November 2007


…with this, but oddly will not allow me to comment, which is too bad, because one thing I want to see is a do-over of the CNN YouTube debate featuring REAL Republicans, as in those from the base.  I love comedy shows.

Here it is.  Why won’t they let me cheer the idea on?

Dear RedState Reader:

RedState.com and Human Events, Ronald Reagan‘s favorite newspaper, are proposing a do-over debate to make up for the CNN fiasco.

This would be a debate of real Republicans asking the questions to the Republican candidates.

You can read the details here.

Let’s see which of the Republican candidates really want to take questions from real Republican voters.

All the best,


Erick Erickson
Editor,
RedState.com

I just don’t get it.  But I DID manage to get an e-mail off asking why they wouldn’t allow me to express my full-throated voice to the idea of letting the REAL GOP base pose some questions of their own candidates.  Plus, God forbid they should have to answer anyone else’s.  Like George Bush the Great.  HE doesn’t let dissent in to his events.

That’s what it means to be an American.

My parents took me to see an Evel event at the now-gone Chicago Amphitheater, which back when I was a boy was a serious place that hosted serious events.

Evel ran by doing some 100-yard wheelies several times, made a great and funny speech promoting Harley’s, and then jumped a whole bunch of trucks.

I was dazzled.  His head seemed like inches from the ceiling at his peak, even though I’m sure they made sure it was a couple of feet at least, he landed safely and broke hard on the smooth concrete floor in one of the corridors on the end of the building, where no one could see him.  He rode out triumphantly, of course.  Quite the showman.

So for me, today marks the end of an era.  Middle age marches on.

And that’s just the coverage of actual train wrecks and bombs.

When will the media give up on the “How does it feel” questions to survivors?  Of course, survivors could help matters by starting to ask in return, “How do you think it feels, moron?”  And the endless “updates,” where the only thing updated is say, the originating point of the train, or a hot one, the train number.

The bomb story is a little more fresh, but you’ve got in essence a whole lot of cameras pointing at a building with nothing but a bunch of speculation going on.  “Are the schoolchildren at risk?  They’re on the same block.” 

MSNBC expert Cliff Van Zandt (Clint?  Matthews calls him both):  “Well, that depends on how large the alleged explosive device is.”

Yeah, thanks!

It’s all very weird.  MSNBC is reporting that the hostage taker wants to talk to HRC.  A health care question, perhaps?  My best guess is that he’s so desperate to keep the GOP out of the WH he’s going to ask her to get out of the race.  Politely.

Funny, were it not so sad and emblematic of our larger problems, one of the biggest being that morons like Joe Klein and Charles “The German Hammer” Krauthammer and Bill Kristol still have jobs.

Dear Joe Klein:

Read and learn and look in the fucking mirror from time to time, and not to see if your beard is groomed OK.

Update:  Keep in mind that IOZ has it right from a macro point of view.

The Righties have their high-waisted granny-panties in a bundle because CNN posted some questions during last night’s YouTube debate that may have come from “the other side.”

Horrors!

TIME magazine is still freaking out about Joe Klein’s flagrantly bad journalism, and now the Washington Post is up to their ears in hassle from the unwashed massses about their front-page story that suggests Obama is a Muslim plant, presumably to get us all bombed and shit.

I am losing hope.  They say it springs eternal, and sometimes I feel that way, but boy-oh-boy are we in trouble.

…for lying about his extramarital blow jobs.  (He didn’t even fuck her!  Even Ken Starr admitted as much!)

The Republican national front-runner for the nomination for President of the United States is a thrice-married man who told his second wife he was divorcing her via press conference, and used taxpayer money to get a little or a lot while he was mayor of the second most liberal city in America.  Isn’t “lying” sort of, well, built in to all of that?  Not under oath, of course, because if you’re a Republican under oath (and we should try not to forget the number of Adminstration officials who refused to testify under oath, successfully) you just say you can’t remember, but still.

WTF?

And people tell me *I’m* crazy.

Maybe so.  But not as crazy as those nutty Repubicans!

“Under oath” are the words Karl Rove is going to hear over and over again for eternity if/while he rots in hell.

…should one of the Republican candidates actually win/steal the Presidential election.

It’s hard not to hate all of them, both sides, but at least the Dems’ solution to everything isn’t, “lower taxes!,” and “Mexcans are bad!”

I’m honestly not sure what I will do, but it ranges from escaping into the woods someplace, preferably but truly unlikely, in a cool log cabin on a lake in a forest with a championship-grade golf course nearby, to, well, I can’t say, since the NSA is reading.  Yo, NSA!  I promise not to hurt anyone else!

My promises are bankable.

With what I suspect is going to be an economic meltdown, or at least the prevention-by-manipulation-and-delay economic meltdown until post-election, it sure is going to be one interesting 2008 and 2009.  The Republicans don’t care about our future, because their’s are generally secure, no matter what happens to the rest of us.  So they’ll fix it, and fix it good, if given half a chance.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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