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Peggy Noonan Saw a (New) Mexican (Governor)

Greeteries, subjects. It is I, thy lord Mme. HRH Miss Peggington Noonington, queene word-smither of thine Wall Street Journal banking pamphlet, and good heavens, the thingingtons that I Hath Seen in Tampa, polis of knaves and Deville Rays. Myne dispatchery hath been postington’d on the vulgarian electrico-blogge, vulgarly titled “Peggy Noonan’s Opinion Blog,” that mine Editors hath force upponeth Mee, for the increasery of Companie Revenues. I want-ingshire nothing of this robotico insta-sorcery; it is Beneathe Mee. Goode Heavens! Onwarding, then, to this se’en-day’s Declarations, myne column of souls. Dost thou rememberest, slave, the time that I eyed the visage of a Mexican? (This one time, I, Peggy Noonan, saweth a Mexican.) Now, a second sighting: I hath seen another Mexican, a “Susana Martinez,” Lord-Regent of the “New” Mexico territory. She resembleth a Mexican, from the Television drameries I vieweth in myne New-Amdersdamme skypod, on drugs.

New Mexico Gov. Susan Martinez was a revelation. I’d never seen her speak. She came across as tough, funny, able, smart. She’s like the prosecutor in a show with a name like “CSI: Child Victims Unit”—the no-nonsense Latina who tells the detectives to make the call and get the perp.

And Noweth I shall velocitate by Motor-Steed to Charlotte, in thine Carolinas, to vieweth the Africkan, &c.

[WSJ via Gawker]

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Jim Newell is Wonkette's beloved Capitol Hill Typing Demon. He joined in 2007, left for some other dumb job in 2010, and proudly returned in 2012 as our "Senior Editor at Large." He lives in Washington and also writes for things such as The Guardian, the Manchester paper of liberals.

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  1. anniegetyerfun

    Did she mention that the Governor is brown? That's the crucial bit of info to get across.

    1. AncienReggie

      She ain't very brown. She is very Republican, though. One of those dump public payroll/cut corporate taxes kinda governors.

      1. bibliotequetress

        A Spaniard! Nay, tis that more loathsome countryman who steeleth across the fair waters betwixt Our States and the Southern lands. 'Tis the beast with wet back.

    1. kittensdontlie

      The Esquimaux
      Dost think of snow,
      More than I care to know.
      His icy hut
      dost not stop one to seek,
      a tender kiss to the cheek.
      And when I meet one out on the street,
      dost mine heart go skip a beat.

      1. MommysFetusJar

        Gawd this made my weekend. HOW I HAVE MISSED THIS BLINGEE (and these weekly missives from Ms.Noonington). I love it when Peggington spies us brownz out in the Real World. I half expect her to tag and release us so that she might tracketh our comings and goings for her amuuuuusement. Thanks, Newell.

        1. miss_grundy

          Does this woman every hit the sidewalks of New York because you can see every kind of creature if you would only walk down on Broadway.

      2. Boojum

        Her Gratefulle Subjects extend Felicitations and Thankfullenesses for bringething back Ye Dayyes of Glorye.

      3. Willardbot9000_V2.5

        I doth sayeth, I doff my hat to thee! 'twas verily a toure-defource for thine deare, deare Peggingsworth! Pray excuse, I require au monocole, excelsior!

    1. mrpuma2u

      Well no REAL messican could be that erudite, right Pegs? Ugh what an arrogant elitist turd that woman is.

  2. bibliotequetress

    Perhaps next she can meet Pat Buchanan, who's like an avuncular Irish barkeep from a primetime sit-com. Or she could meet Michael Steele, who is like a negro.

      1. bibliotequetress

        Oh, I think she'd cast Mr. Steele as the Norman Lear dramady "Let's All Be Friends Here" Lamont from Sanford & Son kind.

    1. bobbert

      That is, truly, one of the best turns of phrase I've seen in a long. long time. I'm tempted to create puppets just to give you more upfisties.

  3. Antispandex

    "CSI Childs Victim Unit", just to let us know that she doesn't waste her time on the vulgar preoccupations of the lower classes, like watching television. What a bitch. Go back to wrtitng stuff for that fish wrapper you work for, while people still read "the papers".

    1. Mumbletypeg

      I keep having to shake my head vigorously, and blink a couple of times at the screen, when I see "No WIre Hangers" popping up. Like being transported back in time.

      1. Negropolis

        I honestly thought it was a glitch until I read the title after having saw the graphic. lol I thought Wonkette had gone back in time.

