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(Washington Post)   "Why the empty stridency of the last days of Obama's last campaign? Perhaps he feels an earthquake's first tremors." OMG THERE'S AN EARTHQUAKE COMING, TOO?   (washingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2012-11-01 09:07:57 AM  
Ah, George Will. The thinking man's whargarble.
 
2012-11-01 09:13:02 AM  

NutWrench: Ah, George Will. The thinking man's whargarble.


I prefer "the ignorant man's intellectual".
 
2012-11-01 09:13:15 AM  
Obama has been kinda busy with an emergency. F*ck off George.
 
2012-11-01 09:14:54 AM  
To be fair, George Will and Charles Krauthammer do share a single brain over there at the Post. I think this is Charles' week with it.
 
2012-11-01 09:27:10 AM  
'Tis said two things not worth running after are a bus or an economic panacea, because another will come along soon.

These are the words of a man who has never taken public transportation in his entire life.
 
2012-11-01 09:37:52 AM  

sigdiamond2000: 'Tis said two things not worth running after are a bus or an economic panacea, because another will come along soon.

These are the words of a man who has never taken public transportation in his entire life.


He's seen people take busses in busy cities so he knows what he is talking about.
 
2012-11-01 09:40:23 AM  

sigdiamond2000: 'Tis said two things not worth running after are a bus or an economic panacea, because another will come along soon.


Where? Where is that said? On a European See 'n Say next to the cow that says "shazoo"?
 
2012-11-01 09:40:54 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: NutWrench: Ah, George Will. The thinking man's whargarble.

I prefer "the ignorant man's intellectual".


Hey, now. That's Newt's job.

And screw George Will. He's been all over the map with regard to Romney. His political thoughts these days are less "theory" and more "musing." He's become the Dick Cavett of conservative political thought.
 
2012-11-01 09:46:06 AM  
Six more days! Six more long derp-inducing days!
 
2012-11-01 09:53:14 AM  

kronicfeld: sigdiamond2000: 'Tis said two things not worth running after are a bus or an economic panacea, because another will come along soon.

Where? Where is that said?


Nowhere. Not only have I never heard that phrase, it's completely idiotic. If you're running after a bus, obviously the entire point of that exercise is to get to someplace you have to be to at a certain time, like, you know, work.
 
2012-11-01 09:56:17 AM  

Diogenes: Hey, now. That's Newt's job.


Newt's what a stupid person thinks a smart person sounds like. He's The Big Bang Theory of right wing politics.
 
2012-11-01 09:56:30 AM  

oldfarthenry: Six more days! Six more long derp-inducing days!


you forget the post election gloating from the winners and butthurt from the losers.
 
2012-11-01 10:00:53 AM  
It amazes me that man has a Ph.D. and won a Pulitzer.

It makes me embarrassed for Princeton. And, Columbia.
 
2012-11-01 10:08:19 AM  

eraser8: It amazes me that man has a Ph.D. and won a Pulitzer.

It makes me embarrassed for Princeton. And, Columbia.


My alma mater gave us Andy Rooney. That's bad.

But it gave us Howard Fineman, which is good.

But it gave us (my former poli sci classmate) Monica Crowley. That's bad.

In short, I feel like frogurt now.
 
2012-11-01 10:17:03 AM  

eraser8: It amazes me that man has a Ph.D. and won a Pulitzer.


I know a lot of marginally smart people with a Ph.D. and Dave Barry won a Pulitzer.
 
2012-11-01 10:29:01 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: eraser8: It amazes me that man has a Ph.D. and won a Pulitzer.

I know a lot of marginally smart people with a Ph.D. and Dave Barry won a Pulitzer.


Dave Barry deserves a Pulitzer. A PhD takes hard work, not brains (unless your PhD is in "Zombie Studies").

TFA is what happens when you run derp through Google Translate (first translating to "Chinese", then to "highfalutin gibberish").

// if you ran that through on "authentic frontier gibberish", you get Sarah Palin
 
2012-11-01 10:35:28 AM  
I realize Will made it his own style and it's sort of his signature, but Jesus fark is his writing pretentious claptrap. We're talking Dennis Miller with a thesaurus.

