Patterico's Pontifications

3/16/2013

Channeling Larry David

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 1:42 pm



Legend has it that Larry David once came out for a stand-up routine, looked at the audience for several seconds, said: “Never mind” — and left the stage.

Today I’m looking around at the possible topics to write about — the rampant terrible racisms at CPAC? Anthony Weiner thinking about returning to politics? Jeb Bush lecturing Republicans about what they ought to do? And I’m thinking: This is still the country that re-elected Barack Obama. Our debt is piling up daily. Our political system is broken beyond repair and unable to deal with anything.

Never mind.

204 Responses to “Channeling Larry David”

  1. Which is not to express disregard for you folks. You’re just good people confronted with the same horrible scenario.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  2. Well then, so… Amazon, when I use the toolbar and it takes me to the site, are all the items I buy included, or do I need to do a search each time? Also, is there a way just to link it to my account? I hate to think of all the things I’ve bought yet forgot to come here first.

    G (bbda88)

  3. I got that feeling.

    SPQR (768505)

  4. G,

    All the items you buy are included.

    The best thing to do, I think, is to make this your Amazon bookmark.

    If you buy something using that link, let me know what you got and I’ll check to make sure it shows up.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  5. not that I’d ever confuse him with a credible presidential candidate but I didn’t see where Jeb Bush said anything too off base

    he said stupid Rs need to focus on America’s biggest problems – it’s ruinous debt and it’s fascist and dysfunctional union-whore-infested public education system

    stupid Rs need to be told what to do – remember these are the ones what left to themselves nominated Meghan’s coward daddy and that freakishly out-of-step Romney parody

    they did this back-to-back

    there is a feedback mechanism lacking for these Rs what normal people make robust use of

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  6. *its* ruinous debt I mean

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  7. pikachu, he helped inflict this brainslug inducing educational system for the last 10 years,

    narciso (3fec35)

  8. so he’s a hypocrite that doesn’t make his critique wrong

    unless you confuzzle him with someone who’s a credible presidential candidate, which I know you would never do

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  9. the rampant terrible racisms at CPAC

    Acknowledging it exists, even via apophasis, is still far more than others on the right have done. You know you’re doing something right when even your non-posts show more character than those of your compatriots.

    SEK (74bb56)

  10. Mr. Patterico, I thought I was the only one.
    Amazon works fine.

    mg (31009b)

  11. I witnessed an incredible moment at a girl’s basketball game earlier this week that I wanted to share with you all now that the story seems to have some legs. I’ve never witnessed anything so humbling and powerful at a sporting event. Even though it’s not political, I bet you’ll want to share this link with as many people as you can. http://www.rightmichigan.com/story/2013/3/15/132023/218

    Dan (a23456)

  12. You might consider getting out of the market before it crashes, drug down by the disintegration of the Euro (see what’s happening in the Cyprus “bail-out” where depositors are being charged a premium for keeping their money in the bank of 6.8% for accounts of less than 100K Euros, and 9.9% for accounts greater than that. There is a tremendous amount of Russian Oligarch money on deposit in Cyprus – these are people who will not be pleased to be charged for the privilege of keeping their money there.

    There is some speculation that the first country to leave the Euro will be GERMANY!
    How big a financial shock will that send around the world?

    askeptic (2bb434)

  13. CPAC is first and foremost an anti-gay hate group and any rampant terrible racisms what occur are only incidental at best

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  14. SEK,

    Um, I was mocking the notion.

    Yes, there was a racist guy at CPAC. OH MY GOD THAT MEANS THEY’RE ALL RACIST.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  15. Yes, SEK, we acknowledge that one racist idiot showed up at CPAC; and you can feel free to acknowledge every time a hate-filled, plagiarizing, hate-fueled, categorical idiot speaks up at a DNC event by saying “the Vice President was there.”

    Icy (b7d4d9)

  16. Um, I was mocking the notion. Yes, there was a racist guy at CPAC.

    Um, “guy”? Try contingent, as well as a National Review correspondent, and the homophobic caucus, etc. Still, you mentioning you’d rather not talk about it is still more than most conservatives can muster.

    Then there’s the fact that Palin read a joke off a teleprompter about Obama reading off teleprompters, which is meaningless in and of itself, but says quite a bit about the people who loudly applauded it … when they could clearly see the teleprompter from which she’d read it. Talk about your cognitive blindness.

    SEK (74bb56)

  17. Dr. Ben Carson is saying things I like to hear. Could a presidential run by Dr. Ben expose the racist dems and media?

    mg (31009b)

  18. the racist CPAC guy is named Scott Terry the internet says

    who was the racist National Review correspondent?

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  19. CPAC is first and foremost an anti-gay hate group

    Coming from you, Mr Happyfeet, I’m not sure if that means the folks in CPAC sometimes say (in the vernacular of teenage girls) “oh, that’s so gay.”

    Now here’s more “hate” speech: The following explains why it makes sense to lean right not just economically, but socially too.


    Newsweek.com, Robert Samuelson, October 1990: [Ed Banfield, political scientist at the University of Chicago and Harvard] taught that you had to understand the world as it is, not as you wished it to be… In 1954 and 1955, he and his wife spent time in a poor Italian village to explain its poverty. The resulting book — “The Moral Basis of a Backward Society” — remains a classic. Families in the village, it argued, so distrusted each other that they could not cooperate to promote common prosperity. The larger point (still missed by many economists) is that local culture, not just “markets,” determines economic growth.

    What brought Ed fleeting prominence — notoriety, really — was the “The Unheavenly City.” Published in 1970, it foretold the failure of the War on Poverty. Prosperity, government programs and less racial discrimination might lift some from poverty, he said. But the worst problems of poverty and the cities would remain. They resulted from a “lower class” whose members were so impulsive and “present oriented” that they attached “no value to work, sacrifice, self-improvement, or service to family, friends or community.” They dropped out of school, had illegitimate children and were unemployed. Government couldn’t easily alter their behavior.

    For this message, Ed was reviled as a reactionary. He repeatedly said that most black Americans didn’t belong to the “lower class” and that it contained many whites. Still, many dismissed him as a racist.

    ^ So now government, 23 years since that was published, is ramping up the goodies. So whether people are “impulsive” or not, or “present oriented” or not, etc, at least if they’re of the same sex, they can get hitched and live happily ever after.

    Hope and change.

    Mark (cb5008)

  20. here is the “Jillian Kay Melchior” kerfuffle is that what you mean?

    here is her post

    I’m not feeling the racisms really though yeah I wouldn’t have used that picture

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  21. Stay out of the paddy wagon tomorrow, Lads and Lasses.

    mg (31009b)

  22. So … a story about a man who starts a shoe shine business is racist because it shows a picture of him … shining shoes?

