Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Chait's Peach or, Hack vs. PC

Jon Chait's latest New York Magazine thumbsucker raises some serious questions.

His thesis is that it's illiberal to critique and criticize the speech of others from a liberal perspective. 

Did you know that there is no outlet from which Bill Maher can express his viewpoints freely?  What's more, it seems that Condoleezza Rice can no longer venture an opinion in polite society, as if she was no better than the many thousands of innocent Iraqis she personally helped to silence permanently.  

Have you heard? Christine Lagarde, Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Bob Birgeneau have been forcibly relieved of their tongues and fingers and ability to blink in Morse Code, all by the infernal machinery of disagreement and protest. It's true! 

It's a shame that space limitations left Jon unable to recount the gruesome ends of George F. Will, Larry Summers and Bill Cosby, all of whom now lie silent as the grave.

After those preliminary reveals, Chait gets down to most insidious case of all. In the greatest detail, Chait reveals a private Facebook group in which a handful of writerly types got snippy with each other, feelings were hurt, and two victim-members of the group complained to their pal, Chait, who took it upon himself to manplead the victims' case to the world. Because if a members-only group of nameless elites cannot private message each other free from the crushing yoke of liberal piety, Western civilization itself cannot survive. 

A cynic might suggest that Chait wrote his piece less out of concern for the fate of modern discourse and more from a desire to experience the same kind of microaggressive hard-on Mickey Kaus experienced when he made public some juicy Journolist threads.  But such a critique would be politically -- as well as factually -- correct and therefore must never be spoken, in the name of free speech, amen.

Peggy Noonan Too Wore Bread Bags.

She wore them at the other end of her body.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Mr. Cub


Thank you, Ernie Banks.

Friday, January 16, 2015

I Smell A Class Action Lawsuit

It only could have been more hilarious if the kid's name was Horst Schitt.

P.S.  No one could ever have seen this coming.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Ron Paul Paul Craig Roberts Matt Welch: Nuts of A Feather

Over at Libertarianism for Idiots, Matt Welch simultaneously kisses Ron Paul's ass and sorta chides P√®re Paul for promoting on his (Paul's) website the Paul Craig Roberts assertion that L'Affaire Hebdo was a false flag operation. Purportedly protecting the brand, Welch sniffs:
Bad arguments – including/especially any from me or the staff of this magazine – do not deserve a free pass merely by dint of being ideologically simpatico.
Funny, but I don't recall Welch correcting his own lie contained another Paulsucker from 2007:
When conservatives feel comfortable mocking the victims gunned down by Clinton-era attorney general Janet Reno's FBI in Waco, Tex., in 1993, it suggests that a complacent and increasingly authoritarian establishment feels threatened.
Welch of course is doing what he criticizes fellow nut Paul Craig Roberts for: falsely accusing the United States government of killing innocent victims. 

Janet Reno was not attorney general or in charge of the FBI when Welch's bro, Dave Koresh, and his followers gunned down the federal agents lawfully serving search warrants, as Welch surely knows.  None of the later killings at the Davidian compound were from FBI or government guns.

Welch and Roberts are from the same delusional sewer, and they should remain there, together.

Update: Welch's reference in his post today to "the television show I co-host" is a little dated. I'd like to think FOX Business Channel showed some journalistic integrity, but there isn't a first time for everything. Guess I'll have to credit the majesty of the marketplace for Welch's well-deserved shitcanning.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Whaddya Know

Moveon.org was right

Allegedly.

Heterosexuality is incompatible with military service and national security.

Grand Old Police Blotter: Another Hannity Hero In Hot Water

Right-wing hero George Zimmerman was arrested for domestic assault.  Again. This time he allegedly threw a bottle of wine at his girlfriend. 

No word on whether the selection was a Duck Commander '15 or a vintage Bela Varga.  

Here's hoping Zimmerman's next adult beverage, and many ones thereafter, is Pruno.

Friday, January 09, 2015

I Am Just A Rich Boy

And my scalp is always cold
I hate on Dems 'n foreigners
For minumum wage, not relevance
Suck up to Tucker Carlson
Tell lies and jest
Stilted prose I write that no reads
I am a loathsome pest

Kaus 2016!