Matt K. Lewis: Don't Let Them Put You In the Conservative Ghetto

Yesterday, having read just an excerpt, and making all sorts of unwarranted assumptions, I castigated Matt K. Lewis for this piece appearing in the Washington Post. (I made my criticisms on Twitter, not here.)

Having read the piece now, I have to to apologize for Criticizing Something Without Actually Reading It. (I read two paragraphs and assumed I knew his argument -- but I didn't.)

Want to really understand the conservative furor over George Stephanopoulosí failure to disclose $75,000 in donations to the Clinton Foundation? It wasnít just because Stephanopoulos grilled "Clinton Cash" author Peter Schweizer without mentioning the obvious conflict of interest. The outrage reflects an even more deep-seated frustration: Stephanopoulos personifies a sort of media selection bias that has been irking conservatives for generations.

He was a paid political operative and Democratic staffer who almost seamlessly segued into nonpartisan journalism. Itís unfathomable to imagine a Republican of equal stature reinventing himself in such a manner...

From where I sit, the truth is itís much easier for a liberal to make this transition. Conservatives tend to get pigeonholed; liberals tend to get second acts....

This double standard isnít exclusive to TV talent ó or even individual reporters who attempt mid-career leaps from politics to journalism. If you ever see a reference to the Huffington Post next to one about "the conservative blog The Daily Caller," you'll know this also applies to entire media outlets. Itís a subtle and pervasive framing that serves as a sort of ďtrigger warningĒ to readers. (And to frustrated conservatives, this need to constantly label us feels like an ideological microaggression).


But the bigger problem isnít how this makes us feel, but rather, how the framing prejudices readersí perceptions. For example, The Washington Postís Jennifer Rubin has a blog called "The Right Turn," while Ezra Klein, who came to the Post as a blogger at the liberal American Prospect, wrote at the philosophically neutral-sounding Wonkblog. This isnít to knock Rubin or Klein, but while there are plenty of very good liberal writers at mainstream outlets, rarely are they assigned a space called "The Left Hook."

This is exactly right. A conservative long ago pointed out that liberals are introduced as experts -- neutral politically, but dripping with the Authority of Science! -- whereas conservatives are introduced as "conservatives" or "pundits."

So the media always sets up this contest: Between cool reason, expertise, and Science! on one side, and animal political impulses on the other.

What claim does Ezra Klein have to be an "expert"? Sean Davis shares my zeal in credentials-shaming: He is merely a BA holder in the notoriously weak and soft major of Political Science. (Poli Sci to get by, we used to say.)

Sarah Kliff, the former Washington Post neutral "health care wonk" who said she wasn't covering Gosnell because it was a "local crime story"? You know her credentials? Another BA holder, in one of those Choose Your Own Adventure mixed degrees in "Philosophy/Neuroscience/Psychology."

Don't be overimpressed. Fake, make-'em-up degrees blending two or three different disciplines tend to be extremely superficial in all of them. Obviously, someone who has an actual major in Chemistry is going to have a deeper level of understanding that someone with a hybrid make-em-up degree in Chemistry/English Literature/Geography.

Meanwhile, David Hogberg is an actual Ph.D., specializing in the healthcare field. He's got a book about Medicare's Victims.

What would the Washington Post call him, though? I'm thinking: Conservative health care critic.

Avik Roy, an expert in the filed who attended Yale Medical School (not sure about his actual degree, though), is likewise a Conservative Critic of Obamacare, not, like BA Poli Sci idiot Ezra Klein, an "expert."

It never stops. They are constantly festooning themselves with Fake Credentials and Made-Up Titles while denigrating their more learned rivals as mere political blowhards.

Even Matt K. Lewis' column protesting this very syndrome is ghettoized and Otherized as just more Hot Talk from a non-expert Political Yahoo: His post appears in a Washington Post ghetto called, get this, The Outrage Machine.

Yes, that's right. Even as Lewis protests the denigration of conservatives by shunting them off in niche areas with Trigger Warnings for Ignorant and Unscientific Claims, they put his protest in a section called The Outrage Machine.

Klein and Kliff, on the other hand, a pair of outrageous and bumbleheaded partisans of the first water (as you can see from their sage work at Vox), were always the Washington Post's "Wonkblog" writer and "Health Care" writer.

But Lewis? He's an Outrage-y Shouty Person Who Is Here to Entertain You With His Silly Religious Archaisms.

Posted by: Ace at 04:03 PM




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1 Interesting.

Posted by: johnd01 at June 11, 2015 04:04 PM (ukNFU)

2 Saved from the cheese thread!

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at June 11, 2015 04:04 PM (WDySP)

3 This post is really stupid ace. Now if you'll excuse me I only read to the first quote block so I need to finish it.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 11, 2015 04:05 PM (z/Ubi)

4 A conservative long ago pointed out that liberals are introduced as experts -- neutral politically, but dripping with the Authority of Science! -- whereas conservatives are introduced as "conservatives" or "pundits."
---

This happens within the Big Tent as well.

For example, people who are objecting to Obama's trade bills are part of a "clown show" compared to the totes serious smart people who favor them.

Posted by: Y-not at June 11, 2015 04:06 PM (RWGcK)

5 Is this movie on Netflix?

Posted by: dantesed at June 11, 2015 04:06 PM (88xKn)

6 Never apologize, Ace.

Posted by: Garrett at June 11, 2015 04:06 PM (y+ke8)

7 And it's why the folks who matter in the GOP are so deathly afraid of getting cooties from icky social conservatives or from Tea Partiers.

Posted by: Y-not at June 11, 2015 04:07 PM (RWGcK)

8 Invade them.

Posted by: Tex Lovera at June 11, 2015 04:07 PM (wtvvX)

9

When I saw this short fat guy
Stretch a band between his toes
Hey, I laughed so hard
'Cause the man got down
When he finally reached his goal

Posted by: Strelnikov at June 11, 2015 04:08 PM (evdj2)

10 Reading level difficulty: black diamond

Posted by: Y-not at June 11, 2015 04:08 PM (RWGcK)

11 >>>Having read the piece now, I have to to apologize for Criticizing Something Without Actually Reading It.<<<



Don't feel bad about not reading stuff before criticizing it... or voting for it.

Posted by: GOP monkeys, fucking a football at June 11, 2015 04:08 PM (LF5/M)

12 Exactly right. "Left" and "Right" have almost no meaning whatsoever. They only serve as warning beacons. So avoid them.

In a similar vein, there are no "climate skeptics." They're "climate realists."

Don't let the enemy define you.

Posted by: Feh at June 11, 2015 04:08 PM (KtNbs)

13 I can still smell stinky cheese here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 11, 2015 04:09 PM (FsuaD)

14 (Sings) In the ghettoooooo

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 11, 2015 04:09 PM (m3iiU)

15 >>>Having read the piece now, I have to to apologize for Criticizing Something Without Actually Reading It.


It's ok, we comment before reading your posts all the time

Posted by: wrg500 at June 11, 2015 04:10 PM (sWgE+)

16 I have a BS degree from the University of Hard Knocks. Where can I get a job?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2015 04:10 PM (F2IAQ)

17 Prager tells us being on the Left means you never have to say your sorry.
Why should you?

Posted by: Skip at June 11, 2015 04:11 PM (24ct0)

18 And the rent too damn high!

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 04:11 PM (IPzoI)

19 Great points, Ace.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 11, 2015 04:11 PM (8ZskC)

20

Look, look! The mouthbreathing Neanderthals are trying to make fire with their anger alone!

Posted by: imp at June 11, 2015 04:12 PM (3XvXS)

21 A local mouth-breather said in our paper's Vox Populi today that thanks to "blowhards" like Charles Krauthammer and Fox News, Hillary will sail to victory in '16. "Go Hillary!"

These are the mocking toadies we're up against.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 11, 2015 04:12 PM (FsuaD)

22 WaPo is a ghetto. A liberal ghetto. WaTimes leans left as well. However, Wa Ex leans right if you consider the RNCe to be 'right". Those are the three major newspapers of out capitol city. And WaExaminer is the ONLY right leaning major paper I know of.


Soros has made it his buisness to buy up the newspaper buisness lock stock and barrel. Our small 2 issues a week paper here was bought out by a conglomerate and immediately became a Democrat PR rag.


I don't expect to see anything "conservative" in any of today's large newspapers.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 04:12 PM (GpgJl)

23 Did half the post just disappear upon refresh, or am I just high on goofballs?

Posted by: flounder at June 11, 2015 04:12 PM (ecDRv)

24

As the snow flies
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child is born
In the ghetto

And his mama cries
Cause if there's one thing that she don't need
It's another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto

Posted by: Strelnikov at June 11, 2015 04:12 PM (evdj2)

25 This reads like a Thomas Sowell piece.

Simple and to the point.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 04:12 PM (qCMvj)

26 Having read the piece now, I have to to apologize for Criticizing Something Without Actually Reading It.

It takes a big man to admit his mistake.

And it takes an even bigger man to make fun of that man.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 11, 2015 04:13 PM (I8YZX)

27

In a similar vein, there are no "climate skeptics." They're "climate realists."

Don't let the enemy define you.

Posted by: Feh


"climate credulists"

Posted by: imp at June 11, 2015 04:13 PM (3XvXS)

28 Ace, terrific post. I especially love this:

[liberals] "dripping with the Authority of Science!"

Here are some things some of my friends in the Party of Science believe:

- low-intensity radio waves probably cause cancer, even if no physical mechanism for them to do so has been identified;

- genetically modifying plants is entirely different than the genetic modification that goes on naturally;

- radioactivity from Fukushima has had major health effects here.

Now here's what I believe, which makes me "anti-Science" even though I am a scientist:

CO2 might not be the principal driver of climate, the Control Knob.

Posted by: JPS at June 11, 2015 04:13 PM (0k/27)

29 Is this movie on Netflix?
Posted by: dantesed at June 11, 2015 04:06 PM (88xKn)


Yes.

And the song is on Spotify.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 04:13 PM (qCMvj)

30

Red Alert siren in Ashkelon after Gaza rocket falls short
Siren sounds in south after rocket launch failure; residents report sound of explosion; no damage or injuries reported.

