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cuz Jonah said so.

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

please add truthful to the thread title somehow

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

the life we save might be a baitfish

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

You know he can't hear you, right?

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

oh shit how do I retract

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

goole! Your boy has some thoughts on feminism.

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

^^ NRO knows its audience.

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

a challenger appears

http://thefederalist.com/

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

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

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

hahahaha

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

Don't be religulous.

McGrief the Crying Dog (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 19:32 (eleven months ago) link

wow if only there were some kind of historical record to examine we could determine if ppl voted on things like slavery and if it was good small r republicanism that ended slavery huh well I guess we’ll never know

OTFM Maher is such a goddamned idiot

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 19:57 (eleven months ago) link

I suspect Williamson's point was that it took a war to end slavery because -- eh why bother

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 19:58 (eleven months ago) link

hat’s like saying, well you have freedom of the press but if you want to have a press, it’s $100 million, well you can’t do that because that’s big money in journalism.” Maher and the crowd seemed a bit stunned by the cogency of that

does someone wanna bother explaining this argument to me cuz it seems completely incoherent afaict. He's equating the price of presses (which are set by the market) as equivalent to the price of running in an election (which is set by a market only because we don't have publicly financed elections)?

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 20:00 (eleven months ago) link

also since when does free speech = owning a free printing press? that is not what the amendment is about...

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 20:01 (eleven months ago) link

He appears to be equating "freedom of the press" with owning a daily newspaper or magazines with a mass circulation in the hundreds of thousands, which is such a restrictive definition that the First Amendment would not have applied to anything at all when it was written in 1789.

Then, as now, it merely referred to the printed word, which was (and still is) important because it is a durable form that can be circulated widely. Samizdat publishing in the USSR is an excellent recent example of an influential and wide circulated 'press' that cost one hell of a lot less than $100 million.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 20:15 (eleven months ago) link

It sounded like he was saying that a right isn’t really a right if the government can put a big restriction on it

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 20:09 (eleven months ago) link

I'm a bit stunned by your cogency.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 20:14 (eleven months ago) link

the government puts big restrictions on all kinds of rights! I mean, name me a right the government *doesn't* put any restrictions on. It's okay, I can wait.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 28 August 2019 20:17 (eleven months ago) link

Lol “any”

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:29 (eleven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

What a take from the National Review. Calling Brett Kavanaugh a "bro" is the same as racial or ethnic stereotyping, apparently. pic.twitter.com/OmM3Kj7CrJ

— Timothy Johnson (@timothywjohnson) September 20, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 20 September 2019 19:06 (ten months ago) link

one month passes...

The morning after the Taylor testimony about Ukraine, there's not a peep about it on The Corner. Instead, the lead headline is "The Academic Left Can Be Very Nasty."

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 13:58 (nine months ago) link

it's called keeping your eye on the ball

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 14:08 (nine months ago) link

The Venerable Kevin:

I am no great believer in the wisdom of “We the People,” but the people still must be consulted from time to time. This is one of those times. The impeachment of Donald Trump would represent the effective nullification of the 2016 presidential election; that the Democrats have been laying the groundwork for impeaching Trump since before he was sworn in rather than in response to some particular episode or disclosure forces us to think of it that way. Which is why, as I argue today, Nancy Pelosi must bring these hearings out of the shadows and into the light of public scrutiny.

The Wall Street Journal makes a similar case here.

The lack of serious leadership in Congress is the great political problem of our time. It has contributed mightily to the mutation of the presidency into its current caesaropapist form. But even when Congress rouses itself to take on the president, it apparently cannot manage to do so in a credible and liberal fashion. So far, Nancy Pelosi has made as strong an argument against her own leadership as she has that of Donald Trump. And that’s saying something.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 October 2019 18:08 (nine months ago) link

caesaropapist!

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Thursday, 24 October 2019 18:25 (nine months ago) link

I'm always confused when people talk about impeachment nullifying an election. We would have Pence as President, a guy chosen by Donald Trump as the person who would replace him in the event of death or removal.

