Best and Worst of Everything

Kevin Drum is feeling ornery, and is asking for submissions of the five worst blog posts ever (and, I suppose, the five best). Throw your nominees in the comments. Let’s see what we can come up with, and let’s do the worst first.

Five WORST:

1.) My first selection is Ann Althouse video wineblogging, but I am not sure whether to put that in my top five best post list due to the sheer joy it brought me, or the worst because of how truly awful it was. Disqualified because it looks like she sobered up and edited out most of the drinking. Damnit.

1.) John Derbyshire, reacting to the Virginia Tech shooting:

As NRO’s designated chickenhawk, let me be the one to ask: Where was the spirit of self-defense here? Setting aside the ludicrous campus ban on licensed conceals, why didn’t anyone rush the guy?


2.) Whatever post started the “objectively pro-terrorist” crap that so completely poisoned the blogosphere for, well, still. Can someone remember where that started?
(Update- it was Michael Kelly, and was then filched by Coulter, so it does not count as a blog post. We need a new #2).

2.) Either this ‘analysis’ of Terri Schaivo’s CAT scan or this B. Preston post titled the Triumph of Intentional Ignorance:

Maybe I’m all alone on this, but I find this kind of behavior despicable and unacceptable. It borders on monstrous indifference to human suffering. Terri Schiavo is starving to death right now. She does feel pain. This is not an abstraction–this is the intentional taking of a life based on the reasoning of a single judge whose flawed finding of fact several years ago put Schiavo’s life in jeopardy. That finding of fact, as to her medical condition, was definitely based on incomplete information, yet it has withstood a raft of appeals mostly because it all keeps coming back to the original flawed finding of fact and the original judge who made it. In that sense, the case is rather simple and a decent take on it can be obtained by a gaining a fairly cursory understanding of what did and did not enter into the original case. Namely, the finding that Terri Schiavo lives in a persistent vegatative state is based on a 45 minute examination by one doctor and a half hour examination by another, neither of whom ordered MRI or other tools routinely used to diagnose a PVS condition. That failure means that the diagnosis is at best incomplete and at worst may be evidence of malpractice. There is much more about Terri’s actual condition here, for anyone actually interested in the facts of this case.

In the mean time, she has done no wrong, and her husband has done much wrong, yet because of this original flawed finding of fact and a great deal of indifference to her plight, she will soon die. But these bloggers (and many others I respect, such as National Review’s John Derbyshire) are essentially saying “Don’t bother me with the facts because they’re unknowable, I don’t care if that woman dies a cruel death, but you’re wrong to intervene to save her. Of that, I am absolutely, resolutely sure. So just make it all go away.”

Well soon enough, it will all just go away because Terri Schiavo will be dead. She will have died of starvation and dehydration over the course of a few days or even weeks. She will have felt pain the entire time, and will have thus been tortured to death. Intentional ignorance of the facts pertaining to her case will also have been a contributing factor to her death.

After recognizing the triumph of Ignorance, Preston immediately went on ignorance’s payroll as one of Malkin’s chief bloggers at Hot Air.

3.) Michelle Malkin’s I Am Sam or I am not Afraid or I am John Doe post (real name- The John Doe Manifesto. Unfortunately, unlike the other great manifesto of our time, written by the Unabomber, this was not banged out on a typewriter by a recluse in a cabin in the woods, but by someone who is treated as a thinker and a celebrity by the right) A sample:

I am John Doe.

I will support law enforcement initiatives to spy on your operatives, cut off your funding, and disrupt your murderous conspiracies.

I will oppose all attempts to undermine our borders and immigration laws.

I will resist the imposition of sharia principles and sharia law in my taxi cab, my restaurant, my community pool, the halls of Congress, our national monuments, the radio and television airwaves, and all public spaces.

I will not be censored in the name of tolerance.

4.) Ann Althouse freaking out about Jessica Valenti’s breasts (not once, but multiple times)

5.) Hugh Hewitt, defending Harriet Meiers:

Does George W. Bush deserve any loyalty from his party? From pundits identified with his party? If so, how much and why not more?

Do Harriett Miers’ many accomplishments count for nothing?

Does Harriett Miers strike the commentator as a dedicated public servant?

Hugh just couldn’t quite grasp that she was Bush’s choice for the SUPREME FUCKING COURT, and not for the chairman of the Orange County GOP.

*** Update ***

And because you all are cruel bastards, pick the five worst posts I have made. 2002-2005 is a target rich environment. And I hate you all in advance.

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159 replies
  1. 1
    r€nato says:

    Kim DuToit, “The Pussification of the Western Male”

    pretty much anything Adam Yoshida ever posted

    gee… how do you select ‘worst blog posts’? I mean, it’s like selecting a ‘worst film’… you could point to any number of student films but do those really count? Maybe it has to be a ‘major, recognized’ blogger in order to count…

  2. 2
    r€nato says:

    oh, they already covered DuToit. One of these days I’ll actually follow the link before posting a comment!

  3. 3
    r€nato says:

    OK I have work to do so I can’t go spelunking for the worst turd-nuggets, but perhaps I can suggest where they might be found?

    Pam “Atlas” Juggs
    Jonah Goldberg/The Corner
    Protein Wisdom (christ I wish I had time to search there, I’m sure there’s gold to be found)

  4. 4
    Pb says:

    For best, I nominate “Is Your Son A Computer Hacker?” (and its many user comments), by T Reginald Gibbons of Adequacy fame. For second through fifth… eh, everything else over there.

  5. 5
    Paul L. says:

    Nice to see from the link that Kevin Drum hates being reminded about Amanda Marcotte’s post about Duke.

    In the meantime, I’ve been sort of casually listening to CNN blaring throughout the waiting area and good fucking god is that channel pure evil. For awhile, I had to listen to how the poor dear lacrosse players at Duke are being persecuted just because they held someone down and fucked her against her will—not rape, of course, because the charges have been thrown out.

    Can’t a few white boys sexually assault a black woman anymore without people getting all wound up about it?

    So unfair.

    Yes, how dare a rape victim act confused and bewildered like she was raped or something.

    Who can forget “Screw them”.
    or Michael Steele “Simple Sambo”

  6. 6
    Ugh says:

    Glenn Reynolds for “Objectively Pro-Saddam” and similar felchings of his.

  7. 7
    Tom Hilton says:

    Althouse: Let’s take a closer look at those breasts. A classic.

    More recently–yesterday, in fact–Luke Ford plumbed new depths of crazy wingnut prurience.

    Atlass Juggs owns the vlogging category, if anyone can stand to watch any of her output.

    I’d also suggest anything by Misha at Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler. The guy is truly one of the most execrable humans on the face of the planet.

  8. 8
    ninerdave says:

    Not to derail here, but what the hell is Paul’s obsession with the Duke case?

  9. 9
    Ugh says:

    Not a blog-post per se but Thomas at Redstate for saying if the entire american left were to drop dead he would order a pizza to celebrate because, um, they had the gall to point out that Ben Domenech was a plagiarist.

