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Crazy for feeling so blue…

Jesus done want me for a SWAT team

It’s been a little while since I checked in with our Christian friends at Run Away, America! Renew America. If you’re into Thorazine walkabouts, this would a great place to catch a dose of Jesus-flavored nutso.

A quick read of the site amazes. The inmates are still banging away at Obama’s birthplace? His religion? They’re attacking his sexuality? Yes, absolutely. There is nothing too unhinged to really draw out and linger upon, usually accompanied with the helpless flailing of arms and the hot eye-crapping of tears. The desperation is uni-omni and palpable. My God. Is there just no way out of Satan’s ass?

On any assumption of goodwill toward America and its institutions, Obama’s policies appear incoherent, disjointed, incompetent, and self-destructive. On the assumption of hostility toward America’s vital interests and its way of life, however, they resolve into the rational, coherent, and indeed directly linear pursuit of its destruction.

That’s Alan Keyes, he runs the place. That’s a sober opinion frankly. Lloyd Marcus:

. . Obama’s socialist/progressive monster is wrecking havoc making all of the Left’s cultural and societal dreams come true; the redefinition of marriage, government control of your children, suppression of Christianity, disarming the American people, open borders and amnesty for illegals, a majority of the population on government assistance and most devastating of all, government having total control of our behavior – deciding who lives and who dies via Obamacare.

Does your health insurance control your behavior? Do you know? Or do you think you know because . . ibid. Anyway, get ready for the Aetna Robocalypse 2014. Sher Zieve:

Taking on the tone of the surreal, recent “massacres” – many aspects of which strongly appear to have been staged by the ObamaGov and Marxist Hollywood for maximum effect toward assisting them in establishing a US police state – from Aurora, CO through Sandy Hook to the latest Boston Marathon bombings are continuing to develop into what appear to be “staged events” status.

You thought a massacre was an historic event, but it’s constantly changing – like the weather. You wake up and wonder who shot Gabby Giffords this morning. Maybe the winds will pick up and that 8 year-old boy will survive the bombing. Hope springs eternal. Laurie Roth on you know who:

He is truthfully, a Muslim, most likely Muslim Brotherhood in orientation, posing as a Christian only to manipulate votes. He masks himself as a Democrat, but is really by his endless associations, actions and big government over-reach a bold socialist-Communist.

There is bold evidence that he is gay or bi-sexual. Endless witnesses from Chicago clubs and news sources, even some who say they had sex with Obama, verified this lifestyle when Obama was a senator. He was part of the “down low” club for gay guys in Rev. Wright’s church. The gay community there called him “Bath House” Barry. He was a regular in gay clubs in Chicago, but media and politicians are supposed to pretend this ain’t so.

There is zero evidence that Obama was born in Hawaii or anyplace else in this country.

The bee’s knees, isn’t it? He’s a Coolie Commie Muslim fag. I dare say it’s the perfect post. There doesn’t seem to be a single thing missing.

Is there any doubt that this man is a precursor to the Antichrist? Not in my mind.

Oops, thanks Matt. Don’t forget Satan. And don’t forget to vote Santorum/Mephisto in 2016.

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Here we go again, Arab bomber edition

muslin death charge

Ow, my insides hurt. I can’t watch any more coverage of the bombings. I’ve seen too much already. And I don’t ever again want to see videos of the explosions, or hear recordings of them, or see depictions or drawings of them or anything else. I don’t see how people can watch them knowing that people keep dying over and over. It hurts.

I would go into media blackout mode, which would be sensible, but for these, the non-sensible:

The fools. The New York Post in this instance. During times of crisis, conservatives descend to their true nature, which is “AAAUUGH.” Notice that the coverage has actually been updated without correction or bothering to maneuver ’50′ into a relationship with ‘more’ to make it decipherable outside of the Eskimo/Sumatran dialects.

The biggest post on Memeorandum . .

Also the Post, also wrong:

Boston police commissioner Edward Davis denied reports a suspect is being held after the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

“Those reports are not true, there is no suspect in custody,” Davis said at a press conference.

Nonetheless CRISPY ARAB BOMBER UNDER HOSPITAL LOCKDOWN

Investigators have a suspect — a Saudi Arabian national — in the horrific Boston Marathon bombings, The Post has learned.

