Tina Brown Tries Again, Fails

Another post swiped from @benk84. No one wishes ill for Mrs. Clinton, but this is Tina Brown at her most insipid.

The idea of losing Hillary has seemed especially unbearable at this political moment. It’s as if she has become, literally, the ship of state. She stands for maturity, tenacity, and self-discipline at a time when everyone else in Washington seems to be, in more senses than one, going off a cliff—a parade of bickering, blustering, small-balled hacks bollixing up the nation’s business. She’s a caring executive too, and that takes its own emotional toll. What a disgrace that John Bolton and his goaty Republican ilk accused Her Magnificence of inventing a concussion to get out of testifying at the Benghazi hearings. Bolton is not fit to wipe her floor with his mustache.

Her determination to defy fatigue and keep going beggars belief....

It’s not just Washington’s antics that make us value Hillary the Stoic more than ever. These are scary times. Everyone feels terrified of economic and societal volatility. The pace of change from destructive innovation and cutthroat global competition and demographic shifts and media proliferation is making us a nervous, increasingly medicated nation....


In an era of quicksand, everyone is looking for a rock, and you’re one we depend on...

I should note that that final elipsis (...) is in the original. That's how she ends her article, dot dot dot. Like, portentously. Like, the question mark at the end of a suspense film.

Like, she's trying to hard and we can see the flop sweat.

This squeaking fart of a piece reminded me of this pre-Christmas article about Newsweek publishing its last print edition, and Tina Brown's desperate attempts to find "the zeitgeist." It's a key word for her-- she seems to think her metier is to sense the zeitgeist, or at least fake up an argument about what the zeitgeist is that will be discussed by other people.

She's been failing at this a great deal. I guess many would say she always failed, but earlier in her career she had least had the cachet to get her burblings talked about by other idiots. Now the other idiots seem to have caught on.


Betrayed by the Zeitgeist she once channeled, Tina Brown invokes it one last time


By Matt Haber

...

In an interview with Michael Kinsley in the Nov. 26 issue of New York magazine, Newsweek editor in chief and magazine legend Tina Brown gave a big-picture reason for the magazine's failure: "[E]very piece of the Zeitgeist was against Newsweek," Brown told Kinsley, a quote so telling, New York's editors even saw fit to tease it on the magazine's cover, the word Zeitgeist framed by inverted commas.

...

Back to Brown. Here she was arguing that the spirit of the current times is against these kinds of large, macro interpretations of daily life, the very things Newsweek tried to do every week, and that Tina Brown has been doing for her entire career: that is, pronouncing the Zeitgeist.

It's a conundrum. Tina Brown's pronouncement of the Zeitgeist here was that the death of Newsweek is an emblem of the Zeitgeist's rejection of magazine editors' pronouncements. It's therefore got to be her final pronouncement of the Zeitgeist, if it wasn't, by her own pronouncement, one too many.

...

The Zeitgeist, it would seem, betrayed Tina Brown after she spent the last three decades, as editor of Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Talk, The Daily Beast and then Newsweek, invoking it weekly or monthly. She packed the word itself in headlines, display copy, and in the bodies of her writers' work constantly. At The New Yorker, Brown found the Zeitgeist in many places as well, in everything from the tales of Bill Clinton to the tale of Joey Buttafuoco. For Brown, the Zeitgeist could be summoned anywhere, from anything that caught her eye during a given week.

But with Newsweek, her eye finally faltered. Or the Zeitgeist wasn't where she was used to finding it anymore.

The author suggests that with the flood of opinion and context and viral videos, "finding the zeitgeist" is a game open to millions, and, confronted with competition, (this is my gloss) Tina Brown turned out to be not particularly good at it.

In other words, there's no need for a Newsweek to explain What It All Means (serious capital letters included), when so many of us are doing so constantly and fluidly online.

And what is the Zeitgeist, after all? It's just a faux-elevated version of the desperate magazine writer's go-to fake story, the Trend Story, in which two incidents of the same thing happening Define an Era (for this week; two more incidents will Define the Era next week, as deadline approaches).

But then, Newsweek was always this way:

[I]t's worth remembering that as far back as 1969, Esquire's Chris Welles compared the magazine to its closest competitor, Time, and concluded that "Newsweek is much more anxious to make broad pronouncements about the significance of the week's events, to practice the art of the 'hype,' by which the routine is blown up into the incredible and the sensational. It is filled with 'crises,' turning points' and 'watersheds,' especially in the 'Violin,' Newsweek's slang for the lead story in the magazine."

Ah, there's the word: Hype. Audaciously drawing grand (and almost completely unsupportable) conclusions from small things. Carnival barking in print form. Everything's the Most Important, the Latest, the Best. News You Can Use; Is Your Hair-Dryer Giving You Brain Cancer? Tune in next paragraph to find out.

There's a lot of that on the internet (and look, there's a lot of that here). I guess it turned out that Tina Brown didn't have a skill so much as she had an inclination, and it turned out many thousands of other people had the same inclination, and the same level of skill. Her One Great Big Trick -- making splashy but daffy claims about What It All Means -- turned out to be a pretty small trick, easily duplicated.

I suppose glibness -- making superficial connections and writing about them, superficially -- is a type of skill, but it's not a particularly difficult skill, and it's not particularly useful.

Maureen Dowd does this too, of course. She was once the Reigning Queen of Soft, Superficial Zeitgeist pieces. People stopped reading her a dozen years ago, though. If Tina Brown's main gig were as a writer, rather than as an editor/executive, people would have stopped reading her 12 years ago, too. Maybe we all kind of hated Tina Brown, but no one ever asked us about it.

Who's Editing Tina Brown -- Meghan McCain? A commenter underlines this, which I completely missed:

It’s as if she has become, literally, the ship of state.

She's got the ballast for it, I guess.

Posted by: Ace at 01:32 PM



Comments

1 Let's see if we can class up the thread the way we did the last two.

Posted by: Sassy at January 02, 2013 01:33 PM (lhBr9)

2 However, she did fire Andrew Sullivan. He insists his appeal is becoming more selective, however.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 01:33 PM (T0NGe)

3 I should note that that final elipsis (...) is in the original. That's how she ends her article, dot dot dot.

All great writers do that ...

Posted by: Dan Brown at January 02, 2013 01:33 PM (S/WR4)

4 A sentence-ending ellipsis should still include a period. Fail.

Posted by: GRAMMAR ARSE at January 02, 2013 01:36 PM (iEoiA)

5 yeah it should, shouldn't it? Even I know that.

Posted by: ace at January 02, 2013 01:38 PM (LCRYB)

6 ...!

Posted by: andycanuck at January 02, 2013 01:38 PM (jPVBi)

7 Hey, Tina--check this out--and then tthink about about the millions and millions just funnelled to Hollywood.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hxRlpRcorEU

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 02, 2013 01:38 PM (wbmaj)

8 I mean, even I know that....

Posted by: ace at January 02, 2013 01:38 PM (LCRYB)

9 Desperately Seeking Relevancy, Part Four.

Posted by: Joe Mama at January 02, 2013 01:38 PM (v9Cj5)

10 ...?

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 02, 2013 01:39 PM (wbmaj)

11 I must say Ace, my good sir, you fookin' sliced that idjit like a hammer.

Posted by: eureka! at January 02, 2013 01:40 PM (HPRku)

12 ....Whatever...nevermind.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 02, 2013 01:40 PM (wbmaj)

13 The idea of losing Hillary has seemed especially unbearable at this political moment. It’s as if she has become, literally, the ship of state.


She's got a pair of hips, just, like two battleships.....

And I'd buy her anything....to keep her in style....


Posted by: Drill Sergeant Malcolm T. McCluskey at January 02, 2013 01:40 PM (sbV1u)

14 I wonder if the rule is that you use .... to indicate a completed sentence (with omissions, but complete in original form), whereas she intends an incomplete one (or something), so it's ...

Posted by: ace at January 02, 2013 01:40 PM (LCRYB)

15 she's whining about 'media proliferation'


that's this blog, and others...


tupped her out of a job of work, you have

Posted by: Jerry Jack in Jacksonville at January 02, 2013 01:41 PM (Dll6b)

16 Anyone using a term like "Zeitgeist" should be flogged in the public square and put in stocks.

Posted by: Vic at January 02, 2013 01:41 PM (53z96)

17 Article is a microcosm of politics as it exists now:

"She's a caring executive"

"everyone else...a parade of bickering, blustering, small-balled hacks bollixing up the nation’s business." <-- code for Grand Old Party

2016 electorate message already shaping up nicely.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at January 02, 2013 01:41 PM (zpqa2)

18 ....LOL!

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 02, 2013 01:42 PM (wbmaj)

19 Bwahahahahaha!

Oh, wait....Tina Brown was serious?

jeebus

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 01:42 PM (UOM48)

20 We really need to hold a Hildabeast prayer vigil... so she can get better and testify.

Posted by: sTevo at January 02, 2013 01:42 PM (UEh55)

21 yeah it should, shouldn't it? Even I know that.

Posted by: ace at January 02, 2013 01:38 PM (LCRYB)

Wait really? Huh... Great I've got like 3 years worth of emails and a gross of comments here to correct now... .

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at January 02, 2013 01:42 PM (4F5x1)

22 13 It’s as if she has become, literally, the ship of state.

I mean literally, not figuratively!---Literally!

Posted by: Biden at January 02, 2013 01:42 PM (Y5I9o)

23 I'm Talking Tina, and I'm going to BORE you !

Posted by: Talking Tina Brown doll at January 02, 2013 01:42 PM (wwsoB)

24

She uses the word we quite loosely.

