August 23, 2010

Um, what?

Mike Lupica, who I thought was mainly a sportswriter, has a column today bitching about Newt Gingrich's opposition to the Ground Zero Mosque, calling him a "scary fanatic" in the title. Fine, whatever. But this line caught my eye:

Gingrich is a Catholic now, by the way, having decided that's not just the best way into heaven for him, but perhaps into the White House as well.
Uhhhh...Mike, I don't know if you've ever bothered to count, but we've had exactly one Catholic president in our 234 year history. You might want to stick to writing about the Yankees.

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August 21, 2010

In Response To A Dipshit

"Joe Bob" decided to leave this gem on a recent thread about liberals.

Yeah! Great F'ing points.   You know why I really hate liberals.  Because they want to spend money on public schools.  I hate having my daughter having to get a free and decent education.  And I hate how those liberals always want to spend money building highways.  Screw that.  They even spent a lot of money in the stimulus bill building highways.  Damnit, if we were a free country, we'd be driving on gravel.  You know what would be even worse?  Them wanting to spend my hard-earned salary on building schools.  And you know what I hate even worse?  People who say bigoted things about another group of people, like muslims, and then get slammed for it.  I'm the racist for saying that?  No, you're the racist for noticing that I said something about muslims.  God damn liberals

I left a quick response to him in the comments. But I have a more polished product to "Joe Bob" after the jump. But first:

*walks to the door with only "Joe Bob" and me in the room*

*locks door*

Now, "Joe Bob"...

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August 19, 2010

Is Paris burning?

In the heat of the summer, tensions are running high all across the globe. A controversial mosque at Ground Zero. Iran developing nukes. Greece going broke. And...some French comic book character eating a "Royale with cheese."

A new McDonald's ad featuring Gallic champion Asterix enjoying a burger and fries has sparked outrage among French comic purists who see it as an insult to their national heritage.

 The billboard shows the fearless Gaul and friends celebrating their traditional banquet at the fast-food chain -- with Cacofonix the bard tied to a tree outside as usual.

"My childhood hero sacrificed like a wild boar! What next? Tintin eating at Subway?" said one horrified blogger called sirchmallow.

"How ironic, the indomitable Gauls making an advert for the invaders," was another outraged comment on Twitter.

Um, "invaders"? I was unaware that McDonalds had been sold to the Germans.

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August 08, 2010

Frank Rich: Campaign Genius

Look, I know that the MFM is going full bore to try to save the Democrat Party's skin this year, in the hopes of blunting losses, but if this is the best they can do, they are in big trouble.

I recall in 2006 the last gasps of the GOP's campaign was to say that "Speaker Pelosi" and "Leader Reid" would allow people such as Barney Frank, Chuck Rangel and Chuck Schumer run wild, and the public didn't care. Now that the shoe (apparently) is on the other foot, watching the MFM (who helped the Democrats win in 2006 by conveniently ignoring to report who the soon to be leaders really were like) thrash around is fucking hilarious.

Stick to food and theater, Frank.

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August 06, 2010


I've been told that The Atlantic was once a prominent magazine, full of thought-provoking articles and home to smart essayists.

And then, they hired Andrew Sullivan.

Excitable Andi is apparently setting the tone over there, seeing as how Jeffrey Goldberg seems comfortable writing dreck like this on their website:

It seems likely that Conde Nast, the publisher of such magazines as The New Yorker, GQ and Vanity Fair, will be moving into the office tower currently being built on the site of the destroyed Twin Towers. This news is a terrible affront to all patriotic and freedom-loving Americans, and an insult to the memories of those murdered on September 11th, 2001. It is hard to believe that Mayor Michael Bloomberg would allow this company to despoil such a holy place.

Why is this an insult to the victims of 9/11? The answer, I think, is obvious. Among the titles published by Conde Nast is the fashion magazine Vogue. Vogue publishes an Italian edition. Italy, of course, was the incubator of fascism. The terrorists who destroyed the World Trade Center were Islamofascists. I think the connection is clear.
There's more har-de-har-har, you stupid, racist wingnuts stuff at the link, but I wouldn't bother if I were you.

If this is what passes for being "clever" in this day and age, I'll stick to sitting at home, swilling Val-U-Rite vodka out of a plastic jug and won't despair too much over the fact that the Smart Set never invites me to their cocktail parties.

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August 02, 2010


This comes from Excitable Andi's place (no link, natch) as Sunday's "Face Of The Day," which features the top of some guy's head (and very little of his actual face):

Members of the soccer team from Sacramento, California, cut their hair into mohawks, a tradition started last year, during the Street Soccer USA Cup July 30, 2010 in downtown Washington, DC. Twenty two teams made up of 200 homeless men and women players will compete for three days in the nation's capital for the chance to represent the Untied States in the 56-nation Homeless World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in September.
While I'm sure this whole thing is meant to Raise Awarenessâ„¢ about homelessness, am I the only one who thinks that the money spent flying the homeless soccer teams around (and figuring out how the hell to get them passports) might be better spent by finding them, you know, homes?

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