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That makes sense to me. I don't doubt Warren's sincerity. I still think her statement is one that will not be immediately clear to most who read it.

When I googled the controversy, I came across a massive swamp of rightwing concern-trolling turning this, on the flimsiest of excuses, into a complaint about affirmative action (!), and peppering their faux-outrage with racist bullshit like "faux-cahontas" and "smoke signals"

He's sick of the Swiss. He don't like em. (Austerity Ponies), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

didn't know Robin Roberts was suspected of being queer

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

i didn't know shep was!

goole, Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

seriously?

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

for real!

goole, Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

he wears lavender lipstick

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

Dollar Bill 05/10/12 10:06
Shep Smith, .....how shall I put this, ......likes Broadway show tunes.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

To get to the corner I had to go through

caro's johnson (Eazy), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

Big Jonah Golderg ad, thinks it's funny.

caro's johnson (Eazy), Thursday, 10 May 2012 16:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

from the orig article:

I don't mind the word "white" in either of those expressions. Conservatism, Inc. or otherwise, is a white people's movement, a scattering of outliers notwithstanding.

Always has been, always will be. I have attended at least a hundred conservative gatherings, conferences, cruises, and jamborees: let me tell you, there ain't too many raisins in that bun. I was in and out of the National Review offices for twelve years, and the only black person I saw there, other than when Herman Cain came calling, was Alex, the guy who runs the mail room. (Hey, Alex!)

goole, Monday, 14 May 2012 15:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

This isn't because conservatism is hostile to blacks and mestizos. Very much the contrary, especially in the case of Conservatism Inc. They fawn over the occasional nonwhite with a puppyish deference that fairly fogs the air with embarrassment. (Q: What do you call the one black guy at a gathering of 1,000 Republicans? A: "Mr. Chairman.")

goole, Monday, 14 May 2012 15:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

lmao derb u rascal

max, Monday, 14 May 2012 15:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's just that conservative ideals like self-sufficiency and minimal dependence on government have no appeal to underperforming minorities—groups who, in the statistical generality, are short of the attributes that make for group success in a modern commercial nation.

Of what use would it be to them to embrace such ideals? They would end up even more decisively pooled at the bottom of society than they are currently.

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hey, Alex!

max, Monday, 14 May 2012 15:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

How hard was he struggling to restrain himself from adding "What up, dawg!" to that

Choad of Choad Hall (kingfish), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

derb surely twisting the knife in his old employers here

goole, Monday, 14 May 2012 15:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think his chemo-brain is permanent now.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Monday, 14 May 2012 15:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

ahh fuck shoulda checked the thread, sorry.

cosi fan whitford (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm gonna pretend that's derb singing Van Halen's Unchained

Mr. Que, Wednesday, 16 May 2012 13:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

Kathryn Jean Lopez ‏@kathrynlopez

wow, what a big building the national rifle association ha

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 19 May 2012 12:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

has

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 19 May 2012 12:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

cause she got shot before she could finish tweeting the word 'has'?

Mordy, Saturday, 19 May 2012 13:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

remainder of tweet to be pried from her cold dead hands

Djibril Citté (onimo), Monday, 21 May 2012 11:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah that is infuriating

Jonathan Bernstein's response is also good, and differs from Chait's

http://plainblogaboutpolitics.blogspot.com/2012/05/in-which-conservatives-get-their-own.html

goole, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 18:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

more antirevisionism

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_05/civil_rights_revisionism037520.php

is it me or has the corner been totally silent about this?

goole, Thursday, 24 May 2012 18:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

btw the comments on the Bernstein article are closer to footnotes: good stuff.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 May 2012 20:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

ha i read those a couple days ago but didn't put together who commenter "kdwmson". man he really does come off like a dumb asshole.

goole, Thursday, 24 May 2012 20:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

who "kdwmson" was, i mean

goole, Thursday, 24 May 2012 20:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

"the klan were all democrats" is nearing "hitler was a vegetarian" memetic (ha, i couldn't help but write "emetic" there) territory

goole, Thursday, 24 May 2012 20:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

From the Chait piece:

Buckley sneered at the double standard of liberal Democrats — in 1965, he complained, Vice-President Hubert Humphrey attended the funeral of a white woman shot by the Klan for riding in a car with a black man, but did not attend the funeral of a white cop shot by a black man.