  10. 10
    jc says:

    For the BEST, it has to be the Jim Henley self-titled and one word blog called Blog.

    This is the best blog because of the following 1104 responses. In every single way and manner, the variations of responses to blogging are dissected.

    Many of them are hilarious as well, for example, crossing into heaven on silent paws

    That’s my choice.

  11. 11
    Z says:

    I wish I could find that post by the guy who was whining about why there weren’t enough war-loving manly men wanting to fight in Iraq and such. Then when you looked at his bio and picture, he was this delicate little nerdy guy who liked to collect small shells.

  12. 12
    r€nato says:

    since I firmly believe that Jonah Goldberg has to be in the top 5 somewhere, I’ll nominate Prof. Juan Cole’s definitive takedown of Doughy Pantload for the Best Of list.

    (the permalinks for specific blog posts in Cole’s archive don’t work; you’ll have to go to that link and then search for the post entitled, “Jonah Goldberg Embarrasses Himself Once Again “)

    I think it is time to be frank about some things. Jonah Goldberg knows absolutely nothing about Iraq. I wonder if he has even ever read a single book on Iraq, much less written one. He knows no Arabic. He has never lived in an Arab country. He can’t read Iraqi newspapers or those of Iraq’s neighbors. He knows nothing whatsoever about Shiite Islam, the branch of the religion to which a majority of Iraqis adheres. Why should we pretend that Jonah Goldberg’s opinion on the significance and nature of the elections in Iraq last Sunday matters? It does not.

    That’s just how it starts. Cole pretty much calls out Goldberg on his utter cluelessness and lack of qualifications to publicly opine about anything of significance, whatsoever.

  13. 13
    Tom Hilton says:

    My first selection is Ann Althouse video wineblogging

    I thought about that, but as I said, Atlas Juggs really dominates the category. Seriously: you could take any random 5 Atlas Juggs vlogs, and they would be worse than any other vlog by anybody else.

    And even if you disqualified Atlas Juggs, you would still have at least two Malkin vids to contend with (the cheerleader one and the jihad rap).

    Althouse is awful, but the vlogging awfulness bar is set pretty high.

  14. 14
    Ugh says:

    OT – Schumer and Feinstein to vote for Mukasey.

  15. 15

    It took this many comments to mention “She who must be avoided at all cost?”

    Ahem, Michelle Malkin. Where to start? We could throw all the titles for her posts in a hat and pick one. How could we lose? Of course her little cheerleader vlog is a treasure. C’mon guys! Does it get much better than that?

  16. 16
    chopper says:

    Althouse: Let’s take a closer look at those breasts. A classic.

    my god, that may be the dumbest discussion of all time. christ.

  17. 17
    RSA says:

    I’ve only seen one Pam Atlas vlog, a music video pilloried on Sadly, No! If this is representative, there’s little hope for any other contender.

  18. 18

    Anne’s winevlog has to be disqualified. I pulled it up a few months ago and she edited out most of the drinking parts. It would only work if someone saved the original.

    I might nominate a JeffG at PW classic that went on at great length speculating about what kind of laundry basket Amanda uses and how that related to her sexuality but I’m not going to go looking for it.

  19. 19
    srv says:

    Let’s Roll

    Bush the simplistic cowboy is about to make everyone look stupid again.

  20. 20

    Not to derail here, but what the hell is Paul’s obsession with the Duke case?

    Oh, he’s still upset about the split with Heather Mills.

  21. 21

    RATS! I should have looked at Drum’s post first. They already have the Malkin vlog on the UPDATE list.

  22. 22
    Tom Hilton says:

    It took this many comments to mention “She who must be avoided at all cost?”….Of course her little cheerleader vlog is a treasure.

    Looks like you and I cross-posted. Yeah, the cheerleader vid is gouge-out-your-eyeballs horrific. There’s also the jihad rap video, which I couldn’t even bring myself to watch because the initial image was so horrifying (some of you may be braver than I am).

  23. 23
    Pb says:

    r€nato,

    Oh, that’s great–and don’t forget the non-wager wager he lost, and the establishment of Jonah Goldberg Day, when lefties donate what he won’t, to the USO!

    Also deserving of some sort of nomination, the classic Delete my fucking account, Kos, by ErrinF.

  24. 24
    Bubblegum Tate says:

    I am not sure whether to put that in my top five best post list due to the sheer joy it brought me, or the worst because of how truly awful it was.

    Mark Noonan’s The Death of Science post falls into this category for me.

  25. 25
    r€nato says:

    can we really limit this to a Top 5? There’s an awful lot of teh suck out there in Blogtopia.

    Maybe it should be culled to a list of 20 or so, and then vote for top 5…

  26. 26
    r€nato says:

    Whatever post started the “objectively pro-terrorist” crap

    wasn’t that Instapundit?

    googling…

  27. 27
    Gold Star for Robot Boy says:

    I wish I could find that post by the guy who was whining about why there weren’t enough war-loving manly men wanting to fight in Iraq and such. Then when you looked at his bio and picture, he was this delicate little nerdy guy who liked to collect small shells.

    IIRC, it was more than that. This cretin was complaining that Americans held hostage in Iraq WERE NOT WILLING TO DIE; therefore, they were wimps.
    Yeesh.
    Yeah, that’s an excellent nominee.

  28. 28
    r€nato says:

    it was Ann Coulter.

  29. 29
    Zifnab says:

    Damnit, I can’t find the RedState post back in January of ’06 when Pelosi got sworn in and they had the giant Communist Hammer & Sickle in the background. That was the most awesomely hilarious post I ever read.

  30. 30
    r€nato says:

    I think James Lileks certainly must have a suckworthy entry…

  31. 31
    Zifnab says:

    OT – Schumer and Feinstein to vote for Mukasey.

    Gag me. Schumer has something resembling a semi-balance of an excuse. He picked Mukasey and now he’s got this filial obligation to chase good money after bad. Feinstein is just a hack.

    If the Democrats have any balls at all, they’ll filibuster. So I imagine Mukasey will get the nod.

  32. 32
    RSA says:

    it was Ann Coulter.

    You have to remember that Coulter is a plagiarist. Here’s an earlier citation, from Michael Kelly, on September 27, 2001 (he wasn’t wasting much time):

    Organized terrorist groups have attacked America. These groups wish the Americans to not fight. The American pacifists wish the Americans to not fight. If the Americans do not fight, the terrorists will attack America again. And now we know such attacks can kill many thousands of Americans. The American pacifists, therefore, are on the side of future mass murders of Americans. They are objectively pro-terrorist.

  33. 33
    HyperIon says:

    srv Says:

    Let’s Roll

    a stroll down memory lane.
    and the Link function was screwed up then, too.

  34. 34
    r€nato says:

    good job, RSA.