          1. TootsStansbury

            I've been reading since at least the latter part of the Noonington Era. Alas, I am not familiar with Butterstick. I found the reason the Noonington posts abated to be highly amusing.

      1. mayor_quimby

        Mittens will declare trade war on China and send seal team six to rescue Butterstick. the stick is an American citizen after all, we can't stand for this chicom tyranny.

    2. WhatTheHeck

      When did the Noonington fall out of favor from the Wonket?
      Those were great posts to brush up on me olde english as spoke at the court of anglo saxony. It be goode to see Jim lad bringeth her back. Thank you and all the breast to you.

      1. Boojum

        Jessica is now married, with two children, and has moved far away from the Land of Sin. More's the pity, but her kids are darling.

    3. WestSayid

      I've seen things you people wouldn't believe… Cocktober off the shoulder of Orion. Buttersticks glittering in the darkness. Wonkette breaking the story on Sarah Palin, America's Hottest Governor. Walnuts. All these moments, lost in time, like tears in the rain.

    4. PuckStopsHere

      This, and Get Your War On returns. While these two welcome developments may not make this the greatest weekend ever, it is certainly the best on in a long time!

      1. SorosBot

        And that was a true classic. I hadn't even realized how long ago that was; it was right after I had graduated law school, I remembered it as being more recent.

        1. MissTaken

          It's because the martini vapors from our Dame Nooningtonshire on high seep through Jim's columns and muddle our brains making us forget how long she has blessed us.

          1. Lascauxcaveman

            Credit where it it's due: Ken Layne wrote the original Peggy Saw A Mexican post. Jimmy took over the Peggy Noonan beat shortly thereafter.

    1. Negropolis

      Does "All of them, Katie" in slurring speech work as an answer for this question, because…All of them, Katie. Too.

  4. metamarcisf

    Gov. Martinez will continue to be a shining star for the GOP here in NM; until she is ordered by the national party to crack down on public pensions – the third rail of New Mexico politics. If she goes along with a Walker-type agenda, she'll be out of the Roundhouse like shit through a goose.

  5. Callyson

    On the floor, the delegate seats had too much space between them, which removed the kind of animal density that speakers in big halls need.

    Oh, I think you animals were plenty dense, Peggy…

  6. Chet Kincaid_

    Wow, just read Her Ladyship's column. Can you imagine how high on laudanum and absinthe Dame Noonington must have been all week to have seen that convention?!

  7. CthuNHu

    Verily, had she been a mite comelier, and many a mite more eloquent, she might have been comparable unto me, in my salad days, when I was green, yet not tinged thusly from a misfortunate admixture of Vicodin and Bombay Sapphire, as at present. To the chaise lounge, I go, perchance to regurgitate, which a trusty servant shall collect into an urn purchased long ago from the Orient, to be submitted as mine next columnary literary writing oeuvre item.

  8. DaveJ

    Finally, Jim Newell demonstrates that you CAN do something with a liberal arts degree in this day and age.

  9. Callyson

    we are about to find out whether this year is 1976 or 1980—if what we have just witnessed is a harbinger of change, or the change itself.
    We'll know in 9½ weeks

    Oh good–I'm glad to know I am not the only one who thinks this election has been one long S&M session…

  10. SexySmurf

    She’s like the prosecutor in a show with a name like “CSI: Child Victims Unit”—the no-nonsense Latina who tells the detectives to make the call and get the perp.

    First they take fake jobs at Epcot away from Americans and now they're taking our make-believe prosecutor jobs on made-up fictional TV shows.

  11. MissTaken

    She’s like the prosecutor in a show with a name like “CSI: Child Victims Unit”—the no-nonsense Latina who tells the detectives to make the call and get the perp.

    Verity Peggington! For thou knoweth no Latina of intellect existeth for realith in the land except on thou Novella-On-The-Television.

  12. SmutBoffin

    "Now allow me to relate thif amusing aneckdote, wherein Colonial Governor Viscount Ronald Reagan did commidst the highest act of japery, placing his dampened testiclef upon my brow!"

  13. Mumbletypeg

    Oh Dame Peggy! There's a Mexican fellow down Epcot-way who could use a serving, maybe, of your pity! or of your… awe-struck'dness? Well just give him a little attention and some of that glowing glow of yours.

  14. Lot_49

    "She's like the prosecutor in a show with a name like…"

    How lazy or drunk do you have to be if you (1) are too lazy to Google the name of the show, or (2) think the name you made up is funny?

