June 25, 2010

In Honor Of Dave Weigel


You just learned who the boss is tonight.

Oh, and thanks to a commenter (and DPUD) for the idea.

(doubleplusundead)  Oh, and when the inevitable Weigel resignation hit, my first thought was Radiohead's Karma Police, then I get back home from work, and see Weigel lamenting on Twitter that the restaurant he's at is playing, yes, Karma Police.  Mwahahahahahaaa.

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In honor of the World Cup

A video showing that soccer is, indeed, a unifying sport. It's worth watching all the way to the end, the group spirit displayed is inspirational.

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Thoughts from a Ratfucker: The Dave Weigel resignation

Blah.  Well, I did have something long and snarky written out, but my computer did that thing where you hit the backspace and it takes you to the previous screen rather than erasing the last letter you wrote.  Yeah, fuck you, too, Steve Jobs. 

Anyway, long story short: Dave Weigel got fired because the Washington Post had to admit that he was what any thinking person to the right of David Brooks knew all along: he is a liberaltarian, not a conservative.

What's surprising is the reaction of some pretty established bloggers, such as Ed Morrissey, who are lamenting Weigel's, ahem, "resignation."  I understand what Ed is saying about Weigel being a nice guy.  DC is a small town, and I know several people who know him as a friend and would say the same thing.  I also know that most of my friends here are either liberals or just plain leftists.  I think they're nice, but I would not want them writing for WaPo to cover conservatism. 

I think what Ed and others are doing is the blogger version of a Capitol Hill GOPer shielding Democrat Congressman and Senators from criticism from the Right on the grounds that "I know Sen. Feingold. He's a charming fellow and a fine family man."  Yeah, he may be, but that doesn't make him above criticism when he's wrong.  *Sigh*

Also, why should we weep for Weigel?  The Narrative is on his side.  The Left and the MSM (BIRM) will send all of his previous writings criticising the Right down the memory whole.  Weigel will claim his mantle as someone who was really conservative, until those darned teabaggers and Palintards got ahold of the party.  I can just smell the Strange New Respect already...

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There's always an appropriate Far Side for any situation

As Cuffy demonstrates with regard to the Dave Weigel situation. I'll have more on that later, needless to say I'm somewhat less than sympathetic to the WaPo's former Wingnuts in The Mist guy.

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Weak: FDA officially bans candy cigarettes

Seriously, who was even buying these except adults feeling nostalgic?  I couldn't even find them in stores, and believe me I always kept an eye out for them.  I could find them with online vendors though.  Did they really need to be banned?  I know, I know, it was For The ChildrenTM.

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I like a good burger as much as the next guy...

...but then again, when I go out to get one, I don't need a Secret Service detail:

When in Rome ... Go to Ray's Hell Burger

President Obama treated Russian president Dmitry Medvedev to a traditional American lunch at the Arlington eatery Thursday before returning to the White House for a joint news conference.

Obama ate a traditional cheeseburger, while Medvedev added jalepenos, mushrooms and onions to his. The pair shared an order of fries, according to the White House. No word on which superpower paid for the meal. (Update, 1:47 p.m.: It was Obama's treat.)

Yeah, and the aforementioned Secret Service detail was our treat.

Seriously, I don't know if this place delivers, but even if they normally don't, I'm sure they would have made an exception after getting a phone order from the White House.

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June 24, 2010

Remember The "General Betrayus" Ad?


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So much wrong, I don't know where to start...

So let's start here...did the bobbies think that her son was hiding under her mattress?

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Clearly God loves me

Otherwise why would Megapython vs. Gatoroid starring Debbie Gibson AND Tiffany be made.

I rest my case.

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Conspiracy Theory of the Day: BP Spill Is Tapped Abiotic Oil Gusher

The rumor I heard on the radio was that they hit a highly pressurized abiotic oil pocket several thousand feet under the ocean floor and that "no human technology" can close it up.

Well, other than a side-shaft nuclear explosion that, according to this source, if mishandled, would permanently crack the pocket causing an indefinite problem.

I wonder if there is any way to prove/disprove if this oil is abiotic.

Update:  A couple more things.  First, I've always been rather open to abiotic oil theory because it just seems unlikely to me that so much plant/animal matter made it several miles under the earth practically EVERYWHERE. 

