• Barack Obama traded five captured Iranian commando terrorists, Jon Favreau, a nuclear warhead, and a Cal Ripken Jr. rookie card for one (1) journalist. Are you insane, Mr. President? Next time please consult Beckett’s baseball card price guide? [Power Line]
  • Here is a story about a fellow named Ace, a man who wakes up every day and leads bayonet charges against the liberal elite, on the internet. But then one day our hero Ace said something TRAITOROUS about America’s favorite quitter, and received a barrage of grapeshot fired from unmerciful Commenter Canons. And then an armada of Confederate Ironclads called him mean names. The End. [True/Slant]
  • Good news for white people! In Thailand, “white is in,” and if you move there and get a job, you will be paraded around and fed treats for being so exotic and white. Sorry, not-white-people. Try Laos? [Andrew Sullivan]
  • Karl Rove makes an eloquent case for not telling the irresponsible blabbermouth children in Congress about anything, especially not “secret stuff” the CIA does. Best to go straight to John Ensign’s parents. [Think Progress]
  • Sarah Palin quit her job so she could spend more time adding her favorite Aristotle quotes to her Facebook profile. But even if she adds two or three new quotes a day, that’s like what, 3 hours? This woman needs to find some extra-curricular activities! The problem: all of the good summer internships have been taken, and uh, nobody wants to be seen with her in public. Thailand beckons! [AMERICAblog]
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  1. “Palin resigned to help her career”? Babble Spass has a career? Doing what? Mixing word salad on the go and singing her special version of the Scarecrow’s song from the Wizard of Oz?

  2. [re=362346]Snarkalicious[/re]: I agree. No matter what they did to Gary Glitter they have not done anything to the U.S. that would merit that sort of punishment.

  3. Ace of Base (I saw the sign)

    I got a new life
    You would hardly recognize me
    I’m so glad
    How can a person like me support you
    Why do I bother
    When you’re not the one for me
    Is enough enough
    I saw her resign and it opened up my eyes
    I saw her resign
    Palin’s demanding without understanding
    I saw her resign and it opened up my eyes
    I saw her resign

    Everyone’s beating me up
    For saying she should go where she belongs
    But where do you belong
    In the wingnut world
    For many years I’ve been one to
    Lead the charge
    How can a fool like you be so right
    Under the MILFy swoon
    While I see a lot of fail
    Is enough enough
    I saw her resign and it opened up my eyes
    I saw her resign
    Palin’s demanding without understanding
    I saw her resign and it opened up my eyes
    I saw her resign

  4. I had checked out Ace’s blog last week when I saw an item about this dust-up over at Sullivan. It was so full of crazy I was depressed for the rest of the day, walking around thinking of it as proof that we as a species do not deserve to survive. The commenters over there are that insane.

  5. [re=362384]imissopus[/re]: So Full of Crazy – ha, I had the same response to the comment section of the Washington Post’s Palin op-ed today.

  6. Palin apparently didn’t study too much philosophy at U of Idaho…that’s the second great philosopher in a week that Caribarbie has incorrectly attributed a quote to. No way Aristotle wrote that, and Plato didn’t write the thing about learning about people through play.

  7. Poor Ace. He’s getting it in spades from the trailer trash.
    Maybe he’s finally understanding Palin is a moron and her supporters eat a lot of deep fried food.

  8. [re=362397]dupontd[/re]: I actually tried searching for something like that quote at the Perseus Project website. The closest I came was a discussion in book 2 of the Eudemian Ethics (2.1223a): … praise and blame are not given to things that we possess from necessity or fortune or nature but to things of which we ourselves are the cause … which of course isn’t really the same thing at all.

    I then did a web search, and found the quote – except that it was from Ashton Kutcher’s Twitter page! OK, he was also attributing it to Aristotle, but I presume that’s simply modesty.

  9. Ace will always be etched in my mind by his statement a while back that Woman’s naughty bits had been sculpted by an artist in the medium of Play-Doh and bacon. It’s hard to forget something like that.

  10. [re=362517]qaf[/re]: oh thanks a whole effing lot. i hadn’t seen that and didn’t know that and would never ever think that and now it is burned into my brain. that’s what i get for carousing in wonkettie-ville when i should be doing, oh, i dunno, my job, i guess.

  11. [re=362397]dupontd[/re]: well, if you are thinking about the Greek philosophers, no but perhaps Plato as in Plato’s Retreat and Aristotle as in Onassis.

  12. This was posted below Ace’s quitter spiel:
    I’m glad we’re all experts on what it takes for someone to get elected POTUS.

    That worked out well the last time didn’t it?

    A glimmer of insight….

  13. Speaking of English-language education outside of the English-speaking world, I’d like to send out a group African American vernacular English-teachers. It would be absolutely the shit to hear a group of Chinese youth sounding like Chris Tucker and seeing Phd’ed Japanese executives teleconferencing with their American colleagues with a Magic Johson accent.

  14. [re=362397]dupontd[/re]: “Plato didn’t write the thing about learning about people through play.” That would be the Greek Philosopher Montessori.

  15. Jesus Christ…slow news day? How little do you have to have crossing your desk to write a thoughtful, cogent analysis about a collection of reactionary, occasionally misogynistic, and completely speculative posts about Alaska’s most famous hypocrite, and about whether or not she’ll be President in 2012?

    Some of these people defend that snowbilly with the same fervor that an abused and bloodied trailer-trash wife implores the arresting officer not to take her husband to jail because “he’s a good man” and “didn’t mean to hit her.” This is wonderfully amusing for me to watch from a distance, but how do you justify actually blogging that noisy, hate-filled mess out on your own site?

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