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Thanks to "Ha" for alerting me. (And no, that's not any kind of insult to Pruden; "Ha" is the name he always goes by. A bit awkward in this context but it is just his screen-name.)
LOL reply to the sanctimonious David French, bewailing the country's divisions: "O! Why is the country so divided!?" shrieked the Russia Truther.
Liberal atheist AllahPundit just can't stop attacking Christians
It's "racist" to attack any group you don't belong to, but the liberal atheist AllahPundit attacks conservative Christians, accusing them of Godcrime, four or five times per week
It's also cool that he's quoting Real TruCon Conservatives like MSNBC flunky Michael Steele, too
It's like AllahPundit is saying Christians aren't real Americans and should go back to their own countries, except he says it 5 days a week
The Washington Monument "For three nights, July 16, 17 and 18 -- the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will project the rocket's image onto the east face of the monument." [CBD]
I'm avoiding the full pile on, because I understand this person is nice and personally loyal, but a Leading NeverTrumper and Fusion GPS conspiracy theory promoter just tweeted, about Stevens' death: Man, the confirmation hearings over John Paul Stevens' replacement is going to be pure fire!
This wouldn't be such a big deal except we keep being told by this crew that they're the Smart Ones who Really Understand Politics. In fact, they're almost all unaccomplished and a bit dim. They mistake "Famous among a tiny subculture addicted to Twitter" for actually famous. Or actually accomplished.
A friend cracks: "Maybe she got this wrong because she was reading from Fusion GPS' dossier on Stevens."
You know, people involved in writing and communications might want to consider that Twitter Is Not Their Friend. It encourages lazy writing and thoughtless #HotTakes. Why bother checking to see the last decade that Stevens worked as a justice when precious seconds for getting in your #EarlyHotTake are slipping away!
Really Super-Forgotten 80s Mystery Click
Hint: it's King Creole and the Coconuts doing "My Male Curiosity"
Let's face it, you weren't going to get it anyway
Here's a topic: Can you think of bands that seemed to get a lot of promotion in movies and tv but didn't go anywhere? I seem to remember David Johannson (especially in his "Buster Poindexter" persona/act) getting a lot of tv/movie push and not being very good; Oingo Boingo too. (Danny Elfman eventually made it as a composer, but not as a rocknroll front man.)
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Somethin' in the moonlight catches my eye...
Baseball Cuck is, as usual, convinced he is smarter than everyone else in the world, despite continents of evidence to the contrary
The ability of the NeverTrump pseudo-intellectuals to maintain such passionate belief in their intellectual supremacy despite overwhelming evidence that they are wrong about literally everything is... how do I say it? ... rather Millennial in its delusional self-regard, no?
How do you spell "hamster," BaseballCuck?
An ocean of smug, a thimbleful of brains
Flashback: Glenn Reynolds on How David Brooks Gave Us Donald Trump
" It's clear that [Brooks would] like a social/political revolution that was more refined, better-mannered, more focused on the Constitution and, well, more bourgeois as opposed to in-your-face and working class.
The thing is, we had that movement. It was the Tea Party movement...
Yet the tea party movement was smeared as racist, denounced as fascist, harassed with impunity by the IRS and generally treated with contempt by the political establishment and by pundits like Brooks, who declared "I'm not a fan of this movement." After handing the GOP big legislative victories in 2010 and 2014, it was largely betrayed by the Republicans in Congress, who broke their promises to shrink government and block Obama's initiatives.
When politeness and orderliness are met with contempt and betrayal, do not be surprised if the response is something less polite, and less orderly.
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Once again, they attempt to get an insult they don't like -- "cuck" -- censored, claiming it is only about black men having sex with white wives. The cuck kink isn't limited to black-on-white cucking -- it's a term oblivious to race, and refers only to weakness and submissiveness -- but they keep saying it is entirely racial, contrary to the dictionary definition and contrary to a cursory perusal of the offerings in this category on Xhamster. Just to falsely tar their opponents as "racist" for daring to criticize them. Same as their liberal friends do, oddly enough!
Or maybe I'm too cynical. Maybe they're not deliberately misrepresenting "cuck" porn as exclusively black and white; perhaps they're just prisoners of their own experience and their own kinks, and that's just their personal favorite type of cuck pornography.
I don't know. What I do know is that cucks come in all colors and shapes. Well, one shape, mostly -- Eggs With Legs. But again, it's not exclusive to that.
The silly little brokebrain bitch David French spends more time damseling for himself on Twitter, asking his beta orbiters to protect him, than he spends on his actual job(s). Shouldn't he at least put up a Patreon with "nude and lewd" pictures of himself on offer if he's going to keep begging his beta orbiters to White Knight for him? Shouldn't his Beta Brigade get some sexy boudoir shots for their services?
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May 26, 2004