Nice neighbors ya got there Israel

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2015 04:13 PM (rDqRv)

31 And his mama cries
Cause if there's one thing that she don't need
It's another hungry Ewok to feed
In the ghetto

Posted by: El Vez at June 11, 2015 04:13 PM (8ZskC)

32

People, don't you understand
The child needs a helping hand
Or he'll grow to be an angry young man some day
Take a look at you and me,
Are we too blind to see,
Do we simply turn our heads

And look the other way
Well the world turns
And a hungry little boy with a runny nose
Plays in the street as the cold wind blows
In the ghetto

Posted by: Strelnikov at June 11, 2015 04:13 PM (evdj2)

33 Wait there was a lot more to this post a minute ago. Was that more of the original article that was accidentally pasted?

Posted by: Buzzion at June 11, 2015 04:13 PM (z/Ubi)

34 >>>Having read the piece now, I have to to apologize for Criticizing Something Without Actually Reading It.<<<

What's the problem again?

Posted by: Nanzi Pelosi at June 11, 2015 04:13 PM (ecDRv)

35 Shit

Posted by: El Vez at June 11, 2015 04:13 PM (8ZskC)

36
I think all conservatives should go with "Ultra-Leftist Hillary Clinton" EVERYTIME they mention her name. Do unto others and all that.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at June 11, 2015 04:14 PM (ODxAs)

37
I think maybe ace felt like he quoted too much of the article.


Original content and all that.


Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 04:14 PM (IPzoI)

38 "climate change enthusiasts"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 11, 2015 04:14 PM (FsuaD)

39 Me, I love it when they use universal credentials. I.e., President Harvard Law is smart.

They don't say much after they find out that under my straw hat is a Ph.D. in math. And I'm working in the field.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2015 04:14 PM (b65cm)

40
Having an earpiece and a producer off-camera with a link to Wikipedia makes you an expert.

Just ask Soledad O'Prison who got schooled by Joel Pollack about so-called "critical race theory."

Festoon
Festung
Farshtunkiner

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:14 PM (St6BJ)

41 This is a gouda post!

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 11, 2015 04:14 PM (JO9+V)

42

And his hunger burns
So he starts to roam the streets at night
And he learns how to steal
And he learns how to fight
In the ghetto

Then one night in desperation
A young man breaks away
He buys a gun, he steals a car,
He tries to run, but he don't get far
And his mama cries
As a crowd gathers 'round an angry young man
Face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto

Posted by: Strelnikov at June 11, 2015 04:15 PM (evdj2)

43 So we should expect more cheese threads?

Posted by: Dear Leader and his regime at June 11, 2015 04:15 PM (P25Hh)

44 Strelnikov, I like Eric Cartman's version.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 11, 2015 04:15 PM (m3iiU)

45 I got my MA in 'baitin.

Posted by: Garrett at June 11, 2015 04:15 PM (y+ke8)

46 The way Mark Steyn writes, he would have won at least 2 Pulitzers by now if he were on the Left.

He'd be a "brilliant writer". Only we call him that.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2015 04:15 PM (b65cm)

47 32 Posted by: Strelnikov at June 11, 2015 04:13 PM (evdj2)


Oh, I could go for a plate of beef strelnikov. But instead, cheese.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:15 PM (St6BJ)

48 Off nasty sock

Posted by: Soona at June 11, 2015 04:15 PM (P25Hh)

49

As her young man dies,
On a cold and gray Chicago mornin',
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto

And his mama cries

Posted by: Strelnikov at June 11, 2015 04:15 PM (evdj2)

50 They don't say much after they find out that under my straw hat is a Ph.D. in math. And I'm working in the field.


I'm out here too, every day, cabron. Why haven't I seen you?

Posted by: Manuel Labor at June 11, 2015 04:16 PM (8ZskC)

51
>>>Having read the piece now, I have to to apologize for Criticizing Something Without Actually Reading It.<<<


What's the problem again? Posted by: Nanzi Pelosi
<<<<<<<<<


I see nothing wrong either.

Posted by: Paul Ryan at June 11, 2015 04:16 PM (ODxAs)

52 Trying to understand the self-flagellation over the one time you were not safe in assuming MKL was being a hosebag.

Posted by: spongeworthy at June 11, 2015 04:16 PM (L493Q)

53 You know I was always bothered by it used against Rush, but he seems to move on through. However I think with smaller writers it is important, not that we hide our conservatism but that writer comes first. I hate to say this but O'Reilly's historical fiction books and weird fiction does a lot to soften his political leanings image.

Posted by: Court at June 11, 2015 04:16 PM (xytVe)

54
37
I think maybe ace felt like he quoted too much of the article.


Original content and all that.


Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 04:14 PM (IPzoI)



Yeah that's what if figured. I was reading stuff that wasn't block quoted but didn't quite read in aces style.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 11, 2015 04:16 PM (z/Ubi)

55 It's hard for enough for me to stay out of the barrel, let alone the ghetto.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at June 11, 2015 04:16 PM (/HC6x)

56 45
I got my MA in 'baitin.

Posted by: Garrett at June 11, 2015 04:15 PM (y+ke

I guess that beats an MD in proctology.

Posted by: Assman at June 11, 2015 04:16 PM (ecDRv)

57 Rain has stopped. Off to the store for cheese.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 11, 2015 04:16 PM (FsuaD)

58 I'd rather be in the conservative corner than hang out with progressives

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2015 04:17 PM (rDqRv)

59 We know the problem with most everything lies at the feet of the Media.

But the Media is like the weather; everyone talks about it but no one does anything.

And unlike the weather, the Media could be changed. Or at least nullified to some extent.

But those that could don't want to be bothered or don't see the problem.

Those that can't are too wide spread and leaderless.

So it goes on.

To complain about it is to face one's own impotence on the subject.

Hell even some that could make changes and have tried have failed.

They've become a force of nature that one must allow for and attempt to anticipate it's excesses and damages.

Posted by: Jakee308 at June 11, 2015 04:17 PM (zRby/)

60
Folks say Papa was never much on thinkin'
Spent most of his time chasing women and drinkin' . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:17 PM (St6BJ)

61 This reminds me of a comment from I believe John McWhorter, about not wanting to be shuffled off into the 'African american' section of the bookstore.

Posted by: Le-a is on a boat, MFers! at June 11, 2015 04:17 PM (lIU4e)

62 I didn't know that ewoks could be 'stand up'

Posted by: Lord Vader at June 11, 2015 04:17 PM (kFxpe)

63 Off to the store for cheese.

Resistance is futile.

Posted by: Strelnikov at June 11, 2015 04:17 PM (evdj2)

64 You know who use to slap these people down.


Bill Buckley. Always smarter than his guest and always stabbing them in the back when they weren't looking.


Half the time his guest never even knew they were bleeding.

Posted by: Nip Sip at June 11, 2015 04:17 PM (0FSuD)

65 They really ought to clean those surgical instruments better...

World's first penis transplant results in pregnancy...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 04:18 PM (uctT+)

66 64 You know who use to slap these people down.


Bill Buckley. Always smarter than his guest and always stabbing them in the back when they weren't looking.


Half the time his guest never even knew they were bleeding.
Posted by: Nip Sip at June 11, 2015 04:17 PM (0FSuD)



With the possible exception of Gore Vidal. Ouch!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:18 PM (St6BJ)

67 Resistance is fertile.

Posted by: Feh at June 11, 2015 04:19 PM (KtNbs)

68 56 I guess that beats an MD in proctology.
Posted by: Assman at June 11, 2015 04:16 PM (ecDRv)


Moon River . . . you using the whole fist, doc?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:19 PM (St6BJ)

69 67
Resistance is fertile.

Posted by: Feh at June 11, 2015 04:19 PM (KtNbs)

Sounds rapey.

Posted by: SJW at June 11, 2015 04:20 PM (ecDRv)

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 11, 2015 04:20 PM (I8YZX)

71 But did Lewis do some research on this subject by consulting the Washington Post politically cy on tumblr?

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at June 11, 2015 04:20 PM (/HC6x)

72 J. David Cox, president of the American Federal of Government Employees, said in a letter to OPM director Katherine Archuleta that based on OPM's internal briefings, the hackers stole military records and veterans' status information, address, birth date, job and pay history, health insurance, life insurance, and pension information; age, gender, race data.

The union said it is basing its assessment on internal OPM briefings. The agency has sought to downplay the damage, saying that only limited personally identifying information was breached.

"We believe that Social Security numbers were not encrypted, a cybersecurity failure that is absolutely indefensible and outrageous," the letter said.

"Based on the sketchy information OPM has provided, we believe that the Central Personnel Data File was the targeted database, and that the hackers are now in possession of all personnel data for every federal employee, every federal retiree, and up to one million former federal employees."

Posted by: wrg500 at June 11, 2015 04:20 PM (sWgE+)

73 OregonMuse takes the minimalist appraoch.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 11, 2015 04:20 PM (m3iiU)

74 I don't expect to see anything "conservative" in any of today's large newspapers.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 04:12 PM (GpgJl)

The Amazon founder owns the WaPo now. I think he will make a difference. It takes time.

Posted by: Nip Sip at June 11, 2015 04:20 PM (0FSuD)

75 67 Resistance is fertile.
Posted by: Feh at June 11, 2015 04:19 PM (KtNbs)


Rennet is fermenting.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:21 PM (St6BJ)

76 I thought rennet, like maltodextrin, was a sequestrant.

Posted by: Feh at June 11, 2015 04:22 PM (KtNbs)

77 Fuck the Chinese but it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of union employees.

Posted by: steevy at June 11, 2015 04:22 PM (sPO3u)

78 John has a long moustache.

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 04:22 PM (IPzoI)

79 Feelings-schmeelings, it's about BIAS.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 11, 2015 04:22 PM (oVJmc)

80 And it's why the folks who matter in the GOP are so deathly afraid of getting cooties from icky social conservatives or from Tea Partiers.
Posted by: Y-not at June 11, 2015 04:07 PM (RWGcK)


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


Tea partiers have the most neutral and gentlest(?) message of any of the factions.

It's, "Please, just leave us and our property alone".

Posted by: Soona at June 11, 2015 04:22 PM (P25Hh)

81 >>World's first penis transplant results in pregnancy...


Apparety, Cock Swapping can be tricky.

Posted by: Garrett at June 11, 2015 04:23 PM (y+ke8)

82
The Amazon founder owns the WaPo now. I think he will make a difference. It takes time.
Posted by: Nip Sip at June 11, 2015 04:20 PM (0FSuD

Hardee-har-har.

