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2012-10-02 05:12:21 PM  

you are a puppet: Okay, so according to the Imbeciles, the white people vote for him because he's black and the black people vote for him because he's black. So why do the rest of us vote for him? Am I suffering from East Indian guilt? Or is it because as a light brown man, I'm "almost" black? If it's about race, why would I rather punch myself in the balls than vote for Jindal?

These questions must be answered, preferably by a republican troll!


You're free to do whatever you like--you have what Dinesh D'Souza calls "ethnic immunity."

Link
 
2012-10-02 05:16:21 PM  

you are a puppet: why would I rather punch myself in the balls than vote for Jindal?


My guess is you get your jollies taking it in the sack, like all brown people.

/not racist
//some of my best friends are blah people
 
2012-10-02 05:18:39 PM  
I think I'm less disappointed in George F. Will for drawing the "libs can't admit he farts bongos because White Guilt" card than I am in Tom Toles for producing a political comic that's as incomprehensible as any Mallard Fillmore strip.
 
2012-10-02 05:24:26 PM  

you are a puppet: Okay, so according to the Imbeciles, the white people vote for him because he's black and the black people vote for him because he's black. So why do the rest of us vote for him? Am I suffering from East Indian guilt? Or is it because as a light brown man, I'm "almost" black? If it's about race, why would I rather punch myself in the balls than vote for Jindal?

These questions must be answered, preferably by a republican troll!


He (George Will) just wants you to know that his vote has nothing to do with race, unlike the rest of you racists. He totally does not feel any white guilt - not even a twinge - and that is why he wrote this tedious article.
 
2012-10-02 05:24:43 PM  

HighOnCraic: you are a puppet: Okay, so according to the Imbeciles, the white people vote for him because he's black and the black people vote for him because he's black. So why do the rest of us vote for him? Am I suffering from East Indian guilt? Or is it because as a light brown man, I'm "almost" black? If it's about race, why would I rather punch myself in the balls than vote for Jindal?

These questions must be answered, preferably by a republican troll!

You're free to do whatever you like--you have what Dinesh D'Souza calls "ethnic immunity."

Link


i.ytimg.com

It's just been revoked
 
2012-10-02 05:26:57 PM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Thetrickisnotminding: Tax Boy: Lionel Mandrake: What a load of crap. I expect better from you, Will.

He hasn't had a useful opinion since
[www.gearbits.com image 600x890]

That's a little rude to George Plimpton, don't you think?


Shhh. He's on a roll.


But now I'm trying to imagine George Will bullfighting or hanging with Hunter S. Thompson.

It's weird.
 
2012-10-02 05:28:54 PM  

Smelly McUgly: ...but if the black president was, say, Allen West or Herman Cain, the criticism from the left would prove that liberal white people are the REAL racists.

Your reasoning; it's circular.


What I think white guilt sounds like: "I have to vote for the black guy because of the racial oppression and the slavery and the oooooh be nice to him pleaaaaase?" Which sounds like a few ultra-leftists I know. They exist, but they are few.

What white guilt is apparently to Republicans: "I'm voting for the guy that happens to be some shades darker than white." Which sounds like anybody that happens to acknowledge a black person ever.
 
2012-10-02 05:34:02 PM  

Tax Boy: Lionel Mandrake: What a load of crap. I expect better from you, Will.

He hasn't had a useful opinion since
[www.gearbits.com image 600x890]


And he hasn't put out a good album since:

images.artistdirect.com
 
2012-10-02 05:34:33 PM  
Does George Will actually get paid to write this stream of idiocy? Hey George, not everything needs to be a forced and barely intelligible baseball analogy.

/nice yellow slacks by the way, your mom buy those for you?
 
2012-10-02 05:36:09 PM  

HighOnCraic: Cletus C.: Does the fact Will didn't use the words "white guilt" matter at all to this conversation?

"Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure - thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him - seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African American president."

Does that help?


I think the words "white guilt" are a little more politically charged than that, frankly. The default position with so many Obama supporters is "we get it, he's black" and that's sorta playing the same game, isn't it?
 
2012-10-02 05:43:47 PM  

GAT_00: do have to applaud George for how fantastically he misses the point. Really, it requires skill to do it that well.

What George terms as 'white guilt' is far more likely to be


Oh look, George did not use the term "white guilt".

