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why on earth would only 76 percent of republicans get that right??

j., Monday, 23 April 2012 20:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

"correctly"

Mordy, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have yet to dig into this poll myself, but yes, the secret thread running through it is how clearly the wrong-answerers may be seeing the two parties

goole, Monday, 23 April 2012 20:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

inability to identify party more associated with reducing defense spending just means you are smarter then the poll

bnw, Monday, 23 April 2012 21:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

As a college graduate I would answer the Pew survey in this way:

The Republican party's rhetoric is more consistently framed in terms of reducing the size of the federal government, but the actions of the Republicans at times when they have the power to control the size of the federal government are not consistent with that rhetoric. It would be far more accurate to characterize the Republicans as the party that wants to reduce the size of federal revenues.

Aimless, Monday, 23 April 2012 21:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

the customers of Popeyes, White Castle, Dunkin’ Donuts and Chuck E Cheese were mostly Democratic, while the customers at Cracker Barrel, Chik-fil-A, Panera and Bob Evans were mostly Republican.

^^^My favorite part of this article. I'm surprised there was no talk around regions. What kind of lazy political analysis is this? I mean Dunkin' Donuts is basically the Northeast and Chick-fil-A is the South. Panera is mostly a suburban thing & White Castle is urban.

Further political analysis: Chick-fil-A rules. Cracker Barrel has good biscuits & gravy (for a chain). I wish I could move to a place that has both Dunkin' Donuts & Chick-fill-A (DC?). White Castle dominates this list. WTF Chuck E Cheese?

The same restaurants study showed that the customers at Cracker Barrel, Panera and Bob Evans were the most likely to vote in elections.

This is a very funny way of delivering old news.

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

my formatting is all goofy there

HE HATES THESE CANS (Austerity Ponies), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 13:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

just got an email

Friends, readers, countrymen: You may have heard already (maybe too much) about my new book: “Peace, They Say: A History of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Most Famous and Controversial Prize in the World.”

The subject is a juicy one: It gives you an overview of the 20th century (and about a decade of the 21st). It introduces you to a vast cast of characters, all of them interesting, not a dullard in the bunch. I’m speaking of the laureates, mainly. They’re a diverse bunch, too: What do Mother Teresa and Yasser Arafat have in common? (Someone said, “Is it the unusual headwear?”)

Finally, when you explore the peace prize, you have to confront some of the biggest questions: concerning war and peace, freedom and tyranny, and all that jazz.

As I said, the subject is juicy, and I hope you would find the book so too. To order it from National Review, go here. Ask for a signature and an inscription, if you want. Or, order the book more traditionally (!) – from Amazon, here.

And lemme know what you think, by e-mailing me via my column.

Thanks much, and all best,
Jay (Nordlinger)

Mordy, Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

his prose is so creepy: that mix of slang ("lemme know") and coy locutions ("As I said, the subject is juicy, and I hope you would find the book so too").

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

and all that jazz!

Mordy, Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

gah juicy (x2!)

Meanwhile, on some cars... (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Jay (Nordlinger)

Bad Company's Drummer's Daughter (stevie), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

(Austerity (Ponies))

Meanwhile, on some cars... (Austerity Ponies), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's kinda like when you were in fifth grade and a classmate called you for the homework who you didn't really know very well and they said, "hey, it's Jay. [long pause] you know, Nordlinger, from school." "i know who u are, Jay."

Mordy, Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

or he made torturous parenthesis signs with his fingers

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 April 2012 18:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

I got that Nordlinger spam, too -- I noticed that the book hasn't really been reviewed too much outside the usually spots (Examiner, some promotion on NRO, hard-hitting KLO q&a).

