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Maybe I was wrong.

I’ve been giving Rush Limbaugh a bad time over on my blog, The Pink Flamingo, (shameless plug) but not really taking Michael Steele’s side. The more I think about the situation, the more I think we have been manipulated by the Obama PR Machine. That’s okay. It’s politics and all’s fair in love and politics, right?

Maybe not.

I am also rethinking my enthusiastic support of Michael Steele when he ran for the Chairmanship of the Republican National Committee. Steele has (and continues) to impress me with his FOX appearances, but I’m starting to see things I don’t like (or am I?).

The first red flag went up when I discovered that RNC Treasurer, Tim Crawford, had been forced out of that job. Crawford is also associated with SarahPAC, Sarah Palin’s PAC.

Why?

Why did Michael Steele not attack when CNN’s D. L. Hughley compared the GOP to Nazi Germany? He should have taken Hughley out once and for all. I suspect Steele was taken aback by Hughley, and responded as a gentleman, relating his personal story, which is quite remarkable.

There is something else we need to put into perspective, Steele was being interviewed about the GOP and the minority communities. Let’s be honest, what does a person do, behave like a gentleman or take the biased CNN anchor out with a verbal tongue lashing?

I would have opted for the latter but then I learned my politics directly from the late, great Lee Atwater.  You take no prisoners and leave no enemy standing.  I think it is a lesson the GOP, trying to be nice, has forgotten.

BACK TO LIMBAUGH

I will admit I did not take the time to watch Rush’s CPAC speech. The excerpts I’ve heard from it are excellent. I agree with him. I agree with his basic points of conservatism, which are lower taxes, less government and a strong national defense. Those are the basics, along with the fact that the government should leave people alone. People should be free to live their lives, etc.

SEGUE TO STEELE

I felt sorry for Michael Steele as he explained his background and how he was given no credit for being an elected official who was of the same race as Barack Obama. Fact is, the Democrats subjected him to some of the worst racism I've seen in ages.

Then it dawned on me, this is not just about making trouble for Rush Limbaugh and an attempt to marginalize the GOP.

It is also about Michael Steele, the first African American chairman of a national political party. This should be a big story – Michael Steele, African American Chairman of the Republican National Committee, but Obama’s slobbering media cannot allow it. The Obama Administration cannot allow it.

If Michael Steele, African American, is a success as the Chairman of the Republican National Committee and engineers a return to dominance of the Republican Party in both the House and the Senate, then Barack Obama is no longer The One.

If Michael Steele, African American, is the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, then evidently Republicans are not racist and don't treat African Americans like dirt.  Yikes, the Democrats lied.  Who woulda thought it?

Obama’s Media Minions have so badly pushed Steele into a corner, criticizing Rush Limbaugh, who is not perfect in this whole affair, that some within the GOP are jerking his (Steele's) chain.

The big bad white GOP is calling down the Honorable African American Chairman of the RNC.

RACIST
RACIST
RACIST

There are now forces who are saying that a vote of No Confidence may be brewing against Michael Steele. Sure, play right into the Democrat's hands. Big Bad White Republican is going to fire the innocent African American. Why not? The far right anti-immigration (non Republican) demands that were driven by the John Tanton population control machine have basically destroyed the Hispanic vote for the GOP. Let’s completely ruin any possibility of an African American backlash against Barack Obama.

Why do this?

Is an African American backlash brewing against Barack Obama?

We all know Barack Obama will do anything and say anything to achieve his goals.

You can tell when he is lying because his lips are moving.

He says one thing and does the opposite.

Rush Limbaugh is doing a patriot’s job of exposing the radical makeover of the United States of America that Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid are attempting.

While they are duplicitous, prevaricating, liars, they are not stupid. The last time something even close to this kind of a takeover, Hillary Care, was attempted, Rush Limbaugh led the charge. He and Newt Gingrich engineered the takeover of the House and Senate by the Republican Party.

We all know the socialist manipulations of the Three Stooges of 2009 are going to cause a financial melt-down in the next months.

The American people are not stupid, not really.