Law enforcement sources said the 20-year-old suspect was under guard at an undisclosed Boston hospital.

Fox News reported that the suspect suffered severe burns.

Ever heard of a serial bomber who lingered over one of his creations? Me neither. Ever heard of a shrapnel I.E.D. that scalded people, like napalm? Me neither. The Post isn’t even making sense, except to the senseless. Post number three:

The potential suspect was questioned by the FBI and local police yesterday at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was under heavy guard while being treated for shrapnel injuries to his leg sustained in the blast . .

The sources said that, after the man was grabbed by police, he smelled of gunpowder and declared, “I thought there would be a second bomb.”

He also asked: “Did anyone die?”

He smelled like gunpowder. He wondered if there were more devices, and if anybody got killed. I wonder if any other bomb victims were scared, from the bombing, or smelled like a bomb. The Post are nothing if not predictable. Speaking of Pam Geller:

JIHADI ARRESTED IN HORRIFIC BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING
Posted by Pamela Geller on Monday, April 15, 2013 | Atlas Shrugs

Jihad in America. 2 dead, 80 injured. My deepest condolences to their loved ones. Monstrous.

20 year-old Saudi victim = Monster brings jihad to America. Which might not be true, so my deepest condolences to Pamela. Oh and also fuck you people:

UPDATE: The Boston police are not confirming the New York Post story, and the Twitter hyenas are rushing to blame Robert Spencer and me, as if we originated the idea that a jihadi did this. Spencer has this: “CBS and other sources say that police deny that they have a suspect in custody, but CBS also says that they’re questioning possibly someone linked to the attack. The situation is unclear at this point, but despite the chorus of denials and numerous Leftists and Islamic supremacists crowing on Twitter, the New York Post story about the “Saudi national” has not been changed or taken down. I will keep you posted.”

Unless he really is a victim, which only means there’s another Arab out there somewhere . .

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Gina Miller misunderstands the ‘Shorter’

shorter, wingnuts

Gina Miller comes across a 2012 post featuring her and she doesn’t like it:

False Reporting on your site

I stumbled on a false quote attributed to me on the Sick Horses site, and I demand this be removed from your site: http://sickhorses.com/2012/03/29/gina-miller-trayvon-martin-came-from-a-sub-culture/

This ignorant misquote completely takes the meaning of my column out of context and attributes to it words I never wrote that are mixed in with words I did write–not to mention the Photoshopped image of my picture and Trayvon Martin’s image.

I never said, “It’s no surprise somebody shot Trayvon Martin.” NEVER. And, the rest of my words in the quote are doctored with other words that were not in my piece.

Delete this post immediately.

Gina Miller


Here is the offending material:

Pictured (l to r): elegant & eloquent, ugly & unintelligible

Shorter Gina Miller, Renew America:

“It’s no surprise somebody shot Trayvon Martin. Black people have become a sub-culture that glorifies incoherent music, anti-social behavior, despicable dress, and even its own unintelligible speech.”


Alright Gina. Let me explain the concept of the ‘Shorter.’ This is where I read something awful written by you and I do my best to understand what it is you’re trying to say. Then I compose a spirited synopsis and post it on my site. While it may look AS IF you had written it, the readers are aware that I have not in fact quoted you. Quoting the bloggers of Renew America is really not very funny. It is traditionally appalling. In the rare instance where I do quote somebody in a ‘Shorter,’ I make it clear. Like:

Pictured (l to r): geh basher, feh slasher

Shorter Verbatim Gina Miller, Renew America:

“America’s foundation is hanging by a thread, and the homo-radicals are wielding hell-sharpened scissors.”


See? I crossed out ‘Shorter.’ Because you wrote:

The militant homosexual campaign against our society is one that seeks to destroy the Christian moral foundation upon which this nation was built. That foundation is hanging by a thread, and the homo-radicals are wielding hell-sharpened scissors.

In all of these ‘Shorter’ posts (see here) I provide a link back to the source. This would be a silly gesture were I aiming to misrepresent anybody. And by now you should know I am not a “reporter,” I do not do “reporting.” So I am quite journalistic-ally unrestrained in offering my obnoxious opinions regarding your obnoxious opinions.

