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In the land of progressive inteh-LEK-chew-als, it's the Tea Party folks who are crude rubes. Dressing up in colonial costumes is corn pone and low brow. Conservatives and Fox News viewers are uncouth and uneducated. But we're not the ones snickering like Beavis and Butthead at photos of politicians eating corn dogs at state fairs.... Read More
From the bottom-of-the-barrel-scraping blogger whose reaction to the lynching of four American civilian contractors in Fallujah in 2004 was this... ...comes today's nominee for the progressive Left's most ghoulish Tucson massacre Tweet of the week. He cheered the ruthless murders of American war veterans serving their country as civilian contractors in Iraq, and now he's... Read More
Blue-on-blue.
The nutroots have launched a smear campaign against the moderate Democrats who run Hillbuzz. Background from Cynthia Yockey. Hillbuzz responds here: There have been many times in the last two years when we’ve been attacked by the Left, and we’ve thought about just giving all of this up and going back to who we were... Read More
Holy nutroots.
Behold the Kossification of the House floor: Transcript: I mentioned Kos's Jesus/Pontius Pilate meme last week. They won't let it go. Bob Owens' rejoinder deserves reprinting: Indeed.
The diseased Left.
My syndicated column today takes a broader view of those suffering from Palin Derangement Syndrome and assesses the longtime signs and symptoms of progressive Conservative Female Abuse by the Left. Yes, I speak from personal experience. Been there, done that. See also: Unhinged. See-Dubya blogged over the weekend about the Palin-haters' fake bikini photo mania.... Read More
"KILLER PYSCHO FUNDIE B***H FROM HELL!!!"
Reader Monica M. sent me a link to the Democratic Underground's latest thread for commenters to come up with nicknames and posters to slime GOP Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- and then to "spread [them] all over the 'net." There are now nearly 100 filthy, hate-filled responses and counting. Among the "nicer" entries: "Cruella," "Gidget,"... Read More
Into the abyss once more.
McCain P.O.W. mockery? Check. Hack-edited video? Check. Rampant sexism? Check. Festering conspiracy theories? Check. They can't control themselves. Back off? They just can't.
Come out, come out, wherever you are.
Every major Democrat presidential candidate has attended the Yearly Kos convention. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid keynoted the nutroots' annual gathering two years ago. Dick Durbin appeared via satellite with the official Senate seal in the background. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sat down with the Kossacks and their ilk for a chat at Netroots Nation... Read More
Fight the smears.
Photoshop: David Lunde We noted the nutroots' deepening Palin Derangement Syndrome over the weekend, topped by a diarist at the Daily Kos who's been spreading disgusting, bottom-of-the-barrel rumors -- picked up by the excitable and shameless Andrew Sullivan -- about Gov. Sarah Palin's youngest child and attacking one of Palin's daughters as the mother of... Read More
Ronald J. Withrow and John Roy Young, RIP.
Terrible news. Please keep the families of Ronald J. Withrow of Roaring Springs, Tex., and John Roy Young of Kansas City, Mo., in your thoughts and prayers tonight: Please also remember the other civilian contractors still missing who were seized with Young and whose fingers were also sent to military officials: Paul Reuben of Minne
Nutroots election prank.
Last week, I noted Markos Moulitsas's call for Democrats to engage in election mischief and throw their votes to Mitt Romney. Now, a Kossack has produced a video advocating the shenanigans. The producer of the video is one Andy Cobbon. Here's his message accompanying the video: Democrats of Michigan, on January 15th you have a... Read More
Markos Moulitsas, mainstream Newsweek columnist, tells his minions at the Daily Kos to muck up the Michigan primary: "Let's have some fun in Michigan." How many of the same moonbat minions who gnash their teeth about the need for integrity in the voting system will follow his orders to pull off this shenanigan? Look: Bob... Read More
Losers. Update: More pile-on.
Update 9:30pm Eastern. This isn't getting much attention outside of the lefty blogs, but tonight Harry Reid withdrew the FISA overhaul bill after Kos champion Chris Dodd threatened to filibuster it over telecom immunity provisions. The bill has bipartisan support. It is now tabled until next month. More details: Facing divisions among Senate Democrats, Majority... Read More
Soporific.
There's been a little tizzy in the blogosphere over Newsweek's hiring of Markos Moulitsas Zuniga on the left and Karl Rove on the right as campaign commentators/contributors. I wouldn't get too worked up about it. The fact that they both accepted the invitation shows they share a need for mainstream approbation and a common belief... Read More
Unhinged birds of a feather.
What does a nutroots echo echo echo echo chamber look like? This. Like I said earlier today, the far Left fringe is the Democrat center.
Update 1:40pm Eastern. Bruce Kesler discovers that, despite living in one of the highest cost areas of the U.S., San Diego, owning a modest house in a middle-class neighborhood, with substantial equity, he qualifies for S-CHIP. He says no thanks: More: Need vs. want. Update 1:10pm Eastern 10/10. Snort-worthy conspiracy theory of the day...The tinfoil... Read More
Blue on blue.
