians should have to prove they're not followers of Jim Jones.

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  48. Derelict7:08 AM

    Angry White Dude,
    who also referenced "Al Not-so-Sharp, Eric 'My People' Holder, Rainbow
    Jackson, the New Black Panthers, CAIR, and Hussein Obama."


    And nope, there's nothing at all racist about those formulations. Nothing whatever.

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  49. Ivan Renko7:20 AM

    I doubt seriously you'd swear to that, AGD, but due credit to you for the sincerity act.

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  50. Hi, Dennis, how's tricks these days?

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  51. That's true that they hate Obama, but only as an icon of modern America. What they really, really hate in their deepest darkest hearts is democracy. They hate all of us Americans, because they were conditioned for generations to believe that this nation belonged to them, and them alone. They know something is wrong with their world, and they have no ability to see past the scapegoats thrown to them by their masters, who, being arrogant inbred descendants of Evil Robber Barons, are going to run the game until the world implodes and they retreat to their mountain sanctuaries to ride out the next century with more inbreeding.

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  52. redoubtagain7:47 AM

    This sounds like me circa 1990, accidentally listening to Rush Limbaugh: "This man hates democracy, and the democratic process, and wants to be a dictator." His size 6XL ego is now Republican Party SOP, up to and including treason.

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  53. Susan of Texas7:51 AM

    Democrat bombs don't create blowback, harm the international image of Democrats, or kill kids--unless they deserve it of course.

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  54. Yeah, the Pubs've definitely got the all-important "livestock" demographic sewn up.

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  55. Provider_UNE8:25 AM

    This cracked me the fuck right up . :)
    .

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  56. But Obama said all those patriotic things about America! Wasn't that enough to forestall any criticism from the Right?
    -----------------
    "American leadership is the one constant in an uncertain world..."

    "It is America that has rallied the world against
    Russian aggression..."

    "It is America ... that can
    help contain and cure the outbreak of Ebola..."

    "It is America that helped
    remove and destroy Syria's declared chemical weapons..."

    "America, our endless blessings bestow an enduring burden. But as Americans, we welcome our responsibility to lead."
    --------------------

    That's a lot of flag-waving, but for what? No matter how hard he tries, he can't make the Right like him...

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  57. They're not only SMART bombs, they're MORAL bombs.

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  58. Rugosa8:49 AM

    or as it is sometimes said,


    Second verse, same as the first -
    A little bit louder and a little bit worse.

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  59. Magatha8:49 AM

    Every time I hear about winger Putin enchantment, I remember that slogan from my Cold War childhood: "I don't wanna rush ya, but why don't you go back to Russia!" (You know, if yer a Commie and hate America, blah blah blah. Olden days.)

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  60. satch8:50 AM

    "If we attack ISIS the right way...Noonan said,..."

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  61. BadExampleMan8:54 AM

    You mean they even infibulate their swine? That's taking female-hating to a whole new level.

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  62. pillsy8:58 AM

    You're assuming that the point of fighting a war against ISIS is to, well, destroy ISIS. Rightbloggers are far more sophisticated than that, and understand that the point of any war is to feel all manly by talking about how tough they are.

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  63. Magatha8:59 AM

    No, I get you. This stuff is definitely on me as well, and oh yeah, I feel bad. But I still care what conservatives think, and I think it's their shit that fuels the machine, even as I wish Dems were less repulsive and well, just, better.

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  64. glennisw9:10 AM

    "Seattle alone has been a long-festering hotbed of anti-American, anti-Semitic jihadism."



    Citations please? Is it just because they have the SLUT streetcar?

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  65. glennisw9:18 AM

    Right. Because any President who isn't gung-ho for another couple thousand dead American servicemen is just not enthusiastic enough.

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  66. Megalon9:35 AM

    "You're assuming that the point of fighting a war against ISIS is to, well, destroy ISIS."

    Actually, I'm not. I know that they care more about defeating Democrats more than they do about defeating Jihadists. If this operation in Syria ends up strengthening the Syrian government or if the weapons we provide fall into the hands of Al-Qaeda's allies there or if any of the thousand things that can go wrong in a maelstrom of hundreds of terrorist groups and militias does go wrong... Well, if they can call him "soft" and make another teleprompter joke, then it's a feature, not a bug.

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  67. Halloween_Jack9:58 AM

    If I could weaponize Peggy Noonan


    She would burn with a bright blue flame.

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  68. bulletsarepeopletoo10:05 AM

    "Wasn't that enough to forestall any criticism from the Right?"

    If only Obama had run (and won) as a Republican, then there would
    be no criticism.

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  69. Republicans drop ARROGANT bombs.