    Dammit! I didn’t get my copy of “This Weeks Racist Dog Whistles, Statements and Photos Edition.”

    I didn’t know. I apologize for my whiteness.

    Bobby (a4a908)

  23. Then there’s the fact that Palin read a joke off a teleprompter about Obama reading off teleprompters, which is meaningless in and of itself, but says quite a bit about the people who loudly applauded it … when they could clearly see the teleprompter from which she’d read it. Talk about your cognitive blindness.

    Comment by SEK (74bb56) — 3/16/2013 @ 4:31 pm

    The point about Obama has always been that he uses teleprompters at press conferences. How many times does the same point need to be made?

    Gerald A (c7c56a)

  24. Given how many times the point has been made about Obama’s press conference reliance on teleprompters it’s funny that SEK talks about cognitive blindness.

    Gerald A (c7c56a)

  25. Um, “guy”? Try contingent, as well as a National Review correspondent, and the homophobic caucus, etc. Still, you mentioning you’d rather not talk about it is still more than most conservatives can muster.

    Comment by SEK (74bb56) — 3/16/2013 @ 4:31 pm

    Who were all the people at CPAC that are racist according to you? Or is it by definition just every person there?

    Gerald A (c7c56a)

  26. I spent the afternoon with a retire Obot nonetheless down on Bernanke. There are no coalitions in Amerikkka capable of coming together to save this dear country of ours from cratering.

    In 2016, GOP, you want my vote, you flaccid eunuchs, give me this guy or FO:

    http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2013/03/16/video-scott-walker-electrifies-cpac/

    Sure I’ll take RnotRu Paul, Cruz, Palin, West, Bachmann, et al., but you useless maggots cannot handle your TEA.

    But apart from Walker or Jindal you’ve got nothin’.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  27. I gather the E in SEK is pronounced with a schwa sound.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  28. 16. Um, “guy”? Try contingent, as well as a National Review correspondent, and the homophobic caucus, etc. Still, you mentioning you’d rather not talk about it is still more than most conservatives can muster.

    Comment by SEK (74bb56) — 3/16/2013 @ 4:31 pm

    What? No runner-up mention of us islamophobes, junior?

    Steve57 (60a887)

  29. 28. He’s a ‘bottom’ boy.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  30. John Kasich must watch Walker’s speech at CPAC and just think oh my god I’m such a sad obamacare-loving loser I hate myself

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  31. 30. John Kasich must watch Walker’s speech at CPAC and just think oh my god I’m such a sad obamacare-loving loser I hate myself

    Comment by happyfeet (8ce051) — 3/16/2013 @ 6:14 pm

    Kasich shouldn’t ought to have to wait for someone to give a speech at CPAC to think that, Mr. Feets.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  32. I’m not feeling the racisms really though yeah I wouldn’t have used that picture

    Comment by happyfeet (8ce051) — 3/16/2013 @ 4:52 pm

    It certainly could confirm some racist import to someone who already believes that conservatives are racist to begin with. OTOH someone who doesn’t have that preconception would have never gotten that out of her post. In other words it only confirms it to someone who didn’t need it confirmed.

    Gerald A (c7c56a)

  33. It’s called confirmation bias.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  34. It certainly could confirm some racist import to someone who already believes that conservatives are racist to begin with.

    No, you’d have to be really clueless to quote the guy when he’s making fun of you, as Dino Wright certainly was:

    CPAC and events like it boost business for Wright. He says he thinks it’s because he “provides a very important service to this very image-conscious group.”

    The fact that Melchior missed that is, well, indicative of what conservatives want to believe, as opposed to what people are actually telling them with their words.

    (Hint if you missed it: the black man talked about taking advantage of an “image-conscious group.” How exactly did he go about doing that? Melchior certainly doesn’t know, and I’m guessing y’all don’t see it either.)

    SEK (74bb56)

  35. Given how many times the point has been made about Obama’s press conference reliance on teleprompters it’s funny that SEK talks about cognitive blindness.

    You’re missing the point: I don’t care about teleprompters. That’s not my thing, so the fact that he relies on written versions of his speeches is immaterial to me. I know and don’t care he uses them … but if I did care that he, and other people, did, I certainly wouldn’t mock him while reading off of one. This is common sense to everyone who doesn’t write Palin’s speeches. (Or should be.)

    SEK (74bb56)

  36. I don’t see a teleprompter, but that’s beside the point of the message she gave, about the size of the challenges we face, and the smallness of our leaders

    narciso (3fec35)

  37. That’s not my thing, so the fact that he relies on written versions of his speeches is immaterial to me.

    I didn’t say anything about speeches. Again some sort of severe cognitive difficulty there… or just pretending to have one.

    Gerald A (c7c56a)

  38. It does seem a little silly to worry about how Obama reads his speeches in light of the fact that he’s driven the debt into outer space, hasn’t passed a budget, and has badly corroded our economic freedom with the ACA… all while obnoxiously ignoring his overall campaign promises of deficit reduction and transparency. And that’s before we look to his foreign policy.

    The teleprompter thing is just for humor, and I don’t think most reasonable conservatives are all that serious about it (that said, it is pathetic to make fun of teleprompter use if you need a teleprompter too).

    I disagree with Patterico’s momentary lapse of hope. We have Ted Cruz. The country is badly divided and political changes are going to be sharp in both directions. There is hope of reform. I believe those reforms will come after some difficult economic times, but I think long term we will be OK. We are truly fortunate to live in this country and this time.

    Dustin (73fead)

  39. Here you go. Again, I don’t think this is a big deal, were it not for the fact that she thinks it’s a big deal. I opposed to stupidity, not pragmatic public speaking devices.

    SEK (74bb56)

  40. 40. I opposed to stupidity, not pragmatic public speaking devices.

    Comment by SEK (74bb56) — 3/16/2013 @ 6:59 pm

    You hide your opposition to stupidity quite well in all your posts. Have you ever considered becoming a defense contractor and designing camouflage? You’d make a killing.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  41. there’s a reason why the Teleprompter, has become a character in his own right, TOTUS,

    narciso (3fec35)

  42. You hide your opposition to stupidity quite well in all your posts.

    Yes, you caught the typo that undermines everything else I’ve ever written. I am disgraced and dishonored, and will take my toys and sulk away, defeated by your masterful wit.

    SEK (74bb56)

  43. Comment by SEK (74bb56) — 3/16/2013 @ 6:39 pm

    Whatever Wright meant I don’t know how that or her alleged failure to get it indicates racism on her part – if that’s your point.

