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There Is No Cake

By Jesse Taylor
Sunday, July 6, 2008 20:53 EDT

imageI bow to you, Jeff Goldstein. You have redefined correctitude in my eyes, other random conservatives. American Thinker, you smell like jasmine and sunshine.

However, you are all still idiots.

I know that remembering all the way back to five years ago is like super hard and stuff, but let’s remember why we went through Plamegate in the first place. One of the central allegations of war supporters in 2002 was that Hussein was attempting to acquire new yellowcake and aluminum tubes for a centrifuge program…because it wouldn’t have the ability to produce weapons-grade material with the material we knew they had prior to the war.

Contending that the presence of preexisting yellowcake is de facto evidence of the reinvigorated weapons program that was the cause for war is like contending that my recipe for fried fish is de facto evidence of the seafood restaurant I’m running. I remember a few years back when every pro-war conservative declared that the real reason we went to war wasn’t anything that you’d recognize, but instead some bizarre ideal they pulled out of their asses between RNCC blogger calls and masturbatory uses of the word “fisking”.

I miss the old days. They were just as dumb, but a lot less predictable.

Video break: defending Daddy D

By pams

Take a look at the latest from the entertainment wing of the Dobson empire. In one of its Stoplight presentations, Stuart Shepard defends the Focus on the Anus honcho’s political tactics. As usual, Dobson is portrayed as a harmless man of God who likes to stay out of the limelight (Shepard actually tries floating that one), and that anything read into his messages is unfair. Please. And check out this one — Focus has its…


What I Learned From Michael Barone Today

By Jesse Taylor

Given a hypothetical polling matchup from 1995, what we can conclude about Barack Obama is that he’s really, really lucky he’s black. What I’m particularly happy about is the apparently wellspring of forgiveness the American people have for black incompetence: On balance I think Obama’s race has been a political…


Fascism Is On The Move

By Jesse Taylor

Not fascism: the media obscuring the grave flaws in the ruling regime’s case for war because it seemed like something all good citizens should trust their leader with. Fascism: good coverage of a candidate who thinks that was a bad idea.…


John Mccain Raw

By Jesse Taylor

Whenever people complain about a candidate being “overmanaged”, it’s usually code for the candidate simply being badly managed, a whole lot more than normal. What’s so weird about John McCain as a candidate is that he sucks, and you can get his closest confidants to declare his utter suckage, but…


A double dip: Milwaukee deacon, Maryland mayor caught cruising

By pams

The summer heats up as pols and pastors get caught with their figurative pants down. Milwaukee: Deacon exposes himself to undercover cop while cruising for homosex Here we go again — another moral leader of his religious community lands in the pokey for a lewd act. Jerome Pitchford, 48, a…


God Bless Acirema

By Jesse Taylor

I appreciate the motivation (and skill on the part of the artist), but if you’re going to get an American flag tattooed on your face, you probably want to get it tattooed the correct way.…


More deep thoughts

By Amanda Marcotte

I can’t help it. I’m addicted to reading the Abstinence Clearinghouse blog. It’s like reading a label of Dr. Bronner’s soap, but even weirder and more perplexing. What I can’t figure out is how the bloggers have survived this long with their high levels of intelligence, when there is so…


Don’t reinforce the myths

By Amanda Marcotte
Saturday, July 5, 2008 22:20 EDT

This is an upsetting bit of pandering—Barack Obama has come out and opposed 3rd trimester abortions for “mental distress”. My initial thought was not to get too bunched up about it, because pandering actually ranks above food and water as necessities for a politician’s continued existence, and this is a…


Surely some moron out there will try to argue that it was a compliment

By Amanda Marcotte

Of all the memories of what a vile waste of space of a human being Jesse Helms was, this detail jumps out at me the most: That he taunted Senator Carol Moseley-Braun by whistling “Dixie” at her. I think it’s because we’re so often piously told that the symbols of…