Now to particulars: I believe I did a pretty fair job in representing your reaction to the Martin murder. In “Trayvon mania highlights diseased culture of the left,” you began this way:

The ignorant, irrational mania being stoked by the black race hustlers in the wake of the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin is disgusting.

Call me crazy, irrational and pushed around by “black race hustlers” will you? I don’t think so. And usually standing in opposition to your targets, were you of sensible mania? Your mangled screed went on like this, denying that there were good reasons to be angered by the blasting of an unarmed teenager. This was disgusting:

Today, we see far too many young, black people — and “white” people, too — who are facing a bleak future, because they have chosen to become a sub-culture of America — a sub-culture that glorifies violent, incoherent “music,” anti-social behavior and despicable dress, and even its own unintelligible speech. How can many of these kids of today expect to be accepted and propelled ahead in the workforce when they insist on rejecting something so simple as proper dress and behavior?

No one appreciates being called a “sub-culture,” so you can go to hell. You were also insinuating that Martin and his ilk comprise a national Untermenschen incapable of behavioral norms and common decency, and that this is what understandably precipitates their deaths. I don’t know why people like you exist in the world. Have you ever thought of disappearing? You might find it refreshing.

So I mock you for being callous and indecent. That’s what the blog is for. What’s your blog for? Misanthropy? Just guessing.

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After denial gets a Ninja nut-punching

profiles in courage

. . this is what you get:

Dear residents of the US “Swing States”:

Recently, the albeit strongly skewed-to-the-left polls in your States favor Dictator-in-Chief Obama. As this non-working-and-questionable-president of the United States’ abject and highly-visible destruction of massive portions of our nation’s small-to-medium-sized businesses (and the attendant millions of jobs losses for the middle class) and his restrictions and/or elimination of our ability to produce any energy (think coal) to sustain our lives have been put into place via his Draconian policies, I found this claim to be both bizarre and patently insane.


Ssshhhh! She’s getting there. Respect the process.

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August right-wing death toll stands at 10 with 3 days to go

homicidal right-wing lunatic

Arch-conservatives continue their banner August. In the first week of the month unemployed white supremacist Wade Page shot and killed six Sikhs at a temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. In week two unemployed gun nut and Palin/Beck/O’Reilly fan Thomas Caffall killed two people, one a constable, in College Station, Texas. Also in week two a group of barely-employed “sovereign citizens” and their girlfriends shot four Louisiana deputies in and around St. John the Baptist Parish, killing two.

Now in week four we come across these wingnuts.

Four Army soldiers based in southeast Georgia killed a former comrade and his girlfriend to protect an anarchist militia group they formed that stockpiled assault weapons and plotted a range of anti-government attacks, prosecutors told a judge Monday.

Prosecutors in rural Long County, near the sprawling Army post Fort Stewart, said the militia group of active and former U.S. military members spent at least $87,000 buying guns and bomb components. They allege the group was serious enough to kill two people — former soldier Michael Roark and his 17-year-old girlfriend, Tiffany York — by shooting them in the woods last December in order to keep its plans secret.

The patriots had big plans.

. . plotted to take over Fort Stewart by seizing its ammunition control point and talked of bombing the Forsyth Park fountain in nearby Savannah, she said. In Washington state, she added, the group plotted to bomb a dam and poison the state’s apple crop. Ultimately, prosecutors said, the militia’s goal was to overthrow the government and assassinate the president.

They were going to kill a lot of innocent people, including President Obama. These stalwarts who practiced politics through terror called themselves “Forever Enduring Always Ready,” or F.E.A.R.

Isaac Aguigui, the Army private and alleged ringleader of a plot to assassinate Barack Obama and “take over” Ft. Stewart in Georgia, apparently served as a page at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minnesota. That’s his mug shot after he was arrested for the alleged murder of Pvt. Michael Roark on the left. At right is a 2008 Reuters photo with the caption: “Republican National Convention page Isaac Aguigui watches from the edge of the floor at the start of the first session of the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota September 1, 2008.”

