Ha Ha! Your Intellectualism Is Dying! Pt 1

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GOPers Who Slammed Marshall’s Activism Can’t Name A Case Typifying It

This is what happens when you take your talking points from Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity or Glenn Beck.

I’ve Hit The BigTime Now!

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Sometime over the week-end I received this comment on my blog:

By Have Patterico removed, June 25, 2010

You are a fucking douche bag and I look forward to the day when you get cancer and die a slow, painful death

Now, the original post was pretty innocuous – I was simply giving the guys at Real Climate their due. And yet, for all the post where I have disagree with them, especially here, I write one that agrees with something on the web site, and MAN. such bile!  Oh well, what can I say. But, after blogging for over five years, I can’t remember ever getting hate comments like this before.  I do feel like I’ve hit the big time now.

“No one will know until this is actually in place how it works.”

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Not Again! Good God, you’ve got ot be kidding!

Yep. Again. That is a quote from Democrat Chris Dodd, on how the new Financial Reform Bill will affect things.

Yep. We are in the very best of hands.

PS. Here’s more:

Although it would not fundamentally alter the shape of Wall Street or break up the nation’s largest firms, the legislation would establish broad new oversight of the financial system.

What, you mean like the oversight that took place at Fannie May and Freddie Mac (which appears to be exempt from this bill BTW), or the type that occurred under the Mining and Mineral Service?

A Self-fulfilling Prophecy

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Geithner says US can ‘no longer drive global growth’

Well, duh! Not with you in charge.

Caption This!

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John Perez, the gay California Assembly Speaker, along with his life partner of two months, demonstrates the best and most promising transportation a Green California has to offer.


Another grim image of America’s future under Cap-&-Trade and perpetual drilling moratoriums.

“The Talk”

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From the Talk Bass forum, how a guy who calls himself Bassteban was able to have THAT conversation with his eleven year old boy:

It was easy- we were driving, flipping a U-turn when we noticed a couple of dogs going at it right in the street. The following conversation followed:
Son: Did you see those two dogs?
Me: Yeah- they were makin’ babies. The male dog puts his boy-part into the female dog’s girl-parts, and leaves some stuff inside her. Then the sperm cells get into the egg, & you know the biological part, right?
Son: Yeah…
Me: It’s pretty much the same for people, except we usually don’t do it in the middle of the street. Not usually… 🙂

Awesome! Of course, the last part, about people not doing it in the street? Well, if this were a drum forum, then all bets would be off!

I never got “the talk”. The one thing I do remember concerning being taught about this “stuff” was from….. religious school. Yep! CCD.

Back in the 70’s when I was a lad growing up in Texas, I don’t think the regular schools were allowed to discuss this topic in elementary school, or at least I don’t remember ever having this lesson. However, when I was ten or eleven, the CCD Sunday school at Mary Immaculate DID show a sex ed video, and I’ll never forget it. I don’t know if it was the embarrassment of having to sit and watch this filth in front of the old nun, who, of course, would never have had sex a day in her life, or the fact that the film was produced and distributed by….. none other than… Walt Disney!


OK. Mickey and Mini or Goofy and his wife / girl friend were not actually in the video, but that didn’t stop us from imagining that those were the things demonstrating sex up on the screen instead of the faceless, featureless male / female things demonstrating sex and point to the naughty bit on screen! It would have been better if they had!

I often wonder if this singular episode was the main reason I didn’t lose my virginity until I was 19.

How NOT To Boost Ratings. UPDATE 7/6/2011… Cancelled!!!!!

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CNN has announced that it has added to its stable of compelling journalists….   Elliot Spitzer….

Really…  That’s the best you could do?????

To the person making these decisions at CNN, I give you this:

Hat Tip: Althouse.


UPDATE:  Stick a fork in it…  It’s done!

And I love this observation:

Back in June of ’10, CNN announced Spitzer, the disgraced/rehabbed former governor and New York Democrat, would be joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist Kathleen Parker – a Washington Post columnist and member of The Washington Post Writers Group –  for a new program called “Parker Spitzer.” That announcement was made by CNN president Jon Klein – who, himself, was given the hook before the show actually debuted.

The show did poorly in the ratings; CNN cut bait on Parker in late February – because low ratings are always the chick’s fault in the news biz – and gave Spitzer his own show, called “In the Arena.” Which, on Wednesday became Out of Time.


Fair Is Fair

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I wrote a number of post about Climategate. After this story broke there were other “gates” that appeared, including “Amazon-gate” and “Africa-gate”. Both those stories, written by one Johnathan Leake, have been retracted. I am a skeptic of the alarmist, dooms-day wing of AGW climate consensus, and have written more than a few bits on this blog expressing my views. I searched my blog and couldn’t find any post where I mentioned either of these stories, but just the same, I think it is important to acknowledge and weed out journalistic fraud; what would, in this case, appear to be sloppy / misleading reporting, taking advantage of a dust-up in the climate science community,  all for the purposes of selling news copy.

To me, this is no different than the incredibly sloppy / stupid journalistic rants of one Jason Leopold, who in 2006, fabricated a story that sources in Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald’s office, and those inside the White House were telling him of the imminent indictment of Karl Rove in the Valerie Plame fiasco. Now, if he claimed to have had one source, and the one source turned out to be wrong, then you could say that the source was simply mistaken, or misunderstood. But Leopold wrote that he had several.  Leopold was so sure that Rove was the perp, that he fabricated the story. Even though he lied about having sources, created them out of thin air, if Rove had been indicted, Leopold would have been considered the first to break the story and would have been greeted with heeps of praise from the whole industry. He would have probably won the Pulitzer, and no one would have been the wiser.

Anyway, hats off to RealClimate for not dropping the blatant dishonesty of Leake and exposing it.

Signed:   Mike aka Sonicfrog.

Bad General – How Dare You Criticize The President!!!!!

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“Oh No! How Could He!!!!”. This is the news today… The headline on MSNBC is even all bold to let us know just how serious a breach of protocol this is.


Stanley McChrystal, right, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, is ordered home over a magazine profile in which his aides are quoted mocking Vice President Biden. Full story

Of course, when a general would criticize the previous President, the reaction in the press was a little different.

Robot Porn

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Eclectic Method – Robots from Eclectic Method on Vimeo.