Richard Cohen is Shrill

Very shrill indeed. Almost sounds bitter:

Since I began with the Times’ conservative columnist of the moment, I will end with its conservative columnist of years past — the estimable William Safire. In 1996, he called Hillary Clinton “a congenital liar.” It was a head-snapping characterization that, alas for Clinton, has defined her for the ages and that she stubbornly vindicates from time to time.

But what about Palin? Can you imagine the reaction of the press corps if Clinton had given the audience a “hiya, sailor” wink? Can you imagine the feverish blogging across the political spectrum if Clinton had claimed credit for stopping a bridge that, in fact, had set her heart aflutter? What if she had shown that she didn’t know squat about the Constitution, if she could not tell Katie Couric what newspapers or magazines she read or if she had claimed an intimacy with foreign affairs based on sighting Russia through binoculars?

Ah, but the scorn, approbation and ridicule that would have descended on Clinton — I can just imagine the Journal editorial — have been withheld from Palin. Much of the mainstream media, grading on a curve suitable for a parrot — “greed and corruption, greed and corruption, greed and corruption” — gave her a passing grade or better. I agree with Palin. It’s the mainstream media that flunked.

Word.

BTW- You might want to check your children to see if they are suffering from an outbreak of Intermittent Gunderson Syndrome (IGS). Symptoms include a fake accent that appears to come and go, use of folksy mannerisms when in front of a national audience, inadvertent winking, and the loss of the ability to pronounce the letter “g” at the end of words. A video here:

100 replies
  1. 1
    Mr Furious says:

    I loved this ‘graph…

    In effect, columnists, bloggers, talk-show hosts and digital lamplighters have adopted the ethic of the political consultant: what works, works. It did not matter what Palin said. It only mattered how she said it — all those doggones, references to her working-class status (net worth in excess of $2 million), promiscuous use of the word "maverick," repeated mentions of "greed and corruption on Wall Street" (Who? Be specific. Give examples. Didn’t anyone here go to school?) and, of course, that manic good cheer. Palin knows that the standard is not right or wrong, truth or lie, but the graph that ran under both debaters on CNN, measuring approval, disapproval or, maybe, the blood sugar levels of certain people in their focus group. Things have changed. Might used to make right. Now a wink does.

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    Penn says:

    It’s not that she has seen Russia through binoculars, it’s that there is a place in Alaska, where she is Governor, where it is possible to do so.
    She’s never been to that place or seen Russia, though. She just could have.

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    Г-жа demimondian says:

    What do you mean? Russia is a part of Alaska; the mainstream media just keeps forgetting that Moscow is in Idaho. Also.

  4. 4
    ed says:

    When you’ve lost Richard Cohen…

    Palin couldn’t find her ass with a funnel. Also.

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    bootlegger says:

    OMG, you said the B-word!
    (bitter)

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    dmsilev says:

    Hell hath no fury like a columnist scorned.

    -dms

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    Graeme says:

    I think it would have been funnier to watch the Right go apeshit if Bill Clinton had winked at the American public during a debate! Hahahahah!

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    Eric U. says:

    I haven’t seen any republican use the clenis defense recently, I kinda miss it. The mighty power of the Clenis is not to be trifled with.

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    CIRCVS MAXIMVS MMVIII says:

    What do you mean? Russia is a part of Alaska; the mainstream media just keeps forgetting that Moscow is in Idaho. Also.

    And Rome is in New York… oh, and Georgia too!

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    Dracula says:

    This is terrible news for Democrats.

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    BombIranForChrist says:

    Don’t make fun of Palin! She’s electoratin’!

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    Emma Anne says:

    But I see Cohen still feels that calling Hillary a congenital liar is more or less fair. I’d bet all her lies in the last 20 years wouldn’t match up to, say, McCain’s this year.

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    DFD says:

    And Rome is in New York… oh, and Georgia too!

    Cairo is in Illinois

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    DecidedFenceSitter says:

    @Eric U.: It’s still out there, such as Brett over at Obsidian Wings.

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    John says:

    And Damascus is in Maryland, Vienna’s in Virginia, Paris is in Texas, Berlin is in New Hampshire, Lima’s in Ohio, Madrid’s in Alabama, Lisbon’s in Connecticut, Canton’s in New York, and Bethlehem’s in Pennsylvania.

    Are we done now?

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    YellowJournalism says:

    Paris is in Texas, don’t forget!