While many of them prove  P. T. Barnum's premise that there’s a sucker born every minute, fool me once — shame on you, fool me twice — shame on me.

We are lazy, that’s why we’re in such a credit crisis.

We want instant gratification.

Obama and his handlers (George Soros & the socialistic Service Employees International Union) can try and remake the nation into something that is an abject failure, financially, but they will fail.

Like I said, we’re lazy.

We want our cable, satellite, iPod, high speed internet, XM, Kindle books downloaded instantly, and our creature comforts of soft toilet tissue, air-conditioning, and being warm in the winter. We want our big SUV’s and cheap gas. We want, we want, we need we need.

(Just sit back and read the self-righteous liberal comments that are going to be made over that paragraph.)

We are spoiled selfish consumers who are the most generous and kind-hearted people in the world. That’s how Barack Obama managed to manipulate himself into the White House. He preyed on our collective conscious and guilt over eons of racism. He made the weaker minded feel like he was going to do something inciredible and bring change they could live with. (He’s brought change all right).

He’s preyed on our good will. The Three Stooges of 2009 are determined to limit our charitable donation tax credit. They want to destroy the finest medical system the world has ever known. They want to bring terrorists here to live. They want to create a French Revolution-like war against anyone who has anything. They want to be the puppet-masters, in control, with ultimate power.

Ergo, they must turn the GOP and conservatives against Rush Limbaugh and make him into a laughing-stock. Their willing, slobbering press syncopates are going along with them. It’s a one-two punch: create a Civil War within the GOP, and pit the moderate conservatives (moi) against the hard-line conservatives of Rush Limbaugh. They think we’re so stupid we’ll spend all of our time fighting, ignoring their takeover of the USA, turning it into the USSAR.

Fool me once — shame on you.
Fool me twice — shame on me.

I’m not falling for their confusion and attempted hate fest. I trust you will not do so, either.

We need to sit back and laugh at the Three Stooges of 2009 and not allow them to win.

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  • http://www.joannehuspek.wordpress.com Joanne Huspek

    Great piece, eloquently put.

    I’d like to write my own, but I haven’t finished singing the blues yet.

    You might think that the masses aren’t “stupid” but you may be wrong. Open up the local paper in Detroit and read the editorial page. It’s full of letters to the editor praising the takeover of our freedoms and condemning the people who are rightly worried.

    I only hope there are enough smart people left in the world to put an end to this.

  • David W.

    Paranoid much?

  • Clavos

    I only hope there are enough smart people left in the world to put an end to this.

    Me too, Joanne. But I worry that we’re a minority here on BC, which might be indicative of the country as a whole, as demonstrated by the letters to the DFP.

  • Baronius

    SJ, would you mind giving a little chronology of the Steele/Limbaugh dust-up? I haven’t heard anything about it.

  • http://www.futonreport.net/ Matthew T. Sussman

    “It is also about Michael Steele, the first African American chairman of a national political party. This should be a big story – Michael Steele, African American Chairman of the Republican National Committee, but Obama’s slobbering media cannot allow it. The Obama Administration cannot allow it.”

    It should be a big story, had the Democrats not broken this very barrier with Ron Brown 20 years ago.

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    If the definition of eloquent is a sequence of muddled thought, unsupported claims, scaremongering, rabble-rousing and ad hominems, Joanne, yes, I suppose you’re right.

    This is just the sort of nasty rant Republicans were so quick to complain about when Bush was president. For starters, if the ‘Democrat/liberal media’ don’t want to acknowledge a black man as a senior GOP figure, then how the fuck did Steele get onto Hughley’s show?

    To put this storm in a blue china teacup into perspective, is it perhaps possible that Steele is trying to steer the GOP ever so gently away from the sort of inflammatory Limbauvian bombastics that got them into their current mess? Is it, further, perhaps possible that it is powerful factions within the GOP which are trying to get Steele ousted, and not [make sign of cross here if urge arises] Democrats – none of whom have any say in how the party is run?