OT I haven't been on my FB account in weeks. Went on today. I now know my parents dropped my little brother repeatedly on his head at birth and early childhood. He's backing Bernie The Socialist Sanders

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2015 04:23 PM (F2IAQ)

83 The obvious solution to the vulnerability our government employees are suffering from is to fire them all.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 11, 2015 04:23 PM (oVJmc)

84 Tells me about it. I has a degrees of master in servitude and pickaninny and Lazy Barack doesn't even have a high school transcript and he took my job.

Posted by: Stepin Fetchit at June 11, 2015 04:23 PM (D0NZx)

85 Must be weird to get your wife pregnant with another guys dick.

Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 04:24 PM (IPzoI)

86 Eh. That piece still had the usual overabundance of Matt Lewis patting himself on the back.

After that, the points are pretty unremarkable and get made by plenty of people not named Matt Lewis here and on Twitter every day.

Posted by: Andy at June 11, 2015 04:24 PM (xSY/t)

87 83 The obvious solution to the vulnerability our government employees are suffering from is to fire them all.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 11, 2015 04:23 PM (oVJmc

DEPORT not fire.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2015 04:24 PM (F2IAQ)

88 Resistance is fertile. Posted by: Feh at June 11, 2015 04:19 PM (KtNbs)

Rennet is fermenting.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:21 PM (St6BJ)


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


The tits are not calm.

Posted by: Soona at June 11, 2015 04:24 PM (P25Hh)

89 I've been saying this about Ezra fucking Klein for almost a decade - he's got nothing more than a BA in poli sci from a good but hardly elite school (UCLA), he has virtually no life experiences outside of punditry (never even worked as an ordinary reporter), yet this guy purports to be an expert on ANYTHING? How does that happen?

Posted by: radar at June 11, 2015 04:25 PM (kQfqk)

90 When you get a dick transplant ,do you get to pick it out?

Posted by: steevy at June 11, 2015 04:25 PM (sPO3u)

91 sorry for the delay. Had something come up.

Posted by: ace at June 11, 2015 04:25 PM (PA7DS)

92 My bad.

I forgot to unload it and clear the tube.

Posted by: Cock Swapping Doctor at June 11, 2015 04:25 PM (y+ke8)

93 I like this new focus.

Shit politicians, bad programs, unfair policies, etc. can all be easily eliminated after we get rid of the press that protects and promotes them.

Identify, isolate, humiliate and expose the individuals in the press. By making one a walking joke, you can change the behavior of a hundred.

Let the name "Ezra Klein" be a punchline. Make it so that people point and laugh when he walks into a room. Then move on to the next one.

So much more effective than pointlessly bitching about the mega issues.

Posted by: jwest at June 11, 2015 04:25 PM (9ZZd+)

94 and as Isreal burns
on a cold and grey Chicago morn
another goofy leftist is born
in the ghetto.....
and its like DC....

Posted by: Freddy the Freeloader at June 11, 2015 04:25 PM (HvEH7)

95 Must be weird to get your wife pregnant with another guys dick.

It's more common than you think.

Posted by: Webb Hubbell at June 11, 2015 04:25 PM (evdj2)

96 90
When you get a dick transplant ,do you get to pick it out?

Posted by: steevy at June 11, 2015 04:25 PM (sPO3u)

There are limited stock, but I know a guy.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at June 11, 2015 04:26 PM (ecDRv)

97 85 Must be weird to get your wife pregnant with another guys dick.
Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 04:24 PM (IPzoI)


"Honey, you're never going to believe it but yesterday I found the cutest baby on our doorstep and I've decided to keep it. Now, you're never going to believe it but she has exactly my eyes and nose."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:26 PM (St6BJ)

98 I haves me a BA

Can I comment here? I really really don't want to go back to that stupid stupid place and waste more money and shave off more years of my rapidly-dwindling lifespan

Posted by: Bigby's Snapping Fingers at June 11, 2015 04:26 PM (3ZtZW)

99 " He's backing Bernie The Socialist Sanders

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian "



Bro'....?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2015 04:26 PM (LA7Cm)

100 >>>Can I comment here? I really really don't want to go back to that stupid stupid place and waste more money and shave off more years of my rapidly-dwindling lifespan

sure. as long as you agree to credentials-shame Ezra Klein.

Posted by: ace at June 11, 2015 04:27 PM (PA7DS)

101 >>When you get a dick transplant ,do you get to pick it out?



The biggest problem we have is the donors rejecting them.

Posted by: Cock Swapping Doctor at June 11, 2015 04:27 PM (y+ke8)

102 and don't even get me started on Sad Beard Yglesias, who issues such authoritative proclamations on economic policy with his majestic bachelor's in philosophy.

Posted by: radar at June 11, 2015 04:27 PM (kQfqk)

103

feels like Friday

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 04:27 PM (qCMvj)

104 btw Economics Writer Mattie Yglesias has a BA in Philosophy.

I'm guessing he was heavy on the Marx.

Posted by: ace at June 11, 2015 04:27 PM (PA7DS)

105 90 = Sure, you can go to Washington and pick any prick you like...

Posted by: Freddy the Freeloader at June 11, 2015 04:27 PM (HvEH7)

106 If Ezra isn't already ashamed of his "credential" nothing anyone else says will matter much.

He's a liberal. Liberals have no shame.

Posted by: Jakee308 at June 11, 2015 04:28 PM (zRby/)

107 >>>feels like Friday

and i thought it was just me

Posted by: ace at June 11, 2015 04:28 PM (PA7DS)

108 85 Must be weird to get your wife pregnant with another guys dick.
Posted by: eleven at June 11, 2015 04:24 PM (IPzoI

Somewhere there is a dick joke.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2015 04:28 PM (F2IAQ)

109 Somewhere there is a dick joke.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2015 04:28 PM


"And it's deep, too!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 11, 2015 04:28 PM (h4vJk)

110 None of those lyrics include the biggest reason people cry in Chicago.

Posted by: Jay Cutler at June 11, 2015 04:28 PM (LF5/M)

111 I don't even want to mention my useless undergraduate that I haven't worked in in 35 years.

Posted by: Strelnikov at June 11, 2015 04:28 PM (evdj2)

112 @82

MH, at least he isn't a prick Graham. He's started a business, unlike the Grahams who inherited a business and ran it into the ground.

Posted by: Nip Sip at June 11, 2015 04:29 PM (0FSuD)

113 105 90 = Sure, you can go to Washington and pick any prick you like...
Posted by: Freddy the Freeloader at June 11, 2015 04:27 PM (HvEH7

Remember you can prick your finger but you can't finger your prick.

Happy Friday's Eve

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2015 04:29 PM (F2IAQ)

114 Feels like Friday

and i thought it was just me

Posted by: ace at June 11, 2015 04:28 PM (PA7DS)


french injections


Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 04:29 PM (qCMvj)

115 Ace should take the day off tomorrow.

Posted by: Soona at June 11, 2015 04:29 PM (P25Hh)

116 OregonMuse takes the minimalist appraoch.

It was one of my more intelligent comments.

Posted by: OregonMuse at June 11, 2015 04:29 PM (I8YZX)

117 btw Economics Writer Mattie Yglesias has a BA in Philosophy. Fried Foods with a Minor in Shame.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 11, 2015 04:29 PM (oVJmc)

118 >>> feels like Friday

Yeah I'm not doing much either

Posted by: Bigby's Snapping Fingers at June 11, 2015 04:29 PM (3ZtZW)

119 Ace should take the day off tomorrow.

How would we know?

Posted by: Strelnikov at June 11, 2015 04:30 PM (evdj2)

120 Ezrea Kleins degree is is written in crayon.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 11, 2015 04:30 PM (m3iiU)

121
Ezra Klein:

Lazier Ken
Zanier Elk
Raze Liken
Zeal En Irk
Zeal Re Ink

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:30 PM (St6BJ)

122 ' I have good news and bad news.
The good news is, we found you a penis.
The bad news...'

Posted by: Garrett at June 11, 2015 04:30 PM (y+ke8)

123 Thanks MH. Back at ya!!

Posted by: Freddy the Freeloader at June 11, 2015 04:30 PM (HvEH7)

124 111I don't even want to mention my useless undergraduate that I haven't worked in in 35 years.Posted by: Strelnikov at June 11, 2015 04:28 PM (evdj2)But you have 35 years worth of life experiences, right? These shitheels have nothing of the sort. They collected their BA and proceeded directly into publishing lectures on politics, economics, foreign policy - you know, all the shit they have never actually worked on.

Posted by: radar at June 11, 2015 04:30 PM (kQfqk)

125 eh, I could spare a few inches.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 11, 2015 04:30 PM (oVJmc)

126 I'm all for organ donation but them taking your face or your dick is a bit much.

Posted by: steevy at June 11, 2015 04:31 PM (sPO3u)

127 Ace Murrays cheese in NYC

Posted by: sourdough at June 11, 2015 04:31 PM (W+AuH)

128 117 btw Economics Writer Mattie Yglesias has a BA in Philosophy. Fried Foods with a Minor in Shame.
Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 11, 2015 04:29 PM (oVJmc)


Okay, that made me laugh.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:31 PM (St6BJ)

129 feels like Friday

Yeah I'm not doing much either
Posted by: Bigby's Snapping Fingers at June 11, 2015 04:29 PM (3ZtZW)


strangely I've had a super productive day

which included mowing the lawn, yardwork...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 04:31 PM (qCMvj)

130 Soros has made it his buisness to buy up

Once your filthy rich enough you can afford to never see a different opinion. Or turn papers into parakeet toilets for S+G.

Posted by: DaveA at June 11, 2015 04:31 PM (DL2i+)

131 89 "I've been saying this about Ezra fucking Klein for almost a decade - he's got nothing more than a BA in poli sci from a good but hardly elite school (UCLA)...."


Cluelessness attached to a Poli-Sci degree is not a partisan thing.

We've got two PhD's in political science over at "Outside the Beltway" who never heard of Saul Alinsky until a few years ago.

Never heard the name.

Fuck.

Posted by: jwest at June 11, 2015 04:31 PM (9ZZd+)

132 112 @82

MH, at least he isn't a prick Graham. He's started a business, unlike the Grahams who inherited a business and ran it into the ground.
Posted by: Nip Sip at June 11, 2015 04:29 PM (0FSuD)

Nip, he has created quite the bizz. However, your faith in him is misplaced. The fishwraps will never recover.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2015 04:31 PM (F2IAQ)

133 Ezrea Kleins degree is is written in crayon.

It came with a coupon for a free ice cream.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 11, 2015 04:31 PM (oVJmc)

134 You don't think you get all of this for a dollar, do you?

Posted by: Just the Punchline at June 11, 2015 04:31 PM (evdj2)

135 127 Ace Murrays cheese in NYC
Posted by: sourdough at June 11, 2015 04:31 PM (W+AuH)


One on Bleecker Street, conveniently located near chez Sefton. I think there's another at the Chelsea Market.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:31 PM (St6BJ)

136 eh, I could spare a few inches.


Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 11, 2015 04:30 PM (oVJmc)


Hell with that. I just fold it in half.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 11, 2015 04:31 PM (sWgE+)

137 fuck you Ace, I got Yglesias' degree in two posts before you

Posted by: radar at June 11, 2015 04:32 PM (kQfqk)

138 "World's first penis transplant results in pregnancy"

I'm so old that I remember when someone saying "I wouldn't fuck _________ with _________'s dick" was a purely theoretical exercise.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 11, 2015 04:32 PM (noWW6)

139 Inverse floater penis default swap.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 11, 2015 04:33 PM (JO9+V)

140 138 "World's first penis transplant results in pregnancy"

I'm so old that I remember when someone saying "I wouldn't fuck _________ with _________'s dick" was a purely theoretical exercise.
Posted by: torquewrench at June 11, 2015 04:32 PM (noWW6)


You left out "and someone else pushing" off the end of that sentence.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:33 PM (St6BJ)

141 Don't forget, either, that noted scholar and Very Serious Thinker Ezra Klein mumbled a bunch of shit about the Constitution being difficult to comprehend because it was like 100 years old or something.

Posted by: radar at June 11, 2015 04:33 PM (kQfqk)

142 Ghettoized just like Animal House

Posted by: Douglas Hanson at June 11, 2015 04:33 PM (S5tRK)

143 Dammit. More rain. And I went to the trouble of blowing out my hair earlier. The cheese will have to wait.

I posted this below. Fox reporting Top Three Things employers catch employees doing on the job:

1. Sponge-bathing in the restroom

2. Hunting for mail-order brides on-line

3. Drinking vodka and watching Netflix

In other words, many employees are Morons.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 11, 2015 04:34 PM (FsuaD)

144 You guys are always complaining.

Posted by: Michelle Obama at June 11, 2015 04:34 PM (7Kbxu)

145 Degrees? DEGREES?? We don need no stinking degrees!!

Posted by: Freddy the Freeloader at June 11, 2015 04:34 PM (HvEH7)

146 Ezra Klein:

Lazier Ken
Zanier Elk
Raze Liken
Zeal En Irk
Zeal Re Ink
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:30 PM (St6BJ)


Eek! Z Liaran

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 04:34 PM (qCMvj)

147 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2015 04:31 PM (F2IAQ)

The days of newspaper being the news of record is dying a slow death. In this time of a 24 hour news cycle nobody wants to read day old news.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 11, 2015 04:34 PM (sWgE+)

148 >>>fuck you Ace, I got Yglesias' degree in two posts before you

but did you reference Marx, RINO?

Posted by: ace at June 11, 2015 04:34 PM (PA7DS)

149 The "solution" is for some of these rich billionaires that the left is always bitching about to buy up a bunch of these newspapers and replace the staff. Also form their own network for TV for public broadcasting (not cable) and open a bunch of local outlets that will carry conservative material from the network.


But it looks like that will never happen. Conservatives are not content to run shitty programs that lose money just for the sake of propaganda like rich liberal billionaires do.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 04:34 PM (GpgJl)

150 Soon.

Posted by: Brie at June 11, 2015 04:34 PM (evdj2)

151 "His post appears in a Washington Post ghetto called, get this, The Outrage Machine."


He'll be talking to my lawyers real soon.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet - Home of the Vulgar Boatman! at June 11, 2015 04:34 PM (hLRSq)

152 143 I posted this below. Fox reporting Top Three Things employers catch employees doing on the job:

1. Sponge-bathing in the restroom

2. Hunting for mail-order brides on-line

3. Drinking vodka and watching Netflix

In other words, many employees are Morons.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 11, 2015 04:34 PM (FsuaD


Government or the private sector?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:35 PM (St6BJ)

153 I've got a degree. And after reading this post, I'm feeling pretty damned intellectual.

Posted by: Soona at June 11, 2015 04:35 PM (P25Hh)

154 1. Sponge-bathing in the restroom>>>

If IRC from diversity training that is some type of praying.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at June 11, 2015 04:35 PM (Mxs5H)

155 Because conservatives are for personal responsibility, they are lumped in with greedy, corrupt capitalists.

But of course greedy, corrupt capitalists are the main support of the Democrats, since they are only interested in short term, self interested goals, and co-opting big government is how they achieve that. Regulatory capture and all that.

We need to break that stereotype. We are not in the tank with the FSA, and we are also not in the tank with oligarchical fascist POS like Soros. It's probably hopeless.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at June 11, 2015 04:35 PM (F1Z8f)

156 Is there a Penis Registry and Wait List?

Posted by: Garrett at June 11, 2015 04:36 PM (y+ke8)

157 Okay. Dinner guest coming tonight. Got to make a cheese platter (for real) and prep the main course.

Spicy mussels and shrimp with andouille sausage (no chorizo today).

BBL

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:36 PM (St6BJ)

158 >>> I got Yglesias' degree in two posts before you

?? Its like Name That Tune or something

Posted by: Bigby's Snapping Fingers at June 11, 2015 04:36 PM (3ZtZW)

159 Conservatives are not content to run shitty programs that lose money
just for the sake of propaganda like rich liberal billionaires do.


Because the rich libs are rent-seekers, and the propaganda pushes policies that line their pocket.

A small-government movement by definition doesn't have that return loop.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 11, 2015 04:36 PM (oVJmc)

160
Nip, he has created quite the bizz. However, your faith in him is misplaced. The fishwraps will never recover.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2015 04:31 PM (F2IAQ)

I agree, they will go digital. I use to get WSJ delivered when they included free internet version. Then they wanted me to pay for both. Guess version got sacked? Paper on of course.

Posted by: Nip Sip at June 11, 2015 04:37 PM (0FSuD)

161 Government or the private sector?


Has to be the private sector. The government list would include pooping in hallways and being absent while pretending to be a secret agent man.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 11, 2015 04:37 PM (JO9+V)

162 Off to brave the wet elements. *tosses hair*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 11, 2015 04:37 PM (FsuaD)

163
I'm so old that I remember when someone saying "I wouldn't fuck Amanda Marcotte with torquerench's dick" was a purely theoretical exercise.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2015 04:37 PM (F2IAQ)

164 Do they put them on ice when they transport them?

Seems like that would make reattachment a lot more difficult.

Posted by: Garrett at June 11, 2015 04:37 PM (y+ke8)

165
I would be surprised if Yglesias actually studied Marx. I'd also be surprised if he isn't some kind of Aspy case.

Posted by: radar at June 11, 2015 04:37 PM (kQfqk)

166 Do they put them on ice when they transport them?

Shrinkage!!!

Posted by: wrg500 at June 11, 2015 04:38 PM (sWgE+)

167 Seems like that would make reattachment a lot more difficult.

But saves on shipping costs.

Posted by: Strelnikov at June 11, 2015 04:38 PM (evdj2)

168 Is there a Penis Registry and Wait List?
Posted by: Garrett at June 11, 2015 04:36 PM (y+ke


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


Hey, you! Get to the back of the line!

Posted by: Soona at June 11, 2015 04:39 PM (P25Hh)

169 If I am a climate change denier, then they must be climate change enthusiasts.

Posted by: PT Barnum at June 11, 2015 04:39 PM (/EkKm)

170 Spicy mussels and shrimp with andouille sausage (no chorizo today).



BBL

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:36 PM (St6BJ)


What? Another Lobster eating Jew? Does your Rabbi know?
Don't tell Nevergiveup, he might show up.

Posted by: Nip Sip at June 11, 2015 04:39 PM (0FSuD)

171 But, have they paid their student loans? If not are they still living in mommy and daddies basement? Plying there vast accumulation of k now ledge?

Posted by: Freddy the Freeloader at June 11, 2015 04:39 PM (HvEH7)

172 soooo

are we in the .... ghetto? Do we hafta sew stars on our clothes and shit?

Posted by: Bigby's Snapping Fingers at June 11, 2015 04:39 PM (3ZtZW)

173
Do they put them on ice when they transport them?



Seems like that would make reattachment a lot more difficult.

Posted by: Garrett at June 11, 2015 04:37 PM (y+ke


The shrinkage is substantial

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 11, 2015 04:39 PM (JO9+V)

174 164 Do they put them on ice when they transport them?

Seems like that would make reattachment a lot more difficult.
Posted by: Garrett at June 11, 2015 04:37 PM (y+ke
----------------------------------------------------------

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byDiILrNbM4

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2015 04:40 PM (F2IAQ)

175 Okay, let's say you spend 2 hours, 3 times a week, 52 weeks a year taking only one subject, say chemistry. Very, very knowledgeable instructor and you're a good student.
Also do 3 or 4, call them seminars, under other very knowledgeable instructors.
Hmm, you also compete 10-12 times a year against, say, 32 other students taking tests and 80% of the time end up in the top three with many firsts and seconds.

I wonder, would your chemistry knowledge be the equivalent of a BA or masters?

Posted by: teej at June 11, 2015 04:40 PM (H8mJH)

176 Kracker Jack told Ezra to get lost when he tried to get a degree.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 11, 2015 04:40 PM (m3iiU)

177 *tip-toes away*

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2015 04:41 PM (GF78Y)

178 >>> I'm so old that I remember when someone saying "I wouldn't fuck Amanda Marcotte with torquerench's dick" was a purely theoretical exercise.

But do you remember when saying you cared about the environment meant you didn't throw garbage out of your car windows?

Posted by: Bigby's Snapping Fingers at June 11, 2015 04:41 PM (3ZtZW)

179 You left out "and someone else pushing" off the end of that sentence.



Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:33 PM (St6BJ)


Two mob guys from the same crime family are talking in prison. One has been there a while, the other guy just arrived, so the more experienced prisoner is explaining some of the things the noob needs to know.
Fat Tony says "Get yourself a prison b*tch, preferably one who hasn't been used before. Take him up to the second tier and break him in, with you on one side of the railing, him on the other side, on the ledge."
Little Mario asks "Why I gots to f**k him on the second floor, standing on the ledge?"
Fat Tony says: "So's he gonna push back."