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    Svensker says:

    OT, but has anyone figured out a work-around for the black cone of invisibility when the comments reach a certain number?

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    CIRCVS MAXIMVS MMVIII says:

    Berlin is in New Hampshire

    and Maryland too! Spiro Agnew died there.

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    The Other Steve says:

    Madrid, Nevada and Moscow are in Iowa you fools!

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    SamFromUtah says:

    Things have changed. Might used to make right. Now a wink does.

    I’m also comforted to know that it was OK for might to make right.

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    Napoleon says:

    Ohio has a Demascus, Paris, Manchester, Medina, Mecca, Vienna, Rome, Geneva, Versailles and Berlin also. And that is just what I can think of off the top of my head.

    Serious comment, I have wondered on occasion if the farmers and settlers who gave places like that their names were perhaps more open minded and "learned" then a large chunk of todays population that couldn’t even put up with naming a fried piece of potato after the French (I mean Ohio has a MECCA and MEDINA for God sakes).

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    djork says:

    YOU FORGOT POLAND….Maine.

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    CIRCVS MAXIMVS MMVIII says:

    Ohio also has a Delaware, a Wilmington and a Newark (Newark, DE is my original hometown), which makes me believe it will trend towards a Biden win this time around. ;)

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    cleek says:

    and California is in North Carolina

    and it takes 35 minutes to get from Erect to Climax, in NC.

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    CIRCVS MAXIMVS MMVIII says:

    Oh, and there’s a small town named Wyoming in Delaware, so maybe there’s a small chance Wyoming will trend Democratic too!

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    Napoleon says:

    Good God, Ohio has a Poland also. I don’t know how I didn’t remember that since they were my high schools chief rival.

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    CIRCVS MAXIMVS MMVIII says:

    and it takes 35 minutes to get from Erect to Climax, in NC.

    Really, I had no idea.

    LMAO!

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    w vincentz says:

    Here in NY, we have Mexico, Rome, Athens, and the new ones..New Berlin, New Amsterdam. Too many others to mention.

    Hey, can anyone answer a question that hit me when the pitbull talked in FL. She stated that our military is fighting for OUR freedoms in the Middle East. What freedoms are at stake over there that aren’t at stake over here?

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    CIRCVS MAXIMVS MMVIII says:

    Hey, can anyone answer a question that hit me when the pitbull talked in FL. She stated that our military is fighting for OUR freedoms in the Middle East. What freedoms are at stake over there that aren’t at stake over here?

    The freedom to own Babylon (Oh, I forgot, that’s in New York too!)

    Nevermind…

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    redwards95 says:

    Uh… Hillary Clinton did campaign like that. Remember the sniperfire on the tarmac in Bosnia? The claim that being first lady made her a foreign policy expert? Taking credit for passing the medical leave act which was passed before her husband took office? I could go on and on….

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    Comrade Nixon Hailfire Palin says:

    Ooh, ooh, I’ve got one for the debate:
    "Senator McCain, you’ve been asking if we know what Senator Obama really believes. When will Governor Palin hold a press conference so we can find out what she really believes?"
    OK, I can dream.

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    Brachiator says:

    @cleek:

    and it takes 35 minutes to get from Erect to Climax, in NC.

    And it’s only 4 miles from Climax to Pleasant Garden, NC. But 42 miles from Jugtown to Climax (unless you make a side trip to Cheeks).

    Thank you, google maps

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    DFD says:

    (I mean Ohio has a MECCA and MEDINA for God sakes).

    Illinois also has a Mahomet (variant of Muhammad). Call Auntie Em! Call Sgt. York! Call the Malkin Militia! The terrorists really are here!

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    w vincentz says:

    Thanks Cirvus,
    We also have Cairo, though here abouts, we pronounce it Kay-roh. We also say nuke-lee-ar, not nu-cue-lar.
    ok…carry on (or carion for the epicures out there).

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    Funkhauser says:

    Dear Richard Cohen,

    You do know that a congenital liar finds it impossible to ever tell the truth? That it means that she lied from birth? So how could Hillary "vindicate this from time to time?"

    Or do words have no meaning for those who write for a living?

    F— you. Retire and die, you pig-ignorant waste of space.

