Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Deeply, Deeply Silly

When I wasn't looking, Megan became someone's (possibly maiden) aunt. (Or Andrew "High Dudgeon" Sullivan.) "'Tsk tsk,' tutted maiden Aunt Megan, 'have you children no shame? And can you not keep a civil tongue in your head?'"

The Role of Clemency

Hear, hear.  As far as I can tell, this was a reasonable clemency decision, and anyone making a political issue out of it should be deeply, deeply ashamed.
The "Holy Crap, is there no shame or stigma for these leeches?" reaction to The NYT item on people actually using Food Stamps did not get a work-out at Asymmetrical Information, so this may have been her chance.

But come on. It's politics. What do we expect? Other potential GOP candidates have seen who's ahead in the three-yrs.-&-counting polls, & they're not letting anything go by. They never do.

In this particular case, I can even agree w/ Ms. McA. Gov. Huck granted a commutation of a life sentence, which only made the cop-killer eligible for parole. Plenty of others deserve a finger pointed at them. But this is hardly the first commutation or parole board pressure situation where Huckabee's involvement has come back to bite him on his substantial behind. W/o the already widely known Wayne DuMond case, this wouldn't have generated nearly the "shameful" heat it has.

And Megan, if you're indeed working toward a more civil discourse, & shame, speak to some of your regular commenters. Comparing the pre- & post-registration output in the comments would be an interesting study.


Clever Pseudonym said...

Coates writes "I don't know enough about the merits of this case..." and Megan adds " far as I can tell..." Shit, whatever happend to pundit journalists taking the time to actually research something before offering up their opinions? That's Megan to a tee. "I don't really know what I'm talking about, but here's what I think..." At least two highly amusing things came out of that post: Megan, scolding others who should feel "deeply, deeply ashamed" while she scribbles her ignorance in crayon on the pages of the Atlantic on a daily basis and movertyperguy actually disagreeing with her for once.

NutellaonToast said...

Movertyperguy is just cancer using a pseudonym. He is awful.

blivet said...

I think movertyperguy is borderline mentally ill.

Clever Pseudonym said...

Borderline? I'd say he's whole hog nuts. This is a guy who has described abortion as a deliberate genocide against the black community.

M. Bouffant said...

That "Abortion/Genocide/African-Americans" thing is a common reactionary concept; essentially they're trying to get black people not to vote Democratic.

Though most of them don't go so far as to say it's planned & deliberate.