I have to applaud you for how how fantastically you didn't RTFA and how you tried to put words in his mouth.

You just keep making thinks up.

You aren't even trying anymore.
 
2012-10-02 05:44:38 PM  

Cletus C.: HighOnCraic: Cletus C.: Does the fact Will didn't use the words "white guilt" matter at all to this conversation?

"Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure - thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him - seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African American president."

Does that help?

I think the words "white guilt" are a little more politically charged than that, frankly. The default position with so many Obama supporters is "we get it, he's black" and that's sorta playing the same game, isn't it?


Well, in the article, Will's entire point is that the only reason Obama is ahead in the polls--despite doing a bad job, in Will's opinion--is because he's black, and Americans are especially reluctant to give up on him. It never occurs to Will that Romney isn't winning because he's uncharismatic, his own party labeled him a "vulture capitalist" during the primaries, and he's reversed himself on nearly every issue that made him electable in Massachusetts, and yet some members of his own party are worried that he might not be conservative enough, since he's abandoned his principles in order to get elected.
 
2012-10-02 05:46:49 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: GAT_00: do have to applaud George for how fantastically he misses the point. Really, it requires skill to do it that well.

What George terms as 'white guilt' is far more likely to be

Oh look, George did not use the term "white guilt".

I have to applaud you for how how fantastically you didn't RTFA and how you tried to put words in his mouth.

You just keep making thinks up.

You aren't even trying anymore.


You used to at least add some humor to your fake trolling.

"Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure - thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him - seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African American president."

Does that help?
 
2012-10-02 05:48:59 PM  

HighOnCraic: Cletus C.: HighOnCraic: Cletus C.: Does the fact Will didn't use the words "white guilt" matter at all to this conversation?

"Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure - thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him - seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African American president."

Does that help?

I think the words "white guilt" are a little more politically charged than that, frankly. The default position with so many Obama supporters is "we get it, he's black" and that's sorta playing the same game, isn't it?

Well, in the article, Will's entire point is that the only reason Obama is ahead in the polls--despite doing a bad job, in Will's opinion--is because he's black, and Americans are especially reluctant to give up on him. It never occurs to Will that Romney isn't winning because he's uncharismatic, his own party labeled him a "vulture capitalist" during the primaries, and he's reversed himself on nearly every issue that made him electable in Massachusetts, and yet some members of his own party are worried that he might not be conservative enough, since he's abandoned his principles in order to get elected.


Good points all.
 
2012-10-02 05:55:20 PM  
You know what's farked up? George Will is considered one of the right's last remaining junkyard dog barkers who hasn't come unglued. So is The Kraut. And yet here we are.

I never, ever thought I'd see the day when a Pat Buchanan column seemed normal as compared to the Hannity/Beck brigade. The wheels haven't fallen off George Will - yet - but I think he's taking the RINO criticism to heart and ratcheting it up a notch.
 
2012-10-02 05:56:30 PM  
I don't get it, subby. You wade through that much bullsh*t and the last paragraph is what stands out?
 
2012-10-02 06:00:29 PM  

Paul Baumer: Somacandra: Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me. I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.

Damn. I usually consider myself good at getting political cartoons. It says that Obama is tied up insider Davy Jones's locker that is labeled "Obama Polls." It uses the term "assistant," which suggests to me that Obama is supposed to be Houdini who can escape from this locker---using the Republican Party mascot with tusks...which is..his "assistant."

shiat man, I think this cartoon just divided by zero. Any one else got a clue? I've got nothing. I don't think the author knows either.

Look at the date on the URL - 9/23/21011. Obama was in the high 30's in the polls (lowest of his term). He wasn't going to get any help from the GOP "his assistant had tusks" in doing anything to help the country that might improve his position.



Ooh that tricky fartbongo and his nefarious time machine! He's still going to be president 19 thousand years from now!
 
2012-10-02 06:00:50 PM  

HighOnCraic: tenpoundsofcheese: GAT_00: do have to applaud George for how fantastically he misses the point. Really, it requires skill to do it that well.

What George terms as 'white guilt' is far more likely to be

Oh look, George did not use the term "white guilt".

I have to applaud you for how how fantastically you didn't RTFA and how you tried to put words in his mouth.

You just keep making thinks up.

You aren't even trying anymore.

