Archive for March 2009

smoke ‘em if you got ‘em

The demonization of “liberals,” so central to righty discourse, has successfully produced, through careful effort, a disturbing, vindictive, and self-defeating “activism” amongst its knuckle-dragging followers.  Long conditioned to believe that if liberals care about it, it must be destroyed, the right has decided that our planet is next on its enemies list.  Of course, this [...]

I’ll know them when i see them

As a blogger and avid reader of many blogs, I’ve always found fascinating the behavior of the trolls who frequent them.  Comment threads can provide a rich tapestry of behavioral pathology and often, particularly after a few drinks, I imagine a comment thread as a party, in which several of the guests appear to, for [...]

In tarts we trust

For whatever reason, when liberal politicians decide to succumb to the charms of the myriad tarts that suddenly find them attractive as they move up the ladder, they delude themselves into thinking that there’s “romance” involved, and fail to see the disastrous implications of fooling around with a nubile lovely whose silence has not already [...]

Dumbass nation

I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance.  Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit; touch it and the bloom is gone. –Lady Bracknell, in Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest“ Many observers have long commented on the anti-intellectualism that pervades American politics, but given the events of the past several [...]

Canvassing door-to-door in the 21st century

The most in-depth political discussion I had yesterday when canvassing was with a nine-year-old boy. It reveals a lot about how old fashioned suburban politics has changed. When I was a kid, and knocked on a neighborhood door, the people inside even if they didn’t know me, would most often be home on a weekend [...]

we tried that.

Back when this now essentially defunct experiment called “democracy” was being cooked up by those bewigged commies in Philadelphia (no wonder they picked a place with such a faggy name…) this whole idea of what the far left conspiracy of the era called a “Bill of Rights” was, just as today, fairly controversial.  (Tea bagging, [...]

Get in line, already

In response to the “unfair” attacks to which its charlatan in chief, Jim Cramer, was subjected by that uppity comedian (!) Jon Stewart, Ari Fleischer lookalike  and apparent acolyte Jeff Zucker of NBC, said, in a manner eerily reminiscent of his equally evil twin, that such impertinent backtalk was “out of line.”  What line is [...]

And Now a word from our sponsors…

Update: Below, in comments, CHNN correspondent RMP reports live from the AIG hearings. “The Commercial Republic.”  Hmmm.  Now, I don’t ordinarily think much about David Brooks, and generally avoid his NYT column, because if I happened to be in the mood for something insultingly elitist, completely irrelevant, and stupefyingly clueless, I have a veritable smorgasbord already [...]

Someone open a window

Over at the WaPoo, intrepid reporter Scott Wilson, having spent a laborious but nonetheless informative afternoon in Ari Fleischer’s lap, picked himself up, wiped his chin and sat down to type, which he is unaccountably able to do, given his evidently rather daunting mental handicaps.  You see, Wilson’s now convinced that Obama’s being just too [...]

Who’s on first?

While there are many terms that have become so debased and meaningless by their incessant misuse as to prompt derision by their very mention, “base,” meaning one’s supposedly deeply ideological core supporters, is perhaps the one that rankles me the most.  Mainly, because its absurdly partisan double standard (Republican base, good; Democratic base, bad) and [...]