    Gerald A (c7c56a)

  44. there’s a reason why the Teleprompter, has become a character in his own right, TOTUS,

    Because people like you have made it one, because you’ve decided it’s something you care about. I speak in public all the time and employ a wide variety of strategies to do so. I don’t begrudge anyone what they think works best for them. You’re the one fixated on the teleprompter, turning it into a thing. I’m sure thirty years ago you would’ve been complaining about Jimmy Carter’s notecards.

    So again, I repeat, you made this an issue, and you continue to care about it. The rest of us actually agree with Sarah Palin, in that we believe that teleprompters are useful public speaking devices. We’re just not so dumb as to make fun of other people for using one while reading off one ourselves.

    SEK (74bb56)

  45. It wasn’t the typo, SEK.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  46. Please, continue.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  47. Comment by SEK (74bb56) — 3/16/2013 @ 6:59 pm

    What does using a teleprompter to make a speech got to do with the point about Obama using them when not making a speech? Again you have some very severe cognitive problems or are doing an excellent job of pretending to have one.

    Gerald A (c7c56a)

  48. By the by, I did mention all your posts, didn’t I?

    Not just the one with the typo.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  49. Whatever Wright meant I don’t know how that or her alleged failure to get it indicates racism on her part – if that’s your point.

    You’re not helping your cause. The black man says that he’s cornered a particular market at CPAC, and he’s been able to do so because CPAC is “image-conscious.” What is it about him that would help the “image-conscious” CPAC make itself look better?

    Seriously, if you can’t even see that he’s not only making fun of her, he’s having fun making fun of her, I don’t know what to say.

    SEK (74bb56)

  50. What does using a teleprompter to make a speech got to do with the point about Obama using them when not making a speech?

    If the premise of your joke is that people who use teleprompters aren’t that bright, you shouldn’t read that joke off a teleprompter, because by your own logic, you’re not that bright.

    The things I’m having to explain tonight, they just make me sad for America.

    SEK (74bb56)

  51. By the by, I did mention all your posts, didn’t I?

    I didn’t realize you’d read them all, but now that I know you’re an expert in my work, I’m sure everyone will take you as seriously as you believe you deserve to be taken. Congratulations!

    SEK (74bb56)

  52. maybe there’s like a class online Jillian could take

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  53. There is a compilation of cartoons at PowerLine, some of which are quite funny.

    This one was mentioned there, no so funny, but it gives some hope that we lived through it before:
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/sns-pod-1934-cartoon-pic,0,7114709.photo

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  54. But apart from Walker or Jindal you’ve got nothin’.
    Comment by gary gulrud (dd7d4e) — 3/16/2013 @ 6:04 pm

    I am sure it is in the record that I wanted a dead-locked convention and Walker/Jindahl (in some order) for a uniting of both ends of the Mississippi river.

    But wishing someone to be president is close to wishing something that you wouldn’t want your worst enemy to have to suffer.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  55. If the premise of your joke is that people who use teleprompters aren’t that bright

    Comment by SEK (74bb56) — 3/16/2013 @ 7:18 pm

    No that’s not the premise. Also there’s no joke. Again you have some very severe cognitive problems or are doing an excellent job of pretending to have one.

    Gerald A (c7c56a)

  56. When you’re a Columbia and Harvard educated former lecturer in Alinsky power relationships, not actual constitutional law.

    narciso (3fec35)

  57. If the premise of your joke is that people who use teleprompters aren’t that bright

    Comment by SEK (74bb56) — 3/16/2013 @ 7:18 pm

    Do you think I’m Sarah Palin by any chance?

    Gerald A (c7c56a)

  58. If the premise of your joke is that people who use teleprompters aren’t that bright

    Comment by SEK (74bb56) — 3/16/2013 @ 7:18 pm

    No that wasn’t the premise of my joke.

    Sarah Palin (c7c56a)

  59. Now it takes skill to say ‘Iran is a small country’ not worth our trouble, or one opposes the surge precisely because it might work, or for raising the capital gains rise, despite losing revenue,

    narciso (3fec35)

  60. Comment by narciso (3fec35) — 3/16/2013 @ 7:28 pm

    You need to look at the cartoon I linked.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  61. On this comment thread I’m pretty much an expert on all your posts, considering I’ve read every single one.

    And yes, if you have an allergy to stupidity it hasn’t shown yet.

    Steve57 (60a887)

  62. Like Oliver Willis’s ‘kryptonite to stupid’ which in itself, is a sign of inanity,

    Yes, I’ve seen that cartoon before, MD.

    narciso (3fec35)

  63. It’s nice that the President gets around to ordering new BM interceptors for Alaska, four years after she asked for them, which means they will be in place, four years from now,

    narciso (3fec35)

  64. The things I’m having to explain tonight, they just make me sad for America.

    Sad? Well, in light of Obama sitting happily for 20 years listening to Jeremiah Wright say “goddamn America, your chickens are coming home to roost!,” you’re not the only one.

    BTW, if Obama weren’t a silly liberal, but instead were a conservative (or perhaps even a true centrist), I bet you’d either be snickering over the teleprompter jokes or, at best, expressing indifference about such humor. Or you’d be more like darlings to the left such as Joe Biden and Jon Stewart.

    thehill.com, July 2012: President Obama is weaning himself off his teleprompter. At recent campaign events in Pennsylvania, Virginia and again Monday in Ohio, Obama spoke to crowds in high school gymnasiums and at crowded outdoor events without his teleprompter, instead using written notes.

    The difference is dramatic. Instead of turning in his characteristic manner from right to left and back again, reading from the two sloping, clear-plastic planes of his teleprompter, Obama has glanced down at pages in a binder on his podium.

    Critics have mocked Obama’s routine use of the teleprompter, including in speeches to schoolchildren. And the new use of written notes appears intended to trade away the smooth, distant demeanor of teleprompter rhetoric for a little more immediacy and vigor.

    “It’s become a crutch,” Tobe Berkovitz, a professor of communications at Boston University who specializes in political communications, said in describing Obama’s use of the teleprompter. “It seemed as though he couldn’t go anywhere without them, and it made him seem unconfident and robotic in dealing with real people out there,” Berkovitz said.

    Until recently, Obama was rarely seen without the two transparent panels at his side. And it’s not just Republicans who have gibed him over the high-tech help. Obama was once mocked by “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart after he spoke inside a sixth-grade classroom with the twin teleprompters at his sides. Even Vice President Biden piled on in teasing him.

    “What am I going to tell the president when I tell him his teleprompter is broken? What will he do then?” Biden said in a 2009 speech, after a gust of wind knocked down his own teleprompter during a commencement address.

