Joe Klein And I Use Different Dictionaries

Joe Klein, discussing the David Brooks column we talked about earlier:

Another bit of “luck” was the ethnic cleansing that took place in Baghdad in 2005-2006 that lessened the potential for internecine violence in many of the neighborhoods. That plus the constant troop presence in the neighborhoods gave residents the confidence to tell the troops where the bad guys–as often as not criminal gangs who were taking advantage of the anarchy–were hiding.

Even with quotes o’ sarcasm around luck, Joe, you are an asshole.






69 replies
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    Some of the same “luck” that Benazir Bhutto’s assassination provided John McCain and that another terrorist attack would provide him.
    Jokeline is absolute bottom sucking scum. Forty percent of Iraq’s professional class are now refugees due to that bit of luck he’s touting.
    *I would have characterized Klein as a syphilitic, piss drinking, shit-eating, hebephrenic schizoid, who has to look up to look down but I did not in deference to BJ’s place at the center of the Blogoverse.

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    David Hunt says:

    Another bit of “luck” was the ethnic cleansing

    Speachless

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    Pasota says:

    If I were a conspiracy theorist, I’d think that Klein is implying that “luck” had nothing to do with it. Hmm.

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    Dork says:

    I heard that Joe thinks the Germans were quite lucky in the 1930s….

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    Martin says:

    Heh…

    Filed under:

    WordPress database error: [Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock’ (111)] SELECT option_value FROM wp_options WHERE option_name = ‘blogfilename’

    You should make all your category names SQL errors. We wouldn’t notice the breakage as much then.

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    Crusty Dem says:

    I have suck a hard time describing what’s wrong with Joe Klein. Sometimes, it’s that he’s a massive tool for the neocons. Other times, he slips into retarded journalist mode (I don’t have the time to understand this, but I’ll give you my opinion as if I do). Then he can be a bold-faced liar (I didn’t write “Primary Colors”). But he can also be a total asshole. He’s like a gigantic, amorphous blob of suck.

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    CFisher says:

    HAHAHAHAHA!

    Yeah, that was pretty lucky, wasn’t it? To have roaming gangs of thugs kidnapping and killing your neighbors and family. To be constantly scared that you’d be next?

    And it was pretty bloody hilarious when they had to pack up a bag, leave homes and jobs in the middle of the night and flee all the freedom and democracy to be safe in Syria.

    Oh and wasn’t it pretty gosh darn lucky to be a minority in Baghdad, like a Christian, where you got to watch your church burn or your bishop kidnapped and killed. They should seriously go play the bloody lottery with all that luck.

    Asshat. Would it be wrong to say I hope Joe gets the ‘Luck of the Iraqis’ soon?

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    Fun With Memes says:

    The lucky thing about Chernobyl is that it created a perfect testing ground for future nuclear experiments, as the area was already depopulated and highly radioactive.

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    Dork says:

    OT

    Word on the In7ertu6ez is that there will a Dodd/Fiengold FISA filly tomorrow. Saw it in several comments on Atrios. Will await official word.

    Sounds about right. Wow, Dems fillying each other. That’s one fucked up Congress.

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    Eural Joiner says:

    where the bad guys—as often as not criminal gangs who were taking advantage of the anarchy—were hiding.

    So we’re successfully defeating an enemy that didn’t exist until we invaded?

    Hell, Yeah – go USA!

    We are so “lucky” to have Bush as our Decider in Chief.

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    Fun With Memes says:

    One bit of luck for those living through the Great Famine of 1849 was that so many had died of starvation in the preceding five years that the competition for food was considerably less than it would otherwise have been.

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    Incertus says:

    Shorter Joe Klein:

    Iraqis aren’t humans, so the fact that they were slaughtered shouldn’t matter to American voters.

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    mymassivecock2xu says:

    OFF TOPIC:

    A commenter at Politburo Diktat has a keen observation regarding the whole “Obama = Country Club Snob” message:

    Alon Levy wrote:

    …..

    As for not fitting in, usually when a person doesn’t fit in a higher-class environment, usually people would sympathize with him rather than the institution. Legally Blonde just wouldn’t work as a story about a hardworking fourth-generation Harvard man threatened by an arrogant Reese Witherspoon.

    Score.

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    John B. says:

    Off topic (but thematically related)

    Rand “it was just Buchenwald” Simberg explains why the Crusades weren’t all that bad.