At least 50% or so of the population really doesn't give a sh*t.

Posted by: beach frenzy at January 02, 2013 01:43 PM (LpQbZ)

25 And here I thought John Kerry was supposed to be a step up from Hillary the Stoic.

Posted by: Fritz at January 02, 2013 01:43 PM (/ZZCn)

26 Hillary Clinton mature? Ms. give the Russians a reset button, Assad a reformer, the guilty party at Benghazi was the California Copt who made a video? Ya, she is just the type of Secretary of State America deserves, alright. Sure glad we outgrew the likes of a naive imbecile like Henry Kissenger.

Posted by: Bob from Virginia at January 02, 2013 01:43 PM (SBjsJ)

27 She’s a caring executive too, and that takes its own emotional toll.
What a disgrace that John Bolton and his goaty Republican ilk accused
Her Magnificence of inventing a concussion to get out of testifying at
the Benghazi hearings. Bolton is not fit to wipe her floor with his
mustache.


oy, so in her mind ditching Stevens,, Smith ,Doherty, and Wood's to the wolves and Throwing an obscure video guy in jail (how long is it now) siccing the left on citizens to shut them up ? the mideast in flames for 22 years? MB take over ? this is all magnificent work by a SOS?

Posted by: ette at January 02, 2013 01:44 PM (nqBYe)

28 In an era of quicksand, everyone is looking for a rock, and you’re one we depend on...

...TO POOP ON!!!

Posted by: Triumph the decade-old joke at January 02, 2013 01:44 PM (Y5I9o)

29 >>>Anyone using a term like "Zeitgeist" should be flogged in the public square and put in stocks.

Eh, maybe. The word carries a pretension -- the moment you say it, you're saying that YOU can see the secret spirit animating the times. Other people can't see it, but YOU can.

So I guess that makes you a Genius?

I don't think Tina Brown was a genius twice a month.

Posted by: ace at January 02, 2013 01:44 PM (LCRYB)

30 caring? Yes caring, about her own skin and grasp on power.

Posted by: ette at January 02, 2013 01:44 PM (nqBYe)

31 "It's a key word for her-- she seems to think her metier is to sense the
zeitgeist, or at least fake up an argument about what the zeitgeist is
that will be discussed by other people."

i hate this in general, and media types do it a lot

this movie/event/whatever represents teh turbulent, fearful times we are in...blahblahblah.

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 01:44 PM (60GaT)

32 I won't never have a butcher's at Newsweek--not ever again, my son.


Rather I'll have an Aristotle of fine wine. Maybe later a pint of the black stuff

Posted by: Cockney rhyming slang guy at January 02, 2013 01:44 PM (Dll6b)

33 she's whining about 'media proliferation'
that's this blog, and others...


They used to have big barriers to entry for journalism.

That's what the Left loves: barriers to entry.

Of course, they have to be artificial because natural boundaries, like intellect and talent, wouldn't let them in.

Unions are a perfect example. Teachers' certifications. Bar membership. Not to mention the "right schools".

Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 01:45 PM (T0NGe)

34 22- a 2

Posted by: ette at January 02, 2013 01:45 PM (nqBYe)

35 She’s a caring executive too, and that takes its own emotional toll.



^^this^^

Posted by: The Dead Benghazi Four at January 02, 2013 01:45 PM (UOM48)

36 Does anyone have the link to the Dowd-O-Matic article generator? That was fun.


Is Your Hair-Dryer Giving You Brain Cancer? Tune in next paragraph to find out.


I worked at a local news station one summer and the GM told me a good joke about how the local news is run. One of the world's two most popular soft drinks will kill you instantly if you drink it! We'll tell you which one after the weather and sports.


That was the same place that dumped a shitload of money into improving security. The GM was all proud and showing off the bullet proof glass wall blocking off the office area until I pointed out that, yes, that bullet proof glass directly behind me was great. It turns out that no one really pondered that having the receptionist's desk out in front of the security measures provided an extra warning device of the receptionist's (who at the time was me) brains splatting against the wall. Oops!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 01:45 PM (VtjlW)

37 Hillary Clinton being compared to a rock. So does Hillary have gallstones now?

Boy is Tina reaching. Hillary is never constant about anything except having power. Vince Foster. Ron Brown. Rose Law Firm books. Bimbo eruptions.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:46 PM (TCGmg)

38 Tina Brown has the same singular talent that Arianna Huffington has, which is self-promotion.

Take over a magazine, spend wild amounts of money while your magazine nosedives and finally collapses.

Self-promote, use connections and greasy charm to find another liberal sugar daddy to fund your next magazine or now online venture.

Posted by: kbdabear at January 02, 2013 01:46 PM (wwsoB)

39 Well, Stupid is as Stupid does. Or writes. Or blathers.

Posted by: tcn at January 02, 2013 01:47 PM (ZOUmX)

40 Article is a microcosm of politics as it exists now:

"She's a caring executive"


When someone says they "care for you" and didn't give birth to you? Run away. Quickly.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 01:47 PM (T0NGe)

41 @16

It speaks to a certain kind of gestalt when one promiscuously uses German words like zeitgeist.


Weeee I used a German word, aren't I a smartee pants.

Posted by: General Woundwort at January 02, 2013 01:47 PM (RrD4h)

42
The idea of losing Hillary has seemed especially unbearable at this political moment.

I could bear it.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 01:47 PM (4u2LN)

43 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 02, 2013 01:48 PM (8y9MW)

44 Wait really? Huh... Great I've got like 3 years worth of emails and a gross of comments here to correct now... .

An ellipsis has space between the periods, so at the end of a sentence it is four evenly spaced dots. For example, "when abruptly ending . . . ." And then begin a new sentence.

I'll show myself out now.

Posted by: GRAMMAR ARSE at January 02, 2013 01:48 PM (iEoiA)

45 It’s as if she has become, literally, the ship of state.

She's got the hips for it, I guess.







That pantsuit acts like a sail.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 01:48 PM (UOM48)

46
Weeee I used a German word, aren't I a smartee pants.
Posted by: General Woundwort at January 02, 2013 01:47 PM (RrD4h)


I think the word "Tina" ought to be using is "Gleichschaltung."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 01:48 PM (4u2LN)

47 Everything about hillary's "illness" sounds very fishy to me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 02, 2013 01:48 PM (79ueO)

48 Zeitgeist

Rumor has it this is the title of Ridley Scott's next Alien sprequel.

Posted by: Hollywood Writers at January 02, 2013 01:49 PM (n2M+Z)

49 Tina Brown? You mean she's not on MTV anymore?

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 02, 2013 01:49 PM (SY2Kh)

50 The media and the dumbed-down masses don't care or understand Benghazigate. And they run the country now.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at January 02, 2013 01:49 PM (zpqa2)

51 Newsweek, the Value Menu item of the news magazine world.

Posted by: EC at January 02, 2013 01:49 PM (GQ8sn)

52 41 @16
It speaks to a certain kind of gestalt when one promiscuously uses German words like zeitgeist.

Weeee I used a German word, aren't I a smartee pants.
Posted by: General Woundwort at January 02, 2013 01:47 PM (RrD4h)

Somehow "Fahrvergnügen" doesn't lend the same intellectual veneer...

Posted by: Triumph the decade-old joke at January 02, 2013 01:49 PM (Y5I9o)

53 #27 ette

Don't forget the 40 people that were able to escape when the ex-seals and other guy put up a fight. Imagine the fate of those 40 people if they hadn't.

Posted by: Marmo at January 02, 2013 01:49 PM (QW+AD)

54 Wow, Tina is really polishing a turd with this story. Hillary is OLD news both figuratively and literally.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at January 02, 2013 01:50 PM (kXoT0)

55 Throwing an obscure video guy in jail (how long is it now) siccing the left on citizens to shut them up ?

BTW, Hillary explicitly admitted to this particularly odious action. She told the father of one of the men killed (as if it would soothe him) that they would "go after" the filmmaker.

Political hitjob. Nothing more.

Posted by: AmishDude at January 02, 2013 01:50 PM (T0NGe)

56 sockoff!

Posted by: JeremiadBullfrog at January 02, 2013 01:50 PM (Y5I9o)

57 It’s as if she has become, literally, the ship of state.

Mooch hardest hit.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 02, 2013 01:50 PM (ZKzrr)

58 Hhhmmm, wait a minute.

Hillary as a ship of state. In other other words just sailing across the sea of its destiny. Then something out of its control appears in its path. And *BANG* the SS Hillary is struck by an iceberg named Benghazi.

Is that something Talking Tina meant? Gee Tina, journalism is hard...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:50 PM (TCGmg)

59 Posted by: ace at January 02, 2013 01:44 PM (LCRYB)

How's that? I use it like I use "Je ne sais quoi." That is to say rarely.
And unlike je ne sais quoi, I tend to only use Zeitgeist when I'm discussing academic stuff at work and am trying to make an argument that stems from a cultural standpoint but am too lazy to describe the forming cultural phenomenon in question but still want to call attention to it (otherwise I'd just say) "popular opinion" or "general feeling."
I've used "Cultural mores" before, but that's subtly different.

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at January 02, 2013 01:50 PM (4F5x1)

60 Who's Editing Tina Brown -- Meghan McCain?


ace, that's just mean. Hilarious and deserved, but mean.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 01:50 PM (VtjlW)

61 English motherfucker, do you write it?

Posted by: Jules Winnfield at January 02, 2013 01:51 PM (Hx5uv)

62 So Maureen Dowdy uses the term as well

Es macht nichts


Posted by: Vic at January 02, 2013 01:51 PM (53z96)

63 It’s as if she has become, literally, the ship of state.


Saaaaaaaaaaaaaailing...takes me awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay....