    While Bush and other presidents including Bill Clinton relied on the device for more formal remarks like the State of the Union address, they seldom used it for speeches made, for example, during factory tours.

    “I personally never understood why [the Obama White House] felt the need to use it as much as they do,” [George W Bush Deputy Press Secretary Tony] Fratto said. “It made him look out of touch. It’s almost too perfect and it lacks a sense of authenticity.”

    Mark (cb5008)

  65. Hmmm.. I’m of retirement age and worry pretty often about the soundness of my plans. I sometimes think of an entrepreneurial post retirement job… Just like this admirable fellow.

    Sorry about his pensions, the Democrats and the Unions stole them.

    red (7b5f67)

  66. —What is it about him that would help the “image-conscious” CPAC make itself look better?

    He does a good job shining shoes and making people feel more confident and look better?

    red (7b5f67)

  67. I feel like this is the calm before the storm. The Obamabots are waking up, now that their paychecks got smaller and their insurance premiums went higher. And Teh One has not helped them one bit with his stimulus, etc.

    My liberal sis is disappointed that she can’t get any mod on her loan since she hasn’t missed any payments and is working her butt off, while flakes are getting the goodies. I held my tongue…

    Patricia (be0117)

  68. SEK,

    Dude, you’re obviously way too smart for us.
    So why do you waste your time ? It’s Saturday night—isn’t this the night of the week that you normally tutor disadvantaged inner-city students ? Or something ?

    Elephant Stone (33bf01)

  69. So a man doing his work in a place where he can make money instead of being unemployed is somehow racist?

    Let’s look at it like this: Suppose CPAC said that he could not shine shoes at its venue?

    Who would be the racists?

    It’s always the same answer. The right is always the racists despite the left’s policies that keep the poor poor.

    Ignore the indignant posers who don’t really give a crap about minorities or the poor and use stupid examples to disassemble the truth.

    Ag80 (b2c81f)

  70. here is another scandal

    god she so dumb

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  71. Uh yeah, well . . . how about we credit her for the fact that her attack was actually RIGHT ON-TARGET, since she was drinking from a container that held more then 16 ounces of soda, and Bloomberg’s stated intent for his ban on large sodas was to ‘educate the public on the dangers of too much soda consumption'; okay, binkie?

    Icy (b7d4d9)

  72. icy,

    ummm, the ban was only for restuarants.

    EPWJ (1ea63e)

  73. How is the non funding of obama care going, republicans?
    Ryan is a dope with his plan.
    Boehnor makes the republican party useless.

    mg (31009b)

  74. 69. Indeed, it’s rather like fencing while blindfolded, in the dark, in a cavernous gym, on separate platforms, in random directions, with no referee, no audience, no touche.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  75. 57. And mostly a phantom presence everywhere until the Saudi front money kicked in.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  76. 74. Peoples seem to think post-RESET culturally, politically, things will continue as before, transformed certainly, but the players, the issues mostly the same.

    Almost like ‘their people’ will still be working for them.

    Think Kimmy K. will still be a ‘thing’ on the other side? I mean, if she lives?

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  77. 71. An lets us not forget Boooshie’s plastic turkey.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  78. 79. No, it cannot happen here:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-03-16/excavator-parks-outside-cyprus-bank-full-video

    Sure your money will get stolen, I mean you’d never get your bulldozer downtown afterwards.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  79. Malaise:

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-03-15/17-signs-full-blown-economic-depression-raging-southern-europe

    Coming to a neighborhood near your own. Wait,..

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  80. (Hint if you missed it: the black man talked about taking advantage of an “image-conscious group.” How exactly did he go about doing that? Melchior certainly doesn’t know, and I’m guessing y’all don’t see it either.)

    I see several ways of interpreting this:

    1) Prosaic – Individual members of a group who are conscious of their image might want to appear with shined shoes, so Mr. Wright has exploited a business opportunity by offering his services to them in order to make money.

    2) Psychological – Evil CPAC members yearn for the day when black people served only in servile roles, and thus Mr. Wright exploited their psychological need to create that “image” by offering his services to them in order to make money.

    3) Sneaky – Mr. Wright set up his shoe-shine stand at CPAC in order to present a tableau wrought with racist undertones in order to embarrass the evil conservatives and, incidentally, make money.

    4) Ironic – Mr. Wright wanted to remind people of the time when harsh Democratic Jim Crow laws and exclusive Union hiring practices excluded blacks from all but the most menial of tasks, and set up his shoe-shine stand at CPAC to shine shoes ironically, and also to make money.

    5 A$$Backwards – Mr. Wright set up his stand so that CPAC members could improve their “image” (about which they are very conscious) by having their pictures taken with a well-dressed black man by a journalist for an influential conservative news journal, and incidentally make money.

    SEC, is there another explanation I might have missed? Is there one (or more) that you think is right? Can you tell us why you think your explanation is more likely than any of the others?

    Pious Agnostic (20c167)

  81. There is Occam’s razor, convention business, is down in Ocean City, so Mr. Wright is eager to exploit his chance to earn some lucre.

    narciso (3fec35)

  82. That would be the prosaic answer mr narciso, and I agree the most likely one.

    But I think that SEC’s so smart that he can see through the obvious answer to the true hidden purposes of the puppet-masters.

    Pious Agnostic (20c167)

  83. Lord! It’s SEK, not SEC. I guess that invalidates everything I’ve written.

    Pious Agnostic (20c167)

  84. SEK wants to make the topic Sarah Palin, perhaps because liberals have had a lot of success demonizing Sarah Palin and they hope to use that to tarnish the exciting new GOP leaders she supports. If you can’t stop the message, attack the messenger.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  85. I recall that the old joke about Obama and the Teleprompter goes back to the 2008 campaign. It was a funny thing then and oh! how we laughed.

    That joke is a bit past it’s sell-by date, and anyway the horrifying place that Obama has dragged our nation is one where there isn’t that much to laugh about.

    Pious Agnostic (20c167)

  86. There’s nothing really logical about SEK, except promoting whatever meme the Journolist consensus,
    has put forth.

    narciso (3fec35)

  87. I am shocked, shocked I tell you, that SEKs is calling people racists again. It is so out of character for him.

    JD (b63a52)

  88. Think it’s bad now. Just wait until what happened to the folks on Cypress happens to those of us who saved money and were prudent in all those other ways.

    f1guyus (647d76)

  89. 85. After the run on banks,”Don’t you know who I am?” will never be heard.

    Many tied to their things will be slaughtered for the clothes on their backs, for the bling on their wrists, their identity unknown in the instant to their attackers.

    I’m thinking Cuda will be just fine.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  90. Malaise:
    Coming to a neighborhood near your own. Wait,..