    Apparently Limbaugh’s thrall is so great that Steele – like other conservatives who’ve dared to criticize the Great One in the past – has now backed down with many succulent kissing noises. Is that what’s pissing Republicans off about him, or is it his comments about their hero?

  • Georgio

    Great Job DR Dreadful..You said it all with perfection..I would just add ..that Rush is not stupid…IT”S THE DITTOHEADS WHO ARE STUPID for listening to him..

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    Another accurate diagnosis from the good doctor. Rather a mess of a piece evident by the author’s mouth-foaming hysteria, inability to focus, and apparent naivety about politics among other things.

    Aside from the other points previously mentioned that detail errors in the piece, I have some questions. What does Crawford’s dismissal have to do with anything? Can you cite someone claiming to have voted for Obama out of guilt? If you think he won by manipulation, good luck in 2010. Why have you falsely attributed the “sucker” statement to Barnum when any bit of research would reveal that to be inaccurate?

    If you are going to call others “weaker minded,” you might want to spell “incredible” correctly. Also, those headers stand out like sore thumbs. Were you working from an outline and forgot to clean them up because it looks like Cliffs Notes? Shouldn’t a reader know that you’ve made a segue or returned to a topic?

    Newsflash: Limbaugh is already a laughing stock. Aside from being a thrice-married family-values guy, who doesn’t seem to be bothered by welfare and drug addiction when he is partaking in it, he whines about open primaries and Democrats affecting the Republican candidates, yet gleefully advocated that his audience do the same to Democrats last year. He’s a typical political hypocrite that only cares about what’s good for himself.

    Considering how your different members of your party felt about the nomination of McCain and the way some have turned against the policies of Bush, the press isn’t creating a civil war within the GOP. Those sparks were already smoldering, although outside forces will no doubt help fan the flames. Your only hope of success is Obama’s policies making things worse because Limbaugh won’t be leading you to the promised land.

  • Arch Conservative

    Watching the Obama administration go after it’s critics is a disturbing trend. While Obama and his cabinet should be governing and trying better this nation they’re main concern seems to lie in attacking anyone who publicly critisizes them.

    I can’t recall any persidential administration in my lifetime activelty engaging in verbal sparring with radio talk show hosts and others in the media.

    It’s embarassing. The facade is starting to crumble and thin skinned narcissistic king Barry can’t deal so he’s having his butt boys Gibbs and Emmannuelle at the Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda do his dirty work.

    It hasn’t even been two months but it’s already become obvious that no godd will come to any citizen based on the actions of this administration. I look forward to more and more waking up to reality and kicking this piece of trash in the oval office in the teeth every chance there is to be had.

  • Cindy

    He’s preyed on our good will.

    You have good will, like Scrooge had good will. You remind me of Ursula from The Little Mermaid.

  • REMF(MCH)

    “I agree with Rush Limbaugh’s basic points of conservatism, which are lower taxes, less government and a strong national defense.”
    – SJ Riedhead

    Uh-huh, sure…Lardbaugh believes in “less government,” as long as he can get away with popping his Oxycontin; and “national defense,” as long as someone ELSE does the fighting and dying.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    Well said, Cindy. I don’t even read her trash.

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    No one in the White House has said or will say anything one-tenth as hyperbolic or downright nasty as that speech, which was laughable yet scarily sociopathic at the same time. They’ve just sort of been chortling along because they know that kind of extreme rhetoric is a turnoff to independents.

    But now that Mount Rush-man has egomaniacally suggested that the president should debate him on his radio show, Rahm and company will stop playing along. Rush is plenty good at looking fringey without help from them.

    The WH should have remained above the fray, I guess, but who could resist such a target?

  • Clavos

    but who could resist such a target?

    Oh, I dunno…a truly presidential president?

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    “I can’t recall any persidential administration in my lifetime activelty engaging in verbal sparring with radio talk show hosts and others in the media.”

    Then you should do a better job paying attention because your recall is as good as your spelling. Of course, the Bush II administration had an easier time of it by faking news reports, buying off columnists, and feeding false information to the press.

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    I don’t think the president himself has directly commented on this, has he? If so, even I disapprove.

