Mar
18

Hey Everybody, Free Beer And Eats At Kaus’s Place!




Posted at 21:33 by Gavin M.

Shorter Mickey Kaus:

The Uninvited

  • Much as rich people wall off green space from the public, Ezra Klein has privatized a conversation. Hey, are you gonna privatize that Kit-Kat bar?

‘Shorter’ concept created by Daniel Davies and perfected by Elton Beard. We are aware of all Internet traditions.™

188 Comments »

  1. D.N. Nation said,

    March 18, 2009 at 21:37

    Why do I completely know that this will be linked to by Glenn Reynolds?

    Well, I just looked. Sure enough.

  2. dbati said,

    March 18, 2009 at 21:38

    Heh, indeed.

  3. OB-GYN Kenobi said,

    March 18, 2009 at 21:40

    M-I-C
    K-E-Y

    K-A-U-S (wet farting noise)

  4. Teh Goats said,

    March 18, 2009 at 21:42

    That’s our favorite picture of Mick. Mouth open, eyes closed, look of pleasure/pain on his face. Yeah, very familiar.

  5. SomeNYGuy said,

    March 18, 2009 at 21:43

    KausPlay sez, “One thing we learn is it’s just sausage.”

    So what’s the difference if it’s attached to a goat. Take it in your mouth. Slurp, slurp.

  6. PopeRatzo said,

    March 18, 2009 at 21:46

    You just had to post that picture of Kaus, didn’t you? Now I’m gonna have nightmares for a week, not to mention the milk production in my small goat dairy is gonna be way down.

    Next time it occurs to you to post a photo of Mickey Kaus, can you please warn us in advance or at least put it behind a link?

  7. laym said,

    March 18, 2009 at 21:46

    From when I first wandered on to teh internets, one of the things that I have never understood is: Mickey Kaus – what’s the deal with that guy?

  8. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    March 18, 2009 at 21:47

    THERE IS NO LEFTISH EMAIL CABAL!

    But I think the headline-writers’ worry was that an “echo chamber” is what the outside world tends to get from members of JournoList once they’ve vigorously hashed out their disagreements in secret.

    So, not only does Mickey not know who is and is not on the list, but he’s certainly concerned about the co-ordinated response and united front presented by the Left-biased media.

    I mean it’s so obvious, that connection that lazy journos have with online entities. The evidence of political manipulation of media is blatant.

  9. moondancing said,

    March 18, 2009 at 21:49

    Perhaps a wingnut forensic tubologist can trace word patterns and reverse parse different blogs to prove the conspiracy. Or you can just throw your kaka at a wall and see what sticks….

  10. a different brad said,

    March 18, 2009 at 21:54

    Y’know what really irks me about all this? Ezra is getting tons of free press taking him several thousand times more seriously than he deserves. He’s a careerist hack, end of story.

  11. Snorghagen said,

    March 18, 2009 at 21:58

    Aside from the weirdness of claiming that there’s a secret evil J-list thingee or that Ezra Klein is a purveyor of far-left groupthink…

    …did Kaus actually say that having a private conversation is undemocratic and elitist? Am I reading that correctly?

  12. laym said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:01

    There’s a second, less uncertain, concern (aside from my primary beef, which is that they didn’t invite me). [...] False modesty? Check. Suck up to the organizer? Check. Underlying, self-satisfied exclusionary impulse? Check.

    Apparently, the internets is a place where some people like to type up their insecurities and share them with the rest of the world.

  13. tigrismus said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:01

    Man, he looks like he fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. Those poor goats.

    Also: people email each other privately to talk about stuff! FILM AT ELEVEN!

  14. PeeJ said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:03

    Congrats, Gav, on being able to not only understand but also summarize that orthographical goatspooge. Lemme tellya, I couldn’t figure out WTF he was going on about. Except for the WAAAAH they won’t let me in the club part. That came through pretty clearly.

  15. alec said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:04

    I still say impugning the good name of well-meaning caprids with that horrible man is completely unfair.

  16. alec said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:05

    Also, why can’t Mickey Kaus understand that, while these hypothetical listservs for liberal elitists might exclude him now, it’s simply part of the American dream to support them in the hope that some day you will be George Soros?

  17. J— said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:08

    Kaus:

    But I always thought one of the big ideas of the Web was that, to the maximum extent possible, these deliberations and revisions and improvements could now take place in public, where everyone could follow along and maybe contribute.

    If you blog or read blogs, you must abandon email. It is the only way.

  18. MzNicky said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:15

    No seriously: What is that thing that appears to be growing out of his ear and heading toward his mouth?

  19. MzNicky said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:17

    Man, he looks like he fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. Those poor goats.

    Sitting here laughing shamelessly over that one.

  20. Johnny Coelacanth said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:17

    Kaus has already expressed more concern over a listserv than he ever expressed over torture as official US policy. Fucking scumbag shitheel jerkoff dickface fuckwad.

  21. J— said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:18

    He’s a microphone fiend.

  22. Johnny Coelacanth said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:18

    “What is that thing that appears to be growing out of his ear and heading toward his mouth?”

    Tapeworm. It came out of his ass, located conveniently close to his ears.

  23. Smut Clyde said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:19

    aside from my primary beef
    No, really! I prefer cows!

  24. alec said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:22

    No, really! I prefer cows!

    I think he’ll die happy if he convinces the public he’s worked his way up to Carnivora.

  25. Stag Party Palin said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:28

    So that’s what the president of NAMGLA looks like.

  26. commie atheist said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:30

    I demand that the secret thoughts of all leftists be written down and posted on the internet. All of them. All the time. Constant, non-stop posting of everyone’s private thoughts. It’s the only way that true transparency can be…

    Ah, fuck it. This is such unimportant bullshit. Figures that both Mickey Kaus and Eric son of Eric are both on the case.

  27. Snorghagen said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:33

    Fucking scumbag shitheel jerkoff dickface fuckwad.

    Kaus should arrange to have that inscribed on his tombstone. It’s best to plan ahead for such things.

  28. Anonymous Leftist said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:35

    “I demand that the secret thoughts of all leftists be written down and posted on the internet. All of them.”

    Allright, here goes: Capitalism isn’t so bad, sometimes. Atrios’ comments section sucks and I never read it. I’d like to bang teenaged girls, but what would we talk about afterwards? Michael Moore; kinda fat. Michelle Malkin; kinda hot.

  29. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:35

    I demand that the secret thoughts of all leftists be written down and posted on the internet. All of them. All the time. Constant, non-stop posting of everyone’s private thoughts.

    I thought that that was what we were doing.