    Yikes. In terms of learning from the past, I understand that back in the 1930s, during the Great Depression, the US was more economically dysfunctional than Europe was, undoubtedly due to the amazingly dumb policies of, at first, Herbert Hoover and then Franklin Roosevelt. I wonder if this time around, the folks across the Atlantic are going to out-stupid us.

    Between their socialist loons (hello, France!) and squishes (the right-leaning prime minister of Spain elected in 2011 is sort of like Herbert Hoover, in that he’s foolishly raised his people’s tax burden, particularly sales tax — or VAT — to above 20%), and our liberal loons (hello, Obama!) and squishes (hey there, John McCain, etc!), it’s like watching a match between teams in the (to evoke one slice of the history of Greece) “Special Olympics.”

    When I see things like the following (or a replay of Hoover/Roosevelt), I can understand why both sides — why folks of all political stripes — are becoming or will become truly pissed off at the higher-ups, the muckety-mucks.

    elpais.com, November 2012: After a year of a draconian spending cuts and tax hikes under the government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, the OECD on Friday recommended another battery of measures — some of them radical — in its latest report on the Spanish economy.

    The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Christmas wish list includes further value-added tax rate hikes, making it even cheaper to sack workers, an overhaul of the pension system to lower benefits, the elimination of partial retirement, the removal of tax deductions for contributions to private pension schemes, the withdrawal of some fiscal breaks on existing mortgages on the family home and a tightening of the conditions for entitlement to unemployment benefits.

    If you can’t stop the message, attack the messenger.

    Unfortunately, I have to hold a good portion of the public (and not just the press) responsible for the attitudes directed at certain politicians and notables. The idiocy of liberal sentiment is a key factor behind why, for example, a Sarah Palin is viewed with suspicion while a Hillary “sniper-fire” Clinton is given warm hugs.

    We have met the enemy, and he is us, meaning the immature, feckless left-leaning biases found in most humans.

    Mark (cb5008)

  91. Regarding the post, I was demoralized after the election and I wonder if you’re feelings come from that. I’m still unhappy but I’m encouraged by the leaders who are stepping forward. We have a much better group of conservative leaders than we saw in the 2008 and 2012 races.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  92. Your, not you’re.I’m blamin auto-correct although I’m not sure who did it.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  93. I was demoralized after the election and I wonder if you’re feelings come from that.

    DRJ, what spooks me — and the reason why I often bring up the history of countries like Argentina or France, or Mexico or Greece, or communities like Detroit or [insert name of just about any other largely dysfunctional or self-paralyzed urban American area here] — is that no matter how bad things get or become — socially and economically — the idiocy of liberal sentiment will remain affixed (like with Super Glue) in a high percentage of people.

    Mark (cb5008)

  94. We have a much better group of conservative leaders than we saw in the 2008 and 2012 races

    and I’m sure you noticed that this new crop is either from Texas or raised there….

    EPWJ (590d06)

  95. As for SEK, it’s very simple. He want to be one of the cool kids, as he sees them. The pathetic part? The people for whom he cheerleads would never ever invite him to that party.

    You know, the parties to which he was repearedly not invited in high school.

    Seriously, look at all of his posts through that lens. He is the guy in Chess Club, doing the quarterback’s homework. Because then, then, he will be treated like he is cool.

    Sad, really.

    Simon Jester (1d006e)

  96. Well one can consider the positives, like the selection of Pope Francis, from a country that does seem to be at the apex of it’s statist phase, but there is some resistance,

    narciso (3fec35)

  97. Since my posts above are such bummers, I’ll try to make up for that with…

    nation.foxnews.com, March 17, 2013:

    One of Hollywood’s leading liberals might be defecting. Bill Maher, comedian and host of HBO’s “Real Time,” railed against sky-high California income taxes in Friday night’s episode, signaling that his days as a lefty could be numbered.

    “Here in California — I just want to say — liberals, you could actually lose me,” Maher said. “It’s outrageous what we’re paying — over 50 percent. I’m willing to pay my share, but yeah, I mean, it’s ridiculous.”

    Mark (cb5008)

  98. SEK is SEK he’s certainly not pathetic and I doubt very seriously that he wants to be one of the cool kids

    people what want to be cool kids spend precious little of their time and energy making blog commentings of any sort

    this is an observation I make based on empirical observations what i have made of Mr. SEK and blog commenters and non-blog commenters

    I kept a meticulous record of my observations in a little notebook

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  99. google is super-cute today

    god i hate them

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  100. Oh, Mr. Feet. You don’t know many academics.

    And we have a President who thinks he is one. Which explains a whole lot.

    You do like the odd people, like Certifiable Nishi and Silly SEK. To each their own.

    I hope you have a very, very green corned beef and cabbage today.

    Simon Jester (1d006e)

  101. No racism at cpac? Rand Paul won the straw poll.

    tifosa (192171)

  102. happy

    Rove responded to Palins ugly untruths about him.

    Ouch

    http://www.mediaite.com/?s=rove+palin

    EPWJ (590d06)

  103. Ah, Rove does he forget so quickly, how he almost ended up in jail, because of a malicious prosecution, honestly feeding the crocs so they will eat you last, as a losing strategy,

    narciso (3fec35)

  104. tifosa

    Rand is not racist,not as racist as Obama and the First Lady.

    and 75% didnt vote for him, at Cpac which is and has never really been a bonified conservative group for many years, even a decade or two – its mostly s college and red neck florida thing, way overblown and not paid any attention to.

    EPWJ (590d06)

  105. i do NOT know many academics tis true

    that sounds very tasty

    St. Patrick’s Day is when I get me mushy peas, usually

    probably not this year though

    but I hope you have a great holiday yourself

    Mr. EPWJ Rove and Palin should pull in the cast of American Idol, Mr. The Situation, Matt Lauer, and poor doddering Diane Feinstein and make a celebrity has-been deathmatch out of it I think

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  106. *Dianne* Feinstein I mean of course

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  107. Cpac which is and has never really been a bonified conservative group for many years, even a decade or two – its mostly s college and red neck florida thing

    Absolute BS. Maybe they should invite Scozzafava so you approve?

    Hush, tifosa. Your nonsense is tyresome.

    JD (b63a52)

  108. And a rejoinder, Sarah didn’t pull 5 million dollars out of Missouri, making him look like a twice fool,

    narciso (3fec35)

  109. Cue the ‘distancing conservatives from cpac’ strategy. :)

    tifosa (192171)

  110. he looks so tired

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  111. Cue the tiffy calls people racists based on nothing strategy.