    Oh, and your judgment sucks. Witness, you, February of this year:

    McCain, in contrast, is storied precisely because he has staked his life on his principles. As a prisoner of war, he turned down freedom — and a respite from torture — because it was not his turn to be released. He is an affable man of zealous, unbending beliefs. I am not sure if such obstinacy is a desired presidential trait. I am sure, though, that he — like Obama or Hillary Clinton in their own (demographic) ways — is sui generis. There is no one quite like him.

    P.S. California is in Pennsylvania. There’s a college there. I think it’s called UCLA of PA.

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    Robert Sneddon says:

    New York is about ten miles from Washington in SE England. Boston’s about a hundred miles of them to the north-east in the fens. Moscow is in SW Scotland about three hundred miles further NW.

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    w vincentz says:

    Pennsylvania has Intercourse, and also Bird in Hand.
    NY has Climax.

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    ThymeZone says:

    Here in NY, we have Mexico, Rome, Athens, and the new ones..New Berlin, New Amsterdam. Too many others to mention

    Big deal. In Arizona, we have Bagdad.

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    jake says:

    One corner of Northern Indiana has Warsaw, Angola and Peru. There’s a Versailles out there somewhere but I think that might be Ohio.

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    DonnaInMichigan says:

    Here in Michigan we have a city named HELL.

    Friends of our family owned a bar/restaurant there called "The Damn Site Inn".

    But according to Saracudda Palinocchio…that isn’t the "hell" that she says that I am going to.

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    CIRCVS MAXIMVS MMVIII says:

    Hi TZ.

    Will you take me to Climax sometime? ;)

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    Scrutinizer says:

    The more I watch Palin, the less funny I find her. A demagogue of the first order, that one.

    Dave Neiwert over at Orcinus has been talking about that lately, too.

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    Tom65 says:

    Pfft. Maryland has Cambridge AND Oxford

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    Napoleon says:

    Maryland has Cambridge AND Oxford

    So does Ohio, so there (and actually Oxford has what is ussually considered the best state University in it).

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    CIRCVS MAXIMVS MMVIII says:

    Pennsylvania has Intercourse, and also Bird in Hand.

    Blue Ball too, not far from Intercourse, oddly enough.

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    Krista says:

    Pah, Newfoundland has all of your states beat wrt pervy (or weird) names.

    Ass Hill, Ass Rock, Bareneed, Billy Butts Pond, Blow Me Down, Come By Chance, Dildo, Furby’s Cove, Goobies, Halfway Point, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Hatchet Cove, Hearts Content, Hearts Desire, Jerry’s Nose, Joe Batt’s Arm, Lawn, Leading Tickles, Nameless Cove, Nippers Harbour, Noggin Cove, Old Man’s Head, Petty Harbour, Poor Boy Island, Pouch Cove, River of Ponds (River of Ponds Stream runs through it), St. Jones Within, St. Jones Without, Toogood Arm, Virgin Arm, Wild Bight, Witless Bay, and Wreck Cove.

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    DFD says:

    You don’t rule the world by going about it all scattershot

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    Г-жа demimondian says:

    The more I watch Palin, the less funny I find her. A demagogue of the first order, that one.

    Amen.

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    ThymeZone says:

    Will you take me to Climax sometime? ;)

    thud

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    CIRCVS MAXIMVS MMVIII says:

    Pah, Newfoundland has all of your states beat wrt pervy (or weird) names.

    Okay, but what do any of those names have to do with hegemony? Granted the foray into the sexual names was a bit off course, but, my question stands.

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    4tehlulz says:

    lol Richard Cohen. Am I supposed to take him seriously now?

    At least David Broder has a twisted sense of loyalty to the Village. Richard Cohen cannot even claim that shred of dignity.

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    SGEW says:

    Bah. Nothing beats Dry Beaver, Arizona.

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    Cain says:

    And Damascus is in Maryland, Vienna’s in Virginia, Paris is in Texas, Berlin is in New Hampshire, Lima’s in Ohio, Madrid’s in Alabama, Lisbon’s in Connecticut, Canton’s in New York, and Bethlehem’s in Pennsylvania.

    On U.S. 24 in Indiana, there’s a place with a sign that has Brazil written on it pointing in one direction, and Argentina pointing in another direction!

    In Oregon, we have Damascus, Madras, that’s all I remember. I’m sure we have some funny stuff too.

    cain

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    Punchy says:

    There’s a Las Vegas in Nevada, and a Kenosha in Wisconsin……

    Maybe I suck at this game

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    Zuzu Hussein's Petals says:

    I got married in Smartville, California, between Rough and Ready and Timbuctoo.

