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cuz Jonah said so.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 6 February 2014 20:20 (five years ago) Permalink

sounds like an impending disaster! can we buy reverse credit-default-swaps on obamacare's house?

Daniel, Esq 2, Thursday, 6 February 2014 21:18 (five years ago) Permalink

our friend:

In the latest Need to Know, Mona Charen starts off by talking about music. Then she gets into the tawdry subject of Bill Ayers, that “old, washed-up terrorist,” as John McCain described him during the 2008 campaign. We also talk about IRS harassment, Barack Obama, and the press. Mona gives a social-science tour de force on the matter of family breakdown. We wax lyrical, and truthful, about the ability of free enterprise, under the rule of law, to uplift the poor.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 8 February 2014 13:18 (five years ago) Permalink

please add truthful to the thread title somehow

mustread guy (schlump), Saturday, 8 February 2014 14:57 (five years ago) Permalink

The Value of Putin
Putin ends up existing to warn us in the West of what we are not.
By Victor Davis Hanson

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:33 (five years ago) Permalink

All that said, there is a value for us in Putin. I don’t mean the strange Pat Buchanan–style admiration for Putin’s creepy reactionary social agenda and his tirades about Western social decadence. Rather, I refer to Putin’s confidence in his unabashedly thuggish means, the brutal fashion in which a modern state so unapologetically embraces the premodern mind to go after its critics, be they journalists or academics, or stifles free debate without worry over Western censure. Putin is a mirror showing more than just what we should not be.

We in the West get into fiery debates over civil union versus gay marriage as the appropriate legal means of recognizing homosexual unions, with all the accompanying charges of insensitivity — without much notice of how the vast majority of gays are treated elsewhere in the world. In contrast, Putin, mostly to global silence, does nothing as his thugs with impunity terrorize gay activists (who mostly demonstrate for basic freedom of speech, not marriage). Miley Cyrus insults our sensibilities and becomes fabulously rich; the Pussy Rioters go to jail.

We in California divert life-saving water to save a baitfish; Putin’s $50 billion Olympics may prove to be an ecological disaster.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:34 (five years ago) Permalink

that goddamn miley always insulting my sensibilities, maybe she should go to jail, makes you think

Corpsepaint Counterpaint (jjjusten), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:42 (five years ago) Permalink

on first glance I thought VDH had written Miley was an ecological disaster.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:43 (five years ago) Permalink

lol @ the idea that the star of Hannah Montana had to insult our sensibilities in order to become fabulously rich

Fight the Powers that Be with this Powerful Les Paul! (DJP), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:45 (five years ago) Permalink

the Pussy Rioters insult our sensibilities and go to jail

bet VDH smacked his lips over that one

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:46 (five years ago) Permalink

the life we save might be a baitfish

miserable pissy riot (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:48 (five years ago) Permalink

We in California divert life-saving water to save a baitfish

i hate him so much

there's no water to divert or not divert. that's the problem. that's the fact.

goole, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:12 (five years ago) Permalink

yup. we should be building new reservoirs, not debating this non-issue

How dare you tarnish the reputation of Turturro's yodel (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:13 (five years ago) Permalink

In contrast, Putin, mostly to global silence, does nothing as his thugs with impunity terrorize gay activists (who mostly demonstrate for basic freedom of speech, not marriage).

this isn't true you lying sack of shit

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:15 (five years ago) Permalink

also "Well, we in the liberal West don't care about gays unless they demonstrate for marriage" fuck you

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:16 (five years ago) Permalink

You know he can't hear you, right?

waterbabies (waterface), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:23 (five years ago) Permalink

oh shit how do I retract

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:50 (five years ago) Permalink

lol at right-wing putin envy. here's the best part:

Putin is almost Milton’s Satan — as if, in his seductive evil, he yearns for clarity, perhaps even a smackdown, if not just for himself, for us as well. He is not the better man than Obama but, again like Milton’s Satan, the more interesting, if only because he reminds of us of our own limitations.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:55 (five years ago) Permalink

this is a whole other kettle of right-wing zaniness but TAC's rod dreher -- who normally writes as the magazine's token 'thoughtful christian' voice -- wrote some really disgusting, hateful, misogynistic stuff about pussy riot, pretty much applauding their arrest. finally got me to quit reading that site altogether, except for larison.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 18:05 (five years ago) Permalink

did they just compare obama to god? or is it just any american president who's god.