You used to at least add some humor to your fake trolling.

"Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure - thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him - seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African American president."

Does that help?


No, not at all.
Gat specifically said: "What George terms as 'white guilt' is far more likely to be..."
Note the quotes.
He lied that George said that.

Now you are trying to twist a different quote and meaning into that.
 
2012-10-02 06:01:24 PM  
He's colorblind. I'm sure the negros appreciate that.
 
2012-10-02 06:01:41 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.


static.guim.co.uk

"I am the walrus."


www.maximumeyewear.com

"Shut the f*ck up, Romney, you're out of your element."

 
2012-10-02 06:03:43 PM  

Cletus C.: HighOnCraic: Cletus C.: HighOnCraic: Cletus C.: Does the fact Will didn't use the words "white guilt" matter at all to this conversation?

"Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure - thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him - seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African American president."

Does that help?

I think the words "white guilt" are a little more politically charged than that, frankly. The default position with so many Obama supporters is "we get it, he's black" and that's sorta playing the same game, isn't it?

Well, in the article, Will's entire point is that the only reason Obama is ahead in the polls--despite doing a bad job, in Will's opinion--is because he's black, and Americans are especially reluctant to give up on him. It never occurs to Will that Romney isn't winning because he's uncharismatic, his own party labeled him a "vulture capitalist" during the primaries, and he's reversed himself on nearly every issue that made him electable in Massachusetts, and yet some members of his own party are worried that he might not be conservative enough, since he's abandoned his principles in order to get elected.

Good points all.


So African Americans Latinos or Chinese who are "reluctant to give up on him" are suffering from "white guilt". Okay, that is an interesting idea.
 
2012-10-02 06:04:04 PM  

what_now: Man, it must SUCK to have to shill for Romney.


The structure of this document:

The first couple of paragraphs were vintage Will "I could have been a novelist but I wound up here" stuff. Perfectly entertaining.

Then there's a couple of lucid paragraphs talking about possible Romney strategies.

Then two paragraphs of moronic Republican talking points.

Then, as if struggling for air, the failed novelist briefly resurfaces.

The he drops the N-bomb.

He's desperate.
 
2012-10-02 06:04:28 PM  

Cletus C.: HighOnCraic: Cletus C.: Does the fact Will didn't use the words "white guilt" matter at all to this conversation?

"Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure - thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him - seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African American president."

Does that help?

I think the words "white guilt" are a little more politically charged than that, frankly. The default position with so many Obama supporters is "we get it, he's black" and that's sorta playing the same game, isn't it?


Implying white guilt is exactly why obama supporters say "we get it, he's black". You really can't be any clearer that your racist then to suggest his supporters only support him out of a misplaced sense shame.
 
2012-10-02 06:07:03 PM  

Tax Boy: Lionel Mandrake: What a load of crap. I expect better from you, Will.

He hasn't had a useful opinion since
[www.gearbits.com image 600x890]


Nice!
 
2012-10-02 06:09:53 PM  

tenpoundsofcheese: HighOnCraic: tenpoundsofcheese: GAT_00: do have to applaud George for how fantastically he misses the point. Really, it requires skill to do it that well.

What George terms as 'white guilt' is far more likely to be

Oh look, George did not use the term "white guilt".

I have to applaud you for how how fantastically you didn't RTFA and how you tried to put words in his mouth.

You just keep making thinks up.

You aren't even trying anymore.

You used to at least add some humor to your fake trolling.

"Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure - thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him - seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African American president."

Does that help?

No, not at all.
Gat specifically said: "What George terms as 'white guilt' is far more likely to be..."
Note the quotes.
He lied that George said that.

Now you are trying to twist a different quote and meaning into that.


Fine, Will did not use the exact words "America will reelect Obama because of white guilt." He just used other words to argue the exact same thing.

Happy?
 
2012-10-02 06:14:01 PM  

Dr Dreidel: sigdiamond2000:

"LIFE AIN'T NOTHIN BUT B*TCHES AND MONEY"

IN MORE DIRE NEED OF A BLOWJOB THAN ANY WHITE MAN IN HISTORY


washingtonindependent.com 

World's Oldest Batboy. Just tells your kids to keep a distance from Uncle Creepy.
 
