April 30, 2014

Two Leftists Go to a Ritzy Hotel Serving $16 Cocktails to Discuss Income Inequality...
— Ace

Stop me if you've heard this one before.

Matt Yglesias, the wellborn son of a professor who recently bought a $1.4 million condo, sat down with Thomas Piketty, to discuss income inequality over some very expensive drinks.

The Free Beacon has staged a dramatic recreation of the meeting.

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Meanwhile, incredibly, MSNBC now informs its brain-dead audience that Animal Farm is a pro-socialist tract about income inequality.

Matthew Yglesias informs us that Thomas Pinketty is not a Marxist, but rather is a fan of capitalism:

Thomas Piketty is not the anti-capitalist radical that his critics fear.

"The market economy," he tells me at the bar of the St Regis Hotel in downtown Washington, DC, "is a system that has a lot of merit." (The location was chosen by the publicist for the English edition of his book; she admitted to me that perhaps it was a little too "top one percent," but it fit everyone's schedule nicely.)

Maybe just a little "top one percent." But both of you guys are, aren't you?

But to my main point--

Not a radical? Not anti-capitalist?

Oh?

In 2002, Thomas Piketty supported and advised Ségolène Royal, a Socialist candidate for French President. And when I say "Socialist," note the capital S-- she's a member of the Parti Socialiste, and for some time its leader.

She's officially a Socialist. Or, as the Washington Post would call her, "technically" a Socialist.

In 2007, Thomas Piketty wrote an editorial urging the election of François Hollande, Royale's then boyfriend and still babydaddy (it's France, it's complicated; she's like two mistresses ago).

Hollande is a lifelong Socialist and current leader of the Parti Socialiste.

Or, again, as the Washington Post actually put it two weeks ago, he's "technically" a socialist.

The Parti Socialiste routinely forms governments with the Communist Party, and runs on the same ticket (in run-off elections) as the Communist Party, so that their candidates do not sap each votes from each other.

Perhaps I should say the French Communist Party is "technically" a Communist party.

Thomas Piketty's parents worked for a hard-left weekly newspaper* called Lutte ouvrière (which means something like "Workers' Struggle"), which is the house organ of the Communist Union (Trotskyite) [and that by the way is how it refers to itself, with that (Trotskyite) self-descriptor right there in the title], which is one of the principle groups of the Internationalist Communist Union. Even the French refer to this as "l'extreme gauche."

The Washington Post would call the "Communist Union (Trotskyite)" "technically" Trotskyite, technically communist, and technically a union.

Matt Yglesias calls it "a fan of capitalism and free markets."

This is what Matt Yglesias calls "Voxsplaining the News."

See, the left has a problem here. For about 50 years, since they stopped being "Sociailst" and Wobblies and became instead "Roosevelt Democrats," they have sworn up and down on a stack of Das Kapitals that they weren't socialists.

But they're not getting fully engorged and throbby about a book which is titled to deliberately reference Marx's famous text ("Capital" vs. "Capital in the 21st Century") who is an open official not-namecalling-here-it's-what-the-party-is-called Socialist in a socialist country.

How to square that circle?

Simple, just claim he's not a socialist, even though, like, he's more than a "socialist," he's an actual Socialiste.

Just lie, lie, lie. Like they've been doing since the Communist and Socialist parties merged with the Democrat Party 50 years ago.


* If I'm reading this right, they then went on to study... goats.

Or, creatures which are technically goats.

Posted by: Ace at 12:00 PM | Comments (325)
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1 Media Delenda Est!

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 30, 2014 12:02 PM (bb5+k)

2 Fresh one!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 30, 2014 12:02 PM (ojnk6)

3 First ?

Posted by: DrDrill at April 30, 2014 12:02 PM (sOFZs)

4 $16 a drink? That beats Vegas.

Posted by: EC at April 30, 2014 12:02 PM (doBIb)

5 No way I'm first.

Posted by: Michael the Hobbit at April 30, 2014 12:02 PM (vVMIQ)

6 Must be nice to be awash in drink money

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 30, 2014 12:03 PM (HVff2)

7 Two Leftists Go to a Ritzy Hotel Serving $16 Cocktails to Discuss Income Inequality... That qualifies for a Jesus facepalm.

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 12:03 PM (qv0/M)

8 Barone wrote about Pinketty as well. Michael Barone ‏@MichaelBarone 1h Michael Barone: Thomas Piketty wants income equality --- and the hell with growth http://washex.am/1rCav9s

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2014 12:04 PM (DmNpO)

9 Piketty was also accused of domestic abuse.

Posted by: Feh at April 30, 2014 12:04 PM (vQk2o)

10 It's good to be part of the Politburo.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 12:04 PM (mx5oN)

11 ValuRite is for the prols.

Posted by: teh Wind at April 30, 2014 12:05 PM (B3WUC)

12 Obviously those assholes either haven't read, or are unable to comprehend "Animal Farm." "Animal Farm" is an excellent book, and it should be required reading in High school. And in College. And in Grade School. And News Reporters should read excerpts of it at the end of every broadcast. They should show cartoons of it to Kindergartners. We should perhaps wall paper it's pages in all new homes. It should be included as a supplement to your tax forms.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 30, 2014 12:05 PM (bb5+k)

13 IOW he is a commie agitator who advised OWS.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 30, 2014 12:05 PM (T2V/1)

14 1.4 million condo ? Well as long as he doesn't have posters of the inside of Jay Carney's house .

Posted by: DrDrill at April 30, 2014 12:05 PM (sOFZs)

15 I'll have a Victory gin and tonic, please.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 12:06 PM (mx5oN)

16 SOP for OWS is to be MIA when the IOU comes due.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2014 12:06 PM (gOoFi)

17 12 They should show cartoons of it to Kindergartners. We should perhaps wall paper it's pages in all new homes. It should be included as a supplement to your tax forms. Posted by: D-Lamp at April 30, 2014 05:05 PM (bb5+k) An idea for Rush Revere?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 30, 2014 12:06 PM (HVff2)

18 The spat between Stalin and Trotsky that end with Trotsky getting an ice axe to the head was because Stalin thought Trotsky was too far to the left. We need moderation, like Stalin.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 30, 2014 12:07 PM (XUKZU)

19 $70 for a 21 -yr old Macallan? You can buy the whole bottle for $160 and drink it on your yacht without the filthy proles dashing about you.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2014 12:07 PM (DmNpO)

20 Quick question: How much do each of these men give annually to charities that assist those on the low end of the income scale?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 12:07 PM (8zTpe)

21 I'd love for one of these lefties to name me one actual socialist and/or communist that is living today.

Posted by: Reality Man at April 30, 2014 12:07 PM (Cs9Ps)

22 2009: http://tinyurl.com/dxf26u

Posted by: Feh at April 30, 2014 12:07 PM (vQk2o)

23 I can buy a 12-pack for $16.

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 30, 2014 12:07 PM (5UteM)

24 If they are truly worried about income equality, they'd go to a cheap bar & give money saved plus all the money they have to poor people! In other words, they are full of it. Talk is cheap, doing something means they are serious.

Posted by: Carol at April 30, 2014 12:07 PM (gjOCp)

25 An idea for Rush Revere? Rush Revere and the Horror of Holodomor.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 12:07 PM (mx5oN)

26 "Quick question: How much do each of these men give annually to charities that assist those on the low end of the income scale?" Joke, right?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2014 12:08 PM (gOoFi)

27 Gosh, if only I were to spend this $16 on a few meals at a homeless shelter instead of *sluuuuurp* this fine drink......

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 12:08 PM (8zTpe)

28 … and given him much to consider as he quaffed his French Seventy Five ($16), a deft mix of Green Hat Gin and champagne: ha! I made these for my dinner party toast last weekend. Very tasty.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2014 12:08 PM (IXrOn)

29 "The Free Beacon has staged a dramatic recreation of the meeting." And this is what should be done. The left needs to be endlessly mocked and ridiculed, because laughter and derision will come closer to penetrating the brains of low information sheeple than will any reasoned argument. Amongst most low information voters, the guy who looks the most ridiculous loses the argument. Yes, we are in "Ow my balls" territory nowadays.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 30, 2014 12:08 PM (bb5+k)

30 They were on an expense account right? They weren't paying for those drinks themselves.

Posted by: Old Ned at April 30, 2014 12:08 PM (o1iFS)

31 And the Ant and the Grasshopper is a parable about the Koch brothers stepping on the poor, downtrodden grasshopper who only wants a level playing field so he can pursue his dream as a poet and street artist.

FUCKING ANTS!

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at April 30, 2014 12:09 PM (pgQxn)

32 I heard Jameis Winston brought the crab legs.

Posted by: Mike at April 30, 2014 12:09 PM (Rk8LS)

33 They have to lie about who they are, because whose steps they follow were mass-murderers and wreckers of everything decent, wholesome, and, for that matter, functional. It's not their *own* hypocrisy that offends them, it's everyone else's, well, everything.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2014 12:09 PM (qyfb5)

34 Meanwhile, incredibly, MSNBC now informs its brain-dead audience that Animal Farm is a pro-socialist tract about income inequality. They know their viewers aren't readers.

