Monthly Archives: October 2009

Won’t Somebody Puhlease Think About The “Good White People”?!

by matttbastard You know, sometimes even the laudable snark-fu of yours truly can’t do justice to the absurdity of bigotry. In this instance, the following headline from Media Matters says it all: ‘Zogby asks if FCC should force “good white … Continue reading

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UWO, London Ontario Police Violently Assault Student

by matttbastard This hits a bit too close to home — seriously: Officials at the University of Western Ontario in London [my hometown -- mb] are defending the violent arrest of a student that was captured on video and posted … Continue reading

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On Analogy and Imperial Ambition

by matttbastard What was that about Afghanistan not being even remotely analogous to Vietnam? Andrew Bacevich: Implementing the McChrystal plan will perpetuate the longstanding fundamentals of US national security policy: maintaining a global military presence, configuring US forces for global … Continue reading

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Hey, WaPo — Peeing On the Floor = Wingnut SOP

by matttbastard Jesse Taylor explains why, contra aimai, the latest example of desperate hand wringing on the part of the traditional media over the scourge that is online incivility (fetch forth teh fainting couch!) misses the mark by honing in … Continue reading

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Intellectual [sic] Conservatism: A Lighter Shade of Pale

by matttbastard My homie Adam Serwer, examining Steven Hayward’s recent paen to the intellectual [sic] conservative tradition through a racial lens, wins the tubes for the week: …any political movement that places The Bell Curve among its most important intellectual … Continue reading

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Ego and Ambition: Privileges That Only White Men Are Allowed To Enjoy (Recycled Meme Edition)

by matttbastard Shorter George Will: “Uppity. N*gger.” Yeah, um, 2008 called — it wants its racist dogwhistle back. For fuck’s sakes, George, put down the thesarus, stop wasting our time and Katharine Weymouth’s money and just say what you *really* … Continue reading

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Beckian, Burkean — It’s All Semantics, Anyway.

by matttbastard You are forgiven if, upon first reading the following passage from this recent Sunday Outlook op-ed about the ongoing contemporary struggle between conservative populism and heady intellectualism, you too thought that AEI glue-sniffer scholar Steven F. Hayward was taking … Continue reading

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Obama, Chicago 2016 and “Stunning Humiliation”: Parody Joins Irony in the Afterlife

by matttbastard Quick: who published the following headline: The Onion, or The Murdoch Times? ‘Obama’s Olympic failure will only add to doubts about his presidency’ Congrats if you picked the latter. Behold the advent of a new post-parody era: There … Continue reading

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