i want to say one word to you, just one word:buzzfeed (difficult listening hour), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 18:07 (five years ago) Permalink

"there are some people to whom health-insurance ought to remain an aspirational luxury"

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 18:22 (five years ago) Permalink

goole! Your boy has some thoughts on feminism.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 20:02 (five years ago) Permalink

always behind his own stable, that guy

goole, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 20:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Feminism began as a simple grievance, mutated into a kind of conspiracy theory (with “patriarchy” filling in for the Jews/Freemasons/Illuminati/Bohemian Grove/reptilian shape-shifters/the fiendish plot of Dr. Fu Manchu/etc.), spent the 1980s in grad school congealing into a ridiculous jargon, and with the booming economy of the 1990s was once again reinvented, this time as a career path.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 20:14 (five years ago) Permalink

^^ NRO knows its audience.

Aimless, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 20:28 (five years ago) Permalink

a challenger appears

goole, Wednesday, 12 February 2014 14:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Celebrate Love, Not War: Don’t Use Valentine’s Day to Attack Men

Yes, men and women are different. But the answer is not a feminist Promised Land that is exhausting, devoid of love, and not much fun at all.

goole, Wednesday, 12 February 2014 14:57 (five years ago) Permalink

Bill De Blasio’s Law Enforcement Racket

Is Bill de Blasio about to take New York City’s public safety back to the bad old days of rampant street crime and murder – or is it just a charade?

goole, Wednesday, 12 February 2014 14:58 (five years ago) Permalink

Most of these contra-feminist pieces rely on the technique of first defining feminism in exactly the terms they prefer to apply to it, then attacking that version. The inevitable conclusion: feminism is horrible and ought to be rejecting by all right-thinking people. What is rarely clear is what they endorse, which is usually a misty, nebulous, sentimental warm-fuzziness that they are certain would arise spontaneously if only feminism weren't impeding its arrival.

Aimless, Wednesday, 12 February 2014 18:10 (five years ago) Permalink

I'd say that's the least of their problems, but you are not wrong.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Wednesday, 12 February 2014 18:15 (five years ago) Permalink

if they're attempting to rebrand the war on women as just ye olde war on feminism that's probably the smartest response they've had yet (/= actual smart respone ftr). there's still alot of women, esp among independent voters, that reject the feminist label cuz they 'don't hate men' or some other taylor swift reason.

balls, Wednesday, 12 February 2014 19:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Geographically, trans in Latin is a preposition that meant “on the other side” (Caesar refers to the Germans, who dwell “trans Rhenum,” on the other side of the Rhine) and cis meant “on the same side” (Livy describes how in early Rome a certain banished ethnic group, if caught “cis Tiberim,” on this side of the Tiber, had the price of their liberty set at a thousand units of bronze, which sounds like a good deal more than the Gang of Eight would ask for).

Where we now like to apply these to galling (for some) concepts about gender and sex, the Romans used them as prefixes to refer to the province of Gaul that was on the same side of the Alps as the city of Rome — Cisalpine Gaul — and the part that was on just the other side — Transalpine Gaul.


polyphonic, Wednesday, 12 February 2014 19:46 (five years ago) Permalink

sorry I guess this isn't from The Corner, just NRO.

polyphonic, Wednesday, 12 February 2014 19:48 (five years ago) Permalink

what we claim is lawless unconstitutional kenyan muslimism under soetero we'd be cool with under the mormon

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 12 February 2014 22:43 (five years ago) Permalink

• 3 hours ago

Excellent piece. It's nice to have guys like Cooke on my side.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 12 February 2014 22:45 (five years ago) Permalink

Check Your Privilege, Facebook! Social Media Giant Slights Members of 51st Gender
By Alec Torres
February 13, 2014 4:34 PM

As Patrick Brennan recently discussed on the Corner, it’s getting harder to know how to refer to another person’s gender(s). Now, Facebook is making it even harder.