Mordy, have you emailed him before? I've called him out on some stuff but never got a response until he/NRO spammed me about that dumb book.

a-lo, Friday, 27 April 2012 02:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

i don't think so. i tend to save my vitriolic emails for jonah. maybe if you email one of them they just add you to the collective PR email listings. it did come from no-reply @ nationalreview.com

Mordy, Friday, 27 April 2012 02:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

anybody listening
NRO reply at all

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 April 2012 02:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh no

mookieproof, Friday, 27 April 2012 02:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

Or, order the book more traditionally (!) – from Amazon, here.

Mordy, Friday, 27 April 2012 02:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

this is really fucked up

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/297159/all-means-lets-worry-about-richard-grenell-kevin-d-williamson

in the course of mounting a defense of a gay foreign policy aide to mitt romney, mr wmson goes through the motions of some truly arch arch archreacitonary shit about sex, marriage, culture etc.

we need a term for that kind of mode of writing, not exactly throat-clearing, but "i am in a dispute with another conservative, and i'm taking was looks like the not-most-right-wing line, so i have to sound like a really angry asshole about something kind of related to what i'm talking about"

goole, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm sure there's a term for that type of rhetoric. It's p common.

Meanwhile, on some cars... (Austerity Ponies), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

assholery

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

What perfect timing!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/opinion/sunday/homophobic-maybe-youre-gay.html

Ned Raggett, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

Our paper describes six studies conducted in the United States and Germany involving 784 university students. Participants rated their sexual orientation on a 10-point scale, ranging from gay to straight. Then they took a computer-administered test designed to measure their implicit sexual orientation. In the test, the participants were shown images and words indicative of hetero- and homosexuality (pictures of same-sex and straight couples, words like “homosexual” and “gay”) and were asked to sort them into the appropriate category, gay or straight, as quickly as possible. The computer measured their reaction times.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 27 April 2012 20:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

straight men were asked to blow the researcher, toothiness reported on a 10-point scale

goole, Friday, 27 April 2012 20:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

So many examples they could have included, too

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Saturday, 28 April 2012 07:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

max, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

max, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

"i could barely fit it into my mouth"

Mordy, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

omg lol

deploying a sewer otter unit (askance johnson), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

What is he on? Is it a combination of 5 hour energy and beef jerky?

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 15:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

Probably how he wrote his books.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

paul masson champagne surely

goole, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

a combination of 5 hour energy and beef jerky

if this appeared under him when he was on tv I might cry at the beauty.

bnw, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

So, I was on Piers Morgan’s show on CNN tonight. It was a shameful spectacle. He pretended to be a serious interviewer and I spent far too long pretending he was one too. My apologies to everyone who tuned in. I will have a more comprehensive response tomorrow on the Tyranny of Cliches blog.


Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hahah I wonder if he went in thinking "Well he can't be as mean as Jon Stewart..."

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

comedy gold

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

sorry dude this what the kids call epic fail

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm sure that's entertaining but i really just hate both these guys

goole, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

I like the .gifs but I'm not actually going to, you know, watch any of this.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 16:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm sure that's entertaining but i really just hate both these guys

Agreed, I can't even bring myself to watch this because I hate Morgan as least as much as I do Goldberg.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Mr. Goldberg's thoughts are now up.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

apparently he fawned and gushed over his next guest, some liberal actress. So much for going after both “sides” equally

(This was Rosario Dawson, BTW.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

I really don't like talking about gushing in such proximity to Morgan or Goldberg but I'm sure Morgan fawned over Rosario Dawson because she's hot -- I doubt he even knows about her political affiliation.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

Conservative analysts and commentators admit their biases up front, and so journalists dismiss them as biased. “Objective” analysts and commentators lie about not having biases and their statements are taken at face value. I remember when I used to be on CNN how frustrating it was to have liberal contributors be asked “What did you think of the speech?” But when it came time to ask me or another conservative it was “So, Jonah, what’s the conservative take on this?

I hate to write it but this is true btw

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

All of which would be much better expressed by someone other than the goateed marshmellow.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

I prefer The Hairy Yam

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

gross

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 17:49 (1 year ago) Permalink


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