May 30, 2007

Security Council Creates Hariri Assassination Tribunal
— Ace

Why do we bother? We know Putin had Litvenenko killed and we know the drooling imbeclie Bashar Assad had Hariri killed.

Well, we don't know that. He's such a buffoon his supposed-inferiors probably gave the order themselves, as they do with most matters of state. But the Syrian government, as a whole, ordered the hit.

At least we can get these guys:

Lebanese authorities are currently holding eight people over the Hariri killing. They are four pro-Syrian generals who headed Lebanese security departments at the time and four members of a small Syrian-backed Sunni Muslim group alleged to have played a role in monitoring Hariri’s movements.

Syria has responded, of course, with a threat to put their owned-and-operated terrorist group Hezbollah into action:

Syria: UN Tribunal May Destabilize Lebanon

That's pretty much as subtle as their last statement:

Syria: Hariri's Defiance May Destabilize His Heart-rate, Brain Activity

And we all know how prescient that "warning" turned out to be.

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Newsweek Stupid: Beta Males Triumphant (I Mean, Just Look At Jim From The Office!)
— Ace

And we're losing a war! Yayyyy! Beta males rule!!!

Women in journalism really ought to avoid dopey articles like this if they don't want to be stuck in the Fluff Ghetto and News You Can Use Slum.

On the other hand, maybe Jennie was forced to write this silly little queef of a "story" by a patriarchal editor. In which case, Newsweek is disgustingly sexist and should be subject to an immediate, wide-ranging examination by outside experts.

I'll buy that.

... the new movie star looks less like Colin Farrell than Will Ferrell. Or Steve Carell. Or Jon Heder. Or, if he's animated, Shrek or Homer Simpson. The testosterone-pumped, muscle-bound Hollywood hero is rapidly deflating—this summer, Bruce Willis is the last he-man standing. Taking his place is a new kind of leading man, the kind who's just as happy following as leading, or never getting off the sofa. "He's a guy who isn't concerned with status," says Justin Spitzer, a writer for TV's "The Office." "He's more concerned with getting through the day and not engaging in a pissing contest with the alpha males around him." It makes sense that our culture is embracing the mojo-free man right now. As America comes to terms with our diminished omnipotence in the wake of 9/11, the Iraq War and President Bush's international unpopularity, we're growing weary of Teflon-coated John Wayne stereotypes of masculinity. Donald Rumsfeld, Ken Lay, Mel Gibson, Don Imus—all chest-beating, leader-of-the-pack men, and look what happened to them. The alpha dog doesn't hunt anymore. The new role model is a beta male.

Her evidence for all of this is, need I remind you, TV shows and movies. Furthermore, they're comedies, where absurdity and unlikely triumphs are the coin of the realm.

But, as Otter (a definite alpha male) said, "Never mind, [she's] rolling."

Let's skip a bit as she digests the past two seasons of The Office, claiming Jim "turned down" a corporate promotion. (He didn't -- or at least that wasn't in the episode. What seems to have happened is that he was discombobulated during his interview by a note from his eternal crush, Pam, which wound up tanking him.)

Also, let's not notice that on the real -- British, original -- Office, the "Jim" character is a real beta who turns down even minor promotions which pay more money just because they don't want him. In the American version, Jim is much, much more alpha, who both takes promotions and is one of the firm's best salesmen -- apparently the Office's producers figured American viewers would never take to an honest-to-goodness schlub and slacker.

Stephen Colbert's puffed-up pundit character on "The Colbert Report" also lampoons self-important blowhards. The show takes the joke a step further in a biting segment called "alpha dog of the week"....

The obligatory genuflecting at the altar of Colbert. Let's see if we can get one more liberal cliche in and work Al Gore into this.

Then there's Al Gore. During the 2000 election, the press seized on the conceit that Gore was too eager to please, too deferential, too indecisive. Today Gore is still the proto beta male—the on-again-off-again beard, the belly, the deference to Tipper—but he's also having the last laugh as a movie star, an ecosavant, a best-selling author and a potential dark-horse presidential contender....

There you go.