2012-10-02 06:17:38 PM  
The Indians had a choice of any candidate they wanted to replace Frank Robinson. The U.S. electorate has the equivalent choice of Robinson (Obama) or the dude that bangs the drum in the outfield during Indians games (Romney). Given that choice, I'm sure the Indians would have never fired Robinson.

I use to have respect for George Will, but he is caving into the pressure to be as illogical as the other conservatives. Intellectualism has died a gruesome death in the Republican party.

//No offense meant to the Indians' drummer.
 
2012-10-02 06:18:44 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.

I have. no. Idea.


And thus is the problem inherent in political cartoons: you either have to spell out everything so that a complete moron can see what you're going for, or you're left with a mangled mess that could mean any of literally hundreds of things.
 
2012-10-02 06:24:27 PM  
For some reason I get the feeling that George Will would have been much happier and much more effective as a commentator on the sport of Baseball rather than his current lot in life.

Can't really place my finger on the reason why, though.
 
2012-10-02 06:30:04 PM  
Nearly 200 comments, and no Bubb Rubb & Lil' Sis talking about whistles goin' WOO WOOOOOO??!!!!

/leaving disappointed
 
2012-10-02 06:31:48 PM  

Empty Matchbook: And thus is the problem inherent in political cartoons: you either have to spell out everything so that a complete moron can see what you're going for, or you're left with a mangled mess that could mean any of literally hundreds of things.


I really wish I could find the cartoon that has a hunter standing over a dead bear. The hunter is labelled 'political cartoons' and the bear is labelled 'subtlety'.

I think the guy from The Onion did it, based on style, but I'll be damned if I can find it on GIS.
 
2012-10-02 06:38:27 PM  

hillbillypharmacist: I really wish I could find the cartoon that has a hunter standing over a dead bear. The hunter is labelled 'political cartoons' and the bear is labelled 'subtlety'.


Not what you wanted, but not too far off maybe:

art.penny-arcade.com
/obviously hot
 
2012-10-02 06:39:39 PM  

casual disregard: Not what you wanted, but not too far off maybe:


Ha!
 
2012-10-02 06:39:51 PM  
While it can be argued that "White Guilt" may be responsible for Obama first term (I doubt it), its seem unlikely to be the reason for electing to him to a 2nd term.
 
2012-10-02 06:44:26 PM  

lockers: Cletus C.: HighOnCraic: Cletus C.: Does the fact Will didn't use the words "white guilt" matter at all to this conversation?

"Instead, the nation, which is generally reluctant to declare a president a failure - thereby admitting that it made a mistake in choosing him - seems especially reluctant to give up on the first African American president."

Does that help?

I think the words "white guilt" are a little more politically charged than that, frankly. The default position with so many Obama supporters is "we get it, he's black" and that's sorta playing the same game, isn't it?

Implying white guilt is exactly why obama supporters say "we get it, he's black". You really can't be any clearer that your racist then to suggest his supporters only support him out of a misplaced sense shame.


Oh, you could be much clearer. Much, much.
 
2012-10-02 06:56:59 PM  

GAT_00: I do have to applaud George for how fantastically he misses the point. Really, it requires skill to do it that well.

What George terms as 'white guilt' is far more likely to be that while people don't think we have improved much, they don't blame Obama for the economic troubles. Polls done every month still show that a majority of Americans blame George Bush for the financial crisis, and rightly so. While Obama arguably, as I have done plenty of times, could have done much more, he has still tried to fix things, and people recognize that. Presented with a credible alternative, this could easily be overwhelmed. Of course, Romney is so far from credible that this simply isn't happening.

Of course, to recognize any of this, George Will would have to pull his head out of his ass, and it's really stuck up there, so that isn't happening.


I agree. His problem and that of the entire GOP is they are running against "invisible Obama" rather than against President Obama. That is why they do not "get it", and rather than actually launch an effective attack against President Obama on the "more" he could have done, they are attacking the faults of the "invisible Obama". It doesn't resonate because nobody outside of the echo chamber agrees with it. In their minds it is because they do not think they got their message across due to the liberal mainstream media.
 
2012-10-02 07:06:33 PM  

heavymetal: GAT_00: I do have to applaud George for how fantastically he misses the point. Really, it requires skill to do it that well.

