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1/9/2009

Quote of the Day

Filed under: Obama,Politics — DRJ @ 11:53 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Decipher this:

“[A]ppointing Gupta now, although it’s a small thing, is just another example of the lack of accountability that always seems to be the rule when you get things wrong in a socially acceptable way.”

Paul Krugman, explaining why he opposes Obama’s appointment of Sanjay Gupta as Surgeon General because Gupta once claimed Michael Moore “fudged his facts” in the film SiCKO.

The linked article also details Congressman John Conyers’ opposition to Gupta.

— DRJ

138 Responses to “Quote of the Day”

  1. The left wingers are having buyer’s remorse but nobody could satisfy them. There is some danger in some of his second level appointees like Dawn Johnson at OLC. He may get his moonbats in by the back (non-Senate confirmation) door.,

    MIke K (ee3203)

  2. C’mon. Tack right or left. Is this a horrible pick, or a great pick? Is it idealogical at all? Does anyone really care? Are Dems bad for supporting it, or for opposing it? Symmetrical questions for Repubs. Weren’t the only two significant moments in the history of the surgeon general’s office (1) the pronouncement that cigarettes aren’t healthy, and (2)C. Everett Koop’s interview with Ali Gi?

    Dave Affeld (dc2a1f)

  3. Pass the popcorn, please. Gupta also supports a “single-payer system”. I suspect that his disagreement with Michael Moore was due to the fact that Gupta is a religious vegan and Moore eats three cows at a sitting.

    nk (cc566c)

  4. I really can’t decipher it; guess that means I am unqualified to write for The Los Angeles Times, at least not until Mr Fikes buys it.

    The Dana who wrote for the UK student newspaper but wasn't a journalism major (556f76)

  5. Krugman’s ongoing employment, although it’s a small thing, is just another example of the lack of accountability that always seems to be the rule when you get things wrong in a socially acceptable way.

    Pablo (99243e)

  6. I read Orwell’s essay in my first quarter in college and have always tried to follow Orwell’s six rules since (except maybe for #vi):

    (i) Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.

    (ii) Never use a long word where a short one will do.

    (iii) If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.

    (iv) Never use the passive where you can use the active.

    (v) Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.

    (vi) Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.

    nk (cc566c)

  7. Tru dat, nk. Tru dat.

    Eric Blair (fb1fc9)

  8. 2. no, the most important effort by a surgeon general was Clinton’s Jocelyn Elders letting kids be kids by pushing for more masturbation education. Minnie Lee Jones wanted your teenages to be adept at playing with themselves and naturally the evil conservatives were aghast and forced her resignation. At least her boss walked the walk vis a vis absentinence from sexual activity by avoiding his shrewish spouse and playing in a non-sexual matter with a young intern, kneepads and cigars.

    aoibhneas (0c6cfc)

  9. Quote of the day. Read my lips.
    😛

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  10. Quote of the Day. Read my face.

    :>
    :<
    :/

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  11. Dammit!

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  12. 2. no, the most important effort by a surgeon general was Clinton’s Jocelyn Elders letting kids be kids by pushing for more masturbation education.

    Truly, the great shame of the US is that our High School Juniors were only masturbating at a 8th grade level… Embarrassing…

    Scott Jacobs (90ff96)

  13. Krugman added that “appointing Gupta now, although it’s a small thing, is just another example of the lack of accountability that always seems to be the rule when you get things wrong in a socially acceptable way.”
    Racists.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  14. Dr. Sanjay Gupta should treat Paul Krugman for a badly swelled head. Krugman, even more than Frank Rich, has become the Official New York Times Knee-Jerk Liberal.

    Official Internet Data Office (f79a35)

  15. Voting for Obama is just another example of the lack of accountability that always seems to be the rule when you get things wrong in a socially acceptable way.

    Perfect Sense (9d1b08)

  16. Frankly, the Surgeon General job is all hype, but medical knowledge is quite helpful.

    Say whatever you want, but Sanjay Gupta is as qualified as the next guy, perhaps more given his TV experience.

