Mark Steyn Insults Piers Morgan By Complimenting Him

This is one of my few areas of expertise-- insulting people.

If you're going to insult someone, you have to tell that person he's lacking in the things he prizes. You have to think about what's important to him, the target, not what's important to you, the person casting the insult. And you have to attack the target on his own grounds, according to his own standards.

Conservatives often knock liberals for being "hoity-toity," as Steyn knocks Morgan here. But "hoity-toity" to them is a compliment because they take that to mean "elevated, educated, elitist, snobbish but rightfully so." All the things, in short, that they prize as virtues to be cultivated.

“It’s not very difficult, this,” Steyn continued. “How much longer are Americans going to have to put up with some snooty, hoity-toity foreigner coming on the airwaves and telling them everything that’s wrong with their country? Why should Americans have to put up with that? It’s completely ridiculous. President [George W.] Bush used to talk about the jobs Americans can’t do, why do we need to bring in some snooty foreigner with some annoying accent to just go on and tell Americans everything. Can’t Americans point out what’s wrong with their country on their own? Has it come to this — that we’ve got to import a special worker class to tell you Americans everything that sucks about America? That’s now a job for foreigners? This is ridiculous.”

I agree with that last bit. I just think to get under Piers Morgan's skin you don't tell him he's "snooty" -- he aspires to be snooty. You tell him he's a shallow-thinking tabloid clown who's mistaken himself for an intellectual, and someone that CNN only hired due to its own deep intellectual and cultural insecurity. He's Jerry Springer with upper-middle-class English accent, but not particularly articulate.

This guy's a tabloid wanker, but seems to think that by moving his stale act from The Mirror to CNN he's become a sharpie like Chris Hitchens.

Nope. Still just the headline-chasing parvenu who wiretapped phones and faked pictures of war crimes.

On the first page of the article, he notes that the left has gone so bananas that they've now made an upper-middle-class English fop a protected minority.

Posted by: Ace at 05:41 PM



Comments

1 Well, a "proper thinking" upper-middle-class English fop is a protected minority.

If he was instead outed as a UKIP voter, he'd be hounded off the airwaves.

Posted by: Coldstream at December 27, 2012 05:44 PM (qrCKL)

2 The Left is the world's largest collection of provincial thinkers ever empowered.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 27, 2012 05:45 PM (QupBk)

3 Its simpler....

You ask him "if things were so great in England, with Gun Control, Hate Speech laws, Socialized Medicine, and a very Watered down Church of England.... why the F are you HERE?"

Oh.... yeah.... you could not get a JOB over there for FAKEING stuff....

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 27, 2012 05:46 PM (lZBBB)

4 Dunning-Kruger Effect. The man genuinely thinks he's the smartest in the room. It's funny to see those smarter than he try to argue with him. It can't be done. He just doesn't get it; no matter what "it" is. Dumbass.

Posted by: Lurking Flaneur at December 27, 2012 05:46 PM (ay6+/)

5 In fact, the Left is very well represented by our know-nothing incurious trolls.

I remember when there were real thinkers on the left, but most of them died before the empirical results of their position became unavoidable, or the living ones have moved toward classicism.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 27, 2012 05:47 PM (QupBk)

6 Posted by: Lurking Flaneur at December 27, 2012 05:46 PM (ay6+/)

As I was forced to tell some of my Network Engineering students....

"I can teach it to you, I can't understand it for you"...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 27, 2012 05:47 PM (lZBBB)

7 Time to stop taking in British TV refugees and send them packing to Mumbai.

Posted by: TexBob at December 27, 2012 05:48 PM (pUOpM)

8 Piers Morgan sexually harassed Trace Adkins on The Apprentice.

Posted by: kallisto at December 27, 2012 05:48 PM (jm/9g)

9 There is no one more stupid than he who thinks he knows everything.

Posted by: Liberty Lover at December 27, 2012 05:49 PM (encrR)

10 Go for the jugular. Call them stupid and call them racist.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 27, 2012 05:49 PM (huD71)

11 Now that's how you insult someone, ace. As a purveyor of biting insults myself, that's top quality work right there.

Posted by: OSUsux at December 27, 2012 05:50 PM (DFXmi)

12 The guy spent a couple of seasons judging freak show aspirants on America's Got Talent. How cultured and erudite can he be?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 27, 2012 05:50 PM (QKKT0)

13 The Left is perfectly fine with the Upper Class.

Basically, Leftism is just another form of Monarchism.

You have the monarch, and his or her family, then you have the Aristocracy (the Soviets used to call them the Nomenclatura, which is where Piers and others see themselves) and then on the bottom you have the peasants, workers and serfs, to which the monarchs and aristocrats pretend to elevate and glorify while in fact, they shit down their throats.

Posted by: navybrat at December 27, 2012 05:50 PM (H7w3S)

14 Piers Morgan doesn't have the fashion flair to be fop.

Posted by: Beau Brummel at December 27, 2012 05:51 PM (QKKT0)

15 Isn't the joke here that Steyn himself is a foreigner with a funny accent who constantly tells us what is wrong with America?