What George terms as 'white guilt' is far more likely to be that while people don't think we have improved much, they don't blame Obama for the economic troubles. Polls done every month still show that a majority of Americans blame George Bush for the financial crisis, and rightly so. While Obama arguably, as I have done plenty of times, could have done much more, he has still tried to fix things, and people recognize that. Presented with a credible alternative, this could easily be overwhelmed. Of course, Romney is so far from credible that this simply isn't happening.

Of course, to recognize any of this, George Will would have to pull his head out of his ass, and it's really stuck up there, so that isn't happening.

I agree. His problem and that of the entire GOP is they are running against "invisible Obama" rather than against President Obama. That is why they do not "get it", and rather than actually launch an effective attack against President Obama on the "more" he could have done, they are attacking the faults of the "invisible Obama". It doesn't resonate because nobody outside of the echo chamber agrees with it. In their minds it is because they do not think they got their message across due to the liberal mainstream media.


Yes, Republican Bizarro World as I've said. Apparently, the idea that anybody--white, black, brown or purple--could be supporting Obama because they think he's doing a reasonably good job and prefer him to Romney is just too impossible to believe...so they don't, and instead they've crafted this astonishing alternate reality wherein everyone really hates Obama but the evil liberal media is thwarting their message at every turn.
 
2012-10-02 07:15:23 PM  
I wish I hadn't skipped over this thread until now. That was an insane read from someone I had at least a modicum of respect for.
 
2012-10-02 07:16:24 PM  

Gyrfalcon: I agree. His problem and that of the entire GOP is they are running against "invisible Obama" rather than against President Obama. That is why they do not "get it", and rather than actually launch an effective attack against President Obama on the "more" he could have done, they are attacking the faults of the "invisible Obama". It doesn't resonate because nobody outside of the echo chamber agrees with it. In their minds it is because they do not think they got their message across due to the liberal mainstream media.

Yes, Republican Bizarro World as I've said. Apparently, the idea that anybody--white, black, brown or purple--could be supporting Obama because they think he's doing a reasonably good job and prefer him to Romney is just too impossible to believe...so they don't, and instead they've crafted this astonishing alternate reality wherein everyone really hates Obama but the evil liberal media is thwarting their message at every turn.


I have a derpy cousin who insists that the only reason I'm voting for Obama is because of "white guilt" and "DNC brainwashing." It's pretty interesting to see how he tries to get me to see the world his way. He tried the Glenn Beck chalkboard lines to Bill Ayers and Van Jones, only to discover I don't give a shiat.

Now he's trying to send me articles about poverty, civil rights, and other issues he knows I care about and saying "See?! Obama hasn't fixed this. How can you vote for this moron?" As if Mitt Romney's gonna do a better job fighting for gay marriage and the poor.

The weirdest part is the Obama in his world is not only a blithering idiot (he's very outraged Obama hasn't released his grades from high school and college), but also absolutely insane. When he talks about him, it's as though Obama's bouncing off the walls saying crazy incoherent stuff all the time. He always says, "I actually just feel sorry for him. The man clearly needs to go see a psychiatrist. He's obviously full of rage."

/cool story bro
 
2012-10-02 07:35:24 PM  

nmemkha: While it can be argued that "White Guilt" may be responsible for Obama first term (I doubt it), its seem unlikely to be the reason for electing to him to a 2nd term.


"We Democrats can't throw Obama out! He's a black guy and that would make us look racist!"

This is what Republicans actually think we think.

Republicans, do us a favor: stop trying to imagine what we Democrats are secretly thinking. You are really, really bad at it.
 
2012-10-02 07:46:14 PM  

Lando Lincoln: nmemkha: While it can be argued that "White Guilt" may be responsible for Obama first term (I doubt it), its seem unlikely to be the reason for electing to him to a 2nd term.

"We Democrats can't throw Obama out! He's a black guy and that would make us look racist!"

This is what Republicans actually think we think.

Republicans, do us a favor: stop trying to imagine what we Democrats are secretly thinking. You are really, really bad at it.


I hate to argue this point but there was a study on this and Conservatives have us more figured out than we do them. I remember the thread on this subject a couple of years ago.
 
2012-10-02 07:57:22 PM  

Lando Lincoln: "We Democrats can't throw Obama out! He's a black guy and that would make us look racist!"

This is what Republicans actually think we think.

