Brain Trust

Apparently the geniuses at the Washington Free Beacon have not figured out the second part of the phrase “Equal Pay for Equal Work.”

It’s honestly painful how god damned stupid these people are.

50 replies
  1. 1
    TooManyJens says:

    Or how goddamned stupid they think their audience is.

    …eh, it’s probably both.

  2. 2
    Xecky Gilchrist says:

    What can you expect a wingnut welfare recipient to know about work anyway?

  3. 3
    dmsilev says:

    You expect someone who is the nepotistic hire of nepotism-beneficiary Bill Kristol to understand concepts like “work”?

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    handy says:

    At the Beacon, all friends of freedom will find an alternative to the hackneyed spin, routine misstatements, paranoid hyperbole, and insipid folderol of Democratic officials and the liberal gasbags on MSNBC and talk radio.

    The butthurt is strong with this one.

    At the Beacon, we follow only one commandment: Do unto them.

    That’s all well and good, but liberals being what they are have that corner covered as well.

  5. 5
    Just Some Fuckhead says:

    Still, it’s good to have someone out there doing this kind of hard-hitting, important journalism. Especially when everything else appears to be humming along perfectly.

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    slag says:

    Hasn’t this broken record been playing for the last 3-plus years? Christ, does it ever end? And these people wonder why liberals don’t care to debate them. Next time I want to engage in a similar life-suckingly inefficient endeavor, I’ll spend 15 bucks on Whack-a-Mole at my local Chuck E Cheese.

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @handy: “folderol”. Does anybody under 65, or not an insufferable twit, ever use this word?

  8. 8
    handy says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    Is that Analyst speak for Algore!algore!algore!algore!algore!algore!?

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    MikeJ says:

    “With that, Prof. Katznelson recalled, he then asked Irving what he thought of affirmative action. ‘I oppose it,’ Irving replied. ‘It subverts meritocracy.’ “

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    Marcellus Shale, Public Dick says:

    how much does a special deputy to the president and the white house and depputante liaison to the hollywood elite make?

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    Gin & Tonic says:

    @handy: It’s the kind of word that wannabe Wm. F. Buckleys use.

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    Scamp Dog says:

    The goal is not to produce a rational argument, it is to come up with a passably sensible word string that supports the answers they want, and knocks the opposition. That rational argument stuff is for insufferable wonks, don’t you know.

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    catclub says:

    @Gin & Tonic: maybe molecular biologists studying proteins.

  14. 14
    Redshift says:

    @Scamp Dog: Plus, it’s really hard. A lot harder than just BS-ing.

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    PeakVT says:

    Speaking of brain trusts, the Fox Mole has been fired (initially suspended, but by now probably fired since he outed himself).

    It was fun while it lasted, I guess.

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    jl says:

    @Gin & Tonic: A real WF Buckley would say ‘folderol’ in Latin!

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    Redshift says:

    I always enjoy TBogg, but this one was simply golden. (That’s where the link goes, in case anyone was afraid they’d be exposed to the Free Bacon unfiltered.)

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    Randy P says:

    He’s promising “much, much more” so it may not be over yet.

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    BGinCHI says:

    The hammock of wingnut welfare lulls even the smartest into stupidity. And when they don’t even start out smart….well, the stupid really burns.

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    Lyrebird says:

    @Gin & Tonic: Can’t promise I’m sufferable, but yes I use folderol, and I only hit 40 a dozenish months ago… But my language is infected with all sorts of anachronisms and pseudoslang learned from convincing authors like Joan Aiken, so who knows. Had to teach my students the word “anachronism” just last month!

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Meanwhile, rather than tease out the connections between the big banks, unions, alternative energy companies, entrenched market incumbents, institutions such as the Center for American Progress and its Action Fund, and the policy apparatus of the Democratic Party

    By this point they’d lost everyone who didn’t follow Beck’s chalkboard to whatever basement he broadcasts out of for GBTV

    BTW you won’t want to miss Thursday at 5pm Eastern, when “Glenn Beck will host a special episode of “The Glenn Beck Program that will reveal the truth behind Louis Farrakhan and his ties to radicals.”

    I mean, re-read that paragraph I just quoted, FUCKIN SNORE FEST IN THE FALLOUT SHELTER, I barely managed to cut/paste without falling asleep and I used macros

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    nellcote says:

    @Gin & Tonic:

    “insipid folderol”

    band name!

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    BGinCHI says:

    @S. cerevisiae: You just wake up?

  25. 25
    S. cerevisiae says:

    @BGinCHI: I’ve been spending too much time reading comments and actually watching the Twins win.

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    PIGL says:

    So they’re sayin’ Rush Limbaugh is a liberal gas bag. The insides of their noggins must be a power disturbing site.

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    BGinCHI says:

    @S. cerevisiae: Cubs fans just do the first part. Second part, not so much.