  17. Joe Klein parrots the meme Iraq was a “mistake”.
    Yeah, right.
    Like the invasion wasn’t planned, troops staged, blah blah blah.
    The invasion of Iraq was NOT a mistake. It was done with intent.
    Those memebers of the “coalition of the willing” had the good sense to abandon the occupation.
    The continued US presence infuriates many, and inflames future retaliation.
    A MISTAKE???
    Nah, the oil contracts for Exxon, Shell, BP, and Total point to a different reality.
    Fuck you, Joe Klein. Your propaganda is too transparent and only points to the fact that you are an amateur.

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    […] Joe Klein is such a shame. […]

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    Tsulagi says:

    Another bit of “luck” was the ethnic cleansing

    Just another byproduct of success now seen in the rear view mirror of The Big Picture.

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    PeakVT says:

    Another bit of “luck” was the ethnic cleansing

    I’m picturing violent things being done to Joke Line right about now. Am I alone in this?

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    Tsulagi says:

    Bush To Filipino President: “I Am Reminded Of The Great Talent Of The—Of Our Philippine-Americans When I Eat Dinner At The White House”

    Awesome diplomacy your Bushiness. Well, at least he didn’t tackle her to give her a neck rub. He’s grown in the job.

    I’m guessing when foreign leaders visit if they’re thinking of bringing a gift for Bush their first thought is a padded helmet.

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    Ninerdave says:

    mymassivecock2xu

    HAHAHAHA, well done.

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    Zifnab says:

    Fortunately, the black plague eradicated towns in Europe during the 1200s so quickly that there was little chance for the disease to spread to more isolated areas.

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    Grumpy Code Monkey says:

    Tsulagi Says:

    Bush To Filipino President: “I Am Reminded Of The Great Talent Of The—Of Our Philippine-Americans When I Eat Dinner At The White House”

    Awesome diplomacy your Bushiness. Well, at least he didn’t tackle her to give her a neck rub. He’s grown in the job.

    Still, nothing beats Poppy yakking all over the Japanese prime minister back in ’92.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    Another bit of “luck” was Republicans trashing the economy so bad they couldn’t afford to launch a war on Iran and had to content themselves with a hundred year small scale proxy war in Iraq.

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    RSA says:

    Bush To Filipino President: “I Am Reminded Of The Great Talent Of The—Of Our Philippine-Americans When I Eat Dinner At The White House”

    RSA To Bush: And I am reminded of the great talents of the Bush family when I clean the shitter on the weekends.

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    Zifnab says:

    Still, nothing beats Poppy yakking all over the Japanese prime minister back in ‘92.

    Hey now, upchuck is an involuntary reaction. There’s nothing really involuntary about casually groping a world leader. Junior apparently never learned to keep his hands to himself and STFU when his elders were talking.

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    Apsaras says:

    Please, in honor of the late George Carlin, could someone who is real good at internets come up with a word filter that changes mealy-mouthed terminology like “Ethnic Cleansing” into what we used to call it? “Mass Murder”

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    HeartlandLiberal says:

    I think it was John Wayne who supposedly was reported to have remarked that it was OK we wiped out the Indians and took over their lands, because, after all, they weren’t doing anything with the country anyway.

    John Wayne’s Approach to Native Americans

    A right nice piece of luck, that. My family got chunks of north and east Alabama. How about your kin? How did they luck up?

    Oh. And Klein is a total assh*** for making such a statement. But then you already knew that.

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    nightjar says:

    Another bit of “luck” was the ethnic cleansing

    Joe Klein– the Oracle for the politics of death and destruction. Lord help us in the land of the free. The only luck involved was that of OBL in having GWB as the American president when he decided to become a mass murderer. The rest is sordid history.

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    JL says:

    So is it luck that there are fewer people to feed in Darfur. Joe Klein needs to be fired. Sarcasm does not mix with mass murder.

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    Gus says:

    Word on the In7ertu6ez is that there will a Dodd/Fiengold FISA filly tomorrow.

    If true, it will be interesting to see what Obamab will do.

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    jibeaux says:

    1. I’d like to suggest for the actual FISA filibuster, reading aloud, repeatedly, the United States Constitution.

    2. I just have to commend this article on hate groups on Obama to you in the WaPo. It is chockablock with fascinating comments. Sample:

    Nothing has awakened normally complacent white Americans more than the prospect of America having an overtly nonwhite president.

    Well, sure, the covertly nonwhite ones have been COVERT!