Also... yeah, there's a reason Obama hasn't been campaigning hard the last week, and he's been doing exactly the right thing.
 
2012-11-01 11:05:53 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Dave Barry deserves a Pulitzer.


Not arguing with that.
 
2012-11-01 12:37:35 PM  

Diogenes: His political thoughts these days are less "theory" and more "musing"


Amazing how that applies to both George Will and the entire news media.
 
2012-11-01 12:38:20 PM  
I'm cynical enough to say that I think Obama sees some political opportunity in this, but he's also doing the right thing. I'll also admit that Romney as challenger is in a tougher spot regarding how to react to Sandy, though he's been fairly embarrassing thus far with his shameless photo ops and continued campaigning.

But all the people with their "WHY IS OBAMA DOING SO MUCH SO FAST AND EFFICIENTLY THIS IS CLEARLY PANDERING" would be first to biatch at any slight delay.
 
2012-11-01 12:40:25 PM  

Quasar: I'm cynical enough to say that I think Obama sees some political opportunity in this, but he's also doing the right thing. I'll also admit that Romney as challenger is in a tougher spot regarding how to react to Sandy, though he's been fairly embarrassing thus far with his shameless photo ops and continued campaigning.

But all the people with their "WHY IS OBAMA DOING SO MUCH SO FAST AND EFFICIENTLY THIS IS CLEARLY PANDERING" would be first to biatch at any slight delay.


It's not just that, it's Romney's complete refusal to even discuss how he'd respond to a similar disaster.
 
2012-11-01 12:44:47 PM  

Quasar: I'm cynical enough to say that I think Obama sees some political opportunity in this, but he's also doing the right thing. I'll also admit that Romney as challenger is in a tougher spot regarding how to react to Sandy, though he's been fairly embarrassing thus far with his shameless photo ops and continued campaigning.

But all the people with their "WHY IS OBAMA DOING SO MUCH SO FAST AND EFFICIENTLY THIS IS CLEARLY PANDERING" would be first to biatch at any slight delay.


I'm not positive that being Presidential during a disaster counts as "political opportunity" without fast devolving into talk about a weather controller and lizard men.

/sometimes the right thing and the political opportunity ARE the same
//though rarely
 
2012-11-01 12:44:58 PM  

oldfarthenry: Six more days! Six more long derp-inducing days!


Followed by a long, loooong wail of butthurt from the rightards.

After this, I think I may go celebrate with a King Crab bucket at Joe's Crab Shack.
 
2012-11-01 12:45:26 PM  
Hahahaaaaaaa, Obama is TOAST.
 
2012-11-01 12:46:08 PM  
Basically, George Will is QQing about "Romnesia". After four years of witless portmanteaus from the birthers and the Tea Party, I think Obama can let his hair down a bit.
 
2012-11-01 12:46:27 PM  
George Will likes the smell of his own farts.
 
2012-11-01 12:46:27 PM  
"Stridency"?


He must feel that bleeding over from the "BenghaziGate" knuckleheads.
 
2012-11-01 12:47:27 PM  
"Much of the Democratic Party's vast reservoir of condescension is currently focused on women, who are urged not to trouble their pretty little heads about actual problems but instead to worry that, 52 years after birth control pills went on the market and 47 years after access to contraception became a constitutional right, reproductive freedom is at risk. This insult may explain the shift of women toward Romney."

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Riiiight. It's the left that "condescends" to women...
 
2012-11-01 12:47:27 PM  
Dear George Will,

I don't know if you noticed, although you should have because you write for the Washington Post, but there was a bit of a weather incident earlier in this week that was a bit of a big f*cking deal. The grownups are busy trying to deal with the aftermath of it right now, but once things start to get under control they might be free to do whatever it is you think they should be doing.

In conclusion, go f*ck yourself.

Sincerely,

Everyone
 
2012-11-01 12:48:07 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Hahahaaaaaaa, Obama is TOAST.


a.abcnews.com

Dry. Crisp. Tasty.