    Actually it turned out to be not so smart, but that’s a different story.

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    Г-жа demimondian says:

    Nothing beats Dry Beaver, Arizona

    I dunno — 56, Arkansas is pretty good.

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    ThymeZone says:

    Nothing beats Dry Beaver, AZ

    I’ll see your Dry Beaver and raise you a Haivana Nakya, AZ.

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    Brachiator says:

    @Zuzu Hussein’s Petals:

    Strangely appropriate:

    MINNEAPOLIS – Former "American Idol" contestant Paris Bennett has given birth to a daughter named Egypt.

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    oh really says:

    You might want to check your children to see if they are suffering from an outbreak of Intermittent Gunderson Syndrome (IGS). Symptoms include a fake accent that appears to come and go, use of folksy mannerisms when in front of a national audience, inadvertent winking, and the loss of the ability to pronounce the letter “g” at the end of words.

    Funny thing, I heard a bit on NPR yesterday in which Alaska residents professed no knowledge whatever of the origins of Palin’s bizarre accent. It was, according to the native Alaskans (Caucasian natives to be precise), definitely not an Alaskan accent.

    I think she just sounds stupid.

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    jake says:

    Pah, Newfoundland has all of your states beat wrt pervy (or weird) names.

    Good thing Governor Blood Countess is keeping an eye on Canada also when she isn’t watching Russia though.

    But!

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    ThymeZone says:

    "there’s no place for that kind of campaigning, and the American people don’t want it."

    John McCain, April 2008, referring to attacks on Barack Obama during the Democratic Primaries, in which Obama was being criticized for being in Rev. Wright’s church.

    If I were Obama, I would play that on an ad 24 hours a day on every station they can afford to be on.

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    ethans mom says:

    Here in Michigan we have a city named HELL.

    Michigan also has Milan, but it’s pronounced My Lin, so it’s not elitist at all.

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    JGabriel says:

    After watching the video, I have to admit that I find Palin’s schtick marginally more tolerable when she’s NOT wearing the beehive/updo/whatever it’s called hairdo. At least when her hair is down, she doesn’t look like an overgrown valley girl.

    .

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    darkness says:

    If you are ever in Mecca California be sure to stop at the date farm. Unfreakin believably good dates. But what else would you have in the desert?

    Btw, the new site is dope on my phone. Thanks for the work upgrading it.

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    CIRCVS MAXIMVS MMVIII says:

    TZ, this one also (from the link I just sent you in email):

    "Sooner or later people are going to figure out that if all you run is negative attack ads you don’t have much of a vision for the future, or you’re not ready to articulate it."

    McCain in 2000

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    gbear says:

    it takes 35 minutes to get from Erect to Climax, in NC.

    It takes about 4-1/2 hours to get from Climax to Embarrass in MN, but that’s MN for you.

    And Stockholm is in Wisconsin.

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    "Fair and Balanced" Dave says:

    P.S. California is in Pennsylvania. There’s a college there. I think it’s called UCLA of PA.

    It’s California University of Pennsylvania

    BTW, Moscow and Dallas are also in Pennsylvania.

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    jake says:

    There’s an Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA.

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    mellowjohn says:

    jake said, "There’s a Versailles out there somewhere but I think that might be Ohio."

    there’s a versailles in illinois, but we pronounce it "ver-sayles." i think the final "s" came off the end of "illinoy."

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    And Damascus is in Maryland, Vienna’s in Virginia, Paris is in Texas, Berlin is in New Hampshire, Lima’s in Ohio, Madrid’s in Alabama, Lisbon’s in Connecticut, Canton’s in New York, and Bethlehem’s in Pennsylvania.

    Pennsylvania also has Nazareth, home of my fantasy baseball team’s AA affiliate, the Nazareth Carpenters. Folks around here probably have a preference for my AAA team, the Windsor Canadians.

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    chopper says:

    "there’s no place for that kind of campaigning, and the American people don’t want it."

    that would be a good debate zinger for obama – "i agree with the john mccain of 6 months ago on both counts. i just wish the john mccain of today agreed with the john mccain of 6 months ago."