Meet The Press is touting a showdown this morning between Markos Moulitsas and DLC'er Harold Ford: "Exclusive! Former Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., Chairman of the DLC and Markos Moulitsas, editor of the DailyKos, debate the direction of the Democratic Party and 2008." More here. I'm taping it and won't watch it until later. But if... Read More
Earlier today, bloggers Reverse Spin and Backyard Conservative called attention to Democrat Dick Durbin's video to the nutroots YearlyKos convention, which used an official Senate seal. The Senate Ethics Manual explicitly forbids the use of the Senate seal for campaign use. The video had been posted on the DailyKos website since Saturday. Anne Leary: Dan... Read More
The Kossification of the Democrat Party is complete.
Here you go: Pay attention as Hillary adopts Kos-ese while praising the nutroots for "standing up to the right-wing Republican noise machine," jokingly blames the "vast right-wing conspiracy" for a microphone glitch, and claims credit for helping establish Media Matters and the Center for American Progress. Also this: "Don't tell anybody, but I actually read... Read More
Update 8/4: PJM has an exclusive interview with the censored soldier. Allah points out the hypocrisy of the moonbat vet who tried to squelch dissent at Ykos. Update 10:15pm Eastern. Hell freezes over. Democrats apologize for the debacle in the House last night. Yep, no wonder the Dem leaders don't want to show up at... Read More
Update 3:28pm Eastern. Noel Sheppard notes that Markos is alarmed and trying to control the inmates in the Daily Kos asylum: "With us or against us" by kos Mon Jul 23, 2007 at 10:30:19 AM PDT There has lately been an alarming rise in diaries and comments that seek to impugn (without evidence) the motives... Read More
An "airline," not a "political organization." Update: Video added.
Update: Adding vid of Talking Points Memo... Just got word that JetBlue has asked the YearlyKos organizers to remove its name from the nutroots convention's website. For its sponsorship deal, JetBlue apparently donated 10 travel vouchers to YearlyKos. I understand that there are no plans to revoke the vouchers. O'Reilly will be reacting to the... Read More
Mockery is the best medicine.
Submissions keep coming in, so I'm putting them all here in one place. (Reminder: JetBlue contact info is here. Or e-mail [email protected] or [email protected]) But first, Dean Barnett weighs in on the "stupefying" decision: They deserve all the mockery they get. Favorite so far is this Pshop from reader Mark S.:
JetBlue...or JetFoil?
Update 7/17 7:45am Eastern. Answering the Photoshop call, readers have submitted new, nutroots-ified JetBlue logos. Some of my favorites so far: From reader Mark S.: From the Pointfive blog... From reader Curtis... From reader Conservative Cat: *** JetBlue, the "official airline of the Simpsons," is now the official airline of the nutroots. I feel a... Read More
Blue on blue: When peaceniks attack...each other. dKos commenters rate Sheehan a "troll." Plus:...
The Daily Kos is revoking Cindy Sheehan's posting privileges for launching her independent challenge to Dem House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. So long, farewell, adieu: Hat tip: Allah, who has more. LGF notes that some of the Kos Kids aren't taking too kindly to St. Cindy's "I'm doing it for your kids" line. Looks like commenters... Read More
Democrat presidential candidates are doing the nutroots tango. Heading to the YearlyKos Convention in Chicago this August: Edwards, Obama, and Richardson. Here's the Kos press release published today: MAY 23, 2007--YearlyKos Convention organizers announced today that Sen. John Edwards, Sen. Barack Obama, and Gov. Bill Richardson confirmed their participation in a Presidential Leadership Forum to... Read More
***update: HuffPo has closed its comments section after receiving 437 mostly unhinged messages...a reader saved a PDF file of the entire comment thread for posterity...posted here...*** ***update ii: exclusive photos from the operating room at Bagram added below*** ***update iii: i've been notified by military officials that DVIDS should not have released the photos. i've... Read More
The Daily Kos declares war over the Nevada Democratic Party's choice of Fox News--get out the smelling salts!--to host the Democrats' first presidential debate in August. Greg Tinti observes: There's even a petition to "freeze out Fox News:" Yes. Put it on MSNBC or the progressive blogs. Get the lowest possible audience possible. Brilliant! That... Read More
Here's Washington Post national security reporter/blogger William Arkin's screed against NBC's report, which quoted troops who want Americans to support their mission. An excerpt from Arkin's unhinged diatribe: So, we pay the soldiers a decent wage, take care of their families, provide them with housing and medical care and vast social support systems and ship... Read More
Oh, this is just side-splitting. The Daily Kos summons up the Black Box Brigades and launches a fund-raising drive to fight evil Diebold, which Kos thinks stole a congressional election from a Democrat in Florida's 13th district. "These are the opening salvos in what will be the battle to end Diebold," he proclaims. Except for... Read More
***9:12pm Eastern update: Video of Kerry's remarks now up at Hot Air. Notice the perfect, seamless delivery of the "botched" joke. I'm with Dafyyd: I also share Ace's skepticism about the prepared text remarks from the Kerry camp.*** And milblogger Smash hits the nail on the head: Kerry's actual remarks (as opposed to what he... Read More
I love how the always oh-so-sensitive New York Times has no problem throwing my ethnicity into an attack, when my ethnicity has nothing at all to do with the subject (the jihad vs. anti-jihad war at YouTube). Of course, if you visited NYTimes writer Virginia Heffernan's insipid blog to look at the petty swipes, you... Read More