So, now that alpha-ness has been diminished in importance, that means we can all start eating Funions and playing XBOX all day, right?

Alas, no. For one half of the population -- as usual -- a woman's work is never done:

Still, alphas aren't totally over. Women still have to prove their alphaness—look at Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice and Nancy Pelosi—even though the guys have given it a bad name.


Anyone think that Newsweek reporterette Jennie Yarbroff is herself a fan of beta males, by the way?

Or is she more like Maureen Dowd?

Thanks to Sinistar.

A Newsweek Specialty: Newsweek's male editors seem to delight in assinging female reporters to "I can't believe this twaddle got published" non-stories. Like this ridiculous piece finding out that real criminal forensics is only slightly similar to that portrayed on CSI.

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Science: Italian Doctor Invents "New, More Natural Vagina"
— Ace

I don't know; I thought the old version was still working out okay. So now there's going to be some big roll out for VaginaXP, and you just know the thing is going to be loaded with bugs for the next ten years...

But seriously, it's a big deal for those afflicted.

An Italian doctor has reconstructed vaginas for two women born with a rare congenital deformation, using their own cells to build vaginal tissue in the lab for the first time.

Dr. Cinzia Marchese of Rome's Policlinico Umberto I hospital, giving details of the operations on Wednesday, told Reuters a 28-year-old woman who underwent the first such operation a year ago now has a healthy vagina.

"She has got married and is living a normal life," said Marchese, whose study has been published in the journal Human Reproduction.

The second operation was carried out on a 17-year-old girl on Tuesday and the first signs are that the cells taken by biopsy from the area where her vagina should grow and provide mucosal tissue.


The two women had a condition called Mayer-Von Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome, or MRKHS for short, which affects an estimated one in 4,000 to 5,000 female infants.

Girls with the syndrome are born with no vagina. The patient often has a normal uterus, ovaries and external secondary sexual organs such as breasts, but cannot have sexual intercourse or give birth.

"Usually the syndrome is diagnosed when they are young and they try to have sexual intercourse for the first time and it hurts," said Marchese.

Wait, I think I might have that.

Thanks to Jim.

The Black Dahlia... incidentally had a not-fully-formed vagina, many say, which interfered in her relationships with men and, who knows, may have led to a sexually frustrated psychopath murdering her.

I don't know if she had the full syndrome mentioned in the article, but she had something along those lines.

Content warning, of course, on anything having to do with the Black Dahlia/Elizabeth Short murder.

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Alcohol May Have Played A Role
— LauraW.

You know how it is. You're sitting around with your cousin, shootin' the shit, partaking of a beverage or two, and suddenly someone gets stabbed with a pitchfork.

All three men were drinking in their mobile home in the 1200 block of Paseo Derecho around 10 p.m. Sunday, when the two cousins began arguing over who was older.

One of the cousins grabbed a pitchfork, and when the uncle stepped between his nephews, he was stabbed in the arm.

Emphasis mine.
Look, I've seen a lot of family squabbles. I just can't quite figure out how this one could have turned into a full-blown fight. Even in Texas.
One asshole just isn't enough. You really need two complete assholes to take this one to the physical level.

"Naaaww...bitch, I don't care what that driver'sh lishense saysh...bullshit, you don't remember when I was born, I 'amember whe YOU were were, you were, real small, an' wrapped in a blan-(hic), blan-(hic), blanket...oh, sure, CALL AUNT CATHY. FINE. FINE. CALL AUNT CATHY, she alwaysh takes your fuckin' side, doeshen't she, bitch. BRAAAAPPP. PUT DOWN THE PHONE (SCUFFLE ENSUES)"

Thanks to eddiebear.

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Teen Track And Field Hottie Vaulted Into Unwanted Limelight By Blog Post
— Ace

Underage here (she's now a year older), but undeniably gorgeous:


Gone from a track phenom to an internet phenom. And she was much happier being the former.

By the way, lest anyone think I'm contributing to the unwanted attention Allison Stokke's getting, this article is in the Washington Post. The secret's pretty much out.