Republicans, do us a favor: stop trying to imagine what we Democrats are secretly thinking. You are really, really bad at it.


It's even more insulting and stupid than that. His argument is literally that MSNBC is wrong for blowing the racism whistle against every Republican that pushes the line of acceptable rhetoric against the President, but the rest of Obama's supporters are giving the black guy a pass because even though we all accept that Obama has been the worst President since Benito Mussolini, we want to pat the inferior darkie on his head and tell him he did a good job.

The fact that Will ascribes more cultural weight to the firing of the first black manager in baseball than his hiring is so insanely racist and insane that it makes my head spin. It's the epitome of "Well we've proved we aren't racist, time for dinner. Hire the white guy next time."
 
2012-10-02 08:35:55 PM  

mrshowrules: Lando Lincoln: nmemkha: While it can be argued that "White Guilt" may be responsible for Obama first term (I doubt it), its seem unlikely to be the reason for electing to him to a 2nd term.

"We Democrats can't throw Obama out! He's a black guy and that would make us look racist!"

This is what Republicans actually think we think.

Republicans, do us a favor: stop trying to imagine what we Democrats are secretly thinking. You are really, really bad at it.

I hate to argue this point but there was a study on this and Conservatives have us more figured out than we do them. I remember the thread on this subject a couple of years ago.


Well be fair- they've got an advantage since the things we say actually make some sort of sense, at least some of the time.
 
2012-10-02 09:21:27 PM  

mrshowrules: I hate to argue this point but there was a study on this and Conservatives have us more figured out than we do them. I remember the thread on this subject a couple of years ago.


This article is proof against that conclusion.
 
2012-10-02 09:24:26 PM  
Will is an amazing intellect. Don't even bother trying.
 
2012-10-02 10:02:26 PM  

Ctrl-Alt-Del: Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.

Aarontology: Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.

Well, the box says Obama Polls, and there's a caricature of Obama in the box with a guy in a straight jacket.

I'm guessing it's part of the "skewed polls" narrative that the GOP is creating as an excuse as to why they're losing because they're incapable of accepting reality.

Obama hanging upside down in the straightjacket is an allusion to him being an escape artist, I think

The box represents his polls - which is only apparent because it's actually written there - which I guess are wither "underwater" or "sinking". Or perhaps the hook shows us that he is being hauled out of the water?

The "assistant had tusks" is an allusion to the Republican party, which is only clear because of the smaller corner comment about the big trunk

So Obama was confident in his ability to escape from his position in the polls, until he noticed that his so-called "assistant" was actually his ancient nemesis, the Republicans, who are going to put him in a big trunk from which he won't be able to escape.

It makes perfect sense if you're a wingnut.


Except Toles is pretty liberal. I have no idea what he's doing with this one.
 
2012-10-02 10:24:52 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Someone has to explain this cartoon to me.

[www.washingtonpost.com image 296x263]

I don't have a goddamn clue what it could mean.


I think it means the President is near.
 
2012-10-02 10:32:30 PM  

Thetrickisnotminding: Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Thetrickisnotminding: Tax Boy: Lionel Mandrake: What a load of crap. I expect better from you, Will.

He hasn't had a useful opinion since
[www.gearbits.com image 600x890]

That's a little rude to George Plimpton, don't you think?


Shhh. He's on a roll.

But now I'm trying to imagine George Will bullfighting or hanging with Hunter S. Thompson.

It's weird.


George Will wouldn't have the juevos to host Mousterpiece Theatre either. farking Plimpton, farking genius.
 
2012-10-02 10:36:45 PM  

stigmatoe: Will is an amazing intellect. Don't even bother trying.


And a Cubs fan. You can't argue with 100 losses.
 
2012-10-02 10:40:37 PM  

HighOnCraic: someonelse: WordyGrrl: If he were alive today, I'd love to know what William F. Buckley Jr would have had to say about all this. I do think he'd offer up a well-deserved verbal biatch slapping to George Will for being a jackass.

Or not.

the central question that emerges... is whether the White community in the South is entitled to take such measures as are necessary to prevail, politically and culturally, in areas where it does not predominate numerically? The sobering answer is Yes - the White community is so entitled because, for the time being, it is the advanced race.

Yeah, that's the exact editorial I was thinking of.


I like to think he'd be more enlightened by 2012 than he was in 1957.
 
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