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  like 9/11 on a lawn

Remembering America’s Glenn Beck Slob Picnic, With Historical Video

Did you love GlennBeckPalooza so much that you wish it would just happen forever, sort of like a picnic but the people never go home, because they actually live in the bushes? Well then, you will love these videos we have for you! This first one is from Reason TV, the libertarian pornography network, and it’s surprisingly kind considering how much host Nick Gillespie hates Jesus and old people. But if that’s “not your style,” there are others to enjoy (?). Read more on Remembering America’s Glenn Beck Slob Picnic, With Historical Video…
  party crashes

We Went To A Robert Gibbs Party, And Then A Reason Party!

Your Wonkette despises leaving the house, ever, except for such things as food, but even that can frequently come in the form of home delivery these days, what with the Internet and all. But it is Holiday season, alas, and we feel obligated to cover DC’s many terrible holiday parties! Last night, your Wonkette, along with visiting college friend operative “Stephen,” went to two (2) parties that had absolutely nothing to do with The Holidays. The first was a “send-off to the White House” shindig at the Hawk and Dove for Obama’s fierce new press secretary, Robert Gibbs! This was almost certainly a “party crash;” we had absolutely no business being there. The second was a 40th anniversary party or something for libertarian deathrag Reason, which was just a bunch of drunk Cato Institute staffers from Norway getting belligerent at a filthy bar in Dupont. Endless tales of treachery and violence follow. Read more on We Went To A Robert Gibbs Party, And Then A Reason Party!…
 

Reason Mag’s Holiday Party Was [Clever Play on “Reason”]

Libertarian super-chic magazine Reason held its “Secular Christmas” party in DC last night, and Team Wonkette was all over that shit. Among the many (one) super celebrity guests was Christopher Hitchens, whose alcohol tummy shone in full force as he led a sing along to a secular version of the already-secular “Deck the Halls” carol. Then he left before we could say hi, totally lame, screw that guy. But editor Nick Gillespie — who I think I’ve called a Paultard a few times — was kindly, and we thank him for the several bottles of Yellow Tail shiraz that we chugged. Anyway, masterful chronicler of the Human Condition Liz Gorman was on the scene to take some photos, so check them out if you want to live. [Pictures of this event] Read more on Reason Mag’s Holiday Party Was [Clever Play on “Reason”]…
 

Wonkette Party Crash: Radicals for Capitalism Book Party

There was a party Friday night for Reason magazine Senior Editor Brian Doherty’s new book Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement. The over-partied duo of Liz Gorman and Intern Nick were given strict instructions to play nice with the Libertarians, while doing reconnaissance on the hot new Reason offices near Dupont Circle. Your photo gallery is right here and your party report, featuring Nick’s wide-eyed fascination with and slight fear of libertarians, is after the jump. Reason Magazine’s “Radicals For Capitalism” Party Gallery Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: Radicals for Capitalism Book Party…
 

BREAKING: CNN CENSORS BLOGGERS

Nick Gillespie, right. The biggest biceps in blogging, next to K-Lo. [Photo: Liz Gorman] Nick Gillespie reports that you cannot say “douchebag” on CNN. Not even when you’re talking about New Jersey. Read more on BREAKING: CNN CENSORS BLOGGERS…
 

And So I Face the Final Curtain…

My week of guest blogging at Wonkette is basically at an end. And what have we learned in this past week? Pundits should stay off trampolines, that manganese is what makes malt liquor so tasty, that only God can prevent crime waves, that we’re not at war with Islamo-Fascists but with Islamo-Democrats, and much, much more. Read more on And So I Face the Final Curtain……
 

Insulting Immigration Images

Today’s Wall Street Journal/OpinionJournal’s Political Diary (US$3.95 or CDN$45.00 per month, the bastards) has a seering, smart, and stupendously self-promoting item about immigration images through the ages (well, from about 100 years ago). Jason Riley, author of most of the WSJ’s stirringly pro-immigration editorials, talks with one Nick Gillespie of one Reason magazine about the half-life of anti-immgrant imagery: Read more on Insulting Immigration Images…
 

Things to Do in DC When You’re Dead (or Just Really Hard Up for a Free Drink)

Here’s a shamless plug (the very best kind): I’ll be debating National Review’s Jonah Goldberg tonight at D.C.’s Heritage Foundation tonight, on the very, very, very pressing issue of whether libertarians and conservatives can, like Rodney King and the LAPD, get along in the post-Cold War era the World War 3 era. The boozing begins at 6:30PM, the debate at 7PM, and the Brokeback Mountain-style hijinks will be going on all day (this is the Heritage Foundation, after all). Read more on Things to Do in DC When You’re Dead (or Just Really Hard Up for a Free Drink)…
 

My Name is Nick and I’m Like a Chocoholic for News…

I’m Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of Reason, the libertarian monthly that has shown up in three out of four “The 50 Best Magazines” lists compiled by the Chicago Tribune, the “World’s Greatest Newspaper” (and who better to judge the Tribune than itself?). Reason is also recommended by four out of five dentists who walk and chew sugarless gum at the same time. Reason Online is online here, at http://reason.com. Read more on My Name is Nick and I’m Like a Chocoholic for News……
 

Wonkette Party Crash: CEI Awards, Part Two

As we previously mentioned, last night Team Wonkette attended the annual CEI Dinner. We’ve already given you some great photos from the event. Now we provide you with this more detailed write-up of the proceedings, as promised. All in all, it was an excellent evening. P.J. O’Rourke was in funny, fine form. The liquor flowed liberally, and the after-party featured free cigars and cigarettes (plus scrumptious chocolate eclairs). And did we mention the dancing libertarians? What more can one ask for? Our full take on the evening, including more excellent pictures by Liz Gorman, appears after the jump. Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: CEI Awards, Part Two…
 

Wonkette Party Crash: CEI Awards, Part One

The CEI logo features a globe finally freed of the poisonous, deadly “O-Zone Layer” Last night, Wonkette headed down to the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Awards Dinner, at the Capitol Hill Hyatt Regency. Enjoy these pictures from noted Internet Celebrity Liz Gorman, Intrepid Girl Reporter, after the jump. A more detailed write-up TK. Read more on Wonkette Party Crash: CEI Awards, Part One…
 

An Army of Davids Attacks Barry C. Lynn

Last night, the Wonkettes left their respective apartments and headed out into the real world, to attend an exciting event at the National Press Club. The event, “An Army of Davids or the Triumph of Goliath?”, was pitched as “a no-holds-barred debate” between these three giants: Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit himself, and author of the just-published An Army of Davids; Joe Trippi, former campaign manager for Howard Dean, and author of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised; and Barry C. Lynn, senior fellow at the New American Foundation, and author of End of the Line. (They are pictured above, from left to right: Lynn, Trippi, Reynolds, and moderator Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of Reason.) After the jump, our comprehensive coverage — plus more fantastic photos, taken by Wonkette shutterbug Liz Gorman, Intrepid Girl Reporter. Enjoy! Read more on An Army of Davids Attacks Barry C. Lynn…
 

SHARI-BGB’s

Reason Editor-in-Chief Nick Gillespie exposes the fussy evolution of fissile pride: Some 50 years ago, Allen Ginsberg told “America” to “Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb.” A decade or two after that, Frank Zappa noted that having nuclear weapons and football teams helps, but “you can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline.” Read more on SHARI-BGB’s…