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  70. You put a burqa on Julie Newmar and you're gettin' on the fightin' side o' me, mister.

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  71. Mooser10:50 AM

    Obama knows the US military and intelligence community is intent on doing everything they can to make Obama look great!

    You listen to them Obama, they'll do you proud!


    (What a chump Obama is. Thinks he can solve Obama's problems with Bush's Army.)

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  72. Um.

    While I think I agree with his conclusion here, there are many who will be PISSED over it.

    What you want on those media is to be an object of sympathy—the
    decapitated, not the decapitator. Well, “you,” the individual losing his
    head, may not particularly feel thrilled that you’re serving as
    excellent passive-aggressive Western propaganda and airstrike pretext.
    You singular, the unlucky adrenaline freak who thought it’d be a smart
    idea to go to Iraq, may not be pleased at all. But in the tribal sense,
    you are doing much more for the propaganda goals of your people—the ones
    with the drones—than that fool of an Ali-G-hadi with the knife is for
    his.

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  73. StringOnAStick10:55 AM

    Plus: elections coming up in a few weeks. They need a rallying cry/fear source so people won't be looking too far under the hood of various platforms and promises.

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  74. montag211:00 AM

    Limbaugh would think that he's entitled to an ego the same size as his pants.

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  75. montag211:03 AM

    Only because it wasn't Bush/Cheney who got the credit for the deed.

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  76. Wait, that's already an animated GIF meme? Less than two days later? Sheesh, kids these days.

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  77. Nevertheless, the wingnut belligerati have to keep the volume cranked to
    eleven so that, in the event that one terrorist act occurs on U.S.
    soil, they can pound their chests and scream "SEE... WE TOLD YA!"Sort of a performance art version of the "BIN LADEN DETERMINED TO ATTACK INSIDE UNITED STATES" memo, eh?

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  78. (His most recent writing on 9/12 was excellent. I hadn't realized the significance to the lunatics about this date.)


    Now the "Gates of Vienna" name makes sense. (None of the rest of that blog does, but whaddya expect from green-baiters?)

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  79. "the millions of Muslims who live in the U.S. aren't waiting for some sort of Islamic (or Islamicist) bat-signal to attack the rest of us"Well, that's probably true, because out here in non-deranged-dumbfuckland, they're not planning on attacking "the rest of us" at all. Now, if you're done cutting-and-pasting "Muslim" into the text of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, don't you have a "Judeo-Christian" rally to attend, you stupid bigoted shitstain?

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  80. Their amygdalas are hugeWell, something has to fill the space.

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  81. montag211:22 AM

    Being intimately familiar with the Roswellites (or maybe they're the Roswellians), I always find this assertion, that Area 51 is in Roswell, NM, instead of Nevada, to be very amusing. It seems to illustrate a uniquely American casual attitude to geography, even our own. It's a bit like saying the Grand Canyon is just outside Lubbock.

    No doubt, though, that Garrow is one of the genuinely goofy fucks of the right wing. He's definitely suited for shortwave radio.

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  82. Well, a cursory Googling suggests that metro Seattle only has something like eighteen synagogues in it, which seems out of whack for such a populous region. Fort Worth, TX has almost half that number, so it must be Seattle's anti-Semitic jihadism that accounts for the difference.

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  83. montag211:33 AM

    What the military has always wanted... a weapon with magic in it. Call it a JMA'AM.

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  84. montag211:35 AM

    If he were insufficiently bloodthirsty, I doubt it would matter what he ran as. Well, unless he were a white Republican.

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  85. Well, Dem bombs might not get dropped on Assad and ISIL in Syria, the way the GOP's greatest foreign policy mind, John McCain, wants. So it's not so much the bombs themselves as how many of them there are and where they land. Small comfort, I know, but still not nothing.

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  86. No doubt, though, that Garrow is one of the genuinely goofy fucks of the right wing. He's definitely suited for shortwave radio Congress.I mean, not even Gohmert has gone quite that far yet, but I'm convinced it's just a matter of time.

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  87. Illogical One12:05 PM

    Doesn't the 12th Iman result in a penalty flag?

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  88. montag212:06 PM

    I'm at this moment imagining the composition of the Republican UFO Caucus.

    It gets semantically complicated when there are so many Republicans in Congress who are unidentified flying objects in their own right.

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  89. Illogical One12:07 PM

    Was Mr Beck in the elevator at National Review? If so, I have an idea on who his suspect might be...

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  90. montag212:10 PM

    Fartwah? Batwah? Let's call the whole thing off.

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  91. they can't talk smack about blacks, they can't talk smack about gays or HispanicsSince when?

