Tagged: Idiocy


The Alpha-Alpha Male Strategy

Of all the tactics available to the Republican party to overcome the 12-point gender gap,* this would be… one of them. UPDATE: A tweet from Ross Douthat suggests that it was supposed to be a joke, or...


Rules are rules

Well, here’s a horrific story. After defying a school district to send her kids to a better school, a single mother faces jail time for “defrauding” the county (via): ”The state would not move,...


Quote of the Day

“Some people say I’m extreme, but they said the John Birch Society was extreme, too.” – Kelly Khuri, founder of the Clark County Tea Party Patriots. Guess what, Kelly? They were right!


Actually, I’d like to know how D’Souza thinks

I realize that political publications lob softball questions at ideological fellow-travelers all the time, but National Review’s “interview” with Dinesh D’Souza about his bizarre Forbes cover story is truly embarrassing. First, he gets basic...


Reading comprehension was never his strong suit

The Weekly Standard puts out some great long-form journalism, but goddamn is their blog spectacularly annoying sometimes. Here’s Daniel Halper, criticizing The Washington Post for hiring David Weigel to cover the conservative movement: If...


Our debased political discourse

The annoying tendency of opposition parties to pick really dumb nits is exacerbated by the fact that they did the exact same shit when they were in power. Witness Marc Thiessen, whose concern for...


Headline of the Day

“Democrat Rep. Hank Johnson worries loading too many people onto Guam could capsize the island.”


Spat of the Day

Obama: “When times are tough, you tighten your belts…You don’t blow a bunch of cash in Vegas when you’re trying to save for college.” Harry Reid: ” . . . the President needs to...


Marginalizing extremists, at home and abroad

The trouble with folks like Mark Steyn is that all their clamor about Europe being swept away in a tide of hostile immigrants obscures the very real problem of assimilating new arrivals. Steyn, for...


Pat Robertson’s Greatest Hits

In the wake of Pat Robertson’s latest foray into amateur seismology, Joe Carter compiled a helpful list of the good reverend’s most egregious public statements. Read it and wince.


Party like it’s 2004

Victor Davis Hanson won’t give up the fight: The president apparently does not realize that in Iraq too there was a coalition, that the Iraq War was approved by both houses of Congress on...


The Analytical Rigor of Racists

On the fringes of the internet, you often hear that the science of hereditary racial differences is settled, that racial equality is a convenient fiction that doesn’t stand up to real scrutiny. So you’ll...


Andy McCarthy, just askin’ questions

Seriously, National Review. This is getting embarrassing: I didn’t suggest that Bill Ayers is the author of one of Barack Obama’s biographies — I reported that someone else had made the suggestion and had...