 
2012-11-01 12:48:26 PM  

Empty Matchbook: Quasar: I'm cynical enough to say that I think Obama sees some political opportunity in this, but he's also doing the right thing. I'll also admit that Romney as challenger is in a tougher spot regarding how to react to Sandy, though he's been fairly embarrassing thus far with his shameless photo ops and continued campaigning.

But all the people with their "WHY IS OBAMA DOING SO MUCH SO FAST AND EFFICIENTLY THIS IS CLEARLY PANDERING" would be first to biatch at any slight delay.

I'm not positive that being Presidential during a disaster counts as "political opportunity" without fast devolving into talk about a weather controller and lizard men.

/sometimes the right thing and the political opportunity ARE the same
//though rarely


This. Better written than what I was going to say.
 
2012-11-01 12:48:35 PM  

eraser8: It amazes me that man has a Ph.D. and won a Pulitzer.

It makes me embarrassed for Princeton. And, Columbia.


The irony of that statement is that Will actually advocates that Syracuse apologize and/or rescind Biden's JD. What an ass.

// Biden's statement isn't exactly wrong, depending on how the SC made a RvW overturn decision
// for practical purposes he's exactly right
 
2012-11-01 12:49:48 PM  

Pocket Ninja: To be fair, George Will and Charles Krauthammer do share a single brain over there at the Post. I think this is Charles' week with it.


No it's the week they keep it on the shelf.

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2012-11-01 12:50:03 PM  

Bloody William: I realize Will made it his own style and it's sort of his signature, but Jesus fark is his writing pretentious claptrap.


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Hey, leave the little guy out of this.

But, yes, I agree - that writing was pretentious as hell.
 
2012-11-01 12:51:23 PM  
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That poor chicken
 
2012-11-01 12:51:47 PM  

Pocket Ninja: To be fair, George Will and Charles Krauthammer do share a single brain over there at the Post. I think this is Charles' week with it.


It's a shame what's become of Will. He was the thinking conservative and at one time his work made you question your assumptions. Now he just sounds angry and confused, like someone with a core life paradigm unraveling and no idea why. He future value will be as an example of the intellectually suffocating consequences of retreating into a belief bubble.
 
2012-11-01 12:52:06 PM  
Mr. Will's op-ed column has been brought to you by Thesaurus.com®
 
2012-11-01 12:53:33 PM  
He's been doing that governing thing that Republicans are incapable of.
 
2012-11-01 12:54:37 PM  
This had to have been mailed in before the hurricane right?
 
2012-11-01 12:55:23 PM  
Pretension is not substitute for a bag over your head George.
 
2012-11-01 12:55:50 PM  
What he writes about Biden is funny.

What a clown.
 
2012-11-01 12:55:55 PM  
Did anyone just see the speech Obama just gave at the Wisconsin rally? I was one of the best in this campaign. What the fark is this partisan douch/opinion piece talking about?
 
2012-11-01 12:56:20 PM  

Diogenes: eraser8: It amazes me that man has a Ph.D. and won a Pulitzer.

It makes me embarrassed for Princeton. And, Columbia.

My alma mater gave us Andy Rooney. That's bad.

But it gave us Howard Fineman, which is good.

But it gave us (my former poli sci classmate) Monica Crowley. That's bad.

In short, I feel like frogurt now.


The frogurt comes with a curse.
 
2012-11-01 12:57:32 PM  

Bloody William: I realize Will made it his own style and it's sort of his signature, but Jesus fark is his writing pretentious claptrap. We're talking Dennis Miller with a thesaurus.


Quoted for truth.
 
2012-11-01 12:58:31 PM  
NOTHING to say about Romney, George?
 
2012-11-01 12:58:34 PM  

Pocket Ninja: To be fair, George Will and Charles Krauthammer do share a single brain over there at the Post. I think this is Charles' week with it.


