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By Jesse Taylor
Friday, July 18, 2008 17:17 EDT

imageThe Weekly Standard:

Barack Obama delivered a speech in West Lafeyette, IN on Wednesday and once again mangled some well known historical facts:

Throughout our history, America’s confronted constantly evolving danger, from the oppression of an empire, to the lawlessness of the frontier, from the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor, to the threat of nuclear annihilation. Americans have adapted to the threats posed by an ever-changing world.

Aaah yes – “the bomb that fell on Pearl Harbor.” Who can forget that? It was the big one, the one that took out all those boats. I guess Obama’s political correctness prevents him from noting someone actually dropped “the bomb” and it didn’t just fall.

This is a surprising error for a Hawaii native (via the great Kansas heartland) to make. Perhaps Obama was merely confused, as he and his surrogates so often accuse John McCain of being.

Bombs fell on Pearl Harbor, though. It’s almost as if the rush transcript forgot to pluralize the word! We can no longer support CNN’s transcript department for President, my friends. That’s not transcription you can believe in.

A Testimony To The Netroots

By Jesse Taylor

Our panel having gone smashingly well, I of course immediately headed to Commentary magazine to see if we’d shaken the very core of political discourse. Mission accomplished. Or: they are there for window dressing to provide the patina of national security expertise when, in fact, the major foreign policy objectives are really driven by domestic ideology (e.g. we can’t admit Iraq has anything to do with Al Qaeda or the netroot will go nuts). I…


Lesbian appeals faith-based firing from job at publicly-funded Baptist home

By pams

Barack Obama still has to answer serious questions about his plan to institute a Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The idea of federal funds being given to FBOs for secular programs to service at-risk populations is one that pre-dates Bush’s politicized iteration. However, any plan, given the state of…


Inverse proportion

By auguste

I’m sitting in what Jesse affectionately terms the “Fuck” panel, and if I’m not mistaken, Lee Papa (aka Rude Pundit) is the only one on the panel who hasn’t sworn – and this is a panel that includes Kevin Drum. Update: That didn’t last much longer. Atrios says (extreme paraphrase)…


Representing at Netroots Nation

By pams

I’ve been lax reporting from Netroots Nation. Yesterday I attended the the Black Caucus, where I finally met our esteemed Pandagon wordsmith Jesse Taylor. He’s so tall that I look like a hobbit. We traded tips on perfecting our Muslim/Marxist/Terrorist/Negro Overlord Fist Bump.…


You Just Can’t Give Black People Nice Shit

By Jesse Taylor

They just go throw it away on field staff and campaign operations. And chicken. The Weekly Standard discusses Obama’s wacky, out of control spending that’s left him with only $72 million for fire hydrant parties and the inevitable purchase of mandatory prayer mats for fall rallies. The weirdest part about…


Finally, Misogyny Has Been Achieved

By Jesse Taylor
Thursday, July 17, 2008 18:01 EDT

Via Roger Ailes, K. Lo. wonders if misogyny has finally come true based on the prophecy of Pope Paul VI: Browse on over to Cosmo on the newsstand with me: SEX POLL: 30,570 Dudes Tell What They’re Dying for You to Do in Bed.” [To all of them? That’s one…


I Cannot Believe We Actually Know This

By Jesse Taylor

Barack Obama went to the gym three times yesterday. I’m just sad now.…


Fashion tips from Plato

By Amanda Marcotte

Blogging while I got the time in these hectic Netroots Nation days. The good news: We have internet at the new place and a shocking number of Very Famous Bloggers are posting using my wifi. Which is very exciting, like having rock stars fuck on your couch. I want to…


Funny Ha Ha, Or Funny No No?

By Jesse Taylor

There’s one small conceptual flaw with this article on John McCain’s sense of humor. Everything. Let us clear up a few things about John McCain’s sense of humor. First, he’s an asshole. And not a funny, Lewis Black or George Carlin kind of asshole that ends up touching on truths…