    But Rahm saying shit doesn’t bother me much at all.

  • Clavos

    I don’t think the president himself has directly commented on this, has he?

    Not directly on this (yet), no. But Barack started it.

    …Rahm saying shit…

    That about covers it.

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    And would Clavos care to express an opinion about Limbaugh’s rhetoric? Or would that lower his hoity-toity standards of political propriety too much?

    Rush, less than a week after the inauguration:
    “We are being told we have to hope he succeeds, that we have to bend over and grab our ankles… because his father was black, because he’s the first black president, we’ve got to accept this.”

    Obama [after the above, so not ‘starting it,’ and not even directly responding, but indirectly referring to it, in the context of offering advice to Republicans in the House and Senate about being more cooperative and open-minded]:
    “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.”

    This may not be the type of tea party manners expected of, say, Queen Elizabeth, but it’s pretty mild for a president.

  • Clavos

    And would Clavos care to express an opinion about Limbaugh’s rhetoric?

    Nobody elected Limbaugh, and he doesn’t run anything but his radio show, despite the laughable allegations by the Obama sycophants.

    And I’m only hoity-toity about priggish peasants.

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    Nobody elected Limbaugh, and he doesn’t run anything but his radio show

    Not officially, no. But he does wield a lot of influence in the GOP – hence Steele’s retraction, not to mention his predecessors in ass-kissing, Mark Sanford and Phil Gingrey, both of whom hastily backed away from their criticisms of Limbaugh after the Great One threw his toys out of the pram.

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    So you may agree with him, or you may think he’s an asshole, but you’re not going to share whatever that opinion may be with the readers of Blogcritics. Are you sure you’re not a lawyer?

    [I note also that you very rarely/never express disagreement with conservative writers/commenters on this site, even though I bet you often differ with them.]

  • http://www.thecobraslair.com Cobra

    Oh, you folks just need to stop it. I don’t even think the Rush Limbaugh quote is the best part of this interview.

    From the transcript of CNN’s “Breaking the News”:

    HUGHLEY: I really do. I think you’re a really bright guy. And they hired both of us because we have a black president.

    STEELE: That’s right.

    HUGHLEY: You, me, Bobby Jindal, we’re all working because of the brother in the job.

    STEELE: That’s right. All the brothers in the same room, right?

    HUGHLEY: I read a lot of what you said. One of the things you said is the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we wanted to apply them to urban-suburban hip-hop settings. So you’re going to bring hip-hop to the GOP?

    STEELE: Yeah, and the idea, really, I have a deep affection and friendship with Russell Simmons and a number of folks in the community that we talked about issues like poverty and education, and I think that the GOP, if it took its head out of the sand and paid attention to what was going on around it, focused on how communities are changing, the dynamics of the communities, the makeup and how we look and sound and go into those communities and speak about those issues and the context of what we believe with respect to education and charter schools, for example, you know, economic empowerment and opportunity, home ownership, those type of things I think resonate.

    At least to the extent that people will pay attention and listen and you’re not dismissed right out of hand because you have got this crazy look in your eye.

    HUGHLEY: No. I think that we have an obligation to — to kind of support the party that we believe we have the most kinship to. But the Republican Party, clearly, has a bit of an image problem with African Americans.

    STEELE: They do. They do.

    HUGHLEY: Because even if you put it to hip-hop, how do you rap, “”I’m against affirmative action.” How do you remix that?

    STEELE: This is where it becomes interesting, because I’m not. I’m an affirmative action baby, if you will. I grew up with it. I recognize the power and importance of it.

    HUGHLEY: But the Republican Party isn’t.

    STEELE: This is the other point, D.L. The Republican Party should. Because the first affirmative action program that was put into place was 40 acres and a mule by Republican congressmen after the slaves were freed. The second …

    HUGHLEY: Look how that worked out, Michael. Is that part of the stimulus package? I ain’t get mine.

