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Let's start with Ralph Reed:

When President Obama announced his nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, Joe Biden thankfully spared the nation another muttered profanity (there was no boasting about a “big f-ing big deal,” though surely it was). The rest of the country is suppressing its own outburst, for the selection of Kagan takes beltway cynicism to a new low, which is saying a lot in a city where some claim a massive health-care entitlement will reduce the deficit.

Obama selected a Supreme Court nominee with zero judicial experience and virtually no background as a litigator. Realizing her liabilities, he and his allies substitute biography for experience, pushing the myth of the girl from Manhattan who challenged her rabbi as a teenager and blazed a trail for women in a man’s world, all while displaying a “nurturing Jewish mother” side. The New York Times assures us Kagan is a “pragmatist” and a “consensus-builder.” Harboring any doubts? Well, as dean she renovated the gym, opened a skating rink, and improved women’s restrooms at Harvard Law School. So there!

One wonders if Obama thinks anyone actually believes this nonsense. He claims he chose Kagan because she understands how the law affects “ordinary people.” You know, like the folks on the Upper West Side, at blue-chip law firms, and in Harvard Yard. No, there is nothing ordinary about Elena Kagan.

cool and remote like dancing girls (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 May 2010 15:31 (ten years ago) link

http://www.looptvandfilm.com/blog/obama_ninja.jpg

Euler, Tuesday, 11 May 2010 15:33 (ten years ago) link

No, there is nothing ordinary about Elena Kagan.

cool and remote like dancing girls (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 May 2010 15:35 (ten years ago) link

Its like getting C's at Yale as you coast on daddy's legacy.

bee en u_u (bnw), Tuesday, 11 May 2010 16:29 (ten years ago) link

Was hoping this thread would start with a poll too.

Mordy, Tuesday, 11 May 2010 18:10 (ten years ago) link

Greetings from Lisbon [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

Volcanic ash and a flight over Poland later . . . My first random conversation in Portugal involved Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, WFB, Karl Rove, and Laura Ingraham, from a Chicagan here (not with NR) to pray at Fatima tomorrow with the pope. I promise I didn't even initiate it.

cool and remote like dancing girls (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 12 May 2010 15:22 (ten years ago) link

she talked about weezy f baby?

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 12 May 2010 15:27 (ten years ago) link

That reminds me: did we ever talk here about this, in which Corner denizen Michael Novak argues that the USA should go to war against Iran so that people like him can continue to visit the Holy Land on holiday? Here's the opening line:

"On Easter Sunday, I was able to sit in prayer for a while at the Shrine run by sweet Italian nuns on top of the Mountain of the Beatitudes, the most famous of Sermons. It was infinitely peaceful, and I needed it."

Euler, Wednesday, 12 May 2010 15:30 (ten years ago) link

Out from the Online Closet [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
It's not just blog sites anymore ... the Washington Post today discusses the latest Supreme Court justice's sexual preference. And while doing so, Ruth Marcus makes the case to Obama that his next pick should be an actual gay justice — it's the diverse thing to do:

From my (straight, married mother) point of view, a gay justice would be a benefit to the court and the country. To the country because it would speed up the inevitable: acceptance of gay Americans in all walks of life. To the court because — as with any additional perspective — an openly gay justice would add to the richness of the court's understanding of cases, particularly gay rights cases, that come before it.

Would we need bisexual, transgender, and "questioning" justices (going through the GLBTQ list) before our nation's college campuses were adequately represented?

It's remarkable to me that this woman's personal life is being so openly discussed — without her or the president making it an issue. There are plenty of substantive judicial issues to discuss. But then Senate judicial fights in recent years, have been known to slander nominees and make a spouse cry — they've even attacked family vacation choices.

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college campuses?

Matt Armstrong, Friday, 14 May 2010 09:17 (ten years ago) link

lol at the last sentence:

Rubio Country Here We Come [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

I see that the RNC has chosen Tampa for their next convention. Well done. This means Marco Rubio doesn't have to be on the ticket to be a star of the show. And it will help make the story more about Jeb's record as governor than his last name when he is the nominee.