  30. Snorghagen said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:36

    This is such unimportant bullshit.

    What other type of bullshit is there?

  31. Johnny Coelacanth said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:37

    Fucking scumbag shitheel jerkoff dickface fuckwad.

    Sometimes you feel like a writer, and other times the tourettes takes over and there ya go.

  32. Sarcastro said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:40

    I wouldn’t be surprised if it did.

    And I wouldn’t be surprised if Kaus were caught performing the rusty trombone on rabid goats.

  33. Legalize said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:43

    I pitty anyone naive enough to fall for an invitation to Kaus’ place for “free” ANYTHING.

  34. tigrismus said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:44

    I demand that the secret thoughts of all leftists be written down and posted on the internet. All of them. All the time. Constant, non-stop posting of everyone’s private thoughts.

    Ooh, and we can tell what we dreamed last night and braid each other’s hair!

  35. Mickey Kaus said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:44

    Free goat milk at my place everybody! Later we’ll make goat cheese.

  36. Coach Urban Meyer said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:47

    Wuh-woh, loony libs! When even liberals like Mickey Kaus and Dick Morris are showing your agenda to be freaky fraudulent, and that you are exchanging e-mails with each other in privacy, and a conspiracy to take over AIG, a big Obummer donor, then the cat’s out of the bag and you’re toast! Hear that SPREAD of OUTRAGE? It’s gonna get even bigger and bigger, until the point when the Obummer gets depantsed by Super Sarah, the Power Palin! Urban out.

  37. Thom said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:47

    It’s pretty funny that there’s now a full-on Right Wing Echo Chamber bouncing this story about, eh?

  38. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:55

    Constant, non-stop posting of everyone’s private thoughts.

    re*: Kaus’ post title
    Arielle Kebbel is pretty hot, but way too young.

    *In actuality, my thought processes are sometimes as ridiculously formed as this.

    In summation, PENIS.

  39. actor212 said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:55

    It’s pretty funny that there’s now a full-on Right Wing Echo Chamber bouncing this story about, eh?

    You don’t think there was some sort of private collaboration that made this story suddenly spring up, two years after Ezra announced the list, do you?

  40. actor212 said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:57

    I demand that the secret thoughts of all leftists be written down and posted on the internet. All of them. All the time. Constant, non-stop posting of everyone’s private thoughts. It’s the only way that true transparency can be…

    “Dear Penthouse,

    Well, you’ll never believe what happened to me at the car wash today!…”

  41. Another Kiwi said,

    March 18, 2009 at 22:59

    From when I first wandered on to teh internets, one of the things that I have never understood is: Mickey Kaus – what’s the deal with that guy?

    .
    I think that about sums up G.B.Kaus.
    I think that Mr Kaus has some explaining to do re the emergence of fainting goats

  42. actor212 said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:02

    Say, maybe we on that list can Go Galt?

  43. commie atheist said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:04

    What other type of bullshit is there?

    this kind:

    A B.C. sales representative who markets equestrian products in Canada was barred from crossing the U.S. border to attend a trade show last month by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer who accused him of trying to steal American jobs.

    “He looked at me, and in a yelling voice he said, ‘You’re friggin’ stealing jobs away from American citizens,’ and I tried telling him that I wasn’t,” Joel Borsteinas told CBC News.

    Borsteinas, a Canadian citizen, said he’s been in business for 15 years, acting as a middleman between U.S. and Canadian suppliers of western wear and equestrian products and Canadian retailers who want to stock the products.
    http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2009/03/16/bc-borderprotectionism.html

    Now, that’s the kind of important bullshit we need.

  44. Snorghagen said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:06

    It’s pretty funny that there’s now a full-on Right Wing Echo Chamber bouncing this story about, eh?

    Well, if there are unconfirmed rumors that mundane left-centrist Ezra Klein might be privately communicating with other mundane centrists and possibly even secretly discussing mundane centrist issues, then America needs to know about it.

  45. Erick Da Red said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:08

    “there are unconfirmed rumors that mundane left-centrist Ezra Klein might be privately communicating with other mundane centrists”

    But you don’t get it! It’s TOTALLY confirmed. The lid has been blown off this story! Journalists and writers are talking to each other!!!!11!1!twelve!

  46. commie atheist said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:08

    Well, if there are unconfirmed rumors that mundane left-centrist Ezra Klein might be privately communicating with other mundane centrists and possibly even secretly discussing mundane centrist issues…

    And sometimes having mild disagreements, even. AMERICA DEMANDS TO KNOW THE TRUTH!!!

  47. TKK said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:09

    Shorter Mickey Kaus:

    “I denounce this list that I never heard of because it’s contents, which I have never seen, may indicate something that I have no proof of.”

  48. actor212 said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:10

    And sometimes having mild disagreements, even. AMERICA DEMANDS TO KNOW THE TRUTH!!!

    I’ll bet sometimes, the farmer’s wife even chases them up the clock before it strikes one…

  49. commie atheist said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:15

    Damn, posted this on the wrong thread.

    Here’s some more really important bullshit (h/t Pandagon):

    Mr President, would you share your thoughts on two subjects.

    First, what are your thoughts regarding Islam’s belief that government and religion are inextricably tied to one another, as well as all other aspects of a Muslim’s life, and would you contrast that with the opposite view in American life where religion is purposely left out of government.

    Secondly, what are your beliefs on whether Mohammad and Jesus Christ are actual prophets of God or mere urban legends?

    thank you.
    http://forums.wnd.com/index.php?pageId=300&pageNo=1

    There’s currenytly 824 equally pertinent questions there, for them that’s interested.

  50. g said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:15

    We’re supposed cc the right on all our emails now?

  51. OB-GYN Kenobi said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:16

    A B.C. sales representative who markets equestrian products in Canada was barred from crossing the U.S. border to attend a trade show last month by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer who accused him of trying to steal American jobs.

    Now, if only that selfsame Border Patrol dude had sealed up the border so that President Bush couldn’t get back in, we’d all be the better for it.

  52. Loneoak said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:18

    Sometimes I wonder if Lord Saletan frets about Kaus blowing goats and believes he could prevent it through moralizing lectures to the goats about personal responsibility.

  53. Froley said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:18

    Wait, wait, Kaus is citing L’Affaire Beauchamp as an example of dangerous groupthink on the left? What about the right, who we haven’t heard from since Michael Leahy, a sergeant in Beachamp’s unit, was convicted of murder of an Iraqi man? Guess Kaus didn’t check the emails on his listserv telling him not to mention Beauchamp again.