    Rep. Conyers is just an old crouchy ..

    Neo (cba5df)

  17. Awww, that nasty Dr. Gupta was mean to Krazy Krugman and John “I Hold Fake Impeachment Hearings In My Parents’ Basement” Conyers’ hero Lord Pork-Pork. It brings a tear to my eye, it does.

    Obama is doing rather well in the psychological warfare department–I know nothing about Dr. Gupta except that three of his enemies are scumbags, and yet I’m inclined to like him. Smart of him to throw us a bone like that.

    M. Scott Eiland (5ccff0)

  18. Comment by Perfect Sense — 1/10/2009 @ 7:36 am
    Not Voting for Obama is just another example of the lack of accountability that always seems to be the rule when you get things wrong in a socially acceptable way.
    There FTFY. Yeah yeah, thank me later.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  19. Slightly OT, I don’t exactly remember how it happened, but at Best Buy a year ago I was buying a new laptop and ended up in a long discussion with the young geek salesman that ended with him praising and recommending “Sicko” to me while lecturing about U.S. healthcare. I verbally slapped him down and took my business elsewhere. I was totally frosted. I’ve yet to write a letter of complaint to the BB management but really should. This is worse than being attacked politically by my co-workers in IM and that happens a lot, too.

    I have no opinion of Gupta but I also have no respect any longer for the Surgeon General, whoever it is. Mealymouthed nannies. Michael Moore on the other hand can swallow poison and I’ll cheer.

    Peg C. (48175e)

  20. I gotta saw, Gupta has to be a smart guy…

    I mean, neurosurgeons ain’t stupid…

    Scott Jacobs (90ff96)

  21. There are so many con-artists and bad actors in the Dem party, Conyers is just one more. (His wifey is a piece of work all on her own.) As I mentioned on another blog, there’s a reason Vince Flynn’s “Term Limits” is my favorite book.

    Peg C. (48175e)

  22. Scott, it’s obvious the only thing “disqualifying” Gupta is his unwillingness to kiss lefty a$$.

    Peg C. (48175e)

  23. Comment by Peg C. — 1/10/2009 @ 8:13 am
    You mean lefty ))

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  24. :(I)
    :(l)

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  25. Dammit! That didn’t work. Okay try this:
    <@;D

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  26. Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrgh! I give up…..*

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  27. Love2008 is just another example of the lack of accountability that always seems to be the rule when you get things wrong in a socially acceptable way.

    Perfect Sense (9d1b08)

  28. Love2008 was trying to correct me. Does anyone know what it was supposed to be? He barfed all over himself.

    Peg C. (48175e)

  29. Pat, there’s a WordPress plug-in (Sister Toldjah uses it) which has expanded emoticons. It is apparent that the commenter soon to be known as Emperor7 really, really! wants you to install it.

    The HTML Dana (556f76)

  30. Perhaps only a neurosurgeon could figure out what Love2008 is trying to say. I’m really sorry I pardoned him/her in a previous post.

    Old Coot (f036b5)

  31. “Emperor 7″ is a brand of Japanese condom.

    Official Internet Data Office (f79a35)

  32. Hey Patrick:
    I know this is off point, but the blithering idiot we know as Tim Rutten is at it again today in his 401(k) column. Leaving aside the inaccuracies in his analysis, he couldn’t even get AARP’s (former) name right. AARP used to be known as the American Association of Retired Persons. Timmy referred to the group as the American Assocation of Retired PEOPLE. Gotta get the basics right, Tim. Do you need another layer of fact checkers?

    Kyle (828fde)

  33. Use it, abuse it, stick it where the sun don’t shine — and then throw it away. Sounds appropriate. 😉

    Icy Texan (b7d162)

  34. Unless you are a lifetime subscriber to The Nation and think Reds is the greatest movie of all times, you are just not going to appease the left.