If we were on Twitter I would add #klohasmadecrazierpoliticalpredictions to the end of that.)

cool and remote like dancing girls (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 14 May 2010 11:09 (ten years ago) link

totally missed the colon up there and thought k-lo was calling herself a "straight, married mother" o_O

Guns, Computer, The Internet (harbl), Friday, 14 May 2010 12:46 (ten years ago) link

My favorite Corner post of the last two years, worth reprinting:

On one of NRs early cruises, the first one the Borks attended, I met the judge for the first time at NRs cocktail party and offered to get him a drink. I asked what he was drinking. A martini, of course, was the reply. I said I would join him. We bellied up to the bar and asked for two martinis. The bartender started to make them when Judge Bork looked at him and said, give me those (meaning the gin, vermouth, and the shaker). The bartender dutifully turned them over and the judge proceeded to make our martinis the way they were SUPPOSED to be made. A great man with a great sense of humor

Filmmaker, Author, Radio Host Stephen Baldwin (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 16 May 2010 23:22 (ten years ago) link

lol that someone in real life would actually do that

Mordy, Sunday, 16 May 2010 23:23 (ten years ago) link

A great man, with a great sense of humor.

Filmmaker, Author, Radio Host Stephen Baldwin (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 16 May 2010 23:24 (ten years ago) link

It's like an Esquire fantasy about how men in the 1920 used to act.

Mordy, Sunday, 16 May 2010 23:25 (ten years ago) link

never forget:

Nixon Forces Firing of Cox; Richardson, Ruckelshaus Quit
President Abolishes Prosecutor's Office; FBI Seals Records

By Carroll Kilpatrick
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, October 21, 1973; Page A01

In the most traumatic government upheaval of the Watergate crisis, President Nixon yesterday discharged Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox and accepted the resignations of Attorney General Elliot L. Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William D. Ruckelshaus.

The President also abolished the office of the special prosecutor and turned over to the Justice Department the entire responsibility for further investigation and prosecution of suspects and defendants in Watergate and related cases.

Shortly after the White House announcement, FBI agents sealed off the offices of Richardson and Ruckelshaus in the Justice Department and at Cox's headquarters in an office building on K Street NW.

An FBI spokesman said the agents moved in "at the request of the White House."

Agents told staff members in Cox's office they would be allowed to take out only personal papers. A Justice Department official said the FBI agents and building guards at Richardson's and Ruckelshaus' offices were there "to be sure that nothing was taken out."

Richardson resigned when Mr. Nixon instructed him to fire Cox and Richardson refused. When the President then asked Ruckelshaus to dismiss Cox, he refused, White House spokesman Ronald L. Ziegler said, and he was fired. Ruckelshaus said he resigned.

Finally, the President turned to Solicitor General Robert H. Bork, who by law becomes acting Attorney General when the Attorney General and deputy attorney general are absent, and he carried out the President's order to fire Cox. The letter from the President to Bork also said Ruckelshaus resigned.

These dramatic developments were announced at the White House at 8:25 p.m. after Cox had refused to accept or comply with the terms of an agreement worked out by the President and the Senate Watergate committee under which summarized material from the White House Watergate tapes would be turned over to Cox and the Senate committee.

In announcing the plan Friday night, the President ordered Cox to make no further effort to obtain tapes or other presidential documents.

Cox responded that he could not comply with the President's instructions and elaborated on his refusal and vowed to pursue the tape recordings at a televised news conference yesterday.

That set in motion the chain of events that resulted in the departure of Cox and the two top officials of the Justice Department and immediately raised prospects that the President himself might be impeached or forced to resign.

In a statement last night, Cox said: "Whether ours shall continue to be a government of laws and not of men is now for Congress and ultimately the American people."