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Right bloggers hate gay Prez for various reasons

blog stuff, gays, horse hearted

President Obama publicly supports gay marriage. Hurrah a pretty good day then, I’d have to say. But I’m extremist and shrill, non-traditional dangerous and a threat to the core values that made this country the greatest industrial power in the history of the moral shebang. You, too, AAHHH DON’T PRETEND you’re not. You’d be gay too, if you could.

That’s why we you and me suck. I figured that out by reading some graduate level work from various Bryman scholars of Poltroon Studies [adjunct courses available through the Routine Butt Panic and Testosterone Misanthropy schools]. No, I didn’t read much more than the students’ dissertations and, frankly, nothing past their titles. Because that’s how you analyze scholarship: first, title searches and, then, laughing. Followed by top-notch serious blogging with a limit of 500 words what renders it immune from critical glibbery.

A Terrible, No Good, Awful Night for Barack Obama
by Erick Erickson

Nope this one’s about something else. I think Barack got crowned by a klieg light backstage at Fay Hegemony Studios, or something.

Breaking: Noted gay-marriage supporter finally drops cynical charade
by Allahpundit

Here we go — Obama said he was against it, then he said he was for it. Obviously he was lying then, and he’s lying about lying now. Wait: I see a body, near moving water. Not far from a remote road, with some bushes, maybe.

Gay for Pay
Obama reversal on same sex marriage comes just days after donors threatened to withhold funds
by the Washington Free Beacon Staff

The President is getting raunchy with men for money. This is a radical theory, one whose meanings are immediately unexplained, so they’re lost to history. Goodbye there they go. The ‘Washington Free Beacon Staff.’

OBAMA FLIP FLOPS, DECLARES WAR ON MARRIAGE
by the Fox Nation

He was leading the War on Virginity. As well as that was going, God knows why he switched sides. Maybe it was a numbers game: a virgin can break a cherry all of once. A family values guy can break his vows whenever there’s a full moon (it’s true. try arguing otherwise.). Also whenever hooker bargain days. Or when he’s got that old methamphetamine binge hankering for some sodomy sweet’ums. Sweet bugger loving sodomy, Jesus help me.

‘On My Behalf’
Really?
• By ELLIOTT ABRAMS

I’m lost. Guesses? Can’t believe I have to read this.

The debate over same sex “marriage” has engaged the heartfelt feelings and convictions of millions of Americans. Then there is Barack Obama.

Then there’s the debate over him. And that’s by way of the same: heartfelt feelings and convictions, millions of good honest people blah blah. Unless Elliott meant something else? ‘Obama’s a merciless operative bent on destroying the world’s ABRAMs with gay rights.’ That would by callous and cynical, but Elliott said it first and internet dibs.

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HE ATE DOGS DOGS DDOOOOOOGGGGGGGGGG

funny

Maybe this isn’t entertaining, but it cracked me up. Some angry fool has a website that screams his name and trashes us liberals, like he just now tripped over a holocaust. Boing:




Last night’s correspondent dinner messed with his head. Not funny:

He took a swipe at Sarah Palin by making light of his taste for dog meat. Apparently, he thinks Pit Bulls are “delicious,” or something. The joke went over like a lead balloon. Even Michelle Obama looked perplexed by it . .

His campaign is clearly worried about the buzz around his dog eating past. I don’t think this will help make the story go away, and I suspect his speechwriter will be looking for another job on Monday.

Clearly, he’s worried about the buzz around his dog eating.



His campaign is clearly worried about the buzz around his dog eating past. His campaign is clearly worried about the past around his buzz eating dog. Dog is clearly worried about the buzz around his campaign eating his past. I could do this all day. The buzz is clearly worried about his campaign around his dog eating past. His buzz is clearly worried about the past around his campaign eating dog. It’s like a drug. His past is clearly worried around the campaign buzz about his eating dog. must. stop.

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Mitt Romney in Desperate Need of a Rudder

2012 campaign, republicans

If you love tragedy, get your cameras ready. We may have a Republican disaster in the making.