Posted by: EC at January 02, 2013 01:51 PM (GQ8sn)

64 Hillary cares for no one. She does not even appear to care much for her offspring, Chelsea.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at January 02, 2013 01:51 PM (kXoT0)

65
An ellipsis has space between the periods, so at
the end of a sentence it is four evenly spaced dots. For example, "when
abruptly ending . . . ." And then begin a new sentence.



I'll show myself out now.

Posted by: GRAMMAR ARSE at January 02, 2013 01:48 PM (iEoiA)


I feel like an idiot now, I have been using ellipsis wrong for decades . . . .

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at January 02, 2013 01:51 PM (pcaFm)

66 I'll have you know that Mrs. Brown is a true patriot and steward of real Burkean Kirkian somethingian conservati....ah shit I'm just making stuff up now

Posted by: David Frum, last realcon on Earth at January 02, 2013 01:51 PM (60GaT)

67 Airship of State, I could see. The Hilleryburg!

Posted by: Joe Mama at January 02, 2013 01:52 PM (v9Cj5)

68 It a crap world full of bullshit, what's needed is someone with their finger (ick) on the...Scheissegeist.

Posted by: 4th Grade humorist at January 02, 2013 01:52 PM (sqlCw)

69 A sentence-ending ellipsis should still include a period.

But does the period come before, or after, the ellipsis? How can you tell?

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 02, 2013 01:52 PM (8y9MW)

70 ......and, Ace. You answered the first question that popped into my head after I read the headline to your post: Who the fuck is Tina Brown?

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 01:53 PM (ki2Vw)

71 67
Airship of State, I could see. The Hilleryburg!


Posted by: Joe Mama at January 02, 2013 01:52 PM (v9Cj5)

Yeah, well, that's certainly a form of gas, but probably not what you were hoping for.

Posted by: tcn at January 02, 2013 01:53 PM (ZOUmX)

72 Is Tina related to Helen Gurney Brown? Moo

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:53 PM (TCGmg)

73 Don't forget the 40 people that were able to escape
when the ex-seals and other guy put up a fight. Imagine the fate of
those 40 people if they hadn't.

Posted by: Marmo at January 02, 2013 01:49 PM (QW+AD)

I know, they are also curiously silent. I have been disappointed with allladership in this. Petreaus , Ham.
guess money, power, letting the right team stay in business is more important than integrity or the deaths of a few.

Posted by: ette at January 02, 2013 01:53 PM (nqBYe)

74 Ship of Fools.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 02, 2013 01:54 PM (wbmaj)

75 Saaaaaaaaaaaaaailing...takes me awaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay....


Posted by: EC at January 02, 2013 01:51 PM (GQ8sn)

snort.

Posted by: ette at January 02, 2013 01:54 PM (nqBYe)

76 Weeee I used a German word, aren't I a smartee pants.


zeitgeist
1848,fromGer.Zeitgeist,lit."spiritoftheage,"fromZeit"time"(seetide) + Geist"spirit"(seeghost).

We're going to have a hard time communicating around here if we're only allowed to use words that pre-date the American Civil War.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 02, 2013 01:55 PM (ZKzrr)

77 U.S.S. Pant Suits

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 02, 2013 01:55 PM (wbmaj)

78 We're going to have a hard time communicating around here if we're only
allowed to use words that pre-date the American Civil War.



Poppycock!

Posted by: Joe Mama at January 02, 2013 01:55 PM (v9Cj5)

79 It needs to be said more that Obama and Hillary abandoned 44 people in Benghazi, not just the four that died.

Posted by: Marmo at January 02, 2013 01:55 PM (QW+AD)

80 Don't forget the 40 people that were able to escape
when the ex-seals and other guy put up a fight. Imagine the fate of
those 40 people if they hadn't.

Posted by: Marmo at January 02, 2013 01:49 PM



What could they tell us if they hadn't been rendered mute and amnesic by their ordeal?

Posted by: huerfano at January 02, 2013 01:55 PM (bAGA/)

81 It's as if she has become, literally, the ship of state.

Headed for the rocks.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 02, 2013 01:55 PM (GFM2b)

82 Ellipses are three dots, if your ellipses comes at the end of a sentence it has four.


If you are... you know... in the middle of a sentence, you use three. If not, well, you get it....

Posted by: General Woundwort at January 02, 2013 01:56 PM (RrD4h)

83 69 But does the period come before, or after, the ellipsis? How can you tell?
Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 02, 2013 01:52 PM (8y9MW)


The period passes over into the ellipsis as being passes over into becoming in the never-ending play of oppositions yearning towards self-reflection.

Posted by: Tine "Hegel" Brown at January 02, 2013 01:56 PM (Y5I9o)

84 Literally. That word doesn't mean what you think it means, you crusty old hag Tina Brown.

Posted by: BlueStateRepub at January 02, 2013 01:56 PM (7ObY1)

85
What could they tell us if they hadn't been rendered mute and amnesic by their ordeal?


Posted by: huerfano at January 02, 2013 01:55 PM (bAGA/)

prolly where Hillary got the idea to bump her head.

Posted by: ette at January 02, 2013 01:56 PM (nqBYe)

86 U.S.S. Christopher Stevens

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 02, 2013 01:57 PM (wbmaj)

87 The USS Hildebeast

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 01:57 PM (UOM48)

88 John Kerry will be the Windsurfer of State.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 02, 2013 01:57 PM (Hx5uv)

89 The government can't keep 40 people silent forever.

Posted by: Marmo at January 02, 2013 01:57 PM (QW+AD)

90 i hate this in general, and media types do it a lot

this movie/event/whatever represents teh turbulent, fearful times we are in...blahblahblah.

Posted by: JDP


Fiction piece I haven't written:

Historian from the future arrives in the first time machine.

"Don't you people know how hard you've made our fucking jobs?? We're buried in your bullshit!!"

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2013 01:57 PM (KDq5l)

91 ...that John Bolton and his 'goaty' Republican ilk accused
Her Magnificence of inventing a concussion to get out of testifying at
the Benghazi...

I like to think that I'm somewhat bright...but the word 'goaty'...never heard that one before today.

Posted by: billygoat at January 02, 2013 01:58 PM (KAAnO)

92 I'll sure Bill has been dutifully by Hil's bedside (hitting on nurses).

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 01:58 PM (UOM48)

93 Jon Cary will be Tina's next ship of state. He certainly has the jutting prow for it.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 01:58 PM (TCGmg)

94 >>>Like, she's trying to hard and we can see the flop sweat.


Great article Ace, but that should be "too hard" One of my personal pet peeves.

Posted by: Eaton Cox at January 02, 2013 01:58 PM (q177U)

95 Who's Editing Tina Brown -- Meghan McCain?

Joe Biden.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at January 02, 2013 01:58 PM (8y9MW)

96 The government can't keep 40 people silent forever.

Posted by: Marmo at January 02, 2013 01:57 PM (QW+AD)

Ahem!

Posted by: Waco at January 02, 2013 01:59 PM (v9Cj5)

97
"Maybe we all kind of hated Tina Brown, but no one ever asked us about it."

SPY magazine had her number 20 years ago. She hasn't changed much.

Posted by: Alex at January 02, 2013 01:59 PM (/yzYn)

98 Seriously O/T, but this kind of sickens me:


Gov. Tom Corbett said Tuesday he plans to sue the NCAA in federal
court over stiff sanctions imposed against Penn State University in the
wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.
The Republican governor scheduled a Wednesday news conference on the
Penn State campus in State College to announce the filing in U.S.
District Court in Harrisburg.



After all. There SHOULD be no negative consequences for running a sanctioned child sex farm on your campus, now should there.......

Posted by: © Sponge at January 02, 2013 01:59 PM (UK9cE)

99 We're going to have a hard time communicating around here if we're only
allowed to use words that pre-date the American Civil War.

---

If you use certain words that pre-date the Civil war your ass is going to get banned.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 02, 2013 01:59 PM (Hx5uv)

100 89
The government can't keep 40 people silent forever.





Posted by: King Baracka Choom's Chicago Thugs at January 02, 2013 01:59 PM (UOM48)

101 I'd like to spend more time conjecturing on what REALLY happened to Hillary.

I'm going with a historical case of the crabs.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 01:59 PM (ki2Vw)

102 We're going to have a hard time communicating around here if we're only allowed to use words that pre-date the American Civil War.

Don't be a poppinjay

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 02, 2013 01:59 PM (sbV1u)

103 Marmo, i dunno, i expect they all have pension plans, some dark secret in their past they don't want shared.

I sometimes wonder if that is why we don't hear a lot from even our side about what's up in DC

Posted by: ette at January 02, 2013 01:59 PM (nqBYe)

104 SMOD was a huge disappointment.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 02, 2013 02:00 PM (79ueO)

105 Who is Tina brown and why does she matter? I've heard the name but have no idea of her relevance.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 02:00 PM (l86i3)

106 ...the moment you say it, you're saying that YOU can see the secret spirit animating the times. Other people can't see it, but YOU can.


I guess what they're seeing is that black southern destitute woman...

Clinton: I don't feel noways tired....

Hillary Clinton speaking in a different dialect
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FlpbRFXC9E

Posted by: beach frenzy at January 02, 2013 02:00 PM (LpQbZ)

107 Posted by: General Woundwort at January 02, 2013 01:56 PM (RrD4h)

GW...is that the same for advertising parlance...? I've always used ... as in advertising use as a 'leader'...

Posted by: billygoat at January 02, 2013 02:00 PM (KAAnO)

108 @98

If he can somehow work birth control into his argument he might have a fighting chance.

