Saturday, September 12, 2009

Flaming Morons Just Redirect Attention

by Smitty

This week's FMJRA hoists an international gesture at the notion of cheapening the proper remembrance of our dead with some invertebrate substitute.

We still wonder when, prior to the commencement of the 2012 election season, this administration is going to achieve a steady state. From the Van Jones departure, to the student address to the time sharehealthcare sales pitch, to the small business advice from ACORN, the administration cannot tolerate a boring news cycle.

9/11 Linkage
I think that the POTUS may have offered some alternative to what we know we must do, but I haven't cared to pay attention. Here are the sites that participated in Project 2996 and linked us:
New Lenox as a Buildup, and 9/12 as a 9/11 Chaser
Hannah the Courageous
  • Hannah the Courageous, as Bonzai named her, deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her efforts. What a patriot.
  • Roth & Company: "ACORN: Helping underprivileged pimps cheat on their taxes while enabling white slavery."
Glenn Beck Appreciation Society
While losing outright to Hannah in the Rule 5 contest, the cumulative effect of Glenn's work is crucial. Sure, his decorum is frequently lacking. However, if decorum in the face of crap was the rule, we'd all be British subjects. So don't overplay the decorum card.
Yelling Fact in a Crowded Fiction
  • The Sundries Shack rounded up POTUS healthcare speech #whatever nicely. Jimmie tied purely smart-alec use of football plays as misrepresentations of the POTUS plan to the start of the NFL season. If I admitted to being a Seahawks fan, and therefore not heavily invested in the NFL, I'd get laughed off the webby-clouds. So I'll hold that close.
  • "Waiting for O-Dough" co-star Bob Belvedere generously quotes me.
  • UPDATE: South Texian is most certainly not chopped liver. In fact, ST quotes me generously, earning a Follow This Blog, RSS subscription, and a copy of our home game.
The Two-Tier Justice System Extends to Immigration
Andrew Sullivan has additional rights with respect to 'pharmaceuticals' that the Little People do not enjoy.
  • Moe Lane linked a tangentially related BBC clip that has subsequently fallen off the tubey-nets.
  • Outside the Beltway quotes Stacy: "Forget about the Mexican drug cartels — save us from the AIDS-Infected British Dope Menace!"