Posted by: --- at April 30, 2014 12:09 PM (MMC8r)

35 Another quick question: How much did they tip the server?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 12:09 PM (8zTpe)

36 Atlas Shrugged was about how the Koch Brothers took control of a big railroad.

Posted by: MSNBC at April 30, 2014 12:10 PM (8ZskC)

37 A rum and coke at the bar in my little town is $3. I'd have to drink alone at home if they were $16.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 30, 2014 12:10 PM (tf9Ne)

38 It's just astonishing how unaware of self this idiots are. I'm far from perfect and have many failings, but I like to think, you know, that I'm AWARE of most of them and try to avoid doing things that are deeply hypocritical. I'm not always successful, of course, but at least I'm aware of it. These people not so much.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 30, 2014 12:10 PM (oFCZn)

39 Did Piketty slap around the French maid?

Posted by: Feh at April 30, 2014 12:10 PM (vQk2o)

40 Pigs slupring at $16 martinis in the manor house and exclaiming, "Income equality!"

Mare in the stable explaining things to her colt, "Some are more income equal than others."

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2014 12:10 PM (W6ugU)

41 All of the best communists are at Père Lachaise.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 12:10 PM (aDwsi)

42 An idea for Rush Revere? Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 30, 2014 05:06 PM (HVff2) Since the left attempts indoctrination with such crap as "Heather has two mommies", then It seems like we need to be fighting on that same battlefield.

Posted by: D-Lamp at April 30, 2014 12:11 PM (bb5+k)

43 Well done, Washington Free Beacon. The captain's hat is excellent. I love how the shirt and jacket try to capture Matty's desperate styling flair.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 12:11 PM (A98Xu)

44 "Quick question: How much do each of these men give annually I've been here too long. I originally read that as "anally".

Posted by: rickb223 at April 30, 2014 12:11 PM (qv0/M)

45 I pay $16 for a drink.  When I drink a whole bottle of Gordon's and two liters of tonic.

Posted by: Frumious Bandersnatch at April 30, 2014 12:11 PM (JtwS4)

46 Dr. Zhivago told the story of two lovers who lived where it was really cold all the time.

Posted by: MSNBC at April 30, 2014 12:11 PM (8ZskC)

47 Goldie Locks and the Three Bears? Socialist.

Posted by: MSM at April 30, 2014 12:11 PM (gOoFi)

48 35 Another quick question: How much did they tip the server? Posted by: Lizzy


We tipped him with life advice.

Posted by: Matt Yglesias at April 30, 2014 12:11 PM (5UteM)

49 Not too long ago, when I hung out in bars, a bourbon/coke was $3.50. $2.50 during happy hour. Top shelf might have been $5. These asshats weren't paying, anyway. There were discussing us Hoi Polloi on OPM (other people's money).

Posted by: shredded chi at April 30, 2014 12:11 PM (ddhPP)

50 And the Three Little Pigs is about the danger of gentrification.

Posted by: AMDG at April 30, 2014 12:11 PM (eFytx)

51 1984 was about .....fill in with whatever socialist meme you enjoy the most...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at April 30, 2014 12:11 PM (9+ccr)

52 Obviously those assholes either haven't read, or are unable to comprehend "Animal Farm"

When Algore ran for preznit I often commented that his campaign speeches were the product of someone who thought the book was a formula for a utopian paradise.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 30, 2014 12:11 PM (L02KD)

53 Yes, we are in "Ow my balls" territory nowadays.

And in other news, Ruddfuckers (formerly Fuddruckers) is changing its name to the more family friendly and easily remembered Buttfuckers.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at April 30, 2014 12:12 PM (pgQxn)

54 The Road to Serfdom is about two guys who travel all over the world to find the best waves.

Posted by: MSNBC at April 30, 2014 12:12 PM (8ZskC)

55 I hate Trotsky. He was as much a murdering pig as the rest of the reds. He was a coward, too. He abandoned his wife and children in Siberia and then after the revolution, abandoned them to Stalin who proceeded to murder them one by one...

Posted by: Pug of the North at April 30, 2014 12:12 PM (8c12T)

56 "...but it fit everyone's schedule nicely." For some reason that alone makes me want to punch him in the face.

Posted by: Seems legit at April 30, 2014 12:12 PM (A98Xu)

57 " Washington Free Beacon" Every time I see that I read it as "Washington Free Bacon."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2014 12:12 PM (gOoFi)

58 $16?  Must be a cheap swill soviet vodka. 

The good stuff is double that amount and is served by naked ladies with moist lips and heavy accents.

Posted by: Fritz at April 30, 2014 12:12 PM (oJUxt)

59 Uh, that chick in the going full Orwell on Orwell video, I'd hit it.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 30, 2014 12:12 PM (XUKZU)

60 Not only do they Orwell Orwell, they conveniently sidestep THAT JFK CUT TAX RATES WELL BEFORE REAGAN. They're pure MiniTru.

Posted by: --- at April 30, 2014 12:13 PM (MMC8r)

61 The Three Little Pigs is an allegory for the exclusionary elitism of the Koch brothers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 12:13 PM (aDwsi)

62 "Pinketty" is now the official AoSHQ Style Guide spelling of this creep's name? Because good.

Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2014 12:13 PM (zoehZ)

63 Posted by: Buzzsaw at April 30, 2014 05:10 PM (tf9Ne)

When did you move out here?

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 30, 2014 12:13 PM (L02KD)

64 oh yeah making fun about a guy gets a drink but some company paid for it

still got a problem about most of the mony belong just to some of the people

family whatever kock borthers warn bufet payton manig etc than the rest of

all the people put together henry ford gave all the guys a raise so they cold

buy cars how that worked out pretty good think about it idiots

Posted by: Jose Canseco's Gristle Encased Head at April 30, 2014 12:13 PM (+lsX1)

65 I like these photo recreations Remember the Taiwanese animations? Those are great too. We should use them as a tool to mock more often. Seriously, a snarky viral video could go a long way

Posted by: Thunderb at April 30, 2014 12:14 PM (zOTsN)

66 See, Piketty knows it's all about selling dreams.

Posted by: Feh at April 30, 2014 12:14 PM (vQk2o)

67 Man, Matty Y is a big fan of Fen's Law, huh? The cocktails should go nicely in his $1 million condo.

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 30, 2014 12:14 PM (yz6yg)

68 >>>Pinketty" is now the official AoSHQ Style Guide spelling of this creep's name? i always screw that up. It's completely inadvertent (but obviously Freudian).

Posted by: Jay Carney at April 30, 2014 12:14 PM (/FnUH)

69 Plinkett - Yes Plinketty - No

Posted by: --- at April 30, 2014 12:15 PM (MMC8r)

70 I didn't realize generic "Evil!" was such a player in the markets?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2014 12:15 PM (gOoFi)

71 They didn't sit on barstools, they had their servants get on their hands and knees so they could sit on their backs.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 12:15 PM (mx5oN)

72 The Emperor's New Clothes is an allegory about how poor people were forced to buy expensive uniforms for rich kings.

Posted by: MSNBC at April 30, 2014 12:15 PM (8ZskC)

73 "Animal Farm" is an excellent book, and it should be required reading in High school. And in College. And in Grade School. And News Reporters should read excerpts of it at the end of every broadcast. Posted by: D-Lamp at April 30, 2014 05:05 PM (bb5+k) <\i> My 6th grade teacher showed "Animal Farm" to us. In junior high, we had to read it in an English class. In high school, I had to watch it again in a History class. We didn't have to read it in high school. Instead we had to read "1984." This was in the late 70's in commie-loving King County, Washington State.

Posted by: kathysaysso at April 30, 2014 12:16 PM (jPT60)

74 Well at least they're discussing the important things like Income equality, Racist old White Men,Botched executions, etc. Way more important than the economy or the Ukraine.... Priorities priorities...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at April 30, 2014 12:16 PM (9+ccr)

75 If Ace grew his hair long on the top and sides, put on a pair of Pince-nez, and grew a pointy little chin beard, he'd look just like Trotsky.

Posted by: Pug of the North at April 30, 2014 12:16 PM (8c12T)

76

>>>In 2002, Thomas Pinketty ...

In 2007, Thomas Pinketty ...

Thomas Pinketty's parents ...<<<




Pinketty = Pinko

ICWYDT.


Posted by: Hate Miser at April 30, 2014 12:16 PM (IlmuV)

77 Forget animal farm, they need to read the goose that lays golden eggs .

Posted by: DrDrill at April 30, 2014 12:16 PM (sOFZs)

78 Did Pinkety just come from a meeting with the President or was Matty prepping him for a meeting with unnamed highly placed administration officials? Were there intell/counterintell agents close by listening in, observing who else was in the lobby, looking for dead drops or cut outs?

Posted by: Old Ned at April 30, 2014 12:17 PM (o1iFS)

79 The can't read about the goose, it reminds them that they killed it for their $16 drinks.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2014 12:17 PM (W6ugU)

80 Ace is socking Carney? I missed the comment whatever it was.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 30, 2014 12:17 PM (oFCZn)

81 Checkmate.

Still laughing at the mockery of Iglesias, and Vox,  in past podcasts.

It all comes together here.

Posted by: aquaviva at April 30, 2014 12:18 PM (xClUw)

82 19 $70 for a 21 -yr old Macallan? You can buy the whole bottle for $160 and drink it on your yacht without the filthy proles dashing about you. Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at April 30, 2014 05:07 PM (DmNpO) $70 for a 21 year old! That's outrageous! I can get all the 10 and 12 year olds that I want for the price of an economy sized box of lolly pops and a tank of gas for my van!

Posted by: Harry Reid at April 30, 2014 12:18 PM (j0wOO)

83 Meanwhile, incredibly, MSNBC now informs its brain-dead audient that Animal Farm is a pro-socialist tract about incom inequality.