Posted by: General Woundwort at January 02, 2013 02:00 PM (RrD4h)

109 "everyone else...a parade of bickering, blustering, small-balled hacks
bollixing up the nation’s business." <-- code for Grand Old Party

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OK, so she got that part right.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 02, 2013 02:01 PM (Hx5uv)

110 SMOD is scheduled for next December. Its just the Muslim outreach NASA, using their abacuses, has not refined the comet's orbit to show it will impact the planet yet.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:01 PM (TCGmg)

111 Attention. We have run aground on the shoals of reality. Abandon ship.

Posted by: The S.S. Sire Edmund Hillary Rodham Clinton at January 02, 2013 02:01 PM (QKKT0)

112 68 It a crap world full of bullshit, what's needed is someone with their finger (ick) on the...Scheissegeist.

Posted by: 4th Grade humorist at January 02, 2013 01:52 PM (sqlCw)

Anal discussion was another thread.



Posted by: Mike Hunt at January 02, 2013 02:01 PM (G6kli)

113 I'm going with a historical case of the crabs.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 01:59 PM (ki2Vw)

I'm guessing it involved a boy-toy and some exuberant bedroom to kitchen horseplay.

Mindbleach is on aisle 12.

Posted by: tcn at January 02, 2013 02:01 PM (ZOUmX)

114 nevergiveup, smod should no longer be capitalized as it has been found insignificant!

Posted by: ette at January 02, 2013 02:01 PM (nqBYe)

115 The government can't keep 40 people silent forever.

Posted by: Marmo at January 02, 2013 01:57 PM (QW+AD)

Can't talk, mouth full...

Posted by: Mans Country Regulars at January 02, 2013 02:01 PM (v9Cj5)

116 >>>Her One Great Big Trick -- making splashy but daffy claims about What It All Means -- turned out to be a pretty small trick, easily duplicated.

Maybe, you should do the same, Ace? A weekly column titled: What It All Means by Mr. Ace O'Spades ---- transcontinental musings from a smart military blogger...

You'll win a Pulitzer!

Posted by: red at January 02, 2013 02:02 PM (ymJbM)

117 nevergiveup, smod should no longer be capitalized as it has been found insignificant!
Posted by: ette at January 02, 2013 02:01 PM (nqBYe)

Good point

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 02, 2013 02:02 PM (79ueO)

118 I'd like to spend more time conjecturing on what REALLY happened to Hillary.

I'm going with a historical case of the crabs.

Hysterical case.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 02, 2013 02:02 PM (GFM2b)

119 @107

Advertising is the wild-wild west of grammar.

Break all rules you want; nobody is going to call you on it.



Posted by: General Woundwort at January 02, 2013 02:03 PM (RrD4h)

120 General Ham's Court Marshall hangs in the balance.

Posted by: sTevo at January 02, 2013 02:03 PM (UEh55)

121 If Hillary! is the Ship of State, Meghan McCain is the Inflatable Dinghy of Irrelevance.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 02, 2013 02:03 PM (QKKT0)

122
There's this guy who has made a name for himself as a fashion blogger. He's straight, too. But recently he wrote that Michelle Obama is no fashion icon. Heads exploded.

Posted by: red at January 02, 2013 02:04 PM (ymJbM)

123 The balls on that gal!

Posted by: Hillary 2016 at January 02, 2013 02:04 PM (v9Cj5)

124 After all. There SHOULD be no negative consequences
for running a sanctioned child sex farm on your campus, now should
there.......


Posted by: © Sponge at January 02, 2013 01:59 PM (UK9cE)


This really deserves its own thread because I've heard that a lot of Corbett's mega donors are delusional Ped State alums who said they'll turn off the money spigot unless he does something. If that's true, there's another turd stinking up the party that we're forced to support for increasingly diminishing reasons.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 02, 2013 02:04 PM (J11mV)

125 Its a Court Martial.

Marshall is where you get the convoy lined up and ready to move out.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:04 PM (TCGmg)

126 I'd like to spend more time conjecturing on what REALLY happened to Hillary.

A muzzy brother mistook her for a goat.

Posted by: sTevo at January 02, 2013 02:04 PM (UEh55)

127 Yeah, I'm thinking the people in Benghazi were running some covert CIA operation or something. But you'd think that at some point someone would tell a friend who would tell a friend who would leak something out.

But it doesn'tchange the fact they were left behind to fend for themselves.

Posted by: Marmo at January 02, 2013 02:04 PM (QW+AD)

128 Vince Foster-itis.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 02, 2013 02:04 PM (wbmaj)

129 Hillary's no ship of state. She's more like a large land mass.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 02:05 PM (UOM48)

130 She tried to hang herself but the rope broke.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 02, 2013 02:05 PM (wbmaj)

131 119...true that! However, I'm still laughing at her use of the 'word' goaty!

Posted by: billygoat at January 02, 2013 02:05 PM (KAAnO)

132 Marshall is where you get the convoy lined up and ready to move out.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:04 PM (TCGmg)

Or, my first name.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 02:05 PM (l86i3)

133 Thanks for that AP.

I posted a disclaimer earlier.

Posted by: sTevo at January 02, 2013 02:05 PM (UEh55)

134 I've got your "barriers to entry"... oh wait no I don't

Posted by: Sandra Fluke, who lurves the pleasure-probe at January 02, 2013 02:06 PM (XDC0v)

135 Cheer up, Tina, andlook on the bright side. You may be bummed that Hillary! is on the ropes, but Bill's thrilled. Bring on another six pack of interns!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:06 PM (4u2LN)

136 She tried to hang herself but the rope broke.
Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 02, 2013 02:05 PM (wbmaj)

Goddness, would they just legalize hemp already.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 02:06 PM (l86i3)

137 Why Hillary is in the hospital, the real story.

She and Humna were very busy with a Hello Kitty neck massager, some lotion, and squeaky toys when Hillary rolled off the bed and struck the night stand.

Here is your coupon for a free 55 gallon drum of brain bleach. Acme brand.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:06 PM (TCGmg)

138 What happened to Hillary: A douche that went horribly horribly wrong.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 02:07 PM (ki2Vw)

139 I'm still laughing at her use of the 'word' goaty!


Posted by: billygoat at January 02, 2013 02:05 PM (KAAnO)



We keel you!!1111!!!!!!

Posted by: Tolleebon at January 02, 2013 02:07 PM (UOM48)

140 Don't forget the 40 people that were able to escape
when the ex-seals and other guy put up a fight. Imagine the fate of
those 40 people if they hadn't.

Posted by: Marmo at January 02, 2013 01:49 PM



Start! Tin hat time! We've been told that 40 people were able to escape. We don't know that. We've never seen them. There have been no interviews with them. The MFM isn't trotting them out to give tearful interviews. How the hell do we know that actually happened?


Now, taking the hat off, I don't actually believe it's some kind of conspiracy and they were all killed or are in Gitmo or something because some family member would have screamed about it by now. It is weird though.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 02:07 PM (VtjlW)

141 We've lost four brave men in Hillary's cooter so far. I'm not sending down another one.

Posted by: First Officer Huma, S.S. Sir Hillary! at January 02, 2013 02:07 PM (QKKT0)

142 The idea of losing Hillary has seemed especially unbearable at this political moment. It’s as if she has become, literally, the ship of state.

Ambassador Stevens was, unexpectedly, unavailable for comment.

What the fuck is with these people.......

The idea of losing PIAPS makes me giddy as a drunken Secretary of State in Columbia.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 02, 2013 02:07 PM (B/ap2)

143
Clearly, if given the chance, Tina would love to tickle Hillary's sack.

Posted by: proudvastrightwingconspirator at January 02, 2013 02:07 PM (qHQCW)

144 Iceberg! Dead ahead!

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 02, 2013 02:08 PM (wbmaj)

145 I'm going to tickle your zeitgeist.

Posted by: Kathy Griffin at January 02, 2013 02:08 PM (BAS5M)

146
Clinton: I don't feel noways tired....
Posted by: beach frenzy at January 02, 2013 02:00 PM (LpQbZ)


Tired? No. Woozy? You bet.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:08 PM (4u2LN)

147 The idea of losing PIAPS makes me giddy as a drunken Secretary of State Secret Service Agent in Columbia. Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 02, 2013 02:07 PM (B/ap2)

FIFY

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 02, 2013 02:08 PM (sbV1u)

148 141
We've lost four brave men in Hillary's cooter so far. I'm not sending down another one.





Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 02:08 PM (UOM48)

149 Now, taking the hat off, I don't actually believe it's some kind of conspiracy and they were all killed or are in Gitmo or something because some family member would have screamed about it by now. It is weird though.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 02:07 PM (VtjlW)

I'm thinking there was no 40 people. I just can't figure the reason for the lie.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 02:08 PM (l86i3)

150 "Now Humna, using the Tickle Me Elmo doll as a guide, where did Hillary touch you?"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:09 PM (TCGmg)

151
It’s as if she has become, literally, the ship of state.

Man in the boat overboard!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:09 PM (4u2LN)

152 I got the last issue of Newsweek in the mail - without ever subscribing to it.

Should I put it in a mylar folder for safekeeping to give to my grandchildren in the future? Truly a collectors piece.

Posted by: RWC at January 02, 2013 02:09 PM (fWAjv)

153 It's as if Tina Brown tripped and impaled herself upon the jagged pile of all the rusty fucks I don't give about Hillary Clinton¿...?

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 02, 2013 02:10 PM (4uh3z)

154 Tina Brown: The Fifth Column in the Fourth Estate.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 02, 2013 02:10 PM (Hx5uv)

155 I think Hillary's ship has sailed.

Chelsea is waiting in the wings.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 02:10 PM (UOM48)

156 "destructive innovation" is DEFINITELY my favorite.