I jsut don't know how Krauthammer can stand for such an indignity
 
2012-11-01 12:59:40 PM  

sigdiamond2000: kronicfeld: sigdiamond2000: 'Tis said two things not worth running after are a bus or an economic panacea, because another will come along soon.

Where? Where is that said?

Nowhere. Not only have I never heard that phrase, it's completely idiotic. If you're running after a bus, obviously the entire point of that exercise is to get to someplace you have to be to at a certain time, like, you know, work.


But another will come along soon. If 30-60 minutes is soon. I'm sure your boss won't mind.
 
2012-11-01 12:59:43 PM  

neenerist: It's a shame what's become of Will. He was the thinking conservative and at one time his work made you question your assumptions. Now he just sounds angry and confused, like someone with a core life paradigm unraveling and no idea why. He future value will be as an example of the intellectually suffocating consequences of retreating into a belief bubble.


It's become my pet theory that the Baby Boomers are finally getting senile and the decades of living under the threat of nuclear annihilation is becoming the only thing they remember, so it colors everything they think of.
 
2012-11-01 01:00:32 PM  

bmongar: The frogurt comes with a curse.


Only with the four pack.
 
2012-11-01 01:02:45 PM  
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Earthquake is coming, quick tag Typhoon.
 
2012-11-01 01:04:58 PM  

RevMercutio: "Much of the Democratic Party's vast reservoir of condescension is currently focused on women, who are urged not to trouble their pretty little heads about actual problems but instead to worry that, 52 years after birth control pills went on the market and 47 years after access to contraception became a constitutional right, reproductive freedom is at risk. This insult may explain the shift of women toward Romney."

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Riiiight. It's the left that "condescends" to women...


Yeah, it's weird to think that contraception and reproductive freedom are under attack when the Republican led House of Representatives have only tried to redefine rape, restrict access to abortions, force women to have invasive ultrasounds, told radio shows that there are "legitimate" rapes, fought insurance requirements to cover contraception and backed their biggest mouthpiece when he called a college student standing up to those attacks a slut.

Whatever could Obama be talking about...

Oh and not to mention his opponent has said in the past he wants to overturn Roe v. Wade and will be in a position to appoint as many as 3 Chief Justices to the Supreme Court. More empty rhetoric from our uninhabited chair of a President.
 
2012-11-01 01:05:12 PM  
,,,he seems to smolder with resentment that he must actually ask for a second term.

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Is "Will" short for "Willful ignorance" or something?
 
2012-11-01 01:06:06 PM  

neenerist: Pocket Ninja: To be fair, George Will and Charles Krauthammer do share a single brain over there at the Post. I think this is Charles' week with it.

It's a shame what's become of Will. He was the thinking conservative and at one time his work made you question your assumptions. Now he just sounds angry and confused, like someone with a core life paradigm unraveling and no idea why. He future value will be as an example of the intellectually suffocating consequences of retreating into a belief bubble.


...just like the rest of the conservatives that have followed the GOP away from the "reality-based community". (I'm looking at you, Frum/Brooks.)
 
2012-11-01 01:07:18 PM  
His long campaign's bilious tone - scurrilities about Mitt Romney as a monster of, at best, callous indifference; adolescent japes about "Romnesia" - is discordant

Damn Will, slow your roll, save some thesauri for the rest of us!
 
2012-11-01 01:08:36 PM  
George Will is basically an idiot person's vision of what an intelligent person sounds like.
 
2012-11-01 01:08:42 PM  
"Four years ago, Obama said that he would slow the oceans' rise but this year has not sought a mandate to cope with - he has barely mentioned - the supposedly onrushing calamity of climate change."

That's because every time anyone mentions it, the Republicans go full batshiat Insane wargarble. OMG! Why didn't Obama stop the Ocean's rise for a problem that Republicans say does not exist and won't help to fix? WHY OBAMA WHY!
 
2012-11-01 01:09:33 PM  
teamhellions.files.wordpress.com

Earthquake is Cumming, Earthquake is Cumming
 
2012-11-01 01:09:56 PM  
Poor old George. he wanted to be the Next William F. Buckley. But the Right doesn't want any more Buckleys. it wants Limbaughs and Savages and Becks. He's ended up as a whiny, irrelevant right wing Andy Rooney. And nobody cares.
 