    JD (b63a52)

  112. No racism at cpac? Rand Paul won the straw poll.
    Comment by tifosa (192171) — 3/17/2013 @ 9:06 am

    — Ah, it’s still only morning, but somebody’s already under the table.

    Icy (615265)

  113. JD

    Umm they are not a bonified conservative group, bonified conservatives are too busy to listen to shrill shrieking….

    its just a party for the florida set always has been

    EPWJ (590d06)

  114. You are just babbling like tifosa. Step away from he green beer.

    JD (b63a52)

  115. icy, ummm, the ban was only for restuarants.
    Comment by EPWJ (1ea63e) — 3/17/2013 @ 3:16 am

    — Ummm, Eric, how about since she wasn’t in a New York City restaurant we make the big conceptual leap and say that rather than ‘defying the Mayor’s ban’ she instead was giving him the middle finger for his nanny-state mentality?

    Icy (615265)

  116. I was in the mood for hamhocks with collard greens and blackeyed peas, but that’s too racist. I’ll just have the rice and red beans with sliced sausage. Still debating the triple-chocolate fudge cake for dessert. And black coffee? I’ll have to think twice about that, too.

    nk (aebf26)

  117. Pious – only a true hood wearing racist could come up with that brilliant list of options you provided above. Well done.

    JD (b63a52)

  118. cmon JD, don’t I get credit for not bringing up “Trump the Race Card?”

    tifosa (192171)

  119. Watching this angry, foul-mouthed Britisher is fascinating, because he represents X percentage of humans out there right now, who display a mix of populist, leftist and rightist resentment. He probably suffers from cognitive dissonance (he appropriately spews at the image of “let them eat cake,” but nonetheless likely gives passes to modern-day Marie Antoinettes along the lines of a limousine liberal like Michelle Obama—because such people at least — sob — feel your pain) and heaps of more heat and passion than light. But I do share some of his fury.

    I know many people in Argentina expressed similar rage at the international banking industry several years ago (and understandably so), told it to “f— off,” and bailed out on it. That bought them some time, and for awhile they probably believed their country had done a clever end run around greedy international financiers. But now that country, under a leftwing loon, is reverting back to the economic turmoil that has often plagued it for the past 100 years. IOW, “what goes around, comes around” and “those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

    Mark (cb5008)

  120. Rand led the filibuster against Brennan, and some strong commentary re Hillary, and the campaign to curtail Egypt receiving top of the line weaponry, why muddle the narrative.

    narciso (3fec35)

  121. Larry David is undeniably funny, and undeniably repulsive.

    Beldar (ff2834)

  122. Thank you JD. I’ll wear it with pride.

    Pious Agnostic (20c167)

  123. Who were all the people at CPAC that are racist according to you? Or is it by definition just every person there?

    I second that. SEK, please give us more detail on this racist CONTINGENT and the racist National Review correspondent you claim were there. If the contingent is the group of people applauding the racist that Think Progress told you about I suggest you watch the video. If it’s something else, lay it on us.

    Stop the Sarah Palin sideshow for a moment please and let’s talk about this.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  124. Louis CK is just repulsive and maybe occasionally amusing.

    I really tried.

    I watched the one where he sweats this nauseating rorschach blotch on his shirt over the course of an interminable hour or so.

    Maybe there’s a better one to start with.

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  125. No, there isn’t, Russell Brand had David ‘Lizard people are among us’ Icke, a sure sign of sanity.

    narciso (3fec35)

  126. Pious – unfortunately, your list of choices is incomplete, and does not offer a selection that fits with Teh Narrative.

    Is anyone surprised that the leftist asshats created a scenario where they could scream racism at those they disagree with politically?

    JD (4bb5d1)

  127. JD — what would an option in alignment with Teh Narrative look like?

    “Mr. Wright, called “boy” by the mostly-white crowd, was forced to shine shoes by the shotgun-toting rednecks at CPAC. His pitiful cries for help fell upon the deaf ears of the scornful racists who poked him with sticks and then took pictures.”

    Pious Agnostic (20c167)

  128. I second that. SEK, please give us more detail on this racist CONTINGENT

    You mean the one from the Townson White Student Union?

    the racist National Review correspondent you claim were there

    You mean the one who was duped by a black man into sharing that there’s an advantage to being a black token at the “very image-conscious” CPAC? I believe I’ve cover that. (And am saddened that so many here couldn’t pick up on it on their own.)

    As for Palin, well, she’s your sideshow, not mine. As long as you put her on the bill, I’m well within my rights to laugh at her and mock those who take her seriously.

    SEK (74bb56)

  129. Pious – see the nonsense above.

    JD (4bb5d1)

  130. Wow. Speak the Devil’s name and he appears.

    Pious Agnostic (20c167)

  131. Scott Terry, one of the 23 members of the White Students Union at Towson University in Maryland attending CPAC

    on the one hand 23 white supremacists would be fairly called a contingent I think

    on the other hand I just caught a glimpse of my new neighbor next door and he or she looks like a fat dirty pot-smoking hippie

    I want the semi-hostile black single mom back I think

    she made our shared little porch area smell like the bestest dinnertime ever and she did it almost every night

    she left right when I got back from my trip I never knew why she left

    I was in such a tizzy with the new job and all

    but she never seemed happy here so maybe it’s all for the best

    I should give the fat he/she dirty hippie a chance

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  132. Elspeth Beauchamp is not an honest person.

    Black student unions, Asian student unions, Latino student unions, LBGT student unions …

    I am shocked at how invested SEKs is at tying to portray a distinct minority as representative of everyone.

    Does Palin have to pay rent for the time she occupies in leftist melons?

    JD (4bb5d1)

  133. Whatever Wright meant I don’t know how that or her alleged failure to get it indicates racism on her part – if that’s your point.

    You’re not helping your cause. The black man says that he’s cornered a particular market at CPAC, and he’s been able to do so because CPAC is “image-conscious.” What is it about him that would help the “image-conscious” CPAC make itself look better?

    Seriously, if you can’t even see that he’s not only making fun of her, he’s having fun making fun of her, I don’t know what to say.

    Comment by SEK (74bb56) — 3/16/2013 @ 7:16 pm

    You’re not explaining what the point is if he was in fact making fun of them. What does it logically prove?

    I don’t know what to say either!

    Sarah Palin (c7c56a)

  134. And am saddened that so many here couldn’t pick up on it on their own.

    Mr. SEK when I’m sad I listen to a happy song and it makes me feel better

    that one you have to poke around a bit to find cause there’s another mix they did I think on an EP or whatever what’s kinda dirge-like

    but this one is quite cheering

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  135. The “advantage” of being a black “token” at CPAC is created by the Left’s obsession with race, not the Right’s alleged racism.