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  92. "No, it wasn't Jonah," responded Hugh Hewitt in another imaginary interview. "I know his farts - thick, meaty with a slight hint of mustard. No, this was definitely Arab! I TOLD you people we were on the front lines of war here, but did you listen? NO! Now where's that fucking intern? I need a foot massage."

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  93. "It also sounds like a plan the president has arrived at reluctantly,
    and hopes to carry it out with the bare minimum of force," scoffed K.T. McFarland at Fox News, "thus lessening his political risk but putting our forces at considerable risk."Yeah, you know what would keep our forces away from considerable risk? Using orders of magnitude more of them to invade and occupy hostile countries for years.

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  94. montag212:36 PM

    Hmm. Air has done quite well at that in the past.

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  95. If it's Noonan's idea, the "right way" must include George C. Scott and dolphins.

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  96. Susan of Texas12:53 PM

    No, we don't get any comfort. We did it and we will keep on doing it, so we can live without making any big sacrifices in lifestyle or our children's future.

    Our punishment is to either tell the truth about ourselves or turn into one of them, whom we despise.

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  97. Susan of Texas1:00 PM

    Also, our children's future? Not looking so good anyway. We might have been able to change that if we were willing to fight and sacrifice.

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  98. His point is undermined by the fact that nobody ever invented "Lorry Bollocks".

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  99. Well, that was probably the name of a Timothy Lea character, but you make a good point.

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  100. Jay B.2:06 PM

    "contemporary British culture... is the crudest, most aggressive, and most lacking in refinement of any of the Western cultures," says Dalrymple


    There's a man who has ignored the insidiousness of Lisa Dunham. But then, you don't run into a man with the erudition of a Dalrymple much any more. He clearly loves the deep, satisfying culture of French extreme horror, or possibly the irrepressible subtexts of Mexican soaps. Why, from Holland to Chile, it's clear that he's sampled the buffet of Western culture and, yes, for certain, the Brits with their ruffian clutch of stammering Colins they throw into every movie are, uh, oh forget it.

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  101. I would like to share an apéritif of dry sherry in the drawing room with this comment.

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  102. Halloween_Jack2:53 PM

    And by "magic" we mean "ethanol."

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  103. It's a floor wax, desert topping, and explosive. What's not to like?

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  104. swkellogg3:03 PM

    It controls more vast swaths of dirt. Unfortunately even those get two senators.

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  105. And it tastes like chicken!

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  106. Jaime Oria3:09 PM

    contemporary British culture... is the crudest, most aggressive, and
    most lacking in refinement of any of the Western cultures," says
    Dalrymple




    Is Dalrymple's About the Author blurb accompanied by this pic?

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  107. unless your goal is to try and tar a whole people with the actions of some weirdos


    One of the things conservatives specialize at.


    As long as, you know, the weirdos aren't on their side.

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  108. Jaime Oria3:12 PM

    I'll just leave this here -

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  109. Matt Jones3:18 PM

    ""resentment is all the stronger because of the additional element of personal responsibility for that failure, actual or anticipated," leading to his savagery."


    Look, you can't blame Dalrymple for this - he's just assuming that the same process is at work in the UK that has turned millions of angry low-achieving dudes into wanna-be fundamentalist holy warriors here in the US.


    Y'know, the people who vote for his magazine's candidates every two years...

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  110. montag23:23 PM

    Geez, where did you find that? That ad dates to his 1960 write-in run for President. No zip codes.

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  111. mrstilton3:46 PM

    Holy fuck, Dalrymple's still alive? Anyway, let's not be too hard on the old fraud; I doubt he cares very much about British Muslims qua Muslims. That is all just a hook enabling him to rewrite yet again the only thing he has ever written, which is this:

    contemporary British culture... is the crudest, most aggressive, and most lacking in refinement of any of the Western cultures



    I used to thing Dalrymple was an advocate for bringing back hanging, flogging and National Service. But of course he's not. I don't doubt he'd find those things gratifying, on some primitive sexual level. But assuming against all evidence that they'd create the sort of society he'd like, their success would be his failure. He'd have nothing left to say.

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  112. tigrismus4:17 PM

    "why there should be proportionally more jihadis from Britain than, say, from France"

    According to officials of both countries, there aren't.

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  113. Howlin Wolfe4:52 PM

    Upvoted for, inter alia, "wingnut belligerati". Not sure if that's your coinage, but it's a great phrase!

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  114. I would so vote the entire Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of America ticket.

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  115. And all this time the fans thought it was them! Foolish mortals!

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  116. He bears a distinct resemblance to Ted Cruz, though without the apparent oleaginous smarm.

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  117. willf6:18 PM

    Dem bombs dem bombs dem freedom bombs #9835

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  118. ADHDJ7:08 PM

    "Seattle alone has been a long-festering hotbed of anti-American, anti-Semitic jihadism."