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    They have begun a dangerous game . . . as soon as they started holding press conferences, they realized that as soon as one happens where the announcement is that Zimmerman walks, they will have riots on their hands in a lot of American cities

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Luckily Zimmerman has cooperated so far through instability and bigotry

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    trollhattan says:

    …and to cover with relish Mitt Romney’s latest gaffe

    What douches, they don’t know Romney’s latest gaffes only go well with mustard. Feh.

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    Cacti says:

    @AA+ Bonds:

    They have begun a dangerous game . . . as soon as they started holding press conferences, they realized that as soon as one happens where the announcement is that Zimmerman walks, they will have riots on their hands in a lot of American cities

    Given how badly the Sanford PD has already cocked up the investigation, I’m expecting an acquittal.

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    Elizabelle says:

    Dang. Fox did find the mole, and has fired him.

    Joe Muto, who had worked as an associate producer on commentator Bill O’Reilly’s show at Fox, began his postings on social media websites on Tuesday, and Gawker then began publishing “installments” from the “mole” on its website.
    After being suspended, Muto posted a picture of himself late on Wednesday afternoon inside Gawker’s office saying “It’s Me, Joe: The Fox Mole.”
    “They nailed me,” Muto wrote on the Gawker website. “In the end, it was the digital trail that gave me away. … They couldn’t prove it entirely, but I was pretty much the only suspect.”

    ETA: Ah, PeakVT already informed. Didn’t read upthread.

  33. 33
    Mark S. says:


    That happened quicker than I thought it would. Well, at least we got a picture of the Fox News bathroom.

  34. 34
    Mark S. says:


    Yeah, I was a little perplexed by the liberal talk radio part.

    But I guess we should all be happy that conservatives finally have a conservative news source to go to. I don’t know how they ever got by with just Fox News, National Review, newsmax, American Spectator, Daily Caller, Hot Air, Drudge, and the three dozen or so others. I think our boy Matt has really found a niche.

  35. 35
    David Koch says:

    but, but… even the liburel progressive betters have repeatedly stated, time after time, that the Lilly Lebetter Act is insignificant.

  36. 36
    ruemara says:

    How disappointing. I was all ready for free bacon and all there was was spoiled ham.

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    PeakVT says:

    Has anyone here ever taken apart their washing machine and been completely disgusted with what you found? I did last week, and today I finally got the basket out so I could scrub the underside and the tub. Grody to the max.

  38. 38
    Mnemosyne says:


    There are some things that humankind was not meant to know.

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    PeakVT says:

    @Mnemosyne: Yeah, well, even if people don’t know about what’s in there it still ends up on their clothes. Or at least it did with mine. Blegh.

    (It’s not all that hard to do with washers like the one I have. If anyone has a washer that smells moldy you should consider taking it apart.)

  40. 40
    Mnemosyne says:


    See, but being the lazy ass that I am, if my washing machine started gunking up my clothes, I would buy a new one. Preferably one that plays a happy tune for me when it’s done.

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    Martin says:




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    AA+ Bonds says:

    I found a bunch of bones in my washing machine, is this ok

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    AA+ Bonds says:

    Oh I figured it out . . . . it was just . . .

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    AA+ Bonds says:


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    kay says:

    I think they’re shocked that women prefer Obama over Romney.

    These are the same conservative men who thought women would flock to Dan Quayle because he was “handsome” or switch parties to support Sarah Palin because she has children.

    They think women are stupid and shallow.

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    El Cid says:

    @kay: After all Chris Matthews was slavering about how Romney’s shoulders were wide enough that you can land a plane on them, and doesn’t Chris Matthews best represent women?

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    Woodrowfan says:

    So basically they’re shocked that an SES 2 makes more than a GS-13?

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    matryoshka says:

    @kay: They’re already rearranging the deck chairs on that particular Titanic. This morning, CNN was pushing poutrage (I’m looking at you, Soledad) that Hilary Rosen had said “Ann Romney is not in touch with regular working mothers. She has never worked a day in her life,” meaning, obviously, outside the home in some shitty job with low wages, like most of the women in flyover country. Everyone was beating their chests on the teevee and saying “This is not a conversation the Democrats want to have! It’s hard work raising 5 boys!” They completely stepped over the fact that Ann Romney could chose to be a stay-at-home mom because her husband was a gazillionaire.

    The upshot of the whole ugly segment was that Obama is just as bad for women, because Democrats think women who choose to stay home and raise their children (like real, proper ‘Muricans) don’t do anything. It’s insulting!

    See how that works? Nobody made a squeak about the Romney’s economic advantages.

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    Tone In DC says:


    How Moon Zappa of you. ;-)

    I refuse to clean any washer (call a tech for that) because of exactly what you found. I shudder to think of what’s near the alley by the Hilton at 16th and K Streets, where all those Labrador-sized rats hang out.

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    Bubblegum Tate says:


    Or how goddamned stupid they think their audience is.
    …eh, it’s probably both.

    Well, who’s the stupider? The stupid person, or the person who repeats what the stupid person says?

    In other words, nobody could’ve predicted that the stupid people who actually look to the Beacon would claim that the Beacon’s story proves that it’s the Democrats who are waging the REAL war against women!

    So. Much. Stupid.

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