    SPQR (b12eb9)

  136. Whatever Wright meant I don’t know how that or her alleged failure to get it indicates racism on her part – if that’s your point.

    You’re not helping your cause. The black man says that he’s cornered a particular market at CPAC, and he’s been able to do so because CPAC is “image-conscious.” What is it about him that would help the “image-conscious” CPAC make itself look better?

    Seriously, if you can’t even see that he’s not only making fun of her, he’s having fun making fun of her, I don’t know what to say.

    Comment by SEK (74bb56) — 3/16/2013 @ 7:16 pm

    I and Sarah should add that we don’t believe he was in fact mocking her. We believe that “image conscious” was referring to having nice looking shoes. But there’s not much point in arguing over a non-falsifiable claim (unless someone went to the trouble to locate Wright and ask him) about what was going on in someone’s mind with someone like you. Actually there’s probably not much point arguing over anything with someone like you.

    Over and out.

    Gerald A (c7c56a)

  137. the point Jillian was trying to make was that Mr. shoe shine guy had an entrepreneurial spirit

    and Obamanomics hasn’t been very conducive to small-business job creation

    probably cause not enough people are on food stamps yet to support small business growth

    but maybe the multipliers are gonna kick in soon

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  138. You’ll have your work cut out for you finding ‘racism’ at this year’s cpac, SEK, at least from the stage (never mind their past statements.) Organizers (ACU) set out this year to stage a ‘diverse’ (read: off-white faces and more women) Republican party.
    Double the number of black/Hispanic/Latino speakers over 2012, 1/3 more women, no invitations for the PamGellers of the party.
    “Trump the Race Card”(oh the irony)conflict shows they didn’t control the attendees quite as well.

    tifosa (192171)

  139. SEK,

    Mr. Wright provides shoe shine services to Republicans and Democrats, including taking over the shoe shine stand at the Maryland State House in 2008. The Maryland Senate President, who is white, said he “regarded it as a public service to patronize” the show shine stand. Is that racist, too?

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  140. DRJ, maybe the Maryland Senate President isn’t as image conscious as those CPAC people.

    Pious Agnostic (20c167)

  141. Mr. Wright — who prefers the more professional title “bootblack”

    oh dear god

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  142. #139 “The “advantage” of being a black “token” at CPAC is created by” the results of this past election, or says cpac organization (ACU) communications director Lisa Rigas.

    tifosa (192171)

  143. Tiffy is invested in calling people racist.

    JD (4bb5d1)

  144. DRJ – there is patronizing and “patronizing”. When it is done by the Dems it is the good one. By conservatives, the racist one.

    Taking care of your shoes, and appreciating a good shine, is only done by image conscious racists. I denounce every airport and Nordstroms on the planet.

    JD (4bb5d1)

  145. He gradeated from the Chrissie Legtingle Lapdog Obedience Academy.

    Icy (615265)

  146. Just to finish out the teleprompter thing:

    Giving a speech with a teleprompter is fine.

    Giving a question and answer session with a teleprompter means you are a puppet. It means you have to have a guy in the back giving you cues because you don’t know anything and have no command of facts about the real world. For a President to do that means he is not the President, the real president is the man behind the curtain.

    luagha (1de9ec)

  147. JD=JuvenileDelinquent=n (Law) “a child or young person guilty of some offence, act of vandalism, or antisocial behaviour or whose conduct is beyond parental control and who may be brought before a juvenile court”
    just a coincidence? #justsayin :)

    tifosa (192171)

  148. You are so cute. Precious, even. Bless your little heart.

    JD (b63a52)

  149. NYT Style story about how knowinbg famuily history is correlated wth success in school, life,.

    Sammy Finkelman (6f9f42)

  150. See, I used Occam’s razor, and I figured it out

    narciso (3fec35)

  151. Narcisco – objecting to Teh Narrative is proof of the racisms.

    JD (b63a52)

  152. A Topic of Interest:

    An issue that may bear watching [see Drudge’s link] tomorrow is Cyprus’ response to Brussels’ demand that everyone with a bank account in Cyprus turn over 6.7% to 9.9% of their account to help pay for the bailout (13B Euros) that the Eurozone is going to supply to Cyprus’ largest two banks. This is said not to be taxation without representation because the masters in Brussels are demanding that the Cyprus parliament approve the levy. The total amount that would be raised via this levy is expected to be about 6 billion euros. Failure to pay the levy, should it be approved, could result in 3 years in jail.

    There are reported to be a number of Russians who have made large deposits in these banks.

    The obvious answer is to let the banks fail, and then take your chances with whatever currency Cyprus can come up with. In the long term is would certainly be better than letting Brussels decide what is yours and what is not. Iceland seems to have survived its problems, for example.

    Fortunately, with our stalwart senior senators protecting us, and with our Constitution and its Bill of Rights that they so zelously guard, this, or something similar, could never happen here. After all, it’s our property, right?

    bobathome (c0c2b5)

  153. eurofascists steal savers’ stashes and cash scatters like sparks from a black cat fuse

    […]

    boom!

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  154. JD, ho hum. Who did I call “racist?”

    tifosa (192171)

  155. No racism at cpac? Rand Paul won the straw poll.

    It is not like we are unfamiliar with your schtick tiffy.

    JD (b63a52)

  156. RNC PR BS, I mean ReiNCe PRieBuS, announcing a $10M minority outreach. Racism? 😉

    tifosa (192171)

  157. That’s IT? After all my comments on PP, that’s IT?
    JD JD JD Nice try :)

    tifosa (192171)

  158. plus, one comment on a thread about the topic hardly makes it my “schtick.”

    tifosa (192171)

  159. racist thoughts just dust bunnies to my hoover

    the rhymes i bust are a color line remover

    cpac thugs i know how to outmaneuver

    shoe shine man shoe shine man shoe shine man

    your services are no longer required

    this house is clean y’all

    happyfeet kicks it spoken word style tuesday night at that new pizza hut in Mt. Pleasant Iowa what has a liquor license (8ce051)

  160. I love it when the trolls deny doing that which they do.

    JD (b63a52)

  161. Officials involved in last night’s talks said the changes in the levy’s rates were in flux, but they could see the higher rate increase to as much as 12.5 per cent while the smaller deposits could be about 3.5 per cent.*

    ok so no worries then – glad you guys came around

    good job!

    see the system really does work if you give it a chance – what a lot of people are still learning is that fascists are very reasonable people and in the end everything works out for the best with these ones

    they listen to the people is why

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  162. Proof JD? some copies? links? You’re so blinded by what you’re told to believe that you make baseless accusations.

    tifosa (192171)

  163. Who told me to believe that part of your standard practice is to drop in and call us racists? That you do it in a passive aggressive douchey manner doesn’t change the fact you do it.