Second, now that I'm looking around the webs, there are quite a few (not necessarily reputable) people talking about this and claiming that, if it IS abiotic, it could last FOREVER!!!!11

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Oh I just give up

Yeah. So. Judge Feldman? You know, the Evil Reagan Appointee who blocked the moratorium because he owns stock in Transocean and Halliburton?

Yeah. He didn't own those stocks when he made the ruling.

You think that's going to hit the headlines?

Also, he's getting death threats.  Yeah.  Feel the tolerance!

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I'll agree: Boycott Fox News

HP, Boeing, Disney and Newscorp, which owns Fox have teamed up with Nanny Mike Bloomberg to push for amnesty.  This cannot be accepted.  If you're looking at buying a new computer or printer, look somewhere other than HP, cancel that trip to Disney and turn off Fox.  These fuckers need to learn stupid hurts.

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Angle 48 - Reid 41

Dingy Harry is in trouble, gonna be happy to see him lose his seat, oddly enough, his son is also running for governor, and is going to extreme lengths to avoid being tied to his father, leaving out his last name wherever he can in ads and his site

That alone should be a disqualifier to potential voters, I mean, yeah, it's Dingy Harry, but would you really want to vote for a guy that'd go as far as denying his own father in order to get elected to office? 

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alexthechick's real name is Finola McKenna

...and her law firm is Hogan Lovells. 

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Decoy Jews

Does this mean there are no Jewish Dutch policemen?

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Minorities and the defective are in the same category

And teh gubmint ain't gonna help either of them.  via @bitterb.

What did we do before the internet?

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Good News, Everybody!

Futurama returns tonight on Comedy Central!

Here's an interview with David X. Cohen. (via Slashdot)

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June 23, 2010

Andrew Sullivan Should Become A Massage Therapist

That way, he can get some of that sweet, sweaty Algore lovemuscle action (NTTAWWT).

I mean, wow!

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Gods and Generals

You aren't going to see this very often so I think you may want to write this down.

I completely, 100% agree with how Obama has handled the General McChrystal with the added bonus that he picked basically the most excellent possible general to replace him.

Bottom line is, as much as I love the military and those who serve in it, they work for the President.  He is their boss.  An honorable person makes every possible effort to discuss his concerns/disagreements with his boss before he goes around/over him and that's only when the disagreement is about something absolutely critical. 

Instead, McChrystal spouted a bunch of shit-talk to a Communist rag and completely sucker-punched the administration.  That's straight up bullshit and just like Bush shouldn't have tolerated this (to the degree he did) Obama has no reason to.  Even if McChrystal is correct on the merits (and I can't think of a bigger dipshit than Biden) he went way outside the proper channels for dealing with whatever issues he had and essentially placed his boss in a position where his options were very limited.  No organization can function effectively when its leadership (such as it is) is constantly undermined by its own members. 

But, of course, there is a higher cause here than honor and politics and that is bringing the war in Afghanistan to as swift and successful a completion as possible.  Were Obama asked to choose between firing him for the reasons I've listed above or winning the war, the choice would be clear (to most, anyway) but luckily Patraeus stepped up and broadened the options. 

So, we have a solid result that I believe will enhance the chances of success in the war along with the appropriate response to an outrageous example of insubordination. 

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It's the little things that lead to the big explosion

It's pretty well established that the popular mood is turning ugly and vicious. I would state that it is doing so with good reason. Reasons such as the Tax Court rejecting the Geithner/Turbo Tax defense for a normal US taxpayer.

Here's the footnote that really twists the knife:

Fn.15: We shall address briefly petitioner's contention that the IRS granted "favorable treatment" in a case involving U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, which petitioner described as "incredibly similar" to the instant case. According to petitioner, "there should not be different, or favorable rules for the well-connected". The record in this case does not establish any facts relating to the case to which petitioner refers involving U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner. In any event, those facts would be irrelevant to our resolution of the issue presented here. Regardless of the facts and circumstances relating to the case to which petitioner refers involving U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner, petitioner is required to establish on the basis of the facts and circumstances that are established by the record in his own case that there was reasonable cause for, and that he acted in good faith with respect to, the underpayment for each of his taxable years 2005 and 2006 that is attributable to his failure to report self-employment tax.

Here's the thing - it's obvious to pretty much everyone up to and including blind monks in Tibet that Geithner got the treatment he did because of who he was.  I appreciate the Tax Court not wanting to delve into that mess.  But the reality of it is that this is Exhibit 34,293,093 that The Little People are treated differently. 

It's getting ugly out there.  It's going to get worse.

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