  54. commie atheist said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:19

    Here’s a good one:

    Repent and Resign!
    Posted by David Ben-Ariel on Jan 20, 2009 15:42

    President Usurper Obama,
    Have you no fear of God? Do you consider yourself greater than Nimrod? Don’t you know the Tower of Babel fell? That Satan was cast down from Heaven as a reject after lifting himself up so high?

    President Usurper Obama,
    Don’t you know that according to the ethnocentric Bible (with its focus on the family of Jacob) you are a fraud and a foreigner – a Gentile – who has no right to occupy the White House? Not only because you’ve been proud and stubborn and failed to respect the legitimate concerns of Americans who demand proof you are a natural born citizen, showing contempt for our Constitution and those who hold it dear, but because Manifest Destiny decrees this a White Israelite country (that has blessed every color and creed willing to submit to that fact).

    President Usurper Obama,
    REPENT and resign, and return to Africa where you belong or be driven from office in God’s good time with a plague upon your house.

  55. Me said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:20

    Congrats, Gav, on being able to not only understand but also summarize that orthographical goatspooge.

    No fuckin’ shit. I didn’t understand a damn word of it. Hence the “shorter”. That’ll teach me to doubt.

  56. J— said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:21

    Their mundanity is key. It’s like the deep-sea anglerfish’s light. It lures you in. Slowly but surely, you get closer and closer, and then they’ve got you!

  57. N__B said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:26

    Do you consider yourself greater than Nimrod?

    This is a trick question.

  58. commie atheist said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:26

    And more…

    America for Americans!
    Posted by Spartan_Fury on Mar 18, 2009 06:50

    Dear Mr. President, that is if you are actually our president and not the usurper most believe you to be…

    let us for a moment look at the handbooks of Stalin and Hitler. the best way to control a population is through it;s food and children. you sir are corrupting our children and working to subvert our God given right of freedom and our blood earned right of being truly American.

    can you explain to me why you think WE THE PEOPLE will stand by muc longer. Be aware Mr. President we surround you and we own this country. the day you try to take it from us you will start a revolution that will make the civil war look like a minor skirmish.

    The following is a Call to Arms!

    Fellow brothers and sisters! Americans! we must now more than ever be prepared to stand firm and stand tall! Americans now is the time for us to break the choke hold of government. either work through the system or break the system! our earned rights of freedom and liberty sometimes call for the Blood of Tyrants and
    Patriots to be spilled! be ready Americans! if this Faux government continues to attack us be ready to raise your voice in revolution. Send Teabags to the whitehouse and flood the halls of congress with letters! for to long the giant of America has slept! arise now patriots and americans. our time is now and we must take back our country! God Bless America!

  59. Snorghagen said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:27

    President Usurper Obama,
    Have you no fear of God? Do you consider yourself greater than Nimrod?

    Don’t want no preznit who considers himself greater than Nimrod. No sir.

  60. N__B said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:30

    How about a president greater than A-Rod?

  61. J— said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:34

    Go Nimrods!

  62. g said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:35

    Dear Mr. President, that is if you are actually our president and not the usurper most believe you to be…

    Isn’t it charming that they still politely include the endearment?

  63. OB-GYN Kenobi said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:36

    President Usurper Obama,
    REPENT and resign, and return to Africa where you belong or be driven from office in God’s good time with a plague upon your house.

    Who knew Joe Biden had so many supporters?

  64. Jrod said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:39

    Even Bush was greater than Pay-Rod.

  65. Snorghagen said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:39

    let us for a moment look at the handbooks of Stalin and Hitler. the best way to control a population is through it;s food and children.

    Wait a minute. Food and children? Are they the same thing? Is food like children or are children like food? That is to say, should we pour ketchup on our kids or should we send our cheeseburgers to college? Where can I get the handbooks?

  66. g said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:41

    bread and circuses, food and children. Meh.

  67. Loneoak said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:41

    Can someone better versed in Biblical Wingnuttery than I explain what the fuck they are talking about by accusing Obama of thinking his britches are bigger than Nimrod’s? And what is the Tower of Babel analogous to in their fever dream here? Is Obama building a giant tower of pagan linguistics on the banks of the Potomac?

  68. Jrod said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:42

    I think Kaus is just mad that he wasn’t invited to the big listserv. I mean, he’s a prominent Democratic writer for a prestigious online magazine, why doesn’t he get to be in the club? Obviously, if they didn’t invite a fair-minded writer from the moderate left like Mick Kaus, they clearly have something to hide! And he didn’t wanna be in your stupid club anyway.

  69. commie atheist said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:42

    I can’t wait for the WND White House Correspondent (if they really have one) to start asking these questions at presidential press conferences.

    Just remember we’re only 2 months into the Failed Obama Presidency. My friends, it appears we are still a long ways away from peak wingnut.

  70. Jrod said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:44

    Raising the top marginal rate by 3% is an act of hubris that can only be compared with building a tower straight up to G-d’s throne.

  71. Froley said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:44

    I particularly enjoyed this one:

    Mr “President”
    Although I vehemently opposed you during the elections, you still ended up as the Commander in Chief (albeit without any executive experience whatsoever), but I digress. That said, I’ve repeatedly watched you backtrack (but it’s ok, cause you’re a politician) on everything you promised the suckers of this nation I spent 27 years defending (yea, in the countries you finally “visited with the troops”). But now you’re proposing (is that like commanding?) that those same brothers I served with PAY for the right to take a bullet??? You’re priceless (or is that useless…), but again, I digress. I’ve ordered the Rosetta Stone series to learn Arabic, maybe you’ll respond if I post in Al-Jazeera?? Regardless, I don’t just spend my time posting to the internet (practically a useless exercise, but it’s cleansing somehow). I attend and support the “tea-parties” and any other constitutionally protected right I still have to protest your rape of my rights and selling my country to your left-wing, socialist supporters who can’t wait to roll over the American-Idol watching sheep who aren’t paying attention…… OK, I feel better…

    Maj S – Retired USAF

    Where does one begin? President in quotes, multiple notifications of digression although previously noted by use of parentheses, the belief that he has to learn Arabic although he could comment on Al Jazeera’s English language website, his support of “tea-parties” (the use of quotes makes me think these tea-parties are either imaginary or some sexual thing). It’s all so wonderful.

  72. OneMadClown said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:45

    President Usurper Obama,
    REPENT and resign, and return to Africa where you belong or be driven from office in God’s good time with a plague upon your house.

    House plagues are the worst plagues of all. My house has boils on its underparts.

  73. g said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:46

    OK, I feel better..