The Associated Press recently broke the news that Facebook now offers users a customizable gender option with about 50 different gender-identifying terms people can use to describe themselves along with three separate pronoun choices: him, her, or them.

The grammatical debate over the application of the plural pronoun “them” to a single subject aside, it’s a sad sign of the times that Facebook excluded whatever the 51st gender descriptor is, thus committing a hate crime against the dozens of people who probably describe themselves with said descriptor.

How dejected — nay depressed — must flexual people feel knowing that Facebook now accepts cisgender females, Trans*Men, and Trans*Males (don’t worry, the distinctions elude me, too) but not them and their girlfag peers.

Or what of all the trigender people who find out that Facebook will let one choose up to “bigender” but not beyond. They must be at least a third as offended as the flexuals.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 February 2014 21:43 (five years ago) Permalink

it gives me pleasure to think how bad these assholes are gonna hate the future

joe perry has been dead for years (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 13 February 2014 21:45 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost amen
fuck y'all str8 men

my collages, let me show you them (bernard snowy), Saturday, 15 February 2014 03:18 (five years ago) Permalink

jesus christ, that Charles C. W. Cooke 'satire' piece has its head so far up its ass, it could probably discover three or four new genders just by opening its eyes

my collages, let me show you them (bernard snowy), Saturday, 15 February 2014 03:22 (five years ago) Permalink

I used to be way into subjecting myself to the internet conservative cesspool; nice to see that the quality of the prose hasn't slipped:

Among her most enthusiastic boosters is Cecile Richards, daughter of the late Texas governor, who is paid nearly a half-million dollars a year for her work defending the surgical dismemberment of unborn children in the furtherance of sexual convenience.

my collages, let me show you them (bernard snowy), Saturday, 15 February 2014 03:33 (five years ago) Permalink

... And You Will Know Her by the Surgical Dismemberment of Unborn Children in the Furtherance of Sexual Convenience

my collages, let me show you them (bernard snowy), Saturday, 15 February 2014 03:34 (five years ago) Permalink

also, I mean, just, huge roffles at these guys scratching their heads all "The ideology of feminists is incoherent—some of them want one thing, but others want this different thing!! Whatta buncha flighty dames!!!!" (You don't need to keep capitalizing 'feminist' — ED.)

my collages, let me show you them (bernard snowy), Saturday, 15 February 2014 03:39 (five years ago) Permalink

"why is it okay for Hillary to call other women in politics 'whiny', but not for me, a white man at a computer, to continue dragging Anita Hill's name through the mud??" *tears flow into bib*

my collages, let me show you them (bernard snowy), Saturday, 15 February 2014 03:44 (five years ago) Permalink


WilliamC, Saturday, 15 February 2014 04:04 (five years ago) Permalink

It’s one thing to be tolerant of what once were known as “alternative lifestyles.” It’s another thing to be asked to celebrate them, as the exuberant mythologizers of Michael Sam and Johnny Weir ask us to do. And it is way beyond the pale to hold forth on any sort of sex life — perhaps apart from self-restraint — as if it’s a form of heroism.

Yet the culture of the professional Left, enthusiastically aided by the establishment media, is going bonkers in pushing active homosexuality (or any one of several exotic variants thereof) as an absolute virtue. One can hardly turn around these days without facing, in fiction or in real life, what amounts to homosexual chic. From the amount of primetime air time afforded to gay Americans, one would think they constitute at least a large minority of the population, rather than the 3 to 5 percent they actually do.

“Not that there’s anything wrong with that,” as Seinfeld wisdom had it. Most Americans assuredly don’t much care what other people do as long, as the saying goes, as they “don’t do it in the street and frighten the horses.” And if the Bible tells us it’s a sin, well, we can leave that issue between the putative sinner and a God famous for both judgment and mercy. Our job, speaking spiritually rather than physically, is to love our neighbor, not from some misguided impulse to charity but instead genuinely, as equals — and to worry about not committing our own particular brands of transgression.

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 24 February 2014 18:24 (five years ago) Permalink

active homosexuality (or any one of several exotic variants thereof)

ooh do tell!