He's being deliberately silly.

Posted by: wooga at December 27, 2012 05:52 PM (iWNzj)

16 More like this Ace?

From what I've heard uttered from mouth, he is incapable of rational thought while he instead rationalizes.

Posted by: dogfish at December 27, 2012 05:53 PM (RvZ2t)

17 You have the monarch, and his or her family, then you have the
Aristocracy (the Soviets used to call them the Nomenclatura, which is
where Piers and others see themselves) and then on the bottom you have
the peasants, workers and serfs, to which the monarchs and aristocrats
pretend to elevate and glorify while in fact, they shit down their
throats.



I love the Little People. Really. I always have.

Posted by: Michelle Obama at December 27, 2012 05:53 PM (QKKT0)

18 Re: 15, Steyn's being ironic but making a point via his own moral authority on the issue. As always with Steyn, there are layers.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 27, 2012 05:54 PM (huD71)

19 So today I went to deposit and get cash back from a settlement check. And I realized that even since the invention of computers and the internet and electronic banking the waiting period the banks force on you hasn't changed one minute. Curious...

Posted by: DAve at December 27, 2012 05:55 PM (XDC0v)

20 Steyn should have gone after his veracity.

The man's veracity has been measured by a British Court and his word -- under oath -- been found to be "utterly unpersuasive."

tinyurl.com/cu6ado4

Posted by: USA at December 27, 2012 05:56 PM (RIg+t)

21 If you're going to insult someone, you have to tell that person he's lacking in the things he prizes. You have to think about what's important to him, the target, not what's important to you, the person casting the insult. And you have to attack the target on his own grounds, according to his own standards.

As in making them squirm over liberal racism. And attacking their welfare record on their grounds: itwasn't very compassionate to sentence generations of Americans to soul-crushing dependency. How have childrenprospered under 40 years of liberalism? How about schools? We can beat them with their own standards.

Posted by: CJ at December 27, 2012 05:56 PM (9G+G5)

22 You have to think about what's important to him, the target, not what's important to you, the person casting the insult. And you have to attack the target on his own grounds, according to his own standards.

I read that as, "You're not quite the idiot you think you are."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 27, 2012 05:56 PM (yiIja)

23 Didn't Morgan fail at being a newspaper editor for heavens sake? there's a talentless job for a start these days and it was beyond him, as an expat brit I can only say sorry!

Posted by: Chris Edwards at December 27, 2012 05:57 PM (W7JfS)

24 What the fuck kind of name is Piers anyway. Is this his mothers way of being funny, naming her bastard kid after the place she conceived him?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 27, 2012 05:58 PM (jucos)

25
"I just think to get under Piers Morgan's skin you don't tell him he's "snooty" -- he aspires to be snooty."

In Piers Morgan's case...he is more 'snotty', than snooty.
So he fails at snooty.

'Snotty' is what happens to these effeteposeurs who live in a bubble of rarified air.
They get so used to the smell of their own shit...thattheyare unable to detect the same stench of it that the rest of us smell.

Posted by: wheatie at December 27, 2012 05:59 PM (K4wCe)

26 Piers poncey poofter pom.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 27, 2012 05:59 PM (j5VOl)

27 Wait.... isn't this a case of a funny talking Foreigner, taking another funny talking foreigner to task.... for being a funny talking foreigner???

Steyn... with his Canadian Accent... blasting a English guy? and both 'speaking' about America, to Americans???

/head.... spins...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 27, 2012 05:59 PM (lZBBB)

28 and then on the bottom you have the peasants, workers and serfs, to which the monarchs and aristocrats pretend to elevate and glorify while in fact, they shit down their throats.

That worked so well for the Fwench. Until they went and lost their heads over it.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 27, 2012 06:00 PM (k1zq2)

29 "I say there, Piers, old boy, fuck you."

Posted by: mikeyslaw at December 27, 2012 06:00 PM (mHBsU)

30 exactly 15 whenever Steyn fills in for Rush he jokes that he is doing a job Americans won't

Posted by: tennvols87 at December 27, 2012 06:01 PM (kQl8p)

31 Didn't Morgan fail at being a newspaper editor for heavens sake?

I don't think he failed, he got caught faking photos of British soldiers committing war crimes so he got canned.

Jeremy Clarkson, no slouch himself at criticizing America, said y'all don't want him back, so cheers for the Brits with some sense.

Maybe we can fob him off on the Aussies.

Posted by: Retread at December 27, 2012 06:02 PM (zxitI)

32 Too funny, if it wasn't sad ...

NARAL President Quitting, Cites Lack of Young Abortion Activists

Posted by: PeeWee Herman at December 27, 2012 06:02 PM (e8kgV)

33 Something tells me that Piers wouldn't mind ending up in a 'Penal' colony.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 27, 2012 06:03 PM (jucos)

34 What the fuck kind of name is Piers anyway.


It has a long a storied tradition as one of history's better-known poofters.