After winning in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado, Rick Santorum has gotten a big boost in national popularity. Public Policy Polling has Rick over Mitt, 38%/23%. Pew Research has the split at 30%/28%. Either way, the race has been turned upside down. The shoo-in candidate now trails the Keystone Godbotherer no matter how you look at it. Triple P also shows Santorum up in the swing state of Michigan.

If you’re Mitt Romney, what do you do now?

“I was a severely conservative Republican governor,” Romney told the [CPAC] audience of his time in office, pointing out his support of traditional marriage and abstinence education.

You run wildly rightward. You try to cut Santorum off at the lunatic pass. You get ugly.

Jeff Hullinger: [Lawmakers] have bantered about the proposition that welfare recipients should be drug tested. How do you feel about that?

Mitt Romney: Well my own view is, it’s a great idea. People who are receiving welfare benefits, government benefits, we should make sure they’re not using those benefits to pay for drugs. I think it’s an excellent idea.

Drug testing isn’t just stupid, insulting and un-American, it’s unconstitutional. But Mitt thinks he desperately needs to look XXX-Conservative, so we get his pandering like this. I suppose we’re in for plenty more of this shameless behavior.

I see a big problem with this strategy. Mitt assumes he’s increasingly unpopular because he’s failing the right-wing acid test. He thinks the voters are turning to the likes of Gingrich and Santorum because they’re red-meat pitching extremists. He’s missing the bigger truth: people are running away from him because they don’t trust him. He’s as spineless and calculating a politician as we’ve recently seen, willing to say or do anything to get elected.

He didn’t have to be caught in this bind. Mitt could have staked out a position as a moderate conservative and be leading the race. All he had to do was commit to the strategy. He could’ve drawn a ‘Romney’ line in the sand and told the voters “This is who I am: A sensible conservative, unwavering in my positions, substantially in harmony with right-wing politics, but also rejecting of divisive extremism. Take it or leave it.” That message would have outlasted all the chaos and crazy candidates of this season. It also would have united the moderates and purists at the end of the primary war. It would have put him in a position to win the presidency, and that’s what conservatives really want, after everything is said and done.

But it’s far too late for that, isn’t it? Mitt’s decided he’s going to run to the right to try to steal Santorum’s thunder, then run back to the center in the general election. This is exactly the behavior that got people to despise him in the first place. Polling shows that the coveted centrists and independents, the voters that get candidates elected, are turned off by Romney because of this soullessness. Now Mitt’s decided his campaign requires even more of it. Good luck with that.

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OWS protesters don Nazi swastikas (hashtags)

flat out dumb, nazis, protest

Twitter? Huh?

The wingnuts knew they had a win here. How stupid could the protesters be? Don’t they know people don’t like Adolf Hitler? We know what a Nazi swastika looks like, jerks.

Hello, loons. Do you also know what an American pound sign looks like? How about a sharp symbol in musical notation? A tic-tac-toe thingie? A hashtag? Here:

There, that. What — no? Well, that explains it . .


Bizarre neo-swastika reminiscent of “The Great Dictator” used as power symbol by OWS leaders

El Marco, one of the best citizen photojournalists in the country, this morning published an outstanding photo-essay about the Occupy Denver protests over the weekend, and in it he makes this highly disturbing observation:

Various people throughout the crowd were wearing the symbol . . Don’t they realize that the early Nazi Party was (among other things, obviously) also overtly anti-capitalist? (“Hitler began to make the [Nazi] party much more public, and he organised the party’s biggest meeting yet of two thousand people, for 24 February 1920 in the Staatliches Hofbräuhaus in München . .

. . It was in this speech that Hitler, for the first time, enunciated the twenty-five points of the German Worker’s Party’s manifesto… In general, the manifesto was anti-Semitic, anti-capitalist, anti-democratic, anti-Marxist, and anti-liberal.”) . .

Have you seen this “leader symbol” being used at any other “occupations” around the country? If so, feel free to post in the comments section links to any pictures showing people wearing it.


Jesus Christ! Now that you mention it, they’re everywhere . .

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Washington Bizarro Times Holiday Picayune Joey and Monica

media, propaganda

Journalism? Politics. Politics? Journalism. How do you do? How do you do. Right. Whaddyasay we go someplace a little more intimate? Somewhere where we could get together. Have a couple of pops, strafe the breeze. Jam a nightstick up reality’s ass. Sure.