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 24 October 2019 18:40 (nine months ago) link

Someone remind me—was Kevvy baby a never trumper or was he one of NRO’s wait and see guys?

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Thursday, 24 October 2019 18:50 (nine months ago) link

He hates Trump, hates his wife, hates your life,

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 24 October 2019 18:51 (nine months ago) link

The Bible Is Our National Book | https://t.co/YPvORp1niF via @RichLowry pic.twitter.com/t8HU78c5Tk

— National Review (@NRO) November 5, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 02:31 (nine months ago) link

wow bold pick. even with that hacky ending?

i'm not a government man; i'm a government, man. (m bison), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 02:39 (nine months ago) link

I’m waiting til it gets the Oprah’s book club seal of approval. It’s like, yeah I could read other books, but why bother when you know the level of quality that the book club guarantees?

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 04:54 (nine months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIt5KnIXYAIvQ5a?format=jpg&name=large

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 20:41 (nine months ago) link

lol

i thought scorcese's marvel burn was spot on. never have i identified so strongly with a curmudgeonly old man who thinks the old days were better

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 20:44 (nine months ago) link

yeah i'm honestly surprised it's generated so much controversy, it's like saying the earth is round imo

cheese canopy (map), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 22:22 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

This is painful. These guys have suddenly discovered BothSidesism.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 21 November 2019 19:27 (eight months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJ_rAhuXYAAyI22.png:small

mookieproof, Friday, 22 November 2019 22:01 (eight months ago) link

news flash

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 22 November 2019 22:09 (eight months ago) link

quelle surprise

A is for (Aimless), Friday, 22 November 2019 22:50 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

an oldie but a goodie

Unpatriotic Conservatives
By DAVID FRUM
March 25, 2003 2:00 PM

From the very beginning of the War on Terror, there has been dissent, and as the war has proceeded to Iraq, the dissent has grown more radical and more vociferous. Perhaps that was to be expected. But here is what never could have been: Some of the leading figures in this antiwar movement call themselves “conservatives.”

These conservatives are relatively few in number, but their ambitions are large. They aspire to reinvent conservative ideology: to junk the 50-year-old conservative commitment to defend American interests and values throughout the world — the commitment that inspired the founding of this magazine — in favor of a fearful policy of ignoring threats and appeasing enemies.

And they are exerting influence. When Richard Perle appeared on Meet the Press on February 23 of this year, Tim Russert asked him, “Can you assure American viewers . . . that we’re in this situation against Saddam Hussein and his removal for American security interests? And what would be the link in terms of Israel?” Perle rebutted the allegation. But what a grand victory for the antiwar conservatives that Russert felt he had to air it....

it goes on. and on, and on, and on. wow. i didn't understand how low he got, until reading that. now i understand the depths of hatred that some people have for him, a little more.
https://www.nationalreview.com/2003/03/unpatriotic-conservatives-david-frum/

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Friday, 10 January 2020 03:01 (seven months ago) link

I will not inflict my debate thoughts on my Twitter followers. I will inflict them on National Review readers later. But I want to say this here: When Bernie said he'd raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, I heard Bill Buckley in my head: "Why not $16?"

— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) January 15, 2020

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 11:39 (six months ago) link

Oh, hell, y'all, I think I'm finna tweet. Here comes a barrage. Please mute, if unwanted!

— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) January 15, 2020

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 15:12 (six months ago) link

disgusting

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 15:32 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Michelle Malkin claims “questioning the numbers of the Holocaust” isn’t antisemitic and neither is questioning the ״dual loyalties״ of “foreign agents”🧐

You read that right...pic.twitter.com/kHmIMQsZ0T

— Adam Milstein (@AdamMilstein) March 2, 2020

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 02:42 (five months ago) link

I wish I didn’t have to see that disastrously hateful fun fact in multiple threads

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 02:48 (five months ago) link

NRO isn't as delightful as it once was.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 02:49 (five months ago) link

we should start another thread focused on making fun of tradcaths specifically

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 02:49 (five months ago) link

sorry silby, didn't realize it was already posted somewhere, and yeah she's fucking awful

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 3 March 2020 02:54 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Jonah wets his finger and holds it out to see which way the house on fire with many more flammable parts yet to come is blowing.

brownie, Friday, 3 April 2020 21:54 (four months ago) link

I’d like to meet a real deal Jonah stan in the flesh in 2020. what’s *that* person like?

