Tag Archives: opinion

  A Sphincter Says What?

Millionaire NYT Columnist David Brooks: Poor People Won’t Be Poor If They Just Act Like Rich People

Good news, Poors! David Brooks has decided to take on the topic of income inequality, and has concluded that¬†1) income inequality is not actually a problem, and 2) if it were, we shouldn’t solve it by giving poor people more money, and also 3) the growing income of the 1% has nothing to do with the shrinking incomes of the rest of us. Hear that? NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. Here, let the man with the 4 million dollar home explain to us why giving money to poor people will be of absolutely no help to them. Read more on Millionaire NYT Columnist David Brooks: Poor People Won’t Be Poor If They Just Act Like Rich People…
  the future of test prep

Washington Post Doing Another ‘America’s Next Great Pundit’ Thing

As the air turns crisp and the leaves begin to fall, the Washington Post has once again launched a dumb contest to select new dumb op-ed contributors. They sent us an e-mail about this because they know we are fans of their opinion page, and apparently they are calling this “America’s Next Great Pundit, Season II,” which makes it sound like a real teevee show! Wow, if only! That would certainly get ratings. So you are once again invited to submit an entry into this contest, but please no minorities or women or people younger than 55. That was the problem they had with last year’s contest. Read more on Washington Post Doing Another ‘America’s Next Great Pundit’ Thing…
  people who want to get some of that nostradamus e-mail ink

There Will Be Terrorist Attack Next 9/11 Even If Marc Thiessen Has To Do It Himself

Marc Thiessen has made his Joe Namath guarantee: There WILL be an al-Qaeda attack on America next year when 9/11 turns the “big one-oh.” How does Thiessen know this? Is he a member of al-Qaeda? Perhaps. But if he is not now, he will be soon, because he needs to infiltrate them to MAKE SURE they are working on a plan to do some terrorism next year. Plus, al-Qaeda probably gives you a cool letterman’s jacket with your name on it when you join. Anyway, everyone who does not think that a terrorist attack will happen on that day is DEAD WRONG, because the terrorists pretty much have to do one, right? Read more on There Will Be Terrorist Attack Next 9/11 Even If Marc Thiessen Has To Do It Himself…
  dept. of go fuck yourself

RedState Says Bigotry Is an American Tradition, But Muslims Aren’t Allowed To Call This Mosque Stuff Bigotry

“A Free Society And The Muslim Conundrum: accept us or we will kill you”: Hmm, that sounds like the title of a detached, logic-based RedState post about the reality of all this mosque stuff that finally, hopefully seems to be ending. And look, it is! It manages to justify hatred of Muslims with other things, such as the fact that some of them go to good universities that treat them with respect, or that Muslims are “complaining” despite the fact that many religious groups have faced bigotry in American history. But don’t worry, mostly Muslims still just want to kill us Christian white people. Read more on RedState Says Bigotry Is an American Tradition, But Muslims Aren’t Allowed To Call This Mosque Stuff Bigotry…
  what's that majority? you say you wanna kill jews?

Majority of a Population Can Never Be Bigoted, According To Member of Majority Charles Krauthammer

Oh those libruls! They are losing power very quickly, yet they continue to take positions against majority opinion when that opinion is bigoted. How dare they say support of the Arizona immigration law is bigoted?! How dare they say support of Proposition 8 is bigoted?! How dare they say opposition to the Burlington Coat Factory Islamic community center is bigoted?! Oh, right, because those things are the very definition of bigotry. But according to Charles Krauthammer, views held by a majority cannot be considered bigotry. Sounds like somebody forgot to take his history-remembering pills this morning. Read more on Majority of a Population Can Never Be Bigoted, According To Member of Majority Charles Krauthammer…
  a regular t.j. from 'smart guy'

Charles Krauthammer Criticizes Obama For Not Being As Brave As Charles Krauthammer On Mosque Thing

Thank God (not Allah) that we have Charles Krauthammer to lead the hearts and minds of our country. Krauthammer, you will be shocked to learn, considering that kind face of his, is against the conversion of that Manhattan Burlington Coat Factory to a mosque. (All the 9/11 families say it should be a Big Lots, by the way.) And he has led us on this issue, tirelessly, in his dumb job that pays him an actual living wage simply to write a single column every week. Today’s conclusion: Obama is a coward for coming out in favor of the freedom of religion, and his ilk do not have a refined taste in analogies, like Krauthammer does. Read more on Charles Krauthammer Criticizes Obama For Not Being As Brave As Charles Krauthammer On Mosque Thing…
  taking the bait

Verdict: WaPo Pundit Contestants All Massively Better Than Richard Cohen

We’ve read these ten columns from the Washington Post–Newsweek Interactive Kaplan Test Prep Daily’s Actual Sex Contest, and not a single one pissed us off as much as an average column by George Will, Richard Cohen, Charles Krauthammer, David Ignatius, Bill Kristol, Fred Hiatt, Jackson Diehl, Ruth Marcus, Michael Gerson, David Broder, etc. But maybe we just don’t know them yet? Read more on Verdict: WaPo Pundit Contestants All Massively Better Than Richard Cohen…
  reinventing conservatism

Mitt Romney, Pundit

The D.C. intelligentsia already read the Washington Times religiously to stay abreast of our old pal Liz Glover’s encounters with celebrities such as John King, who wore a custom-made suit to some event or another. But! Now there is another reason to read the Times! That reason is called “Mitt Romney.” He will participate in a series of columns by Republican luminaries about reinventing conservatism, presumably through such bold measures as “restoring the legacy of Ronald Reagan” and “abolishing government.” [Boston Globe] Read more on Mitt Romney, Pundit…
 

Also, Ignatius, Let Us Tell You the Story Of Colin Powell

Above, the precise number of retired generals required to call for your resignation before David Ignatius will take a position on you. We’re going to start with the last sentence of David Ignatius’ piece and work backwards, mostly because the last graf is the most glaringly stupid: Read more on Also, Ignatius, Let Us Tell You the Story Of Colin Powell…
 

Our Boys Need Gossip!

If we may do a brief update to a post of ours that got a substantial amount of attention last week: We were originally going to say that we don’t actually believe that we here at Wonkette are being “censored” by anyone just because military computers in Iraq are blocked from viewing our site. We were going to point out that, yes, we’re blocked from more than one workplace (though, thankfully, not too many), often for non-human reasons such as automated filters that don’t look too kindly on words like “assfucking.” The hyperbolic Call to Arms tone of the original post was just that — hyperbole. We even got emails from US Military spokespeople kindly explaining that soldiers and marines are allowed to check their email (though only through their .mil addresses, we think, and they all come out signed “Irving Washington”), and we were going to tell everyone to calm down, etc. etc. Read more on Our Boys Need Gossip!…