The action raised new questions as to whether Congress would proceed to confirm House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford of Michigan to be Vice President or leave Speaker of the House Carl Albert (D-Okla.) next in line of succession to the highest office in the land.

Richardson met at the White House in the late afternoon with Mr. Nixon and at 8:25 p.m. Ziegler appeared in the White House press room to read a statement outlining the President's decisions.

The President discharged Cox because he "refused to comply with instructions" the President gave him Friday night through the Attorney General, Ziegler said.

Furthermore, Ziegler said, the office of special prosecutor was abolished and its functions have been turned over to the Department of Justice.

The department will carry out the functions of the prosecutor's office "with thoroughness and vigor," Ziegler said.

Mr. Nixon sought to avoid a constitutional confrontation by the action he announced Friday, the press secretary said, to give the courts the information from the tapes which the President had considered privileged.

That action was accepted by "responsible leaders in the Congress and in the country," Ziegler commented, but the special prosecutor "defied" the President's instructions "at a time of serious world crisis" and made it "necessary" for the President to discharge him.

Before taking action, Ziegler said, the President met with Richardson to instruct him to dismiss Cox, but Richardson felt he could not do so because it conflicted with the promise he had made to the Senate, Ziegler said.

After Richardson submitted his resignation, the President directed Ruckelshaus to dismiss Cox. When Ruckelshaus refused to carry out the President's directive, he also was "discharged," Ziegler said. The President's letter to Bork said Ruckelshaus resigned.

Mr. Nixon then directed Bork to carry out the instruction. Bork did so in a two-paragraph letter to Cox, in which he said that at the instruction of the President he was "discharging you, effective at once, from your position as special prosecutor, Watergate special prosecution force."

Bork signed his letter as "acting Attorney General."

Richardson told the President in his letter that he was resigning with "deep regret." He explained that when named Attorney General "you gave me the authority to name a special prosecutor."

"At many points throughout the nomination hearings, I reaffirmed my intention to assure the independence of the special prosecutor," Richardson said.

He said he promised that Cox would not be dismissed except for "extraordinary improprieties."

"While I fully respect the reasons that have led you to conclude that the special prosecutor must be discharged, I trust that you understand that I could not in the light of these firm and repeated commitments carry out your direction that this be done," Richardson said.

Richardson expressed "lasting gratitude" to the President, under whom he also served as under secretary of state, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare and Secretary of Defense. He became Attorney General in May after the resignation of Richard G. Kleindienst, who explained that because of his close association with former Attorney General John N. Mitchell and others involved in Watergate he did not believe he should stay in the post and carry out their prosecution.

"It has been a privilege to share in your efforts to make the structure of world peace more stable and the structure of our own government more responsive," Richardson wrote Mr. Nixon.

"I believe profoundly in the rightness and importance of those efforts, and I trust that they will meet with increasing success in the remaining years of your presidency."

The President replied with a one-sentence letter, addressed "Dear Elliott." It said: "It is with the deepest regret and with an understanding of the circumstances which brought you to your decision that I accept your resignation."

The White House did not release an exchange of letters between Ruckelshaus and the President. But Ruckelshaus wrote a resignation letter and released it.

In a letter to Bork, the President, noting that by law he was acting Attorney General, said that Cox had "made it apparent that he will not comply with the instructions I issued to him."

"Clearly the government of the United States cannot function if employees of the executive branch are free to ignore in this fashion the instructions of the President," Mr. Nixon wrote.

"Accordingly, in your capacity of acting Attorney General, I direct you to discharge Mr. Cox immediately and to take all steps necessary to return to the Department of Justice the functions now being performed by the Watergate Special Prosecution Force.

"It is my expectation that the Department of Justice will continue with full vigor the investigations and prosecutions that had been entrusted to the Watergate special prosecution force."

At the Justice Department, where there were repeated requests by newsmen to interview Richardson and Ruckelshaus, department spokesman John W. Hushen said they had "no desire to come out and talk to newsmen."