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    ThymeZone says:

    October 7, 2008
    Majority of Americans think depression "likely", Cramer calls it quits
    Blood on the streets around the world… England, France, U.S, emerging markets suffer historic declines
    Volatility spikes to record high… a historical look at what to expect next
    Fed cuts lending rate by 75 bps, but doesn’t tell anyone
    Dubai whistles past the graveyard… announces plans for another record-tall skyscraper. Here’s a cheery statistic for you: 60% of Americans say the United States will “likely” enter a depression soon, reads a CNN poll published this morning. Not recession, depression.
    The cable news syndicate showed a random selection of people 1930s statistics like 25% unemployment, widespread bank failures, market crashes and millions of families homeless and impoverished. 60% nodded their heads, saying such an outcome was “likely” in the near future.
    And you say we’re gloomy.
    “Whatever money you may need for the next five years,” Jim Cramer told the legions of Cramericans yesterday, “please take it out of the stock market right now.”
    Mr. “There’s always a bull market somewhere” officially checked out of the current market, suggesting that a the current drama could cause “as much as a 20% decrease in the stock market.”

    Okay, I for one am TURNING THE PAGE on this Gloomy Gus talk. I want more Ayers in my tires, and if that’s wrong then I don’t want to be Rev. Wright.

    Bring on the attacks! Sure, we are headed for breadlines, but at least we won’t be PALLIN AROUND WITH TERRORISTS.

    PLEASE SOMEBODY FUCK ME IN THE ASS WITH A SHARP STICK.

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    JGabriel says:

    More proof that McCain is trying to lose Florida:

    St. Petersburg Times (h/t Karen Tumulty at Swampland):

    As an apparent sign of the tension between the state party and the McCain campaign, Florida Republican Party chairman Jim Greer is welcome to attend the events, as long as he makes his own travel arrangements.

    Yeah, blowing off the state GOP chairman is a good idea in a state that the R’s only won through ground game/theft in the last two elections.

    .

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    Throwin Stones says:

    Also Lebanon, OH

    Nothing beats Dry Beaver, Arizona

    Maybe Big Bone Lick, KY

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    realbtl says:

    Jeez, 74 comments and no Humptulips Washington?

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    Punchy says:

    the Nazareth Carpenters

    To Jewish folk (which I’m not, but have lots of friends that are), I bet that shit is funny.

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    gbear says:

    Hey, I found a news story that pretty well sums up the state of the McCain campaign.

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    Zuzu Hussein's Petals says:

    Here in Michigan we have a city named HELL.

    Which gives rise to a classic visual pun.

    [Insert election joke here.]

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    Original Lee says:

    Maryland not only has Damascus, Oxford, and Cambridge, but also California, Pasadena, Hollywood, Waldorf, Paris, Severn, Friendship, Essex, Aberdeen, and Dunkirk.

    I happen to like Friendly, Shady Side and Morningside, but Arbutus is also a favorite. One of my favorite road signs says "To T.B," which is short for Timonium-Beantown Road.

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    OriGuy says:

    There seems to have been a 19th century fashion for naming towns after foreign places. Besides Brazil (locally pronounced BRAY-zil) and Peru (PAY-roo), there’s a wide spot in the road near Bloomington called Hindustan (hin-DOO-stun). While some of the places may have been named by homesick immigrants, like Warsaw, I think it is true, though, that people in those days thought education was a good thing.

    It’s a myth that Canton, Ohio and Pekin, Illinois (from Peking) were so named because the founders thought you could dig straight through the Earth to those cities. It’s true, though, that the Pekin high school teams were called the Chinks until 1980 when they were renamed the Dragons.

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    chopper says:

    Okay, I for one am TURNING THE PAGE on this Gloomy Gus talk. I want more Ayers in my tires, and if that’s wrong then I don’t want to be Rev. Wright.

    exactly. i mean, look at the major rally we saw on wall street today! things are great.

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    Zuzu Hussein's Petals says:

    More evidence there is some justice in the world:

    NAIROBI, Kenya — The American author of a best-selling book highly critical of Senator Barack Obama was detained by Kenyan immigration agents on Tuesday as he prepared to give a press conference in Nairobi.

    Jerome R. Corsi, the conservative gadfly who wrote “The Obama Nation,” in which he attacks the Democratic presidential candidate, was being held Tuesday because he was trying to work in Kenya without a valid work permit, according to local media reports. The reports said that Mr. Corsi would likely be deported.

    NY Times

    Edit: Is there some reason links can’t appear in blockquotes?

