the Kommisariat's Kontinuing Kronicles: more right-wingery in the USA, 2k11-12

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hitchens evisceration of mamets book is pretty good but even funnier than hitch's review are the actual quotes from the book, such as

"The BP gulf oil leak . . . was bad. The leak of thousands of classified military documents by Julian Assange on WikiLeaks was good. Why?"

☂ (max), Saturday, 18 June 2011 16:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

shockingly, wingnutdaily "op-ed" begins: "I know this sounds crazy."

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=312393

Yet, all it would take is for one state to recognize that – real or fraudulent – the document he released affirms he does not meet the requirements of a "natural born citizen." In fact, he is a walking, talking, breathing example of what a "natural born citizen" is not – complete with the dual loyalties the founders feared.

June 18, 2011

reggie (qualmsley), Saturday, 18 June 2011 19:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

how are they going to fill a week, is my other question

everything they've listed so far could be knocked out in an afternoon

― anarcho-misogynist puppies (DJP), Wednesday, June 15, 2011 3:47 PM (3 days ago)

lets be fair given the parenting that leads to sending your kids to something like this odds are the kids will be a little slow

lemon kerrang! (jjjusten), Saturday, 18 June 2011 20:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

If I were as prone to sloganizing as Mamet, I’d keep clear of bumper-sticker comparisons altogether.

I wonder what a smart but mislead writer like Mamet thinks about being taken down by an equally smart writer who a) can't be easily dismissed as an idiot and b) can't be dismissed a mere ideological analog? I bet a Mamet response would be predictably bellicose, but surely he'd recognize, at least privately, that he just got his ass kicked in public.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 18 June 2011 20:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

otm and the moment I finished the Hitchens review I googled around to see if Mamet had responded. Hitchens was the perfect person to get to review that book.

Mordy, Saturday, 18 June 2011 20:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Mamet is crazy and will continue to be crazy.

little mushroom person (abanana), Saturday, 18 June 2011 22:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

i know we have a lawless warmonger in office and all but that shit is hilarious

goole, Saturday, 18 June 2011 22:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

lmao <3 awesome move & full cred 2 u now and forever for bringing that image into a jb context

― markers, Wednesday, June 15, 2011 10:23 PM (4 days ago) Bookmark

<3 <3 <3

...wow! (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 18 June 2011 23:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

complete with the dual loyalties the founders feared

Know what else the founders feared? Getting sick and going to the doctor and HAVING LEECHES SUCK OUT THEIR BLOOD. Also smallpox, scurvy, and baths.

Telephoneface (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 18 June 2011 23:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Get a life, lib dopes. There's nothing wrong with laughing at some well-written n|i|gger jokes.

Semper Fi!
BY PROUD CONSERVATIVE on 06/18/2011 at 17:56

ffs

chupacabra - a delicious burrito (DJP), Sunday, 19 June 2011 20:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'm more offended by the idea that the jokes were well-written

J0rdan S., Sunday, 19 June 2011 20:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

need to work on the drawn out end credits

reggie (qualmsley), Thursday, 23 June 2011 20:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

not interesting in and of itself, but evidence that the PUA-dudebro and basic 'conservative' webworlds are well connected

http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/122966/

~edgy~ (goole), Friday, 24 June 2011 21:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

Why the hell would you link to that from a political blog and reference PUA unless you have some weird thing about women?

mh, Friday, 24 June 2011 22:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

The right has some weird thing about women.

phantoms from a world gone by speak again the immortal tale: (Jenny), Friday, 24 June 2011 23:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

What the hell?? John McCain blames the illegals for the wildfires in AZ...

Jesse, Saturday, 25 June 2011 14:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/06/sovereign_citizen_thrown_out_of_pizza_chain_bankru.php

The case centers around Giordano's owner John Apostolou, who was forced to give up his control of the pizza chain, which he's owned since 1988, after his businesses fell into $45.5 million worth of debt. The chain has been under bankruptcy protection since February, but Apostolou only lost control after he submitted some court filings in the style of the sovereign citizen movement. One filing declared that Apostolous and his wife are "American Freemen, free inhabitants of the Illinois state, and we find it impossible to obtain State declared Legal Tender at Law." They also said they don't believe in U.S. currency or the legal system, typical beliefs of sovereign citizens, who generally consider almost all branches of the U.S. government to be illegitimate.

☂ (max), Thursday, 30 June 2011 01:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

I LOVE THESE GUYS

☂ (max), Thursday, 30 June 2011 01:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

when can we a pynchon book about these effing wackos

☂ (max), Thursday, 30 June 2011 01:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

I knew their pizza was wrong somehow!

mh, Thursday, 30 June 2011 05:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

What did people pay for their pizza with? Was it some kind of barter system?

textbook blows on the head (dowd), Thursday, 30 June 2011 06:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

omg Girodano's!

phantoms from a world gone by speak again the immortal tale: (Jenny), Thursday, 30 June 2011 11:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

so, reading into this a little, the pizza man, in dire straits, did some up some 'halp with taxes' searches on the internet, and ran into the sovereign dudes, and then hired one?

~edgy~ (goole), Thursday, 30 June 2011 13:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, seems like it

☂ (max), Thursday, 30 June 2011 13:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

iirc something similar happened to wesley snipes, though i dont think it was specifically a sovcit type

☂ (max), Thursday, 30 June 2011 13:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

You don't need to google the truth.

textbook blows on the head (dowd), Thursday, 30 June 2011 16:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

LOL:

The rules set up by Mall of America officials for Sarah and Bristol Palin's book signing yesterday seemed to have been written in anticipation of an army of fans.

