Thursday, April 29, 2010

Get Me Everybody

A blog from the city of my alma batter has the best take on the Arizona crap-a-doodle I've seen:

I propose relocating the entire population of Puerto Rico to Arizona. Remember, Puerto Ricans, as citizens of a U.S. Territory, are citizens of the United States... even though they're brownish and speak some crazy fast moon people language. That's almost 4,000,000 (well, not "immigrants" and certainly not "illegal"... so "migrants" or "commuters", I suppose) to perplex and confound state police.
And go ahead and read the whole thing, ydoncha.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Big Picture of What?

Really Matt?

I think fan fiction is exciting.
Not the example with which I'd have ran... but ok...

update Sometimes, I think Glenn Greenwald is shrill. Other times, I wish that I were gay too and that gay people were treated like people people so that Glenn and I could marry.
It looks like Ross Douthat picked the wrong month to try to pretend that threat-induced censorship is a uniquely Islamic practice

Friday, April 23, 2010

Conservatism in a Nutshell

Shorter Megan McArdle:

New Money
Back in my day we used plain loose leaf with "100 smackers" written on it for cash adn that was good enough. Damn kids today, with their funny money and not wanting of counterfeiters to become rich and all...

Seriously, I like the somber gravity of the old plain green bills, too. I -- like most sentient beings -- can differentiate from nostalgia and practicality, though. Alas, Megan cannot. No, she doesn't like green money because that's all she's ever known. No, she likes green money because it's JUST BETTER.

I'm not linking to her and you can't fucking make me.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Never Waste A Good One

W/ Earth Day soon, I'm multi-purposing my output.

Also: Not worshiping any old bastard (Let alone his self-appointed representatives on this planet.) who lets his stenographers get away w/ that whole incoherent contradictory Bible mess.
Who does he think he is, Megan McArdle?
In a Discussion of Biblical whatnot, also featuring FMM's own Nutella. (To whom I say it was all Charlton Heston.)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Quick Shorter

old post to poke at, but we've gone lazy here anyways. There's only so much shit you can shovel, and Megan's mouth bears a striking resemblance to a horse's anus.

More On Structural Discrimination:

Michael Berube's response to my writing about the lack of conservatives in the cultural elite is, perhaps unsurprisingly, just a tad overwrought, and not very responsive. Frankly, I sort of wondered if he didn't outsource it to an undergraduate.

[whine, half truths asserted as fact, no supporting references]

But apparently Michael Berube finds the possibility of being nice to conservatives too horrifying to contemplate.
Who cares if she's utterly wrong and making up every fucking thing she has ever said in public to support her ideological house made of tinkertoys, manners, people, manners.
Look at how far her and Ezra are going mainly on kissing ass, doesn't Berube realize she's going to tell her friends to ignore him at lunch and he's gonna end up with the A/V geeks ahahahaha.

Back again in several months.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Guilt By Association

Via LG&M, I peeked at something called Pileus. Granted, blog-pimper Robert Farley advised that he didn't agree w/ them much, but one doesn't expect to see Megan McCardle [sic] considered a "high quality blog"

by anyone who takes himself seriously.

We here don't even take ourselves seriously, but even we know enough not to take Ms. McArdle seriously at all.

Elements Of Style©: Just from a technical standpoint, Megan types neither well nor clearly, seldom bothers to correct typos, & so on, as often documented here & elsewhere in cyberspace. That alone makes her space less than high quality, w/o getting into, you know ...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Veering Dangerously Close to Back on Track

Oh my, I perhaps should have started reading Crooked Timber long ago.

Highlights (Re: Megan's comparing conservatives not entering academy to blacks not becoming bankers in 1950):

Ah, I know what’s missing! The entire legal apparatus of segregation and Jim Crow! If McArdle knew her pre-Civil Rights Era history better, perhaps, she would remember that conservatives in the armed forces were not allowed to fight alongside their moderate and liberal fellows until 1948, when President Truman issued his famous antidiscrimination order and provoked the “Dixiecrat” backlash dedicated to preserving the second-class status of conservative-Americans. Even as late as 1964, in Holly Bluff, Mississippi, school officials spent $190 for every liberal or moderate student and $1.26 for every conservative.

What He Said

OMG. Libertarians amuse, confound and anger me more than I can possibly explain. Here, I'll let this guy do it for me.

Money shot(On marital rape in days of yore):

To be blunt, this issue is almost entirely symbolic. While it’s a heinous crime, I seriously doubt that more than a small fraction American women in 1880 worried about being raped by their husbands.
How deluded to you have to be to put your foot down when you're caught idiotically claiming that the pre-civil rights area was a freer time?

Monday, April 12, 2010

It's the Downtown Local - RUN

A bus full of people. Really. 50 suicide bombers on a Greyhound; That's what you thought was going on?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Holy Shit

Fucking magnets, how do they work?

(via LGM)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Let's Go to the Video Tape

Shocking developments. America has received private word from a confidential inside source that when you decide to invade an entire fucking country, you sometimes end up shredding civilians to pieces.

AP has independently confirmed this reports with important people close to the situation.

Duh and no fucking shit could not be reached for comment before press time, but various logical fallacies, moral deficiencies, and completely predictable occurrences noted that "America is a retarded, self interested child who shows remorse only when caught covered in chocolate standing next to the shattered jar."

Saturday, April 3, 2010

On Words That Don't Mean What You Think They Mean

One of my favorite things in politics is when one side calls politicians from the other side sociopaths. HUH-DOY. It's like calling park rangers outdoorsmen! ALL OF THEM ARE. This is not hyperbole or OMG POLITICS IS STUPID. This just stems from the fucking textbook definition of sociopathy. Don't believe me? Click here.

Psychopathy (pronounced /saɪˈkɒpəθi/[1][2]) is a personality disorder characterized by an abnormal lack of empathy combined with strongly amoral conduct, masked by an ability to appear outwardly normal.
Ruthless people that everyone seems to like? Eh?
Psychopaths lack a sense of guilt or remorse for any harm they may have caused others, instead rationalizing the behavior, blaming someone else, or denying it outright.
What politician has ever admitted wrong?

Sociopaths are basically remorseless people who appear either normal, or else especially charming. You know, the kind of person that knows how to shake a hand warmly but is also willing to lie to get their way? The kind of person that will kiss a baby while signing a bill to guarantee that babies are now fed lead-laced cyanide drink at a hefty premium from Murder the Infants Inc.

The reason is simple. These are the people who are most successful under our system. Everyone who meets them likes them, so they get promoted. On the other hand, they're willing to do unscrupulous shit to get their way. They're kittens with dioxin claws whether they're named Bush, Obama or Palin.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

In a Startling Display of Originality

We like Megan McArdle!