Posted by: Zombie Piers Gaveston at December 27, 2012 06:03 PM (QKKT0)

35 To undereducated Americans, all persons with an English accent
are snobs.

Posted by: sulawesi at December 27, 2012 06:04 PM (I5gJS)

36
31...Maybe we can fob him off on the Aussies.

Nah...let's not.
I say we put some lipstick on him, and a dress...and drop kick him into a Taliban camp.

Posted by: wheatie at December 27, 2012 06:05 PM (K4wCe)

37 What the fuck kind of name is Piers anyway. Is this his mothers way of being funny, naming her bastard kid after the place she conceived him?

Don't knock it until you've tried it!

Posted by: Greyhound Morgan at December 27, 2012 06:05 PM (k1zq2)

38 What the fuck kind of name is Piers anyway. Is this his mothers way of being funny, naming her bastard kid after the place she conceived him?

Don't knock it until you've tried it!
Posted by: Greyhound Morgan at December 27, 2012 06:05 PM (k1zq2)
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Good one.

Posted by: Gangbang at the Glory Hole Morgan at December 27, 2012 06:07 PM (jucos)

39
Nah...let's not.
I say we put some lipstick on him, and a dress...and drop kick him into a Taliban camp.


Stone the whore!

Posted by: Taliban Goatfucker at December 27, 2012 06:07 PM (0WLla)

40
35To undereducated Americans, all persons with an English accent
are snobs.

Posted by: sulawesi at December 27, 2012 06:04 PM (I5gJS)

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That's a snotty thing to say.

Posted by: wheatie at December 27, 2012 06:08 PM (K4wCe)

41 *sniff* I say, you colonials are utterly lacking in the proper respect for your social betters.

Posted by: Piers Morgan, 1st Earl of Cornhole at December 27, 2012 06:08 PM (QKKT0)

42 To undereducated Americans, all persons with an English accent
are snobs wankers.

FIFY.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 27, 2012 06:08 PM (k1zq2)

43 heh

Posted by: rdbrewer at December 27, 2012 06:10 PM (Iyg03)

44 Can't help thinking of my favorite movie insult.


Jake Gittes: You're dumber than you think I think you are.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 27, 2012 06:11 PM (c2oll)

45 On the less dim side, at least Piers Morgan didn't blame America's woes on Sarah Palin's uterus.

Posted by: Fritz at December 27, 2012 06:11 PM (w3+gB)

46 RE:

Most people probably missed it, but Penn Jillette skewered Piers Morgan during the night of the Romney acceptance speech over the Clint Eastwood act. Jillette loved it while Piers and all his sycophantic guests hated it. Morgan challenged Jillette on how how could possibly not describe it as a disaster and Penn went on to express amazement at what possible talent or reason Morgan has for being on TV. As I recall, Piers was already annoyed by Penn over his defense of the Citizens United SCOTUS decision. The guy is a total 'know it all' ignoramus.

It would be worth digging up that clip on YouTube if it exists.

Posted by: Serious Car at December 27, 2012 06:11 PM (UypUQ)

47 Parvenu ??????


Sounds like fighting words . Or something DiT would say .

Posted by: Bill D. Cat at December 27, 2012 06:12 PM (tZFXb)

48 35To undereducated Americans, all persons with an English accent
are snobs.

Posted by: sulawesi at December 27, 2012 06:04 PM (I5gJS)




You forgot to call us unenlightened cowboys. Not to mention the cousin-humping.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 27, 2012 06:15 PM (c2oll)

49 Petition!

Zero out the immigration quota for foreign assholes. There's plenty of unemployed domestic assholes looking for jobs.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 27, 2012 06:15 PM (hPavS)

50 All right, wheatie, I'll reconsider fobbing #Musket Morgan off on the Aussies, but as they say at closing time 'he can't stay here.'

As for the Taliban camp, I don't think he'd need the lipstick or dress.


Posted by: Retread at December 27, 2012 06:16 PM (zxitI)

51
>>This guy's a tabloid wanker

I used to be a tabloid wanker, then I discovered my older brothers Penthouse stash

Posted by: Albie Damned at December 27, 2012 06:16 PM (D2wZD)

52 Piers Morgan.....hoity-toity pederast I hear.

Posted by: bverwey at December 27, 2012 06:16 PM (WlMwO)

53 You don't want to know about his stash of weird German bondage pron

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 27, 2012 06:17 PM (hPavS)

54 Zero out the immigration quota for foreign assholes. There's plenty of unemployed domestic assholes looking for jobs.

Where would we get our scientists and engineers?

We're certainly not educating any.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 27, 2012 06:18 PM (huD71)

55 48 35To undereducated Americans, all persons with an English accent are snobs. Posted by: sulawesi at December 27, 2012 06:04 PM (I5gJS)

Yes, the Cockney accent is the gold standard there, eh?

To over-educated Americans everyone else is a cartoon.

Self-awareness is a bitch, indeed.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 27, 2012 06:18 PM (0lUyQ)

56 He did say uneducated or under educated.

Posted by: Real Joe at December 27, 2012 06:18 PM (PD2ad)

57 53 You don't want to know about his stash of weird German bondage pron

Who says?