    Joe (dcebbd)

  35. Comment by Perfect Sense — 1/10/2009 @ 8:43 am
    You are so ungrateful. So much for my effort to help. :)

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  36. Comment by Peg C. — 1/10/2009 @ 8:48 am
    No I wasn’t trying correct you. Actually I was trying agree with you. The “))” icon is a graphic illustration for a$$. Emoticons.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  37. When I first heard the name “Sanjay Gupta”, I thought BHO was nominating either a New-age Guru, or a sitar-player to be SG.
    After reading Dr. Gupta’s OpEd in Friday’s WSJ, I can say with confindence that if he does know how to play the sitar, I was right on both counts.

    Hopey and Changey!
    May the Saints Preserve Us.

    AD (4de33d)

  38. Oprah’s ambassadorship is right around the corner.

    Icy Texan (b7d162)

  39. …confindence…

    AD (4de33d)

  40. Perhaps only a neurosurgeon could figure out what Love2008 is trying to say. I’m really sorry I pardoned him/her in a previous post.

    Comment by Old Coot — 1/10/2009 @ 9:05 am
    Wasn’t really trying to say anything. Was trying out some new Emoticon icons. That didn’t work out well as you have seen. And what’s this business about “pardoning” me you are talking about?

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  41. Krugman’s former associates at Enron completely agree with his analysis.

    Dmac (eb0dd0)

  42. Michael Mooore fudge facts?!?! NOO!!!

    MichaelMooreIsaFatAss (310603)

  43. Michael Moore would NEVER misrepresent fudge.

    In fact, if there’s a national spokesman job in the offing . . .

    Icy Texan (b7d162)

  44. Krugman’s ongoing employment, although it’s a small thing, is just another example of the lack of accountability that always seems to be the rule when you get things wrong in a socially acceptable way.

    Pablo, well said! Krugman’s gibberish was a steaming pile of Bovine Excremental Irony. The man is so wrapped up in his own warped worldview, he cant see how he’s mr unaccountable – he’s lied in his column on many occasions. In his world, the Moore’s and the Krugman’s are the valiant fighters for truth, and critics, whether Gupta or (say) Don Luskin, are the philistines boobs. His World is Upside Down.

    It’s amazing how apropos this meme is – everywhere – except in the case that Krugman uses it for.

    Appointing Leon Pannetta to head the CIA, although it’s a small thing, is just another example of the lack of accountability that always seems to be the rule when you get things wrong in a socially acceptable way.

    Expanding SCHIP at a time of trillion-dollar deficits, although it’s a small thing, is just another example of the lack of accountability that always seems to be the rule when you get things wrong in a socially acceptable way.

    Voting for Obama, although it’s a small thing, is just another example of the lack of accountability that always seems to be the rule when you get things wrong in a socially acceptable way.

    Calling for Israel to cease and desist while saying nothing of Hamas violations of previous agreements, although it’s a small thing, is just another example of the lack of accountability that always seems to be the rule when you get things wrong in a socially acceptable way.

    … you can really have fun with that Meme.

    Travis Monitor (cfa2f1)

  45. Gupta is actually pretty well trained and the Surgeon General is a sinecure position. He was a White House Fellow in the Clinton administration and has some connection to Hillary. I see no problems with the appointment.

    MIke K (ee3203)

  46. It is amazing just how regularly Krugman shows what a clown he is. This being just another in a long series of thousands of examples.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  47. Krugman just wants a surgeon general who will saying his chronic masterbating is a good thing.

    The only way Paul gets an orgasm is looking in the mirror and fingering his Nobel medal.

    Joe (dcebbd)

  48. L2008: My pardon (which I now renounce) is at comment #25 of this thread. Curious you’d not recollect that as you (as usual) were dispensing silliness in several comments therein. Senility? I’ll let others judge.

