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if he gets any more crazy for her theres gonna be a rabbit boiling in her kitchen

so come right back, we have count dracula and we have adam rich (Hunt3r), Saturday, 28 May 2011 17:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

there's something a bit ironic about a guy whose political hero is reagan being so profoundly unsettled by the rise of a glib, ignorant demagogue, no?

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Saturday, 28 May 2011 17:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh c'mon: Reagan gave the impression that he had at least thumbed through a book. And he could write plain English.

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 28 May 2011 18:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've stated my complete indifference towards Reagan before, but I agree that there was an intellect there (and politically, a formidable intellect)--and next to Palin, he practically came across like a Rhodes scholar.

clemenza, Saturday, 28 May 2011 18:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

I didn't get a chance to look at Sullivan yesterday, but I caught up this morning and count nine Palin posts--one of which links to a guy who pleads with the media to ignore her. (I guess I now become part of that chain: me expressing my disdain by posting on a guy who expresses his disdain by linking to a guy who expresses his disdain by...paying attention to Palin.)

clemenza, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 12:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Hertzberg on Sully

The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 21 June 2011 19:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

its funny--sullivan may not be the only guy writing, but the quality of the blog drops noticeably when hes gone

☂ (max), Thursday, 7 July 2011 00:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

He is the brand. (Also given he's visiting the UK for the first time in forever for vacation RIGHT when this whole hacking clusterfuck bubbles up worse, I suspect he's gearing up for the mother of a post on that. Which given his general support of Cameron as the kindler/gentler conservative alternative to the GOP will be funny.)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 7 July 2011 01:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp otm, i stop reading it when he's not posting. i used to still read conor friedersdorf during these interludes since he at least wrote interestingly, but i haven't noticed him during this vacation -- maybe he's done filling in?

Mordy, Thursday, 7 July 2011 01:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Conor F has a semi permanent spot at the Atlantic now, I think.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 7 July 2011 01:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

ok he wasn't THAT interesting

Mordy, Thursday, 7 July 2011 01:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

i like him, he's like a feisty kid brother who is sometimes surprisingly insightful

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Thursday, 7 July 2011 01:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

this guy bruce bawer really hates muslims huh

☂ (max), Saturday, 9 July 2011 13:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

So he's updated a touch:

https://www.facebook.com/TheDishBlog

http://twitter.com/Dishfeed

http://twitter.com/sullydish

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 3 August 2011 17:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

has he uploaded a new id?

livin in my own private Biden hole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 3 August 2011 17:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

That comes with next year's reboot.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 3 August 2011 17:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'm getting really tired of this guy

Mordy, Wednesday, 3 August 2011 17:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

Catching up on some posts today. This cracked me up, responding to Perry's adventures today: "These two disgusting statements, in today's polarized climate, are, to my mind, a reason for Perry to withdraw, or for his party to disown this ugly, divisive, violent rhetoric." Geez, Andrew, he just got into the race two days ago. It's August of 2011--you might want to pace yourself a bit.

I've had two reactions to Sullivan the last couple of months: 1) In his longer posts, when he assesses the substance of what's going on, I still find he's often very perceptive. I don't think many people would agree with me on that. 2) On the other hand, he seems to be in complete denial when it comes to how politically precarious Obama's position is.

clemenza, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

I would advise everyone (including myself) to pace themselves for the next fourteen months. Guys like Sullivan must by necessity devote a certain number of hours to Politico gossip and Beltway chatter. We can poke fun at Rick Perry while also reminding ourselves that nothing does more damage to serious change than the campaign cycle; now everyone in DC will concentrate on the election and not on the fucking mess we're in.

a 'catch-all', almost humorous, 'Jeez' quality (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

Let's also not forget that Sullivan is a conservative, at least a nominal one, and he believes Obama should have accepted the Bowles-Simpson recommendations as well as cuts to Social Security.

a 'catch-all', almost humorous, 'Jeez' quality (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

now everyone in DC will concentrate on the election and not on the fucking mess we're in.

I've seen two people make the same point today: Greenwald and (your favourite) Gergen.

clemenza, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

Big and Lil G.

a 'catch-all', almost humorous, 'Jeez' quality (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 03:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

soto double otm

tine nic (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 04:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

"Ben Smith infers that she will - from the way she behaved at the Iowa State Fair. Everything I know about her suggests she will. But Washington - Republican and Democrat - is convinced she's over. We'll see. I hope the establishment is right. But none of the current candidates seems viable to me."

