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Naked on a horse with Bianca Jagger.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

and Mick on a fine Arab charger

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Bob Dole. Steadfast. True."

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 02:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bob Dole was Ford's VP pick when he ran for prez. His actual veep was Nelson Rockefeller, who was appointed when Agnew resigned in disgrace - for a scandal completely different from Watergate.

Actually Ford was appointed veep when Agnew resigned, Rocky was appointed about a year after that when Ford was elevated to the Presidency.

President Keyes, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 18:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Derb on female rutting.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 March 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

derb always links to really downmarket racialist type shit. "onesdtv.blogspot.com"?

goole, Thursday, 1 March 2012 19:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

a fun game to run when you find one of those paleocon/racist/victorian type blogs is to search it for the word "realism"

goole, Thursday, 1 March 2012 19:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

By Jay Nordlinger
March 7, 2012 8:54 A.M.

You may remember something peculiar about the Obama campaign in 2008: People kept fainting at his rallies. Especially young women, standing near the stage. There were medical teams on hand to deal with this, so common an occurrence was it. Obama would interrupt the speech he was giving to comment on the recovery of the stricken fans, reassuring the crowd that all was well.

Everyone says that Mitt Romney doesn’t excite “passion.” Okay. I say, the United States isn’t a banana republic. We don’t need a Perón, Juan or Evita. We don’t need a mesmerizer on a balcony. Enough with “rock star” candidates and false messiahs. How about a decent and capable guy who can get us out of this horrible hole and let us get on with the rest of our lives?

The United States is not a drama starring the president of the United States. We’re a nation of 300 million with our own shows, so to speak. If the president is not worshipped — fine with me. Those who worship leaders ought to find something better to worship.

And yet, sure — a little theater in your politics makes life more interesting. I’m not anti-theater. I’ve been known to be a little histrionic myself. But let’s not go crazy

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 15:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

bushflightsuit.jpg

the Hilary Clinton of Ghostface Killahs (Phil D.), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 15:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Palin too projects through the screen like crazy. I'm sure I'm not the only male in America who, when Palin dropped her first wink, sat up a little straighter on the couch and said, 'Hey, I think she just winked at me.' And her smile. By the end, when she clearly knew she was doing well, it was so sparkling it was almost mesmerizing. It sent little starbursts through the screen and ricocheting around the living rooms of America.

-- rich lowry, 3 october 2008

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 17:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

does "let us get on with the rest of our lives" mean he will stop writing if we vo

bnw, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

-te Mitt, because that is the best reason to yet

bnw, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 18:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

He is one of those people I can't imagine ever giving up the internet no matter what he might claim, so no.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 18:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nordlinger making weak lemonade out of a bitter pill. Or something.

Aimless, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 18:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

this guy's on a roll:

y Jay Nordlinger
March 7, 2012 2:59 P.M. Comments0
Have you noticed that, when Romney wins, he can’t quite win? I mean, his victories are spun as losses, or not-good-enough wins.

He wins New Hampshire, and everyone says, “Own backyard. Neighboring state. Spent a lot.” He wins Florida, and they say, “Spent a lot. Was mean to Newt.” Wins Nevada, and they say, “Lotsa Mormons.” Wins Michigan, and they say, “Home state, whaddya want? Should’ve won by more.” Wins Arizona, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, they say, “No big deal. Doesn’t really count.” Wins Ohio, and they say, “Squeaker!”

A reader of ours writes, “When Newt won South Carolina, why did no one say it was ‘in his own backyard’? When Rick was campaigning in Ohio, why did no one point out it was a ‘neighboring state’ of Pennsylvania? Why is Romney’s wipeout win in Massachusetts less impressive than Newt’s plurality win in Georgia?”

Etc.

I have a feeling that, if Romney’s the nominee, and he beats Obama on Election Day, many in the Right blogosphere will find a way to grouse about it. Me, I’ll be dancin’ and singin’ like those Munchkins in the movie.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Unfortunately he is referring to this movie:

the Hilary Clinton of Ghostface Killahs (Phil D.), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Entertainment!

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/292780/conspiracy-again-editors

The commenters are a mixed bag, shall we say.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is he being disingenuous, or does he truly not get that pouring vast amounts of money and resources into winning states and then barely winning does not bode well for the general election? xp

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol that first paragraph. that is magnificent partisan-mind blame shifting and belongs in a museum.

goole, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think Nordlinger believes life is actually like a musical production.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

pouring vast amounts of money speech, you mean

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Nordlinger's writing style and cyclical bursts of activity make me think he has serotonin-receptor issues.