    Old Coot (f036b5)

  49. Never mind, Old Coot. Pinhead2008 is an oily, mealy-mouthed, hypocritical, backstabbing protozoan who smiles at you greasily and gives you the finger when your back is turned. Don’t waste any further thought on her.

    nk (2a3e35)

  50. Leaving aside the wisdom of the pick, the question that arises from DRJ’s post is whether the NY Times copyeditors are so cowed by Krugman’s Noble Prize that they allow such slopping writing to pass through to the reader. I worked as a writing tutor for a few years and I can assure you that had this been submitted to me I would have circled the sentence that DRJ highlighted, drawn a big question mark in the margin, and returned it to Krugman.

    JVW (bff0a4)

  51. God, even I am making the Noble/Nobel mistake. There is nothing noble about the Nobel.

    JVW (bff0a4)

  52. Comment by nk — 1/10/2009 @ 12:26 pm
    You should see a shrink for that bitterness. There is no need transfering the frustration of a failed relationship on another. You ve gotta let it out. Forgive her for dumping you and find consolation that she has found someone waaaay better than you. If it is any comfort. I am praying for you.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  53. nk: Having read #54, I have no choice but to agree with you.

    Old Coot (f036b5)

  54. So, Conyers says “It is not in the best interests of the nation to have someone like this who lacks the requisite experience needed to oversee the federal agency that provides crucial healthcare assistance to some of the poorest and most underserved communities in America.”

    Wouldn’t that also then apply to, say, chosing Panetta as the director of the CIA, who may just have to deal with crucial intelligence information which may affect everyone in America, including the poorest and most underserved?

    Nugai (88f7ba)

  55. Comment by Old Coot — 1/10/2009 @ 12:16 pm
    I never sought for nor asked for your “pardon”. So why don’t you take that pardon and shove it up your ))!

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  56. Someone with a new name is having pretensions of omnipotence.

    AD (4de33d)

  57. I have not a few differences of opinion with emp, but in this case I must give nk a 15 yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct and Old Coot a 50k fine for leaving the sidelines to join in the scuffle.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  58. Oh, and AD just earned a 50k fine.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  59. Hey! There are no rules in a knife-fight!

    AD (4de33d)

  60. DRJ or Patterico, cleanup on aisle #57 and aisle #49. It’s probably the same customer, too.

    Thank you.

    Official Internet Data Office (6208b4)

  61. Actually, I thought #49 was probably quite accurate – a little too graphic (TMI), but still accurate.

    AD (4de33d)

  62. No, AD, Joe is not pinhead2008.

    Pinhead2008 is the only troll I genuinely detest, here. Because she is such a filthy gypsy of a dishonest sneak.

    nk (2a3e35)

  63. Comment by Official Internet Data Office — 1/10/2009 @ 1:33 pm
    If it isn’t the condom expert. How is business?

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  64. No, commenter formerly known as Another Drew, I think that #49 is an example of a lefty doing a “Faux Right-Winger” impression. You can’t fake a faux hillbilly accent in print, or else that would have been added. The perp likely thought about using the handle “Joe the Plumber,” but thought that too obvious.

    I see you are new to the ways of the internet, Grasshopper.

    Official Internet Data Office (6208b4)

  65. You’ll find out newbie John Hiutchcock #59. That’s how the little snake takes you in at first.

    nk (2a3e35)

  66. Comment by nk — 1/10/2009 @ 1:46 pm
    Hey she was never really meant to be yours, nk. She just smiled at you like she does to other jerks and you think it’s a green light? Get over it. You will continue to sleep in that cold, empty bed alone. Accept it and be at peace. It must be hard being alone. No money, no honey. Life’s a biatch. But it’s ok, take it out on others. If it helps with the pain. Or go see your shrink.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  67. Comment by nk — 1/10/2009 @ 1:49 pm
    It’s John “Hitchcock”. Not John Hiutchcock. I really don’t know what you have up there in your silly little mind, nk.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  68. Wow. So the minute one troll gets ejected, someone else steps up to take on the mantle?