How........Orwellian. 


Posted by: pep at April 30, 2014 12:18 PM (4nR9/)

84 The nation needs a rescue beacon.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2014 12:18 PM (IXrOn)

85 Where's Pinochet when you need him?

Posted by: Naes1984 at April 30, 2014 12:19 PM (YhayY)

86 Sixteen Dollar Cocktails good - Two cheap beers bad (hipsters excepted)

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 30, 2014 12:19 PM (CTCNK)

87 "Workers' Struggle" is "Jihad" for non-believers

Posted by: Salman Rushdie at April 30, 2014 12:19 PM (e8kgV)

88 @28
I think champagne is now officially considered a mixer.

Posted by: pep at April 30, 2014 12:19 PM (4nR9/)

89 How........Orwellian. A double Orwell.

Posted by: eleven at April 30, 2014 12:20 PM (GXZgZ)

90 84 The nation needs a rescue beacon. Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2014 05:18 PM (IXrOn) I was thinking it needs a napalm enema but ok.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 30, 2014 12:20 PM (oFCZn)

91 $70 for a 21 year old! That's outrageous! I can get all the 10 and 12 year olds that I want for the price of an economy sized box of lolly pops and a tank of gas for my van! Going rate is $12.45, so I hear.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 12:20 PM (mx5oN)

92 I initially thought that some prankster here at AoSHQ photoshopped that sailer's cap onto Matty's head. But, no, there it is on his head at the link.

I don't know why, but for some reason that scene from "Heaven Can Wait" popped into my head.** The one where his 2 valets are assisting Warren Beatty in choosing his wardrobe for the day. A polo outfit is suggested:

Joe Pendleton: Do I... play Polo?
Sisk: Not really, sir.

**: I can never find the clip I want on YouTube. This would work so much better if other people would put this stuff up so that it is there when I want to reference it.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 30, 2014 12:20 PM (IN7k+)

93 source, Die Voxischer Beobachter.

Posted by: mallfly at April 30, 2014 12:20 PM (bJm7W)

94 Snow White is about keeping the workers of a mine in poverty, GMO's and a caring, lovely and benevolent Queen who just asks, "at this point what difference does it make?"

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at April 30, 2014 12:20 PM (pgQxn)

95 Ask the French how François Hollande is working out.
They feel roughly the same as Americans feel about Obama.

It's time to MOVE ON (w/o the org)

Posted by: Arundhati Roy at April 30, 2014 12:21 PM (e8kgV)

96 Krystal Ball: one would have to go to a bowling alley to find a woman of equal intelligence.

(ripoff: Arthur)

Posted by: OregonMuse at April 30, 2014 12:21 PM (I8YZX)

97 I didn't even know that Julio Iglesias worked for Pinkerton Security, but that aside what I think you're saying here is that we all need to vote out the Republican 1%'ers so that women, blacks and children can get a fair share of their reparations from Donald Sterling and the Duck Dynasty guy. 

Posted by: Low Information Voter at April 30, 2014 12:21 PM (pmsMR)

98 Going rate is $12.45, so I hear.

Starting to think that isn't true.  Don't yet have a tracking number for Peaches.

Posted by: SpongeBobSaget at April 30, 2014 12:22 PM (L02KD)

99 That MSNBC vid is fallacy after fallacy. No wonder there's an endless supply of LiVs...they don't get lower on information than MSNBC.

Posted by: --- at April 30, 2014 12:22 PM (MMC8r)

100 Ace, you pinkified Piketty's name again. Is this a new meme?

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at April 30, 2014 12:22 PM (lZVTe)

101 I don't often drink, my friends. But when I do, I prefer to drink $16 cocktails.

Stay thirsty, my friends.

Posted by: The most interesting anti-capitalist in the world.. at April 30, 2014 12:22 PM (AC0lD)

102 Matty looks like Thurston Howell the Turd.

Posted by: --- at April 30, 2014 12:23 PM (MMC8r)

103 89 A double Orwell.

I'll see your Orwell and raise you a Spender.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at April 30, 2014 12:23 PM (pgQxn)

104 "The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas." -- Marx

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 12:23 PM (9W+0f)

105 Oh and after looking at all the photos in the Beacon article, I'm hoping Ace doesn't dress up like that when out on the town. That is just wrong.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 30, 2014 12:23 PM (HVff2)

106 Piketty Pinketty Fucketty Fink.

Posted by: eleven at April 30, 2014 12:23 PM (GXZgZ)

107 Ace: "She's [or He's] officially a Socialist. Or, as the Washington Post would call her [or him], 'technically' a Socialist." WaPo employees and ex-employees would generally call Hitler, technically, a Right-Winger even though he lead and expanded the NAZIs, aka Nationalsozialismus. Kinda hard to read that and miss the sozialis inherent in the system... but how intent they are at trying. When I want information, the first places I don't look are 1) the NYeTimes and 2) WaComPost. Politico is the online version bringing up the rear at 3).

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at April 30, 2014 12:23 PM (1CroS)

108 .they don't get lower on information than MSNBC. --------------- There is no greater waste of time than discussing the news with an MSNBC watcher. Anymore I simply say, "Well, that just isn't so, who told you that?"

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 12:24 PM (aDwsi)

109 The Three Billy Goats Gruff? The struggle of the proletariat against the greed of the Bourgeoisie.

Posted by: CBS at April 30, 2014 12:24 PM (gOoFi)

110 Oops, that'll teach me to post before reading the comments

Posted by: Jenny Hates Her Phone at April 30, 2014 12:24 PM (lZVTe)

111 From the link:
It’s a good thing we have such men of the people around to educate us about the ills of our society.


You're welcome. 

Posted by: Paul Krugman, stroking his pussy at April 30, 2014 12:24 PM (4nR9/)

112 Krystal Ball: one would have to go to a bowling alley to find a woman of equal intelligence. She either speaks from ignorance with conviction or falsehood without shame.

Posted by: --- at April 30, 2014 12:24 PM (MMC8r)

113 "A specter is haunting Europe -- the specter of Communism." -- Marx

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 12:24 PM (9W+0f)

114 101 Matty looks like Thurston Howell the Turd. Posted by: --- at April 30, 2014 05:23 PM (MMC8r) Thread winner.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 30, 2014 12:24 PM (oFCZn)

115 Oh, Lovey could you bring me a lime for my cocktail.

Posted by: thurston howell III at April 30, 2014 12:24 PM (WCnJW)

116 O/T: AOS keeps crashing my IE browser. It keep asking me if I would like to 'recover' the website. Is there s well guarded solution to this problem? Help a brother out.

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 30, 2014 12:24 PM (thLL8)

117 Barry's Mother, Father, Step father, Grandmother , Grandfather and childhood mentor were all self described Communists or Socialists. At Columbia Barry was a self-described Marxist. His political party as a state rep was the 'New Party"--the Socialist party of illinois. His supporters in Chicago for Senator were well known Socialists and Communists. But not a single MFM outlet will mention his historical technical interest in non-free market solutions.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 30, 2014 12:24 PM (2WeMW)

118

Meanwhile, incredibly, MSNBC now informs its brain-dead audience that Animal Farm is a pro-socialist tract about income inequality

****

 

Da fuck is wrong with these people?

Posted by: Lea at April 30, 2014 12:25 PM (lIU4e)

119 For some reason this reminds me of all those celebrity-filled fundraising shows/concerts. The ones where multi-millionaires ask joe six-to put up cold, hard cash to help the victims of Katrina get back on their feet while the celebrities claim that they are helping out by donating their precious time. You know, like their song will heal.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 12:25 PM (8zTpe)

120 Matty - what happened when Lovey got banged by Gilligan while drunk...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2014 12:25 PM (W6ugU)

121 If Matthew was anymore stupid, he'd be Vice President.

Posted by: Sponge at April 30, 2014 12:25 PM (xmcEQ)

122 Won't they be pissed that Obama never delivered on his soaring 2012 campaign pledge of 100,000 new teachers and finally getting the rich to pay taxes, their fair share really. How can a country exist without spending its gross national product on roads, bridges, firefighters, and teacher every year?

Posted by: joeindc44 at April 30, 2014 12:25 PM (FQLT3)

123 See, the thing is, there's no hope. The pervasiveness of the stupidity and corruption is too massive. It's all going to burn. That's why I spend my days cranking my dick into a cell phone. Because I Get It. And the reason some of you still have hope, is because You Don't Get It.

Posted by: Anthony Weiner, monosexual at April 30, 2014 12:25 PM (ARzIH)

124 Damn space bar.....

Posted by: Sponge at April 30, 2014 12:25 PM (xmcEQ)

125 Thomas Pinketty's parents worked for a hard-left weekly newspaper called Lutte ouvrière (which means something like "Workers' Struggle") I will note that those who participate in the "Workers' Struggle" have never actually worked, themselves.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 30, 2014 12:26 PM (T0NGe)

126 $16 is too expensive for a cocktail?

Really?