2012-11-01 01:10:15 PM  
You'll have to excuse the Republicans' confusion: they aren't used to seeing a President competently respond to a natural disaster.
 
2012-11-01 01:10:21 PM  

TV's Vinnie: oldfarthenry: Six more days! Six more long derp-inducing days!

Followed by a long, loooong wail of butthurt from the rightards.

After this, I think I may go celebrate with a King Crab bucket at Joe's Crab Shack.


Can I tag along? I promise to buy at least one round.....

/crab
nom nom nom
 
2012-11-01 01:11:17 PM  
I this the new "smug"?
 
2012-11-01 01:12:17 PM  

KarmicDisaster: "Four years ago, Obama said that he would slow the oceans' rise but this year has not sought a mandate to cope with - he has barely mentioned - the supposedly onrushing calamity of climate change."

That's because every time anyone mentions it, the Republicans go full batshiat Insane wargarble. OMG! Why didn't Obama stop the Ocean's rise for a problem that Republicans say does not exist and won't help to fix? WHY OBAMA WHY!


It's the same farking thing on gay rights. "Obama didn't make it legal for you to get gay married! Vote for us so we can amend the constitution so you can NEVER get married!"
 
2012-11-01 01:12:28 PM  
George wears his pedantry like cheap cologne.
 
2012-11-01 01:12:41 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Hahahaaaaaaa, Obama is TOAST.


Wow. It's such a compelling argument - rife with subtle insight and mastery of fact - I don't know how one could argue against it.

*rolls eyes*
 
2012-11-01 01:13:02 PM  

jso2897: Poor old George. he wanted to be the Next William F. Buckley. But the Right doesn't want any more Buckleys. it wants Limbaughs and Savages and Becks. He's ended up as a whiny, irrelevant right wing Andy Rooney. And nobody cares.


I tried to read that column and kept wincing. I think he had an intern write that, and the intern basically did a parody column just to fark with him.
 
2012-11-01 01:13:20 PM  
Five more days. Brace yourselves for the derp finale!

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2012-11-01 01:13:30 PM  

PonceAlyosha: Diogenes: His political thoughts these days are less "theory" and more "musing"

Amazing how that applies to both George Will and the entire news media.


With overtones of question-begging.
 
2012-11-01 01:13:46 PM  

theorellior: neenerist: It's a shame what's become of Will. He was the thinking conservative and at one time his work made you question your assumptions. Now he just sounds angry and confused, like someone with a core life paradigm unraveling and no idea why. He future value will be as an example of the intellectually suffocating consequences of retreating into a belief bubble.

It's become my pet theory that the Baby Boomers are finally getting senile and the decades of living under the threat of nuclear annihilation is becoming the only thing they remember, so it colors everything they think of.


You know, it would explain a lot of current Republican policy if they're pining for the "good ol' days" when "real Americans" could openly advocate the overthrow of democratically-elected governments in the Middle East or Latin America.
 
2012-11-01 01:14:45 PM  

kronicfeld:

Where? Where is that said? On a European See 'n Say next to the cow that says "shazoo"?


I love this sentence so much I want to take it behind the high school and make it pregnant.
 
2012-11-01 01:15:33 PM  
Silver has O up to 79% this morning. His last post yesterday got more than 1100 comments. People on either side are not going to handle this shiat well when their guy loses.
 
2012-11-01 01:17:04 PM  

AbbeySomeone: Obama has been kinda busy with an emergency. F*ck off George.


With the democratic secret weapon, just wait a day for Romney to say something stupid that disrespects the dead, or alienates even his base. I'm expecting something like: "I had one of my homes wiped out by a natural disaster, I didn't get to see it as my staff repaired and sold it off before I ever made it back to that home." He does like to surprise us so maybe it will be something about Illegal immigrants.
 
2012-11-01 01:18:35 PM  
Yes, I agree, someone should put a thesaurus in a blender with a quart of milk of magnesia and force the results down Will's throat.