Posted by: BurtTC at June 11, 2015 04:42 PM (TOk1P)

180 Shrinkage!!!


Like a frightened turtle.

Posted by: Strelnikov at June 11, 2015 04:42 PM (evdj2)

181
Jane-"Off to brave the wet elements. *tosses hair*"
In slow motion?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 11, 2015 04:42 PM (m3iiU)

182 Seems like that would make reattachment a lot more difficult.

What about color palate? mix and match?

Posted by: wrg500 at June 11, 2015 04:42 PM (sWgE+)

183 Do they put them on ice when they transport them?


"Oooh look! Cocktail weenies!"

Posted by: Bill Engvall at June 11, 2015 04:43 PM (JO9+V)

184 178 But do you remember when saying you cared about the environment meant you didn't throw garbage out of your car windows?

Posted by: Bigby's Snapping Fingers at June 11, 2015 04:41 PM (3ZtZW)


Ah, the phony Italian crying Indian chief.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at June 11, 2015 04:43 PM (GpgJl)

185 Sounds like there are a lot of King Missile fans in here

Posted by: radar at June 11, 2015 04:43 PM (kQfqk)

186 But do you remember when saying you cared about the environment meant you didn't throw garbage out of your car windows?>>>

Give a Hoot don't pollute.

Posted by: Woddsy Owl at June 11, 2015 04:43 PM (Mxs5H)

187
Imagine a progressivein you mind. Now imagine thembalancing their checkbook, fixing a car, reading a map, much less understanding engineering, geology, mathematics...it is hard to do, no?

Posted by: PT Barnum at June 11, 2015 04:44 PM (/EkKm)

188 Two mob guys from the same crime family are talking
in prison. One has been there a while, the other guy just arrived, so
the more experienced prisoner is explaining some of the things the noob
needs to know.
Fat Tony says "Get yourself a prison b*tch, preferably
one who hasn't been used before. Take him up to the second tier and
break him in, with you on one side of the railing, him on the other
side, on the ledge."
Little Mario asks "Why I gots to f**k him on the second floor, standing on the ledge?"
Fat Tony says: "So's he gonna push back."


Posted by: BurtTC at June 11, 2015 04:42 PM (TOk1P)

RAPE!!

Posted by: SJW at June 11, 2015 04:44 PM (0FSuD)

189 He would have an enormous schwanschtucker.

Posted by: Inga at June 11, 2015 04:45 PM (oVJmc)

190 GET BACK HERE Anna! Nobody gats outta here without a pass. You should know that. Hell, you can't hardly even get in here sober without a pass! HALL MONITORS!!!

Posted by: Freddy the Freeloader at June 11, 2015 04:45 PM (HvEH7)

191 Give a Hoot don't pollute.


Posted by: Woddsy Owl at June 11, 2015 04:43 PM (Mxs5H)


Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam!

Posted by: Vincent Gambino, Esq at June 11, 2015 04:45 PM (JO9+V)

192 Is there a Penis Registry and Wait List?

Posted by: Garrett at June 11, 2015 04:36 PM (y+ke


You're waiting for Ron Jeremy to die, aren't you.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 11, 2015 04:45 PM (TOk1P)

193 >>> the phony Italian crying Indian chief.


Yup I was recalling all those old commercials. Like "Go Away! Don't play in OUR yard!" and that cartoon one where Moses was walking around the city, riding the bus whatever and gets all pissed off at everyone. Then the VD is for Everybody campaign

Posted by: Bigby's Snapping Fingers at June 11, 2015 04:45 PM (3ZtZW)

194 Ezra Klein is the kind of person that gives mouth breathers a bad name.

And I have a sneaking suspicion Matty Ynglesias is considered the 'brains' of the outfit.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at June 11, 2015 04:46 PM (DLu2s)

195 "You guys" is a phrase only a knuckle dragging conservative lizard brain would utter; as such they should be confined to certain areas where they can be left to scramble after scraps like the feral beasts they are.


Know The Phrases - Avoid The Conservative.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet - Home of the Vulgar Boatman! at June 11, 2015 04:46 PM (hLRSq)

196 Obviously, someone who has an actual major in Chemistry is going to have
a deeper level of understanding that someone with a hybrid make-em-up
degree in Chemistry/English Literature/Geography.


Damn (takes degree in Sports Chemistry of Medieval French Slam Poets off wall)

Posted by: pep at June 11, 2015 04:46 PM (LAe3v)

197 Everybody go to Wikipedia and look up what Jeb majored in.

I'll wait.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2015 04:46 PM (b65cm)

198 187
Imagine a progressivein you mind. Now imagine thembalancing their checkbook, fixing a car, reading a map, much less understanding engineering, geology, mathematics...it is hard to do, no?

Posted by: PT Barnum at June 11, 2015 04:44 PM (/EkKm)Impossible to do.....they sure will write a lot of words pretending they know how to do all those things, though.

Posted by: radar at June 11, 2015 04:46 PM (kQfqk)

199 RIP Dusty Rhodes.

Posted by: Garrett at June 11, 2015 04:46 PM (y+ke8)

200 If I am a climate change denier, then they must be climate change enthusiasts.
Posted by: PT Barnum


I think there's another set of pairs that covers this, and it's expressed in a maxim.

If the maxim is true, for every 'denier' there is a 'supplier'.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 04:47 PM (uctT+)

201 He would have an enormous schwanschtucker.
Posted by: Inga at June 11, 2015 04:45 PM


That goes with out saying....

Posted by: Dr. Froederick Frankenstein at June 11, 2015 04:47 PM (h4vJk)

202
In general, conservatives, acknowledge the limits of knowledge. That is to say, a centrally planned economy seems really stupid because we have at least some glimmering of howvery much we don't know, and how much we simply can't know. There is no way for one person, or even a group of people, to effectively manage an economy.

Liberals can't seem to grasp this basic fact at all. They refuse to acknowledge the limits of what they know, or what is even knowable. They are progressive, in that they are simply hopeful that progress will solve the immense problems they create when they make policy. That is to say, some smart businessman, scientist, or whatever will figure out the problem.

Posted by: PT Barnum at June 11, 2015 04:47 PM (/EkKm)

203 178: I do for sure.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at June 11, 2015 04:47 PM (ucDmr)

204 But do you remember when saying you cared about the environment meant you didn't throw garbage out of your car windows?
Posted by: Bigby's Snapping Fingers at June 11, 2015 04:41 PM (3ZtZW)


Europeans still think caring about the earth means tossing their cigarette butts everywhere.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 04:47 PM (qCMvj)

205 The American Dream is dead.

Posted by: Garrett at June 11, 2015 04:48 PM (y+ke8)

206 "Sounds like there are a lot of King Missile fans in here"
=========

Imagine if they tried to release "Gay/Not Gay" today. Of course, the impulse to create "Gay/Not Gay" today would have been browbeaten out of them by now, I'm sure.

Posted by: Kensington at June 11, 2015 04:48 PM (7Kbxu)

207 Btw amish- PhD in math.
Truly impressed. Congrats on finishing all that work.

Posted by: teej at June 11, 2015 04:48 PM (H8mJH)

208 Honey their has been a mix up at the penis replacement center. Johnson is now a Leroy.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 11, 2015 04:48 PM (sWgE+)

209 Give a Hoot don't pollute.Posted by: Woddsy Owl at June 11, 2015 04:43 PM (Mxs5H)

Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam! Blam!
Posted by: Vincent Gambino, Esq at June 11, 2015 04:45 PM (JO9+V)


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


Heh. Out in the country in OK, that sign and stop signs were usually the ones with the bullet holes.

Posted by: Soona at June 11, 2015 04:49 PM (P25Hh)

210 Latin American affairs? Hell, I'm a PhD.

Posted by: Mark Sanford at June 11, 2015 04:49 PM (LAe3v)

211 lol, I took that bait

where he earned a degree in Latin American affairs.

oh jeb, we hardly knew ye

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 04:49 PM (qCMvj)

212 Spicy mussels and shrimp with andouille sausage (no chorizo today).

BBL
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 04:36 PM (St6BJ)





Leviticus and Deuteronomy called.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at June 11, 2015 04:49 PM (vgIRn)

213 Everybody go to Wikipedia and look up what Jeb majored in.



I'll wait.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2015 04:46 PM (b65cm)


Arrrrrrrriba!

Posted by: BurtTC at June 11, 2015 04:49 PM (TOk1P)

214 Wow. Even the ewok doesn't read the posts?

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 11, 2015 04:49 PM (nqiq9)

215 I'll just throw this in,


189
He would have an enormous schwanschtucker.



http://tinyurl.com/qdzwaah

Posted by: Nip Sip at June 11, 2015 04:49 PM (0FSuD)

216 205 - Another entertainer of great stature.....

Posted by: Freddy the Freeloader at June 11, 2015 04:49 PM (HvEH7)

217 Btw amish- PhD in math.
Truly impressed. Congrats on finishing all that work.
Posted by: teej at June 11, 2015 04:48 PM (H8mJH)


Yes, gratz on that
it must be fun to live in your head (seriously)

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 04:50 PM (qCMvj)

218 210
Latin American affairs? Hell, I'm a PhD.


Posted by: Mark Sanford


Don't flatter yourself. I'm a full professor.

Posted by: Wilbur Mills at June 11, 2015 04:51 PM (LAe3v)

219 "Imagine a progressivein you mind. Now imagine thembalancing their
checkbook, fixing a car, reading a map, much less understanding
engineering, geology, mathematics...it is hard to do, no?"

========

Hmmm. I can imagine them experimenting with their homosexuality, shrieking and organizing into mobs, but that's about it.

Posted by: Kensington at June 11, 2015 04:51 PM (7Kbxu)

220 a degree in "Latin American affairs"

er, what?

Posted by: Feh at June 11, 2015 04:51 PM (KtNbs)

221 Yes, gratz on that
it must be fun to live in your head (seriously)


Nah. Too obtuse and all his thoughts are derivative.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 11, 2015 04:51 PM (nqiq9)

222 Guess it would have helped if I'd have included 6.5 years of that.
Sorry

Posted by: teej at June 11, 2015 04:52 PM (H8mJH)

223
91 sorry for the delay. Had something come up.
Posted by: ace at June 11, 2015 04:25 PM (PA7DS)



You were thinking about batman weren't you.