In her high school track and field career, Stokke had won a 2004 California state pole vaulting title, broken five national records and earned a scholarship to the University of California, yet only track devotees had noticed. Then, in early May, she received e-mails from friends who warned that a year-old picture of Stokke idly adjusting her hair at a track meet in New York had been plastered across the Internet. She had more than 1,000 new messages on her MySpace page. A three-minute video of Stokke standing against a wall and analyzing her performance at another meet had been posted on YouTube and viewed 150,000 times.

"I just want to find some way to get this all under control," Stokke told her coach.

Three weeks later, Stokke has decided that control is essentially beyond her grasp. Instead, she said, she has learned a distressing lesson in the unruly momentum of the Internet.


From her computer at home, Stokke tracked the spread of her image with dismay and disbelief. She had dealt with this once before, when a track fan posted a lewd comment and a picture of her on a message board two years earlier. Stokke had contacted the poster through e-mail and, a few days later, the image had disappeared. But what could she do now, when a search for her name in Yahoo! revealed almost 310,000 hits? "It's not like I could e-mail everybody on the Internet," Stokke said.

For the first week, Stokke tried to ignore the Internet attention. She kept it from her parents. She focused on graduating with a grade-point average above 4.0, on overcoming a knee injury and winning her second state title. But at track meets, twice as many photographers showed up to take her picture. The main office at Newport Harbor High School received dozens of requests for Stokke photo shoots, including one from a risqué magazine in Brazil.


"Even if none of it is illegal, it just all feels really demeaning," Allison Stokke said. "I worked so hard for pole vaulting and all this other stuff, and it's almost like that doesn't matter. Nobody sees that. Nobody really sees me."


A former gymnast, Stokke had tried pole vaulting as a lark as a freshman in high school. Two months later, she set a school record. She won the 2004 state championship three months after that. Stokke had augmented her natural, pole-vaulting disposition -- speed, upper-body strength and courage -- by lifting weights three times each week. College programs including Harvard, Stanford and UCLA also recruited her.


She loved pole vaulting because it was a sport built on intricacies. Each motion required calculation and precision. A well-executed vault blended a dancer's timing, a sprinter's speed and a gymnast's grace. "There's so much that happens in a vault below the surface," Stokke said.

Summing up:

4.0 GPA (or at least in striking distance of that) on full ride at U of California, champion athlete, ex-gymnast, dancer, looks like this:

It's as if Wonder Woman has been battling Nazis and counterfeiters for five years and we're only hearing about her now.

Although I'm sympathetic that Stokke's lost something important, I'm pretty sure she has the gifts to endure.

See, if that memo had had her picture as the State Department logo, I woud have had no problem with it. I just would have said, "Yeah, perfect logo -- this is what our country is fighting for."

Stokke in Action:

Oh, by the way, I forgot to mention: as she hails from Newport Beach, presumably, on top of everything else, she's loaded.

She Ain't All That: I just got this email--

I would defnitely not hit that. Her knees are too sharp and she is well beneath my standards.

That's from some dude signing his email "A. Kournakova."

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The F-15 On One Wing
— LauraW.

A snippet from the History Channel.

The pictures of the damage at the end of the video are just unreal.

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Fred's In
— Slublog

It's tempting to call this breaking news, but it's really not all that surprising.

Fred Dalton Thompson is planning to enter the presidential race over the Fourth of July holiday, announcing that week that he has already raised several million dollars and is being backed by insiders from the past three Republican administrations, Thompson advisers told The Politico.

Thompson, the "Law and Order" star and former U.S. senator from Tennessee, has been publicly coy, even as people close to him have been furiously preparing for a late entry into the wide-open contest. But the advisers said Thompson dropped all pretenses on Tuesday afternoon during a conference call with more than 100 potential donors, each of whom was urged to raise about $50,000.
It will be interesting to see how much he can raise in that initial burst of fundraising. We'll know then whether the FRED!mania that has gripped many a conservative in the blogosphere will translate into more than rhetorical support.

In a recent interview, Newt Gingrich said the 2008 campaign will come down to a choice between "them" and "not them." Being Gingrich, he of course put himself in the "not them" category, but I think Thompson's entry into the race changes that. If Thompson can prove himself a viable candidate, he would become the "not them" a lot of conservatives have been waiting to see in the race.