Hushen quoted Bork: "All I will say is that I carried out the President's directive."

are we human or are we dancer (m coleman), Monday, 17 May 2010 01:34 (ten years ago) link

totally missed the colon up there and thought k-lo was calling herself a "straight, married mother" o_O

― Guns, Computer, The Internet (harbl), Friday, May 14, 2010 8:46 AM (2 days ago)

i just did the same thing and couldnt figure that post out for like five minutes

sveltko (k3vin k.), Monday, 17 May 2010 01:37 (ten years ago) link

Actually, I blame Bork less for following Nixon's order than for the host of opinions he'd craft as a judge, for becoming an ogre after the bitterness of not getting confirmed consumed him. According to Ethan Bronner's Battle For Justice, Bork stayed for the stability of the Dept of Justice, whose morale was at a historic low; he knew even then that Nixon wouldn't finish his second term, so careerism had little to do with it.

Filmmaker, Author, Radio Host Stephen Baldwin (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 17 May 2010 01:38 (ten years ago) link

oh boy!

Cruise SOS [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

If you happened to have the opportunity to sit and chat with Norman Podhoretz and Midge Decter for two hours, what might you ask? I will both share the Corner engagement on the cruise and share some of the discussion on NRO before too long ....

Filmmaker, Author, Radio Host Stephen Baldwin (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 17 May 2010 13:28 (ten years ago) link

"no social skills, need help plz"

Grisly Addams (WmC), Monday, 17 May 2010 13:33 (ten years ago) link

"Can I punch you in the face?"

Have a slice of wine! (HI DERE), Monday, 17 May 2010 13:34 (ten years ago) link

one strange thing I've noticed about the corner lately is that they recount Charles Krauthaummer's comments on Fox News and give them their own posts on the Corner.. Like he's their most respected pundit.

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 08:33 (ten years ago) link

Miss USA — Using Politics to Sell Sex? [Lisa Schiffren]

I see that, for the second year in a row, politics has intruded upon the Miss USA contest. After last year's tedious debacle with Carrie Prejean and the gay-marriage question, you'd think they would have learned to steer clear of hot-button social issues.

In the final round of this year's contest, the beautiful blonde who came in second was asked what she thought of Arizona's new immigration law. This is a subject that has spurred heated and unpleasant discussions across the land, but Miss Oklahoma was up to the task. She began her answer by saying "I'm a huge believer in states rights," which means, she explained, that she thinks it was okay for Arizona to pass the law. Now, that strikes me as a singularly politic way of avoiding the parts of the issue that are upsetting to people without ducking the question.

The ultimate winner, Miss Michigan, was asked if contraception should be paid for by health insurance. She thought that it should be. She explained, "I believe that birth control is just like every other medication, even though it's a controlled substance."

Controlled substance? Missed the point? Never mind. That dark-haired beauty, Rima Fakih, who hails from Dearborn and was educated in Catholic schools, will take her place as the first Arab-American Miss USA.

As it turns out, these political provocations were simply distractions from the real story. Miss USA is no longer about lovely, wholesome girls looking for scholarships. Under "the Donald's" new rules, posing for soft-core underwear ads was part of the talent testing — presumably, he does not want to exclude any hot and sexy young woman with a few nude pictures in her past, a little porn in her portfolio, or a stint as a stripper to her name. Indeed, becoming an underwear model is now considered a perfect career aspiration for contestants — which is good, because that was the substance of the pageant.

Happily, this means that Miss Michigan's exploits as a pole dancer won't disqualify her from the title.

The decline and fall continues.

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taylory dayne (goole), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 13:00 (ten years ago) link

Under "the Donald's" new rules

trump's owned miss usa for fourteen years

da croupier, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 13:01 (ten years ago) link

i actually assumed it was a trump-created knockoff off miss america, but apparently miss usa has been a thing since the 50's, with miss america going back to 192something

da croupier, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 13:03 (ten years ago) link

I love that, for these people, good use of your time = worrying about a fucking beauty pageant

good use of my time = reading half a dozen right wingers losing their shit about an arab girl winning a beauty pageant

taylory dayne (goole), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 13:12 (ten years ago) link

i posted the nuttiest one to the politics thread but nobody bit :(

taylory dayne (goole), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 13:13 (ten years ago) link

McCarthy's deranged posts are daily phenomena. Maybe he can cover beauty pageants...?

