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cuz Jonah said so.

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

please add truthful to the thread title somehow

mustread guy (schlump), Saturday, 8 February 2014 14:57 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

the life we save might be a baitfish

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

You know he can't hear you, right?

waterbabies (waterface), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 17:23 (ten years ago) link

oh shit how do I retract

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

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

http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/arkansas-private-option-medicaid-021114

reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 11 February 2014 18:22 (ten years ago) link

goole! Your boy has some thoughts on feminism.

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

always behind his own stable, that guy

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/370451/feminist-mystique-kevin-d-williamson

goole, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 20:06 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

^^ NRO knows its audience.

Aimless, Tuesday, 11 February 2014 20:28 (ten years ago) link

a challenger appears

http://thefederalist.com/

goole, Wednesday, 12 February 2014 14:56 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/370957/print

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.

haha

polyphonic, Wednesday, 12 February 2014 19:46 (ten years ago) link

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

polyphonic, Wednesday, 12 February 2014 19:48 (ten years ago) link

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

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/370854/democrats-media-slam-president-romney-over-health-care-law-changes-charles-c-w-cooke

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 12 February 2014 22:43 (ten years ago) link

thohan
• 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 (ten years ago) link

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

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 (ten years ago) link

xpost amen
fuck y'all str8 men

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

... 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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

"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 (ten years ago) link

hahahaha

WilliamC, Saturday, 15 February 2014 04:04 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_kYBdM44_J58/Sa3OeSHaArI/AAAAAAAABbU/k2MeHt1WpXE/s400/PornInUtah.JPG

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

I see.

Patriotic Goiter (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 21:14 (three years ago) link

lots of things go without saying at the n4tion4l r3vi3w

cosmic vision | bleak epiphany | erotic email (map), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 21:16 (three years ago) link

five months pass...

Rod Dreher's been in Hungary a couple of months and it's really helping him be more comfortable with his fascism. pic.twitter.com/BbvC7mJ3fX

— Roy Edroso (@edroso) June 13, 2021

too cool for zen talk (Eazy), Monday, 14 June 2021 19:05 (three years ago) link

Champ Biden dies, Major lives on. The Biden family tragedy in miniature.

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) June 19, 2021

mookieproof, Saturday, 19 June 2021 20:20 (two years ago) link

🐦[Rod Dreher’s been in Hungary a couple of months and it’s really helping him be more comfortable with his fascism. pic.twitter.com/BbvC7mJ3fX🕸
— Roy Edroso (@edroso) June 13, 2021🕸]🐦


Just saw this—“children” = university students lol

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 19 June 2021 20:58 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

LOL

https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2021/07/12/political-discrimination-as-civil-rights-struggle/

TLDR: Ivy League women won't date Trump supporters, which is a sign that all conservatives will soon be fired/not hired by elite institutions everywhere, and the government must intervene!

This reveals the predilection among many young elite Americans for progressive authoritarianism, a belief system that justifies infringing rights to equal treatment or free speech in the name of the emotional “safety” of historically marginalized race, gender, and sexuality groups. In this left-modernist worldview, conservatives’ resistance to racial, gender, and sexual progressivism mark them as moral deviants. As Millennials take power, this generational earthquake is set to shake the foundations of the cultural elite to its core, leading to pervasive discrimination against, and censorship of, conservative views.

soon only the woke will reproduce

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 7 July 2021 17:59 (two years ago) link

sounds like that JMU econ prof’s suggestion that incels be provided sex

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 18:03 (two years ago) link

two months pass...

guys

guys

Biden's vaccination mandate is unconstitutional!

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 September 2021 14:02 (two years ago) link

somebody had to say it. eventually someone says it about every action taken by government, including the income tax. and mccarthy is just the dope for the job.

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Friday, 10 September 2021 17:29 (two years ago) link

Andy McCarthy, in favor of torture and indiscriminate bombing when Bush sat on the imperial throne.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 September 2021 17:31 (two years ago) link

Dang, I kinda liked "St. Elmo's Fire."