To quote John Effin' Kerry...

Bring. It. On.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 27, 2012 06:19 PM (0lUyQ)

58 Piers is the popinjay of truculent sophistry.

Posted by: Criss Angel at December 27, 2012 06:20 PM (qR+xF)

59 Oh yeah, well the jerkstore called, they're running out of you!!!

Posted by: Uncle Milty at December 27, 2012 06:21 PM (YsFN3)

60 First who is Piers Morgan?

Second it is the so called right who made Morgan an icon.

If he were ignored it all would have been water under the bridge.

So if some idgits had not blown this all out of proportion, right and left, we would be asking Wno is Piers Morgan.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 27, 2012 06:21 PM (G6kli)

61 To undereducated Americans, all persons with an English accent

are snobs.



Posted by: sulawesi at December 27, 2012 06:04 PM (I5gJS)




You forgot to call us unenlightened cowboys. Not to mention the cousin-humping.

To a Texan an American, all I want to hear out of some brit wanker is, "Thank you". In English. Not German.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 27, 2012 06:22 PM (d0Dmj)

62 49 Petition!

Zero out the immigration quota for foreign assholes. There's plenty of unemployed domestic assholes looking for jobs.
Posted by: @PurpAv at December 27, 2012 06:15 PM (hPavS)



We cannot let this stand. We must fully utilize our superiority in weaponized assholes before importing inferior foreign-built assholes. Haven't worked out the details yet but I'm thinking a trebuchet and an attached lawn chair might be involved.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 27, 2012 06:23 PM (c2oll)

63 This is something Harry Reid's source told me earlier today. It may or may not be true, but I think it is. Piers is a douchebag.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 27, 2012 06:23 PM (HDgX3)

64 55 48 35To undereducated Americans, all persons with an English accent are snobs. Posted by: sulawesi at December 27, 2012 06:04 PM (I5gJS)

Yes, the Cockney accent is the gold standard there, eh?

To over-educated Americans everyone else is a cartoon.

Self-awareness is a bitch, indeed.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 27, 2012 06:18 PM (0lUyQ)

Cockney died out in the sixties.

Every Brit has a Manchester accent these days.
But hey let those stereotypes live on dude.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 27, 2012 06:23 PM (G6kli)

65 Great, so instead of some effete, bed-wetting Brit we're going to get more Soledad O'Briens?

At least the Brits have funny accents and dress like women.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 27, 2012 06:23 PM (GsoHv)

66 So if some idgits had not blown this all out of proportion, right and left, we would be asking Wno is Piers Morgan.

Posted by: Mike Hunt


I can guarantee that's not true, twat.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 27, 2012 06:23 PM (KDq5l)

67 62 49 Petition!

Zero out the immigration quota for foreign assholes. There's plenty of unemployed domestic assholes looking for jobs.
Posted by: @PurpAv at December 27, 2012 06:15 PM (hPavS)



We cannot let this stand. We must fully utilize our superiority in weaponized assholes before importing inferior foreign-built assholes. Haven't worked out the details yet but I'm thinking a trebuchet and an attached lawn chair might be involved.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 27, 2012 06:23 PM (c2oll)

Your plan is to shoot Cheney at Canada?

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 27, 2012 06:23 PM (G6kli)

68 Piers is the popinjay of truculent sophistry.
Posted by: Criss Angel at December 27, 2012 06:20 PM (qR+xF)
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You win the internets for best use of the word 'popinjay' today. You are truly the Chris Angel of Blog Commenters.

Posted by: Gangbang at the Glory Hole Morgan at December 27, 2012 06:24 PM (jucos)

69 Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 27, 2012 06:21 PM (G6kli)

That's got to be some kind of AoSHQ record there.

Logical failure in less than 20 words.

Wow.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 27, 2012 06:24 PM (yIFee)

70 19
So today I went to deposit and get cash back from a settlement check.
And I realized that even since the invention of computers and the
internet and electronic banking the waiting period the banks force on
you hasn't changed one minute. Curious...

Posted by: DAve at December 27, 2012 05:55 PM (XDC0v)

_________________
I deposit checks online, with a photo of the check. Funds are available the next business day. Not long ago funds used to be be held for 3 days. It's gotten faster and much more convenient. I can't remember the last time I actually stepped foot inside a bank.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 27, 2012 06:25 PM (HDgX3)

71 66 So if some idgits had not blown this all out of proportion, right and left, we would be asking Wno is Piers Morgan.

Posted by: Mike Hunt

I can guarantee that's not true, twat.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 27, 2012 06:23 PM (KDq5l)

I'm glad you can guarantee it is NOT true twat.

Myself I'm enchanted to discover a native twat speaker. Have you passed it along to the children?

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 27, 2012 06:25 PM (G6kli)

72 'Urricanes 'ardly 'appen at the 'Eadquarters.