    Leaders acknowledged that their numbers remain very small — “the flat-globe society still has more people than us,”

    I’d like to see the Venn diagram of people who overlap, there. Now that’s a fascinating segment of the population.

    This is scaring a lot of people who maybe never considered themselves racists, and it’s bringing them over to our side.”

    A kinder, gentler, more inclusive KKK, welcoming people scared of black people who never considered themselves racists.

    Hill, who trains in militia and survival techniques with his group in northern Michigan, drove to an Obama rally and tried to “fire people up, maybe get a riot started or something.”

    Niiiiiiiiiiice. I like how you turned the minority-rioter stereotype on its head, there. That’s an important part of challenging people’s preconceived notions.

    And the coup d’grace:

    Better for Obama to win, leaders said, because his presidency could fuel a recruitment drive big enough to launch events that the white power movement has spent decades anticipating.

    Is your head now facing 180 degrees behind you? Is this the weirdest, or what?

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    Well, sure, the covertly nonwhite ones have been COVERT!

    Harding.

    A kinder, gentler, more inclusive KKK, welcoming people scared of black people who never considered themselves racists.

    lolz

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    nightjar says:

    This is scaring a lot of people who maybe never considered themselves racists, and it’s bringing them over to our side.

    Self discovery can be a good thing. Like when these fuckers crawl out from under their rocks we will know who they are and give them the Scarlet R they deserve.

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    jibeaux says:

    Like when these fuckers crawl out from under their rocks

    Well, their real names and towns are printed in the article. I dunno, if I just admitted in print to attempting to incite violence, I’d probably go with a pseudonym, but I guess that’s my dumb ol’ IQ bustin’ out again…

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    AkaDad says:

    My luck includes God blessing me with 3 inches of manhood.

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    nightjar says:

    Well, their real names and towns are printed in the article

    These guys might just be bloviating about all the recent interest for their brand of hate. But if true, it is a little mind-blowing to have ordinary people who didn’t think of themselves as racist suddenly consider joining a violent white-supremacy movement.

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    L. Ron Obama says:

    Harding.

    “Warren G. Harding was a NEGRO!”

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    dnA says:

    Bush To Filipino President: “I Am Reminded Of The Great Talent Of The—Of Our Philippine-Americans When I Eat Dinner At The White House”

    /fail

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    Corner Stone says:

    My luck includes God blessing me with 3 inches of manhood.

    Jack Welch is that you?
    It’s gotta be one of you fookin insecure warmongering asshole authoritarians.

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    b-psycho says:

    “Warren G. Harding was a NEGRO!”

    Well with a name like “Warren G”…

    ;-)

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    mark says:

    A kinder, gentler, more inclusive KKK, welcoming people scared of black people who never considered themselves racists.

    Right, the big hood tent.

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    As far as luck goes, the tiny state of Israel was lucky there were so few Jews left after the Hollocaust…

    I know, that’s particularly sick…

    As memory serves that was “ethnic cleansing,” on a grand scale.

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    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    In Judging Cordelia, Somerby identifies the real victim of Obama’s decision to forego public financing. Believe it or not, it’s not Al Gore. Seems he has a new axe to grind.

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    Melissa McZuzu says:

    Whatever, Obots. Just…whatever. Bite me. You losers keep talking and talking about how bad the president is while the rest of us keep walking away from the Democrat Party…and you’ve only yourselves to blame for your misogyny and your Hillary hatred. So take that and suck it.

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    handy says:

    Joe Klein is very serious.

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    Corner Stone says:

    while the rest of us keep walking away from the Democrat Party…and you’ve only yourselves to blame for your misogyny and your Hillary hatred. So take that and suck it.

    I have never been more turned on than right now.

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    The Moar You Know says:

    Melissa McZuzu Says:

    Whatever, Obots. Just…whatever. Bite me. You losers keep talking and talking about how bad the president is while the rest of us keep walking away from the Democrat Party…and you’ve only yourselves to blame for your misogyny and your Hillary hatred. So take that and suck it.

    two weeks too late, dude.

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    grumpy realist says:

    Melissa, given that we are talking about J. Klein’s absolutely awful comment about the “luck” of ethnic cleansing (i.e., mass murder), what does your comment have to do with anything?

    I identify a RF-ing operation.

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    Shygetz says:

    Whatever, Obots. Just…whatever. Bite me. You losers keep talking and talking about how bad the president is while the rest of us keep walking away from the Democrat Party…and you’ve only yourselves to blame for your misogyny and your Hillary hatred. So take that and suck it.