    Sweet!

  74. J— said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:47

    Nimrod is associated with the construction of the Tower of Babel. What is Obama doing that is analogous with the Tower? Who knows—energy independence, health care reform, economic recovery. One or all of the above plus items on his agenda that exist in their minds only. They decided months ago he was presumptuous and dangerous and incompetent.

  75. Smut Clyde said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:48

    If memory serves, the Kaus-Goat association goes back to the Townhouse furore of 2006 when Kaus was complaining about not being on a TSU left-wing mailing list.
    My house is bleeding from its orifices and stridulating, but that is normal.

  76. OneMadClown said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:48

    But now you’re proposing (is that like commanding?) that those same brothers I served with PAY for the right to take a bullet???

    Did I miss that memo?

  77. J— said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:49

    Also, Nimrod was a hunter, which means Obama something or other, obviously.

  78. N__B said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:50

    Nimrod is associated with the construction of the Tower of Babel.

    Was he the construction manager?
    Did he bond it?
    Site safety manager?
    Not…the guy who makes concrete cylinders?

  79. commie atheist said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:50

    They decided months ago he was presumptuous and dangerous and incompetent.

    You forgot uppity.

    Not knowing his place = worse than Nimrod.

  80. kg said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:50

    Wasn’t Nimrod a Marvel Comics villian?

  81. g said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:51

    My basement does have a plague of rats. But that’s country living for you.

  82. J— said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:52

    You forgot uppity.

    Yes, you’re right. The subtext of all of this is that Obama is black and hence by racial definition, out of place.

  83. Smut Clyde said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:56

    “Tower of Babel” would be a good name for a multi-lingual tow-truck operator.
    I should also point out that my “Topless Towers of Ilium” company is doing quite well. People are too distracted to notice that their cars are being towed away.

  84. Mayor Howard Johnson said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:56

    Dear President Usurper Overlord Grand Poobah Dickface,

    Did you think you could fool us with a little brown make-up and basketball Mr. O’bama? REPENT AND RESIGN and go back to Potato-land where you belong, you filthy drunken mick bastard.

    We’ll take the niggers and the chinks, but NO IRISH!

  85. commie atheist said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:57

    Wasn’t Nimrod a Marvel Comics villian?

    Project Nimrod!!!!

    http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Nimrod_(Sentinel)_(Earth-811)

  86. Bitter Scribe said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:58

    Kaus has already expressed more concern over a listserv than he ever expressed over torture as official US policy.

    Indeed. This guy has some of the weirdest obsessions. How did he get that bug up his ass about Cark Check and labor union elections? Has he ever paid attention to the war, the economy, or anything else important?

  87. J— said,

    March 18, 2009 at 23:59

    Was he the construction manager?
    Did he bond it?
    Site safety manager?
    Not…the guy who makes concrete cylinders?

    He was the decider, among other things.

    Cush also begot Nimrod, who was the first man of might on earth. He was a mighty hunter by the grace of the Lord; hence the sayin, “Like Nimrod a mighty hunter by the grace of the Lord.” The mainstays of his kingdom were Babylon, Erech, Accad, and Calneh in the land of Shinar.

    Genesis 10:8-10 (Babylon is Babel).

  88. N__B said,

    March 19, 2009 at 0:04

    (Babylon is Babel)

    See, this is where the bible confuses me. I was on an express on the Long Island Railroad yesterday and we passed Babylon and I didn’t see any sign of the tower or any Nimords.

  89. SomeNYGuy said,

    March 19, 2009 at 0:06

    I was on an express on the Long Island Railroad yesterday and we passed Babylon and I didn’t see any sign of the tower or any Nimords.

    If you didn’t see any nimrods on the Long Island Railroad, you just weren’t looking.

  90. N__B said,

    March 19, 2009 at 0:07

    If you didn’t see any nimrods on the Long Island Railroad, you just weren’t looking.

    I saw plenty of green-beer puke.

  91. mikey said,

    March 19, 2009 at 0:11

    But now you’re proposing (is that like commanding?) that those same brothers I served with PAY for the right to take a bullet???

    I’ll take TWO, please.

    Can I write you a check?

    mikey

  92. Mickey Kaus is a Goat Blower, and Ugly to Boot... said,

    March 19, 2009 at 0:19

    If I remember correctly, Nimrod the comic character was rather bad ass.

    And I wouldn’t show my ugly mug if I was a world renowned goat blower, but that’s just me.

  93. alec said,

    March 19, 2009 at 0:35

    I’ve always loved ex-military (or purported ex-military) wingnuts. They spend years in the closest social setting America’s ever had to meritocratic socialism, and then they go home and spend their taxpayer pensions to whine about limitations on Steve Forbes’s will.

    Never even mind the right’s ridiculously adversarial relationship with the actual military rather than the vague militarist idea at neoconservatism’s heart or their eager chumminess with the rogues’ gallery of military industry. I think spending twenty years in a society governed by each-according-ability-each-according-need plus the occasional state-sanctioned murder pretty much recuses you from saying jack shit about anyone or anything vis a vis Stalin.

  94. Snorghagen said,

    March 19, 2009 at 0:44

    More gems from the WND comments section:

    Your a coward, a thief and a phony we will NEVER respect a Socialist. REAL AMERICANS want you EMPEACHED!
    ————————
    Are you now or have you ever been a member of the communist party ?
    ————————
    Why have you and your fellow leaders across the globe decided to engineer the collapse of the global economy to bring about a Global Government and Currency? Who will be the global dictator of this new Tower of Babel and how will you convince the citizens of the globe to accept this Satanic plot?
    ————————
    I know you cant wait each week til wednesday rolls around so you can summonds all your commie buddies and throw back some fine wine and dine like royalty at taxpayer expense.
    ————————
    Do we citizens have stupid written on our face?

  95. tigrismus said,

    March 19, 2009 at 0:45

    My house has shingles AND shakes.

  96. commie atheist said,

    March 19, 2009 at 0:52

    Do we citizens have stupid written on our face?

    Perhaps, if you look like Mickey Kaus.

  97. alec said,

    March 19, 2009 at 0:53

    Also, the earlier ranting-raving-crazy who ordered the awful mick Obama to go back to Hibernafrica is probably either a World Church of the Creator loon or a more simple British Israelite maniac. Either kinds of crazy are worth looking at somewhere objective (religioustolerance.org – probably worth looking at first; also probably SPLC).