Posted by: Michelle Obama at April 30, 2014 12:26 PM (ZLdMk)

127 Trotsky was the founder, organizer, and Commander-in-Chief of the Red Army during the Russian Civil War.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 12:26 PM (9W+0f)

128 Help a brother out. Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines ------------- Pale Moon, and http://www.palemoon.org/migrationtool.shtml

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 12:26 PM (aDwsi)

129 " Matty - what happened when Lovey got banged by Gilligan while drunk..." I missed that one. And glad.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2014 12:26 PM (gOoFi)

130 What is the deal with people venerating Marx? Not only is he horribly wrong about...everything...but he's an old dead white guy.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 30, 2014 12:27 PM (T0NGe)

131 AOS keeps crashing my IE browser. It keep asking me if I would like to 'recover' the website. Is there s well guarded solution to this problem? Help a brother out. Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 30, 2014 05:24 PM (thLL Don't use IE

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 30, 2014 12:27 PM (CTCNK)

132 Matty's the new Tidy Bowl Man?

Posted by: --- at April 30, 2014 12:27 PM (MMC8r)

133 Trotsky was the founder, organizer, and Commander-in-Chief of the Red Army during the Russian Civil War. ------------ It ended baly though..., an ice ax?

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 12:27 PM (aDwsi)

134 baly "badly"

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 12:27 PM (aDwsi)

135 ABIE Anything But Internet Explorer.

Posted by: eleven at April 30, 2014 12:27 PM (GXZgZ)

136 Just like what Roman Polanski did wasn't "rape-rape", this Piketty guy isn't a "socialist-socialist".

How many times am I going to have to explain this to you bitter clingers?

Posted by: Whoopi Goldberg at April 30, 2014 12:28 PM (noWW6)

137 I have hope. I hope to get a chance to settle some grudges. Long held, long fed, long nursed grudges.

Posted by: Old Ned at April 30, 2014 12:28 PM (o1iFS)

138 Pale Moon, and http://www.palemoon.org/migrationtool.shtml That's what I was afraid of after ditching Firefox. Lucky me. Gracias.

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 30, 2014 12:28 PM (thLL8)

139 I have popped in there to use their head, clean. Worth the look from the gay bellhop.

Posted by: Jean at April 30, 2014 12:28 PM (Aqvh6)

140 Yup, the St. Regis is the first hotel I think of when the topic of income inequalty comes up.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 30, 2014 12:28 PM (ojnk6)

141 Don't use IE Posted by: The Political Hat at April 30, 2014 05:27 PM (CTCNK) And especially don't be using IE with Adobe Flash player installed.... Even the Dept. of Homeland Security is warning about that one...

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2014 12:28 PM (84gbM)

142 And no one has ever heard of the Zimmerwald Left. Or the Comintern.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 12:28 PM (9W+0f)

143 >>> Ace, you pinkified Piketty's name again. Is this a new meme? it's literally, honestly just a mistake. I initially misread his name as "Pinketty," probably for Freudian reasons, and that has just stuck in my head.

Posted by: Jay Carney at April 30, 2014 12:28 PM (/FnUH)

144 This is what Matt Yglesias calls "Voxsplaining the News." This is what the Nationalsozialismus called "Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda." Maybe someone can translate that into French for them.

Posted by: HR at April 30, 2014 12:28 PM (ZKzrr)

145 It ended baly though..., an ice ax? Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 05:27 PM (aDwsi) Hey some of you guys are lucky.... It's already past 5 O'clock where you are...

Posted by: Hello it's me Donna and I know nuthink! at April 30, 2014 12:28 PM (9+ccr)

146 Atlas Shrugged proves to be more and more prophetic every day.  What it is, is that Ayn Rand lived through all of this already, and we a good observer.  These people are all working the same play just on a different people at a different time, but it's a question here of the same sets of input, you get the same sets of output.

And in the end we will get the same resolution.

Unimaginable numbers of bodies, misery and failure.  For us of course, the socialists will all be fat and happy, happy, happy.

Posted by: Simon White-Thatch Potentloins at April 30, 2014 12:28 PM (NnjE8)

147 Whooosh! The whole thing was a prank.

Note to self: Read the links, then comment.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 30, 2014 12:28 PM (IN7k+)

148 God I hate communists.

Posted by: troyriser at April 30, 2014 12:28 PM (2jF2B)

149 The Free Beacon piece is hilarious. Very similar to the Daily Caller response to Ronan's tweet: Team Ronan Daily Ladies, Gents -- forget One Direction. We want YOU to send a video (or selfie) on what makes you beautiful. #beauty DC's response, a video, hehe: http://tinyurl.com/ojt8anh But, Free Beacon takes the prize home.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2014 12:29 PM (IXrOn)

150 This does feel like a chapter that fell out of "Atlas Shrugged". I know many people think that Ayn Rand's magnum opus about collectivism versus freedom was TOO DAMN LONG!, but she had to spell it all out, and hammer the lesson (literature lesson) home. I seem to remember one anecdote (out of many) in the book when the whole jackbooted collectivist crown was all ooing and ahhing over some new book (which they also did in The Fountainhead) and it was all faux intellectualism. This Pinketty jackass is just that: all smarmy bullshit masquerading as something thoughtful, which the collectivist clique can gush about to their friends. Yglesias is an idiot, he's not even a second class thinker. He's stupid. A jackanapes. A poltroon. A literate fool. This is what we are fighting. Ignorance dressed up as something meaningful. Malice and deceit as a virtue.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative riding Orca at April 30, 2014 12:29 PM (RFeQD)

151 "The Free Beacon has staged a dramatic recreation of the meeting." That's hilarious

Posted by: Adrienne at April 30, 2014 12:29 PM (lVcuh)

152
And another racist Democrat slips the potty mouth:

http://tinyurl.com/lgo6uan

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at April 30, 2014 12:30 PM (hJauc)

153 I miss the days when they used to throw the Eugene V Debbs's of the world in jail instead of now where we have to labor under the delusion that they're humans. My chode has more intelligent insight on income inequality.

Posted by: Naes1984 at April 30, 2014 12:31 PM (YhayY)

154 The moron bar in that area is Archibalds, around the corner.

Posted by: Jean at April 30, 2014 12:31 PM (Aqvh6)

155 God I hate communists. Posted by: troyriser ------------- You are perilously close to triggering my monthly Mickey Spillane post. Sadly, it only happens once a month, so a couple of days yet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 12:31 PM (aDwsi)

156 Reich Ministry for the People's Enlightenment and Propaganda

ach so!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2014 12:31 PM (W6ugU)

157 I just realized, The Ace of Spades HQ name is racist. Watch out.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2014 12:31 PM (IXrOn)

158 My buddy Thomas Piketty at da club : http://tinyurl.com/adrtvar

Posted by: Matt Yglesias at April 30, 2014 12:32 PM (5UteM)

159 The victors in the societal competition for power, influence, and unearned wealth tend to wash their hands more thoroughly than Pontius Pilate. That's how one knows who won. The victors are always squeaky clean and 'nicer than Jesus.'

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 12:32 PM (9W+0f)

160 And another racist Democrat slips the potty mouth: http://tinyurl.com/lgo6uan Wow! Perhaps she was thinking of Rev Jackson's Hymietown remark and got confused?

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 30, 2014 12:32 PM (thLL8)

161 My daily drinking episodes always end with an ice ax and lots of crying.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 30, 2014 12:32 PM (oFCZn)

162 "Maybe someone can translate that into French for them" Fuque moi....?

Posted by: Lucky Pierre at April 30, 2014 12:32 PM (gOoFi)

163 Gerry Adams of Sein Fenn arrested for murder of widowed mother of 10 who ran out to help wounded soldier

Posted by: Thunderb at April 30, 2014 12:32 PM (zOTsN)

164 I will note that those who participate in the "Workers' Struggle" have never actually worked, themselves. Posted by: AmishDude at April 30, 2014 05:26 PM (T0NGe) Hey! I get up at the crack of 10AM, most days. Then I am busy on my iPad for a full hour and and half or so before lunch. (My schedule says Presidential Daily Briefing, but I'm usually playing Angry Birds). After that, I've got a full afternoon of meeting with bundlers or going to fundraisers before I finally get done and can go play golf around 2 PM. Just one day of that would be a lot, but that's my schedule for usually 4 out of 7 days a week! I'm exhausted! I barely have the energy to go on vacation once ever 6 weeks or so. And all the Community Organizing I did to get here! What? That's not work?

Posted by: Barack Obama at April 30, 2014 12:33 PM (j0wOO)

165 (Note to self: Avoid Florida. http://is.gd/QGcqb7)

Posted by: HR at April 30, 2014 12:33 PM (ZKzrr)

166 Meanwhile, incredibly, MSNBC now informs its brain-dead audience that Animal Farm is a pro-socialist tract about income inequality.
-----

WUT. WUT. WUT?

Posted by: WUT WUT WUT Dog at April 30, 2014 12:33 PM (UypUQ)

167 Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines ----- http://tinyurl.com/kfmq3xc

Posted by: Daybrother at April 30, 2014 12:33 PM (Nwk7M)

168 And they always Care.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 12:33 PM (9W+0f)

169 Sein Fenn and Gerry Adams...  oh gawd please don't let the Cranberries start wailing again....

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2014 12:33 PM (W6ugU)

170 I don't think it's IE, I've had problems with Chrome and Pale Moon. Kill flash, that seems to solve the intermittent loading problem.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at April 30, 2014 12:34 PM (pgQxn)

171 In your head, in your head ZOMBIE! ZOMBIE! ZOMBIE!

Posted by: Sinead at April 30, 2014 12:35 PM (gOoFi)

172 Then after drinks, they bet a dollar that they could make Eddie Murphy rich and Dan Ackroyd poor.

Posted by: Ted K at April 30, 2014 12:35 PM (EtKqC)

173 162 Gerry Adams of Sein Fenn arrested for murder of widowed mother of 10 who ran out to help wounded soldier Posted by: Thunderb at April 30, 2014 05:32 PM (zOTsN) About fucking time. Watched a program on it a year ago. A lot of people who were "disappeared" and they were just asking for Adams to reveal where the graves were so the families could bury them.

