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underlying theme of every corner post on trayvon martin:

"see we knew all along he was guilty of something"

demolition with discretion (m coleman), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, that settles that:


Re: Me and Black America
By Peter Kirsanow

Jonah, the liberal response to your column is only partially a function of your not being black. It’s also, perhaps chiefly, a function of your being conservative. To many liberals, conservative commentary on black America is perforce illegitimate, ill-informed, ignorant, and deleterious to the interests of blacks.

As the saying goes, I’ve been black all my life. As opposed to many of the elites who dismiss my viewpoints, I live in the inner-city (Cleveland). But because I’m conservative, my comments are often dismissed as “inauthentic” or otherwise illegitimate (and met with not an insignificant degree of hostility).

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

I mean I can't even

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Well, shit, if he's in downtown Cleveland, I can have him beaten up by this afternoon.

jpattzlovevampz 2 hours ago (Phil D.), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 17:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Holy Week
By Kathryn Jean Lopez

April 2, 2012 12:48 P.M.

I have and will continue to have posts over in my new little casual Catholic corner of the web.

(Feel free to bookmark; you can also subscribe by e-mail, mid-right on the page.)

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 2 April 2012 17:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

Number one site for casual Catholics.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 2 April 2012 18:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Peter Kirsanow

Matt Armstrong, Monday, 2 April 2012 23:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

But because I’m conservative, my comments are often dismissed as “inauthentic” or otherwise illegitimate (and met with not an insignificant degree of hostility).

I think it is the mustache, not the conservatism.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Monday, 2 April 2012 23:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

This has left the EPA’s second premise — that global warming would be a harmful development — largely unchallenged. This is unfortunate, because while it is entirely possible that the earth may be warming — as it has done so many times in the past — there is no rational basis whatsoever to support the contention that carbon-dioxide-driven global warming would be on the whole harmful to life and civilization. Quite the contrary: All available evidence supports the contention that human CO2 emissions offer great benefits to the earth’s community of life.

goole, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 02:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Zubrin

colonize Mars!

goole, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 02:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

All available evidence supports the contention that human CO2 emissions offer great benefits to the earth's community of life people who can afford mitigation.

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 02:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i like to go to hospitals to fuck with ppl's life support systems. u never know, i might accidentally optimize it, and the patient will end up better off than before. there's really no rational basis to think that the only outcome is the patient's death.

low-rise concentration camps (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 03:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

No surprise that Gregory Benford is a big fan.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 03:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

the commenters on there who are like "don't worry about sea levels, we'll just build some dykes," what can you say to these people?

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 04:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

mercantilism via climate change

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 05:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Now, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed . . . "

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 10:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

What seemed to be Chuck Colson’s fall from grace in the mid-1970s was really the opposite. It was the first step on an ascension to true courage and service. His life is a testament to how redemption, so often debased and abused in a 24/7 news cycle obsessed with celebrity and scandal, can be astonishingly powerful and real.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 April 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha i confused chuck coulson with john dean in my head, and i thought you were quoting glenn greenwald or something

goole, Friday, 6 April 2012 15:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Colson's ascension to true courage and service == told everyone willing to listen that he'd found Christ.

Aimless, Friday, 6 April 2012 17:52 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Chuck Colson has a special place of hatred in Slacktivist posts

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Friday, 6 April 2012 18:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

man had no idea Zubrin was an NRO nut. been familiar with him as a Mars-exploration-promoter for years (which I heartily support) but this is just... oof. sad.

Disco Bob & MC Criminal (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 6 April 2012 18:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah his wiki just talks about his mars jones. seems like one of those "engineer knows x problem is actually dead simple, everyone is just lying about it or stupid" kinds of guys

goole, Friday, 6 April 2012 19:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Engineers are sorta different than scientists, in that you get a certain type of folk attracted to and obsessed with systems and mechanics. I should know; I am one.

They have the technical background of scientists much of the time, but a very different philosophical outlook and aim that allows for bollocks to creep in. There are plenty of climate change- and evolution-denying engineering types, for example.

Spleen of Hearts (kingfish), Friday, 6 April 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm sure this is getting discussed in the tryvon martin thread, but john derbyshire is a maniac:

http://takimag.com/article/the_talk_nonblack_version_john_derbyshire/#axzz1rI2EE0Ys

♆ (gr8080), Friday, 6 April 2012 19:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

I wonder if NRO wouldn't let him print that

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 6 April 2012 19:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

everything from takimag makes me feel like i'm running a fever. one of gavin mcinnes' berths now you know!

goole, Friday, 6 April 2012 19:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

what the fuck

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 6 April 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow that's some of the worst most toxic garbage I've ever read

same old song and placenta (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I am glad that my self-control problems are limited to being unable to keep myself from clicking on this thread; I've finally been burned enough to stop following the links you guys put here

God, Music and Romeo and Juliet (DJP), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Multiculturalism: When Will the Sleeper Wake?"

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

wondering if Derb is actually a Manchurian candidate

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm ever so slightly amazed even the National Review will let him write for them.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

would really love to have been a fly on the wall when derbs gave that "talk" to his sons

♆ (gr8080), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

good lord! so, is 'taki's magazine' normally st0rmfr0nt w/a 'classy' layout?

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

well i just read a gavin mcinnes piece in it where he pointed out that since only a small number of southern whites owned slaves and since the south's wealth was destroyed anyway, after the civil war was over "we were all at a level playing field", so

their private gesture for bison (difficult listening hour), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

man.

checked the other contributors and joe bob briggs writing for this site is bumming me out. his b-movie show that ran on TNT many years ago was fun. caught both 'the warriors' and 'motel hell' for the first time on it.

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm more pissed about daniel larison, but he hasn't written there since 08

goole, Friday, 6 April 2012 20:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

Larison is the only conservative these days with whom I can imagine sharing a cigarette without wanting to stab him in the left eye with it.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 6 April 2012 20:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

so do yourself a favor and don't dig into the comments on that article.

Clay, Saturday, 7 April 2012 12:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Rich Lowry gently nudges Derbyshire in front of a bus, but NRO commenters are having none of it.

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Saturday, 7 April 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

You Lowry have now associated the Derbyshire Screed with NRO by vociferously disassociating late on a Fri evening in the finest Watergate – strike that – Obamagate style.

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Saturday, 7 April 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

is obamagate even a thing? why do I care?

(⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Saturday, 7 April 2012 19:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh, I'm sure these morons think Obama invented the Friday News Dump that has been a thing since there was a mass media but which the Bush admin made an art of. History began on Jan. 21, 2009, you know.

Frank Youngenstein (Phil D.), Saturday, 7 April 2012 19:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Jonah Goldberg ‏ @JonahNRO

For the record, I find my colleague John Derbyshire's piece fundamentally indefensible and offensive. I wish he hadn't written it.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 7 April 2012 20:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow when you write something so terrible that Jonah GOLDBERG won't even try to defend it somehow then you know you are out in the far regions of awfulness.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 7 April 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

He weakens his condemnation by needlessly adding the less-than-absolute qualifier "fundamentally". Jonah showing the instincts of a poor writer non-shocker.

Aimless, Saturday, 7 April 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

"For the record"

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 7 April 2012 20:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

interesting, that lawyers guns & money post quotes one "salvetusmc" which is a name that has stuck out to me at the corner before

goole, Saturday, 7 April 2012 22:09 (2 years ago) Permalink


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