The more I think about it, the more inclined I am to feel some sympatico with Col. Taylor's observation that, "If this is the best they have to offer, we'll be running this planet inside of a year."

Let them run it in to the ground...let it BURN, then let them eventually discover, to their collective horror, that we're the only ones equipped to drive the ship.

Posted by: My Sharia Moor at January 02, 2013 02:10 PM (liORJ)

157 Her Magnificence


*head -------->desk*

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 02, 2013 02:10 PM (B/ap2)

158 USS Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 02, 2013 02:11 PM (wbmaj)

159 However, I'm still laughing at her use of the 'word' goaty!


Posted by: billygoat at January 02, 2013 02:05 PM (KAAnO)


As well you should. Happy New Year.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 02, 2013 02:11 PM (J11mV)

160 Now THAT's Fellatio!!!

Posted by: Kathy Griffin at January 02, 2013 02:11 PM (SO2Q8)

161 I'm thinking there was no 40 people. I just can't figure the reason for the lie.

Tear jerker fluff. Distraction. Information overload. Intentional fog-of-war fogbank.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 02, 2013 02:12 PM (GFM2b)

162 It’s as if she has become, literally, the ship of state.

This fucker's upside-down, and the only way out is to get to the engine room.

Posted by: Gene Hackman at January 02, 2013 02:12 PM (S/WR4)

163 I'm thinking there was no 40 people. I just can't figure the reason for the lie.
Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 02:08 PM (l86i3)


--------------------------------------------


Perhaps it was the squirrel that didn't get noticed so much.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 02:12 PM (ki2Vw)

164 42
The idea of losing Hillary has seemed especially unbearable at this political moment.

I could bear it.Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 01:47 PM (4u2LN)So could I.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at January 02, 2013 02:12 PM (OQHM+)

165 :::Eh, maybe. The word carries a pretension -- the moment you say it, you're saying that YOU can see the secret spirit animating the times. Other people can't see it, but YOU can:::

C'mon, dude. You know I can.

Dick jokes. It's what binds us together.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 02, 2013 02:13 PM (4uh3z)

166 Reporting from inside HRM's cooter:
Hellol? Hello? Hello? Hello? Hello? Hell? Hel? He? H? (echo fades out)

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 02, 2013 02:13 PM (wbmaj)

167 *face palms at horrible concept*

Hillary's Benghazi Fried Chicken.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:13 PM (TCGmg)

168 Chris Christie out tearing Boehner apart at a press conference.


Does this qualify as blue-on-blue yet, 'cause neither of them are particularly conservative. I feel like I'm watching two Dems rip into one another.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at January 02, 2013 02:13 PM (pcaFm)

169 It's as if she's literally fellating Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: palin steele at January 02, 2013 02:13 PM (r3Yh3)

170
This squeaking fart of a piece

Now that's inaccurate, Ace. It was a wet fart of a piece.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:13 PM (4u2LN)

171 Anybody remember the pic of Hillary and Suha Arafat?

Damn that was hot.

Posted by: RWC at January 02, 2013 02:13 PM (fWAjv)

172 Any chance Hildebeast is drying out in rehab? Hopefully, she's getting some "work" done and meeting with a stylist.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 02:13 PM (UOM48)

173 I feel like I'm watching two Dems rip into one another.

Huma, what did I tell you about recording our "sessions"?

Posted by: Hillary Stavro Clinton at January 02, 2013 02:14 PM (S/WR4)

174 I'm thinking there was no 40 people. I just can't figure the reason for the lie.

One possibility is that the 40 people weren't just State Department officials and civilians, but may have in fact been conducting operations that the government doesn't want to admit were taking place.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 02, 2013 02:14 PM (3x3F6)

175 As for Hillary getting any kind of work done in a body and fender shop. That would be akin to fixing up an Edsel. Or better yet an AMC Pacer. Its still a clunker.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:15 PM (TCGmg)

176 Tear jerker fluff. Distraction. Information overload. Intentional fog-of-war fogbank.
Posted by: rickb223 at January 02, 2013 02:12 PM (GFM2b)



That's the thing though, if it was tear jerker distraction, then the survivors would be trotted out. Though, hmmm, maybe not because then there would be questions about why they had to be rescued against orders in the first place.


Wheels within wheels, man. Wheels in wheels.


Also I see some are taunting Happy Fun SMOD. Good luck with that.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 02:15 PM (VtjlW)

177 Does this qualify as blue-on-blue yet, 'cause neither of them are particularly conservative. I feel like I'm watching two Dems rip into one another.

A couple of dogs sniffing each others butts, not sure if they want to fuck or fight.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 02:15 PM (l86i3)

178 OK, now let's just stipulate that i am not going down <s>on</s> with the ship.

Posted by: Capt'n Bubba at January 02, 2013 02:15 PM (SO2Q8)

179
Also I see some are taunting Happy Fun SMOD. Good luck with that.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 02:15 PM (VtjlW)

Not me, not me.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 02:16 PM (l86i3)

180 Great comment from The Daily Beastiality:

Oh Please...give me a break Ms Tina Brown. The only person whose
Hilary Clunkton "medical scare left us with a case of the jitters" is
YOU! "Brief dread"...Really??? Only by those who give a f***. The
rest of us can survive without her or any other Clinton. Besides, when
one overpaid, flapping gum politician falls, there are many, many more
to take their place. There is no shortage is them. "The idea of losing
Hillary has seemed especially unbearable at this political moment. It’s
as if she has become, literally, the ship of state."...can you put any
more drama into that statement. What's unbearable is this article. The
woman is a politician. She lies, cheats steals just like the
rest of them. Your nose is as brown as your name.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 02:16 PM (UOM48)

181 Benghazi does not matter. The fact that Hillary really cares about no one does not matter. What matters is the perception created by the media that Hillary is the smartest and most caring person on the planet, and the electorate eating this message up.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at January 02, 2013 02:16 PM (zpqa2)

182 Any chance Hildebeast is drying out in rehab? Hopefully, she's getting some "work" done and meeting with a stylist.

Or a naval architect.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 02, 2013 02:17 PM (QKKT0)

183 You know I am not taunting the SMOD. Oh no siree....

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:17 PM (TCGmg)

184 Chris Christie out tearing Boehner apart at a press conference. Does this qualify as blue-on-blue yet, 'cause neither of them are particularly conservative. I feel like I'm watching two Dems rip into one another.
Posted by: Kinley Ardal at January 02, 2013 02:13 PM (pcaFm)


-------------------------------------------------------------


He's setting himself up to change to democrat. Probably figures he has a better chance of the presidency as a dem.

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 02:17 PM (ki2Vw)

185 I use extra periods in my ellipses to better capture the latest Zeitgeist.

Also, gesundheit.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 02, 2013 02:17 PM (ccXZP)

186 That should be "shit of state".

Posted by: Vizzini at January 02, 2013 02:18 PM (O7Q1u)

187 Letting it burn is a part of the 'Spirit of the Times'.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 02, 2013 02:18 PM (QupBk)

188 I only use ellipses. My last period was decades ago.

Posted by: Tina Brown at January 02, 2013 02:18 PM (QKKT0)

189
"It’s as if she has become, literally, the ship [sp?]of state."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:18 PM (4u2LN)

190 Whether she lives or dies, NO MORE POLITICAL DYNASTIES, please.

No more Bush's, Clinton's or Kennedy's.

Enough is enough. It's time for a whole new crop of politicians who UNDERSTAND what the future should hold, not these greedy assholes that are fucking the country and it's future into the ground with reckless abandon.

Posted by: © Sponge at January 02, 2013 02:18 PM (UK9cE)

191 That's the thing though, if it was tear jerker distraction, then the survivors would be trotted out. Though, hmmm, maybe not because then there would be questions about why they had to be rescued against orders in the first place.

Notice how quick it dropped off the radar? Person A puts it out there and Person B says, "Oh shit. Wait!" And then it goes buh-bye.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 02, 2013 02:18 PM (GFM2b)

192 Or a naval architect. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 02, 2013 02:17 PM (QKKT0)

I wonder why drydock rental is going for these days. . .

Posted by: Sean Bannion at January 02, 2013 02:18 PM (sbV1u)

193 When it comes to burning, there is only ZUUL!!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:19 PM (TCGmg)

194 >>Benghazi does not matter.
---
http://tinyurl.com/aunx7o5

This story isn't dead yet.




Posted by: sTevo at January 02, 2013 02:19 PM (UEh55)

195 Downtown Tina Brown. Loved her stuff on MTV back in the day.

Posted by: Kathy Griffin at January 02, 2013 02:19 PM (BAS5M)

196
Welcome to BenK84ofSpades

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at January 02, 2013 02:19 PM (qkP36)

197 I see your "Gesundheit" with a "Kindergarten," and raise you a "Tannenbaum."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:19 PM (4u2LN)

198 It's time for a whole new crop of politicians who UNDERSTAND what the future should hold

HI!

Posted by: Sandy Fluke at January 02, 2013 02:19 PM (ZKzrr)

199 Alright, then we're agreed that "Let it burn" should be amended to "Let it burn . . . ." in all posts and comments going forward.



I dunno, though, looks kinda melodramatic.

Let it burn . . . .

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at January 02, 2013 02:19 PM (pcaFm)

200 O/T:

Chris Christie on CNN right now, stabbing his party in the back over not taking up the 'disaster relief' bill.

Ugh.