  35. 35
    Andrei says:

    A top five worst for John Cole? Easy. The one where he said Darrell was arguing in “good faith” and honestly seem to believe it even after the two years of Darrell’s bullshit in these comments. (And Peter Johnson is doing a damn good Darrell impersonation if you ask me.) Although I can’t seem to find the original post for a link.

    I wonder also… was Stormy, Rick and TallDave and all those other asshats arguing in good faith as well, or has Cole re-read all their drivel from days past and seen the light as well?

  36. 36
    r€nato says:

    Wow, RSA – Jewish World Review published both columns, both the one you cited and the later one in which Coulter nicks Kelly’s phrase.

    Maybe their copy editor was distracted by Coulter’s adam’s apple and missed that one.

  37. 37
    Bubblegum Tate says:

    There’s also the jihad rap video, which I couldn’t even bring myself to watch because the initial image was so horrifying (some of you may be braver than I am).

    Hey, that second song she’s all pissed off about uses the Diwali riddim. That’s a good one.

    I’m surprised Stalkin’ Malkin didn’t screech about legendary U.K. group Hijack, which even called itself “The Terrorist Group.” Of course, Hijack’s last album came out in 1991, but I’m sure Stalkin’ Malkin could figure out a way to blame them for the 1993 WTC bombing.

  38. 38
    rh says:

    The “Dread Pundit” Bluto’s entire series of posts this week re: Greenwald/Boylan were pretty unbelievably horrible.

  39. 39
    r€nato says:

    pick the five worst posts I have made.

    too easy – and I think you’ve shown sufficient penance that it’s not right to rub your face in it any longer.

    OT – Schumer and Feinstein to vote for Mukasey.

    welcome to the Democratic party, John… where snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, as well as engaging in pointless kabuki theater over important principles then backing down when push comes to shove, is a way of life.

    I recommend a hearty imported ale to help chase the lingering bitter aftertaste of defeat from your mouth.

  40. 40
    RSA says:

    Jewish World Review published both columns, both the one you cited and the later one in which Coulter nicks Kelly’s phrase.

    I didn’t even notice. (Good catch.) Next time I need some rightwing screed, original or not, that’ll be my first stop.

  41. 41
    Gold Star for Robot Boy says:

    Oooh, now I remember a good (meaning bad) one.
    Remember when CSM reporter Jill Carroll, held hostage in Iraq, was forced to make a pro-Islam video before her release? Now, remember how the wingers freaked out and called her all sorts of vile shit? It was a blogosphere gang rape.
    Well, I don’t know who started that, but they deserve a place on this list of infamy.

  42. 42
    Tom Hilton says:

    You have to remember that Coulter is a plagiarist. Here’s an earlier citation, from Michael Kelly, on September 27, 2001 (he wasn’t wasting much time):

    No, he wasn’t…but Andrew Sullivan wasted even less time with his fifth column remark, which he spewed forth on 9/16/01. Certainly in the same spirit as “objectively pro-terrorist”, and 11 days earlier.

  43. 43
    Pb says:

    Zifnab,

    Here it is from the web archive (and here it is today); the title was “Democrats + Socialist = Majority”.

  44. 44
    r€nato says:

    It was a blogosphere gang rape.

    …of someone who’d been a hostage of terrorists known for making snuff videos of the beheading of their captives.

    Do the rightards EVER pick on someone their own size? I mean, seriously… Graeme Frost, Jill Carroll… then listen to what passes for ‘humor’ on the right. Making fun of the poor, unfortunate and disadvantaged is only funny if you’re either a bully or a sociopathic bastard.

  45. 45
    Gold Star for Robot Boy says:

    Making fun of the poor, unfortunate and disadvantaged is only funny if you’re either a bully or a sociopathic bastard.

    And Bush is both.

  46. 46
    srv says:

    For Best, always Jim Henley:

    The Barber of Beirut

    Million Mom War

  47. 47
    ninerdave says:

    And because you all are cruel bastards, pick the five worst posts I have made. 2002-2005 is a target rich environment. And I hate you all in advance.

    Man, talk about taking the wind out of my sails…I was just looking for your first post.

  48. 48
    tc says:

    My all-time fave is the classic from Mark Noonan:

    “I really do urge our Democrats to step back from the edge – you are sitting in a lake of gasoline and you are playing with fire. We on our side will only put up with so much before we start to pay back with usury what we have received. If you can’t defeat Tom Delay in the electoral field, then you will simply have to accept him as Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives – and you’d better start accepting political reality before things get really bad.

    UPDATE, by Matt Margolis: Mark, what’s really sad is that the Democrats think this is a winning strategy for them in 2006 and 2008. They’ll learn the hard way how this will come back to bite them… Not even the Kossacks will be able to save them.”

  49. 49
    Tsulagi says:

    My first thought was Assrocket’s “George Bush is a misunderstood genius” post. Didn’t see it here, but clicked your first link and of course someone also thought of it there.

    That one has to count as the most retarded, suckup post of all time.

  50. 50
    ninerdave says:

    Here are some others that caught my eye:

    The Second Post including the original title.

  51. 51
    ninerdave says:

    My favorite of all…

    John blows his back out opening a pickle jar.

  52. 52
    ninerdave says:

    John discovers K-Lo’s pad

  53. 53

    Alright I lied. I went looking for the PW laundry basket thing. All I could find easily was this post by somebody else who ran down the kerfluffle. Unfortunately, it seems PW doesn’t have permalinks or something and all links lead to the current page so I’m not going to go digging in their archive to find it.

    I did however, chance upon this classic Insty wherein he rails that Bush didn’t assassinate atomic scientists to derail Iran. I’m not sure it qualifies as his worst. I’m sure he has written more dismal posts but I’ve blocked them all out of mind.

  54. 54
    r€nato says:

    I look forward to the day when the Democratic party’s trouncing of the GOP at the polls has been so successful, that Cole turns into a curmudgeon of the Right again.

    That’s when I’ll know we’ve won ;-)

  55. 55
    tc says:

    And then there’s John Cole, Oct. 23, 2003:

    “This is not a quagmire, in any sense of the word. For those of you who like analogies, Iraq is to VietNam what me losing my job is to the Great Depression. Got it?”

  56. 56
    Punchy says:

    Paul L, how is it that you continue to come here, post as often as you do, but not put a link to BJ on your blog? Seems kinda heartless. After all, you got Malkin and Powerlie and the rest….seems like you could easily add another conservative blog like John’s….

  57. 57
    RSA says:

    And because you all are cruel bastards, pick the five worst posts I have made.

    Shoot up into the 3000s, for example, a post titled The Sovereign State of Iraq, from 2004.

  58. 58
    John Cole says:

    I need help. during the Schaivo affair there was some blogger out there who claimed to be knoledgeable in the medical field, and who posted a number of posts that all the wingers linked to, but was wrong about everything. for some reason I think it was blogspot site and it had the word blue in the name.

    I want to say respectful of otters and amptoons nuked them, but I just can not remember.