Posted by: cockney moron at December 27, 2012 06:26 PM (jPVBi)

73 Every Brit has a Manchester accent these days.
But hey let those stereotypes live on dude.
Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 27, 2012 06:23 PM (G6kli)
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Speaking of Popinjay

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 27, 2012 06:26 PM (jucos)

74 Damnit, Ace, if you can't get rid of these trolls, I might have to stop coming here.

I mean, that was probably the plan, but whatever, nothing really matters anymore anyway. It's all over.

Posted by: JDTAY at December 27, 2012 06:26 PM (a0nis)

75
To a Texan an American, all I want to hear out of some brit wanker is, "Thank you". In English. Not German.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 27, 2012 06:22 PM (d0Dmj)





Word.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 27, 2012 06:27 PM (c2oll)

76 I'm glad you can guarantee it is NOT true twat.
Posted by: Mike Hunt


You wouldn't know twat if you found it in your pants and I'm sure you do.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 27, 2012 06:27 PM (KDq5l)

77 At least Piers has decent looking teeth. Something most of his countrymen can't claim. And no it's not just a stereotype. Brits have god awful teeth. Even the rich ones who can afford decent dental care, for some reason don't get it. One of the oddest things out there.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 27, 2012 06:27 PM (HDgX3)

78 69 Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 27, 2012 06:21 PM (G6kli)

That's got to be some kind of AoSHQ record there.

Logical failure in less than 20 words.

Wow.

And yet you have zero evidence of what you claim to be a logical failure.

I gather you have not set a record for ignorance merely met the minimum standard required.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 27, 2012 06:27 PM (G6kli)

79 Sorry but I missed the part where I asked for this failed Brit "personality" to explain anything to me.

I've never gotten the fascination with the Brits.

Take a good look at that empire since the early 20th Century.

They have made every possible bad move in succession helped in large part by their own traitorous commies.

Sound familiar?

Like I said on an earlier thread, this turd's role should be that of a 1950's TV butler.


Posted by: ontherocks at December 27, 2012 06:27 PM (aZ6ew)

80 Dick Cheney is an American citizen born in Nebraska. Try again.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 27, 2012 06:28 PM (hPavS)

81 I read that Ted Nugent was on his show and told Piers to
"Suck on my machine gun". Excellent.

Posted by: Cheri at December 27, 2012 06:28 PM (G+Wff)

82 Cockney died out in the sixties. Every Brit has a Manchester accent these days. But hey let those stereotypes live on dude.Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 27, 2012 06:23 PM (G6kli)

You know, I've noticed all day that you just say shit, and never ever back it up. Ever. You are like the Wikipedia of pure bullshit

To you think ersatz "facts" enhance your argument, or detract from it?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Oh, and you are wrong...yet again.

Dude.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 27, 2012 06:28 PM (yIFee)

83 Posted by: JDTAY at December 27, 2012 06:26 PM (a0nis)

1. These aren't really trolls. They're more like imps, and silly ones at that.

2. Of course that's the plan. Who told?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 27, 2012 06:28 PM (GsoHv)

84
49Petition!


Zero out the immigration quota for foreign assholes. There's plenty of unemployed domestic assholes looking for jobs.

-----------

I've been thinking about this...and the NationalDebt.

We're up to what -- around $100K per working person now?
As their portion of the Debt?

So maybe we are not going at this immigration problem the right way...
Maybe we should turn this around.

Post this Noticealong the Borders, and at Customs locations:

**** Attention Immigrants ****

Immediately upon entering the United States, you will beconsidered US Citizens.

As a Citizen, You will be forced to assume your share of the National Debt and begin paying it.

As of today, Your portion of the Debt is....$108,752.39.

[And have a ticker-counter on that amount, showing it going up by the minute.]


Posted by: wheatie at December 27, 2012 06:29 PM (K4wCe)

85 76 I'm glad you can guarantee it is NOT true twat.
Posted by: Mike Hunt

You wouldn't know twat if you found it in your pants and I'm sure you do.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 27, 2012 06:27 PM (KDq5l)

Wait, you speak Twat and also insert it into pants.

But I'm troubled that you would be imagining my pants and what you would find in them.

You are one of those people they warn children about as REGARDING THE INTERNET AND PERVERSION.

Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 27, 2012 06:29 PM (G6kli)

86 73 Every Brit has a Manchester accent these days.
But hey let those stereotypes live on dude.
Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 27, 2012 06:23 PM (G6kli)



Do carry on with your mud pie.

Posted by: Maurice Joseph Micklewhite at December 27, 2012 06:29 PM (c2oll)

87 There are facts. And then there are liberal facts, aka lies and made up shit.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at December 27, 2012 06:29 PM (HDgX3)

88 We'll know for certain when Piers Morgan has reached the pinnacle of his career when he's scheduled to make a round-table appearance on the Real Time with Bill Maher show.

