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Oh, please, please! Please do it!

Posted by That Other Mike on 20/06/2012

Doug Ross, at home, with unnamed vegetable companion

You know what? I would love-love-LOVE it if Rmoney adopted the crazy shit being recommended here by Doug Ross, and you know why?

Because if he does, there won’t be a President Romney — the ideas are so colossally dumb and out of touch that it would sink the Romney campaign like the Titanic. Shit, if your whole train of thought is kicked off by Jennifer “Wrong-About-Everything” Rubin then you are wrong by definition, no exceptions. Not even if you come to a completely different point of view, because her idiocy infects everything it touches, like some kind of zombie editorial. Jennifer Rubin is so monumentally racist and cretinous that only a fatuous, asinine dimwit could consider her scribbling a good jumping off point… Oh, wait.

So, please, Mittens, do adopt the ideas so generously farted out provided by insane asylum escapee Doug Ross, it’ll be just swell for your campaign!

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Jim Hoft is still a moron

Posted by That Other Mike on 19/06/2012

Jim Hoft is still a moron who can’t understand simple English and makes up dishonest headlines.

A few notes:

  • 100th, Jim. That means he played 100 total, not 100 that day, you pseudo-Albinoid cretin. That is probably fewer than most Presidents at this point in their first term (although if that’s incorrect, I’m happy to be corrected).
  • “I won’t rest until X is achieved!” is only taken literally by idiots (like you), partisan hacks (like you), or people who don’t understand simple English (like you). Hey, Jim, you made the trifecta. Your mother must be so proud of you.

Yeesh. I wish the right wing had a credible, sane voice representing them, instead of morons like Jim Hoft. It would make things much more bearable.

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Equally yoked?

Posted by That Other Mike on 18/06/2012

It’s kind of a shame to lose a voice for atheism – it always is when someone decides to jump back into the theist slime pool, but I can’t help thinking that someone whose reasoning skills are so evidently poor is hardly a great loss.


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How now? A bat? Dead, for a ducat, dead!

Posted by That Other Mike on 18/06/2012

A short time ago, while I was giving my wife her night time foot, hand, and back rubs (because I am the shit when it comes to being a husband, yo), we were awoken by our son screaming like a mad bastard from his bedroom.

We both rushed into his room and found him screeching, flailing and generally freaking out because a bat had flown through the rip in his window screen and was flying around in a panic. The Boy was having a major freakout and loudly cursing at it; it’s the first time I’ve ever heard anyone tell a bat to fuck off.

Eventually, the Boy managed to dodge past the bat and fling himself through his bedroom door, whereupon he managed to calm down, while cursing and calling imprecations down upon all bats in general and this one in particular.

After a while, I volunteered to go in and capture the vicious beast — at the first pass, it was still flying in circles around the room, but then I managed to go in and all was quiet. I looked around, and the bat was sitting on the carpet in the corner, looking all tuckered out. I immediately covered it with a plastic bucket, and then employed the classic cardboard under vessel technique, and let it go off our balcony.

All in all, a rather interesting evening.

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Who Yoo, what Yoo do?

Posted by That Other Mike on 16/06/2012

Jesus Haploid Christ, how did anyone as dumb as John Yoo appears to be get through law school? The fact that he’s an unmitigated partisan hack shouldn’t factor into it, because, you know, law school.

Whether he’s right or wrong is almost irrelevant at this point, to be honest — given his history, he should be disbarred immediately, and then waterboarded every day until he says he’s sorry (and means it).

The comments are even more priceless, though — a bunch of bigots and no-mark NRO readers (but I repeat myself) opining on Constitutional law and the limits of the Presidency as if they knew anything; notably absent is any discussion of the years 2001 to 2009 or signing statements during that time. Funny, that; it’s almost as if NRO readers were hypocritical douchebags or something.

Via Zandar at B-J, who wrote a much better post than I did.

ETA: More via OTB where Doug Mataconis fails to carry as much Republican water as he usually does.

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Is getting a book signed a fundamental political right?

Posted by That Other Mike on 15/06/2012

No? Then shut the fuck up, you fucking idiot.

ETA: Same goes for you, Glenn, you cretinous fuck knuckle – attending a speech is not a Constitutionally-protected right.

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The “Paleo diet” Gone Modern

Posted by That Other Mike on 12/06/2012

Shit, if the Paleo diet described by Freddie here were easily available, I would eat the hell out of it. Organ meat, frogs and such? Hell yeah, I’m European, that shit doesn’t scare me.

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Similar small dilemmas

Posted by That Other Mike on 11/06/2012

These are not huge problems I’m thinking about here, just a few thoughts.

  1. Occasionally I read something that makes a lot of sense on a blog which is otherwise crazypants, like this, and I don’t know how to react; on the one hand, I want to encourage people who are making sense, but I don’t want to encourage the crazy.
  2. Sometimes I get likes and followers, which is nice. I’m under no illusions about the reach and readership of this place, it’s just a way for me to sometimes say stuff which I want to say. It’s not a big blog, and I don’t mind that. Anyway, sometimes I get likes and followers, and I check out their blogs, and they are people who are otherwise nice but whose views I oppose very strongly. It’s nice to get followers, but do I just overlook this dissonance?

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Posted by That Other Mike on 06/06/2012

We lost a visionary and a brilliant man. Goodbye, Mr Bradbury, and thanks for all the books – you were awesome.

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Silly wingnuts are silly.

Posted by That Other Mike on 06/06/2012

Ah, wingnuts. You never get tired of proving the point you’re trying to argue against, do you?

Oh, and one more thing – Marxism actually means something as an idea. Throwing it around as a catch-all insult for stuff you dislike just make you look like even more of an idiot.

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