  15. SayItWithWookies

    Dame Noonington made a critical and helpful adjustment by calling Governor Martinez "Susan." She's already got the Martinez part — sticking with Susanna as a first name is really just rubbing her hispanicness in the noses of all the nice white people this country really belongs to.

  16. Designer_Rants

    Hey, why is HamNo stealing your Nooningtonshire schtick? I thought you had an arrangement; you stay away from the Friedman jokes, he stays away from the Noonan jokes.

    1. Fukui-sanYesOta

      The major difference between the two, in my opinion, is that HamNo is an irritating, patronizing douchecanoe, whereas Newell is hilarious.

    1. WhatTheHeck

      Why, an exploding gas tank was nothing back in the day. America was the shining city on the hill then. Or so I’m told.

  17. Texan_Bulldog

    Wait until the mouth breathers find out Martinez's grandparents were illegal immigrants. Not looking so good now, is she, HENGHHH??!!??!!!!

      1. Arborista

        The body has a way to shut down the WSJ, but to do so, the body needs torches & pitchforks…

        Or maybe just some help from Anonymous?

  18. bobbert

    Reading this made me think about Peggy Noonan, which reminded me of a question I've been meaning to ask the assembled MFAs of Wonkette, to wit:

    Is the word "poltroon" gender-neutral, or is there a feminine form?

    1. Arborista

      Probably gender neutral, but I suppose if you wanted to stress that you are insulting a female, I don't see why you can't add an -ess to it, as in poetess, actress, seamtress, Jewess, etc.

  19. Chet Kincaid_

    "The delegates were full of cheer and happy. Condi Rice trembled, yet found her voice. I melted into Paul Ryan's eyes, and was content. Ann Romney was so pale, yet stout of face, radiant in her blinding blonde American-ness. Chris Christie spoke like the gruff but brave Brooklynite in some D-Day film, ready to give Hitler what-for. The Spanish Lady Governor of New Mexico reminded me of none so much as Rita Moreno, eyes flashing as she scolded Maria to 'stick to her own kind.' And finally Mitt. Handsome, aristocratic, capable and reproachful Mitt. 'You have exhausted us, Obama, with your Negritude,' he might as well have intoned. When Hope is an illusion, Change must come. And who is more nimble at Change than Willard Romney? Weeping, and holding myself with joy, until I awoke in a corner booth and hailed a passing bar-boy to help me find my room-key. Who has taken my undergarments?!"

    1. TavariousChinaSmith

      Oh, that was good! I haven't read the original yet. Did she fail to mention current cowboy-hero at the picture-shows and paragon of manliness and eloquence, Clintington Eastwoodshire?

    2. Negropolis

      Well played, sir, well played.

      Wouldn't it be hilarious if we played this to the hilt, and actually got some Republican operative to hire us as speechwriters? Oh, the fun we'd have, the places we'd go. lol

  20. BlueStateLibel

    Yeah, Her Ladyship is back! Also, is that how detectives work? They just make calls, and voila, find the perp? Who said there were no easy, well-paying jobs out there?

    1. pdiddycornchips

      Of course not. They can't make the calls until ordered to do so by a no nonsense Latino woman.

    2. Arborista

      They may be making calls, but that doesn't mean they're making social calls- or telephone calls…

  21. SnarkOff

    She came across as tough, funny, able, smart…the no-nonsense Latina…

    Peggy, OH, NO YOU DI'INT.

  22. rickmaci

    Bet Dame Noonington made a mess of her Depends watching Eastwood turn the last night of the RNC into a bad sitcom scene.

  23. rickmaci

    "On the floor, the delegate seats had too much space between them, which removed the kind of animal density that speakers in big halls need."

    Is that why those clowns had peanuts in hand?

  24. SayItWithWookies

    Nobody expected a great one. There was a broad feeling of, "Look, giving great speeches is not what Mitt does, he does other things."

    He had to achieve adequacy. He did.

    Wow — well, nobody can accuse Dame Peggy of adulatory praise for the main event. I'm looking forward to her open-mic description of her real opinion of the Mitt/Ryan ticket soon.

    1. pdiddycornchips

      What could she say about HRM Mittington Lyington? That his plan is not to have a plan? That he would rather work the night shift at a Dunkin Donuts than explain how giving billionaires tax cuts while raising taxes on wage slaves will create jobs?

    2. Fukui-sanYesOta

      Talk about damning with faint praise!

      Also, too, "Look, giving great speeches is not what Mitt does, he does other things."