So which candidates will lose if Thompson runs? My gut says Rudy Giuliani. The race could eventually come down to a Romney-Thompson showdown, since Giuliani has too much political and personal baggage (*sob*) and McCain's campaign is on its last legs, thanks to his spirited support of immigration reform.

So take your guesses. How much can Thompson raise in a short time? Is he a contender, or a flash in the pan? And how much will everyone's campaign be hurt by the white-hot lightning of Mike Bloomberg?

UPDATE - Not so fast? Bottom line: still looks like he's in, but Politico got the announcement date wrong.

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE - Okay, I give up. No one knows when Fred will announce, I guess. (H/t: Allah)

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May 29, 2007

Fauxtography? Palestinian Stringer Catches Israeli Missile In Flight
— Ace

Pardon to those who've sent me this link earlier. This has been going 'round the 'nets for a little bit, and, while few (if any) are calling this a proven fake, one does have to wonder about what sort of shutter speed one would need to catch a descending, screamingly-fast missile in flight.

In video (which has a much slower speed that cameras), even insects move too fast to be clearly caught, appearing instead as strange "rods" (which credulous people claim are alien visitors or something).

Only very high-speed cameras can catch the images of bullets in flight. While I don't think missiles are moving at the speed of a bullet, they are moving quite fast indeed, and I'm rather doubtful that a missile would appear as a missile at all even if caught on a film, rather than metallic streak.

This is by no means proven yet. (And for those idiots on the left: No one is claiming that a missile didn't hit; they're only questioning if this is a genuine photo.)

I'd like to hear from professional photographers about the shutter speed required to capture an image of a streaking missile in flight. There is no blur here whatsoever.

Notice what happens when we zoom in on the suspicious "missile:"


Eh, nevermind. It's obviously real. That's what missiles look like. The feathers and flag make them more aerodynamic.

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Ahem: Women Who Engage In Condom-Free Sex Happier
— Ace

They don't call it joy juice for nothin'.

I'll tuck the filthy quotes beyond the jump.

Here's the title, though:

Crying Over Spilled Semen
Why women who don't use condoms feel happier.

You've been warned.

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Within 12 Hours, Jewish Bankers Collude To Kill Peaceful Peasant Reformer
— Ace

The leader of an offshoot terrorist organization of the Al-Asqa brigades is sent to Zion within 12 hours of assuming his duties as mass-murderer.

The International Jew-Banker Conspiracy

Resistance is futile.

Although, if you really must have some resistance, we can get it for you wholesale from our cousin Moishe.

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How Come All of Glenn Greenwald's Unhinged Fans Accuse Me of "Sucking Cock"?
— Ace

You all... do appreciate the irony of this, don't you?

Not that sucking cock is a bad thing, mind you. Certainly, given your preferred Two Minute Hate leader (actually, a thirty minute hate, given Greenwald's insufferlably long and pompous prose), and given the decidedly gay-skewing demographics of Salon, surely you can't think it's an insult to accuse someone of "sucking cock."

So what is it? Are you actually quibbling about my technique? Too fast? Too slow? Not "minding the grapes" enough to your satisfaction?

Honestly, it's all a bit much coming from you guys.

Half of you have a glans battering your uvula even while you're trolling here.

So, you know, calm down on the accidentally self-revelatory, cluelessly self-hating slurs.

PS, Gleen? This?

The super-tough-(and-anonymous)-Churchillian-warrior "Ace of Spades"

You're really not the one to go impugning people for posting under a pseudonym, buddy. At least I chose one and stuck with it.

How many have you had?

PS: I appreciate the defense my readers are putting up, but if you're doing it for me, don't bother. I'm not terribly embarrassed I questioned the authenticity of a PDF featuring a hummel figurine as the State Department logo. Frankly, I think those who refused to question a PDF with such an, errr, interesting feature ought to be embarrassed.

If you're knocking the trolls just because it pleases you to knock trolls, or to defend your own suspicions of this strangely-logo'd memo, do carry on.

