What you should be reading this holiday weekend, in lieu of spending quality time with your family/loved ones (like yrs truly will be a little later):
– Open ass, insert head: Dave, Cathie, Dawg, pale_, jj, Peggy, and Orwell’s Bastard, on the latest iteration of ‘Progressive Bloggers [sic] journey to the centre of their colons’ (solidarity w/ DAMMIT JANET!)
– Re: John Derbyshire’s modest proposal that –wait for it–Libruls R teh Real Rayyyycists (let me show you how by being extremely racist — just like teh libruls!), what TNC said:
I’m sure Derb will say his piece was “satire” soon enough. But you don’t get to do satire when you actually believe black people are dumber.
— Ta-Nehisi Coates (@tanehisi) April 7, 2012
Also see Dawg, Elspeth Reeve, Josh Barro, John Holbo, Maureen O’Connor, Rob Farley, Scott Lemieux, Charles Johnson, and the readers of National Review who, contra Starburst Lowry, boldly declared en masse: ‘We are all Derbyshire‘ (doh!) Despite the strong show of solidarity from NRO’s lumpen commetariat, alas, Derb was a bit too airhorn to remain employed by an outlet where dogwhistles are industry standard. So long, and thanks for all the proud racism, rank misogyny, and generally icky douchetasticness, Derb.
– Speaking of apologists for racism (ok, so Derb is more of a cheerleader sans panties — yeesh, talk about naked enthusiasm), law prof Darren Hutchinson takes on Shelby Steele and other black conservative intellectuals who, over the years, have firmly established a cottage industry on the right flogging long-dead hobbyhorses re: civil rights and the not-so-subtle affirmation of white supremacy. No surprise said usual suspects are now concern-trolling Trayvon supporters. Also, this:
— Matthew Elliot (@matttbastard) April 6, 2012
– And finally, the less said about this, the better:
Happy holidays from bastard.logic.
— Saskboy K. (@saskboy) April 6, 2012
Some things (and some douche-sombreros) never change. Y’know what else is “so 2006”?
But enough about buggy-whips and the fauxgressives who stubbornly wield them (along with equally-antiquated notions re: teh wimminz). Hope you all like the new look. The delightfully profane invective remains the same.
*Even more 2006: blogging. Ahem. Shaddap.
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