*fans self*

How dare you tarnish the reputation of Turturro's yodel (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 24 February 2014 18:25 (five years ago) Permalink

Steve_Seattle • 33 minutes ago

For liberals, it is an easy step to go from support of fornication, abortion, pornography, and prostitution to support of homosexuality. It costs them nothing, while giving them an opportunity to bash conservatives as bigoted and unenlightened. For that reason alone, the MSM will not soon drop this issue.
But I sometimes wonder how sincere is this liberal celebration of homosexuality. In less-guarded forms of liberalism, such as blue-collar liberalism, you still hear gay jokes and gay epithets, and these typically go unchallenged even if the participants don't care much about gay marriage. And in unguarded moments, liberals such as Alec Baldwin resort to gay epithets when they are angry, or will refer to some conservative as a "closet homosexual."

Bryan Fairy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 24 February 2014 18:29 (five years ago) Permalink

I am looking forward to crowds of conservatives, milling about, holding crude signs and fervently chanting, "Down with fornication!"

Aimless, Monday, 24 February 2014 19:01 (five years ago) Permalink

For liberals, it is an easy step to go from support of fornication, abortion, pornography, and prostitution to support of homosexuality.

bi-polar uncle (its OK-he's dead) (Phil D.), Monday, 24 February 2014 19:39 (five years ago) Permalink

Welcome to the #resistance. Now fuck off and die.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 4 January 2019 20:02 (four months ago) Permalink


My stomach has guided me to many different places, and in my gastronomic globe-trotting, I’ve eaten traditional dishes ranging from beef-tongue tramezzini to squid chowder. National cuisines often reflect what a country values and its history, and despite the antiquity of many other nations and the food produced by it, the national cuisine that intrigues me the most is that of the fresh-faced America.

America is an infant compared to the rest of the world that had the benefit of time to design the dishes that would represent them. Our forebears fumbled around with food, integrating the cuisines of their native countries to the degree that they could with what was agriculturally available to them. France may have La Petite Chaise and Paul Bucose and foie gras, but America has the glorious golden arches, and inside this great reliquary are the trans fats and artery-clogging sustenance that defines “great American food.” McDonald’s is arguably more American than apple pie.

Deride Trump all you want, but in that iconic photo of him standing with demonstrative jazz hands underneath Lincoln’s portrait, in front of a dining spread of sterling silver and fine china, in between golden candelabras, is the American National Cuisine: Filet O’Fish, Big Macs, Domino’s, and Whoppers.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:35 (four months ago) Permalink

Their copyeditors are also furloughed? Bucose?

Yerac, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 23:40 (four months ago) Permalink

mookieproof, Friday, 25 January 2019 15:39 (three months ago) Permalink

wow, the article is even worse than the headline, great job kevin

“I'm the sexy gorilla and I'm going to hell“ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 25 January 2019 15:46 (three months ago) Permalink

oh, cool! Kevin's back!

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 25 January 2019 15:47 (three months ago) Permalink

'Elizabeth Warren is not proposing a tax; she’s proposing asset forfeiture' reads the subhead, as if asset forfeiture is not a very real thing which already exists in the usa and is regularly abused to permanently part vulnerable people from their belongings on the flimsiest of pretexts

“I'm the sexy gorilla and I'm going to hell“ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 25 January 2019 15:50 (three months ago) Permalink

holy shit that rules

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 25 January 2019 16:17 (three months ago) Permalink

pretty rough out there for rich white folks

mookieproof, Friday, 25 January 2019 22:50 (three months ago) Permalink

it is with a heavy heart that i must report that kevin d williamson is back on his bullshit

The rhetoric of elimination and the politics of resentment attached to it are dangerous and unworthy. “Okay,” wrote one critic, “but what would you do about inequality?”

Good question.