    C’mon, Emperor7. Detente, at least for some UN approved cease-fire period?

    Or not, I know.

    Eric Blair (3e2520)

  69. nk had a case of the “fat finger” disease, one that I frequently suffer from, no harm no foul.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  70. So the minute one troll gets ejected, someone else steps up to take on the mantle?

    Pinhead2008 is the Darth Sidious of trolls, Eric. It’s a greasy little worm which corrupts a thread insidiously and you don’t realize it until it’s too late.

    nk (2a3e35)

  71. nk had a case of the “fat finger” disease, one that I frequently suffer from, no harm no foul.

    Yes. Thank you. And push “submit comment” too soon syndrome as well.

    nk (2a3e35)

  72. Please note I have been instrumental in the current fervor for calling fallacies on obvious trolls. As such, the non-troll public should try not to use dysphemisms in attacking alleged trolls, (high pitched emphatic) ya know?

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  73. Sorry, John Hitchckock #74, when it comes to pinhead2008, or any other troll for that matter, I will be as dysphemic as my sensibilities allow. Not yours. And, BTW, who left you in charge here, anyway?

    nk (2a3e35)

  74. Comment by Eric Blair — 1/10/2009 @ 2:07 pm
    Okay. For your sake I will honour the cease-fire. Just as long as the other party abides by the rules. The Emperor is a person of peace.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  75. nk, I enjoy your blog and have great respect for your humor and good sense.

    Emperor7, thanks for giving it a try.

    It it works out, great. If not, that is cool too. Sorry if I appeared to be telling anyone what to do.

    Eric Blair (3e2520)

  76. oh, the travails of a peacemaker :(

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  77. I guess it is none of my business, John. Apologies to all, again. Too much fighting makes me not like to read the threads, but I sure know what it is like to feel outraged by another person’s posts. To each their own, right?

    So: none of my business.

    John, don’t apologize for posting your own thoughts (at least from my perspective). They are interesting to read.

    Eric Blair (3e2520)

  78. Comment by Eric Blair — 1/10/2009 @ 2:29 pm
    It’s okay, Eric. I find you a complete gentleman. We all need a voice of sanity, bringing us to order. Keep up the good work. And, don’t stop.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  79. oh, the travails of a peacemaker

    Comment by John Hitchcock — 1/10/2009 @ 2:32 pm
    Awwwwwwww….! You did your best. I appreciate you. Cheer up, brother. :)

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  80. I am definitely not pinhead2008 (I was called biscuithead once when I returned from the Marine Corps). I had just thought I was funny and a play on Clinton’s former surgeon general (who if you remember supported self help so to speak), so I bolded my Krugman comment. Sorry if I was too crude.

    I do think Krugman fingers his Nobel medal. And I know he likes to look at himself in the mirror. That is obvious to anyone who has had the misfortune of reading Krugman’s op-eds.

    And why would anyone think such a comment was the work of a lefty troll is beyond me.

    Joe (dcebbd)

  81. Actually, I think Krugman resembles an Airedale.

    I denounce myself for the species-ist remark.

    Eric Blair (3e2520)

  82. I would think that Airdales everywhere would be offended.
    Better start wearing some thick boots.

    AD (4de33d)

  83. Actually, I didn’t specify which end of the Airedale, AD.

    Eric Blair (3e2520)

  84. Now you’re talking!

    AD (4de33d)

  85. But I will still need the boots, for different reasons.

    Eric Blair (3e2520)

  86. Well, if you stop reading the NYT and its’ clones, there will be a lot less to wade through.

    But, if you keep going to faculty meetings, I might suggest in lieu of boots, a good quality survival suit like those issued to fishermen in the Gulf of Alaska.