      Like, um, lying, dissembling, prevarication and telling porkie pies?

    3. Veritas78

      He had to achieve adequacy. He did.

      Is this a review of how he fucks? "He managed to ejaculate in the right area."

      So much for American exceptionalism. I'll take Obamadingo singing Al Green any day.

    4. Negropolis

      Talk about damning with faint praise. Yes, Mitt, that speech was just enough. It was…adequate. That about sums up Mitt in a word, no? That's what Ann says after sex.

  25. ahnc

    Peggy Noonan and her flowery pained descriptions reminds me of someone high on a triple dose of 50mg xanax.
    I remember her comment about Bush after he invaded Iraq, "I can hear the chink of his armor…"
    Excuse me while I projectile vomit.
    There I feel better.

  26. BoatOfVelociraptors

    When a chair gets more press than your nominee… adequate wouldn't be the word I would use.

  27. pdiddycornchips

    The Republicans denied our Lady her longed for reunion with her soul mate. Alas, there would be no Reagan hologramington fapington.

  28. Sharkey

    Clint Eastwood was funny, endearing—"Oprah was crying"—and carries his own kind of cultural authority. "It's time for somebody else to come along and solve the problem." He was free-form, interesting—you didn't quite know what was going to come next—strange and, in the end, kind of exhilarating. Talk about icons. The crowd yelling, "Make my day," was one of the great convention moments, ever.

    Riiiiiiiight. You've never even seen that movie have you punk? I mean Peg.

    1. Chet Kincaid_

      You have to know how to translate Noonespeake. Based on her hot-mic comments in years past, that column is basically saying "God damn the Republican Party."

    2. SayItWithWookies

      I'm still wondering why that's such a fave — basically Harry was saying to the guy robbing the fast-food joint, "Go on, kill the hostage, 'cause then I can get a clear shot at you." Not to mention how an arenafull of people cheering a fictional character and his made-up tough-guy blather really makes the GOP look rooted in reality.

  29. Pithaughn

    Old Clint, just Republican enough to get invited to all the really good golf tournaments, and by good we mean all expenses paid and a free ride on somebodies Citation to and from.

  30. TribecaMike

    "In my excitement, I could barely resist the urge to run up to Gov. Martinez and ask if she did windows, cheap."

  31. BloviateMe

    Daresay but vulgar nyte with Penif Throbbington & requisite saltee elixir to metamorphose yon Dame to Moll!

    Bully the Notion!

    1. bobbert

      You know, in a lot of ways Ryan does seem to be a personally decent fellow. And he is a Packer fan.

      Shame about him being such a lying fuckweasel.

    2. Negropolis

      Of course she is. And, not because she's black, but because I'd imagine that any intimiate encounter with Paul the Ryan would be enough to make you switch teams.

  32. Lot_49

    On Labor Day, with Nikki Haley's reflexive contempt for organized labor still ringing in our ears, let's take a minute to remember and be thankful for the workers who got their heads cracked and got replaced by scabs and who got murdered so egregiously by Rockefeller's Pinkerton henchmen in Ludlow, CO, that they had to rename the town.

    We're grateful to them for Saturdays off, for employer-paid health insurance, the minimum wage and a hundred other employee rights and privileges that had to be fought for even though we now take them for granted.

    John Sayles' excellent movie "Matewan" is a nice yarn on this subject. Hard to forget James Earl Jones saying "They call me 'Few Clothes.'"

    Or read E.L. Doctorow's Loon Lake, a difficult, beautiful novel about the Ludlow Massacre.

    1. RadioBowels

      Yes, oh yes. The forty year relentless assault on the Labor movement in this country has been largely successful. This holiday is reduced to a place holder for the end of summer, or worse yet, a easy to dump some mattresses cheap.
      Where is Ken Layne?

    2. TribecaMike

      Sayles' almost unknown 1999 flick Limbo was way ahead of its time in showing the many sordid hypocrisies of politics and business in Alaska,and by extension the rest of the country (and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio sings like a lark). It also has one of my all-time favorite movie endings. Man, that guy can write. Unlike another politically-minded filmmaker, Ken Loach, Sayles is rarely boring and knows how to spin a yarn. (For instance, in "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" Loach somehow discovered a way to make the Irish Civil War seem as dull as a sack of flattened turnips; a rare accomplishment indeed, though not a commendable one.)

      Growing up in Massachusetts in a union family that was obsessed with history and had seen a good deal of it firsthand, I would hear tragic tales about Ludlow late at night at the kitchen table (I can still smell the pickles, clams and stout), and thought they were talking about Ludlow, Mass. Later, I learned the difference, and as I learned more discovered there really wasn't that much difference. One place had mines, the other had mills.

