Er, Coulter? Ann Coulter? Oh. Yeah. We remember Ann Coulter.
Ann’s wardrobe consists entirely of black cocktail dresses from ”Skanks ‘R Us.” You
know, the title of her book reminds me of that pretentious Calvin
Klein perfume ad from the ’80’s with the slogan, “If obsession is a
sin, let me be guilty.” In Ann’s case, I guess the line would be, “If
an obsession with demonizing half the country is a sin, let me be
guilty, and then send me to Gitmo for the rest of my life.” Ah,
Coulter, the smell of it. Smells like tobacco breath, stale gin, and
Basically it appears that Prager thinks that individual members of
minority groups should apologize for the bad things that other members
of that group did which forced the majority to enact discriminatory
laws against the entire minority group and then feel vaguely guilty
years later for doing so....
...which are, of course, in completely different coloring books. Meanwhile, the Left just laughs the bitter laughter of adults who have seen it all before because OF COURSE everyone knew it was coming, even though it is all so stupid, so stupid and transparent, so stupid and transparent and bogus, and yet full of wingnutty media-fuelled portentousness and pomposity.
Here's "the washed-up old terrorist," as McCain called him, speaking for himself but also with strange prescience. Highlights:
Asked about his reaction to Palin's "palling around with terrorists
remark, Ayers said: "I thought it was outrageous and profoundly
dishonest, and I chose not to react to it at the time."
Ayers added, "I was on a board with President-Elect Obama, we did live
in the same neighborhood, but the dishonesty of the narrative is that
if you can place two people in the same room or prove that they took a
bus downtown together, that they're somehow responsible for one
anothers politics, policies, outlook, and behavior, and that seems to
me to be patently absurd."
So...we can all stop worrying. Santa Claus WILL come down your chimney as usual with his bag full of toys for your kids and a new job and a new mortgage for you! There WILL be presents under your tree and a turkey dinner (with razzleberry dressing) on your table!
Would Papa Bear or Karl Rove misrepresent the facts?
Suddenly, it's our problem and only our problem. They'll just stand on the sidelines and jeer. If they had any constructive ideas, or anything like a solution, we'd have heard them back when it mattered.
Ain’t it just curious now with the NeoCon and Republican roaches braving the light of day, that all of a sudden they profess concern about, oh, food quality, health items, housing, jobs...ethics...etc.?
Among us are a couple of religious people---even one very religious person---and we all agree that when Jesus said "Give what belongs to Caesar to Caesar and what belongs to God to God", he was endorsing the view that mixing religion with politics just makes everyone mad.
John Cole has an excellent post on why citing God as your authority never really persuades anyone.
We've been trying very hard not to think about the "Bush legacy project," since its very existence defies common sense, decency, geometry, and reality. We're afraid of getting sucked into some GOP black hole of revisionism and coming out on the other side in a world like Camazotz in A Wrinkle in Time where everything is controlled by "Bush's Brain" and all the moms stay home, the dads all go to work, and everyone does everything in exactly the same way and at the same time, all the time. And (channeling Berke Breathed now) is compelled every Sunday to attend the Christianist Church of his or her choice (no Quakers on Bush World).
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big on displacement, whenever some atrocity occurs wingers accuse
liberals of showing insufficient outrage. It's not so much a policy
prescription as an accusation of psychological unfitness because,
though we agree that we would rather kill terrorists than let them kill
us, we don't express it in blood-curdling howls...
Bill O’Reilly, as you may recall, doesn’t believe that any homeless veterans
exist in this country as a result of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Now this may seem to contradict observable reality, but you have to
remember, this is Bill’s opinion, which is worth millions of
dollars a year to FoxNews, thus making it one of the finest opinions
that money can buy.
by Blue Stockings | I can't stand Sarah Palin, but the squeamishness over Turkeygate doesn't sit well with me. I said why here, but IOZ says it better. Thanksgiving Day seems like the right time to make this point.
by Damozel | ....wielding Jonah Goldberg's hilarious, oxymoronic diatribe as her personal weapon of choice. As chronicled by Gavin M. of Sadly, No!, this tale is (partly, though only partly) the tale "of her New York rampage, baying through the streets with book
The United States has some serious problems: an ugly war, a shaky
economy, a bad government (on the way out, at last). It's been a rough
eight years. So of course it must be someone's fault, and Daniel Henninger has a simple explanation: blame the atheists.
Especially blame the atheist's successful war on Christmas. He says, "A
nation whose people can't say 'Merry Christmas' is a nation capable of
ruining its own economy."