Posted by: Fritz at December 27, 2012 06:30 PM (w3+gB)

89 And yet you have zero evidence of what you claim to be a logical failure

Go check the first 17 words of that post and spot the contextual contradiction

If you're able, that is.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 27, 2012 06:30 PM (yIFee)

90 #60 Mike, that is the ostrich strategy. Stick your head in the sand and ignore whatever stuff the Left is throwing at you. If you keep your head down there long enough, it will supposedly all go away.

Only it doesn't. While you have your head in the sand, the hyenas are circling, just looking to decide which part of your rump they will chomp on first.

So excuse me if I think your strategy is worthless.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 27, 2012 06:30 PM (GoIUi)

91 "Dude."

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 27, 2012 06:28 PM (yIFee)

You know that stray piece of TP that gets stuck to your shoe when you go the the bathroom in a stadium or some other sub-optimally sanitary place?

Do you chat with it, or just scrape it off on the step?



Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 27, 2012 06:30 PM (GsoHv)

92 Posted by: Mike Hunt at December 27, 2012 06:25 PM (G6kli)

Shuddap and drink some of that 3-pound-a-pint-warm-ass-tasteless-Fuller's-swill.

Morgan is on the former news network CNN which is, for some reason, available in most homes in America. He won't just "go away" like some obscure Huffpo blogger.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 27, 2012 06:31 PM (huD71)

93
Every Brit has a Manchester accent these days.


By which you mean a Mancunian accent, presumably?

In either case, you're totally full of shit (shite?). People in the Home Counties wouldn't be caught dead with a Northern accent.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 27, 2012 06:31 PM (4u2LN)

94 Steyn is making a joke about himself: a"snooty, hoity-toity foreigner coming on the airwaves and telling them everything that’s wrong with their country". How did you miss this?

Posted by: McNuggets at December 27, 2012 06:32 PM (l76Nj)

95 MyCunt hurts too much to continue lurking.

Posted by: John Stark Dark at December 27, 2012 06:32 PM (0JB89)

96 Speaking of insults, what happened to that hillbuzz guy? The one complaining about Ace and the other bloggers not being positive enough?

Posted by: Caustic at December 27, 2012 06:32 PM (/b8+5)

97 You are one of those people they warn children about as REGARDING THE INTERNET AND PERVERSION.
Posted by: Mike Hunt


Well, slap a label on you and call you Kodak.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 27, 2012 06:32 PM (KDq5l)

98 Piers = Rita Leeds

Posted by: Ed Gibbon at December 27, 2012 06:34 PM (4eNxd)

99 Wait...are we talking twats here, or twits?

Posted by: kallisto at December 27, 2012 06:35 PM (jm/9g)

100 Piers Morgan has no idea how to suck cock. He's terrible at it. Absolutely terrible.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at December 27, 2012 06:35 PM (8hrco)

101 So...speaking of CNN.

Does Ted Turner still own CNN?

The Vermejo Park Ranch is a 590,823-acre (2,391 km2) [1] ranch owned by Ted Turner in northeastern New Mexico and southern Colorado that is said to be the largest privately owned, contiguous tract of land in the United States and about 3/4 the size of the State of Rhode Island.[2]

The ranch, located just west of the city of Raton, is the biggest component of Turner's ranch empire of 2,000,000 acres (8,100 km2) that as of 2007 makes him the biggest private landowner in the United States.[3] It lies mostly in western Colfax County, New Mexico, but smaller portions extend into northeastern Taos County, New Mexico as well as southwestern Las Animas County and southeastern Costilla County in Colorado.[4]

The ranch's most visible component is its guest ranch and hunting. It is stocked with elk, mule deer, pronghorn, bison, black bear, mountain lions, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep and Merriam's Turkey (a subspecies of the Wild Turkey).(wiki)


The hypocrisy it --burns.


The HELL if Ted Turner does not have guns out there on his ranch.

Posted by: tasker at December 27, 2012 06:35 PM (r2PLg)

102 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 27, 2012 06:30 PM (GsoHv)

It's fun to watch him flail.

I believe that one of the problems with modern American society is an educational system that rewards mediocrity by failing to insist on actual critical thought. Shit, you lived that at Berkeley. (yes, not in the sciences, I know)

So the counter to this is to consistently point out to these barely literate poseurs that bullshit is not the same as a well-thought out argument and insults don't cover up ignorance.

I think of it as a public service.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 27, 2012 06:35 PM (yIFee)

103 Liberal Law--


Guns for Ted Turner --but not for thee.

Posted by: tasker at December 27, 2012 06:36 PM (r2PLg)

104 Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 27, 2012 06:31 PM (4u2LN)

Cockney is disappearing in London. It's being pushed out by the very unlovely dialects of recent immigrants. I'll bet it's going strong in the working class areas around London though.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 27, 2012 06:36 PM (GsoHv)

105 love steyn....he is very clever

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Merry 3rd day of Christmas at December 27, 2012 06:37 PM (GVxQo)

106 Hear ye hear ye!! New thread up!!!

Posted by: Town Crier at December 27, 2012 06:37 PM (XHyVN)

107 I like what another poncy Brit wanker, Jeremy Clarkson, says about Piers Morgan.



"It's like a little shiver of excitement,
the kind of feeling you would get if someone suddenly gave you
permission to set fire to Piers Morgan."