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Friday, 3 April 2020 22:07 (four months ago) link

Loool my phone tried to autocorrect “person” to pedo

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Friday, 3 April 2020 22:08 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Y'all are bein' too harsh on the boss.

I don’t see any good reason for the Times to edit the president’s remarks to obscure the facts that he was reporting a conversation he had with an expert about testing, and that he indicated medical doctors would have to approve any actual treatments by injection. The only rational reason is that the paper has a political agenda to portray Trump as urging lethally dangerous self-experimentation on the public.

It is foolish for the president to speak publicly this way. Why can’t the media just report that? Their credibility is in tatters because they can’t leave foolish alone — it’s Trump, so foolish has to be distorted into monstrous.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 25 April 2020 15:39 (three months ago) link

Andrew McCarthy cheerfully admits we have a fool for a chief executive, but he decries the fact that the NYT took a somewhat different tack on his idiocy and this means "their credibility is in tatters", while he carefully avoids further elaborating on the primary fact that we are governed by an fool.

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 26 April 2020 03:26 (three months ago) link

as ever, you've nailed it

mookieproof, Sunday, 26 April 2020 03:58 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

there it is

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZDFuN5U8AA1Q6N?format=jpg&name=small

mookieproof, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 19:39 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

The hypocrisy of Democratic officials who enthusiastically backed mass protests even as they continued to ban larger outdoor gatherings for religious services has been outrageous.

But, as Jim Geraghty points out in today’s Morning Jolt, hypocrisy doesn’t mean the virus has gone away. We thankfully have not seen large outbreaks attributed to the protests — perhaps yet another sign that the virus doesn’t spread easily outside, particularly in the summer when many people are wearing masks. Yet we know the risk persists, especially at larger indoor gatherings.

“Personally, I wouldn’t attend a large gathering right now, especially one indoors. Certainly things held indoors are less safe than things held outdoors,” President Trump’s former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb said this week.

Asked about President Trump’s upcoming rally in Tulsa, Okla., Dr. Anthony Fauci tells the Daily Beast that “outside is better than inside, no crowd is better than [a] crowd.”

Despite the warnings and some chatter earlier this week about moving the Tulsa rally outside, the president is pushing forward with the indoor rally on Saturday at an arena that can seat 19,000 people.

I have not seen a good argument that indoor rallies are worth the health risk — or the political risk.

In February, Biden led Trump by seven points among independent voters over the age of 65, according to a Quinnipiac poll. Biden’s lead among independent seniors has now grown to 20 points in Quinnipiac’s latest poll.

Among seniors overall, Trump trails Biden by ten points. In 2016, Trump beat Clinton by seven points among voters over the age of 65.

Older voters, the Americans most vulnerable in this pandemic, are the voters Trump needs to win back to win the election. How is the sight of an indoor arena packed with thousands of Trump fans — many of whom will be chanting and not wearing masks — going to reassure the voters Trump needs most?

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 20 June 2020 17:41 (one month ago) link

How is the sight of an indoor arena packed with thousands of Trump fans — many of whom will be chanting and not wearing masks — going to reassure the voters Trump needs most?

Trump does not admit to needing anyone for anything and the more the media and his advisors try to persuade him that giant rallies full of his most fervent supporters, unmasked, packed together, and yelling full-throatedly in glee may backfire on him, the more determined he will be to publically demonstrate his disdain of such counsel. Even more than the NRO neo-cons, who notoriously dismissed the "reality-based community" prior to the Iraq War, Trump believes in creating whatever reality he prefers and acting as if no other version of reality matters.

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 20 June 2020 18:35 (one month ago) link

many thanks to jim geraghty for pointing out that the virus has not gone away

mookieproof, Saturday, 20 June 2020 18:44 (one month ago) link

Also right about Sarah Palin!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 21:24 (one month ago) link


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