Posted by: Pug of the North at April 30, 2014 12:35 PM (8c12T)

174 Gratuitous Free Beacon letterhead is hilarious.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2014 12:35 PM (IXrOn)

175 "Then after drinks, they bet a dollar that they could make Eddie Murphy rich and Dan Ackroyd poor. " They offered Eddie free whiskey, all he could drink.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2014 12:36 PM (gOoFi)

176 They're not hiding their marxist fixations anymore.  As  a matter of fact, they're doubling down.  All of them.  Congressmen included.  And right before  an election.  This doesn't smell right.  Something's up.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 12:36 PM (ECnGp)

177 It's been a long time since high school French, but wouldn't "Lutte ouvriere" mean "one egg, over easy"?

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 30, 2014 12:37 PM (8MjqI)

178 164 (Note to self: Avoid Florida. http://is.gd/QGcqb7) Posted by: HR at April 30, 2014 05:33 PM (ZKzrr) *facepalm*

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 12:37 PM (mx5oN)

179 Demagogues employ words as a form of "witch/bitch craft." As a means of "reprogramming" their antagonists.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 12:37 PM (9W+0f)

180 Why you don't invite me, Matty? Why not ME, ME, ME? I raise the minimum wage 33% today!!! I make the equality! Nobody respect me. Always, Hugo, Hugo, Hugo. Why not ME, ME. ME???

Posted by: Nicolas Maduro at April 30, 2014 12:38 PM (dfYL9)

181 I see a lot of Boehner's tear stains on that drink menu.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2014 12:38 PM (IXrOn)

182 Oh, and no one would help the 10 orphan kids, including the local priest. It was just horrible for them. People dont' realize that even in this country that when a parent is murdered the kids not only lose a parent but a home, siblings, etc. They are farmed out to relatives who often barely tolerate them, rarely see their siblings, etc. It's a tough life...

Posted by: Pug of the North at April 30, 2014 12:38 PM (8c12T)

183 Florida = America's Wang.

----- Homer Simpson

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 30, 2014 12:38 PM (5UteM)

184 Wanna know why this works?

The Teacher's Unions have made damn sure that no one attending HS in the last twenty years can read well enough to understand "Animal Farm."

In English Lit, in 12th grade, my daughter was reading crap.  Certainly not "Animal Farm."

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 30, 2014 12:38 PM (V70Uh)

185 "They offered Eddie free whiskey, all he could drink. Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2014 05:36 PM"


But they ain't jacuzziing nobody!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 30, 2014 12:39 PM (knoK7)

186 172 162 Gerry Adams of Sein Fenn How can anybody not absolutely loathe the IRA? It was never about freedom with them. It's the impulse of "divert from internal problems by focusing on an external enemy." Argentina did it with the Falklands. Putin is doing it now. The Arabs have been doing it sine 1948.

Posted by: Naes1984 at April 30, 2014 12:39 PM (YhayY)

187 They're not hiding their marxist fixations anymore. As a matter of fact, they're doubling down. All of them. Congressmen included. And right before an election. This doesn't smell right. Something's up. Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 05:36 PM (ECnGp) They're hyperventilating. Or, it's the STD's.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2014 12:39 PM (IXrOn)

188 They're not hiding their marxist fixations anymore. As a matter of fact, they're doubling down. All of them. Congressmen included. And right before an election. This doesn't smell right. Something's up. My Marxy Sense has been telling me this for awhile.

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 30, 2014 12:39 PM (thLL8)

189 ME ME ME ME ME

Posted by: Nicolas Maduro at April 30, 2014 12:39 PM (dfYL9)

190 Blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah Blah blah blah That's what the VOX says!

Posted by: --- at April 30, 2014 12:41 PM (MMC8r)

191 Before going Full Faggot, Dawkins developed a very interesting Theory of Everything. The Theory of Memetic Warfare as a Natural Continuation of Darwinian Competition for Finite Resources.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 12:41 PM (9W+0f)

192 Argentina did it with the Falklands. Posted by: Naes1984 at April 30, 2014 05:39 PM (YhayY) They are still doing it. I always ask them, who in their fucking mind would want to live under Argentinean rule?

Posted by: Pug of the North at April 30, 2014 12:42 PM (8c12T)

193 I read "Animal Farm" in the 8th grade. It was an assignment. Book report.

Posted by: navybrat at April 30, 2014 12:42 PM (JgC5a)

194 Off seemingly feminine sock

Posted by: Soona at April 30, 2014 12:42 PM (ECnGp)

195 I'll have three fingers of whatever Orwell is drinking.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 30, 2014 12:43 PM (V70Uh)

196 Why are these two not shamed into hiding?  I mean, how much more brazen and blatantly stupid can they be?

I guess that not only do Proglodytes lack morals or intellectual honesty, but they have no shame, either.

Just like their hero, President Boyfriend, who lectures on that same income inequality between his vacations and golf trips.

Why do we lose elections to these hypocritical asses?

Posted by: acethepug at April 30, 2014 12:43 PM (LCiyy)

197 Anndddd...Abortion Barbie flames out in Texas. http://tinyurl.com/nv4xbsy

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 30, 2014 12:43 PM (ojnk6)

198 All true believers in socialism as they hear the swish of Death's scythe get louder in their ears as they age start to get really froggy about desiring to see their dreams realized before they die.  Hence they become as rash as the newly minted true believer.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2014 12:44 PM (W6ugU)

199 oh, it's a black heart in the middle of the venn diagram lol and, Bush not to be left out

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2014 12:44 PM (IXrOn)

200 How can anybody not absolutely loathe the IRA? It was never about freedom with them. It's the impulse of "divert from internal problems by focusing on an external enemy." Argentina did it with the Falklands. Putin is doing it now. The Arabs have been doing it sine 1948. Posted by: Naes1984 at April 30, 2014 05:39 PM (YhayY) And most of them were/are socialists or outright communists. But you also had loyalists like the UVF stirring up plenty of trouble. The whole situation is a gordian knot mess of epic proportions. And you can bet your ass most of those weapons were NEVER "put beyond reach" or "decommissioned".

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 30, 2014 12:44 PM (oFCZn)

201 They're hyperventilating. Yes. They're losing. Badly. When you are losing, when you see things going down the drain, when you have a vision of the glories of big government and end up with Oregon's healthcare exchange, you retreat to morality. Because you became a liberal for the reason that it makes you feel morally superior. So you start proclaiming your morality to those who will hear.

Posted by: AmishDude at April 30, 2014 12:45 PM (T0NGe)

202 "192 I read "Animal Farm" in the 8th grade. It was an assignment. Book report." If I had told my 8th grade teacher that the theme of Animal Farm was income inequality, I probably would have been fucking smacked... and rightly so.

Posted by: Naes1984 at April 30, 2014 12:45 PM (YhayY)

203 When I read Ygelesias's article, I hear it in Thurston Howell III's voice.

Posted by: LASue at April 30, 2014 12:45 PM (GpItr)

204 "Anndddd...Abortion Barbie flames out in Texas. " She had no chance to begin with.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2014 12:45 PM (gOoFi)

205 How can anybody not absolutely loathe the IRA? It was never about freedom with them. It's the impulse of "divert from internal problems by focusing on an external enemy." Argentina did it with the Falklands. Putin is doing it now. The Arabs have been doing it sine 1948. We want freedom and self determination! Now which way to join the EU?

Posted by: Republic of Ireland at April 30, 2014 12:46 PM (T0NGe)

206

I had a Mat Yglesias Star Wars action figure when I was a kid.

I blewed it up with a firecracker.


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2014 12:46 PM (kdS6q)

207 And it is actually quite interesting that the education system succeeds in teaching people about Darwinism without actually teaching them anything about it at all.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 12:46 PM (9W+0f)

208 >>> 190 Before going Full Faggot, Dawkins developed a very interesting Theory of Everything. The Theory of Memetic Warfare as a Natural Continuation of Darwinian Competition for Finite Resources. Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 05:41 PM (9W+0f)<<< So far, "finite" has never really panned out.

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 30, 2014 12:46 PM (8MjqI)

209 They're not hiding their marxist fixations anymore. As a matter of fact, they're doubling down. All of them. Congressmen included. And right before an election. This doesn't smell right. Something's up. Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 05:36 PM (ECnGp) They're hyperventilating. Or, it's the STD's. Posted by: artisanal 'ette After several years of heavy Meth use Japan and Germanys' leaders all went completely psychotic.

Posted by: Daybrother at April 30, 2014 12:46 PM (Hn56B)

210 Turns out Wendy Davis' campaign was just an unviable tissue mass.

Posted by: --- at April 30, 2014 12:47 PM (MMC8r)

211 Fuckin Koch Brothers!!! I'll bet they set this up to make the Commies look bad!

Posted by: tu3031 at April 30, 2014 12:47 PM (1Hxgp)

212 So Wendy Davis did any campaign contributions go to paying for your neck surgery?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2014 12:47 PM (W6ugU)

213 "Anndddd...Abortion Barbie flames out in Texas. " Couldn't have happened to a nicer lady. And by nicer I mean a vile, bloodthirsty, narcissistic, disgusting excuse for a human being.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 30, 2014 12:47 PM (mx5oN)

214

Lately I wonder how the Romans of 400AD viewed their world?