    AD (4de33d)

  87. Oh, dear God above, plus a supply of oxygen and a coffee helmet, similar to a beer helmet.

    Eric Blair (3e2520)

  88. Actually, I think Gupta is an inspired choice. He is a good communicator, good doctor, and will keep the position where it should be–about promoting better health for everyone. I do not think Gupta will go off on political tangents that unfortunately we had to deal with during the Clinton administration.

    Joe (17aeff)

  89. I rather agree with Joe.

    At least we’ll remember this one. I don’t even know who Bush has had as Surgeon General…

    Scott Jacobs (90ff96)

  90. As for Gupta, any enemy of Michael Moore is a friend of mine.

    Joe (17aeff)

  91. Why we did not hear from Bush’s surgeon general

    You know, some take embryonic stem cell research as killing human beings, others do not. But if you are working for a President who is opposed to it, you are a friggin jerk to buck him on it. It is not a you are right and I am wrong issue, both positions have a point, but the guy in charge gets to set the policy.

    If you disagree resign and vote for Kerry and Obama like Richard Clarke and Paul O’Neill did.

    Joe (17aeff)

  92. #93 Same story as now except Moore’s lapping dogs are launching a preemtive attack to keep Gupta on their reservation… I like how this is playing out because Obama is going to get worn out by MoveOn and Code Pink and the rest.
    They will drive him to the center, because they are )*) ‘s

    SteveG (a87dae)

  93. preemptive.

    sorry about the emoticon

    SteveG (a87dae)

  94. Мог бы долго с вами спорить на эту тему :)

    Doctor (c84e84)

  95. Mr Blair wrote:

    C’mon, Emperor7. Detente, at least for some UN approved cease-fire period?

    Oh, that’s a great idea! UN cease-fires mean that one side actually ceases firing, and the other does not.

    The undiplomatic Dana (556f76)

  96. Доктор сказал:

    Мог бы долго с вами спорить на эту тему

    Но почему трата ваше время?

    The Dana говорит немного о русском языке (556f76)

  97. Я соглашаюсь, что очень важно изучить этот язык, поскольку ублюдки коммуниста будут скоро управлять миром, и мы должны узнать, как сказать, что “ваше желание – моя команда, владелец”

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  98. Вы не думаете никто понимаете чего 2 из вас говорят?

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  99. Emp, 2 of us spoke the language an incoming troll spoke, just so you understand. We were jabbing at “doctor”.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  100. Вы видели “Доктор” S ссылке? Продажа голубых таблеток кажется мирской по сравнению с геополитике.

    Eric Blair (3e2520)

  101. Comment by John Hitchcock — 1/11/2009 @ 10:08 am

    Oh. My apologies.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  102. I regret that I only have 9 lives to give in search of Jerry.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  103. В моем сердце, то я свободен.

    Но достаточно русский язык, я знаю.

    Eric Blair (3e2520)

  104. 謝謝你,約翰…和iGoogle具有良好的翻譯功能了。

    Eric Blair (3e2520)

  105. You can be all the free you want in your heart so long as you do your duties as we prescribe during your visit to our Siberian gulag, you american imperialist, you.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  106. You’re welcome, EB. I actually had to google-translate that since I was using the free version, which does not include any version of Chinese and I wasn’t going to pay for it.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  107. Call it Stalinist Calvinism, John.

    And I’m happy you recognize the reference.

    Eric Blair (3e2520)

  108. Империалисты.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  109. John Hitchcock, have you checked out the translation functions in iGoogle?

    Eric Blair (3e2520)

  110. Рацистс! Потказати ја њима!

    Eric Blair (3e2520)

  111. EB, no, only used google translator for the chinese and googled the site I posted above for the russian.

    And I’ve decided I don’t need to translate any more russian or chinese or any other -ian or -ese. Too much work for too little reward. 😉

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  112. But, Emp, I did translate your remark and I can assure you, that crown you wear can easily fit my head.