How about the Washington Times editorial board?

EDITORIAL: Obama: Whites need not apply
Liberals don’t want our government to mirror our society

Who puts two colons at the front of a title? Oh: That’s right: An editor. Clowns. These guys get: Paid to — punctuate for … a living.

I enjoy the Times the way I enjoy watching re-runs of Friends. I sit, and I think, “These people are retarded.”

The White House issued an executive order on Thursday titled “Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce.” The purpose of the order is “to promote the federal workplace as a model of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion.” In other words, it would be better for the government if public-spirited white workers sought employment elsewhere.

It would be better for some White people to seek employment elsewhere. Members of the Ku Klux Klan, for instance. People who’ve had facial reconstructive surgery to look like a Fuhrer. Pat Buchanan. Bay Buchanan. Knuckleheads who name their kids “Bay.” “Bay” women. People named “Bay.”

Whatever were Obama and his committee commies thinking?

Comrade Hidalgo: Comrade, Sir, have you seen the latest polls?

Comrade President: [*sigh*] Yes.

Comrade Hidalgo: We need to do something, and quick.

Comrade President: Yes. Yes — it’s that time, Hidalgo.

Both: TIME TO KILL OUR WHITE VOTERS.

Comrade President: Jinx. Buy me a potato.

Comrade Hidalgo: [scribbles on arm]

Comrade President: ‘We begin by starving them. Kick them out of their cushy politburo jobs.’ Good. Let’s call it “Blah Diversity Blah.” Change part of that, if you like. Then, of course, phase two.

Comrade Hidalgo: [starts scribbling . . ]

Comrade President: . . the Julian Schnabel paintings.

Comrade Hidalgo: [stomps feet]

Comrade President: Buy me a tractor.

Wait. There’s more:

The partier in chief
President relaxes on Martha’s Vineyard while American economy falters

President Obama is chilling out at the beach while the country’s economic engine is headed for a deep freeze. Those lucky enough to have a job will slug it out at work Monday while Mr. Obama parties with the rich and powerful.

This is the third year the Obama family has escaped to the liberal, upper-crust enclave of Martha’s Vineyard . .

. . which is, what, 140 miles from Kennebunkport? So it’s on another planet, apparently.

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David Mamet goes wingnut

aw dude, wingnuts

David Mamet releases his latest book, ‘The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture.’ Christopher Hitchens reviews it for the New York Times:

This is an extraordinarily irritating book, written by one of those people who smugly believe that, having lost their faith, they must ipso facto have found their reason.

Mamet has gone wingnut, apparently, and this book debuts his new perspective. Those alone — Mamet and his new ideas — might be worth the price of a hardcover, but Hitchens suggests you forget it. Mamet has only become Conservative in the shallow, talk radio way, and ‘American Culture’ is full of the evidence:

In order to be persuaded by it, you would have to be open to propositions like this:

“Part of the left’s savage animus against Sarah Palin is attributable to her status not as a woman, neither as a Conservative, but as a Worker.”

Or this:

“America is a Christian country. Its Constitution is the distillation of the wisdom and experience of Christian men, in a tradition whose codification is the Bible.”

Hitchens passes on Mamet’s Limbaugh-esque cliches as if they were inexhaustible:

On one page affirmative action is described as being “as injust as chattel slavery”; on another as being comparable to the Japanese internment and the Dred Scott decision. We learn that 1973 was the year the United States “won” the Vietnam War, and that Karl Marx — who on the evidence was somewhat more industrious than Sarah Palin — “never worked a day in his life.”

I don’t recall affirmative action killing anyone by the tens of thousands. Nor do I remember any watershed Vietnam victory in 1973. Instead of the brilliant playwright gaining any fresh insight or synthesizing some bold, cutting-edge political philosophy, Mamet breaks out in another surprising direction: He tanks. David brushes off the minimal brain-work necessary to remain attached to political realities:

He recently told The Weekly Standard that he does not read political magazines and blogs; that his main interface with the modern conservative movement is talk radio. “I drive around and listen to the talk-show guys,” he said. “Beck, Prager, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved.”