    I’ve got a dark but unevidenced suspicion that a lot of people the SPLC are currently worrying about were quietly bankrolled by recipients of Bush’s faith-based programme funding – checks against batshit insanity were only done with any seriousness when the religious body wasn’t some species of evangelical. That and the links between zealous fundamentalists and right-wing militants with fundamentalist leanings aren’t taken particularly seriously – the ease with which people like Huckabee can move between neopentecostalists and sunday evangelicals is unmatched anywhere in America which isn’t so completely dominated by one particular sect that murderous crazies are part of everyday life (largely Catholics and some Hasidic burghs on the east coast).

    Unfortunately, the fundie militants have a much easier time raking in money from sane people than do wingnut credentials mills and welfare bodies, so the end of the Bush pork machine won’t prune them anything like as bad as the Pajamas Massacre. But they’re gonna get mean and desperate.

  98. ckc (not kc) said,

    March 19, 2009 at 0:56

    Do we citizens have stupid written on our face?

    Not so much written as engraved.

  99. Loneoak said,

    March 19, 2009 at 1:00

    REAL AMERICANS want you EMPEACHED!

    Obama is the pits.

    Who will be the global dictator of this new Tower of Babel and how will you convince the citizens of the globe to accept this Satanic plot?

    I love the phrasing of this question. “Well, Mr. Wingnut, I plan on convincing the citizens to follow my Satanic plot through my mind-control ray. If you would adjust your fillings to the CIA channel, I would happily begin transmitting my interpretation of Das Kapital to your teeth. Then I will reveal to you the dictator of my Tower of Babel. Hint: it rhymes with Gill Stayers.”

  100. Another Kiwi said,

    March 19, 2009 at 1:01

    The sad thing is that you would never know. People would say “Hey stupid” and you’d say “stop calling me that” but it’d be written on your face but since you can’t read backwards writing you’d never be able to read it in the mirror.
    It would be a never-ending nightmare.

    My house has piles. From sitting on a concrete slab, I suppose.

  101. MzNicky said,

    March 19, 2009 at 1:15

    Dear Mr. President, that is if you are actually our president and not the usurper most believe you to be…

    Yeah, that question’s so gonna get considered.

    And: “most”? You and what gaggle of goobers? “Most” voted for Obama. That’s like why he’s president now and stuff.

  102. MzNicky said,

    March 19, 2009 at 1:27

    “Tower of Babel” also is a metaphor for speaking in tongues,* i.e., lots of different languages being spoken simultaneously, i.e., multiculturalism, i.e., socialism!, i.e., B. Hussein X is the Antichrist and is so going to raise your marginal tax rate and install Islam as the national religion, i.e. HE’S BLAAAAACCCKKKK!!!!!1!!!!!1!!!!a bazillion run away!!1!!

    _______________
    *as explained in in the postmodern novel “Snow Crash.”

  103. Another Kiwi said,

    March 19, 2009 at 1:31

    Gaggle of goobers FTW

  104. Loneoak said,

    March 19, 2009 at 1:38

    But the whole point of the Tower of Babel was to have ONE tongue and a testament to the power of a unified human civilization. So god got pissed and ‘scattered’ the Babylonians and forced them to speak in many different tongues. So god is the reason for multiculturalism, no?

    Genesis 11: “7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. 8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.”

    I don’t expect completely coherence from ‘em, but I’d at least like to understand what they think Obama is doing to challenge god and unify the human race. I know I shouldn’t be surprised to see a wingnut scramble together a whole bunch of memes, metaphors, poor Biblical exegesis, impotent rage, pants-shitting-fear and grain alcohol and say something stupid …

  105. God said,

    March 19, 2009 at 1:39

    building a tower straight up to G-d’s throne.

    Honestly, I thought it was the new bidet…

  106. Me said,

    March 19, 2009 at 1:41

    America for Americans!
    Posted by Spartan_Fury

    WTF is up with these idiots and their quasi-martial nyms?

  107. Mo's Bike Shop said,

    March 19, 2009 at 1:43

    Mickey Kaus – what’s the deal with that guy?

    Illicit love child of Walter Lippman and a goat.

  108. theperilouspea said,

    March 19, 2009 at 1:45

    Some say
    Fetid is to incisive reasoning
    As Feta is to breathing

    Yet the flecks on flocks don’t equal the flogs on , in amorous ampertudeity

  109. paul said,

    March 19, 2009 at 1:50

    We non-elite writers learn something just from watching the sausage get made. One thing we learn is it’s just sausage. Ezra Klein has taken a lot of what could be highly informative back and forth on the World Wide Web and privatized it, much as rich people in gated communities reclaim green space from the public sphere and wall it off behind guards and fences. It’s not an egalitarian or democratic impulse.

    From this excerpt, we can paraphrase his closing graf:

    Petulant sense of injury? Check. Idiotic conclusion? Check. Code words to ensure a link from InstaDoofus? Check.

    So let me see if I understand: Mickey — how many grown men call themselves Mickey who aren’t a Disney property or someone who could conceivably kick your ass? I digress. Mickey — “Goats? What goats?” — Kaus thinks that rather than trade ideas on a mailing list with like-minded folks, to better refine those ideas and have smart people look for weaknesses in the arguments, Ezra Klein should send email to everyone on the internets, in the interest of democracy and egalitarianism.

    So from there, do we open up story meetings at Slate and the NYTimes? Does Rupert Murdoch broadcast the talking points briefings, sorry, the news meetings at Fox? Do we get to examine John Mellon Scaife’s checkbook?

    I guess this is what happens when you never get invited to the cool parties and never have ideas worth sharing.

  110. mikey said,

    March 19, 2009 at 1:51

    Ok, I’m like totally out of the loop and all that, but what exactly would a “spartan furry” look like? I mean, sure, I know what a “cigar skunk” looks like, and I’ve learned a great deal more about this odd animal-suit fetish (if Mickey Kaus dressed up like a goat, would he hurt himself?) than I’d prefer to know, but I do wonder what kind of suit spartan furry would wear.

    Hey, I wonder if Leonidas was a furry too?

    There is much history lost in time…

    mikey

  111. Amit Joshi said,

    March 19, 2009 at 1:56

    Damnit! You linked to Kaus!! I had not read that asshole since 2004, and here I just clicked your link without really noticing that it was directly linking to that jerk! You ruined my 5 year boycott!!

    Damn you, Gavin!

  112. M. Bouffant said,

    March 19, 2009 at 1:59

    Having never seen a live goat in Los Angeles (County Fair, Zoo & petting zoos excepted) I can only conclude that not only does Mr. Kaus blow goats, but he probably (may prefer to, even) blows dead goats.

    A thankless task, like demonizing hordes of swarthy immigrants & hordes of union workers.