Richard Marxist (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 10 September 2021 18:34 (two years ago) link

ten months pass...

it has come to my attention that rod dreher is getting divorced and has moved to budapest; no word on whether this experience will prompt another conversion

mookieproof, Sunday, 17 July 2022 21:52 (one year ago) link

lmao of course

terence trent d'ilfer (m bison), Sunday, 17 July 2022 22:35 (one year ago) link

I hope he writes a novel

no one wants to twerk anymore (will), Sunday, 17 July 2022 22:45 (one year ago) link

I hope he starts a suicide cult.

but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 17 July 2022 22:57 (one year ago) link

Why are these people so dramatic?

Allen (etaeoe), Sunday, 17 July 2022 23:00 (one year ago) link

I think he’s having the time of his life.

I don’t know how he’s fixed for disposable income but being a weird natl conservative on the internet is key to that flow

no one wants to twerk anymore (will), Sunday, 17 July 2022 23:08 (one year ago) link

I heard that these conservatives moving to Hungary for the fascism usual only last a year or so once they realize that, for instance, you get fines for putting the wrong kinds of plants on your balcony.

F'kin Magnetometers, how do they work? (President Keyes), Tuesday, 19 July 2022 14:36 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

i miss these guys

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 30 September 2022 00:50 (one year ago) link

was about to post the same

Even Mona Fucking Charen has joined the resistance:

https://www.thebulwark.com/what-country-is-the-wall-street-journal-living-in/

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 30 September 2022 00:59 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Hahahahaha https://t.co/nRaZhwvxqt

— noah kulwin (@nkulw) January 3, 2023

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 3 January 2023 17:35 (one year ago) link

Minority opinion on here I'm sure but I kinda like French. I think he's wrong about a zillion things of course, but he's super critical of the current evangelical-political movement, and he and his wife have done legit investigative journalism in exposing some religious sexual abusers. I'll take him over Brooks and Douthat, however low that may be setting the bar.

I don't like French but, yeah, he's better than the others; it's just infuriating, though, that the NYT has a ticker-tape parade every time they add yet another conservative to their op-ed section.

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 January 2023 18:29 (one year ago) link

Is there even anyone actually good in the NYT columnist rotation? Jamelle Bouie I guess. So tired of almost all of them.

bouie is excellent. michelle goldberg and zeynep tufekci are good.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 3 January 2023 19:28 (one year ago) link

check out what you're missing in the washington post op-ed section!

https://i.imgur.com/ze02A1i.png

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 3 January 2023 20:15 (one year ago) link

bouie is in his element on tiktok and twitter imo

slai gorgeous-alexander (m bison), Tuesday, 3 January 2023 21:11 (one year ago) link

wrong thread?

Malevolent Arugula (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 January 2023 21:21 (one year ago) link

lol AOC missed vote 3 and I think I heard her holler "Jeffries!" a few seconds later.

The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Tuesday, 3 January 2023 21:42 (one year ago) link

whoops def wrong thread

The Terroir of Tiny Town (WmC), Tuesday, 3 January 2023 21:43 (one year ago) link

eight months pass...

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/how-often-do-men-think-about-the-roman-empire/

Apparently, men think about the Roman Empire frequently. This is news to most women, who I’d venture rarely obsess over Marcus Aurelius.

A TikTok video of a woman asking her husband how often he considers the Roman Empire went viral this week. He responded without pause that it was an “everyday thought.” More women are adding to the trend, asking their spouses and boyfriends how much brain space Rome occupies.

So, men: Is this serious? How often do you think about the Roman Empire? There are many reasons to think about Rome — reasons one of my dude-brained colleagues will probably flesh out in the future — but women . . . don’t. Or, at least, we think about it less frequently. Although I’m reminded of Rome often, it doesn’t pop into my head randomly, except in the cases of a few Catholic or architectural queries.

That men and women are different is, it seems for many online, still shocking. To destroy, conquer, and build empires has historically been the stuff of men. While there’s room for sexes to blend their interests, women tend to care more about the social aspects of history and probably identify better with aesthetic traditions (Jane Austen’s romanticism, Renaissance art, qualities of various royal reigns) instead of specific eras.

There’s no cause for social uproar every time we notice another distinction between men and women — isn’t it enough to just admit that we’re different? This week’s viral trend will probably manifest into think pieces over how the Roman Empire came to be a male-exclusive interest, or how more women need history degrees.