 

Or the Russian Intelligentsia in June 1917 and the German Jews in 1932?

 

Did they just ignore all the signs, or did they just feel it was inevitable? 

Posted by: rd at April 30, 2014 12:48 PM (N7QgG)

215 They're hyperventilating. Or, it's the STD's. Posted by: artisanal 'ette After several years of heavy Meth use Japan and Germanys' leaders all went completely psychotic. Posted by: Daybrother at April 30, 2014 05:46 PM (Hn56B) I forgot to mention inbreeding.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2014 12:48 PM (IXrOn)

216 I will be sorry when Vox goes under, as it surely will.  It is just a cornucopia of material for mockery. It's all the worst of the elites and the lefties in one giant douchebag of a journal.

Posted by: PJ at April 30, 2014 12:48 PM (ZWaLo)

217 164 (Note to self: Avoid Florida. http://is.gd/QGcqb7) Posted by: HR at April 30, 2014 05:33 PM (ZKzrr) Avoid politicians.

Posted by: Making a different note at April 30, 2014 12:48 PM (T8H6k)

218 169 I don't think it's IE, I've had problems with Chrome and Pale Moon. Kill flash, that seems to solve the intermittent loading problem.

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at April 30, 2014 05:34 PM (pgQxn)

++++

The front page loading problems are mostly caused by YouTube videos. Ace and the cobs will usually hide them under the fold, but the open bloggers on the weekend sometimes don't. The front page carries about a week's worth of posts, so just about the time that the problem posts from the previous weekend are scrolling off, a new weekend rolls around and up go some new clips. Blocking YouTube with NoScript solves the problem, but then you have to always enable all the clips individually, both here and everywhere else, so that's not worth the hassle.

The weekend bloggers are great and I love reading their stuff, but I wish they would hide the clips under the fold.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 30, 2014 12:49 PM (IN7k+)

219 ME. I fix it. The Bolivarian Revolutionary Socialist Republic of Venezuela will not be destroyed by the capitalist saboteurs, CIA, and Yanqui pigs! ME. Where is the Ollywood?

Posted by: Nicolas Maduro at April 30, 2014 12:49 PM (dfYL9)

220 199 And most of them were/are socialists or outright communists. They also got weapons from Hezbollah in the 1980s which is one of the reasons why Ireland is one of the most inveterate European adversaries of Israel. Everyone also forgets that during the time of troubles in the 60s and 70s, Ireland was in a period called the "Irish Dark Age" where the socialists and the church ran everything into the ground and 100,000s of Irish left for work in Britain. I'm so glad my ancestors had the good sense to leave.

Posted by: Naes1984 at April 30, 2014 12:49 PM (YhayY)

221 Perhaps she was thinking of Rev Jackson's Hymietown remark and got confused? Posted by: Behind ------------------- "I'd like to cut his nuts off" - Jesse Jackson re Mr. Obama I probably would be censured for saying that..., just a guess.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 12:49 PM (aDwsi)

222 Being a politician should be a Scarlet P.  Not a career path.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2014 12:49 PM (W6ugU)

223 I will be sorry when Vox goes under, as it surely will. It is just a cornucopia of material for mockery. It's all the worst of the elites and the lefties in one giant douchebag of a journal. Posted by: PJ at April 30, 2014 05:48 PM (ZWaLo) That sort of presumes that elites and lefties were something other than douchebags in the first place.

Posted by: Sean Bannion [/i][/b][/s][/u] at April 30, 2014 12:49 PM (yz6yg)

224 I will be sorry when Vox goes under, as it surely will. It is just a cornucopia of material for mockery. It's all the worst of the elites and the lefties in one giant douchebag of a journal. It's PajamaBoy: The Punditing.

Posted by: --- at April 30, 2014 12:49 PM (MMC8r)

225 " the German Jews in 1932?" I was watching something on this the other day and I didn't know that Jews leaving Germany in the 1930s had to essentially cede 90% of their accumulated wealth in order to be allowed to legally leave the country.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 30, 2014 12:50 PM (gOoFi)

226 Gerry Adams. Big buddy of Clinton's, no?

Posted by: Thunderb at April 30, 2014 12:50 PM (zOTsN)

227 I will be sorry when Vox goes under, as it surely will. Bad ratings and bankruptcies haven't stopped The NYTimes or MSNBC.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at April 30, 2014 12:51 PM (IXrOn)

228
Matt Yglesias ‏@mattyglesias 3h

Will @S_C_ respond to @dylanmatt on the alleged softness of lacrosse?




Way to connect with the common man, Matt.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 30, 2014 12:51 PM (kdS6q)

229 I will be sorry when Vox goes under, as it surely will. It is just a cornucopia of material for mockery. ------------ Note that Kos, Huff Po, and MSNBC are alive.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 12:51 PM (aDwsi)

230 The question about Darwinism is always to what degree the imbeciles always going on about it are actually intelligent enough to understand it. Obviously, most aren't. But there must or ought be those who are intelligent enough to comprehend it and all of its vile implications to the fullest.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 12:51 PM (9W+0f)

231 But, but, I thought Wendy Davis was going to save the world.

Posted by: WalrusRex at April 30, 2014 12:51 PM (XUKZU)

232 Ja Herr Kill, Der Jueden had to offer unto Moloch Hitler almost all their wealth to buy an escape from the German Worker's Paradise.  That is one of the not mentioned truth's on how Germany recovered to wage war, extorted wealth.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2014 12:52 PM (W6ugU)

233 206 And it is actually quite interesting that the education system succeeds in teaching people about Darwinism without actually teaching them anything about it at all. Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 05:46 PM (9W+0f) I could never figure out how Environmentalists could worship at the Alter of Darwin, but then not follow its tenets... That weaker breeds SHOULD die out... that the strong should prey on the weak... They teach it... they say its the way of the Universe... but if so? We should be making Desert Tortoise soup... not protecting them... But then... I can also never figure out how many Christians can say that God and Jesus exist, but don't believe in the rest of the story... ie the Devil...

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2014 12:53 PM (84gbM)

234 Those who say 'I'm an Atheist and I'm extremely moral' are either quite stupid or quite intelligent.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 12:53 PM (9W+0f)

235 WTH?

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 30, 2014 12:53 PM (T8H6k)

236 Let's keep it simple - we're just plain commies.

Posted by: Prez'nit 404 at April 30, 2014 12:53 PM (Dwehj)

237 Note that Kos, Huff Po, and MSNBC are alive. Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 05:51 PM (aDwsi) ******* For reasons unknown, all are very profitable.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at April 30, 2014 12:53 PM (ojnk6)

238 ME!!!!!!!

Posted by: Nicolas Maduro at April 30, 2014 12:54 PM (dfYL9)

239 Thought I was back in 2004.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 30, 2014 12:54 PM (T8H6k)

240 And while forgiving the stupid is difficult, forgiving the intelligent is much more so.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 12:54 PM (9W+0f)

241 Aw gee, Bob Hoskins died. Great actor. Only 71.

Posted by: Tuna at April 30, 2014 12:55 PM (7KPIw)

242 "213 Lately I wonder how the Romans of 400AD viewed their world?" Those in the Eastern Roman Empire probably felt pretty good given that their empire lasted another millennium and would have great leaders like Justinian and Kommenos. As for the West, they knew the end was near. St. Augustine actually had to write a defense of Christianity based on the charge that its weakness helped cause Rome's decline. His argument: You pagans are being punished for the last 1000 years of immorality and decadence.

Posted by: Naes1984 at April 30, 2014 12:55 PM (YhayY)

243 2004 would be an improvement over 1932 Part II.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 30, 2014 12:55 PM (W6ugU)

244 Sounds like the big donors told the JEF and Jarrett to jam it. Delighted they aren't pouring more money into Texas!

Posted by: Thunderb at April 30, 2014 12:55 PM (zOTsN)

245 Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at April 30, 2014 05:49 PM (IN7k+) A lot of the problems seem to be with the ads coming in... they are really slow to load, and sometimes incompatible...

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2014 12:55 PM (84gbM)

246 Note that Kos, Huff Po, and MSNBC are alive. Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 05:51 PM (aDwsi) ******* For reasons unknown, all are very profitable. Posted by: ManWithNoParty ------------------------- When food, fuel, and electricity are being rationed, they will *still* be popular. Perhaps more so.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 12:55 PM (aDwsi)

247 A commie by any other name would stink as badly.

Posted by: Prez'nit 404 at April 30, 2014 12:55 PM (Dwehj)

248 The left needs to be endlessly mocked and ridiculed, Yes, yes, yes, yes and you're fuckin' A right, they do. Non stop.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 12:56 PM (mn3QX)

249 Sounds like the big donors told the JEF and Jarrett to jam it. Delighted they aren't pouring more money into Texas! We'll fix that in short order.

Posted by: IRS SWAT Team 2A at April 30, 2014 12:57 PM (thLL8)

250 Republican State Sen. Kelli Stargel

From HR's link, elect more Republicans because something, something.