  113. Candy said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:00

    My house once had a bad case of urinary incontinence, but the priest of plumbing came over and ran a new water line to the stop box and the plague was driven off. Amen.

  114. M. Bouffant said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:00

    Hey, I wonder if Leonidas was a furry too?

    Didn’t all those guys walk around w/ a dead lion or whatever’s skin, head, you name it hanging off them? That’s some serious Spartan Furry there.

  115. Candy said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:05

    Didn’t all those guys walk around w/ a dead lion or whatever’s skin, head, you name it hanging off them? That’s some serious Spartan Furry there.

    I think you’re on to something, M.!

  116. Jrod said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:06

    Ok, I’m like totally out of the loop and all that, but what exactly would a “spartan furry” look like?

    This

  117. mikey said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:10

    Big Ten Pets?

    Seriously?

    Y’know, a lot of the time I’ve got a little bit of an inferiority complex about never going to college. But then I see something like this and I think “fuckers spent a couple hundred grand to get stupider”….

    mikey

  118. J— said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:11

    Caleb of Red State talked with Ed Morrissey and Jim Geraghty about this listserv thing.

    Jim and Ed and I disagreed a bit about the significance of the story in light of the fact that the vast blogging world spends a lot of their time trading emails and stories behind the scenes, be it by direct email or list. Jim and Ed, and you can watch the debate here, I think are essentially suggesting that the list is what it is and that what it is isn’t that big of a thing. As disagreements go I consider this mild. If indeed there is nothing to see here, then there will be nothing to see here.

    A small disagreement. For them, it’s no big deal. For him, it’s a clarion call to become Investigative Citizen Journalist!

    My position is that we ought to press such a thing. We on the right don’t do a lot of investigation.

    He is serious about this. In response to a commenter (emphasis in original):

    Really, Kowalski, do you mind if I do battle with the left just once, rather than with you?

    Investigative Citizen Journalist Warrior!

  119. Loneoak said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:16

    Whoever finds a picture of a goat wearing MSU Spartan gear wins the thread.

  120. Candy said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:20

    Okay, so I decided to gazoogle “goat wearing MSU Spartan gear” and found a listing for a company called Goat Wear, Inc.

    I also noodled around a little and found lots of listings for goat tattooing.

    alas, no Spartan wearing goats. Or goats wearing Spartans.

  121. Just Alison said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:21

    REAL AMERICANS want you EMPEACHED!

    That is just so one of my favourite Obama fantasies.

    What?

  122. henry lewis said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:22

    Do we citizens have stupid written on our face?

    In dayglo.

  123. Candy said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:23

    We should take up a collection and get Mickey this gift

  124. J— said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:24

    The Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation is here to help.

  125. tigrismus said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:24

    Caleb of Red State talked with Ed Morrissey and Jim Geraghty about this listserv thing.

    OH NOES!! SEKRIT RIGHT WING EMALES!

  126. Smut Clyde said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:26

    lots of listings for goat tattooing.
    So what tattoos do goats prefer these days?

  127. stackozone said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:30

    Kaus, Goat, PENIS.

    There, I said it.

    Of course, the wingnuts never for a second take a moment to understand that for the Spartans, man-love was the highest and purest form of love. Women were just for making more Spartans.

    Wait a minute, after reading what I wrote, of course they know this!! it’s their self-hatred of knowing they are truly what they despise what causes them to angrily chase their tails until they catch them. And when they do, they will keep chewing as far as they can go. I’m betting they make it to their ears.

  128. mikey said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:30

    So what tattoos do goats prefer these days?

    I think I’ve got a general idea:

    http://www.box.net/shared/164skypclk

    mikey

  129. Candy said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:30

    I didn’t examine it too closely. I’ve heard a tattoo of wreath of roses surrounding the word Maaamaaaa! is popular with seafaring goats

  130. SomeNYGuy said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:36

    seafaring goats

    Yo-ho-ho and a log of chevre!

  131. jim said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:42

    This is a non-story, & Kaus is a non-journalist – so it’s a perfect fit.

    “Underknown leftish email cabal” – WTF?

    There are underknown unknowns, overknown unknowns, underknown knowns, & overknown knowns …

    Kaus writes like I lay eggs.

    Right now the Wingnut Lockheed Strawclutcher Engine has a badly burned-out clutch, yet they’re doing their damnedest to get it up to Warp 9 … they’ll stop at nothing to distract Teh Faithful from this. Limbaugh & his ilk don’t just want Obama to fail – they need him to fail … what’s left of their careers may very well depend on it.

    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go pay my respects at the Tomb Of The Underknown Soldier.

  132. Bitter Scribe said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:46

    REAL AMERICANS want you EMPEACHED!

    I think this guy’s empeared.

  133. ckc (not kc) said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:46

    “fuckers spent a couple hundred grand to get stupider”….

    (and, apparently, are proud of it!!)

  134. mikey said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:47

    I have underknown underwear.

    I’m not sure where it is. It is underwhere.

    Billy dared me to wear it on my head. But it was an underdare.

    I did it. It really wasn’t that scary. It was an underscare.

    Excuse me, I’m going to go eat an underripe pear.

    And spend the rest of my evening with my undermare…

    mikey

  135. Johnny Coelacanth said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:52

    “underknown”

    This is a useful construction. George W. Bush: Undersmart. Michelle Malkin: Undermedicated. Mickey Kaus: Undergoats.

  136. Candy said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:53

    They want Obama EMPEACHED because he’s the SOCIALEST!

  137. ckc (not kc) said,

    March 19, 2009 at 2:54

    under schoenen Blauen Donau

  138. M. Bouffant said,

    March 19, 2009 at 3:02

    Such problems as irrational fears, unexplained twitching, and insomnia could all have origin in a goat trauma.

    Emphasis mine, but we may have the origin of wing-nuttery right here. You’ve probably already noted that they they like to call Islamo-Nazis goat-herding illiterates, & so on.

  139. Shirley Bassey said,

    March 19, 2009 at 3:31

    Goatblower!
    He’s the man,
    The man with a taste for goats…
    And he deep-throats!

  140. Shirley Bassey said,

    March 19, 2009 at 3:32

    Goat-blower!
    He’s the man,
    The man with a taste for goats…
    And he deep-throats!

  141. Also Shirley Bassey said,

    March 19, 2009 at 3:34

    He loves GOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAATS!!!!!!

  142. shystee said,

    March 19, 2009 at 3:37

    Meanwhile.. Stalkin’ Malkin, who is like for sure totally pissed about AIG, worries that Dems are insufficiently worried that AIG execs could be stalked if their names are revealed.