Posted by: JeanQueenie at January 02, 2013 02:19 PM (Gmp2Z)

201 One Nation, Under SMOD, with equality and two-dimensionality for all.

Posted by: Cato at January 02, 2013 02:20 PM (GQvSj)

202 Sean, has to be a pretty big drydock. Those cankles displace a lot of water.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:20 PM (TCGmg)

203
Oh boy. She fucked up and used ellipsisesses. As I recall, Teh Ewok hates ellipsisesses, had a whole post on it about a year or two ago. I kept flirting with the idea of using ellipsisesses on every comment just to see if I could get Wicket mad. Chickened out though.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 02, 2013 02:20 PM (TIIx5)

204
Bolton is not fit to wipe her floor with his mustache.

Is that what we call it now? A "floor?"

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:20 PM (4u2LN)

205 When it comes to burning, there is only ZUUL!!!!

And UTI's.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 02, 2013 02:20 PM (GFM2b)

206 Chris Christie on CNN right now, stabbing his party in the back over not taking up the 'disaster relief' bill.

Ugh.
Posted by: JeanQueenie at January 02, 2013 02:19 PM (Gmp2Z)

Ann Coulter unavailable for comment.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 02:21 PM (l86i3)

207 Tina Brown, publishing's answer to Jamie Gorelick.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:21 PM (4u2LN)

208 Chris Christie on CNN right now
---

He's just looking for the sack tickler.

Posted by: sTevo at January 02, 2013 02:22 PM (UEh55)

209 I see your "Gesundheit" with a "Kindergarten," and raise you a "Tannenbaum."
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:19 PM (4u2LN)



I see your Tannenbaum and raise you Schadenfreudalicious.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 02:22 PM (VtjlW)

210 (Chris Christie)'s setting himself up to change to democrat.

Frankly, I wish he'd just do it and get it over with. I mean, he didn't blame the Senate (Democrats) for porking-up the "Relief" bill, he didn't blame the chocolate messiah for getting back off for Vacation and basically leaving the spiff-bomber-jacket fly-over victims in the lurch - nope, he blames the GOP for not going along with this latest butt-rape of the taxpayers.

Do us all a favor, fat-boy - stop the charade and jump to Team Blue already.

Posted by: DocJ at January 02, 2013 02:22 PM (A5uiv)

211 I went to school with a Roger Zeitgeist.
Totally partyin' dude.
Woooo !!!!

Posted by: LeBron Steinman at January 02, 2013 02:22 PM (jfWE9)

212 It's time for a whole new crop of politicians who UNDERSTAND what the future should hold, not these greedy assholes that are fucking the country and it's future into the ground with reckless abandon.
Posted by: © Sponge


No prognosticators necessary. I'd settle for one that tells the truth.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 02, 2013 02:22 PM (KDq5l)

213 Now I have a hunger for Jagerschnitzel.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:22 PM (TCGmg)

214 Maybe if I touch her sack Hillary will feel better.

Posted by: Kathy Griffin at January 02, 2013 02:22 PM (r3Yh3)

215 Hey, you got your Gesundheit in my Gotterdammerung.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 02, 2013 02:23 PM (Hx5uv)

216 After seeing all the pictures of Hilary! over the past few years looking all haggard, it occurs to me that she is an alcoholic.

1. Wonkette had this from 2008. http://tinyurl.com/ccbch6

2. Hilary! has always been in closely controlled photo ops, not much off the record or spontaneous.

3. The media hasn't really shown much of her the last 4 years, even though she has been the Secretary of State.

4. She was no where to be found during Benghazi. Alcoholics tend to sleep through the 3AM phone calls.

5. She fell after passing out and hit her head, causing her concussion. The administration called it the "flu", but if it had been that, she would have gone to the emergency room and had cat scans and x-rays taken. When alcoholics fall, they don't want to get medical attention because they know their "secret" will come out, so she hides her alcoholism behind a "stomach flu".


Let's face it, she has been drunk on the job for 4 years, and Obama and the GOP have been covering up for her.

Posted by: MrCaniac at January 02, 2013 02:23 PM (Zd/NW)

217 >> Ann Coulter unavailable for comment.

She's busy rubbing her ship of state like Aladdin's lamp.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 02, 2013 02:23 PM (ccXZP)

218 Will have to talk with the SOOC or the POOC, get them confused, for my ration of schnapps though.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:24 PM (TCGmg)

219 I see your "Gesundheit" with a "Kindergarten," and raise you a "Tannenbaum."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:19 PM (4u2LN)


>>>

I see your Tannenbaum and raise you Schadenfreudalicious.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 02:22 PM (VtjlW)


>>>

I call you both and raise with Doppelganger.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 02, 2013 02:24 PM (BAS5M)

220 Now I have a hunger for Jagerschnitzelbomb.

Alright Anna!!!

Posted by: EC at January 02, 2013 02:24 PM (GQ8sn)

221
I see your Tannenbaum and raise you Schadenfreudalicious. Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 02:22 PM (VtjlW)

We both lose. Soros just trumped us with an "Arbeit macht frei."

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:24 PM (4u2LN)

222 Nein! Nein! Nein Jagerbomb Nein!

Jagerschnitzel mit pomme frittes ja!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:25 PM (TCGmg)

223 OK. Two things:
"This squeaking fart of a piece..." No, this is a wet flappy honker of a love poem.


I'm slightly miffed at the scorn for her ellipsii use.
I constantly use the "...". But when I use it, it is to impart the sense that my mind is wandering away....

Posted by: Daybrother at January 02, 2013 02:25 PM (+paCV)

224 No more Snitzengruben for me...

Twelve is my limit....

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 02, 2013 02:25 PM (ccXZP)

225 If Hillary is literally the sip of state, what's her displacement tonnage?

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2013 02:25 PM (r3Yh3)

226 >> Ann Coulter unavailable for comment.

Who's Ann Coulter?

/sarc

Posted by: JeanQueenie at January 02, 2013 02:25 PM (Gmp2Z)

227 I see your Tannenbaum and raise you Schadenfreudalicious.

Schnapps, Jaegermeister, Goldschlager...

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 02, 2013 02:25 PM (ZKzrr)

228 Crap, today it's the 'h' key that is conking out on me.

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2013 02:26 PM (r3Yh3)

229 If Hillary is literally the sip of state, what's her displacement tonnage?

The super dreadnaught class easily displaces greater than 900 thousand tons.

Posted by: EC at January 02, 2013 02:26 PM (GQ8sn)

230
Tina Brown is the Jack Kervorkian of magazine publishing.

Posted by: Kasper in Arlington at January 02, 2013 02:26 PM (HqpV0)

231 Wow, my icemaker is full. Havn't seen that in a few weeks.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 02:26 PM (l86i3)

232 I truly do not comprehend why Hillary Clinton is considered to be some type of feminist icon. Such power as she has is derived nearly entirely because she has been, and continues to be, treated poorly by more powerful men. There is no possible way I would want my theoretical daughter to consider Hillary as a role model. I would most certainly hope that I would teach said daughter (and son) that being humiliated in public by a spouse and then bought off is a terrible thing, not something to which s/he should aspire.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 02:27 PM (VtjlW)

233 Tina Brown, the thinking man's Meghan McCain.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:27 PM (4u2LN)

234 Invictus class versus Hillary?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:27 PM (TCGmg)

235 Alles klar, Mein Kommissar?

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 02, 2013 02:27 PM (Hx5uv)

236 Sorry about the o.t.

As for Tina Brown, I got nuthin'

See ya in a different thread, thanks for tolerating my outburst.

Posted by: JeanQueenie at January 02, 2013 02:27 PM (Gmp2Z)

237 I got a little taste of "oohhh, Hillary's awesome" false wishcast build up over the holidays.

Let us count the ways, Ms. PirateGiggles has failed as Sec State, ending with the Benghazi debacle.

Say, how did we do with Libya, Syria, and the rest of the mideast? Why are we at war again?

Hasn't Putin laughed in our face as we abandoned allies to the Ruskie's sphere of influence?

What about our meddling IIRC in the Honduras, siding with the commies over the democrat forces?

What, exactly, has Sec. Cankles done?

Posted by: joeindc44 wonders if anyone has any advice for the GOP at January 02, 2013 02:28 PM (QxSug)

238
Tina Brown is the Jack Kervorkian of magazine publishing.

Posted by: Kasper in Arlington at January 02, 2013 02:26 PM (HqpV0)


Good one!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:28 PM (4u2LN)

239 Is that what we call it now? A "floor?"

So Hillary has no 'carpet' to match the 'curtains'? Ew.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 02, 2013 02:28 PM (3x3F6)

240 And what is the Zeitgeist, after all? It's just a faux-elevated version
of the desperate magazine writer's go-to fake story, the Trend Story,
in which two incidents of the same thing happening Define an Era (for
this week; two more incidents will Define the Era next week, as deadline
approaches).


I think that's the ESPN stylebook right there. Seriously.

Or did they not invent that weak ass shit? Guess everything's always older than you thought it was.

Posted by: eleven at January 02, 2013 02:28 PM (KXm42)

241 "It’s as if she has become, literally, the ship of state. She stands for maturity, tenacity, and self-discipline at a time when everyone else in Washington seems to be, in more senses than one, going off a cliff—a parade of bickering, blustering, small-balled hacks bollixing up the nation’s business."
What an incredible indictment of a sitting President: Obama!