"'Camping out' is not allowed," the rules read. "Beginning at 5 a.m., guests will be allowed to line up."

But there was no teeming crowd of rabid Palinites at 5 a.m. And less than a half hour into the appearance of Bristol, Sarah, and Todd Palin, the crowd had dwindled to a trickle of latecomers.

Michael Bay, CEO of Transformers (Phil D.), Thursday, 30 June 2011 18:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

did some up some 'halp with taxes' searches on the internet, and ran into the sovereign dudes, and then hired one

what did he pay with? a hog? goods and services?

j., Thursday, 30 June 2011 18:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Pizza.

phantoms from a world gone by speak again the immortal tale: (Jenny), Thursday, 30 June 2011 19:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

does he trade pizzas to his customers?

j., Thursday, 30 June 2011 19:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

sign me up for this pizza based economic model

brownie, Thursday, 30 June 2011 19:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

That will be a 50-pizza registration fee, please.

you're in the club and the light hits your ass like pow (Laurel), Thursday, 30 June 2011 20:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

do you take calzones

brownie, Thursday, 30 June 2011 20:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

What are you, some kind of foreigner?

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 30 June 2011 20:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

From one of the first comments:

I've considered myself a Libertarian for many years, but have to say that I found their views a bit extreme. I didn't know that there were some branches of Libertarianism that were against government regulating food or medicine safety.

iow, I've been calling myself a libertarian because it sounds nice, but I have never taken the slightest effort to discover what "libertarian" might mean.

Aimless, Friday, 1 July 2011 18:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

when I was in high school, there was maybe a 15-minute window where I thought the concept of libertarianism was worth investigating; those 15 minutes ended when I realized the person I was discussing this with was a disenfranchised just-slightly-short-of-being-racist douche who considered the Civil Rights Act to be an overreach of government

DJP, Friday, 1 July 2011 18:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

I think that anyone who is an actual Libertarian has to think that! The rest are just enthralled with the romanticism of some ideas, imo

mh, Friday, 1 July 2011 19:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

whenever i take that "political compass" test (something i've been doing for what seems like decades now), i wind up deep in left/libertarian territory, between the little "dalai lama" and "nelson mandela" dots.

Economic Left/Right: -4.88
Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.69

this inclined me, once upon a time, to think that i might actually be a libertarian. at least until i found out what actual, real-world "libertarians" were all about. now i have no home. :(

And the piano, it sounds like a carnivore (contenderizer), Friday, 1 July 2011 19:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

come on yall, there is such a thing as left libertarianism

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 1 July 2011 19:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

these dudes are doing pretty good work on the subject

http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 1 July 2011 19:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

I prefer to call that anarcho-communism, myself.

xposts, maybe

emil.y, Friday, 1 July 2011 19:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

Also, anyone who like Nozick is not left-wing.

emil.y, Friday, 1 July 2011 19:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

*likes

emil.y, Friday, 1 July 2011 19:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

notice, if you actually read the thing, that the guy isn't uncritically embracing nozick

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 1 July 2011 19:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

I was an honest to god registered libertarian in 1992 because my roommate told me that libertarians were pro-marijuana legalization and I was too high to look into it any further. I was with my other roommate when he registered to vote as a member of the "People's Pot Party." We were awesome.

phantoms from a world gone by speak again the immortal tale: (Jenny), Friday, 1 July 2011 19:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

and i've played the atomic microscope hairsplitting game for years, i'm not interested in whether its mutualism or anarcho-communism or left libertarianism or whatever: if it gets people working together to build a free society you can call it starbucksism for all i care. xp

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 1 July 2011 19:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

I was an honest to god registered libertarian in 1992 because my roommate told me that libertarians were pro-marijuana legalization and I was too high to look into it any further. I was with my other roommate when he registered to vote as a member of the "People's Pot Party." We were awesome.

― phantoms from a world gone by speak again the immortal tale: (Jenny), Friday, July 1, 2011 3:17 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

<3

horseshoe, Friday, 1 July 2011 19:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

An American jihad would reawaken in American citizens the certain knowledge that our Constitution is a sacred document that better defines and preserves the liberty and autonomy of human beings than the charter of any other nation on earth.

The Constitution, along with the miracle of our nation's founding and the providential history of America fighting and winning war after war against oppressive regimes, proves our manifest destiny not only to preserve our borders and safety and national character at home, but to spread around the world our love of individual freedom and insist on its reflection in every government.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/10/28/its-time-for-american-jihad

mookieproof, Wednesday, 29 October 2014 16:16 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

The network that basically ran Glenn Beck (!) off their airwaves seems perfectly happy to keep paying this guy (who seems to say far worse things at every turn).

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 29 October 2014 16:18 (4 weeks ago) Permalink

http://graydon2.dreamwidth.org/193575.html

yet another rundown of the outer technoid right

ctrl-f for "phalanx" for some chilling lols

caucasity and the sundance kid (goole), Wednesday, 5 November 2014 19:06 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

Study history and old books.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 5 November 2014 19:44 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

might be my favorite line in the whole movie tbh

caucasity and the sundance kid (goole), Wednesday, 5 November 2014 19:46 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

my GF and i have been watching it this week for the first time and we basically died at that point, had to stop the tape practically. may well be the highlight of Mako's voice-over career too.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 5 November 2014 19:51 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

the theological argument btw conan and subotai about whose god is better is great too, love the look on arnold's face there

caucasity and the sundance kid (goole), Wednesday, 5 November 2014 19:59 (3 weeks ago) Permalink


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