  143. white knight said,

    March 19, 2009 at 3:54

    Brad 21:54,

    Amen, brother, amen. Of all the careerists in Liberalistan, Lil’ Ezra has to be among the most loathsome.

  144. MzNicky said,

    March 19, 2009 at 3:56

    Scrolling downward through this page’s extant threads, I am once again struck by how hideously monkey-eared, snarly-faced, butt-tongued, corndog-mouthed, TweetyBird-headed, face-mulleted, neck-bearded, smarmy-back-combed, greasy/dishelveled-haired, hick-roboty, spooky-evil, smugly slack-jawed, fuck-ignorant, and goat-blowingly ugly wingtards are. Not to be lookist or anything, but holy fucking cow.

  145. ckc (not kc) said,

    March 19, 2009 at 4:10

    underattractive

  146. M. Bouffant said,

    March 19, 2009 at 4:15

    Between being butt-ugly/slack-jawed/just-plain-weird & the goat trauma, It’s a wonder more of them haven’t gone the wet suit route.

  147. Lesley said,

    March 19, 2009 at 4:19

    Lemme tellya, I couldn’t figure out WTF he was going on about.

    Thank God I’m not the only one.

  148. Lesley said,

    March 19, 2009 at 4:22

    Not to be lookist or anything, but holy fucking cow.

    or…holy flippin’ funhouse mirror reflections!

  149. Lesley said,

    March 19, 2009 at 4:23

    btw, what’s the connection between Kaus and goats? or is this something I really don’t want to know.

  150. Loneoak said,

    March 19, 2009 at 4:30

    Wow, that Goat Trauma page just has to be a parody. Fucking hell. Did you guys roll over the goat logo? It turns into a devil face.

    With the number of goat traumas increasing every year, it has become necessary to take measures to protect yourself. With this in mind, the Childhood Goat Trauma Foundation has put together this list of advice.

    * Never, under any circumstances, turn your back on a goat. This is Rule Number One of Goat Trauma Avoidance.
    * Avoid petting zoos. The majority of goat traumas occurring each year take place at petting zoos.
    * Stay alert. Goats are deceitful and can hide just about anywhere.
    * Stay in civilized areas. While there have been reports of roaming urban goats, most attacks by loose goats take place in less populated areas.
    * Be suspicious of all farm animals. While other animals such as sheep, cows and horses are not by any means the violent creatures that goats are, goats frequently lurk within a herd, waiting to take advantage of peoples’ trust in such animals. There have been some reports of goats avoiding the presence of certain breeds of dogs, but the Foundation has yet to test this theory.
    * If you must be in an area where goats are present, stay away from the younger goats. Older goats can be slower, allowing you more time to escape.
    * Wearing earth tones in goat-infested areas may offer some protection from goat attack, due their camoflaging abilities.
    * Goats have learned to climb trees and drop down onto unsuspecting people. Please see the evidence. Be especially aware in any treed, goat-infested areas.

    I will be sure to avoid those treed, goat-infested areas in the future!

    And hopefully they finish that ‘research’ about dog breeds known to scare goats. Maybe we can put a leash on Kaus and parade him in front of a bunch of goats. But then again, he would probably be into it.

  151. J— said,

    March 19, 2009 at 4:36

    Chele Stanton at the Big Hollywood is not happy. No word on whether or not she likes the sculpture.

  152. M. Bouffant said,

    March 19, 2009 at 5:05

    Lesley, it’s all speculation (Which Mickey soooo enjoys!) that, since he’s never firmly denied it, he might just be blowing in the goat wind. (And of course, if he denies it, that’s central to the point as well.)

    There’s bound to a thread or five on the subject here.

  153. M. Bouffant said,

    March 19, 2009 at 5:05

    Like the barnyard allegations an item back.

  154. Gary Ruppert said,

    March 19, 2009 at 5:18

    The fact is, the ongoing calls for the firing or taking back bonuses of AIG execs is classwar. Contracts must be honored and hard work rewarded, or we are socialist.

  155. M. Bouffant said,

    March 19, 2009 at 5:21

    hard work rewarded

    Gary certainly works hard. What’s his reward?

  156. SomeNYGuy said,

    March 19, 2009 at 5:22

    Gary certainly works hard. What’s his reward?

    Younger, prettier goats.

  157. Loneoak said,

    March 19, 2009 at 5:48

    Gary probably just wants Mickey’s sloppy seconds.

  158. Johnny Pez said,

    March 19, 2009 at 7:34

    alas, no Spartan wearing goats. Or goats wearing Spartans.

    But plenty of goats wearing Trojans. Because if you’re gonna have goatsex, better it should be safe goatsex.

  159. Johnny Coelacanth said,

    March 19, 2009 at 8:42

    Ya know, I appreciate how this thread never really went off topic. It’s goats all the way down.

  160. Another Kiwi said,

    March 19, 2009 at 9:01

    When we got there all of the cool goats had gone. It was undergoated.

  161. Hugh said,

    March 19, 2009 at 9:53

    Mickey Kaus! There I brought it back.

  162. stackozone said,

    March 19, 2009 at 10:30

    Beware of Spartans wearing goats.

  163. Just Alison said,

    March 19, 2009 at 11:38

    J-, I knew it would end in tears, but I went there. Holy leaping Christ! Those folks have clearly dropped in from Planet Retard, judging by some of the comments. I mean, this one:

    If you look at the politicial cartoons of the 1800′s and early 1900′s you will find even more disgusting personal attacks and other unsavory accusations and mocking. The reason I think it seems worse now is that we live in a time where with few exceptions, everyone has access to the same amount of information and we have a more politically interested citizenry (discounting the turnout numbers).

    is just plain igg’rant, given that folks used to attend political talks that went for 6-8 hours, and everyone and their goat used to discuss (in an informed fashion) the issues, in depth and at length.

    But some of these others, well, they’re pretty clearly from people who wouldn’t recognise reality if it slapped with with a week-old trout. I mean, this:

    You cannot expect anything meaningful to be accomplished if the only discourse is full-on leftist smear mockery. Now, Anne Coulter style mockery where the barbs come accompanied by facts and a point does leave one room to make a good counter point.

    just leaves me gobsmacked. This, on the other hand:

    If there were any possibility that liberals could learn to fight clean, use civilized discourse, and avoid vicious attacks, I might agree with this “can’t we just all get along” nonsense. But liberals are like mad dogs. They can smell fear, and they can smell weakness.

    makes me wonder whether the writer can actually read what he wrote. Or perhaps the writer considers likening an entire group of strangers to mad dogs to be an entirely benign comment, unlike making a urinal that looks like GW.