Posted by: Buzzion at June 11, 2015 04:52 PM (z/Ubi)

224 Kenton, they also want to remind us to STFU!!!

Posted by: Freddy the Freeloader at June 11, 2015 04:52 PM (HvEH7)

225 Gonorrhea is nothing to clap about.

Posted by: Strelnikov at June 11, 2015 04:52 PM (evdj2)

226 Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 11, 2015 04:51 PM (nqiq9)

I heard he dreams in metric.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at June 11, 2015 04:52 PM (X+nFp)

227 Hmmm. I can imagine them experimenting with their homosexuality, shrieking and organizing into mobs, but that's about it.
Posted by: Kensington at June 11, 2015 04:51 PM (7Kbxu)

Or discussing Parisian cheese.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 11, 2015 04:53 PM (nqiq9)

228 "it must be fun to live in your head (seriously)"

yeah, but how would you quantify that?

Posted by: Feh at June 11, 2015 04:53 PM (KtNbs)

229 >>>> You were thinking about batman weren't you.

What, is he all sweaty?

Posted by: Bigby's Snapping Fingers at June 11, 2015 04:53 PM (3ZtZW)

230 You were thinking about batman weren't you.
Posted by: Buzzion at June 11, 2015 04:52 PM (z/Ubi)


he's binge-watching Daredevil, now.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 04:53 PM (qCMvj)

231 I have a bachelors in Foreign Affairs from UVA, the same department that gave Marie Harf her MA. You have no idea how ashamed that makes me. So....given those sterling qualifications, who wants to pay money to read my trenchent critiques of energy policy?

Posted by: radar at June 11, 2015 04:54 PM (kQfqk)

232 They use the language in the media all the time as well.

Leftists are always "rights activists" while we "oppose whatever rights".

How can we oppose rights!? We're monsters!

Posted by: Lauren at June 11, 2015 04:54 PM (MYCIw)

233 To be fair:
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the University of Texas with a B.A. in Latin American Studies.[8] He completed his coursework in two and a half years.[16] He is fluent in Spanish.

Posted by: pep at June 11, 2015 04:54 PM (LAe3v)

234 yeah, but how would you quantify that?
Posted by: Feh at June 11, 2015 04:53 PM (KtNbs)


as a light quantum reader, I wouldn't.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 04:54 PM (qCMvj)

235 Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 04:53 PM (qCMvj)

Banned himself from his own blog again.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at June 11, 2015 04:54 PM (X+nFp)

236 To be fair:
He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the University of Texas with a B.A. in Latin American Studies.[8] He completed his coursework in two and a half years.[16] He is fluent in Spanish.
Posted by: pep at June 11, 2015 04:54 PM (LAe3v)


Double-majored in "fairness."

bwahaha

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 04:55 PM (qCMvj)

237 So....given those sterling qualifications, who wants to pay money to read my trenchent critiques of energy policy?

Posted by: radar


Depends. Lift up your shirt.

Posted by: pep at June 11, 2015 04:55 PM (LAe3v)

238 Well,I heard he dreams in metric.

Posted by: Suppressed Flasher at June 11, 2015 04:52 PM (X+nFp)

Only when he's sawing logs. But it would be integral to his thoughts.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 11, 2015 04:55 PM (nqiq9)

239 I heard a rumor that on the back of Ezra Klein's diploma is an ad for sea monkeys and x-ray glasses.

Posted by: JB1000 at June 11, 2015 04:56 PM (16OL0)

240 Anybody want a peanut?

Posted by: Fezzik at June 11, 2015 04:56 PM (evdj2)

241 Btw amish- PhD in math.
Truly impressed. Congrats on finishing all that work.
Posted by: teej at June 11, 2015 04:48 PM (H8mJH)


It's not that much work. But it is a lot of stress. You can't publish your wastebasket.

Also, the mental problems help.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2015 04:56 PM (b65cm)

242 Yes, gratz on that

it must be fun to live in your head (seriously)



Nah. Too obtuse and all his thoughts are derivative.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 11, 2015 04:51 PM (nqiq9)


When Amish was in college, he was dating a blonde pre-law student. As they were making love the first time, he said "you are the hypotenuse to my right angle."

She got up, slapped him, and said "How dare you call me fat!" And never spoke to him again.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 11, 2015 04:56 PM (TOk1P)

243 225 Gonorrhea is nothing to clap about.
Posted by: Strelnikov at June 11, 2015 04:52 PM (evdj2)

Why does it hurt when I pee?

Posted by: Zombie Frank Zappa at June 11, 2015 04:56 PM (F2IAQ)

244 The Senate Appropriations Committee added $322 million in commissary funding back into its fiscal 2016 defense budget plan Thursday, with the panel's top Democrat describing the initial lowball funding total as a White House "cheap shot" at military families.

The decision puts both House and Senate appropriators on record as backing $1.4 billion in funding for commissary operations next year, a total that would avoid forced store closings, reduced operating hours and potential layoffs of staff.


OUTSTANDING

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2015 04:56 PM (rDqRv)

245 "Security Clearance Background Investigations for the Department of Defense (DOD) are conducted by the Defense Security Service (DSS). This includes background investigations for military personnel, civilian personnel who work for DOD, and military contractors. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) conducts Security Clearance Investigations for most other branches of the Federal Government.

There were plans to transfer DOD Security Investigations from DSS to OPM, beginning in 2003. However, in March 2004, OPM announced those plans were scrapped. Whether or not OPM will take over the function in the future is unclear."

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 11, 2015 04:56 PM (kmtse)

246 ] "He is fluent in Spanish."
Posted by: pep at June 11, 2015 04:54 PM


So is the guy currently doing my lawn.

Posted by: jwest at June 11, 2015 04:57 PM (9ZZd+)

247 "He completed his coursework in two and a half years."

ok, I respect the work ethic, but what the heck was the work?

Posted by: Feh at June 11, 2015 04:57 PM (KtNbs)

248 Most liberal studies are covered with a major in Faecology.

Posted by: maddogg at June 11, 2015 04:57 PM (xWW96)

249 But it would be integral to his thoughts.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 11, 2015 04:55 PM (nqiq9)

Except we he goes off on a tangent.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 11, 2015 04:57 PM (sWgE+)

250 The subtitle of this website should be "Constantly complaining about the news media." Really, my god, the whining is incessant.

Posted by: Really at June 11, 2015 04:57 PM (ibvmu)

251 http://usmilitary.about.com/cs/generalinfo/a/security_2.htm

Posted by: SMFH at it all at June 11, 2015 04:57 PM (kmtse)

252 ok, I respect the work ethic, but what the heck was the work?

Learning Spanish?

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 11, 2015 04:57 PM (nqiq9)

253 The subtitle of this website should be "Constantly complaining about the news media." Really, my god, the whining is incessant.


*snort*

Posted by: The Goddess Irony at June 11, 2015 04:58 PM (evdj2)

254 >>>He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude
--------------------

So he's a frat boy who shot a big load?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2015 04:58 PM (F2IAQ)

255 vox indeserto clamat raptus

Posted by: Down in the Ghetto at June 11, 2015 04:58 PM (UzPAd)

256 250
The subtitle of this website should be "Constantly complaining about the news media." Really, my god, the whining is incessant


Self awareness really isn't your strong suit.

Posted by: pep at June 11, 2015 04:58 PM (LAe3v)

257 I smell a Hector. Or the dog rolled in something dead again.

Posted by: 1bulwetweft at June 11, 2015 04:58 PM (nqiq9)

258 Yes, gratz on that
it must be fun to live in your head (seriously)
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 04:50 PM (qCMvj)


Not really. Kinda scary. Like living in a lottery machine.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2015 04:59 PM (b65cm)

259 Magna cum laude, summa cum laude, the radio's too loud-eh

Posted by: Johnny Dangerously at June 11, 2015 04:59 PM (kQfqk)

260 If we're going to change the masthead, I vote for 'All Trolls are Average Joe'.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 11, 2015 05:00 PM (evdj2)

261 Ezra Klein's diploma is actually made out of toilet paper.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 11, 2015 05:00 PM (+aCe4)

262 If conservative writers would just moderate their stance, be a little more relaxed and tolerant we wouldn't be having this discussion.

Even Dick Cheney gets opinion pieces published in the NYTimes. We can all get along. This is America.

That is why the Principle in Miami had to be removed as principal; he was disrespectful to the student majority. That is why the law enforcement officer in McKinney Texas had to be removed. He used excessive force in resolving a simple civil misunderstanding.

I'm sure we can all agree on that, eh?

Posted by: Lostris Mahuna at June 11, 2015 05:00 PM (8T2uO)

263 Silly Religious Archaisms.

I'm sorry; I don't know what that means in respect to Lewis' piece. Is it because he talks about U2 being a Christian band and Flannery O'Connor being Christian an appealing to a wider audience? Their religious and archaic? It doesn't seem like an appropriate term.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2015 05:01 PM (9HoBs)

264 Make that "They're" not their.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2015 05:01 PM (9HoBs)

265 Average Joe sucks donkey dicks as a life's passion.

Posted by: maddogg at June 11, 2015 05:01 PM (xWW96)

266 In Communist countries, the real class enemies weren't the kulaks. The Commies really feared the scientists and the engineers. IOW, people who must think rationally in order to feed and shelter themselves and their families.

Posted by: mrp at June 11, 2015 05:02 PM (JBggj)

267 12
Don't let the enemy define you.

Posted by: Feh at June 11, 2015 04:08 PM (KtNbs)



We agree!

Posted by: Red Staters everywhere at June 11, 2015 05:02 PM (zoehZ)

268 Blue is the color of our oldest enemy, the French.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 11, 2015 05:03 PM (evdj2)

269 TPP? Do you speak it?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2015 05:04 PM (u0wRv)

270 268 Blue is the color of our oldest enemy, the French.
Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 11, 2015 05:03 PM (evdj2

I thought they were yellow

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2015 05:04 PM (F2IAQ)

271 OH, and could someone help me out?

What is epistemic closure in little words and simple terms. Type slowly please.

Posted by: Lostris Mahuna at June 11, 2015 05:04 PM (8T2uO)

272 Maize and Blue are the colors of our oldest enemy, That Team Up North.

Posted by: Zombie Woodie Hayes at June 11, 2015 05:04 PM (JBggj)

273 And I'm working in the field.

Of course you're working in the field. I saw you out there several weeks ago with your team of horses pulling the plow while I was visiting in Lancaster County. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2015 05:05 PM (9HoBs)

274 I think Elizabeth Warren's People were our first enemies.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2015 05:06 PM (u0wRv)

275 The Commies really feared the scientists and the engineers. IOW, people who must think rationally in order to feed and shelter themselves and their families.

lulz

Posted by: Michael Mann, climate scientistician at June 11, 2015 05:06 PM (ZtFr+)

276 Of course you're working in the field. I saw you out there several weeks ago with your team of horses pulling the plow while I was visiting in Lancaster County. ;^)
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2015 05:05 PM (9HoBs)


And you didn't come up to me and shake my hand!