    JD (b63a52)

  164. You are just asking the tough questions?

    JD (b63a52)

  165. You’re so blinded by what you’re told to believe that you make baseless accusations.

    mr. SEK also had some pointed words about cognitive blindness at #14

    it’s like a leitmotif of this thread

    which is nice – all your better threads have leitmotifs you know

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  166. tifosa, cheap inuendo like all trolls.

    SPQR (768505)

  167. sorry – at #16 I mean

    I guess

    sometimes the numbers are different in different browsers

    Then there’s the fact that Palin read a joke off a teleprompter about Obama reading off teleprompters, which is meaningless in and of itself, but says quite a bit about the people who loudly applauded it … when they could clearly see the teleprompter from which she’d read it. Talk about your cognitive blindness.

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  168. When/where did I call the collective YOU racists, or any one of you, in even ONE comment? Just one, EVER???
    That’s not what I believe, why would I ever comment???
    Maybe this is just projection JD…

    tifosa (192171)

  169. mr feets, I had leitmotifs once but then I drank a big glass of salty water….

    Pious Agnostic (20c167)

  170. Now that is just juvenile game playing. Sheesh. Look at this troll’s history of posts, and all is very clear. I doubt that this person even has strong political beliefs.

    Simon Jester (2d62a6)

  171. great tip!

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  172. Hint: the troll’s history of posts are mostly on the ‘Trayvon’ threads, with no accusations of racism. Zero.

    tifosa (192171)

  173. So it is always, always interesting to consider why trolls post. It’s the kind of thing Mr. Feet would no doubt describe as late night dorm room philosophy, but far more colorfully put.

    Simon Jester (2d62a6)

  174. Considering “trolls with a history,” I think the best approach is to use this:

    http://www.wordsmith.org/anagram/index.html

    Lots of good results.

    As for me, I am going to think on the top post of Patterico’s.

    Simon Jester (2d62a6)

  175. My entry in the “top post” contest: http://patterico.com/2011/11/05/predicting-2012-the-nate-silver-way/

    tifosa (192171)

  176. every post gets a ribbon!

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  177. If you could make every troll a meal, Mr. Feet, what would it be? My guess is that it would be eclectic, and that everyone would have a good time.

    Simon Jester (2d62a6)

  178. if it were up to me they’d be like an endless bowl of lucky charms except without substancey carbs

    i miss lucky charms so much

    we had so much fun together

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  179. Who knew marshmallow bits could be so festive?

    Simon Jester (2d62a6)

  180. i don’t think they’re even real marshmallows

    not really

    but I don’t mind

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  181. Mr. Feet, you can bring Lucky Charms goodness to any of your cereals:

    http://www.amazon.com/Cereal-Marshmallows-available-21-Oz/dp/B001PM0KRU

    What a wonderful world we live in, yes?

    Simon Jester (2d62a6)

  182. And even more, Mr. Feet!

    http://www.thekitchn.com/yes-they-do-exist-cereal-marsh-152977

    It’s science!

    Simon Jester (2d62a6)

  183. I would serve the Spam and Foie Gras, but only to my friends.

    JD (b63a52)

  184. Pretty classy, JD!

    http://www.tastingtable.com/entry_detail/la/187/What_wont_the_Animal_dudes_do_with_meat.htm

    I knew you were a trend-setter!

    Simon Jester (2d62a6)

  185. That is exactly what I was talking about, friend. That is one of the most sublime dishes I have encountered.

    JD (b63a52)

  186. Oho! So you have had it! I dare not.

    Simon Jester (2d62a6)

  187. It is good beyond words. Any attempt to describe how awesome it is would do a disservice to how awesome it is.

    Possibly having it with MayBee and happyfeet made it taste even better.

    JD (b63a52)

  188. I love it Mr. Jester I’m not sure yet who but that’s an awesome christmas present for somebody for sure

    I still need to get back there Mr. JD –

    heard Animal mentioned the other day in an Aziz Ansari stand-up routine on netflix of all places –

    (he’s not super awesomely funny but he’s better than that Louis CK idiot)

    happyfeet (4bf7c2)

  189. JD.. Have ever been here?

    http://www.consumingla.com/2011/09/30/the-secret-japanese-beef-restaurant/

    Just curious.

    Simon Jester (2d62a6)

  190. Um, that looks sublime. I think I prolly don’t know the right peoples to get in there. Happyfeet? Get to work.

    JD (b63a52)

  191. that’s a tall order

    maybe Jennifer Garner knows somebody

    happyfeet (4bf7c2)

  192. You mean the one who was duped by a black man into sharing that there’s an advantage to being a black token at the “very image-conscious” CPAC? I believe I’ve cover that. (And am saddened that so many here couldn’t pick up on it on their own.)

    Whatever. I read the piece. She likes shoe shines. Dog whistle dog whistle dog whistle.

    Patterico (9c670f)

  193. I love a shoe shine. Love em. I get one every time I pass one in an airport. I guess I should be denounced. And condemned.

    JD (4bb5d1)

  194. you were in the service Mr. JD

    I’ve noticed ex-servicepersons what are male tend to have a more better appreciation for shoe shinings than other persons what were non-ex-service

    persons

    I don’t know about these fancy new killchicks though

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  195. That may be it, happyfeet.

    JD (4bb5d1)

  196. Our political system is broken beyond repair and unable to deal with anything.

    IT’S NOT BROKEN BEYOND REPAIR

    How could you say that.

    Now, what’s wrong?

    Candidates are not independent any more. They are too dependent on the national political parties or political alliances.

    The cause of the trouble is campaign finance “reform”

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  197. Comment by Patterico (9c670f) — 3/16/2013 @ 1:58 pm

    The best thing to do, I think, is to make this your Amazon bookmark.

    The following maybe can be memorized:

    http://tinyurl.com/btsfswo

    http://snurl.com/26mz99e

    http://amzn.to/WzDld9

    btsfswo = buy through Sammy Finkelman’s short web – O – I need something with an O!

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  198. Comment by SEK (74bb56) — 3/16/2013 @ 7:18 pm

    The things I’m having to explain tonight, they just make me sad for America.

    Who is Larry David?

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  199. 202.

    I have it:

    Buy
    Through
    Sammny
    Finkelman’s
    Shorter
    Web
    Option

    Or:

    tinyurl.com/btsfswo (remember to use small letters.

    This takes you to:

    http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&linkCode=ur2&tag=patterspontif-20

    (Patterico’s Amazon link)

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)


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