It's interesting. When this campaign started my thoughts were that a Romney presidency wouldn't be so bad, that he was just pandering to the right to win the nomination and that once he was in the White House he would act in the country's best interests. Now I hate the man with a passion. He has no moral core, he's not interested in what's best for the country, he's only interested in winning and if that means making political hay off of tragedy, be it in Benghazi or Brooklyn, so be it. Romney's primary reason for running is to make the world safe for his kids' trust funds. His response to Sandy--staged photo ops and making sure the rolls of toilet paper he donates go to swing states only--is truly despicable. He has no milk of human kindness. He is a schmuck. fark him and the dressage horse he came in on.
 
2012-11-01 01:23:45 PM  

TheGogmagog: AbbeySomeone: Obama has been kinda busy with an emergency. F*ck off George.

With the democratic secret weapon, just wait a day for Romney to say something stupid that disrespects the dead, or alienates even his base. I'm expecting something like: "I had one of my homes wiped out by a natural disaster, I didn't get to see it as my staff repaired and sold it off before I ever made it back to that home." He does like to surprise us so maybe it will be something about Illegal immigrants.


or

"We had actually considerable storm damage at one of my houses. The staff says that the cover blew off the heated outside pool and ripped. Fortunately my Cranbrook buddies in FEMA have given me some FEMA cash to cover it, plus I'll be able to write this off."
 
2012-11-01 01:25:29 PM  

NutWrench: Ah, George Will. The thinking man's whargarble.


Ha!


I wish he made financial predictions, I would get rich doing the opposite.
 
2012-11-01 01:28:47 PM  

Maud Dib: George Will likes the smell of his own farts.


Well, ok.

But honestly.... who doesn't?
 
2012-11-01 01:28:56 PM  

theorellior: It's become my pet theory that the Baby Boomers are finally getting senile....


Georgie is pre-Boomer, 1941.
 
2012-11-01 01:31:23 PM  
I couldnt get past the second sentence. Too much Whaaaarrrr in the Gaaaarrrrbbbl.

http://WTFamIreading.jpg/
 
2012-11-01 01:34:10 PM  
Krauthammer has more feeling in his legs than George Will has as integrity.
 
2012-11-01 01:41:51 PM  
George Will, as usual, is writing to himself.
 
2012-11-01 01:42:11 PM  

ManateeGag: oldfarthenry: Six more days! Six more long derp-inducing days!

you forget the post election gloating from the winners and butthurt from the losers.



So, what sort of revolutionary, exclusively authentic American, patriotic, "grass-roots" movement do you guys think the unhinged butthurt rednecks will LARP as if Barack Obama wins this time?
 
2012-11-01 01:43:06 PM  
According to this study, George Will's predictions are significantly less accurate than a coin flip.
 
2012-11-01 01:44:02 PM  

technicolor-misfit: ManateeGag: oldfarthenry: Six more days! Six more long derp-inducing days!

you forget the post election gloating from the winners and butthurt from the losers.


So, what sort of revolutionary, exclusively authentic American, patriotic, "grass-roots" movement do you guys think the unhinged butthurt rednecks will LARP as if Barack Obama wins this time?


Pioneers. Expect lots of 65 year olds dressed as Daniel Boone.
 
2012-11-01 01:45:58 PM  

technicolor-misfit: ManateeGag: oldfarthenry: Six more days! Six more long derp-inducing days!

you forget the post election gloating from the winners and butthurt from the losers.


So, what sort of revolutionary, exclusively authentic American, patriotic, "grass-roots" movement do you guys think the unhinged butthurt rednecks will LARP as if Barack Obama wins this time?


I say they bring back the Red Scare.
 
2012-11-01 01:46:19 PM  

leviosaurus: According to this study, George Will's predictions are significantly less accurate than a coin flip.


George Will actually sat down with a couple handles of Capt. Morgan 25 years ago, and wrote templates for every column he's published since. He just switches some names out now so they seem more contemporary. Think of his articles as the one-panel newspaper comic that's long outlived its creator.
 
