Friday, November 14, 2008

I turn my head for a minute

and she pours out a huge torrent of crap. Ooof. Let's start with some shorters and see how far we can get.

Save the Rust Belt!:

My mother's experiences growing up in Rochester show that I'm the real victim of industrial decay here. Autoworkers are overpaid and unnecessary, unlike me.

If we only had socialized medicine...:

If I don't mention relative costs to the companies I can pretend the onerous burden the price of health care puts on American employers is comparable to that borne by similar companies in countries where the government bears the cost of basic health care for all its citizens.

Manhattan no more:

We hate most in others what we're least able to control in ourselves, and so here Megan criticizes how other people use the English language.

Placebo, yes or no?:

One day, I'm going to write down all my personal experiences and reactions to them for people to use as a model, like Jebus n the Bible.

Fascist swine:

... Roving wiretaps are not fascist. ...
...
That doesn't mean that the things of which you disapprove are right. But calling something fascist, when it does not really pertain to the totalitarian ideology which gripped various states during the early-to-mid-20th-century, does not add to the conversation. It's an attempt to short-circuit logic by employing a word with a very, very high negative indice. I'm more than willing to listen to your argument about how awful . . . well, whatever you're complaining about is. But shouting and name calling are not arguments.
As I'm told Rush Limbaugh likes to say, words mean things, and they mean whatever Megan says they mean.
The liberals who think that "Liberal Fascism" is somehow more definitionally stupid than "Conservative Fascism" are, I think, patting themselves on the back a little too hard. They didn't call themselves "National Socialists" for no reason, and pointing this out is, so far as I am concerned, God's work.

Individual looks at a couple of posts still to come.

5 comments:

clever pseudonym said...

That "fascist" post is rich. Megan condescendingly lecturing everyone else about their misuse of the English language in the same post where she types. Like. This. Notice how the only examples she has of people using the word come in her personal e-mails, so she can, once again, make a straw man argument without having to back anything up. The only cases I've ever really seen of people using the word "fascist" where there clearly isn't any are when they are obviously making an exaggerated joke (Goldberg aside, but I consider him unintentionally funny, so the "joke" assertion still stands).

Simba B said...

Rochester is doing alright for itself, at least by McMegan standards. I find the complete and total lack of yuppies in Syracuse to be refreshing, in an odd way.

It's one of the things I hate about Columbus when I go back.

Simba B said...

Wow, I just read that post. She thinks Syracuse is the fortunate one, not Rochester.

She really is a sheltered little prick, isn't she?

bulbul said...

Told ya, she's being stupid overtime.

They didn't call themselves "National Socialists" for no reason
This reminds me of this conservative/libertarian prick I know who once argued that Jesus was a conservative and so is Christianity, because some European conservative parties call themselves Christian-Democrats. He and Megan would get along splendidly.

angie.b said...

This is my first visit to your blog. Keep up the good work! MM is a joke and should be fired with cause, no severance, each time she sits at a keyboard.

And did she actually write "indice", which in MM's donkey-with-fly brain (picture Homer S.), is supposed to be the singular form of "indices"?

Wow, where can I get me an MBA in journalism like my heroine MM?