    3. bibliotequetress

      Thanks for the reminder, Lot 49. My union is making calls for Liz Warren all day Monday. To be followed by beer. Will remember Ludlow with a toast or five.

      1. Fukui-sanYesOta

        Ha! Good on you.

        There's obviously some nationwide effort going on as well. Here in California I got a Liz Warren flier in which she included Scott Brown's fundraising letter. The gist was "look what this halfwit is saying. are you going to let this truckdouche get away with it? donate now!"

        I'm not sure Im allowed to donate as a mere perm resident, but damn I hope she wins that race. I love her.

        1. bibliotequetress

          I'm glad to hear that! She's fabulous, and get's great big points for visiting lots of the smaller ward committees across the state (mine happens to be a big pinko lefty ward in Boston but she really has made a point of reaching the committees that are three people meeting in a dairy barn). Truckdouche is such a good appellation for that trite asshat. He's is soaking up the bucks, though, and the Warren is behind.

          *cough* Permanent residents can donate. Not that I'm asking…

          And you know what's weird? I cannot actually ask you to donate. As a federal employee, I violate the Hatch Act if I ask you to donate to a political campaign. Even anonymously. But if you feeeeeel like donating, without me asking, I'll just leave this on your coffee table…

          1. bobbert

            I'm not a Federal employee, so I can ask Fukui (and all Wonkers) to donate, as I will do. We really can't afford to lose this one.

          2. Arborista

            I donated a few months back, but am now too tight on funds to donate more. So I'll join you in asking the Wonkettariat to chip in some moolah for this fabulous candidate. Also including an ActBlue linky for those who have (or want to have) an ActBlue account:

            I sure hope to be able to help fund her presidential campaign in 2016!

          3. Fukui-sanYesOta

            Wowzer! Totally unrelated to your advice I decided to kick in a couple of bucks for Ms. Warren.

            Damn, if I'd known this earlier I'd have kicked in for that Scott "squinty-eyed weasel" Walker recall thing as well.

            It's kinda fucked up that I can donate without even being able to vote.

          4. bibliotequetress

            Sadly, voting with bucks may actually have a bigger impact than poking a chad.
            On a happier note, if you ever opt to become a victim of US domestic policy instead of a victim of US foreign policy, therfore gaining the right to vote in these parts, I got your back. Will give you my email address & answer any questions I can.
            And bless you, bobbert. Thanks! We need her desperately.

          5. Fukui-sanYesOta

            I appreciate the offer and might take you up on that.

            However, I've been following US politics since, hmmm, 1997 or so when I was a wee nipper of 24. Far more involved when I started posting on the messageboard of in 2000 whilst the run-up to November 2000 was going on. Personally, I was stunned by the virulence and idiocy of the right wing, and could not believe that anyone could vote for that shaven chimp Bush. Gosh, was I wrong.

            The other thing that stunned me was the racism and anti-semitism, especially the anti-semitism. I'd never questioned the holocaust and, being an intellectually curious chap, when someone linked to the Leuchter Report it made me perform research. Then more research. Then more. Now I know far too much about WW2 history, but give me a holocaust-denier and I can destroy them in seconds.

            Meh, enough rambling.

            Obama must win this election. It's very, very important. Plus the Democrats must keep their Senate majority … hence my contribution to Ms Warren's campaign.

          6. bibliotequetress

            I agree on all counts. Especially about the acceptance of irrational, falsifiable "facts" and "philosophies."

    4. MilwaukeeKent

      8 hours for work, 8 hours for sleep and 8 hours for what thou wilt. People died, as did Blacks for the right to vote, in the streets for these signs of a decent, human life. So many of our fellow toilers have forgotten that, that they may well vote it all away in November, as increasing numbers have in Novembers past. Damn Citizens United, their billionaires want to buy the government, ours want to cure Malaria. Better angels of our nature and all that, but their billionaires seem to be closet fascists.

  33. ttommyunger

    Peggy; such a normal, down to earth American name for such a pretentious, drunken old twat. It just doesn't seem fair.

  34. MilwaukeeKent

    I wish Mitt a long life, but no Presidency for you, Sir! And on the sad occasion of his passing, verily these words should be engraved upon his stone: "He achieved adequacy"
    perhaps proceeded by the phrase "Born on third and a half base…".

