April 6, 2014

Quick takes [Darleen Click]

Sir! I’m offended! How dare you invite me to a day of fun & frolic! Good day, hater!

Slate scribbler ignores the admonition of Inigo Montoya while using the word hypocrisy. Conservatives make a distinction between what is legal and what is right. Mozilla is legally free to fire someone just because they committed a thought crime, just as some businesses are legally free to fire someone just because they engage in homosexual behavior. It doesn’t make it right, ethical or moral. The State need not be involved. But, hey, when Leftism is one’s religion, the State the only authority & Law the only “moral code” …

Precious Princess of the Vagina Warriors, Amanda Marcotte, still projecting.

Open and belligerent Jew-hate at Vassar.

On a happier note — when advertisements are better than the shows –

Posted by Darleen @ 11:21am
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  1. someone should write a song about that thailandese guy I think

  2. Leftists simply do not make the distinction between decisions made freely by individuals and those imposed upon us by the state.

    They can hate evil corporations that have no power to compel anyone to buy their products/services, and love noble government when it wields total authority over our lives.

    I can choose to use a different web browser (for now), but I can’t buy a health insurance policy unless it meets Obamacare’s Goldilocks standard (“good” enough but not TOO “good”, because then it would be a Cadillac plan).

  3. Monster, it all makes sense when you understand the left regard the state as their god and their political ideology is religious dogma.

    A house built on sand, one might say.

  4. Thanks for the laugh, NR – it just made my day.

  5. oh my the post is funny but the comments are great

    STRIKE! STRIKE! STRIKE!

  6. >For someone worried about gullible warming he’s fairly well rugged up with three layers of clothing and indoors.<

  7. Leftists simply do not make the distinction between decisions made freely by individuals and those imposed upon us by the state.

    That’s because they don’t recognize such a thing as “decisions made freely by individuals.” In their world, any decision not mandated by government must have been imposed by an eeeeevil corporation.

  8. >not mandated by government must have been imposed by an eeeeevil corporation.<

    that imposed it through gov't. the nazi/fascism vs commie world view.

  9. i can’t beliebe it been 20 whole years since Kurt got all wee-weed up on heroin and accidentally shot himself to where he was dead like Lucille Ball and financier par excellence Charles Humphrey Keating Jr

    it’s just so sad

  10. Ah, Amanda Marcotte. The reason why I have a Barry Manilow song stuck in my head.

    (Everytime I read her spewage, I want to create a filk based on “Mandy” then the song gets stuck in my head. Argh.)

  11. Abdel-Samad: … to a German it may sound bold and provocative. But what is fascism? It’s a political religion, with truths, with prophets, with a charismatic leader who is tasked with a supposedly holy mission to unite the nation and defeat the enemies. Islam is this too, exactly. Fascism divides the world into friends and enemies, while in Islam there are believers and non-believers. The conspiracy in fascism, the feeling of humiliation and getting a raw deal, this desire for revenge and the dehumanization of the enemy are all to be found in Islam, especially in the language of political Islam. The mixture of inferiority complex and the quest for world domination; between impotence and fantasies of omnipotence, that connect Islamism and fascism. In my book I write about the 14 theses of Umberto Eco about Ur-Fascism. There we find everything: the cult of tradition, the attitude to modernity and the counter-revolution against the Enlightenment, the conspiracy, the machismo. All the Islamists miss is the machinery of destruction such as was available to Stalinism and Nazism. Islamism has suffered several defeats, but has never been annihilated — unlike fascism in Germany and Italy. That is the reason why Islamic fascism drags on.

    link

  12. hi mozilla

    Abdel-Samad: In fact it has, and this just shows the stupidity of the fanatics. They do not understand: If they want to ban a book or silence a writer, it has the opposite effect. They say: he must be killed ! But then people start to ask why? What does he say? Who is he? Just because the Islamists live in their closed world and only talk to each other, they believe their threats could silence someone. This is ridiculous and naïve.

  13. OT, but may be of interest to those interested in serious (book-length) reading..

    Researchers are working to get a clearer sense of the differences between online and print reading — comprehension, for starters, seems better with paper — and are grappling with what these differences could mean not only for enjoying the latest Pat Conroy novel but for understanding difficult material at work and school. There is concern that young children’s affinity and often mastery of their parents’ devices could stunt the development of deep reading skills.

    The brain is the innocent bystander in this new world. It just reflects how we live.

    “The brain is plastic its whole life span,” Wolf said. “The brain is constantly adapting.”

    Wolf, one of the world’s foremost experts on the study of reading, was startled last year to discover her brain was apparently adapting, too. After a day of scrolling through the Web and hundreds of e-mails, she sat down one evening to read Hermann Hesse’s “The Glass Bead Game.”

    “I’m not kidding: I couldn’t do it,” she said. “It was torture getting through the first page. I couldn’t force myself to slow down so that I wasn’t skimming, picking out key words, organizing my eye movements to generate the most information at the highest speed. I was so disgusted with myself.”

    Not sure what the solution might be. I didn’t finish the article; had another open tab to check.. )

  14. I am still trying to figure out how it is that government workers need unions to protect them from their abusive employers yet the rest of us are suppose to trust the government to know what is best for us.

  15. Not sure what the solution might be.

    “Human beings are creatures of habit”, we might say. “Ok, so? So what?”, comes the response.

    Very well — then the next question is always “what habits?”.

    Ah, there’s the rub.

    Habits of freedom? Or habits of slavery? And look at us, how we get them.

  16. bgbear wrote: “I am still trying to figure out how it is that government workers need unions to protect them from their abusive employers yet the rest of us are suppose to trust the government to know what is best for us.”

    Government workers don’t need unions to protect them from their employer, they need unions to protect them from the people paying their employer’s bills.

  17. The unions are there to launder tax dollars through the government payroll and union dues into campaign contributions. They’re there to protect the pols’ phony baloney jobs in return for all the phony baloney union jobs the pols create.

    It’s turtles graft all the way down.

  18. @McGehee: Harumph!

    ;-D

  19. The American Government should not own a car company.”

    But if they did, it would be GM.

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