The Long 'C' Word, or: Let's Get Decimated
I'm referring to the Constitution, and the fact that some will denigrate a legitimate legal concern with a term like 'tenther'. In the Credit Where Due Department, you can't fail to admire the propaganda slingers who'd try to use a term to put people who care about the last word in the Bill of Rights on the same level as Birthers and Truthers.
  • Dave at Ordinary Gentlemen picks us up and offers an overview of the question that I'll have to get back to later.
  • Fish Fear Me picks up the rallying cry.
  • Medary drops the full dime: "Keep talking, "progressives," keep talking. The more you talk, the more you're exposed as small minded, bigoted, hateful, envious people whose greatest wish is to be "led" by some "great leader." Of course, you're being led to the slave plantations, but you're too busy being smug to notice that. "
  • Jules Crittenden gathers us under the bus along with a few other excellent suspects.
  • The Hollywood Liberal seems to think that Senator Coburn is a tenther.
  • Paco is a tenther.
Tidying the Intellectual Pool
What to do, besides chuckle at and educate the fringe in the movement?
The Peter Brimelow Rule
  • V Dare, the Virginia Dare, quotes a TakiMag post of Stacy's extensively. "No conservative white Christian is allowed to discuss ethnicity and culture. Only liberals and members of ethnic minorities can do that."
  • The Moderate Voice: "Here’s one Jewish lady who was shocked to find out how unintelligent she must be and how Republicans are the real philo-semitic party." In an email exchange with a Jewish friend who's libertarian in view, I threw out the idea that Jewish (though not necessarily Israeli) people feel a sense of exceptionalism over the Abrahamic Covenant. As Whittle has explored on PJTV, American exceptionalism is under attack. Is there overlap between the theological exceptionalism and the political exceptionalism? YES!! was the reply. The concept doesn't explain why Jews would cheerfully toss America under the bus, except that maybe the exceptionalism acts as a mirror, and they lack the courage to live up to the Covenant. No, I don't for a second think that there is any conscious thought along these lines in even a single synagogue anywhere. It is a speculation proffered for thought, with an estimated blowback factor of 93.4%
  • We Await Silent Tristero's Army (WASTE). tristero at Hullabaloo engaged in a lengthy exchange with Stacy, across several posts. I must apologize that I lack time to assay a summary.
  • Eric Etheridge at NYT quotes Stacy's "find some way to encourage Jewish families to move to small towns in the Heartland" suggestion.
  • Ron Rosenbaum at Pajamas Media offers a non-observant Jewish explanation. Which blows my above speculation away. It happens.
  • Newshoggers goes for the Godwin straight away.
  • Ballon Juice lives up to its subtitle. In a left-handed way, I support their forthrightness.
  • Right View from the Left Coast weighs in.
  • Dyspepsia Generation gives us a hat tip.
  • Bob Belvedere: "HOOEY LEWIS & THE JEWS"
Mike Duvall as the Antithesis of Cool
  • Moralia refrains from detailing contemplated actions.
  • Dustbury: "Duvall the nerve", which I suppose should mimic "Of all the nerve" when you read it.
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Stacy, a SoCV member, lives in Maryland just West of my father's kin's burial site at Gunpowder Baptist Church. I like here in Dixie. Why don't we all take a history course and appreciate the details, thoughts, and sacrifices on all sides?
Book Party Invitations
  • The Daley Gator was jealous of the M.M. book party invite.
  • The Sundries Shack voices revolutionary thoughts about having political donors fund bloggers. Do you have a slit up the back of your suit for the donor's hand, Jimmie? He also offers this report.
Sowell Food
Obama Arrangement Syndrome and Van Jones Reviews
Most of these entries will simply link blogs that picked us up for the Van Jones departure party, as time is precious.
Economic Gloom
We Don't Need No Thought Control
  • Kickin' and Screamin' nicked the clip.
  • The BlogProf, who has apparently fallen out of favor with the Technorati godz, and may have been shirked his fair share of linky luv due to my fallibility.
Michael Moore
  • Carol's Closet: "Smitty calls Moore a corpulent capitalist. True enough, but I prefer 'lard ass'." Based upon her post, I feel comfortable clarifying that Carol was admitting a preference for the term, and not the object of the term.
  • A Conservative Shemale links us with unflattering words for Mr. Moore.
Naïvel and raaaaacism
Miscellaneous Shouts:
  • Eternity Matters on the Duggars:
    ...why would it be my business to tell them how many children to have? And for those who say that they have “too many,” which ones do you propose that we eliminate?
  • Steynian links us, if the roundup doesn't crash your browser.
  • Conservative Hideout 2.0 linked an Andrew Breitbard post from May.
  • Vox Nova quotes Stacy, without saying where, conflating some hypothetical situation where he's PM of Israel with violent pro-lifers. It's strained. And I wonder if the author has ever been (a) in a leadership position, and (b) had to make decisions regarding the lives of others. The answers often fall short of simple, or pleasant. But the author's argument seems strained.
  • Michelle Malkin hat tips us on the SEIU boss post.
  • The Daley Gator liked the BHO/Madison contrast.
  • Curtis Schwitzer enjoys a lengthy critique of Sarah Palin's WSJ and FaceBook utterances in the process of hammering Geoffry Dunn at the PuffHo.
  • Blogfonte will take delivery of couches rather than attend the Tea Party on the Mall. So I'm not the only non-attendee.
  • Track-a-'Crat hat tips me for a Biden spit-swap pic.
  • The Classic Liberal rounds up blogging advice.
  • Adrienne's Catholic Corner seems to want commas. Make sure she never finds out about Perl, or we're all in trouble.
  • Mean ol' Meany has a roundup including us.
  • Elektratig picked up on George Washington's teeth.
  • Fishersville Mike rounds us up.
  • The Right Guy meditates upon POTUS.
  • Pat in Shreveport picks up an AmSpec update to IG-Gate. So what if it lacks the tax and slavery aspects of the ACORN scandal. IG-Gate is just as rephrensible, and wants to be understood, too.
Special Mention:
If it looks like I shotgunned this Mike Foxtrot in a six-hour session, there is a reason. Blame goes to Smitty. Your attention is drawn to the tip jar. Be at a 12Sep protest for me, and pray for peace. Be at a 9/12 protest for me, and pray for peace.


  1. Thank you for the linkage my Liege, I appreciate it.

  2. Yeah, thanks for linking my extensive article on the Sons of Confederate Veterans issue too, in support or yours. Oh wait, you didn't link me, did you?

  3. “Family Values” California state assemblyman representing Orange County, Republican Michael D. Duvall, resigns for apparently not cheating on his wife with a lobbyist. Well you have to take his word for it, or maybe believe that hypocrisy has been bred in. In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme religious right (people who love to push their beliefs on others while trying to take away rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”. He is just another name that can be added to the list of “Republican 2009 Summer of Love”: Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), SC Board of Ed Chair, Kristin Maguire (AKA Bridget Keeney).

  4. You're not the only one missing the downtown excitement. Family first, after all. :/

  5. What am I, chopped liver? ;)

  6. Me, too -- thanks for the link the Hannah the Courageous!