Filmmaker, Author, Radio Host Stephen Baldwin (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 13:14 (ten years ago) link

good use of my time = reading half a dozen right wingers losing their shit about an arab girl winning a beauty pageant

man I would say that lol'ing at people whose concern is "but what about the integrity of the beauty pageant" is 100% good use of a morning

will be using "The decline and fall continues." as my ilx signature from now on

original bgm, Tuesday, 18 May 2010 13:30 (ten years ago) link

After last year's tedious debacle with Carrie Prejean and the gay-marriage question, you'd think they would have learned to steer clear of hot-button social issues.

wow you're reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeally missing the point of donald trump, now aren't you

jonathan blapelbon (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 13:42 (ten years ago) link

Miss USA is no longer about lovely, wholesome girls looking for scholarships on-air careers in local television

I guess for copraphiles this is gonna be awesome (Pancakes Hackman), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 13:46 (ten years ago) link

Remember this pearl:

Cosmo [Mona Charen]

Funny you should mention that. I was in the supermarket yesterday with my 14-year-old son who asked "What's up with Cosmopolitan? What is that?" I replied, "It's a magazine for sluts."

Filmmaker, Author, Radio Host Stephen Baldwin (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 13:54 (ten years ago) link

so much pity for Mona Charen's son

Dan's response to this still makes me laugh out loud.

Filmmaker, Author, Radio Host Stephen Baldwin (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 14:30 (ten years ago) link

Oversexed and Regretting It [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

Actress Raquel Welch on the downsides of "sexual freedom."

Filmmaker, Author, Radio Host Stephen Baldwin (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 14:55 (ten years ago) link

Oversexed and Regretting It [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

okay yes very mean but wow did I laugh at this

also Mona is going to regret her response when her son hits 16-17 and starts wearing shorts made out of Cosmos

Have a slice of wine! (HI DERE), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 15:05 (ten years ago) link

If you need a quick primer on the birds and the bees, on how a culture has been misled, and on why Carrie and her friends from yet another Sex and the City movie have had miserable, not-so-pretty lives, the woman once declared “Most Desired Woman” by Playboy can help you out.

#klohasmadecrazierpoliticalpredictions (stevie), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 15:24 (ten years ago) link

When the first Sex and the City movie came out a few years ago, I went to a depressing midnight showing on its opening night in New York.

Uh, why was she there?

ô_o (Nicole), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 15:38 (ten years ago) link

"research"

are we human or are we dancer (m coleman), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 15:40 (ten years ago) link

I can't even imagine her out of the house past 8pm.

ô_o (Nicole), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 15:57 (ten years ago) link

c'mon, late night taco trucks, baby!!!

jonathan blapelbon (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 16:09 (ten years ago) link

anyway

What's up with Cosmopolitan?

http://chattahbox.com/images/2010/01/Jerry_Seinfeld.jpg

jonathan blapelbon (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 16:09 (ten years ago) link

Please the generosity of spirit:

Buh-Bye Arlen [Jonathan Adler]

My first job in Washington, D.C., during the summer after my freshman year in college, was an internship in the office of Senator Arlen Specter. (In my defense, my political views were still developing, and he was my "hometown" Senator.) At the time Specter was a nominal Republican, though it seemed most of his staff were Democrats. His counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee had previously worked for Senator Kennedy. I didn't see much of him, and what limited interaction I had was not particularly favorable — and I've not been a fan ever since. Good riddance.