Posted by: Michael K. at January 02, 2013 02:29 PM (H6VxR)

242
just to remind everyone of the timing of Hillary's announcement of her little faint-n-fall

it came the day after the school shooting -- she knew this would make the news, but she didn't care, she wanted some attention, too

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 02:29 PM (ptD6d)

243
If Hillary is so important... can anybody tell me one positive thing she's accomplished as Secretary of State?

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at January 02, 2013 02:29 PM (qkP36)

244 I call you both and raise with Doppelganger.
Posted by: Count de Monet at January 02, 2013 02:24 PM (BAS5M)



Raise and call.


http://youtu.be/Uai7M4RpoLU

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 02:29 PM (VtjlW)

245 I know Alex. Hillary has stayed relevant because she is a good political wife. Standing by her man while he perjures himself and chases skirts. The Democrat Party has walked all over her and she is still there being a loyal puppet just because they promised her 2016. The lust for power in her case is the string that makes her jump as a puppet.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:30 PM (TCGmg)

246 Every Moron who thought Chris Christie would be a kick ass choice for President needs to spend 15 minutes in the Agony Booth

Posted by: kbdabear at January 02, 2013 02:30 PM (wwsoB)

247 What, exactly, has Sec. Cankles done?

She is a female Democrat, and married to St. William of Hope at that. Absolute. Moral. Authority.

Posted by: Blacksheep at January 02, 2013 02:30 PM (8/DeP)

248 Maybe if I touch her sack Hillary will feel better.
Posted by: Kathy Griffin at January 02, 2013 02:22 PM (r3Yh3)


-----------------------------------------------


Which one? I imagine that she's covered with them.

I know why they didn't find anything wrong with her initially. It's because the doctor didn't want her to strip for a full examination.

"If you say you're okay, then I'll take your word for it. Just don't take anything off......please".

Posted by: Soona at January 02, 2013 02:30 PM (ki2Vw)

249
Stomach flu? Fainting?

Shit, why didn't I think of that? - Randi Rhodes

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:30 PM (4u2LN)

250 After seeing all the pictures of Hilary! over the past few years looking all haggard, it occurs to me that she is an alcoholic.

Let's face it, she has been drunk on the job for 4 years, and Obama and the GOP have been covering up for her.


Posted by: MrCaniac at January 02, 2013 02:23 PM (Zd/NW)
Actually, there have been photos showing her obviously drunk and dancing around during some overseas events. The loyal media tried to pass it off as her just blowing off steam. There have also been reports that she drinks heavily. For a woman of her size and sedentary nature, being deep in the booze would really incapacitate her.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at January 02, 2013 02:30 PM (kXoT0)

251 Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:30 PM (TCGmg)


I agree with that. I don't think she'll make it, she is mentally and physically self destructing.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 02:31 PM (l86i3)

252


While Thomas Sowell is today's Hemingway.

Posted by: tired of cleaning up after the holiday festivities at January 02, 2013 02:31 PM (LpQbZ)

253 232 I truly do not comprehend why Hillary Clinton is considered to be some type of feminist icon. Such power as she has is derived nearly entirely because she has been, and continues to be, treated poorly by more powerful men. There is no possible way I would want my theoretical daughter to consider Hillary as a role model. I would most certainly hope that I would teach said daughter (and son) that being humiliated in public by a spouse and then bought off is a terrible thing, not something to which s/he should aspire.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 02:27 PM (VtjlW)

--The WSJ also had a great column years ago (long before she ran in '0 taking down the myth that she is a shrewd political player, merely by pointing out that, when almost everyone suspects that your nearly every move is a political play, that means that you are precisely *not* the crafty Machiavellian/sneaky poker ace Hillary is lauded to be.

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2013 02:32 PM (r3Yh3)

254 Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 02:27 PM (VtjlW)

Alternatively Hillary is the brains behind the Clinton machine (sadly). My understanding is the White Water stuff that made them sorta rich and powerful was mostly her idea.
She lost control of Bill for a little bit but kicking his ass to the curb would have revealed the farce in the first place which may have been more damaging (especially since she gets the power boost from the pity you described.)

In either case I don't want my hypothetical daughter acting like that either. Both choices are awful: Shrill Harpy or mistreated pawn.

Posted by: tsrblke (work) at January 02, 2013 02:32 PM (4F5x1)

255 **If Hillary is so important... can anybody tell me one positive thing she's accomplished as Secretary of State?
Posted by: Comrade Arthur at January 02, 2013 02:29**

Nothing.

There's that great SNL sketch in which she's the butt of the joke where her "resume" is dismissed in favor of Obama's during the 2008 primary season.

Good stuff, how she rode her husband's coattails for 2 decades before finally accumulating enough face time to pretend she has experience.

Posted by: joeindc44 wonders if anyone has any advice for the GOP at January 02, 2013 02:32 PM (QxSug)

256
Paging Diane Sawyer, Diane Sawyer to the white courtesy phone ...

Actually, there have been photos showing her obviously drunk and dancing around during some overseas events. The loyal media tried to pass it off as her just blowing off steam. There have also been reports that she drinks heavily. For a woman of her size and sedentary nature, being deep in the booze would really incapacitate her.
Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at January 02, 2013 02:30 PM (kXoT0)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:32 PM (4u2LN)

257
Herr Magnificent, more like

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 02:32 PM (ptD6d)

258 Keeping with the nautical theme, will Kerry be considered a seahorse ?

Posted by: seamrog at January 02, 2013 02:32 PM (i15rp)

259 the US magistrae that sent that fimmaker/ big fraudster back to prison was put on the bench by Bush. I blame Bush for sending him to jail. when will he start to behave himself ????? Hillary Clinton has higher approval ratings than anyone in the GOP. You don't have to be good to be POTUS just better than the other idiots.

Posted by: occam at January 02, 2013 02:33 PM (+Jqqc)

260 Keeping with the nautical theme, will Kerry be considered a seahorse ?

No. A sturgeon.

Posted by: EC at January 02, 2013 02:33 PM (GQ8sn)

261 Good stuff, how she rode her husband's coattails for 2 decades before finally accumulating enough face time to pretend she has experience.
Posted by: joeindc44 wonders if anyone has any advice for the GOP at January 02, 2013 02:32 PM (QxSug)


I was always impressed with how she carpetbagged her ass into the senate. That was some skill.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 02:33 PM (l86i3)

262 Zeitgeist? Is that some kinda kraut ghost that throws teacups at you?

Posted by: Four Score and Seven Legions at January 02, 2013 02:34 PM (UtRRj)

263 Paging Diane Sawyer, Diane Sawyer to the white courtesy phone ...


To be fair, I would have to be blitzed out of my mind to moderate a Presidential debate.


There. I give you that image, Horde. Me, drunk as a Kennedy, avec tazer, moderating a Presidential debate.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 02:34 PM (VtjlW)

264 Actually, Hillary has accomplished everything her little Marxist pro-Islamic heart desired:

Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists in charge of ME. Check.
Destroying our ability to use our diplomats and embassies for the good of America. Check.
Weaken America at every turn in foreign affairs. Check.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at January 02, 2013 02:34 PM (kXoT0)

265 She carpetbagged in New York. She had a D next to her name. Of course the rules would be massaged for her. Just like Lautneburg in New Jersey was allowed to run for that Senate seat.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:35 PM (TCGmg)

266
Posted by: occam

STFU, dunce.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 02:35 PM (ptD6d)

267 If Hillary is so important... can anybody tell me one positive thing she's accomplished as Secretary of State?

---

She's literally changed the political landscape in the Middle East and, with the help of Iran, she may literally change the actual landscape as well.

Posted by: WalrusRex at January 02, 2013 02:35 PM (Hx5uv)

268 There. I give you that image, Horde. Me, drunk as a Kennedy, avec tazer, moderating a Presidential debate.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 02:34 PM (VtjlW)

I can see cattle prods and ball gags in that debate.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 02:35 PM (l86i3)

269 "If Hillary is so important... can anybody tell me one positive thing she's accomplished as Secretary of State?"

Free trade deals. Three of them.

Posted by: Jordan at January 02, 2013 02:35 PM (Hz1zc)

270 Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 02, 2013 02:11 PM (J11mV)

Hay Captain!...we need to get a AoSHQ CLE-chapter meeting scheduled soon!

Posted by: billygoat at January 02, 2013 02:35 PM (KAAnO)

271
I know that's you, JEA. Fuckhead.

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 02:35 PM (ptD6d)

272
Herr Mackerel

Posted by: soothsayer at January 02, 2013 02:36 PM (ptD6d)

273 occam shew its ass.

Posted by: logprof at January 02, 2013 02:36 PM (r3Yh3)

274 If Alexthechick was moderating a Presidential debate. The candidates would be sitting in ejection seats. And there would be a clear armored class area with Polly waiting.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:36 PM (TCGmg)

275 There. I give you that image, Horde. Me, drunk as a Kennedy, avec tazer, moderating a Presidential debate.

I think the riding crop and the leather thigh high boots work better. You can't go wrong with the classics.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 02, 2013 02:37 PM (3x3F6)

276
Free trade deals. Three of them.

Huma and who are the other two? Janet Napolitano and Elena Kagan are my picks.

I don't want to know what they were trading freely. Really, I don't.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 02, 2013 02:38 PM (4u2LN)

277 "If Hillary is so important... can anybody tell me one positive thing she's accomplished as Secretary of State?"

She still needs to help unify the new caliphate and make the USA its main ally against the West.

Posted by: Daybrother at January 02, 2013 02:38 PM (+paCV)

278 Do an Internet search using the term, drunk hillary photos. There are a lot of them. Even Madeliene Albright conducted herself with more dignity than Hillary.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at January 02, 2013 02:38 PM (kXoT0)

279 Chris Christie couldn't reach Boehner by phone? Funny. He never had trouble reaching Obama.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 02, 2013 02:39 PM (wbmaj)

280 Raise and call.
http://youtu.be/Uai7M4RpoLU


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 02:29 PM (VtjlW)

>>>

Nice! Call with a Braunschweiger.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 02, 2013 02:39 PM (BAS5M)

281 You know, kamodo dragons are pretty cool suspend them above a cage of hungry ones. Every bullshit lying answer drops them a foot.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 02:39 PM (l86i3)

282 ...an AoSHQ...