We know who the Medveds and Pragers of the world are, and they can’t be taken seriously. They don’t make sense. They can’t cut it in rational discourse: they are mystifying, over-wrought and obtuse. Their spectacular rhetorical failures of common sense and decency provide comical fodder for many, many blogs more entertaining than mine. But these are the people and the ideas David Mamet listens to. And now, it shows.

Whack through The Secret Knowledge’s abundant quotations of Friedrich Hayek and you’ll find all the shock jock’s canards: “Carbon emissions do not in any way affect the temperature of the planet”; we “won in Vietnam”; an Islamic center in downtown Manhattan is “a cultural obscenity”; FDR “elaborated a bad economic downturn into the worst depression in history”; the “erosion of marriage”—pinned to sex education, homosexuality, and abortion—is “a moral affront.” These are not points that Mamet sets out to prove, mind you. Had this been the case, he may have written an interesting book. Instead, he accepts them at face value, packs them into his shotgun, and blasts away at liberalism’s sitting ducks: Jane Fonda, Al Sharpton, Noam Chomsky.

If David Mamet, in 2011, is aiming at Jane Fonda, he’s not to be taken seriously. And that’s sad.

This reminds me, pop culture figure-wise, of other political collapses. Dennis Miller used to be funny. His stand-up free associations, filled with absurdities and brain-bending arcana, were fun. After Chevy Chase, Dennis, dry and deadpan, was probably the only person to do SNL’s Weekend Update justice.

But after 9/11 Dennis became very angry and Conservative. That landed him a weekly gig on Bill O’Reilly’s show, where he delighted in lazy, right-wing cheap shots, especially at Nancy Pelosi: Miller compares Pelosi to WWE — “Both have loud obnoxious women with increasing power whose faces scare little children,” Miller attacks Pelosi for having a “sub-reptilian intellect” — likens her face to a “lizard laying on a hot rock,” Miller calls Pelosi a “shrieking harridan magpie.”

He also became un-funny. When Fox launched a disastrous comedy show, the Half Hour News Hour, Miller was its pillar. Given free reign to stand before the cameras and riff as he pleased, Dennis was brutal:

Another painful tanking I recall: David Zucker. He was one of the skit comedy absurdists behind Kentucky Fried Movie, Airplane! and the Police Squad series. At some point, David went right-wing, turning clumsy and rigid.

He started releasing political ads “skewering” Democrats (here, here). His new attitude also generated a feature-length movie, “An American Carol.” Meant thoroughly and comically to debase Michael Moore, it proved that Zucker stunk:

Among Rotten Tomatoes’ Top Critics, which consists of popular and notable critics from the top newspapers, websites, television and radio programs, the film holds an overall approval rating of 0%.

Costing $20 million, it earned $7 million. David figured out why: “Zucker laments that the audience for this type of film is the type that waits for it to be available on DVD.”

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Tea Party Hitler Youth

education, fancy thinkin', propaganda, teabaggers

Love this stuff. It’s indoctrination, pure and simple.

Tea party group offers summer camp
By Marlene Sokol | Tuesday, June 14, 2011

TAMPA — . . the [Tampa 912 Project], which falls under the tea party umbrella, hopes to introduce kids ages 8 to 12 to principles that include “America is good,” “I believe in God,” and “I work hard for what I have and I will share it with who I want to. Government cannot force me to be charitable.”

God shed his grace on me. And crown my good with eff you.

Children will win hard, wrapped candies to use as currency for a store, symbolizing the gold standard. On the second day, the “banker” will issue paper money instead. Over time, students will realize their paper money buys less and less, while the candies retain their value.

Until the kids start sucking on the ingots. But fear not. They’ll soon be tinkling gold. Beats the hell out of the parents — they’ve been sucking unproductively all their lives.

Another example: Starting in an austere room where they are made to sit quietly, symbolizing Europe, the children will pass through an obstacle course to arrive at a brightly decorated party room (the New World).

That Versailles was pretty drab, wasn’t it?

Red-white-and-blue confetti will be thrown. But afterward the kids will have to clean up the confetti, learning that with freedom comes responsibility.

Well, there’s an historical revision. Since when do cowboys bother to bury Indians?

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