  59. 59
    Gus says:

    jc, that Jim Henley blog is my all time favorite. Thank you for introducing it to me. I would also love to nominate for best any of the many Poorman Institutes Keyboard Kommando comic strips. Have we really gotten this far in comments without the Powertools Bush=genius post being mentioned for worst?

  60. 60
    r€nato says:

    It’s hard to choose from among his archives, but I think Jon Swift’s ‘Why Do Conservatives Like Larry Craig Seem So Gay?’ must certainly merit a nomination:

    Of course, seeming to be gay is not the same as actually being gay, despite what the Minneapolis police department believes. In fact, the more one looks at the evidence that Craig seems to be gay, the more one can see that it is really just evidence of being conservative. There are many attributes of conservatism that seem really gay and unfortunately the more we deny that we are gay, the gayer we seem. This incident should put a chill in every conservative who has a “wide stance” or belongs to a barbershop quartet.

    Unfortunately, many conservatives are awkward and shy around women, which just fuels rumors that they are gay. That is why, for example, blogger Ace of Spades often seems so gay even though he is one of the most heterosexual unmarried bloggers on the Internet. Like many conservatives, Ace of Spades tries to overcompensate for these unfair perceptions by making a lot of anti-gay jokes. But sometimes his efforts to use light-hearted anti-gay humor to deflect these false impressions make him seem obsessed with homosexuality. And no matter how many times Dan Riehl tells us that he turned his back on his gay brother who died of AIDS or that he can’t stop thinking about how homosexual acts disgust him whenever he sees Barney Frank on television, there are still people who will say that maybe he protests too much. It is a Catch-22 situation that many conservatives sadly get caught in.

    Of course, mocking closeted conservative homophobes is like shooting your hunting partner in the face fish in a barrel lately…

  61. 61
    John Cole says:

    And I hate all of you going through my archives. Have you no mercy?

    No. Of course you don’t. Die in a fire.

  62. 62
    Mona says:

    Not gonna look it up again, but on any list must be John Hinderaker’s post naming George Bush as an unrecognized genius akin to Mozart or the greatest of painting artists.

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  64. 64
    Bombadil says:

    And I hate all of you going through my archives. Have you no mercy?

    No. Of course you don’t. Die in a fire.

    On behalf of all of us who have ever been called an asshole and/or banned by you, I remind you that payback is a bitch. Consider this the equivalent of ten Hail Marys and ten Our Fathers.

  65. 65
    Mona says:

    Oops, sorry — I see that someone already nominated the Bush/genius post at Power Line. John: I think the medical authority every wingnut was linking to during Schiavo was Code Blue blog.

  66. 66
    RSA says:

    Consider this the equivalent of ten Hail Marys and ten Our Fathers.

    John’s a Democrat now. That means reciting Al-Fatihah and a surah, in Arabic.

  67. 67
    Cols714 says:

    Oh man that Lets Roll post was really bad. Good thing I didn’t hang out here then.

  68. 68
    rilkefan says:

    Kelly:

    This argument will be made with greater fearlessness as the first memories of the 7,000 murdered recede.

    Obviously I’ve been receded – what 7k is he talking about?

  69. 69
    Bombadil says:

    John’s a Democrat now. That means reciting Al-Fatihah and a surah, in Arabic.

    And kidding aside, I admire him for posting his invitation to find his own worst posts as well. Shows that, if nothing else, he has a remarkable sense of humor.

  70. 70
    tc says:

    John,

    Are you sure you’re not thinking of Nobel-nominated Bill Hammesfahr, the Hannity expert:

    HANNITY: Do you believe she is aware, conscious and responsive?

    HAMMESFAHR: Terri is completely aware and conscious and responsive. She is like a child with cerebral palsy. We have kids in the Pinellas County school system every day that are much worse than her, that we’re educating.

    HAMMESFAHR: Absolutely.

    HANNITY: Could she talk one day?

    HAMMESFAHR: Yes. She’s not in PVS, not in a coma. And the — Judge Greer ignored this.

  71. 71
    John Cole says:

    No. it was Code Blue blog. Check #2 in the post above. It is a tie.

    Actually, I wrote a number of cringeworthy shit, but if there was really one post I wish I had never, ever written, it was the one smearing Juan Cole as anti-semitic with nothing to back up my claim, in which I then proceeded to vigorously defend my smear in the comments. Going back to it now, it is just truly fucking awful. I owe him an apology, but he probably has no fucking clue who I am.

    And even worse, that was in 2006. Absolutely disgraceful. I may have said and done some other bad shit, but hands down that was me at my worst. It is just wretched to read right now.

  72. 72
    ThymeZone says:

    I have to recuse myself, I promised nothing negative from me.

    To my knowledge, you have never made a bad post. One or two that I disagreed with, maybe.

    And …. this is just priceless:

    HANNITY: Do you believe she is aware, conscious and responsive?

    HAMMESFAHR: Terri is completely aware and conscious and responsive. She is like a child with cerebral palsy. We have kids in the Pinellas County school system every day that are much worse than her, that we’re educating.

    OMFG, that’s Onion material.

  73. 73
    Bubblegum Tate says:

    After recognizing the triumph of Ignorance, Preston immediately went on ignorance’s payroll as one of Malkin’s chief bloggers at Hot Air.

    ZING!

  74. 74
    ThymeZone says:

    Actually, I wrote a number of cringeworthy shit, but if there was really one post I wish I had never, ever written, it was the one smearing Juan Cole as anti-semitic, in which I then proceeded to vigorously defend my smear. Going back to it now, it is just truly fucking awful. I owe him an apology, but he probably has no fucking clue who I am.

    Wha ….? You guys aren’t brothers?

  75. 75
    cleek says:

    the Euston Manifesto is pretty fucking awful. not sure it’s a blog post, though it reads like one.

    ConYank’s “Buy Me a Grill” is a classic, too.

  76. 76
    spartikus says:

    What..no mention of Josh Trevino’s Bottomless hatred of parents post?

  77. 77
    Bubblegum Tate says:

    We have kids in the Pinellas County school system every day that are much worse than her, that we’re educating.

    “Is our PVS patients learning?”

  78. 78
    Tom Hilton says:

    We have kids in the Pinellas County school system every day that are much worse than her, that we’re educating.

    Would it be in poor taste to say that there are wingnuts on the internets much worse than her, who are blogging?

    Yeah, probably.

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    PeterJ says:

    While this is one my favorite blogs, I probably wouldn’t have stayed long in the not so good old days. I think I started to read the blog sometime around 2004.

    A snide and obnoxious op-ed in the L.A. Times by one Norah Vincent self-described ‘senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a think tank set up after Sept. 11 to study terrorism.’ At any rate, this is merely a one-page dossier of all the bile spewed about Giuliani by the left-wing kooks, union thugs, and race-baiters. No deep thought is required, she just references Abner Louima, and references both Adolf Hitler and Mussolini. Clever, hunh? She also manages to tar Bush. Worth a read, and was better than my treadmill at getting my blood flowing.

