the Kommisariat's Kontinuing Kronicles: more right-wingery in the USA, 2k11-12

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sound advice

ethanol crops (not to mention arugula) for the green aristocracy (crüt), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 03:19 (six years ago) Permalink

man slashdot still exists? is it filled with libertarians

iatee, Wednesday, 28 September 2011 03:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Hah. Well, the articles posted seem to sometime lean that way but the balance in the comments is really pretty close. In fact the more political articles tend to draw plenty of conservative arguments. I think some of that has to do w posters wanting to seem smart, outsmarting their peers by taking the reactionary side.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 28 September 2011 03:44 (six years ago) Permalink!/ChristineOD/status/119830522154328064

dan m, Friday, 30 September 2011 20:27 (six years ago) Permalink


mookieproof, Friday, 30 September 2011 20:30 (six years ago) Permalink

a spell, i presume

xp lol

banana mogul (goole), Friday, 30 September 2011 20:30 (six years ago) Permalink

no matter how deeply the forces of animalism and resentment can damage pluralism, free inquiry and common values, we will always have christine o'donnell to laugh at

banana mogul (goole), Friday, 30 September 2011 20:32 (six years ago) Permalink

twitter post is gone. what was it?

anorange (abanana), Saturday, 1 October 2011 03:53 (six years ago) Permalink

Guy Sorman
Greek Mythology
European governments must learn to treat Greece like any other nation.
4 October 2011

The modern Greek state is an invention of European powers. The effort began with the Romantics, when Chateaubriand, a great writer but also a wonderful fibber, and then Lord Byron, believed that they could retrieve the sources of Western civilization in Greece—a misunderstanding for which we’re continuing to pay the price. True, today’s Greeks live on the same land as Aristotle and Pericles; but otherwise no great continuation links Hellenic civilization with modern Greece.

what is with the 300 boner these guys have

banana mogul (goole), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 22:34 (six years ago) Permalink

they love fantasizing about being noble and heroic strongmen fighting off the brown hordes afaict

thank you BIG HOOS, you brilliant god-man (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 4 October 2011 22:50 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

lol joe already sent me that

max, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 16:09 (six years ago) Permalink

wd be really interested to compare the language in these bizarre legal filings to the asyntactical language of schizophrenics

max, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 16:11 (six years ago) Permalink

cf jared lee loughner

max, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 16:11 (six years ago) Permalink

oh these guys :)

goole, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 16:12 (six years ago) Permalink

i want to send a bunch of clippings to thomas pynchon and make him write them into his next book

max, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 16:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah, her grammar is poor.

Muammar for the road (Michael White), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 16:18 (six years ago) Permalink

i see i have already said that on this thread

max, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 16:18 (six years ago) Permalink

re: pynchon, i mean

so wonderfully american!

max, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 16:19 (six years ago) Permalink

while we're here, what is the relationship between 'game' and facism? well...

goole, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 16:19 (six years ago) Permalink

holy shit

also lol at "facism" in this context

he carried yellow flowers (DJP), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 16:20 (six years ago) Permalink

haha i've just committed my favorite ever internet typo

goole, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 16:21 (six years ago) Permalink

"when her womb is exposed to the threat of beta sperm"

max, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 16:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Vive la différence, you tinkering, vivisecting, social engineers! You life’s losers, you resenters, you poisoners of the punch bowl! You philosophesses with weak-chinned daddies!

Come on, you resenters, you poisoners of the punch bowl and SHIIIIIIIIIIINE!

Food! Trends! Men! Hate! (Phil D.), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 16:27 (six years ago) Permalink

So, I'm a denatured woman now? When did they add the wood alcohol to me, and why wasn't I told about it?

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Wednesday, 26 October 2011 17:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Tbf, one often doesn't remember when they add the alcohol to you, Christine.

Muammar for the road (Michael White), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 17:26 (six years ago) Permalink

Michele Bachmann is the last (small) chance for a female American president.

wrestlingisreal420 (crüt), Wednesday, 26 October 2011 18:03 (six years ago) Permalink

Apparently even Haley Barbour can't get behind the Personhood Amendment.

D. Boon Pickens (WmC), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 14:15 (six years ago) Permalink

Eh most of that Heartiste link is pretty par for the course, dressed up men's rights BS but with fewer misspellings and more turn-of-the-last-century high-minded "adoration". Reminds me what that Atlantic article said about cultures with greater male populations than female: that the culture tends to revere women and women's roles, but men use their voting numbers to keep women home and uneducated. Yay!

But somehow when I got to "the vessels of our immortality" I felt really sickened, more than by the rest.

WE DO NOT HAVE "SECRET" "MEETINGS." I DO NOT HAVE A SECOND (Laurel), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 14:25 (six years ago) Permalink

Huh...I wonder if I'm related to Samuel Crµmp.

D. Boon Pickens (WmC), Wednesday, 2 November 2011 18:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Friendswood Rep. Taylor apologizes for Jewish slur

The chairman of the House Republican Caucus casually used an ethnic slur earlier today while expressing frustration over the cumbersome payment process of wind insurance claims.

“Your job is to pay claims. Don’t nitpick. Don’t try to Jew ‘em down. That’s probably a bad term,” Rep. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood said.

Several hours later, Taylor, who is running for the Texas Senate, released this statement:

“At a legislative oversight committee hearing today, I inadvertently used a phrase that many people find offensive.

“I corrected myself immediately when I realized what I had said.