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    CIRCVS MAXIMVS MMVIII says:

    Hey Zuzu, I left a message for you on this thread. Could you please answer, and also, tell me how to get line breaks in quotes? Thank you.

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    Zuzu Hussein's Petals says:

    Hi CIRCVS, sorry I didn’t see it before. I answered over there, but must disclaim that I am a real tech dummy.

    Also, I have had zero luck figuring out the line break thing, so if you find out … I’d love to know.

    Good luck !

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    scott says:

    Here in Misery we have Versailles (prounounced Vur Sales), Useful and right near me, Frankenstein.

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    CIRCVS MAXIMVS MMVIII says:

    Also, I have had zero luck figuring out the line break thing, so if you find out … I’d love to know.

    Well you did it in the your Corsi quote above. ;)

    I left another message for you on that thread.

    Thank you.

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    jake says:

    Maryland not only has Damascus, Oxford, and Cambridge, but also California, Pasadena, Hollywood, Waldorf, Paris, Severn, Friendship, Essex, Aberdeen, and Dunkirk.

    Salisbury, Westminster, Cumberland.

    We also have a Scaggsville but I just like to throw that out there because there are people who want to change the name to something less snicker-inducing.

    The reports said that Mr. Corsi would likely be deported.

    Maybe he’ll be found guilty of witchcraft.

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    CIRCVS MAXIMVS MMVIII says:

    We also have a Scaggsville but I just like to throw that out there because there are people who want to change the name to something less snicker-inducing.

    My brother used to laugh about Scaggsville all the time. LMAO – wow that brings back some memories.

    I always thought Chevy Chase was the coolest Maryland city name, considering I was a teenager and everyone thought SNL was the coolest show at that time.

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    boonagain says:

    Goshdarnit!! Looks like the Sarahcuda only has two degrees of separation from Iran!!

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    CIRCVS MAXIMVS MMVIII says:

    Thank you Zuzu, you were a great help.

    :)

    I got what I needed. Much appreciated.

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    Sarcastro says:

    She’s like the female counterpart of Sven and Ollie.

    Sven and Sarah are standing on a pier:

    Sven: Sarah?

    Sarah: Ya Sven?

    Sven: Yoo cownt da shlits between da boards and I’ll cownt da boards.

    Sarah: Oo-kay Sven.

    Sven: Wan.

    Sarah: Wan.

    Sven: Too.

    Sarah: Too.

    Sven: Tree.

    Sarah: Tree.

    Sven: Four.

    Sarah: Fo… AHHHHHHHHH! SPLASH!

    Sven: Ven yur owt of shlits yur owt of pier.

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    CIRCVS MAXIMVS MMVIII says:

    boonagain, I couldn’t open that page, but I found a GOS diary on it – OMFG!

    Talbot reveals that Vogler, in 1993, arranged with Iran to provide him with a global pulpit to spew his hatred of the United States

    The next time some news outlet or pundit devotes a second of coverage to the Ayers nontroversy, ask them why Sarah Palin has not once been asked about her very recent, very extensive ties to a genuinely anti-American group. Heck, seems like something even John McCain should have to address.

    OUCH! That’s gonna sting!

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    Zuzu Hussein's Petals says:

    Well you did it in the your Corsi quote above. ;)

    I know !

    Maybe it was because I used the buttons instead of entering the html code by hand.

    ‘Tis all a mystery to me.

    Edit: I see you posted that you got what you needed. Yay.

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    w vincentz says:

    I just got back from Narrow Notch. It’s a road near Rose’s Brook. I had to pick up a piggie for the bar-b-que business.
    I named it "Lipstick" before I put a bullet in its forehead.
    btw…Sarah is still an insult to America.

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    Polish the Guillotines says:

    The writers at The Onion must be living in fear for their jobs.

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    w vincentz says:

    @Polish the G,
    Think of how the folks in the DNC headquarters in Denver feel now that their windows were smashed with bricks by the GOP fascists.
    Yikes! Sarah’s "hate speech" is havin’ an effect, dontchaknow?
    You betcha!

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    Julie says:

    the mainstream media just keeps forgetting that Moscow is in Idaho. Also.

    Well, Mosc-oh is in Idaho and Mosc-ow is in Russia. It’s a subtle but important difference if you ask the locals.

    You don’t rule the world by going about it all scattershot

    Win! "Todd Gunderson, eh…"

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