2012-11-01 01:47:22 PM  

verbaltoxin: technicolor-misfit: ManateeGag: oldfarthenry: Six more days! Six more long derp-inducing days!

you forget the post election gloating from the winners and butthurt from the losers.


So, what sort of revolutionary, exclusively authentic American, patriotic, "grass-roots" movement do you guys think the unhinged butthurt rednecks will LARP as if Barack Obama wins this time?

Pioneers. Expect lots of 65 year olds dressed as Daniel Boone.


Thanks for the heads up. I'm puting all my money into coonskin caps.
 
2012-11-01 01:50:44 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: eraser8: It amazes me that man has a Ph.D. and won a Pulitzer.

I know a lot of marginally smart people with a Ph.D. and Dave Barry won a Pulitzer.

Dave Barry deserves a Pulitzer. A PhD takes hard work, not brains (unless your PhD is in "Zombie Studies").

TFA is what happens when you run derp through Google Translate (first translating to "Chinese", then to "highfalutin gibberish").

// if you ran that through on "authentic frontier gibberish", you get Sarah Palin


Maybe in the humanities, notsomuch in the hard sciences.

/neuroscience grad student
//literally takes brains
 
2012-11-01 01:54:16 PM  

Matrix Flavored Wasabi: Dr Dreidel: A PhD takes hard work, not brains (unless your PhD is in "Zombie Studies").

Maybe in the humanities, notsomuch in the hard sciences.

/neuroscience grad student
//literally takes brains


Meant more as "takes hard work more than it does brains". You can make up for a lack of intuitive smarts with dedication to the goal of earning a PhD.

// but you're right, brains (intuitive smarts) matter more in hard-science PhDs
 
2012-11-01 02:03:03 PM  

kronicfeld: sigdiamond2000: 'Tis said two things not worth running after are a bus or an economic panacea, because another will come along soon.

Where? Where is that said? On a European See 'n Say next to the cow that says "shazoo"?


[golf clap]
 
2012-11-01 02:13:30 PM  

Dr Dreidel: Matrix Flavored Wasabi: Dr Dreidel: A PhD takes hard work, not brains (unless your PhD is in "Zombie Studies").

Maybe in the humanities, notsomuch in the hard sciences.

/neuroscience grad student
//literally takes brains

Meant more as "takes hard work more than it does brains". You can make up for a lack of intuitive smarts with dedication to the goal of earning a PhD.

// but you're right, brains (intuitive smarts) matter more in hard-science PhDs


Eh. Anyone with real brains would get an M.D. instead. At least, that's what I tell myself when I cash my li'l stipend checks.
 
2012-11-01 02:14:59 PM  

ManateeGag: oldfarthenry: Six more days! Six more long derp-inducing days!

you forget the post election gloating from the winners and butthurt from the losers.


And the campaign for 2016 begins
 
2012-11-01 02:20:41 PM  

meat0918: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x566]

That poor chicken


this meme never, ever will get old.
 
2012-11-01 02:25:33 PM  
GEORGE "THE SLEEPING PILL" WILL!
 
2012-11-01 02:31:34 PM  

meat0918: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 850x566]

That poor chicken


I think those are horsefeathers.
 
2012-11-01 02:37:36 PM  

neenerist: Georgie is pre-Boomer, 1941.


Even worse, war was his defining moment in history and he got to watch the Cold War unfold before his eyes.
 
2012-11-01 02:45:08 PM  
I couldn't get past "empty stridency." And that was just the headline.
 
2012-11-01 02:54:42 PM  

clambam: Yes, I agree, someone should put a thesaurus in a blender with a quart of milk of magnesia and force the results down Will's throat.

It's interesting. When this campaign started my thoughts were that a Romney presidency wouldn't be so bad, that he was just pandering to the right to win the nomination and that once he was in the White House he would act in the country's best interests. Now I hate the man with a passion. He has no moral core, he's not interested in what's best for the country, he's only interested in winning and if that means making political hay off of tragedy, be it in Benghazi or Brooklyn, so be it. Romney's primary reason for running is to make the world safe for his kids' trust funds. His response to Sandy--staged photo ops and making sure the rolls of toilet paper he donates go to swing states only--is truly despicable. He has no milk of human kindness. He is a schmuck. fark him and the dressage horse he came in on.