“I regret my poor choice of words and sincerely apologize for any harm they may have caused.”

House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, the first Jewish speaker elected to lead the 150-member body, declined to comment about the slur, according to his spokeswoman, Tracy Young.

Taylor, who owns an insurance agency, is co-chairman of the state’s Joint Legislative Committee on Wind Insurance.

Moments before Taylor’s verbal lapse, Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman told the committee: “There’s a tremendous fear going to trial on these cases. That drives a lot of decisions that are being made.”

Taylor said it shouldn’t be so complicated because it’s simply a matter of determining the cost of putting up a new roof or repairing a house.

“We’re not calculating pain and suffering. How much does it cost to put that wall up? We need to get back to what does it cost to put the house back up, to put a new roof on?”
He expressed “frustration” and wants a new TWIA.

Immediately after conceding his use of “a bad term,” Taylor continued his thought: “If the claim is $12,000, pay the $12,000 and get on down the road.”

TWIA officials told the committee that rates need to go up 22 percent for homeowners and 29 percent for business property to keep the state windstorm insurance financially sound.

They also told lawmakers that TWIA has paid out 97 percent of the Hurricane Ike claims, which will end up costing about $2.3 billion.


Daniel, Esq., Friday, 4 November 2011 01:29 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah, that is.

oh wait, what thread is this?

Mordy, Friday, 4 November 2011 01:34 (six years ago) Permalink

very believable

D. Boon Pickens (WmC), Friday, 4 November 2011 01:35 (six years ago) Permalink


BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 4 November 2011 15:09 (six years ago) Permalink

this is an older bit from the beginning of last year, but I thought it fun. It's done by young rightwing schmuck Ben Shapiro, and is pretty much a list just plopped here in this thread for y'all to point and laugh at:

Top 10 Most Overrated Directors of All Time
by Ben Shapiro

Enjoy. Or not.

His top choice is...rather odd & unexpected, I must say.

Put another Juggle in, in the Juggalodeon (kingfish), Sunday, 6 November 2011 23:31 (six years ago) Permalink

pankaj mishra (not familiar with him) reviews newest niall ferguson tome very badly, ferguson comments angrily.

goole, Thursday, 10 November 2011 20:04 (six years ago) Permalink

niall ferguson is such a cumstain

max, Thursday, 10 November 2011 20:06 (six years ago) Permalink

Top 10 Most Overrated Directors of All Time
by Ben Shapiro

could poll that. agree with Lean. rest is some interesting trolling. (well especially top 5)

Ludo, Thursday, 10 November 2011 20:32 (six years ago) Permalink

pankaj mishra (not familiar with him) reviews newest niall ferguson tome very badly, ferguson comments angr

Why 'very badly'? What's wrong with the review?

henri grenouille (Frogman Henry), Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00 (six years ago) Permalink

"vary badly" as in "he panned it harshly", not as in "it's poorly written"

sex-poodle Al Gore (DJP), Friday, 11 November 2011 00:06 (six years ago) Permalink

also with "very" spelled correctly

sex-poodle Al Gore (DJP), Friday, 11 November 2011 00:08 (six years ago) Permalink

It's not fabulously written either.

Mordy, Friday, 11 November 2011 00:27 (six years ago) Permalink

yeah the review is a little axe-grindy even if i agree with its assessment of ferguson

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 11 November 2011 05:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Buried in a Grand Rapids Press story about Cornerstone Schools co-founder and Republican Senate candidate Clark Durant's Thursday meeting with a group of college students is a nugget about the nation's wealth gap. In the swing state of Michigan, hit hard by the country's economic woes, this quote is going to raise some eyebrows:

In regards to the Occupy Wall Street movement, Durant said the protesters should "go find a job." In regards to the wealth gap the movement decries, Durant said, "I think it should be wider."

i couldn't adjust the food knobs (Phil D.), Friday, 11 November 2011 20:38 (six years ago) Permalink

Of course they think it should be wider, they want people to be desperate enough to be happy to be their maids and butlers. Just like in the 1890s. They just want good help!

Bnad, Friday, 11 November 2011 21:11 (six years ago) Permalink


James O'Keefe has been lurking in journalism school hallways across the country in pursuit of his latest bombshell series "To Catch a Journalist." So far, he's blown the lid off the story that some college professors like Barack Obama and that sometimes journalists drink alcohol and use bad words. When O'Keefe attempted to confront Columbia University j-school's dean of students Sree Sreenivasan with these shocking revelations in a pantomime of Mike Wallace, Sreenivasan just laughed at the poor guy.

The ostensible reason for O'Keefe's visit was to get Sreenivasan's response to O'Keefe having "caught" Columbia University professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Dale Maharidge using bad words in an email. (Those bad words? "Hey shitheads, Check out my comments about you: [Facebook link] Fuck you, man. Bring it on. Dale Maharidge.")

Instead of a comment, O'Keefe got some sniggering questions, like, "Why didn't you dress like you were in some of your other videos?"

"So you stand behind profanity-laced emails?" O'Keefe asked, stupidly. When he left, according to Sreenivasan's Twitter feed, he ran into some trouble with the door.

After he was done with me, I should have kept rolling, because they get to the exit and find they can't open it. He says, "Have they locked us in?" Turns out they were pulling the door instead of pushing it.

i couldn't adjust the food knobs (Phil D.), Monday, 14 November 2011 16:38 (six years ago) Permalink

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