But don't do it for me. Honestly, I don't care.

Dave P at Dean Esmay's has some last thoughts on Flappygate, here.

And really, if the left is saying a document featuring this as a "State Department logo"...

...should be accepted uncritically, no wonder so many of them subscribe to Truther conspiracy theories.

It would be almost as absurd as a document bearing this as an official government logo:


Read all about Gleen's alter egos here.

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John Edwards' Call For *Polite* Memorial Day Anti-War Protests A Smashing Success As Less Than 100 Veterans' Graves Desecrated
— Ace

Only 97 veterans' graves desecrated in protest of the American War Machine.

And that, my friends, sounds like progress to me.

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Busted: MSM Report Cindy Sheehan Quits the Peace Movement, But *Not* That She Quits The Democratic Party
— Ace

Allah previously suggested that the embargo on reporting Cindy "Absolute Moral Authority" Sheehan's repudiation of the Democratic Party may have simply been due to the Memorial Day weekend.

Well, the weekend is over, alas. And if they can find time to report her quitting the Peace Movement, why the silence on her quitting the Democratic Party?

I submit it's because they don't want indpendents to know this lunatic ever was a member of the Democratic Party, and they don't want the lunatics in the Democratic Party to know she's now an independent.

Again, so much effort of "reporters" seems to be expended on creative and innovative ways to not report relevant news.

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Compare And Contrast: MSM/NYT Very Big On Reporting Krazy Konspiracy Kookiness In 1995; Now, Not So Much
— Ace

A 10,000 word article in the NYT Sunday Magazine mentioned the various conspiracy theories percolating on the John Bircher right.

NYT in 1995:

If today's conspiracy theories provoke a shiver in the night, some bedtime reading may help. A vast array of Cassandras echo through American history -- usually on the fringes of politics but occasionally accepted by the mainstream. Through the centuries the villains of the pieces have shifted -- from Masons to Catholics to Jews, for example -- but the alleged plots also have a lot in common: a foreign (or otherwise alien) connection, a tie to big money, a secret organization more powerful than any state.

Three decades ago, the historian Richard Hofstadter wrote the classic essay, "The Paranoid Style in American Politics," describing a tendency to see vast conspiracies as the key to history...

The post-World War II years, a time as confusing as now, saw a real adversary, Soviet Communism, became blurred in some minds with a wider conspiracy; in this view, the United Nations and foreign aid and integration were all part of a Communist plot. (The high-schoolish grammar is that of the Times writer - I haven't altered it. PG) Robert Welch, leader of the John Birch Society, published "The Politician" in 1963, in which he noted President Eisenhower's support for these and concluded that Eisenhower must be a Communist himself.

Here's what the NYT has to say about today's conspiracy theories regarding the President acting with a cabal of international criminals: .

Gee, I wonder what could possibly account for the differing levels of interest in quite-similar cases.

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Cindy Sheehan Makes Surprise Announcement: Will "Try To Be Normal"
— Ace

Yeah, good luck with that.

Cindy Sheehan, the soldier's mother who galvanized an anti-war movement with her monthlong protest outside President Bush's ranch, said Tuesday she's done being the public face of the movement.

"I've been wondering why I'm killing myself and wondering why the Democrats caved in to George Bush," Sheehan told The Associated Press while driving from her property in Crawford to the airport, where she planned to return to her native California.

"I'm going home for awhile to try and be normal," she said.

In what she described as a "resignation letter," Sheehan wrote in her online diary on the Daily Kos blog: "Good-bye America ... you are not the country that I love and I finally realized no matter how much I sacrifice, I can't make you be that country unless you want it.

"It's up to you now."

Not exactly out-on-a-limb prediction: this will be the shortest withdrawal from public life since H. Ross Perot's.

Via Michael of Innocent Bystanders, where Pupster deconstructs the shock study showing that men have no idea what they're doing in grocery stores.

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Shock: Hillary! Comes Out For Socialism
— Ace

No one saw this coming.

Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it's time to replace an "on your own" society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity.