US Senate candidate Ned Lamont of Connecticut, darling of the left-wing blogosphere, is now running as fast as he can from the nutball bloggers who have zealously promoted his campaign against Sen. Joe Lieberman from its inception. (Today's Vent gives the overview.) And he's lying through his teeth in his effort to rid himself of... Read More
YNetNews has the lowdown: Nasrallah crows: Hizbullah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah was the first to report of the attack on the Israeli warship. Speaking defiantly in an audiotape aired on Hizbullah's Al-Manar television, Nasrallah addressed himself to Israelis, saying: "You wanted an open war and we are ready for an open war." "Soon you will... Read More
Hot Air Special Correspondent X has sent us new photos of the Kos Konvention. Apparently, the Left has a new emblem. He writes: "SWEET SASSY MOLASSEY! What in the name of Sauron’s eye is this? It’s like Tim Burton’s Night Before Independence Day..." Egad. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a Daily Kos poster and devotee, is scheduled... Read More
Hot Air has a special correspondent in Las Vegas for the "nutroots convention" convened by The Daily Kos. An excerpt from Dispatch 1: That descriptive paragraph provoked an excitable response from Andrew Sullivan--you know, the guy who called America a "rogue nation." Our correspondent adds some anthropological commentary: Oh-one always wants to know whether the... Read More
Our preview of the star-studded nutroots convention. New York Times Magazine writer Matt Bai, who will serve on a panel at the confab, hails the Kossification of the Democrat Party.
Michael Schiavo is blogging at the Daily Kos. (Hat tip: reader Eileen)
Nope, I didn't say it. Here's the call from a commenter at--yes, it's true--The Daily Kos: ***
The anti-troops brigade at UC Santa Cruz has now called in the left-wing blogosphere's kings of hate to attack me. For what? For linking to a Students Against War press release bragging about booting military recruiters off campus and for re-posting publicly available contact info for the SAW press machine. See here and here for... Read More
Video at Expose the Left. *** James Joyner at OTB: More AP lies in Scalia/AEI story Reader KT e-mails: I was at AEI yesterday and saw Scalia speak and was, I am not sure you could call it heckled and I thought of your book. First, Justice Scalia was excellent, especially on the main issue,... Read More
On Tuesday, the New York Daily News ran a story about President Bush's body language. (Hat tip: reader Joyus.) The article quoted a single source, Karen Bradley, "a certified movement analyst at the University of Maryland, College Park," who provided supposedly neutral advice such as this: Bradley's guide to the body behind the language: Raised... Read More
***updated with video link*** I am watching Sen. Ted Kennedy on C-SPAN unraveling before my eyes. He is screaming. The face is fire-engine red. The fists are waving furiously. Here's my rough transcript of his ongoing diatribe smearing the Alito nomination as a step backwards toward mass discrimination: KENNEDY: ...All you have to do, Mr.... Read More
When I chronicled the kraziness at the Daily Kos in Unhinged, left-wing critics shot back that the most highly-trafficked website on the left side of the blogosphere did not represent the Democrat Party leadership. Now, not only is John Kerry a proud Kossack...Ted Kennedy is blogging there, too: Irrefutable: The unhinged fringe is the mainstream... Read More
Much has been made of the rabid Left's online swarm that shut down the Washington Post's blog comment section. The comments seemed comparatively tame to me. Maybe I'll copy off Chapter 6 of Unhinged and send it off to the WaPo ombudsman and her editors to help them feel better. Meantime, the moonbat manipulation of... Read More
We're an hour and a half into the hearings and I need to hear no more. It's all about the Dems beating dead horses. Over and over again. Unitary executive. CAP. Vanguard. Vanguard. Vanguard. John Podhoretz marvels: "A Kennedy who has never known a moment's worry about money is now grilling a lifelong middle-class public... Read More
Earlier this week George Will argued that President Bush should have asked Congress for permission to carry out warrantless eavesdropping of Americans. He is confident that Congress would have changed FISA to approve the program: Just one teensy weensy problem: the NSA program was (and still is) classified. Is Will suggesting that Bush could have... Read More
Kansas University's Paul Mirecki, the controversial religious studies professor whose planned course on creationism and intelligent design was canceled after he derided Christian conservatives as "fundies," was allegedly beaten on Monday morning by two unidentified white men who he claims targeted him for his views. The Lawrence Journal World reported: Douglas County sheriff’s deputies are... Read More
***updated with Sheehan arrest, Pentagon arrests...plus Sheehan arrest video, AP rewrites...*** 230pm EDT. Grieving anti-war mom Cindy Sheehan carted away from the White House. Via Reuters/Yahoo: Video at Bare Knuckle Politics. *** I've posted the second round of my photos from Saturday's Sheehanapalooza in Washington at my Flickr site. (Round one is here.) What a... Read More
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