Is this the genesis of the "Why are Al and Jesse protesting about (high profile crime with a minority victim) and not saying anything about (obscure, pulled from local paper case with a white victim)?" thing?

Hauntingly Unemployed American (President Keyes), Saturday, 26 May 2012 11:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Why I Am Challenging Jonah Goldberg to a Fight for Charity. (via the always delightful Roy Edroso.)

Brony! Broni! Broné! (Phil D.), Sunday, 3 June 2012 18:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

omg the comments

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 4 June 2012 18:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Part of the problem is defining who is gay. When I was younger I used to get a fair number of propositions from acquaintances of mine who were gay or bi. If I were to have accepted offers of oral sex would that have made me gay or just opportunistic? There was a short lived bit of pop culture not too long ago about LUGs, lesbian until graduation. So were these girls to be counted as gay? (Then there is the old joke that no woman is more than 3 drinks from a lesbian encounter.)
Also, a large part of our cultural news is based on certain specific large urban areas. These are the places where the concentration of homosexuals is significantly higher than the norm. I'm in Georgia and as far as I know there aren't that many gay venues in my immediate vicinity. However I do know that if for some reason I needed to find someone who is gay it would be simple enough to go to Atlanta and visit Little Five Points. When you come right down to it, your average midwestern gay teenager is probably just waiting to be old enough to move somewhere where he's not one of the few gay teens in town.

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 4 June 2012 18:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

"if for some reason"

Brony! Broni! Broné! (Phil D.), Monday, 4 June 2012 18:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

The campaign to lie about the number of homosexuals has been underway for quite some time. I've read about instances where expressing belief of anything less than 10% is judged a nigh hate crime.
"Everybody is gay." Your favorite athlete. Any given construction worker (not just the one in the Village people). Hitler. Anybody who finds homosexuality disgusting and/or morally objectionable.
Pffft. I'll take the under on 2%. 1% if you're talking the authentic kind and don't include the ones just trying to upset their parents, hang with with the "hip" crowd, or run some sort of scam.
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Helloitsme 06/04/12 07:32
Why do you care how many gay people there are? Are you afraid you will catch it? Never ceases to amaze me how the supposed individualist crowd feels so threatened by the simple idea of letting people be who they are. I've really come to believe that some people feel threatened because of their own secret attractions. Otherwise, whats it to you?

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 4 June 2012 18:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

that article is more about popular innumeracy than anything to do with homsexuality.

if you asked americans what % of us are black, the mean answer would be about 40%

you ask americans how much of the budget is spent on any miniscule program (foreign aid is a perennial example) and the answer is never less than a quarter.

goole, Monday, 4 June 2012 18:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

i've had lots of fun in life asking ppl what % of americans they think are jewish

Mordy, Monday, 4 June 2012 19:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

at least one of the commenters on that thread would answer "too many"

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Monday, 4 June 2012 19:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

"Counting Hollywood and the banks or not?"

Brony! Broni! Broné! (Phil D.), Monday, 4 June 2012 19:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

I almost posted this column a few hours ago but more for the comments.

go down on you in a thyatrr (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 4 June 2012 19:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

When you come right down to it, your average midwestern gay teenager is probably just waiting to be old enough to move somewhere where he's not one of the few gay teens in town.

this is likely true tbf, at least anecdotally

only-gay-in-the-village.youtubes

catbus otm (gbx), Friday, 8 June 2012 14:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

we got in an approval copy of the new goldberg book at my library and the bibliographers rejected it. libs.

Hauntingly Unemployed American (President Keyes), Friday, 8 June 2012 16:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

Can you email Jonah and let him know? Maybe you'll get your email published!

a regina spektor is haunting europe (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 8 June 2012 16:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ooo, do this! Only start loading up on extra-fun completely false details, and see how many get passed along as gospel without anybody bothering to check a single fact, like that you work at the Geir A. Hongro Memorial Library or something.

Dreaming in Infrared (kingfish), Friday, 8 June 2012 17:06 (1 year ago) Permalink


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