Filmmaker, Author, Radio Host Stephen Baldwin (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 19 May 2010 11:14 (ten years ago) link

In Case You Missed It [Jonah Goldberg]

You have 364 days to plan for the next National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

05/20 09:30 AMShare

rot in hell you little pissant

taylory dayne (goole), Thursday, 20 May 2010 13:44 (ten years ago) link

American Idolatry [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

I’m still NR cruising (there were two cruises to Portugal and Spain, Jay was on the first — read about it here — and I’m on the second), so I can only keep up with so much of what is going on back home. And so, naturally, one of the things I’ve kept up with is…American Idol.

Please tell me that I am missing something about this Ellen DeGeneres–Crystal Bowersox controversy, because it reads like someone looking to manufacture outrage. I find it more shocking that “Hallelujah” (have you heard the words to that song? ) would be sung on a primetime show that lots of families watch than that Crystal would be asked to sing a Paul McCartney song.

"NR cruising" = hitting on Mona Charen at the martini bar.

Filmmaker, Author, Radio Host Stephen Baldwin (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 20 May 2010 14:09 (ten years ago) link

I find it more shocking that “Hallelujah” (have you heard the words to that song? ) would be sung on a primetime show that lots of families watch

taylory dayne (goole), Thursday, 20 May 2010 14:11 (ten years ago) link

this is the only us politics thread i read. i love it!

caek, Wednesday, 9 November 2011 21:46 (nine years ago) link

just out of unwise curiosity, what is the ostensible suspicion wrt this?:

how exactly he had gone from Occidental to Columbia to Harvard Law School

Abattoir Educator / Slaughterman (schlump), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 21:47 (nine years ago) link

lol i think i read the daily mail thread more often than the cleggeron one

goole, Wednesday, 9 November 2011 21:47 (nine years ago) link

otm

caek, Wednesday, 9 November 2011 21:48 (nine years ago) link

how exactly he had gone from Occidental to Columbia to Harvard Law School

basically, because Obama fucked around at Occidental and didn't have a STELLAR GPA, they are saying he didn't deserve to be at Columbia or Harvard, even though (AFAIK) he became more serious about his academics and got much better grades as a result once he got to Columbia

sex-poodle Al Gore (DJP), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 21:57 (nine years ago) link

Must've been the cocaine that Bill Ayers was putting up Barry's nose.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 21:58 (nine years ago) link

i am still trying to read the whole thing tbh

it is so deeply fucked up

goole, Wednesday, 9 November 2011 22:02 (nine years ago) link

good luck to you, i can barely get past his picture

ain't nothing nice (bnw), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 22:07 (nine years ago) link

basically, because Obama fucked around at Occidental and didn't have a STELLAR GPA, they are saying he didn't deserve to be at Columbia or Harvard, even though (AFAIK) he became more serious about his academics and got much better grades as a result once he got to Columbia

― sex-poodle Al Gore (DJP), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 21:57 (8 minutes ago) Bookmark

ty, am into this roomy ruminating, lots of space for nonspecific, probably governmental interference

Abattoir Educator / Slaughterman (schlump), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 22:10 (nine years ago) link

it has also been implied by certain right-wing figures that occidental, despite having produced a republican vice-presidential candidate, a member of monty python, the managing editor of the new yorker and at least one blogger, is not a good enough school for its students to transfer to columbia

max, Wednesday, 9 November 2011 22:12 (nine years ago) link

Youth versus age was seen only in terms of administrative authority, not in terms of the erotic power of youthful beauty.

occupy the A train (difficult listening hour), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 22:13 (nine years ago) link

yeah the middle stretch of this thing, where he relates all of this tales of departmental basic-instinctism committed by women in grad school, is just beyond

goole, Wednesday, 9 November 2011 22:15 (nine years ago) link

the erotic power of youthful beauty reminds me of the erotic beauty of you holding yourself (or two magnificent parts of yourself) in the faded glow of the night’s light

max, Wednesday, 9 November 2011 22:20 (nine years ago) link

KJL still beating the Santorum drum

do wish Santorum would have his moment. As people keep commenting, there’s a there there and it shows, consistently. And no one has voted yet, and he is putting in a lot of work into this run, tirelessly campaigning. We’ll see.