    And this:

    That’s why even people who are disgusted by it feel compelled to defend it instead of calling it what it is – a filthy insult to a former president of our country, who has done NOTHING to deserve such disrespect and ugliness.

    makes it quite clear that the writer has absolutely no conception of why some people objected so strongly to the Bush regime. Torture, ‘extraordinary rendition’, and imprisonment without trial and solely on the word of paid informers? Fine and dandy. A toilet with Dubya’s face? Unspeakably vile!

  164. Asservating Arky said,

    March 19, 2009 at 12:05

    This. Is the funniest thing out of fReichtardistan, ever.

    btw, what’s the connection between Kaus and goats?

    Er… where do they connect? … Well, how can I put this?

    or is this something I really don’t want to know.

    Yes! You don’t want to know. We’ll talk about it when you’re older. Much, much, older.

  165. kiki said,

    March 19, 2009 at 13:30

    Lesley, it’s all speculation (Which Mickey soooo enjoys!) that, since he’s never firmly denied it, he might just be blowing in the goat wind.

    This is similar to why I always like to refer to Rush Limbaugh as, categorically, a pedophile – because, as he said of his utterly-disproved-by-medical-experts diagnosis of Michael J Fox, “it is what I believe”.

  166. Honus said,

    March 19, 2009 at 14:27

    “my basement does have a plague of rats”
    You need to git you a couple of big black snakes down there, g.

  167. kiki said,

    March 19, 2009 at 14:37

    “my basement does have a plague of rats”

    I read that in the same meter as “My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard”.

    My basement does have a plague of rats
    And they’re like, “Where the females at”

    Or something.

  168. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    March 19, 2009 at 14:49


    Lesley said,

    March 19, 2009 at 4:23

    btw, what’s the connection between Kaus and goats? or is this something I really don’t want to know.

    It would be wrong not to speculate.

  169. actor212 said,

    March 19, 2009 at 15:04

    If you attend a party at Kaus’, does he offer to take your hat and goat when you arrive?

  170. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said,

    March 19, 2009 at 15:15

    Here’s your goat, what’s your hurry?

  171. Dragon-King Wangchuck said,

    March 19, 2009 at 15:34

    UPDATE: Mickey responds to criticism of his call to ban private conversations!

    He still can’t say that there’s anything actually wrong with teh J-List, except that it might lead to

    a weakness for smug rationalization

    BWAHAHHAHAHAHAH – new contender for Least Self-Aware Statement EVAH! Although in his defense, (lookism alert) with a face like his, no wonder he can’t stand to look in a mirror.

  172. J— said,

    March 19, 2009 at 15:38

    Commentsland at Big Hollywood is a gravy train of crazy, Just Alison. I looked at the first few responses on the Pee Drinking Porcelain W and stopped. If you want more with a heavy dose of sycophancy, skim through the comments to Breitbart’s “I boldly ventured into Bill Maher’s liberal hellhole and emerged victorious” post.

  173. J— said,

    March 19, 2009 at 15:47

    Whippersnappers Go on Offense!

    And concern troll Kaus goes on and on and won’t turn off.

    Here’s a thought for Kaus and all the others making a big stink because they didn’t get invited to Mary-Kate and Ashley’s sleepover party: Maybe, just maybe, it’s boring.

  174. actor212 said,

    March 19, 2009 at 16:16

    Similarly, private backyards are a good thing. But if the private backyards and common areas of rich people in gated communities come to use up the bulk of attractive potentially public parkland, there’s a legitimate social issue.

    Give him credit: when Mickey brings teh stoopid, he buys premium-grade stoopid.

    Right, because you know, that e-mail list must be hogging up all the public bandwidth, which is why his goat-porn photos take just forevah to load…

  175. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    March 19, 2009 at 16:30

    So, the Leftist Listserv is the New Whitey Tape?

  176. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    March 19, 2009 at 16:36

    Wasn’t Nimrod a Marvel Comics villian?

    I bet they were making fun of his boner.

  177. actor212 said,

    March 19, 2009 at 16:49

    zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    March 19, 2009 at 16:30

    Well played sir!

    *polite golf applause*

    Martini?

  178. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    March 19, 2009 at 16:52

    “Full On Leftist Smear Mockery” is a pretty good description of this joint, though.

  179. zombie rotten mcdonald said,

    March 19, 2009 at 16:53

    Martini?

    Two, please. I’ve got a middle school band concert to go to tonight.

  180. J— said,

    March 19, 2009 at 16:57

    Douthat:

    Either way, though, isn’t the real story here not the list itself, but the man behind it? I mean, email chains come and go, but the ability to bring your elders together for a common purpose is a rare thing indeed in media-intellectual circles. Isn’t it possible that we’re seeing the emergence of Ezra Klein as the William F. Buckley of movement liberalism – the wunderkind around whom older thinkers orbit, with JournoList as the equivalent of National Review in the Fifties, and with your Paul Krugmans, Jeffrey Toobins and Joe Kleins playing Willmoore Kendall or James Burnham to his WFB?

    Isn’t it unimaginable that the New York Times would hire this guy?

  181. actor212 said,

    March 19, 2009 at 16:57

    “Full On Leftist Smear Mockery” is a pretty good description of this joint, though.

    I think I’d like to open a line of clothing called “Leftist Smockery”.

  182. actor212 said,

    March 19, 2009 at 16:58

    Douthat

    Is it pronounced Doubt Hat or Do That?

    Either way, it seems appropriate.

  183. LittlePig said,

    March 19, 2009 at 18:52

    That would be “Douche – hat”

  184. Realist (the left-wing one) said,

    March 19, 2009 at 19:25

    False modesty? Check. Suck up to the organizer? Check. Underlying, self-satisfied exclusionary impulse? Check.

    Kaus beside himself with envy that he wasn’t invited to participate? Check.

  185. MzNicky said,

    March 19, 2009 at 19:29

    I’ve got a middle school band concert to go to tonight.

    Oh my GOD, you poor thing.

  186. hlem said,

    March 19, 2009 at 19:33

    Not pictured : one agonized billy goat.

  187. David in NYC said,

    March 19, 2009 at 22:43

    From the author blurb at the bottom of the page:

    About Mickey Kaus
    Mickey Kaus is the author of The End of EqQuality.

    Fixed.

  188. David in NYC said,

    March 19, 2009 at 22:44

    Obviously, the “Eq” was supposed be strikthrough.

    FYWP.

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