John Kerry Takes Credit for al-Sadr's Looming Surrender

W A S H I N G T O N -- His forces decimated and forced to retreat from Karbala, Moqtada al-Sadr today offered to retreat from all other occupied cities and buildings in exchange for a "discussion" about his ultimate fate.

Democratic Presidential Candidate John Kerry was quick to tout his own role in the surrender-negotiations. "For months, I have been lecturing Americans, at some great length and with numerous solmnolent asides, sub-clauses, caveats, and the like, about the great and pressing need at this point in time for George W. Bush to abandon his arrogant and reckless policy and finally announce what I term a 'plan' for managing Iraq," the candidate said. "Finally, George Bush heeded my advice, and announced his 'plan' on Monday. Within 48 hours, Moqtada al-Sadr was offering to surrender."

Liberal "security experts" were quick to congratulate Senator Kerry. "What a difference a 'plan' makes," said Fred Kaplan, a somewhat-girlish and incompetent "defense writer" at the amateur webzine Slate. "This just proves that we've been right all along: we should raise taxes immediately, or whatever it is we're talking about."

Indeed, al-Sadrist forces have been taking heavy casualties since the day of the speech. In Kufa, 32 insurgents were killed when point three of the 'plan' was detonated in a safehouse they were hiding in. In Karbala, Marines unleashed thousands of points and sub-points of the 'plan,' riddling dozens of Sadrists with wounds. Terrorists attempted to detonate a bomb near the entrance to the so-called Green Zone in Baghdad, but soldiers were protected from the blast by deploying 'the plan' to shield them.

"Good Gravy!" said Lance Corporal Herbert C. Reilly of the 51st Battalion. "For a year, we've been just running around with guns and grenades and radios and such. We didn't even know this miracle weapon called 'a plan' existed. If they had this 'plan' all along, why the hell didn't they deploy it into the field?" He shakes his head sadly. "I saw an Iraqi civilian get his head cut off by a terrorist bomb a week ago. I imagine that if I'd had 'the plan' on me at the time, I might have been able to perform cranial reattachment surgery and save him."

MSNBC commentator/fat kid picked last for kickball Chris "Sweet Pillows" Matthews was unstinting in his criticism. "Damn the arrogance of the Bush adminstration," he said. "If they'd only admitted earlier they needed 'a plan'! We might have never suffered a single casualty in Iraq at all."

Dispirited al-Sadr insurgents, now taken prisoner, were quick to agree. "Well-trained marines with heavy guns, Army soldiers in lethal tanks, airmen patrolling our skies in fantastically deadly aircraft-- all these I was prepared for, and ready to confront," Ahmad al-Mohammed says. "But when I heard the Americans now had 'a plan,' I surrendered immediately. What weapons can contend against such a thing? I am willing to die for Allah, but I certainly didn't sign up into an Islamist death-cult just to commit suicide."

Related: Ann Coulter's latest is definitely worth a read, if only to see her write the word "tit."


posted by Ace at 08:33 PM