If I didn't see Alito do it w/ my own two eyes it did not happen!
She is, however, willing to split the difference:
I don't trust the descriptions of Epps and Milbank. Maybe we could get some more discussion of the meaning of Alito's head — from some observers who like him. And then I could calculate the truth from there.
I loved the way he started: “I just wanna let you know. I’m a Christian. I’m a believer. God lives in my heart. And I’m for changing minds, not changing values. Are you with me?” That was intended as an applause line. To call the response indifferent would be so kind as to be irresponsible.
While I'm on the War Between The Republican Factions (as performed by the inmates of the Daily Beast under the direction of Tina Brown) Rich Lowry just came out against the Southern Strategy, & (having read almost to the end) he's pimping a book (which is not linked here as I am not a pimp for Amazon or any other hive of worker exploitation & villainy) about rail-splittin' Abe Lincoln (who, by the way, not only split rails & freed the slaves but invented the luxury automobile); the "stop pickin' on Lincoln" schtick is obviously complete bullshit designed to mess w/ his competition in the Lincoln-book field & is w/o any other meaning.
It is the Lincoln-Hating Right. You can't belong unless you feel a compulsion to write "bloody-minded tyrant" immediately before or after the name "Abraham Lincoln." Some members of this fraternity are old-style Lost Cause romantics, deluding themselves about the “War for Southern Independence,” as some Southerners have been doing since about 1866, while others are a peculiar breed of libertarian.
Libertarianism is supposed to make the Republican Party sleek and modern, but this variant of the creed—associated with Ron Paul—is stubbornly perverse and highly unappealing.
See, no meaning. And no mention of Nixon or the Southern Strategy either, because what could any of that have had to do w/ anything; the libertarians are the real (albeit sleek & modern) racists!! Remember, he needs a reason to mention Lincoln so he can pimp his book; an even-close-to-accurate item comparing the present-day Republican Party to Lincoln would not go over well w/ those who must be pleased. So he concludes by admitting he wasted his time high-horsing it over a bunch of losers.
Operationally, they are pro-Confederacy. Their influence shouldn't be exaggerated. The vast majority of people will never hear of them. They exist only as a small but foul temptation on the right. If American conservatism ever wants to commit suicide, they offer the ready means. And it begins with the root-and-branch rejection of Abraham Lincoln.
And I'm going to do a little high-horsing myself (& laughing) by sharing the title of Rich's opus. Ready? Food & drink out of mouths & away from keyboards? Here it is:
Lincoln Unbound: How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—and How We Can Do It Again, on sale June 11 from Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins.
Really? There are still young rail-splitters? Do not hold your breath.
Two women are tied for the title of Most Beautiful Woman in America.
Veritable goddesses, they show no trace of vanity. Their beauty is a
gift to America and they deserve our attention.
There are two humble true-goddess hot chicks locked in a DEATHMATCH! Or something along these lines. What?
Unlike Victoria’s Secret Angels, these two women are ageless; their
attractiveness becomes more apparent with time. They echo the strength
and grace of Michelangelo’s David statue.
Because you can see their penises?
Their gazes are determined looks of confidence; the veins in their
muscular arms protrude; their stances are those of female warriors.
Katie? Frank Frazetta called....
Well, all right.
What the hell are you talking about?
Lady Justice and Lady Liberty are supremely beautiful because justice
and liberty are foundational to the American experiment and to the U.S.
Constitution. We must remember to regularly contemplate their stunning
Lady Justice has protruding veins?
The joke of course, is one KK doesn't even get she's making, and that would be this:
Liberty allows us to roll with the punches and get through any challenge
in life. When we are free, we can always find a way. If we lose our
job, we can start our own business. If we want to reform society, we can
speak our minds in the press.
We can all be brainless Townhall twerps! Recession over!
What now with the your mother having Advice for America now?
"Back in the 1930s, any work was good work. We picked cotton, picked
up cans, scrap metal, whatever it took to get by. The message from
yesteryear is: Don't be too proud to do whatever it takes to meet the
financial needs of your family.
"There's no shame in a hard day's work, whatever it may be. It seems
today that people would go on unemployment before they would work in a
field picking anything. That would not have been the case when I was
Also too, clearly, our current Role Models are undocumented Mexican immigrants, who will work any damn job for any money, and who rarely apply for unemployment. Just like George Washington!
"We didn't have much. In fact, we had nothing at all, compared with
people today, but we had one another. We were poor, but rich in love.
We've lost the value of family and friends today, and we've got to gain
it back if we're ever to get back on track. If we lose all our stuff and
still have one another and our health, what have we lost? We don't
really own anything anyway. Everything is ultimately on loan to us. The
Bible says, 'The earth is the Lord and all it contains.'
