December 19, 2012

The contemptible “civility” of the progressive mind

Compare & contrast:

FoxNews:   “Robert Bork, former Supreme Court nominee, dies”

LA Times“Robert Bork, failed Supreme Court nominee, dies at age 85”

It’s who they are.  It’s what they do.

RIP, Judge Bork.  And be thankful that where you’re going you won’t be running into Ted Kennedy.  Though you might want to give Mary Jo Kopechne a big hug.

(h/t Darleen)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:13am

Comments (43)

  1. Yeah, I noticed that.

    Stay classy, LAT.


    Even Reuters has “Conservative jurist Robert Bork dies at 85” which is not a bad headline (I didn’t click through for the article because, well, Reuters).

  2. “RIP, Judge Bork. And be thankful that where you’re going you won’t be running into Ted Kennedy. Though you might want to give Mary Jo Kopechne a big hug.”

    And while you are up there tell Reagan to Bohdi Satva his ass back down here ASAP. He has a lot of work to do.

  3. Bork was a failed nominee? What the fuck does that mean?

  4. It means that he was like Harriet Miers but not like Elena Kagan.

  5. His Wikipedia entry says he was successfully nominated. “He was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan”.

    Someone doesn’t understand the meaning of “nominee”. I would guess one of those someones works for the LA Times.

  6. – So now we have the “official white wash” report on Benghazi, to go along with the cover up, lying, and in Hillery’s case, health dodge. So its a matched set for your bookcase.

    – Where the hell did Issa disappear to?

  7. I know I’ve said this many a time, but I do love how as they get crazier and dumber, we’re supposed to get more excited about jumping onto their band wagon.

    The fact that the opposite happens never even enters their mind. But, then again, I know a bunch of older Republicans waiting for the next election, this’ll be the time, etc.

  8. OT: Sam Donaldson busted for DUI.

  9. Bork, in defense of democracy, quotes Chesterton: “What is the good of telling a community it has every liberty except the liberty to make laws? The liberty to make laws is what constitutes a free people.” The orderly exercise of democratic authority itself breeds the dignity and responsibility necessary to its wise use. A republic needs well-instructed citizens imbued with republican virtues: courage,self-reliance, resolution, gravity, self-denial, prudence. Reducing self-government to the right to petition judicial mandarins erodes those virtues and breeds ill-informed, petulant, unprincipled citizens who think only of winning the next benefit on whatever grounds.


  10. – Where the hell is Lewes beach?

    – I notice more and more the sloppy reporting, leaving off location info in news ledes these days. A prime example was the Sandy hook early reporyts that assumed everyone in America knows where that is, no mention of the state in the early reports, and confusing writing mentioning NJ.

  11. Well, BBH, ya gots yer choices: DelMarVa.

  12. lewes beach is in del i think

  13. – Ummm, Del Mar CA, DelMar VA, or Deleware?

  14. – In connection with Sandy Hook, we’d just gotten past Sandy the storm, and both the shooter and the lead cop were named Roberts. The media was tripping all over themsleves already, and things get totally garbled when they rush things so much with no checking apparently.

  15. The media was tripping all over themsleves already, and things get totally garbled when they rush things so much with no checking apparently.

    Layers of editors and fact checkers. [spit]

  16. Lewes is the point of land in Delaware across the mouth of the Delaware Bay from Cape May, N.J. There is a beach at Lewes, but I’ve never heard tell of a Lewes Beach.

  17. Delaware, Maryland, Virginia. Commonly referred to as DelMarVa by local newscasters and newspapers.

    I perfer Del Mar, CA since I like to go see the ponies race.

  18. OT: Sam Donaldson busted for DUI. doesn’t seem to have his mugshot. What’s up with that?

  19. – The comments over at HuffPoop on the Bengahzi white wash report are truly amazing. Either the Left is populated by total morons or theres a small army of Progtards getting payed to fill the hive echo chamber with wall to wall insane hogwash.

    – There has to be a reconing coming at some point if theres any justice in this world.

  20. Greetings: went with “Rejected Supreme Court nominee”. Maybe they’ll go with “Impeached for mer President Clinton” when that time comes.

  21. “Progressive” has one g.

  22. Even Troll know how spell.

  23. “Progressive” has one g.

    Yup. Started to go with proggtard and decided against it. Didn’t make the adjustment.

    Shit happens.

  24. HAHAHAHAHA! TROLL like you, Jeff Gold-stein-man! For a woman, you okay! You come clean TROLL cave, take care TROLL children anytime!

  25. Yeah, that schtick was getting old fast. Bye-bye TROLL.

  26. …here I was thinking “TROLL” was some parody account of some sort.

    Guess it’s true: You can’t parody progressives very well, since they can outdo any parody with little effort.

  27. Really troll? The stay at home dad gag ? That’s what you carry in your bag along with 1d4 throwing stones and 1 treasure type roll on table u? Sad.

  28. Oh. Nevermind. It has been killed with fire so it doesn’t get back up. Carry on. 600 XP awarded.

  29. Good lord! I must have had the window for this post open a long time. Wow. Sorry for the blast from the past time traveling. I need to hit refresh more often.

  30. TROLL not dead! Only rest eyeball!

  31. Isn’t it about time for you to masturbate and go to bed, son?

  32. P.S. your schtick is ripped off from Oog on Slashdot, circa 1997.

  33. Palaeomerus, TROLL not know Jeff Gold-stein-man finally got job. Assumed still unemployable. Good for Gold-stein-man!

  34. Also Ugg on TPM! With little bit Drunk Hulk!

  35. Translation: you don’t have an original thought in your head.


  36. Darn! TROLL thought he made new friend!

  37. Aw… someone’s feeling persistent, though in an annoying, braying jackass sort of way. Of course, pathetic man-children with a sad need for attention tend to be like that. Oh well…

    Am I the only one reading Troll2’s dribblings in the voice of that “OH MY GOD!!!” kid from the movie Troll 2? E.g.:

    “They’re eating her… and they’re gonna eat me! OH MY GOOOODDDDDDDD!!!!”

  38. Irony: TROLL never see any Troll movies! Much prefer Ingmar Bergman! Playing chess with Death! That guy laugh riot!

  39. Bored now. *compassionate head tilt*

  40. TROLL not here to entertain! TROLL here to chew wooly mammoth meat and kick ass! And TROLL almost out wooly mammoth meat!

  41. Ah, one of the “too stupid to counter-troll” trolls. Definitely bored now.

  42. Troll prefer Candace Bergman because that also name with bergman and that funny somehow! And Burgess Merdith have crucial “Burg” sound in name too so troll throw that in too..hah!…..blah blah blah.

    IT SUX.

  43. I’ve had math problems kick my ass more than troll has.