If the rich were radically less rich, the poor and the middle class would, at best, still be where they are. In some ways, they’d almost certainly be worse off: A disproportionate share of U.S. economic growth, wage growth, and employment growth has been driven by a relatively small number of startup companies. As Vivek Wadhwa of Harvard’s Labor and Worklife Program put it: “Without startups, there would be no net job growth in the U.S. economy.” Technology startups are driven by venture capital, and venture capital is a rich man’s game. The “PayPal mafia” — the group of young entrepreneurs who got rich from that startup — went on to form Tesla, LinkedIn, Palantir, SpaceX, Yelp, YouTube, and others. Their investments helped build Facebook, Spotify, Lyft, and Airbnb, among others. Startup-heavy California has 12 percent of the U.S. population but accounts for 16 percent of its job growth and 14.2 percent of its economic output. Nobody wants to hear it, but inequality is part of what makes that happen.

so there you have it, folks - the answer to inequality is STARTUPS for some reason, so stop whining

maxwell’s silver hang suite (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 29 January 2019 14:13 (three months ago) Permalink

Democrats are about to embark on the first woke primary, a gantlet of political correctness that will routinely wring abject apologies out of candidates and find fault in even the most sure-footed. The passage of time will be no defense. Nor the best of intentions. Nor anything else.

Any lapses will be interpreted through the most hostile lens, made all the more brutal by the competition of a large field of candidates vying for the approval of a radicalized base. The Democrat nomination battle might as well be fought on the campus of Oberlin College and officiated by the director of the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 February 2019 18:56 (three months ago) Permalink

it's a little over dramatic but i'm not so sure that's wrong

Mordy, Thursday, 7 February 2019 19:14 (three months ago) Permalink

the last primary was pretty woke, most attacks on bernie sanders came from an ID politics POV

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 7 February 2019 19:16 (three months ago) Permalink

(all his supporters are white male racist misogynist brocialists)

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 7 February 2019 19:16 (three months ago) Permalink

If it's not wrong it's not bad either

Norm’s Superego (silby), Thursday, 7 February 2019 19:16 (three months ago) Permalink

republicans literally believe equity, diversity, and inclusion are bad things

Norm’s Superego (silby), Thursday, 7 February 2019 19:17 (three months ago) Permalink

only subtly different from holding the gop nomination battle at NRA headquarters with grover norquist officiating

mookieproof, Thursday, 7 February 2019 19:32 (three months ago) Permalink

I find the people who feel compelled to tell me that they don’t like me but like my dogs fascinating. Who are they keeping it real for? Do they walk around feeling like they proved their integrity by telling me that they like my muddy spaniel but don’t like me?

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) February 18, 2019

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 18 February 2019 13:06 (three months ago) Permalink

lot going on there

who is the gif of shooter mcgavin supposed to represent here? jonah?

is he suggesting that he, jonah, identifies with the deeply unpleasant villain of happy gilmore? if so, credit for self-awareness i guess

“Emotional Interest Underwear” (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 18 February 2019 13:12 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Certainly standing athwart something or other

moose; squirrel (silby), Saturday, 9 March 2019 18:46 (two months ago) Permalink

Standing athwart a urinal

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 9 March 2019 18:47 (two months ago) Permalink

what an insightful anecdote that definitely really happened:

Forgive me for repeating this story, but it’s a useful one: I have a relative who thinks of himself as a conservative. When I told him eleven years ago that I was coming to work for National Review, which I had been reading since I was a teenager, his response came in the form of this question: “Is that the one with that ol’ boy from New York who talks like a queer?” That’s what a pretty-well-representative septuagenarian Republican voter knew about William F. Buckley Jr. in 2008.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 9 March 2019 18:57 (two months ago) Permalink

It stands to reason that Buckley should have socked himself in the face

Dan I., Sunday, 10 March 2019 20:13 (two months ago) Permalink

my gramps told everyone in 1961 'no, that lad is just a femme-positive-cis-het-male, like most of that magazine's staff, probly due to early, but luckily limited, soy-exposure.' alt right has such deep roots

Hunt3r, Monday, 11 March 2019 00:22 (two months ago) Permalink


Jonah Goldberg is not just looking for a fight. He’s hoping for a “big, internal, honking fight” to revive the Republican Party, and to fuel the high-profile new media outlet he announced last month with Steve Hayes, a former editor-in-chief of the Review’s long-time rival, The Weekly Standard, to form a new conservative media company.