    John Hitchcock (fb941d)

  113. You will have to pry it out of my dead cold hands, John. My dead cold hands! :)

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  114. Господин Хичкок сказал:

    Я соглашаюсь, что очень важно изучить этот язык, поскольку ублюдки коммуниста будут скоро управлять миром, и мы должны узнать, как сказать, что “ваше желание – моя команда, владелец”

    Возможно, но я подозреваю, что они предпочли бы арабский язык. (Я изучил русский язык в Университете Кентукки.)

    Я соглашаюсь, что очень важно изучить этот язык, поскольку ублюдки коммуниста будут скоро управлять миром, и мы должны узнать, как сказать, (556f76)

  115. Ahhh! Error! I copied and pasted Mr Hitchcock’s original into the name box as well!

    The Dana говорит немного о русском языке (556f76)

  116. I wonder how long it will be before our esteemed host puts in an “English Only” policy?

    The Dana who's eating shrimp lo mein at the computer desk (556f76)

  117. Iway amway eatgray atway igpay atinlay.

    The Dana who's a cunning linguist (556f76)

  118. ΠΟΛΛΗ ΜΑΛΑΚΙΑ ΠΕΦΤΕΙ ΕΔΩ ΣΗΜΕΡΑ.

    nk (2a3e35)

  119. I wonder how long it will be before our esteemed host puts in an “English Only” policy?

    Comment by The Dana who’s eating shrimp lo mein at the computer desk — 1/11/2009 @ 2:08 pm

    S’il fait cela, cesserez-vous de manger des crevettes à votre bureau d’ordinateur ?

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  120. Огромное вам человеческое спасибо, очень актуальная заметка.

    ED (e0958f)

  121. Ενταχει.

    Παρα πολλη μαλακια πεφτει εδω σημερα.

    nk (2a3e35)

  122. When I hear this kind of conversation, I think:

    WWJDS?

    It belongs on a bracelet. It stands for, of course, “What Would JD Say?”

    Maybe it should read: WWJDD?

    Eric Blair (3e2520)

  123. Comment by Eric Blair — 1/11/2009 @ 3:17 pm

    JD would say “Linguistic Racists”.
    Just like a wise man once said on this blog “I work here is done…” Now I am beginning to grasp the depth of his wisdom.

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  124. Και πως περνας στην Πανω Δυτικη Τουμου της Γκανας, μαλακιστηριον2008;

    nk (2a3e35)

  125. Liebe2008, der (die?) sich künftig Kaiser7 nennen wird – ich bin der Meinung, daß jegliche “nur Englisch” Regel nur für die Sprachen, und nicht für das Essen gelten würde. Kein Schwein mag englisches Essen, gell?

    Xrlq (62cad4)

  126. These last comments give a whole new meaning to “I don’t understand a word you’ve said.” Which brings us back to the point of the post, because I didn’t understand Paul Krugman either.

    DRJ (345e40)

  127. I understood most of them, but NK’s was all Greek to me.

    Xrlq (62cad4)

  128. Comment by DRJ — 1/11/2009 @ 5:44 pm
    We are so ashamed of ourselves. Please don’t ban us. :)

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  129. Comment by Xrlq — 1/11/2009 @ 5:24 pm
    Could you please speak in English. My German is not that fluent. 😉

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (1b037c)

  130. It’s proverbial. No podest legit. Grecum est.

    All I understood from yours, Xrlq, is that even pigs won’t eat English food.

    nk (2a3e35)

  131. Comment by nk — 1/11/2009 @ 6:04 pm

    I thought pigs were English food!

    AD (f2ee3d)

  132. Heh. You guys made some new internet friends and fans. The spam filter had 83 comments and most of them were in Russian or Greek.

    DRJ (345e40)

  133. What?! Friends? Fans? Where? (Waving to invisible audience…)

    love2008 who will now be known as Emperor7 (0c8c2c)

  134. Well, some of us manage to have friends — or at least a friend — that we don’t have to find on line.

    The Dana who actually has friends in real life, not just the internet (3e4784)


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