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2014 12:57 PM (DL2i+)

251 After all, saying "Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do" of the intelligent would be quite erroneous. The intelligent know precisely what they do.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 12:57 PM (9W+0f)

252 Aw gee, Bob Hoskins died. Great actor. Only 71. Posted by: Tuna --------------- I only hope that I manage to make my threescore and ten.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 12:57 PM (aDwsi)

253 In our hig school (Jesuit, ca. 1970), 1984 was for the top group, and Animal Farm was for the lower group.

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 30, 2014 12:57 PM (8MjqI)

254 Yes, yes, yes, yes and you're fuckin' A right, they do. Non stop. Posted by: 98ZJUSMC ----------------- Problem is, doing here is just preaching to the choir.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 12:58 PM (aDwsi)

255 Bob Hoskins died.

He did?

Posted by: Abe Vigoda and Keith Richards at April 30, 2014 12:58 PM (Dwehj)

256 Aw gee, Bob Hoskins died. Great actor. Only 71. Posted by: Tuna at April 30, 2014 05:55 PM (7KPIw) none of us make it out alive.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 12:58 PM (x3YFz)

257 That pic bothers me.  I despise pseudo nautical turds who wear nautical gear when they are not on a boat.

Posted by: Vic[/i] at April 30, 2014 12:58 PM (T2V/1)

258 Popularity tells you nothing useful about consequences. The far left is endlessly popular among the world's subsistent and dependent poor, those whom the far left take particular joy in slaughtering in large numbers. It's almost as if there's something fundamentally wrong with people - credulity is perhaps the simplest and most charitable conclusion.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at April 30, 2014 12:59 PM (qyfb5)

259 First Jeff Goldblum and now Bob Hoskins, I wonder who's next in the trilogy?

Posted by: Dr Spank at April 30, 2014 12:59 PM (5UteM)

260 I just finished reading Victor Navasky’s A Matter of Opinion. He is or was the Nation editor. It’s mostly anecdotes. One was about how I.F. Stone parlayed a no-fee speaking engagement into a very nice European trip on the Nation’s dime (but since it isn’t the Nation’s money, Navasky was fine with it). … at a farewell session at a local bar, as we consumed caviar and vodka, he raised a toast: “Comes the revolution, we will all eat like this.”

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at April 30, 2014 12:59 PM (WX3R9)

261 "The human being is in the most literal sense a political animal, not merely a gregarious animal, but an animal which can individuate itself only in the midst of society." -- Marx

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 01:00 PM (9W+0f)

262 When food, fuel, and electricity are being rationed, they will *still* be popular. Perhaps more so. Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 05:55 PM (aDwsi) Because once the K's make enough resources so the r's are safe (in the K/r view) r's will always outnumber the K's.... which is why Democracy will ALWAYS fail due to loose fiscal policy.

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2014 01:00 PM (84gbM)

263 That pic bothers me. I despise pseudo nautical turds who wear nautical gear when they are not on a boat. Probably wearing black shoes too.

Posted by: Behind Enemy Lines at April 30, 2014 01:00 PM (thLL8)

264 >>>"MSNBC now informs its brain-dead audience that Animal Farm is a pro-socialist tract about income inequality" dis gonna be good /insert gif of some guy eating popcorn

Posted by: Max Power at April 30, 2014 01:00 PM (q177U)

265 Problem is, doing here is just preaching to the choir. Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 05:58 PM (aDwsi) the hippies avoid the Horde. In real life, as well. How many times have you had someone relate a story of someone going off the rails and think "how come that never happens around me?" Well, it's because you're you. And they know it.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 01:01 PM (x3YFz)

266 Mayor Rob Ford @TOMayorFord My office is looking to hire a new junior staff person, salary $30k. Send your resumé & cover letter to mayor_ford@toronto.ca

Posted by: AmishDude at April 30, 2014 01:01 PM (T0NGe)

267 The extent to which social animalism is leveraged to enforce the most detrimental form of conformity and repression imaginable is quite astounding.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 01:02 PM (9W+0f)

268 Yes Bill Clinton a big Gerry Adams fan. A man who kidnapped and murdered a widowed mother of 10. Wonder what wonderful things Hillary has said about him

Posted by: Thunderb at April 30, 2014 01:02 PM (zOTsN)

269 Why do we lose elections to these hypocritical asses? Posted by: acethepug at April 30, 2014 05:43 PM (LCiyy) An indoctrination system that has been pumping out retards for 20 plus years. A media that has been lying, covering up and slanting information for more than 50 years. A targeted campaign of treason against the better nature of your average American. They use our natural inclination to do good things against us and twist it into targeted hate and the indoctrinated little zombies swallow it whole.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 01:02 PM (mn3QX)

270 Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 06:01 PM (x3YFz) LOL.... grow a Pony Tail.... they suddenly think you are one of 'them'... Right up until I say... "Jesus and Jefferson, both had long hair"...

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 30, 2014 01:02 PM (84gbM)

271 The extent to which social animalism is leveraged to enforce the most detrimental form of conformity and repression imaginable is quite astounding. Posted by: Mirror ------------------------- Heh.

Posted by: Lord of the Flies at April 30, 2014 01:03 PM (aDwsi)

272 Bob Hoskins died.

Does anybody remember the film where he gets pissed and takes an indy car out on the road?  IIRC it was Australia?

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/s] at April 30, 2014 01:03 PM (DL2i+)

273 Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 06:01 PM (x3YFz) Well said.

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 30, 2014 01:03 PM (T8H6k)

274 "MSNBC now informs its brain-dead audience that Animal Farm is a pro-socialist tract about income inequality" dis gonna be good /insert gif of some guy eating popcorn Posted by: Max Power at April 30, 2014 06:00 PM (q177U) Ace put it more eloquently than I would have. Many more "f's" in that sentence. If you go to MSNBC for news, you are the enemy. Not because you're particularly evil, but because you're ignorantly complicit.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 01:03 PM (x3YFz)

275 >> "Stop me if you've heard this one before." When I clicked the headline in my RSS reader, I figured I'd post that as a comment. Then I saw it was the first sentence. Great minds run in the same channels, can you say amen.

Posted by: Frank Underwood (D-SC) at April 30, 2014 01:03 PM (OpaBw)

276 You can vote for any Party you want in Europe, but it is simply voting between socialist hairs who rob the people blind.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at April 30, 2014 01:04 PM (AkXFa)

277 BREAKING NEWS Charlie Sheen dead at 48.

Posted by: Ronan Farrow at April 30, 2014 01:04 PM (gOoFi)

278

Yeah, most of our public people lie when asked about being socialists, but the truth is that the American people no longer care if its a lie or not, because socialism and communism are no longer the boogeymen you troglodytes merely need to parade around to scare people into voting for you. The truth is that many Americans are on board with our policies and you guys, like in the good ol cold war days, cargo-cult primitives that you are, react by labeling these positions and try to make them toxic.  But Americans are immune by now.

 

I know that this must be a very confusing time for conservatives, but you get used to it. Or not. Who cares, really?

Posted by: LaPasionaria at April 30, 2014 01:04 PM (XPlby)

279 Oh yes Bill Clinton outraged the government when he gave Gerry Adams a visa to visit the US even tho he was a terrorist When bill and Hill went to Ireland, they were greeted at the airport by Adams and visited him in Ireland

Posted by: Thunderb at April 30, 2014 01:04 PM (zOTsN)

280 "The first requisite for the happiness of the people is the abolition of religion." -- Marx Later, all. God bless. :-)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at April 30, 2014 01:04 PM (9W+0f)

281 Bill Clinton a big Gerry Adams fan. A man who kidnapped and murdered a widowed mother of 10. Wonder what wonderful things Hillary has said about him Posted by: Thunderb at April 30, 2014 06:02 PM (zOTsN) Considering Hillary's past statements, she's probably on tape asking Bill, "Why are you hanging around that Fenian bastard?"

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 30, 2014 01:06 PM (oFCZn)

282 Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. --George Washington

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 01:07 PM (x3YFz)

283 277 Ha.

Posted by: History at April 30, 2014 01:07 PM (MMC8r)

284 @18 WalrusRex "The spat between Stalin and Trotsky that end with Trotsky getting an ice axe to the head was because Stalin thought Trotsky was too far to the left." The old Georgian bank robber was a sly one. Once he won over the right faction and helped eliminate his left wing opponents, he turned on his new friends and exterminated them for being to "right wing" hence consolidating supreme power from any potential competitors.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at April 30, 2014 01:09 PM (AkXFa)

285 Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. --George Washington Posted by: tangonine ---------------- Meh. Dead white guy, slave owner. We need to get that asshole off of our money, and wipe him from our history.

Posted by: Al Sharpton, Spike Lee, et al at April 30, 2014 01:09 PM (aDwsi)

286 258 First Jeff Goldblum and now Bob Hoskins, I wonder who's next in the trilogy? Posted by: Dr Spank at April 30, 2014 05:59 PM (5UteM) Goldblum fell to his death in NZ. Huh.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 01:09 PM (mn3QX)

287 277 You here legally?

Posted by: Thunderb at April 30, 2014 01:09 PM (zOTsN)

288 BREAKING NEWS Charlie Sheen dead at 48. Posted by: Ronan Farrow at April 30, 2014 06:04 PM (gOoFi) Snowboarding is for 18 year olds. Not 48 year olds. Natural selection strikes again. I thought the guy was funny, quick witted and amicable. He doesn't merit a place on my cap, though.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 01:10 PM (x3YFz)

289 "Lately I wonder how the Romans of 400AD viewed their world?"

I'm sure some knew that it couldn't last much longer.  But I'll bet they were drowned out by people saying "Oh, but things were much worse under Heliogabolus, and we survived that!  People like you have been saying the sky is falling and Rome is on the verge of destruction for 400 years, but we're still here!  Oh, quit worrying - Roman politics has always been full of murders and bribes and buying offices. So what? We're still the biggest empire in the world."