    Not getting out of the boat, but being from the Emerald City, I have no freaking clue what she's talking about. (Being right next to the ocean cuts down both on the heat and the festering, I guess.)


    The only incident I can think of was a shooting at the Jewish Federation in downtown Seattle about 10 years ago. The guy who did the shooting was raised Muslim, so of course it was trumpeted by Malkin and all the usual booger-flingers as an act of "Islamic jihad". A few days later it came out that the guy had converted from Islam to a particularly loony anti-Semitic Christian sect about 6 months before the shooting. Oops.

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  119. AGoodQuestion7:16 PM

    The key to this business is sincerity. If you can fake that you can fake anything.

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  120. PersonaAuGratin8:02 PM

    What he hell, why not throw "space-aliens" into the Islamist-Marxist-Black Panther mix!

    And it appears Mr. Green died three days before 9/11:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriel_Green

    Probably knew too much and Obama had him knocked off...

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  121. Everyman a Richman through automatonic industry!

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  122. smut clyde8:17 PM

    last week she said Obama was "playing golf while the world burns"
    So she wants Obama to be doing more against global warming?

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  123. Jaime Oria8:33 PM

    "Everyman a Richman"


    One, two, three, four, five, siiiix...!

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  124. Jaime Oria8:37 PM

    I couldn't offhand recall ol' Gabe's full name, but putting "Amalgamated Flying Saucer Clubs of America presidential candidate" into Google image search was eminently satisfying.

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  125. DocAmazing9:18 PM

    Eartha Kitt might just have been able to pull it off, though...

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  126. I must say, I don't remember specifically hearing this anywhere before, but it sounds like something Roy would have written.

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  127. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person10:43 PM

    Trudat. Bush earned his hatred--I despise him for what he did, actually, but I can't say I really hate him--by his actions. Obama was awarded his hatred as a door prize with the election.

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  128. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person10:46 PM

    That's why he always gains the weight back. "Slim & attractive", he just doesn't feel right.

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  129. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person10:47 PM

    Their base are stump-broke, that's for damn sure...

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  130. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person10:49 PM

    I imagine a lot of 'em still don't believe it.

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  131. Meanie-meanie, tickle a person10:57 PM

    And he has to keep his balls in a portable freezer in the back of the cart. Why is that?

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  132. AGoodQuestion11:09 PM

    I knew I'd see it again somewhere.

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  133. Donalbain4:06 AM

    http://cloudfront.mediamatters.org/static/uploader/image/2014/09/15/militaryaction-isis-hp1.jpg



    I'm just going to leave this here..

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  134. redoubtagain8:20 AM

    Not in Canada.

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  135. Mr. Wonderful10:09 AM

    Ya-da-deedle-deedle-ya-da-daida-deedle-deedle-dum?

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  136. billcinsd10:12 AM

    what are you talking about, Obama has too dark a skin tone and what could be more deserving of hatred than that

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  137. billcinsd10:43 AM

    all good Christians should have to prove they're not followers of Jim Jones

    or RJ Rushdoony

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  138. Three words re: that search - "Flying Tiger Comics".

    What. The. FUCKING FUCK.

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  139. J Neo Marvin12:23 PM

    And oh I don't know why, oh I don't know why, perhaps they'll die, oh yeah.

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  140. J Neo Marvin12:40 PM

    I remember when I thought he was just another novelty act like Morton Downey Jr.

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  141. smut clyde4:22 AM

    And the statement that British-born recruits are "more brutal" than French-born -- or, say, the Chechnyan recruits -- strikes me as hard to quantify, let alone to measure, unless we are dealing with the old-fashioned argumentum ex culo.

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  142. smut clyde4:38 AM

    Their amygdalas are huge</i?
    [Explaining voice]
    There was the idea a decade or two back that the amygdalae are a key component of "fear" processing -- both for experiencing the emotion itself, and for recognising it in other people -- but the neurofizz people have moved on from that now. Current thinking is that the amygdalae are a part of "direction of attention" circuitry.
    [/Explaining voice]

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  143. smut clyde4:39 AM

    Entire explaining-voice discussion of current revisionism on the role of the amygdalae swallowed up by Disqust.

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  144. tigrismus9:09 AM

    It shows up in the rss feed, which ignores the bad tag:


    [Explaining voice]
    There was the idea a decade or two back that the amygdalae are a key component of "fear" processing -- both for experiencing the emotion itself, and for recognising it in other people -- but the neurofizz people have moved on from that now. Current thinking is that the amygdalae are a part of "direction of attention" circuitry.
    [/Explaining voice]

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