  35. Negropolis

    Jim, this is why I'm glad you're back. "Peggy Noonan Saw a Mexican" is the one post I remember most of all from these Wonkettes. 'Twas a tour de force, James DeRouge. Continue the traditions.

    New Mexico, better than the old one. Huzzah!

      1. Negropolis

        I realize it was Ken; I'm just glad for the resurrection of the snark. Were it not for Jim, the meme would have died.

  36. Native_of_SL_UT

    This has been one of those weeks where every single article about someone at the convention could have just used Kirk Lazurus' advice to Tugg Speedman on winning Oscars.

  37. TribecaMike

    Anyone know who's speaking at the convention tonight? It's almost as if the leftist media is conspiring to hide the fact that it's happening.

        1. Blueb4sinrise

          I was trying to make a ' Santa Cruz pepper-spray cop spraying the chair' p-shop with some open-source ware I just downloaded, but am not doing so well……
          other ideas were:
          pancakehead bunny w/chair
          startled prairie dog / chair

    1. TribecaMike

      That, or she's fantasizing about Olivia Munn in a gorilla costume driving an SUV at 300 mph into her kitchen while she's cutting the crust off a tuna salad sandwich, because she's feeling overly guilty about putting too much mayo in it and her grandkids are going to be furious and they hate her already because the Xboxes she gave them for Xmas were last gen and Kissinger doesn't return her calls since she got all flabby, so why not end it all now?!!

      1. BoroPrimorac

        If Maher managed make him look like a complete moron, then he's going to have an awful time if he goes on Colbert or the Daily Show.

    1. TribecaMike

      D'Souza is a low rent Thomas Sowell, the latter of which hasn't been able to pay his rent since the Heritage Foundation lost his mailing address.

      The ex-Mormon guy Maher had on was very interesting and funny. In what has to be a first, Maher let him say more than two sentences without interruption.

      Btw, where did Jason Alexander get Tyrone Powers' toupee, at a Christie's auction?

        1. TribecaMike

          Pardon the name droppings, but I met the dilapitated Mr. Alexander (along with his friend Penn Jillette, who can't palm a card to save his Libertarian ass) at a charity event a few years ago and he was a nice guy who actually seemed to give a shit about the cause that was the reason for being there (or maybe he was just trying to impress my bitchin' wife, which is always a smart idea), unlike some others I could name. Yeah, I'm talking about you, Lawrence La De Dah Fishburne, you shallow schmuck.

          1. TribecaMike

            Actors are like everyone else: schlubs trying to make a living, the only difference being they have an extra jazz hands chromosome.

            Except for that Bill Nighy guy — he's just plain weird.

    2. DerrickWildcat

      Something else cool about the show.
      Bill held up an old, Osmonds album, called, "The Plan"
      This ain't any ol' dumb Osmonds Album…This is THE Osmonds Album you should hear because it is so weird. I haz it!. Rumor has it that recording this special, originally released on, "Kolob Records" Masterpiece, relieved them of doing Missionary work. I guess you could call it a Mormon Conceptual piece.
      Here's a bit on it.

    1. sudsmckenzie

      To borrow a phrase, "It was one of the rare moments I was proud of America". Here Comes Honey Boo Boo beat out the convention in ratings.

  38. SayItWithWookies

    Tom Friedman is on Charlie Rose right now explaining how if Dubya hadn't invaded Iraq, Iraq would now look like "Syria on steroids." And the US took the full blow of the chaos it had created, thereby saving the Middle East from the resulting madness that resulted from their invading Iraq and causing regional instability. I swear this is a faithful rendition of his two points.

    1. bobbert

      The Moustache has long since passed into Crankypants McCain territory. They have him on talk shows because he's there, not because anybody is paying any attention to what he says. If he recited Vogon poetry, would anyone notice the difference?

    2. Fukui-sanYesOta

      Tom Friedman is a spazmonkey if he says that. Although I'm aware I'm preaching to the choir here.

      Fuck me, he went to St Antony's? Fucker should be embarrassed by himself.

    3. BoroPrimorac

      The situation in Syria is the direct result of the Bush administration sticking their noses in Georgia. If Russia were still onside, Assad would be in Iran or Venezuela scared for his life right now. By the way, Bush stayed in Beijing when Russia was bombing the shit out of military installations in Georgia. Putin headed back home and took care of his shit.

  39. Mahousu

    She’s like the prosecutor in a show with a name like “CSI: Child Victims Unit”

    You have to admit, a Republican Convention would be fertile territory for someone like that. Wrap up all those pesky unsolved cases.

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