Oh, wait, you know where it's been.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2015 05:06 PM (b65cm)

277
Actually, our oldest enemies are the Indians. So, with that in mind, when do we get to stop pretending that the North American tribes were basically just hippie communes with red skin? Those people slaughtered and conquered the shit out of each other long before any Europeans moved in.

Posted by: Johnny Dangerously at June 11, 2015 05:06 PM (kQfqk)

278 Some damn Michigander hacked my celestial account. But I concur.

Posted by: Zombie Woody Hayes at June 11, 2015 05:07 PM (JBggj)

279 Those people slaughtered and conquered the shit out of each other long before any Europeans moved in.
Posted by: Johnny Dangerously at June 11, 2015 05:06 PM (kQfqk)


you say that like there is something wrong with that?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 11, 2015 05:07 PM (rDqRv)

280 Hey, maybe we were giving JJ too hard a time about shrimp. Maybe he's serving this? Now, the mussels, who knows?



http://tinyurl.com/8umh8e6


Posted by: Nip Sip at June 11, 2015 05:07 PM (0FSuD)

281 Zombie Woody Hayes

Slap any players lately?

Posted by: wrg500 at June 11, 2015 05:08 PM (sWgE+)

282 The Commies really feared the scientists and the engineers. IOW, people who must think rationally in order to feed and shelter themselves and their families.

Lawyers, too. Both sides couldn't get me off the jury fast enough. And I didn't even give my plans for a lawyer-free utopia!

Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2015 05:08 PM (b65cm)

283 The subtitle of this website should be "Constantly complaining about the news media." Really, my god, the whining is incessant.
Posted by: Really at June 11, 2015 04:57 PM (ibvmu)


It's like RAAAAAAA IIIII NNNNNEEEE on your wedding day....

Posted by: Alanis Morrisette at June 11, 2015 05:08 PM (V+kmg)

284 What's happening with Sandford? I saw where he and his fiance split. I'm no fan as to what he did but his exwife is now super biyatch.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at June 11, 2015 05:09 PM (iQIUe)

285 "Really, my god, the whining is incessant."

Cheer up: If there weren't complaining about the news media you wouldn't be employed to troll about it.

Your handle is "Really". Does that mean you're your own god?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2015 05:09 PM (9HoBs)

286 284 That big dummy.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2015 05:09 PM (u0wRv)

287 As long as the orange man can run to Pelosi and get the votes nothing changes with the republicans in power. NOTHING. Calling my representative is useless, he is bought and paid for by the quisling Boehner aka orange man. They use our tax money to harm us. I don't know when is enough but no hills are in sight.

Posted by: just saying at June 11, 2015 05:10 PM (wkuqO)

288 "The Commies really feared the scientists and the engineers."

But at the same time, needed them.

The fact that his NKVD interrogator decided that Solzhenitsyn had some needed scientific-technical skills to be put at the disposal of the Soviet state was what rescued Solzhenitsyn from the gulag. As with a number of other prominent Soviet intellectuals.

_First Circle_ is a fictionalized account of that system.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 11, 2015 05:11 PM (noWW6)

289 OH, and could someone help me out? What is epistemic closure in little words and simple terms. Type slowly please.
Posted by: Lostris Mahuna at June 11, 2015 05:04 PM (8T2uO)


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


It's something the doctors let the nurses do after childbirth.

Posted by: Soona at June 11, 2015 05:11 PM (P25Hh)

290 Except we he goes off on a tangent.

Posted by: wrg500 at June 11, 2015 04:57 PM (sWgE+)

That could be a factor.

Posted by: flounder at June 11, 2015 05:11 PM (ecDRv)

291 "Slap any players lately?"


Heh. Piker.

Posted by: Gen. George Patton at June 11, 2015 05:12 PM (LA7Cm)

292 Does anybody remember the name of the Female interviewer CNN or MSNBC who got her sqeek hole handed to her by some guy who actually had a PHD in Economics or Medicine,
I think she said something along the lines , what gave him this knowledge, and he responded , Graduate From Princeton , First in class etc...

Posted by: PAPA Joe at June 11, 2015 05:12 PM (/WmRg)

293 287 I called Dave Brat. He's already against TPP. This bill surrenders American Sovereignty to 11 3rd world $hitholes.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2015 05:12 PM (u0wRv)

294 "Slap any players lately?"





Heh. Piker.

Posted by: Gen. George Patton at June 11, 2015 05:12 PM (LA7Cm)

Make my day!

Posted by: Bobby Knight at June 11, 2015 05:13 PM (JO9+V)

295 "Does that mean you're your own god?"


When someone asks you if you're a god, you say YES!

Posted by: Pete Venkman at June 11, 2015 05:13 PM (LA7Cm)

296 Posted by: torquewrench at June 11, 2015 05:11 PM (noWW6)
=========

A great book.

Posted by: mrp at June 11, 2015 05:13 PM (JBggj)

297 @ 233 and you thought my boy would be for it?

Posted by: PAPA Joe at June 11, 2015 05:14 PM (/WmRg)

298 The left media has a small and shrinking audience. If the right stopped linking to them and talking about them - even in protest - wouldn't that audience be even smaller and maybe they'd dry up and go away?

Posted by: Beth M at June 11, 2015 05:15 PM (kiy9d)

299 So when are these youngsters going to rebel against the (current) power structure and decide its 'cool' to be 'different' and challenge the status quo? I'm not expecting to see a return to the 1940s or anything, but this road to hell in a handbasket is getting a bit warm

Posted by: the Butcher at June 11, 2015 05:15 PM (fUjxW)

300 I think she said something along the lines , what gave him this knowledge, and he responded , Graduate From Princeton , First in class etc...
Posted by: PAPA Joe


"Contessa Brewer gets into an argument over economic policy with Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL), and tries to talk him down by snidely asking him whether he has a degree in economics..."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at June 11, 2015 05:15 PM (uctT+)

301
295 "Does that mean you're your own god?"


When someone asks you if you're a god, you say YES!
Posted by: Pete Venkman at June 11, 2015 05:13 PM (LA7Cm)

Hey! That's my line!

Posted by: Winston Zedmore at June 11, 2015 05:15 PM (z/Ubi)

302 Okay, here's your accident eyewitness interview video of the day:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/otdvs8p

Posted by: Inga at June 11, 2015 05:16 PM (oVJmc)

303 If we really had universities and colleges that prepared students for the real world, "Gulag Archipelago" would be required first-year reading.

Posted by: mrp at June 11, 2015 05:16 PM (JBggj)

304 @ 300 that was a moment for the bookies...
thanks looking for that clip....

Posted by: PAPA Joe at June 11, 2015 05:16 PM (/WmRg)

305 Why a handbasket and not a big roomy canvas dufflebag?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2015 05:16 PM (u0wRv)

306 /sock

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at June 11, 2015 05:17 PM (oVJmc)

307 Silly Religious Archaisms.

ace is bending the word Fenelon re: the lefts nonsense being dogma (I'm guessing)

Posted by: DaveA at June 11, 2015 05:17 PM (DL2i+)

308 Learning French and eating cheese?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2015 05:18 PM (u0wRv)

309 I guess that means that I have to start reading the Gulag Archipelago again. I started it once and got about a third of the way through it, but never finished. After reading Atlas Shrugged, I should probably give it another go. If I can finish that, I probably can finish anything.

Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 05:18 PM (9iR5/)

310 299:,These youngsters don't watch tv. It's their idiot parents running the handbasket. The special little snowflakes never pull their mind from the smartphone.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at June 11, 2015 05:18 PM (ucDmr)

311 ace is bending the word Fenelon re: the lefts nonsense being dogma (I'm guessing)
Posted by: DaveA at June 11, 2015 05:17 PM (DL2i+)


'Zactly

Posted by: Sean Bannion at June 11, 2015 05:18 PM (V+kmg)

312 ace is bending the word Fenelon re: the lefts nonsense being dogma (I'm guessing)

In "The Making of the President 1972", Theodore H. White lamented how the Liberal Idea morphed into Liberal Theology.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 11, 2015 05:18 PM (b65cm)

313 How many conservatives does it take to change a light bulb ?

Ten more than it takes Liberals.

Posted by: MSM at June 11, 2015 05:19 PM (C7UJR)

314 Yes; I know ace refers the dogma of the left. I just wasn't sure what he meant specifically about "silly religious archaisms".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2015 05:19 PM (9HoBs)

315 Okay, here's your accident eyewitness interview video of the day:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/otdvs8p


Posted by: Inga at June 11, 2015 05:16 PM (oVJmc)


Two snaps and a twirl!

Posted by: Men On Accidents at June 11, 2015 05:20 PM (JO9+V)

316 I just wasn't sure what he meant specifically about "silly religious archaisms".
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2015 05:19 PM (9HoBs)


Do me a favor?

Don't ask him.

I'm already at my limit for anti-religious screeds from agnostics this week.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at June 11, 2015 05:20 PM (V+kmg)

317 What? Did C.S. Lewis unfriend him?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2015 05:20 PM (u0wRv)

318 302 Okay, here's your accident eyewitness interview video of the day:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/otdvs8p
Posted by: Inga at June 11, 2015 05:16 PM (oVJmc)


Wow. I wonder if he could provide an eyewitness drawing of the leprechaun.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at June 11, 2015 05:20 PM (vgIRn)

319 Seriously. Environmentalism has morphed from caring about conserving natural resources into a fundamentalist religion. If you don't believe, you should be burned at the stake for denialism.

Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 05:21 PM (9iR5/)

320 Funny, Sean. I was thinking of you when I was wondering about that question.

I don't blame you. :^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2015 05:22 PM (9HoBs)

321 ManBearPig deniers.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2015 05:22 PM (u0wRv)

322 308 Learning French and eating cheese?
Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2015 05:18 PM (u0wRv)


And zee usual bhrowoon ales?

