one more liberal wanting a free ride!
― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
David Brooks making right-wingers angry:
I would also point out that the Rockefeller Republicans were losers and compassionate conservatism put us on the brink of financial ruin
― curmudgeon, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
the last half of the sentence OTM
― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
Similar statements were made about Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, and John McCain.
maybe reagan but otherwise, no, child
― goole, Wednesday, 29 February 2012 16:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
well ok W in 04 too
― k3vin k., Thursday, 20 December 2012 22:24 (5 months ago) Permalink
― iatee, Monday, 14 January 2013 23:38 (4 months ago) Permalink
The strategies covered here start from a similar premise—that human beings are blessed with many talents but are also burdened by sinfulness, ignorance and weakness, which is why I call on both parties for common sense solutions to our problems, the most notable of which is a cat o' nine tails.
― the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 14 January 2013 23:39 (4 months ago) Permalink
We will pay special attention to those who attended elite prep schools and universities.
u don't say
― flopson, Monday, 14 January 2013 23:40 (4 months ago) Permalink
someone please call his office phone
― iatee, Monday, 14 January 2013 23:50 (4 months ago) Permalink
Modern societies have become economically and socially more unequal. We will explore status competition and the desire for social distinction—executives who feel unabashed when asking for lavish salaries. We will ask whether it is proper to put a Yale window sticker on the back of your car. We will look at codes of social modesty and ask whether modest people make better business leaders
― Mordy, Monday, 14 January 2013 23:53 (4 months ago) Permalink
"Students will be asked to grapple with the indictment of their generation made by Christian Smith, Alasdair Macintyre and Jean Twenge."
― Matt Armstrong, Monday, 14 January 2013 23:55 (4 months ago) Permalink
More fun from Chait
― "It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Saturday, 19 January 2013 17:26 (4 months ago) Permalink
Brooks rose into prominence as a moderate Republican and has enjoyed immense success and prestige as a result. Psychologically, he could hurl himself from a moving car more easily than he could reject Republicanism, no matter how batshit crazy the party becomes.
― Aimless, Saturday, 19 January 2013 17:56 (4 months ago) Permalink
same with Frum at this point, imo. i realize he can't begin to approach the loathsomeness of Brooks, but his blog basically serves to titillate liberals (who the fuck else pays attention to him?) and provoke a chorus of 'i-told-you-so's'
except for his recent weird preoccupation with the evils of zomg marihuana and the fact that he can't get his mouth off Israel's dick for 5 seconds, i really don't understand how he's still able to call himself a Republican with a straight face.
i suppose renouncing Republicanism would damage his brand, his blog traffic would suffer and he wouldn't be one of cable news' 4 go-to guys who are "trying to save the party"
― Still S.M.D.H. ft. (will), Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:33 (4 months ago) Permalink
(re Frum on pot and Israel: i realize that neither of these positions would preclude one from being a card-carrying Dem)
― Still S.M.D.H. ft. (will), Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:35 (4 months ago) Permalink
I mind Frum far less than Brooks. At least Frum gives the impression that he has groggily awakened from a nightmare.
― the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 19 January 2013 18:39 (4 months ago) Permalink
lol at "the chinese have no word for nerd"
― caek, Monday, 4 March 2013 00:31 (2 months ago) Permalink
David Brooks has an unparalleled ability to shape an intellectually interesting idea into the rhetorical arc of an 800-word op-ed piece. The trouble is, a central part of his genius is choosing the little factoids that perfectly illustrate his points. No doubt he's happy enough to use a true fact if the right one comes to hand, but whenever I've checked, the details have turned out to be somewhere between mischaracterized and invented.
― caek, Monday, 4 March 2013 00:33 (2 months ago) Permalink