OK, he was actually talking about a German car, but the setting fire to Piers Morgan is something I totally agree with.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at December 27, 2012 06:38 PM (yh0zB)

108 I love the Little People. Really. I always have.


Posted by: Michelle Obama


Lightly breaded and dipped in hand-whipped tarragon aioli.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at December 27, 2012 06:39 PM (hO8IJ)

109 Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 27, 2012 06:35 PM (yIFee)

I live it every day, and it is one of the most frustrating things in my life.

I find that the simple phrase, "Get your fucking head out of your ass and think that through before you utter another word," works wonders.

But you married a Stanford grad (IIRC)...what do you know about critical thought?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 27, 2012 06:40 PM (GsoHv)

110 My old man's a 'Net troll, he wears a 'Net troll hat...

Posted by: cockney moron at December 27, 2012 06:41 PM (jPVBi)

111 Good Lord, open a window. The stink of Rothbardian is strong.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 27, 2012 06:42 PM (QupBk)

112 Posted by: AmishDude at December 27, 2012 06:31 PM (huD71)

Three pounds/pint?

In your fucking dreams.

More like six pounds/pint.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 27, 2012 06:42 PM (GsoHv)

113 But you married a Stanford grad (IIRC)...what do you know about critical thought?

Ha! She's a UCLA grad. Her Mom taught at Stanford. Which is why she refused to go there.

I find that the simple phrase, "Get your fucking head out of your ass and think that through before you utter another word," works wonders.

This is why I appreciated my Army service.

Clarity. Epic clarity in every circumstance.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 27, 2012 06:42 PM (yIFee)

114 Which is why she refused to go there.


Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 27, 2012 06:42 PM (yIFee)

She chose well, and so it seems did you.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 27, 2012 06:51 PM (GsoHv)

115
Piers Anthony was a pretty decent sci-fi writer. Piers Morgan is just another lying, pretentious scrunt; a fraud journalist. Don't let a name be your sole or even a primary standard of judgment.Steyns lacreation of Morgan using words was artful. Professionals always make it look easy.

Posted by: crotchetyoldjarhead at December 27, 2012 06:54 PM (+A7/9)

116 I like what another poncy Brit wanker, Jeremy Clarkson, says about Piers Morgan.

See, there is some sense left. There is plenty nonsense, too, but Clarkson isn't a completely lost cause.

And who wouldn't want a nice warm fire this time of year?

Posted by: Retread at December 27, 2012 06:55 PM (zxitI)

117
This is one of my few areas of expertise-- insulting people.

If you're going to insult someone, you have to tell that person he's
lacking in the things he prizes. You have to think about what's
important to him, the target, not what's important to you, the
person casting the insult. And you have to attack the target on his own
grounds, according to his own standards.
And this is where I let you know that you're no expert in the insult department.

But you're good enough to read. Online.

Posted by: Just Sayin' at December 27, 2012 06:59 PM (Ys6PL)

118
Laceration...evisceration..ass-whoopin.

Damn smartphone keyboard...more scotch will make it better..I'm certain

Posted by: crotchetyoldjarhead at December 27, 2012 07:00 PM (c3tQX)

119 Mark Steyn is a foreigner, who speaks with a hoity-toity accent. He writes books about the problems America faces (America Alone, After America) and is basically doing everything he is needling Piers Morgan about. I heard him substituting on Rush's program ("America's Undocumented Anchorman, with no supporting documentation whatsoever...") and nearly split my sides laughing about this whole takedown of the Englishman, by Canadian-English-Belgian.

Priceless.

Posted by: MathMom at December 27, 2012 07:08 PM (t9ncT)

120 Tell him he's running out of English speaking countries to flee to after he has fucked up in the last one. And that his reputation precedes him.

Posted by: Who Knows at December 27, 2012 07:15 PM (W+Itt)

121 10 Go for the jugular. Call them stupid and call them racist.
-
Call them anti-white, because it's simple and true, and they are not comfortable admitting the obvious truth.

They think (other) White people are sickos who pick sides racially, but they are superior. It's obvious that almost the whole modern pundit class picks sides racially too, against (mostly non-elite) Whites; they just don't want to own it. But if they try to deny it, they all have a lifetime's worth of statements damning White people when they wouldn't have damned Black people or Brown people or Asians.

Don't call them "racist," because it's their word and they can (and do) constantly redefine it so that they are never guilty but the Whites they despise are.

Posted by: The Lightworker at December 27, 2012 07:37 PM (mH/yQ)

122 And to think all this time I've been calling Michael Moore a jerk and an asshat, when I should have been pointing out that he just wants to suck up to black men in order to be their personal semen bank, but is too fucking fat to get any interest.