    I started to check some of your earlier posts after you went and registered as democrat. If you’re some sort of manchurian candidate planted by Soros, then you have truly earned both the money and the virigins.

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    Krista says:

    And because you all are cruel bastards, pick the five worst posts I have made. 2002-2005 is a target rich environment. And I hate you all in advance.

    And I hate all of you going through my archives. Have you no mercy?

    No. Of course you don’t. Die in a fire.

    Don’t write cheques that your ass can’t cash, sweetheart.

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    Perry Como says:

    Would this count?

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    Krista says:

    And as far as the worst post, I do think that the “Jane Hamshers of the left” post was horrific. Not necessarily because of the post itself, but because it resulted in such a stupid, stubborn, ridiculous back-and-forth over what was really just semantics. That entire thread made me want to bang my head against a brick wall.

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    Tom Hilton says:

    ConYank’s “Buy Me a Grill” is a classic, too.

    Speaking of TIDOS Yankee, I have a sentimental fondness for the post where he says Matt Yglesias hates America. ‘Sentimental’ because that’s the comment thread where he banned me. Ahh, good times.

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    John Cole says:

    Speaking of TIDOS Yankee, I have a sentimental fondness for the post where he says Matt Yglesias hates America. ‘Sentimental’ because that’s the comment thread where he banned me. Ahh, good times.

    The reason he banned you was fucking PRICELESS. You all have to check that one out.

    LMAO.

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    Dreggas says:

    Ok OT for a minute but once again satire meets real life

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    Dreggas says:

    Tom Hilton Says:

    ConYank’s “Buy Me a Grill” is a classic, too.

    Speaking of TIDOS Yankee, I have a sentimental fondness for the post where he says Matt Yglesias hates America. ‘Sentimental’ because that’s the comment thread where he banned me. Ahh, good times.

    F’ing priceless!

  87. 87
    thehim says:

    I’m not sure if this is exactly what the contest is looking for. This post is more of “the Apolacypse is upon us if people think this is normal”, but it probably works…

    http://gto7.wordpress.com/2007.....n-seattle/

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    srv says:

    And I hate all of you going through my archives. Have you no mercy?

    God, and it’s so hard also. Your search/archives are less friendly than the Rollerball Libraries.

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    Rick Taylor says:

    And because you all are cruel bastards, pick the five worst posts I have made.

    Someone already picked up on “Let’s Roll” ( http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=1386 . The question in the comments was certainly prescient:

    How is the left going to spin a successful prosecution of this war, particularly when we find the WMD?

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    John Cole says:

    “Let’s Roll”

    Why the hell couldn’t my archives get lost in the move to wordpress like everyone elses?

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    Tom Hilton says:

    This post is more of “the Apolacypse is upon us if people think this is normal”, but it probably works…

    That one should win a special award for its tag line: “A blog for those who take Reality serious”. Yes, it says ‘serious’, not ‘seriously’.

    All of which is just an excuse to post my favorite exchanges from Kiss Kiss Bang Bang:

    Harry: Umm, clearly I’m interrupting. I feel badly. Let me… What are you drinking?
    Harmony: Bad.
    Harry: Bad? Sorry… feel…?
    Harmony: You feel bad.
    Harry: Bad?
    Harmony: Badly is an adverb. So to say you feel badly would be saying that the machanism which allows you to feel is broken.

    And later:

    Perry: Go. Sleep badly. Any questions, hesitate to call.
    Harry: Bad.
    Perry: Excuse me?
    Harry: Sleep bad. Otherwise it makes it seem like the machanism that allows you to sleep…
    Perry: What, fuckhead? Badly’s an adverb. Who taught you grammar?

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    t. jasper parnel says:

    I like this quote from JC:

    It ends now. Shape up, or get out. Quit coming in here and heaping all your bile on whoever you think best represents the archetypal ‘evil Republican.’ Go work out. Go start a DKos diary. Go donate some money to MoveOn or Code Pink. Go swap spit with James Walcott. I don’t care- just stop coming in here and crapping all over the place.

    Not because it is the worst but because it shows the stupidity of assuming that tomorrow will look like today.

    For the worst (or in any event most representative malkin) this is priceless.

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    ninerdave says:

    Why the hell couldn’t my archives get lost in the move to wordpress like everyone elses?

    eh, wouldn’t make much difference, the Internet Archive has most of your stuff starting from 2003.

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    Dan says:

    Actually, I wrote a number of cringeworthy shit, but if there was really one post I wish I had never, ever written, it was the one smearing Juan Cole as anti-semitic with nothing to back up my claim, in which I then proceeded to vigorously defend my smear in the comments. Going back to it now, it is just truly fucking awful. I owe him an apology, but he probably has no fucking clue who I am.

    He’s mentioned you in at least one blog entry – apparently people keep getting the two of you mixed up.

    Then again, if he didn’t know about the post to begin with…

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    rawshark says:

    The UN Security Council is now utterly pointless and no nation will ever attempt to go through it again,

    Mission Accomplished.
    :)

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    Heywood Jablomy says:

    1) Well that woman at Sadly No desecrating the Ramones should get her just atomic cyber sand-wedgie. But don’t stare too long or your eyes (and ears) will burst into cinders.

    2) Also, Family Jewels Crittenden is a trove. Here’s a graf from his foist evah movee reeview, in which he states with Wingbattian(tm) orgueil that HE HAS NOT SEEN THE MOVIE:

    Now, Hollywood swan dives into the moralism tank with “In the Valley of Elah,” a movie that reportedly condemns the Iraq war by cherrypicking and embellishing a tragic tale without addressing any of the war’s fundamental issues, to convey the age-old message, “war is bad,” with its modern addendum, “and never worth it.” Disclosure: I haven’t seen this movie, and don’t intend to spend my money on it. The rave reviews told me all I needed to know. Forget self-defense, national security and the complexities of geopolitics in a dangerous world wherein dwell people that wish us ill. It is praised as a “Coming Home” for our time: War makes you crazy and kills people. These are the messages they choose to send in wartime, when our nation has soldiers in the field. Good luck. It’ll make you crazy. It’s never worth it. Your fanatical, suicidal enemy is human, too.

    Why do I feel like I have a shard of popcorn stuck in my throat?

    (Look, John, I figgered it out.)

  97. 97
    Tom Hilton says:

    How could I forget the Crazification Factor? Easily a Top 5 post.

  98. 98
    John Cole says:

    That isn’t the Ramones. It is the Knack.

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    demimondian says:

    Oh, I’d forgotten the crazification factor. A priceless contribution to western lit.

    And, Tom, congratulations for getting banned from CYHOP for a truly memorable reason. I confess that I’m glad that Sherman didn’t have the items in question — my spouse is a Southerner, and I don’t think that there’s another equivalent anywhere — but, still…priceless.

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    t. jasper parnel says:

    This is very good, dealing as it does with both hopes dashed and classic literature.