    STEELE: Wait a minute — but the second and the most significant one, though, was 1968 to 1972. In the Richard Nixon administration, Art Fletcher, African American Republican, created what we know today as affirmative action. And the idea was to create a tool for economic empowerment to level that playing field. So I say to Republicans all the time, how can you be against the very thing that you help put in place to empower people? If you have a problem with it, fix it to make it work so that people don’t lose whatever opportunities they have.

    The leader of the Republican National Committee stands for hip-hop culture, Black economic empowerment and Affirmative Action…

    …and it’s NOT a punchline for a bad talk radio bit?

    This is hysterical! I’m doubled-over with laughter. Michael Steele in this interview KNOWS he’s just window-dressing in the Republicans lame attempt to look like they represent more than just an angry, old, Southern White Party with a few miserly oligarchs thrown in. The fact that he folded up faster than a Kmart leisure suit for Limbaugh should tell you that he’s not going to affect any change in the party’s status whatsoever.

    I’m giggling with glee that the Democrats have successfully labeled these pompous right winged hacks like Limbaugh for the hateful, sexist, bigoted moral failures they appear to be. It’s 2009. They can’t hide anymore. Transcripts, soundbites and video clips are online at your fingertips.

    –Cobra

  • bliffle

    I’m astounded that Limbaugh revealed his hidden racism so readily under such light provocation.

    Oh well, what can you expect from a guy like that?

  • Clavos

    There’s no enjoyment in being a closet racist, it’s not like being a Democrat.

  • Baronius

    Handy, that’s quite a piece of hypocrisy. You said that you wouldn’t defend Obama if he criticized Limbaugh in comment #16. In #17, that criticism was documented. In comment #18, you defended Obama.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    “And I’m only hoity-toity about priggish peasants.”

    Clavos, your elitism is showing, like I’ve told you before. Not that I mind.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    “But he does wield a lot of influence in the GOP”.

    That might be a good thing.

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    Handy #21:

    At least he’s critical of the trolls.

  • http://www.thecobraslair.com Cobra

    #23 bliffle,

    Rush Limbaugh doesn’t “hide” his racism at all.

    The leader of the Republican Party from Fair.org

    That there are so many who defend him tell us more about America, doesn’t it?

    –Cobra

  • Hope and Change?

    “Republicans have an image problem with African Americans.”

    True…the democrats have proven that their polcies of entitlement, welfare and affirmative action have destroyed black families and has turned blacks into “modern day slaves”…just so the democrats can get their votes…

    When the Democrat “massa” tells them who to vote for… they dont question for fear of retribution… they just pull the lever..even though the Democrats have done nothing to help blacks break the cycle of poverty and violence….NOTHING!

    Conservatives offer blacks another option — self determination and accountability —freedom from the “slavery” of government programs and their Democratic slave owners…but alas…for some reason…most NOT ALL…blacks find that this is too hard for them. They’ll have be accountable for themselves and their situation…no more claiming racism and playing the pathetic role of a victim!

    What have the Dems done for blacks? Welfare? Food Stamps? Labeling them as not as smart with their affirmative action policies?

    I know the racist accusations will follow…but I am not a coward when it comes to talking about race….

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    Baronius, re #25:
    Well, I am likely to cut the president more slack, just as you are likely to cut Rush more slack. This doesn’t seem a large matter.

    But for the record, I wouldn’t like the president to get publicly involved in the current silly sideshow of Limbaugh-Steele-Rahm-Begala-whoever. And I seriously doubt he will…he has probably already instructed Emanuel to cool it by now as well.

    The offhand comment he made in January doesn’t seem to me the same thing at all – he’s not allowed to even mention Rush’s name, or he’s being un-presidential? Give me a break.

    Maybe he should have said, “If you’re taking your cues from talk radio, you’re not likely to be coming up with positive, constructive, cooperative ideas.” That is certainly what I take him to have meant.

  • Clavos

    That there are so many who defend him tell us more about America, doesn’t it?

    Yep, sure does.

  • Hope and Change?

    “he has probably already instructed Emanuel to cool it by now as well.”