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 30, 2014 01:11 PM (FkH4y)

290 111 Krystal Ball: one would have to go to a bowling alley to find a woman of equal intelligence. When I search out hard-hitting, factual journalism, I always go to someone who goes by their Facebook stripper name.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 01:11 PM (mn3QX)

291 I've always wondered how it was that there was an ice axe in Mexico.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 01:11 PM (aDwsi)

292 @277 LaPasionaria Socialism is toxic, but you will find that out shortly.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at April 30, 2014 01:13 PM (AkXFa)

293 T9 - I think the Sheen thing is a spoof.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 01:13 PM (aDwsi)

294 Meh. Dead white guy, slave owner. We need to get that asshole off of our money, and wipe him from our history. Posted by: Al Sharpton, Spike Lee, et al at April 30, 2014 06:09 PM (aDwsi) Speaking of that: I was going to introduce a line of custom toilet paper with spike leotards, jesse shakedown, and al dimton's faces on it. This post is officially market research

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 01:13 PM (x3YFz)

295 I've always wondered how it was that there was an ice axe in Mexico. It’s how you make a socialist margarita.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at April 30, 2014 01:13 PM (WX3R9)

296 >>> My office is looking to hire a new junior staff person, salary $30k. Send your resumé & cover letter to mayor_ford@toronto.ca Posted by: AmishDude at April 30, 2014 06:01 PM (T0NGe) Is that 30k $Canadian or $US?

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 30, 2014 01:14 PM (8MjqI)

297 I don't know if Vox will make it...I think they are hoping to get rich off it but that only works when you have people writing for free like at HuffPo.

Posted by: PJ at April 30, 2014 01:14 PM (ZWaLo)

298 Sheen has been falsely claimed dead several times

Posted by: Thunderb at April 30, 2014 01:15 PM (zOTsN)

299 Charlie Sheen dead at 48. Well, who's next today?

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 01:15 PM (mn3QX)

300 297 Too bad.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 01:15 PM (aDwsi)

301 Gerry Adams was what-about 25 in 1972 when the widow was murdered? He's really not so different than Bill Ayers, just with a bigger body count to his name.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at April 30, 2014 01:15 PM (XyM/Y)

302 T9 - I think the Sheen thing is a spoof. Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 06:13 PM (aDwsi) hah.. could be. I actually won't dig through the trash to ferret out my give a shit meter so... either way. who cares?

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 01:15 PM (x3YFz)

303 @287 tangonine It's true? Hmm. He lived and went out like a Kennedy. At least he didn't take anyone with him.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at April 30, 2014 01:16 PM (AkXFa)

304 Ace - I can't believe you didn't mention Piketty's proposal of a really stiff tax for all incomes above - $ 1 million, I think? - which he admits would not raise any money, but would serve to "equalize" us all (i.e. he'd gladly drag those who produce the most down to a more plebian level, because with no revenue coming in nothing was available to lift the poor up.) Russian citizens have been saying that "we are all equally poor!" for many decades. Liberals, socialists & communists all denied it outright, or pretended they never heard that bit of wisdom. Piketty is actually saying it, front and center.

Posted by: MrJimm at April 30, 2014 01:17 PM (t9Di+)

305 Sheen is about to marry some porn star.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 30, 2014 01:17 PM (aDwsi)

306 I would rick roll ya'll at this point with a post about boobies, but that wouldn't be nice. So here's a (trust me) Tampa cheerleader: (no tinyurl, so it's legit). Enjoy http://www.buccaneers.com/cheerleaders/kasey.html

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 01:18 PM (x3YFz)

307 Yglesias's problem isn't this "elitist" OMG WEALTHY PPL WITH LEFTY POLITICS deal this blog has been insanely fixated on since Romney lost (lower classes are always represented politically by better-off people, liberal, conservative, radical or otherwise + dude's just a pundit a bunch of people don't know about) it's that he deals in abstractions and gives the impression he doesn't really interact with the real world. In short he's a weirdo. granted that ties into elitist ivory tower-ism but there's plenty of non-rich nerds who have this issue too.

Posted by: JR at April 30, 2014 01:20 PM (z2Kam)

308 Interesting. The TB cheerleader thing that asks "Five words that describe you." How would you answer? I'll give you mine: Loyalty Integrity Resourceful Faith Cold is what it is.

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 01:22 PM (x3YFz)

309 "Like they've been doing since the Communist and Socialist parties merged with the Democrat Party 50 years ago." in Aceworld, the Clinton years after the '80s Democratic failures never happened, the signature "socialist" achievement of Obama isn't a primary goal of liberal parties everywhere, and regulating Wall Street in response to economic collapse = SOCIALIST REIGN OF TERROR. get a grip dude

Posted by: JR at April 30, 2014 01:25 PM (z2Kam)

310 208 They're not hiding their marxist fixations anymore. As a matter of fact, they're doubling down. All of them. Congressmen included. And right before an election. This doesn't smell right. Something's up. Posted by: Lizzy at April 30, 2014 05:36 PM (ECnGp) Strange, but true that same thought crossed my mind earlier today. [tinfoil] Images of a power grab went through my mind[/tinfoil]. Or, the vote fraud is so set up that it is insurmountable and won't be challenged. Rather unsettling.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at April 30, 2014 01:26 PM (mn3QX)

311 Best fucking post of the day. I read it and, suddenly, I found myself just post all engorged and throbby. All over my iPad, which kind of offended all the Amtrak patrons within reach. Of course I'm also listening to Whipping Post, which is Allman Brothers Cultural Appropriation of the highest order, and the combination is pretty deadly (calling out the commies and Whipping Post, I mean).

Posted by: MTF at April 30, 2014 01:26 PM (Yl3Ht)

312 By the way, I've been thinking all day about the latest racist Democrat (Donald Sterling; not the Congressman whatever his name is) and I think the right way for the league to handle this is for all the white owners to contribute all their ownership interests to a trust, every single white owned team, and distribute the trust interests to Northwestern football players and transgendered people everywhere. Just hit all the buttons at once.

Posted by: MTF at April 30, 2014 01:33 PM (Yl3Ht)

313 The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable. --H. L. Mencken

Posted by: tangonine at April 30, 2014 01:42 PM (x3YFz)

314 Piketty is actually saying it, front and center.

Posted by: MrJimm at April 30, 2014 06:17 PM (t9Di+)

 

The masks are coming off. It's kind of a relief, really. At least we know for certain, finally and at last, who and what it is we're up against.

 

The slow march through the institutions, the takeover of the Democratic Party by elements of the far Left, the ascension of a bona fide Marxist to the presidency, the active collusion and complicity of the media: it's all been a communist plot, cliched as it sounds. Like a bad movie or a hackneyed novel. Life imitates art to the very end.

Posted by: troyriser at April 30, 2014 01:43 PM (2jF2B)

315 Pick that cotton or get a whuppin'. Dig that fever-infested canal or starve to death. Don't get me wrong, I think slavery was deplorable, a huge mistake and injustice. But some perspective is needed. Most immigrants had it hard at one time or another. Can't we somehow get past this? Mea culpa. Mea culpa. Mea maxima culpa! (that's extreme self-renunciation, for you non-catholics.)

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 30, 2014 01:43 PM (8MjqI)

316 Their pockets stuffed with the public's silver dimes.

Posted by: Mr. Wizard at April 30, 2014 01:52 PM (gmrH5)

317 I wish ace hadn't fixed the post. I liked Pinketty better. I believe I'll start using it.

Posted by: rickl at April 30, 2014 01:55 PM (sdi6R)

318 I haven't seen this posted anywhere here, maybe I just missed it. Chuck U Schumer and gang have sponsored a bill proposing a new amendment to the constitution giving Congress the ability to determine how much money one can donate to a campaign, including "in kind" assistance. It's a response to the Supreme Court ruling of Citizens United.

Posted by: Jen at April 30, 2014 02:07 PM (/CN/i)

319 God… I wish I hadn't watched the video. Wow. That's some top-notch stupid going on. Indescribably dense.

Posted by: red speck at April 30, 2014 02:07 PM (9Xu0X)

320 I kept expecting lightning and flaming idiots, all I got was flaming idiots.

Posted by: Gmac-Pondering the coming implosion, and hoping its 404care at April 30, 2014 02:14 PM (baiNQ)

321 Good show!

It's important to let the help know that you are aware of them.

Particularly when they are handling one's food.

Posted by: T. Coddington Van Voorhies IV [/i] [/b] at April 30, 2014 02:16 PM (5ikDv)

322 We need some Hordesourced jokes. Complete the following: Ségolène Royal walks into a Burger King and orders a cheeseburger.......

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 30, 2014 02:27 PM (TIIx5)

323 Well as long as they are not "socialist socialists....."

Posted by: Whoopie at April 30, 2014 03:48 PM (oBzH0)

324 Goats are technically a kind of weasel.

Posted by: Jobius at April 30, 2014 10:08 PM (l0nrL)

325 They are not anti-capitalists in the sense that they now understand that they need capitalism to deliver their luxury items and services not afforded by socialism.  They just don't want the masses to have them because that means they'd have to see and smell the masses in the haute spas and restaurants.  And that would mean,  gasp,  someone's not as special as they used to be.  So it's capitalism for them,  socialism for us.

Posted by: Dang at May 01, 2014 05:17 AM (MNq6o)

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