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from Nicholas | Always keen to explore what’s out there, to seek out new blogs and new civilisations, I boldly went today to a blog called Five Feet Of Fury. Fury is right. It’s one of those angry right wing blogs written by someone who is seemingly consumed with loathing for anyone who is not exactly like her. The conservative blogosphere is like that – they seem perpetually angry, always wanting to make life as miserable as possible for everyone else. Go have a look, if you’re not trying to digest something.
by Teh Puppet Mistress | Wingnuts all over the blogosphere are busily whipping themselves up into pleasurable extremes of terror. It's worrying---what do bloggers such as the one cited below intend to achieve, one asks?---but also, if you can preserve your detachment, exceedingly funny in a horrifying kind of a way.
I thought the news of Obama’s victory would strike wingnuts in one
of two ways. Either they’d sit, stinking and unwashed in a corner of
their room, blinking rapidly and speaking in tongues to a headless
Barbie doll — what we might call “the K-Lo Option” — or else they’d
attach a hobby horse to their computer chairs, sort of like those
Cowboy booster seats you used to sit on at the barber shop, and charge
at full gallop into the World Wide Web on a suicidal crusade of blood
and thunder, hacking at heretics and heathens and howling in rage and
agony like a gutted Mel Gibson at the end of Braveheart. It
never dawned on me that they would arise the next day, scratch their
cat under the chin, pour a nice cup of tea, sit down at the keyboard,
and in a prim, dainty, ladylike fashion, go quietly batshit insane, as
though we’d entered an alternate universe where Jessica Fletcher from Murder, She Wrote was the star of Dexter. But color me abashed, because RenewAmerica is proudly offering Mary Mostert’s latest:
As we’ve said before, this wasn’t an election, it was the world’s
longest Usenet thread, and Godwin’s Law is no longer an observation on
probability, it’s a regulation imposed by wingnuts, sort of like those
Homeowner Association bylaws that require everyone to landscape solely
from the pre-approved list of shrubs, and to paint all exterior trim a
by Teh Nutroots | From Liberal Hell, P.J. has penned: We Blew It
As Conservatives, we have tragically failed ourselves, our movement, and the rising generation through our inability to convince Americans that liberals (including all Democrats) and liberalism are by definition stupid, worthless, evil, venal, clueless, hateful and economically and ethically challenged, and that everything that has happened during the last eight years is all Bill Clinton's fault.
by Teh Nutroots | Oh man. Check out Sadly, No!'s two-minute version of the NRO symposium par excellence as they ponder the nation's Great Black Hope. Then click on the link to the real one and laugh even harder.
by The Puppet Mistress |Blue Texan points out that the right wingers have suddenly raised the bar for what constitutes a mandate. All things considered, Obama's historic win was...historic.
I think a "landslide" probably should be reserved for any EV count over 400. By that measure, it wasn't a landslide. But...
Obama received the most votes of any presidential candidate in history -- over 63M, besting W's 62M in 2004.
received a higher percentage of votes (53%) than George W. Bush in '04
or '00, than Clinton in '96 or '92, and more than St. Reagan in 1980
(50%). He matches George HW Bush's mark in '88 -- and posted the
highest percentage by a Democrat since LBJ's 61% in 1964.
received more electoral votes (364) than George W. Bush in '04 (286)
and '00 (271), more than Carter in '76, and more than Nixon in '68,
Kennedy in '60, and Truman in '48.
Obama brought with him
increased gains in the Democratic Senate and House -- the first time
Democrats have extended their majorities in back-to-back elections
since the 1930s.
Bottom line: the size of Obama's win crushes
either of W's, who posted two anemic, 1-state wins, and lost the
popular vote in 2000. And this is the guy who they chriped for years
about having a "mandate" and was going to remake the country with
permanent majorities for the GOP and Peggy Noonan was savoring.
by Damozel | I normally wouldn't draw our daily dose of snark from the same blog two days running, but TBogg is a master, and this---like yesterday's---is masterly, both in its ruthless efficiency and accuracy in identifying and lancing the latest unattractive inflammatory groundswell and its peerless use of pop culture references as the instrument of choice. Yesterday, it was Galaxy Quest. Today: one of my top five all-time films, Life of Brian.
Obama got elected three days ago and the wingers are all depressed, which they consider to be proof that they are also now, and destined in the future to be, oppressed. They're always mad, but now they're even madder---as well as in a panicky tailspin---and so the leading lights of the right are busily organizing a Republican Resistance movement.
Sadly, their defeat has forced them to confront how much they actually hate one another. None of them can agree even on the fundamentals of how to build a better GOP.
TBogg considers the struggle of the emergent warring sects to find some common ground, and their ensuing abject failure:
Divided we stand"...no...wait...um... "united we flail" ...no, that's
not it. Crap, I think I wrote it down on a Wendy's napkin. Look in the
back seat of my car.... Oh, here we go....