Carlos Pollomar (WmC), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Art of Swagger: The Artist, Obama, and the Republican Candidates
By William F. Gavin
March 8, 2012 3:28 P.M.

President Obama is a swaggerer. No other word for it. Look at the way he moves across the stage, notice his little gestures, the very way he holds his head when walking. This guy is swaggering and that is not good news for Republicans. Despite the argument that the economy is the issue, we don’t vote for policies, we vote for individual human beings. And a swaggering attractiveness is one of the qualities we look for in a president. FDR, wheel-chair bound, always gave the impression of swaggering, and he was irresistible to the electorate.

This all came to me, oddly enough, while I was watching the Academy Award–winning movie, The Artist. At the beginning of this (almost) silent movie, there is a scene that sets the tone, immediately establishing the personality of 1920s movie idol George Valentin (played by French actor Jean Dujardin). At the end of a screening of one of his movies, Valentin comes on stage to receive the adulation — indeed, the adoration — of the audience. From the moment he appears, he shows off shamelessly. He glides like a dancer — which he is — and moves as if everything in the world belongs to him, which, in that moment, it does. He is a star, and the only word that can convey what he is doing is swaggering. It is this swagger, much more eye-catching and attractive than a mere strut, that makes him a star, and it is his stardom out of which his swagger emerges. When he loses his stardom he moves differently, slowly, hesitantly, as if he is lost, which, of course, he is.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 8 March 2012 20:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

swagger like jagger

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

If there were a bulwer-lytton contest for political blogging, it would be called the corner

(he did what!) (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

good luck with the empty suit angle while running mitt.

bnw, Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

The commenters are a mixed bag, shall we say.

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I was thinking a different type of nutbag but I can't search for those pictures ate work

Vaseline MEN AMAZING JOURNEY (DJP), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

lol

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha!

(he did what!) (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/293329/re-let-syria-be-michael-ledeen

interesting to see two true blue fanatics going at it

goole, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

"there wasn’t much in the way of internal opposition to Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, or Mao. The German, Russian, Italian, and Chinese peoples were quite enthusiastic about the evil men and evil systems that ruled them."

oh really!

goole, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 21:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's just so... weird

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

have you guys read Ledeen's resume?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

i gather he was something close to a mussolini defender, eons ago

i don't know his full bio, no. a nixon henchman, i thought?

goole, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

even with the most surface-level reading, Mao and Stalin came to power on the heels of massive civil wars, then there was Trotsky and all the purges and... I mean just what

the sir edmund hillary of sitting through pauly shore films (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hey guys guess what Jews do not count as "German people." This has been today's moment in Ledeenistory.

butvi wouls (Phil D.), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

From the comments:

"For a man who warmly embraces the likes of racist Professor Bell in public. . . "

It's almost mind-boggling to watch the echo chamber work in real time. I absolutely guarantee that the writer of this comment had never heard the name "Derrick Bell" one week ago.

butvi wouls (Phil D.), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 22:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

My dear professor George Mosse would bellow from his grave if he thought I’d left the ranks of cultural historians.

(he did what!) (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

george mosse was pretty liberal. strange how things turn out.

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

(like i read his wiki bio yesterday, ha)

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

how did we miss this one

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/291997/where-are-women-not-all-laughing-kathryn-jean-lopez

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 17:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

jesus christ

thuggish ruggish Brahms (DJP), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

you said it!

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

I realize it’s a silly skit, but this is our culture. The comedy shows and the White House are on the same page.

Last week, in that “Religious Liberty: Obamacare’s First Casualty” video the Heritage Foundation put together, Representative Marsha Blackburn said, “The American people have been awakened to what this administration is doing. It will be a fight. And I believe it will be a worthy fight.”

I pray that’s true. But have they gotten the wake-up call? Has a majority? Or are we laughing as our country changes under our watch?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Fartman
02/27/12 10:42

Culture is important but fewer and fewer people care about the direction we are going. I see no hint of a restoration of virtue. We will crash and burn.

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

A lot of progressives like to pretend that conservatives don't have a sense of humor (despite Steyn, Lileks, Long, O'Rourke, Goldberg, etc. just for a few examples

goole, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I look forward to Fartman's restored virtue, when he becomes Pootman.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 18:05 (2 years ago) Permalink


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