A devil moon took me through the alley

Just as libtards are the real racists, Galtians are the real victims. The Big Dog:

You could take Lloyd Blankfein into a dark alley and slit his throat, and it would satisfy them for about two days. Then the blood lust would rise again.

Part of me dreads having the Clintons back in the White House, but it sure beats the alternatives.



Bully for them

Politico today (link goes elsewhere, don’t worry):

Historians who try to rank the 44th president in our national pantheon are surely going to ask why he has not made better use of his “bully pulpit.”



Can’t you hear me nachting?

I saw some internets about “Perkinsnacht” and I assumed it was a joke. Silly me.

Perkinsnacht

Liberal vituperation makes our letter writer’s point.

Has anyone on the right connected the obvious dots and noted how the prosecution of brave dissidents like Dinesh D’Souza and Bob McDonnell is pretty much exactly how the Holocaust began?

Also too, this is nitpicking, but “vituperative” is very 2010. I like to think it died when David Broder did. The operative word now is “gleeful”, I’m fairly sure.



Give her a little grace

Apropos of dpm’s post on Bill Keller’s latest…Keller just doubled down with the condescension:

I think some readers have misread my point, and some – the most vociferous – seem to believe that anything short of an unqualified “right on, Lisa!” is inhumane or sacrilegious.

This shouldn’t have to be said, but…cut her a little fucking slack, she might be dying. Yes, anything short of “good luck to you” is indeed inhumane and sacrilegious.

Corey Robin points out that Keller had quite a different reaction to his buddy Chris Hitchens’ very public battle with cancer:

[H]e is dying of esophageal cancer, a fact he has faced with exceptional aplomb.

[….]

Christopher Hitchens: American patriot. We’ve done a lot worse.

Anyway, every time our overlords tell us “Shut the fuck up and die, plebe”, the guillotines get closer.



I’m a nice guy, but don’t get confused, this pimpin’

I stopped reading Politico a long time ago, partly because my favorite reporters there all left, partly because the solid beat reporting is increasingly buried under an avalanche of “big picture” wankery. This piece on that Mike Allen “Playbook” thing (which is unbelievably worthless, even relative to other daily political digests) blew my mind:

Allen’s updates have become perhaps the Beltway’s most impressive journo-business story of the past decade. As previously reported, advertisers pay a good $35,000 for a weekly run in “Playbook,” a price tag that has inflated nicely for Politico in recent years.

[….]

Another big name that’s gotten a healthy dose of earned media from Playbook is BP, a company that has faced quite a challenge in image-conscious Washington, thanks to the 2010 oil spill at the Deepwater Horizon rig leased by the company. In recent months, BP has blanketed “Playbook” with ads hyping the company’s status as “America’s largest energy investor.” The free BP mentions authored by Allen tell a similar story.

Last June, for instance, Allen found newsworthy an AP story about a BP campaign to challenge settlement claims stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The item quoted from a full-page ad that the company had placed in newspapers, and that the AP story had cited. It also included a link to the ad.

But the Villagers are all good friends and Allen is such a nice guy, so no biggie!

To skim Playbook is to experience Washington in the midst of an attention-deficited conversation that can bounce from the Congressional Budget Office’s score of the health care bill to news of a “state visit” from Feldman’s parents (Jud and Sunny) to an all-caps directive that we all “ask Hari about his new puppy.”



Memo from Turner

Jim Newell’s piece on the Atlanta Braves’ move from Turner Field to Cobb County is almost enough to make me stop watching major-league baseball:

Speaking of Cobb County putting up $450 million in financing: where the hell is it getting that money from? Sure, it’s one of the richer counties in the country, but that’s still $450 million. And it’s not like the county treasuries have been especially flush with cash to pay for everything their little hearts desire. Such as, say, teachers:

Cobb County’s school board approved a 2013-14 budget Thursday night that will result in five furlough days for all employees, the loss of 182 teachers through attrition and a slimmer central administration staff.

Give the Galtians who own the team a tax cut!



Manhattan’s sinking like a rock

Pretty amazing picture of what the coastline of the US will look like after the polar ice caps melt. Many of the places that will be underwater will be places where elite east coast librul Accela riders live, so who cares. But Florida — portions of which are certainly Real America — will be underwater too.