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Sometimes, I just want to give John Cole a big piece of cake…

Posted by That Other Mike on 01/02/2012

…because he brightens my day with an awesome rant like this.

Nice one, John – you should take your righteous anger out for a walk more often.

ETA: As the missus pointed out to me, the thing at the end about being antagonistic is a little ill-considered, but that’s just our JC.

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I’m just surprised he didn’t break his arm.

Posted by That Other Mike on 07/05/2011

I swear, John Cole is the most accident-prone person in the history of the world.

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So there’s been a shitstorm at Balloon Juice…

Posted by That Other Mike on 21/01/2011

Balloon Juice, a blog I read regularly and fail to keep up with adequately because it moves so fast, has been experiencing one of its periodic shitstorms. Oh, Teh Dramas!!!!One!!111!Eleventy!!!

Said shitstorm having occurred because the Angry Black Lady (who frontpages there as well) posted calling out a diarist at FireDogLake (the mothership for the execrable Jane Hamsher and her army of emogressive goons) for having used the term “House Nigger” (later redacted to “House n****r” at the behest of the FDL modbots). Linkage here, here and here.

Said shitstorm then proceded to get into full swing at B-J, with various commenters agreeing with ABL (although some were dicks while doing it, which just shows that you can be right and be a fuckstick simultaneously) and others disagreeing and mostly being fucksticks as well. Basically, it was a shitstorm of fucksticks, which is something the more visually-oriented among you might wish not to think abo-Oh, too late for you. Enjoy that image.

While the shitstorm was occurring, people were arguing about what constituted racism, whether racism ever occurs against white people, if “cracker” is racist and so on, to which I answer: being dicks to other people because of their race, yes it does, and yes it is, albeit not anywhere near on the same scale of offensiveness as “nigger”.

The author of the shitstorm-provoking diary came in and made a non-apology apology and defended himself, things generally went to hell. A disaster of biblical proportions, real wrath of God type stuff, fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes… The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!

Anyway, throughout this whole thing, while ABl was being slandered and non-topics were being discussed and accusations of racism were being slung around, nobody thought to look back at the main issue, so in the interests of educating my fellow human beans, here it is:

Of course it isn’t OK for white people to use the word “nigger” as any kind of pejorative, even if it’s a metaphorical pejorative like “House Nigger”. How fucking stupid are you that you think that’s OK? Especially you people calling yourselves progressives and liberals; shame on you even for asking.

Jesus wept. I hope none of you ever go outside again, the effort of avoiding being killed by running into stationary objects would probably cause you all massive brain haemorrhages.

I can’t believe I just had to write 400-odd words explaining this. What are you people, anyway, chickens? This shouldn’t even be a discussion. I’m only writing about it because I’m public spirited.

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Random Snippets

Posted by That Other Mike on 17/04/2010

A few random snippets of stuff I’ve been reading:

Taitz v. Obama – Dismissed
Ironically enough, Ms. Taitz could never establish such an injury because — as far as the Court is aware — she was not elected president nor could she be because she is not a natural born citizen herself.

I rofl’d. Well done, Justice Lamberth.

Tea Party Bears Beck’s Imprint
Wednesday’s NYT/CBS poll on the 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves with the tea-party movement was myth-busting in certain ways. Tea-partiers are wealthier and more educated than most Americans, the poll found. They are largely disinterested in the existence of a third party. And they don’t particularly care about social issues (three-fifths favor some form of legal recognition for same-sex couples).

Another stereotype, however, rings true: tea-partiers are disproportionately attached to, and perhaps influenced by, FOX News. And they are particularly enamored of Glenn Beck. Nationally, just 18 percent of people have a favorable opinion of Beck (the majority have no opinion whatsoever about him). But most tea-partiers do. Do the math, and you’ll find that 59 percent of those who do think highly of Beck consider themselves a part of the tea-party. This is, in fact, the single biggest differentiator of any of the items that the NYT asked about: not ideology, not any particular political belief, but whom they watch on television

Some good analysis from Nate Silver, although nothing particularly susprising to anyone who’s been watching the bagger phenomenon.

Just Lying About Everything
Remember that executive order in which Obama directed hospitals to allow patients to decide who can visit them, whether they be immediate family or not? But that patients are the ones who get to decide, not arcane and out of date hospital rules?

John Cole concisely eviscerates RedState and its Republican masters in just a few words.

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