by Cockney Robin | You've got to hand it to him for always being able to come up with new ways of being a pillock. Here is exhibit A (for 'arsehole'), from his comments about the cowardliness of the students who got slaughtered at Virginia Tech, with some reactions from across the spectrum.
First he quotes a discussion of a recent study concerning the disappearance of America's white majority.
"If we don't invest in educating and training
African-American kids, immigrants and Latino kids, we won't have a
middle class," said Mark Sawyer, the director of the Center for the
Study of Race, Ethnicity and Politics at the University of California
at Los Angeles. "We'll have a very, very poor disposable class that's
largely black or brown."[link]
Posted by Teh Nutroots | At our sister blog, Buck Naked Politics, Deb Cupples saw off Maureen Dowd's Hillary-based fiction about the Democratic convention in fine style yesterday. (Maureen Dowd Talks out of her ... Ear Again ). Dowd, as we all know, is wicked envious of just about everyone, so her stock-in-trade is undifferentiated mockery from the sidelines If she told us the sun was shining, we'd assume she meant, er, out of her "ear."
Here at IDLYE, our credo is: "Maureen Dowd is always wrong."
by Teh Nutroots | As he mulls over his former support for the war in Iraq, provides a summary of McCain's militarism in a nutshell .
For him, it is always 1938 somewhere; America's duty is to control,
occupy or intervene wherever any rival seeks influence and any group
does not share our alleged values. And so American power must be
brought to bear in Georgia and Iraq and Iran and Burma and Darfur and
Bosnia and anyplace else where American interests are threatened or
democratic allies seek help. And for militarist American
exceptionalists, this all makes sense. This is the higher purpose
McCain lives for: the glory of liberation, the thrill of conquest, the
adoration of the soldier, the defeat of evil.
I've never understood in the first place why this attitude was ever meant to be "conservative." The only thing they're conserving is American arrogance at the expense of everything else.
Posted by Teh Nutroots | What do you know. In an interview with a Bay area talk show host, she actually said something worthy of not of a raspberry, but a tip of the hat. The sting's in the tail.
Joe Lieberman has said things that are totally irresponsible when it
comes to Barack Obama. Here we have a leader for the future, really a
great leader for the future and one that comes along only every now and
then, and they know it so they have to undermine him. And one of their
best weapons, of course, is someone who is considered by some to be a
Democrat." (emphasis added)
She explains here why Democrats have dealt warily with Lieberman and what Senate Democrats might do about it if he carries on the way he's been doing.
Posted by Teh Nutroots |Good for Colmes. Didn't think he had it in him. We generally type his name in the manner suggested by Al Franken: Colmes. But today he gets him some full-sized letters for talking back (reported by Crooks and Liars).
John Amato says: "The wingnut mentality is a wonder to behold, no?" Yep. For example, there's this.