Thursday, November 30, 2006

Is David Frum possibly the dumbest pundit in the world? I know, it's hard to make these kinds of claims with the likes of Richard Perle, Mary Matalin and George Will on the prowl in our editorial pages and on our television sets.

But really, comparing helping students afford higher education to oil subsidies? Is this moron out of his fuckin mind? Maybe he can tell us again how Iraq will be Eden. Or come up with another trite Star Wars phrase like Axis of Evil, so his wife can brag to all of DC that her moron husband came up with it?

After being so wrong on Iraq, to the tune of thousands upon thousands of innocent lives lost, can you, Mr. Frum, do us all a favor and for the love of God just shut the fuck up!

My pal Steve Benen at The Carpetbagger Report, as always, has the goods...


At 2:11 PM, Blogger Fernando said...

I agree Cliff. You know they can't shut up thou. Delusional people never see reality for what it is. As you have referenced in the past - they have a disease.

Put yourself in their shoes of daily psycotic episodes.

Now don't you feel a little bit like a bully?

Randi posts comic episodes of Republican Rehab. I think we should stop thinking the idea is funny and start coming up with suggestions to actually help these people.

Instead of saying "shut the fuck up" how about getting the same results by gently coaxing them into a gag ball.

At 2:12 PM, Blogger Fernando said...

HERE is an example of what I mean.

At 4:26 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Cliff, if you're around.
Go rec/comment on my bros' diary at kos

That way he'll owe you when you put your diary up. (just like politics)

Actually, it's pretty funny.

At 7:47 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

The Republican don't want to give students Pell grants or College Loans because if they do, students won't enlist into the military with the promise of getting their education paid by the government. I think in their minds (Republicans) making loans or Pell Grants easy to get would undermine their ability to send these kids to whatever illegal war they want us to fight next. They won't need a draft as long as they can keep the kids who can't afford college out. The rich ones, of course, won't need the loans or grants...nor will they need to join the military in order to pay for their schooling.

There are a lot of dumb Republicans, but in my opinion, there are a lot more evil ones.

At 8:58 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Oy. I just got off the phone with someone I know in the military (haven't talked to in a long time) and I can't share what they told me. THIS IS KILLING ME.

At 9:00 PM, Blogger Fernando said...

Terrible Paddy. Can you imagine waking up every day as cannon fodder?

At 2:17 AM, Blogger Fernando said...

What are we there for Paddy? Were we looking for drill sites?

How stupid is that?

At 9:26 AM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Ok...this is off topic, sorry.

Cliff, we need an open thread!

It's snowing like crazy in Chicago! Nothing like a snow day to bring up your spirits...that is, as long as you aren't the one that has to do the shoveling. I know it's not fun to drive in, but it is absolutely beautiful to look at, just like a Christmas card scene.

Paddy...has it hit your area yet?

At 10:34 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

No Mary Ellen,


I'm guessing you didn't see my sugestion earlier, eh Cliffie?

I saw on Bravenet that you can get them, but I haven't checked it out yet.

Nope Mary Ellen, just rainy and nasty. I'm heading out now to do some errands (video store for West Wing season 2, cigs & soda) before it hits. Looks to be a cozy weekend. (ooh, better get firewood too)

At 10:36 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

I'm reposting a comment from yesterday. I'm liking the bumper sticker sayings.... Fernando, Mary Ellen? Any more ideas......

Boy Cliff, you really do have your little fan club!!!
Do we get t-shirts and bumper stickers?

"I'd go over the edge for Cliff!"

"Shake it up with Schecter!"

"Don't Miff the Cliff"

(really, I do need a job.-obviously-)

At 11:04 AM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...


personally, I like "I'd go over the edge for Cliff".

Ok, this isn't as good, but how about..

"Don't be a with Cliff" I'm not as creative as paddy.


You might want to check out your candle and battery supply. Lots of power outages from the ice storm that hit before the snow. Most of our power lines are underground where I live...but there are a few communities who are still without power since last night.

At 1:23 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Heh, you made me snicker Mary Ellen!!

Hey Fernando!! Where are you?
Just wondering since ME and I are in the midwest. Maybe Cliff has a special kind of midwestern appeal?

I'm good on the candles and batteries, but I'll be miserable if I don't have my computer! (I check my stock on that when the time change happens)

Pissed, no West Wing. Gotta figure out where I can get it.(but I did get Death by Chocolate ice cream. mmmmm)

At 2:40 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...


Glad to hear you aren't snowed in yet. The snow finally stopped here. Death by Chocolate...the only way to go, IMO!

My appeal to Cliff is purely political. As cute as he is... :-D

My favorite thing to do during a snow storm (besides the obvious) is a fire in the fireplace and a bottle of wine.

I think we all need to see Paddy through this storm...we need stupid jokes...lots of stupid jokes.

At 4:00 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Ooooh, looks like the storm is skirting us!!
I'm in Mishawaka, which is right next to South Bend. Looks like the storm went across IL and headed up thru MI. (my old hometown Grand Rapids is probably going to get hit hard)
The weather channel says we're going to get some snow, but not alot.


Boy, Cliff sure must be enjoying the baby.
We haven't had a fresh post in what? 30 hours?

See what happens when you do good Cliff?

You get mouthy demanding supporters!!

At 4:18 PM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

Sorry a new post took so long guys. You three are so awesome hangin out here and shootin the shit I feel guilty when I don't post for you.

I explain why in my new post, part baby part book proposal. In any case, you guys rock.

And Paddy, I did recommend your brother's diary at Kos. One more thing, if you do political work, and there is anything I can do to help on the job front, please let me know :)

Mary Ellen, I would be happy to put up a chat room. I need to have a moment to figure out how to do these things or get my technical guy to help. The reason there have been so few updates to this site in terms of style, etc., is I am technologically challenged (and that is a kind way of putting it).

And Fernando, per your comments, the cannon fodder part breaks my heart too. It is one of the reasons I get so passionate when arguing with these clowns. Real people are dying. This ain't no sport, which is the way they seem to see it.

Ok guys, gotta run, but I do promise to try and get some more posts up :)


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