Saturday, March 14, 2015

The Beltway Iron Rule of David Brooks



10 comments:

Ben Boyce said...

Amen to that. David Brooks is one of my pet peeves. He has fooled liberals for decades with his brand of "both-siderism." He is despised by the stark raving mad base of the real Republican Party.

Betsy said...

Exactly.

Red Hand said...

A bit ironic that one of the hippies is clutching a copy of the NYT. Guess this was before Judith Miller starting singing her siren songs about "WMD."

Compound F said...

fuggin'eh, beeyotch. If only anyone cared. I'll say it again, the dude can write & graph it!Except when it comes to greenwald, where critiques fall prat-fall flat. I'm still trying to come to grips with that predilection of yours (aside from whatever grain of truth contained therein.

I think you're right about a lot of shit, but civil liberties? Not so much, if at all.

Mike Lumish said...

@Compound F

So tell us again, how the NSA cracked your laptop so they could watch you masturbate.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

@Mike:

The NSA stole the Wankwatch(tm) technology from Ceiling Cat.

@Compound F:

Give it up, CF. GG will always be Saul the Persecutor to them.

driftglass said...

As you can see, the Purity Angels really cannot help themselves. As true fanatics, every occasion is an occasion to continue to whine about the only subject they ever whine about: their horror at anyone who ever said anything even mildly critical of St. Glenn.

To borrow a comment made about Churchill, they would kill their own mother just so that they could use her skin to make a drum to beat their own Purity.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

How's that realistic hard-headed pragmatism working out for you members of the democratic wing of the Dinocratic wing of the Property Party?

Though y'all are probably correct that "purity", whatever that means, won't work, either. I have reached the weary conclusion that nothing will work.

The USA is dead. What wears the name in its place is a giant anime-style robotic warsuit, painted to look like Uncle Sam, piloted by the Malefactors of Great Wealth, who own both wings of the Property Party. (Speaking of the MoGW, someone needs to hook Teddy Roosevelt's corpse up to a generator--by now, it's probably spinning fast enough to power half the country.)

Victor said...

Nobody fucking cares, Ivory Monster from the Confederacy! You're a right-wing asshole, same as your obsessed stalker buddy up there, and you can both get the fuck out if you can't act like adults.

Ivory Bill Woodpecker said...

I'll maybe plead guilty to the resemblance to a proctologist's specialty, but "right-wing"?

Yeah, that's why I voted Green the past few elections. xD

I used to think only the right-wingers could be herded, not us cool "cats" of the amorphous Left.

Then came 2008, and the Victors of the world gulped down the Blue Kool-Aid, and fell into line behind the Chosen One. Then, also in 2008, many of my old Web friends who refused the Blue Kool-Aid turned right (and Right) around and gulped down the Red Kool-Aid.

Some people--well, probably a dreary majority of us talking apes--are just natural followers, I reckon.