He's talking about Palin, of course. Why does he persist in such a platitudinous lie? He wants her to run as badly as I do. It would a) be the greatest thing in the world for spiking readership on the Dish, b) be vastly entertaining, and c) come with no risk whatsoever--she'd undoubtedly do major damage to whoever emerges from the wreckage as the Republican nominee, significantly increasing (maybe even guaranteeing) the reelection of the guy he's rooting for. I wish he'd just say so for once.

clemenza, Thursday, 18 August 2011 03:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

he's taking another month off. am i wrong or have his vacations become longer and longer and more frequent?

Mordy, Monday, 22 August 2011 03:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

The second reference to the awesomeness of Poppy Bush's foreign policy this week, this one alluding to the wisdom of Obama's:

s potent and nuanced a management of global politics as anything since George H W Bush.

What on earth did Poppy do that was so damn admirable -- in his own way he was as bellicose as Reagan (Panama) and as devious as Kissinger (basically elbowing Saddam into having a fit in the Middle East, then acting shocked when he invades Kuwait).

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 9 September 2011 20:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

He was pretty savvy about the fall of the Soviet Union. Organized a good campaign at the UN and among NATO allies in lead-up to Gulf War I.

em vee equals pea queue (Michael White), Friday, 9 September 2011 21:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

He may have been a devious fucker but he was far more competent that his son at getting shit done right.

em vee equals pea queue (Michael White), Friday, 9 September 2011 21:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

Dunno if he deserves undue credit for the fall of the USSR. It was an impossible situation. Gorbachev gradually lost all domestic support, and international acclaim eventually destroyed him. Bush for years dithered between supporting Gorby or transferring this support to Yeltsin.

Iraq I was another war waged under dubious circumstances.

I didn't even mention a certain event in China in June '89.

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 9 September 2011 21:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

In the light of his son's failures and the ideologues running for office these days, I appreciate the impulse to warm to Poppy's professionalism -- I'm guilty too -- but it's too easy to transform into a symbol of tweedy restraint.

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 9 September 2011 21:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

I think he handled the fall of the USSR with great aplomb considering the stakes.

I think his diplomacy after Kuwait was invaded was pretty effective whatever you think about Glaspie etc...

em vee equals pea queue (Michael White), Friday, 9 September 2011 21:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

I didn't even mention a certain event in China in June '89.

Sometimes a dude's just gotta blow chunks and pass out in another dude's lap. What can I say?

em vee equals pea queue (Michael White), Friday, 9 September 2011 21:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

i suppose if i had to choose between reagan, bush I, bush II, and even clinton, i'd probably reluctantly opt for bush I as the best of a bad lot.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Friday, 9 September 2011 22:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

One heartbeat away from Pres Quayle...

em vee equals pea queue (Michael White), Friday, 9 September 2011 22:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

Dunno if he deserves undue credit for the fall of the USSR.

oh none at all, but avoiding war over the pieces of a global empire is at least decent -- and historically unusual.

I didn't even mention a certain event in China in June '89.

so what should he have done?

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 September 2011 00:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

is it just me or his blog super boring lately? I've been reading the blog for a bunch of years now, because I find the man, in all his batshitness, compelling, while rarely (at least since 2003) being malevolent. Which is to say: I like reading the man. But not a bunch of boring links. I don't really see how the blog as a link aggregator reflects the man, & I care about pretty much none of those links. I dunno: is something up with him so that he's not writing as much anymore (while just keeping the # of posts up by having his interns post lots of links each day)?

Euler, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

He employs interns and acolytes now. The death penalty "forum" was interesting. But I don't give a fuck about Palin or his obsession.

Anakin Ska Walker (AKA Skarth Vader) (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

the rumor is that he's been pretty sick lately, though he looks okay in the recent video things

max, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm tired of those curated "discussions", which is also just the work of acolytes. I'd be happy if they just filtered out Sullivan's own posts, even (& maybe especially!) if it's just one every couple of days.