Damn straight. Poor people nowadays are too materialistic.
Also dig the bit about how maybe, just maybe, Roosevelt had a better record than did Jesus in helping folks out during the Great Depression. And that communal action along the principles of An Injury to One Is an Injury to All ("We thought and worked in community. The way we saw it was: If one of us was chained, none of us was free") is All-American and Godly.
But this is the Fun Part:
"There was nothing easy during the Great Depression, but we endured and
made it through, and we learned even more how to simplify, help one
another and depend upon God. Children took on chores at an early age and
by early teens were assisting in some ways with the provisions of the
home. Yesteryears' kids often bore today's adult responsibilities. Back
then, we grew up fast and often married young. In fact, by the time I
was sixteen years old, five of the seven Scarberry children in our
family were married, including me."
Child labor, child marriage, don't ever imagine a democratically elected government could ever represent your immediate interests or redress your material grievances...?
What a glorious time in American history! Everyone was poor and desperate and we had Jim Crow!
I'm sure in person Chuck Norris's mom is quite lovely, but this is the public arena, and hence, one must ask, is anyone actually paying for this horseshit?
Forget it, NewsMax and TownHall exist, so yeah, obviously.
MAS. Whoops, forgot to follow up on the asterisk (*) up there next to the name "Rory McIlroy."
For those who don't know, Sears is one of those people who realized decades ago that yelling shit about "the homosexual agenda" beat getting a real job all to hell, and who now smells the end of the end of the long con like a dachshund senses the final splat of a long-produced footlong turd.
But never forget that Sears is Cuturally Important -- after all, he has a Wikipedia entry, wherein it is duly noted with all appropriate fanfare that he is a Townhall Columnist. And as such, he says some gloriously weird shit.
A friend of mine, a teacher, has been telling me about her efforts to
ready her third, fourth, and fifth grade students for a pint-size
production of The Music Man. Things aren’t going well.
As enthusiastic as the children were to put on the musical—as excited as
they were about trying out for featured parts, putting on costumes, and
practicing the dances—the bloom is off the rose, now that it all comes
down to actually memorizing lines, hitting marks, and, especially,
emoting. Several of the parts call for outsized performances, and some
players are feeling self-conscious.
Nothing so darkly portends the collapse of Traditional Heterosexual America as the unwillingness of Our Youth to fully commit to Musical Theater.
I remember? I remember what?
What if I go big – step out – say the line – and: nothing?
What if I’m standing there, flushing scarlet, as people look at each
other and whisper, “Did he really say that? What a fool! Wayyy over the
top.” Better to just say the line as quietly, non-commitally as
possible, and let the show roll on. Being “okay,” even being “bad,” is
better than being embarrassed.
So yes, American schoolchildren must be taught to give big, brassy performances whenever they are cast in musical theater productions. They must learn to be fabulous!
I am on board!
Excellent dramatic advice!
That’s what my teacher friend’s plight makes me think of, as I watch the
manufactured groundswell of public support for redefining marriage...
But one thing everybody knows, whatever their political or religious
persuasion: they want to blend in. They don’t want the “audience” –
their family, their friends, their co-workers, even strangers – to look
at each other and whisper, “Did he really say that? What a fool! Wayyy
over the top.” No matter how old we get, no matter how secure or
successful we become, for many of us, nothing ever takes the place of
Is same-sex marriage “cool?” That’s what the “cool kids” tell us.
So... if you don't like gays having equal rights, you should be Very Brave -- exactly like those bold 6th graders willing to Give Their All in an amateur musical?
The entire column is strewn with Wonderful Jewels; "But then God, of course, is not cool, and never has been."
But the joke is that the only people who sincerely confuse melodrama with real-world morality are people like Sears. Christ, never put him in charge of Hats Off to Hanukkah, he'd reduce more than one cast member to tears.
It's all quite disgusting, but here is the weevil in the biscuit:
agree that treating an American citizen as an enemy combatant is an
extraordinary step. But it is an option. What is disturbing is that
President Obama and Attorney General Holder are so in the grips of their
ideological belief that terrorism is a law-enforcement, rather
than military, problem that they made this decision with insufficient
If only they'd waterboarded him as a prudent first step, who knows what they would have discovered.
Where are the monstrous terrariums where they grow these specimens? And would it kill them to add more oxygen to the cerebral-nutrition mix?