Posted by: billygoat at January 02, 2013 02:39 PM (KAAnO)

283 So, when Obama decided to unilaterally depose Qadafi, how hard did HRC work to preserve peace?

There was nothing, that's what.

Her reign has been one big monkey circus and she's not even the ringleader.

Posted by: joeindc44 wonders if anyone has any advice for the GOP at January 02, 2013 02:40 PM (QxSug)

284
5. She fell after passing out and hit her head,
causing her concussion.


Posted by: MrCaniac at January 02, 2013 02:23 PM (Zd/NW)






So she William Holden'd. Not sure how to work that into a new nickname for the beast.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at January 02, 2013 02:40 PM (TIIx5)

285 The Pacific Rim trade agreement is still in the working stages. So is the pan-European one. And I think the only one Obama can claim is the one with Colombia that Democrats had held up for two decades.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:41 PM (TCGmg)

286 Hay Captain!...we need to get a AoSHQ CLE-chapter meeting scheduled soon!


Posted by: billygoat at January 02, 2013 02:35 PM (KAAnO)


I'm all for that.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 02, 2013 02:41 PM (J11mV)

287 What, exactly, has Sec. Cankles done?
Posted by: joeindc44 wonders if anyone has any advice for the GOP at January 02, 2013 02:28 PM (QxSug)


I'm all ears, lefty trolls. How about it?

Regale us all with the cankle supported magnificence that is the outgoing Fakir of State.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at January 02, 2013 02:41 PM (B/ap2)

288 Hoo, boy. Now Kathleen Parker jumps on the Hillary Fan Girl wagon (everyone's being so mean to poor Hillary):

http://tinyurl.com/b2mjnh5

Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 02:41 PM (UOM48)

289 There. I give you that image, Horde. Me, drunk as a Kennedy, avec tazer, moderating a Presidential debate.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Team Stompy. at January 02, 2013 02:34 PM (VtjlW)

>>>

Add in the "Ilsa, She Wolf Of The SS" wardrobe and it's a lock.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 02, 2013 02:42 PM (BAS5M)

290 Posted by: Jane D'oh at January 02, 2013 02:41 PM (UOM4


Boy oh boy do those alky spinsters keep it tight.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 02:43 PM (l86i3)

291 ...286 -- will send you an email Captain -- Happy New Year!

Posted by: billygoat at January 02, 2013 02:43 PM (KAAnO)

292 Boy oh boy do those alky spinsters keep it tight.

ISWYDT.

Posted by: Vizzini at January 02, 2013 02:43 PM (O7Q1u)

293 *smacks the riding crop into her right hand*

Ve do not need to inwoke that movie ja? Night gut Herr Monet.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:44 PM (TCGmg)

294 **Boy oh boy do those alky spinsters keep it tight.**

lolzx

Posted by: joeindc44 wonders if anyone has any advice for the GOP at January 02, 2013 02:44 PM (QxSug)

295 Never ever ask where alky spinsters conceal carry their bottle of MadDog 20/20.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:45 PM (TCGmg)

296 Never ever ask where alky spinsters conceal carry their bottle of MadDog 20/20.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 02, 2013 02:45 PM (TCGmg)

I think the impotant ones have people for that.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, aka Jack July author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. at January 02, 2013 02:46 PM (l86i3)

297 Actually, there have been photos showing her
obviously drunk and dancing around during some overseas events. The
loyal media tried to pass it off as her just blowing off steam. There
have also been reports that she drinks heavily. For a woman of her size
and sedentary nature, being deep in the booze would really incapacitate
her.


Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at January 02, 2013 02:30 PM (kXoT0)

Exactly. If you know any alcoholics, this is what they look like and act. I have a bunch of family members who are alcoholics, and close to her age, some older, some younger. In a one year time frame, I had two family members "faint" and hit their heads. One, not an alcoholic, went to the emergency room and had all the tests run that docs love to run for head injuries. The other, an alcoholic, fell and hit their head. They did not go to the emergency room or the doctor. They really think that their was some other problem that caused it, not the alcohol.

Posted by: MrCaniac at January 02, 2013 02:47 PM (Zd/NW)

298 The Conservative Case for More Tax Increases

why won't anyone listen to my wisdom

Posted by: David Newsbeast Frum at January 02, 2013 02:49 PM (60GaT)

299 Did the fall cause the clot or did the clot cause the fall? Either way that she did not go to the hospital means she was drunk.

Posted by: polynikes at January 02, 2013 02:49 PM (m2CN7)

300 Her reign has been one big monkey circus and she's not even the ringleader.

Posted by: joeindc44 wonders if anyone has any advice for the GOP at January 02, 2013 02:40 PM (QxSug)

Nice damn work if you can get it. For her it has been a 4 year world tour all expenses paid, a 747 at her disposal, armored limos, and the fat fucking bitch does not even need to shampoo her hair, slap on makeup, or even sober up to waddle up to the lectern to deliver her prepared remarks regarding this or that world event.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at January 02, 2013 02:51 PM (kXoT0)

301 And yeah, I am aspiring to stompy boots and a riding crop... .

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Wily Wrepublican Wench at January 02, 2013 02:52 PM (kXoT0)

302 "Out in the hinterlands, where Americans consume “news” that suits their
political proclivities, opinions are formed on the basis of
what-he-said. Reputations and lives are ruined on the tines of
pitchforks glimmering in the light of torch-bearing mobs. And those are
just the “news” shows."

the usual insight we've come to expect from Kathleen Parker

Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 02:55 PM (60GaT)

303
Hillary? Best piece of ass evah!

Posted by: Webb Hubbell at January 02, 2013 03:05 PM (ndqJC)

304 I put this on the Headline Thread this AM, but I really did go back to make sure that it wasn't a gag Onion News type piece like the fake NYT piece that somebody linked here the other day with Tom Friedman.

That one was really authentic looking, whereas this was in fact authentic as well as pathetic.

Posted by: ontherocks at January 02, 2013 03:15 PM (aZ6ew)

305 Le bloated, leaking, dog-wagging, Platonic Ship of State, c'est moi!

Posted by: Hillary! at January 02, 2013 03:16 PM (9VSWS)

306 This would be the perfect spot for that snog Ts blog ad with the busty lady wearing the T-shirt that says...

Misuse of the word literally, makes me figuratively insane.

Posted by: Synova at January 02, 2013 03:22 PM (7/PU+)

307 No one wishes ill for Mrs. Clinton,


____________

Speak for yourself.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at January 02, 2013 03:24 PM (HDgX3)

308 The next 4 years-- liberal press pimping Hillary! all the time. Hillary is not amazing, but we get to hear the lie that she is.

Posted by: Fresh at January 02, 2013 03:32 PM (O7ksG)

309 the usual insight we've come to expect from Kathleen Parker


Posted by: JDP at January 02, 2013 02:55 PM (60GaT)


Shorter K-Pork: My husband isn't preoccupied by Rodham's fat ass like he is that icky Sarah Palin.

Posted by: Captain Hate (dagny 2013 return tour?) at January 02, 2013 03:35 PM (J11mV)

310 Umm...who is Tina Brown?

Posted by: Major Kong at January 02, 2013 03:37 PM (5EXvb)

311 310 Umm...who is Tina Brown?

Isn't she the former punching bag of Ike Turner?

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at January 02, 2013 03:57 PM (n8LUb)

312 Gee, and I was crass enough to think the years of Bill-caused drinking were catching up to Hilliary...

Posted by: Dave in Houston at January 02, 2013 03:59 PM (wB5dd)

313 310 Umm...who is Tina Brown? Isn't she the former punching bag of Ike Turner?

(Oops - I think he played for the Steelers). Hell, I sound like Biden now.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at January 02, 2013 03:59 PM (n8LUb)

314 In an era of quicksand, everyone is looking for a rock, and you’re one we depend on...to drag us down to the bottom to our doom.
Finished it for you.

Posted by: harleycowboy at January 02, 2013 04:13 PM (wSTfB)

315 # 204 Jay Guevara

"Bolton is not fit to wipe her floor with his mustache."
"Is that what we call it now? A "floor?""

ewwwwww

Posted by: m at January 02, 2013 04:27 PM (dwWAs)

316 "Who moved my Zeitgeist?"

Posted by: play nice at January 02, 2013 06:11 PM (V83mK)

317 The 'zeitgeist' is a less riff-raffy and macro from of the 'grapevine' that was developed so that people who can't find any gossip would still have something to gossip about, usually retroactively since zeitgeist pieces tend to be backward looking and cartoonishly nostalgic.

"It was an age of putting on airs. You dressed up to take the bus to get a sandwich at the drugstore. All around you were greased hair pomades crowned by old felt fedora and porkpie hats, and starchy underwired torpedo tits. A woman's lips had to be a waxy cousin of red not found in nature outside of certain poisonous mushrooms. Newspaper boys barked from their corner stands. Lead was in the gas and the paint, and coca-cola was over the counter medicine. There was always a quota to meet and riveting to be done besides dirty rivers or in the sooty shadows of unfinished glass towers. The future wasn't going to build itself. "

Posted by: Cackfinger at January 02, 2013 06:35 PM (CCHli)

318 Hillary Clinton = USS Lardbottom, the largest and smelliest garbage barge in the fleet!

Posted by: Peg-eye Peet the Pyrate at January 03, 2013 09:09 AM (4P4ww)






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