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    Downpuppy says:

    I was going to pick some light moments about what a fine, upstanding moderate Judge Roberts is, but

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=3726#comments

    a defense of Gonzo & waterboarding, with cheap shots at Kennedy, beat it all hollow.

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    Heywood Jablomy says:

    John Cole Says:

    That isn’t the Ramones. It is the Knack.

    November 2nd, 2007 at 6:27 pm

    good catch. me need a editor.

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    guyermo says:

    the best opening paragraph ever in a blog post

    It must be very strange to be President Bush. A man of extraordinary vision and brilliance approaching to genius, he can’t get anyone to notice. He is like a great painter or musician who is ahead of his time, and who unveils one masterpiece after another to a reception that, when not bored, is hostile.

    if you can’t guess where it came from, here’s the answer

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    John Cole says:

    a defense of Gonzo & waterboarding, with cheap shots at Kennedy, beat it all hollow.

    Slow down there- I wasn’t defending waterboarding in that at all (and I doubt I seriously knew what waterboarding was- I didn’t know much about torture until the Bush administration educated us all). Given the time period, I probably was shilling for Gonzo, but that post was pretty clearly just a full-frontal attack on Kennedy.

    And, FWIW, since waterboarding really wasn’t in the american lexicon at the time, I still think it probably wasn’t the best idea to have, of all the Senators, Kennedy bitching about simulated drowning.

    That doesn’t mean Kennedy wasn’t right about Gonzo and torture, because he surely was.

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    Gold Star for Robot Boy says:

    The reason he banned you was fucking PRICELESS. You all have to check that one out.

    Oh, that’s wonderful.

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    Dreggas says:

    Gold Star for Robot Boy Says:

    The reason he banned you was fucking PRICELESS. You all have to check that one out.

    Oh, that’s wonderful.

    Well it was pretty darn funny, I mean can’t you see Sherman now, “My Army for a thermo-nuclear weapon!”

  107. 107
    r€nato says:

    Oh, that’s wonderful.

    indeed, heh.

    I do give TIDOS Yankee credit for allowing comments from dissenters and even engaging them in debate for more than five words without resorting to name calling, but that’s pretty weak tea…

  108. 108
    r€nato says:

    Tom Hilton, congrats on engaging TIDOS Yankee in that comments thread. F’ing pwn3d.

    He banned you for ‘genocidal hopes’! Touchy, touchy.

    I really, really enjoyed your telling the truth about the Confederacy; it was an armed rebellion against the lawful government of the US, which is ordinarily referred to as ‘treason’. Nice to hear that particular spade called a spade.

    My ex-father is one of those diehard Confederacy lovers; born in NC, he still calls it, ‘The War of Northern Aggression’ with a straight face.

  109. 109

    I’ve been reading you since 03, off and on. Hell, I even blogrolled you for a while at my first blog until you totally pissed me off and I delinked you.

    Oddly, I don’t want to dig in your archives and dredge up bad memories. I’d rather wallow in the bliss of your current assimilation.

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    sidereal says:

    Hmm. . a couple come to mind

    A Question

    Wrong

  111. 111

    I still think it probably wasn’t the best idea to have, of all the Senators, Kennedy bitching about simulated drowning.

    I thought that was an unfortunate choice of subject matter for my former Senator as well. To this day I can’t believe his political career survived that bridge.

  112. 112
    sidereal says:

    See, I should have read the thread before contributing. Mine are weak sauce compared to the quality 2004-5 stuff. I got nothin.

  113. 113
    Ted says:

    I still think it probably wasn’t the best idea to have, of all the Senators, Kennedy bitching about simulated drowning.

    That reminds me of that hilarious parody of the likes of Roger L. Simon (was it Michael Berube that came up with it?), “I used to consider myself a Democrat, but thanks to 9/11, I’m outraged by Chappaquiddick.”

  114. 114
    El Cid says:

    Did all this stuff really happen, or am I just reading about somebody’s really, really bad trip.

    Because this stuff is so lunatic, it just doesn’t seem real at all. It doesn’t. It’s like nightmare tilted camera zoom in and zoom out land. This does not seem real at all.

  115. 115
    El Cid says:

    That reminds me of that hilarious parody of the likes of Roger L. Simon (was it Michael Berube that came up with it?), “I used to consider myself a Democrat, but thanks to 9/11, I’m outraged by Chappaquiddick.”

    Oh my god. I never saw that before. I am in severe pain from how hard I am laughing at this. Ow. Oh my god.

  116. 116
    blorp says:

    I have a soft spot for this RedState post on the fiscal genius of GWB. I particularly like these lines:

    I will suggest that President Bush understands money better than any President we have ever had. He understands it better than most economists. He understands it better than our illustrious pundits. President Bush understands money the way a financier understands money. He sees it as a force or a power that one squirts at the world to make the world change. He sees it as a weapon.

  117. 117
    Heywood Jablomy says:

    Atrios’ “Friedman Unit” is a finalist for sure.

  118. 118
    Ted says:

    I have a soft spot for this RedState post on the fiscal genius of GWB.

    Wow. Good one. The money Bush “squirts” at (certain parts of ) the world is indeed making the world change, so I guess the writer is correct.

  119. 119
    r€nato says:

    I will suggest that President Bush understands money better than any President we have ever had. He understands it better than most economists. He understands it better than our illustrious pundits. President Bush understands money the way a financier understands money. He sees it as a force or a power that one squirts at the world to make the world change. He sees it as a weapon.

    wow. just wow.

    these guys could have fantastic careers writing satirical comedy.

    Except… they’re serious.

  120. 120
    The Commander Guy says:

    My vote is The Onion predicting the hinderacker/powerliner “bush is genius” post back in 2001.

    Don’t know if it counts but compare the two:

    http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28498

    And

    http://powerlineblog.com/archi.....php#011183

  121. 121
    calipygian says:

    His Doughy Pantload very recently had a particularly craptacular post displaying his wretched ignorance of the post World War II world – Settling Soviet Hash. So wrong on so many levels.

    Before one engages the question of what was possible, it makes sense — and is very clarifying — to address the question of what was most desirable. And on this score, it seems to me any realistic examination of costs and benefits would find that it would have been far more preferable to take care of the Soviets at the time. It would have saved lives, reduced misery, unleashed prosperity, diminished fear and improved the lives of millions if not billions of people for two or more generations in innumerable ways. Contrafactuals are often childish because we never know what resides behind curtain number 2 when we retroactively decide we shouldn’t have opted for curtain number 1. But, it doesn’t seem unreasonable to say that if we’d forced regime change on the Soviet Union in, say, 1946, that there would have been no Vietnam and, perhaps, no Korean War and no permanently Red China (which alone would have reduced the pile of 20th century corpses considerably). Eastern Europe would not have been immiserated and enslaved. While the space program would have suffered without the Space Race, it seems a sure bet that the net gain of liberated human genius would more than have compensated for that.