Posted by: The Maitre'd at June 11, 2015 05:23 PM (vgIRn)

323 I just wasn't sure what he meant specifically about "silly religious archaisms".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2015 05:19 PM (9HoBs)

It occurs to me that this is just a way to present the left's mindset - stepping into the shoes of the progressive - as they believe themselves to be the absolute authority of what are valid thoughts and beliefs. The rest, as a consequence, being worthy of mockery and shame.

I don't think it was a normative statement about the value of religious beliefs, generally.

Posted by: flounder at June 11, 2015 05:24 PM (ecDRv)

324

TheUlstraYachtLife @ AceofSpadesHQ

dear @Vox,

I'm loving this Learning Adventure we're on together!



you just know Vox is enjoying this

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 05:24 PM (qCMvj)

325 Working "in the field"

I know you're working the field,. Amish Dude, and I'm glad for you.

But all I can think of re: in the field is the classic Boynton card with a cow and a headline referring to being "Outstanding in the field." So I guess you're outstanding in the field with the cows when you're not behind the plow. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 11, 2015 05:25 PM (9HoBs)

326 "ManBearPig deniers."

I swear I saw in the deep liberal heart of San Francisco a car with a bumper sticker reading, "WE MUST ALL STOP MANBEARPIG".

Oh! And, I also saw a bumper sticker the other day which had the iconic likeness of Reagan, and "AVENGE ME!!!"

A few sparks of nonconformity amidst the suffocating liberal "issue consensus" which pervades the place.

Posted by: torquewrench at June 11, 2015 05:26 PM (noWW6)

327 322 And zee usual bhrowoon ales?
Posted by: The Maitre'd at June 11, 2015 05:23 PM (vgIRn)


And zee anal fisting s'il vous plait!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 05:26 PM (St6BJ)

328 On second thought, I guess they couldn't burn you at the stake. It would release too much CO2. That would mean stoning, although that could upset the natural order of where the stones were lying. Maybe drawing and quartering, but then PETA would bitch about animal abuse. They can't drown you because that would mean polluting the water.
Let me think about this some more......

Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 05:26 PM (9iR5/)

329
A bucket for monsieur. And a hose . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 05:27 PM (St6BJ)

330 Dave Brat for Commander In Chief...

No you would rather have that puppy from Cuba?

Posted by: PAPA Joe at June 11, 2015 05:27 PM (/WmRg)

331 328 Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 05:26 PM (9iR5/)


The comfy chair. And - - sarcasm (see, the Pirhana Bros.)

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 11, 2015 05:27 PM (St6BJ)

332 328
On second thought, I guess they couldn't burn you at the stake. It would
release too much CO2. That would mean stoning, although that could
upset the natural order of where the stones were lying. Maybe drawing
and quartering, but then PETA would bitch about animal abuse. They can't
drown you because that would mean polluting the water.
Let me think about this some more......


Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 05:26 PM (9iR5/)

You're dancing all around it.

CO2 sequestration. In the deniers. Everybody wins.

Posted by: flounder at June 11, 2015 05:28 PM (ecDRv)

333 On second thought, I guess they couldn't burn you at the stake. It would release too much CO2. That would mean stoning, although that could upset the natural order of where the stones were lying. Maybe drawing and quartering, but then PETA would bitch about animal abuse. They can't drown you because that would mean polluting the water. Let me think about this some more......
Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 05:26 PM (9iR5/)


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


Hanging. Totally environmentally friendly.

Posted by: Soona at June 11, 2015 05:29 PM (P25Hh)

334 Klein figured out that all he had to do to sell himself to mainstream media as a "health care wonk" was to master the jargon and learn the arguments of the "pro" side. He never had an original thought that I heard of - if he did, he kept it to himself.

And virtually every single result he predicted for Obamacare was wrong, most of them completely the opposite of reality. Yet instead of being laughed off the internet, he gets $10 million from leftist GE CEO and crony capitalist Jeff Immelt to start Vox.

Posted by: Adjoran at June 11, 2015 05:29 PM (QIQ6j)

335 Hanging requires the murder of hemp.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 11, 2015 05:29 PM (+aCe4)

336 torquewrench, did you see that comment by Zombie a couple of months ago? She was taking a friend and the friends husband around SF to see the sights, and he was taking pictures of patriotic bumper stickers so that he could do a facebook thing on how stone age people who would do that are. He sounded like a real piece of work.

Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 05:30 PM (9iR5/)

337 Hey, Ace ... I have an idea:

I'm going to start a Kickstarter to purchase the Washington Post.

I expect every conservative billionaire - you know the ones supporting Lindsey Graham's presidential ambitions, for example - to kick in $10 million each. Shouldn't be too hard to rause $300 million or so. We only need 30 conservative billionaires.

Once I've purchased the Washington Post, I'm going to fire the entire staff. All of them. Even the paperboys. We're hiring all new staff. You're going to be our Political Expert.

I'm going to change the name of the newspaper to the Washington Spades HQ.

We're going to locate ourselves in a new building (since the existing one is bugged).

We're going to sell tickets at $100 a pop.

And then we're going to burn down the Washington Post.

How much are you willing to kick in, Ace? Because this is how you change the liberal media into a conservative media and take control of the narrative.

Posted by: someguy at June 11, 2015 05:31 PM (3z91g)

338 Is that where rope a dope comes from?

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2015 05:31 PM (u0wRv)

339 335
Hanging requires the murder of hemp.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 11, 2015 05:29 PM (+aCe4)
----------Yeah, and it might make the tree haz a sad.
Nice hash by the way.

Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 05:32 PM (9iR5/)

340 Hanging requires the murder of hemp.
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 11, 2015 05:29 PM (+aCe4)


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Okay. How about this. Covered in blood from a fresh mountain lion kill, and then left out in the wild for the bears to eat.

Posted by: Soona at June 11, 2015 05:33 PM (P25Hh)

341 "Hanging requires the murder of hemp. "


Meh. Hang somebody with it.....smoke it.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2015 05:34 PM (LA7Cm)

342 "Okay. How about this. Covered in blood from a fresh mountain lion kill, and then left out in the wild for the bears to eat."


Kinky.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at June 11, 2015 05:34 PM (LA7Cm)

343 Libertarians will try to smoke the rope that the Communists try to hang them with.

Posted by: Boss Moss at June 11, 2015 05:35 PM (u0wRv)

344 Okay. How about this. Covered in blood from a fresh mountain lion kill, and then left out in the wild for the bears to eat.
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Nope, won't work because we're right back into PETA territory. Because you're an icky denier, you might give the bear indigestion.

Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 05:36 PM (9iR5/)

345 Nope, won't work because we're right back into PETA territory. Because you're an icky denier, you might give the bear indigestion.
Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 05:36 PM (9iR5/)


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Hmmm. I thought man-flesh was bear friendly.

Posted by: Soona at June 11, 2015 05:38 PM (P25Hh)

346

Green Dam Girl and Grass Mud Horse join forces.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 11, 2015 05:40 PM (qCMvj)

347 Hmmm. I thought man-flesh was bear friendly.
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Generally speaking, yes. But you're talking denier man flesh, and that's different than ordinary man flesh.
Personally, I don't think the bears give a rat's ass, but to the progressive elite, it makes a difference.

Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 05:41 PM (9iR5/)

348 Old Blue, I finally get four aces and I'm not playing poker. GRRRR.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at June 11, 2015 05:43 PM (m3iiU)

349 Not bragging, but we stopped at Wendover, NV on our way home from the bowling tournament in Reno. Had a good night. Hit aces with a kicker for $500.00 twice in the same night.

Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 05:46 PM (9iR5/)

350 OK, I was bragging.

Posted by: Old Blue at June 11, 2015 05:47 PM (9iR5/)

351 Try Treadwell brand long pork, It's delicious!

Posted by: A Bear In The Woods at June 11, 2015 05:48 PM (JO9+V)

352 I think I am in love with Ace.

Posted by: YourMomKeepsTexting at June 11, 2015 05:50 PM (vexAN)

353 Nood you guys!

Posted by: A Bear In The Woods at June 11, 2015 05:51 PM (JO9+V)

354 Well yeah, the media is the enemy. Of course they're going to do everything, big or small, to make Conservatives life harder. That's what the enemy does.

Never expect neutrality.

If you get decent treatment, nod and keep on expecting the next interaction will be a trap or a spin job or a lie. Odds are, it will be.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 11, 2015 05:58 PM (VxRrA)

355 Test

Posted by: KT at June 11, 2015 06:14 PM (qahv/)

356 I still remember seeing Ben Carson on CNN with the title "Conservative neurosurgeon" under his picture. Van Jones, of course, was not labeled a "Marxist" anything.

Posted by: Null at June 11, 2015 08:20 PM (xjpRj)

357 Klein is a smug little schmuck that has had everything handed to him because of his father. He is also a schmeckle. He is incapable of being objective, and he is one of those activist journalists that is under the delusion that his world view is the default setting for what is considered to be mainstream public opinion. Well, it's not. To make matters worse, Klein is one of those lefties that was brought up to be a lefty and never once questioned everything he was being spoonfed. In other words, he is a product of his environment, and there is not one original thought, idea, or concept that has ever spilled from his mouth or oozed from his pen.

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at June 11, 2015 08:58 PM (2/oBD)

358 Tumblr is a liberal ghetto.

Impedence is furtive.

Posted by: Keep Calm Cruz On at June 11, 2015 10:54 PM (FLBHk)

359 "They collected their BA and proceeded directly into publishing lectures
on politics, economics, foreign policy - you know, all the shit they
have never actually worked on."

True Dat.

Their resume is basically...

BA, Poli Sci SomeLiberalPC IndoctrinationCenter College
"Communications Director" aka copy editor for a political moron in the donkey party, who's a member of Congress.
ABC News, "journalist" aka copy editor for the memes of the donkey party, brought via the DNC through the non-think tanks and agitation Machine (ie ThinkProgress aka ToughtlessRegressives).

88% of statistics out of ThinkProgress, Vox etal are bogus.

Posted by: Keep Calm Cruz On at June 11, 2015 11:02 PM (FLBHk)

360 "What claim does Ezra Klein have to be an "expert"? Sean Davis shares my zeal in credentials-shaming: He is merely a BA holder in the notoriously weak and soft major of Political Science. (Poli Sci to get by, we used to say.)"

In your zeal to shame Klein, you took a cheap pot shot at Political Science. Maybe your alma mater had a crappy soft program, but there are many stellar departments across the country with brilliant faculty and very demanding curriculum. Bad form, Ace. Badly done.

Posted by: Sojourner at June 14, 2015 02:23 AM (nPrY5)

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