    Its the other way around….Emanuel will tell Barry if and when he wants to cool it….after all he Emanuel is the king of the Dems….and barry is well…er….um…you know…an empty suit that reads a teleprompter…

  • http://www.thecobraslair.com Cobra

    H & C writes:

    “I know the racist accusations will follow…but I am not a coward when it comes to talking about race….

    Oh, I agree, H & C.

    Wearing a white hood that doesn’t hide one’s face is certainly not as cowardly as wearing one that does.

    –Cobra

  • REMF(MCH)

    “Can we continue to listen to Rush Limbaugh*? Is this really the kind of party that we want to be when these kinds of spokespersons seem to appeal to our lesser instincts rather than our better instincts?”
    – Colin Powell**

    *Lardbaugh’s military record:
    – None, dodged draft with medical defermnet due to ingrown hair on his ass

    **Powell’s military record:
    – 35 years, US Army
    – Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
    – Two tours in Vietnam, 1962-63, 1968-69
    – Combat Infantryman Badge
    – Expert Infantryman Badge
    – Ranger Tab
    – Parachutist Badge
    – Pathfinder Badge
    – Air Assault Badge
    – Presidential Service Badge
    – Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
    – Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
    – Army Staff Identification Badge
    – Defense Distinguished Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
    – Distinguished Service Medal, Army (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
    – Defense Superior Service Medal
    – Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
    – Soldier’s Medal
    – Bronze Star
    – Purple Heart
    – Air Medal
    – Joint Service Commendation Medal
    – Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
    – Presidential Medal of Freedom (order of precedence, if worn)
    – Presidential Citizens Medal (order of precedence, if worn)
    – National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
    – Vietnam Service Medal (with 1 Silver Service Star)
    – Army Service Ribbon
    – Army Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 3)

  • http://takeitorleaveit.typepad.com/ roger nowosielski

    But being a laud mouth overrides all these qualifications, don’t you think?

  • http://www.thecobraslair.com Cobra

    Roger,

    Of course it does. That’s the key to being a ditto-head.

    Ignorance is bliss.

    –Cobra

  • Clavos

    Ignorance is bliss.

    Shakespeare’s most misquoted line…

  • Clavos

    “Shakespeare’s literature’s most misquoted line.”*

    *Apologies to the Bard

  • Hope and Change?

    hmmmm I am confused……

    When Powell supported Bush the left called him a “House Nigger”….but now that Powell has flipped flopped and supports King Barry he is now revered by the left as a distinguished war hero”

    Did I miss something REMF(MCH)?

  • Cindy

    I am confused…… –H&C

    And a master of the understatement.

  • http://jetssciencepage.blogspot.com/ Jet

    I wonder what H&C would think about his credibility and the number of allies he thinks he has, if he knew what was being written about him on the private BC Writer’s webpages that he doesn’t have access too because he doesn’t have the balls to publish his assinine shit?

    Paranoia anyone?

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    H&raCist was just looking for an excuse to drop the n-word. He’s got a quota before the next rally

  • http://www.maskedmoviesnobs.com El Bicho

    Jet, that presumes he both thinks and has credibility. I have seen no evidence of either

  • http://jetssciencepage.blogspot.com/ Jet

    Can you imagine the debate between “Just One Man” and “Hope & Change”? Oh wait… never mind I forgot

  • http://jetssciencepage.blogspot.com/ Jet

    “You will get good attention and people will be more inclined to listen to you if you can make a statement whereby their response is, ”No Shit!” or at least, ”No kidding!””
    Gael Boardman

    “You stick your head above the crowd and attract attention, and sometime, maybe somebody, will throw a rock at you. That’s the territory. You buy the land, you get the Indians.”
    David Lee Roth

  • http://jetssciencepage.blogspot.com/ Jet

    “To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.”
    Amos Bronson Alcott

    “The reason there’s so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it.”
    Frank A. Clark

    “The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.”
    Wayne Dyer

  • http://www.EurocriticsMagazine.com Christopher Rose

    H&C? has gone on an unexpected (to him) and prolonged holiday.