The Democratic senator said what the Bush administration touts as an "ownership society" really is an "on your own" society that has widened the gap between rich and poor.

"I prefer a 'we're all in it together' society," she said. "I believe our government can once again work for all Americans. It can promote the great American tradition of opportunity for all and special privileges for none."

That means pairing growth with fairness, she said, to ensure that the middle-class succeeds in the global economy, not just corporate CEOs.

"There is no greater force for economic growth than free markets. But markets work best with rules that promote our values, protect our workers and give all people a chance to succeed," she said. "Fairness doesn't just happen. It requires the right government policies."

In related news, I'm virtually camped out by my mailbox waiting for my share of the Clintons' considerable wealth.

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Mother And Daughters Found *Hanging In A Closet, Dead:* 8 Month Year Old Clings To Life
— Ace


A relative found the bodies of a 23-year-old woman and her four small daughters hanging in a closet in their mobile home Tuesday morning, all of them dead but an 8-month-old, who was taken to a hospital, the sheriff said.

Authorities didn't immediately release the identities of the victims in the Oak Hills mobile home park, about 25 miles west of Fort Worth.

The woman's sister, who lived nearby, had stopped at the home after the woman failed to show up for work, Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said. He said the sister rescued the infant when she realized the baby girl was still alive.

The other children, ages 5, 3 and 2, had all had been hanged with strips of clothing and sashes, Fowler said.

"It's terrible, terrible," he said.

The infant was taken to Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth and was in good condition, Fowler said.


Fowler said the hangings Tuesday also appeared to be murder-suicide, but the investigation was still under way.

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Mother And Daughters Found *Hanging In A Closet, Dead:* 8 Month Year Old Clings To Life
— Ace


A relative found the bodies of a 23-year-old woman and her four small daughters hanging in a closet in their mobile home Tuesday morning, all of them dead but an 8-month-old, who was taken to a hospital, the sheriff said.

Authorities didn't immediately release the identities of the victims in the Oak Hills mobile home park, about 25 miles west of Fort Worth.

The woman's sister, who lived nearby, had stopped at the home after the woman failed to show up for work, Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said. He said the sister rescued the infant when she realized the baby girl was still alive.

The other children, ages 5, 3 and 2, had all had been hanged with strips of clothing and sashes, Fowler said.

"It's terrible, terrible," he said.

The infant was taken to Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth and was in good condition, Fowler said.


Fowler said the hangings Tuesday also appeared to be murder-suicide, but the investigation was still under way.

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World's Worst Place Names
— Ace

Funny. In addition to the scatological and obscene names, there is the simply depressingly named Disappointment, Kentucky. That's not even a cool downer name like Hell, Michigan (and not nearly as fun as, say, Twatt, Scotland, or Muff, Ireland, or... well, there seem to be a lot of perverts on the English Isles).

I also ran across this list of the ten worst names for people. Some of these may seem pretty unlikely, but, via my mad Google skillz, I was able to find references to five of them on the Internets. Then I stopped searching, figuring that five was enough to validate the list.

Thanks to Andrews Dad, who's decided to live a more aggressive, more full life so that when he dies he can more than "I watched CSI."

Pardon me, but the hell with you, Sir. How dare you.

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May 28, 2007

Shocker: Ron Paul's Myriad "Republican Supporters" Apparently Find No Other Republican Candidates Acceptable
— Ace

Great analysis of internet-polling results from William Buetler.

These internet polls are a joke in the sense they don't tell us, as real polls do, about the opinions of the broader (non-internet-poll-spamming) public.

But these polls do tell us something about the spambots voting in the polls.

And Buetler demonstrates conclusively -- Ron Paul's spambots do not consider any other Republican candidates even remotely acceptable. This is an exclusive feature to Paul's supporters -- every other candidate's supporters also deems two, three, four, or even five other candidates "acceptable."

But not Ron Paul's.

Because they're not, by and large, Republicans at all, or even conservatives.

They're lefties and LaRouchies and the remnants of the old John Bircher right, angry their party has been taken away from "real Republican values" like the gold standard and insane conspiracy theories.

Via Hot Air.

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