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Friday, December 11, 2009

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There I was, nodding along to the text (in agreement, but that goes without saying), and out of the blue I was knocked to the floor by a deluge of genitalia. I was expecting puppies and sunshine. Oh, yes, I know what you said in the last thread. But still.

John Caruso

Nice to see you back. Let's see...Do I have any other comment on this? I guess not.

Sitting here wondering why it would be nice if it rained vaginas. I don't see it. Other than that, I agree.

I've got a friend who voted Nader in 2000 with great passion who (to my disappointment) became a devoted Obamaphile last year. He's turned against him now, to his credit, but there's still enough of the old passion left for him to object to a fairly tame Glenn Greenwald piece that I sent him today (about Obama's Nobel speech).

Obamaphilia is weird--I sorta get it, but can't understand the intensity of the attachment. Black man with multicultural background, intellectual, writes well, so naturally he must be the repository of all our hopes. Why people can't get over this after examining the content of some of his speeches (never mind the actual deeds) is a mystery to me.

Raining vaginas? Wouldn't it be nicer if it rained penises?

John, I'm one of many who read you and love you and would miss you keenly if you unplugged this blog. As long as you blog, it means I don't have to. Because there's nothing I could say that you don't say better. Well, except for the raining vaginas thing.

Although I'm too lazy to blog anymore, I do occasionally post political commentary and links on Facebook. In fact just this morning I was defriended by an American acquaintance, a devout believer in the Church of Obama, who was mightily offended by my criticisms of her hero. Oh well.

Oops, correction, she hasn't defriended me. So that's all right then.

I must admit that, big fan of vaginas though I am, the idea of them raining down upon me in disembodied millions is a bit disconcerting....

On the plus side, it could give a big boost to the feminine hygiene products industry.

"And having internalized the words months ago, some of them are finally starting to realize—whether they'll admit it publicly or not—that he was spot on."

I'll admit it. I gave you crap in your original thread about defending Nader's comment, and I regret joining the pile-on even in a tiny way. I'm still not too keen on his use of the term, but there's no denying that all Nader's worst predictions about Obama have been proven true. I didn't think I was starry-eyed about Obama, which has just made it hurt all the worse to realize how badly I got chumped. Sorry for having been snotty, and I do hope you keep the blog going if you can - you've got a killer eye for the absurdities hiding in plain sight.

Also, if you're hard up for funding, maybe you could try pitching ideas to Dreamworks? You could have a blockbuster 3-D computer-animated feature in "Cloudy With a Chance of Vaginas."

Why wish for a rain of vaginas? You can purchase as many as you wish at your nearest adult novelties store.

I see the Nation is still counting on Obama fans to generate revenue. It looks like something the Onion would come up with.

Of course it'd be nice if Scheer had managed to figure this out before the election, since the information was readily available and the precedents were unmistakable.

Yes, it would have been. I'm so thoroughly sick of all the Johnny come latelies (military folks who now criticize the war(s), economists who knew, just knew, that we were in for bad times, journalists who have "revised" their thinking (thinking? Please), etc., etc.

Just shut up already. Except for Nader, who is always ahead of the curve.

And this? ". . . even as they were engaging in yet another two minutes of vicious attacks on the lonely, derided heretic on the screen, sole guardian of truth and sanity in a world of lies." This is to cherish.

Welcome back, Mr. C. Will try to comment more. Sorry, I don't know how to distinguish one type face from another in a comment.

You've got my respect for saying so, Chris. Glad to see you're still reading (and the main thing I took from our exchange was that in a debate I'd much rather have you on my side).

I've actually seen a number of people say they felt the same way recently, and citing this particular heresy of Nader's, which is why I mentioned it.

This is to cherish.

Yes, as is the rest of Orwell's 1984, where I cribbed it from (and it's not the first time...).

Yes, as is the rest of Orwell's 1984, where I cribbed it from (and it's not the first time...).


Oh, I am SO sorry I checked out that link, so very sorry. But, not surprised.

Yes, it would have been. I'm so thoroughly sick of all the Johnny come latelies (military folks who now criticize the war(s), economists who knew, just knew, that we were in for bad times, journalists who have "revised" their thinking (thinking? Please), etc., etc.

This is, of course, so that they can again be Taken Seriously, and continue to provide their advice in future, whilst continuing to ignore those who had half a brain and actually did see these things coming well in advance. It's important to ensure that the Dirty Fucking Hippies and radical Left never acquire power; to do that, the 'electorate' must be made to feel that those providing information to them have seen the light and that their next pronouncements will, in fact, be on target.

And this, of course, will succeed. And so it goes.

Welcome back John, I missed you. On the vagina bit I am afraid there is a copyright violation issue. Many years ago I remember a Turkish engineer (male) clearly frustrated with his lot in life say "If it rained vaginas I would get hit with balls" - it was much more musical (rhythmical?) in Turkish. Seems it's an old folk saying.

Figures. I've sent my royalty check off to Turkish folk.

Figures. I've sent my royalty check off to Turkish folk.

That's why I love your blog. I can count on you to recognize the right thing to do.

I wanted to like the anti-racist blogs, but after witnessing the way one in particular behaved re: Nader, I pretty much tiptoed away and (almost) never looked back.

As debasing as the term "Uncle Tom" is, it's hard to imagine how anyone could beat the average Internet Activist For Obama when it comes to the fine art of self-debasement. Honestly, I just couldn't take it anymore. :(

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