Goldberg’s venture is notable in part because he’s in it, one of the few sought-out, reasonable voices in media today. But it’s also worth watching because of Goldberg’s vow to break through the siloes much of journalism now finds itself in. The new outlet, he says, will steer away from fan service when it launches this summer. “So much news we see, the audience already agrees with what they’re reading, and they want to be right,” he says. Goldberg plans to challenge the groupthink that he sees accompany “across the ideological spectrum” with “breaking political and cultural firestorms,” like the Covington kids or the Kavanaugh hearings. “If a tulip bulb mania were to break out, we want to be the place that explains both why it’s happening and why you shouldn’t sell your house to buy more tulips.”

Simon H., Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:30 (two months ago) Permalink

can't wait!!!!

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:31 (two months ago) Permalink

never, ever gets old

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Every time I see that picture I think about how humid and sticky that plasticy car seat fabric must be and how many fast food bags he had to clear out of the way to make a seat for you.

joygoat, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:49 (two months ago) Permalink

and when he finally starts the car the empty water bottle and Dr. Pepper cans roll from under the seat against your feet.

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 15:50 (two months ago) Permalink

i am being attacked on this board and if i had mod powers i would ban everyone

you know who deserves sitewide mod privileges? (m bison), Wednesday, 13 March 2019 16:37 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

There are those who believe that Trump is fit for office, in mind and character, and those who do not. That has always been the case. It has never changed. And I guess never will. To a degree, the Mueller report is like a Rorschach test.

— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) April 18, 2019

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:35 (one month ago) Permalink

In conclusion, Trump is a land of contrasts.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:37 (one month ago) Permalink


mookieproof, Thursday, 18 April 2019 21:01 (one month ago) Permalink

he is vaguely rorschach blot-shaped

Jeff Bathos (symsymsym), Friday, 19 April 2019 03:54 (one month ago) Permalink


Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Friday, 19 April 2019 06:03 (one month ago) Permalink

Lord help me, I'm looking at what National Review had to say about the Voting Rights Act this morning.

— David Walsh (@DavidAstinWalsh) April 23, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 23 April 2019 17:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Jonah Goldberg is leaving National Review in the coming months to start a new conservative media company with Steve Hayes, who was editor-in-chief of The Weekly Standard when its owner shut it down in December.

Details: Goldberg and Hayes tell me they plan a reporting-driven, Trump-skeptical company that will begin with newsletters as soon as this summer, then add a website in September, and perhaps ultimately a print magazine.

Hayes, the likely CEO, and Goldberg, likely the editor-in-chief, are the founders.

Hayes tells me about the startup, which doesn’t have a name now: "We believe there’s a great appetite on the center-right for an independent conservative media company that resists partisan boosterism and combines a focus on old-school reporting with interesting and provocative commentary and analysis."

Hayes and Goldberg are seeking investors.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 00:27 (one week ago) Permalink

i too am seeking investors

mookieproof, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 00:41 (one week ago) Permalink

word on the street is that the center-right is where it's at right now, tons of people in that category, looking for some honest news

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 00:48 (one week ago) Permalink

the cool thing about seeking investors is if you find the right ones you don't have to seek any readers

difficult listening hour, Wednesday, 8 May 2019 00:49 (one week ago) Permalink


A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 00:51 (one week ago) Permalink

aka The Buckley Dictum

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 01:11 (one week ago) Permalink

We're going to start with a personalized license late, then add a billboard in September, then maybe some skywriting in the future.

We were never Breeting Borting (President Keyes), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 13:42 (one week ago) Permalink

"Whaddup, homies. I'm coolin' it behind the Walmart in Alexandria. Hit me up if u want an assignment."

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 8 May 2019 13:45 (one week ago) Permalink

Jonah Goldberg is leaving National Review in the coming months to start a new conservative media company

I coulda sworn this happened already. How many of these no-constituency outlets do they really fuckin need

Simon H., Wednesday, 8 May 2019 13:52 (one week ago) Permalink

this pro-biden anti-busing article in the national review is extremely racist. who would have guessed

— Sparky Abraham (@sparkyabraham) May 15, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 04:30 (four days ago) Permalink

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