Posted by: Dirty Old Man at December 27, 2012 07:48 PM (UUAFX)

123 To undereducated Americans, all persons with an English accent are snobs. Posted by: sulawesi at December 27, 2012 06:04 PM (I5gJS)

Ah, yes, those drunken British soccer hooligans I saw puking in the gutters in Brussels certainly sprayed vomit all over the sidewalk with a certain flair and panache. It's why Brit "footie" fans are so welcomed and beloved whenever they travel to a match on the Continent.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 27, 2012 07:54 PM (BStAJ)

124 In either case, you're totally full of shit (shite?). People in the Home Counties wouldn't be caught dead with a Northern accent. Posted by: Jay Guevara at December 27, 2012 06:31 PM (4u2LN)

You're right, Jay. Mike Hunt knows about as much about the UK as he knows about guns.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 27, 2012 08:03 PM (BStAJ)

125 You know that scenario that every guy is afraid of-where they wake up after a night of hard drinking to find out that the toothless,fat,retarded chick with the annoying voice they banged last night was actually a dude?

9 times out of 10, that dude is Piers Morgan.

True story.

Posted by: LibsWorshipDepravity at December 27, 2012 08:09 PM (LaeVK)

126 The British-accented, animated gecko from Geico has more intelligence and gravitas than Morgan. Next thing you know, CNN will give C. Amanpour's accent Morgan's timeslot. Because foreign voice = smart.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at December 27, 2012 08:19 PM (eHIJJ)

127 I pointed out previously that Morgan should not have a work visa under Title 8, U.S.C. He is not filling an occupation that would qualify for a visa (Check out the requirements for L1, L1A, H1B, and H2B. Everything indicates that he's here in the United States on a B1 Visa, which is a visitor visa. The U.S. consulate or embassy issues these and they're often used by celebrities to move between their country and the U.S. and work for short periods. The problem is the Citizenship and Immigration Services doesn't recognize the B1 visa as a substitute for the H1B or the H2B visas. That said, he's basically working here illegally, which is a violation of federal law.

Posted by: Manolo at December 27, 2012 08:29 PM (PttbO)

128 Steyn doesn't have a Canadian accent, it must be from being British and becoming Canadian, or he was educated there

Posted by: Bill sometimes Bill from Canada at December 27, 2012 08:39 PM (epmGP)

129 WOW Mark Steyn is kind of cute, I never would have known if you did not post this, thanks Ace.

Posted by: gigg423 at December 27, 2012 08:48 PM (dDD3H)

130 What is it with Americans who crave the approval of Euroweenies?

Something seriously wrong with the current crop of yanks.

Posted by: some dope at December 27, 2012 08:59 PM (+kznc)

131 Steyn doesn't have a Canadian accent, it must be from being British and becoming Canadian, or he was educated there Posted by: Bill sometimes Bill from Canada at December 27, 2012 08:39 PM (epmGP)

He was educated there. I also believe he was a DJ there for a while.

He's not the first Canuck to hang on to an acquired English accent. I recall seeing an interview with the novelist Robertson Davies back in the '80's. Davies had attended Oxford in the '30's - but sounded like he had just come over on the Queen Mary.

Posted by: Donna V. at December 27, 2012 09:06 PM (BStAJ)

132 Haven't British television be found molesting children? Hence shouldn't there be a Brit television personality control law? For the children?

Posted by: Northern Lurker at December 27, 2012 09:07 PM (GME55)

133 Well it's just a matter of time till Mz Morgan begins to molest young children. You can see the insatiable boy-lust in his evil brit eyes.

Posted by: gigg423 at December 27, 2012 09:10 PM (dDD3H)

134 I'm Canadian but the funny thing is other Canadians think I have an accent, even in my home town. Must have picked it up travelling.

Posted by: Bill sometimes Bill from Canada at December 27, 2012 09:13 PM (epmGP)

135 Wow, I wish I had heard that. Some things I like better in transcript, but that whole monologue with Steyn's accent would have been gut busting funny.

Posted by: Synova at December 27, 2012 09:46 PM (7/PU+)

136 Piers Morgan is the real life incarnation of Lewis Prethero

Posted by: Heh at December 28, 2012 07:02 AM (SsGhW)

137 uhhh Lewis PrOthero

Posted by: Heh at December 28, 2012 07:02 AM (SsGhW)

138 Simon Cowell was a new brand of funny because he had 100 ways to say "you suck." He is brutally honest and clever, and that Brit>America dynamic came into play to sort of seal the deal.

Piers grasped at the same thing but it always fell flat.

On a side note re American Idol, there's a certain irony in that show when you consider this combination of factors: the show's name, the british critic, the first round clowns who have no talent, and all of us who mock them.

Posted by: Rex at December 28, 2012 07:08 AM (/5apW)

139 If you build a man a fire, you keep him warm for a day.

If you set a man on fire, you keep him warm for a lifetime!

Posted by: Parker at December 28, 2012 12:27 PM (YkW3i)

140 You didn't get it. Steyn is a foreigner, too. He, too, has an accident and has a job in America. That was all tongue in cheek. He was using the ultimate sarcasm in making fun of the dipshit.

Posted by: alan at January 02, 2013 01:11 AM (Ixz0w)






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