I've been feeling the same way. At first, I was like "oh, yeah, that guy from Massachusetts... Meh, he's pretty much a moderate, I could deal with him as president..." But at this point... I believe all politicians are liars to an extent, hell, you don't get that far in politics without at least massaging the truth on occasion, but Romney has taken it to new heights. Lies, lies, lies and more lies. He is truly devoid of anything resembling empathy, compassion or a moral compass. Something about Romney just seems... empty inside. Like if you met him in person, he'd look *through* you and not at you, all while talking over you. His facial expressions seem forced, the smile never quite reaches the eyes and ends up as a forced, frozen smirk.

My favorite description of Romney: "He reminds me of every boss I've hated."
 
2012-11-01 03:44:11 PM  
Fun fact: a few thousand earthquakes occur every single day all over the world.
 
2012-11-01 03:56:23 PM  
I can't ever read a George Will column without thinking about Dana Carvey's impression of him
 
2012-11-01 04:14:20 PM  

I should be in the kitchen: clambam: Yes, I agree, someone should put a thesaurus in a blender with a quart of milk of magnesia and force the results down Will's throat.

It's interesting. When this campaign started my thoughts were that a Romney presidency wouldn't be so bad, that he was just pandering to the right to win the nomination and that once he was in the White House he would act in the country's best interests. Now I hate the man with a passion. He has no moral core, he's not interested in what's best for the country, he's only interested in winning and if that means making political hay off of tragedy, be it in Benghazi or Brooklyn, so be it. Romney's primary reason for running is to make the world safe for his kids' trust funds. His response to Sandy--staged photo ops and making sure the rolls of toilet paper he donates go to swing states only--is truly despicable. He has no milk of human kindness. He is a schmuck. fark him and the dressage horse he came in on.

I've been feeling the same way. At first, I was like "oh, yeah, that guy from Massachusetts... Meh, he's pretty much a moderate, I could deal with him as president..." But at this point... I believe all politicians are liars to an extent, hell, you don't get that far in politics without at least massaging the truth on occasion, but Romney has taken it to new heights. Lies, lies, lies and more lies. He is truly devoid of anything resembling empathy, compassion or a moral compass. Something about Romney just seems... empty inside. Like if you met him in person, he'd look *through* you and not at you, all while talking over you. His facial expressions seem forced, the smile never quite reaches the eyes and ends up as a forced, frozen smirk.

My favorite description of Romney: "He reminds me of every boss I've hated."


He's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes.
 
2012-11-01 10:52:07 PM  
They only earthquake he's going to feel is the bed moving while Michele congratulates him on his victory.
 
2012-11-02 06:53:40 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: They only earthquake he's going to feel is the bed moving while Michele congratulates him on his victory.


Crap there was an earthquake. Now I will eat crow for joking with my coworker who believes in the government controlled weather machine.
Link
 
2012-11-02 09:43:53 AM  

KarmicDisaster: TheGogmagog: AbbeySomeone: Obama has been kinda busy with an emergency. F*ck off George.

With the democratic secret weapon, just wait a day for Romney to say something stupid that disrespects the dead, or alienates even his base. I'm expecting something like: "I had one of my homes wiped out by a natural disaster, I didn't get to see it as my staff repaired and sold it off before I ever made it back to that home." He does like to surprise us so maybe it will be something about Illegal immigrants.

or

"We had actually considerable storm damage at one of my houses. The staff says that the cover blew off the heated outside pool and ripped. Fortunately my Cranbrook buddies in FEMA have given me some FEMA cash to cover it, plus I'll be able to write this off."


If you had money on simultaneous adds stating he was Pro-choice/Pro-life depending on market, collect your prize. I'd go double or nothing on something foot in mouth regarding Sandy though.
 
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