Mordy, Thursday, 10 November 2011 13:33 (nine years ago) link

there's a there there!

Mordy, Thursday, 10 November 2011 13:33 (nine years ago) link

KJL is beating something, all right

I suspect it is "a dead horse"

sex-poodle Al Gore (DJP), Thursday, 10 November 2011 14:07 (nine years ago) link

Time to polish your resumes:

Help Wanted
November 10, 2011 10:00 A.M.
By Rich Lowry

NR and NRO are looking for an editor with a few years’ experience, a jeweler’s eye, and an appetite for unceasing labor. Please send a résumé and a cover letter to editor✧✧✧.applicati✧✧✧@nationalrev✧✧✧.c✧✧.

bouquet beatdown (Nicole), Thursday, 10 November 2011 15:20 (nine years ago) link

NR and NRO are looking for an editor with a few years’ experience, a jeweler’s eye, and an appetite for unceasing labor.

Applications to be Rich LOLry's catamite.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 November 2011 15:24 (nine years ago) link

the erotic beauty of you holding yourself (or two magnificent parts of yourself) in the faded glow of the night’s light

i had forgotten all about this, thank you max

i think this is serious (elmo argonaut), Thursday, 10 November 2011 15:27 (nine years ago) link

i had to google it, lawl

goole, Thursday, 10 November 2011 15:42 (nine years ago) link

Kathryn, I don't understand why you keep dragging Taylor Swift into discussions about conservative politics. What does she have to do with the conservative movement or the Republican Party? She is a commercial music artist who sells records to teen and tween girls. I don't see any political connection - we are talking about apples and oranges here. For some reason you seem to have been brainwashed into believing that Taylor represents your side in a culture war, a belief for which there is no evidence. Your political commentaries raise many good points, but I think you are mistaken on this issue.

occupy the A train (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:24 (nine years ago) link

link?

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:29 (nine years ago) link

same post as santorum's dorothy parker cred

occupy the A train (difficult listening hour), Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:41 (nine years ago) link

LKJ : 11/10/11 01:23
There's some kind of symmetry to The Band Perry taking down three CMA awards while the number three is so much crueler to Governor Perry on this evening.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:43 (nine years ago) link

Imagining what a Corner-sponsored version of EMP would be like.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:44 (nine years ago) link

it would look like the NRO cruise.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:45 (nine years ago) link

Still waiting for some heroic waiter on said cruise to persuade the crew to abandon ship one night.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:46 (nine years ago) link

The irrepressible Nordlinger reviewed his own magazine's cruise. Excerpt:

Where were we? In any case, our first panel, aboard the ship, is with Paul Johnson and David Pryce-Jones. Do two people constitute a panel? I guess not — in any case, we had a nice talk. We talked about matters artistic and architectural: Versailles, Chartres, the Eiffel Tower. We talked about the royal wedding (Wills ’n’ Kate). We talked about Syria, America, and sundry other matters.

Were P.J. and P-J brilliant and inspiring? Can you make a shoe smell? (Line from Caddyshack.)

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:48 (nine years ago) link

On a peaceful afternoon, floating down the Seine, I hear a church bell in the distance. I check my BlackBerry, thinking a text has come in. (My signal, or whatever the word is, sounds rather like a bell.) Is that a bad sign — that one is too BlackBerry-oriented?

I suppose there are better ways to pass an afternoon than to float down the Seine, talking with Priscilla Buckley and Paul Johnson. But I can’t imagine there are many . . .

I meet a young woman, from the eastern side of Germany. She was born shortly before reunification. I think how lucky such people are: to have avoided a life under Communism. Good timing.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:49 (nine years ago) link

Annie G.
: 11/10/11 09:29

We stopped watching the debates at about #3. We don't get to hear EACH candidate address EACH issue, so what is the point? It's like watching the teacher pick her favorites over and over.