(mostly this is me sighing at my rss feed overflowing yet again because I can't keep up with the volume, & Sullivan's the worst at this)

xp huh, yeah, that wouldn't surprise me

Euler, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 23:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

he is huffpo-lite, streamlined into one column

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 29 September 2011 00:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

Breaking up is hard to do.

clemenza, Friday, 7 October 2011 11:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

what a dumbass

9.50 pm. Ron Paul is now the leading candidate in Google searches in South Carolina. Hmmm.

buzza, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 05:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

GOOGLE EXIT POLL

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 11 January 2012 05:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

too bad sully wasn't around to blog the 1860 elections

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 05:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

10.57 pm. A great night for Ron Paul:

Ron Paul quintupled his 2008 Virginia vote count, and because of the smaller turnout overall he octupled his percentage of the vote there. Paul tripled his 2008 result in Vermont, and he did the same in Oklahoma and Massachusetts. He is running ahead of his 2008 numbers in North Dakota, and he has a chance of scoring an upset in Idaho or Alaska.

A GREAT NIGHT

buzza, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 08:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

I try to keep social occasions off the blog since so much of my life is an open book. But it was a really magical evening. I'm a proud Tory and a proud American (almost a citizen) and to see my political party bond so effortlessly with a president I endorsed and admire was enormously gratifying. It made me feel saner, amid today's Republican madness.

I bumped into many people - we were next to John Legend and his fiancee and the British ambassador and his wife at dinner - and did have a brief and warm chat with the president. I think such things should remain confidential, but you should know that there's a Dish-reader in the Oval Office, and "not just the political stuff." So don't feel too guilty about our regular dips into pop-culture, high and low. POTUS gets the mix.

There were several openly gay couples present, which is change you really can believe in, and we entered with the future HRC head, Chad Griffin and his boyfriend. I also didn't realize the impact that the Newsweek Obama cover-story had on Obama donors and staffers until last night. So many people mentioned it. Oh, and George Clooney came up to say hi. Not since John Hamm came out as a Dish reader at the White House Correspondents' Dinner did such a shiver go up my leg.

The tent in the garden was gorgeous, as you can see above. And particularly poignant for Aaron and me: it was designed and produced by Bryan Rafanelli, who planned our own wedding. Good times. And a bit of a hangover.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 15 March 2012 18:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was going to link to that...makes me queasy too.

clemenza, Thursday, 15 March 2012 18:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

(The political incestuousness, I mean--don't want to be misconstrued.)

clemenza, Thursday, 15 March 2012 19:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

but you should know that there's a Dish-reader in the Oval Office, and "not just the political stuff."

PUKE

lag∞n, Thursday, 15 March 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

In 2008, from the Iowa primary onwards, I'd be checking his site every 15 minutes--it was like a clearing house for everything that was happening, and we were rooting for the same person. In 2012, I'd take a look every few days; the debate meltdown was funny. I hardly ever look at him anymore. I'd say it's about half because of loss of enthusiasm on my part, half that he lost me when he started what seemed like a complicated pay scheme.

clemenza, Monday, 17 November 2014 16:27 (1 month ago) Permalink

My minor pet peeve with the site (and I'm a subscriber) is that unless Sullivan is gone, none of the posts have bylines. He has a big staff of writers, editors and contributors, yet they're never created for the work they do, creating the misleading impression that he's authoring all that content. That seems like something he'd gripe over if another big media site did it.

Anyway, I probably won't resubscribe unless his 2016 election coverage is sensational. The site has seemed removed from the subjects that interest me lately.

Evan R, Monday, 17 November 2014 16:33 (1 month ago) Permalink

i kind of feel like a dick for doing this but one way to view the subscribers-only non-truncated posts is to right-click the post's title & "open in a new private window"

marcos, Monday, 17 November 2014 16:35 (1 month ago) Permalink

I wouldn't feel too guilty about that. For all the hubbub he makes about the importance of supporting independent journalism and all of that, so much of what that blog does is link to outside content and other sites' reporting and analysis. If anything I feel guilty that I'm supporting that aggregation over sites that do actual journalism.

Evan R, Monday, 17 November 2014 16:41 (1 month ago) Permalink

I understand outside sites benefit greatly from his links, too, so it's a symbiotic relationship, but still, one party is doing significantly more work than the other

Evan R, Monday, 17 November 2014 16:43 (1 month ago) Permalink


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