I refer to this failed experiment, whom we have examined previously, much to our horror: for while we remain, my friends, now and forever, scientists, we are not monsters, and it is clear that something at Townhall Labs has gone abominably awry. Tor Johnson is ashamed of his involvement in this somehow.
GAZE UPON NIGHTMARE!
The Bates Motel has less vacancy.
Why, she could be, and I hope this is not too harsh -- an elected official in Oklahoma. (I know that's edgy and cruel, even for this blog. Pray forgive me.)
President Obama and Sandra Fluke both call themselves lawyers and
“reproductive rights activists” without giving you any indication that
they understand the Constitution or basic biology.
Well, Obama and Fluke both have law degrees, or at least Fluke was studying for one, I guess she'll get it. You have that and you pass the bar, and you get to "call yourself a lawyer." And has Obama called himself a "reproductive rights activist"? When?
Also, Sandra Fluke-baiting? Aren't we a year late for that?
I’m not a lawyer, but I understand the Constitution.
Uh... I'm not a lawyer either, but I'm putting money down now that you don't understand the constitution...
I’m not a reproductive rights activist, but Iaced Biology 101.
You did? Was the dead frog's corset untied?
So I can tell you that Sandra and Barack are wrong when they classify women in combat and contraception as “women’s issues.”
Ohkay... letting the bad grammar "women in contraception" hanging curveball go by out of charity...
Military combat and contraception coverage are not women’s issues.
They are freedom issues and freedom is just as important to men as it is
Liberals love dismissing “freedom issues” as “women’s issues” because then it’s like WNBA games—guys check out.
Women don’t go to war by themselves; women fight alongside men. So
the question of whether the government can draft men or women is a
“freedom issue,” not a “chromosomal issue.”
Right... go on....
Here it gets fun:
When a guy turns 18, he must sign up with the Selective Service. The
only purpose of the Selective Service is to prepare for a potential
Currently, women are not required to sign up for the Selective
Service, but Congress will likely change that now that the Pentagon
lifted its ban on women in combat.
Drafts and the Selective Service violate your First Amendment rights
of free speech and freedom of association. They also violate the
Thirteenth Amendment, by making young people serfs of the government.
Holy shit. Someone alert the Federal Courts that the draft is unconstitutional.
Uh, it isn't? Unless there is some compelling legal precedent I'm not aware of?
Philosopher Ayn Rand writes in the June 1966 edition of The Objectivist newsletter: “Statism needs
war; a free country does not. Statism survives by looting; a free
country survives by production. … Just as an individual has the right of
self-defense, so has a free country if attacked. But this does not give
its government [has] the right to draft men into military service—which
is the most blatantly statist violation of a man’s right to his own
life. …a volunteer army is the most efficient army, as many military
authorities have testified. A free country has never lacked volunteers
when attacked by a foreign aggressor.”
Well, take that, American jurisprudence.
Anyone who volunteers for a combat role and meets the qualifications should be able to fight.
And this contradicts Obama and Fluke how, precisely?
Right. Forget I asked.
Point number two is that forcing employers to cover contraception is
also a freedom issue, not a women’s issue. Women don’t impregnate
themselves. Plus, Obamacare’s contraception mandate violates both male
and female free speech.
I have got to hear this.
Ironically, Obamacare is sexist because it teaches guys to be playboys.
Now, if a guy pressures a girl to have sex and she gets pregnant, he’s
off the hook because he can say: “Not my problem, you should have been
using Obama’s free birth control.”
Wait, what...? That makes sense how...?
Oh, right. Forgot who I was dealing with.
I think liberals like Fluke are hurting women by pushing a one-sided
message of sex that gives young women a false sense of security about
jumping into bed with guys who have incurable diseases.
Like lepers, especially.
Hold on, weren't you supposed to explain how the contraception mandate interferes with men and womens' "free speech"?
"Professional Blogger" John Hawkins is, most charitably put, something that exists on the Internet. His stuff may not be original, but to be fair, it is also tedious. Also he looks like a malignant potato.
Many liberals have come to believe the rules of morality, decency, and
good behavior don't apply to them. You see, since they're liberal they
think that no matter how racist, sexist, violent, dehumanizing, evil or
disgusting their behavior may be, they're still good people just by
virtue of the fact that they're liberals.
Just as a member of the KKK would fear being cast out of the group for
speaking out against doing evil to black Americans or a Crip would have
similar fears about defending a Blood, liberals are not allowed to call
for human decency in dealing with those who stand in their way.
Every word here is a Golden Sermon. If you are opposed to, say, voter ID laws, you are in all essentials A Grand High Dragon Poobah of the KKK, and also you likely are a fully paid-up member of the Crips, at least according to their elaborate bylaws.