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Stay Classy, Ann

August 13th, 2009 · 6 Comments

I know, I know, it’s her schtick, I shouldn’t be surprised, and certainly shouldn’t play into it by taking any notice when Ann Coulter smears feces on the walls in her latest desperate bid for another ten seconds of attention.  Still: Then there’s Barry Lynn, alleged “Christian minister,” whose stock in trade is to denounce […]

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Tags: Religion · Stupid Shit

No Swearing On 911

July 18th, 2009 · No Comments

This story’s at least a year old, but since I only just saw it, I figure it’s worth reposting. The officer responsible appears to have gotten off with a slap on the wrist, as usual:

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Tags: Nannyism · Stupid Shit

“Islam Day”?

May 7th, 2009 · 9 Comments

AP reports: Hawaii’s state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to celebrate “Islam Day” _ over the objections of a few lawmakers who said they didn’t want to honor a religion connected to Sept. 11, 2001. The Senate’s two Republicans argued that a minority of Islamic extremists have killed many innocents in terrorist attacks. This […]

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Tags: Law · Religion · Stupid Shit


April 16th, 2009 · 16 Comments

So, until Wednesday, I hadn’t taken much notice of the whole “Tea Party” phenomenon.  Like about 98 percent of public protests, it had struck me as little more than a stunt, guaranteed to reduce a legitimate argument to a spectacular competition for the dumbest, craziest slogan. Protests may—occasionally—make sense when either you need to draw […]

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Tags: Journalism & the Media · Stupid Shit · Washington, DC

Truth in Advertising

March 17th, 2009 · 4 Comments

Could he really have said this? Seriously? Here’s how George W. Bush recently explained his motivation for writing a book about his time in office, according to the AP: “I’m going to put people in my place, so when the history of this administration is written at least there’s an authoritarian voice saying exactly what […]

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Tags: Horse Race Politics · Language and Literature · Stupid Shit

Shorter Mona Charen

December 26th, 2008 · 27 Comments

I have no idea what “bisexual” means.

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Tags: Sexual Politics · Stupid Shit

The Palin Parade of Non-Sequiturs Continues

October 7th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Palin to a heckler yesterday: “Bless your heart sir, my son is in Iraq fighting for your right to protest.” Ooh, zinger! Except… what?  I mean, I realize the military “defend our freedoms” and all, but this makes astonishingly little sense if you think about it for five seconds. It made a certain sort of […]

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Tags: Stupid Shit · War

Satire is Dead

September 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Bill Kristol claims the mantle of  “disestableshmantarian” and rejoices that John McCain is coming to shake up the entrenched elites: “After two decades of Bush and Clinton and Bush presidencies, we’re getting change.” Yes, this was in The New York Times, not The Onion. On a related note, see Jon Rauch’s biting National Journal column […]

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Tags: Journalism & the Media · Stupid Shit

Dear Kathleen Parker

September 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I just got off the phone with 2003, and they’d like their ridiculous whining about “metrosexuals” back. The Spectator‘s reviewer is too gentle by far, but also, mercifully, sane enough to make the obvious point: The genuinely worrying gender-specific social pathologies—like, you know, committing violent crimes—tend not to crop up in the segments of society […]

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Tags: Sociology · Stupid Shit

Life on Mars

September 6th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Totally gobsmacked that anyone can manage to remotely give a fuck about this either way. Seriously, every day in America, thousands upon thousands of cheap little flags are probably disposed of without some kind of individual burial and last rites. Horrifying, I know.  Now grow up.

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Tags: Stupid Shit