  • http://jetssciencepage.blogspot.com/ Jet

    I’m heartbroken, to repeat the words of David Lee Roth…

    “You stick your head above the crowd and attract attention, and sometime, maybe somebody, will throw a rock at you. That’s the territory. You buy the land, you get the Indians.

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    @ #38, 39:

    For the record – it was Thomas Gray, ‘On a Distant Prospect of Eton College’.

  • Zedd

    The GOP marginalized itself by being what it has been for the past 12yrs.

    Limbaugh is the best personification of what this party is, even visually. It’s ugly and sloppy and thinks it’s still sexy. Instead of going on a diet, he dares unbutton some buttons to show his chest. I equate the undone buttons to Sara Palin after George Bush. WRONG. A really bad idea when things are already pear shaped.

    Seems as if you don’t see that either. You can’t blame anyone but the Republicans. You just can’t.

    Look, if Limbaugh is speaking for Reps then he should be attacked as a spokesman. The only reason he hasn’t in the past is because many Dems thought he was too trashy (or pitiful) to attack.

    Now, D L Hugely is a comedian who just got his gig yesterday and has NO following. Not sure why he’s mentioned in your piece. Please explain.

  • Clavos

    For the record – it was Thomas Gray, ‘On a Distant Prospect of Eton College’.

    I know.

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    I know you know, Clav – but it might have been driving a couple of other commenters crazy…!

  • Clavos

    Doc,

    When I was a kid, my parents always made me “look it up,” which almost always made “it” stick with me better.

    That’s why #39 was open-ended.

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    My parents didn’t have to make me. I was (and still am) a compulsive looker-upperer.

    Drives everybody on my e-mail contact list crazy

  • Clavos

    Yeah, every time I get one of those emails, I go for Snopes, too.

    Piss a lot of people off, also.

  • http://jetssciencepage.blogspot.com/ Jet

    Mirrors on the shoes Doc?

  • Zedd

    @#30

    If Whites (non Hispanic) make up 65% of the population and 61% of welfare recipients, why would you think that post was needed? Can we all buy into the concept of googling? No need for multicultural workshops/pow wows. Just google man. Inexcusable.

  • http://drdreadful.blogspot.com Dr Dreadful

    Now there’s an idea, Jet. Although highly-polished patent leather might work just as well!

  • http://jetssciencepage.blogspot.com/ Jet

    Zedd, it falls under the heading of when everyone believes you after you state that the Earth is 93 million miles from the sun…

    …but they still check if you say the paint is still wet.

  • http://jetssciencepage.blogspot.com/ Jet

    Voice of experience Doc?

  • Cindy

    RE #58

    Zedd,

    You’ll forgive him for not answering. He’s on vacation, hopefully near some active volcano. Where, if he talks to anyone, they’re likely to try and find out if he is a witch or not.

    (Yes, I know Monty Python didn’t use lava, but I say it’s all the same idea.)

  • Clavos

    Actually, he’s been turned into a newt.

    And, he won’t get better.

  • Zedd

    When someone is THAT ignorant, you can only hope that they are just young or extremely elderly(you know where they grew up in the mountains somewhere, where there was no learnin). Thats the explanation that I have manufactured for Arch. It keeps my brain from exploding, trying to figure out what the heck would render someone so clueless, especially since they are being ignorant while being online – where all of mankind’s information is right at your finger tips, waiting for you just a tab away. In my mind,and simple world, he is a victim. Any other explanation would be too difficult to process.

  • Zedd

    Wait, a Newt or a newt?

    Well I guess to some people they are the same.

  • http://jetssciencepage.blogspot.com/ Jet

    Damn, I’ve lost a whole hour of sleep over this while thing… have you?

  • http://jetssciencepage.blogspot.com/ Jet

    Then again I’m in the U.S. Eastern time zone, so many of you haven’t caught up to me yet.

  • http://jetssciencepage.blogspot.com/ Jet

    I think he just got turned down for that insurance company commercial deal, so he turned green permanently.

  • http://jetssciencepage.blogspot.com/ Jet

    We should have a contest to think up the best/dumbest name he should come back under!

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