    Translated from the original Chickenhawk into English: we should have nuked the fuck out of the Russkies when we had the chance, killing a hundred million reds in one spasm rather than out last them in the Cold War.

    Asshole.

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    little bird says:

    My ex-father is one of those diehard Confederacy lovers; born in NC, he still calls it, ‘The War of Northern Aggression’ with a straight face.

    It’s amazing that so many of the biggest supporters of the war in Iraq have such a soft spot for our own country’s insurgents.

    Wait, not amazing. The other one. Depressing.

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    vetiver says:

    Tom “Hopeful Genocider” Hilton, I totally concur with your nomination of The Crazification Factor as a top-5 (even top-1) blog post.

    I’ve read with interest (and increasing alarm) the quotes from what seems to be a shoo-in from RedState. I had a lot of money riding on Hindrocket’s encomium via delirium for place, or at least show.

    However, any post that both a) argues for GWB’s acuity regarding global monetary issues, and b) uses the verb “squirts” in a laudatory description of any governmental policy whatsoever–well, I know when to fold ’em.

    Unless I can find a RedState economics post that involves “splooge.”

    C’mon, that’s at least a 60-40 bet.

  124. 124
    The Other Steve says:

    My favorite John Coleism…

    Let’s lay off the personal attacks on Darrell- you may think he is wrong, but he is arguing in good faith.

    Which led to Darrell’s best post ever!

    As John Cole pointed out upthread, I am arguing in good faith. I really am. You’ll notice that I back up my arguments, and they’re good ones, especially today, because I am arguing a well established position againt partisan hacks who won’t budge an inch in acknowledging the most basic truths, if it means there is a possibility that it may put Bush in a positive light.

  125. 125
    John Cole says:

    My favorite John Coleism…

    Heh. I forgot about the google search in that post.

  126. 126
    The Other Steve says:

    Anybody remember Online Integrity?

    Oh, and my favorite… The post that brought me to Balloon-Juice and caused me to stay

    Abuse of Power, the start of the lovely relationship many of us have with protein wisdom. Notice how John Cole using a standard right-wing tactic…

    If events are as they have been portrayed here, this professor certainly has a great deal of apologizing to do.

    Of course they weren’t as portrayed. Don’t let that stop the outrage though! :-)

  127. 127
    The Other Steve says:

    Speaking of TIDOS Yankee, I have a sentimental fondness for the post where he says Matt Yglesias hates America. ‘Sentimental’ because that’s the comment thread where he banned me. Ahh, good times.

    Oh my god, that’s fucking priceless.

    Sherman with nukes!

  128. 128
    John Cole says:

    TOS- I only vaguely remember what happened there, and the PW link does not work. Was that the one with the prof hasssling a PHD student?

  129. 129
    The Other Steve says:

    I only vaguely remember what happened there, and the PW link does not work. Was that the one with the prof hasssling a PHD student?

    Yeah. It was funny watching all the outrage, especially since it was obvious people were lying about what had happened.

  130. 130
    Punchy says:

    Actually, I wrote a number of cringeworthy shit, but if there was really one post I wish I had never, ever written, it was the one smearing Juan Cole as anti-semitic with nothing to back up my claim, in which I then proceeded to vigorously defend my smear in the comments. Going back to it now, it is just truly fucking awful. I owe him an apology, but he probably has no fucking clue who I am.

    Ah….yes. We pilloried you, and for good reason.

  131. 131
    Tom Hilton says:

    Thanks, y’all…it was one of my prouder moments.

    I confess that I’m glad that Sherman didn’t have the items in question—my spouse is a Southerner

    Well, as I said: it would probably be wrong to think that…

  132. 132
    Free At Last says:

    Let’s Roll

    I can’t believe that in the comments you used the phrase “Democrat Party”!

    Anyone with a history like that should be required to perform an act of penance before being allowed into the party!

  133. 133
    Free At Last says:

    One of the most appalling pposts I’ve ever read at Redstate was Leon’s “The Racist Left”

  134. 134
    TenguPhule says:

    Anyone with a history like that should be required to perform an act of penance before being allowed into the party!

    He reads Malkin and Confederate Pussy so we don’t have to.

  135. 135
    Free At Last says:

    Let me try that again:

    One of the most appalling posts I’ve ever read at Redstate was Leon’s “The Racist Left”

    http://www.redstate.com/story/2006/4/3/11050/55842

    (you’ll have to copy and paste to read it. Sooner or later I’ll figure out how to embed links)

  136. 136
  137. 137
    JGabriel says:

    John Cole:

    And because you all are cruel bastards, pick the five worst posts I have made. 2002-2005 is a target rich environment. And I hate you all in advance.

    It’s probably been mentioned already (I haven’t read all the preceding responses yet), but here’s a vote for the original ‘Jane Hamshers of the Left’ bomb-throwers post.

    No, I’m sure it’s not the worst. But it does rank in the top 5 for stupidity.

    Plus, it’d be funny. I mean, the argument that the ‘Jane Hamshers of the Left’ does not include Jane Hamsher is a classic.

    (Yes, it meets Russell’s mathmatical postulate that a set shouldn’t include its own definition, but ‘Jane Hamshers of the Left’ was a linguistic and not a mathmatical construct. It was just hilariously silly. Besides another branch of set theory can be, and I believe has been, created on the opposite postulate. So, it was silly *and* wrong.)

    .

  138. 138
    JGabriel says:

    Oh, and my vote for worst post goes to Malkin’s hate-filled, xenophobic diatribe ‘The John Does Manifesto’.

  139. 139
    Andrei says:

    Holy crap.

    Cole said up thread:

    Actually, I wrote a number of cringeworthy shit, but if there was really one post I wish I had never, ever written, it was the one smearing Juan Cole as anti-semitic with nothing to back up my claim, in which I then proceeded to vigorously defend my smear in the comments. Going back to it now, it is just truly fucking awful. I owe him an apology, but he probably has no fucking clue who I am.

    Me on that very same post:

    This blog entry is easily the most idiotic thing ever written by John Cole on Balloon-Juice. It’s posts like this that give all of us insight into how he possibly vote[d] for George Bush twice.

    I think my head just assploded. I have no idea how to live my life right at this moment I think I need to go log into WoW and blow some stuff up.

    (In case the comment link doesn’t work above, here’s the explicit link: http://www.balloon-juice.com/?.....ent-189978 )

  140. 140
    jenniebee says:

    More recent stuff is always going to get more attention, but this Fafblog post from July 2004 still sticks with me.

  141. 141
    sherifffruitfly says:

    Malkin’s “defeat-o-crats” cheerleader video didn’t make it? In the immortal words of immortal Gob: COME ON!!!

  142. 142
    Svensker says:

    He sees it as a force or a power that one squirts at the world to make the world change

    There are no words to express how much I love that line.

    (Cole re Cole — I think he’d appreciate it very much if you e-mailed him an apology. He takes a lot of heat, not to mention losing jobs, for what he does. Hearing from those from whose eyes the scales have fallen — how’s that for grammatical construction — is always a balm.)