    Disrespecting Joe Klein=misogyny. Look it up.

    This news can only be good for Hillary.

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    Rosali says:

    Melissa McZuzu said,

    June 25, 2008 at 3:59

    Um, forgive me, you fucking misogynistic dumbshit idiots, but where exactly was Larry Johnson proven wrong about the Unity Dumbass Pony? Huh? Still waiting to hear about it, you pathetic twits.

    And don’t bother to fill up my e-mail with reasons why I shouldn’t vote for John McCain or Fred Phelps…from where I see it, you penis-mongering shitheads are going to blame me for whatever, so I’m going to vote for whoever. So suck on that.

    Fucking men. Losers.

    That’s a quote from the comments at Sadly No. S/he is posting the same kind of crap over there.

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    Blue Raven says:

    Whatever, Obots. Just…whatever. Bite me. You losers keep talking and talking about how bad the president is while the rest of us keep walking away from the Democrat Party…and you’ve only yourselves to blame for your misogyny and your Hillary hatred. So take that and suck it.

    Sucking that would require the Dyson Nanovac. Good for those impossible-to-find places.

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    JubJub says:

    this is unrelated, but seeing the albanian gun running scandal back in the papers reminds me how awesome it would have been were SNL to do a sketch on this, with jason sudekis and andy samberg (it should be very clear who would play whom).

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    while the rest of us keep walking away from the Democrat Party…

    The Democrat Party? Is that Stupid Troll Mistake #57 or is it #65?

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    Um, forgive me, you fucking misogynistic dumbshit idiots, but where exactly was Larry Johnson proven wrong about the Unity Dumbass Pony?…

    Nice to see that Cindy McCain is sufficiently aware of the Internet to post.

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    kilo says:

    Melissa McZuzu Says:

    Whatever, Obots. Just…whatever. Bite me. You losers keep talking and talking about how bad the president is while the rest of us keep walking away from the Democrat Party…and you’ve only yourselves to blame for your misogyny and your Hillary hatred. So take that and suck it.

    Aw, sounds like somebody got a little sand in her vaseline. Poor thing!

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    L. Ron Obama says:

    What an odd coincidence… Penis-Mongering Shitheads was the name of my last band.

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    TenguPhule says:

    Another bit of “luck” was the ethnic cleansing suicide of Joe Klein, who shot himself in the back six times.

    Improved.

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    cbear says:

    Melissa McZuzu

    Call me crazy, but methinks the game is afoot.

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    Shygetz says:

    Nice to see that Cindy McCain is sufficiently aware of the Internet to post.

    You fool! Cindy McCain is aware of all internet traditions!

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    Dork says:

    Better:

    Pop-Tarts, or Post-Toasties?

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    Wilfred says:

    I think it was John Wayne who supposedly was reported to have remarked that it was OK we wiped out the Indians and took over their lands, because, after all, they weren’t doing anything with the country anyway.

    John Locke, actually. The rationalization for stealing land, colonization, was that if it was ‘terra nullius’, i.e. neither fenced nor farmed, then it was there for the taking. See Palestine for modern examples.

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    jibeaux says:

    I don’t really like to comment on people’s looks, but when I got my Newsweek yesterday that cover photo of Cindy nearly scared me out of my skin. She just doesn’t look human. She looks like something that has assumed a human form.

    And for gender balance, I’ll say that John McCain needs to get some teeth whitener and maybe some gradual facial tanning lotion, too. Something subtle, but enough to upgrade from the cottage cheese look. His skin is dramatically whiter than his teeth.

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    Punchy says:

    His skin is dramatically whiter than his teeth.

    This is racist.

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    pinola says:

    Wonder how ‘lucky’ Klein would feel if we dropped him off somewhere in Baghdad right now.

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    Zifnab says:

    The rationalization for stealing land, colonization, was that if it was ‘terra nullius’, i.e. neither fenced nor farmed, then it was there for the taking. See Palestine for modern examples.

    Ah. That explains the giant wall.

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    BC says:

    Maybe McCain should ask John Boehner what he uses to keep that tan? I mean, Republicans should help fellow Republicans!

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    jibeaux says:

    Maybe McCain should ask John Boehner what he uses to keep that tan? I mean, Republicans should help fellow Republicans!

    Why mess around with small fry? Go straight to Tangelo Mozilo, I say.

    How much could McCain look like an oompa-loompa if he went all out? I’m guessing a fair bit.

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