Are we the only ones with a DVR? As with most programs, we recorded the awards show to be able to skip through the commercials (and bands we don't like) tonight.

And Taylor Swift is tiresome, not a country musician, and all her songs sound alike.

[Approved commenter] DirkBelig
: 11/10/11 11:42

Perhaps, but she is super super cute and if she had a larger bust - nothing crazy, just a generous B-cup would break up the vertical line - she'd be one of the most beautiful women on the planet. And the fact that she's not a party girl train wreck like Lindsey Lohan is a plus.

i couldn't adjust the food knobs (Phil D.), Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:49 (nine years ago) link

xpost -- This all needs to shift from Ship of Fools to Lord of the Flies.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:50 (nine years ago) link

on every post i imagine nordlinger writing the sentence "oh and i murdered yet another woman as well, tra la" and then deleting it

goole, Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:52 (nine years ago) link

(Line from Caddyshack.)

max, Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:52 (nine years ago) link

dirkbelig bringin it

max, Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:53 (nine years ago) link

"break up the vertical line"

what kind of surrender-monkey shit is this

goole, Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:54 (nine years ago) link

oh man, i just came over here to post that comment. creepiest ever.

Mordy, Thursday, 10 November 2011 17:00 (nine years ago) link

"If only she had bigger tits, I, DirkBelig, wouldn't have to picture her beautiful face when I beat off!"

i couldn't adjust the food knobs (Phil D.), Thursday, 10 November 2011 17:03 (nine years ago) link

something about (Line from Caddyshack.) is the funniest, saddest thing ever

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 10 November 2011 19:59 (nine years ago) link

Each of Nordlinger's bullet points is pollable.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 November 2011 20:02 (nine years ago) link

Horrible
November 10, 2011 2:01 P.M.
By Jonah Goldberg
I’m working on a column on the mess at Penn State,

can't wait

embrace yr inner child (m coleman), Thursday, 10 November 2011 21:02 (nine years ago) link

"how can I pin this on Obama and the permissive liberal cultural?"

embrace yr inner child (m coleman), Thursday, 10 November 2011 21:04 (nine years ago) link

This explains the light posting.

Ramesh Ponnuru, Jonah Goldberg, Victor Davis Hanson, Roman Genn, Mark Steyn, David Pryce-Jones, Jay Nordlinger, Fred Thompson …
November 12, 2011 2:37 P.M.
By Kathryn Jean Lopez

They are all here — and so many more. Have already run into old friends, loyal NR cruise-goers, and some new ones, in the hallways here. — Live from the USS NR.

I finally got to meet Mr. & Mrs. @andrewklavan in person last night, after all these years …

Cannot wait for you to join us on one of these! There will be #nrcruise Twitter (@kathrynlopez) updates, connection permitting.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 12 November 2011 20:53 (nine years ago) link

if I ever make a million dollars me & a few regulars of this thread are going to go on the NRO cruise, my "treat" but whoever's got a line in on heavy tranquilizers will have to hold up his or her end of the deal

unlistenable in philly (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 12 November 2011 20:56 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

Re: Re: Michele Bachmann
By Kathryn Jean Lopez
January 3, 2012 10:50 P.M. Comments0
I always have been and will remain a strong supporter of more Randy Travis, whatever venue.

Matt Armstrong, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 04:59 (eight years ago) link

An ideal world for Klo would consist of sweater vests, baked goods, and sexually ambiguous cowboys.

Nicole, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 14:42 (eight years ago) link

Shall we create a new thread? This one's almost two years old, and a new cycle's about to begin.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 14:44 (eight years ago) link

Go for it!

Nicole, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 14:44 (eight years ago) link

You have the honors! I'm stuck for titles this morning.

Mods...lock, please?

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 4 January 2012 14:45 (eight years ago) link

NRO's The Corner 2: Ghost Protocol

Nicole, Wednesday, 4 January 2012 14:47 (eight years ago) link


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