  143. 143
    Fwiffo says:

    Here’s the problem with Althouse. Although the onion-rings-a-metaphor-for-vaginas-and-infidelity post is horrible enough to make the list on its own, the series on breasts is so galactically stupid that it breaks the curve.

  144. 144

    Here’s the problem with Althouse. Although the onion-rings-a-metaphor-for-vaginas-and-infidelity post is horrible enough to make the list on its own, the series on breasts is so galactically stupid that it breaks the curve.

    Althouse problem is she needs an enema.

    badly

  145. 145
    Punchy says:

    Although the onion-rings-a-metaphor-for-vaginas-and-infidelity post

    WTF?

    Now Burger King has to remind me I’m not gettin any? Jesus H….

  146. 146
    ImJohnGalt says:

    Man, that link to John’s endorsement of Bush and Man-crush on Cheney hurt me to read. Kerry was fucking up Terrorist Ho’s at BCCI back when George Bush was failing at owning a baseball team.

    I dunno if John still feels like Kerry would have been worse than Bush, but I’d hope that the purple-heart band-aids and his (at least then-)ignorance of Kerry’s past history of successfully prosecuting terrorist money-laundering organizations make him lose a little sleep at night.

  147. 147
    ImJohnGalt says:

    FWIW, there was a decent thread for why people *were* going to vote for Kerry here.

    Seems to make sense to me, even now.

  148. 148
    tc says:

    The comments all select rightwing posts, but there are definitely some lefties worth an award or two.

    Jane Hamsher’s post doing Joe Lieberman in blackface comes to mind.

    Then there was the Daily Kos poster who kept sobbing with his daughter:

    “I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a look of misery and dejection on the face of my daughter as I just did a moment ago. She just couldn’t understand why the President would be going to Iraq when so many things are wrong in this country. “Doesn’t Mr. Bush care about us anymore?” she asked pitifully.

    I sat down with her on the sofa and (as calmly as I could) tried to explain to her why the President seems to be abandoning his country…

    I tried to keep my voice steady, but it became increasingly difficult – the rage and feelings of helplessness were just too much. I think my daughter could tell something was wrong. I found myself at such a loss for words – nothing made any sense; nothing makes sense anymore. I finally had to admit, “Honey, I just don’t know – I don’t know what’s going on in this country anymore…”

    When I finished her lower lip started to tremble and her eyes began to fill with tears, “Daddy” she said, “why are the Republicans doing this to the country?” Well, that was it for me: I finally fell apart. She just fell into my arms and we both began sobbing for several minutes.”

    When caught writing the same post three different times, “CheChe” responded:

    “I’m simply not going to apologize for loving and comforting my daughter.

    She happens to be very concerned about the course of this country and if you want to make fun of that, well, good for you.

    Bottle-feeding newborns is like forcing them to smoke cigarettes.”

  149. 149
    Bubblegum Tate says:

    we should have nuked the fuck out of the Russkies when we had the chance, killing a hundred million reds in one spasm rather than out last them in the Cold War.

    Sounds like DoughBob LoadPants learned his history from Mark “WW II was true glory for America…except for the end, when we totally pussied out of invading Russia” Noonan.

    Bottle-feeding newborns is like forcing them to smoke cigarettes.

    Wow. Now that is good crazy right there.

  150. 150
    jcricket says:

    How do we get to 150 posts and not mention Andrew Sullivan’s
    “decadent left/liberal enclaves/5th column”
    post? That was a true gem.

    The middle part of the country – the great red zone that voted for Bush – is clearly ready for war. The decadent Left in its enclaves on the coasts is not dead – and may well mount a fifth column.

    It’s even worse considering he still defends it, but has twice done a revisionist history on his own words, subtly altering the original quote to make is sound more “reasonable” (like so):

    Five days after 9/11, in an aside in a long essay, I predicted that a small cadre of decadent leftists in enclaves in coastal universities would instinctively side with America’s enemies. They did. Some still do.

    It’s also especially rich considering he lives on the coasts and is definitely part of the “decadent” enclaves (think his summer home in Provincetown isn’t used for barebacking with various partners?)

  151. 151
    jcricket says:

    Sounds like DoughBob LoadPants learned his history from Mark “WW II was true glory for America…except for the end, when we totally pussied out of invading Russia” Noonan.

    Most of these guys get their history from John Wayne films (including the one where Wayne plays Genghis Khan – hilarious) and imagine themselves as the literary equivalent of R. Lee Ermy in pretty much every movie he’s been in.

  152. 152
    jcricket says:

    Do the Malkin “cheerleader” and “My Sharia” videos count as blog (vlog?) posts? Those are mind-numbingly awful.

  153. 153
    Ron says:

    I had to go into the Wayback Machine to get it, but no worst of list beats the virtual gangfuck of Jackie Mackie Paisley Passey after she posted her dating standards.

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    jcricket says:

    I had to go into the Wayback Machine to get it, but no worst of list beats the virtual gangfuck of Jackie Mackie Paisley Passey after she posted her dating standards.

    I thought you were actually making up a funny set of middle names to make fun of her. But no (Sadly, No) – That’s her real name. Hi-Lar-IOUS.

    Much like their heroes (O’Reilly, Savage) the right-wing blogosphere seems to simultaneously suffer from massive ego/self-importance overload and a huge persecution complex.

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    4jkb4ia says:

    That Luke Ford post was slime! I have more sympathy for the people who talked Gil Student out of associating with him.

    Worst Blog Post
    Cinnamon Stillwell on Kesher Talk after the 2006 election saying that the Democratic candidates “pretended” to be moderates. We have seen how much liberal grandstanding has been done from this year’s class.

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    Serenity Now says:

    My first selection is Ann Althouse video wineblogging … Disqualified because it looks like she sobered up and edited out most of the drinking. Damnit.

    Translation: “I have trouble distinguishing reality from my delusions about people I dislike.”

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    […] Apparently, I was in error when I stated that the Althouse wineblogging the stars videos were edited. My apologies, Ann. […]

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    Zuzu says:

    Okay, not really a single worst post or anything, but just wondering if you have come to the conclusion that the Slow Boaters really, truly were full of crap.

    http://www.balloon-juice.com/?p=3481

    If there’s any question, happy to provide a few links as evidence that yes, they really were.

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    Spider97 says:

    I suggest that you head on over to The Corner, a target-rich environment for the “worst” end of the spectrum. Search for any Lopez posts, and you’ve almost certainly got a contender.

    However, what stands out in my own mind is that barely literate moron telling us that the Casey/Santorum race was in play the Monday before the midterm elections:

    http://corner.nationalreview.c.....RlZGI5YzM=

    While the Assrocket’s tribute to the genius and mental acuity of GWB is a true standout, let’s also not forget this bit of jackassery:

    http://corner.nationalreview.c.....NlMWNjYzA=

    Again courtesy of Lopez and NRO!! The formula works, I tell you!!

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