The Rome discourse mirrors an office discussion we had the other week, about our favorite films. The men couldn’t narrow down their lists unless they devised categories, and even then, there was painful debate on the merits of each movie’s script, score, and technical quality. Meanwhile, I’ve had the same favorite movie for the past decade, and my girlfriends agree that we choose our favorite films based more on emotional appeal than anything else.

Thousands of years have passed, and hundreds of empires have burned, only for men and women to remain fundamentally different. Some things never change.

i really like that!! (z_tbd), Wednesday, 13 September 2023 23:59 (nine months ago) link

how many ages hence
shall this our lofty scene be acted over
in states unborn, by dudes as yet unknown

difficult listening hour, Thursday, 14 September 2023 01:57 (nine months ago) link

been too long

the dreaded dependent claus (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 14 September 2023 03:19 (nine months ago) link

two months pass...

Still got it

Conservative media is the most robust affirmative action program in the world pic.twitter.com/RHtPQhV00r

— Jay Willis (@jaywillis) December 6, 2023

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 7 December 2023 05:12 (six months ago) link

singing "imagine there's no country" at the funeral of a country singer smh

symsymsym, Thursday, 7 December 2023 05:30 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

Now I can't unsee it

Beyond Goo and Evol (President Keyes), Friday, 23 February 2024 16:00 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

missed u boo

Entirely reasonable description of January 6 as an event in which 'many of the...protesters broke the law in what may have started as a protest but turned into a riot.' Especially so in light of absence of DOJ insurrection charges against anyone involved. https://t.co/FfQfKTjYet

— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 5, 2024

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 5 April 2024 19:50 (two months ago) link

probably need a new thread but that site is full of tired cranks griping about woke

poppers fueled buttsex crescendo (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 5 April 2024 19:51 (two months ago) link

Are you familiar with that old joke from the Eric Andre Show, where the host asks a guest, “Why would you say something so controversial yet so brave?” It’s become ironically memetic shorthand for moments when someone expresses an entirely banal or inoffensive opinion. And yet, strangely enough, Fetterman’s position on the Gaza war fits this frame to an almost shockingly perfect degree: It’s both popular among his constituents, and certainly among Americans at large, while also authentically controversial and brave, certainly when compared to where his Democratic peers in the Senate are. I hesitate to speculate about the origins of the seeming change that has come over him, other than guessing that the discipline and strength of character required to recover from a life-altering stroke also suggests a certain willfulness. (To be fair, I do also like my other theory, which is that Chuck Schumer unwittingly leveled him up by stuffing him back into a suit.) Fetterman has clearly demonstrated he is now his own man and also a savvy hand at public relations; I doubt he’s unaware of the political armor his medical situation gives him, and good for him — he’s wearing it straight into battle.

President Keyes, Friday, 5 April 2024 20:00 (two months ago) link

Ah yes that old joke

symsymsym, Saturday, 6 April 2024 04:32 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/ZpRcTsq.jpeg

mookieproof, Friday, 7 June 2024 19:44 (one week ago) link

Thought this would be a revive for NRO staking out its anti-Dolly Parton position. Always a good sign when you're trying to rally the troops against a national treasure with universal appeal.

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 8 June 2024 04:51 (six days ago) link

oh that was the Federalist not NRO

papal hotwife (milo z), Saturday, 8 June 2024 04:52 (six days ago) link

yeah I thought this revival would be about that idiot David French realizing the racist church he joined six years ago is racist.

the talented mr pimply (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 9 June 2024 15:14 (five days ago) link

lmao i hate this entire class of pundit just categorically now, i wish they would all get hobbies like gardening or model ship building

polyamerie "it's more than this 1 thing" (m bison), Sunday, 9 June 2024 15:30 (five days ago) link

Seems so nostalgic to even talk about NRO anymore, if it ever meant anything it definitely doesn't in 2024. (Ditto NYT columns, I suppose.)

I would expect classic NRO to be losing their shit about the criticism of Alito and Thomas.

A So-Called Pulitzer price winner (President Keyes), Sunday, 9 June 2024 18:25 (five days ago) link


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